The grand Jupiter-Saturn conjunction: Though I have separated the interpretation of Jupiter's and Saturn's transit through Aquarius in the text below, a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction manifests an unique energy. As a whole we'll be challenged to abide by the current COVID restrictions on travelling and gathering with friends and family especially during the 2020 holiday period. We'll feel this conjunction Dec 12 - Dec 30 2020. However, our restlessness, desire for freedom reverberates throughout 2021 when Jupiter and Saturn square Aquarius' ruler Uranus:
JAN 13 – JAN 22
FEB 6 - MAR 2;
JUN 1 - JUN 26; and
DEC 15 - DEC 24.
Aquarius / Uranus rule freedom, independence, rebellion, breaking the rules, thinking outside the box and progressive change. Because this is occurring in Aquarius, our desire for freedom and independence will be extraordinary. Aquarius also rules friends, groups and goals.
Individually, we'll confront our own inhibitions and self-imposed restrictions that have held us back. It's time to break free from these limitations, and to enlarge our scope. We may desire to grow within the structure of restriction which still allows us to enlarge the area of life affected by this transit. On the other hand, you'll feel these structures and restrictions are now insufferable. You'll feel restless until you break free from them. Because this is occurring in Aquarius, our desire for freedom and independence will be extraordinary. For you, Gemini, this may manifest a desire to broaden your horizons through travel, or higher-education, or some other adventure. But this change could come in any area of your life that you feel most restricted: a change of job, a relocation, or other change in your home and family, or the breakup of a significant relationship,
2021 LUCK: Dec 19 2020 - Dec 28 2021 Jupiter transits H9 Your world opens up. 2021 is the year to reach for your dreams and make them happen. Jupiter dancing with Saturn manifests success. If you’ve wanted to travel to a distant destination, now you can make plans and fly away. If you’ve wanted to publish your work, this is your time to seek publishers. If you’ve longed to study a particular academic or religious course, this is your time. Your larger than life presence attracts attention in this expansive year, and you’re likely to be bestowed with gifts from friends in high places. A project you’ve been working on may finally take off. You may receive sponsorship from a benefactor, or meet an inspirational lover or teacher to help you on your way. Take note of this person's traits. Observe those around you, discover these people are simply reflecting dormant characteristics in your own personality. You gain in wisdom, you learn about the ways of the world, and your role in it. Other people will help you on your journey, but they are they are signposts. It is up to you to focus on your aspirations. If you’re afraid, verify your fears. Some fears are founded on real concerns, but all you need do is prepare yourself. If you’re obliged to speak publicly, thoroughly research your topic, practice in front of friends and family before going public. If your fears are unfounded, you need to find the courage to follow your goals. 2021 is your year to identify your most prominent desires and reach for the stars.
Your luck shifts May 13 - Jul 28 when Jupiter takes a brief vacation from the above-described sector to visit your house of career and status. You'll find yourself at the right place at the right time for a career promotion, or elevation of status. People in authority will show you favor. Jupiter returns to this area Dec 28, 2021.
2021 LESSONS: Dec 17 2020 - Mar 7 2023 Saturn transits H9 Saturn, the Lord of ambition and career transits your house of long distance travel manifests such travel for work, or working with people from other cultures. You may seek to advance your career by moving to a foreign country, or work with people internationally. If you make a temporary or permanent move to a foreign country, you need to thoroughly prepare, ensure that you’ve done your homework. Or, you may further your education to advance in your career. If you have any grandiose plans, you are likely to be sorely disappointed. If you make extravagant promises then you are likely to lose the respect of your friends, family or colleagues. Likewise you would be wise to carefully consider any extravagant claims made by foreigners, or people in positions of authority. This is no high-flying, freewheeling period. Saturn is the Lord of Karma. Meaning you are currently reaping what you have sown, and you are planting seeds for the future. “Karma” is a philosophical concept, meaning our actions create past, present, and future experiences. We’re responsible for our own life, and the subsequent suffering or joy experienced. During this Saturn transit you should be made well aware of this concept by a particular event or person. You reap the rewards, or suffer the consequences of past behavior and decisions. And, you’re wiser for the experience. If you’ve done your professional training, worked your trade and worked hard, you you’ll profit professionally from any long-distant, foreign connections. If you’re just beginning, you have a lot to learn, and you’d best keep your own counsel and learn from those who have more experience. If you try to force situations, or make promises you can't keep, your professional reputation will suffer. You better off seeking knowledge and experience, so you reap the benefits later. You further your education. The short term benefits are likely to be minimal, but the long term ones are highly desirable. Your lesson is to examine your beliefs, learn what you can from different cultures, and ensure that you are living an honorable life within reasonable limits, with no pompous expectations of yourself or those around you.
After a 6-month transit through Aries, Mars finally moves on Jan 6. It's time for Mars to energize the rest of the zodiac. Your social life will calm down considerably after Jan 6, Gemini. The hostility, the conflict and the fires manifested by Mars' long transit through Aries will calm down, too. Mars knocks on your front door Mar 3. He'll spend his usual 6 weeks in each sign this year as he does not retrograde again until Fall of 2022.
2021 LOVE: It's is a good year for love and romance as Venus and Mars meet up in loving Leo Jul 12 and again Feb 14 2022 when they travel together for an extended time in commitment-minded Capricorn. Your most favorable periods for love are:
May 8 - Jun 2 while Venus transits your sign;
Jul 12 when Venus and Mars meetup in loving Leo;
Aug 15 - Sep 10 while Venus transits your H5 of love;
Oct 6 brings a new opportunity for love; and
Oct 7 - Nov 5 while Venus transits your H7 of partnerships.
Venus stations retrograde in Capricorn Dec 19 - Jan 28 meaning she has an extended stay in Capricorn. She stops in a tight conjunction to powerful Pluto before retrograding over Pluto. This is likely to manifest some serious drama in our lives for a few days. Venus rules love, beauty, kindness and harmony; Venus retrograde manifests the opposite of those energies and Pluto can be ruthless. HOWEVER, Venus slows down and retrogrades so Mars can catch up to her Feb 14 2022, and they close dance through commitment-minded Capricorn until Mar 5 2022 and remain in a tight conjunction through Mar 12 as they continue into Aquarius.
Mercury Retrogrades 3 times in 2021 in the Air signs: Aquarius, Gemini and Libra:
Jan 30 - Feb 21 Aquarius: Expect to return from a distant trip, return to university, or revise a promotional project, or your plans.
May 29 - Jun 22 Gemini: Expect communications and travel mishaps. Slow down!
Sept 27 - Oct 18 Libra: Expect the return of a child, a former romance, reconsideration of a romance or creative project revision.
May 5 2020 - Dec 25 2021 The South Node transits H7 / The North Node transits H1. If you are attracted to the idea of personal growth then you’ll enjoy your journey. This is your time to express yourself, or reinvent yourself if you wish. You need to pursue your own self-interests, even if this seems a little self-centered. There is a time for holding back and considering others, but this journey requires that you take a step forward. An event may trigger a change of circumstances that requires you to develop, or rely on, your self-confidence. So celebrate and remember that you’re at the helm! The Eclipses fall along the Nodal axis:
May 26 Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius: A partnership matter reaches a climax;
Jun 10 Annular Solar Eclipse in Gemini: Brings a powerful new beginning to your life;
Nov 19 Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: Brings a necessary ending or a revelation;
Dec 4 Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Brings a new opportunity for a partnership.
Mar 6 2019 – Apr 26 2026 Uranus transits H12 Uranus rules disclosure, reveals the areas you need to change. He doesn’t recognize safety and security. His mission is to help you to grow beyond your limitations. By all outside appearances, Gemini, your life is carrying on as usual, but you’re exploring your inner world in strange and unexpected ways. You may consult psychics, healers, astrologers and other such metaphysical practitioners to help you understand some of the deeper matters on your mind right now. You may experience strange and inexplicable encounters with mystics. Symbolism plays an important role in your life as you delve into your psyche. You may surprise others, and yourself, by instigating sudden changes. These could appear to be bolts from the blue, but you’ve been dwelling on these changes for a while. It’s best to bear in mind that others have not been privy to your inner intrigues and may be taken by surprise. You may need to employ patience and compassion, step up your communication skills and give them time to catch their breath and adjust to your new proposals. If you’ve been asking for a miracle, an unexpected solution can occur, a breakthrough that appears to be a miracle. Of course, whenever anyone appears to be an overnight success there are usually years of hard work that have been previously unrecognized. This may also be the case for you, however; conduct your affairs privately whenever possible without seeking the limelight. The aim is to seek enlightenment, not recognition. It’s an excellent period for soul searching, digging deep for solutions to outstanding problems.
Feb 2 3012 – Mar 30 2025 Neptune transits
H10 of career, status, recognition and authority figures. Under Neptune’s influence, we can soar to
great inspirational heights. Neptune
tests us to look beyond the superficial and find meaning in our lives. If ambition,
financial security and hard work have been the motivating forces in your
profession, Neptune will change your perspective. You’ll look beyond the mundane wondering if
there is more to life than your current work. You seek more meaning in life, particularly
in your public life if your current job doesn’t reflect your true passion. If
so, you’re unlikely to make dramatic changes to your career, or life direction.
Your work may change in subtle ways, as you spend less hours at the office, or
incorporate more creative or philanthropic approaches in certain areas. You may
take a break making the most of long service leave, retirement, or some such
scheme that enables you to slow down, recharge your batteries and return to
your current work place with a new lease on life. Some are unsure about your
career direction. A new perspective may energize you. You may decide to change your job or career.
Your marital status may be playing on your mind. If you’re single, you may come
to terms with your single status, even though you ultimately yearn for a
relationship. Trust your intuition. Or seek solace from a higher source. A fear
of abandonment can arise in all of us, but you are now being called to follow a
more divine direction. As you revise your current professional or marital
status, you can be sure that another more fulfilling option will emerge.
Until Jan 20 2024 Pluto transits H8 Peace can be deceptive. Sometimes all appears peaceful, but you’re really just sweeping things under the proverbial carpet, keeping the peace by swallowing your own needs or biding your time until events or people force you to make the necessary changes. Pluto reveals the truth. Pluto has focused on your investments and joint resources since 2008. On a positive note it’s possible that long term financial or property investments pay dividends this year. Business ventures may bring good fortune. You may even inherit a large amount of money. The extent to which you reap the benefits of joint resources depends on how you have been handling other people and money. If you’ve been acting with integrity then you are more likely to reap rewards. It is also possible that you’ve been saving for something of great value and now you finally have the resources to purchase. You may invest in a house, car, business or even an overseas trip. Overseas travel would be as a result of a business investment or a life or death matter i.e., you may visit an aging parent, or grandparent. If you’ve been trying to cut corners in your investments or business ventures then this is when you are discovered, and pay the consequences. Pluto strips away self-deceit and force us to face the truth. You’re being challenged to see the truth about money and investments, and sexuality. Any way in which you share resources with another comes under scrutiny. If you’re single, you may instigate changes that challenge the way in which you handle your finances. You no longer have just yourself to consider, and you need to take into account someone else's monetary situation. This could have advantages, or perhaps be a challenge. If you’re married then shared finances with your spouse are likely to change. It’s also possible that a separation or divorce triggers a change in your finances. Test any investment schemes, business ventures or potential markets thoroughly before going ahead. You may benefit from consulting a trusted financial advisor.