Leo 2021

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:

Jupiter-Uranus square:    
    JAN 13 – JAN 22 
Saturn-Uranus square:    
    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, Leo, this may manifest a deep desire to break free of a contract or a committed relationship, or a desire to enter into a committed relationship or contract because you've been denying yourself the freedom to date, to join or to commit.  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 17 2020 - Dec 28 2021 Jupiter transits H7 of contracts, agreements, collaborations, your most committed relationships.  All relationships are beneficial, helping to expand your monetary and spiritual resources.  Jupiter rules your house of love.  If you’re flying solo, you can attract and maybe marry this year.  One who is wealthy in the earthly or spiritual sense.  This could be a successful businessperson or someone of high professional standing, or someone who has taken a spiritual path.  Either way, you’re happy and will benefit through your primary partnership.  This includes business partnerships, colleagues, and partnerships that require a legal agreement.  Your apt to succeed in any project that requires dealing with others.  You prefer to work with others, rather than on your own.  Others appreciate your ability to work happily and cooperatively in business and personal projects. 

You luck shifts May 13 - Jul 28 when Jupiter makes a brief visit to your house of deep sharing and deep pockets bringing luck and expansion to your most intimate relationships and your to your finances.  Jupiter returns to this area Dec 28 2021.  

2021 LESSONS:  Dec 17 2020 – Mar 7 2023 Saturn transits H7 of contracts, agreements, collaborations, your most committed relationships. You've already experienced a taste of this energy with Saturn's brief visit Mar 21 - Jul 1 2020.  Verbal and written contracts are likely to go time.  Any significant agreement you have with another may come under scrutiny.  Primarily, marriage and business.  If you’ve had a long-term agreement, you now question whether it has withstood the test of time, and whether you’re still pleased with the terms.  It’s possible that a change in your partner’s expectations or plans trigger this reassessment.  Sometimes this placement indicates that your marriage or business partner has had a serious change of heart and puts a new proposal on the table.  Your partner may want to go their separate way or propose a lifestyle change.  You’ll need to reassess your own commitment, change the course of your partnership, and perhaps negotiate new terms.  In some cases, this can lead to a separation, divorce as you reach your own limits.  Even if you’re not making major decisions right now, it’s important that you turn your attention to the fine print, particularly in business agreements.  If you entered a business partnership on a handshake, no formal contract, you need to get the details and the paperwork organized.  If you fell in love and moved in with your partner, now you can formalize your union.  On the other hand, if you are not married then you may seriously consider your status.  You may conclude that you’re happier as a single person, or your may begin an earnest search for a life partner.  This can be a testing time for partnerships, but it can also be a sacred time when you honor your own beliefs and covenants with those closely bound to your life. 

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 adventurous spirit calms down after Jan 6, Leo.  The hostility, the conflict and the fires manifested by Mars' long transit through Aries will calm down, too.  Mars knocks on your front door Jun 11.  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:

Feb 1 - Feb 25 while Venus transits your house of partnerships;
Jun 26 - Jul 1 while Venus transits your sign;
Jul 12 when Venus meets up with Mars in your sign, Leo;
Oct 7 - Nov 5 while Venus transits your house of love; and
Dec 4 when an eclipse brings a big new love opportunity.  

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:  Be extra vigilant in your communications and while driving.  Slow down!  Expect to see the return of a former partner.  
May 29 - Jun 22 Gemini:  Again, you may see the return of a former friend, associate or romantic interest.  
Sept 27 - Oct 18 Libra:  Again, be extra vigilant in all your communications and while driving.  Slow down.  You may see the return of a sibling, or neighbor / hood.  Or revise a communications project.

May 5 2020 - Dec 25 - 2021 The North Node transits H11 / The South Node transits H5  This year’s journey is not one that you are likely to take on your own. It is time for you to find common ground with your friends and family. Group activities may appeal. In fact the opportunity to join a new group, cause or set of friends may cross your path. Your destiny is linked with this new group of people. If you are accustomed to spending a lot of time on your own, this year sees a change of heart. The humanitarian side of your nature is to the fore. If you are already a social being then you are fated to take a more prominent role in society. You attend a meeting and feel compelled to volunteer for an office bearer’s role, or a public relations job. It is possible that other events in your life trigger a change of friendships. A new relationship may propel you into a different social circle. Whatever your personal circumstances this is the year that you are destined to discover new hopes, dreams and wishes through contact with other people.  Our Eclipses fall along the nodal axis:  

May 26 Total Lunar Eclipse Sagittarius:  Love or a creative endeavor reaches a climax; 
Jun 10 Annular Solar Eclipse Gemini:  Brings a new friend, tribe or cherished goal.  
Nov 19 Partial Lunar Eclipse Taurus:   Brings your career, status to the forefront;
Dec 4 Total Solar Eclipse Sagittarius:  Ushers in new love or a new creative endeavor.  

Mar 6 2019 – Apr 26 2026 Uranus transits H10 Uranus in your career sector means it’s time to change your job, or your career.  You may have problems with your superiors, because you're determined to approach your career in your own individual and original manner. This can create problems if your employers require conformity and team effort. Uranus doesn’t respect conformity, rules or regulations. You’ll problem realize suddenly that you need to change jobs, rather than trying to change your current situation. If your superiors do not appreciate your individual style, then you may need to move to a job that does value you as a unique and creative employee. You won’t enjoy being constrained by workplace rules and regulations. You may be intrigued by the union movement and tempted to join as an official. Or, you may start to explore how you can gain the freedom to pursue your own talents and ideas. It may be time to take some professional risks. Maybe it’s time to leave paid employment to set up your own business.  You may enjoy a change of career to a more unorthodox field, or travel far away to pursue a job opportunity. It’s time to enjoy the changes sparked professionally this year, paving the way for an exciting, exhilarating new way of life.  This could be because of another sudden event in your life, or because you’re keen to rekindle some fun and excitement in your professional life. You may want to change to a more unconventional job or career through which you can contribute something original and worthwhile to society. You may feel restless in one profession, wanting a total change of direction. You may try different forms of employment, either through your own choice or through unexpected external circumstances. If you don’t want to change direction, are you afraid of taking a risk, or are you truly happy in your current situation? The answers are likely to come in unexpectedly ways, particularly if you don't instigate the changes.

Feb 3 2012 - Mar 30 2025 Neptune transits H8 of intimacy and shared resources and transformation.  Neptune represents all that is ethereal in our world, and challenges us to develop faith, hope and love even in the face of adversity.  We can soar to great heights when Neptune is well aligned.  You are more sensitive to the undercurrents in our personal realm and the world around you.  You are sensitive in the way that we all relate to each other.  A change in your own financial resources, investments or business dealings may spark an awareness of the intransient nature of physical resources and the fickle nature of human beings, hence triggering our focus on psychological and metaphysical matters.  You may be pondering matters linked to trust, increasing your sensitivity to the underlying currents even more.  Sexuality has also emerged in your consciousness, as you ponder the meaning of intimate connections with another. You can see beyond the veil of sexual illusion, and seek a deeper, sacred bond.  You are also tuned into global peril, the vibrations of the earth, the threat to our natural environment and the pulse, the rhythms of life.  It’s best to create a sacred space, so you can assimilate your experiences.  The may be a corner of a room, or a temple. You may invest in an inspirational piece of art or sculpture, that reminds you of the goodness and worthy side of human nature and inspire your own better nature.  You may release some responsibilities that do not add value to our life.  (Jolly Jupiter joins Neptune here bringing luck and expansion to this area towards the end of 2021 into 2022.)

Until Jan 20 2024 Pluto transits H6 Peace can be deceptive. Sometimes life appears to be 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 your truth, you’ll see your own process very clearly.  If you’re living true to yourself then you’re apt to reap benefits. Since 2008, Pluto has been transforming your work, job and or your health.  The way that you structure your days has changed. This could be a change of job, a decision to go part-time at work, or the introduction of a new diet or exercise program. You could get a pet, who has a powerful effect on your way of life.  Distribution of labor becomes an issue. Your work role may expand, and you’re required to fit more labor into the hours available, or you’ve been required to job share. If you have a sideline business then this may expand and force you to re-evaluate how you utilize the hours in each day. If you’re co-parenting, you may have some conflict and need to reassess the jobs and responsibilities. In all these situations it’s important that you plan your schedule with integrity. The planet Pluto has an uncanny ability to strip deceit and expose dishonesty. Even the most virtuous person may be challenged. White lies at home and work can be exposed and create tension. Entrenched habits can annoy others and viewed as inflexibility or inability to share. Again, be careful not to sabotage your diet. You’re being challenged to see the truth about how you undermine yourself, and perhaps others, in your daily life. Face the truth, challenge any bad habits or obsessive-compulsive tendencies, and respect the boundaries of those who share your daily space. As a result, you’re then able to establish a fulfilling and rewarding lifestyle that stands you in good stead for years to come.