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January 2021 astrological trends

Posted 1/1/21

Are there good signs for the year to come? Is there hope in the still Covid-ravaged and post-election world in 2021?  While some difficult aspects continue throughout the year, winds of change …

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January 2021 astrological trends


Are there good signs for the year to come? Is there hope in the still Covid-ravaged and post-election world in 2021?  While some difficult aspects continue throughout the year, winds of change are blowing.

December 21, 2020 Jupiter and Saturn conjunction in Aquarius so close they seemed like one bright star means the beginning of a new 20 year cycle both in national affairs and for everyone individually. Aquarius energy is open minded, usually not bothered by social norms although concerned with how things affect society at large, with an idealistic worldview  and an emphasis on networking, sharing, innovative ideas, science and out of the ordinary ideas.

Key astrological events for the coming year include:

  1. Jupiter and Saturn conjunct in Aquarius started at the end of 2020 and show the start of new era with emphasis on networking, science and equality, although not without conflict.
  2. Eclipses in Sagittarius and Gemini throughout the year 2021 signal peak times over information and what is the truth. During Lunar Eclipses May 26 and November 19, things come to a culmination and what’s outdated is left behind, and Solar Eclipses June 10 and December 24 symbolize new beginnings. December 24 Solar Eclipse takes place exactly on US natal Ascendant – a great sign for a new hopeful beginnings although not without struggle since Uranus squares Mars for the last time on the same day. See more below.
  3. Uranus squares Saturn during the year 3 times, February 17, June 14 and December 24. These show struggle between old and new ideas, but out of it, new solutions will be forged, because

around the same times, there are good aspects from other planets.

Read about January for each Ascendant or Sun sign, and address any questions to

ARIES  Mar 21 – Apr 20

Money matters might come intense and at times disruptive with your ruler Mars joining Uranus in your money sector. Try to hold in your famous Aries temper and passion. Uranus usually brings back eventually, so even if you lose something first, it will bounce back. Jupiter is involved, so although things will smooth out, watch out for excesses.

TAURUS Apr 21 – May 20

There could be drastic and sudden changes in your life, both regarding your personal issues, and your career since Uranus is hovering near your Ascendant and rules your career. Any health issues will be left behind, and you’ll get a more philosophical worldview.

GEMINI  May 21 – June 20

While you continue having a more serious and pragmatic outlook, watch out for daydreaming too much or using your razor-sharp wit injudiciously, because you might blurt out things that you didn’t mean. Moon’s North Node in your first house means fated events and new beginnings, good fortune.

CANCER  June 21 – July 20

The month and year start with your ruler Moon opposite the Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, so try to keep hold of your usually fluctuating emotions, especially with anything to do with joint finances or anything shared with a loved one. Venus is about to go into your partnership and relationship sector, showing loving partnerships and marriage.

LEO  July 21 – August 20

With your ruler Sun in a great aspect with Uranus at the top of your chart, things are off to a great start for 2021. This shows career advances, a possible status change due to marriage or other close partnership, either business or personal. Be prepared to be fully committed with Saturn in the partnership sector!

VIRGO  August 21 – September 20

Try not to take fleeting romances too seriously, although your ruler Mercury so close to Pluto shows there might be intense encounters. The same goes for any possible speculation, investments, or any creative activity. You can use your gift for detail to organize and analyze what you might do differently from now on.

LIBRA  September 21 – October 20

Happy times at home with your spouse or partner are shown by your ruler Venus’s good aspect to Mars from the family sector to marriage area. At the same time, Venus is near Moon’s South Node, showing vulnerability and things coming up from the past that might be best left behind. Jupiter in your play sector also shows happy times with kids or creativity. Dating might be hectic, although with seriousness that you’re not accustomed to.

SCORPIO  October 21 – November 20

With your ruler Pluto together with Mercury in your communications area, try to tone down your famous intensity. It doesn’t always have to be either – or, sometimes things are simply in between. Compromises are often a good way to move forward. With your 2nd ruler Mars going to your partnership sector and meeting with the unpredictable Uranus , be aware of the possibility of fights that come out of nowhere.

SAGITTARIUS  November 21 – December 20

You might feel more vulnerable than usual regarding your friends and personal outlook both since Venus is at Moon’s South Node in your first house and rules your friendship area. But a new beginning is about to dawn because your ruler Jupiter is conjunct Saturn promising a new era, lasting the next 20 years. Most affected area in your life is with communications and ideas that might change drastically.

CAPRICORN  December 21 – January 20

Your finances might see the beginning of a golden age, with the Grand Conjunction of your ruler Saturn with Jupiter in your money and values sector. You’re usually prudent, but this time, it’s a good idea to trust advice and guidance more than usual. It can come from a trusted, stable older relative, or a teacher, religious or spiritual leader, or someone who knows the law.

AQUARIUS  January 21 – February 20

The Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius affects you more than others, since it takes place on your Ascendant. This can mean a start of a totally new “you”, where your Aquarian qualities will come more to the forefront and you could even become a leading light in the Aquarian Age that many say this conjunction signals.

PISCES  February 21 – March 20

While you’re always dreamy, now so more than usual with Neptune rising in your chart. At the same time, it squares Moon’s Nodes from your home area to your public sector, in a way forcing you to face ordinary realities more constructively. It’s a favorable time to put down roots and establish a more secure home base.

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