December 31, 2020 (astrobutterfly.com)
2021 is the year of Progress. Our lives WILL change in 2021 in ways we can’t yet fathom at this stage.
Let’s get the most important question out of the way. If you’re one of the 99.9999% of people whose life was affected in 2020, you may ask yourself, “Is 2021 going to be better than 2020?”.
The short answer to that, is yes!
The astrologically-argumented answer is, “2021 doesn’t feature a confining Saturn-Pluto conjunction, or an intense, fear-inducing, triple Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. 2021 doesn’t have 5 months of Venus and Mars retrograde, nor dramatic cardinal T-squares for 70% of the year!.
Irrespective of the actual events 2021 will bring, 2021 will feel lighter and more positive than 2020.
2020 has bought us change. In 2021, the question is “What do we do about it?”
If 2020 was Earth and Cardinal, 2021, while it still keeps a healthy dose of Earth, is predominantly Fixed and Air. During 2021 we have:
- Jupiter in Aquarius (Fixed/Air)
- Saturn in Aquarius (Fixed/Air)
- The Lunar Nodes in Gemini and Sagittarius (Mutable Air/Fire)
- Mercury retrograde in Aquarius/Gemini/Libra (Air)
- Pluto in Capricorn (Cardinal/Earth)
- Neptune in Pisces (Mutable/Water)
- Uranus in Taurus (Fixed/Earth)
While 2020 was dominated by the Capricorn outer-planet stellium, 2021 is a much more balanced year astrologically, which means that disturbances and excesses of any kind are much less likely.
Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn – especially Capricorn) have not had an easy time during 2020, but thankfully, this will change in 2021. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, as well as the North Node in Gemini, will bring a breath of fresh air that will allow us to slow down the madness, breath in, and even smell the roses.
Saturn Square Uranus – PROGRESS: One Way, Or Another
The most important transit of the year is undoubtedly, Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. The aspect starts to apply already in January, and will be within orb throughout the whole of the year.
Saturn and Uranus are slow moving planets that rarely get configured into an aspect. The last time Saturn and Uranus squared each other, was 22 years ago!
When Saturn squares Uranus, our need for freedom will clash with our need for structure and stability.
If Saturn stands for rules and tradition, Uranus stands for breaking away from rules and tradition. What complicates things even further is that Saturn, the traditional planet, is in a progressive sign (Aquarius), while Uranus, the progressive planet, is in Taurus, the most traditional sign of the zodiac.
Imagine a financier in a custom-tailored suit working in a ‘woo-woo’ startup (that’s Saturn in Aquarius) and a blue-haired progressive anarchist in ripped jeans working for an insurance company as an accountant (Uranus in Taurus).
Now also imagine that these 2 people don’t particularly get along and they step on each other’s toes. At first, it may seem they are doomed for disaster, but if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that they not only share many things in common, but that they can learn a great deal from each other.
Uranus and Saturn are powerful planets, and Taurus and Aquarius, are fixed, determined, resourceful, and yes, stubborn signs. Both Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus have strong opinions about how things should be, and none of them is keen to change their ways.
Since Saturn and Uranus square each other, a clash is inevitable.
A Square is shared by two signs of different polarity (Yin vs. Yang) and different elements (Air Vs. Earth), HOWEVER, these two signs share the same modality (in our case, Fixed). When two signs share the same modality, they agree on one thing: the Goal.
They may not agree on how to get there, however since the pull to achieve the goal is so strong, the two planets will eventually find a way to make it work.
In 2021, Saturn and Uranus will HAVE to find a way – any way – to achieve the GOAL. Great change only comes with great friction. We all say we want true reform, that we want true change, but reform and change are hard.
An incredible amount of resources and moving pieces need to be mobilized to achieve true progress. Give this task to Venus trine Jupiter. They will laugh and find something nice to do instead, BUT, if you give it to Saturn and Uranus in fixed signs – and they will find a way to make the impossible possible.
The first Saturn-Uranus square in February will probably be the most intense one. This is when theproblem that needs fixing will get formulated, and brought into our awareness.
The 2nd square is in June 2021 (Saturn retrograde); this is when a proposal to restructure things at a wholesale scale will be presented. Finally, the last Saturn-Uranus square in December will come with the solution, and our world will never be the same again.
The most important astrological events of 2021 are:
- Saturn-Uranus square – February-December 2021
- Jupiter-Uranus square – January 2021
- Aquarius stellium – January and February 2021
- Mercury and Venus out of bounds – May 2021
- Jupiter in Pisces – May-July 2021
- Triple conjunction Sun, Mars and Mercury Retrograde – October 9th, 2021
- Venus Retrograde – December 19th, 2021
Eclipses in 2021:
- Lunar Eclipse at 5° Sagittarius – May 26th, 2021
- Solar Eclipse at 19° Gemini – June 10th, 2021
- Lunar Eclipse at 27° Taurus – November 19th, 2021
- Solar Eclipse at 12° Sagittarius – December 4th, 2021
In 2021, we have some spectacular New Moons and several “5-star transits” like Venus conjunct Jupiter that will fill us with excitement and hope.
Much like a rollercoaster ride, 2021 is a bouquet of highs, lows, and everything in between.
While frustration and conflict will be a big part of the picture, by the end of the year, your life WILL be different, and when looking back at all the challenges, breakthroughs, effort, and unexpected twists and turns, you’ll find yourself saying “it was all worth it!”
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