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Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius – Jan. 30-Feb. 20, 2021

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius – Jan. 30-Feb. 20, 2021

Ready for a rewind of the mind?  The first Mercury retrograde of 2021 is here and will herald an entire year of Mercury retrograding in air signs.

Mercury goes retrograde typically three times per year.  Some years we might get an extra one, like a bonus track, but the rule of thumb is three.  This portends a time for miscommunication, technical difficulties, travel challenges, etc. However, it can also present a great opportunity to do a rewind on anything in your life that involves communications – so, essentially everything – but you can narrow down the tracks by knowing what house Aquarius rules in your chart.  You can go to Foxy Astrology and get a free birth chart to find this information.

In 2020, Mercury started all of his retrograde periods in water signs (Pisces 2/17, Cancer 6/18, Scorpio 10/14). In 2021 we have all three Mercury retrogrades in air signs:

  • Aquarius – 1/30 – 2/20 (Fixed Air)
  • Gemini – 5/29 – 6/22 (Mutable Air)
  • Libra – 9/27 – 10/18 (Cardinal Air)

Air signs are about communication, thinking, doing, and socialization.  Aquarius traditionally rules the 11th house of the zodiac, which is about the collective, kindred spirits – basically the people you would join a fan club with.

The first retrograde period is in Aquarius with no less than three other planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and the Sun. Add in Mercury going retrograde at 26 degrees and that is a whole lotta of backtracking in Aquarius (fixed air).  Not to mention that this energy will be squaring Uranus in Taurus (fixed earth). This is significant because squaring energy brings on internal conflict, and in two fixed signs this conflict will require change to our perception of the things we love and value.

{ Note – Aquarius and Taurus are both fixed signs, which is a quality know for its stubbornness, but also having what it takes to get the job done.

Music of the spheres anyone?

Mercury and Uranus are harmoniously connected and work together to impact us and our minds. Uranus rules Aquarius, and Mercury rules Gemini — both air signs– and both signs that Mercury will be retrograding in this year.  Mercury guides our conscious thoughts and Uranus guides our unconscious thoughts; they just operate on different levels, like a “chord progression” to produce a harmonic frequency.

Mercury is the lower octave of Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius.  To understand the lower octave concept, first we have to establish that Mercury is a “personal” planet. This simply means that he impacts our daily life because he moves through the zodiac rather quickly, spending 14 – 30 days in each sign.  Uranus is an “outer” planet that moves slowly and impacts us generationally, spending about seven years in a sign.

During the first Mercury retrograde in Aquarius (while Uranus is in Taurus), our consciousness could take some major quantum  leaps.  This could lead to mental fatigue…especially regarding use of technical devices for communication. So basically, we will all need to take a timeout! If you have considered practicing meditation, this would be the optimal time to start. If you are already a meditator, get ready to connect to the music of the spheres! 

Having three retrograde periods, all in air signs, will actually provide a great opportunity to tune into the multiple “Aha!” moments we will all be experiencing. This year is one that will definitely blow our minds!

Venus in Aquarius – February 1-25

Venus in Aquarius – February 1-25

Are you ready to fall in love?  Venus will be entering into Aquarius on February 1st and staying afloat there until the 25th.  In Aquarius, Venus can let her hair down and sometimes will let her freak flag fly… which will most likely be the case since she will be squaring Uranus in Taurus for almost a week (Feb. 3 – 10). Do you know what house Aquarius rules in your chart?  You can go to Foxy Astrology and get a free birth chart; look and see what house Aquarius is in and see how this free-lovin’ energy is going to impact you. Venus isn’t just about the way we love; she is also about the things that we value. 

Co-ruled by Uranus and Saturn, Aquarius is a contradiction that makes sense in collaboration. In Aquarius we value not only the scientific hypothesis (Uranus), but also the proving of the theory (Saturn). Aquarius is Fixed Air, which also seems like a contradiction in terms.  How do you stop the unstoppable? The unpredictable?  Well, maybe it’s time for a bit of a shake-up in the love department and explore the possibilities as Venus gets her groove on.

There will be four other planets moving through Aquarius, and Venus will take a turn on the metaphorical dance floor with each one: Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury Rx. This could lead to controlled chaos within your closest relationships, but also some much needed growth through exploration. 

When Venus squares Uranus in Taurus, sudden changes to money and love could crop up.  It’s imperative to be flexible and observant.  How do you feel: fear, exhilaration, anger, elation? How can you best use this energy to breakthrough any stagnation and move forward?

We have been locked down for almost an entire year, so it is crucial that you get an opportunity to break free of this “Groundhog Day,” existence that we find ourselves living.  We have had many opportunities to review our closest relationships during this unprecedented time; what have you learned?  What do you love and value now that you have been “tested”?

Venus likes to do things differently while she is moving though Aquarius. You can use this energy to get back in touch with your best mates on a zoom call, join an online community that explores one of your secret desires, or start planning an “in-person” event for later this year.  Venus in Aquarius is in love with life and limitless possibilities.  We could all use a shot of that right about now!

Neptune square the Nodes of the Moon  – January 26, 2021

Neptune square the Nodes of the Moon – January 26, 2021

A long-running configuration of Neptune — squaring the Nodes of the Moon and creating a t-square — will perfect on January 26, 2021.  Now is the time to understand that our past (South Node in Sagittarius) is just a reference point that can inform our journey ahead (North Node in Gemini) as we continuously consult our imagination (Neptune in Pisces), and navigate our path to the future.

Neptune is in his rulership of Pisces at 18 degrees. Neptune went retrograde at 20 degrees of Pisces at the end June 2020 and stayed retrograde for almost five months. He retrograded all the way back to 18 degrees, where he has remained since early October 2020.  On January 26, Neptune will move into the 19th degree of Pisces and exactly square both the North Node in Gemini (our collective destiny) and the South Node in Sagittarius (our collective karma) — both at 19 degrees of the Gemini/Sagittarius axis, which is about information and freedom.

This is a very important time for us individually, and collectively for humanity, but it all begins with what’s going on inside of you. Neptune rules the 12th house, where your emotions, compassion, and imagination reside. This t-square invites you to consider your thoughts, hopes, and dreams for yourself and for the world.

What is a T-Square?

Basically, the t-square configuration is an isosceles triangle, which is simply a triangle with two sides that are the same length.  So, you have a 90 degree angle, another 90 degree angle, both known as “squares,” and a 180 degree opposition connecting them. 

Squares indicate inner conflict and oppositions reflect outer conflict. If you apply this to Neptune squaring both of the Nodes — who are always in opposition — then this t-square is about releasing the collective past in order to envision a new collective future.  The question is: how do we do that when Neptune keeps fogging up the road ahead?

The Challenge

Envisioning a new collective future can be difficult when we are so divided from our past, but let’s look at the houses and signs associated with this t-square.

  • Our future (North Node) lies in Gemini/3rd house, ruled by Mercury, who dictates how we communicate and perceive.
  • Our past (South Node) lies in Sagittarius/9th house, ruled by Jupiter, who expands our knowledge, our experiences, and our beliefs.
  • Our reality (Neptune) lies in Pisces/12th house, ruled by Neptune, who can cloud our judgment, hide the truth of our reality, but also allow us to create new worlds.

The 3rd, 9th, and 12th houses are to do with the mind, higher wisdom, and the psyche.  Basically, we are all “tripping” through the universe of our imagined reality at the moment, but it’s time to get serious.  We have an opportunity to effect tremendous change by shifting our focus.

The Shift

Remember, your focus determines your reality. Instead of looking in that rearview mirror all the time…keep your eyes on the road ahead so you can better navigate the journey before you.  This will require inner focus, discernment, and imagination working in harmony to shift from the narrative of the past to the potential of the future.

Eris square Pluto – 2021

Eris square Pluto – 2021

As I write this, Eris is stationing to go direct on Jan. 10; she has been retrograde since July 20, 2020.  In her retrograde phase she helps us identify our lack of self-love and how we can sabotage ourselves by not knowing what we are truly made of.

“Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” ~Frank Herbert

Eris and Pluto will square exactly three times in 2021, but essentially this energy will permeate our consciousness all year long.  This powerful energy between the goddess of discord and the great transformer will help us continue our transition into the Age of Aquarius and also through the Pluto Return of the US (2022 – 2024). 

Eris and Pluto met up several times in 2020 at 23-24 degrees of Aries/Capricorn. One such meet-cute was right around the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, which was on June 15 in Sagittarius. They continued their square beyond the New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 21 at zero degrees of Cancer, which activated the Aries Point.  Zero degrees of any of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) will activate this point, which is the beginning of the Zodiac and very powerful.  Also, Cardinal signs create action- often in very sudden bursts. 

If you have anything around 23-24 degrees of the Cardinal signs, you surely felt this “awakening” or “clarion call” to take your power back in this area (the houses where your Capricorn and Aries rule – these will tell you the part of your life in which this is happening). Go to Foxy Astrology and get a free natal chart. Since Eris is a dwarf planet, she won’t be on the chart. However, anyone born from April 1925 on will have Eris in Aries in their natal chart.  Why? Well, Eris is far out, and she moves very slowly… biding her time and plotting her revenge, and then she strikes swiftly. She will remain in Aries until 2044.

Eris is the sister of Aries and plays his female warrior counterpart, but she is a bit darker as her energy isn’t just about violence and fury.  No, this bitch is all about strife and discord.  Unlike her brother who will rest after a good battle, she will be out on the battlefield severing the heads of the dead and putting them up on spikes, like a grim version of an HGTV design show. 

This reputation as a trouble-maker has roots in the mythology of Eris; one legend has her showing up to a wedding uninvited. (Anyone else getting Maleficent vibes here?) She threw out a golden apple (Snow White vibes) labeled “For the Fairest”… which Hera (Juno), Athena, and Aphrodite (Venus) then fought over in a dispute that lasted many years, eventually leading to the Trojan War. 

Eris was discovered in January of 2005, from a picture that was taken in 2003. She is technically the 10th planet in our solar system although she dwarfs Pluto in density (insert eye-roll here). That next year (2006), instead of giving Eris her due, the powers that be decided to instead categorize her as a dwarf planet… and downgrade Pluto as well.  Needless to say, downgrading Pluto wasn’t popular… so now he is back in the fold. Eris, however, still got the shaft (damn the patriarchy).

At first they named the newfound dwarf planet Xena, but in 2006 changed it to Eris.  It’s interesting to note that Lucy Lawless played Xena the Warrior Princess on the TV show, and they ended up naming Eris’ moon Dysnomia (anarchy/lawlessness) after Eris’ daughter. Originally the moon was called Gabriella — another nod to the TV show.  Also, Eris is the daughter of Nyx, the goddess of night, which is the name of a very successful makeup line. It is said that even Zeus (Jupiter) feared Nyx.

I personally love Eris. Technically, a planet enters our consciousness after discovered, but this bad bitch has been giving us the side-eye for a long time.  Eris is the wild feminine in Aries, which means she won’t stop until she gets what she came for, and she won’t conform to gender clichés. I don’t always appreciate her methods, but she gets the job done. 

Saturn square Uranus – 2021

Saturn square Uranus – 2021

They say that opposites attract, and sometimes that attraction causes enough sparks to make you pay closer attention. Where your attention goes, energy flows! This year Saturn in Aquarius will exactly square Uranus in Taurus three times: Feb. 17, Jun. 14, and Dec. 24.  These squares will help us continue making the transition between the Piscean and Aquarian Ages.  Indeed, we will feel this energy all throughout 2021.

A square in astrology creates tension; it’s considered a “disharmonious” aspect that often presents itself as an obstacle or a challenge.  This square will be operational most of the year, so expect the unexpected! Saturn is moving though Aquarius (fixed air) for the next 2.5 years and he is a co-ruler of this sign along with Uranus who is moving through Taurus (fixed earth) until April of 2026.

Fixed signs offer stability so that things can take root… eventually growing into something completely new. When a planet is moving through a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), it provides great focus.

Saturn and Uranus are essentially diametrically opposed. Their synodic cycle (the relationship between any two planets) spins around the creation of new ideas, fresh circumstances, and innovations – often resulting from a crisis point.  Saturn represents tradition, structure, law, rules, regulation, restrictions, and hard work. Uranus embodies freedom, eccentricity, innovation, sudden change, surprises, and miracles. 

There are many myths that involve these two — usually in some kind of tussle.  In mythology,  Saturn – the lord of karma — is the son of Uranus (the sky god). The conflict embodied between these two, in terms of squaring energy, can create almost anything that the mind can conceive.

Take a look at what houses are ruled by Aquarius and Taurus in your natal chart.  This is where you can “expect the unexpected” this year, particularly around those three dates when the square perfects.  You can get a free birth chart on Foxy Astrology, and determine what areas of life this square will impact for you.

This is a building year; a year to focus on anything you want to be, to do, or to have. It would be the perfect year to start regularly meditating, doing yoga, or any practice that facilitates focusing your thoughts and energy on what you want to create for yourself and the world.

Mars conjunct Uranus – January 20, 2021

Mars conjunct Uranus – January 20, 2021

On Wednesday, January 20, at 12:00 pm EST, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are scheduled to be sworn into the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America.  Once they are sworn in they will assume the power of those respective offices.

About that same time Mars (6 degrees and 40 minutes) will be conjunct Uranus in Taurus (6 degrees and 44 minutes), not to mention that the Moon will be at the last degree of Aries (29 degrees) moving into Taurus and will be within a 7 degree orb of the conjunction of these two powerful planets. 

This conjunction happens every other year and often brings perilous conditions. Mars is a warrior, ready for battle and Uranus is the unpredictable changemaker.  Literally Uranus is known to make things shake and quake, and in the earth sign of Taurus chances are this conjunction could lead to explosive and eruptive behavior and/or events.  Add in the Moon at the last degree of Aries, which is a critical degree (meaning the Moon is strengthened and therefore more powerful) adding to the fiery emotions of that Cardinal sign.

This is especially tenuous since this conjunction in Taurus will be squaring the Sun (0 degrees), Saturn (3 degrees), and Jupiter (7 degrees) in Aquarius.  Also, the North Node (our future collective destiny) of the United States, is in Leo and squares this Mars/Uranus conjunction that involves the Moon (the Moon rules Cancer and the US is a Cancer Sun sign).  So many intense aspects are aligning, as we are head into our country’s Pluto Return (2022-2024). We are already feeling the effects, but these will come to a pinnacle during this Biden Presidency. 

If that isn’t stacking the deck for unforeseen obstacles and events, then consider that almost every President in US history that was elected near the Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction was either assassinated, survived an attempted assassination, or died in office.  Astrologer Marjorie Orr has a very insightful article if you want to learn more and study the charts of these events through history.

I think anyone that is brave enough, or crazy enough, to take on the office of the President of the United States of America is in for tremendous, transformative ride for the next four years. It certainly won’t be boring.

Uranus Direct – January 14, 2021

Uranus Direct – January 14, 2021

On January 14, 2021 Uranus will station to go direct.  When a planet stations it “slows” down and changes direction.  Uranus will slow and then “station” to go direct at 6 degrees of Taurus. He has been retrograde since August 15.

Uranus is the father of Saturn and known for shaking things up; sometimes literally, since when he is direct there are often earthquakes and other natural disasters. It takes him 84 years to make it around the Sun, which means he spends about 7 years in each sign and currently he is moving through Taurus.  Taurus is ruled by Venus and represents the 2nd house of the Zodiac.  The last time he transited through this sign that encompasses the things that we love and value, it was in 1934 – 1941.  This was the time of the Great Depression and of course WWII.

Known as the “Sky God” or the “Personification of Heaven,” Uranus is unique.  He orbits on his side, he has a posse of 27 moons, he has at least 3 different ways to pronounce his name: Your-Ron-Us, Your-Anis, and my personal fave; Your-Anus.  When things are going sideways or if miracles are happening in your life, it’s always best to check Uranus and see where he is transiting and see what aspects are involved so you can see where you might encounter the unexpected miracle or challenge.

When Uranus is retrograde it’s a great time to spread your wings and fly!  Anything that is rote or stale in your life will prompt you to make changes.  Sometimes that change is brought on from desire and sometimes it is a result of unexpected events beyond our control. 

Now that Uranus is stationing direct at 6 degrees of Taurus on January 14, he will be 3 degrees away from Mars, fresh from his 6 month stay-cation in Aries and looking for trouble.  They will be squaring Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius and trining Venus in Capricorn.  You can expect social protests around humanitarian-minded issues.  There could be an unexpected event, since Uranus is very strong when stationing, as he will be fully in his archetype of the awakener, revolutionary, rebel!

Look and see what you have around 6 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius); this will be some challenging energy where you might have to make a move or change. Also, see what you have in the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn); this will be some harmonious energy and could be very beneficial.  If you see what house these aspects are happening, in it will help you understand what area of life you will be experiencing these energies.  You can create your free birth chart at Foxy Astrology.com.

Uranus will be transiting through Taurus until April of 2026.  He will make a brief appearance in Gemini July 7 – November 7, 2025, which will give us a little preview of what we can expect for his 7 year transit in mutable air. He will retrograde back into Taurus until the Spring of 2026.  Expect the unexpected and look for the miracles and the changes that Uranus will inevitably bring to the world.

Saturn in Aquarius 2020 – 2023

Saturn in Aquarius 2020 – 2023

You can’t talk about Saturn moving into Aquarius without mentioning the Grand Conjunction that will take place on Solstice, December 21. The Grand Conjunction marks the end of an era and the beginning a  new 20-year cycle.  This cycle is part of a greater one where the Grand Conjunctions happen every 20-years in the same element (Earth, Air, Water, Fire).  So, the last Grand Conjunction took place in Taurus, an Earth sign.  Now we will be experiencing this conjunction in Air signs going forward for the next 200 years.  Air is a very different element than Earth, which is about stability and concrete things.  Air is less tangible, fast-moving, and concerned with the cerebral.

Saturn enters Aquarius on December 17, where he is the co-ruler with his father, Uranus.  Saturn transits are never easy.  Saturn is known as the Lord of Time, the Lord of Karma, the Great Guru, and he isn’t interested in making or taking shortcuts.  He is all about the journey and he is the embodiment of that old adage that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. This takes time and attention.

So, what is this journey about? Saturn in Aquarius is about progress, but that progress is gained through hard work and accountability.  Saturn made a brief entrée into Aquarius earlier this year that gave us an appetizer of things to come.  On March 21, 2020  – July 1, 2020, Saturn moved into the first few degrees of Aquarius (fixed air) and right away we experienced a lockdown on air travel due to the virus. So that meant that the airlines, airports, and travelers had to take on much greater accountability in order to open up air travel again; those restrictions and precautions are still in place today. 

The last two times Saturn was in Aquarius were from February 6th, 1991, to May 21st, 1993, and from June 30th, 1993, to January 28th, 1994.  This was when Apartheid was dismantled in South Africa. If your birth date falls in either of those ranges, you’re experiencing your first Saturn return or are about to.  This is a mark of maturity; one of potentially three times in your life that Saturn will return to the exact degree it was at when you were born.

Saturn cycles are about 27 – 29 years in length and herald accomplishment and growth. Some of life’s most significant decision are made during challenging Saturn transits. Saturn helps us to determine and then focus on our personal best.  Whatever isn’t working for us will discarded or ripped away depending on where you are at in your cycle of maturity. So, you can either approach it the hard way… or the harder way.  Regardless, you will experience tremendous personal growth. 

Jupiter will enter Aquarius on December 19 in preparation for the Grand Conjunction and will spend the next year in Aquarius. Jupiter is known as the Great Benefic.  Saturn is the Great Manifestor, but you will have to work for it and be patient. Saturn delivers on long-term plans and usually the results are greater and worth the wait and the work. 

With Saturn in Aquarius with Jupiter for the next year he will continue to restrict, and Jupiter will continue to expand.  It may feel like two steps forward and three steps back, but it might also serve a greater purpose as we look to build innovative social structures that will address poverty, climate change, social inequity, and so many other issues that we have ignored or slapped bandages on.  These are such big and important issues that won’t be solved without Saturn’s hallmarks of hard work, integrity, and accountability.

Timing is everything! Saturn moving into Aquarius for the next two years and continuing the Grand Conjunctions in Air signs for the next 200 years is the dawning of a new Age; the Age of Aquarius. 

Jupiter in Aquarius 2021

Jupiter in Aquarius 2021

Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020 and stays in that fixed sign until December 30, 2021.  The Grand Conjunction, where Jupiter and Saturn conjunct at 0 degrees and 29 minutes of Aquarius, will kick-off a new Astrological Era, and one that begins a new 200 year cycle of Grand Conjunctions in Air signs.* 

With Saturn in Aquarius for the next several years we will see an interesting push/pull in 2021 with Saturn restricting and Jupiter expanding.  This may be a blessing in disguise since Jupiter in Aquarius can be mind-bending and life-altering; with the breakdown of the patriarchy, we might need Saturn’s influence for a bit of moderation.  Also, Jupiter will take a brief dip into the deeply spiritual world of Pisces — from May 14, 2021 to July 29, 2021– before he takes his annual retrograde. But more about that later…

Jupiter is known as the Great Benefic.  He expands whatever he touches, and he rules the 9th house of knowledge and understanding. Aquarius is a fixed air sign and rules the 11th house of the zodiac; with Jupiter transiting here for an entire year, we will definitely see the expansion of the mind.  This will be of great value to all, as the collective will now start to find common ground, consider all options and opinions, display more faith in others, and show less attachment to the old ways of doing things. 

The last time Jupiter transited through Aquarius was January 2009 – January 2010. For comparison, you can look back to that year and think about what changed for you.  Did you adopt a new set of beliefs?  Did you search for higher knowledge of self through spiritual study, traveling abroad, or humanitarian work?

Aquarius rules the 11th house, which is all about finding your “peeps”… but there can be a tendency for the individual to take a backseat to the whole.  It won’t be without its challenges; Aquarius can be quite rigid and stubborn, and Jupiter will be expanding these tendencies as well.

Jupiter will briefly move into the ethereal pool of Pisces from May 14, 2021 – July 29, 2021 before he enters his retrograde period and goes back into Aquarius.  Pay close attention to this period of time, because it will be a foreshadowing of what is to come in 2022 when Jupiter spends a year in Pisces.

How do you make the most of this Jupiter cycle in fixed air?  Look and see what house is ruled by Aquarius in your chart.  That is where you will feel the expansion in your life. Certainly, if you have a Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in Aquarius, this year will be a tremendous opportunity for you, but everyone in the collective will benefit from this energy.

With the jovial vibe of Jupiter in Aquarius, we can see more social reform and humanitarian initiatives. All of our beliefs will expand regarding politics, religion, lifestyles, freedom, and human rights.  The dawning of the Age of Aquarius is definitely here!

*Fixed signs are associated determination, persistence, and have a stabilizing impact similar to the roots of a tree or the foundation of a home.  There’s one fixed sign for each of the four elements: Taurus (earth), Leo (fire), Scorpio (water), and Aquarius (air). They flesh things out with concentrated focus, but also can be inflexible, stubborn, and single-minded.

The Grand Conjunction

The Grand Conjunction

The last time Jupiter was in Aquarius was in 2009. Jupiter spends one year in each sign and as he gets ready to leave Capricorn on December 19, 2020 for Aquarius, he is only days away from a Grand Conjunction with Saturn on December 21. A conjunction is where two or more planets, or celestial objects, align at the same astrological degree.

The Grand Conjunction, happens in a 20-year cycles when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct, beginning a new astrological era.  This 20-year cycle is part of a 200-year cycle where the Grand Conjunction changes elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water).  So, for the last 200 years Jupiter and Saturn have conjuncted in Earth signs, however, this Grand Conjunction will begin a new 200-year cycle in Air signs. This time beginning with Aquarius, on Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020.  Oh, and BTW, this hasn’t happened in over 1000 years. [Mic drop!]

Aquarius is the great humanitarian and has the energy of both Uranus and Saturn, as they are co-rulers of this progressive sign.  This will no doubt be a big change for all of us, as this sign is about the collective, not the individual. So, anyone that is used to being the center of attention will need to make room for others.   Even though Aquarius is the most “out-of-the-box” sign in the zodiac (Uranus) it is still a “fixed” sign (Saturn), which means that it might take a hot minute to get that box open.

Jupiter and Saturn provide great opportunities for achievement.  Jupiter expands energy and lends his generous and optimistic nature to giving you the courage you need to take a risk.  Saturn is the taskmaster that can fuel you to git’er done.  So, if you want to launch something, or take something to the next level this year could be perfect for that.

Obviously if you have an Aquarius Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven this year will be filled with incredible energy, however that doesn’t leave anyone out.  Everyone has the energy of Aquarius in their chart.  Check out your natal chart and you can determine what house (area of life) that you can use the energy of this Grand Conjunction to your advantage.

It is typical for the Grand Conjunction to be heralded by a signature event.  So, keep an open mind, and expect the unexpected.