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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.

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.