Forecast Jan 25-31, 2021: Deft Glassblowing

Forecast Jan 18-24, 2021: Making Moxie

When the Sun shifts into futuristic Aquarius on Tuesday, it will find itself in the company of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. Before it exits the fixed air sign on February 18th, Mercury will turn retrograde, Venus will have joined the cosmic gathering, known as a stellium, and we will have undergone a super stellium on February 11th, at the new Aquarius Moon. Translation, there’s a whole lotta Aquarius coming in, and it’s happening on a scale that we haven’t seen for decades. Quirky, rule-bending and always original, Aquarius invites us to step out of the comfort zone and into experimental realms. The sign’s ingenuity and mental acumen may prove quite handy as we navigate the kaleidoscopic and turbulent start of 2021. Our first adaptation test will come straight on the heels of the Sun’s sign change, when Mars conjoins Uranus on January 20th.


As noted previously, the combination of antagonistic Mars and unruly Uranus is a formidable one. Upsetting apple carts is the least troublesome of their favorite pastimes. Maturity isn’t their strong suit. But, from a wiser perspective, breaking new ground requires the abandonment of convention, and pushing us into beyond our current limitations is part of the unfolding celestial imperative. Uproarious Mars and Uranus are eager for the mission, and the Taurus Moon will be cheering them on. Underscoring that point, from Taurus they are challenging every single planet that transits Aquarius, via astrology’s contentious squares. The time lines of the entire year are full of the choice points that these squares will create. A critical one, and underpin of the incoming Aquarius Sun transit, is February 17th’s Saturn square to Uranus. Helpfully, this push comes to shove showdown is preceded by a much friendlier incarnation late this Friday night. That’s when Mars will square magnanimous Jupiter. Overcoming obstacles is in the DNA of optimistic, jovial Jupiter. In keen, innovative Aquarius, Jupiter, along with the other stellium members, will be revealing novel solutions. Surprisingly, their unorthodoxy will be well-matched with the moxie being stirred up by instigating Mars and his sidekick, rebellious Uranus. After all, Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius. This is certain to be one wild week, brimming and buzzing with activity, electricity and technology. If it all proves overwhelming, a restful sextile between Venus and Neptune will take place on Saturday night.

Forecast Jan 18-24, 2021: Making Moxie

Forecast Jan 11-17, 2021: Moving Mountains

On Tuesday night we get one of each year’s best occasions to chart a course for long-term goals, the new Capricorn Moon. This new Moon dawns as the incoming barrage of fixed sign squares begins its volley. Capricorn aims and accomplishes. Being the cardinal earth sign and ruled by Saturn, it is naturally imbued with drive, realism and abiding determination. The Moon rules daily routines and moods, and is thus associated with the endless tides of fleeting and fluctuating emotional states. Ringed Saturn is quite different. It is the planet of structure and limitations. Where we are prone to lolly-gagging, living beyond our means or squandering opportunities, stern, austere Saturn steps in. It reminds us of the finiteness of our resources, particularly that of time. In 2021, the meeting of the Sun and Moon in the sign of ambition, discipline and earned rewards clocks in at a hardy 23 degrees. right next to Pluto at 24 degrees. Together, those three are a force to be reckoned with. Two days later, powerhouse outer planet Uranus stations and turns direct in fellow earth sign Taurus. Once back online, the Awakener will add propulsion to the airwaves. Down-to-earth Taurus is of course also where action-oriented Mars has just begun a transit. While Mars doesn’t typically stick with the program, it certainly brings the lift-off factor.


Before Tuesday’s new Moon, a Mercury Jupiter conjunction will take place in lofty Aquarius on Monday. This is where we find the genius that will inform and the faith that will infuse long-range intentions. On Tuesday, before the new Moon, Mercury will square Uranus. On Wednesday Mars will square Saturn, and throughout the week Jupiter and Uranus will be forming their significant Sunday square. This week’s three squares are of course part and parcel of the larger patterns that are taking place over the next few years. As mentioned in last week’s post, the planets involved in these squares are currently in the early areas of fixed signs Taurus and Aquarius. Their power will only intensify. The resistance they mount now could quickly deduce whether or not we are sufficiently dedicated to our endeavors. If objectives don’t make it beyond these initial bumps in the road, they’re unfit for the long haul and will need reconsideration. Coincidentally on Friday Mercury will cross the shadow point of its forthcoming retrograde. On the other hand, if plans are fit to purpose, these early squares won’t be problematic. Inspiration from Mercury’s Monday meeting with hopeful Jupiter and sobriety from Tuesday’s Saturn-influenced, Pluto conjoined new Moon are constituents of what could well become the ultimate cosmic stockpile. It’s time to start stashing and caching.

Forecast Jan 4-10, 2021: Getting Mercurial

The first full week of 2021 begins dramatically, with clever Mercury conjoining metamorphic Pluto in Capricorn on Monday and then austere Saturn in Aquarius on Saturday. In between, the Messenger planet along with Venus and Mars will change signs. Those shifts will put Mercury and Mars on course for an important square late Friday, and on parallel fixed sign paths for the next two months. Mars will be in Taurus from January 6th through March 3rd, and Mercury will be in Aquarius from January 8th through March 15th. One of the hallmarks of the next three years will be the emphasis on fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). In addition to all being in fixed signs by the 8th, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus will be at the early degrees of Aquarius and Taurus, where their intersections will trigger the pressure points known as squares. The positive side of early degree placements is that at that stage the energy is young and not fully formed. It has yet to embody the sign’s traits as intensively as it does after crossing the 20 degree mark. This is particularly important when the entrenched, and sometime intractable, fixed signs are involved. When the planets transit this more malleable space, we have a greater capacity to shape the outcomes of the matters being presented to us. Friday’s Mercury Mars square, at 0 degrees, is a resonator to the Jupiter Saturn conjunction from winter solstice. It is also a signal. And though faint, it will give us insight into the signature energies ahead.


By next week the squaring will sharpen, with Mercury to Uranus, Mars to Saturn and significantly Jupiter to Uranus. On January 19th the Sun will enter Aquarius followed by Venus on February 1st, forming a super stellium in Aquarius. In the background, Mercury will be retrograde in Aquarius from January 30th through February 20th. On February 17th Saturn will make the first of three squares to Uranus. The following two will take place on June 14th and December 24th. Because Uranus is an outer planet, the influence of its alignments is months in its building and receding. Additionally, the eclipses will begin a two-year-run of Taurus and Scorpio beginning on November 19th. Curious, data-driven Mercury wants the 411, and assertive Mars furthers whatever purpose it is applied to. In Taurus, this means the tactile and tangible world. Friday’s Mercury Mars square, and its February 10th bookend, present opportune moments for code cracking. At this infant stage, we can survey our circumstances and glean the revelations. Nimble, flexible Mercury, in inventive, improvising Aquarius, is in the toolbox, ready to prepare us for the fluid and fluctuating days at hand.

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