Monthly General Astrology Forecast January 2021
By our astrologer Elena
How long can we keep holding on?
That’s a line from a song by the band How to Destroy Angels.
Can we keep holding on?
Can we keep holding on?
A house on fire
Burning all the passed away
And what defines us
It’s the little things that slip away
In differ you’re honest
What do you think what happened?
We stood for something
If you believe in it
If you believe in it
The Now Age of Aquarius is asking us to let go of the past, to evolve, adapt and open our minds. To look for something new which re-defines us. And to embrace the future. After last month’s Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn which kick-started the whole show, we’ve been asked to take what we’ve learned from the past which works (Saturn), and use it to create a better world of opportunity (Jupiter) for everyone (Aquarius).
Firstly, this may go backwards and forwards for a bit as we experiment. Which we are being encouraged to go now. Mercury brings new ideas and collective visions when it enters Aquarius on the 8th. We are in retroshadow weather however from the 15th and Mercury will head backwards at the end of the month. Hence, that backwards and forwards, trial and error, refine and redefine experimentation happening as Mercury meets Saturn and Jupiter in here then turns back.
After last month’s heavy mutable weather (ever fluctuating), we should be open to going with the flow and adapting. However, this month brings as fixed energy and also a big emphasis on the earthy material side. Mars enters Taurus on the 6th while Venus arrives in Capricorn on the 8th. For some, Mars in Taurus may trigger that ‘holding on’ reflex I was referring to earlier. However, the new Moon in Capricorn on the 13th appears one degree from Pluto – pointing to inevitable change at the very top.
Aquarius is ruled by the world-turned-upside-down Uranus – presently in Taurus and intent on re-making our value system. On a personal level and as a society. We’re being asked to let go of many of the old ones for new ones based on equality and sharing. For some, this may be challenging as Mars squares Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius and will meet Uranus on the 20th. It’s asking how well we can adapt and release. Holding on to the old way of doing things could result in turmoil and upheavals. And we may see this played out in the collective or even on the financial markets.
Let go and join the party!
The Sun enters Aquarius on the 19th which ushers in one of the best cycles for Aquarians for 12 years thanks to Jupiter’s presence in here. Expect friends, groups, organisations, unions, networks, bands and movements to take on a new significance for you. Whether you are meeting in person or simply out to change the world over Zoom. With Saturn also in here, these connections are being cemented for the long term. You may also see friends become the new ‘family’ for you. For more on this see your individual monthly horoscope.
The need to let go and release the old in order to make way for something new could peak on the 28th when we have a full Moon in Leo – another fixed sign. But also the sign of generosity and royalty. We may literally see ‘royal’ headlines around this time. This full Moon will oppose Jupiter in Aquarius. Think of the card of the Six of Pentacles. It shows a noble figure handing out coins. When it turns up in a reading it is telling you that you have enough to be generous with. To share. Again, this may be part of this release story.
Venus meets Pluto in Capricorn on this day while the 29th sees the Sun meet Jupiter in Aquarius for the first time in 12 years. Watch for the power of the new feminine and a mindset that says there’s enough for everyone. Let go, evolve and don’t hold on to the past this January.
In a nutshell: Happy birthday to all Now Age Aquarians! Bring your unique vision to the party. This month is asking all of us to stop holding on to the way things were. And to let go and embrace new possibilities instead.
Jan 5 2021 Mercury Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (Capricorn)
Jan 6 2021 Mars enters Taurus (Taurus)
Jan 8 2021 Venus Enters Capricorn (Capricorn)
Jan 9 2021 Mercury in Aquarius Square Mars in Taurus (Aquarius to Taurus)
Jan 9 2021 Venus in Capricorn Trine Mars in Taurus (Capricorn to Taurus)
Jan 10 2021 Mercury Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius (Aquarius)
Jan 11 2021 Mercury Conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius (Aquarius)
Jan 12 2021 Mercury in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus (Aquarius to Taurus)
Jan 13 2021 New Moon in Capricorn (Capricorn) (N.B: One degree from Pluto)
Jan 14 2021 Uranus direct in Taurus (Taurus)
Jan 14 2021 Venus in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus (Capricorn to Taurus)
Jan 15 2021 Mercury retroshadow begins in Aquarius (Aquarius)
Jan 19 2021 Sun enters Aquarius (Aquarius)
Jan 20 2021 Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus (Taurus)
Jan 23 2021 Mars in Taurus Square Jupiter in Aquarius (Taurus to Aquarius)
Jan 24 2021 Sun Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius (Aquarius)
Jan 28 2021 Full Moon in Leo (Leo)
Jan 28 2021 Full Moon in Leo Opposition Jupiter in Aquarius (Leo to Aquarius)
Jan 29 2021 Sun conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius (Aquarius)