2020 has been quite the intense journey! Between Pluto’s Retrograde at the start of the year and the tense Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter aspects throughout the year, we were under immense pressure to reform society and undergo a deep process of rebirth.
In 2021 we will experience four eclipses and the breakup of the Capricorn Stellium. (Stellium= 3 or more planets in a sign or house (concentrated energy)). Additionally, there has been a lot of speculation and guessing concerning when the age of Aquarius will begin. I personally believe that we have already entered the age of Aquarius (as demonstrated by themes of societal changes, break down of traditionalism, rise in technological advancements and newer perspectives on religion and culture). However, many astrologers believe that 2021 will mark the beginning on this new era of mankind. Nevertheless, next year will be another year filled with intensely transformative astrological energies. Here’s what’s in store…
Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter are what we call generational planets. This means they are slow moving and the energies that they bring along with them have long lasting effects (which can last between one to twenty years!). Throughout 2020, these three generational planets have remained in close proximity to one another, often forming conjunctions (where planets are lined up and their energetic vibrations intensify each other/blend together). These planets transited through the sign of Capricorn, which in this sense, embodied the themes of traditionalism, tension, limitation, restrictions, foundations, authority and the secrets and hidden agendas that hide behind powerful structures and figures (intensified by Saturn in his domicile (rulership) positioning and Pluto’s themes of death, shadows, secrets and regeneration).
As we move into 2021, this generational trio will begin to separate from one another, meaning there will be less conjunctions occurring between the three. By June 2021, they will be occupying three different zodiac signs which will soothe the intense, structural Earth energies that we’ve experienced throughout the year. Pluto unfortunately, will not leave Capricorn until 2023-2024. This means that the idea of the death and rebirth of our society will still be prevalent and underlying for the next few years. Once we’ve come out on the other side of this transit, we will be experiencing a vastly different world than what we were once used to.
The intensity of the Earth element will settle as the generational trio begins their move through the archetype of Aquarius, representing; revolution, community and humanitarianism. This year, we were focused on larger scale reformation as we vocalised our yearning desires to change the world. Our focus may become more refined next year, as we take steps towards changing our local communities, which could then progress into global changes. Aquarius’ energies are far more optimistic and uplifting than Capricorn, meaning it may be easier for us to see the light at the end of the tunnel next year. Nevertheless, Aquarius as an archetype represents the activist, uprising and revolution, meaning there could very well be a continuation of protests and tensions concerning the future of humanity.
There may be more devision between people’s ideas and visions of the future next year, which is amplified by Uranus’ transit through Taurus. Uranus spends approximately seven years in each zodiac sign and when he’s in Taurus, the theme of women’s uprising and the divine feminine is highlighted. 2021 has the potential to be a great year for women to step into their power. However, Uranus is in fall in Taurus, meaning the energies of this planet and this archetype aren’t compatible. This is a position of weakness for Uranus, which suggests more struggle and opposition to the uprising of divine feminine energies. But don’t let this knock your confidence! The most important point is that this feminine energy is growing in power and intensity, and despite obstacles and opposing energies, we are shaking the table (and are being heard and seen) regardless!
Revolution Vs. Restriction
Saturn (limitations and restriction) will clash with Uranus (revolution, hopes for the future) numerous times throughout 2021. The two planets will conflict each other in multiple squares (tense aspect) throughout February-March then again in June and December. These energies could very well manifest as more clashes with authority and the conflict between traditionalism and modern thinking, values and structures. The divide between those in society who are ready to move forwards and those who are just fine where they are will deepen, which will certainly effect our relationships with others.
We may be on a constant search for truth during 2021. Jupiter will transit Aquarius, influencing us to be open minded and free in our thinking. Similarly, the North Node, which is the astrological axis representing where we are headed and the old karmic patterns that we are shedding, will move through Gemini until 2022. This represents us a global community working on how we communicate, how we coexist with different truths and how we educate ourselves to better understand others
This however, does not mean that there won’t be a large amount of distortion and lies occurring throughout the year (Pluto is still in Capricorn remember! A lot will still be occurring behind the scenes of our society). In spite this, the lesson here is to accept that truth is relative and while we cannot control the truths that people choose to align themselves with, we can control the building of a new society that rejects violence and is solidified in foundations of love, empathy and peace.