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The most fascinating influence this year, is having both Jupiter and Saturn journeying through the exciting, progressive, and intuitive sign of Aquarius. Jupiter thrives here creating wonderful opportunities and good fortune, and Saturn, its co-ruler, can be channeled so one benefits by implementing new ideas into structured planning. Together, you can build a solid foundation that lasts into the future. If you are feeling held back and frustrated, as many of us are these days, you will be inclined to break out. Major changes are on the horizon both personally and globally. Regardless, you are more determined to succeed and therefore do succeed. It can be a time of growth as well as breaking down barriers that are holding you back.


From a worldly perspective Jupiter/Saturn influences affect the rise and fall of important people and leaders. There are those that believe that the Star of Bethlehem was the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn approximately 2020 years ago. Throughout history some presidents have died in office or have experienced an assassination attempt. Major developments and changes are indicted for 2021. Be willing to embrace a whole new perspective on life. Although it may seem at times like a roller coaster ride, there will still be some silver linings to enhance your life.


Jupiter and Saturn traveling through the sign of Aquarius in your seventh house sector emphasizes personal relationships and one-on-one partnerships for most of the year. Now you have an opportunity to improve your close relationships as well as attract new individuals into your life. Commitments can be lasting as you become more serious about long-term alliances.


During January, Mercury conjoining Jupiter and Saturn, which will reside here most of the year, emphasizes personal relationships and one-on-one business partnerships. The dialogue is open to discuss objectives as well as enjoy the established rapport. A committed partnership in love or business could be opportune. Long-term alliances are favored. In most instances, you will be well-received by those around you. On the 13th the tension of Mars square Saturn will be softened by Venus in favorable aspect to Uranus. The third week of January as Mars conjoins Uranus in Taurus unexpected changes are likely with your career standing. Be aware of issues with your social circle. The rest of the month, the Sun conjoining both Jupiter and Saturn emphasize personal relationships. However, a problem will arise in a close alliance with a Full Moon on January the 28th.


In February, Mercury will be retrograde from January 30th to February 21st causing you to rethink where you stand with any partnerships. With Mercury under influences from the Sun, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn as they are all traveling through Aquarius, positive developments with relationships will also be occurring. Saturn in square aspect to Uranus will bring unexpected situations and changes with personal relationships, friends, partners, and coworkers. This could be an ongoing theme throughout the year. Financial concerns are noted with the Full Moon on the 27th. A financial loss may happen if you are not careful with your funds.


During March, the Sun and Venus in Pisces attracts benefits with personal growth, joint financial ventures, and partnerships. Mercury and Jupiter in Aquarius support relationship opportunities. A misunderstanding that you have with a friend or close tie is difficult to resolve on the 23rd as Mercury in Pisces is in square aspect to Mars in Gemini. The Full Moon on the 28th is the cause of problematic communications. If you want harmony, you have to compromise.


In April, the Sun conjoining Venus and then Mercury promotes smooth communications with higher-minded pursuits, educational aims, networking, and travel plans. Mars trine Jupiter mid-month has you making progress with friendly alliances, romantic ties, and business partnerships that inspire you. The Sun and Venus in sextile aspect to Mars and Jupiter encourages a wonderful rapport with personal relationships, business partnerships, and friends. Legal dealings, networking, and travel plans lift your spirits. The only temporary upset might be the Full Moon on April 26th.


The first half of May, Venus and then the Sun are in positive aspect to Pluto encourage meaningful productivity in the workforce. Positive changes are indicated with a Mars sextile to Uranus aspect. Mid-month Jupiter travels into the sign of Pisces for three months promoting financial gain, joint ventures, and personal rejuvenation. However, difficulties are noted with partnerships and finances the 22nd and 27th of May as both Mercury and Venus square Neptune. Disagreements with friends, and loved ones are foreseen on the Full Moon on the 26th. Mercury will be retrograde from May 29th to June 22nd. You should avoid making important decisions or starting anything new during this time. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes.


During June, Mercury retrograde until the 22nd has you rethinking your future goals and friendships. Resistance the first week is also noted as Mars opposes Pluto. Then Saturn comes into square aspect to Uranus on the 14th causing stress and pushing for changes with career goals and close alliances. As Mercury goes direct on the 22nd you will have more clarity. The Full Moon on the June 24th will affect your health and well-being and work. Taking a sick day might be required.


The beginning of July, as Mars is in adverse aspect to both Saturn and Uranus the first four days, stress will be felt with your career. Mid-month is looking brighter with Mercury in excellent aspect to Jupiter. The Sun in favorable aspect to Neptune indicates positive developments with partnerships and monetary dealings. The Full Moon occurring on July 23rd causes tension in personal relationships.


In August, you will be more realistic about close alliances as the Sun and Mercury oppose Saturn. Still, planetary activity around the third week brings new insight and possible developments to relationships as the Sun and Mercury oppose Jupiter. Mars in favorable trine aspect to Uranus denotes sudden attractions that may have a future. The Full Moon on August 22nd once again is problematic in a close relationship. Adverse aspects on the 23rd and 24th will create a monetary issue that could be upsetting.


In early September as Mars opposes Neptune you may experience another misunderstanding or disappointment with financial dealings. Watch all transactions carefully. The New Moon in Virgo on the 6th will have you applying a more methodical approach to your finances. The Full Moon on the 20th will be the cause of financial mistakes and misunderstandings with partnerships. Mercury adversely aspecting Pluto on the 22nd brings challenges at work. Are you considering leaving?


The 1st of October, Mercury is again in square aspect to Pluto continuing to put pressure on you at work. You may need to compromise or an ending is foreseen. Do reschedule any important meetings. Mercury in auspicious aspect to Jupiter on the 3rd will open up the dialogue in relationships. Optimistic communication is noted on the job and with personal relationships. The third week will be enjoyed as you extend yourself to the special people around you, especially with Mars trining Jupiter on the 18th. A new meeting has romantic possibilities. Both Mercury and Jupiter go direct on October 18th giving the green light to move ahead. The Full Moon occurring on the 20th may be the one day that is inharmonious as communication upsets and traffic delays are frustrating. Being cooperative saves the day. Jupiter and the Moon in favorable aspect to Venus the last few days of the month have you enjoying life with a loved one.


On November 1st and 2nd, Mercury in difficult square aspect to Pluto will strain your rapport with a coworker or boss. If you haven’t left your job already, you might consider it now. Although you may try to compromise, change may be in the offing. Several subtle aspects may lead to positive developments during the month. Mars in square aspect to Saturn the second week puts a strain on home-life and close relationships. Having patience is the key. Mars opposing Uranus on the 17th and the Full Moon occurring on November 19th will continue to cause stress at home and work. The last week holds a Mercury/Sun conjunction in Sagittarius which will have you enjoying leisure life, romance, recreation, and children.


In early December, the New Moon in Sagittarius on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th will create more leisurely experiences that lift your spirits. Although you will feel energized on the 8th, if you over-extend yourself you may become run-down with Mars squaring Jupiter. The Full Moon on the 18th interrupts you from having a good time as others are not in agreement. Although Saturn square Uranus on the 23rd is the cause of stress, the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius in positive aspect to Jupiter brings, hope, happiness, good fortune, and prosperity for the holiday. At the end of December, the Sun and Mercury in positive aspect to Uranus will be inspire improvements with work and career goals.


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