Libra Rising

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. 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.


As Jupiter and Saturn make their way through Aquarius in your fifth house sector, you will find opportunities to enjoy leisure life, romance, creative/speculative pursuits, and activities with children, but it may come with some responsibilities. If you are realistic with your planning, this could be a good time to make a solid investment or personal commitment. You may find fulfillment in a personal relation or a creative pursuit. Games with children will be fun, or if this pertains to you, you may consider having a child.

During January, steady planning allows you to indulge in leisurely experiences as Mercury conjoins Jupiter and Saturn. Travel can be thoroughly enjoyed as long as you stick with a planned itinerary. Promising opportunities may appear with speculative or creative goals. Job opportunities are also foreseen. Romance is on the horizon, especially If you are single. Venus in positive aspect to Uranus will help soften the Mars square to Saturn on the 13th although a close relationship can be frustrating. Mars conjoining Uranus in Taurus the third week indicates financial concerns. Best not to be too hasty with any monetary transactions now. The end of the month, the Sun conjoining Jupiter and Saturn emphasizes enjoying life as long as you are responsible. However, tension may arise on the Full Moon on January 28th.


In February, Mercury will be retrograde from January 30th to February 21st causing you to rethink where you stand with a romantic partner or creative goal. Positive developments are still occurring as Mercury is under influences from the Sun, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. Mid-month the unexpected occurs with partnerships due to a lack of cooperation as Saturn is in square aspect to Uranus. You may not be feeling well or a work situation may be disappointing with the Full Moon on the 27th.


During March, the Sun and Venus in Pisces attract support and favors on the job. The first half of the month Mercury and Jupiter in Aquarius bring positive news with creative or speculative goals, or romance. However, you will encounter a difficult situation at work that is hard to resolve on the 23rd as Mercury in Pisces is in square aspect to Mars in Gemini. Tension with a personal relationship demands your cooperation on the 28th with the Full Moon.


In April, the Sun conjoining Venus and then Mercury has you articulating a pleasant rapport with those around you. Communication in a personal relationship is most agreeable. Mars trine Jupiter mid-month inspires leisurely experiences and travel. It’s a great time to venture out and see the world whether it be mentally or physically. The advantage is on your side with romance as well. The Sun and Venus in sextile aspect to Mars and Jupiter promotes social life and having more fun. The only snag might be the Full Moon on April 26th.


The first half of May, Venus and then the Sun are in favorable aspect to Pluto where bringing meaningful experiences into the home and with partners is rewarding. Others support your motivated efforts on the 11th with Mars in sextile to Uranus. Mid-month Jupiter treks into the sign of Pisces for three months bringing favorable conditions at work and an upswing with your health. However, on the 22nd and 27th of May disappointment and/or confusion on the job are noted as both Mercury and Venus square Neptune. Communication mishaps and traffic delays are foreseen with 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 reassessing where you stand with certain relationships. Challenges with both work and home issues the first week is also noted as Mars opposes Pluto. Changes and the unpredictable occur on the 14th with money, investments, and spending as Saturn comes into square aspect to Uranus. Don’t take any risks. As Mercury goes direct on the 22nd you will have more clarity, yet issues arise with family and coworkers on June 24th, the Full Moon.


The first four days of July, Mars in adverse aspect to both Saturn and Uranus is the cause of tension with partnerships in business and pleasure, financial speculation, and blocks to your personal growth. Mid-month Mercury in favorable aspect to Jupiter creates a positive momentum with you job or career. You will continue to be supported by with your work as the Sun forms a favorable aspect to Neptune. An issue with a friend or lover may be problematic on the Full Moon on July 23rd.


In August, you are apt to be more realistic with your future goals, friendships, and romantic partners as the Sun and Mercury oppose Saturn. The third week then brings progress with ambitious goals, friends, and partners as the Sun and Mercury oppose Jupiter. A positive Mars aspect to Uranus inspires you to make progress with your financial affairs, and work behind-the-scenes on the 21st and 22nd. The Full Moon on August 22nd again has a disruptive affect on purposeful goals, friendship, or a personal relationship. At work communication snags, confusion, and possible disappointment are foreseen as adverse oppositions occurs on the 23rd and 24th.


On September 2nd you may experience a disappointment at work and also feel under the weather. Lower your expectations. You will feel more productive on the 6th with the Virgo New Moon. Although Mercury will favorably trine Jupiter on the 20th bring good news, the Full Moon on the 20th creates confusion and miscommunication once again. Family issues surface with Mercury adversely aspecting Pluto on the 22nd. A compromise is needed.


The 1st of October, Mercury is again in square aspect to Pluto continuing to cause disagreeable situations at home. Is it time to move?  You will want to enjoy life on the 3rd as Mercury in trine aspect to Jupiter attracts luck, leisurely experiences, and creative projects. The New Moon in Libra on the 6th indicates that this is a good time to start a new project. Mars trining Jupiter on the 18th continues to put the advantage on your side, especially with romance. Both Mercury and Jupiter go direct on October 18th, a good sign to proceed with your goals. The Full Moon on the 20th causes tension with a personal relationship. Favorable communication, educational aims, and travel will be enjoyed with Jupiter and the Moon in favorable aspect to Venus the last few days.


Once again, problems in the home cause tension with family or where you are living with Mercury is in adverse square aspect to Pluto on November 1st and 2nd. Subtle influences may lead to favorable developments during the month. On the 10th you will encounter obstacles with financial ventures and partners in business and pleasure with Mars in square aspect to Saturn. Do not invest or over-spend. Monetary dealings continue to be stressful with Mars opposing Uranus on the 17th and the Full Moon occurring on November 19th. What an intense month! Finally, the last week holds a Mercury/Sun conjunction in Sagittarius emphasizing more joy with community functions, educational environments, and travel. Make the most of it.


The beginning of December, the New Moon in Sagittarius on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th will generate happiness within your environment and at work. Social connections are cheerful, and work, an educational pursuit, or travel plan is to be enjoyed. Although you may want to accomplish a lot on the 8th, over-extending yourself will get you into trouble personally and financially with Mars squaring Jupiter. Communication snags and travel delays are noted on the Full Moon on the 18th. Your luck may wane on the 23rd as Saturn squares Uranus, but the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius brings joy and opportunity for the holiday season. The last week of December the Sun and Mercury in excellent aspect to Uranus gives you insight into making solid improvements with your home, investments, or financial ventures.



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