Welcome to 2021! What a cycle we’ve had so far as we left the year of the massively world-changing “Great Conjunctions” of 2020 and entered an instructive year of spirituality. There is a wild tonality from the start as Saturn and Jupiter finally stepped into Aquarius, giving us a taste of the new age ahead.
It can feel like there is little to nowhere to hide at times as the general reason lies between the emphasis on strength in numbers and your personal need for security. A mighty square between Saturn in tech-savvy Aquarius and Uranus roaming wanton Taurus can trigger some tense moments and make a powerfully dramatic change. The effects of this transit extend specifically to February 17th, June 14th and December 24th. However, this energy resonates throughout the events of the year.
There can be both internal and community conflicts that need to be addressed. There is a tug-of-war between one’s ego and the idea of where things are going. Saturn’s purpose is to build, but in this case the tower must fall in some capacity. Structures that no longer serve the masses will ultimately collapse. Over these transits there is a possibility of civil unrest in many ways, as Uranus is the ultimate radical inviting chaotic change and sudden action. Be open to lots of unplanned surprises on all fronts. Finally, the brighter side of this aspect is the loan or payout that you have been waiting for. This can also involve competent community leaders with an important message. In both cases, the sky – and our lives – will change radically when electric Uranus and authoritative Saturn connect in the cosmos.
This year there are also three Mercury retrograde cycles, all in air signs, which are very effective as the North Node of Fate speaks to us through Gemini’s humorous joke. Generally, these are timeframes where communications, technology, data, mail, and mass transportation can be slowed down in some way. Knowing who to meet or who to contact when Tricksterplanet goes retro mode is especially important as it is often an unsolved problem that needs to be addressed in order to move forward.
Mercury’s first retrograde cycle enters Aquarius’ shadow on January 15, stations and moves retrograde on January 30, and lasts until directly stationed on February 20, with the shadow being cleared on March 13. This can be a recovery or rewind cycle where you consider your shadow more innovative qualities and can even lead to many creative improvements for the common good.
The second transit shadow begins on May 14th and leads to a retrograde station on May 29th. Tricksterplanet remains in this editorial zone until it continues directly on June 22nd and finally clears the shadow on July 17th.
The finale of the retrograde cycles of this fast planet takes place in Libra, which enters the shadow zone on September 6th, is retrograde stationed on September 26th, and passes directly on October 18th and leaves the shadow on November 2nd. This will be a relational cycle influenced by the Venusian planet of love. A lesson in romantic communication and information can be taught during this cycle.
The moon waves continue to reflect the presence of the North Node in Gemini and the purification of the South Node in fiery Sagittarius. The first solar eclipse activity of the year begins with a total lunar eclipse under the sign of the centaur, which in some ways can test your limits. The cycle mirrors the past in many ways and it can feel like you have to look back on certain elements of your life to move forward. This can also affect travel and opens your mind to more esoteric topics.
On June 10th, an annular solar eclipse in communicative Gemini can feel like a fresh breath or at least lead to great clarity in the partnership and the viewing of life from different sides of the coin. Throughout the year there is a major theme of duality and the ability to balance the original visions through the ability to see and sort details. In particular, conclusions can be drawn when resolving disputes. In general, however, there is a strong ability to connect through extremely wise and honest conversation.
The world will be exposed to a little more energy from the earth eclipse on November 19th, with a partial lunar eclipse going through the fixed sign of Taurus. Some will be glad to have this energy close by, especially earth signs or signs with strong planning needs. This is a lunar energy that you can be comfortable with here and that will set you up for some nice influences for long term investment, love, and money matters in the future – especially April, May, and the later months of 2022.
The world will be exposed to a little more energy from the earth eclipse on November 19th, with a partial lunar eclipse going through the fixed sign of Taurus. Some will be happy to have this energy close by, especially earth signs or signs with strong planning needs. This is a lunar energy that is pleasant to you and that will prepare you for some nice influences for long term investment, love and money matters in the future – especially in April, May and the later months of 2022.
This year there will be a beautiful total solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4th, awakening passion through our ninth house of knowledge, education and spiritual expansion. All in all, this year reflects us as we clarify astrological alignments where we must all move to the beat of our own drums.