While the New Year is always an opportunity to push the 'reset' button and there is even more incentive this year, as we bid goodbye to 2020. However, rarely do the stars beat us to the punch, pushing the 'reset' button before we even get the chance to and in the process, creating a year that is unlike any other year seen in recent times. The implications from 2020 will continue for months if not years but the energy that went into making last year the culmination year for everything that had been building since as far back as 2008 is gone. Instead, as Jupiter and Saturn spend their first full month in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, there has been a seismic shift.
Jupiter and Saturn's departure from your career sector has relieved a lot of the pressure and not just professionally while leaving you with the benefits. That includes on the career front but also in the income front, with Mars finally making it back to your income sector on 7th January. That is just two days before Venus will return to your career sector on 9th January, to begin her own belated mission to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. This erases any doubts that you might lose your professional edge and if anything, this is the time when you can start reaping the rewards. This is a chance for a fresh start on the professional and income fronts.
Meanwhile, the Moon's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on New Year's Day then returning later in the month to host the first Full Moon of 2020 here on 29th January is just one reminder that life can't be all work and no play. The other is that until returning to your career sector on 9th January, Venus will start the month in an adventurous part of your chart. At the same time, until he leaves Aries on 7th January, Mars will be encouraging you to embrace the things that excite you.
While you have stepped into the most exciting professional year in decades and there will be a rise in your passions, drive, warrior and competitive spirit in general, a strong adventurous thread runs through the month. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of the year in an adventurous part of your chart before returning to your career sector but the difference this year is that Jupiter and Saturn are gone and life has become more professionally focused. This makes this an important month for making a balance between work and play a priority for while this is Jupiter and Saturn's first full month in your career sector, this is just the start of an exciting new journey.
After aligning in their early days after returning to your career sector just before Christmas, Jupiter is starting to inch ahead and when Mercury returns on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January, this is when the pace will really start to pick up. What is likely to feed into this is Mars' return to Taurus on 7th January, with the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos not only looking for something to channel his passions, drive, warrior and competitive spirit into but an excess of energy. Held back in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart since June, when Mars finally returns to Taurus he will be ready to make up for lost time.
Venus' return to an adventurous part of your chart on 9th January will keep the spirit of adventure alive but she too will leave and return to your career sector early next month. Meanwhile, Venus will not only begin the year in your financial sector but alongside the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment. This allows you to begin this new financial year with the resolve to turn your financial wish list into a game plan and resolutions and because Juno is here until November, stick to them.
By virtue of Saturn and Jupiter's move and grand conjunction just before Christmas, we have all experienced the seismic shift that will make 2021 a very different year to 2020 while continuing to enjoy the benefits. However, you are one of the signs that will benefit the most and not just because Saturn and Jupiter have returned to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery. At the very least this is going to create an expansive year, with a chance to expand the boundaries of your life and in every way possible. The world's borders might be closed but this is a chance to create richer experiences from whatever you have to work with.
With Saturn here until 2023 and Jupiter spending the first and the last five months of 2021 here, this is something that will grow and expand over the coming months and years. They will be joined by Mercury on 9th January and by the Sun on 20th January, providing the support to start fully embracing this new era. Until then, the Sun and Mercury are tying up loose ends after Saturn and Jupiter left your financial sector last month. This brought a three year financial boot camp to a close while leaving you with Jupiter's sense of what's possible and Saturn's determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
However, with Saturn and Jupiter gone this is no longer about the big picture with the Sun, Mercury and Venus, when she returns on 9th January more focused on mundane money matters. Meanwhile, Venus will start the month in your relationship sector and with Mars in your friendship sector until 7th January this gets the month off to a good start when it comes to friendship and relationship building. Both will leave resources behind to continue what they began and that includes on the communication front, especially in the early and final days of the month.
There is a bit of everything this month though the major theme is Jupiter and Saturn's return to your financial sector just before Christmas and the major opportunity this has created to take your financial power back. This doesn't have to happen overnight, for with Saturn here until 2023 and Jupiter spending the first and the last five months of 2021 here, this is less an event and more a shift. In their first full month, before Jupiter draws ahead to promote financial growth, this is a coming together of the planet of luck and expansion's sense of what's possible and Saturn's resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
They will be joined by Mercury, who will return to your financial sector on 9th January for what should be a 14 to 15 day visit aimed at giving you the smart head for money needed to make smart financial choices, decisions and plans, especially when it comes to more mundane money matters. Instead, a retrograde turn on 31st January will keep Mercury here until March. Mercury will be here throughout the Sun's month long visit, which begins on 20th January and while Venus, the planet of money is here next month.
Meanwhile, Venus not only begins the month in your work sector but is supporting Mars in his final days in your career sector. The Moon will form a friendly aspect to both when it returns to your income sector on New Year's Day and before leaving on 3rd January, creating an auspicious start to the month across the income, work and career fronts. While Mars will leave on 7th January and Venus on 9th January, they both leave behind forces that can keep the momentum going and the Moon will repeat those same conditions when it comes full circle on 28th January. This time it will be to create the first Full Moon of 2021, in your income sector on 29th January.
While Saturn and Jupiter left your work sector just before Christmas and this has taken a lot of the pressure away, the benefits not only remain but will be on full display this month. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of the year in your work sector but having returned just a day after Jupiter and four days after Saturn left, for the first time since 2017 the hard taskmaster of the cosmos is gone. Because the Sun and Mercury, who returned on the same day returned after Jupiter and Saturn left they were able to create a separate chapter.
This allows you to benefit from what has been invested or the hard work from the last three years while having a chance to push the 'reset' button and make a fresh start. Mercury will leave on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January but Venus' return on 9th January means you can continue to exploit the potential here. With Mars returning to your career sector on 7th January, rather than go off the boil, the potential on the job and career fronts will increase this month, but in a much easier and more manageable way. In the meantime, as the Sun and Mercury leave they will return to your relationship sector, where the real action is this month.
The Sun will always return to your relationship sector at the same time every year and Mercury, the planet of communication is never too far away. However, returning to find Jupiter and Saturn here is a whole new experience, together in your relationship sector at the same time for the first time in six decades. With Saturn here until 2023 and Jupiter spending the first and the last five months of 2021 here, this is the start of a major new chapter. Maybe that is why Mercury is reluctant to leave, for while he will return on 9th January to begin what should be a two week mission to get the communication lines open a retrograde turn on 31st January will keep him here until March.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and because of that, it has been easy to take this for granted. Even more so over recent years because with Saturn here since 2017 and Jupiter since 2019, if you didn't make it a priority in the early weeks of the year you could make up for it later. That is not the case this year and that makes a commitment to a balance between work and play a priority from day one and to the point that this needs to be baked into your New Year's resolutions.
It is not just that Saturn and Jupiter left last month and when the faster moving planets leave early next month you will only have Pluto to remind you. It is the fact that Saturn and Jupiter are in their first full month in your busy work sector and they are here to stay. Saturn is here until 2023 and while Jupiter will only spend the first and the last five months of the year here, he will use that time to promote job growth, opportunities and expansion. To begin with, with Jupiter and Saturn still in their early days here and still relatively close together, it is more about starting the year with Jupiter's sense of what's possible and Saturn's determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
However, with Mercury returning to your work sector on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January this is when things could start to become busy. However, you will have backups that will ensure, for now anyway, life doesn't become all work and no play. Those backups are Venus and Mars and they arrive with perfect timing. It begins with Mars' return to an adventurous part of your chart on 7th January and Venus' return to a playful part two days later on 9th January. While Venus is only here until early next month and Mars until early March, they will join forces to declare war on any attempts to make life all work and no play.
We are all benefiting from the major reset that has taken place, making 2021 a different year to 2020 but there is no doubt that you have won the cosmic lottery. It was just before Christmas that Saturn and Jupiter returned to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart but also a fellow Air ruled part. This means that Jupiter and Saturn, the two most powerful planets in the solar system have not only shifted their focus onto matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative but are operating under the same system as your natural default.
This also means that at some point before leaving in 2023 Saturn will form a friendly aspect to the natal Sun of every Libran on the planet. This is one planet that you want on your side and that hasn't been the case over the last three years. It is even better news with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion racing through in just five months. Jupiter is normally here for 12 months and it is a given that he will form a friendly aspect to every Libran on the planet's natal Sun at some point during the year he is here. Instead, if it hasn't happened already it will happen between now and May.
This not only opens up life to a new era where there is a lot of support, compatible energy and focus on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative but a relief from some of the pressure, demands and duties of recent years. If you work in the creative or artistic fields then this will be a stunning year and also an important year for anyone thinking of starting a family, getting engaged or anything that gives birth to something that springs from love or the heart. Life will still have demands but the heavyweights of the solar system will carry much of the load for you this month and this just a taste of things to come.
While what was in play during 2020 will continue to play out in 2021 this is a very different year and that will be evident from the get go. The year is likely to get off to a busy start and you might find that you didn't complete everything last year, either at work or with anything that keeps you busy. However, it was less that you ran out of time and more that until Mars leaves your busy work sector on 7th January, he was always going to find something to keep you busy. Held back by a retrograde phase, Mars' longest visit in 32 years is coming to a close but fortunately, so too is Venus' belated visit to your income sector.
Venus and Mars are the cosmic lovers and while they get the month off to a good start on the income and job fronts, they will follow each other into different but equally complementary areas of your chart. Mars will return to your relationship sector on 7th January where he will remain until March while Venus will return to your communication sector two days later on 9th January. It is here that they will form a friendly aspect, channelling the same enthusiasm they begin the year putting into income and job matters into getting the communication lines open on the relationship front.
Meanwhile, the fundamental difference between 2020 and 2021 is the focus on home, family and/or property matters. This is Saturn and Jupiter's first full month in your home and family sector but just the start of a major new focus. Saturn is here until 2023 and Jupiter will spend the first and the last five months of 2021 here. This not only puts a lot more importance on home, family and/or property matters but the potential for growth, opportunities and expansion. Mercury will return on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January, adding more support but in the more mundane way that they do at this time every year.
There is likely to be a new sense of excitement and anticipation as you move into 2021, feeling that this is going to be a good year. While we will all benefit from the major reset that Jupiter and Saturn's shift late last year has created you will experience the most wide ranging impact. That is because Saturn and Jupiter returned to and are spending their first full month in your communication sector, which can be seen as the 'Swiss army knife' area of your chart, with a tool for every purpose. This is not just about communication and while this does make 2021 a stunning year for all aspects of communication it is much more than that.
This is a smart, intellectually savvy and articulate part of your chart and here until 2023, Saturn's resolve and determination will give you a lot of mental stamina and resilience, making it easier to stay mentally focused while Jupiter will help you to think big. Saturn doesn't shy away from the tough stuff, giving you the ability to approach challenging conversations with a lot more courage and resilience. Any area of your life that can benefit from open communication lines, the ability to think big and stay mentally focused will benefit, which is why Saturn and Jupiter's return will have a more wide ranging impact on your life than for your cosmic mates. If you ever wanted to write a book or start a blog, this is the year.
Meanwhile, while Saturn and Jupiter left your income sector last month, rather than income potential dropping off this is when you are likely to start reaping the rewards. A combination of the Sun in your income sector until 20th January, Venus returning on 9th January and Mars finally returning to your work sector on 7th January will see the year get off to a good start on the income and job fronts. Until then, Venus will be making the most of her final days in Sagittarius to give your heart a voice while Mars will be making the most of his final days in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in Capricorn, with your new calendar and solar year always beginning in lockstep. However, while the last three years have felt like a repetition of previous years, this year will have a different feel and you would have noticed it as soon as the Sun returned to Capricorn to begin your birthday month and new solar year just before Christmas. For the first time in three years Saturn, the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and your ruling planet was gone, having left just four days earlier. Jupiter, who has spent 12 months laying down the foundations for the future left just a day before the Sun returned.
Because your birthday month began after Saturn and Jupiter had left, even though it was just 24 hours later, you began this new solar year without the pressure but with all the advantages and momentum banked over recent years. Mercury will remain in Capricorn until 9th January, leaving just a few hours before Venus returns on the same day to give your heart a voice and a say in what you want from this new solar year. It is when Mercury leaves Capricorn on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January that they will join Saturn and Jupiter in your income sector, where they have already begun to turn 2021 into a potentially lucrative year. It helps that you not only have the North Node in your work sector all year but Mars will return in March, for the first time in nearly two years.
Mercury, who will normally spend 14 to 15 days in your income sector each year giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game and to make smart choices, decisions and plans, will instead turn retrograde on 31st January and stay here until March. With Saturn in your income sector until 2023 and Jupiter spending the first and the last five months of 2021 here when the Moon returns to your financial sector every four weeks they will clash. This will happen on New Year's Day so don't be put off by a bit of financial tension at the start of the month, for this is not a sign of things to come. The first Full Moon of 2021 will fall here on 29th January.
Moving into the New Year is always an opportunity to push the 'reset' button but this is usually more symbolic than based on anything tangible and before we know it, life is back to normal again. That is not likely to be the case this year because it is not you deciding that you are ready for a fresh start but the stars who have already decided for you. Ready or not, the future is here and you have been preparing for this for over three years now. Preparation began when Saturn returned to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart in 2017 to begin the wind down of a three decade long Saturn cycle while they really got serious in December 2019, when Jupiter returned to begin the 12 month wind down of your old 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion.
Both came to an end in the days leading up to Christmas, with Saturn's return to Aquarius on 17th December and Jupiter's return just three days later. Having spent their early days in Aquarius aligned, something that last happened here in the Middle Ages, Jupiter and Saturn's first full month in your sign is also the first full month of a new three decade long Saturn cycle and a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. Had it been either one returning to Aquarius this would still be the start of a period of major new beginnings but for both to return within days, makes this the biggest reset you will ever experience.
By the time the Sun returns to begin your birthday month on 20th January Saturn and Jupiter will have been here for a month, giving you the most powerful start to a new solar year ever. The lines between the past, present and future will remain blurred this month, with the wind down of your solar year underway and then Venus returning to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart to wind down your current Venus cycle on 9th January. However, by the end of the month, the Sun and Mercury will be in Aquarius and Venus just days later. Meanwhile, the early and final days of the month are especially good for communication, friendship and relationship building.
Jupiter and Saturn's return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart before Christmas was far more significant than just a shift in focus. This has brought you to a major turning point and also a unique one, not experienced in six decades. Every planet will eventually return to this area of your chart and when they do it is to bring their current cycle to an end. You experience this every year when the Sun returns to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year, something that will begin on 20th January. A solar year or cycle takes 12 months to complete but a Saturn cycle takes three decades and a Jupiter cycle 12 years.
To reach the final stage of either your current Jupiter or Saturn cycle brings you to a major turning point but to reach both at the same time is rare, having last happened six decades ago. Saturn won't return to Pisces to begin a new three decade long Saturn cycle until 2023 but Jupiter will return in May, racing through in just five months. This is an extraordinarily short time, for Jupiter will normally spend 12 months here. This means that while you have begun closing old doors, it won't be that long before new doors open, over and above the start of your birthday month and new solar year next month.
Meanwhile, while this is a time for reflection life will go on and the month gets off to an exceptionally good start across the income, work and career fronts. It is the Moon that will bring things together but with Mars leaving your income sector on 7th January and Venus leaving your career sector on 9th January the timing is perfect. The Moon will come full circle to create a Full Moon in your career sector on 29th January, with the month ending under positive conditions across the income, work and career fronts as well.