3 Reasons There’s Hope For 2021, According to Astrology by Shannon Hugman

What 2021 Looks Like, According to Astrology

Most of us can agree that 2020 has been a year of significant shifts. Life as we know it has fundamentally changed, and this can be really hard. The good news is that the astrology transits of 2021 offer an optimistic outlook. According to the cosmos, there’s a new chapter unfolding, and there’s a chance to be the change we want to see and build new ways of being . . . together.

As an astrologer, I look at the patterns, transits, and cycles of the planets. It’s not that these celestial bodies are doing anything to us, but they are currents of light flowing all around us. When we know which way the current is flowing, we can choose which way we want to swim. The astrological trends for 2021 are collaboration, creativity, and fresh beginnings. Here’s what it all means.

1. The Great Conjunction: Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius

A conjunction is a fancy way of saying two planets are coming together at the same point in the sky. In this case, we have Jupiter and Saturn. Astrologers call this the great conjunction because it’s a pretty big deal (the last time this aspect occurred in Aquarius was the early 1400s). As we enter this cycle of opportunities, innovation, and connection, it’s as if that coveted Age of Aquarius is starting.

There’s been hype around the Age of Aquarius for centuries. It’s a new age of humanity coming together. From an astrological outlook, 2021 is the beginning of many Aquarius-themed transits. Beginning with the great conjunction, Saturn will remain in this sign for nearly three years and Jupiter for one year. Then in 2023, Pluto will enter Aquarius, where it will stay for 20 years. Although there’s no proving it, given that there are so many planets moving through Aquarius, we can imagine that this new age is finally beginning.

We can look back at the last time these transits occurred to learn and improve moving forward, like reviewing an exam before retaking it. When we spend time reflecting, we build new outcomes instead of repeating history. Back in the early 1400s, which was the last time Saturn and Jupiter joined together in Aquarius, the Renaissance began. During this period of history, attitudes changed and what it meant to be human took on new meaning. Art emerged and the human experience became valuable. This period saw the end of the dark ages. It moved humanity out of a time of plagues and social class disparities.

Aquarius energy cares about the whole, and its focus is on the greater good. It’s the team player who gives all people a seat at the table, not just a privileged few. Beginning in 2021, we can expect an emphasis on inclusion, diversity, and the dismantling of oppressive systems; it’s a time of evening the playing field.

Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius Throughout History

The last time Saturn moved through Aquarius was from February 1991 to May 1993. This period saw the end of apartheid in South Africa, the Rodney King riots, and the first woman prime minister of Canada. Also during this time, the internet became available for commercial use and there were one million computers online.

The last time Jupiter was in Aquarius was from January 2009 to January 2010. That period saw Barack Obama inaugurated as the first Black president of the United States, and Bitcoin was created.

We can also reflect on our lives to see what themes emerged back then and what those periods taught us. That wisdom will be valuable for moving forward. Can we see connections between those periods of history and now? Are we open to diverse voices and demographics taking power and becoming leaders? Are we ready for new technology and innovation? Like the times before the Renaissance, we have been in some dark experiences. Could we be on the verge of a renaissance, which means rebirth in English?

After 2020, whose ready for a restart?

2. Upcoming Eclipses

Eclipses bring times of change and alignment. They occur when the sun, the moon, and Earth line up, and in many ways, they deliver lessons for our planet. From May 2020 until January 2022, we will be having eclipses in Gemini and Sagittarius, which means the themes of these signs are coming to the forefront.

Sagittarius is about expansion, potential, and what’s possible, but things are only possible if we believe them, so this energy is connected to our beliefs. Sag wants us to see the glass half full — it wants us to dream and use our imaginations.

Gemini energy is about curiosity, humor, and having fun, but just because that’s the lesson doesn’t mean it is going to be easy. If we are willing to take the assignment, our homework is to change our beliefs, open our hearts, learn from each other, and have fun! An eclipse on Dec. 14, 2020, is teaching us this, big time. There will also be eclipses on May 26 and June 10, 2021, that call in these themes.

3. Venus and Mars Joining Forces

In 2020, both Venus and Mars retrograded. Instead of things flowing smoothly, it was a year of digging deep and retracing our steps. The planet of relationships (Venus) and the planet of action (Mars) will not retrograde in 2021, which means smoother sailing ahead.

Not only will Venus and Mars move forward, but they will also come together in Leo. The conjunction is occurring from the end of June 2021 through July 2021. This connection is like a reunion of feminine and masculine energy, which plays out in our internal and external worlds. It’s a time for harmonious relationships, creativity, and playtime.

There’s Hope For 2021

The astrology of 2021 brings a ton of potential. The Aquarian transits are teaching humanity the importance of sharing the stage and serving the greater good. There is a seat for everyone at this table, not just a few with the privileged VIP pass. The eclipses are expanding our horizons and reminding us that solutions come from learning. Lastly, this summer, Venus and Mars come together, giving a dose of open-hearted energy that urges us to own our passions and create a new chapter.

Image Source: Getty / Suchart Kuathan

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The Astrology of Election Day Looks Pretty Dire by Claire Lampen

Mercury retrograde ends on November 3… but we won’t be out of the clear.

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Election Day 2020 hasn’t even happened yet, and already, way too much plot! An underhanded, 11th-hour appointment to the nation’s highest bench, a coronavirus outbreak in the White House, hours-long lines outside early-voting sites — these are just a few of the more inauspicious incidents that occurred in October alone, and the pacing won’t slow for the final act. I mean, just consider the state of our country, and of the stars: Mercury has been retrograde since October 14 and will remain so until 12:50 p.m. ET on November 3.

Mercury retrograde may be the most infamous astrological transit in the world. Its hallmarks include big delays, miscommunications, and general chaos, and it happens three to four times a year when Mercury appears to scoot backward across the sky. People love to grouse about how Mercury retrograde ate that email and/or dredged up texts from a long-silent ex, and most astrologers will warn you to avoid signing contracts or basically starting anything new for the transit’s duration. Fittingly, this Mercury retrograde is “particularly not great, for sure,” according to astrologer, writer, and creative Kirah Tabourn, a.k.a. @thestrology. A real barn burner, astrologically speaking.

“It’s messy,” Tabourn says. “It’s very messy.”

Before we dive in, a note on understanding planetary motion and the zodiac: Think of the sky as a giant clock divided into 12 equally portioned segments, each belonging to a sign. Every planet orbits around the clock at its own pace, and when it moves from one sign’s wedge into another, its energy mixes with that of its temporary new home. Mercury is the planet of communication, and its retrograde started in Scorpio — a sign that may read as a red flag even for people who don’t buy into zodiacal stuff. “Intense fiends who love secrets and hate most people … a tiny knife between the ribs,” writer Rosa Lyster once described Scorpios, and whether or not that resonates with you, astrologer and writer Randon Rosenbohm (@good_horoscope) agreed that the sign’s involvement in this transit “just seems very, very shady.”

Scorpio “has no mouth, it cannot speak,” Rosenbohm explains. To her, this portends the possibility that ballots may go missing or that people may be “silenced by technical malfunctions.” An estimated 50 to 70 percent of votes will be cast by mail in this election; already, over 66 million people — roughly half as many as voted in 2016, period — have voted early, suggesting a mostly smooth civic process overall. Nonetheless, it has not been without hiccups: all those interminable lines, the slowing mail service, those fake drop boxes set out by California Republicans, ballots lost in Pennsylvania, the list goes on. This is the kind of thing Rosenbohm expects from Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, particularly because Scorpio is ruled by belligerent war planet Mars, which is also — ha! — retrograde, amplifying the total impact.

“This might be what astrologers have been bracing themselves for when they say autumn is ‘2020 part two,’” Rosenbohm mused. “Things just are really not working, things are totally abnormal, and people don’t know how to behave, either. People are misfiring their aggression and misbehaving and acting like babies.”

Yesterday, on October 28, Mercury slid back into Libra. Another worrying sign, astrologers say: While Mercury retrograde in Scorpio might mistakenly get its dick out on a Zoom call, Mercury retrograde in Libra will see you in court. Libra’s entry into the fray may signal that the election will have “to be decided by some sort of governing body,” Tabourn says. (Libra is symbolized by the scales of justice, after all.) And the celestial arrangement on November 3 — Mercury stationing direct in the late degrees of Libra — only underscores this suspicion for Tabourn because it mirrors, exactly, the chart for the 2000 election. You know, the one with all the ballot-related confusion out of Florida that culminated in SCOTUS installing George W. Bush in the White House despite Al Gore’s winning the popular vote. “I’m picturing another recount situation,” Rosenbohm agrees.

Good thing Mercury won’t be retrograde when the last of the ballots come in, you may be whimpering to yourself. True, but consider: According to Rosenbohm, the first and last days of retrograde are the toughest and most pronounced as “the motion of the planet comes to an apparent halt.” Also, because Mercury takes a week or two to regain her former speed, we can expect things to stay slow until the retrograde shadow period ends on November 19. But here comes the twister: On top of all that, two eclipses lie ahead, a lunar one in Gemini (corresponding heavily to Trump’s chart, Tabourn warns) on November 30 and a solar one on December 14, i.e., the day the Electoral College casts its vote. And finally, just for spice, Tabourn expects that a “gnarly” full moon in Taurus on Halloween may “shake things up in this way that you wouldn’t see coming.” That’s because the full moon — said to bring things to a climax, among other dramatic flourishes — will be sharing a sign with Uranus, a planet that loves “sudden twists and changes.”

Unfortunately, it seems unreasonable to expect anything but entropy from 2020’s last gasp. Some astrologers expect a shitstorm due to a harrowing conjunction in January between Pluto and Saturn: “As an archetype,” Rosenbohm notes, “basically totalitarianism, violence, pestilence.”

“We’ve been looking forward to 2020 for a really long time,” she says. “In one of my first astrology classes — this was before Trump was even elected — I remember someone said, Yeah, 2020’s gonna be like the last election ever. America’s over.”

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What Your Astrological Midheaven Says About How You Show Up In Work & Life by Sarah Regan

Ever heard of the astrological midheaven? It’s similar to your rising sign, as it deals with your worldly identity and external behavior. But on top of that, the lofty midheaven also deals with your goals, dreams, and natural inclinations in your professional life.

This aspect of your chart can offer a lot of insight into your life’s path, so we got the lowdown from mbg’s resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, on what the midheaven is all about and what it means when it’s in different signs.

How to calculate your midheaven.

Once you calculate your natal chart, your midheaven will show up as a vertical line marked by an “MC.” Whichever sign the line intersects with is your midheaven, and it’s the sign that was in the midheaven (directly above) when you were born.

The midheaven rules your 10th house, which deals with the legacy we’re meant to leave behind. As the twins note, this portion of the chart is all about your “career, worldly ambitions, public image, and status.” It’s the most public part of your personality out in the greater world, and it can lend some insight into what career path you might want to pursue, what you’ll be known for, or where you could succeed professionally.

Whenever the twins offer career readings or classes, they note that what people “really long to do—their secret wish if they had a million dollars and could start tomorrow—is what their midheaven shows.” Here’s what the midheaven means when it falls into different signs.

Fire midheaven (Aries, Leo & Sagittarius)

If your midheaven is in Aries, Leo, or Sag, you’re probably going to have a very active career, the twins say. “Maybe something in sales, athletics, or fashion,” they note, or even an influencer who has a “sort of celebrity, showbiz thing going on.”

These people will also be dynamic leaders who seek an interactive, fast-paced, and exciting career with plenty of variety. Bonus points if it’s a position in which these folks can express their individuality and “put their stamp on things,” the twins add.

Earth midheaven (Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn)

Unlike fire midheavens, those with their midheaven in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn will want a bit more grounding and consistency when it comes to their careers and public life. “They want stability and a place to call home,” the twins say.

“They’re going to want to really commit to a company or path and have something they can build,” they add. These folks want to go deep in their career rather than wide, so they can gain a sense of mastery in their respective fields. For this reason, going after positions in business or academia where there is a clear growth trajectory makes sense for them.

Air midheaven (Gemini, Libra & Aquarius)

If your midheaven is in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, the twins say you could be suited for a career related to communication, media, and/or technology. “They might be good in sales, marketing, PR, or something digital,” they add.

In addition to that, those with an air sign midheaven enjoy curating spaces where people can be together and might have a vision of “owning something like a coffee shop or somewhere people gather.” They may also be interested in teaching, publishing, or writing as a form of communication and expression.

Water midheaven (Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces)

And lastly, the water midheaven is for the creatives of the zodiac. These people will be drawn to the arts and anything creative, according to the twins. They may also feel a desire to infuse spirituality, mysticism, and healing into their work.

For this reason, they may find themselves in caretaker or healer positions. These folks tend to be more empathetic, and they’ll want to flex that in the work they do.

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Mercury Retrograde Ends On Election Day & There Will Be Chaos by Nina Kahn

Brace yourself.

The period of time between now and Election Day is bound to be chaotic — and not just because of the news cycle. There’s also a ton going on astrologically that will affect us both personally and collectively. The intense and rare astrology of 2020 has been discussed for years, and it feels significant that we’re entering such a tumultuous cosmic period during the lead-up to the election.

October is bookended by a rare double full moon — one on the first and last day of the month — including the powerful Halloween blue full moon that occurs just days before the election. This month also delivers us the year’s final Mercury retrograde period, as well as some frustrating and volatile planetary aspects involving the sun, Mars retrograde, and the planets in the Capricorn stellium (which are Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto).

While the planets in astrology can influence the energy around us, but then again, so can a lot of things. It doesn’t have to make- or-break a situation, so don’t feel doomed or cursed by any of the more difficult aspects or transits that are on the astrological agenda leading up to election day. You can use this cosmic awareness to empower yourself, stay conscious of some of the collective planetary energies playing into the social landscape of 2020, and do your best to avoid any astrology-related drama.

Here are some of the major astrological events taking place through the coming month that should be on your radar.

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Mid-October: When The Madness Begins

October kicks off with a healing full Harvest moon 2020, but then, things start getting turbulent mid-month thanks to some retrograde activity and planetary dramas. “October is going to be a chaotic month, particularly the 13 through the 16” astrologer Lisa Stardust tells Bustle. That’s because in addition to Mercury retrograde and the powerful October 2020 new moon in Libra on October 16, there will also be several hard aspects between some of the most influential planets that will make us feel combative, disagreeable, and frustrated all week long.

These planetary aspects can trigger fear-mongering in general, so people should look out for it. “We’ll be dealing with a cardinal T-square, which is a fraught aspect between the Libra planets, the Capricorn stellium (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto) — and Mars retrograde in Aries will activate the point too,” Stardust says. “What this means is that we’ll be wanting to make moves [toward] attaining our desires, which may be harder to do than we thought due to Mars’ retrograde.” Expect to witness collective ego clashes and heated arguments. This week is when the cosmic energy starts to get tense.

Mars Retrograde (Sept. 9 — Nov. 13)

We’ve been in the thick of Mars retrograde 2020 since Sept. 9. And this transit, which only happens once every two years, has major implications timing-wise, given that its involved in so many intense planetary aspects, overlaps with the equally-stressful Mercury retrograde fall 2020, and also fully envelops the November election. Mars retrograde can make us feel sluggish, unmotivated, and unable take tangible actions on things — which is not the most inspiring vibe leading into an election. Getting rest and making time to release pent-up energy in healthy ways will be important to clear your head.

This Mars retrograde period, as well as its journey post-retrograde, will also have implications after the election, given that it’ll still be in its retrograde shadow until Nov. 20. “Mars retrograde will probably lead to protests — which may be ongoing for the next five months,” Stardust says. This transit can bring repressed rage bubbling up to the surface in general, and we’ll struggle to find healthy ways to release it. Regardless of the outcome of the election, the stars point to there being a public pushback.

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Mercury Retrograde (Oct. 13 — Nov. 3)

The year’s final Mercury retrograde period will be in full swing during the three weeks leading up to the election. “Mercury’s backwards march in Scorpio commences on October 13 and lasts until November 3,” Stardust says. “This means that there’ll be a lot of uncertainty about the political future of the country.” Mercury rules over logistical matters of all sorts, so during this retrograde, as well as the post-retrograde shadow period that begins on election day, it could have influence.

“There will be confusion and issues with voting,” says Stardust of this retrograde. “We can expect to not know who the next president is right away or that there will be a recount.” This comes as no surprise, as there’s already been talk about a possible contested election result, the legal drama of a potential recount, and unfounded fear of voter fraud, which Trump has falsely conflated with mail-in voting. As is true of any Mercury retrograde, be sure to triple-check your information sources before sharing them, take extra care to communicate clearly, and pay attention to any major deadlines over the coming weeks.

Halloween Full Blue Moon On Oct. 31

The month wraps up with the second October 2020 full moon, which takes place in the sign of Taurus. This luminary is aligning with Uranus, the planet of sudden change, and has the potential to expose some deep feelings, cause some unexpected shifts, and push everyone out of their comfort zone. And between the detective-like paranoia of Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and the erratic nature of the Uranus/full moon conjunction, we might see some secrets revealed on a large scale, too. “The rare full blue moon in Taurus on Halloween will bring truths to life — so be aware and pay attention,” Stardust says. This could be a tense time both personally and collectively, as we’ll likely be faced with unexpected revelations and shake-ups.

Election Day Drama On Nov. 3

Finally, we’ve got the astrology of election day itself, which points to more potential confusion and discord — but perhaps a glimpse into the future, too. “The day of the election, the moon will be in Gemini on the North Node and squaring Neptune,” Stardust says. “This means that there may be last-minute scandals that come out — which are fated.” When the moon aligns with the North Node (which represents fate, destiny, and the future), we’re better able to tap into our intuition about the future, and the events surrounding this alignment could offer us a peek into what’s to come down the road, for better or worse.

The moon’s placement in relation to Neptune on election day could put us in an emotional haze, making it hard to discern fact from fantasy. We might see this play out on a larger-scale in the form of unclear information or misleading reports coming forth about election results or voting information on the day-of. But because the moon will be in intellectual air sign Gemini, we’ll be feeling naturally inquisitive, curious, and ready to question things — which could help us think more critically in the midst of so much turbulence.

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Astrology: Predictions and advice for the week of October 10–16, 2020 by Sun Lee Chang

Rat—A backhanded compliment is worse than saying nothing at all. When it counts, choose your words carefully.

Ox—Worried about not having a clear-cut plan? There is no time like the present to start preparing one.

Tiger—Why quibble about the little things? If it is of minimal importance, it is better to let it go.

Rabbit—You know a good combination when you see one. This opportunity might be too tempting to pass up.

Dragon—When you are able to set the terms of engagement, leave no doubt as to what your expectations are.

Snake—To hope for something is to risk disappointment, but there is also the chance to gain or experience the opposite.

Horse—An unexpected development has you wondering what to do next. The best choice could be the least obvious option.

Goat—Are you committed to making a meaningful change? Following through will require you to be honest with yourself.

Monkey—Thinking about bending the rules for someone? Consider whether this is a one-off or if it will turn into a habit.

Rooster—Your appetite for adventure could lead you to new heights, but it is not without its share of uncertainty.

Dog—Learning how to fall is as crucial as knowing how to stand. Don’t be afraid of the former.

Pig—Hastiness could be reflected in the quality of your work. Take your time and do it right the first time.

What’s your animal sign?

Rat 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Ox 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Tiger 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Rabbit 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Dragon 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Snake 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Horse 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Goat 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Monkey 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Rooster 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Dog 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Pig 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

*The year ends on the first new moon of the following year. For those born in January and February, please take care when determining your sign.

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Why Has this Universal 22/4 Year Been SUCH a Problem? By Calleen Wilder

2019 Numerology

I am not a professional numerologist. BUT, I have followed and applied numerology for over 25 years, so I know a wee bit about it.

First off let me say that this year has been a pain in the arse for every single person I’ve encountered. Not only because of COVID, masks, social distancing, riots, cities being torn apart, and fires spreading relentlessly throughout our beautiful country, but also because our personal lives have been tested, set ablaze, and in some instances, entirely ravaged… well, to one degree or another… perhaps I over-dramatized there (ha)!

SO, WHY has this been happening? What could be possibly have done to deserve this year of reckoning?

First off know that 2020 is a Master Year. How that’s figured is you add 2+0+2+0=22…. reduced that down by adding 2+2 and you have a 4 Year.

YET… when you end up with 11, 22, 33, or 44, you’re not supposed to reduce those final numbers down ever. Those are “MASTER NUMBERS”.

This 22/4 is not your Personal Year Number. That’s found by adding your birth month to your birth day to the number of the current year, 4 (all reduced to single digits before adding). Once done, you then reduce that number down to a single digit… unless again, it adds up to an 11, 22, 33, or 44.

SO NO… this 22/4 is a UNIVERSAL YEAR NUMBER for every single dang one of us. Meaning, we all have this year in the backdrop, forefront, or just spewing its anger all over what remains of our lives. Plus, we still have to work out whatever lessons were dished out for us as we try to also incorporate our Personal Year Number. SIGH!

MEANING, we’re all getting a taste of this master disaster year. But I digress.

Back to the 22/4 thing. It has been not only my understanding, but also my personal experience, that whenever you have a Master Year in play, be it personal or universal, the lessons meant to be learned are at a Master Level.

In other words, everything is ramped up to the most incredible level of testing. And the “4” alone is a “builder” year. Meaning, whatever foundation we’re basing our lives on, our world on, it’s now being vise-gripped to death. Squeezed, in fact, until some things crumble, some things crack, while other things miraculously withstand the pressure and become stronger as a result of having gone through it.

Obviously people, some of us were screwing things up on a universal level quite horrifically… ha! Yes, I include myself in the “some of us” statement.

Hence, we’re cracking, falling, yelling, crying, dying, burning, rioting, and even being forced to wear the damn masks that make our faces moist and our breathing hard. UGH! NO… I don’t like the masks. Yes, I do wear it wherever required. But it makes me sad and slightly broke out.

NOW… here’s the good news. Generally, based on 25 years of past observations, I’ve found that any master year consists of merciless testing and crumbling during the first 1/2, 3/4, 9/10th of the year, (depending on how quickly we learn I suppose). BUT the last 1/2, 1/4, 1/10th ushers in change… and also, MASTER REWARDS.

YEP! Our lives get smoother, better, and richer, with more life in them. All precisely because we grew, we listened, we changed, we built better (builder year), we shifted our priorities to things that actually matter, and bottom line, we grew. In this case, we grew as a nation… on a Universal level.

I believe this “rewarding business” can’t happen soon enough. Yet, even if we’re procrastinators who are refusing to grow, I suppose one day of celebration beats every single other day of this often grumpy and mean year.

Consequently, take heed. Know that provided we all quit hurting one another and begin helping one another, or at least caring about one another, we will get rewarded… on a Master Level. That’s something, right?