Aries 2021 Overview
After months of things seemingly going backwards, your ruler, Mars is now moving into direct motion. You have a lot more confidence as the New Year starts. Your physical energy and drive are notable. You have a new lease on life. The other reason for this is its powerful transit through your Sun sign.
Pluto continues transiting your 10th house of profession indicating immense changes taking place in your career. This has been going on for some time and intensifies especially after April 28 when it moves into its retrograde motion. A transformation is likely to take place throughout the year leading you to take radical steps professionally.
In particular, the earlier part of the year should be a prominent one with the Sun and Mercury also joining Pluto on 5th and 15th of January respectively. This indicates further opportunities in your career with the likelihood of some sort of promotion or at least new doors opening for you. Some of these changes may be profound but also unanticipated due to the effect of Uranus in your 2nd house of finance.
For many, these changes come on the heels of generational and cultural/social changes that have been happening throughout the past year or so. As an example, the economic downturn due to COVID was something that was not in the control of the average person. More changes like this can be expected globally. It’s imperative for you to have a buffer to handle the ups and downs of life. Some of these events are not within your ability to change.
Luck and Jupiter’s 11th house transit
You’re lucky this year and this is because of the transit of Jupiter in your 11th house of friendships and life fulfilment. With this planet in a square aspect to Uranus, unexpected changes in your fortunes should be planned for. New directions in your social life and also sudden moves by business friends or business associates will astound you. This may also have consequences in your professional arena as Jupiter the 11th house has to do with the profits you earn from business and the efforts you make in your work generally.
Lunar eclipses on May 26 and November 19 take place in Sagittarius and Taurus respectively. The first one relates to your learning, your higher mind and spiritual endeavours. The 2nd one later in the year is more concerned with finance and your earning capacity. These two periods are very important and will punctuate 2021 in a big way.
A solar eclipse occurs on June 10 in Gemini. This eclipse will redefine your identity and has a great deal to say about your intellectual pursuits. It’s also a notable astrological event which impacts your relationships. This is because communication is the cornerstone of any great relationship. Another solar eclipse takes place right at the tail end of the year on December for stop again this occurs in the sign of Sagittarius. This sector relates to your partner’s communication style. By setting the pace earlier in the year, you get the good karma of your spouse or partner following suit.
In May a significant transit of Jupiter occurs. It moves to your 12th house. This is a very important transit that will last approximately one year. It focuses your attention on much more serious matters and your lifelong spiritual goals. It has a marked impact on your philanthropic and charitable nature. You will be drawn to helping others.
Jupiter makes a retrograde station on June 21 and this empowers your luck planet. See more on the segment on karma luck and spirituality further below. You will realise that you’ve possibly attached to much importance to your own self-development and spiritual methodology. The retrograde planet continues till October 18 and then moves into its direct motion. During the retrograde cycle, you may wish to reconnect with friends and loved ones and give them a little more time and attention.
Saturn has a fresh start in 2021 by transiting through its comfortable sign of Aquarius in your 11th house. This is the commencement of a 2 ½ year cycle and along with Jupiter, promises some very important developments in your social life. The 11th house also has to do with siblings, especially elder siblings if you have one. There may be some notable events taking place in that person’s life and you will need to be part of that. Reconnecting in establishing your deeper bonds of affection are on the cards.
Jupiter, Saturn also has some important retrograde and forward transits this year. On May 23, it moves into retrograde motion further strengthening its hold on your sibling relationships, social networking and other important desires you may have. The 11th house is also the house of desire. There may be some setbacks, unexpected obstacles and challenges to getting these relationships and desires back on track. Fortunately, these transits don’t last forever and October 11, Saturn also moves back into its normal motion bringing some resolution to these issues.
Your ruling planet Mars makes some important transit across your 4th house and 7th house throughout this year. The 4th house is your domestic sphere and also your internal happiness. Your 7th house is your marital affairs, those most important and heartfelt relationships. With Mars transiting these areas on April 23 and September 15 respectively, expect these points of the year to be quite significant. Personal affairs will drive you more than anything else at these times.
As the year closes, Saturn will bring with it a greater sense of responsibility, especially regarding your value system and money affairs. Your finances will be challenged by the square aspect of Saturn to Uranus. Although it may appear that this is a much more serious cycle, you’ll be happy to approach it with a can-do attitude. With greater responsibility, come better opportunities as well. If you prove to others that you’re up to the task and can do it with a progressive attitude, these challenging celestial events will work in your favour.
Romance and friendship
Friendship is high on your agenda this year with Jupiter transiting your 11th house. You should make hay while the Sun shines. It will pass out of the 11 that into the lower-key 12th house of your horoscope on May 14. Thereafter you’ll be getting down to the serious business of deeper self-reflection, hidden relationship problems and even matters of intimacy.
The 12th house is not often regarded as a sexual house, in the Hindu Vedic astrological system, the 12th house is particularly notable for its impact on sexuality. Generally, any sort of relationships such as marriage or de facto partnerships will come under some influence throughout this transit.
Venus enters a positive relationship phase when it enters your 11th house on February 2. This is a perfect time to spend time with friends and those you consider your social ‘tribe ‘. With the connection to Saturn on February 6, there may be a build-up of suppressed energy. You must communicate with your loved one to avoid any long-term negative ramifications.
Communication and greater personal appeal
Communicative Mercury makes a lovely connection with Venus on February 13 opening the way for a new dialogue with your loved one. Venus is your principal planet of love in that it rules your 7th house. A greater appeal can be expected through the conjunction of Sun and Venus on March 26. You will appear bright and sexually seductive to others. Mercury again makes contact with Venus on April 26 and on May 29. This could be a continuation of discussions that are necessary to smooth over any relationship troubles that you’re having.
If you’re single you must be careful not to overstep the bounds of good taste stop that’s when Mars and Venus move into the square aspect on February 20. Maintain your reputation and if your instincts tell you to stay away from someone, do so.
Venus transiting through your 12th house on February 25 and making important conjunction too idealistic Neptune on March 14 means that this period and the feelings you experience, should be balanced judiciously with some reason. It’s easy to get carried away and believe that someone is far more beautiful than they really are. You could come crashing back down to earth.
This transit of Venus to your 12th house of privacy and spirituality indicates a more low-key period for your relationships and during the interval of February 25 and March 22. It’s an ideal time to remain out of the spotlight and to gather your energies, speak intimately with your partner and reconfirm your goals together. If some of you are single, this is an ideal time to travel and enjoy an intimate moment or two with your loved one away from your usual stomping ground.
Greater confidence in good looks
On March 22, Venus transiting your Sun sign is an excellent bolster to your self-confidence and good looks. You feel and look great and others will take notice of you. You must be careful not to become too self-obsessed as Venus makes a square to Pluto on April 12. The square to Pluto along with the conjunction to Uranus makes you flighty, desirous of new and exciting people. You may be unpredictable in your action and the people you attract might be just as unpredictable. Be careful to make rational assessments of others.
Venus again squares Neptune on May 28. Although you may smooth over some problems and feel that your relationships are becoming more concrete and stable, you’re still wearing rose coloured glasses. You may not want to see the problems that are there. Simply glossing over deeper emotional issues is really just kicking the can down the road. Address whatever issues need to be looked at.
Venus transits transit your fourth house of domestic affairs on June 2. This is a significant transit converging all your energies on family affairs and bringing to the fore issues of long-term relationships with relatives, especially on the maternal side. Try to maintain some fun at home as being overly serious could bring the overall mood of your family down. It’s important the reciprocate joy and affection otherwise you lose the spontaneity that is necessary to keep the relationship alive and happy.
Around the same time take care not to speak about things that you know are going to irritate others when Mars transits your fifth house of love affairs. It opposes Saturn in your 11th house of friendships on July 1. You may not agree with everything others say but that doesn’t mean you have to steamroll them when they don’t have the same opinions as you. You may also feel frustrated for the time being. You may want to take a relationship further feel stonewalled.
Love in the workplace
Venus transits your sixth house of health on July 30 indicating problems with the well-being of a partner or maybe even the well-being of the relationship itself. This could be a time when you need to offer selfless service to the one you love without too much thought of expectation and return. You may also end up doing some work together and this will also test your endurance as a couple. For those of you that are single meeting, someone in your workplace or through work-related activities is a possibility.
New love opportunities arise around August 3 when Venus trines Uranus. You want something exciting and out of the ordinary. At the same time be careful to remind yourself that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Impulsive actions result in adverse consequences. Fortunately, you are able to revive your love and find someone worthwhile. If you’re single, when Venus transits your seventh house of August 16, you also experience some new opportunity in your love life. For those established in a relationship, this could take your Love to the next level.
There are some very important ‘intimacy‘ transits forming, especially later in the year. Venus transits your 8th house of September 11, the Sun on October 23, Mars, the planet of sexuality on October 31 and Mercury, the final transit on November 6. All these periods have to do with deeper connections and commitment to the one you love.
Understanding and accepting your sexuality are keys to deepening your love. These cycles are likely to be full of deeper emotional and sexual opportunities which can be used to regenerate your relationship. It seems as if the last part of the year is really going to take off intimately speaking.
Career and finance
Uranus continues to teach you major lessons about finance and doing business. Your income is under the jurisdiction now of this unpredictable planet. Uranus is making its way through your 2nd house and will continue in this area for some time.
Mars makes contact with Uranus on January 7 and this makes you somewhat unreliable, if not explosive over money matters. You must keep a level head even if things seem to be spiralling out of control in the early part of the year. And Uranus undergoes its retrograde transition after August 20 and this will continue till the end of the year. This means that you may have to retrace your steps and rectify some of the decisions you’ve made on financial matters.
Venus is welcome in your 2nd house and its transit takes place on April 15. Mercury is a clever twist to the Venus influence on April 19. These are lucky transits which can enhance your earning capacity. It also gives you a quick turnover if you happen to be running an independent business. This is also an aesthetic influence of what you do will be pampered with artistic and creative input on your part.
The drive to earn
The Sun transits your second house of income on May 21. You are driven to earn more money but must be careful to think things through very carefully. This is because Mercury squares Neptune on May 23. This makes you more likely to overlook the obvious. It’s a deceptive aspect see must be extremely cautious when negotiating with others, dealing with money and generally making decisions when your mind is not clear and in full possession of the facts. You might be impatient as things are moving as quickly as you would like.
June and July will be exciting months because you will be somewhat speculative in your handling of money matters. Mars, Venus, the Sun and Mercury all transit this area between June 11 and July 28. These months are particularly important for researching what areas you can invest your money in. The stock-market, annuities, bonds or even new business enterprises will be carefully looked at.
Squaring off debts will be important after July 22 when Venus transits your 6th house. Mars enters on July 30 with Mercury and the Sun following suit on August 12 and August 23 respectively. The sixth house also relates to your work activities. You will be driven to work really hard with Mars transiting this area of your horoscope.
You need to reason your schedules out more carefully and to see how they are impacting upon your personal life and this can be done on September 10 when Mercury also transits the same position. Venus transiting your sixth house of September 20 cautions you to be careful with your expenditures as debts may mount considerably.
You can expect an improved state of affairs with your business partnerships in the latter part of the year. They are likely to take place with the simultaneous transit of Venus and Mars into your seventh house. That will take place between August 16 and September 15 respectively.
Avoid hasty business decisions
It’s unwise to make hasty decisions during this period however as Mercury is opposite Uranus on August 20. It is also in the same position on November 14. During this cycle any sort of communication, letter writing or contractual opportunities need to be monitored carefully. Think twice before sending notices or complaints and impulsive or angry state of mind. Take care of tax matters especially when the Sun moves through your eighth house on October 23.
You can expect some brilliant opportunities for professional success and promotion in the last couple of months of 2021. Venus moves to your 10th house on November 5 with Mercury and the Sun adding weight to this forecast in mid-December. All good things come for those that wait.
Karma luck and spirituality
Some of your most important lessons this year, centre on clearing up your past. Resolving issues that have plagued you for years can clean your life slate. These effects are accentuated around May 14 when Jupiter enters your 12th house of spiritual insight. This is accentuated around June 21 when Jupiter moves into its retrograde cycle. Some spiritual epiphany may occur at this time due.
Your insights will be enhanced by the degree to which you’re able to remain alone and in contact with the inner messages you receive. It’s not a well-known principle, but the 12th house also relates to changes in residence or travels. Jupiter at this time could bring you an opportunity to travel to meet with someone who reveals a deeper and more spiritual dimension of your life. This may be a guru or mentor of sorts.
Well-being is connected to the people that you associate with
The North node or karma point transits your 3rd house of communication this year. Your well-being is connected to the people that you associate with. It’s about developing your own style of thinking and expression. The 3rd house is about your mind. It’s also about the desires you foster. Knowing what desires will help in which will hinder you in your search for happiness, is critical.
Saturn transits your 11th house of life fulfilment. It indicates that you’re be going through a period of a challenge with friends. Life may also be obstructive in giving you what you want immediately. You are experiencing the results of some poor decisions in your past. This is particularly connected to the type of company that you’ve had. This means that the belief systems and self-awareness level of some friends have not helped you.
Saturn will indeed transit through this sector of your horoscope for at least 2 ½ years. If you’re up to the challenge of stepping away from unhealthy relationships, your karma and spiritual development will skyrocket.