January 2021 is a good preview of 2021 – in the sense that it introduces us to the major themes of the year.
January 2021 is also one of the most intense months of 2021.
So, if things go a bit crazy in January, this doesn’t mean that all 2021 will be as intense as January.
The 1st part of the month is relatively harmonious. We get acquainted with the Aquarius energy and we also have a harmonious Venus-Mars trine.
The 2nd part of the month is particularly intense. Best advice? Act from your higher self and ask “What would the better, wiser part of me do?”
January 1st, 2021 – Venus Conjunct South Node
On January 1st, Venus is conjunct South Node at 19° Sagittarius. There is some nostalgia associated with this transit.
Even if January 1st is the 1st day of the new year, we may still linger over some unfinished business of the past.
While this is a great transit to check in with your feelings and values to see what still holds true for you.
January 5th, 2021 – Mercury Conjunct Pluto
On January 5th, 2021 Mercury is conjunct Pluto at 24° Capricorn.
This is a great transit to do intellect-intensive types of work, as well as to have truthful conversations aimed to develop better trust with those around you.
Your mind is sharper and more focused than usual. You’ll be able to cut through what’s non-essential and get to the bottom of things.
January 7th, 2021 – Mars Enters Taurus
On January 7th, 2021 Mars enters Taurus. FINALLY. Mars has spent a record time in his home sign Aries (6 months!).
And no matter how good Mars normally feels in Aries, I guess we can all agree that what’s enough it’s enough. Mars in Aries has been squaring the Capricorn stellium for almost the entirety of its stay. Not easy.
Will Mars in Taurus be smoother?
Not at the beginning. Uranus is in Taurus, and Mars conjunct Uranus will feel very intense (read, “VERY intense”). Later in the transit (February), Mars moves out of the danger zone and we will get to experience the more constructive qualities of this transit.
January 9th, 2021 – Mercury Enters Aquarius, Venus Enters Capricorn
On January 9th, 2021, Mercury enters Aquarius and Venus enters Capricorn.
Do you know someone who has very progressive ideas but they’re really conservative deep inside? That’s Mercury in Aquarius and Venus in Capricorn.
In the coming weeks, our thoughts and communication will become more ‘Aquarius’, and our feelings more ‘Capricorn’.
January 10th-12th, 2021 – Mercury Conjunct Saturn And Jupiter
On January 10th, 2021, Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 2° Aquarius, and two days later, on January 12th, 2021, Mercury also conjuncts Jupiter at 5° Aquarius.
Triple conjunctions are very powerful, especially since Jupiter and Saturn have just moved in Aquarius, and we’re just beginning to tap into this new energy.
Mercury, the planet of intellect, will help us understand what the agenda of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius is. Expect important news, announcements and breakthroughs around these dates.
January 13th, 2021 – New Moon In Capricorn
On January 13th, 2021 we have a New Moon at 23° Capricorn. This New Moon closely conjuncts Pluto.
Since Saturn and Jupiter have departed Capricorn, we can now “do the Pluto work” without distractions. With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, the theme of the 2020 New Moon in Capricorn was “Resilience”. The theme of the January 13th, 2021 New Moon in Capricorn is “Renewal”.
Since Saturn is no longer in Capricorn, the associated heaviness connected with the transit is gone too. The New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto will feel like spontaneous combustion.
Just like a Phoenix birth, we will witness a total rebirth. From the ashes of the old year will rise a new one, a new you, ready to tackle a new set of goals. The process – while intense – will feel rather liberating.
January 14th, 2021 – Uranus Goes Direct
On January 14th, 2021 Uranus goes direct at 6° Taurus.
Uranus is the planet of freedom, truth and divine insight. Our desire to break free from what is FALSE and inauthentic is stronger every time Uranus changes direction.
Uranus’ direct station is the divine go-ahead to do what we must do. However, since stationing Uranus is also square Jupiter, beware of things blowing out of proportion. This transit is pure dynamite. Handle with care!
January 15th, 2021 – Sun Conjunct Pluto
On January 15th, 2021 the Sun and Pluto merge at 24° Capricorn.
Sun exposes Pluto’s darkness, and at the same time, Pluto pierces through Sun’s heart. Light and darkness collide and a powerful force is born from their union.
This is not an easy transit, at least not if we are not comfortable with introspection and self-awareness. Sun conjunct Pluto asks for total surrender and honesty.
But when embraced, the experience of empowerment Sun conjunct Pluto brings doesn’t compare to anything else.
January 18th, 2021 – Jupiter Square Uranus
On January 18th, 2021 Jupiter (6° Aquarius) is square Uranus (6° Taurus).
This is the 2nd most important transits of the year, after Saturn square Uranus. This is also a very brief transit, so we won’t have the square number 2 and 3. Brief and intense.
Whatever the agenda of Jupiter square Uranus is, we will get acquainted with it quickly. Whatever needs to be done, it will get done now. There is friction between the old and the new. Old beliefs and dogmas will get a razor-sharp reality check.
Jupiter exposes and magnifies the planet it touches. Jupiter will trigger and even blow Uranus themes – freedom, truth, liberation – out of proportion. There is no going back with this transit.
January 20th, 2021 – Sun Enters Aquarius
On January 20th, 2021 the Sun enters Aquarius. Of course, with Mercury, Jupiter in Saturn already in Aquarius, we may feel that the Aquarius season has already arrived.
But the Sun in Aquarius is the ‘official’ start of the Aquarius season. We now have 4 planets in Aquarius, and the Aquarian energy will build up even more in February, when Venus joins Aquarius.
This is when we will get an even better sense of the type of energies we’ll get to deal with in the next year (and beyond).
January 21st, 2021 – Mars Conjunct Uranus
On January 21st, 2021 Mars is conjunct Uranus at 6° Taurus. Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus is a very important transit because it is the first Mars-Uranus conjunction in Taurus since 1942 – so this is a completely new Martian energy very few of us have ever witnessed or recall.
A classical description of Taurus is something along the lines “Taurus is calm and steady, until they erupt seemingly out of nowhere, and then you don’t want to be around them”.
With Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus, you’ll ‘probably’ get to see the angry and explosive side of Taurus. Think of a bull fighting a matador. The muleta with the red cloth hanging is Mars.
Mars and Uranus are further triggered by a square to Jupiter and a conjunction with the Black Moon Lilith. Let’s face it. This is NOT an energy to be messed with.
Mars’ anger can turn into rage (Lilith) and Uranus can easily blow things out of proportion. The desire to act from your deepest values is so powerful, that you will go beyond common sense or what’s socially acceptable.
Of course, like with any transit, we can channel this raw energy into something constructive. Taurus likes constructive things after all. The higher manifestation of Mars conjunct Uranus is taking meaningful action based on your true values and principles.
Mars will give you the drive, and Uranus will inspire you, and as a result, you can achieve things that you otherwise never thought were possible.
January 24th, 2021 – Sun Conjunct Saturn
On January 24th, 2021, Sun is conjunct Saturn at 4° Aquarius. We have one Sun-Saturn conjunction each year, and that’s our yearly opportunity to birth a new Saturn project.
Saturn is the planet of hard work, determination, commitment, and mastery. In what type of project would you like to attract this type of energy?
No great thing has ever been built without Saturn. So if you want to build something great, you want to tap into Saturn’s energy today.
January 29th, 2021 – Sun Conjunct Jupiter
On January 29th, 2021 the Sun is conjunct Jupiter at 9° Aquarius. Today is a great time to formulate or bring your bigger-than-life vision to life.
Sun is our identity and Jupiter is our beliefs and higher truth. Sun conjunct Jupiter is an excellent time to examine – and update – our beliefs and what holds true for us.
Are your 2020 beliefs still valid? Do they still reflect the person you’ve become? What still holds true? What does not? Which new beliefs can you incorporate so that you can continue growing and expanding?
January 31st, 2021 – Mercury Goes Retrograde
I hope you get all your 2021 planning done before January 31st, because on the last day of the month, Mercury goes retrograde at 26° Aquarius.
This is the first time Mercury goes retrograde in an Air sign since 2015. In 2020 Mercury has turned retrograde in Water signs, so it has been influencing us at an emotional level. In 2021 Mercury will go retrograde in Air signs, so it will influence us at a mental level.
Any Mercury retrograde will point to what needs to be reviewed, reassessed, and reinvented, in your life. Pay attention to the Aquarius sector of your chart to get more hints about what needs a cosmic update.
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