The unsettling events and upheaval of 2020 came as a surprise to many. However, last year likely did not surprise astrologers. That’s because so much of the tumultuous nature of the past year could be a result of rare and impactful planetary interactions. From retrogrades and eclipses to planetary alignments that just don’t happen often, cosmic energy may be at least partially to blame for some of the chaos we collectively experienced. But alas, good news lies ahead. Take a look at what may be in store as we enter the Age of Aquarius.

The Great Conjunction was Just the Beginning

Remember the great conjunction back on December 21? Some dubbed it the Christmas Star or Star of Bethlehem. On that day, Jupiter and Saturn closely aligned for the first time in nearly 400 years. The message of hope from the bright convergence of the two largest planets in the solar system pervaded social media. And rightly so, because this significant cosmic event at the conclusion of 2020 actually represents a catalyst of some serious shifts.

While this great conjunction seemingly lasted only a day or two, the interaction will continue to influence the energy of the solar system for years to come. Also significant is that the continuing energy of Jupiter and Saturn takes place during the air sign of Aquarius. As a sign of revolution and growth, this may mean the breath of fresh air we crave is headed our way. Not only that, but it may also bring a spark of new humanitarian efforts, since Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian.

What’s in Store for 2021?

An astrological “age” shifts about every 2,150 years, as the Earth rotates and moves into a new zodiac sign. As we depart from the wild ride brought by the Age of Pisces, relief may be in the forecast. During the Age of Aquarius, we’ll see some forward-thinking, fresh creativity, and revolution. For those who fear change, it may become a bit uncomfortable. Conversely, if you feel that change is desperately needed in our society, you may just get what you’ve been asking for.

Cosmic Stellium

In addition to the relief brought by this cosmic shift, we can expect to feel a positive shift in energy from other stellar events. In February, a whopping seven astral forces form an astrological stellium. A stellium occurs when a group of several planetary objects align together in a single sign of the zodiac. This year, the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and asteroid Pallas will cluster together in Aquarius.


All Mercury retrogrades of 2021 occur in air signs as well. These will begin on January 20 (Aquarius), May 29 (Gemini), and September 27 (Libra). These times will pose an impact on communication and provide an opportunity to learn how to understand one another better.

Learn more about Mercury retrograde and get a recipe for an essential oil roller here.

Technology is the Way

2020 brought us great advances in technology as so many people transitioned from schools and offices to home-based models. By necessity, even technology-resistant folks became more adept and welcomed technology as a means to stay connected. In the Age of Aquarius, expect this to increase even more.

So is this a good thing or a bad thing? It all depends on how you look at it and just how reliant on technology you become. We have the opportunity to be more connected than ever through digital avenues, but this may lead some people to grow more disengaged with the world around us. Physical connection is important to our social development and mental health. Just check out these benefits of social connection.

Economic Challenges

I’m not an astrologer, and I don’t fully understand all the implications of the movements of planets and other energetic forces. However, I recently learned that Saturn and Uranus will enter opposing positions that could create some serious disharmony. To some, this may sound a bit far-fetched, but a look at the history of this interaction gives reason for pause. For example, the most recent occurrence of this opposition was back in March-April of 2020, when the pandemic caused significant global economic strife. Even more alarming, is that it also hit a few times in 1929 during the Great Depression.

Whether you believe it or not, it doesn’t hurt to guard your assets a bit more in the coming months. Take heart; it’s not all bad news. Remember that economic disruption often precludes an era of rebuilding and restructuring, leading to more prosperous times.

Widespread Healing and Community

There’s no denying that 2020 swept across the globe bringing a collective trauma to humanity. As we close the door on this monumental year, people everywhere rejoice with a hope of better things on the horizon. If we look to the sky for answers, these hopes may prove to be sound. We experienced a “tearing down” of our normal social construct, and the Age of Aquarius presents an opportunity for restoration and reformation. This paradigm shift has the potential to draw people together with a common need and goal. Much-needed widespread healing awaits if we embrace this opportunity to build more social programs and focus on taking care of one another.

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