There is likely to be some mixed emotions as you move into 2021. Starting the year with Mars, your ruling planet in Aries will give you the drive and motivation to begin the year on your own terms. However, with Mars' longest visit to Aries in 32 years now in its final days, there is a chance that you are feeling battle weary. Mars will leave on 7th January and this is when the benefits will start to unfold, albeit slowly and in unexpected ways over the coming months. The main impact from Mars' departure is that a lot of the fight will go out of things and as you start to appreciate that 2021 is not a repeat of 2020, start to feel excited about what the coming year might bring. Saturn and Jupiter are gone from your career sector but the professional momentum not only continues, things are likely to take a lucrative turn during January and February.
January is also a chance to get a feel for the new powers on the throne and the planets that will make 2021 a very different year to 2020. It was Jupiter and Saturn's return to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking in the closing weeks of 2020 that has taken a lot of the pressure off you and especially professionally. Yet it goes beyond that, with a sense that you no longer have to prove or push yourself 24/7, yet as a result, the things that you had to fight for in 2020 will start coming to you more effortlessly in 2021. Above all, the main impact from Saturn and Jupiter's return to your friendship sector is a sense of camaraderie and that as a team player you don't have to shoulder the full weight on your own. Saturn is here now until 2023 but Jupiter will leave on the 14th of May before retrograding back in on July 29th.
When Jupiter leaves he will return to spend five months in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, where he will begin preparing for his return to Aries in 2022 and the start of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. Another thing that will give 2021 a sense of movement and exhilaration is that Mars, your ruling planet and the planet that can fire up your passions, drive, warrior and competitive spirit is on the move. Having spent the whole second half of 2020 either at a standstill or going backward and forward over the same ground, Mars is now racing across the heavens and invigorating multiple areas of your life over the course of the coming year. Missing too are the relationship challenges of 2020.
To begin with, it is business as usual on both sides of the financial fence. The last planet to leave your financial sector in 2020 left just before Christmas, wrapping up last year's focus on money matters. With no more planetary activity in your financial sector, the side of the financial fence that is more focused on what you do with and how you manage the money you have until September, the money gods' focus is now fully on income matters again. That is because, with Uranus in your income sector from 2019 to 2026, this is the default focus when the faster moving planets aren't moving through either of your two money houses. Uranus has been in retrograde motion since August so while the focus has shifted back onto the income side of the financial fence, not a lot is happening or at least that is what first impressions will suggest.
That will change dramatically with Mars' return to your income sector on January 7th, just a week before Uranus' direct turn on the 14th of January. Together, this will shock income matters back into life and out of hibernation. Mars' return to Aries last June should have put him six weeks away from your income sector but instead, a retrograde turn has held him back so he will be ready to make up for lost time. While Jupiter and Saturn both left your career sector just before Christmas the Sun, Mercury and Venus will all be working in January to get this new professional year up to speed, with Mars' return a case of perfect timing. Until leaving on March 4th, Mars will be fighting to smash through glass ceilings and roadblocks, whether real or imagined and after Uranus has been in retrograde motion for five months, get things moving again.
This is something that Venus, the planet of money will take up from when she returns on April 15th to begin what are often the most potentially lucrative weeks of any year though with Mars competing for that title. The Sun and Mercury will follow Venus into your income sector and until the Sun's departure on May 21st will work to gain as much traction and momentum as possible, knowing that Uranus can keep the momentum going. It is in September that Venus will put the focus back onto money matters and from her return on the 11th of September to Mars' departure on the 13th of December there will be a chance to give money matters as much traction as possible.
Unlike 2020, when there was a lot of focus on your relationships, 2021 is a more balanced year. Last year, even during the most active months of 2020 on the romantic front the spirit of romance needed to compete with an ongoing relationship focus. That is not the case this year and with Mars making his first visit to your romantic sector since 2019, there is a chance to make up for lost time. You will get a taste of this with a Full Moon in your romantic sector on January 29th, though it is Mars' return on June 12th that will begin a romantic wave that will continue, unabated through to the 23rd of August. This might be a relatively short two-and-a-half-month period, but the love gods will pack a lot into this time.
Unlike 2020, when romantic matters had to fit in around a dominant relationship focus, the spirit of romance will be well established by the time that Venus, the planet of love begins a period of planetary activity on the relationship front on August 16th. Again, Mars will be making his first visit to your relationship sector since 2021 after spending time fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit in June and July, will return to fire and spice things up on the relationship front on the 15th of September. A Mercury retrograde phase from the 27th of September to the 28th of October will keep the planet of communication in your relationship sector for over two months and what Venus begins in August, he will continue to nurture through to his departure on November 6th.
This makes the period from Mars' return to your romantic sector on the 12th of June to Mercury's departure from your relationship sector on 6th November the most important months of 2021 on the romantic and relationship fronts but with the right balance between the two. That wasn't the case in 2020. However, what will be a constant presence is planetary activity on the communication front and after what, for some, may have been a challenging or defining year on the relationship front last year, this makes this a year for rebuilding. It is the North Node that will keep the communication lines open all year but in a way that is about looking forward rather than back.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your career sector so you are always looking at your new professional year with your eyes open from the get go. This year there is more reason to pause and get your bearings, with Jupiter and Saturn having just left your career sector in the closing weeks of 2020. In Saturn's case, this was the end of a three year visit with the inherent mountains to climb, challenges to face and inner strength that is required, while Jupiter spent 12 months creating the potential for professional growth that you haven't even begun to explore or exploit. In addition, with Mars in the final days of a nearly seven year visit to Aries, you will be looking at where to direct his passions, drive, warrior and competitive spirit, bearing in mind that you could be battle wary.
Mars will leave Aries on January 7th, two days before Mercury leaves and Venus returns to your career sector. This is when your focus will shift out of your head and into your heart and until Venus leaves on the 2nd of February you will have the rest of January to get a sense of what you want next. This could be a lucrative time, for Venus is not only the planet of money but Mars will be in your income sector from January 7th to March 4th. With Pluto, the planet of change and revolution in your career sector from 2008 to 2024 things will never go completely off the boil and having spent three years with Saturn and 12 months with Jupiter, he can continue their legacy. From Venus' departure on February 2nd, there is a chance to let things settle and focus more on the journey.
Apart from the days around a Full Moon in your work sector on 27th February, all the planetary activity on the job front and the most active months of the year for work and job matters will play out from Venus' return on July 22nd to the Sun's departure on September 23rd. There will be a much shorter gap between the end of this chapter and the next round of planetary activity on the career front, which will begin when Venus comes full circle and will return to your career sector on the 6th of November. Considering that Venus didn't visit at all in 2020 and that once she returns to your career sector she won't leave until March 2022, this could see the full potential of Jupiter and Saturn's time here not fully play out until the final two months of the year.
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