2021 Astrology Dates & Predictions
Good news: As it relates to astrological key points (as well as the evolution of coronavirus), 2021 will be much less chaotic and tumultuous than 2020. Throughout most of the year, we will be free of any major planetary retrogrades (beyond the three usual Mercury retrogrades).
With Jupiter (planet of abundance) and Saturn (planet of structure) moving side-by-side in the initial months of the year, we will see a major focus on Aquarian themes as they take up residence in this part of the sky. While Jupiter will briefly venture into the depths of Pisces from mid-May to the end of July, we are just getting a taste of what 2022 has in store.
However, the main conflict will arise thanks to a clash between Saturn and Uranus (planet of surprises). We will crave freedom but be met with restrictions. This could also trigger us to be more stubborn about our opinions and unwilling to work together. The best way to handle this energy is to encourage flexibility and approach dynamics with an open mind.
January - March 2021
January 30: Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius (ends February 20)
Mercury flows easily in this part of the sky because Aquarius is often a highly communicative and intellectual zodiac sign. This particular transit will actually free up your schedule and may bring back ideas from the past—especially regarding long-term plans and visions. Thinking outside of the box and reconnecting with old friends are themes here.
February 11: New Moon in Aquarius
One of the most spectacular new moons of the year will be accompanied by a whole stellium of planets that enhance the Aquarian energy. With Mercury, Venus, the sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and new moon all encouraging you to break out of the box and pursue new ways of living and thinking, a fresh perspective awaits. Dream big and build a tribe around you who lifts you up!
February 18: Sun Enters Pisces
Welcome to Pisces season! As the sun dives into the depths of the final zodiac sign of the year, this is the perfect time to embrace your empathic, sensitive, and intuitive side. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with what your heart and spirit are telling you. Romance, creativity, and imagination will all be enhanced in the month ahead.
February 27: Full Moon in Virgo
Full moons bring culminations, awakenings, and turning points—and that’s exactly what this lunation will do. It’s time to buckle down, get productive, and start thinking about your spring cleaning. You can make a lot of progress by being more aware of your work-life balance.
March 13: New Moon in Pisces
It’s time to embrace your spiritual nature! Messages from the universe will be coming to you at this time—whether through synchronicities, visions, or dreams. This is a time to journal and take a back seat in order to listen to your soul. Daydream and let your imagination soar. Embrace the slower pace before the onset of a new zodiac year!
March 20: Spring Equinox
It is time to be reborn as the spring equinox marks the beginning of a fresh astrological new year! When the mighty sun sizzles across the first degree of Aries, we will feel reinvigorated to strike out on a new path. In the coming year ahead, you will go through growth, union, transformation, and healing. Before you do so, though, it is important to set intentions for how you can use your drive and passion to create the life of your dreams. Brainstorm what those plans will be.
March 20: Sun Enters Aries
Prepare to feel the heat as the sun soars into the terrain of Aries! A shot of adrenaline will electrify you and you will feel the spark of new ideas and plans. With spring officially here, it is a time of planting the seeds in our lives that we hope to grow in the seasons ahead. Focus on your personal power. Take action. This is not a time to wait. It is a time to take the lead.
March 28: Full Moon in Libra
With the sun in “me”-focused Aries, the full moon will dance opposite of it in “we”-focused Libra! This lunation will encourage us to turn our full attention toward partnerships, unions, and collaborations. Now will be a time to grow closer and make plans with those who mirror us. However, if we are not in alignment, we may decide it’s time to part ways to find someone else who connects on a more balanced plane.
April - June 2021
April 11: New Moon in Aries
Strike the match and light the fire! This lunation will bring us a fresh start around our goals and personal plans for the year ahead. Take your vision board out and decide what initiatives are the most important to you. As doors open to you in the days ahead, be ready to assert yourself and chase down the destiny you desire. Enjoy this burst of energy and don’t be afraid to be aggressive.
April 19: Sun Enters Taurus
As the sun sizzles into Taurus, we will feel the call of pleasure in the weeks ahead. Taurus is an Earth sign and encourages us to be in touch with our bodies and the world around us. Surround yourself with sensual delight! This is an exceptional moment to also focus on the security and stability in your life as well as address your personal values. Never forget your individual worth.
April 26: Full Moon in Scorpio
The full moon in Scorpio crackles by nightfall, bringing out our deepest urges and hungers. This intensity will shed a light on our true feelings and motivations. We will crave union with another in both body and soul. Consider your sexual and emotional desires and find a way to transform them into positive actions rather than self-destruction.
April 27: Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn (ends October 6)
The mighty planet Pluto retrogrades for about half a year and will begin its backward spiral now! As the planet of transformation, it is likened to a phoenix. By burning down what doesn’t work in our lives, we can emerge stronger and renewed. In Capricorn, Pluto has been focusing our attention on shifting our ambitions and the structures in our world. Governments and global businesses have seen a great deal of evolution in recent years and will continue to in the period ahead.
May 11: New Moon in Taurus
It’s time to get serious around how we are building our lives—especially our prosperity! The new moon in Taurus brings you a fresh start around all money and financial matters. Consider your budget in the year ahead and how you can make your wealth grow. Make sure that you’re bringing in more than you’re spending. If looking for a better job or to launch a business, now is an excellent moment.
May 13: Jupiter enters Pisces (ends July 28)
Our Great Benefic, Jupiter, always brings the greatest blessings and opportunities to our lives. As the planet of luck and miracles, he takes special pleasure in helping us to grow. For the coming few months, Jupiter soars into Pisces, where he can express his energy more easily. Prepare for more vivid dreams, enhanced creativity, and the nexus of soulmate connections. This is a preview of what is to come in 2022.
May 20: Sun Enters Gemini
When the sun sprints on into Gemini, we will begin a festive and active month ahead. As an air sign, Gemini is known for its skill in communication. Prepare for a flurry of activity and social energy to fill your calendar! This is a gorgeous time of year to get serious about how you connect with others verbally, via writing, and through social media. Be sure to present yourself authentically.
May 23: Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius (ends October 10)
Saturn spends nearly five months a year asleep and he will begin this transit now. Known for his ability to teach us important life lessons that we long remember, Saturn is now in Aquarius and will remain here until 2023. We will begin to understand karmic situations around how we use technology and connect with communities.
May 26: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius
Eclipse season has returned! Eclipses often signal destiny appearing within our lives and shift our paths dramatically. Lunar eclipses occur on a full moon and are three times as powerful—which means that huge revelations, achievements, and endings will occur near this time. Falling within the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, this will encourage us to expand our horizons and integrate new forms of wisdom into our perspectives of the world.
May 29: Mercury Retrograde in Gemini (ends June 22)
Yikes! The second Mercury retrograde arrives in his domicile zodiac sign of Gemini! As the planet of the mind back-peddles in the zodiac sign of communication, prepare for a frenzy of confusion. Don’t buy new technology, launch initiatives, or sign contracts during this time—even though you may want to! Slow down. You’ll be glad you did.
June 10: New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini
Solar eclipses are like new moons on steroids, bringing a tremendous fresh start to your life. Solar eclipses tend to be friendly and bring happy arrivals, opportunities, and relationships to our paths. As this lunation falls within Gemini, our minds will be ablaze as we seek to acclimate new information, data, and knowledge into our worlds. Consider your most important messages and how you communicate with the world.
June 20: Summer Solstice
Take a deep breath and step outside: It’s the summer solstice! Do something special outside, as it is the longest day of the year. As the sun blazes a trail over the first degrees of Cancer, we are encouraged to focus on our roots and how the past has led us to be here now. This is a beautiful moment for emotional awareness and self-care.
June 20: Sun Enters Cancer
It’s Cancer season, which means that it is time to get in touch with the root of our emotions and feelings. This can also be an especially nostalgic time, as we often face important situations with the past, our family, or home. In the weeks ahead, you will feel more protective and loyal to those who speak to your soul.
June 20: Jupiter Retrograde in Pisces (ends October 18)
During Jupiter’s brief movement forward in Pisces, we have felt our creative and spiritual power grow. However, now that Jupiter will retrograde, we will focus significantly on how our past taught us many important lessons. Jupiter will continue to spin within these depths until July 28. Then, he will continue his retrograde in Aquarius, helping us review our long-term goals and community connection.
June 24: Full Moon in Capricorn
As the full moon’s light grows, we will feel its energy more potently. As it will fall in the zodiac sign of Capricorn, we will turn our attention toward our ambitions and professional lives. This is an excellent time to set career milestones, create a business, or launch a new product. This will likely be a time of great success for many people who have worked very hard over the last six months.
June 25: Neptune Retrograde in Pisces (ends December 1)
As the most mysterious and ethereal planet, Neptune is known to tap into our spiritual and mystic natures. When he is direct, we often learn more about how we use our powers to manifest our intentions. However, now that he will be retrograde, smokescreens and uncertainty may meet us as we navigate fact and fiction. It is more important than ever to focus on listening to our intuition rather than being misguided by charlatans or self-deception.
July - September 2021
July 9: New Moon in Cancer
When the sun and moon unite, we experience alignment of our purpose with the universe. Our mind and vision sync. New moons often bring new opportunities and open doors to us as well, but it is our duty to take action in the days that follow them to get the maximum benefit. As this one falls in the zodiac sign of Cancer, we can get a better handle on all domestic and emotional matters.
July 22: Sun Enters Leo
Let’s get fired up! It’s time to have some fun! As the sun prances on into the kingdom of Leo, our passionate side is ignited. Step into your star power and express yourself. In the weeks ahead, don’t be afraid to take a leadership role or show the world what makes you special. Romance, creativity, and adventure will come your way, so open your heart and welcome in the spark.
July 23: Full Moon in Aquarius
The first of two back-to-back full moons in Aquarius has arrived. This further enhances the focus on Aquarius! Consider how far you have come in the past six months and how you have met your intentions. Don’t be afraid to be unconventional in the pursuit of your greatest happiness. Being progressive in your plans and ideas will be rewarded now.
July 28: Jupiter Retrograde Re-Enters Aquarius (ends October 18)
Mighty Jupiter, giver of luck, miracles, and expansion, will moonwalk back into Aquarius for the months ahead. This will draw your attention to the situations that occurred from January until May in your life. This could be a time of deep insight.
August 8: New Moon in Leo
Let the world hear you roar as a new moon in Leo dawns! This will be a spectacular moment to pursue your passions. Fertility, creativity, and romance will electrify the cosmos, so if you crave any of these, this is the time to make them a priority. Don’t just sit back and wait for them to come to you, though. Go forth and set the world on fire!
August 19: Uranus Retrograde in Taurus (ends January 18, 2022)
As the planet of revolution but also chaos, Uranus can shake up your life more than any other titan in the sky! Since 2018, Uranus has toured the Earth sign, Taurus. He will continue to do so until 2026! During his retrograde, we will feel external evolution becomes secondary to our internal revolution. Prepare to deeply address what you value and how you place that worth on yourself and everything around you.
August 22: Full Moon in Aquarius
The second full moon in Aquarius has arrived. Prepare for the themes that arose a month ago to echo once again. A highly social and exuberant energy should fill the cosmos as you are likely connected to an important community. Expanding one’s personal and professional network is also quite favored. Last, expect to see lots of exciting new digital, technological, and scientific initiatives launching at this time!
August 22: Sun Enters Virgo
Marking the start of Virgo season, the sun moves into Virgo for the next four weeks. It’s time to get productive and focus on the details, which will help us to improve our lives and become even more successful. Assess your work-life balance and make a schedule that allows you to flourish in all ways.
September 6: New Moon in Virgo
A new moon in Virgo has arrived! Being an earth sign, Virgo reminds us to build a plan and see it through. Perseverance, diligence, and continuous effort are what help anything grow. Envision that your entire life is a garden; now is the time to tend to it. By keeping your goals in mind and realizing it takes daily routines to see results, you’ll be more at peace with your progress.
September 20: Full Moon in Pisces
A magical full moon has arrived, dancing within the seas of Pisces! This will be a moment for rest and relaxation. Listen to the rhythms of your spirit so you’re not overworking yourself or ignoring something of deep importance. Enjoy some TLC, get creative, and don’t forget to pamper yourself.
September 22: Fall Equinox
With the arrival of the fall equinox, we leave behind the first six seasons of the zodiac to embrace the final six to come. As we walk toward winter, we become more focused on how we interact with others and how we impact the world. Consider how far you have come this year thus far and check in with those who you love. It’s time to start thinking about how you can harvest your goals!
September 22: Sun Enters Libra
Welcome to Libra season! Prepare for the weeks ahead to draw further attention to your relationships and partnerships. Existing unions will be encouraged to make plans, while those who are on the hunt for their perfect match will see more opportunity to align with someone just right. Consider how you can go further with someone at your side now rather than just striking out alone.
September 27: Mercury Retrograde in Libra (ends October 18)
The final Mercury retrograde of the year arrives in the zodiac sign of Libra. This will cause confusion about how we communicate in our relationships both personally and professionally. While we will likely feel the urge to negotiate, compromise, or seek balance, this initial retrograde transit could cause some uncertainty or indecisiveness. This is a time to listen to other parties and weigh all your options before making concrete decisions.
October - December 2021
October 6: New Moon in Libra
The new moon in Libra will be especially important for all relationships this year. Couples can use this lunation to set goals and intentions. Business associates can assess their deadlines and professional milestones. While this would normally be a wonderful time for commitment, signing contracts, or even marriage, because of Mercury retrograde it is not as favored. Instead, hold off until later in the month if you can.
October 20: Full Moon in Aries
Feel the fire surge within you as the full moon in Aries arrives! This will help you see how far you’ve come in the pursuit of your personal goals. It will give you the energy to fine-tune your plans. Stand up for what you want and realize that you are in control of your future. Go forth and show the world who you are.
October 22: Sun Enters Scorpio
As the sun begins his tour of the underworld depths of Scorpio, the month ahead will become especially intense. This is because our inner motivations, desires, and hungers will rise up from our subconscious to be shown to ourselves! Do your shadow work and release patterns that are not serving you.
November 4: New Moon in Scorpio
The new moon in Scorpio will bring mystery and magic up from the depths to be seen by the world! This is a magnificent time to understand your shadow side so it does not overpower you. Face the truth honestly rather than running from it.
November 19: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
Eclipse season returns yet again, bringing an electrical feeling to the cosmos! Destined events and synchronicities will take place, shifting your path tremendously. This lunar eclipse will be especially emotional and intense, as it sets the stage for a whole new eclipse cycle to begin for the two years ahead. Focus on your self-worth and how you value everything around you.
November 21: Sun Enters Sagittarius
A vivacious and spontaneous vibration will fill our lives as the sun soars into the horizons of Sagittarius. This season of the year encourages us to seek wisdom and new perspectives in order to grow. Often this can take the form of academic, philosophical, or spiritual pursuits.
December 3: New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
The final eclipse on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis has come. The solar eclipse will be three times as powerful as a new moon—bringing a destined reset and new beginning to your life. This will be a spontaneous, passionate, and energizing time as we will be eager to leave behind our comfort zones and soar into new territory. Consider how you can learn more about the world, whether that be through media, education, travel, or mentorships. Be curious and let your wings fly!
December 18: Full Moon in Gemini
As the final major lunation of 2021, this full moon encourages us to review our ideas and how they have evolved in the past two years. By listening as well as speaking, we can have improved dialogues about what we think. Communicate articulately and directly with those now but don’t be afraid to compromise.
December 19: Venus Retrograde in Capricorn (ends January 29, 2022)
Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money, will spend a great deal of time in Capricorn at the end of 2021 and into the year to come. She will experience a retrograde cycle that begins now. This will help us review, re-evaluate, and return to situations around business success. Karmic relationships often come back to us during Venus retrograde as well, such as old friends, lovers, or coworkers. Now is the time to uncover what you learned from them and find peace and closure. If you’d like to reunite with someone and give it another chance, this would also be the time to do so. (Just don’t officially “recommit” until after January 29, 2022 when Venus awakens once again.)
December 21: Winter Solstice
As the year draws to a close, we officially welcome in the winter months. This is a time of culmination, reflection, hibernation, and release. Today is the shortest day of the year, so be sure to be aware of the balance between the light and dark around and within you.
December 21: Sun Enters Capricorn
The mighty sun sizzles into the zodiac sign of Capricorn—bringing forth a need to sum up the plans and achievements of the previous year. For past hard work, now can be a time of celebration. However, it is also a moment to assess how you’d like to proceed toward new professional heights in 2022.
December 28: Jupiter Enters Pisces (ends May 10, 2022)
Just before the onset of New Years Eve, we are welcomed once again with the breath of fresh air as majestic Jupiter soars into the seas of Pisces. In 2022, prepare for more ease and relaxation, as well as fun, romance, and the opportunity for dreams to come true.