2021 Aquarius Yearly Horoscope
2021 Aquarius Yearly Overview: Horoscope
Aquarius (Born January 21 to February 19*) – 0 to 30 degrees Aquarius:
2021: Aquarius Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
Note This is where the summary of the year resides; more details are below!
The year 2021 and its astrological effects on the sign of Aquarius.
The year ahead brings a powerful focus on your sign, dear Aquarius, and that means you’re more visible and ready to make changes. It’s a year of empowering personality development.
There has been a tremendous focus on a private, background sector of your solar chart in the past year. While this theme does continue to some degree, the year 2021 brings many areas of your life out into the light! You’re feeling clearer and more directed.
You’re putting things behind you that belong in the past, and you’re tidying up the present to prepare for the future.
Saturn first entered your sign last year, but then returned to cover old ground before moving ahead. In 2021, you’re hosting this responsible, rules-oriented planet all year. This Saturn transit is not expected to be a walk in the park, but it does help bring more clarity, purpose, and structure into your life–the very things that have been lacking and sometimes bringing you down in recent years.
In a rare turn of events, Jupiter is also in your sign for much of 2021. Jupiter transits a sign for approximately a year every twelve years or so. It’s a transit that we usually look forward to since it tends to alleviate pressures and open us up to new possibilities and opportunities. This time around, Jupiter entered your sign just two days after Saturn did for the long haul near the end of 2020.
The bottom line is that the entire time Jupiter is in your sign, Saturn is there as well. While Jupiter expands, Saturn constricts. Fortunately, even though these planets have many opposite functions, they tend to work together quite well. In fact, they may be considered a power team. You can feel particularly productive and effective in 2021. You might be the go-to or fix-it person in others’ eyes.
You’re also likely to find much pleasure and joy in exercising self-discipline and initiative. Your efforts to discipline yourself or structure your life this year can be satisfying and rewarding.
Self-discovery is a powerful theme this year. Another theme that began in 2020 and is now blossoming relates to your social life, friendships, romantic relationships, the pursuit of pleasure and happiness, and creative output. You’re discovering unique ways to express and enjoy yourself.
Uranus continues to shake up your personal or domestic world. Changes on the home front, with family, or with living arrangements or conditions are a continued theme. You can sometimes face a conundrum on this front–you’re maturing and growing in 2021, and these things can seem to clash with your home or family life in spots. This could be that changes or unexpected situations in your home or personal life sometimes upend your personal plans or initiatives. You have time to work through these issues this year–answers don’t come quickly, and it can be a process.
This is the kind of year that might later give definition to before/after conversations. It can be a period of a brand-new venture that has massive long-term potential. It may also be a time when you’re bringing a whole new “you” to the world. You’re maturing, taking more responsibility, and for the most part, enjoying the feeling of it all.
See also: 2021 Aquarius Preview Horoscope.
Key Events in 2021 for Aquarius:
Outer Planet Transits:
Jupiter square Uranus and sextile Chiron in January. These aspects can produce some rebellion and a strong desire to break free from limiting circumstances. While we should watch for abrupt moves, it’s also a good time to open our minds to new methods.
For Aquarius, the urge to break free from limiting situations in your life is strong, but they could clash with your needs for security and familiarity. Obligations to family or insecurities arising from disruptions on the home front interfere at times with your strongly independent streak. Try not to instigate change just for the sake of change, and avoid rash behavior. There might also be times when people close to you feel threatened by your newfound displays of freedom and independence.
Nevertheless, there can be strong opportunities to learn, teach, and communicate with special appeal and effectiveness. You’re learning to open up.
You might choose to pursue a new channel for self-expression or mental interest with great passion. There can be a strong sense of release and freedom from previously limiting, rigid, or stifling conditions.
Jupiter trine the North Node of the Moon in February and Saturn trine North Node in April. These aspects increase our willingness to grow, learn, improve, and develop, moving past our fears. We are ready to embrace new methods and attitudes, leaving behind those no longer serving our growth. Our conscience is well-developed. We’re more inclined than usual to believe in the power of the group and of words to convey our message.
It’s a fine time for publishing, community involvement, teaching, guiding, and learning. Harmonizing through shared ideas and ideals can figure very strongly at this time.
For Aquarius, you’re sharing your creative impulses or affections more boldly, and it feels great to do so. You’re feeling more outgoing and less self-conscious.
Saturn square Uranus from February to December. Our needs for freedom and spontaneity seem to clash with a need for structure and stability. Rules and limitations are hard to tolerate, but without some lines drawn, life feels too chaotic. Attempts to assert our individuality, freedom, and originality tend to undermine our feeling of groundedness and security. Yet, we are not satisfied when we conform. There may be sudden and unexpected twists that force us to do something different or free ourselves from old habits.
For Aquarius, there may be times when changes on the home front or with family can interfere with your efforts to get back on track, but overall, it’s a period for strengthening your life and building endurance and patience.
Sometimes, you might feel left to your own devices. However, you can also discover that you function quite well in this position. You’re building your self-reliance now, although you can experience some rebellious feelings as you do.
Fortunately, we have the following influence helping to soften some of the rough edges:
Saturn sextile Chiron from February to November. This transit helps us feel competent, effective, and secure. We have a strong sense of both tradition and innovation. We are also more able to express our unique qualities or to go our own way, without stirring up controversy if we act in a professional, respectful manner. There’s no need for show-boating with this aspect. With humility and realism, the chances of success increase.
For Aquarius, you’re in particularly good shape for working on personal interests and projects, making useful connections, and taking on useful or satisfying studies.
Sun conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius on the day of a Full Moon in Leo. This influence is in effect from January 26-28. An opportunity period for your personality, personal plans, image, and health. Your feelings for someone could prompt you to want to make improvements.
In the first two-and-a-half weeks of February, the sign of Aquarius is in powerful emphasis. A high number of points occupy the sign of Aquarius at this time, including the Moon on the 10-12. The New Moon on February 11th pulls all of this together. This is a time when the world is speaking your special language, and you’re taking the lead. You’re focusing on personality development and independence, self-assertion, and self-expression. It’s a powerful time for personal popularity, too.
With so many influences in the sign of Aquarius, you have more power to direct your life, to take charge, and to influence others.
Venus is retrograde from December 19th. Venus is retrograde in the sign of Capricorn from December 19th, 2021, to January 29, 2022. This retrograde phase affects all of us, in general, mainly in the areas of love and finances. These matters are not straightforward during this period–it’s a time for reviewing our attitudes, needs, and affections rather than forging ahead boldly into new love relationships or financial projects.
Because this Venus retrograde cycle is not explicitly connected to romantic areas of your chart this time around, it’s likely to affect you a little less than it affects many others. Even so, romantic matters are on the complicated side for you, Aquarius, and you may be dealing with past relationships, love triangles, or sacrifices made for a lover. You should watch for secrets surfacing that prompt you to rethink current plans and possibly even alliances. This can be a time for reassessing your privacy needs and your attachment to past relationships.
New and Full Moons/Eclipses:
See every New and Full Moon, including eclipses, of 2021, and how they affect Aquarius:
Yearly Horoscope: 2021 Predictions for Aquarius
If you know your Ascendant, read forecasts for both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign. If you know your birth time, but don’t know your Ascendant, be sure to use the Cafe Astrology Ascendant Calculator. For those of you who are unsure of your Sun sign because it’s close to the neighboring sign, see What’s My Sun Sign?
See also see your Aquarius Preview Horoscope for 2021, as well as all Overview Horoscopes for 2021 (including Aquarius). The horoscope on this page, Aquarius Yearly, shows the trends and predictions for the year in detail. Because outer planet transits are lengthy, there are variations in the timing of outer planet transits for each of the three decans of Aquarius, and these are shown below the main, general forecast.
There are some interesting developments for you this year, dear Aquarius. Every year, we see challenges and opportunities in different areas. It’s my hope that by understanding these areas of potential disruption and ease that you can make the most of these trends as you seek the opportunities and manage the challenges.
Aquarians are progressive yet loyal. They are not afraid to break from tradition if it doesn’t serve a good purpose. However, there is a need to structure your life or return to basics in some manner with Saturn in your sign for a transit that cumulatively lasts about three years. In 2020, Saturn moved into Aquarius on May 11th, left and retreated into Capricorn on July 1st, and then returned to Aquarius for a more consistent stay on December 17th, 2020.
In 2021, Saturn is in your sign all year, and it’s time to get comfortable with its energies! Fortunately, you have Jupiter in your sign helping to ease you into this phase. With this combination, you may very well enjoy getting more organized, self-disciplined, and on top of things.
The following chart shows the outer planets and other points in relation to your sign, revealing whether they are harmonizing with or challenging Aquarius:
Grey is neutral (no direct relationship, but can be picky, nagging),
Pink is challenging (the planet is in a direct, challenging relationship with your sign),
and Green is easy and supportive (the planet or point is in a direct, harmonious relationship with your sign).
As is evident in the above chart, there is very little in the way of outer planet challenges this year for Aquarius, much harmonious and a fair amount of neutral energy. This suggests a generally straightforward energy flow and may indicate a more harmonious or status quo year in most life departments.
Even so, the one challenging outer-planet influence is from your own (modern) ruler, Uranus. This transit can be somewhat destabilizing. It’s a period for reorienting yourself and answering a call to make some changes, even if they are not immediately welcome.
On this Page:
On this page, the year’s larger themes are explored. For month to month overviews, see Aquarius Monthly Horoscopes, and for daily influences, see Aquarius Daily Horoscopes. Please note that my dailies are astrological, not daily inspirational texts, so you’ll find interpretations for such things as planetary aspects and planet/point ingresses in Daily Horoscopes.
Overview: Harmony and Challenge of Outer Planets:
You can feel as if you’re emerging from the background in a symbolic sense this year, and in many ways, you’re starting fresh.
Pluto will remain in the background of your solar chart for a while longer, suggesting there is further work to do with getting closure in your life, but for the most part, 2021 is a year in which you’re feeling brand new. Figuring strongly can be a new personal presentation, attitude, and initiative.
Uranus is the only outer planet that’s actively challenging you in 2021. Interestingly, Uranus is one of your ruling planets. This does point to a need to make changes to your home or domestic world and living conditions or arrangements, which can be occasionally disruptive, but ultimately liberating. With a growing focus on personality development and structuring your life this year, surprises on the homefront can sometimes challenge you, but you’re on the road to major improvements.
Move forward to the Yearly Horoscopes for Aquarius by Decans (page 2)…