Last year, astrology was an incredibly accurate and helpful guide for working with the planetary symbolism and timing of the global pandemic.
If you want to read about more about the 2020 astrology and its correlation to the virus/lockdown situation, you can do so here: Coronavirus: The Astrology.
For many astrologers, myself included, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius on the day of the Solstice, December 21, 2020, was a beacon of hope.
When Saturn first entered Aquarius from March 22 to July 1, 2020, many countries went into lockdown and social (Aquarius) distancing (Saturn) became reality.
There was hope that Jupiter’s conjunction with Saturn at the end of 2020 would bring freedom from Saturn’s restrictions. Yet, this didn’t occur and from an astrological perspective, it seems likely that this is because Saturn in Aquarius is in its sign of rulership and a stronger force than Jupiter.
What did occur was a rapid scientific breakthrough with various vaccines ready for use. Also, a rapid surge of variants and cases of the virus. Jupiter’s symbolism is not only about freedom and hope but also growth. Jupiter expands whatever it touches.
Looking ahead to 2021, it seems that Jupiter will have to escape from Saturn before bringing more expansion and freedom in our world. Christina & I discussed this on our latest podcast, which was recorded mid-February 2021. You can listen in here: Your Astrology Forecast.
Watch What Jupiter Does
So when does Jupiter move away from Saturn? As I’m writing to you, Jupiter is almost 8 degrees away from Saturn, the maximum orb of a conjunction. In fact, on February 26, 2021, Jupiter is at 16 Aquarius and Saturn is at 8 Aquarius. Jupiter is racing this year, desperately trying to escape Saturn’s clutches?
What has occurred this week here in England is our ‘timeline to freedom’ and key dates leading us out of the lockdown situation. There are 4 steps or stages and if you look at the astrology, they coincide with Jupiter’s movements this year.
So, if you want to know about the timing of the virus/restrictions, watch what Jupiter does. Here are the dates of the 4 steps with a few examples:
Step 1 – March 8, 2021 – Schools return (Jupiter rules education). Jupiter is now more than 8 degrees separating away from Saturn
Step 2 – April 12, 2021 – Hospitality venues can open outdoors (Jupiter’s the jovial planet, a symbol of bonhomie).
This is the date of the New Moon at 22 Aries, a symbol of new beginnings and Jupiter is sextile this New Moon at 26 Aquarius.
Step 3 – May 17, 2021 – Most social contact rules are being lifted, entertainment is reinstated, although with restrictions.
This is a significant shift because on May 14, 2021, Jupiter enters Pisces and its own sign of rulership. This was always going to be a green light for the Arts and Jupiter remains in Pisces until July 28, 2021.
Step 4 – June 21, 2021 – Travel opens up – the day of the Solstice, an auspicious date in astrology when the Sun is at its brightest in the northern hemisphere. (Jupiter rules travel and Jupiter’s transit through Pisces and its sign of rulership always looked like a window of opportunity for travel).
Plus, Jupiter switches direction to retrograde motion on June 20, 2021, again emphasising the significance of this key planet close to all four dates.
[N.b. there’s already talk that the May date, when Jupiter is in Pisces will speed up the unlocking of restrictions].
Jupiter moves back into Aquarius from July 28 to December 29, 2021, so we may see more restrictions later this year, when Jupiter is in Saturn’s sign of rulership once again.
However, Jupiter never returns to within an 8 degree orb of Saturn. And, at the end of 2021, Jupiter returns to Pisces, its sign of rulership, hopefully bestowing us with more of its good fortune.
This is the timeline for England. What’s happening in your country? Is it helpful to watch what Jupiter does?
If you want to dive deep into astrology with me as your guide, please check out my weekly horoscopes & astrology newsletter. It lands in your inbox every Sunday morning so you’re ready and prepared for the week ahead. Annual & monthly subscriptions available. Click here to join: Weekly.