As the calendar turns, why not align your New Year with the stars? The planets offer a fresh start as they orbit into new zodiac positions and signal boost each other from the skies. In 2021, everyone should feel more in their element, astrologically speaking. And while the annual forecast is still fairly frenetic, we’ll be able to greet circumstances from a more centered place. An innovative one, too: 2021 marks the beginning of what we are calling “The Aquarian Decade.” As planets shift into this future-forward, humanitarian sign, here’s what 2021 has in store for each zodiac sign.
Overall Theme: Welcome to the innovation station! You’re in your genius element in 2021, cooking up those bananas ideas Aries are famous for. But rather than developing them alone in your “lab,” this year is all about collaborating with a dream team. With your eleventh house of teamwork and technology charged up, you might even prefer the convenience of hopping on a group thread or videoconference. Analog Aries might give communal living a try. Time to buy that plot of land with your BFFs?
Love: You’ve never been one to play by other people’s rules, Aries, and this boat-rocking year could change your status to “relationship anarchist.” Carve out new agreements with your boo or try a wholly different approach to dating. Online communities and dating apps will bring lucky swipes all year. Happily attached? Load up the toy drawer and bond through intellectually stimulating pursuits, like joining (or starting) an activist group or an online broadcast. Ready to leave or grieve? Jupiter in Pisces loosens the ties that bind from May 13 to July 28. Figuring out “the future” will be easier after November 5, as Venus embarks on an extended, four-month tour through your traditional tenth house.
Career: Emerging industries are calling your name! From green energy to plant medicine to digital marketing, you could pivot in a future-forward direction. Already love what you do? You may add a socially responsible element to your work or train on the latest industry techniques. The November 19 lunar eclipse is a “money moon” for you! Hustle all year and profits could rain in from unanticipated sources. No matter your path, working with a motivated, capable team is tantamount to your success. No weak links allowed on your 2021 chain!
Overall Theme: #MogulMode! With Jupiter and Saturn rising to the top of your chart, 2021 could elevate you to unprecedented heights of success. Bring your planning powers and a willingness to experiment. What you set in motion this year could yield long-term security. Don’t give up!
Love: Traditional Taurus prefers playing the long game in love, and with your goal-obsessed tenth house lit up by Saturn and Jupiter, you could manifest a mate who shares your vision. Power couple fantasies come to life as single Bulls will be magnets for successful people. Attached? Taking on a large-scale project together could be the glue for your bond, but leave room for autonomous pursuits! Liberated Uranus in Taurus will make you rebel against too many rules and restrictions, especially during three squares to Saturn on February 17, June 14, and December 24. Cross-cultural connections heat up after November 5. Slip off for a bae-cation before Venus turns retrograde on December 19.
Career: With enterprising Jupiter and ambitious Saturn teamed up in your tenth house of career, your money moves could pay off big time. This is the year to cash in on your hard work, Taurus, as if everything you’ve learned over the past 7-14 years will suddenly pay off. New to the workforce? Paying your dues could mean volunteering some hours to intern with a master. That’s priceless training, Bull! November 19 is one of the most important days of 2021 for you. A lunar (full moon) eclipse in Taurus could launch your work into the spotlight, or set you on a path to leadership. Money may flow in from unexpected sources all year, thanks to three other eclipses in May, June, and December.
Overall Theme: Ready, set, expand! After a year of intense transformation, your adventurous nature returns. This could lead some Geminis to a totally new part of the world while other Twins could launch a successful side hustle or go back to school. With the destiny-driven lunar north node in Gemini all year (an event that only happens every 18-19 years) do not sleep on your dreams. Risks will bring rewards!
Love: Your independent spirit will be your most attractive asset in 2021: Autonomy truly makes the heart grow fonder. Take the lead in love, whether you’re loosening up the “restrictions” of a commitment or planning a month-long RV trip for two. Starting a business with bae could also bring good fortune, as long as you have clearly defined roles. Single Gems could fall for a cutie from a different culture or give long-distance a go. Commit or quit? With two eclipses in your relationship house on May 26 and December 4, you can’t dodge questions about “the future” altogether this year. Mercury turns retrograde in your romance house from September 27 to October 23, a chance to heal past wounds or reignite an old flame.
Career: Your hidden talents come to light this year—and you’re poised to monetize them. Whether you’re shopping your novel, getting paid as a TikTok influencer, or winning the grand prize on a reality show (or something equally original), you could find your way into the public eye. On June 10, a solar (new moon) eclipse in Gemini gives you the courage to make a move, which might involve setting off on a totally new path. But with Mercury retrograde in Gemini from May 29 to June 22, make sure to protect your intellectual property and ideally, wait until July to finalize deals. Lucky Jupiter pings your career zone from May 13 to July 28, which could bring a lucrative contract or a promotion to a prestigious position. Just make sure the job description doesn’t cramp your free-flowing style.
Overall Theme: Passion! Intrigue! Sexy encounters! No, this transformational year won’t be a light and fluffy one. But it will bring the deep-diving connections a watery Cancer craves. Invest wisely! From relationships that can go the distance to assets that grow in value over time, think long-term.
Love: Are you in or are you out? With Jupiter and Saturn in your intense, erotic eighth house, you won’t suffer fools (not even the sexy ones) this year. You need depth, Cancer, that mind-body-soul connection that transports you to another realm. If you’re not feeling it with your partner, don’t just bail. You may need to work through buried resentments while creating more private time, both for yourself and the two of you. Moving your body and changing your diet can also rev up your libido. Romantic Venus lingers in your commitment zone for four months starting November 5, bringing clarity. With a retrograde cycle from December 19, 2021 to January 29, 2022, you could get nostalgic for an ex. Reunions could be rocky then, so proceed with caution.
Career: The power of two extends to your professional life this year. Bring on the dynamic duos, but don’t try to split things 50/50. You could work with an agent or find an investor to fund your ideas. Money could flow in through passive streams like royalties, rental income, or affiliate sales—and possibly a large settlement or inheritance. If you’re paying off debt, lucky Jupiter can help you negotiate it down and come up with a feasible payment plan. No matter what field you’re in, you may add a creative or spiritual dimension to your work. The eclipses on May 26 and December 4 could bring fast-moving developments that accelerate your career! But your daily routines may shift, which might include a move to a new office or entirely different zip code, especially while Jupiter is in Pisces from May 13 to July 28.
Overall Theme: Set yourself to “pairing mode,” Leo! Two is your magic number in 2021. From business to romance to creative pursuits, you’ll do your best work with a plus-one by your side. For best results, team up with a complement rather than a clone. Creatively, you are in your element this year. Make art for art’s sake!
Love: Got a vacancy on your adjacent throne? That seat won’t be empty for long—not if lucky Jupiter and stabilizing Saturn have anything to say about it. With this results-oriented pair revving up your committed partnership houses, relationships are evolving in a clear-cut direction. But it’s up to you, Leo, to define what “true love” looks like—traditions be damned. Two eclipses in your amorous fifth house (on May 26 and December 4) could bring proposals, pregnancies, or a promising new prospect who shows up out of the blue. With Jupiter in your erotic eighth house from May 13 to July 25, a passionate affair heats up. Leos stuck in a going-nowhere romance could finally say goodbye!
Career: The first full moon of 2021 is in Leo (January 28), shooting your talents into the spotlight. Capitalize on this lunar lift to promote your offerings on social media—or to alert the office VIPs of your contributions. Free-flowing Uranus is on its fourth year in your career zone. Along with stability, you’re craving flexibility. No Leo needs a boss breathing down your neck, but working in partnership may demand greater accountability this year. Set up regular check-ins and find a good project manager (or app!) if you struggle with organization. The lunar eclipse on November 19 could bring a peak moment of success, but you may have to race to greet the opportunity!
Overall Theme: Lean into routine! You’re back in your grounded Virgoan element as Jupiter and Saturn team up in your systematic, salubrious sixth house (AKA “the Virgo house). Life moves at a more predictable pace with a focus on work and wellness in 2021. This is a year to hone your process instead of simply tracking results. Practice makes perfect!
Love: Step #1, Virgo: Give your body some love. You can’t exactly be present for amour (much less in the mood) if you’re feeling stressed, sluggish or off-center. While you might not start the year with fireworks, there’s no sexier glow-up than the kind that comes from self-care. Lucky Jupiter swings into Pisces, powering up your relationship zone from May 13 to July 28. During this brief cycle, you could cement a long-term connection in a formal way—or back out of one that’s run its course. By the time love planets Venus and Mars visit Virgo from July 21 to September 14, you may have your hands full of admirers. Venus shimmies into your romance house on November 5, opening a fertile (yes, in that way too) four-month window. But she turns retrograde for six weeks on December 19. If you reconnect with any exes over the holidays, proceed with caution!
Career: Green is the new black—as in steady paychecks and environmentally responsible processes. True, your work may be a little “wax on, wax off” in 2021, but you’re not complaining. The magic lies in the subtle details. Focus on perfecting your technique, setting up savvy systems for “working smarter, not harder,” and training alongside industry pros. Opportunities shine in the wellness industry, teaching, non-profits, or service-based jobs (possibly outdoors!). Be ready to leap into a new league on June 10, when a rare solar (new moon) eclipse accelerates career developments big time. Virgos who have mastered your craft could be pinged as experts near the November 19 lunar eclipse. Hello, book deal, TED talk, or hey, how about a gig as a reality show judge?
Overall Theme: Lead with your heart, Libra! In 2021, you’ll remix your formula for glamour, romance, and passionate pursuits with an “adult” twist. Translation? Rather than reveling in the moment, you’re building a lasting legacy—with all the sophisticated touches your Venus-ruled sign adores. Curate your camera-ready lewk! With your fame zone lit by Jupiter and Saturn, 2021 could launch you into the public eye.
Love: Cupid is in your corner in 2021, firing golden-tipped arrows into your fifth house of true love and fertility. Single Libras could find love on the apps (or through mutual friends), especially near the eclipses on May 26 and December 4. Already seeing someone? From baby carriages to meant-to-be marriages, lucky Jupiter gives your reticent sign the courage to leap. Three Saturn-Uranus squares will test your commitments on February 17, June 14, and December 24. If you’re ready to go “all in,” you could have a major announcement to make—possibly near the November 19 lunar eclipse. On the other hand, if it’s time to wrap up a bad romance, these same transits could hasten your departure. Venus cozies up in your domestic sphere for four months on November 5. Shop for a love nest, freeze your eggs, blend your families, but make your move before Venus turns retrograde from December 19, 2021 to January 29, 2022!
Career: Influencer? Team lead? CEO of Libra, Inc.? In 2021, you’re rising through the ranks and into the power position. Masterful Saturn teams up with abundant Jupiter in your fifth house of fame, leadership, and self-expression, giving your passions profitable traction. Capitalize on your expertise. Could you set up a style feed, get paid to promote brands on TikTok, shop your creative ideas to TV networks? If you’re breaking into a new field, humble thyself. Working alongside an industry pro could fast-track your dreams of becoming the Queen of X. The lunar eclipse on November 19 brings a cash infusion, possibly from an investor, inheritance, lucrative contract, or the sale of goods/property.
Overall Theme: The action is happening at Chateau Scorpio as 2021’s stars put domestic matters front and center. This is the year to plant deeper roots, bond with your inner circle, and heal ancestral traumas. If you don’t love where you live, you might relocate and invest in property. Strengthen your sense of security in every way, from the emotional to the financial.
Love: Cozy up in the love nest! Your desire for closeness and intimacy returns, making this an ideal year for bonding under one roof. Expansive Jupiter rooms with stable Saturn in Aquarius, powering up your fourth house of home and family. Single Scorpios could fall for the hottie-next-door type who shares your vision of domestic bliss. Attached? This year is all about family bonding, tackling household projects, or figuring out the best living situation for the two of you. But with unconventional Aquarius ruling this part of your chart, your ideal scenario could be anything but the white picket fence fantasy. Circle May 13 to July 28 as high season for romance when Jupiter shimmies into your fun-loving, fertile fifth house. Relationships hit a milestone moment during the November 19 lunar eclipse.
Career: No complaints about WFH for you, Scorpio. Your kitchen table could be a major production site in 2021, whether you’re working solo or teaming up with family or a couple close friends. Collaborating with women could bring magical results this year, or your work could evolve in a direction that supports women’s rights. When live-out-loud Jupiter bursts into your fame zone from May 13 to July 28, don’t be surprised if the media comes a-calling or you finally feel ready to establish yourself as an influencer, YouTuber, or public figure.
Overall Theme: Bring on the tag teams! In 2021, the magic lies in partnering up with people who can take your dreams to the next level. Another point of this “sharing is caring” exercise? To give you more free time! Test the chemistry with trial runs and short-term projects. Every commitment isn’t meant to last forever. During this mentally active year, ideas flood in—and it’s a great time to communicate them to the world
Love: Are you in or are you out? There’s no easy answer to that question for Archers in 2021. With your variety-loving third house activated, you’ll find a way to flirt within socially distanced guidelines. This cerebral cycle could revive the art of the love letter for you. Two Sagittarius eclipses—on May 26 and December 4—bring out your fierce independence. But the June 10 solar eclipse lays down the gauntlet: commit or quit? With Mercury retrograde in your relationship house from May 29 to June 22, you may repair a rift with an ex or finally deal with the elephant in your cohabitation station.
Career: You’ve never had a shortage of cutting-edge ideas, but in 2021, one (or more) of them could go viral. With powerhouses Jupiter and Saturn revving in your communication zone, your skills as a writer, teacher, or broadcaster could make you a mint. And with the lunar South Node in your sign all year—along with a pair of self-actualizing eclipses in Sagittarius on May 26 and December 4—your higher calling could direct you. As the zodiac’s traveler, you could be vlogging from an RV, writing a novel from the beach, or teaching webinars to a global audience.
Overall Theme: Congratulations, Capricorn, you have officially graduated from astrological boot camp! On December 17, 2020, your ruler, taskmaster Saturn, wrapped its three-year tour through your sign (not to return again until 2047). Now you can reap the rewards of your hard work, which may come through prestige, steady income, or another well-deserved accolade. Dial down the performance pressure though! This year is about enjoying sweet simplicity and implementing life hacks so you can have more time to relax.
Love: Keep your Spotify tuned in to the slow jams station: Love takes a turn for the traditional in 2021. Single Caps could attract the solid, family-oriented types many of you are drawn to. Coupled? The sweetness of your shared daily routines will fortify your bond. Align around all the pragmatic stuff, like financial planning, calendars, and home renovations. But stoke the wildfires of romance when experimental Uranus charges into Saturn on February 17, June 14 and, December 24. On November 5, love planet Venus camps out in your sign for four whole months, blessing you with insane levels of magnetism. Just be mindful about what (and who!) you wish for when Venus turns retrograde for six weeks on December 19.
Career: You’ll keep on making money moves in 2021 as abundant Jupiter co-pilots alongside stabilizing Saturn through your work and finance zone. As you set your career goals, however, take other things into consideration like personal satisfaction and work-life balance. You may pass on a lucrative offer because of its rigid, high-pressure demands. Work may feel a bit “lather, rinse, repeat” this year but the slower pace allows you to hone your process and put savvy systems in place. The June 10 solar eclipse could usher in a partnership opportunity that spells money in the bank.
Overall Theme: Ready to rewrite the script of your life, Aquarius? Life coach Saturn and lucky Jupiter are teamed up in your sign, recalibrating your direction and energizing your passions. In many ways, 2021 is a “reinvention tour” for you! Whether you’re starting your own business, diving into a new relationship, or breaking free of draining obligations, results won’t come overnight. Still, you’re ready to do the work to push past challenges and elevate!
Love: While relationships won’t be your primary focus this year, all your connections will benefit from the inner work you do. Your cosmic co-rulers, structured Saturn and innovative Uranus, are in a dynamic dust-up (a 90-degree square) all year, teaching you to feel “at home” within yourself. Creating happiness and security is an inside job in 2021, which may involve healing ancestral traumas and learning to set clear boundaries. Developments could be intense near February 17, June 14, and December 24, during the exact Saturn-Uranus squares. Embrace the “messy” lessons, then you can invite a partner to dance with you (#NeedAFreak Challenge anyone?). The June 10 solar eclipse ushers in a wave of romantic energy, and Mercury’s retrograde from May 29 to June 22 could reignite an old flame.
Career: While you’re very much at the ground level of a new chapter, you’ll also find major value in all that you’ve learned over the past one to three decades. How can you apply your passions toward a new pursuit—or advance to the next level of the journey? You’ll enjoy independent exploration and experimentation, but with taskmaster Saturn in your sign (until March 7, 2023) don’t rely on the DIY. Work with coaches, mentors, and mastermind groups to hone your gifts. With great power comes great responsibility, so if you take on a leadership role, surround yourself with savvy, supportive people who work from a place of integrity. Your innovative ideas could strike gold when Jupiter darts into Pisces from May 13 to July 28!
Overall Theme: Welcome to the surreal world—your favorite place to be! Jupiter and Saturn team up in your dreamy, soulful twelfth house (AKA “the Pisces house”), ushering you through healing transitions. Time to repair rifts, release the past, and forgive in the name of your own freedom. While you may feel adrift at times, 2021 brings major epiphanies. With your artistic and psychic powers in rare form, you’re tapped into other dimensions. Bring on the muse…and the woo!
Love: Fantasy or reality? The line between the two will be blurry in 2021, making it hard to commit to anything concrete. But with your poetic, romantic side out in full force, you could easily get swept into one or more passionate affairs. The sweet escapes may be ephemeral, but you never know—what starts as a flowy fling could turn out to be a soulmate-level connection, especially while Venus and Mars are in your relationship houses from July 21 to September 14. Coupled Fish: Set those reminder alarms or you could accidentally ghost on important plans. Indie-spirited Jupiter visits Pisces and your trailblazing first house from May 13 to July 28, a time where you’ll need tons of autonomy—so much so, you could prefer single status. But try asking for space before you bail on someone who loves you.
Career: The Law of Attraction is on your side in 2021. Yes, you’ll need more than a vision board to manifest your dream job, but don’t underestimate the power of setting intentions. What would your ideal career scenario look like? (Hint: it may involve creativity, charitable giving, or something “woo.”) With two eclipses in your success sector—on May 26 and December 4—opportunities materialize at an accelerated clip! But the major news of the year arrives on May 13, when fortune-finder Jupiter swings into Pisces until July 28. The abundant planet only visits your sign every 10-12 years, demanding that you live in alignment with your truth. Some Fish may relocate, study, or emerge as industry luminaries during this time. P.S. This reinvention tour picks up again from December 28, 2021 to May 11, 2022, when Jupiter takes another pass through Pisces.
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