Welcome to 2021, Leo! Congrats on surviving 2020. Much of this year will be spent picking up the pieces of the one before; after all, life must go on. This year brings massive change for you on both professional and personal levels, as the stars push you to look closely at partnerships of all kinds.
The year begins with lucky planet Jupiter in Aquarius, your 7th House of Relationships and Partnerships. Leos are infamous for their love of attention — when you’re ruled by the sun, you can’t help it if the spotlight is always on you. However, this quest for attention can sometimes lead you to settle for the first gig or romantic interest that makes you feel special, even if you know deep down it’s not the perfect fit. Your goal for 2021 is to practice patience and learn to wait for the things that you deserve.
Uranus will be in Taurus all year in your 10th House of Career and Ambition. The innovative planet squares off with Saturn in Aquarius, in your 7th House of Partnerships, three times this year, on Wednesday, February 17, again on Monday, June 14, and finally on Friday, December 24. These standoffs between the two planets only occur every 22 and a half years and signifies clashes of power between conservative ideas and those that are more progressive. The larger implications of these transits? It’s highly likely that society will continue to reckon with all the systemic issues highlighted by the pandemic, anti-racism protests, and the recession. But what does this mean for you on a personal level?
Strict Saturn asks us to create healthy boundaries, while eccentric Uranus wants us to be the most authentic form of ourselves possible. For you, brave Leo, the meeting of these planets sheds light on the things in your life that may be limiting your self-growth. In a perfect world, 2021 would end with you finding the career path of your dreams. However, the world we live in is far from perfect. Most of us were affected by the economic disaster caused by COVID-19, and don’t have the luxury of quitting a job because a coworker won’t respect our boundaries. So while it’s important to stand up for yourself when you can and follow any urges you have to job hunt, we all have to eat. Survival is crucial, and there is no shame in sticking with what’s comfortable and safe. Change will come (in fact, it is the only constant), and with your work ethic and hopeful spirit, you can push through this time period.
The first Mercury retrograde of the year occurs in Aquarius from Saturday, January 30 to Saturday, February 20. The communication planet goes retrograde again in Gemini from Saturday, May 29 to Tuesday, June 22, and in Libra from Monday, September 27 to Monday, October 18. During these dates, beware of typos and texts from exes. Remember, Leo, this year is about learning to be patient until the good stuff shows up. You must move away from seeking instant gratification. While attention from an ex may be tempting, remember that time spent with them is time you could be spending meeting someone you haven’t already broken up with.