Welcome to 2021, Libra, and congrats on surviving 2020. Because you’re an air sign (and flirty as they come), sometimes people assume that you take life lightly. The reality is that, as the sign of balance and partnerships, you just want to do whatever you can to keep the peace. Massive shifts have started in 2020, partially due to the systemic injustices brought to light by the pandemic, and you’re ready to contribute what you can to the healing that needs to happen. Your personal theme for this new year is to learn how to create boundaries so that you can protect yourself while you’re doing this hard work. It’s a daunting task, but you can do it!
Uranus will be in Taurus all year, stationed in your 8th House of Transformation, which rules sex, death, and taxes. This ringed planet squares off with disciplinarian Saturn in Aquarius in your 5th House of Pleasure, on Wednesday, February 17, again on Monday, June 14, and finally on Friday, December 24. This standoff between the two planets only occurs every 22 and a half years and signifies power clashes between conservative and more progressive, modern thinking. But what does this mean for you on a personal scale? It means you’ve evolved enough to have healthy relationships, as long as you put in the work needed to sustain them.
Lucky Jupiter is also in Aquarius and your 5th House of Pleasure for most of the year, which will affect your love life. While it’s true that most of us get pleasure from romantic relationships, as the sign of relationships, yours are crucial to your mental and emotional well-being. This year has the goods to bring you love. You may be able to level up a relationship or meet someone who is in it for the long-haul. As long as you’re doing work to address any unhealthy attachment patterns, problems with trust, or commitment issues, you’ll likely be able to let love in, if you want it.
Knowledgeable Jupiter briefly leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces in your 6th House of Health from Thursday, May 13 to Wednesday, July 28. If you know you have work to do on your relationships but aren’t sure where to start, pay attention to the events that occur in your love life during this period. In the early stages of a romance, everything can sometimes feel like a fated fairy tale. This is known as NRE, or “new relationship energy.” However, to sustain a relationship after this initial phase, you have to put in hard work and effort. It’s not all spontaneous love-making and butterflies. If you want something built to last, you’re going to have to open up, learn how each other communicates, and figure out if you want the same things.
Your season officially begins on Wednesday, September 22. Shortly thereafter is the third and final Mercury retrograde of this year, which occurs in your sign from Monday, September 27 to Monday, October 18. (The first Mercury retrograde of the year occurs in Aquarius from Saturday, January 30 to Saturday, February 20 and the communication planet goes retrograde again in Gemini from Saturday, May 29 to Tuesday, June 22.) Because the final cycle occurs in your sign, you will feel its effects stronger than usual. You know the rules: Expect communication mishaps and travel delays. Double-check your emails and triple check the fine print on any important documents. And remember, exes will be on the prowl. Put those boundaries you developed earlier in the year into play.