Welcome to 2021, Sagittarius, and congrats on surviving 2020. As the sign of higher learning, Sagittarius, your work is rarely just a job, but a form of self-expression. You use work to push yourself and grow. It’s understandable if all the chaos of this past year has affected your mental state, but it’s also likely that you have continued to push through and support what needs to be done to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now, 2021 asks you to seriously start prioritizing yourself.
Uranus will be in Taurus all year, which is stationed in your 6th House of Health. The planet squares off with responsible Saturn in Aquarius, in your 3rd House of Communication, on Wednesday, February 17, again on Monday, June 14, and finally on Friday, December 24. This clash between the two planets only occurs every 22 and a half years and signals power struggles between conservative thinking and more radical politics. While the Democrats and Republicans continue to fight to find common ground, on a personal level, Sagittarius, you must communicate your needs surrounding health and healing. This doesn’t mean dieting or chasing after unrealistic beauty standards, but looking for ways to strengthen your body and mind that work for you, like engaging in therapy and other forms of self-care to get your infamous Sagittarius swag back to full capacity.
Your ruling planet, lucky Jupiter is in Aquarius and your 3rd House of Communication for most of the year. The healing planet briefly leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces in your 4th House of Home and Family from Thursday, May 13 to Wednesday, July 28 before stationing there for a year beginning on Tuesday, December 28. As Jupiter is the planet of expansion, these Pisces dates may signify an addition to your family, be it a new friend, relationship, or even a baby, if that’s what you’re going for. If it’s not, use birth control, you horny Sag.
A lunar eclipse on Wednesday, May 26 in your sign, Sagittarius, and the 1st House of Self reminds you to pull back and focus on you. Eclipses can be messy, and lead to dramatic and sudden endings. Don’t be surprised if an unhealthy relationship or habit ends around this date like a swift cosmic kick in the ass. This year brings three other eclipses, a solar eclipse in Gemini on Thursday, June 10, a lunar eclipse on Friday, November 19 in Taurus, and a solar eclipse on Saturday, December 4 also in your sign, Sagittarius. Practice self-soothing during these dates to avoid any fire sign meltdowns.
There are also three Mercury retrogrades this year. The first 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. The third and final one of the year occurs in Libra from Monday, September 27 to Monday, October 18. You don’t usually worry about Mercury retrograde as much as other signs, Sagittarius, as you figure that you’re more powerful than any astrology-induced miscommunications. However, don’t forget that these transits tend to affect travel, and you are known for your wanderlust. Who knows what the deal will be with travel as we continue to reckon with the pandemic in 2021, but it likely won’t snap back to normal anytime soon. Regardless, before you run off to another city to expand your business or see a lover, humor us astrologers and double-check your plans to avoid any annoyances.