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.
Watch What Jupiter Does
So when does Jupiter move away from Saturn? When I started writing this article back in February 2021, Jupiter was almost 8 degrees away from Saturn, the maximum orb of a conjunction.
In fact, on February 26, 2021, Jupiter was at 16 Aquarius and Saturn at 8 Aquarius. Jupiter is racing this year, desperately trying to escape Saturn’s clutches?
What occurred during the last week in February in England was our ‘timeline to freedom’ and key dates leading us out of the lockdown situation. There were 4 steps or stages and if you look at the astrology, they coincided 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.
Update: Jupiter switched direction the day before the ‘freedom date’ in England. Jupiter turned to retrograde motion on June 20, 2021, and we learned a week or so previously that there would be no ‘freedom’. Jupiter, the big planet is often linked to liberty and freedom.
We have had a more open and expansive summer here in England. The live Arts – theatre & music – have been glorious, museums and art galleries have re-opened, there have been bottomless brunches and Euro 2020, the football tournament, bringing passion and emotion to the mix.
But, Jupiter’s change of direction is once again limiting our freedom. Writing this today, just before Jupiter turns retrograde, it looks as if our freedom date is being pushed back a month at least. And, Jupiter returns to Saturn’s sign of rulership on July 28, 2021.
Jupiter moves back into Aquarius from July 28 to December 29, 2021, and it’s highly like that we are going to see more restrictions later this year, when Jupiter is back in Saturn’s sign of rulership.
However, Jupiter never returns to within an 8 degree orb of Saturn. And, at the end of 2021, Jupiter swims into Pisces once again, 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?
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