Saturn square Uranus – major theme 2021

The dominant cycle in 2020 was the Capricorn stellium involving the conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. This combination of planets spoke about the prospect of war and or financial meltdown – a massive debt crisis. The war as it transpired is a war against a virus – an enemy that travels unseen and doesn’t respect our boundaries and borders. This virus and our response to it has literally stopped the world for much of 2020. Every country across the world has been impacted by the virus and various lockdown scenarios. The economic consequences are devastating as people, businesses, companies and governments struggle to keep afloat. Debt is a major problem in this time. This combination of planets also cautions against extreme use of power and force and the dangers thereof long term. One wonders how those in authority across the world will let go of lockdown as a strategy and a tool of control? These outcomes in the wrong hands can have devastating consequences. We need to be very mindful of the abuse of power during this period.

The world is truly broken. We have run out of excuses and options. Covid-19 has exposed all the structural weaknesses across the world. We now have to fix what is broken. This is the message of 2021.

Saturn square Uranus

This planetary aspect started on 18 March 2020 and concludes on 10 Dec 2022. This is the dominant planetary aspect during 2021. The most powerful dates are when the aspect is exact.

  • 17 Feb, 15 June and 24 Dec 2021

Saturn is associated with the authority and imposes limitations, restrictions and rules. Uranus on other hand wants more freedom and independence. It speaks about a clash of the old versus the new. It refers to the need to innovate and find new ways of operating. We cannot expect to do the same thing and get different results. The systems and structures within society need to be re-invented. We need to find new ways of managing old problems. We will require perseverance and determination as we find new solutions to stubborn problems. This combination produces much conflict as those that like to hold on to traditional ways get forced to consider different solutions and opportunities. This aspect speaks about freedoms being restricted and the conflict this fuels as people fight back against these limitations. It creates much tension and social unrest.

Biologically this aspect is associated with inhibition of rhythm, heart blockages and abnormal breathing patterns. Saturn rules bones and Uranus indicates removal or breakage or amputation.

Uranus is unpredictable in nature and behaves suddenly and unexpectedly. Uranus likes chaos and thrives when there is uncertainty.

This planetary aspect was last active between June 1999 to April 2001. This time was synonymous with the Y2K problem which was essentially a software problem. There was concern that the formatting and storage of calendar data beginning in year 2000 would be a problem. This turned out not to be the case and the transition was relatively seamless. The bubble was a stock market bubble caused by excessive speculation of Internet-related companies in the late 1990s. It was a period of massive growth in the use and adoption of the internet. Mozambique experienced its worst flooding in 50 years. It was the year the first resident crews entered the International Space Station. The 2000 US election was disputed (Bush vs Gore) and the Supreme Court ruled that the recount in Florida should be halted thus making George Bush President of US. The West was also concerned about the threat of terrorism.

Jupiter square Uranus

In addition Jupiter will square Uranus between 29 Dec 2020 and 8 Feb 2021. This aspect is exact on 18 January 2021. Jupiter magnifies and exaggerates problems. Think stock market concerns and volatility.

This aspect was last active between April to June 2000.

Both Saturn and Jupiter square Uranus between 4 Jan to 8 Feb 2021. This signifies a powerful and volatile period in 2021 as old and new clash and these issues get magnified.

Mars conjunct Uranus

Mars also connects with Uranus from 12 Jan 2021. It is exact on 20 Jan 2021. Mars adds aggression, force and determination. This adds to the volatility we will experience in January and February 2021. Mars is in detriment in Taurus and is likely to behave badly. This really does speak about conflict and revolution.

When we look at all these aspects – Jupiter and Saturn square Uranus and Mars conjunct Uranus, the period 12 to 29 Jan 2021 is highlighted as significant.

We are in for a rough start to 2021. The devastation of 2020 is there for all to see and it is up to all of us to find new ways of operating, finding long term sustainable solutions to our collective problems. Saturn speaks about the land, farming and agriculture, construction and engineering. It speaks about hardship and the need to be prudent. It refers to the need to take responsibility – personally and collectively. The scientific process is governed by Saturn. Saturn is associated with chronic illness.

Uranus requires that we find new solutions to long term problems. Innovation and disruption are important themes. Uprisings are indicated. Sudden and unexpected natural disasters and accidents are appropriate. Electricity and technology are highlighted. Our reliance on coal and petroleum needs to fundamentally change. This is an exciting time to look forward to big leaps in the advancement of society in general. With good intentions this period can go a long way to making the world a better place.  

The world population in year 2000 was 6 billion. It currently stands at 7.8 billion in year 2020. We certainly need to fundamentally change our ways to secure our future of this planet.

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Louise Kerby

I am an astrologer practising traditional astrology in Cape Town. I specialise in birth chart readings. I am passionate about people’s stories and their life’s journey. It is very empowering for a client to understand and accept their life story. I am also fascinated by world events and the links to the planetary cycles. It is this notion of history repeating itself that fascinates me.