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Astrology 2021

A Great Awakening Written in the Stars

The start of a new year is always a time for shaking off the debris of the past and looking forward with optimism for hopes of a better year to come. Traditionally, this has usually meant using astrology as a way of finding forecasts of good fortune. And after everything we experienced during 2020, anyone would be excused for casting their eyes to the heavens for signs of improvements in the year ahead.

It’s useful to put all this in perspective by balancing the astral signs with previous patterns and what we know of current activities. So, with that in mind, an astrologer, Jenny Ashton, is telling us we can expect throughout 2021, predicted to be a year of hope and social change.

Planets on the move - Jenny Ashton

We ended 2020 with Jupiter and Saturn leaving Capricorn and starting their journey through Aquarius.

Leaving behind the heavy energy we have all felt in 2020, 2021 will herald a time of originality, scientific advancements and progressive reforms led by group awareness, education and knowledge.

Humanity will demand freedom from old and irrelevant concepts. A time of new social reforms will be challenging for many people to understand.

There will still be great periods of global stress with the possibility of violent conflict against authority during January.

It will be hard to plan realistic goals for 2021 as the year will be in flux, being flexible and making alternative plans will be challenging. A creative approach could ease any tensions.

Landmark astrological events in 2021 will be the first Eclipse on 26th May, a total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius; and on 10th June there is a Solar Eclipse in Gemini. This will shift our method of communication and interest in learning new ways of living.

On 19th November a Lunar Eclipse in Taurus will question values and resources; while on 4th December, a Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius could bring a quest for truth highlighting legal issues. The Sagittarius energy highlighted during this Eclipse period from 26th May to 4th December could involve legal issues.

2021 will herald a time of originality, scientific advancements and progressive reforms
2021 will herald a time of originality, scientific advancements and progressive reforms

Turmoil of Governments

Where to Start?

With unprecedented scenes of disorder already in Washington DC, Brexit turbulence in Britain and Europe, and all the trials and tribulations of a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, governments have become confused, panicked and forced – it seems – to think on their feet.

This sense of confusion has trickled down and spread among their peoples, leading to what many see as a vicious circle of uncertainty.

It all brings to mind the celebrated quote by author John Steinbeck: “I know now why confusion in government is not only tolerated but encouraged. I have learned. A confused people can make no clear demands.”

But it’s not all bewilderment in the astrological outlook, which says although Aquarius energy can be unpredictable, both personally and on a world stage, it can also be rebellious, eccentric, humanitarian, inventive, and independent.

Personal freedom and independence will have a major influence on political change so the many political and social changes predicted for the first quarter of 2021 will need to be carefully balanced between the importance of humanitarian welfare and radical change, to avoid creating a sense of distrust with government and big businesses.

There will be a great awakening within various groups that have felt the limitations from big organisations and governments, and many groups will demand equality and the freedom to choose and create their independence.

A time of optimism is forecast with Jupiter in Aquarius until December 2021. Humanity can look forward to a time of a great awakening to the potential of what can be achieved when we work together for a common goal and the common good.

With Saturn also in Aquarius right through until March 2023, humanity will be rewarded for hard work. There will be many scientific advances throughout 2021, in agriculture, medicine, and technology.

This heightened energy could also lead to ideals that can be revolutionary and possibly rebellious - combined with a strong sense of justice this could give rise to protests. Jupiter in Aquarius energy will shine a light on inequalities, and great change in human consciousness will create opportunities to expand human understanding.

Creativity Leads the Way

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic early last year, while unexpected and profound, contained the benefit of forcing businesses to take creative action to stay open, ready and available in the New Normal.

This creativity looks to continue as an important element of 2021, with businesses staying the course of pivoting and adapting to take advantage of new opportunities arising. This may indeed be a long-standing New Normal.

The astrology forecast says 2021 will be a time of working towards realistic objectives, of understanding there will be limitations to what can be achieved and that because nothing will happen quickly, being persistent is the key to success.

Throughout these delays and limitations humanity will have the time to learn patience, humility, wisdom, and compassion.

From February to August there will possibly be countries that experience limited food production and distribution. Uneconomical and outdated methods of production will be replaced with methods that are environmentally sustainable and provide employment within communities, but it will take time to establish new structures, so patience is required.

This could be a time where market and community gardens provide food on a local level, where wisdom and knowledge are shared.

Climate Change

Climate change – its causes and effects – has become a worldwide issue in recent years, attracting everyone from celebrities and politicians to its banner.

In fact, many would argue that climate change is nothing new and has been ebbing and flowing for many centuries, just as the astrological planets and constellations whirl in the skies above us.

But with this issue so much in the forefront of people’s minds, it’s hardly surprising that it looms large in the astrological outlook for 2021.

It’s forecast that organisations that continue to harm the environment and their employees will be the target of social campaigns.

Water resources will be brought to world attention in August and September in the form of either floods or water restrictions, highlighting the effect of climate change.

With Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto all in retrograde motion, this will be a time of reflecting on the changes that have occurred since the beginning of the year. In October and November, we could experience limitations and restrictions that will be sudden and unexpected because of misunderstandings or a breakdown in communications, while November’s Eclipse will bring positive changes humanity has been working towards – valuing our natural resources.

Past Lessons for Future Change

The popular modern notion of ignoring the past and future to live for the present is one that’s taken strong root with successive recent generations.

But if these people are so fixated on the present, then it’s unlikely they’ve taken notice of the Edmund Burke quote:

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

This reminds me of a poem, "Said Hanrahan", written by John O'Brien and published possibly in July 1919, that describes the recurrent natural cycle of droughts, floods and bushfires in rural Australia as seen by "Hanrahan", a pessimistic man of Irish descent, referencing to the drought and banking crisis of the early 1890s.

The full poem is published below this blog.

So is this climate change or the recurrent natural cycle of weather?

And what of a concern for what may happen in their futures? Astrology may be perceived by some as frippery, but it can be a useful tool for plotting and effecting change in both personal and business lives.

Right from the start, 2021 is forecast to have a strong Aquarian presence, and with Uranus the traditional ruler of Aquarius and from February to early August, this will influence the heavy Saturnian energy.

The impact of this influence will be felt in difficulty to accept change, especially when old attitudes must succumb to the process of change, leading to questioning of morality and ethics. This fear of change could see communities react in a negative way, as the fear of the unfamiliar can cause panic.

It may be difficult for some people to break from the past, as self-examination of their beliefs would be painful and confronting, giving rise to feelings of alienation from groups, communities etc.

It’s likely we’ll see organisations unexpectedly giving way to the stubbornness of the past and working with science to create a new humanitarian society.

In the end, 2021 closes with the focus on social and political change, continuing to evolve and humanity learning lessons from the past.

Jenny Ashton

Jenny lives in Taree, New South Wales, Australia. For astrology and horoscope readings, please contact Jenny below.

t: +614 0960 5414


Poem - Said Hanrahan

"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,

In accents most forlorn,

Outside the church, ere Mass began,

One frosty Sunday morn.

The congregation stood about,

Coat-collars to the ears,

And talked of stock, and crops, and drought,

As it had done for years.

"It's lookin' crook," said Daniel Croke;

"Bedad, it's cruke, me lad,

For never since the banks went broke

Has seasons been so bad."

"It's dry, all right," said young O'Neil,

With which astute remark

He squatted down upon his heel

And chewed a piece of bark.

And so around the chorus ran

"It's keepin' dry, no doubt."

"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,

"Before the year is out.

"The crops are done; ye'll have your work

To save one bag of grain;

From here way out to Back-o'-Bourke

They're singin' out for rain.

"They're singin' out for rain," he said,

"And all the tanks are dry."

The congregation scratched its head,

And gazed around the sky.

"There won't be grass, in any case,

Enough to feed an ass;

There's not a blade on Casey's place

As I came down to Mass."

"If rain don't come this month," said Dan,

And cleared his throat to speak--

"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,

"If rain don't come this week."

A heavy silence seemed to steal

On all at this remark;

And each man squatted on his heel,

And chewed a piece of bark.

"We want a inch of rain, we do,"

O'Neil observed at last;

But Croke "maintained" we wanted two

To put the danger past.

"If we don't get three inches, man,

Or four to break this drought,

We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,

"Before the year is out."

In God's good time down came the rain;

And all the afternoon

On iron roof and window-pane

It drummed a homely tune.

And through the night it pattered still,

And lightsome, gladsome elves

On dripping spout and window-sill

Kept talking to themselves.

It pelted, pelted all day long,

A-singing at its work,

Till every heart took up the song

Way out to Back-o'Bourke.

And every creek a banker ran,

And dams filled overtop;

"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,

"If this rain doesn't stop."

And stop it did, in God's good time;

And spring came in to fold

A mantle o'er the hills sublime

Of green and pink and gold.

And days went by on dancing feet,

With harvest-hopes immense,

And laughing eyes beheld the wheat

Nid-nodding o'er the fence.

And, oh, the smiles on every face,

As happy lad and lass

Through grass knee-deep on Casey's place

Went riding down to Mass.

While round the church in clothes genteel

Discoursed the men of mark,

And each man squatted on his heel,

And chewed his piece of bark.

"There'll be bush-fires for sure, me man,

There will, without a doubt;

We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,

"Before the year is out."

- John O'Brien

Image from Pastor Vince Gerhardy
Image from Pastor Vince Gerhardy -


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