Planetary energies - an overview for 2021

Goodbye 2020 and hello 2021.

Ahhhhh … that is the sound of our collective sigh of relief as the Jupiter Pluto conjunction of 2020 comes to an end, and our shoulders start to return to their normal position.

Pluto symbolises the unconscious forces that motivate us, the courage we need to face our shadow side, also to face the dark side of the sign he is travelling through, which has been Capricorn for the last decade. The higher side of Capricorn symbolises integrity, being steadfast and supportive; the dark side speaks of ruthless ambition, restriction and control. We have all seen this dark side playing out, giving us opportunities to face the lessons that Pluto is challenging us to work with, both collectively and personally - if we have the courage to step up to the plate.

Pluto’s fellow travellers through Capricorn, Jupiter and Saturn, both move into Aquarius during December reducing the emphasis on Capricornian control. Aquarian energy is much more compassionate, its focus more aligned with serving humanity, hence our instinctive sigh of relief ... but more on that later.

Late November to mid-December is Eclipse season, times when the Sun, Moon and Earth come together, and so they symbolise the play of light and dark. Their effects can sometimes be subtle, and sometimes not so subtle; our dramas can be stirred up to the point where we have to make changes, or move on to something new. In this way they are release points ... what held us back in the past does so no longer.