The article is an excerpt from the book Complete Horoscope 2021.
Based on the events of this year, my 2020 predictions, which were published on my website and in SWAAY magazine, are coming true.
There is no doubt that this year has radically changed our way of life. We have seen growing protests, outbreaks of armed conflict in various hotspots, rising tensions on the international stage, record fires, and, of course, the global economic crisis.
We are bearing witness to an era of change; the world is teetering on the brink, and everything we thought was permanent and unshakable has turned out not to be. What else lies ahead?
It is impossible to separate the events of 2020 and 2021. These are years of major shifts, with an effect on each country, each home, and each individual. 2020's developments will continue in 2021, and there is simply no equivalent in modern history. It's safe to say that mankind has not experienced these kinds of changes in a very long time.
Major astrological events during this period are:
The first conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the air element will take place in Aquarius. This extremely significant event will literally take place as 2020 becomes 2021- on December 25, 2020.
This means the dawn of the Age of Aquarius, which almost everyone has heard about.
The Age of Aquarius is very long, lasting 2,160 years. It is determined by the Earth’s shift from one axis to another. This transition period from one age to another can last a long time. Many astrologists believe that it will last at least 100 years. The last 20 years have been turbulent- they were vital preparation for the adoption of new rules for a new era.
All of this means that 2020 is the last year of the outgoing Age of Pisces, and 2021 is the first year of the Age of Aquarius.
Shifting eras is always linked with global shocks, crises of civilization, and economic and cultural revolutions, as well as a new perspective on religious teachings. Even the climate usually undergoes major changes.
Summer and autumn 2020, and all of 2021, are clear indicators of that.
The second most important astrological phenomenon is the conflict between Saturn and Uranus, which will continue throughout 2021.
Saturn will square Uranus several times in 2021 – we can divide them into the following periods: January-March, May-the first half of July, December 2021-January 2022.
During these periods, we can expect many problems to rear their heads. It is hard to say exactly how this will influence each individual person as part of a general prediction – everything depends on your personal data, though, generally speaking, I can say that we will see the following trends during these periods of 2021:
Saturn carries the energy of restrictions and structure. At the same time, Uranus is the planet of unexpected, revolutionary change (as well as high tech). Conflict between the two planets leads to sharp changes in the existing reality. Transitioning to a new world and a new set of rules will lead to conflict.
Interaction between Saturn and Uranus speaks to opposition to both new and old ways of living, and of the rigid, irreconcilable struggle that is reflected in every sphere of life – social, economic, and political. Most peoples’ lives will undergo dramatic changes, and they will have to adapt.
Economics and Politics
Saturn will square Uranus throughout 2021, and this will raise difficult questions – it is time for out with the old, in with the new. But replacing an old system with a new one is rarely a peaceful process. That is why the struggle between old and new economic orders will be a feature of 2020 and 2021.
Former economic systems will begin to transform, right before our very eyes, and these processes will go hand in hand with trade wars, political reckoning, and in some cases, armed conflict.
As the global financial crisis further unfolds, we can expect to see a stronger China and a weakened United States. Countries in the Western financial system will suffer greatly, particularly those in the Eurozone, and American political and economic satellites.
The horoscope of the United States, which was founded on the day of its Declaration of Independence, on July 04, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, predicts that America’s economic and political might will waste away, and this may take place more quickly than we can imagine.
This crisis in the American system will lead to a drop and depreciation in the US dollar in late 2020 or the first quarter of 2021. The US map suggests that in 2021, the dollar will be replaced as a reserve currency.
As America weakens, it will face growing confrontations with other countries. In 2021, the US will wield less influence on political and economic allies. This process will become most noticeable in January-March, May-the first half of July, and December 2021-January 2022. Countries in the European Union may no longer follow the lead of the United States and instead pave their own political way forward.
There may even be tides of separatism within the States themselves. Even so, I do not think the United States is threatened by the same fate as the USSR – it is unlikely to disintegrate.
But it is possible that in late 2020 or early 2021, some states will declare their desire to secede, and even take some decisive steps in that direction, but full secession is not in the cards.
Nonetheless, the struggle will be very difficult for America’s political elite and society as a whole.
Large-scale social protests and unrest, which we saw in 2019 and 2020 will continue in 2021, though they may become more aggressive in nature.
This does not only apply to the United States. Social activism will grow worldwide. Mottos of the Age of Aquarius are FREEDOM, EQUALITY, and BROTHERHOOD, and they will be brandished in many countries around the world. This time, the conflict will not only be over ethnic or racial issues, but also pit social classes against each other – the rich versus the poor.
During the second half of 2020 and nearly all of 2021, expect an economic crisis that will spare nearly no country around the world. Many will blame their current governments, and brutal confrontations between citizens and the authorities will follow, oppositions will become active, demonstrations will take place, and instability in some countries may go so far as to topple current regimes. All of these processes will directly affect EU countries.
England will also be dragged into a financial crisis, and according to its horoscope, the worst period countrywide is likely to begin in December 2020, and last until September 2023. Expect financial problems, changes in the Royal Family (the Queen is likely to leave the throne between December 2020 and July 2021), and also innovative changes to how the country is governed.
There are also indications that in the summer and fall of 2020, a financial crisis is likely in the Russian Federation, and it will continue into 2021.
During this period, President Putin’s horoscope contains indications of a systemic crisis, financial shortages, and growing opposition movements. Any leader’s horoscope is largely a reflection of the state of his or her country.
China will find itself in a stronger position and feel these changes the least. It is clear that in any confrontation with the US, China will win.
In 2021, Turkey will begin to worry about the economic crisis, as well as serious difficulties with its partners. It will allow itself to carry out heroic attacks against other countries in March and April, only to come up empty-handed as a result. Turkey is about to enter a very difficult period. It is no longer the great Ottoman state it once was and will be forced to reconcile and recant the great imperial ambitions it declared in 2019-2020.
India’s development will continue, albeit partially adjusted by the pandemic and global financial crisis. During the first half of the year, it may face military conflict with its neighbors over disputed territories India refuses to give up. Overall, however, a bright future lies ahead.
All countries will lean more strongly toward virtual currencies and cryptocurrencies, which will be accepted by many countries’ governments over the next three to five years.
This will make it easier to control cash flow, and with it, all of us.
Our reality will increasingly take place virtually, and professionals in this arena will make up the most sought-after and highly-paid class of workers.
As far as personal finance, the Zodiac sign horoscopes included in my book, “Complete Horoscope 2021” offer more specific information. But generally speaking, during a transition period, it is better to refrain from taking risks, and best to avoid investing your money in get-rich-quick schemes.
What’s more, there is a saying “Don’t risk your house on a sure thing”- now, that is surprisingly relevant.
A crisis is a crisis, but love is an eternal concept. So long as humans exist, they will live and love. 2021 will likely also be a year of major changes in this arena. While tragedy will befall some, others will find happiness.
Unstable partnerships are likely to fall apart, and all the problems faced by unhappy couples are likely to rear their ugly heads.
Unexpected breakups are a possibility, and in many cases, this will be related to an existential crisis, internal discomfort, or maybe even material losses.
Couples with a sincere bond and real affection for one another may be able to take their relationship to the next level, for example, they may begin living together or get married.
The political, economic, and social shifts underway might force many to move, find a new place to live or acquire real estate. Many people may also find themselves immersed in issues related to housing- buying or restoring a home, and in some cases, that may be related to moving to another city or even abroad.
In that scenario, be careful and pay attention- due to the conflict between Saturn and Uranus, it is not worth making any investments in a completed construction or second home unless the project has already been proven.
People will begin to seriously reconsider their views on the concept of marriage in the near future. During the Age of Aquarius, bonds between people will be built on ideas of equality and spiritual unity.
The current trend of increasing numbers of non-traditional relationships will only grow stronger.
Differences between the sexes will gradually fade away, as Aquarius is the sign of unisex. Marriage itself will begin to resemble the classic model less and less, as it becomes free, and in some cases, “open”. This may bring both advantages and serious disadvantages. Obviously, freedom is a good thing. But that freedom often goes hand in hand with loneliness.
Conflict between Saturn and Uranus will lead to a generational conflict. Saturn represents the older generation, parents, while Uranus represents rebellious children. That means that the younger generation will actively push back against pressure from their elders, and the older generation will need to become wiser and more flexible.
Technology will play a greater role in medicine, affecting every branch of it.
The union of Saturn and Jupiter and their tension toward Uranus suggest unexpected deaths, which may be due to various types of accidents and cataclysms.
Those suffering from chronic cardiovascular or spinal diseases should take special precautions.
We may encounter a “second wave” of coronavirus, or outbreaks of new, unknown diseases.
The global changes underway are irreversible and will be felt by everyone. The perennial question, however, is which way is the tide turning? Astrology maintains that despite the pain and suffering that always go hand in hand with any adjustment, the world is changing for the better, even if it is not always easy for us to see that right now.
I entitled this article “Birth of a New World”.
Birth is a painful process, and a mother’s body undergoes significant changes, but the fact remains that birth is a great joy for parents and loved ones. The same can be said for 2021.
It will not be an easy year, and many will have a difficult time – whether they face problems at work or in their personal life, but that is the logical continuation of the period we live in. We will gain experience and knowledge, and see the emergence of new technology, which will open a new chapter in human history. I am certain that after a transition period, the Age of Aquarius will be the beginning of a new, wonderful world.
WRITTEN BYTatiana Borsch