Stars for January 2021 with Howard Parker, the Astro-guide –

Capricorn: 22 December – 19 January

OK, so you have held things together pretty well for the whole of 2020 but that was then and this is now.  It won’t happen quickly but 2021 is going to present you with some very new challenges of a kind that may be completely unfamiliar to you up to now. You may start to question some habitual and long- cherished goals and this may feel very uncomfortable indeed until you start to see what the opportunities might be as the year progresses.  

Aquarius: 20 January – 17 February

Look back briefly on what has happened in the past, by all means, but now is the time for Aquarians to come into their own and start to fashion the new year and, possibly, the new world.  The big planets are already starting to match to your tune so get out there and follow your creative imagination.  Paradoxically, though, you should also proceed with a cautious sense of responsibility because there is some serious work to be done.  

Pisces: 18 February – 19 March

Winter may still feel like a bit of a long, dark slog before lighter energies and bright ideas arrive towards the end of January but there is already a new electric buzz in the air that may be disconcerting.  You may start to wonder whether you are coming or going as you are bombarded with so many things to think about. Maybe you just need to let yourself be swept along in the current?

Aries: 20 March – 19 April

2021 is the birth of new ideas, new ways of living – new all sorts of things, potentially.  It may be a bit early in the year for you to really get going but keep an eye on where change is taking place in your world and cast your net widely to find out more – you might be just the person to kickstart some of these radical ideas when the new year really gets going in the Spring.

Taurus: 20 April – 20 May

in mid-January, solid forward motion is resumed with Mars entering your sign. The problem for you is that it won’t be an easy return to a nice comfortable routine. Instead, you may be assailed from all sides by clues as to the direction your life might take, in the shape of unusual occurrences and odd or eccentric people entering your life who are not what you expect.  You may not like this, but things need to change so just follow these leads.  

Gemini: 21 May – 20 June

It’s a particularly good time for radical new year resolutions but leave them til about 13th and keep them practical. There are so many ideas, novelty situations starting to arise that the usual Gemini dilemma is which ones to follow. Try to slow down a bit and let the right path emerge until the year is a bit more advanced.  It would be worth noting what occurs in the last week of January.

Cancer: 21 June – 22 July

It’s still a long haul and many adjustments are needed in your daily life, starting with your own health and well-being needs.  The struggles and stresses continue for another month but there will be hints that life is moving on so you will need to adjust to some of the implications of this.  New health routines are an obvious place to start, of course, but avoid fads for the sake of novelty.

Leo: 23 July – 21 August 

The more you find a role for yourself in making change happen in society this year, the more you will gain in personal satisfaction.  Your selfless leadership is needed now to help those who have suffered in 2020 and who need to rebuild their confidence. Wherever you choose to put your energies now, may well have a powerful influence on the future direction of your whole life.

Virgo: 22 August – 22 September

Other people may be better at dreaming the dream but few people are as well suited as you to organize things efficiently and this will reap dividends as the year progresses.  Don’t get too stuck in the detail, though, because this is an unsettled if exciting and radical period where things may change overnight and something you start today may disappear tomorrow.  Routine it is definitely not!

Libra: 24 September – 22 October

Battered and bruised you may be, but as soon as the Capricorn new moon has finished with you on 13th January, get ready for some big changes all around you.  The old ways are clinging on but revolution may be in the air and your sense of justice is likely to be rewarded in some way this year.  Aim to have all this preparation work completed by 20th January at the latest. 

Scorpio: 23 October – 21 November

You may have dealt with the harsh realities of 2020 better than some because of your deep well of resolve and inner strength but a new world of ideas and radical options is on the horizon for 2021 which will be a different kettle of fish altogether!   The electric and fast moving energies that come into play after 20th require a completely different approach so be prepared to think on your feet.

Sagittarius: 22 November – 21 December

The beginning of January will feel as if you are going over old ground again as you get a last blast of the recent harsh conditions.  This may make you think you may not be as ready for the new year as you thought but it won’t last. The new changes that are in the air will become more noticeable after 20th, when the possibilities opening up definitely make life becomes much more exciting for you in the year to come.