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Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius May 23, 2021. Reversals, Restrictions, Freedom, and Mind Control.

Read more about the Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius for May 23, 2021 in the Weekly Astrology Horoscope.

Saturn officially stations Retrograde in Aquarius on May 23, 2021 at 5:20 am ET.

Do you remember what was happening when Saturn entered Aquarius on March 21, 2020

That’s right around the time the dramatic shift toward Social Distancing began. Since Saturn signifies limitations, obstacles and restrictions, and Aquarius is about Social Groups and the Collective Consciousness… that is quite symbolic wouldn’t you say? Talk about synchronicity! 

Saturn is serious business, and represents authority figures, structure and rules. While Saturn has been in Aquarius so far, we can certainly see how authority figures have been putting so many limitations on us socially. 

Aquarius is about the future, and asks, “What do we really want our future to look like?”

Aquarius is supposed to be about Awakening right. So what is it going to take for people to wake up to what’s really going on in the world and how we can create a more positive future?

What we know for sure, is that humanity needs to evolve with Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn changing direction in Aquarius signifies that we need to look back and observe how the world has been operating for a long time and become more responsible with our choices to make the world a better place to live. Saturn is the World card in the Tarot.


So, now that Saturn is going Retrograde in Aquarius will we be seeing a slow easing of social restrictions?  Will we see a modification to how things are handled? Will people start to review what has been happening over the past couple of months with a different perspective? What technological changes are we seeing in our world? 

As Aquarius is an Air Sign, signifying communications and information, thoughts and words, Saturn here represents limitations and obstacles to information. Aquarius also represents technology, so looking to how social media and information exchanges online and through mass media are limited in scope. We could see more shifts in the social world regarding censorship and limitations on free speech.

Aquarius is symbolized by two waves, like electric waves or air waves, so it is wise to be more conscious of the information that is being beamed toward your mind.

Since Saturn is in Aquarius, which signifies powerful restrictions on our collective consciousness, this is an important time for all of us to consider how the authority figures and powerful people and influences in the media affect what we all think and believe, and how that impacts our world and our lives. 

We are all facing karmic consequences of decisions made by people in power. Those in positions of authority and in the media have a lot of power to steer millions of people’s thoughts and beliefs, which significantly impacts the collective consciousness globally. 

With so many conflicting points of view, it isn’t easy to know what to believe is true or false these days. 

This is a great time to ask more serious questions about how our thoughts and beliefs are being formed, and by who. 



Free Your Mind. Think for Yourself.

With Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius, this signifies a time to take responsibility for our own thoughts instead of allowing others to decide for us what to think and believe. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions from a wide variety of information.

People’s minds are set to change during this period as we review what kind of world we really want to live in and under whose authority.

Aquarius wants freedom, especially freedom of thought, freedom of mind, and freedom for the future. So, although people, media leaders, and social media corporations appoint themselves as “The Authorities on information,” and frequently discourage viewers from thinking beyond what they have to say, or discourage you from digging deeper to find the truth, it is your right to think for yourself, ask questions and do research to find out what is really true or not. Those in positions of social power may try to censor and block you from gaining knowledge or sharing information, but is that really their right to appoint themselves as the deciders of what information you can access and what you can and cannot think and believe? 

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn so it is wise to consider what’s happening in Capricorn regarding politics, business and the economy – Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn is a great sleuth that wants to dig up all the dirt in politics and the business world.

In Aquarius, with Saturn Retrograde we are also likely to see more scrutiny of organizations, foundations and philanthropic initiatives that operate and have great influence in our world on a large scale. How much power and influence do they have working together while collecting billions of dollars from tax payers to pass around to each other to strengthen and establish their goals? Saturn and Pluto both ask, are they really altruistic or are they just power hungry and benefiting each others financial goals at the top? 


Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is in Taurus. All this talk of biotechnology with vaccines, digital ID tattoos and universal cryptocurrency in our future is right on time. 

Uranus is also symbolic of rebelliousness and living life on your own terms. So are we going to see more people protesting against the restrictions and the pressure applied to our lives by those in powerful positions? People will want to break free from being forced into doing and not doing things in their lives. As Uranus is in Taurus, people want financial freedom and not to have their financial livelihoods suppressed.

Human rights and freedoms will be in focus.

With Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn and Saturn Retrograde, we are very likely to see a whole lot more dirt dug up about what is going on behind the scenes by those in powerful positions in the world. Those with overwhelming domination in our lives will most likely be scrutinized strongly as more people rebel against restrictions.

With Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius it’s like stepping out of the Matrix and deciding whether you’re going to take the red pill or the blue pill.

Saturn in Aquarius December 17, 2020

Saturn officially enters Aquarius on December 17, 2020 at 12:03 am ET. Saturn will remain in Aquarius until March 7, 2023.

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Saturn had already entered Aquarius on March 21, 2020 until July 1, 2020, but had gone Retrograde in Aquarius in the summer of 2020 and then entered back into Capricorn between July 1, 2020 to December 17, 2020.

If you remember, when Saturn first entered Aquarius in March 2020 that is when social distancing started to become a household phrase. How interesting and appropriately timed, considering Aquarius represents social groups and friends, while Saturn represents restrictions and limitations.

As Saturn is entering Aquarius in December 2020, we also have Jupiter entering Aquarius, and I talk a lot about what that means in the Jupiter Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius December 21, 2020 Horoscope.

Saturn is mainly known as the ruler of Capricorn, but is also the ancient ruler of Aquarius until Uranus was discovered. Uranus is now considered the modern ruler of Aquarius.

As Saturn is strongly associated with Capricorn and the higher echelons of political power in society and authority figures, as well as structure of society we can expect a lot of attempts to impose strict rules and regulations to influence the direction of the collective while Saturn is in Aquarius, just as we saw when Saturn entered Aquarius in March 2020. I would encourage you to read that horoscope for associations with Saturn in Aquarius as I have already written a lot of details in that horoscope.

As well to get a better understanding of the power of Saturn, you may want to read more about Saturn in Capricorn as I have written a lot about that over the past 3 years. Jupiter and Saturn have been in Capricorn for most of 2020 along with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto will remain in Capricorn for a few more years indicating that the transformations of political structure and society will continue, much of which has to do with digging up dirt of what goes on behind the scenes in business and politics.

Aquarius likes freedom, and especially as an air sign, freedom of thought and an expansion of consciousness. With Saturn in Aquarius we will likely see many contrasts between the freedom and awareness that the collective of society wants vs. what those in positions of authority and power want. We can especially expect that attempts at cen-sor-ship will be pushed further to influence the mindset of the collective by those in power. However, with Jupiter also in Aquarius in 2021, it’s quite possible that things could flip on those in power as the collective becomes more aware of and more interested in an expansion of freedom and free thought.

With Saturn in Aquarius we are likely to see many examples of how control works in groups, especially in regard to how hierarchies of power and control operate. In a hierarchy of power in groups, it is always the ones above, at the top, that control how those below operate. As Aquarius is also associated with philanthropy, with Saturn here we are likely to see examples of how foundations and charities operate in the world, with more awareness brought to how they are organized and who is in control.

But in Aquarius, we could see that people will likely look to form groups of like minded individuals, rather than be controlled by external pressure.

Aquarius also represents electric energy, technologies and a sci-fi perspective on reality, so it will be interesting to see what kind of technological developments occur during this period and how they influence our collective consciousness.

Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius is in earth sign Taurus now as well indicating biotechnologies, environmental considerations, money and financial matters are in focus. With the Moon in conjunction to Saturn at the time of transiting into Aquarius, it further indicates that the flow of money could become a stronger focus, and considering Uranus, cryptocurrencies could get more attention. With Saturn in Aquarius we could see the merging of technologies with the physical world and our bodies, but could also indicate imposing restrictions and controls like a social credit system and tracking systems.

As mentioned, with Saturn and Jupiter both in Aquarius in 2021 we could see strong contrasts between freedoms and restrictions which I already talk a lot about this already in the Jupiter Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius horoscope.

As Saturn first enters Aquarius, the waxing Moon is also in conjunction with Saturn on December 17, 2020 at 1:31 am. Read more about this waxing Moon with the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 14, 2020 and Total Solar Eclipse. The Moon brings attention to how this transition of Saturn into Aquarius can feel personal for each of us. It can indicate the importance of planning for what we want the future to become. This would be a good time to meditate, imagine and visualize positive accomplishments you want to manifest for the future. It can also indicate that dreams and visions we may have, especially those on the evening of the transition of Saturn into Aquarius, could lead to practical goals worth setting in the real world to help manifest the future we wish for and imagine.


Your Mindset and The Fate of the World.

Many believe that the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn marks an important time of awakening and change for the world. Some see it as a Great Awakening as Jupiter represents expansion and others see it as a Reaping as Saturn is Father Time and represents consequences and karmic debts that are due.

Saturn demands that we be more responsible. And so, during this period it is wise to consider what your mindset is, and how that influences the direction of the world we are creating. Aquarius reminds us to have brighter, positive thoughts even when faced with obstacles and challenges that Saturn can represent.

With Saturn in Aquarius during this period we could see people work toward developing freedom through responsibility, rather than freedom from responsibility.

Overall I see this as a period where people are increasingly going to want to know the truth about reality, and people are going to become much more vocal about things that don’t make sense. In 2021, Jupiter in Aquarius indicates an expanded vision of freedom for a better future. Any obstacles that Saturn represents that get in the way of the truth and freedom are likely to be met with equal resistance.

If the restrictions of Saturn continue to be placed upon the world by those in positions of power and control, as indicated by what has been happening in 2020 already, the desire for freedom will only strengthen as the counter-culture resists. Because Aquarius represents the mind and collective consciousness, we could continue to see increased attempts of mind-control measures imposed by the media, social media and those people in power that make such decisions to direct the thoughts and beliefs of the collective, which have noticeably ramped up significantly in 2020 already. However, as we live in a world of duality, the further people are pushed, the more likely we are to see people seeking freedom.

A concerning issue with Saturn is that it has a symbolism that is heavier and can represent negativity and depression, which can be induced by information that comes your way when in Aquarius. So, it is wise to put in extra effort to keep yourself positive and tap into the more expanded mindset that Aquarius and Jupiter encourage to help you overcome the lulls. Turning off negative news, and connecting with people that are positive, reading books and watching movies that are more positive can be helpful.

The positive side of Saturn is that it can represent achieving success and accomplishing goals by putting in the effort and work to bring completion. In Aquarius, working with groups with positive goals can lead to rewards.

Hopefully what we will see is a more positive awareness awakened in humanity – not only of the citizens of the world, but also a change in the mindsets of those in positions of power. We can hope that the higher wisdom of Aquarius will positively influence the perspectives of those in authority in a way that is positively associated with the collective.

Of course I will be talking much more about current events regarding Saturn in Aquarius as we head into the future and I encourage you to check out the links above in this horoscope as there are plenty of astrological details to learn about as we enter this period.

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Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius December 21, 2020 ~ The Great Conjunction

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius on December 21, 2020 at 1:20 pm ET.

Saturn enters Aquarius on December 17, 2020 at 12:03 am ET.

Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020 at 8:06 am ET.

The Sun also enters Capricorn on December 21, 2020 at 5:01 am ET for the Winter Solstice, that’s 8 hours before Jupiter conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius.

I am going to talk a lot about the broader implications of what this all means for our future because Aquarius is about looking at our future and our potential. I’m always going to have more to say about how astrology relates to our experiences in the world, but here I wanted to give you a foundation in what Astrology is revealing to us as we head toward our future into 2021.

The Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius is also known as The Great Conjunction and is said to be the first time in 800 years since these planet’s conjunct on the Winter Solstice. Some also say that it could refer to The Star of Bethlehem as well, as a conjunction around 6 B.C.E. Many are excited and intrigued by what special changes the world could experience at this time.

Saturn enters Aquarius on Decemer 17, 2020 and will be in Aquarius for almost three years, until November 4, 2023.

As a reminder, Saturn had already entered Aquarius briefly between March 21 to July 1, 2020, then Saturn Retrograde slipped back into Capricorn between July 1 and December 17, 2020 for a final time, and won’t return to Capricorn for decades.

Do you remember what started happening when Saturn first entered Aquarius on March 21, 2020? That’s when “social distancing” started to be implemented, which totally makes sense considering Aquarius is about social groups and Saturn is about limitations and restrictions. Locking down society is also representative of the power of Saturn on our collective. Interestingly, because so many people are restricted to their homes, people are working from home using technology more than ever, and Aquarius represents technological advances of course. You can watch the video I did about it back then here.

Now, Saturn is going to be in Aquarius for about 3 years and right from the start Jupiter will be entering Aquarius too and Jupiter will conjunct Saturn at the beginning of this journey on December 21, 2020. This is going to create quite the dynamic of expansion (Jupiter) and contraction (Saturn). So we can expect there to be a lot of push and pull in our lives in many ways as we seek hope and freedom represented by Aquarius. The dynamic between Jupiter and Saturn indicates we will be dealing with a contrasting spectrum of opposites. With Saturn in Aquarius, are we going to see an escalation and expansion of social restrictions worldwide?

Add to that, Saturn represents authority figures, and we know how intense that can be when people are vying for power. With Jupiter representing beliefs and ideologies reaching far and wide, around the globe, we can certainly expect that Authorities and Political Figures will be quite dominant in the rules and regulations they impose on our society and social lives to further their goals.

Jupiter also represents law and justice which I talk a lot more about with Jupiter Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on November 12, 2020.

With all that is going on, and Saturn representing strict limitations and controls, people may feel like collectively we are entering a restricted state of existence. Let’s hope not, and let’s hope we can turn this around because Aquarius represents hope for the future. Are people willing to do what’s necessary to choose freedom?

We can hopefully look for positive outcomes associated with Jupiter in Aquarius when in positive aspect to the Destiny Point in Gemini on February 26, 2021 at 5:56 pm ET. This trine indicates media and social media will especially be at the forefront during this period, and how communications and information exchanges influences our collective consciousness. We could see much influence of legal matters at this time, and we could also see faith and religious considerations come into focus. You may also find the recent Full Moon in Gemini horoscope informative in considerations regarding the Destiny Point in Gemini.

Saturn in Aquarius will positively aspect the Destiny Point in Gemini on April 9, 2020 at 10:55 pm ET. This could indicate a period where important decisions made regarding media, social media, particularly involving political figures or people in positions of power. I will of course talk more about this as we get closer to this time.

I will also talk about many aspects relative to Jupiter and Saturn in 2021 as we head into the future.


Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020 and will be in Aquarius until May 13, 2021. Thereafter when Jupiter is Retrograde in Pisces, Jupiter will briefly slip back into Aquarius from July 28, 2021 until December 28, 2021.

But what about Awakening to create a better future that Aquarius represents? Well, first of all awakening always needs to start with awareness.

We often hear a lot about how Aquarius can bring revolution and awakening, as if things magically change overnight and everyone suddenly becomes Awakened and Enlightened. Obviously, that would be nice wouldn’t it? And it is possible considering people can change their perspective quickly depending on what they become aware of. However, remember that Aquarius is an air sign, which has to do with our minds, our thoughts and beliefs, so conscious choices have to be made to influence and change the future. Also remember that Jupiter is associated with the Wheel of Fortune, which further indicates hopes and wishes, but there is not a guarantee when it comes to destiny. The Wheel turns, rises and descends and can go either way. With Saturn indicating restrictions from authority figures, it’s going to take work and effort to choose our future and freedom.

Remember that Aquarius is about collective consciousness, and Jupiter also rules media and journalism, ideologies and beliefs, so we are most likely going to be bombarded by information that attempts to steer our collective consciousness toward the goals and interests of those in powerful positions in society indicated by Saturn dominating in Aquarius for the next 3 years. As well, an emphasis on social media further implementing expanded controls and restrictions of the flow of information is indicated as highly possible during this period with Saturn in Aquarius. However, we also have the potential to rise above and choose to see beyond the limits imposed upon us. Perhaps Jupiter will emphasize the push toward truth and justice through law to help free us of the limitations placed on our minds. We are also likely to see many more people turn toward religious and spiritual ideologies to seek higher wisdom and freedom of thought.

As we are going to see a push and pull of a wide variety of ideologies with Jupiter in Aquarius indicating an expansion of consciousness and awareness, this is an important time for us to create a vision and aim for our future, even though Saturn will be putting on the brakes and bringing us resistance. This guarantees that we will have many hurdles to overcome, including impositions by people in power. Also remember that Aquarius represents groups, which includes organizations, and Jupiter speaks to Global initiatives which will want their hand in directing our future. All these things will be playing a role in how our future unfolds.

We hear terms like The Great Awakening being passed around, and at the same time we also hear terms like The Gre-at Re-set. It looks like there is contrast here between evolution of consciousness and a desire to control the collective.

Of course we want to have hope for freedom for the future, but realistically looking at the symbolism it denotes a stark contrast of opposites, and knowing that Saturn wants control, and those in power don’t want to give up control, this indicates that there will be a struggle to break free from the obstacles, limitations and impositions.

This reminds me that often, people don’t wake up until something forces them to wake up, and sometimes people have to figuratively “hit a brick wall” before they have sense knocked into them so they finally do wake up.


We are also likely to see conflicts between Capitalism (Saturn oriented) and Socialism/Globalism (Jupiter oriented) and we are likely to see many revelations about how the world works and how different types of groups are vying to create the future that they each want the collective to adopt. Since people want different things, this means that the most dominant powers will be pushing to get people to agree with what they want to achieve. In this vain, we are likely to see an expansion and awareness in the contrasts of intense and polarizing ideologies like Fascism and Communism.

Aquarius is also associated with humanitarianism, so we could see developments in this regard but it could lead to revelations of how philanthropy and associated groups like foundations and charities, may not be what they always seem. With Saturn in Aquarius we could see karma and responsibility become more dominant especially where there may be corruption. Why? Because we can not ignore that revolutionary, destructive, transformative Pluto is still in Capricorn for the next few years, indicating that much is to be revealed with many revelations about the worst possibilities that go on behind the scenes in high positions in society. Pluto is no walk in the park, it is truly hardcore, but through the process we can evolve out of the negativity and choose better. We also should remember that Pluto was here in Capricorn during the revolutionary war in 1776 which lead to the birth of the United States. Is history repeating itself?

As individuals seek their own way to navigate what’s happening in the larger picture, we will also see a plethora of social groups develop based around ideologies. In this way it can actually enhance segregations of people, but we are also likely to see people want to push for their groups’ ideologies to lead us into the future.

Aquarius and ruling planet Uranus want Freedom.

We also need to look at the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus – which is currently in Taurus. Remember that the key phrase of Taurus is, “I want.” Taurus represents what you value. So we are going to see people working toward developing what they want for the future, which could of course put us in some difficult situations because Aquarius is in Square to Taurus representing challenges and conflict. You can also think of the changes we are going through toward our future as have birth pangs, but that what you value is worth it.

Uranus in Taurus also indicates that there is going to be a lot of desire for freedom, rights and security of our own physical bodies, our health and homes. Taurus also rules the throat and neck, and with Uranus in Taurus it indicates that people will want freedom of their voices being heard. Interestingly, masks can also be symbolically representative of restricting socializing of course. It’s amazing how everything fits the symbolism in astrology these days.

The desire for freedom, could certainly be in conflict with Saturn in Aquarius, where leaders are likely going to demonstrate how they want to dominate and impose their rules and willpower upon us collectively. As Aquarius and Uranus are geared toward science and technology, and earth sign Taurus represents our physicality, it is not surprising that measures to enforce a bio-technology will be a part of this package.

Uranus in Taurus also represents sudden earth changes, like earthquakes and volcanoes. Remember when Uranus first entered Taurus in 2018 we had the major volcanic eruption in Hawaii. I talk more about Uranus in Taurus related to earth changes here. We could see major activity in earth shifts around this time, and could be more likely when Jupiter is in square to Uranus in Taurus on January 17, 2021. Saturn will square Uranus in Taurus three times in 2021 ~ on February 17, June 14 and December 24, 2021.

Remember in Greek Mythology, Uranus was the father of Chronos (Saturn in the Roman pantheon) and grandfather of Zeus (Roman Jupiter). Remember that Saturn was considered to be the last planet in our solar system for centuries, which is why it has the attributes of limitations, restrictions and endings. Then Uranus was discovered in 1781 which represented a whole new frontier beyond the limitations Saturn represented. Uranus symbolizes where freedom, new thought and scientific breakthroughs and advances could become realized. Saturn is the furthest planet we can see with our naked eye, but once the technology to see further was developed, using telescopes, we could then open the doorway to see that there was more than meets the eye.

With Saturn being Father Time and dominating in Aquarius for the next 3 years, we are reminded of how significant this time is as we work toward manifesting our future. Saturn also represents our fears, because of limitations, but Aquarius gives us hope that there is more.

In terms of scientific exploration, Aquarius is known to be quite eccentric in exploration of what’s possible, and Mad Scientists are associated with Aquarius as in breaking through barriers and open up to new possibilities. But Saturn here reminds us that we need to be responsible and must consider what is the cost and karmic effects of these scientific advances? Is technology and merging of technology with our physical bodies going to trap us into a system governed by the power and authority of Saturn? Saturn wants order, rules, control and it calculates and measures. Will the implementation of technology be disguised as giving us freedom, but the real intention will be control while actually stripping away our freedoms? And with Uranus in Taurus, Uranus likes quick breakthroughs and advances, but Taurus is more resistant and slower paced and doesn’t like to be imposed upon. So will we see a struggle for the rights of our own bodies, our rights and personal security as those in power push toward a system of control using our health as the gateway?

Taurus also rules our income and money we earn, so this is another important consideration as we see so many are losing the freedom to earn a living these days by the strict and forced rules by those in power. With Uranus in Taurus representing bio-technology we could also see the merger of cryptocurrency as part of the package.


We have to remember that with Aquarius wanting hope and freedom, and that freedom is not handed to us by those that want control and power, that we need to consciously make the choice to manifest real freedom in our world. We need to wake up and work together to ensure that freedom is the result we achieve.

Remember that Jupiter is about ideologies, beliefs and seeking the truth and finding wisdom. Aquarius represents the collective consciousness, and we each have a responsibility (Saturn) to have our voices heard so that we can influence the collective consciousness in positive ways, to help people wake up so we can create and manifest a more positive future for ourselves and each other. As we wake up and become more aware of what’s going on in the world we get to make better choices and educate one another.

These are some things to think about but I think what’s most important is that we take responsibility for the future we want to create, which means that we are probably going to have to put up our own resistance to the control measures imposed on us so that we can have true freedom. Where we may have to deal with the potential for excess authoritarian dominance in our lives, the desire for freedom will increase.

Of course, I am going to be talking a lot more about this as we head toward the future.

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