Keep your foot on the gas. We are now in a rare period of time in the Skywatch when all planets are traveling direct in motion in the heavens. This means there is little up above to slow you down or complicate your plans. Problems that arise then this month are more likely to come from your actions rather than others. Pluto will turn Retrograde on April 27 but his Rx cycle doesn’t really slow us down at all. So this is a very good month to tackle high priority matters and to get involved with others in work and play.

      Three different planets change signs this month and all can be helpful. Spring weather may be a bit late this year as Mercury, ruler of the winds, doesn’t enter Spring sign Aries until April 3, which is almost two weeks later than usual. New ideas and plans are likely to be born as Mercury runs through charged up Aries. This is the placement Einstein had in his natal chart and part of the reason he was so brilliant in coming up with new ideas and concepts. Mercury is the speediest of all the planets and he will finish his run in Aries and enter Taurus on April 18.

      Venus begins the month in Aries, not her favorite sign, but she enters earthy Taurus on April 14 and will remain in the money sign until May 8. This sets up a stellar window of time to make financial decisions and to buy and sell property and the accumulated stuff in your garage. Having Mercury also traveling through Taurus until he enters Gemini on May 3 will help you make good decisions and investments.

      Likely the most notable planetary change this month will be feisty and energetic Mars leaving Gemini and entering emotional Cancer on April 23. Mars can be crude and rude; Cancer is ruled by the Moon and is extremely sensitive, getting her feelings hurt with less than a whisper. As always, we need to use this Mars energy so it won’t use us. Mars has muscles and this period of time that lasts until June 11 is a very good one to put energy and work into your home and surroundings. Cooking new dishes that delight is also a good use of this energy—Cancer rules the stomach. However, eating when you are emotionally cranky is likely to upset your tummy, too, during this Mars cycle. So paint the room now and get your garden in order. Mars enters Leo when the Cancer period ends and Leo wants to party and have fun, and you’ll be ready.

      APRIL KISS DAYS: 1, 6, 10+, 15, 22. The 10th is a day of Grace and stellar for work or play plans. The 22nd is a very good day for buying a car, computer, new phone or all high tech stuff.

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Stay committed to your path and challenges. Astrological skies are friendly through most of May.

There are more good days than troublesome this month. But get the important stuff done as early in the month as you can BECAUSE Mercury will again turn Retrograde on May 29. And this one could be a doozy as Mercury enters home sign Gemini on May 4. Mercury is the ruler of the winds and in home sign Gemini we can expect extreme storms and weather conditions while Mercury backs up on the bases until June 22. People often say things they wish they hadn’t during Mercury Rx and this will be happening more than usual, and with greater backwash, in this Rx window. Be very, very careful with anything important you communicate or promise—misunderstandings will be common.

We add another planet to the Retrograde list on May 22 when dependable Saturn appears to back up in the heavens. Rx cycles prompt us to review and revise our plans and actions. In this case we need to review our responsibilities—too many, too few? And to work on balancing these extremes in our life and times. Saturn also rules our ambitions and this is a window of time that lasts until October 11 to review our methods and processes for reaching those goals. Saturn makes this Rx cycle every year and is especially important to Capricorn birth signs ruled by Saturn, and to Aquarius folks whose sign is co-ruled by Saturn.

The biggest change in the Skywatch in May is Jupiter leaving Aquarius for a short spell on the 13th and sailing into the waters of Pisces. This is a good switch as Jupiter is the co-ruler of Pisces, along with spiritual Neptune. So Jupiter gains power and encourages a more spiritual attitude in all of us, also opening our awareness to our psychic and intuitive energies. Pisces is the sign of nurses and we are all likely in some way to be called into service while Jupiter swims in the sign of the Fishes. The visit will be brief as Jupiter will Retrograde back into Aquarius on July 28 but will return for a yearly visit to Pisces starting in late December. This is a beneficial change for the other water signs, Cancer and Scorpio.

      MAY KISS DAYS:2, 6, 11, 12+, 28, 31. The 12th is a day of Grace and contains only positive markers. Something positive in the heavens also appears on the other days—use them for priority calls, appointments and meetings.

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This is a much, much better than average month in the Skywatch. There are more good days than difficult ones and all planets are direct in motion now. This is actually a rare situation and will continue until the end of April when Pluto turns Retrograde. This is the only period of time this year when we have all planets moving along in an orderly fashion. What does it mean? Start your engines! This is a stellar window of time to put top priority plans into motion or to move and make major changes in your life.

     We have a cluster of planets in water sign Pisces in March. We begin the month with the Sun, Venus and Neptune in this water sign. Mercury will join the group on March 15. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces and sets the tone for this group. Neptune has tremendous creative energy often found in power in the birth charts of artists, musicians, dancers (Pisces rules the feet in the body), actors, doctors and the folks who work in charitable organizations or those who help the public in some way. We get a lot of gifts from folks with this sign prominent in their lives.

     The dark side of Pisces is very dark and includes drug dealers and addicts, escape artists who are irresponsible, alcoholics, liars and cheats of all descriptions—some folks likely to be in the headlines this month as each of the planets traveling through the sign of the Fishes will meet Neptune in March.

     Neptune rules our dreams and this is a good month to start a dream journal and to ask for information in your dreams just as you begin to drift off to slumberland. Neptune has psychic energy and awareness—pay attention to your intuition and inner voices in the weeks ahead. Water signs Cancer and Scorpio especially—Pisces energy flows easily into your consciousness and will help you make good decisions.

     Romance is another area of Neptune’s charm and there is a romantic New Moon in Pisces that is aligned with loving Venus on March 13. Complete the picture with no Retrogrades, ALL planets direct in motion, and this is an exceptionally good weekend for a wedding or an important social event or concert.

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A fresh wind with the call for freedom and independence is blowing and will spark the creation of new inventions and a touch of rebellion in some folks in February. All due to five planets traveling through liberal and humanitarian Aquarius in February. Venus enters this air sign on the 2nd, joining Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun in a giant posse. Notable is that both of the benefics, Venus and Jupiter, are in this group, which will give the house associated with Aquarius in your birth chart a huge boost, which could make a dream come true. Moreover, we have a lovely New Moon in Aquarius on the 11th, which is accompanied by a very sweet Venus Jupiter conjunction.  We had six planets in Aquarius in part of February 1962. People born then are likely to get quite a ride this month as six planets touch their natal six - a once in a lifetime event.

      We have an unusual lineup of positive days and a huge stress marker during the Mercury Rx cycle this month. First, the good news is we have five kiss days in a row in February, beginning with a day of Grace and New Moon on the 11th followed by four more kiss days in a row-this is very unusual.  Trouble follows as conservative Saturn in Aquarius lines up in a square to unpredictable and eccentric Uranus in Taurus, both rulers of Aquarius, on February 17. Mark this day in your calendar as big problems with power systems, cars, computers, and complete fools are all more likely in the face of this challenging square that tests our ideas and commitment to our thinking.  Some folks will give up during this event while others will make adjustments and continue on with a new attitude—you get to choose how you respond to the pressure of these two giant forces, which will return in the Skywatch again in June and December of this year. Saturn is the tester; Uranus usually brings something unexpected.

      FEBRUARY KISS DAYS: 5, 11+, 12, 13, 14 , 15, 20. Remember, Mercury is Retrograde during all these dates.


  1. Julie

    Hmm. My ephemeris shows the moon in Cancer on February 23, and your posting mentions that day as being a new moon….

  2. lance ferguson

    sorry…my booboo…you got it right…looking at New Moo on 11th I instead saw it was in 23 degrees of Aquarius and traded numbers….


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There’s a fresh breeze and much different energy in the heavens as we begin 2021. Both Jupiter and Saturn left conservative Capricorn and entered broadminded, liberal Aquarius in late December 2020. Saturn will remain in this air sign until March 2023, while Jupiter makes his one year run in a sign and will enter Pisces for a brief stay in June and July and then Retrograde back into Aquarius until he finally changes signs for good in December.  We also have the Sun and Mercury entering Aquarius this month, adding more good energy to the mix.  Mercury will again turn Retrograde on January 30, creating delays and confusion during a three-week stretch that ends on February 20.

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Jupiter Saturn conjunction

Jupiter and Saturn meet in the heavens on Dec 21.  Astrologers call this the Grand conjunction.

While it has been called a Christmas star, there much more to know about this event that only occurs once every 20 years.  The two giants will meet in the air sign Aquarius.  This is a big deal and the changing of a 200-year cycle of this conjunction that has been in earth signs since 1802.  This era has marked the Industrial Revolution and our ability to get power from the earth: uranium, coal, petroleum.  We also note that we have abused the earth badly in this time period and may have damaged our ecosystems so badly we will lose populations of critters worldwide and maybe even our ability to live well on this planet.

In the future, these Grand Conjunctions will occur in air signs, with one timeout in 2159, all the way to 2219.  This is a change we welcome as technology and new inventions discovered in this time period may help us from destroying the earth’s atmosphere and seas.  We can anticipate new energy sources coming from wind (air), solar and new machines not yet invented.

Air signs are noted for democracy, peace, progress, science and technology.  Aquarius rules charitable and humanitarian groups and endeavors and a global perspective.  This broader vision is so needed now as we have to think of saving the earth, not just Kansas.  Air is the mental element in astrological symbols, and we can assume there will be important new inventions and theories developed over the next 200 years.

To put it another way.  We are leaving the era of Gordon Gekko, who said: greed is good.  We have been submerged in the fight for material goods and objects over the last 200 years.  In this next age, the goal is new ideas, inventions and things that help us all – win/win situations/creations.

“Live long and prosper.”  Now we should look to and follow Mr. Spock from Star Trek, who was logical, honest, brilliant and committed to helping Kirk and the Enterprise complete their mission.  Notable: the line where no man has gone before is an Aries idea; in real life, both Shatner and Nimoy were born in the sign of Aries, and a reason they fit the parts so well and also butted Ram heads.

Notable is that this Grand Conjunction takes place on the Winter Solstice, one of the most powerful days of the year.  A day that marks the change of seasons also is a day that marks the change of an era for us all.

As above, so below.  This energy shift marks a stellar time in your life to put new ideas and win/win plans into your future.  The Force will be with you in the months and years ahead.  As times change.

4 thoughts on “Jupiter Saturn conjunction

  1. Diane Spear

    And to imagine, In our lifetime! So thrilled with anticipation for the times ahead!
    Leslie, I ask your permissions to share this?
    Love & Light to you this season

      1. Merle Morrigan

        Mac, dear, when I share (to my friends on line, say) I always attach Lance’s name and the website addy. Is that acceptable?

        1. Leslie McLaurin Post author

          Hi Merle, of course you can share the website and letters from Lance, although you can now find the letters on the top of the front page under Lance’s Letter. It is the same one attached to the monthly pdf in the member’s area. Hope this helps. And thank you for promoting Skywatch!


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