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 23rd, 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.

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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.

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  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


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The times are a-changin'.  And in a big way.  BOTH Jupiter and Saturn (after being in Retrograde since last May) leave conservative Capricorn and enter eccentric and often rebellious Aquarius this month.  Moreover, they will meet in the heavens in December, a rare once in 20-year event.  These two giants will meet in the heavens on the day of the Winter Solstice, December 21.This conjunction has two flavors: it helps those with patience and perseverance succeed. And it encourages self-confidence and honesty in most folks.  However, the negative reaction to this pair of planets sharing energy (and it is a weird pair: expansion meets contraction) will be dissatisfaction with oneself as well as with others and self-destructive thinking and actions.  With rebellious and insistent Aquarian energy in this mix, there's even more likelihood of way off the norm encounters and situations appearing in your home or office in December.  The old lore I know is that this is a timing symbol.  Either the best or worst time to take action depending on how you have set up your life.  Best then to consider all possibilities very carefully this month.     DECEMBER KISS DAYS: 8, 12, 14+, 15, 25, 26. Christmas and Kwanzaa are both on this list - happy hoildaze! DECEMBER QUACK DAYS: 9, 13, 23+. Not many, but do note that Mars in feisty Aries squares dangerous Pluto in Capricorn—cardinal signs which want to go to action—on the 23rd. MIX MASTER: 10. An emotional storm accompanies a positive healing event.


  1. Leslie McLaurin Post author

    If you would like to see all of the Kiss and Quack days for each month of 2021 please purchase the Skywatch Long-Range Datebook. This is available in both pdf and print ( in the event that you do not have access to the internet).


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Hold your horses. There’s a lot of static in the heavens during the first week of this month. Mercury continues to Retrograde until Nov 3. Complicating matters is that Mercury squares anxious and cynical Saturn on Nov 1 reducing the chances of receiving positive reactions to your needs and wishes. Mercury then stations, which means Mercury sits on the square all week long and makes the exact square again on Nov 6 after returning to direct motion. The best use of this energy is to get your affairs and business organized and ready for the positive energy that will show up later in the month.

      And there will be an extremely positive blast of energy in the Skywatch in November. Optimistic and generous Jupiter again conjuncts persevering Pluto in the heavens on Nov 12. In power all month long, this pair of planets help us make major changes in our life and times that bring us more love, money, and a healing of some kind, IF you will take action this month and reach for something better in your life. The stars impel; they don’t compel.

      And if you are ready to end a relationship or bad situation in your life, make plans to do it on a Lunar Eclipse, a Full Moon, that fills the heavens with light on Nov 30. Full Moons bring times of harvest and completion, stellar times to let go of negative habits, people, and matters that no longer support your growth and peace. An Eclipse is a super powerful lunation and is supported by Jupiter and Pluto who add horsepower to events that occur this month.

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Get the important stuff done as early in the month as you can.  Because we’ve got double trouble in the Skywatch in October. Mars continues to Retrograde in impatient and feisty Aries all month long and will not end this Rx cycle until November 13. Making this Rx more difficult and potentially dangerous, Mercury will also Retrograde from October 13 to November 3 in passionate Scorpio, a sign ruled by Pluto and co-ruled by Mars. This combination can lead to accidents, breakdowns and violence worldwide—caution lights are up, especially with anything difficult or dangerous.

      We do have a light in the middle of this difficult period: lucky Jupiter again makes a sextile to creative and spiritual Neptune on Oct 12. Again, this marker won’t motivate you to take action, but it does suggest you look for an opportunity to progress this month. Retrograde cycles often bring people and matters from the past to our present situation and these might hold some benefits to you in October with this sextile hanging out in the heavens.

      Another bit of good news appears in the heavens on October 27 when Mercury backs out of Scorpio and into gentle Libra reducing the power of Mars Rx to cause problems in our life and times. Moreover, sweet Venus enters home sign Libra that day as well. Two planets entering Libra turn the spotlight on relationships in both home/family and around the office. Justice and fair play are Libra issues and concerns which will become important topics over the next three weeks.

      Put a red “X” in your calendar on October 9 when Mars makes a very dangerous square to powerful Pluto (at 3:09 am PDT) especially with Mercury Rx adding a confusing element to the day.

      Pay extra attention to the kids and critters Halloween night. A Full Moon sitting exactly opposite rebellious and erratic Uranus will bring out the coyotes and wingnuts that night and the two Rx planets are bound to be the cause of some trouble or mischief as well.

      OCTOBER KISS DAYS: 5, 12+, 21, 24. There are lovely trines to sweet Venus on the last two days in this list—good days for social plans and business connections.

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