Happy Lunar New Year 2021:East Meets West Astrology Mash Up

Happy Lunar New Year 2021! Today is the start of Eastern Cultures Lunar New Year/Spring Festival in the year of the Metal Ox. After making it through last year into this new decade, we could all probably use another new year celebration to restructure and reset. Especially after the explosive start of 2021 and since all things with the “re” prefix are favored during this time of Mercury in Retrograde.

Yesterday at 2:06pm we welcomed to the New Moon in Aquarius at 23° and it was around 6:03am this morning that the Moon really went completely dark in the early morning sky. This lunar movement created a 6 planet stellium or assembly of planets all in the sign of the Water Bearer. We haven’t seen this happen since 1962, when America first sent John Glen to Orbit the Earth. Which adds to the list of historical things occurring for us all over the last 12 months. But these are powerful and transformational times!

Adding to the magic of the past 2 days, Venus (the Planet of Love) and Jupiter (the Planet of Luck) conjoined to open up an expansive place for love and attraction to grow beyond our wildest imaginings. It’s good to know that love is on the rise as we pass through this time of pandemic, revolution and social unrest, because love is the answer to every problem we experience on this planet.

There is still time to plant a seed, set an intention and/or make a wish for the month ahead and to fully mature during the 2 Full Moons in Leo we will get this year on July 23rd and August 22nd. This is a rare occurrence and a wonderful omen for the positivity that awaits us in 2021.

Now to return to the Eastern side of things, let’s breakdown a bit of information about the Lunar New Year Sign and Element for 2021.

The Chinese Zodiac is divided into 12 animals are further flavored by the pervading element of that particular year (elements also revolve as a separate cycle). It is said that Buddha is responsible for the 12 animals as they were the only ones who came to bid him farewell into the next life.