Updated: Jan 4
Here’s my take of the calendar for 2021. Each coloured line represents the movement of a planet from Jan to December, with the retrograde motions in darker shade. The grey in the background is the zodiac in the South Indian Vedic format.
Mars will move from Aries to Scorpio, and won’t retrograde in 2021. Venus will go around the whole zodiac, from Scorpio to Capricorn and then retrogrades back to Sagittarius in December. Mercury will retrograde thrice in 2021, in Aquarius/Carpicorn, next Taurus, and last in Virgo. Saturn stays in Capricorn the whole year and retrograde there as well, while Jupiter moves back and forth Aquarius and Capricorn. Rahu stays in Taurus, and Ketu in Scorpio... The Sun makes one complete revolution of the zodiac, and the Moon makes 12. This is a geocentric view using the sidereal zodiac with Lahiri Ayanamsha.
January 1st falls on a Friday with Vaidhrithi Yoga, Krishnapaksha Dwitiya, Gara Karana and Pushya Nakshatra. The chart is stressed to say the least. If I have to summarize the year with one word, just one, I would choose ‘resilience’.. This is what we’re being asked to master, the ability to become resilient, come what may. Let's count our blessings, and use our energy to nourish, grow and support each other, and plant the seeds that will give us fruit in the coming years.