Jan 3, 2021 • 13M

Astrological Forecast for the First Week of January 2021

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Rebeccah Dean
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Happy New Year everyone!

Isn’t it great to see the end of 2020?

I know that I’m definitely more than ready to embark on a new year.

As I mentioned in my January forecast, 2021 will be year that has some challenges astrologically speaking, but it definitely will not be as dramatically horrible as last year was–thank god!

Here is my astrological forecast for the first week of January 2021.

The important points I mentioned are:

  • January 5: Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Pluto

  • January 6: Mars moves into Taurus

  • January 8: Mercury moves into Aquarius, Venus moves into Capricorn

  • January 9: Venus trine Mars

I apologize in advance that I seem to be overly fond of sprinkling “sort of” in my speech all the time. I’m new to this podcasting racket, so a bit of a learning curve is to be expected, also in my presentation.

Any comments, questions or feedback are most welcome, so please ask or share away.

In the meantime, I wish you all a great start to 2021. Below I’ve also presented the tarot reading I did for the first week for you to read through if you like.



p.s. Here’s a link to the video I mentioned by the astrologer Nina Gryphon.

Tarot reading for the first week of January 2021

I pulled three cards for the first week on January: the five of pentacles reversed, the seven of pentacles and the Hanged Man reversed.

I would interpret the five of pentacles as 2020 in general. This was a time of loss and great fear and all of us have emerged weary and battle scarred, although some much more than others. Since the card is reversed, I think the fear and sense of collapse and disorder is even stronger. This is most certainly not a positive card and may represent the PTSD we will continue to experience even when things start to take a turn for the better.

However, the seven of pentacles provides a more hopeful picture. With this card, we can look back to the past year with a sense of what has stayed standing and strong and what accomplishments we made.

Although 2020 was marked by loss and restriction, we also learned many things; we were forced to seek out new ways of working and communicating and some of them worked out much better than we may have assumed (think Zoom and home office).

The shock and struggle we all experienced last year was terrible, for some more than others, but it has also helped put things in perspective in many ways and remind is of what it is that really matters.

I’ve always found the Hanged Man a mysterious card. Although “hanged” has negative connotations, you can see by the figure’s face that he is serene and not suffering. Perhaps this card speaks to that what I mentioned above: all that waiting and restriction and sacrifice we had to deal with in 2020 may pay off in that we have a surer sense of which direction we would like to go and what new steps will need to be made to rebuild the world.

The man in the image is still bound, so the time to move on is not yet at hand, but our thoughts this week can and should be focused on the year ahead in the context of what we have learned and gone through in the past–quite fitting for the first week of January in general, and particularly after a historic year like 2020.


I wish you all a good start to the new year.!

I’ll be back next week with more insights on January 2021, week two.