Your 2021 love and sex horoscope is here
A year of smashing and smooches, predicted
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / February 22 2021
Here at BEAUTYcrew, we’re choosing to look at 2021 with rose-tinted glasses on. So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up a yearly forecast of love and sex for something to steam up those sexy specs.
With the help of Dr. Lurve – Australia’s leading expert on love and relationships – and the stars, we’re prescribing everyone a healthy dose of sexual healing this year.
Whether you’re a single pringle, crazy in love, or you believe that love is a neurochemical con-job, here’s what the year has in-store for your sign:
While 2021 may not be a monumental year in terms of life-changing love matches for you Aries, it’s a great time to heal aspects of respect, tolerance and acceptance in your life. You’re not trying to prove yourself and it’s this attitude of self-acceptance that will be drawing people to you during this time. Remember healing is not always an easy road and past hurts may be illuminated in order for them to finally be released; some time alone to reassess and redefine your passions and goals may be required. Casual relationships with like-minded individuals are favourable but stay away from connections that leave you feeling distracted or unproductive this year.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Some Aries may find their relationships to be tumultuous right now, so don’t forget the power of showing yourself a little bit of self-love! Sexual pleasure doesn’t always have to come from another person, so take pleasure in indulging in solo sex. Better yet, introduce a sex toy into the equation and take yourself from blah to ahhhhh! This is especially important for Aries singles – you need to make sure you are loving yourself more than anyone else this year. Spend time reconnecting with yourself on both an emotional and sexual level.
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Usually creatures of comfort, Taureans are utilising the energies of 2021 to seek a newfound freedom of expression. This independent attitude may run the risk of disrupting your relationships if not properly attended to, however, ensure that your choices are well thought out instead of reacting to a situation or rebelling against it. You’re coming out of your shell and connecting with like-minded individuals now, but be wary of stepping into practical partnerships simply because they seem to tick all the boxes on your ‘Mr. Right’ checklist. With a focus of intense energies in your professional life, this change of direction in your personal life is only natural - something’s gotta give, right?
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Taureans love to engage in sensual pleasures, so take some time to bring some more of that into your life. Approach your love and sex life by ticking all the boxes when it comes to the senses. That means exploring options that could not only feel good, but taste, smell, sound and look good too. Perhaps a romantic picnic date involving champagne and chocolate coated strawberries could be just what the doctor ordered. If you’re single, force yourself to get out there and give that guy a go! While he might not look like Mr Right right away, he could be a perfect option for Mr Right-Now.
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2021 marks the beginning of a harmonious and stabilising energy for Gemini, with the proverbial weight of 2020 well and truly lifting, you’re starting to feel a long overdue sense of freedom. It’s all about the big picture right now with aspects of your love life and professional sectors intertwining. Take stock of your relationships now as balanced unions have the opportunity to flourish, while flawed relationships will have their negative aspects highlighted. Impulsive commitments may be more likely for you in 2021 but the borders are still closed so that shotgun Vegas wedding will unfortunately just have to wait, Gemini. Depth is required now, and this energy will come to the fore in the bedroom with intimacy and sharing serving you best in terms of sensual pursuits.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Use this exciting time of the new year to show your partner a new side of you. Geminis are known for having a ‘twin’ personality and 2021 is a great time to show your love interest that other side of you sexually. Make a date to wine and dine your romantic partner and finish off the evening with some surprises in the bedroom. Or better yet, take things out of the bedroom and explore the fun and sensuality that can come from shower sex. Being spontaneous will make you feel good right now so follow that urge! For singles, 2020 was a tough year on the mingling front, so sign up to that dating app or let your friend set you up on a blind date – you never know where it could lead!
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Your intimate and sexual relationships are set to prosper in the year of 2021, Cancer, with opportunities to ‘get busy’ popping up with a surprising frequency. If you’re committed, however, your relationship with your significant other may become more intimate, warm and expansive. The possibility for intimate connection in one of your existing friendships is at an all-time high but you’re also looking for new energy to shake things up, so exciting new partnerships may be more likely to fall into your lap now - a potential sexual renaissance may be in the cards for some but a lack of realism will not serve you now – this is a time about stripping away unnecessary delusions.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Cancerians are typically private when it comes to sex, so we won’t expect you to become an exhibitionist anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t engage in the thrill of spicing things up a little, whether that be by introducing some role playing into your love-making or having spontaneous sex in the kitchen. You will enjoy changing it up a little and while it might just feel like sex, it has the possibility to bring you closer to your partner on a more intimate level. The same goes for singles – you can still have a lot of intimate moments with new romantic lovers or that friend that might just become something more.
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Your relationships are starting to look a lot more serious in 2021 Leo; now is the perfect time to establish lifelong commitments but be aware that partnerships that are no longer serving you will fall away at this time. There are going to be times when you feel alone but this is a great time to redefine how you want your closest relationships to look, including the one with yourself. Any delusions and fantasies in your relationships will be highlighted, making it paramount to tackle the tough subjects head on - that means no sugar coating things, ok? In 2021 you’re Marie Kondo-ing your connections and asking the all-important question - “does this bring me joy?”
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Leos are known for being a frisky sign and 2021 will be no different. However, you will crave a stronger connection with your partner, ideally combining both an exciting sex life and an unbreakable emotional bond. Place importance on practicing regular date nights with your partner or lover where you can connect more deeply, and follow it up with a passionate night of love-making. Some Leos will be ready to take the next step this year and love-making might start to become about baby-making. Enjoy this special time!
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There’s a welcomed lightness to your 2021 love life compared to recent years, Virgo. This year is all about health for you and this will spill over into your romantic connections. A potential situation could occur at work or the gym, or you may just meet a special someone who shares similar outlooks on wellbeing. A new best friend or partner may be on the cards for some, while an existing relationship may deepen for others. Virgos that have been involved in less than ideal partnerships will experience a magnification of any pre-existing issues in the connection, so that improvements can be made where necessary – though a fresh start may be on the table for some. You’ve got an air of luck on your side this year Virgo, and people can tell, expect more positive attention from some friendly folks.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Virgos can make great sexual partners who are patient and attentive lovers. 2021 will see you continuing that trait while taking some time to explore what feels good for you! Use this time to focus less on your partner’s satisfaction and more on your own. Explore new sexual frontiers by following any desire for spontaneity – whether that be in the shower, after a sweaty gym session or in the car. Don’t be scared to do something out of the ordinary because you might find that you like it just as much – if not more – than regular sex.
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This year is all about opening yourself up, Libra. New opportunities, new love and a healthy dose of experimentation are exactly what the doctor’s ordered for 2021. Intimacy looks a little less scary now, with a push for exploring the true depths of your relationships being highlighted. The way you approach sex is different too; a drive for sexual exploration may be prevalent for some Librans, while others will experience a need to divert their sexual energy to other creative pursuits. Either way, you’re feeling confident and happy about life and you’re not afraid to show it. Commitments will be highlighted, whether with another person or project, and how you show up in these partnerships will be examined. New-found joy may come from a connection that had left you wanting in the past, while something that brought you fulfillment last year may not hit *quite* the same in 2021.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Librans, it’s time to explore all you have to offer sexually! Take out a Kama Sutra book and practice some new moves in the bedroom and you might be pleasantly surprised. Try a classic 69 position where you both simultaneously give each other oral sex, or better yet, get comfortable letting them give it to you. Sex can be wild, passionate, sensual and intimate all the same time – just be sure to give it enough time to explore how to get there. For Libran singles who aren’t ready to engage in sexual exploration just yet, take some time to give yourself a little self-love right now and see where it leads.
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You’re living your fantasy in 2021, Scorpio. Ever dreamed of being romanced by a wandering poet or becoming the love interest of some brooding muso? Great, because Neptune’s influence on your love life in 2021 will see an increase in these creative types heading your way. Though, be sure to keep an eye out for any lurking delusions in your relationships. Flexibility in partnerships is paramount now, any connections based in rigidity will not fare well this year. In fact, casual relationships are looking a lot more prosperous for Scorpio’s than committed unions, who may experience some karmic influences in their love lives. Ultimately, this year’s all about checking in with yourself and realigning your external world to match your internal one – this is your dark, twisted fantasy Scorpio, and we’re just living in it.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Tantric sex is in the stars for Scorpios, but it might just be up to you to initiate it! Scorpios love to go as deep as possible when it comes to sex so there’s no better time than the present to see how far you can go. Tantric sex is all about slow, meditative sex, where you take pleasure in enjoying the sexual journey rather than the outcome (or the big O). But remember that tantra is about connection and not just the sex itself, so get intimate with your partner – or if single – with yourself.
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While travelling may be off the cards for you Sagittarius, 2021 is all about opening yourself up to new ideas, cultures and potential healing through your connections. You may notice yourself gravitating towards relationships with people who have the ability to teach you something; either about yourself or the world, this energy is all about being open-minded and growing. You’ve got a passionate, magnetic vibe going on ATM Sagi’s and potential love interests will be responsive to this, but it’s up to you to navigate each of your relationships with a certain level of sensitivity, recognising the fears and demands of both parties in order to achieve a mutual feeling of fulfillment is BIG now.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Sagittarians in bed are typically very interested in their own pleasure and satisfying their own needs, but now is the time for you to change things up. Use this time to focus on your partner’s sexual needs and you’ll be surprised at how it will turn you on too. Get to know what feels good for them and give it your all – this new side of you will likely surprise and delight your partner who will want to return the favour. Sagittarians can even go the next step and instead of being wild and raunchy in the bedroom, try being sensual and slow.
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You’re feeling lighter, freer and you’re open to letting things go now Capricorn – who is she?? You may find things not going your way in your relationships in 2021, but now is the time to practice flexibility, and that means ditching your usual ‘my way or the highway attitude’ – rigidity in the face of adversity will not help you now. In fact, adopting a more creative, free-thinking energy will only serve to heighten your love life, with partnerships with unusual or rebellious types becoming more prevalent now. Expect an increase in interested individuals, though be wary of those who are unable to clearly express their feelings or ‘define the relationship’.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Capricorns typically like to take the lead in the bedroom but will be surprised by what happens when they let go a little. Let them set the pace and relish in being a little more submissive. Better yet, get some kinky handcuffs and ask your lover to have their way with you. It will be the ultimate act in giving up your power – if only for a moment – and letting things progress naturally. You never know where it could lead!
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You’re feeling yourself Aquarius! 2021 is off to a great start with a confidence-boost that extends to all aspects of your life. There’s a focus on maturity this year for Aquarians; you’re figuring out how you fit in the world and feeling responsible for it all – in the best way possible. You’re more social than usual now with new connections on the rise but your love life is looking a little dramatic. This could result in some major endings or monumental new beginnings. Either way, you get yourself now and that’s starting to reveal itself in the way you show up in your relationships.
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: 2021 is the perfect time for an Aquarius to connect with their partner on a deeper level (or truly connect with themselves) and the same goes for in the bedroom! Try some slow and sensual sex where you connect on a more intimate level. If in a committed relationship, making your partner your only focus will do wonders for the romance right now. Say yes to missionary sex where eye contact is aplenty!
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Self-discovery and spirituality are at the forefront of your mind in 2021, Pisces. You’re all about forward movement this year and if something isn’t serving you, it has to go. Cycles are closing out, which means you may see some relationships fall to the fray but this is all par for the course, something you are now coming to understand. You’re expanding and finding out what freedom means for you my fishy friend, and you need flexible relationships that will evolve as you do. New interests, pursuits and connections will excite you now and help to open you up to the world that you’re ready and willing to experience. Go get ‘em tiger!
Dr. Lurve’s Prescription: Just like other sexual beings, Pisces have a host of fantasies and fetishes, although these may not have been realised (yet). Now is the time to ask for what you want in the bedroom and take pleasure in taking back some of the power. Talk to your partner about your fantasies and set up to make them a reality. If it’s playing dress ups or finally buying that sex toy, now is the time to do it. Don’t be afraid to continue talking about your fantasies once you’re in the bedroom – there’s nothing like a little bit of talking dirty to take things to the next level!
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Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.