Your 2021 health and wellness horoscope
Here’s what your star sign has in store for the year ahead...
By Aja Walter
January 15 2021
We have officially said goodbye to the year that shall not be named, and we’re welcoming 2021 with open arms.
In the hopes of a brighter 12 months ahead, it's important to look forward and appreciate the moments (big and small) that make us feel loved, excited, happy and above all else, grateful for what we have.
This year is all about growth, exploration, and reinvention. None of us are the same person we were a year ago, making 2021 an exciting chance to get to know yourself once again.
So say farewell to banana bread, having one too many Zoom calls and wearing loungewear 24/7, it’s onwards and upwards, baby! (Actually, if we can all just agree to keep the loungewear vibes going that would be great).
To help you on your way to starting the new year off on the best possible foot, we’re bringing out the big guns. We’re talking Sanctuary World astrologer and social media editor Sterling Bowen, who has shared horoscope forecasts of how the planets will be helping you move forward.
Holistic health coach Jan Denecke, who has paired this back with his wellness wisdom to keep not only your body in tip-top shape, but your mind too.
And finally, Pass Around The Smile founder Cleo Massey, has channelled her positive guidance expertise into a mantra for each star sign. Screenshot yours, or even print it out, to keep as a reminder to feel uplifted and inspired for the days to come.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Forecast: This year you’re focused on investing in yourself, communicating your truth to others, and getting clear on what you want. Expect changes in what you’re after from your relationships, both to important people and important priorities, like money and stability.
Wellness wisdom: Deep inside you know that your sense of over-controlling and micromanaging takes a toll on your physical and mental health. Your mission in 2021 is to work less and enjoy more active free time. Plan activities that give you a sense of accomplishment such as hiking, mountain climbing, cycling or boxing.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Forecast: With big dreams come big responsibilities! This year you’re dreaming big and dreaming far, reimagining what’s important to you. Pay attention to your relationship to your values and commitments, while prioritising what’s important.
Wellness wisdom: Dear Taurus, it is time to take a leap of faith and try new things, meet new people and challenge your abilities. Do this by taking small steps where you know your efforts will be appreciated. Maybe start by practicing the act of unconditional kindness by doing volunteer work or helping a stranger.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Forecast: You love to express yourself, but this year is about doing the work and focusing on the follow through. Are you ready to get your foundations in order? Keep a sharp eye out for new opportunities in your work life. Seize the opportunity when you get a chance at a fresh start.
Wellness wisdom: Your outgoing and curious nature is a bright star for your surroundings but can make you feel restless, nervous and sometimes tense inside. Be kind to yourself and plan moments to pause. Listen to your breath and the settling of your body as you recharge with calmness. Let these moments of rest and stillness become your structure.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Forecast: Investing in your important relationships is a priority for you in 2021, but make sure you’re also investing in yourself. After a year of change and learning, you’ll be reintroducing yourself to the world. Make sure you make space for continued opportunities to grow and change.
Wellness wisdom: Treasure the moments in which you can recognise your loving and caring qualities rather than criticising yourself for not doing enough or not being enough. Give back to yourself with self-care through the expression and exploration of creativity. Sign up for art classes such as painting, dancing or photography.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Forecast: How you do the small things is how you do everything, you’ve learned. Don’t cut corners in the new year, take the basics seriously as you connect to your authenticity. Enjoy the new importance of your routine and your intimate relationships as you build a life you’re proud of.
Wellness wisdom: Your emotional world can feel expressive and intense which can make you feel disconnected from reality. Start your day with a meditation focused on resting yourself. Concentrate on feeling the glow of a gentle flickering candle in your heart. When emotions rise throughout the day, bring your attention back to this gentle calm glow within yourself.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Forecast: Connecting to others, connects you to your power. This coming year ignites your commitment to community values and support. Focus on the issues close at hand in your home and in your daily life. How can you lend a hand, and strengthen your community?
Wellness wisdom: As a Virgo your tendency might be that you worry too much about “being healthy”. No matter what you do, stressing out about your health will not make you feel better. Your digestion goes off, you might have a hard time sleeping, or your immunity gets affected. Let 2021 be a year of less worry and more fun. Let carefree joy be your medicine.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Forecast: Spend a lot of time at home in 2020? The new year zeroes in on home base, asking how you can bring self-expression and creativity to your home. Don’t be surprised if these efforts reactivate your heart, too. Reinventing one part of ourselves can help us shake free elsewhere.
Wellness wisdom: Let 2021 be the year in which you start pleasing yourself instead of others. Stop sacrificing your own happiness for the sake of making others happy. Start by asking yourself, does this make me truly happy? And learn to say no. It will bring you closer towards your passions and purpose.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Forecast: Expect a return to sweetness and self-confidence, as 2021 brings a new certainty on how you express yourself. You’re not alone, and this year your renewed focus on home, family, and other commitments will help you feel secure in your role and who you are.
Wellness wisdom: Wouldn’t it be nice to share your visions with others, rather than keeping them to yourself? It can be lonely at the top no matter how much you have achieved. This year, try to strengthen your visions by working with likeminded people and discover how rewarding this is for your overall wellbeing.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Forecast: You’ve got the ability to shapeshift as you learn, reinventing your values to reflect your changing perception of the world. How can you renegotiate your daily routine and home life to better support your goals? Plugging into your community and focusing on wellness will be rewarding.
Wellness wisdom: 2021 for you is a year of learning to appreciate the small expressions of freedom. Try connecting with your inner most deepest feelings and sensations. Start by doing more inner work and reflection through meditation, yin yoga and breathing practices.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Forecast: Zoom way out and consider the big picture this year. Let yourself make plans and be respectful of your long-term goals. Consider how your dreams are supported by your patterns and habits. Is it time to make a change? Seeing your goals through to the end will require you to work smart, not just hard.
Wellness wisdom: Your loyalty to fulfilling a purpose in life is one to admire but might also bring moments of doubt and anxiousness. Allow your emotional parts to be expressed and shared. Find a spiritual teacher or a coach who can help you to see the reality of yourself and your emotions. This will give you a greater sense of purpose and direction.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Forecast: Are you ready to transform your life? This is the year that asks you to relinquish your patterns and assumptions about what your life should be like. Let your joy guide you. What worked last year won’t work this year; give yourself permission to be a new person every day.
Wellness wisdom: Your free-spirited and independent nature can feel like a curse and a blessing at the same time. Constantly you ask yourself who you are, yet you base this on who you don’t want to be by comparing yourself to others. In 2021 it is time to anchor yourself within. Plan a 10-day silent retreat to help you see your truest self and your truest nature.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Forecast: You’ve really come to understand yourself over the past few years. You should be proud! Getting rid of structures that don’t work for you isn’t easy work, but it’s important to be clear about your needs. This year, let yourself release those old ways and invest time in new explorations.
Wellness wisdom: You can feel into someone’s emotions and can be a good listener – qualities that suit a coach or teacher to help provide guidance. Try to enhance your natural talents with a holistic course in personal development such as yoga teaching or coach training. Not only will this help you enhance your talents, it will also give you greater personal growth and insights.