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Aries — This Year, Be the Boss You Wish to See in Yourself
What an interesting year for you to be fully coming into your own. And that is — on the most macro level — what 2020 has in store for you.
Exhibit A? Your career. You probably don’t need us to tell you that your professional trajectory is going through a process right now.
You’ve been hosting Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in your 10th house for some time now, and by the time the Saturn/Pluto conjunction is exact on January 12th, the dead wood will be thoroughly gutted from the structure that, until now, has sustained your upward climb to get to where you are today.
Either that, or you’ll receive an ultimatum from the universe telling you exactly what’s still getting in your way. The trick about these big, impactful endings is that you usually have to give something up in order to receive the new, better thing — even if you’re still kind of attached to whatever you’ve outgrown.
Saturn also delivers karma and lessons, so you might start the year off with a tough reminder of what it means to wield your influence responsibly and take full ownership of your legacy.
Trust the process, and trust that things will flourish in place of what expired. Jupiter is now touring this part of your chart as well, which means that new opportunities will come to fill your cup. They may not be infinite in their potential, but they’ll provide you with something substantial you can really work with — especially because 2020 will serve up three majorly resourceful and influential Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions as a follow-up to what transpired in January.
This transit in particular will help you amass a wealth of power as you dig deep into soil that once appeared parched and barren to discover abundant resources that can aid you in your quest toward success.
You’ll also get a preview of what Saturn has in store for your aspirations and friendships when it dips into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1, and then again for good after December 17.
After that, you can look forward to a couple years of Saturn weeding through your friendships and alliances, as well as encouraging you to think critically about your pipe dreams.
Saturn can be an excitement killer, but only in the way that a gardener pulls out the weeds that need to be eliminated. And this transit will kick off in a super significant way with Saturn conjoining Jupiter on December 21.
This is, in many regards, the dawn of a new era — not just for how you approach community, but for the world at large. How you choose to participate will largely be a matter of who you choose to surround yourself with, but a restructuring of your dreams for the future is also in order!
We’ll also start getting a glimpse of the upcoming chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses beginning on June 5, which means the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse saga is finishing out.
Enough dynamic change for your home and career for now — it’s time to shake up the status quo in your ideas, skillset, knowledge base, and belief system, perhaps with some interesting twists thrown in there regarding your siblings, commute, or international ventures.
When Venus goes retrograde in Gemini from May 13 to June 25, you’ll be presented with an opportunity to rethink your values around communication in preparation for these eclipses, as well as reassess your dynamic with your sister (or neighbor, or BFF, or classmate).
The big retrograde you’ll really want to mark on your calendar is when Mars, your planetary ruler, backtracks through your sign from September 9 – November 13. And actually, this is kind of just a blip on the radar considering Mars will be in your sign for — not even exaggerating — half a year beginning on June 27 and ending in early January 2021.
The stuff about your career is one thing, but this time, it’s kind of personal, and the second half of the year is basically going to be one long confrontation with yourself — as well as a drawn-out launch pad for a big new beginning (with a built-in revision period).
You’ll be raring to go, but the universe will say “not so fast.” During the retrograde, you’ll mostly butt heads with yourself and, in the process, understand your own motivations and how best to fuel yourself. By the time the year ends, you’ll be operating on all four cylinders again.
Taurus — You’re in the Lead-up to Big Professional Changes this Year
If 2019 brought you the long, drawn-out death of your old way of making sense of the world, prepare to leave 2020 with a new perspective and a new lease on life — or, at the very least, a sense of being solid in your own knowledge.
You’ve had Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node all trawling through your 9th house for some time, which means the lead-up to this year has probably been about laying old belief systems to rest, contending with major shortcomings in your education or degree program, facing your fears in other countries, or, to get a little R.E.M. on you, losing your religion.
After the final blow of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction on January 12, this part of your chart will receive some constructive potential to help you build yourself back up.
Your 9th house falls in Capricorn, after all — it’s very important to you that your beliefs pass a rigorous smell test and that you can be looked to as an authority in your field of expertise. This means you can’t be lazy when it comes to what you subscribe to, but it does mean you’ll be primed to capitalize on the potential of Jupiter transiting Capricorn this year, which will offer new opportunities to expand your knowledge base in a focused, disciplined way — perhaps through formal study with a mentor.
And wherever there’s a wrecking ball, there’s a construction crew. We’re getting three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions in 2020 that will help you uncover powerful reserves, riches, and resources where you didn’t know they existed.
Saturn will also dip its toes into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17. This is the beginning of a longer prompt to step into your authority and make a name for yourself with the knowledge you’ve consolidated.
You may not feel completely ready to level up like that in your career yet, but no one ever feels fully prepared for these things, and when Saturn and Jupiter conjoin in your 10th house like they will on December 21, you know the universe isn’t playing.
This will be the dawn of a new era — not just for you professionally, but for the world at large. And on some level, your participation in this will be to step into a leadership role.
We’ll also start getting a glimpse of the upcoming chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses beginning on June 5, which will shake up and potentially revitalize your financial situation.
With the North Node entering Gemini, you’ll get an infusion of new ideas, potentials, and inspiration for making cash, but the flipside of this is that you might have to rely less on old sources of support.
You might groan at the mention of Venus Retrograde, but we’re getting one this year, and it occurs in Gemini between May 13 and June 25 — right around the time this eclipse chapter begins.
In a way, this is nice, because it means you’ll get an opportunity to really sort through your values around cash and possessions at the get go. Gemini tends toward multiples — do you really need four pairs of high-waisted jeans, or can you pare it down to one or two?
You might also have more than one income stream, because, you know, security. This retrograde will help you get clear on what to prioritize in both your earning and your spending.
Another big theme of 2020 is that Mars will basically spend the entire second half of the year in Aries, which is thanks to a Mars Retrograde period taking place between September 9 and November 13.
It’ll be nice to have Mars dignified in its own sign for so long, but Mars Retrogrades are still hella frustrating, no matter how you slice it. And Aries is an impatient sign!
Since this one takes place in your 12th house, you may feel impatient to wrap up a long cycle by the end of the year, only to find that you’re still annoyingly stuck in place (and feeling kind of isolated from the world as a result).
The limbo feeling is one that you’ll have to sit with unfortunately, but having additional time on your hands means you’ll get to really sort through your own motivations, self-sabotaging tendencies, and blind spots around anger and aggression.
By the time 2021 arrives, you’ll be ready to charge again.
Gemini — You’re Angling for Your Personal North Star this Year
Welcome to a new year, and welcome to a new decade! 2020 will be a lot of things — in large part, it’s gonna be a monumental year for you in terms of building up your own resilience and willingness to gain mastery over your own fears, traumas, and blocks around intimacy.
It probably won’t even surprise you to read that since much of 2019 has already been leading up to this moment.
With Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node all hanging out in the part of your chart concerned with death and taxes (you know — all that inevitable stuff we’d rather avoid), you’ve probably already had to contend with a bit of a “nightmare coming true” scenario that toughened your resolve to survive in spite of the curveballs life has thrown your way, or even, perhaps, with some sort of bitter loss.
Perhaps an individual or entity you relied on financially ended its supporting role in your life, or you experienced a lot of pressure related to outstanding debt, employer benefits, an investment, or an inheritance.
The good news is that soon after Saturn and Pluto conjoin exactly on January 12th, the worst of this will likely be over, which means you’ll have the rest of the year to focus on rebuilding and fortifying.
This year, we’re getting three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions, which will imbue the leveled terrain with new (and powerful) resources. You might be the beneficiary of some money, or perhaps stumble into deep reserves of personal strength and perspective around some of your most deep-seated psychological complexes.
Saturn will also dip its toes into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17.
This spring will offer you a preview of the opportunity awaiting you to nail the difficult task of giving form (and legitimacy) to some of your more “out there” beliefs and cosmologies.
Yes, you can tell a skeptic why they’re wrong about astrology, and you’re going to figure out how to do that convincingly over the next couple of years!
Plus, Saturn and Jupiter are meeting up in Aquarius on December 21st, which represents the dawn of a new era — not just for your way of seeing the world, but for the world at large.
Your way of participating in it may just be to get super clear on what you know and what you stand for — and perhaps to connect to other global communities in a meaningful way.
We’ll also start getting a glimpse of the upcoming chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses this spring. The North Node enters your sign on May 5, which means for the next year and a half, you’ll be receiving an infusion of new ideas, creative fuel, confidence, and gumption.
The eclipses will represent the major milestones in this journey, which will leave you feeling like a totally new person by the time they’re through, and with corresponding changes in your relationships to match.
And to kick off this whole process, there’s going to be a Venus Retrograde in Gemini from May 13 to June 25.
Venus Retrogrades aren’t the greatest time for feeling cute or completely on the same page as everyone else in your life, but they do present a rich opportunity to get really clear on what — and who — is important to you.
And since this one takes place in your sign, this is really a question of “are you the most important person in your life? Why or why not, and what does that look like in practice for someone who derives energy from exchanges and interactions with others?”
Venus Retrogrades tend to place relationships in the hot seat, but it’s this year’s Mars Retrograde that’s going to really underscore what’s going on in your friendships.
Thanks to the fact that Mars will be retrograde from September 9 through November 13, Mars will actually be in Aries for the entire second half of the year. This means you’ll feel like fighting the collective fight with your community — as well as fighting the collective infight within your crew.
You might butt heads with your pals this fall and feel an aggravating sense of impatience to move on from a disagreement you’ve been having for seemingly forever, but that’s just what Mars Retrograde does.
However, by the end of the year, all that duking it out will let you all be that much more on the same page about what motivations you have in common, and from there, you’ll be able to strike swiftly and decisively as a mean, lean dream team as you make your way into 2021.
Cancer — No More Giving Away Your Power in 2020
Before we even get into all the juicy stuff in store for 2020, let’s take a moment to give you some major props for all the important growth you did in 2019.
The eclipses pinging your sign and activating your personal potential have been major, and they’re not completely done with you yet.
This, of course, brings us to the counterpoint of all that action: you’ve been performing under pressure, and largely in response to some of the growing pains occurring in your relationships.
Hosting Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in your partnership zone for the last year and a bit has been no easy feat, and it’s probably forced you to get extremely real about who belongs in your life and who doesn’t.
You’ve been doing important excavation work in an effort to either address what’s toxic so you can save the good stuff around it — or recognize when it’s time to chuck the whole dynamic.
The intensity of this process will likely peak in January and then begin to level off. Next up: three abundant Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions occurring throughout the year, also in Capricorn. You can think of this as the discovery of buried treasure in the midst of a demolition zone.
You might be pleasantly surprised to find that there’s still plenty of untapped potential in a relationship you’d marked for dead, or that joining forces with another in 2020 can mutually empower you, versus requiring you to give all your hard-earned power away.
Saturn will also dip its toes into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17.
In 2021 and beyond, you’ll be challenged to face some of your deepest fears around intimacy and codependency — particularly when it comes to the self-protective facade you build around yourself to maintain the appearance of not caring as much as you do.
You may also have to hone your financial savvy to come out on top after wrestling with some debt, inheritance, or investment-related matter. These themes will likely become more important as time goes on: Saturn in Aquarius kicks off with a major, era-defining conjunction to Jupiter on the 21st.
This is the dawn of a big, new chapter for the world at large, and perhaps your way of participating in it will be to work through your issues around sharing — and to willingly confront the darker corners of your psyche.
The Cancer/Capricorn eclipses are also winding down this year, and by the time the North Node leaves your sign on May 5th, you’ll have the benefit of hindsight to marvel at how far you’ve come over the last year and a half.
With the new chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses beginning soon after, you can expect fewer plot twists in the dance of “you and them”… and more twists and turns that’ll move the needle on your self-care and your time management issues.
When eclipses start urging you to pay attention to your health, the prescription usually involves permanently shutting the door on old habits that aren’t sustaining you anymore.
You’ll know what changes you might need to make soon enough — eclipses aren’t subtle! But in their own not-subtle way, they encourage you to hurry up and do the thing you know you should have done ages ago.
To kick off this whole process, Venus will be retrograde in Gemini from May 13 to June 25, urging you to reconnect with yourself through “me time” and beauty sleep.
With enough space and distance, you may also realize something important about your own self-sabotaging tendencies in relationships, as well as recognize a duplicitous frenemy for who they really are.
It’s in your nature to want to take care of everyone all the time, but prioritizing yourself for a spell will help you gain clarity around who deserves to be on the receiving end of your TLC.
Also not to be overlooked is this year’s upcoming Mars Retrograde in Aries, which takes place between September 9 and November 13. But actually, because it’ll be retrograde, Mars is going to be in Aries — your career zone — for the entire second half of the year!
This is a good indication that you’ll spend Q3 and Q4 making a big push to drive your professional life forward and strike while the iron is hot. However, Mars Retrograde can be a frustrating time when our initiatives don’t move forward as fast as we’d like — and we all know Aries is an impatient sign.
You’ll make the headway you want eventually, and you know what? It’ll probably be even more impactful because of the delays and the roadblocks.
You’re gonna kill it. Just remember to breathe.
Leo — This Year, You’re Turning Strife into a New Lease on Life
Rise and shine — it’s the dawn of a new year, and the sunrise of a new decade!
And if 2019 felt like one prolonged health or time management crisis, then 2020 will offer you an opportunity to turn all that strife into something of value.
You’ve been hosting Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in your 6th house of health, routines, and work for some time — not an easy feat whatsoever.
Throughout the last year especially, you may have dealt with illness, burnout, or just an immense amount of pressure around deadlines. Above all else, these events transpired under a heavy sense of “there just aren’t enough hours in the day.”
As Saturn and Pluto reach their exact conjunction on January 12, this will all come to a head and help you complete the process of eliminating time commitments, habits, and lifestyle choices that aren’t helping you thrive.
And from there, the intensity will begin to subside and make way for some of the constructive potential that will take its place.
We’re getting three rich, resourceful Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions this year in that same stretch of Capricorn.
You might tap into your own latent resourcefulness around “getting it all done” in a way that doesn’t compromise your well-being, or perhaps get some help in the form of employees or service providers who can help you manage your load (think: delegation and outsourcing). You don’t have to do it all yourself — and in fact, we’re often less effective when we try to!
Saturn will also begin to depart from this duty-bound part of your chart as it dips its toes into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17.
This is a preview of relationship tests and trials to come, as well an invitation toward deeper commitment in your partnerships.
Even if the people you tend to attract require a lot of personal space, there are ways to take your promises to each other seriously without creating a claustrophobic situation. Can you both stay with the process when things get hard?
This transit of Saturn through Aquarius is especially interesting because it’ll kick off with a conjunction to Jupiter on December 21. This marks the beginning of a new historical era for the world at large, as well as a major new chapter for your relationships. Perhaps your way of showing up for this sea change will be to do the work of renegotiating your contracts with others.
The new chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses also begins this spring on June 5, which will shake up the status quo in your friendships, creative passions, and love life over the next year and a half.
Oftentimes, our community is aligned with our hobbies and what we like to do for fun. You might find that, as the locus of your interests shifts, so, too, will the people you find yourself aligned with.
This doesn’t always imply a hard, definitive end to any of your friendships — sometimes it just looks like gradually spending less time with certain people. But this period will also likely introduce you to a new circle of peeps who are more closely aligned with you in your current incarnation.
There’s actually a Venus Retrograde taking place in Gemini from May 13 to June 25, and this, in some ways, will serve as an initiation into this process.
Venus Retrogrades are for assessing relationships, and in your case, you’re going to be rethinking some friendships — as well as your participation in certain groups and communities (online groups certainly count too).
You tend to surround yourself with people you can easily talk to and share ideas with, but during this period, banter may no longer feel like enough of a reason to keep them around. Do they share your values, too?
Another big retrograde to mark on your calendar: Mars will be backtracking from September 9 through November 13 in the part of your chart concerned with education, foreign travel, and religion.
When the planet of action is held back, we often can’t move forward as fast as we want to and have to deal with a lot of stifled anger and aggression — and this is taking place in Aries, an impatient, assertive sign!
Mars is like the engine that drives the car forward. How well is yours running when it comes to deepening your command of your field of knowledge, or becoming a better global citizen?
Even if some of your more literal or experiential adventures feel stalled this fall, you’ll end the year ready to fire on all four cylinders and take off for lands unknown.
Virgo — This Year Is Rich with Fertile Soil for You
Welcome to the future! This year’s a ripe one, and it won’t be without its challenges, but you are distinctly ready to give birth to something new.
For the last year and a bit, you’ve been hosting the grim combination of Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in your 5th house of joy and creative output — not exactly the most natural of bedfellows.
If it’s been challenging to have fun, get into the artistic flow, or feel the romance in your life — not to mention get your freak on like you used to — it might have had something to do with the fact that the astro weather was putting tons of pressure on you to quit some bad or frivolous habits in this arena.
Perhaps your party-hardy tendencies were getting you in trouble, or you’d fallen into the trap of treating your hobbies and dating life like yet another chore that you have to optimize or game you had to be the best at.
If you have kids, you may have dealt with some challenging roadblocks and difficult behavior that really tested your patience as a parent.
The overarching theme here is that somewhere in that little contraption you can think of as your fountain of joy, the water source was getting plugged up or tainted, and you’ve spent the last year addressing the contamination.
Some better news is that this process will peak in January and then begin to subside, making way for some more constructive astro to take its place.
We’re getting three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions throughout 2020 in the same stretch of Capricorn, which will help you uncover abundant resources and fertile soil you’d momentarily mistaken for barren earth.
Excitement-killer Saturn will also finally begin to dip out of your fun house. It’ll take a few steps into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17. And when it does, it’ll kick off with a major, era-defining conjunction to Jupiter on the 21st.
This is the beginning of a new historical period for the world at large, as well as for your journey with your health, routine, and lifestyle.
Perhaps your way of participating in the sea change will be to reform the structure of your day-to-day existence so that it’s more sustainable for you in the long term, as well as organized in a way that supports your consistent efforts to show up and help others.
The new chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses also begins this spring on June 5, which will take some of the turbulence out of your creative life and social scene and begin, instead, to shake up the status quo in your career and living situation.
Expect big changes to rock your LinkedIn title and your home address over the next year and a half.
This doesn’t necessarily portend anything as literal as a new job or place to call home — you might instead experience ups and downs with the parents or with your boss — but it certainly could.
In a way, the Venus Retrograde that’s taking place in Gemini from May 13 to June 25 will set the groundwork for this. Venus Retrogrades are a time for relationship reappraisals, but they’re also a time to check in with your values and what’s important to you.
In your case, you’ll be doing this work through the lens of your career goals and public profile. Is your brand an honest reflection of what you stand for? Do the aesthetics of who you are online or in your work send the right message? And when it comes to that professional ladder you’re currently climbing, is your heart still in it?
Mars will also spend an exceptionally long time in Aries this year thanks to its retrograde, which takes place from September 9 through November 13. All in all, Mars will be parked in this sign for the entire second half of the year!
This means there’s going to be lots of emphasis (and probably stress, and impatience) around financial matters (specifically, matters like your S.O.’s money, your employer benefits, debt, taxes, investments, and the like).
On a less tangible level, you may be doing significant amounts of anger management work that involves examining the root fears, traumas, and insecurities that drive your most hair-trigger complexes.
Mars Retrograde can be a hella frustrating time, and things might not progress as quickly as you’d like. However, the work is to stay with the process and not burn yourself out trying to strain against external conditions or your own natural timing.
By the time 2020 closes out, you’ll be ready to shoot from the hip again.
Libra — This Year, You’re Coming Home
As you stand on the brink of a new year (and a new decade), you might be staring at the deep implications of what it means for a house to not (necessarily) be a home — and what it means to carry the weight of those who came before you.
Essentially, 2020 is kicking off with the culmination of a process that’s actually already been underway throughout the last year.
You’ve had Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node all kicking around in your 4th house of home and ancestry, which means you’ve likely been dealing with some stressful conditions at your current residence, or perhaps reaching the end of a particular road with your family if there are unsustainable (and possibly toxic) elements of your relationship with them that you can no longer abide.
The 4th house represents your roots, and this is a classic case of root rot. You might be able to excavate what’s spoiled in order to save the healthy parts of the plant, or perhaps repot yourself in new soil.
Or maybe, just maybe, you’ll have to part with the old structure and build something new in its place.
This could be as literal as a home renovation or as abstract as deciding that the buck stops with you when it comes to your ancestral trauma. This process will peak in January, and then the intensity will begin to level off as the “rebuilding” astro clicks into place.
We’re getting three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions in the same part of Capricorn this year, which will help you uncover deep resources in your lineage and perhaps build up some real estate wealth.
This year, Saturn will also begin to depart from your domestic space. It’ll enter Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17. And when it does, it’ll immediately kick off with a conjunction to Jupiter, which will launch a new historical era for the world.
As Saturn transits through Aquarius over the next couple of years, you’ll be tasked with defining yourself artistically (if you’re a creative), or perhaps reigning in your more extravagant hedonistic impulses.
You may also have to contend with all the ways you unintentionally isolate yourself when you hold your dating prospects at arm’s length. Either way, your work in this arena will inform how you show up for this new cycle we’re entering.
The world needs your creativity, and we all need to be reminded of the fact that cultivating joy is a survival tactic in difficult times. Lean into your capacity to show the rest of us how.
The eclipses will also wrap up their business remixing your career and living situation, as the new chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses begins this spring on June 5.
If you’re a writer of any kind, your approach may go through some rapid fits and starts as it evolves over the next year and a half — perhaps resulting in new publishing opportunities that didn’t exist before!
You may also go back to school or change up your degree program, experience rapidfire kismet on the road, and deal with some long-standing sibling issues (perhaps for good this time).
And with a Venus Retrograde taking place in Gemini from May 13 to June 25, this new eclipse season will kick off rather appropriately with an opportunity for you to really reassess your values around education, spirituality, and how you connect with other cultures.
This will not only be an opportunity to reconnect with old connections in other countries, but also reflect on the ways you’ve been shaped by cultures that are not necessarily your own (and your ethics around this).
Another big retrograde to anticipate is Mars Retrograde, which takes place in Aries this fall between September 9 and November 13. And because the red planet will be moving super slowly in the lead-up and aftermath of the retrograde, Mars will actually be in Aries for the entire second half of 2020.
This means there’s going to be a whole lot of emphasis on relationships for you this year — and by “emphasis,” we mean big lessons around how you handle confrontation with others.
Tempers will be short, and your ability to effectively move through the anger and annoyance will feel stalled or blocked. You’re a peacemaker, but it’s also healthy to fight now and then, provided you do so from a place of mutual respect.
Think of this as an extended opportunity to train in the boxing gym of “effective disagreement.” It may be an annoying process, but you’ll be that much clearer on where you stand with others by the time the year winds down.
Scorpio — In the Midst of it All, You’re Finding Your Voice this Year
It may very well be your experience that other people find you a little hard to read sometimes. And that’s part of the reason why 2020 is going to be kind of major for you.
All throughout the last year, you’ve been hosting Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in the part of your chart that involves communication, which likely means that you’ve had to be a little merciless in your efforts to really get to the core of what you want to say.
Whether it was the result of a total communication breakdown with someone or some major challenges to your ideas, you’ve come to the end of a particular road concerning your usual “writing style” and have been gradually discovering your own voice in the process.
Have things been a little rough with one of your siblings lately? Has your commute been killing you? Are things not so good in the neighborhood?
These are all possible alternative storylines, but the overarching theme here is that something’s just not working anymore, and it’s impeding your ability to easily move throughout your immediate environment and/or articulate and circulate your ideas.
As Saturn and Pluto reach their exact conjunction on January 12, this process will peak in intensity and then begin to level off, which means the rest of 2020 provides fertile ground for rebuilding.
We’re getting three rich, resourceful conjunctions between Jupiter and Pluto this year in that same stretch of Capricorn, which will help you find buried treasure beneath the rubble. As it turns out, you may just have it in you to speak succinctly and with authority — like a true boss.
Saturn will also begin to pack up its bags from this part of your chart. It’ll dip its toes briefly into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17. And when it does, it’ll immediately kick off with a conjunction to Jupiter on December 21, which will usher us into a new historical era.
Overall, Saturn’s time in Aquarius will be a significant time for you to put down roots, set things straight with your family, and bring order to your domestic life.
Perhaps by making right with your parents and being in right relation to your ancestors, you’ll show up for this important sea change the rest of the world is experiencing.
The new chapter of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses also begins this spring, which will bring dynamic changes to your financial life and gradually encourage you to share more with others and allow yourself to experience a truly interdependent dynamic. Sometimes, when we try to do it all ourselves, it’s coming from a place of scarcity and fear.
By the time these eclipses are done pinging your money houses, you might find that some of the resources you’d been literally or metaphorically hoarding under your mattress will be invested in other places (and people).
And with a Venus Retrograde taking place in Gemini from May 13 to June 25, this new eclipse season will kick off rather appropriately with an opportunity for you to really reassess your codependent dynamics (which, remember, aren’t the same as interdependent).
So, too, will this be a chance to appraise the value of your shared assets (like those you share with a partner), as well as complex financial stuff like mortgages, debts, inheritances, investments, and even employer benefits.
Understanding the value of these things will better prepare you to make the kinds of quick moves that eclipses sometimes require.
Your ruling planet, Mars, will also retrograde this year — and actually, because of this, it’ll spend the entire second half of 2020 in Aries. During the retrograde, which takes place from September 9 through November 13, you might feel held back in your efforts to execute your preferred daily routine or health regimen, and you might also feel a major productivity drain.
Perhaps your ability to “get it done” will be impeded by some sort of health affliction, which would really drive home the notion that a Mars Retrograde period is not a great time to strain too hard against your own physical limits or the timing of external events.
This will be easier said than done, because Aries is a pretty impatient sign as it is. But once you figure out the pacing that’ll get you through this particular stretch, you’ll end the year that much clearer on how your lifestyle supports (or detracts) from your ability to keep it moving.
And move you will, into a brand new year!
Sagittarius — 2020 is for Shedding an Old Skin and Working Your Money Magic
It’s a brand new year — nay, a brand new decade! And, among other things, 2020 is going to offer you potent opportunities to improve your money situation (and ultimately, fund your big dreams for the future).
And when we say “improve,” this is absolutely in light of the fact that money has probably been tight for you over the last year and a bit — or perhaps just the source of a lot of your stress.
Hosting Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in your house of finances and possessions has been no easy feat. Whether you’ve had to tighten your belt due to hardship or willingly part with your possessions Marie Kondo-style, you’ve been undergoing a process of reducing clutter in both your storage space and your spending habits.
And ultimately, this has been about discovering a certain level of resourcefulness within you that is built to endure periods of drought (or in your case, bounce back and get to work after losing a source of income).
Thankfully, most of this hard work is likely already behind you. January will be the final showdown in this regard, but after Saturn and Pluto make their exact conjunction on the 12th, you can begin to come down from the “demolition” phase of this journey and move into the construction phase.
We’re actually getting three rich, resourceful Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions in this same stretch of Capricorn this year — perfect for discovering buried treasure beneath the rubble of what was lost.
Happily, Saturn will also begin to exit this part of your chart. It’ll dip its toes briefly into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17. And when it does, it’ll immediately kick off with a conjunction to Jupiter on the 21st, which will kick off a brand new historical era for the world at large.
With Saturn in Aquarius, you’ll be tasked with developing the legitimacy of your voice and writing style — perhaps by taking some speaking engagements, starting a podcast, or actually getting that blog going.
You’ll also be challenged to become a more logical and mature communicator in general. In your own way, this may be the medium through which you show up for this big change in the world.
There’s a new chapter of eclipses starting this spring too, and they’re coming straight for you! This time, the eclipses will be pinging back and forth between Gemini and Sagittarius, which means your sense of self — and what that entails for your relationships — is due for some big changes.
After the South Node enters your sign on May 5, you’ll begin a process of self-purification that will progress in fits and starts with each subsequent eclipse. You’re shedding a skin — and there are certain outmoded parts of your identity you’ll feel lighter and freer without.
To kick off this process in a way, Venus will be Retrograde in Gemini from May 13 to June 25.
This will be an important relationship review period for you: who are you partnered with, and do they share your values? Do both of you get to show up individually as yourselves, and does the combined entity of your relationship make space for that?
Just because someone’s your twin doesn’t mean you’re not also both autonomous, unique, sparkly beings.
We’re also getting a Mars Retrograde in Aries this year, which takes place from September 9 through November 13. And due to the nature of Mars’ motions, it’ll actually be in Aries for the entire second half of the year.
This means you can expect lots of emphasis on your hobbies and creative life throughout Q3 and Q4 — and, for a little while, frustration around the things that are supposed to bring you joy. Your dating and sex life can be implicated here, as well as children if you’re a parent or you work with kids.
Aries is an impatient sign, and when Mars is retrograde, we often feel held back, aggravated, and delayed — perhaps a little impotent too. Even if you can’t move full steam ahead this fall, it’ll still be a good time to get clear on what drives you to create, what motivates you in your role as “parent,” and what actually turns you on…both in bed and in life.
By the end of the year, you’ll be that much clearer on how to actualize yourself in this arena.
Capricorn — You’re Rebuilding Yourself from the Ground Up This Year
As we stand on the precipice of a new year (and a new decade!), we are collectively moving through a critical gateway this year.
And with the bulk of this critical activity taking place in Capricorn, we can probably all agree that you’ve been in the front row for all of it, for better or for worse. For better because you’re going through profound changes — and for worse because profound changes are usually hard changes.
The grittiness and hardship of 2019 can mostly be attributed to the combo of Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in your sign. Together, they’ve been squeezing the few remaining drops of inauthenticity out of you, which means you’ve likely had to part with certain aspects of your identity that were choking your own growth potential.
Maybe you’re not the person you were before, and maybe it became all too apparent that you’d cultivated an entire persona around managing others’ expectations of you. You care about being a dependable person, but “dependable” doesn’t have to come at the expense of your truth.
You are, in some ways, growing into a person people can depend on to be honest about where they stand, and that, my friend, is integrity.
On a psychosomatic level, this transit may have also taken a physical toll on your body (sapped of vitality much?), or perhaps resulted in dramatic changes to your appearance. Either way, the good news about 2020 is that this process will peak in January as Saturn and Pluto meet on the 12th, and then the reconstruction phase begins.
We’re getting three highly resourceful conjunctions between Jupiter and Pluto in the same stretch of Capricorn throughout 2020, which will point you toward the treasure buried within you that you’ve yet to capitalize on.
Another cause to celebrate (maybe?): Saturn will begin to make its way out of your sign this year. It’ll dip its toes briefly into Aquarius between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17.
Saturn in Capricorn was part of what helped you get real with yourself, but it also probably made you a little depressed (and uber critical of yourself). In Aquarius, it’ll help you get your act together financially, though there’s no promise of ease in that regard either.
And actually, this period will kick off with a historical meeting of Saturn and Jupiter on December 21st. This the beginning of a new era for the world, and perhaps by learning to manage your income and resources more effectively, you’ll do your part to bring this sea change about.
There’s a new chapter of eclipses starting this spring too, and thankfully, you’re done getting zapped by them (the final one takes place on July 5). As they move through the Gemini/Sagittarius axis, the new cycle of change will shift your entire approach to self-care and time management over the next year and a half.
You’re going to have to let go of some of the excuses you often hide behind (which are only amounting to self-sabotage!) and lean into a better system to juggle your multiple commitments.
In other words, you do have time for all the things you say you want to do — it’s just a matter of prioritizing what’s important and not dismissing your very real need for rest. And actually, there’s a Venus Retrograde in Gemini taking place from May 13 to June 25, which will offer you the perfect opportunity to sort that out for yourself.
During Venus Retrograde, we reassess relationships, but also values. What are yours as they pertain to your routines, health regimens, and daily commitments?
Mars will also retrograde this year from September 9 through November 13, and because of this, it’ll spend an unusually long time in Aries — the entire second half of the year, actually!
During Mars Retrograde, we often feel held back (like we can’t make things happen on our own timeline), and our grievances and anger sometimes feel thwarted — like there’s an insufficient outlet for them.
This can often be a frustrating time, and it’s going to manifest primarily in your domestic life. Spats with family, spats with roommates, and stalled home improvement plans may all come into the fray.
Can you hold your tongue and count to 10? Aries is an impatient sign, and it often says the first thing that comes to mind. This could get you into more trouble this fall, but it may also help you face confrontations directly.
Working on how you handle it all will leave you in strong shape to make progress again as the year wraps up.
Aquarius — You’re Coming Out of Your Cage, and You’re Doing Just Fine in 2020
They say hindsight is 20/20, but perhaps for you, 2020 will be the year you make peace with all the things you weren’t able to see completely as they were happening — and, ultimately, close the door on that chapter of your life.
All through 2019, you’ve been reckoning with the intense psychic pressure of having Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node all crowded in your misty 12th house.
If this is where we sometimes self-sabotage by virtue of the fact that we don’t always fully understand what we’re doing to ourselves, then it seems likely that life has rudely awakened you by smacking you with the consequences of having it all catch up to you in some way.
Aquarius is known for its ability to keep a distance, but are your self-isolating tendencies actually killing you softly? If you’re starting to feel burnt out or cooped up in an ivory tower of your own making, this Saturn/Pluto convergence, which peaks on January 12th, will force your hand a little.
This might look like you finally asking others for help, giving into a period of necessary rest and recuperation, or confronting the baggage you’ve been deftly hiding from so that you can make peace with the past (for real this time).
And the good news is that after January, we’ll get an infusion of more constructive astro via three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions in the same stretch of Capricorn, which will take place over the course of 2020. This is all about discovering buried treasure beneath the rubble — and you can find this within yourself, or perhaps even in the form of a guardian angel or secret benefactor of some kind!
Saturn will also begin to settle down onto your lawn this year. It’ll enter Aquarius briefly between March 21 and July 1 before moving into your sign for good after December 17.
On one hand, these next couple of years will offer some relief from that sense of being arrested in limbo that you got from Saturn in Capricorn, but Saturn in Aquarius will put the work directly in front of you, which basically just means no more excuses.
You’re up to the test, though, and if you lean into the task of defining yourself and walking your talk, you’ll have an empowering time of it.
And because Saturn in Aquarius will kick off with a conjunction to Jupiter on December 21st, your personal growth over the next couple of years will be framed in the context of a new historical era the entire world is entering. Be the change!
A new chapter of eclipses is starting this year along the Gemini/Sagittarius axis as well, which means you can look forward to a status quo shakeup in your community and your self-expression.
With the North Node entering Gemini on May 5th, there’ll be an infusion of creativity supplying your tanks with inspiration and whimsy.
If you’re a creative of any kind, your artistic signature will make a few quantum leaps. If you’re not super artsy, your hobbies and side interests will still take you to new places.
And if your scene can’t keep up with you, you might drift away from an old circle of friends and into a new one that’s more aligned with your current vision.
As if to kick off this process, there’ll be a Venus Retrograde in Gemini from May 13 to June 25, which will help you get really clear on your current tastes and proclivities — perhaps by dusting off an old style from the past.
This will also be an important time to reevaluate the current romance levels in your dating life, as well as re-establish rapport with the children in your life.
Mars will also be retrograde this fall from September 9 through November 13. And because of this, the red planet will actually stay in Aries for the entire second half of the year!
During Mars Retrograde, we often feel like we’re driving a car that tops out at 50 mph, even though we’re flooring the gas pedal and cursing at it to go faster. And when it’s in an impatient sign like Aries, you can probably count on feeling a little frustrated.
This retrograde will hit the part of your chart associated with short-distance travel and your commute, so this metaphor might wind up being literal for you. You may also struggle to effectively handle confrontation with your siblings, neighbors, roommates, or BFFs.
It might be an annoying process, but if you stay with it, you’ll be that much clearer on where you stand with each other (and that much more ready to jet into 2021).
Pisces — This Year, You’re Cultivating a Solid Sense of Community
We’re here in 2020! And as we stand on the precipice of a new decade, you’re no doubt on the brink of figuring out who your true friends are — as well as building a rock-solid coalition of badass babes around you.
All through 2019, you’ve been dealing with the tough job of having Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node all teaming up to clear the dead wood out of your contacts list.
Whether you proactively purged certain friends or acquaintances out of your life or you had no choice but to see the writing on the wall this past year, this cosmic cocktail was there to show you how your forgiving, accepting nature can occasionally lead to an unhelpful permissiveness with toxic people in your life — and that enforcing strong boundaries with your crew doesn’t make you unkind.
You may have fallen out completely with one scene, and if you haven’t yet found your way into a new group, you might currently feel a bit like an outsider without a home.
The good news is that this demolition phase will peak when Saturn meets Pluto on January 12th. And then from there, some more constructive astro will occur in that same stretch of Capricorn in the form of three Jupiter/Pluto conjunctions, which will take place over the course of 2020.
You’ve done the hard work of raising your standards around who you associate with. Now, the bedrock of a new community will form — one that’s grounded in trust, respect, and an appreciation for healthy boundaries.
Saturn will also begin to make its way out of your friend zone this year. It’ll enter Aquarius briefly between March 21 and July 1 before moving into the water bearer’s sign for good after December 17. And when it does, it’ll immediately form a conjunction to Jupiter on the 21st, which will bookend the beginning of a new historical chapter for the world.
For you, Saturn’s transit through Aquarius will be characterized by isolation, but this could range from grappling with a bout of loneliness to willingly embarking on a spiritual retreat from your usual pace of life.
During this time, you’ll do some tough work around confronting your own self-sabotaging tendencies and blind spots. Perhaps in the process, you’ll also be contributing, in your own way, to the sea change the world will experience.
There’s also a new chapter of eclipses starting this year, and this one’s coming for your professional and domestic life.
As the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses get going (beginning with the first one on June 5), you might find that all the old paradigms around work and home that were due to run their course anyway kind of just…do. Think of it as a sped-up timeline of things that likely needed to happen.
Of course, eclipses are by their nature unpredictable, and not everything always happens for a reason. But by the end of 2021, you may very well be in a different place in your career and living situation — it’s a shakeup of the status quo!
In a way, this year’s Venus Retrograde in Gemini, which takes place from May 13 to June 25, will kick off this process. During Venus Retrograde, we reassess relationships, but we also review our values and what’s important to us.
This one will manifest primarily through your living situation, the people you share your home with, and your family. There might be some relationship strain upsetting your hearth (and your heart), but thanks to the presence of the North Node in this same sector of your chart, your family stuff is getting a new surge of life and inspiration — you just have to sort out some other issues from the past first!
Mars will also be retrograde in Aries this fall from September 9 through November 13. And because of this, the red planet will stay in this sign for the entire second half of 2020.
That’s a huge emphasis on your financial life, and a potent opportunity to temper your impulsive spending habits (or be less hasty in your efforts to earn cash).
When Mars is in Aries, we love to shoot from the hip and act on our whims. But during Mars Retrograde, we can feel held back and frustrated in our efforts. Sometimes, this can be a good thing — especially if it urges us to act from a place of greater intention.
Give in to the process, and practice patience. By the end of the year, you’ll be ready to fire on all four cylinders again (and get thy proverbial bread).