There is a mixed bag of influences this year and I am not just talking about the different dynamics in play and the different areas of your life this will impact. I am also talking about the surprise developments that make this a year that is partly a case of ‘what you see is what you get’ but partly a case of ‘prepare to be surprised’. In the ‘what you see is what you get’ category you have a major and stunning focus on money matters that is evident from the get go. You begin the year with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, the planets of luck, change and the planet that has the power to move mountains together in your financial sector, making this one of your most powerful financial years in at least a decade. Pluto, planet of change and revolution has been here since 2008 and in fact returned during Jupiter’s last visit 12 years ago. Pluto has been here ever since, while Saturn began a three year financial boot camp in 2017. Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion has returned to help exploit all the potential now available to you.
Saturn will still demand that you take responsibility but this is one year when by taking responsibility there is not only a chance to take your financial power back but there is a chance for real financial growth. The other thing obvious from the get go is that last year’s focus on your relationships will continue into the New Year but mainly during the first six weeks of the year. Meanwhile in the ‘prepare to be surprised category you will find surprise developments on the adventurous and romantic fronts this year. There is always planetary activity in an adventurous part of your chart in early the months of the year and that will be the case this year as well, though this is of the mundane variety and will have run its course on 20th February. It is what happens next that will take you by surprise, beginning with Saturn’s return to an adventurous part of your chart on 22nd March and Mars’ on 31st March. Where Mars will spend six weeks fuelling a passion for adventure, Saturn will spend until 2nd July bringing a chance to take adventure, travel, learning and discovery seriously.
This is more a practice run or a chance to lay down foundations, with Saturn not only returning on 17th December and then spending the majority of the next three years in an adventurous part of your chart but Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returning on 20th December to begin a journey that will dominate 2021. The other surprise development is Venus, the planet of love’s return to Gemini on 4th April. At first, the only surprise is that this is early in the year to start her 24 day visit. So early that Venus will be forced to wait for the Sun, keeping the planet of love in Gemini from 4th April to 8th August. Instead of having the planet of love in Gemini for 24 days she is here for over four months, with much of that time while a major adventurous groundswell is developing.
This is one year that while it promises a lot from the get go on the relationship front, is set to deliver so much more. On both the romantic and relationship fronts there are developments that put this year in a different category to most years. The year begins with no planetary activity on the relationship front, for the first time in 15 months, though this is a very brief window between Mercury’s departure from your relationship sector in the final days of 2019 and Mars’ return in the early days of this year. By 3rd January Mars will not only be in your relationship sector but a month after lucky Jupiter left, returns to spend January and February exploiting the potential created last year. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, the first two months of this year are a chance push the ‘reset’ button or build on the journey last year took you on.
Yet despite the fact that Mars’ departure from your relationship sector on 17th February will leave you with no planetary activity on the relationship front, this is far from the end of the story. However, for the time being, this will be a chance to shift gear and give romantic matters a chance. It is on 4th April, just four days before a romantically charged Full Moon on 8th April that Venus, the planet of love returns for what should be a 24 day visit to Gemini. Instead, a retrograde turn on 13th May will keep her here until 8th August, turning a 24 day Venus return into the planet of love becoming your house guest for four months. In retrograde motion from 13th May to 25th June, this is when Venus will take you on a nostalgic trip down love’s memory lane.
It is during this time that something game changing happens, in that on 5th May the lunar nodes will shift, the North Node returning to Gemini and the South Node to your relationship sector, where they will police a balance between your personal and relationship needs for the next 18 months. This also means that this is where the eclipses of 2020 and 2021 will fall, starting with a lunar eclipse in your relationship sector on 7th June, a lunar eclipse in Gemini on 30th November and a total solar eclipse in your relationship sector on 15th December. Until the lunar nodes leave in January 2022, this is a major new relationship chapter. All this is on top of the more mundane planetary focus on romantic matters, from 6th September to 22nd November and on your relationships, from 22nd November to 9th January 2021.
2020 has the potential to be your most defining financial year in at least a decade or a potentially a lifetime. What you have are the final months of a three year financial boot camp overlapping your most important year for financial growth and expansion in over a decade. Saturn has been in your financial sector since 2017, asking that you take responsibility and if necessary, bringing the kind of financial challenges that required you to take responsibility. These are the foundations that lucky Jupiter returned in December 2019 to start building on, with the hard work of the last two years creating the foundations and preparing you for the opportunities that this year brings. It has been six decades since you last had Jupiter and Saturn in your financial sector at the same time, but there is another factor that takes this in a whole new level.
It was back in 2008, during Jupiter’s last visit that Pluto, the planet of change and revolution returned to your financial sector and he has been here ever since. So it wasn’t just Saturn that Jupiter returned to find in the closing weeks of 2019 but Pluto as well. This is the first time that Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, the planets of luck, change and the power to move mountains have ever been in your financial sector at the same time in our lifetime, creating conditions never seen before. Saturn will leave your financial sector from 22nd March to 2nd July, giving Jupiter and Pluto time to focus on change and expanding financial potential, without Saturn’s demands. Saturn will return to tie up loose ends and will continue to give you your financial backbone until leaving on 17th December, just three days before Jupiter will leave on 20th December. There has never been a financial year this primed with the potential to take your financial power back.
It is during the early months of the year that you will have a chance to throw yourself into this, especially when Mars moves through from 17th February to 31st March. In the meantime, while the conditions on the income side of the fence are not as dramatic, there is the potential for this to be a lucrative year as well. A lunar eclipse in your income sector on 11th January comes just as Saturn and Pluto are aligned in your financial sector, making the early weeks of the week especially powerful and also game setting on the income and financial front. While the whole year is important for taking your financial power back, it is the middle months of the year that will be the most potentially lucrative. Especially during the period from 29th May to 6th September.
While having Neptune in your career sector since 2012 means that there is continuous professional activity all year, this has become the normal pattern. What you have this year is a fairly typical professional year, taking into account that having ongoing planetary activity on the career front is atypical. What does set this year apart is the good start things get off to on both the job and career fronts. While there is usually no planetary activity on the job front until later in the year, what you have at the start of this year is the tail end of planetary activity in 2019 still playing out. And I really do mean tail end, with Mars in his final days in your work sector as we move into the New Year and gone by 3rd December. Apart from the Moon’s monthly visits and a Full Moon on 7th May, there will be no more planetary activity on the job front until Mercury returns on 27th September. This will kick off the most active months of 2020 on the job front, which will take until Venus leaves on 16th December to run their course.
This makes starting the year with Mars here an advantage, for while he will leave in the early days of the year, he allows you to start strong and with the momentum of months of planetary activity and momentum already banked. At the same time, this will give you a chance to catch your breath, for it is just a few days after Mars leaves your work sector that things will start up on the career front. It begins with Venus’ return to your career sector on 14th January, where she will team up with Neptune on her own. With Neptune focused on your professional dreams and Venus on updating your professional desires and expectations for the coming year, this gives them time before the Sun returns to take a more objective approach to things.
Venus will leave on 8th February so won’t be here when the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options from 19th February to 20th March. However, Mercury’s return on 4th February, four days before Venus leaves will give you a chance to put heart and mind on the same page for a few days. Mercury will leave on 5th March but will return for a double dip visit from 16th March to 11th April. This will be a chance for a do over and to reconsider your options, ahead of Mars’ return just over a month later. For it is when Mars moves through your career sector from 13th May to 28th June that there will be a chance to really fire things up. This is the same bonus chapter that work and job matters got late last year and is just running its course in the early days of the year.
As the planets move through the heavens in their individual orbits they form angles to the positions that the planets occupied at the time of your birth. This report interprets the way these planetary movements affect you as an individual, and explains how they influence your relationships, your work, your moods, and every aspect of your life. It will also provide guidance as to how you can make the most of opportunities when they arise, as well as helping you to maximize your strengths, and minimize your weaknesses.