If there is one word that could sum up 2020 for you it would be the word ‘busy’. This makes it important to factor this in from the get go because there could be a false sense of urgency or a lack of caution when it comes to putting everything you have into everything you do too soon. Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in your busy work sector you are used to the year getting off to a busy start. Experience has taught you that the year gets off to a busy start, eases back and you can then dine on the momentum created for months. Except this year doesn’t just get off to a busy start it will remain busy. You have had a taste of this over recent years, with Pluto in your work sector since 2008 and Saturn since December 2017. However, both are planets that are happy to work in the background and prefer a slow approach. The game changer was lucky Jupiter’s return in the closing weeks of last year and until leaving on 20th December will be working to make things happen.
This is the first time that you have had Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in your work sector at the same time in our lifetime and having the planets of luck, change and the planet that can give you the power to move mountains here at the same time makes almost anything possible. While this is a massive year for job growth and for work and job opportunities, this is not something that you will find easy to escape, for this will impact every area of your life that keeps you busy or where you are being of service to others. This makes it important to pace yourself, with a real danger of burnout if you don’t and especially during an especially busy phase, from 17th February to 31st March. However, life won’t be all work and no play and you will benefit all round if it isn’t. You have Mars spending the first six weeks of the year in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and this will be an important time for creating practices for maintaining a balance between work and play.
In the meantime, there are some surprise developments on the relationship front, over and above the focus that your relationships will always get in the first two months of any year. Saturn will return to your relationship sector from 22nd March to 2nd July, with his first visit in three decades a chance to put in the groundwork for not only his return on 17th December but lucky Jupiter’s on 20th December, where they will spend the next 12 months together. There is another surprise and considering how busy this year is likely to be, this one is just what the doctor has ordered. On 28th June Mars will return for what should be a six week visit to an adventurous part of your chart. With Saturn returning to your work sector just days later, this should be a reprieve and a chance to embrace a passion for adventure for a few weeks. Instead, Mars will spend the rest of the year here, not leaving until January 2021.
This is a year with a fairly dramatic shift in focus from romantic to relationship matters, especially in terms of where the main focus is. While lucky Jupiter wrapped up his 13 month visit to your romantic sector in the final weeks of 2019 and the other planets there at the time all left in the final weeks of last year as well, Mars’ return in the early days of January will create a resurgence. This is Mars’ first visit in nearly two years and until leaving on 17th February will spend the early weeks of 2020 fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit. Because there is so much momentum and so much already banked, Mars will find that job relatively easy. While Mars will leave your romantic sector empty, the South Node’s return on 5th May and position here until January 2022 will create a constant romantic thread, as well as moving the eclipses here, with potentially serendipitous consequences. The first will be a romantically charged lunar eclipse on 6th June, followed by a total solar eclipse on 15th December.
Meanwhile, you begin the year with Venus, the planet of love in your relationship sector and with high expectations from the get go. Venus will leave your relationship sector on 14th January and as she won’t be back until 2021, this makes the first two weeks of the year deceptively important on the relationship front, at a time when Mars is firing things up on the romantic front. Why Venus’ time here is deceptive, is that while you have Mercury returning to your relationship sector on 17th January and the Sun on 21st January, both will be gone by 19th February and from all appearances, this is the mundane focus that your relationships get at this time each year. Venus’ job is to define your relationship expectations for the coming year and based on the cosmic conditions at the time, there is a danger of setting your expectations too low.
For the reality is 2020 is destined to be a major and potentially game changing relationship year. Normal makes way for the extraordinary when Saturn returns to your relationship sector on 22nd March, for the first time in three decades. While Saturn is only here for a few months and will retrograde back out on 2nd July, he will not only return on 17th December but just three days before Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will return on 20th December. Together, this will open the doors to a major relationship chapter that will stretch all the way through to 2023. Saturn’s return in March is preparation for this.
The fact that this year is a fairly typical financial year is good news because much of what this year will bring is a known quantity and to a degree is business as usual. There will be no surprises, no unseen challenges and on the financial front in particular, a steady as she goes approach. Unlike your income sector, where the focus is on earned income or literally on ‘in coming’ money, your financial sector is more focused on what you do with and how you manage the money you have. Here you have had dreamy Neptune since 2012 and as he is here until 2026, he will continue to support your financial dreams. For the most part Neptune operates in the background but becomes more active when the faster planets move through, usually starting with the Sun’s return in February. However, Venus’ return on 14th January will give things a head start and in a special way.
Returning so early in the year, Venus will be gone by the time that the Sun turns the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters on 19th February and shifts things to a more objective focus. Until she leaves on 8th February, this will give Venus and Neptune a chance to work together, with neither the planets of money or dreams focused on reality checks or anything objective. Instead, this is a chance for Venus’ financial desires and expectations to merge with Neptune’s financial dreams and fantasies, giving the rest of your financial year a sense of direction. With the Sun here until 20th March and Mercury from 16th March to 11th April, this is when the more mundane aspects of setting your new financial year off on the right course happen. Mars will make a standalone visit from 13th May to 28th June, bringing the planets of passion and dreams together.
In the meantime, while Neptune will remain in your financial sector all year and there is a constant focus on money matters, income matters are only active for a few months. This means that a lot has to be packed into a short period of time, making these the most potentially lucrative months of any year. This begins with Mercury’s return from 20th August to 6th September, giving you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game. It is just days later that the Sun will return for a month long visit to your income sector, on 23rd August. While the Sun and Mercury will both be gone by 23rd September and these will have been the most potentially lucrative weeks of the year so far, they are in fact not the most lucrative weeks of the year itself. The most lucrative weeks of 2020 will be when Venus, planet of money moves through from 3rd October to 28th October, once again making a standalone visit, separate to the Sun’s more objective focus.
Just having Saturn in your work sector since December 2017 and Pluto since 2008 means that this was never going to be an ordinary year for work and job matters. Mainly because that hasn’t been the case for several years now. However, everything until now and that includes as far back as Pluto’s return in 2008 has been preparation for 2020, the year that everything until now has led up to and everything from now will lead on from. The game changer was Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion’s return to your work sector in December 2019 and where he will stay until 20th December. When Pluto, planet of change and revolution returned to your work sector in 2008 it was during Jupiter’s last visit, so he came full circle last month to find that what began then is still in motion and has continued to evolve.
Meanwhile Saturn, both the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and the planet that can give you the power to move mountains, has helped you to put in the hard work required in order to support the massive growth possible this year. This is the first time that Saturn and Jupiter have come together in your work sector in six decades but this is the first time in our lifetime that the planets of luck, change and the planet that can give you the power to move mountains have been here at the same time. While Saturn will leave on 22nd March, he will retrograde back in on 2nd July and will stay on until 17th December, leaving just three days before Jupiter. Saturn and Pluto will align in January, just as a solar eclipse on the job front on 11th January is giving work and job matters the green light, while Jupiter and Pluto will align three times over the course of the year.
Meanwhile, while you begin the year with the Sun and Mercury in your work sector, they will both be gone by 21st January. It is Mars’ visit from 17th February to 13th March that is set to really fire things up on the job front. Meanwhile, while you have Uranus in your career sector all year, the most active months of the year for career matters as a whole will come when the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through, with Mars not visiting this year. This period begins with Venus’ return to your career sector on 5th March and will end with the Sun’s departure on 21st May. While it is work and job matters that will dominate this year and there is a crossover between Venus’ return to your career sector on 5th March and Mars’ departure from your work sector on 31st March, Uranus will provide a clear sense of professional direction all 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.