The best way to describe in a nutshell what kind of year 2020 will be, before filling in the details, is through the analogy of a house. If 2020 was a house, it is a house that you have been building since as far back as December 2014, which is when you had a three year long hard slog to build the foundations. 2019 was the year you actually got to build that house and 2020 is the year that you finally get to live in and enjoy that house. Except instead of a house, what you have been building is your own future. The three years of hard slog were when you had Saturn in Sagittarius, from December 2014 to December 2017 and the building took place while Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion was in Sagittarius, which he was from November 2018 to December 2019, with a chance now to fully embrace and own the future. While you begin the year with no more planets in Sagittarius, by 3rd January Mars will be here and until leaving on 17th February will work to fuel your passions, drives and competitive spirit.
In terms of what you can expect this year the one word that best describes the overall energy and the most powerful theme is ‘abundance’. This is the year when you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour and while this means that this has the potential to be a lucrative year, it is not just about the money. However to have Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto meet up in and spend the majority of the year together in your income sector, for the first time in our lifetime, this has the ability to be a lucrative year. Yet it is important not to focus just on the money, for this is about believing in what you deserve and working with the planets of luck, change and the planet that gives you the power to move mountains in order to get what you deserve across all the currencies in your life. Yet it is not just having these powerful planets in your income sector that makes this a potentially lucrative year, for you have the right kind of professional backup.
Over and above the ordinary planetary activity on the job and career fronts each year, you have Uranus spending his first full year in your work sector and here now until 2026, he is now settled in for the long haul. Any planet moving through your income sector will form a friendly aspect to Uranus and together with activity from the faster planets, this will make the period from 17th February to 12th May some of the best combined months of the year on the income and job fronts. In the meantime both Venus and Mars will turn retrograde this year and that means they will each spend a lot longer in two areas of your chart and in both cases this is exciting. Instead of visiting your relationship sector for 24 days Venus, the planet of love will spend over four months here, from 4th April to 8th August. In the meantime, Mars will return to an adventurous part of your chart on 28th June to spend six weeks fuelling a passion for adventure, but will instead spend the rest of the year here, not leaving until January 2021.
On both the romantic and relationship fronts there are some special surprises this year, over and above what you would normally expect. What you would normally expect is, with Eris and Chiron in your romantic sector for several years to come there is a low key but constant force keeping the romantic flame burning, while things become more active as the Sun and faster moving planets move through in March and April. With no ongoing planetary activity on the relationship front, what you would normally expect is a chance to focus on your relationships, as the faster moving planets move through around May and June each year. You definitely have that but on both fronts, there is so much more. Romantic matters benefit from both a head start and something special on the tail end for while the Sun won’t return to your romantic sector until 20th March, Venus will return on 8th February.
The reason for Venus’ early return to your romantic sector is one of the reasons for something special happening on the relationship front later but at the time is something to simply be embraced. After Venus leaves on 5th March it is not long to wait until the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart, from 20th March to 20th April. Mercury’s visit from 11th April to 28th April will keep things going for another eight days after the Sun leaves, but that should be the end of the most active point of the year for matters of the heart. Instead, Mars’ return on 28th June will not only fire things up again, but a retrograde turn will keep the planet of passion here until January 2021. And this is where romantic and relationship matters have something in common. I mentioned that Venus’ early return to your romantic sector would have implications on the relationship front and not just because she will also be early to return to your relationship sector on 4th April.
This time, with the Sun not returning until 21st May, Venus returns so early that she will be pulled back and instead of spending just 24 days here, the planet of love will instead remain in your relationship sector until 8th August. What you have this year is Venus, the planet of love retrograding in your relationship sector and Mars retrograding in your romantic sector, both staying months longer than they normally would and both holding the doors open to the past and second chances. Venus will open the doors to the past and second chances on the relationship front from 13th May to 25th June, while Mars will hold them open to the past and second chances on the romantic front from 10th September to 14th November. Meanwhile, a lunar eclipse on the relationship front on 30th November will create a bridge between romantic and relationship matters, during this extraordinary year on both fronts.
On the income front, this is not only the year that you have been waiting for, for over a decade now but have been actively preparing for, for just over two years. It was back in 2008, during lucky Jupiter’s last visit to your income sector that Pluto, the planet of change and revolution returned and he has been here ever since. While Jupiter left and each year the faster planets have been and gone, Pluto has continued to work in the background, promoting growth, change and the ability to think outside the square. It was in December 2017 that Saturn, both the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and the planet that can give you the power to move mountains returned. Since then, while Pluto continued to promote change, Saturn worked to provide structure and continuity.
Everything changed with Jupiter’s return in December 2019, with the planet of luck and expansion returning to find that Pluto was still there and that you have spent the last two years preparing for his return. Jupiter returns to your income sector every 12 years, creating your most potentially lucrative year in over a decade. However, the last time you had Jupiter and Saturn together here was in 1961 and never before, in our lifetime has Pluto been here at the time. You begin the year with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, the planets of luck, change and the planet that gives you the power to move mountains, working as a team to make this the most potentially game changing income year ever. An alignment between Saturn and Pluto in January has been two years in the making and while Saturn and Jupiter won’t connect directly, Jupiter and Pluto, the planets of luck and change will align three times during the course of the year.
You will always begin the year with the Sun in your income sector and this year Mercury as well, though they will both be gone by 21st January. However, some of the most potentially lucrative weeks of an already lucrative year could be when Mars moves through, from 17th February to 31st March. Saturn will leave from 22nd March to 2nd July but will return to make Jupiter’s final months count. Saturn will leave on 17th December and Jupiter on 20th December, but Pluto will stay on until 2024. While this does put more focus on income matters this year than on money matters as a whole, you have the lunar nodes in your two money houses until 5th May, helping to maintain a balance between money coming in and money going out. There will also be a chance to focus more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have when the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through your financial sector, starting with Mercury’s return on 29th May and ending with Venus’ departure on 6th September.
While the planetary activity on the job and career fronts this year is exciting enough in its own right and more than capable of standing its own ground, what makes this even more important is the major planetary activity on the income front this year. Whether it is Uranus, in your work sector for the whole of 2020 or the faster planets that will come and go from your work and career sectors at different points of the year, they will all enjoy the support of the most powerful line up of planets to assemble in your income sector in our lifetime. However, this goes two ways for to have Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in your income sector at the same time is creating a huge amount of potential on the income front but they need the activity on the job and career fronts to pin this two. This creates a symbiotic relationship between planets across the income, work and career fronts this year. Uranus is the planet that will keep work and job matters on track, but it is when the faster planets move through that things will become more active.
On the other hand, it will only be when the faster moving planets move through your career sector that things will become active there, creating two separate points of the year when things are more active on either front. In addition, with Mars having visited both your work and career sectors last year he will visit neither this year, so it is just the Sun, Venus and Mercury moving through. This doesn’t create a lot of additional focus on work and job matters, but with Uranus keeping work and job matters on track and support from the planets in your income sector, you don’t need a lot. The most active months of the year on the job front kick off with Venus’ return to your work sector on 5th March and will run their course when the Sun leaves on 21st May. It is after the faster moving planets leave that Uranus will keep the momentum going.
On the career front it is a slightly different story and not just because there is no ongoing planetary activity here. When the planets move through your work sector in the early part of the year they will all form a friendly aspect to all the planets in your income sector. However, when the planets move through your career sector they will move into a friendly aspect to planets in your income sector but also to Uranus in your work sector. This period, while the faster moving planets will be focused on career matters, is more likely to draw in and bring into play forces across the income, work and career fronts. This period begins with Mercury’s return to your career sector on 20th August and runs through to Venus’ departure on 28th October. This is a period of just over two months, but as well as a chance to get your professional bearings and to promote career and professional matters, these should be active months across the income, work and career fronts.
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.