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2020 Planetary Forecast

WINTER SOLSTICE GREETINGS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

2020 YEARLY FORECAST


The arrival of the Winter Solstice on December 21-22 marks the moment when we celebrate the return of the light in the northern hemisphere as the days become longer and coincide with the festivities of light and hope of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. Use the days leading up to the Solstice, the Holiday Season, and the New Year to celebrate the light within you and to affirm the growth of greater light around the world as we enter the new year of 2020. 

The Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat is soon to begin as well on January 25, 2020, auguring a time of new beginnings and success for activities involving metal, such as technology, manufacturing, and building construction. The impact of heavy metals in the air and water also will be discovered and discussed during this time.

The astrological alignments of 2020 also presage the ending of the old way to make space for the new, the innovative, and the experimental. We are about to witness the dawn of a more evolved and enlightened era of self-awareness and authenticity, greater truth to replace untruth, and more responsive, cooperative systems of public governance. As always with things that are new, there is a period of transition and adjustment as the old is dismantled and the new is established. 

To make the most of the coming times, please base your assessment of how things are going (if you are making assessments at all) upon the light, love, and wisdom inside of you rather than what appears to be going on outside. Tune into your breathing, feel a place of calmness and wellbeing within. And affirm that everything is getting better with the positive contributions you and others are making.  Send energy, thoughts, and prayers to the things that are good. Visualize and feel inside of yourself the wellbeing you are seeking. What you are emanating from within will heal outer worldly conditions.

We are now witnessing the end of the old way and the rebirth of the new and better. A period of transition always accompanies major planetary transformations. It is as if we are in the birth canal, ready to leave one way of living to go to another. The birth into a lighter time comes on December 21, 2020, at the Winter Solstice, when Jupiter and Saturn conjoin in Aquarius, the Sign of Brotherly Love. The last time these important planets aligned in Aquarius was in 1405, at the beginning of the Renaissance.


The following paragraphs are an astrological and historical perspective on the upcoming planetary alignments in 2020: (
or scroll down to the blue "What You Can Do" section for further inspiration for the New Year, or further scroll down for "Your Personalized 2020Astrological Predictions.")

The first part of 2020 features a plethora of planets in the karmic sign of Capricorn-Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node of the Moon-and multiple conjunctions of these powerful celestial forces in Capricorn. Capricorn brings us into contact with formal authority, hierarchy, finances, and government-and the ways in which these areas of life can become rigid or extreme. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius (coming later in 2020) restore democracy, equal rights, and the equal participation of all. As a result of the transition from Capricorn to Aquarian values, we will move out of a hierarchical, structured, competitive society to go to a more egalitarian, communal, collective culture, where we will all feel our common roots and connections. 

Expansive Jupiter, which influences laws, religion, and travel, enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020. Saturn, which brings karmic justice and influences government and finance, enters Aquarius on December 16, 2020. Several days later, on the Winter Solstice of 2020, both planets exactly conjoin each other-strengthening the power of each planet under what will be the powerful  "Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius of 2020." 

(Publically-oriented Jupiter has been in Capricorn since December 2, 2019 and will move into Aquarius on December 19, 2020; Karmic Saturn has been in Capricorn since December 2017 and will move into Aquarius on December 16, 2020; the South Node of the Moon has been in Capricorn since November 2018 and will move into Sagittarius on May 4, 2020; Transformative Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will move into Aquarius in 2023-24; Fiery Mars will be in Capricorn from February 16 to March 30, 2020.)

Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions happen in various signs every 20 years-and promote changes in styles of government. Jupiter and Saturn have not been together in the egalitarian sign of Aquarius for more than 600 years due to the 12-year orbit of Jupiter through each of the 12 constellations around the Sun and the 29.5-year orbit of Saturn around the Sun. Thus, we are all operating under governments that have not been updated for many centuries. This conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius in 2020 portends a transfer of power from massive, rigid, even dictatorial structures to smaller groups of individuals who will prove to be more versatile, mobile, and cooperative. The greater flexibility and adaptability of small groups of individuals will help all of us adjust more readily to swiftly changing circumstances across the globe. Rapid technological advances will power the accelerated evolution of citizen actions that will lead to greater self-governance and the transformation of weakened governmental structures into more workable forms. 

The forecast is bright for self-styled leadership, self-empowerment, more truthful communications, and greater independence from the outer structures that have been governing us. We are moving toward an era of enlightened leadership, away from self-interest toward an interest in the common good, along with greater flexibility, efficiency, and accountability among governmental leaders. Remember, the American Revolution began the last time Pluto was in Capricorn from 1762 to 1778.  Pluto returned to Capricorn for the first time since the American Revolution in 2008, where Pluto will remain until 2024. An even more revolutionary energy will take hold when Pluto enters Aquarius in 2024-for the first time since 1778.  But Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius in 2020 will get the ball rolling. 

The 2020 Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius will set the stage for a more equitable distribution of power under the tranformative action of Pluto in Aquarius, where Pluto will remain until 2044. Under this influence, the more profound re-formation of the American government-and governments across the planet-will begin. We will see a greater return to the principles of freedom and self-determination upon which the United States was founded-and other nations will f ollow suit. We are now watching the dismantling of the old to put the pieces together in a new way. Witnessing the last gasps of an old system is not always comfortable.

In the meantime, the planetary transits of early 2020 will support excavating what is hidden beneath the surface of societal structures (and beneath the fašade of yourself too) to discover what is in shadow to bring it to light. It will be a time of purification. We are seeing the collective shadow now. That is why so many people are doing things that they may not have done in the past. They may have thought of, or quietly done, some of these things in the past, but they would not have been exposed to public view. Now closed doors to privacy are being opened left and right. This is so that the light of our positive intentions, prayers, and actions can dispel the previously-hidden darkness.

Through this process of excavation and exposure to the light, we are discovering our authentic selves and the authentic reflection of our collective selves in society. This is giving us the opportunity to gather our strength-and do something about what we see-individually and collectively. Sometimes it takes a bit of experimentation and a breaking of the old rules to discover where the best course lies. We are about to enter the experimental phase under the Aquarian planetary influence later in 2020. Eventually, all will discover that our true power lies within-in our connection to our own souls and Spirit. It will take the outer challenges to bring us collectively to this realization. Once individuals' self-discoveries become more common, the positive energy will sweep the globe and the pendulum will swing quickly in the other direction-toward self-awareness and awareness of our connectedness to all other humans, animals, other beings on the planet-and the planet itself.  Global responsibility and self-responsibility will replace selfishness, greed, and dependence on outer forms of sustenance rather than soul and Spirit.  The shift is already occurring among some, albeit scattered, groups of people.  Soon we will see smaller groups of people working together to produce even more positive results. 

Of course, the interim dwindling efficacy of larger governmental structures is unsettling because it undermines our very sense of security, our sense of fairness, and our sense of justice. Yet, it's precisely what is needed to ignite action in a critical mass of people who will dismantle dinosaur-like structures that have been governing our world since the 1700s. 

The historical background for the important global transition from Capricorn to Aquarian planetary influences will be the focus of the next two sections of this forecast so you may see the bigger picture:

Every 20 years, like clockwork, there is an alignment of Jupiter (laws) and Saturn (government) that generally coincides with an upheaval in the United States government. Frequently, the President of the United States is unable to finish his term for reasons of health, assassination, or voting malfeasance. As previously discussed, one of these every-20-year alignments occurs in 2020. The phenomenon of disruptions and turning points in U.S. government is attributed to "Tecumseh's Curse." 

The pattern labeled as "Tecumseh's Curse" began in 1840 after U.S. President William Harrison defeated the Indian Chief Tecumseh at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Tecumseh was defending the land west of the Ohio River from the American settlers, having already surrendered Native American lands east of the river to the American settlers. Tecumseh's defeat to Harrison meant that the American settlers would take over the land once ruled over by Native Americans. 

Harrison went on to be elected U.S. President in 1840 but never finished his term. He died in office of pneumonia several months after being elected. 

This pattern of dying in office, or other disruptions, continued every subsequent 20 years: 

• In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected. He was assassinated in 1865. 

• In 1880, James Garfield was elected. He was assassinated in 1881.

• In 1900, William Mckinley was elected. He was assassinated in 1901.

• In 1920, Warren Harding was elected. He died in office in 1923.

• In 1940, Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected. He died in office in 1945.

• In 1960, John Kennedy was elected. He was assassinated in 1963.

• In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected. He was wounded by a would-be assassin's bullet, but recovered in 1981.

• In 2000, Albert Gore was elected by popular vote (possibly by Electoral College votes as well, depending on how you count hanging chads in Florida.) He never began his term in office.

• In 2020, there is a possibility, if Tecumseh's Curse is still in effect, that the person who is truly elected may not be able to serve his or her term in office.  Or, the elected chief may not be able to finish his or her term.

I raise the issue of the U.S. Election in 2020 because the astrological configuration on that day in 2020 will be eerily similar to the way it was on Election Day in 2000.  It is very possible that similar chaotic or unexpected circumstances will evolve as they did in the 2000 Election, when the outcome was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. It is likely that similar confusion or discord will prevail. It also is possible that the person who is elected by the greatest number of voters may not be the person to occupy the Oval Office. (Please forgive me if you are a fan of the Electoral College.)

Here is more about the rest of the planetary alignments-mostly in Capricorn-in 2020. Capricorn is a sign of initiative, so this will be a time to weed your garden-and plant new seeds!

These alignments are:
Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn (Saturn-Pluto Conjunctions happen every 34 years) 
Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn (Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions occur every 13 years)
Seven Eclipses, 4 in Capricorn (Eclipses happen every 6 months)

Eclipses in Capricorn

The main feature of the eclipses in 2020, including the one on Christmas Day 2019 and the day after (depending on your time zone), is their proximity to other major planetary alignments in Capricorn.

Here are some key dates of eclipses that will trigger sudden changes related to the Capricorn alignments of Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Mars, and the South Node of the Moon. (The South Node of the Moon, when it is in Capricorn, favors letting go of the past to make way for new expressions of power and authority and of obtaining a sense of safety and security.)

* A New Moon Eclipse in Capricorn on December 25-26, 2019 squares innovative and revolutionary Uranus in Taurus and is very close to the South Node of the Moon. This eclipse brings new ideas to supplant the old way, particularly involving governmental and financial policies. Issues reminiscent of those raised in the year 2000 will come to light to seek resolution. People who excessively exercise their power and authority will meet resistance-and be confronted by those who lack power and authority-until the two come into balance.

* A Full Moon Eclipse in Capricorn-and-Cancer on January 10, 2020 lines up closely with the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn that occurs just 2 days later. This eclipse portends sudden changes of governmental and financial policies. Issues of security (financial, military, emotional, etc.), and the price to pay for security, will rise to the fore.

* A New Moon Eclipse in Cancer (opposite Capricorn) on June 20-21, 2020 reawakens issues activated by the December 25-26, 2019 eclipse and also reflects back on events unfolding in mid-2001. The cost of security in terms of the toll it takes on individual rights will come to the forefront of collective awareness. The need for and value of freedom and individual rights will re-assert itself.

* A Full Moon Eclipse on July 4-5, 2020 in Cancer-and-Capricorn activates issues that last arose in 2001. Again, what price are we paying for perceived safety versus the rights of individuals to freely travel, communicate, and conduct commerce?


SATURN-PLUTO CONJUNCTION of 2020 in CAPRICORN-January 12, 2020
 
Saturn-Pluto conjunctions occur every 34 years and coincide with transformative times in human history: 1914-15, 1947-48, and 1982-83. Saturn-Pluto conjunctions represent opportunities to bring balance to unbalanced areas in the world-and in your personal your life too. Shadow regions of human behavior will be brought to light for purification.  Right action will be restored where it has fallen by the wayside. The most recent past Saturn-Pluto Conjunction of 1982-83 coincided with the end of an economic downturn and an unprecedented sky-rocketing of the U.S. Stock Market, interest rates, and an expansion of the global economy that created the go-go-like Wall Street and investment culture that culminated in 2008. The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn in 2020 will test the solidity of the financial system once again. Weaknesses will be exposed. Financial markets will more closely reflect the level of capital invested rather than any artificial inflation of asset values.

My comments about Pluto in Capricorn in my 2017 Yearly Forecast especially apply to the upcoming Saturn-Pluto Conjunction of 2020:

Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008.  By the time transformative Pluto leaves Capricorn in 2024, the United States will have gained the awareness and maturity it needs to rebuild its governing structures on a more evolved, conscious level. Until then, the nation (and many other nations across the globe) will be going through various challenges and tests to demonstrate to these societies the spiritual and ethical values that need to be incorporated into their collective thinking.  Current political affairs are vividly showing us what is in need of healing and change.
 
Pluto orbits the Sun only once every 248 years. Pluto was last in Capricorn from 1762 to 1778, when the American democracy was created. Given that Pluto is in Capricorn again, for the first time since the 1700s, current affairs are testing the principles upon which the U.S. democratic government was founded. Planetary patterns indicate the nation could potentially undergo a second revolution, or at least a revisiting and completion of the first. Resolution of unfinished business from the 1700s is a high priority. 
 
Pluto takes issues that have been buried, which may include hidden treasures, and raises them to the light for healing and transformation. The energy of Pluto will show us the shadow side of power, authority, government, and greed as well as ways to transcend these limitations. In the meantime, the effectiveness of big government will be eroded as untruths, chaotic messages, opposition from a majority of individuals, or plain old inefficiency escalate. We will see greater power naturally flowing to the local level. Once a critical mass of people become aware of the shadow side of our governance, apathy will give way to action.
 
Eventually, each individual will be led to take greater self-responsibility and exercise greater self-control-because of the weakening of previously-relied-upon governing structures. We will become more skillful in self-governance and self-mastery. We also will be collectively moved to get along better with our neighbors, both locally and internationally, because there may be fewer viable structures to negotiate, protect, or stand up for us.


JUPITER-PLUTO CONJUNCTIONS of 2020 in CAPRICORN-April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020

Expansive Jupiter and transformative Pluto will conjoin in Capricorn 3 times in 2020-on April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020.  Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions occur every 13 years. The last time Jupiter and Pluto came together was in Sagittarius on December 11, 2007, just before the stock market meltdown of September 29, 2008. Previous Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions occurred on December 2, 1994, November 2, 1981, and October 13, 1968-all times of economic downturn. This is not to say that an economic downturn will occur again. It's just that when Jupiter hits Pluto, it exposes a deeper layer of the reality. And where values are over-inflated, values will return to a more justifiable level on the economic spectrum. This may seem like a downturn, but it's really a return to a justifiable level.

The reason for many economic contractions under Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions comes from  Pluto's ability to expose the reality hidden under the surface. If prosperity has been delayed, it will be delivered at the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. Conversely, if a downtown has been disguised and delayed, as it has been with artificially inflating of the U.S. Stock Market through "quantitative easing" and other expansive money supply policies pursued by the Federal Reserve, then a contraction will ensue. Whatever has been hidden or postponed will rise up to be dealt with under the Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction-both on the world economic and political stage, and in your own personal life. Pluto last conjoined Jupiter in Capricorn in 1771, during the lead-up to the American Revolution.

The rare confluence of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn (the last one occurred 249 years ago) portends revolutionary changes around the world. In the United States, the governmental system is headed for a great change-although it may not necessarily come immediately through a change in the leader (the current leader is showing our weak spots and is highlighting what needs to be healed as he dismantles the old order). The person elected to be in charge in 2020 may be the catalyst for greater activism and self-rule by the American people-and by people around the world. As a consequence of the new Aquarian energy flooding the planet, this is the time to introspect and see where any aspects of your own character may be holding you back from being the most altruistic, compassionate version of yourself!


JUPITER-SATURN CONJUNCTION of 2020 in AQUARIUS-December 21, 2020

As discussed above, the alignment of Jupiter (laws) and Saturn (government) occurs every 20 years. Jupiter and Saturn are considered "chronometers" or markers of time because of their regularity-and powerful impact on societal structures.  Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions have occurred in earth signs for the last 200 years. They will move into air signs for the next 200 years beginning in 2020. 

Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions (in earth signs since 1802) have to do with structuring physical, material, financial reality. The upcoming 2020 Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in the air sign of Aquarius will bring a shift in the focus of power to a more air-like quality-instead of governmental power focusing on material finances, power will be equated with those who influence and/or control the global airwaves-wifi signals, internet accounts, global communication networks, drones, airplanes, satellites, other forms of air space-and air quality.  We will identify the devastating effects of poor air quality and pollution, not only on our planet, but on our relationship with the Sun and the quality of sunlight that reaches the earth-and its impact on us. The ability of manmade inventions to improve or damage the global environment will be reviewed. 

As with the quality of air whose spread is ubiquitous and expansive, the quality of our awareness will spread beyond our limited earthly awareness of our own bodies, finances, material possessions and physical earth. We will become more aware of something much greater-our thoughts, invisible air-like things that pervade physical reality and resonate with our souls and Spirit. We will directly experience how the quality of our thoughts and feelings-and particularly the quality of the love that emanates from our hearts-will alter and transform our personal lives and experiences-and the quality of the greater world.

Given that U.S. governments have been overturned to make way for new administrations under past Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions, 2020 signifies the beginning of a new way for government. Younger and more unifying leaders will soon emerge as a result of the energy imparted by the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius. The re-formers of our world will be those who are born after the year 2000, when the global energy shifts initiated. The minds of many of those individuals born after 2000 are wired in different ways from the ways of those of you who are probably reading this. Many of the young people born during this millennium can multitask and process and retain information coming at them from 2, 3 or more sources at once. They know things without having to read them. Similarly, they may not take life as seriously as many in previous generations-because they see a bigger picture that is less connected to societal structures and norms. Future forms of government will be far looser and less structured as a result. Individuals will have an opportunity to take more self-responsibility in the loosely-knit structures that will evolve out of the chaos of currently-being-dismantled structures. 

At the same time, many other young souls are coming onto the planet who are quite the opposite of the big-picture types-they can only concentrate on one thing at a time (usually computers or computer games). They don't necessarily see the big picture. These people are often labeled "autistic." They are here to provide the technological advancements that the big-picture souls can use to bring in new forms of governance, doing away with massive governmental structures.

The potent Aquarian energy coming in 2020 will call not only for a restructuring of global governmental bodies and systems that rule us-but those structures within us that guide us, such as attitudes, habits, and our own thoughts and feelings. The things that hold us back and together will come into question this year. Many structures inside and outside must come unglued before they can be glued together in a new, better, and probably looser way. The new way will be more in sync with our collective upward evolution. So, all will be for the best once areas of disharmony are uncovered and healed.


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What You Can Do in 2020:

On a personal level, it is important that  each of you contribute the light you have to make the collective light burn brighter. Sometimes, before the light shines through, the dark becomes darker, the classic "darkest before the dawn." The light on the planet is building through your collective thoughts, prayers, and actions. When the collective power of your positive thoughts, prayers, and the accumulation of positive acts of lovingkindness reaches a critical mass,  greater light will return. This portends the arrival of enlightened leaders who will create the kind of society we feel we should be living in at this stage of our collective evolution.

Clear yourself of negativity to bring greater peace and harmony to the world. If you think of someone with love, you can even change an enemy into a friend. Try to see the good in every situation without judging.  If you give love and positive prayers, this positive energy will come back to you in beautiful and unexpected ways.  If you give hate and fear, they may come back to you as well.  No matter what your political affiliation, please pray for the good of our world without political fracturing, and for the ascendance of leaders with reasonable, balanced viewpoints, and a higher state of consciousness. Imagine a bubble of golden light surrounding the globe, and pray for the highest good of all.

Thus, concentrate your awareness and energies on what you can do to change and improve your own inner environment-your thoughts and feelings. We will all discover at the dawning of the upcoming Age of Aquarius that what emanates from us is far greater than what is coming toward us from governmental authorities that only seem  to hold the "power."  The current weakening of governmental structures across the planet will continue to transfer greater personal power to each of you.  

Spend time in stillness and meditation, focusing on your Higher Self and Soul. Try to listen and feel the greater power within you.  Your prayers are powerful, far more than any election or governmental leader who may "appear" to hold sway over your life. 

One more thing you can do to insure your life will be better in 2020: Pick one habit or quality in yourself that you would like to let go of. Visualize the new quality you would like to replace it with. Let yourself feel how you will feel when this new quality is embodied. Then, imagine yourself doing something nice for another person, something that will make the world a better place.  If collectively, each of us does something to make the world a better place, then 2020 will be better for all of us!


Many blessings for a 2020 filled with love & light,

Laurie


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Read on for Dates of Important Astrological Alignments in 2020:

Powerful Planetary Alignments:

* January 8, 2020- Jupiter-South Node of the Moon Conjunction in Capricorn-An unworkable governmental system-or aspect of yourself-is ready to be let go of. 

* January 12, 2020-Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn-Trim excess in your personal and public life.
* February 25, 2020-Mars-South Node of the Moon Conjunction in Capricorn-Tempers flare easily under this influence.  Step back and see the big picture before reacting.
* April 5, 2020-Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn-Situations in your life will arise to demonstrate your shadow to you. Rather than hide from what you see,  bravely confront these hidden aspects of self, and affirm your own healing.
* June 30, 2020-Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn-same as above
* November 20, 2020-Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn-same as above
* December 21, 2020-Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius-You are ready to experiment with a more open, loving, and accepting attitude.

EclipsesGenerally, eclipses resonate with issues raised at the same time of year 19 years earlier. Think back to what was going on in 2000 and 2001 to see what issues are rising again for healing and resolution.
 
* December 26, 2019-Annular Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees Capricorn-Something from the past will fade away. Visible in Saudi Arabia, India, East Africa, Indonesia, Asia, Northwest Australia
* January 10-11, 2020-Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 20 degrees Capricorn-Cancer-Think about something you are holding onto too tightly-You are ready to let it go. Visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa
* June 5-6, 2020-Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 15 degrees Gemini-Sagittarius-Your communications style is coming into question. Either you speak too much or reveal too little. Or you may reveal too much, or distort the truth. Honestly examine your communication style and make adjustments. Visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Southeast South America
* June 20-21, 2020-Annular Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer-You may be sacrificing your own freedom to attain security. Try to find a new balance. You are safer when you are free. Visible in Southeast Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern Australia
* July 4-5, 2020-Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 13 degrees Cancer-Capricorn-Your attachment to material security is not serving you. Focus more on your relationships and emotional security. Visible in North America, South America, Southwest Europe, Africa
* November 29-30, 2020 -Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 8 degrees Sagittarius-Gemini-Focus on what is important to you so you don't get distracted. Visible in North and South America, Norhern Europe, Australia 
* December 14, 2020-Total Solar Eclipse at 23 degrees Sagittarius-If you have a strong opinion about something, particularly if it's religiously-oriented, consider another person's point of view. Visible in South America, South Africa 

Mercury Retrograde:
* February 16 to March 9, 2020-Mercury Retrograde in Pisces & Aquarius-Step back and review the big picture-especially from other people's points of view. This will help you have an important larger perspective to guide your decisions.
* June 18 to July 12, 2020-Mercury Retrograde in Cancer-Review incidents when your emotions may have led you to over-react in anger or under-react in fear. Make amends and seek resolution.
* October 13 to November 3, 2020-Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra-Review obstacles or past discord in relationships and see where you may take the first step toward healing.

Venus Retrograde:
* May 13-June 25, 2020-Venus Retrograde in Gemini-If you have conflicted feelings in an up-and-down relationship, try to find a balanced position. 

Mars Retrograde:
* September 9 to November 13, 2020-Mars Retrograde in Aries-Mars retrograde may intensify any aggressive or angry feelings. Thing twice before taking action on negative feelings.

Sign Changes:
* Karmic Saturn leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius from March 21-July 1, 2020 and from December 16, 2020 to March 2023. Saturn will be in Capricorn until March 21, 2020 and will briefly return to Capricorn from July 1 - December 16, 2020.  Societal awareness will shift away from the power wielded by governmental bodies to the power of the airwaves-speech, thoughts, feelings-that are transmitting influence between people, as well as vehicles that transport goods, services, and people, through the air.

* Fortunate Jupiter leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020, where Jupiter will remain until December 28, 2021. Aquarius rules electricity and large masses of people. The influence of electronic communications will strengthen as the power of electromagnetic forces, including 5G, satellite communications, and military testing of sonar and other electromagnetic field-altering devices become stronger.


Please Read on for Your Personalized 2020 Astrological Predictions for Every Sign!

Aries


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
The 1st half of 2020 will provide you an excellent time to complete undertakings you have started in the past 2 years. Conversely, the 2nd half of 2020 will be the best time to initiate new ideas and projects. Mars, your planetary ruler, will be in Aries throughout the 2nd half of 2020-June 27, 2020 - January 6, 2021, making this a good time for new beginnings. Energizing Mars in Aries will give you extra power to take the initiative and to stick with your future plans. Normally, Mars spends 2 months in each constellation of the zodiac, making a full revolution through the 12 zodiacal signs every 2 years. This year's exceptionally long transit of Mars through the Sign of the Ram (6 months) is due to the fiery planet's retrograde in Aries from September 9 - November 13, 2020, during which time you will have the opportunity to make course corrections. During the forward motion of Mars in Aries (June 27 - September 9, 2020 & November 13 - January 6, 2021), you will make much progress when you focus on your Higher Self. The influence of Mars in Aries will help you take positive action on your soul-inspired hopes and dreams. The only cautionary note will be when Mars conjoins the South Node of the Moon on February 25, 2020. This will be a moment to exercise caution and restraint. Tread lightly. Otherwise, when you focus your energies on contributing to others, fortunate Jupiter in Capricorn throughout 2020 will provide positive support. A solar eclipse on December 26, 2019 will cause you to question a decision you made as long as 19 years ago. A lunar eclipse on January 10, 2020 will help you understand a new idea in a different light. Additional important information will become available by early summer.

Taurus


TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
It's a good idea to initiate changes you have been contemplating for as long as the last 7 years now that you have the support of change-oriented Uranus in Taurus until 2026. You will feel especially supported by the steady energy of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn throughout 2020. Lucky Jupiter will remain in Capricorn until December 19, 2020. Disciplined Saturn will be in Capricorn until March 21, 2020, and again from July 1 - December 16, 2020. And profound Pluto, which helps you transform the deepest strata of unworkable attitudes and attachments, will remain in the determined sign of Capricorn until 2024. This is a good time to decide which aspects of your character you would like to bring forward into the future, and what you would like to let go of-materially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Since you won't be able to carry it all forward into the 2020's, it's most useful to determine what you no longer need and gracefully let it go. What will come in to take its place will be even better than what you had before! Venus, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde in Gemini from May 12 - June 24, 2020. This will be a time for reconnecting with special people from your past, particularly neighbors or siblings, or former teachers or students. Also review your finances during this period to ensure your budget is realistic.

Gemini


GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)
Energetic Mars in your opposing sign of Sagittarius from January 3 - February 16, 2020 will attract many enthusiastic and energetic people to you. Listen carefully to what they have to say and make sure you comprehend the details. The individuals you encounter will be prone to exaggerate, so make sure that their proposals make logical sense-and that they are realistic. It's okay to say "no," or take time to think about ideas that sound too good to be true. You may be receptive to unrealistic proposals at this time, so make sure to check your facts before signing on the dotted line. Your planetary ruler, communicative Mercury, turns retrograde from February 16 - March 9, 2020. This will be a good time to review commitments from the past and make course corrections. You will also benefit from periodically resting your mind and letting your vision go out of focus. You may enjoy seeing the world from a different perspective. When Mercury turns retrograde again from June 17 - July 12, 2020,  it'll be time to introspect-and get serious about expressing your feelings clearly to your loved ones-it does not matter if the feelings are loving and positive, or angry and negative. This is the time to honestly review your internal workings and gain clarity. Mercury retrogrades for the final time in 2020 from October 13 - November 3, 2020. You will do best when you resolve unresolved issues in your important relationships under this influence. Make sure to check with the people you are close to so you may confirm they feel the way you do-or at least the way you think they feel. You will set a positive example for many other people when the fateful North Node of the Moon travels through Gemini from May 4, 2020 - January 18, 2022. Clarity and honesty will be your best friends. You will connect with new people under a lunar eclipse on June 4, 2020 when the Sun is in Gemini and the Moon is in Sagittarius.


Cancer


CANCER (June 22 - July 22)
A series of eclipses in Cancer and your opposite sign of Capricorn in 2020 will help you discern which of the relationships in your life are mutually satisfying and supportive and which are energetically depleting. You aren't one to easily let go of relationships, but you certainly are not above taking a little distance from negative energies if necessary. That is why Cancer the Crab has a shell-to withdraw into for self-protection and self-healing. The 2020 eclipses will be times when you will be able to make course corrections, especially in relationships and in the way you express yourself in these important connectionss. The eclipses occur on: December 26, 2019, January 10, June 5, June 20, July 4, November 30, and December 14, 2020. These will be critical turning points in your year, when you will decide who you'd like to bring forward into the new year of 2021. A Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020 will help you face a reality you have avoided. A relationship may also shift gears. Either there are aspects of the relationship for which you have not felt gratitude or about which you have not taken necessary action-
someone may have been taking advantage of you or you may have been taking someone for granted. This is a time for balancing the power dynamics of your important contacts. The conjunctions of lucky Jupiter and depth-seeking Pluto on April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020 will help you access the deep reserves of beneficial power within yourself. You possess many inner resources-emotional awareness, inner strength, stamina, and endurance. Even though you have a protective shell to withdraw into when situations are negative, you have plenty of inner knowledge and wisdom to deal with circumstances that may occur in your life.

Leo


LEO (July 23 - August 22)
The 1st half of 2020 will be an opportune time to rectify details of your daily life that are out of alignment with your larger goals and life direction. It will be a favorable time for house-cleaning-literally and metaphorically-until March 21, 2020, when karmic Saturn leaves Capricorn and moves into your opposing sign of Aquarius. While Saturn is in Aquarius from the Spring Equinox in 2020 until July 1, 2020, and from December 16, 2020 to March 7, 2023, you will review your important relationships to determine who is supporting your overall life direction-and who is not. Conversely, people in your life will also be evaluating your level of support for their life directions. Try to make sure you are giving as much care and attention to others as you are receiving from them as well. This is a time for introspection and re-balancing so you have equality in your important contacts. A series of eclipses in 2020 will help you to see hidden aspects of your nature-resources that you may access-or obstacles you may unwittingly be creating. A Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020 will help you realistically assess your options for the future. The most recent conjunction of karmic Saturn and transformative Pluto occurred in 1982-83. Saturn-Pluto conjunctions occur every 34 years and are times to rectify those things that have gone out of balance in the past. The next Saturn-Pluto conjunction will occur in 2053-54 in Pisces. 


Virgo


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
This is a year to focus on your spiritual evolution while transcendent Neptune travels through your opposing sign of Pisces until 2026. This is a time to look for answers within yourself rather than seeking outside. It also is a time to re-evaluate your life direction through the lens of your own values-rather than the values that are imposed upon you by "society." You will be supported to make positive changes by the  energy of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn. Lucky Jupiter will remain in Capricorn until December 19, 2020. Disciplined Saturn will be in Capricorn until March 21, 2020, and again from July 1 to December 16, 2020. And profound Pluto, which helps you transform the deepest strata of any unworkable attitudes and attachments, will remain in the determined sign of Capricorn until 2024. A conjunction of karmic Saturn and transformative Pluto on January 12, 2020 will help you confront creative blocks so you may access deep reservoirs of creativity within yourself. If you've felt a creative block, you will have the opportunity to heal the cause during the new year. Sometimes your mind get so mired in details, you are unable to access the lyrical side of your nature. Oceanic Neptune in Pisces will help you dissolve the barriers between your more serious side and your playful, intuitive self.  In 2020, Mercury Retrograde on February 16 - March 9, June 17 - July 12, and October 13 - November 3, 2020 will give you time to relax, rest, renew, and open to the flowing side of your nature.

Libra


LIBRA (September 23 - October 23)
A series of eclipses in the coming year will help you reconfigure your home life. The eclipses occur on: December 26, 2019, January 10, June 15 and 21, July 5, November 30, and December 14, 2020. There may be an influence in your home environment that is keeping you from experiencing the peace and harmony you deeply desire. This influence could be improved through the use of feng shui (furniture & room arrangement, lighting or colors) or through alleviating electromagnetic influences that could keep you from getting a good night's sleep. Seek modifications of your domestic situation so you may bring your home into alignment with your true inner self-a true reflection of the peaceful, harmonious, artistic being you are. Light colors and balanced lighting will relax your nervous system. A conjunction of karmic Saturn and transformative Pluto on January 12, 2020 will give you the impetus you need to let go of an outmoded attitude so you may see your life from a higher perspective. Saturn-Pluto conjunctions occur every 34 years and represent opportunities to bring balance to unbalanced areas of your life.  This influence will be felt globally as well.  Shadow regions of human behavior will be brought to light for purification and right action will be restored.  Saturn-Pluto conjunctions have occurred at transformative times in human history: 1914-15, 1947-48, 1982-83. and now, in 2020. The next Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be in 2053-54. Venus, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde in Gemini from May 12 to June 24, 2020.  This will be a time to reconnect with special people from your past, particularly neighbors or siblings, or former teachers or students.

Scorpio


SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21)
Transformative Pluto, your planetary ruler, conjoins karmic Saturn in Capricorn on January 12, 2020. This will be a turning point in your life, when profound gifts and resources inside yourself will find modes of expression in the world. You were made for the coming times. Your deeply resourceful nature will be called upon to set an example for others during any challenging situations that may arise. Your intrepid nature often becomes even more intrepid in potentially turbulent or challenging times! Even though fear is not a natural part of your character, some people who know the history of Saturn-Pluto conjunctions may get a shiver up their spines when they read about past Saturn-Pluto conjunctions, which have occurred at transformative times in human history: 1914-15, 1947-48, and 1982-83. Saturn-Pluto conjunctions occur every 34 years and provide opportunities to bring balance to unbalanced power dynamics. Shadow regions of human behavior will be brought to light for purification and right action will be restored.  The Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2020 coincides with the conjunction of expansive Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020, and a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius on December 21, 2020. These rare and innovative planetary alignments of 2020 portend revolutionary changes in your own life-as well as in global and national governmental systems. What does this mean for you as a Scorpio? You were made to be a leader in trying times. More presidents have been Scorpios, or have had a Scorpio Moon or Scorpio Rising than any other sign. Your fortitude will be put to the test-and your strength will also develop and evolve in 2020-and beyond. This is the time to introspect and see where any aspects of your character may be holding you back from being the most altruistic, compassionate leader of the segment of the world connected to you.

Sagittarius


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
Lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, transitioned from expansive Sagittarius to serious and structured Capricorn on December 2, 2019. When Jupiter is in Capricorn for one year of every 12 years, it enables you to focus more on how you handle organizational structures, commitments, and responsibility. Jupiter will remain in Capricorn until December 19, 2020. On a global scale, a series of conjunctions of Jupiter with profound Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020, will bring the beginning of a wholesale revamping of governmental structures across the planet. On a personal level, you may get in touch with a part of yourself that governs the rest of you-your attitudes, your feelings, and your thoughts. You may call it your Higher Self or your conscience. This soulful part of your nature will be called forth during the coming year. You may be setting an example and helping others to get through challenges that require the kind of positive attitude and optimism you naturally possess. You have the ability to make lemonade out of lemons and to maintain a positive outlook in times of transition. Spiritual Neptune in Pisces in 2020 (until 2026) will also help you access the spiritual part of your nature. Your strong connection to your soul and Spirit will sustain you and help you assist others in the coming year.  On a more mundane level, this is a year to invest cautiously and to be conservative with your financial expenditures. Unforeseen events could cause a change of plans. You may need access to your cash reserves.
  But the new directions will be better than the old. Your buoyant spirit will guide you to a higher level. When Jupiter conjoins Saturn in Aquarius on December 21, 2020, you will find yourself assuming a leadership position, either managing an established group of people or forming a new organization.

Capricorn


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
Disciplined Saturn in Capricorn until March 21, 2020, and again from July 1 to December 16, 2020, will enable you to exercise self-discipline to bring about a positive change within yourself or in the environment around you.  Saturn's conjunction with transformative Pluto on January 12, 2020  also will give you an opportunity to transform an area of your life that you have long desired to revamp. It is a time of great transition in the world. And even though you value steadiness, sameness, and stability, you too will be going through some profound adjustments in attitude and outlook in 2020. Most of these changes will have to do with how your Higher Self operates in your daily life-and how you interact with your conscience? Do you listen or ignore its promptings? How do you approach you thoughts, feelings, and fixed attitudes? Do you listen to the voices of the higher part of yourself or your soul in an original way? Or do you follow others? Do you follow your intuition in the moment or adhere to rigid routines? The transformative energies of 2020, including expansive Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020, will enable you to make positive discoveries about yourself and your relationship to yourself and others. A series of eclipses will bring new people and influences into your daily life. Upcoming eclipses occur on: December 26, 2019, January 10, June 15 and 21, July 5, November 30, and December 14, 2020, Try to let go of unworkable past patterns to allow new influences into your life.


Aquarius


AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Disciplined Saturn travels through Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020 and from December 16, 2020 to March 7, 2023. Under the influence of Saturn in Aquarius, you will streamline your daily routine and cut back on excesses during this karmic period. Lucky Jupiter in Aquarius also conjoins structured Saturn in Aquarius on December 21, 2020. This planetary alignment will give you a chance to exercise your authority in a new and more creative way. You may exercise this emerging aspect of yourself through self-discipline, self-governance, or leadership of others. A conjunction of structured Saturn and depth-seeking Pluto in Capricorn on January 12, 2020 will enable you to release an unconscious pattern that has created obstacles. Take time to introspect and reflect upon what the obstacle may be-and how you may overcome it. A series of conjunctions of expansive Jupiter and transformative Pluto on April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020 will enable you to discover deep healing resources within yourself. These resources will help you focus your inner strength and willpower to transform an aspect of the environment around you that is no longer serving your highest good. Ultimately, you are here to fully express the heartfelt energy of your beautiful soul to influence large groups of people. A series of eclipses on December 26, 2019, and January 10, June 15 and 21, July 5, November 30, and December 14, 2020 will help you clear past life karma so you may feel most comfortable in the current role you are fulfilling. Accept all challenges with equanimity. 


Pisces


PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
You will reap your greatest rewards when you engage in spiritual or contemplative practices under the influence of spiritual Neptune in Pisces in 2020-until 2026. A rare conjunction of karmic Saturn and transformative Pluto on January 12, 2020 will challenge you to examine and purify a shadow aspect of your nature. Saturn-Pluto conjunctions occur every 34 years and provide opportunities to bring balance to unbalanced areas of your life. Saturn-Pluto conjunctions have occurred at transformative times in human history in the past: 1914-15, 1947-48, and 1982-83. Shadow regions of human behavior will be brought to light for purification and right action will be restored under the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction of 2020. The next Saturn-Pluto conjunction will occur in 2053-54 in Pisces. In addition, the conjunctions of expansive Jupiter and transformative Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, June 30, and November 12, 2020 will enable you to discover an out-moded attitude that comes into play in your interactions with the world. Your approach or attitude may hold you back from realizing your most cherished goals and dreams-and your full potential. The  aspects in need of transformation could be lack of focus, lack of clarity or direction, or behaviors that are addictive, codependent, or self-defeating. This time will enable you to heal any unworkable patterns that have become routines. The powerful earthy energies of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn in 2020 will help you streamline your psychological toolbox so you may deploy the most effective techniques to ground and transform your life. This is the time to make the improvements you have been contemplating for as many as 19 years. Or, as Mahatma Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."A series of eclipseswill help you re-configure your life so you may become the change you wish to see. The eclipses on December 26, 2019, and January 10, June 15 and 21, July 5, November 30, and December 14, 2020 will help disrupt rigid patterns so you may make your influence felt.

 

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