2020 is a big year for home, family and/or property matters but also for work/life balance in general. For while the main weight of planetary activity is on the home front this is also a good year professionally. For the whole of 2019 the lunar nodes worked to police a balance between your home and professional lives and as the weight shifts even more to home and family matters, this will prove invaluable. There will be times that they do clash, especially in mid January and again in the middle months of the year, but these coincide with some of the best points of your professional year. Any work/life balance tension is a case of hitting the guardrails in place and as you do, remembering that those work/life balance guardrails are there for your protection. Protection that is from life becoming lopsided and to ensure that in a year where you can have it all that you actually do get to have it all.
To have Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn meet up in your home and family sector is a once in a lifetime event with the planets of luck, chance and the planet that can give you the power to move mountains, all working as a team. You have had Pluto here since 2008 and Saturn since 2019, so any changes or challenges you were going to face are behind you, with Jupiter returning to bring the opportunities. However, another reason why those work/life balance guardrails are so important, beyond creating a balance between your home and professional lives, is that this year has some unexpected and exciting developments on the adventurous, playful and potentially romantic fronts as well. In terms of what you can expect from this year, the main themes are obvious from the get go, while most other things will come and go in the same order that they do every year.
What I am talking about on the playful and adventurous fronts are outliers, developments that are over and above the normal pattern of any year and with zero indication at the start of the year that they would even be a ‘thing’ this year. It begins with Saturn’s return to your romantic and creative sector on 22nd March, followed by Mercury’s return on 31st March. While Mars is only here for six weeks and Saturn will retrograde back out on 2nd July, this is not only the most powerful injection of energy here in decades, it is a taste of things to come. When Saturn returns on 17th December it will be to spend the majority of the next three years here, while Jupiter will return on 20th December to kick off your luckiest year for love, matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative in a decade. It is just days after Saturn and Mars return in March that the second and unrelated outlier happens. Venus will return to an adventurous part of your chart on 4th April for what should be a 24 day visit, but instead won’t leave until 8th August, over four months later.
On both the romantic and relationship fronts this year brings a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary. In any ordinary year, there will be a lot of focus on matters of the heart and on all things romantic in January and February, as the Sun and the faster moving planets move through your romantic sector. The same thing will happen on the relationship front, when the same planets reach your relationship sector in March and April and because of the close proximity, there can be an overlap between the two. This year you don’t need to wait for the Sun’s return to your romantic sector on 21st January, for you begin the year with Venus, the planet of love here until 14th January. By the time the Sun leaves on 19th February this will end what is the ordinary amount of focus that romantic matters get each year, but this is far from the end of the story.
Things may go quiet for a few weeks, but then they roar back into life in an extraordinary way, starting with Saturn’s return on 22nd March. This is Saturn’s first visit in three decades and while he will retrograde back out on 2nd July, he will not only return on 17th December but just three days before Jupiter’s return on 20th December will keep off your luckiest year for love in over a decade. Back in March, it is just days after Saturn’s return that Mars’ return on 31st March and position here until 13th May will create an extraordinary situation. Saturn returns to take matters of the heart seriously and to prepare for what lies ahead, while Mars returns to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, ready to seize romantic opportunities now.
Meanwhile, something similar is happening on the relationship front. Here there is ongoing planetary activity, with the dwarf planet Eris and Chiron, the planet of healing quietly at work in the background for years if not decades to come. Things become more active when Venus returns from 8th February to 5th March, the Sun from 20th March to 20th April and Mercury from 11th April to 28th April. This is the ordinary and mundane focus that relationship matters get at around this time every year. While this is happening just as Mars and Saturn are creating some extraordinary conditions on the romantic front, it is not until midyear that your relationships get access to extraordinary conditions as well. It begins with Mars’ return to your relationship sector on 28th June for what should be a six week visit aimed at spicing and shaking things up. Instead, a retrograde phase from 10th September to 14th November will keep Mars here for the rest of the year, not leaving until January 2021. Mars will still be here when Saturn and Jupiter make their game changing return to your romantic sector, just days apart in December.
What you see in the early days of the year is not what you can expect to continue, but this still leaves you in the perfect position not only get a good start to this financial year but maintain your momentum. While Uranus, the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected returned to your financial sector in 2018, retrograded back out and then returned again in March 2019 and is now here until 2026, this is the first time in eight decades that you have begun the year with him here. Still in the early years of a seven year journey towards taking your financial power back in a real and authentic way, this allows you to begin the year with the ability to look at money matters through your own filter. For the true power that Uranus brings in terms of taking your financial power back, is your ability to define your own definition of financial success.
At the same time, you also begin the year with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your income sector and having spent the last six weeks of 2019 here, you are ready to fight for what you deserve from the get go. While Mars and Uranus clashed in late November 2019, they have long since sorted out their differences and this allows you to begin 2020 with the rare situation of being equally empowered on the income and financial fronts. While Uranus will stay on and Mars will be gone by 3rd January, spending just the very first days of 2020 in your income sector, this is an advantage that is stamped in from the get go. As Uranus will begin the year still in retrograde motion, Mars is the more active and aggressive force, giving income matters the kind of head start and momentum that can continue after he leaves. It is Uranus’ direct turn on 11th January that will see money matters come out of hibernation but it is not until Venus returns in March that money matters will do more than tick over in the background.
Venus returns once a year to fuel your financial confidence and to update your financial wish list and this will be her third time in three years that she has returned to find Uranus here. This will bring the laws of attraction and synchronicity together and with Venus gone by the time the Sun returns to begin your annual financial housekeeping on 20th April, this could trigger some unexpected financial developments. The Sun is here until 21st May, with Mercury returning from 23rd April to 12th May to help with financial housekeeping. On the other side of the financial fence, while income matters will continue under their own steam after Mars leaves your income sector on 3rd January, things will become more active from Mercury’s return on 27th September. This kicks off planetary activity that won’t end until Venus leaves on 16th December, making the first three days and the last three months of 2020 the most potentially lucrative.
Because the bar has already been raised on the job and career fronts, starting the year with it raised and with ongoing potential on both fronts, means that in many ways 2020 is a continuation of 2019. However, this is one time when this is a good thing. Before we go into the details of what is happening on the job and career fronts, where and when, there is one anomaly to point out and this gives you a clue to the flavour of this year. In every area of your chart you will have one New and one Full Moon and sometimes not even that, with no New Moon in Capricorn this year. However, in your career sector you have two Full Moons and two New Moons and that is extremely rare and even more so when two of them are eclipses. Eclipses aren’t random events and this means there could be some real surprises this year.
The reason for the eclipses is that you have the North Node in your career sector until 5th May and this has been keeping things on track. This is also the reason for a lunar eclipse in your career sector on 11th January and for a solar eclipse here on 21st June. In addition, you have an ordinary New Moon here on 21st July and an ordinary Full Moon on 30th December, bringing a lot of activity into play in the middle and at either end of the year. It is just three days after the lunar eclipse in your career sector that Venus will return to your work sector on 14th January, teaming up with dreamy Neptune to update your expectations on the job front. By the time Mercury returns on 4th February and the Sun on 19th February, you should have a clear and confident sense of what you want on the job front. While both will be gone by 20th March, Mercury will return for a second visit from 16th March to 11th April, with a chance to rethink your options.
This should bring all active planetary activity on the job front to a close for the year, except work and job matters are likely to catch their second wind when Mars moves through from 13th May to 28th June. With Neptune here since 2012 and not leaving for several years work and job matters will never go off the boil but these are likely to be the busiest and most active points of 2020 on the job front. In the meantime, while the North Node will leave your career sector on 5th May, you not only have a solar eclipse here on 21st June but all of this year’s planetary activity. The action shifts to the career front with Mercury’s return to your career sector on 29th May, for what should be 14 day visit aimed at giving you the intellectually savvy edge needed to get your head in the game. Instead, Mercury won’t leave until 5th August and with the Sun here from 21st June to 2nd July, a second New Moon on 21st July and Venus here from 8th August to 6th September, career developments will continue to unfold during the middle months 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.