2020 Horoscopes Overview
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2020 Overview Horoscopes
Overview of 2020
The year ahead brings a strong showing in the sign of Capricorn, although Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler, is on its way out in 2020. Jupiter spends most of the year in Capricorn, and we get the chance to merge these energies in a winning combination, although Jupiter and Saturn don’t officially meet until shortly after they both enter Aquarius in December.
The North Node traveling through the sign of Cancer when its opposite sign (Capricorn) is dominating can create some tension, but this transit ends in May. While it’s active, it helps us recognize the need to do a whole lot of work in our inner and outer worlds.
Last year, Jupiter encouraged us to increase our cultural and spiritual awareness, expand our higher minds, broaden our experiences, and put our faith in the universe this year. We learned to trust in something higher than us, giving us a sense that we are doing the right thing and that we are spiritually protected–“things will work out” was the overall attitude. This year, with Jupiter in Capricorn, we sense that we have to work hard to make things happen. The good news is that we find satisfaction and enjoyment in so doing!
We’re tuning in to our Saturn in Capricorn need to hunker down and attend to our practical needs. Saturn first entered Capricorn in December 2017. In 2020, it’s on its way out of the sign. On March 21st, Saturn enters Aquarius. Saturn then begins its retrograde on May 11th, eventually retreating into Capricorn on July 1st. Saturn turns direct again on September 29th and then transits the final degrees of Capricorn until December 17th when it enters Aquarius again, not to return to Capricorn for 29 years.
In sum, Saturn is in Capricorn in 2020 until March 21st and then from July 1st to December 17th.
We can look to the Capricorn part of our charts for where we may be focusing our activities, often finding our joy, but also discovering our ambitions and the need to structure, order, organize, and shape up. It’s where we are expanding or improving in some significant manner. There’s a need to refine our approach to these affairs in order to realize these benefits and gains, and with the earthy, cardinal sign of Capricorn, it’s about pursuing our objectives with more organization, control, and practicality without going overboard. Read more about Jupiter in Capricorn.
Mind you, with Saturn in Capricorn at the same time, we should be finding a balance between expansion and contraction, aiming to recognize which areas of life require a more generous approach (Jupiter) and which areas require a more rule-conscious, conservative approach (Saturn). Read more about Saturn in Capricorn.
While Jupiter is not as happy in Capricorn as it was in its home sign, Sagittarius, it gets better support. The Jupiter-Pluto alignment is a power boost of sorts. Of course, this means it can expand and exaggerate something negative just as easily as it can do so with positive things. This theme is with us from March to November. From February to October, Jupiter harmonizes with Neptune, and this boosts us up quite subtly but in truly wonderful ways. It’s inspired, and just what Jupiter in Capricorn needs since on its own can be a little dry or obsessive.
Saturn’s concurrent transit of Capricorn much of the time Jupiter is in the sign will help us simplify, although it can also temper our enthusiasm. Saturn does very well in Capricorn, as its ruler, although it can be a somewhat insular, narrowly focused, and perhaps strict or stern influence. This is a time for checking in with ourselves and the structures of our lives to see if we’re following the rules and meeting our responsibilities. Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces receive stabilizing energy. Aries, Cancer, and Libra may initially balk at what feels too restrictive. Capricorn gets a bit of both. Gemini, Leo, and Sagittarius don’t understand this energy as well as most others and will need to adjust accordingly.
Saturn hasn’t formed very many major aspects to the outer planets during its transit through Capricorn, but it forms a doozy early in 2020: Saturn conjunct Pluto. Read more about the Saturn-Pluto transit or Saturn in Capricorn, in general. Saturn transitions into the sign of Aquarius in 2020, spending March 21-July 1 in the sign and then December 17th forward. I will be writing my full Saturn in Aquarius piece shortly.
While Jupiter is in Capricorn, we attract the best fortune when we organize and direct, conduct ourselves with integrity, are ethical and mature. We need to take a disciplined, committed, step-by-step approach to the realization of our goals, and we enjoy getting organized and in control of our lives! Jupiter begins its transit of Aquarius on December 19th, 2020, and my Jupiter in Aquarius piece will follow. Until then, my Jupiter in Aquarius article from 2009 gives a good idea of some of its main themes (Jupiter transits the same sign every 12 years or so).
We have a strong need for concrete results in 2020. Our attitude towards work and practical, realistic action is positive. Our judgment is prudent and mature, but we may lack the imagination or risk-taking attitude that allows us to innovate. We need to learn to be more flexible and tolerant of weaknesses. Jupiter is in its fall in the sign of Capricorn–in other words, it is not at its happiest, most expansive position in this Saturn-ruled sign. This transit increases our commitment as we find more joy in taking charge of our lives. We’re ambitious and resourceful now.
Health issues in 2020 can be more frequently connected to the skin and bones and may include arthritis, rheumatism, and problems with the spine and sciatic nerve, teeth, bones, fevers, and breathing abnormalities.
Uranus in Taurus continues to shake up our attitude towards money and personal possessions, and it’s a time for bold innovations in these areas. We can expect changes to what we value on non-material levels as well, and we’re inclined to value ourselves in new ways through the course of this transit that lasts until April 2026. Uranus is not a big player this year, although it’s always a player.
Eclipses falling along the Cancer-Capricorn axis end this year in July. This set of eclipses has been calling upon us to seek a better balance between our attention to the outside world or our professional/public lives and our focus on developing our personal lives, family, or domestic/inner world.
With the North Node in Cancer until May 2020, we are called upon to feed our foundation–all of that which we call “home,” including the foundation we have built inside of ourselves, needs to be tended to and honored. We need to pay more attention to our instincts, our deepest needs, and our feelings; and to recognize the importance of our family and our personal circle of friends and the security, sense of belonging, and safety we derive from them.
We’re challenged to answer to our hearts and call upon our empathy as we step away from time to time from our practical affairs and viewpoint to consider what’s in our hearts and what’s for the best on emotional levels for ourselves and our loved ones.
These themes are wrapping up, with decisions made likely after mid-year. A new set begins with the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius in June and continues with a Lunar Eclipse in Gemini in November and a Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius in December. This set falls along the Gemini-Sagittarius axis and will stick around until December 2021.
The North Node enters Gemini in May, and we’re called upon to develop more attention to details and care or tact in our communications. We need to learn to listen to others so that we discover the value of true communication and exchange and to see both sides of a situation instead of throwing out dogma at others. The challenge is to avoid drawing conclusions before gathering enough facts.
While Venus and Mars didn’t turn retrograde in 2019, the apparent backward-moving cycles for these planets do occur in 2020, complicating love and desire to some degree. Venus is retrograde in the sign of Gemini from May 13-June 25, and Mars is retrograde in the sign of Aries from September 9-November 13. As such, Aries and Gemini areas of our charts require some rethinking in 2020.
The areas of our charts where we find Taurus can involve some shake-ups, new thinking and approaches, and radical changes in some cases. The areas of our charts where we find Capricorn, and later in 2020, Aquarius, involve some lessons and strengthening exercises, and they require simplifying and hard (or smarter) work. Still, both Capricorn and Aquarius areas receive boosts and blessings. This doesn’t cancel things out; instead, it boosts the pleasure we derive from our firming up and strengthening actions.
In business in 2020, as with all other areas, there are different themes working concurrently. Jupiter encourages a spontaneous, courageous approach to business, while Saturn wants us to be conservative. We need to be principled to succeed in business and career during current transits. As well, Uranus encourages us to branch out and consider new and improved or progressive ways of doing business.
While Jupiter asks us to grow, expand, and believe, Saturn asks us to simplify, test, and question. We should also be approaching money in an entirely new way as Uranus transits Taurus most of the year. We need to deal with money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge and can be an important business focus or trend.
There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable.
Concerning love and relationships, we might consider working together or encouraging one another’s long-term goals and ambitions to improve our connections. We’re attracted to people who are ethical, reliable, ambitious, and responsible. There’s a revolution happening with Uranus in Taurus, too, and it’s about approaching sexuality and gratification differently. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued and we are embracing a new-age view of the feminine. Women’s “roles” in relationships are revolutionizing this year and coming years.
The New Year chart’s exact timing depends on where you are in the world, of course, so the above is a 0-degree Aries chart.
Where we find Capricorn in our charts, we’re firming up, refining, and perfecting in 2020, but we’re also discovering more joy and opportunity this year until December. Saturn fixes, balances, and gives us lessons whichever sign, house, or point it visits. Jupiter teaches too, but uses a far different approach, aiming to open us up and fill us with faith and courage to explore and discover.
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto play their parts, too, of course, as do the inner planets and luminaries on a smaller scale, and my yearly horoscopes (overviews of which are below), monthly horoscopes, and daily horoscopes interpret their roles in the solar charts of each sign.
2020 Horoscope Overviews for Each Sign
Note: The following video provides shorter summaries for each sign:
Or, more detailed overviews are below:
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