A happy new year and welcome to a new astrological decade and a new you in the making. This year is loaded up with planets in the earth signs, so nail down your plans. You are the architect of your future so design for an empire. Many small decisions over time eventually lead to your destination, so set your GPS, stay in alignment and integrity while taking practical steps. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of December 30, 2019, through to January 5, 2020, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
2020 kicks off with energy to burn as the planet of action moves into your travel zone. If you’re not kicking up your heels a thousand miles from home, at least get out and about to burn off that excess firepower. Your career moves are still churning through a cycle of demolition and rebuilding better, bigger and in alignment with what you want to be known for when the dust settles and the last song is sung. Make it count Aries, this kind of astrology only happens once in a lifetime. Don't hold back on your ambition. Decisions made this month are likely to stick so take them seriously. Make any big proposals on Thursday, and note any big ideas that come to mind. Also, career connections are favored so don’t hold back with your ideas or introductions.
Taurus | Taurus rising
Your zone of sex and shared resources gets a second wind as the red-hot planet of action and assertion heats up your libido and your urge to merge. Any party favorites over the holiday season may be willing to entertain you a little longer. Make sure it’s not too clandestine ie make healthy choices! You have the energy to go in on a joint venture or someone is willing to contribute so consider a quick collab or even a multiple efforts over the next couple of months. You’re not short on ideas and directions so spread the net wide, then be sure to reel it in or you’ll feel like you’re herding cats. You’re due for a cosmic connection so stay open to what lights you up around mid-week.
Gemini | Gemini rising
As mars the planet of sex and assertion heads into your partnership zone you’ll be ready to push the needle forward in terms of relationships. Stand up for your love rights and say it loud and proud. In your opposite sign of Sagittarius, you may find it’s you that’s being besieged with enthusiastic overtures, and perhaps by more than one interested party. Stand your ground if you’re not the one ready to commit just yet. Set a rule of thumb, say 3 to 6 months where you agree not to lock in anything, so you can enjoy getting to know each other. Your zone of secrets and sex is a packed house right now, so you’ll be getting to know ALL the nitty-gritty. Poke around in the closet to see if any skeletons rattle!
Cancer | Cancer rising
Your health routine is set for activity this week as Mars the planet of energy heads into this zone so get moving. Make sure you fit in some exercise and break up your routine by taking different ways home, to the gym or the shops. If you’re back at work you’re bound to be busy and motivated to go the extra mile. This is a versatile vibe so consider a side hustle to soak up the extra juice. Meanwhile on the personal front is there a proclamation you or a significant other can’t hold back? Some commitment dialogue perhaps? On Monday a stimulating connection with a friend or colleague provides a welcome perspective shift or eureka moment. You may also make a significant contact so take note of discussion especially mid-week.
Leo | Leo rising
Your romance zone gets a second life as Mars the planet of action ignites some fires of the heart, loins and creative inspirations. If you’ve found a worthy muse, channel the energy and continue building on recent efforts in artistic exploration. If you’ve developed a big idea put your energy behind it and get cracking. Substantial yet practical ideas on the work front crystalize mid-week so note down any brilliant strategies that come to mind or via a work colleague. You'll be feeling inspired to make concrete changes in your health and dietary habits. Keep it simple and forget the fads. Choose something you can commit to for the best results. Aim for the long term so it's sustainable both financially and works in with your time budget. If you can combine it with your work, even better.
Virgo | Virgo rising
You've had plenty of activity around the homestead over the past year and it doesn’t end there. Prepare for one last blast as the planet of action heads into this zone for the next six weeks. This is also the planet of assertion and aggression so burn off extra steam with some inspired gardening, banging of nails into walls or expanding out to tidy up the area if you live in a smaller shared space or apartments. Stick to one chore at a time and get it finished rather than starting 1000 small fires, this energy has a habit of change for change's sake. If you’ve been avoiding standing up for yourself on the home front, this will be your time. See to it that others who share your spaces understand your need for autonomy and independence.
Libra | Libra rising
The planet of action moves into your zone of local connections this week so use the extra energy to organize something in your district. Consider ways to connect people up for an exchange. Your local library or community hall would be great places to start. Burn off extra steam by walking instead of driving where possible, and be sure to mix up the places you normally visit, shop, caffeinate. Do a letter drop around your local if you happen to work in the area and take the opportunity to do a meet and greet. Your home zone continues to be a focal point, and this week things lighten with an upswell of inspiration. Ideas on improvement, expansion or what to do next are abundant so note what comes.
Scorpio | Scorpio rising
Your money zone has geared up as the planet of action brings some firepower to your money zone. If it takes energy, a little risk, and belief in your abilities you’re on the right track. Diversity could be a theme as well as trying different tacks like split testing your options and approach. Acting with faith and belief in your abilities and value is key. Inspiration arrives this week through a local connection or even a sibling. Note down any big ideas that look like practical solutions to something you’ve been nutting out for a while. Your partner or a close friend will ignite a welcome perspective shift early in the week so keep an open mind and be willing to challenge others view-points and direction as well.
Sagittarius | Sagittarius rising
You're all fired up for the next six weeks as the planet of action moves into your sign on Friday. If there’s something you need to accelerate, now is the time to put your foot on the gas. Nail down and focus your efforts to achieve the work of ten in double time. Note big ideas around strategy and even systems this week. Think next leveling, and organize to have things set up and in place to serve your longer-term goals. Make sure it’s professional, watertight and scalable. Even if you’re in a modest position it’s worth getting your accounts in order. You have what it takes to make the most of an unexpected work opportunity so step in and allow yourself to deliver something new and unique.
Capricorn | Capricorn rising
You've been brewing a new vision for some time and this week sees you solidify some specifics. You have a lot of big ideas on direction and the more creative and unique you can be, the better. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, but like Steve Jobs, you might have to revamp it slightly into the future. He pulled together various components of his experience and creative exploration and that’s along the lines of what you’re looking at now. A shift in thinking, as well as your presentation, are all beneficial so allow yourself to develop. Nothing is static and this year is all about growth for Capricorn. If you’ve needed to demolish structures or systems to make the space for you to flourish, get clear on what and where.
Aquarius | Aquarius rising
Taking time out to tap in will result in an inspired download this week so make sure you stay on track with your me-time. Dreams and symbols continue to offer up synchronicity so take note. This is a great way to channel some truly unique creative ideas that are on the pulse and ready to be birthed. Have a cat nap, sleep on it or do something creative to problem solve. Balance with some social or humanitarian effort as the planet of action moves into your zone of group activity. This is a super social area so parties and meetups with friends are all on the cards while you have extra energy to burn. Don't be surprised if you end up party hopping, talking late into the night or burn up the dance floor.
Pisces | Pisces rising
The planet of action moves into a challenging position that pushes your energy reserves. You won’t know when to rest but sometimes it takes a heavier foot on the gas to get things over the line. The energy is one of versatility so you can wear more than one hat. Just make sure you bring things to a finish or get someone on board who can if you notice you’re pushing in too many directions. It's most likely your career or public pursuits that are burning up excess fossil fuels. The good news on this is that you’ll have the motivation to continue pushing on with projects you started recently, expand them and reach out to others. What you do over the next six weeks is likely to bring you attention so make the most of it.
Vanessa Montgomery—aka Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.
Originally Appeared on Glamour