No one can escape change in 2020. After a year of retrogrades, supermoons, and eclipses, the year will end with what astrologers are calling the "Great Conjunction." This meeting between Jupiter and Saturn, which goes down on Monday, December 21, sets into action a course of events that will shape the next 20 years. For better or worse, personally and globally, major shifts are being set into action.
So, how do you ensure that you see positive changes over this time, such as more money and great sex coming your way, rather than business losses and break-ups? Keep reading, but here's a hint: To properly set yourself up, you'll have to get focused and shake off any situations or people who only act as harmful distractions. Buckle up and read on.
Right from the get-go, 2020 asks us to make tough decisions. There is a full moon and lunar eclipse in Cancer on Friday, January 10. Lunar eclipses usually mean endings, which plays well into what happens two days later. On Sunday, January 12, Saturn (the planet of restrictions) conjuncts Pluto (the planet of death and rebirth) in business-minded Capricorn. Do you have one too many side projects? Are you dating people you're pretty 'meh' about? Cut 'em loose. This transit asks you to identify your goals and focus your energy on them. Those who work hard will be rewarded while those who spread themselves too thin will lose out. Yes, it's a tough ask, but you can do it. There are also full moons that double as lunar eclipses in Sagittarius on Friday, June 5, in Capricorn on Sunday, July 5, and in Gemini on Monday, November 30.
2020 is also riddled with super moons, which are full moons during which the moon is closest to the earth. These are powerful times for manifestation. Mark them in your calendar as great dates to launch a professional project or practice sex magick. This year's supermoons occur in Leo on Sunday, February 9, in Virgo on Monday, March 9, in Libra on Wednesday, April 8, and Scorpio on Thursday, May 7.
Everyone's love life may feel a little shaky during Venus retrograde from Wednesday, May 13 to Thursday, June 25. Venus rules beauty, love, and wealth. When she goes retrograde, communication in our love life tanks. The best way to survive is to practice lots of self-care because the better you feel, the more empathetic and loving you are to your partner(s).
While bubble baths and massages are encouraged, avoid making major changes to your appearance during this time. It sounds like a scary retrograde, but it's an opportunity to examine how we express ourselves romantically. If we're brave enough to notice where we can improve and make the effort to do so, Venus retrograde can do wonders for your love life. Oh, and exes may appear during this time. It's actually even worse than Mercury retrograde in that regard.
The friends you make now will play a major role in your life for years to come.
Towards the end of Venus retrograde on Sunday, June 21 there is a new moon and solar eclipse in Cancer. Eclipses are fun to watch but cause shake-ups and drama. It's best to stay inside having sex, reading, or getting a massage. A second solar eclipse happens in Sagittarius on Monday, December 14.
Another major retrograde, Mars retrograde, occurs from Wednesday, September 9, to Saturday, November 14. Warrior planet Mars is about ambition, aggression, and hot sex. When it goes retrograde, we find ourselves craving softer intimacy. It's not the best time to make major business deals or plan an orgy, but it's perfect for making your lover breakfast in bed. We're all feeling lazy. The more you struggle against the effects of Mars retrograde, the harder this period is. So relax and take a nap (or 20).
While 2020 asks us to focus and cut away what's no longer serving is, the year also encourages us to become more involved with our community. Especially during an election year, it's a great time to become involved with like-minded people. Lucky planet Jupiter enters humanitarian Aquarius on Saturday, December 19. Get out of the house, attend a local meet-up, or go to a party you've always been curious about. The friends you make now play a major role in your life for years to come.
2020 ends with a massive celestial occurrence on Monday, December 21, that astrologers are calling the Great Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. What happens now creates massive change on a global and personal level and affects our course of action for the next 20 years. No pressure, right? Cut out distractions, focus on what matters, and get involved in your community. That is the recipe for success in 2020.
December Predictions, By Zodiac Sign
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your ruling planet, Mars, goes retrograde this year. However, being the warrior fire sign that you are, you come out on top, with more money and sex than ever. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Venus is your ruling planet, and it's going retrograde in 2020. Your job is not to be distracted by exes. They will try to haunt you this year, but you're above that. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The energy of 2020 freaks you out at first when you find yourself wanting to focus on one partner instead of 20. There's nothing wrong with multiple partners, but with all the money-making opportunities in front of you, someone is on the chopping block. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
2020 is the year you stop people-pleasing. Go after your dreams, Cancer. If you don't, they might not be there for much longer. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You're a lion, Leo, and don't you forget it. 2020 requires strength — do not dull your shine for anyone. Those who try to cut you down get thrown to the sharks. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You're the sign of service, Virgo, but 2020 asks you to step into a leadership role. Can you handle it? Read your full 2020horoscope here.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You're all about relationships, from friends, to partners, to people you just flirt with over text. But this year, someone has to go. You can't do it all and make all this money. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Put down the stinger and turn on the charm. Go after what you want. This year asks you to practice emotional regulation for the sake of networking. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You are so fabulous, Sagittarius, so why are you still hung up on your ex? Everyone has something to let go of this year, and yours is that unnecessary nostalgia. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
2020 is your year, Capricorn. You basically own it. Does that turn you on? Good. Get started on that project you've had on the backburner. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
2020 finds you dreaming of love — maybe even long-term commitment. Who are you and what have you done with our Aquarius rebel? Don't worry, you can have your metaphorical wedding cake and eat it too. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You'll find yourself craving structure this year, but you might also want a new sexual partner. Stop swiping. 2020 introduces you to great people IRL, but it's up to you to get out there. Read your full 2020 horoscope here.
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