You start the New Year determined to expand your horizons, per astrology, with your ruler, Mars, taking up residence in your exploration zone, Aries. This is positive, inspiring energy – hold onto that inner optimist with all your might, because it will carry you safely through the trickier energies which are on the way. The Lunar Eclipse on January 10 highlights a wound from your past which you haven’t managed to forgive or forget. Let this go if possible, Aries, as it’s holding you back. On January 12, the intense Saturn-Pluto conjunction highlights the ongoing tension between your career ambitions and your family life.
Something has gotta give this year, but you can start right now by taking a close forensic look at your priorities. Be scrupulously honest about how much your job matters to you, both with your loved ones and yourself. Cut back on the socializing mid-month, as Venus encourages you to seek some privacy and head space to work things out. Mercury’s arrival in rational Aquarius on January 16 will help, as will the Aquarius New Moon on January 24 – this could be a great time to try a new way of balancing your many different objectives. Don’t be too hard on yourself though, Aries.
As the month draws to a close, difficult aspects to Neptune pile on the guilt you feel. Know that you are doing your best. This can’t be fixed overnight, but you will get there.
Your 2020 astrology dawns with you determined to improve yourself, driven by Mars in your self-mastery zone. This is a positive, upbeat influence and it helps you access greater motivation and inner determination than usual. This will be important, because on January 10, a Lunar Eclipse in your intellectual zone may highlight a shortfall in your skills or something you need to brush up on. A couple of days later, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction sets off what will be a year-long journey into education and learning – don’t be surprised if you feel a bit lost all of a sudden, with many of your beliefs or experiences suddenly being challenged.
Around January 16, when intelligent Mercury shifts into your career zone, you’ll have your first opportunity to upskill. Sign up for any training on offer and remember to sell the already impressive skills you do have. A New Moon in your career zone on January 24 is promising here too, and with Venus in your social zone it should be easy in late January to make an excellent impression on colleagues, bosses and friends alike. There could be some confusion in one of your social groups as the month ends, however.
As Venus and Mars both encounter illusory Neptune, try to be upfront and honest with a friend instead of simply avoiding the issue. It’s much kinder to just say what’s on your mind, rather than leave them guessing.
Love is in the air as 2020 gets underway per your horoscope, but with Mars in your romance zone the boundary between passion and anger is not always clear. A potent Lunar Eclipse on January 10 hints that something hidden will be revealed, whether that’s a small financial crisis or an illicit relationship. Take great care with the truth. Two days later on January 12, the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact, affecting your mysteries zone in astrology.
This is an influence that’s hard to pin down, but it affects your ability to trust others, and the likelihood that others will trust you. Truth and honesty are again very important; especially honesty with yourself. If you’re single, look toward your working life for a love interest once Venus moves into your career zone on January 13. Restlessness is strong during the second half of the month, and a New Moon in your travel zone on January 24 suggests you do just that – travel if at all possible.
At the very least, get out and about locally to refresh your mind and clear your senses. Intellectual Mercury is also in your travel zone, so you may find yourself traveling on business or as part of an educational journey. As January draws to a close, romantic Neptune brings the allure of a workplace romance even closer, but this is not a straightforward influence: Someone is not telling the whole truth.
2020 is set to be a tumultuous year for you, Cancer, with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction shaking your personal relationships to their very core – and this begins early, when the conjunction becomes exact on January 12. Two days earlier, a Lunar Eclipse in your own star sign hints at the core of the problem – you’re not longer sure of your own identity, and you’re at risk of losing yourself in your quest for love. Moving on, it’s going to be important that you set firm boundaries to maintain your self-respect. Don’t rush into anything this month, especially in love.
Although the astrology events of January 10 through 12 may bring drama and upheaval, you have time on your side. Mars in your health zone wants you to protect your mental health through this stressful period, so be sure to get plenty of physical exercise in order to shake off the tension. In your relationship, per your horoscope, the arrival of Venus in your philosophy zone on January 13 helps to calm things, reminding you of why you’re together in the first place. A New Moon in your passion zone on January 24 certainly helps, too.
Intimacy is the glue which will, for the time being, heal wounds and bring you closer together. Be careful that your shared ideals are still on track – late January brings a difficult Mars-Neptune square which suggests that one of you at least is no longer “on message.”
On the face of it, January looks set to be a lot of fun, with Mars in your fun and dating zone and Venus shifting into your passion zone on January 13. There will be romantic and good-humored moments for sure, but in your drive to enjoy yourself you may be overlooking a core problem: Your health. The first signs of this emerge on January 10, when a Lunar Eclipse in your spiritual zone highlights your mental, emotional and physical exhaustion. Behind the mask of joviality, you simply feel washed up and unsure.
Two days later on the 12, the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact in your health zone. Expect some wake-up calls you can’t ignore, centered around stress and its effects on your well-being. Pressures at work are likely a key cause of this, so try to delegate as much as you can. Your happiness in love is a very positive factor this month, though, and should go a long way toward soothing any worries about your health.
Support from your loved ones is strong, and your communication with your sweetheart gets even stronger once Mercury moves into your love zone on January 16. A New Moon in your love zone on January 24 is a happy occasion – and if you’re single, this is an excellent time to find someone new. Don’t be gullible, however – around January 27 and 28, illusory Neptune affects your love life, and could see you falling for someone who is not what they seem.
It’s difficult to tell who’s on your side as 2020 begins, Virgo. With Mars transiting your family zone, tempers may be flaring at home, and the Lunar Eclipse on January 10 suggests that friends can’t be relied up on, either. In the early part of the month, you may have to be your own cheerleader, Virgo – don’t wait for others to boost your self-esteem. On January 12, the important Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact in your pleasure and risk zone.
This is set to be a complex astrological influence in your year ahead, Virgo, but it begins here and now with dramatic events in your love life – especially if you’re currently single – and a serious conflict between what you’d like to be doing and what you’re supposed to be doing. Responsibilities loom large, curtailing your leisure time, and any new relationships begun at this time could be tempestuous and intoxicating. In an established relationship, things are calmer, with Venus entering your love zone on January 13. This will help you adapt to any restrictions on your free time, as you will at least have the backing and support of your partner.
Once Mercury moves into your work zone on January 16, however, life becomes extremely busy and more than a little stressful. A New Moon in this zone on January 24 suggests increasing responsibilities on the job, which are welcome, Virgo – yet they also play their part in this battle between your obligations versus what you would much rather do.
You have a lot on your plate this January, but Mars in your mind zone ensures that you’re quick thinking and well-organized enough to keep up, Libra. Just as well, because events this month in your career and family life look set to reverberate through the year. A Lunar Eclipse in your career zone of your horoscope on January 10 may bring success, but the emotional cost could be high. Two days later on January 12, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact in your family zone, suggesting major conflict between your desire to be there for your loved ones and your desire to succeed at work.
With Venus arriving in your everyday work zone on January 13, career pressures may at ease enough to allow you to catch up with your loved ones – but this is likely to be an ongoing battle, and fundamental change is needed. Start thinking about it now. Mercury shifts into your creativity zone on January 16, and this is very helpful for innovative thinking and new ideas about your current dilemma. Don’t be afraid to try something new, or to integrate tech into your daily life to save yourself some time.
A New Moon in your creativity zone on January 24 is full of potential – interestingly, this is sometimes called the risk zone too. Brave, bold decisions made in the final week of January could turn out to be your best move yet.
2020 gets underway with Mars entering the money zone of your star sign, Scorpio, so your drive to better your finances is strong; you can use this motivation to look into a new business or a profitable side hustle. But your grasp of detail is not strong right now, and a Lunar Eclipse on January 10 highlights the dangers of rushing into something without having the full picture. Perhaps a slowdown is in order. Two days later on January 12, the potent Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact in your intellect zone.
Expect to struggle with conflict between your bigger, wider goals and your ability to take the small steps to meet those goals. You know where you’re going, but sometimes the route is a total mystery to you. Take this opportunity to create lists, schedules, deadlines or whatever else it takes to keep you on track. On January 13, Venus moves into your dating zone, which is also your risk zone.
This could suggest a lot of fun on the dating scene, but it can also bring financial excess, especially given the position of Mars in your money zone. Avoid overspending or trying to buy someone’s affection. At home, at least, stability this month is a solid background for your intellectual worries – and when the New Moon falls in your family zone on January 24, you should find home improvement projects or even a new pet to be a wonderful, enjoyable distraction.
Your year gets off to an eventful start, Sagittarius, with potential drama in both your love life and your financial life. Mars in your sign increases passion and drive, but it also brings anger and an urge to take risks – be careful! The Lunar Eclipse on January 10 highlights a secretive love affair or a serious financial issue – or both! Two days later, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction occurs in your money and values zone, bringing conflict and power struggles over either money or love.
You’ll want to act quickly to find a solution, but impulsiveness is not the answer. Instead, try to stay calm and to bide your time. On January 13, Venus moves into your family zone, easing any tensions at home and creating a more stable atmosphere, which is helpful if you need to explain something difficult to a spouse. You’ll be further helped by the arrival of Mercury in your communication zone on January 16 – but avoid the temptation to be dishonest.
Even little white lies may come back to haunt you, so honesty is key here. The New Moon falls in your communication zone on January 24, so you have a chance to take back control of the situation and to garner support from those around you if you need it. Tricky Neptune aspects on the 27 and 28, however, remind you how critically important the truth is. If you’ve fibbed, things may start to unravel now.
Your sense of identity is on the line this year, Capricorn, and it all starts right here in January. Mars is transiting your spiritual zone, urging you to seek answers, and on January 10, with a Lunar Eclipse in your relationship zone, you may gain sudden insight into how you have allowed yourself to become lost or out of touch with your authentic self. This could bring major tension in a relationship but hang in there; this is part of a larger picture. It’s only two days later on January 12 that the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction occurs in your own sign.
This is the trigger for a year-long transformation of who you are, how you see yourself, and how others see you. It begins with some uncomfortable drama over your personal freedom – or lack of it. Tempers may rise and anger is not far from the surface, but staying calm is your best bet. Gentle Venus helps cool the temperatures a little on January 13, shifting into your communication zone and enabling you to better express what you’re feeling, without alienating your loved ones.
Shortly thereafter on the 16, intelligent Mercury moves into your values zone, which will help you clarify what you’re seeking and why. A New Moon in this zone on January 24 encourages you to take the first steps toward a new independence. This is all about finding your personal freedom within the framework of a loving partnership.
Spiritual progress is on the cards this January, starting with the Lunar Eclipse on January 10. As a Fixed sign, you thrive on routines, but this eclipse brings events that make you realize you’re restricting yourself too much. Two days later on January 12, the potent Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact in the most spiritual zone of your chart. This begins a year-long process for you, when you’ll struggle to embrace your spiritual gifts and shake off your sometimes overly rational tendencies.
On January 13, Venus moves into your money zone. Often this would suggest some extravagant spending, but this year, in light of the current astrological energies, it’s more about appreciating the more intangible values and gifts you have – kindness, empathy, generosity and gratitude. When Mercury moves into your own sign on January 16, your logical, rational brain seems to be back in charge, but with a subtle shift: You’ll be determined to look behind the curtain to try to understand the world’s more mysterious energies. The New Moon in Aquarius on January 24 is an excellent time to begin this work.
Watch out for a beautifully romantic interlude on January 27, when Venus conjuncts Neptune. If you’re single, this is a good time to meet someone new, but only if you’re willing to suspend your judgement; you’ll be surprised at who catches your eye around now. Don’t censor what you feel about others. Allow your heart to take you where it wishes.
2020 begins with Mars transiting your career zone, providing you with plenty of ambition. However, a Lunar Eclipse on January 10 falls in your ego zone, Pisces, and you may suffer from a lack of recognition, or perhaps you’ll find yourself side-lined at work. Two days later, the powerful Saturn-Pluto eclipse occurs in your community zone and this hints at what is to come: This year you’ll be re-assessing your career path and perhaps moving out of the limelight ,but toward a more profound and satisfying role. To do that, you must accept receiving less personal glory, and these astrological aspects are the first steps in that process.
Fortunately, you have strong support to see you through this psychologically tricky time. Venus moves into Pisces on January 13, helping you express your compassionate nature to the fullest – and the more you move to help others, the more your own worries will recede. Mercury moves into your spiritual zone on January 16, so meditation, prayer, dreamwork and visualization will all help you to chart a path forward. Indeed, the New Moon in this zone of your chart on January 24 could mark a turning point in your understanding.
When Venus conjuncts Neptune on January 27, you’ll feel a surge of oneness, a connection with the divine, as well as the rest of humanity. This is another milestone on your search for your true purpose, and it’s starting to feel very positive.