2020 Horoscopes: Your Year Ahead

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Get an overview of what's ahead for you in 2020 in your annual horoscopes from astrologer Rachel Lang. Then, check out her review of the important astrological events for the year in her article, "What's In the Stars for 2020?"

By Rachel Lang

Aries (March 21-April 19)

2020 will be a defining year in your life. Professional and personal milestones could stretch your idea of who you are and what you’re capable of achieving. Aim higher than your comfort zone; this is no time to play small or suffer from “imposter syndrome.” Discard any notion you’re not capable or worthy of love, abundance, and success. What 2020 lacks in comfort, it will make up for in adventure. Hold on for the ride!

Saturn and Pluto meet in Capricorn on January 12, and this combo could mean a breakthrough. Be prepared while also remaining optimistic.

When your ruling planet, Mars, goes retrograde from September 9-November 13, you could lose momentum for some of the projects or activities you began earlier in the year. This cycle offers you the time to regroup and reassess your goals. Patience will be a keyword.

The astrology of the year supports you in speaking your mind and allowing you to become more authentic in your closest relationships as a result. You have permission to be an Aries to the fullest—dynamic, fierce, and courageous. Though your words could trigger others this year, conflicts and upsets are opportunities for considerable growth. You are growing bolder in your life so you can complete the missions your soul came to achieve. Honor your path by focusing your attention on the pursuits that burn in your heart. Passion is a motivating, driving force, but it becomes pain if you suppress it. Jump over hurdles, clear distractions, and take a stand for yourself!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This New Year’s Eve, you will have much to celebrate! 2020 will be a year of possibility and opportunity. If you can dream it, you can build it, and it will happen. Jupiter, the planet of luck, shines a favorable light on you this year, and several favorable outcomes could manifest. Try not to be overwhelmed by the choices available to you. Think of the climax of a film when all plotlines come together; this is a metaphor for your year.

You have been changing the way you express yourself, updating your style, or changing your social media. As a result, you are earning more attention than usual. 

From May 12 to June 24, your ruling planet, Venus, goes retrograde. This influence could cause you to be more conservative about spending money. It will be wise to cut back where you can but do not feed anxiety or fear. This influence could also create some waves in your love life. Have confidence in your ability to weather the ups and downs. You’re determined and wired for successful outcomes—practice radical self-love to overcome fear.

As a Taurus, self-reliance makes you a stable, reliable partner and friend. However, life circumstances could unfold this year that would allow you to open yourself to others. In doing so, you’ll learn lessons in trust and intimacy. You are ready to be more known—all aspects of yourself—and this will be the greatest gift of 2020. 

Gemini (May 20-June 20)

In his book, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, Gay Hendricks identified what he calls an “upper limit problem.” When something in your life goes awry after a positive experience of success, abundance, or love, you’ve hit an upper limit problem. It’s ego’s way of bringing you back down to a more comfortable state, even if you don’t consciously want to be brought down. Contraction follows expansion. You will hit your upper limit over and over this year, and as you do, you’ll grow more comfortable with the elevation. You want to be sure not to allow your ego to have the last word. Practice early in the year by celebrating your successes and sitting still in good times (without finding the nearest exit door). 

January is intense, and you could feel on edge. Loved ones will be in the same space, feeling a pressure to evolve but unsure of what that means or what steps to take. Be gentle with yourself and others, especially May 12-June 24, when Venus goes retrograde in your sign. You could question your relationships, or issues from the past could resurface for you to address and clear.

One of the biggest themes that will play out this year is that of purpose. Starting in May, the North Node, which is the point of destiny, enters your sign and stays until 2022. During this cycle, you could be more aware of what distractions to weed out of your life so you can shape your destiny.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

2020 shines a spotlight on your relationships, and it could bring commitment! Whether you’re single, married, or somewhere in between, expect this year to bring transformation in the way you experience intimacy. You will better understand your part of the power dynamics that play out in your relationships.

If you encounter others withholding in relationships, reflect on how you might hold back hold yourself back in relationships. Do you guard your heart? If so, this is the time to let go of fear. Allow yourself to experience a depth of connection. Share your passion, sorrow, joy, and all of you. If you master this expression, you will watch your entire life expand, giving you access to more visibility in your career and more satisfaction in general.

2020 is a year of dynamic change, but the change may be intangible at first. It starts with an insight and moves beyond. You have a lot to share with the world right now. Your perspective offers wisdom. Do not hold back. 

Professional partnerships offer luck in April and November. If you have been working on a project with someone, hang in there! It will be worth the wait. That message applies to anything. This is the year of culmination when the groundwork you have laid finally supports your efforts. Things are coming to fruition, and they might manifest all at once! This year, you will get to experience a full spectrum of possibilities. Keep your heart open and mind curious. Ride the wave of this exciting time.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Between planting seeds and gathering the harvest, there’s a period of tending and waiting. 2020 could feel like this for you, and the choices you make will be integral to the outcome of your future. It’s a year to stay determined and committed—to climb toward your dreams one step at a time. On January 12, several planets in Capricorn shine a light on the steps you need to take to accomplish professional and personal goals. Don’t give up from January to April. Stay focused on your dream.

Self-care is a top priority this year, as your health could be sensitive to stress, allergens, and toxicity. The mind-body-spirit connection means all three must be in balance for you to feel a sense of well-being. Engage in daily rituals and practices that support all aspects of yourself.

The eclipses on June 5, June 21, November 30, and December 5 stir your desire to lead others or make a more meaningful contribution. Expand your social circle by becoming more involved and you will feel more purposeful in all you do. 2020 is an important year of transition, and you could make your mark if you dare to express your ideas in a more public way.

Relationships could have rough patches when Venus goes retrograde from May 12-June 24. If your love life feels flat, you can add effervescence by breaking free from your routine and incorporating more playful experiences. Quiet the voice of your inner critic and allow more joy.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

2020 is a year you won’t forget. Its astrological influences will help you have a clearer vision, seeing things about yourself and others you may not have recognized before. With all of this awareness comes wisdom, and you will be able to choose the paths that lead to success and fulfillment. Be open to seeing what you otherwise might have been afraid to see. 

You will want to maintain a positive mindset at the beginning of the year, as several planets in Capricorn make the glass seem half full. By the end of the year, your glass will fill to the brim; do not worry. If others close to you encounter hardships, help out with healthy boundaries. 2020 is not a year for self-sacrifice, as you can have a greater flow of joy and deep satisfaction with Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, shining favorably on you.

Your potential for creative output reaches new levels this year. Plus, you have the focus you need to complete big projects, like writing a book, building a website, launching a business, or pursuing an advanced degree. Creativity doesn’t stop there, though. This year is also a highly fertile one, and if you’ve been hoping to bring a new baby into the family, you could receive favorable news in April, June, or October. 

Romance is a highlight this year. Because of Pluto’s influence, you will want to honor your commitment to your partner and make all love-life decisions with integrity. New beginnings in love will allow you to bloom where you are planted. 

Libra (September 22-October 22)

What a year this will be! When you’re building a house, you need to start with a solid foundation. Everything else depends on that. In life, our foundation begins before we have conscious awareness about the life we’ll construct. Often, we have to go back and reconstruct some of our foundational beliefs and values later in adulthood. You will be doing this type of renovation in all areas of your life this year, perhaps even in your home.

It’s a big, life-changing year for you. Think about what you’ve been working toward for the past seven years. What goals have you been aiming to achieve? Hang in there, even when you feel overwhelmed. Give your projects one last push. You are on the brink of fulfilling your destiny, but discern what that means. Your purpose is a mosaic of activities, experiences, and relationships that shape the big picture of your life.

Your ruling planet goes retrograde from May 12-June 24. Following that, Mars goes retrograde in your opposite sign, Aries, from September 9-November 13. The combo of these two planets going retrograde could mean changes in your relationship status. This summer starts a period of reassessment about how you show up in relationships and what you expect of your partners. You will take a hard look at the past and hopefully reach peaceful resolutions. Toward the end of 2020, you will be able to see glimpses of the future you’re creating. You’ll feel like the hero at the end of the journey. 

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) 

The astrology of 2020 shows dynamic change and transformation. It’s your kind of year! It starts January 12 as Saturn and Pluto conjoin in Capricorn. You could receive a calling from the divine or become inspired to express yourself in a new way. You have a more powerful presence in the world—in your gifts, words, and essence. The source of your power is spiritual, and you’ll access it through the gateway of your heart. For this reason, don’t suppress your emotions or passions.

Mars goes retrograde from September 9-November 13. It is time to reassess your health, goals, and relationships. After that, at the end of the year, you will have a clear vision of your path ahead. Until then, make careful choices, resist impulses, and establish tangible mile markers on the road toward your intentions.

New developments in your family and community may force you to rethink long-held beliefs. Keep an open mind in April and June, as these are pivotal months during which you could be stretched somewhat uncomfortably outside of your comfort zone. Talk things through with someone you trust for an additional perspective.

The eclipses on June 5, June 21, November 30, and December 5 shine a spotlight on financial matters. Events related to money and relationships may be projections of your internal beliefs, fears, and expectations. If something is amiss in any one of these areas, explore the deeper themes. You have some luck with communication, marketing, writing, and building community. Focus on these activities for greater professional success this year.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

2019 invited you to set intentions; 2020 will mean the manifestation of those intentions. Realize, though, that not all intentions are conscious. Sometimes, we set unconscious ones to learn valuable lessons for our soul’s growth. You will see both types this year. With this basic understanding, you can peacefully weather ups and downs by saying, “this, too, shall pass,” when everything feels more intense. Also, you’ll have plenty of cause to celebrate the successes.

Financially, this is a year of expansion, but you’ll still want to be conservative with your spending. To do so consciously, get to the bottom of your money fears and unpack any limiting beliefs about money. What keeps you from living in a state of abundance? Reflect on this question at the start of the year. By April, you will have more clarity about your career and financial well-being.

From May 12-June 24, your love life could feel like a romantic comedy, with twists and turns. Stay relaxed through it all. See it through the lens of humor, and that will keep you from getting too hung up on any challenges that occur. You’re entering a new paradigm in your relationships, and you’re learning how to stand still in rocky times. Stay open and heart-centered.

The eclipses on June 5, June 21, November 30, and December 5 highlight your sign and will catalyze sizable shifts in your life. These eclipses make 2020 one of your more exciting years yet, and you will live with more purpose, vigor, and courage as a result!

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

2020 is your year! With several planets stacked up in your sign, you will feel as if the spotlight is shining on you. Jupiter transits through your sign until December, offering you luck, but you will want to be prepared to seize any opportunities opening up for you. Therefore, think about what most excites you. What’s your greatest dream? What would give you deep satisfaction and fulfillment? Pursue these aspirations and have faith in yourself.

By December, you will have closed a two-and-a-half-year period of dedicated work. Throughout this time, your inner critic may have been loud, and you may have learned some valuable lessons as a result. In 2020, you will understand the necessity of any struggle and receive rewards for your efforts.

Ensure you’re keeping a balance between work and relaxation. Expand your idea of self-care; it can include choosing healthy relationships, honoring your boundaries, and loving even the most frustrating parts of yourself unconditionally. Practice radical self-care to stay well in body, mind, and spirit.

Relationships could include power struggles at the beginning of the year, as outer planets Pluto and Saturn transit through your sign. On April 4, Jupiter and Pluto come together to help you work out any difficulties and overcome internal resistance to receiving love. You are entering a new paradigm and becoming a more powerful agent in your life. Your closest relationships will shift as a result; try not to control the outcomes. Enjoy the adventure!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

You might feel like Alice living an adventure in Wonderland this year, as sudden shifts and unexpected encounters have you questioning reality. Keep your mind open to possibilities and your eyes full of wonder. If you feel unsettled for no apparent reason, find grounding through friendship and community involvement.

The world is on the precipice of change, and you are, too. In this period of transition, your creative potential is at a high point. Employ your imagination to create a new vision for your life. You have a stronger sense of your purpose and less patience for distractions. Therefore, set boundaries to protect your time and energy. Your generous spirit is one of your greatest assets, and yet, you may need to conserve your resources of time, energy, and money, especially between June 21 and July 5.

Saturn fully enters your sign in December and will stay until 2023. It offers you the chance to take a hard look at the way you express yourself. If you feel spread thin or stuck, take a break before stress takes a physical toll. Prioritize your well-being, body, mind, and spirit. This is especially true in December when Jupiter and Saturn conjoin in your sign.

After May, you could focus your attention on children. If you have been trying to conceive a child, this might bring welcome news. Commitment will be a keyword in relationships. If you have been dating with no good prospects, develop spiritual practices that help you love yourself more unconditionally.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

You have been preparing yourself to be more of a leader, and now is the time, as we enter a new era. Perhaps you feel called to teach, write, or speak. You have what it takes to make your mark this year, especially after the Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12. This influence stirs your desire to help others and make a greater contribution to the world. You could receive your mission between November 30 and December 14.

Be cautiously optimistic about finances. You have luck on your side, thanks to Jupiter’s influence. That said, you want to be mindful of your spending, especially in September and October.

Friendships could change throughout the year. With your keen intuition, you’ll have the ability to recognize red flags. Trust yourself. New friendships allow you to expand your horizons and see a more exciting future for yourself. You may even encounter some earth angels, people who come to help you achieve a dream. Allow relationships to ebb and flow without trying to control the outcomes.

Venus goes retrograde from May 12-June 24, and it could awaken dormant emotions. How has messaging from your family of origin influenced your beliefs about relationships and finances? Dig deep to uncover ways in which you may be holding yourself back in both areas of life. This isn’t the best time to start a home decorating project, but it is helpful to seal any cracks in the foundation of your primary relationship. If you’re single, that means your relationship with yourself.