Aries (March 21-April 19)
The song Rocket Man is a good metaphor for you this first month of 2020. You’re shooting for the stars, and this is an exciting time! You’re on the brink of personal and professional change, but it’s far from comfortable. You’re pushing yourself to the limit, and growing as a result. You could even feel more anxiety. Do you know what I love about anxiety? It’s a heightened experience of excitement energy, and if you allow it to motivate you, it won’t feel like stress. Channel and use it! Don’t suppress it.
This month, you could reach a peak in your career. If you’ve been working to accomplish a goal, stay the course. Saturn and Pluto meet in Capricorn on January 12 in the most significant astrological event of 2020. This transit urges you to follow your sacred calling. If you don’t have a clue what that means, life will offer hints throughout the month. It’s a new beginning, and you will have a sense of purpose for everything you do. Avoid distractions, like self-critical thoughts and old resentments. Clear them away to make space for what’s important.
On January 10, a lunar eclipse brings out your inner homebody. It’s okay to give yourself a break and spend the weekend in self-care mode.
January is such a high-power month, and you don’t want to let anyone or anything hold you back. If relationships are complicated, trust they are growing and evolving, too. After January 20, you will overcome any challenges and feel more deeply connected to those you love.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This month offers you a whole range of experiences, from happiness to confusion to crisis and then peace. Don’t worry. We are all feeling this at the same time; you’re not alone! When the good times come, relish and celebrate them. When the rough patches hit, think, “This, too, shall pass.”
We start the month on a high note for you, as most of our planets are shining in earth signs right now. This influence can help you focus on practical matters, like taking steps forward in your career. If you dream it, you can build it this year. So, dream big. Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, offers you assistance to climb toward a new peak. You could have success with activities like publishing, directing, business expansion, or higher education.
The lunar eclipse on January 10 could reveal unexpected, maybe even shocking news. Center yourself in meditation. This is a holy day, and you’ll want to take advantage of the powerful energy. Eclipses can shake things up in our lives; they speed up our timeline. Be prepared. If you’ve been working on a project, have the pieces ready in case you encounter just the right person to help you take it to the next level.
When Venus enters Pisces on January 13, it softens some of the energy felt during the lunar eclipse and puts your love life back online. Talk through realizations you had during the eclipse. This is a time to go deep and discover how you can experience more love.
Gemini (May 20-June 20)
As the month begins, a groundswell of energy moves through our collective, inspiring new ideas and expanding our visions for the future. This movement will bring seismic shifts in your life. So, it’s only natural you’d feel slightly overwhelmed and braced for a change. Try to filter out the noise coming from your thoughts or the atmosphere. Be still and listen to the quiet voice of wisdom inside letting you know what to do and which way to go.
The lunar eclipse on January 10 unearths financial matters you’ve been afraid to see before. You will want to excavate your psyche and explore your money beliefs. Some of these insecurities might come up in conversation with your partner. Money is energy, and energy wants to flow. Relax, quell your anxiety, and allow that energy to flow gracefully, without being restrictive or controlling. At the heart of any financial challenges is that of focus. Do you invest too much time in distractions? Do you quit a project that moves too slowly to start something new? The Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12 helps you put an end to this cycle and value yourself enough to stay the course.
Relationships will emphasize themes of commitment. Throughout the month, you’re learning how to be less anxious about intimacy. You’ve done extraordinary self-work to allow love into the darker spaces of yourself. In doing so, you’ve set yourself up to have the love you want. After January 20, love meets adventure, and someone special could restore your faith in relationships.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
January's transits could feel like a crescendo at the height of a symphony. You've been waiting for this moment all your life! It’s the start of a whole new chapter. Saturn and Pluto meet up in Capricorn, your opposite sign, on January 12. This transit is the big astrological news of 2020, and it’s directly influencing you. The most important message for you to hear right now is this: You are not alone. You are so loved. And you’re in a period of rapid growth and expansion. Stay open to what’s possible.
In dark times during which you can’t feel the presence of the divine, you may lose faith, but only through doubt can you arrive at faith. If you have a dark night of the soul this month, reach beyond yourself toward the outstretched hand of the divine. It will pull you out of the darkness and help you identify sources of love and support.
Relationships will be in the spotlight, and commitment is a keyword. If you’re single, you could reach a turning point, detach from the past, and open yourself to a new experience. You might do some of your deep soul work in relationships this month, especially January 13, when Venus moves into Pisces. Her influence here inspires compassion, where there once was blame.
This month’s influences invite you to abandon resentment and end any patterns of self-sacrifice. You are being renovated, from the inside-out. You are becoming a more powerful creator of your life experience. You will start to see what that means by the new moon on January 24.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
New beginnings can feel euphoric to a fire sign. After all, fire is the element of passion. Its spark catches on. After some time, though, all things settle into a routine. Then, it pays to be a fixed-sign Leo. You remain loyal until the end. Your ability to stay the course, even through the monotonous times, makes you capable of long-lasting love relationships and professional success. What helps you keep the spark alive long after that exciting beginning stage has passed? Your creativity.
Find ways to engage with your creative talents this month. Try a new creative outlet, even if you swear you have no skills. You’ll rely on your creative spark throughout January, especially on the 12th, when things become intense. Stay creatively committed, and you’ll pass any tests of faith.
The lunar eclipse on January 10 highlights your well-being, and you could reach new awareness about a health-related concern. Days later, Saturn and Pluto meet up for one of the most significant astrological events of 2020. This transit signifies a turning point in your day-to-day life. What can you do to relieve stress? Self-care goes beyond the physical—it’s mental and spiritual, too. So, if you are hesitant in expressing yourself for fear of judgment, access the courage you need to speak and live your truth. This expression will keep you from storing unexpressed creative energy in your body as pain.
On January 20, the Sun enters your opposite sign, Aquarius, and shines on your relationships. This influence could mean a beautiful new beginning in love.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Set clear, optimistic 2020 intentions. With several planets stacked up in earth signs, the world is your oyster. Your imagination unlocks the potential of your success and gives you a glimpse of what you can create. The key to making this your year is to stay creative. This month sets the stage, and your choices, as well as your attitudes and responses to life’s circumstances, will be meaningful in how this year unfolds. So remain conscious and self-aware.
The lunar eclipse on January 10 highlights your relationship with the children in your life. If you don’t have children, relate this to a project that feels like a child. Two days later, Saturn and Pluto meet in Capricorn for the big astrological event of the year. This influence means a new beginning that will help expand your creativity. You are in a prolific period, but you need to stay committed. See your top projects through to completion, and your dedication will pay off. That said, if you're not entirely true to yourself, you may not realize the goal. Lead with your heart.
If you have been thinking of starting a family or conceiving a child, this month offers some hopeful transits, especially from January 10-13.
Relationship changes could occur this month because you’re in a new stage of evolution. Be patient with your partner; this is a complicated time. Any challenges you face in your relationships will help refine your ability to love and be loved. Stay true to your heart’s leanings, and center yourself in meditation if you feel uncertain.
Libra (September 22-October 22)
You could feel like a diamond in the rough, being shaped into a more brilliant version of yourself. This process takes some pressure, though. With the Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12, you are in a rebirth process, and new facets of yourself will shine in the world.
This renovation is mostly an internal process, though relationships and external circumstances could drive you to deeper self-inquiry. You’ve been pushing forward with high energy, looking ahead, but the Lunar Eclipse on January 10 turns your head back to the past to examine your history. You could have realizations about how to eradicate any outdated familial and ancestral patterns, beliefs, or worries. These insights can help you understand why you might be accidentally sabotaging success, happiness, and love. Know you’re healing all of this for future and past generations as well. It’s big stuff!
On the 20th, the Sun enters Aquarius and shows hints of the future you’re creating after this soul growth. You are like a bow and arrow, pulling deeply in and far back to shoot forward at the end of the month. Home repairs, cleaning projects, or family matters aren’t distractions but rather part of that process of pulling inward. It can be difficult for a Libra to balance self-interests with other-interests. They’re the same this month.
Any relationship challenges you’ve faced during the earlier part of the month will smooth out. Awareness is often the first step toward healthier relationships. The new moon on January 24 inspires romance and offers hope for your love life.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
January is a month of inquiry, with themes of curiosity and connection, and so, I propose a challenge. Introduce yourself to at least three new people in your community and bond with at least four acquaintances. The winter weather may be drawing you inside, but don’t isolate, or you could miss an opportunity. Jupiter’s influence helps open your mind, and new connections expand your horizons.
The lunar eclipse on January 10 is an intense one, and you might emerge as one upon whom others rely. A leader. You understand the intensity and can offer insights, wisdom, or helpful opinions. Share your thoughts with the world; you key into the consciousness of the collective. That said, because we’re all feeling the intensity, avoid ranting on social media. Take the high road if you encounter heated debates.
You start this month with momentum for reaching new career goals: focus on marketing and communication. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12 is the big event of the month, and it inspires you to say just the right words with your Scorpio power. Don’t fear your charisma.
January is an excellent month for overcoming fears that lead to creative blocks. You’re braver than usual, and you dare to see what you might not have wanted to see before. At the new moon on January 24, you’ll be ready to relax with loved ones. If you’ve had challenges with any family members, avoid the Scorpio silent treatment. Talk things through, and you could learn something about yourself in the process.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Can you feel the world rapidly changing? The astrological activity from January 10-13 ushers us into a renaissance period, and you will feel a creative spark of potential in your life, too. Think about the life you want to create with pragmatic optimism. Identify your limitations and ways to work with them. There’s room for your go-with-the-flow attitude, but you want to be prepared and focused. Otherwise, you could miss opportunities when Saturn and Pluto conjoin on January 12.
Professionally, evaluate your priorities. If you’re dedicating energy to a path that’s only moderately satisfying, you have time to course-correct. The Lunar Eclipse on January 10 shows you how you might be playing small. After January 3, your ego may want acknowledgment and reassurance. However, recognizing your inherent value is an inside job that starts with self-love. This self-work will help break barriers to more abundance and success. Do this before asking for a raise. You begin a new chapter in your financial life this month, where dedication meets luck.
On January 20, the sun enters Aquarius, the sign of friendship, and helps expand your social circle. Its influence could inspire you to become more involved in your community, perhaps even accept a leadership position.
As you grow and evolve, so, too, do your relationships. Allow your partner the space to move through this intense time in their way, without trying to control any one outcome. The new moon on January 24 offers hope for the future of your love life.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Welcome to the first month of one of the most incredible years of your life. Several outer planets line up in your sign, including Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion. This year could bring the fulfillment of your dreams, and January sets the stage. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be the most tranquil month, though. Everything grows more intense from January 10-13. I can promise it will be an unforgettable and exciting time.
Ruled by Saturn, the planet of hard work, you’ve mastered staying focused and committed when times are tough. It’s this grit and determination that will carry you to new heights this year.
Between January 10 and January 13, you could grasp answers to questions that have long been on your mind about your purpose and how to make a more significant contribution to the world. Now is not a time to play small. Professional opportunities could open up by the end of the month. Stay focused on your long-term goals, without being distracted, especially if you’ve lacked recognition for your efforts. You could have a tremendous breakthrough in your career; stay open to change.
At the end of the month, you could be more conservative with your spending. You might feel pressure to cut back, but you can do this without falling into a fear of lack. Mindfulness will be essential.
Capricorn season lasts until January 20, and it’s all about you! You are a part of the bigger picture of the world. Rise as a leader and know you have support.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Self-inquiry is natural at the start of a new year, and yet, the beginning of this year might feel more intense than previous ones. Honor the internal process unfolding. You will have plenty of social time after January 20, when Aquarius season begins. Until then, give yourself a centered, spiritual start to this first month of the year.
The lunar eclipse on January 10 could help you detox negative thoughts, judgments, and toxic guilt. You don’t need to carry that into a new year. While you’re at it, let go of resentment. You could also decide to make health a priority. Clear yourself, body, mind, and spirit. Engage in a dedicated spiritual practice to support your growth.
After that, on January 12, Saturn and Pluto meet up in Capricorn for the big astrological event of the year. This transit signifies seismic shifts in consciousness for all of us. For you, this could mean the ability to feel our infinite interconnectedness in a mystical experience. You’re receiving a new calling, seeing a new vision for yourself, and understanding how to do more meaningful work in the world. This awareness will have a ripple effect in your life, but for now, know you’re starting a new chapter.
On January 20 the sun enters your sign and asks you to stretch your heart wider to receive a more profound experience of love. You’re invited to converse with people who inspire you. The new moon in your sign on January 24 is a favorable influence for deepening connections.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
If you can dream it, you can make it happen! This month, you have the right mix of imagination, creativity, and pragmatism. Add them all to the cauldron and stir; you’re ready for magic! You have a clearer vision of the path you’re creating. Be prepared to enact a plan. On January 12, Saturn and Pluto conjoin for a life-changing transit. You could have a lucky break, but you have to be prepared to seize an opportunity. Have your proposal ready, your resume updated, and your elevator pitch well-rehearsed. Then, relax and allow everything to unfold.
Mars puts pressure on you to achieve more after January 3, but don’t let this stress you out. Let it motivate you to set new career milestones.
Focus on relationships at the beginning of the month. We are all feeling more intense from January 10-13, and you could encounter challenges with friends or colleagues. Some challenging relationships may no longer serve you; be willing to let go. To prevent unwelcome conflicts, double-check all social media posts, and review all messages as if you’re reading from the other person’s viewpoint.
On January 13, Venus moves into your sign and helps you experience whole-hearted love. That said, you could uncover reasons why you may be holding back or denying yourself this full experience. Perhaps you’re afraid of abandonment, betrayal, or control in relationships. Maybe you’ve had disappointments. When you envision your year ahead, see yourself free from that psychic debris. Venus helps you recognize how loveable you are.
© 2020 by Rachel Lang. Used with permission.