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Monthly Overview: December 2019

December features some important planetary movements which could have repercussions well into the New Year. On December 2nd, Jupiter, the planet of optimism and generosity, shifts into serious, responsible Capricorn, where it will remain for a year. This energy is about finding the joy in duty and about sharing the load when times get tough. We can get started on that almost right away, since a slightly melancholy Sun-Neptune square on December 8th brings disappointment to some and sadness to others. However, with Mercury moving into breezy Sagittarius the following day, such feelings will not linger.

It’s a very intellectual Full Moon on December 11th in Gemini and mid-December overall is a fascinating time. On December 13th, a deeply spiritual Mars-Neptune trine is perfect for those seeking esoteric knowledge or trying to deepen their understanding at a soul level. A couple of days later, a brilliant trine between Jupiter and Uranus promises rewards for those who are brave enough to tear up routine and convention: there’s a sense here that something different and daring will break new ground.

Seasonal festivities take on a somewhat quirky feel this year, with Venus moving into independent Aquarius on December 19th. A Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on December 25th highlights the breaking down of tradition, but with Jupiter in the mix too, happy new traditions can be created in place of something old. As 2019 draws to a close, Mercury shifts into responsible Capricorn on December 28th, so this is an ideal time to plan for 2020. Don’t rule out a last-minute brainwave on December 30th when Mercury trines Uranus in an explosive show of originality and innovation.

MONTHLY OVERVIEW: January 2020

2020 begins on a very optimistic note, with the arrival of Mars in adventurous Sagittarius. However, a potent lunar eclipse and a rare and powerful conjunction ensure that the mood quickly turns more serious.

The Lunar Eclipse in Cancer on January 10 is an emotional moment for many, bringing out our protective instincts and perhaps stoking some fear and worry over what’s to come. Hot on the heels of the Lunar Eclipse, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact on January 12. This intense planetary aspect occurs only once every 34 years, and it speaks of economic downturns, financial crisis, corruption, abuse and misuse of power – and that’s just for starters.

On a more personal level, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction creates conflict between maintaining the status quo and creating change, which is a difficult concept. Fortunately, Venus and Mercury are on hand to help us mitigate these difficult energies. Venus moves into compassionate Pisces on January 13, and Mercury arrives in objective Aquarius on January 16. Between them, these planetary energies allow us to act for the good of collective humanity, keeping our more selfish instincts at bay.

A New Moon in Aquarius on January 24 gives us the go-ahead to get rid of outdated ways of thinking, but the month ends with a warning not to push too far, too fast. The Venus-Neptune conjunction on January 27 is confusing and illusory; the following day, Mars squares up to Neptune, showing that action taken in haste as the month ends may have unintended consequences we’d have preferred to avoid.

MONTHLY OVERVIEW: February 2020

Astrology says imagination goes into overdrive as February starts, when Mercury arrives in super-sensitive Pisces. It can be difficult to control fears and anxieties with this Mercury transit, so make a conscious effort to think positively. For anyone seeking romance and passion, the arrival of Venus in Aries on February 7 is good news, but remember that with Aries energy, anger is never far away.

A warm-hearted and generous Leo Full Moon on February 9 brings a sense of fulfilment and completion, especially for creative projects – it’s time to reflect on the journey so far and to congratulate yourself for what you’ve achieved.

February 16 is an interesting day – Mercury turns Retrograde, and on the same day, Mars moves into ambitious Capricorn. Mercury Retrograde in Pisces is a very inward-looking energy, and it does tend to dim confidence and self-esteem. Mars in Capricorn, on the other hand, is very bold and determined, and wants to get ahead at all costs. Balancing these two very different energies will be a challenge for anyone hoping to move ahead in their career this month. Perhaps the key is to be fearless in promoting your talents, but to do it with humility and kindness.

A promising Mars-Uranus trine on February 21 is excellent news for entrepreneurs and anyone else willing to make things happen. Two days later on the 23rd, a spiritual New Moon in Pisces urges us to take note of our dreams and the whispers of synchronicity that surround us in everyday coincidences and chance events.

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Aries (March 20 - April 19)

Professional and business success is most definitely on the cards this December, starting when Jupiter shifts into your career zone on December 2nd. For the next year, no ambition is too big, and your confidence goes into orbit. Your inner critic may voice some serious doubts about your abilities on December 8th when the Sun squares Neptune, and the Full Moon in your mental zone on December 11th may also give you pause for thought. However, you are more than capable of taking positive energy forward.

Drag your fears into the light on December 13th and use the inspirational Mars-Neptune trine to tackle them for good. The extremely promising Jupiter-Uranus trine on December 15th activates both your career zone and your money zone, so you are on the right track and heading towards success. Don't hold yourself back! Venus arrives in your social zone on December 19th as festivities get underway, but the Solar Eclipse on December 25th is in your career zone - this is another reminder that your ambitions are changing, growing, developing and moving, and you must grow with them.

If you sense that a change of direction is needed, then follow your gut instinct. As 2019 draws to a close, a brilliant and inspirational trine between Mercury and Uranus shows how your ideas and originality will take you into 2020 on the crest of a wave.


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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

As Jupiter arrives in your philosophy zone on December 2nd, you're embarking upon a year-long quest to find your true purpose. This may seem like a daunting task - where would one even start? - but a very personal event around December 8th may point you in the right direction. The Sun squares Neptune on that date and uncovers some hidden emotions. Follow your heart, especially when Mercury arrives in your passion zone on December 9th, bringing clearer thinking to the muddle of feelings.

The Full Moon on December 11th falls in your finance zone and is a warning not to over-spend on this year's festivities. You cannot buy love, but a heartfelt trine between Mars and Neptune on December 13th does enable you to demonstrate your love to your partner on a whole new level. If you're single, don't be surprised at this time if a friendship turns into something more. It's the Jupiter-Uranus trine on December 15th which really gives wings to your quest for purpose. A surprising idea or a chance event sets you off down a fascinating path.

Don't look back. Venus shifts into your status zone on December 19th, briefly occupying your thoughts with how lavish your celebrations are compared to your neighbors - but on December 25th the Solar Eclipse in your philosophy zone once again connects you to your quest. Mercury arrives in this part of your chart on the 28th, helping you find rational next steps. As 2019 takes its leave, a Mercury-Uranus trine on the 30th fills you with hope and fresh ideas.


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Jupiter arrives in your power zone on December 2nd, so this is a month for coming to terms with what you can and cannot control. Learning to tell the difference between these things, and learning to focus on what you can change, is a long-term project for the coming year, but you'll get some early practice on December 8th when the Sun squares up to Neptune and your closest relationship is tested. Stay calm and keep talking through any mini crisis. Mercury arrives in your love zone the following day and will help to smooth over tensions.

The Gemini Full Moon on December 11th highlights inner growth and self-understanding. You're starting to worry less and to allow life to flow more. This helps to attract abundance into your life and the Mars-Neptune trine on December 13th certainly brings benefits to both your health and your career. A very promising Jupiter-Uranus trine on December 15th shows you how to let go of past hurts and to relinquish control and responsibility for what is now gone.

On December 25th, the Solar Eclipse falls in your power zone and again urges you to focus on what you can manifest rather than what you cannot alter. This is an empowering concept, so spend the last days of 2019 resolving to leave behind old baggage. An inspirational trine between Mercury and Uranus on December 30th enables you to embrace 2020 in a spirit of hope.


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Cancer (June 21 - July 21)

With Jupiter arriving in your love zone on December 2nd, this month promises to be warm, joyful and creatively romantic. If you're single, don't expect to stay that way! However, occasionally real life does intrude upon your bliss, and this is definitely the case on December 8th when a difficult Sun-Neptune square highlights a mistake you may have made at work or with travel arrangements. Confusion reigns for a short time, but Mercury arrives in your everyday work zone on December 9th to set things straight.

The Full Moon on December 11th is in your zone of secrets and spirituality. Take some time alone to reflect, journal or let go of old wounds. This is the place to leave anything you do not want to take into 2020. If you're unsure of your spirituality, a helpful Mars-Neptune trine on December 13th may introduce you to someone who is on the same wavelength as you - a mentor of some kind, perhaps.

December 15th is a special day for your love life, with an exceptional Jupiter-Uranus trine urging you to step out of your routine and to try something different. Venus moves into your passion zone the following day, so it does look set to be a loved up festive week for sure. The Solar Eclipse on December 25th is in your love zone too - although this may bring a brief shock or surprise, any problems on that day will only serve to bring you closer. As 2019 fades, exciting ideas for your partnership are manifested on December 30th, under the guidance of a sparkling Mercury-Uranus trine.


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Leo (July 22 - August 22)

You're normally in charge, but Jupiter's arrival in your service zone on December 2nd marks a phase during which you'll want to feel useful above all else. This may bring you into conflict with a lover on December 8th, when the Sun squares Neptune - not everyone is a fan of your new approach to life. It may take some adjustment from your sweetheart and your family and friends too - the Full Moon on December 11th falls in your friendship zone and suggests some emotional confrontations there. However, a very positive Mars-Neptune trine on December 13th finds you offering huge support to a family member just when they need it the most, which brings you great emotional satisfaction too.

A couple of days later, an encouraging Jupiter-Uranus trine suggests that you lead friends and family on an outing of some kind. Create lots of fun, make some special memories, and get your mojo back. Venus shifts into your love zone on December 19th, so you can enjoy a romantic few days ahead of the festivities. However, the Solar Eclipse on December 25th again activates your service zone.

Events on this day may underline to you the sense that you need a new direction, perhaps in a caring profession. Think about this as the year ends - a particularly innovate Mercury-Uranus trine on December 30th may bring you some brilliant ideas about how to make this happen.


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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Life is about to get interesting! Jupiter's arrival in your most fun and creative zone puts the emphasis firmly on whatever makes you smile. This is an ideal time to spice up your love life, or to date someone new. However, expect some disapproval from family members around December 8th when the Sun squares Neptune. They really don't understand you - but isn't that their problem, not yours?

Be patient, because once Mercury shifts into your family zone on December 9th even the most difficult of relatives will become easier to handle. The Full Moon on December 11th shines from your career zone and highlights how much you've missed out on recently through working too hard. On December 13th, the Mars-Neptune trine lifts everyone's mood and gives you the impetus to seek more positive experiences. A bold Jupiter-Uranus trine on the 15th highlights travel and getting out of a rut, so this would be an amazing time to either take or book a vacation. Heading into the festivities, Venus' arrival in your health zone warns that too much of what you fancy isn't a great idea.

The Solar Eclipse on December 25th occurs in your fun zone - once again, you are being asked to lighten up and to find ways to bring more joy into your life. Work on this as the year draws to a close. An inspirational Mercury-Uranus trine on December 30th may well show you how you can combine travel with work and duty, all at the same time.


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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Time management is a bit of a challenge this December, but you're keen to spend as much time with family as possible. With Jupiter moving into your family zone on December 2nd, it's the ideal time to expand your home - or even to expand your family! If you don't want more children, think about welcoming a new rescue pet. When the Sun squares Neptune on December 8th, your personal organization may let you down, with details lost or confused or something simply not done through lack of time.

However, Mercury arrives in your intelligence zone on the following day, giving you a chance to redeem the situation. The Full Moon on December 11th relates in some way to a trip or travel adventure you've had recently, from which the lessons are just becoming clear. When Mars trines Neptune on December 13th, good financial news sweetens the pill at work, even though this may mean taking on fresh responsibilities. Again, time management is an issue, especially as the festive season draws closer.

Use the Jupiter-Uranus trine's inspirational energy on December 15th to re-arrange your priorities, perhaps with help from the extended family. The Solar Eclipse on December 25th is in your family zone, so events on that day may prompt you to seek a more permanent balance in your working life. Another encouraging trine, this time from Mercury to Uranus, sees out the year, so on December 30th you may find an innovative solution.


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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

This December, education and communication are both important, especially once Jupiter shifts into this zone of your chart on December 2nd. Without clear communication on your part, aspects like the tricky Sun-Neptune square on December 8th will be more difficult to navigate. This energy brings arguments and confusion over money, but fortunately on December 9th Mercury moves into your money zone, so you will be able to explain yourself more clearly. If you have been over-spending, however, expect trouble around the time of the Full Moon on December 11th.

A creative Mars-Neptune trine on December 13th is the perfect time to show off your skills - and to start a new course to increase those skills still further. You have an under-used flair for drama, so something theatrical would fit the bill nicely. A few days later, a very fortunate Jupiter-Uranus trine brings you closer than ever to your sweetheart, through shared promises and dreams. With Venus moving into your family zone on December 19th, the festive week looks set to be very harmonious and loving.

There is, however, a Solar Eclipse on December 25th, in your communication and education zone. It's time to stop doubting yourself and to come clean to others about what you really want - both in terms of your professional goals and your personal life. Ask for what you need and seek help where required. The good news is that your relationship and your special someone is very supportive of your ideas, and the lovely Mercury-Uranus trine on December 30th shows how you can successfully work together.


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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)

Jupiter bounds into your money zone on December 2nd, promising an abundant year ahead during which you can accumulate many good things. Before this energy has a chance to take hold, however, you may face family criticism on December 8th, when the Sun squares Neptune, and this may well affect your self-esteem. Mercury moves into your own sign the following day, so use logic and reason to defend yourself rather than relying on emotion. Your lover may be feeling the pressure from family too, however, and the Full Moon on December 11th could prompt a mini showdown in your love life.

The Mars-Neptune trine on December 13th is both healing and inspirational, so put anger behind you; reach out and forgive. You've learned lessons from the past and you know that holding a grudge helps nobody. A couple of days later on December 15th, the very positive Jupiter-Uranus trine brings very good financial news and this feel-good factor will start to trickle through to other areas of life too. On December 25th, the Solar Eclipse occurs in your money zone.

Fears about how much you've spent during this festive season will be eclipsed by excitement as you figure out new ways to increase your income and your wealth. It may be the holidays, but your plans are taking hold and you're itching to get started. Look for more positive energy from a Mercury-Uranus trine on December 30th, which will set you well on your way.


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Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

December this year is a landmark in your personal growth, starting with the arrival of generous Jupiter in your own sign on December 2nd. Jupiter was last here from 2007 - 2009 and my goodness, you've had a journey since then. Now it's time to consolidate all that you have learned. Your leadership skills in particular are improving - put them to good use on December 8th when the Sun squares Neptune and someone's lies or secrets unravel.

What you say and how you handle this can make or break the situation. Mercury's arrival in your spiritual zone on December 9th will help you to take a compassionate approach, but the Full Moon in your work zone on December 11th suggests that someone will need much firmer guidance. On December 13th, a creative trine between Mars and Neptune showcases your ability to work for the common good, and this is an excellent time to get involved with charity or a community venture. A few days later, when Jupiter trines Uranus, it's your creative ideas and leadership which gets and important project off the ground at last.

Venus moves into your luxury zone on December 19th so your festivities this year are likely to be as lavish as you can afford. However, on December 25th the Solar Eclipse is in your own sign. Events on this day show that you must put others first for a while, ahead of your own interests. Doing so will greatly further your own spiritual growth, especially during the inspirational Mercury-Uranus trine on December 30th.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 17)

Compassion and spirituality are key themes in your December and there could be plenty of psychic insights too. Jupiter moves into your spirituality zone on December 2nd, suggesting the start of a year-long quest researching the mysteries of life. Don't get so swept away with mysticism that you ignore the practicalities of life, however - on December 8th in particular, a difficult Sun-Neptune square reminds you that someone still has to take out the trash and pick up the kids. The Full Moon on December 11th is also a reminder of your responsibilities - and this one probably comes with an emotional price tag.

Good financial and career news does a great deal to lift your spirits, especially on December 13th when Mars trines Neptune and you are able to turn your work into something much more meaningful. A very positive Jupiter-Uranus trine on the 15th brings flashes of psychic insight, intuition or instinct which may feel quite strange at first - but these are here to stay, so get used to them. The arrival of Venus in your own sign on December 19th boosts your confidence a little with this, so you won't feel quite so weird - but it's the Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone on December 25th which really wows. Strange experiences on this date may well stay with you forever.

Learn to embrace the unseen and the mystical as you look towards 2020. 2019 leaves you with a memorable parting gift - a beautiful Mercury-Uranus trine on December 30th which brings you ideas on how to use your new spiritual gifts for the greater good.


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Pisces (February 18 - March 19)

You may have felt isolated in recent months, but as bountiful Jupiter moves into your social zone on December 2nd, all that is about to end. New social opportunities abound - you only have to say yes to them. A tricky Sun-Neptune square on December 8th highlights how your work and career have led, at times, to loneliness. However, with Mercury moving into your career zone on December 9th, you'll start to network more widely professionally, which will help to create new bonds. An emotional family-based Full Moon on December 11th will also show you how loved you are.

Speak up for tolerance and for your progressive values on December 13th when Mars trines Neptune and you witness injustice or unfairness. Your voice can and does make a difference. On December 15th when Jupiter trines Uranus, harness the energies of a group or a circle of new friends to take that difference further - teamwork can be inspirational just now, especially within your local community. On December 25th, the Solar Eclipse falls in your social zone, suggesting that someone special may be about to enter your life - a meaningful friend or a mentor. Bounce ideas around with friends, as many heads are needed now.

As you look towards 2020, this theme of friendship and collaboration continues. Look for an inspirational trine between Mercury and Uranus on December 30th, when genius flows and is captured with laughter. Even the strangest and weirdest of ideas have merit now.


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Aries (March 20 - April 19)

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.


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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

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.


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

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.


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Cancer (June 21 - July 21)

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."


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Leo (July 22 - August 22)

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.


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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

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.


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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

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.


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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

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.


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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)

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.


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Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

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.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 17)

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.


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Pisces (February 18 - March 19)

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.


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Aries (March 20 - April 19)

February prompts a lot of deep and spiritual thinking from you, Aries. Mercury moves into your spiritual zone on February 3 and the Mercury Retrograde, which begins on the 16th, is all about retracing your steps in a past life or trying to understand how you came to be where you are today. It's a bold and fun month for your love life though, with Venus shifting into your own zodiac sign on February 7. The Full Moon on the 9th is in your fun zone, Aries, which also rules dating and love affairs - so if you've recently met someone new, the chances are good that this fledgling relationship will take a step forward this month.

On February 16, Mars, your ruling planet, moves into your career zone. You can expect to feel driven toward success, with plenty of energy, ambition and motivation at work. Be careful how you come across to others at this time though, as there is a fine line between assertion and aggression. The fabulous Mars-Uranus trine on the 21st is a fantastic astrological sign for your career and promises plenty of rewards if you're willing to take a chance.

Round out the month with some meditation, prayer or reflection during the New Moon on February 23. It's a great time to start a gratitude journal. Practice showing appreciation for what you already possess, instead of hankering after what you don't have. This will enhance your abundance at a fundamental level.


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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Mercury moves into your friendship zone on February 3, so early in the month is a wonderful time to make new friends or to seek out those on the same intellectual wavelength. This is important, because socializing will feel like something of an effort once Venus moves into your privacy zone on February 7 - you'll want to know that the people you mix with are part of your true tribe. Once Mercury turns Retrograde on the 16th, you'll need to guard your privacy carefully. The Full Moon on February 9 is in your family zone, so tensions at home may come to a head.

Don't fight it, Taurus - this release of energy may clear the air and help make things easier moving forward. On the 16th, Mars arrives in your philosophy zone, so you'll take things less personally from that point on - good news if you're involved in a complex family or personal situation. Use the positive Mars-Uranus trine on February 21 to stand up for something you wholeheartedly believe in. This is great energy for being heard, especially if you can draw attention to the issue in a new or very modern way.

The New Moon on the 23rd highlights community issues and activism, so late in the month is a brilliant time for concrete action over something you care about. Do your bit to make the world a slightly brighter place.


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Mercury, your ruling planet, shifts into your career zone on February 3, Gemini, so your communication skills will become even more valuable in your working life - it's a fantastic time to look for a new job or a promotion. Venus helps with this too, arriving in your social zone on February 7 and boosting your charm with colleagues or in interviews. If you are looking for something new in your career, try to schedule job talks ahead of the 16th, when Mercury turns Retrograde and expressing yourself becomes more difficult. The Full Moon on February 9 is in your intellect zone, so you can expect some praise and recognition for a difficult issue that you've handled with logic and a cool head.

Once Mars moves into your mysteries zone on the16th, however, you may start to second-guess yourself. Don't allow this influence to sap your confidence, Gemini. Instead, harness its drive by offering forgiveness to those who have wronged you, whether they deserve it or not. This will have a positive benefit for your own mental health.

February 21, when Mars trines Uranus in your spiritual zone, is an especially fortunate moment to do this. The month ends with a New Moon in your career zone, backing up your success earlier in the month. It's a good time to look ahead and to get organized for your long-term goals. Make lists and schedules and formulate a step-by-step approach to keep yourself on track.


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Cancer (June 21 - July 21)

Don't be surprised if your opinions and views waver and wobble this month, Cancer, as Mercury arrives in your philosophy zone but then turns Retrograde on the 16th, making you question things you previously held as truths. On the surface, this should be a promising month for your career, with sociable Venus moving into your ambitions zone on February 7, helping you to mix and mingle with all the right people. However, deep down you may sense a niggle that you're not fulfilling your true purpose in life - especially around the time of the Full Moon on February 9. Mars, the planet of passion, arrives in your love zone on February 16, heating up the atmosphere in love and bringing a tempestuous but intoxicating vibe to your closest relationship.

If you're single, be careful not to push too far on a date. You might find love within your friendship circle later in the month, especially when Mars trines Uranus on the 21st - look out for someone unusual, Cancer, who doesn't fit your normal type but who fascinates you by a sudden and perhaps eccentric action. Towards the end of February, restlessness may become an issue. The New Moon on February 23 is in your travel zone, so this is an invitation to expand your horizons.

If you can't physically travel, at least explore other cultures from where you are, even if it's just online. Talk to new people, make new friends via chat forums, visit new places nearby. There's a world out there, waiting for you to discover it.


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Leo (July 22 - August 22)

Astrology tells us that your drive for self-improvement takes a big leap forward in February, Leo, as Mercury enters this zone of your chart on February 3. You have two weeks to make some real progress before Mercury turns Retrograde on February 16. Once this intellectual planet starts to Retrograde, you may have to retrace your steps a bit, perhaps relearning something you thought you'd already mastered - but don't feel down; consider this a valuable practice period. In love, it looks set to be a bright and optimistic month, with Venus moving into your adventure zone.

If you're already in a relationship, it's the ideal time for a romantic getaway. If you're single, you may find love with someone who has links overseas, or whose culture and background are very different from your own. Keep an open mind. The Full Moon in your own sign on February 9 suggests that your own identity is subtly shifting too, Leo, so be ready to adjust your views and your outlook on life accordingly.

Mars moves into your personal organization zone on February 16, so you should find it easier to clear your desk and tame your paperwork. A very helpful Mars-Uranus trine on the 21st suggests that streamlining your workload with the help of the latest tech will bring you lots of benefits. The month winds down with a New Moon in your self-improvement zone on the 23rd, so after a pause for reflection mid-month, you should leave February energized and optimistic, ready for new challenges ahead.


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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Cupid definitely has his eye on you, Virgo, and February should pan out to be a very positive month for your love life. You start the month with Mercury, your ruling planet, shifting into your love zone on February 3. This blesses communication with your sweetheart, bringing you both onto the same page. Soon afterwards, Venus arrives in your passion zone on the 7th, heating up the temperature and offering plenty of unforgettable moments.

Make the most of the loving energies during the first week of the month, because things will shift subtly mid-month. On February 9, the Full Moon is in your spiritual zone, highlighting karmic links between you and your lover. But it's also encouraging you to seek greater privacy and to focus more on yourself for a while, Virgo - and when Mercury turns Retrograde on February 16, it's a similar story. Meanwhile, also on the 16th, Mars arrives in your creativity zone, Virgo, freeing up your imagination and inspiring fantastic ideas.

There's a beautiful trine between Mars and Uranus on February 21, Virgo, which encourages you to publicize your ideas - the wilder and the wackier the better, because you're always ahead of your time. February ends on a loving note once more, courtesy of the New Moon in your love zone on February 23. This should help you to find a good balance between self-care, as indicated by Mercury Retrograde, and loving expression towards your other half.


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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Take a careful, thoughtful look at your health, Libra. With Mercury arriving in your health zone on February 3, it's the ideal time to consider your overall wellness - and that includes your mental and spiritual health. Venus moves into your love zone on February 7, so your close interpersonal relationships should feel warm and positive, boosting you overall - but how about your friendships? A Full Moon in your social zone on the 9th suggests that there could be conflict, so for you're the sake of your own health, don't be afraid to cut ties where necessary.

Mercury turns Retrograde on February 16, so use the second half of the month to explore health-affirming spiritual practices such as meditation or mindfulness. On the same day, Mars pushes into your family zone. Mars energy here can be helpful, Libra, energizing family relationships and bringing vibrancy into your home. However, you can also harness this for your health - Mars gives you permission to look into past traumas, especially any which are family related, and to release the anger you've kept bottled up.

February starts to wind down with a New Moon on February 23, which is also in your health zone. Think carefully about what has worked - or not - during this past month and create some fresh goals centered around improving your sense of wellbeing. There's much positivity here, and a lot of willpower too, so go for it, Libra!


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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

As a Fixed sign, you tend to be somewhat risk-averse, Scorpio, but February is a good month for taking some calculated risks into uncharted territory. Exciting stuff! You start the month with Mercury moving into your risk area, which is the main driving force behind your desire to move out of your comfort zone. Venus enters your health zone on February 7, which is also helpful, shoring up your mental health and a positive attitude.

It's the Full Moon on February 9 which really sets you down a new path; this occurs in your ambitions zone, and it may highlight an area of your career you're not satisfied with, or a deep desire to do something else entirely. Mercury turns Retrograde on February 16, so don't rush headlong into your plans just yet. But do use the energy of Mars, Scorpio, which arrives in your intellect zone on the very same day to carefully plan a long-term strategy that gets you away from point A and moving toward point B. This may mean going back to school, taking new qualifications or retraining, all of which can be scary to contemplate.

Slowly, slowly, step-by-step does it, Scorpio. You can expect plenty of help and support from your loved ones, especially around February 21 when Mars trines Uranus and offers unexpected support from a surprising direction. By the time the New Moon occurs on February 23, also in your risk zone, you'll be ready to start taking solid action towards your new, improved goals.


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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)

Your roots - your home, your family history, your sense of connection to a place - are in the spotlight this February. For a start, Mercury moves into your family zone on February 3, Sagittarius, highlighting lots of energy and activity around the home, and making it easier for you to juggle competing family demands. However, Mercury turns Retrograde on February 16, Sagittarius, signalling the need to think deeply about where you are, how settled you are, and how you got there.

Venus moves into your creative fun zone on February 7, so you might use this energy to redecorate or renovate. This is a good month to turn your home into a true expression of yourself. It's the Full Moon on the 9th which really starts to question your roots, asking you whether you're definitely settled or if you still need to move or explore further.

The good news is that Mars pushes into your money zone on February 16, making it much easier for you to attract a good income. If you've been wanting to move but it hasn't been financially viable, that also may start to ease. An especially fortunate Mars-Uranus trine on February 21 suggests a raise or promotion if you're willing to take a leap of faith - and a New Moon in your family zone on the 23rd highlights your potential moving forward, Sagittarius, whether that's in a new home or with a new understanding of who and where you are.


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Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

Don't be afraid to stretch your mind this month, Capricorn. When Mercury moves into your mental zone on February 3, you'll feel the need for some intellectual challenge. This would be a good time to go back to school, to take a night class or to train up with some new skills. Once Mercury turns Retrograde on the 16th, you may find learning more difficult, but your motivation remains strong, so don't let this put you off.

Against the backdrop of a stable, happy home life - Venus arrives in your family zone on February 7 - you'll definitely feel that you can more forwards with a demanding project, whether that's at work or in your personal interests. The Full Moon on the 9th highlights research and the uncovering of mysteries - go for it! Mars moves into Capricorn on February 16, which should fill you with confidence and further increase your willpower and drive. There's very little you can't achieve during the second half of the month if you put your mind to it.

Don't be afraid to take a few risks too, especially around February 21, when Mars trines Uranus in a spectacular show of support for those who are willing to leap before they look. February's New Moon is on the 23rd, in your intellect zone - another indication that you're on the right path, moving forward, stretching your abilities, testing your skills and tackling difficult challenges.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 17)

February's energies are excellent for money matters, Aquarius, especially once intelligent Mercury moves into your monetary zone on February 3. Try to sort out your budget or shop around for better financial deals during the first half of the month. You have a head for detail now, and you can easily spot a bargain from a con. The Full Moon on the 9th is in your love zone, however, so be sure to be upfront with your sweetheart about your finances to avoid any suspicion or bad feeling.

On February 16, Mercury turns Retrograde in your monetary zone and at the same time, Mars moves into your spiritual area. This has an interesting effect on your finances - although you'll still be able to attract plenty of abundance, you will probably start to shift your thinking around this time. You can sense that other things in life are more important than cash, Aquarius, and you're able to move away from materialistic goals into more esoteric ones. February's New Moon on the 23rd falls in your monetary zone (seeing a theme here?), so this suggests continued abundance.

It's important to remember, though, that your monetary zone is really your resources zone - and it also covers your non-financial resources, including your skills and your karmic assets. Fresh starts are possible, Aquarius - not only in terms of money but your own relationship with your finances.


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Pisces (February 18 - March 19)

This month you're being given the chance to work on your own self-esteem, Pisces, and to be your own biggest cheerleader. With Mercury moving into your sign on February 3, you're able to pull away from vague worries and fears and to rationalize some of your wilder concerns. Soon afterwards on the 7th, Venus moves into your resources zone, helping you to ground yourself and understand how much you have to offer the world. The Full Moon on February 9 is all about being of service to others; it's a reminder that although you are the most selfless sign of the zodiac, you can't serve others unless you've also looked after yourself.

When Mercury turns Retrograde in your sign on the 16th, there can easily be a loss of confidence, so it's important to work with affirmations or other positive self-talk. It will help that on the same day, Mars moves into your friendship zone, making it easier for you to find and socialize with positive, uplifting people who are good for you. Some of the self-reflection involved this month will be uncomfortable at times, and you may feel emotionally sensitive and all at sea. Hang in there, because there is good news on the way!

The New Moon in Pisces on February 23 serves up a huge boost of positivity, and it encourages you to stride forward. You can see how much others value you - all you have to do now is to learn to value yourself.


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