Get ready for a shakeup in 2020, Aries. Everything you thought you knew about your long-term goals and your life strategy is up for questioning now, as profound influences challenge your direction and your goals.
The year gets underway with a Lunar Eclipse in your roots zone early in January, warning that your stable foundations are about to shift. This is swiftly followed by the year’s main dish: The rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12. You’ll feel this aspect across the year and for you, this manifests as great opportunity, but potentially at great cost. This conjunction occurs in your career and ambition zone, potentially pitting you against powerful authority figures, or challenging you to stand up for what’s right, even at personal cost to your own future advancement.
Late February through May give you a chance to marshal your forces and to get to work in earnest. Mars journeys through your ambitions zone and your social zone, so you should find it easy to rally others to your cause and to get to know the right people for where you want to head. Venus trips through your image and money zones during this time, Aries, so put your game face on – not that you ever leave it off – and gather both the support and the resources you will need for the rest of the year. During late April, the astrology hints at challenge ahead, Aries, as Pluto turns Retrograde in your career zone and you’re forced to dig deep to get rid of the baggage you’ve been dragging around far too long.
The Lunar Eclipse in early June shows you how far the balance has shifted in the first half of the year, and June’s Mercury Retrograde encourages you to heal any family rifts. Through July, the Sun opposes a loose conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, and this powerful energy may force you to make sacrifices in either your career or your family life to keep the wheels turning. The swiftly-following Lunar Eclipse in your career zone offers the promise of new opportunities to come, and your confidence will grow once Mars arrives in your zodiac sign of Aries, where it’s set to stay for the rest of the year.
The last few months of 2020 are the most promising for your love life, Aries, with Venus transiting your dating zone in September and your relationship zone in October and November. A tricky Mercury Retrograde in your intimacy zone in mid-October could make communication in love difficult, but if you speak from the heart you won’t go far wrong. Aries, yours is an impatient astrological sign but slow it down a little.
As Jupiter shifts into your community zone in December, it forms a powerful conjunction with Saturn, asking you to seek your calling in society. This message is reinforced by a Solar Eclipse in your adventure zone, and the arrival of Venus into that zone too – you’ve been forced to look inwards for much of 2020, but you face 2021 in a much more outward looking frame of mind.
Love and Romance
You may face a struggle throughout 2020 to keep your love life safe from the storms that might wash through your career and working life. There are strong indications that your sweetheart and your family may come into conflict too, so you’ll need to be strong, Aries, in defending your lover and shoring up your commitment.
January’s Lunar Eclipse in your family zone could mark the beginning of some bad blood between your relatives and your partner but try not to lose your temper. Keeping your cool will help things to settle down much faster. If you’re single, as 2020 gets underway, look to early March and the Venus-Uranus conjunction for a surprising new connection with someone who challenges your values. Opposites may attract at this time!
Watch your words in the early months of the year, Aries, especially once Venus turns Retrograde in your communication zone just before mid-May. You may find it difficult to make yourself understood, so try to be honest, open and direct with your lover in order to avoid misunderstandings. This will be important starting at the end of June too, when your ruling planet Mars moves into Aries and increases your aggression. What you think is assertiveness may come across much harsher to those you love.
July could be the most challenging period for your relationship, as the Sun’s opposition to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto pits your home life against your working life, requiring a lot of patience from your sweetheart. The best way to handle this is to be upfront about how much time you’re going to have to spend at work. Aries, yours is an honest zodiac sign, so don’t make false promises only let down your family and sweetheart.
Fortunately, Venus shifts into your fun zone in September and the pressure eases a little. The astrology shows that this is the best time of year for a second honeymoon, a romantic break or a big love treat to say thank you to your partner for what they’ve endured so far this year. October’s trines between Venus and the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto trio are promising too, suggesting that your sweetheart may be able to help you on a practical level at work, so they can feel more involved and less neglected.
Don’t take this new cooperation for granted, however. During November, Venus transits your intimacy zone, but work concerns are once again taking up your time. Now there are difficult squares between Venus and Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto which could suggest power struggles in your love life, so try to ensure that you do set aside some couple time as the year starts to wind down.
The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in late December could be seen as a karmic and spiritual moment for your relationship, Aries. This occurs in your community zone, so it may be wise to spend some more time late in the year socializing with your sweetheart and working together on a charity or community project that has captured your hearts and your attention.
Career and Money
2020’s major astrological news story, the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction, occurs in your career zone on January 12, but its effects will last for much of the year, and this will dominate your career direction. There’s an element of oppression or even force here, so you may find that your working conditions become quite difficult or stressful at various points. However, there’s also opportunity here, Aries, to find your voice and to take a stand once and for all. This takes a great deal of courage, but if you Aries are known for anything, it’s bravery!
Expect the first phase of this energy to play out across the early months of 2020, particularly once Mars, your ruling planet, shifts into your career zone in February. In late March, Mars makes a series of conjunctions to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in your career zone, suggesting that this is a key time for you, Aries. At this time, you’ll learn how to channel your anger and your assertive power into changing what you don’t like and don’t agree with – even if that means changing your entire career path.
Venus, a planet closely connected to finance, moves into your money zone in March and this, together with an interesting Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in early April suggests that you may discover some alternative revenue streams – if you’re willing to take a leap of faith and try something new.
In July, a backdrop of the Sun in opposition to the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto trio makes life difficult for your work-life balance, again. Things are still tense in August too, as Mars squares up against Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in turn, in Aries: This is where you may feel the effects of this energy very personally. Perhaps your reputation is under threat, Aries, or perhaps you’re being wrongly blamed for a mishap at work. Whatever it is, you’ll want to act, but you should guard against being too impulsive, especially once Mars turns Retrograde in September. Hold your fire.
During October, a tricky Mercury Retrograde in your resources zone will need careful handling, especially if you’re dealing with creditors. Get expert advice when handling large sums of money or potential legal matters.
Once Venus shifts into your resource zone in late November, and the Mars Retrograde period ends, you’ll finally be free to take the action you wanted to take earlier in September. This is time to make a major career move, Aries, if that’s what you want. December’s powerful Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is supportive of this – falling in your community zone, it shows that you will have or can garner support for a new venture or a new career, especially if you opt for one that’s meaningful and can make a difference in the world.
2021 sees three Saturn-Uranus squares – a major aspect in astrology which last occurred in 1999-2000. For you, Aries, these squares reveal a tension between your own values, the values of your social group, and society’s imposed values. February, June and December will be particular crunch points in this regard, but you may struggle with being told what to think throughout the year.
Although you start 2021 with Mars, your ruling planet, in your own zodiac sign, it moves into your values zone on January 6th and the tension begins. During the second week of January, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, all in your social zone, form tense approaches with volatile Mars and Uranus; you may start to feel pretty uncomfortable in the social sphere around this time, and once Mercury turns retrograde at the end of January, this will only intensify.
Mid-February sees the first of the Saturn-Uranus squares, Aries, so you may experience anger, fallouts with friends or exasperation with the prevailing culture at work. In early March, Mars shifts into your communication zone, making you even less likely to hold your tongue and keep the peace. At work, this could become a particular issue in mid-April, when the Sun squares up to control freak Pluto, which is transiting your career zone. It may only be your liking for the job’s secure income, boosted by Venus arriving in your money zone at this time, which stops you from doing something drastic.
You will start to feel increasingly evangelical in your views, Aries, once Jupiter shifts into Pisces and your spirituality zone on May 13th and until it turns retrograde there on June 20th. However, a Lunar Eclipse in your beliefs zone in late May, coupling with Mercury turning retrograde in your communication zone, may prevent you from speaking out as much as you would like to; the Solar Eclipse in your communication zone on June 10th backs this up too. Impatient, impulsive Mars moves into your risk zone in mid-June, just in time for the second Saturn-Uranus square, so if there is a point of no return on this issue, it’s likely to be then.
The second half of the year seems much calmer for your zodiac sign, and indeed things settle down considerably in July and August, and with Venus moving into your love zone, you should feel more at ease. However, be sure to keep communication open with your sweetheart ahead of Mercury’s retrograde in your love zone in late September.
Enjoy the relative peace while it lasts, Aries, because the Lunar Eclipse in late November occurs in your values zone, perhaps impacting dearly held opinions you have, or even on things you physically value – your bank balance. This is swiftly followed by a Solar Eclipse in early December in your learning zone, which may help you fill in the blanks about what life has been trying to teach you. The third and final Saturn-Uranus square in late December holds less tumult for you, as you have started to come to terms with its message; by the time Jupiter arrives back in your spiritual zone in the last days of 2021, you will understand how to honor your own views while also honoring others.
Love and Romance
The first quarter of 2021 is a challenging time for your closest relationships, Aries, not least because the frustration and exasperation you feel in everyday life easily spills over into your love life too. If you are single, however, January may be a good time to meet someone who works in a similar field to you – when Venus conjuncts Pluto in your career zone, this could be an overwhelming attraction.
If your relationship has already been on the rocks for a while, February brings some stability and respite when Venus conjuncts Saturn and then Jupiter in quick succession. There’s a touch of magic available in your love horoscope too in March when Venus conjuncts Neptune. Despite the tension, Aries, romance is most definitely not dead.
However, when Mars shifts into your family zone in April, Venus too ratchets up the tension, squaring up to Pluto and then Saturn during April, highlighting jealousy from a partner who wants you to spend more time at home and less time either working, socializing or doing your own thing. A sense of vagueness and a lack of certainty in love could also be annoying for your partner late in May when Venus squares Neptune.
Although family tensions continue through June, these are more related to children and extended family than directly to your partner; indeed, there are signs of an increasingly deep connection in love during early summer, when Venus trines Jupiter, then trines Neptune, before opposing Pluto in late June and proving that love wins out over coercion every time. July, which Venus spends mostly in your dating zone, is a magical time for meeting someone new, Aries, or indeed for restoring the spark in an existing relationship.
During August, your love life feels grounded, earthy and largely contented, with Venus creating trines to Uranus, Pluto and Saturn, all of which will keep you connected with your emotions and with what matters most to your lover. During September, however, you will need to work hard to get enough quality with your sweetheart. This looks like being a busy social month for you, but Venus’ squares to Pluto, then Saturn, and later Jupiter suggest that there’s not enough focus on privacy or intimacy.
If you are single, mid-November is an excellent time for meeting someone special – but don’t try too hard! A beautiful Venus-Uranus trine in your love horoscope suggests that the most meaningful encounters will come out of the blue. Whether with this new partner or, if you are already happily in a relationship, with your existing partner, December packs a punch on the romance front. Venus conjuncts Pluto twice, once on the 11th and again on the 25th having turned retrograde. You’ll be asked to make a commitment around this time: it’s all or nothing, so are you ready to make long-term plans?
Career and Money
The impact of the first Saturn-Uranus square dominates January and February in astrology and, if you feel that your right to an opinion is being curtailed at work, you will feel this impact in your career too. Nonetheless, there are optimistic signs that you can get ahead during early 2021 if you can keep your emotions in check, Aries. A volatile Mars-Jupiter square in late January, for example, suggests that too much aggression will curtail your opportunities, but an inspirational Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in mid-February highlights your skills and how you can make yourself irreplaceable.
There are more positive opportunities in March, particularly when Mars trines Saturn and helps you to stabilize your position, and in April, when Mars trines Jupiter and gives a huge boost to new and exciting projects. A dramatic Sun-Uranus conjunction in late April in your money zone could even see some unexpected earnings, a windfall or a promotion of some kind.
During May, focus on taking control and responsibility where you can, Aries. A Sun-Pluto trine mid-month will help with this and should boost both your income and your status at work. If you work in the arts or the creative industries, the end of May also sees a trine between Mars and Neptune, which helps to harness the power of the imagination – although the Lunar Eclipse late in May could suggest problems with work-related travel.
Try to avoid doing anything drastic with regard to your career in June, Aries; you may well feel on edge and wound up, courtesy of the Solar Eclipse and the second Saturn-Uranus square, but with Mars in your risk zone, you won’t be thinking very clearly. This edginess continues into July, as Mars opposes Saturn and then squares Uranus; you may feel that your creativity or freedom is being restrained, but if you can hang on in there, the pieces will start to fall into place. At the end of July, an inspirational Mars-Jupiter opposition will help to re-vamp your working routines or schedules in such a way that more freedom is possible.
Late August brings an eccentric but exciting Mars-Uranus trine, activating your money zone and perhaps bringing your inspiration for a new side hustle or lucrative project. During September, the first steps with this get the go-ahead from a series of solar trines to Uranus, Pluto and Saturn, as well as Mars trines to Pluto and Saturn – this is definitely a month to set things in motion.
Later in October, however, watch out for a tense Mars-Pluto square which pits your working life against your love life; November’s Lunar Eclipse in your money zone might exacerbate this too. Don’t take unnecessary financial risks in late November or early December – Mars is set to oppose Uranus and later square Jupiter, giving you reckless thoughts, especially egged on by friends and colleagues. You round out the year with bountiful Jupiter moving into Pisces and your privacy zone in December, for the second time this year – getting some peace and quiet may help to boost your business as 2022 gets underway.