As a Fixed sign, Leo, you tend to like your routines – but 2020 will be dominated by a shift in your attitude toward routines, daily life, and the stress of feeling hemmed in. The year’s major astrological event, the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction, occurs in your health and everyday work zone, suggesting that pressure is mounting and that something has to give. During 2020, you’re likely to discover that no, you can’t do it all, have it all, succeed in it all. You’ll learn to re-assess your priorities and to shift your energies into better balance – but it won’t be an easy ride.
The year starts as it means to go on, with a Lunar Eclipse in your spiritual zone, underlining that you’re tired, jaded and unsure where to go next. Shortly thereafter, on January 12, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact. Its effects will linger through the year, but in mid-January you can expect the first of your wakeup calls, possibly health related.
During February, Mercury turns Retrograde in one of the deepest psychological parts of your chart, so this is a good time to start mental health therapy. At the same time, Mars shifts into your health and everyday work zone, which should bring two things: A boost to your vitality and an increasing urge to work even harder. Don’t allow the second to sabotage the first.
March’s astrology brings stability to your closest relationship, as Saturn shifts into your love zone, but in April and May Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all turn Retrograde. These energies will give you a chance to reflect on your work and your relationship, and perhaps to start removing things which are causing angst but no reward. However, be careful – don’t allow anger or resentment to cloud your judgement, Leo, especially once Mars arrives in your intimacy zone in May.
A Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone in June highlights once again the need to escape from the pressures of everyday life. During July, the Sun opposes the loose Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction, neatly symbolizing the tug of war between your desire for peace and quiet versus the tumult in your busy day-to-day life. A Lunar Eclipse in your health zone in July could be another turning point, proving to you that something simply has got to give.
August and September are months when you can start again from a more peaceful and stable base; perhaps getting accustomed to new and less stressful routines or necessary health adjustments. A tricky Mercury Retrograde in your family zone in October needs careful handling, and there could be some family secrets emerging at this time – but overall the last few months of 2020’s astrology brings a stable time for you, when you’ll start to feel more settled and confident.
In December, bountiful Jupiter shifts into your love zone, while a Solar Eclipse in your dating zone and the arrival of Venus suggests a much more fun approach to your love life. The well-meaning Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in your love zone in late December also suggests that 2020 ends on a romantic high.
Love and Romance
Your love life gets off to a good start in January, with Venus transiting your relationship and then passion zone, while energetic Mars is in your dating and fun zone. However, your love life may be overshadowed by high-pressure events in your health or your everyday stress levels. So, make the most of loving interludes while you can, Leo, as the joy you’ll get from your love life will help you to face anything else life throws at you.
March is a standout month for romance, with the arrival of stabilizing Saturn in your love zone, shortly to be joined by amorous Mars. This is an excellent month for a wedding, engagement or other long-term commitment, although do be aware that Mars can bring anger as well as passion!
If you’re single and looking, April looks like a good month for meeting someone new, with Venus shifting into your social zone. Someone you previously considered a friend could reveal they feel something more intense – whether that feeling is mutual is another matter. With Venus turning Retrograde in your social zone in May, and Saturn similarly turning Retrograde in your love zone, astrology suggests you’ll have some careful thinking to do about whether or not you want to rock the boat for the sake of a new love.
With Mars shifting into your passion zone, impulsive decisions may seem almost irresistible, but they inevitably come with a cost. This may be sharply illustrated by the Lunar Eclipse in your risk zone in June. Whatever you do or choose not to do, Leo, make sure it’s an informed and well thought out choice, as the repercussions – either way – are likely to last for months, until Venus settles into your spiritual zone in August. There, Venus will give you a break from intensity, and will allow you to take a more spiritual view of your relationships, perhaps strengthening a karmic bond.
In September, Venus arrives in Leo, and this month should see you at your gregarious and lively best, especially in romance. If you’re dating, this is the time to go full-on Leo, which is likely to charm just about anyone!
In October, the focus shifts slightly away from your love life and toward your family life. Mercury Retrograde occurs in your family zone, so communication within the clan could be tricky at this time – especially between you and your kids, or between you and the older generation. Dig deep to find some tact and patience. Once Venus arrives in your family zone in November, the worst of that episode will have passed.
Romantically, December is the highlight of 2020, Leo, as generous, warm-hearted Jupiter arrives in your love zone. This month also sees a Solar Eclipse in your dating and fun zone, and the arrival of Venus in that area too – so perhaps someone new on the scene sweeps you off your feet. Once Jupiter conjuncts Saturn late in the month, something highly significant to your love life takes shape, and it will be a very positive landmark, too – what’s not to love about that?
Career and Money
As mentioned, Leo, the major planetary energies during 2020 are focused on your daily working life and the stresses and pressures that may inflict upon your health. It’s vital, starting at the very beginning of the year, that you pay attention to how your work and your health are linked, and that you make the right choices when it comes to prioritizing your career or your wellbeing – because the astrological line-up this year suggests that the one will, temporarily at least, have to come at the expense of the other.
With Mars in your risk zone in January and then pushing into your everyday work zone in February, you may start the year with a somewhat cavalier attitude toward all this, despite some potential health-related shocks in January. Venus spends this time in your resources zone, so financially, all seems well – but if you have ignored January’s warning signs, a tense opposition between Mars and the Jupiter-Pluto alignment in late March could bring yet another work and stress-related shock. Venus moves into your career zone in March, so use her astrological energies to try to create less stressful, kinder, more pleasant working conditions for yourself.
Pluto turns Retrograde in your health and work zone in April, as does Jupiter in May. These months are a time to carefully consider your routine and the demands you place on yourself. Cut out things which don’t serve you and demand fair treatment at work. If you’re being put upon by others, that is not sustainable. You have more power than you think in this situation, Leo, and you can negotiate a better solution.
Financially, Mars’ arrival in your resources zone in May is a positive astrological sign that your income can increase, or at the very least that your debts can fall. The Lunar Eclipse in your risk zone in June, however, warns against taking any kind of risk with money then. Play it safe and seek expert financial advice if you’re investing or spending large amounts of money.
During July, the major tensions between your health and your work are revealed yet again, as the Sun makes a series of opposition to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, coupled with a Lunar Eclipse in your health zone. This could be your final opportunity to turn things around, so do not ignore the signs that you’re still taking on too much. You may fear that cutting back on work will adversely affect your income, but the financial signs remain positive.
Indeed, in October, Venus moves into your money zone, which is usually a good sign of increased wealth – and spending to match. Late in October, Venus trines the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto trio, suggesting that increasing income is linked to decreasing stress, which would certainly be a win-win!
As the year draws to a close, watch out for a Solar Eclipse in your risk zone on December 25. Venus moves into your fun zone around this time, suggesting that over-spending could be an issue, Leo. Avoid splashing out more than you can afford or getting caught up in holiday buying madness.