Your challenge during 2020, Scorpio, is likely to be learning to switch focus between details and the bigger picture. You like to obsessively plan and to stay in control, but this year’s astrological events will challenge that, principally through the unusual Saturn-Pluto conjunction which occurs in your intellectual zone. You’ll need to learn the difference between what you can control and what you can’t, and you’ll also want to rethink your strategy for short-term and long-term planning.
Your beliefs and principles may be challenged too, as suggested by the Lunar Eclipse in your philosophy zone as 2020 gets underway. This is followed, just a couple of days later, by the exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12, which rocks what you think you know. Your normally strong communicative skills may be undermined in February when Mercury turns Retrograde in your risk zone, and with Mars arriving in your intellectual zone, your mind may be racing but your words aren’t keeping up!
The good news is that your home and family life look secure and settled this year, according to the astrology, so this provides a solid base from which you can address this existential, intellectual, philosophical crisis. Saturn moves into your family zone in March, keeping things on a steady and even keel there, while Venus transits your love zone, bringing harmony and peace.
It may briefly be a different story in April and May, however, when Pluto, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are all Retrograde, bringing jealousies or anger to the fore, especially once Mars moves into your risk zone in May. A lot of this may be connected to the intellectual hoops you’re having to jump through, Scorpio, perhaps your partner isn’t fully on board with your urge for self-exploration this year, or with your many changes of mind and principle.
A Solar Eclipse in your philosophy zone in June finds you having to defend your beliefs, which you’ll do with typical Scorpio passion, but with Mercury Retrograde in the same zone, you’ll find it tricky. Throughout July, the Sun makes a series of oppositions to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, so your conflicts between detail and scope, ideas and reality, and ethics and principles will intensify until your head is spinning. July and August is a very good time for a spiritual or philosophical getaway if you can manage it. A week or two in a retreat would be the ideal way to sort your head out, especially once Venus moves into your travel zone in August.
There’s a reflective theme to early fall too, with Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio in October, and Venus transiting your spiritual zone before arriving in Scorpio in November. A Lunar Eclipse in your intimacy zone in November suggests a sudden relationship issue which will need careful attention – however, once Jupiter moves into your family zone in December, you should find that your stress eases and your intellectual gymnastics can calm down too. You’ll end 2020 with very different ideas and beliefs than how you started, but that’s good for your growth.
Love and Romance
2020’s astrology looks set to be relatively quiet for your love life, Scorpio. If you’re in a relationship, and you’re happy, you’ll most likely stay that way. Troubled relationships may stumble along too, as you’ll lack the motivation or drive to really address these issues head-on for the time being. If you’re single, the year is not a hotbed of romance, but it’s not completely bare of love – January and February are probably the best months for dating.
Venus transits your dating zone in January, so this is a good time to either meet someone new or to refresh the magic in an existing relationship. Watch out for Mercury turning Retrograde in this zone during February, though. It’s still a good time for meeting new people, but you can’t quite control your personal image as well as you’d like to.
March is an important month for an established relationship, as Saturn arrives in your family zone, providing a boost to stability and security. At the same time, Venus moves into your love zone and conjuncts Uranus, the planet of surprises – this is a very healthy influence that could help a jaded relationship get out of a rut and back to full vitality. There’s an increase in astrological passion during April, Scorpio, when Venus moves into your intimacy zone, but Venus’ Retrograde motion here during May could stir up long-dormant jealousies. May is not a great time for dating, because with Mars transiting your dating zone, you’re likely to come across as simply too much for a new person to handle!
A quiet mid-year on the romantic front gives you plenty of time to deepen your bond with your partner or to find love and affection from friends, family and cherished pets if you’re single. In August, when Venus moves into your travel and adventure zone, the astrology suggests that an all-action romantic getaway would be ideal. If you’re single, you may meet someone new while traveling, or perhaps in an adventurous or high-risk situation. In September, Venus moves on to your career zone, so single Scorpios may begin a workplace romance.
Mercury Retrograde occurs in Scorpio in October, which could make you somewhat less charming or eloquent than normal, so watch out for blunt responses which could upset people. Later in October and through mid-November, Venus squares up to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction from your spiritual zone, so a karmic mismatch in your love life may make itself known, and you’ll have to do some work to get things back onto an even kilter.
This culminates in a Lunar Eclipse in your intimacy zone in November, and the arrival of Venus in Scorpio. If you’re willing to put in the effort, this is nothing that should rock a stable relationship too much – it’s just a warning to pay attention to the dynamics of your love. As 2020 draws to a close, the arrival of Jupiter in your family zone is a very welcome sight, suggesting joy, harmony and generosity of spirit at home – certainly a very good way to end the year.
Career and Money
There doesn’t look to be any major astrological upheavals in your career or your financial life during 2020, so it’s a good time to consolidate the progress you’ve already made. Watch out for over-spending as the year begins, however, with Venus transiting your risk zone and Mars transiting your financial zone. A desire to buy things could become overwhelming at points, so it’s important to set a budget if you can. In February, Mercury turns Retrograde in your risk zone, so at that time in particular don’t make major investments or purchases without expert advice first, Scorpio.
During February, Venus moves into your everyday work zone, so you’ll want to make changes at work that make life easier for you. Re-organize your office or tighten up your schedule to create more free time. You also might think about brightening up your work environment with homely or comfortable touches too – anything that helps you focus or inspires you. Maybe Feng Shui would help. In late February, Venus squares up to the Saturn-Pluto combination, however, so don’t spend too much money on your immediate surroundings if it would be better spent elsewhere.
April’s astrology is useful for seeking investment or financial assistance. Venus moves into your resources zone, so you’ll be able to make a very good impression on others. Once Venus turns Retrograde in this zone in May, focus on paying off or consolidating debts, or shopping around to get a better, savvier deal. Mars moves into your creativity zone in May, so it’s also a good time to look at building a creative side hustle of some kind, using your artistic or craft skills.
A Lunar Eclipse in your money zone in June could bring a shock, but at worst it will teach you the value of saving money for a rainy day, Scorpio. With Mars in your everyday work zone at this time, you should be able to weather any financial problems without too much difficulty, so you can spend the following few months increasing your income if necessary.
Come September, Mars turns Retrograde in your everyday work zone, however, and this could bring some confusion at work. Lost paperwork, misplaced payments or mistakes made in haste – these things will try your patience, but if you slow down, they are easy enough to correct. Venus moves into your career zone in September, so you may be thinking of seeking a promotion or looking for a better paid job. Interviews are best avoided during the Mercury Retrograde period in October, however, as this occurs in Scorpio and could hamper the impression you give.
As the year ends, two eclipses – a Lunar Eclipse in November and a Solar Eclipse in December – may challenge your financial beliefs, asking you to think carefully about what you truly value. With Venus in your money zone in December, you’ll also need to guard against overspending during the holiday period.