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.
2019 looks set to be a transformative year for you intellectually, Scorpio. Planetary activity this year focuses on learning, teaching, mentoring and community involvement – this is your year to share what you know and to find out more about what you don’t yet know. It all starts with a Solar Eclipse in your learning zone in the first week of the year, which is mirrored by another such eclipse in the last week of 2019 – the distance you will travel, mentally, between these two dates is remarkable.
Make every effort to expand your mind and to take up new learning opportunities. Befriend someone who would benefit from your experience and help them to learn their own lessons too. A Full Moon in your own sign in May gives you confidence in how much you have to offer. Another Solar Eclipse, in your philosophy zone in early July, proves to you that your knowledge and wisdom is needed in the world.
Once Mars moves into your sign in mid-November, you’ll realize that your passion lies in teaching in some way. Soon afterwards, Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion, shifts into your learning zone, reinforcing all that you have learned in 2019 and setting the scene for further growth to come. A delightful Jupiter-Uranus trine in mid-December also highlights the links between communication, education and your closest relationship – so if you’re single, someone you meet at that time in a learning environment could well prove significant in your life moving ahead.
There’s also some learning to do in your love life. 2019 gets off to a passionate and promising start, when Mars arrives in your love zone – on Valentine’s Day, appropriately enough. However, rebel planet Uranus also settles into your love zone in early March, bringing more than your fair share of shocks and surprises. With Mercury retrograde in your flirting zone throughout March, it could be that a particular encounter – innocent or not so innocent – is enough to spark chaos within an established relationship.
Some of this angst will settle down in May, when a New Moon in your romance zone helps to calm and soothe anxieties and jealousy. However, a very tough and tempestuous square between Mars and Uranus occurs in July, this will pit your love life against your career in some way. If your working conditions are not conducive to a good work-life balance, expect this to be a major source of tension in 2019.
Much of the rest of the year is about you learning to handle these conflicts and learning to make choices which prioritize your loved ones instead of your career. When diplomatic Venus arrives in your sign in early October, stand-offs will soften - and a promising Full Moon in November suggests that the problems can be eased. It’s not until mid-December, however, when a very positive Jupiter-Uranus trine confirms that communication with your lover has finally gotten easier – from this point onwards, peace should reign supreme.
Early January finds you spending like there’s no tomorrow, with luxury-loving Venus in your money zone. However, a tumultuous Lunar Eclipse suggests that a shock may be on the way. By the time a dangerously volatile Mars-Uranus conjunction occurs in your work zone in mid-February, you may be backed into a corner. Tense squares between Jupiter and Neptune occur in January, June and September, highlighting the risks you are taking with either your income or your career; there could be some dramatic decisions made at this time.
Fortunately, you are nothing if not resourceful. If you do find yourself temporarily struggling in the spring of 2019, it won’t last long. A fortunate Full Moon in your money zone in mid-June marks the start of a financial come back. Ambitious Mars, one of your ruling planets, shifts into your career zone in early July and you’ll soon fight your way back to the top. A New Moon in early August is the perfect time to take on a new role or to launch a new business.
By the time winter arrives, you should be feeling financially more secure. A New Moon in your money zone in late November highlights your success. More importantly, it suggests that you have forged a new relationship with and understanding of money during 2019. No longer as materially-focused as you were at the beginning of the year, you’ll end 2019 secure but much more thoughtful about how you earn a living and what you do with your hard-earned cash.
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.
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.
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.