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.
For you, Virgo, 2019 will be defined by your learning to both expand your horizons and live within your boundaries. Sounds contradictory? Surprisingly not. By coming to terms with your abilities and your inherent gifts, you’ll be able to use those talents better to expand your world, instead of chasing after castles in the air. Expect this process to get underway in late January when a Lunar Eclipse prompts you to examine how you can best be of service to the world. Answers come thick and fast, notably during the Full Moon in your own sign in late February – this is when you will realize how much you have to offer.
Rebel planet Uranus takes up residence in your travel and philosophy zone in early March, so itchy feet are sure to be a key feature of spring 2019. As well as physical travel, you’ll want to expand your mind, so take up new educational opportunities in the areas you’ve identified as being your strongest potential. All this activity is leading towards a brand-new personal project or ambition, which will clarify in late August when there is a New Moon in Virgo – New Moon, New You.
Along the way, watch out for some friction between your family and your in-laws, especially in January, June and September, when difficult squares between Jupiter and Neptune make it hard to tell who is on whose side. Having said that, wonderful family news may arrive in late January, courtesy of a conjunction between loving Venus and expansive Jupiter: perhaps the pitter patter of new human or animal feet is heading your way!
The emphasis in 2019 is on rekindling the spark in an existing relationship – or finding a brand new and intensely exciting one! A Solar Eclipse in your passion zone in the first week of the year sets the tone. You’ll want to find what you’re missing, whether that’s with your current partner or someone else.
If an existing relationship is struggling, March could be a make or break time. A New Moon in early March falls in your love zone, which could suggest a new beginning in your relationship…or a clean break. Mercury is retrograde in your love zone during March, so do make sure that you communicate clearly and from the heart. Any wounds which need healing will feel much soothed once Venus shifts into your love zone at the end of March.
The other major shakeup in your love life comes in December, when Jupiter shifts into your dating zone. Jupiter’s energy is generous, warm and optimistic, so this year’s festive and party season looks ideal for finding a new partner if you’re looking. If you’re happy within your current relationship, look to mid-December’s exciting Jupiter-Uranus trine for intriguing possibilities which connect love with travel. Another Solar Eclipse in your passion zone at the end of December promises that a heart-driven risk will pay off, so don’t be afraid to take a chance. You have everything to play for in affairs of the heart, and it’s all to gain.
As 2019 gets underway, there are indications of some tension between you and work colleagues, especially if you have felt overlooked or under-valued recently. Try not to take it personally; if you can hang on in there until early March, diplomatic Venus shifts into this zone of your chart and should ease working relationships considerably.
The period from late March to late April is significant for your income, with two consecutive Full Moons in your money zone. This is a rare opportunity for you to get a grip on your finances, sorting out your future security and ensuring that your financial health gets a check-up. This astrological vibe also bodes well for investments and for the first fruits from a new business of any kind. Energetic and ambitious Mars arrives in your career zone in late March, so this too contributes plenty of zest and enthusiasm to your money-making efforts.
If you’re hoping to change jobs in 2019 the period between June and mid-August is a good time to job-hunt or to attend interviews. A New Moon in your career zone in early June is very beneficial, as is the arrival of Mars in your own sign in mid-August – it’s time to stand up and get what you deserve. Mars helps to round off the year on a positive note too, when it shifts from your own sign into your finance zone in early October, giving your bank balance another helpful boost.
This year’s major astrological news – the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction – occurs in your fun zone but frankly, Virgo, this is not a fun vibe. During 2020, you’ll need to think seriously about your responsibilities and perhaps ditch some of your hobbies or more pleasurable pursuits in favor of very grown-up stuff.
January begins with a Lunar Eclipse in your social zone, swiftly followed by the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, so it seems that friends may be letting you down as the year begins. With Mars transiting your family zone now, there could be hot tempers at home, too. During February, a tricky Mercury Retrograde occurs in your love zone, around the same time as argumentative Mars shifts into your creativity zone – perhaps your partner doesn’t understand your hobby or wants you to spend less time or money enjoying yourself.
It’s when serious and sober Saturn shifts into your everyday life zone in March that responsibilities really start to weigh heavily on your life. Mars arrives too, highlighting the frustration you’ll probably feel when duty calls and everything else has to take a backseat. When Pluto turns Retrograde in your creative zone in April, it’s a chance to get back to basics and to rethink what you’re trying to create, and why. Jupiter joins Pluto in Retrograde during May, while Saturn also turns Retrograde in your everyday duties zone – so while your leisure time is hampered, Virgo, your responsibilities are growing. Mars shifts into your love zone during this period, so it wouldn’t be surprising if astrological tensions spilled over into your relationship during this time.
June sees a Solar Eclipse in your social zone, plus a Lunar Eclipse in your family zone, so your place in the world is really being tested. You may feel that you can’t do anything right, as friends, family, and your partner all demand different things from you. Fortunately, Mars shifts into your resources zone in June, so you’ll be able to dig deep to find the strength you need. As a Virgo, you’re nothing if not resourceful. In July, the Sun makes a series of oppositions to the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto combo which again reinforces the need to give up some leisure activities to make room for obligations, and another Lunar Eclipse in early July backs this up.
Things look brighter as Venus shifts into your spirituality zone in September, giving you some peace of mind and a valuable period of quiet. Mercury Retrograde in your communication zone in October is a challenge, but not one you can’t meet. Toward the end of the year, it’s time to think about how your work-life-family balance can be improved – especially following the Lunar Eclipse in your career zone in November, and a Solar Eclipse in your family zone in December. Fortunately, Jupiter arrives in your responsibilities zone in December, and makes a very constructive conjunction to Saturn, astrologically lightening your load, sharing out the responsibility and freeing up some more of your valuable time.
In 2020, Virgo, your love life looks to be relatively pain-free if you’re already in an existing relationship, with several sweet periods. If you’re dating, however, be aware that the zone highlighted by the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January also rules dating in astrology – so if you do meet someone new, they could be quite compelling, but ultimately rather karmic for you. Still, intrigue and passion are a volatile mix, Virgo, and any new romances begun this year are likely to be quite intoxicating.
Venus moves into your love zone in January, and then into your passion zone in February, so the year starts well enough in terms of love. Late February is an interesting time to be a single Virgo, as Mars arrives in your dating zone, while Venus squares up to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction – this suggests that risk-taking in love could feel irresistible. That theme continues through March too, with Venus trine to the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto trio in March suggesting that an impulsive trip or journey could well lead to love. Try to avoid acting too impulsively in April and May, however, as Pluto turns Retrograde in your risk zone, as does Jupiter. Meanwhile, Venus Retrogrades in your career zone, so any wild card choices in romance could impact up on your working life.
Mars moves into your love zone in May, which could prompt arguments over selfishness; when Mars moves on to your intimacy zone in June, this could bring either increased passion or increased anger – or both, with a side-helping of jealousy, too. In July, the increasing sense of duty you feel – illustrated by the Sun’s opposition to the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto combination – may quell any feelings of romance and leave you with little time for love. A Lunar Eclipse in your dating zone in early July could suggest an out-of-the-blue encounter, but don’t expect it to last.
The tone lightens during August, when Venus moves into your social zone. Whether or not you’re in a relationship, Virgo, this looks set to be a very good month for mingling and having some long-overdue fun; don’t allow your serious Virgo nature to drag you down. Jealousy could become an issue again in September, when Mars turns Retrograde in your passion zone. Avoid anything underhand during this period, as the truth will win out.
During October, Venus moves into Virgo, helping you to feel both more confident and more aware of what you need from a relationship. In late October in particular, Venus trines the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto blend, suggesting an increased sense of self-esteem, especially in dating or a new relationship. As 2020 draws to a close, the Solar Eclipse in your family zone in December could suggest disapproval of your love life – but Venus is transiting the same area at this time as well, and will help smooth over any cracks.
You look set to have an on-off relationship with risk and finances during 2020. As a Virgo, you’re normally cautious with money, but the Saturn-Pluto conjunction does shake things up a bit and you’re even more unlikely to take a risk than ever before. This is especially true in January, when that rare conjunction occurs. In March, Saturn’s arrival in your astrological everyday work zone signifies that your job could become hard work, with plenty of pressure and deadlines, but as Mars comes together with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, you have all the determination you need to be successful.
April is an interesting month for money. Pluto turns Retrograde in your risk zone, but Venus moves into your status zone, so you’ll probably want to be seen to spend money or to keep up with the neighbors. Avoid spending simply for status, especially once Venus turns Retrograde in May, with Jupiter also turning Retrograde in your risk zone around that time.
Astrology suggests that June is a good month for consolidating your finances and finding new income streams. With Mars moving into your resources zone, you’ll be adept at monetizing a hobby or finding a side hustle, driven by a desire to pay off debts or to accumulate wealth. July is a major period when risk and responsibility play off each other, due to the Sun’s opposition to the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto trio. A Lunar Eclipse early in the month in your risk zone means it’s especially important to keep a sharp eye out in July, Virgo, and to seek expert advice when you need it.
Your income may falter a little in September, while Mars is Retrograde in your resources zone. Mid-October is a danger point for losing money. As the Sun squares up to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, beware of scams and get-rich-quick schemes. Venus follows suit, making the same square aspects in mid-November, when there’s also a Lunar Eclipse in your status zone – another warning against spending money you don’t really have in an attempt to look good. Nobody is fooled, Virgo.
There is plenty of good news to end the year with. In December, bountiful Jupiter moves into your everyday work zone, promising easier relationships with colleagues, more respect for what you do, and greater freedom at work. Late in the month, a conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn suggests big changes are on the way at work, and these will be very beneficial. If you’ve successfully navigated the balance between leisure and responsibility during the year, it’s in December that you’ll find the ties loosening, so you can start once again to enjoy your free time without so many restrictions.