Your challenge this year, Aquarius, will be to let go of the order and structure you so enjoy as Fixed sign – and to embrace chaos. The year’s major astrological event – a rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction – occurs in your spiritual zone and gets to the heart of this matter. These energies will force you to confront the infinite, the cosmos and your own spirituality, even while you try to hold onto to the everyday, the mundane and the routine. A lot of this year is about knowing how and when to let go of control.
The year starts as it means to go on, with an early January Lunar Eclipse in your everyday zone, which is your first hint that routines no longer hold the security they used to. A couple of days later, the exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction gives you your first glimpse of the scary but magnetically appealing unknown that will consume you during 2020.
Don’t be surprised if you struggle to put any of this into words, especially once Mercury turns Retrograde in your values zone in February. This can feel rather unsettling, so in many ways the arrival of Saturn in your sign in March will be a welcome stabilizing influence. With Mars also entering Aquarius, however, you may struggle with some unusually impulsive astrological influences – almost as if you’re daring yourself to walk on the wild side.
During April and May, Pluto, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn all turn Retrograde, bringing you plenty of opportunities for quiet reflection, prayer and more spiritual exploration. Watch out for a blow to your confidence, however, as Saturn’s apparent backwards motion can play havoc with your self-esteem.
During June, a Solar Eclipse in your everyday routines zone further underlines that the things you’ve always taken for granted are being shaken up. A Lunar Eclipse in your objectives zone highlights the need to relinquish control and to allow the cosmic cards to fall where they may. You cannot control this process, or its astrology, but you can control your own emotional reaction to it. Throughout July, the Sun makes a series of oppositions to the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction, and this finds you struggling still with knowing when to let go and when to try to intervene in life’s energies. If you will only listen, a Lunar Eclipse should bring you answers and insight, Aquarius.
Things may start to settle down in August and September, as gentle Venus transits first your everyday routines zone and then your love zone. By the time the November Lunar Eclipse stimulates your risk zone, you’ll have learned to roll with the punches, and you should be able to embrace this eclipse’s creative potential – take a chance and run with it!
As 2020 draws to a close, a total Solar Eclipse in your objectives zone reminds you not to take life for granted or to make plans that are set in stone. This time around, however, you’re able to smile at the ensuing chaos and you should be feeling much more at ease. The year ends with the arrival of Jupiter in your sign, bringing opportunities aplenty for 2021.
Love and Romance
With so much emphasis on your spiritual and psychological development, 2020 looks set to be a relatively peaceful and stable year for your love life, Aquarius. There are no major drama points and it’s likely that if you’re in a happy relationship, it will stay that way. If you’re single, the last quarter of the year seems to be the most promising time for dating and meeting someone new.
In January, Venus is transiting your values zone, so this is a good time to work with your sweetheart for a good cause or a charity you both want to support. It’s a gentle time in love, and as March finds Venus moving into your family zone, it could also be time to welcome a new family member, even if it’s a furry or four legged one.
With Mars arriving in Aquarius at the end of March, your confidence is boosted and you’re more likely to make the first move if you’re dating someone new. Venus shifts into your fun zone around this time, so don’t take any new romance too seriously – just enjoy your time together and don’t jump the gun toward a lifelong commitment. This is important, because when Venus and Saturn both turn Retrograde in May, you may feel very differently about someone you recently met.
After a mid-year for love, Venus moves into your romance zone in September, which would be a very good month for a wedding or engagement. Next up, Venus transits your passion zone in October – for an established relationship, this is a brilliant chance to reignite the magic which first brought you together.
If you’re single and looking for love, Aquarius, October onward is the most likely time for finding a long-term partner. In November, a Lunar Eclipse in your dating zone could mark a highly significant meeting, but don’t be surprised if this turns out to be with someone you don’t initially like. If there is a romance here, astrology suggests that it may well begin with tempers, tantrums and irritations before you discover something more.
Jupiter arrives in your sign in December, and this could be key to your romantic prospects too. Once Jupiter lends you his good humor and generosity of spirit, you’ll feel much happier in yourself – this will make you seem less serious to others, which could lead to more interest romantically. Previously, you may have been inadvertently scaring off some potential partners by wanting too much too soon, so Jupiter’s laid-back vibe could be just what you need. If you do meet someone new in the run up to the festive season, a very special Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on December 21 could hint that this particular relationship is in it for the long-term.
Money and Career
Your career is likely to undergo some transformation this year, Aquarius, in line with your need to deal better with chaos – perhaps your clearly-defined career path will change, or you may want to wander off that direction and try something new. The key is that this will be through your own choice – if you’re happy where you are, you can stay there.
Expect some unsettling feelings early in January, following a Lunar Eclipse in your routines zone, followed by the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in your spiritual zone. Venus is transiting your money zone, so you’ll be keen to spend quite extravagantly – but something may happen which prompts you to question your own materialism, particularly once Mercury turns Retrograde in your money zone in February.
March brings both stability and recklessness, in an astrological odd mixture. Saturn arrives in your sign to encourage you to stay put and to work toward the tried and tested. However, Mars in your sign says the opposite, so you may struggle to reconcile your desire for a change with your need for stability. Your inner rebel may win out, especially once Venus transits your risk zone in April.
If you do take chances with your career, Aquarius, think carefully about the timing. During May, both Venus and Saturn turn Retrograde, which may hamper your confidence. However, Mars pushes into your money zone, encouraging you to increase your income and to drive via new ideas, new business, new prosperity.
Mid-year could be when you see the most change in your career. June’s Solar Eclipse in your routine zone is a definite indicator that something’s afoot, although with Mercury Retrograde in this area too, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t miss out on opportunities through fear. During July, as the Sun opposes the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, you’ll have many chances to embrace change – but will you? It may take the events of the Lunar Eclipse in July to show you exactly how necessary change is, and to encourage you to allow life to unfurl around you. Whatever happens, you can expect it to have settled down again in August, when Venus transits your routine zone, bringing calm and some much-needed serenity.
If you’re looking for work, Aquarius, be careful during the Mercury Retrograde period in October, which impacts upon your career zone. You won’t make your best impression at this time, so try to schedule interviews or presentations around it where you can. A much better astrological bet would be November, when Venus moves into your career zone and helps you turn on the charm.
The arrival of bountiful Jupiter in your sign in December is highly significant for your career and your material security. This should find you bursting with confidence and fully ready to embrace change and challenge. Taking these energies forward into 2021, you should be well-placed to start a new business, a new job or even a new career path altogether.
2022 starts quietly, Aquarius, with a Capricorn Super New Moon in your privacy zone on January 2nd and Mercury turning retrograde in your sign of Aquarius on January 14th – astrology suggests you will want to keep yourself to yourself for a couple of weeks, especially around January 24th when a sign change for Mars also emphasizes seclusion.
The Aquarius New Moon on February 1st finds you ready to engage with life again, and February is a good month for home and family matters. The Jupiter-Uranus sextile on February 17th is innovative and refreshing, bringing new ideas and routines.
On March 6th, Venus and Mars both arrive in Aquarius, lifting your spirits further and energizing you towards your goals. You can expect financial good fortune courtesy of bountiful Jupiter, although the magical, mystical Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces on April 12th may bring illusions and confusion over money.
The Solar Eclipse in your family zone on April 30th hints at dissatisfaction with your work-life balance, but a sign change on May 10th may hold answers: Jupiter will begin to transit Aries, the intelligence and learning zone of your natal chart, opening up new educational opportunities that might help you work more efficiently. The Lunar Eclipse in your career zone on May 16th will show you the way ahead.
On June 4th, Saturn turns retrograde in Aquarius; between then and late October, astrology suggests that most of the obstacles you face in life will be self-imposed or even imagined, so it’s important to understand when you may be making excuses.
The New Moon in your love zone on July 28th points to a fresh start at home, and August looks set to be sweetly romantic too, with August 11th bringing an Aquarius Full Moon at the same time as Venus changes signs to focus on love.
October, however, is a more difficult time, Aquarius. The Solar Eclipse in the career zone of your chart on October 25th leaves you wondering what your place really is and whether or not you are on the right path. A few days later, Jupiter, then retrograde, backs into Aries, your money zone, and your financial abundance will face some restrictions too.
The Lunar Eclipse in your stability zone on November 8th could be a make or break point for you, with some decisions to be made about what matters most to you in life. The following day, a tense Sun opposes Uranus, your modern-day ruling planet, and is agitated further by Saturn, your historical ruler. Identity and how much it is tied up with your work will be a key issue.
Take time to resolve this slowly and don’t rush into anything. Jupiter will eventually turn direct once more in late November, and on December 20th this bountiful planet will once again move into your learning zone – your direction is a work in progress, so have patience as the year ends.
Love and Romance
There’s a lot of focus on family life this year in astrology, Aquarius. The romantic Full Moon on February 16th is followed the next day by an inspirational Jupiter-Uranus sextile which crosses the family and values sector of your natal birth chart, so this is a good indicator of you becoming closer as a family unit, whatever your circumstances.
On March 6th, Venus and Mars both change signs to arrive in Aquarius, increasing your passion levels and suggesting a fascinating month for your love life, especially with a Full Moon in your passion zone on March 18th.
April 30th, however, sees a potent Solar Eclipse hit the family zone of your natal birth chart. This is difficult energy and is particularly connected to your status in the wider world – most likely your career – versus your devotion to your family and the amount of time you have to spend at home. Its partner Lunar Eclipse in your career zone on May 16th is a tense moment that could see a lot of argument and discord.
If you’re single and dating, be aware that Mercury turns retrograde in your dating zone on May 10th, so misunderstandings abound all too easily. However, the New Moon in this area of your chart, just a couple of days before Mercury’s retrograde ends, brings more promising news on May 30th. June is also a good month for new relationships, especially when Venus changes signs into your dating zone on June 22nd.
The summer months in the Northern Hemisphere are overall romantic and reasonably peaceful for you this year; a sweet New Moon in your love zone on July 28th is a memorable moment, while August 11th sees Venus move into your romance zone at the same time as an Aquarius Full Moon, so this may be an important date too.
Tensions increase as you head through October, however. The Solar Eclipse in the career zone of your natal birth chart on October 25th is particularly volatile and is not helped by a retrograde Jupiter moving backward into your values zone a couple of days later. Arguments over values, priorities and fairness in your relationship and family life are likely to multiply during this period.
Mars turns retrograde in your joy zone on October 30th, dimming passion and making it harder to find the magic within your relationship. Couple this with the Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on November 8th, and it looks like a difficult few weeks for sure.
Hang on in there, because a Full Moon in your joy zone on December 7th does show you a way to re-find the spark, re-kindle the magic, and heal any recent problems you have faced.
Money and Career
This year’s Eclipse cycle places a focus on your work-life balance, Aquarius, but other planetary activity suggests the way to resolve this is through further training or education, so bear that in mind.
If you are unhappy in your current work, an emotional Full Moon on January 17th could be a crunch moment. Jupiter’s helpful sextile to Uranus on February 17th helps you work out what you can and cannot afford to do, however, and a Pisces New Moon in the money zone of your natal birth chart on March 2nd is helpful too.
It’s not until April 30th that push comes to shove, however, Aquarius. Then, a potent Solar Eclipse in your family zone triggers emotional demands and arguments, which could culminate in a dramatic decision when the Lunar Eclipse hits your career zone on May 16th. It’s instructive to note that Mercury turns retrograde in your risk zone on May 10th, so this is not your most adventurous period; you will feel quite risk-averse at this point. The same day, Jupiter sweeps into your learning zone, so invest in that training and see if it helps.
On May 24th, Mars changes signs to also focus on education and learning, so this will be the boost you need if you are finding a course difficult or boring. The New Moon in your everyday work zone on June 28th points to positive results already being felt.
Use the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months to consolidate your learning or training and to keep moving ahead.
Financially, things may turn rocky in October. A difficult Mercury-Neptune opposition, goaded by Mars, brings panic and confusion over money on October 5th – don’t act on impulse; ensure that you have expert advice. Then the Solar Eclipse hits the career zone of your natal birth chart on October 25th, just days before a retrograde Jupiter cycles backward into your money zone – you may find that decisions you have made over your career impact your income negatively, but hang on in there.
Mars turns retrograde in your risk zone on October 30th, and will stay so past the year's end, so this is not a time to panic or try to undo what is already done. Indeed, the Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on November 8th shows that your actions have had a positive impact on your family, regardless of your bank balance. Money is not the be-all and end-all.
Look to November 23rd for financial relief, when Jupiter turns direct and starts to move forward through your money zone again, trailing abundance in its wake. You can recoup much of your income over the following month, before Jupiter turns its attention back to your education on December 20th.