Take a look back at the historic year of 2020, and the astrological aspects that synchronized with this turning point.

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2020 begins with a bang and ends with one too. This is a turning point year for a variety of reasons.

Among these is the fact that it is the beginning of a new decade. 2020 added equals 4 – symbolic of foundations, stability, momentum, and speed, as with the principle of 4 legged animals or 4 wheels on a vehicle. Generally, 2020 will prove to be a year of completing a major foundation-building process that will usher us all into a whole NEW ERA. * As ever, it depends on how any planet, planetary configuration, eclipse or other event aspects or is featured in one’s Birth Chart.


The Planets in Capricorn and Conjunctions

In 2019 both Jupiter and Saturn were in their own ruling signs, respectively. In 2020, Jupiter is also in Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn thus serving to boost the Capricorn factor. Jupiter expands while Saturn contracts. It is like bodybuilding with an emphasis on Mr. Universe-like BIG and powerful!

Saturn Conjunct Pluto – 22 Capricorn 46 – January 12: This powerful aspect occurs only once every 34-40 years, or so. The last time was Nov. 8, 1982. This is a powerful and potentially destructive and upsetting conjunction marking a new power cycle which will last until Feb. 2, 2054… Yet, it can also give birth to new forms and approaches that are very positive.

3 X Jupiter Conjunct Pluto – April 5 = 24 Cap. 53, + June 29 (Rx) = 24 Cap. 08, + November 12 – 22 Cap. 51: 
This triple conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn not only occurs on three times, it does so within a span of less than 3 degrees which are also the same range as the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. In general, this represents a major them of change in the signs and houses where it lands in your Birth Chart. Of course, planets or angles that fall within this range of degrees will be significantly impacted and represents a year-long theme of major influence.

Probably what constitutes the most significant event in 2020 will actually occur at the end of the year exactly on Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020, When Jupiter and Saturn form an exact conjunction at 0 degrees Aquarius marking the beginning of a new 20-year economic cycle. Since this event occurs so late in the year that it might as well be understood as the major influence of 2021. Yet, since it represents a NEW ERA, 2020 can be understood as the foundation building process.


The Lunar Nodes Change Signs

Until May 5, 2020, the Lunar South Node remains in Capricorn. This implies the loosening grip of power linked to established authority. As well, as we approach this date, The Lunar South Node will close-in on a Trine with Uranus in Taurus. This will have the creative effect of a bulldozer clearing land to build a skyscraper.

On Christmas Day there was a Solar Eclipse at 4 Capricorn 06 which will culminate two weeks later on January 10 as a Lunar Eclipse at 20 Cancer 00. So, the year begins with yet another shaker factor which is actually closely connected to stationary Uranus.

The 7 Eclipses of 2020

Solar eclipses are the main event regarding eclipses, in terms of major, outer events. Lunar eclipses are important too, especially is they activate a sensitive degree in your chart, yet the effects are more personal, emotional, internal and subjective.

2020 begins in the waxing light of a SOLAR Eclipse that occurs on December 25 or 26 – 4 Capricorn 06. So, this Solar Eclipse late in 2019 constitutes the first of the 7. It is followed by a LUNAR ECLIPSE on January 10 – 20 Cancer 00.

June 21 (Summer Solstice) – SOLAR – 0 Cancer 21 = The most significant eclipse of 2020. It is preceded by a LUNAR ECLIPSE on June 5 at 15 Sagittarius 34 and then another on July 5th at 13 Capricorn 38.

Then on December 14 there will be a final SOLAR ECLIPSE at 23 Sagittarius 08 which will be preceded by a LUNAR ECLIPSE on November 30 at 8 Gemini 38.

Mars plays a special role in 2020. Between June 27 and January 4, 2020, Mars will be in its own ruling sign of Aries. Where it transits through a sign in about 6-7 weeks usually, it can remain in a sign for 6 months! The rate of time varies due to its elliptical orbit when retrograde. This is not terribly rare, actually. However, the fact that it will be in its own sign is significant. Mars in Aries is very assertive, even aggressive at times. It will be retrograde between September 9th and November 13.

Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)

The most significant feature of 2020 for you includes pushing harder on public and professional fronts than you have in some time. Attending to finishing touches close to home will be featured in your priority list throughout the first third of the year. Then your focus will be directed towards bringing your lofty visions and plans down to earth to make them actual and viable. Generating ideas and directing your energies to this end has probably already begun. By year’s end, you will have entered and will be pushing hard through new territory. Faith in and patience with the process is extra important throughout the year. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence is directly linked to your career and implies expansion based on calculated risk; working smarter than harder so your home and family life is also fulfilled. The Lunar Node Change Influence Suggests that your focus will switch from securing your nest to becoming more aware of larger issues and having a voice. The Solar Eclipses Influences will activate your career and public status, your home and family in the summer and your interpretations of truth as the year ends. The Mars in Aries Influence will activate your innate pioneering drive. Expect to enter new territory in the second half of 2020, but don’t initiate big changes while Mars is retrograde.

Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20)

Your drive and ambition are already in high gear as 2020 begins. Although you had to work for it, returns did come in during 2019. This year you will have to remain diligent and persistent. By mid-spring, you will begin to diversify. This includes generating new streams of income. Circumstances will not allow you to lean too heavily on the past, if at all. Very much a foundation-building year, it does include some measure of expansion. Yet, 2021 will prove to be the bigger turning point and your returns will be much more measurable then. So, focus to establish a solid and integral foundation that supports multiple streams. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence is pushing you to develop a more practical philosophy. It includes a rather steep learning curve that began two years ago and will continue throughout 2020. The Lunar Node Change Influence will lead you into new territory and there will be no turning back. You will seriously consider how you can develop more of your talents and perhaps stimulate new streams of income. The Solar Eclipses Influences activate your visionary mind early in the year, your values and priorities over the course of the summer and will bring about changes in your career and financial picture by the end of the year and into 2021. The Mars in Aries Influence could lead you to squarely face your demons or attempt to escape them. Make every effort to confront them consciously for the best results. This can include overcoming old, negative habit patterns and blind spots in your perceptions and self-concepts. Be willing to look and listen more deeply and learn to recognize and avoid undue ego-defense.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

By the end of 2020, you will have completed the metamorphic cycle of Saturn transiting your solar 8th house. Thus, it constitutes the 3rd and final period, as it were. Jupiter there has come along to lend a supportive boost throughout the year. As well, you could experience a resurgence of your energy levels along with a fresh wave of creative inspiration before summer begins. This will manifest as an assertive impulse. Increasing your social outreach is also featured. Dealings with fiery exchanges with significant others will frame the year on either end activating an especially energetic and perhaps revolutionary push late in the game. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence has and will continue to bring about measurable changes both within and around you linked to significant people and circumstances in your life. The Lunar Node Change Influence will lead you to be more assertive starting in mid-spring. The Solar Eclipses Influences have activated changes in your traditional interpretation and approach. Then by summer, it will activate your determination to create more security in your life by year’s end and into 2021 will activate important changes on relationship fronts. The Mars in Aries Influence could well activate the rebellious side of your nature through the summer. However, you may come to realize that your ideals do not match with reality or with your actual ability to activate related changes throughout the autumn season.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Some major changes on relationship fronts are indicated for you as 2020 gets underway. These could leave you feeling reactive, but perhaps also transcended, as though you have been touched by an angel. The result of these changes could manifest as professional expansion or even the start of a new job or position at work, perhaps even a promotion. The flip side of this implies endings that could come about unexpectedly. An invitation to engage your energies with others in a spirit of unity, cooperation, and team effort is a likely outcome. Commitment and a willingness to function as an equal within a greater whole will prove important. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence has and will continue to have a strong influence on your closest relationships both in your personal and professional life. The Lunar Node Change Influence will lead you to take a more conservative approach yet may also manifest as a whole new quality of creative self-expression. The Solar Eclipses Influences are already contributing to changes on relationship fronts serving to deepen your commitment where it really counts. Then big eclipse on June 21 will activate a whole new quality of self-expression that could actually take you by surprise and lead you in new directions. The Mars in Aries Influence is directly related to your career and public status. Positively, you will rise to new levels of power, influence, and authority.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Health is a keyword for you in 2020. It could emphasize that of your career and/or social status at least as much as personal health. A central theme centers on finances and stimulating a healthier flow. Learning and training are indicated. Your ability to focus and take-in new knowledge will increase as the year progresses. Accept familiarization and understanding of the basics as your first major phase of achievement. Fresh inspirations will arrive early in the year and will support you to feel energized, confident and creative. Strengthen your foundation with patient persistence and focus to increase your earning potential. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence is already and will continue to activate changes in your lifestyle this year leading you to deepen your commitment to a successful future. The Lunar Node Change Influence will draw you out to be seen and heard and could involve contributions to larger causes. The Solar Eclipses Influences are loosening the grip of traditional approaches in business. Through summer you will undergo some major changes, especially linked to home and family. The Mars in Aries Influence will activate your resolve to be more independent and assertive and, if harnessed consciously, could lead to a whole new quality of health.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22)

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? This is what is indicated for you in 2020. It will require strategic measures and a well-designed plan. The first boost will arrive even prior to the year starting, thanks to the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. Jupiter there as well stands to prove especially helpful for you. Overcoming a tendency to scatter your focus will be among your bigger challenges. Activities with friends could diminish, at least for a while, as you direct more time and energy to your career. Expect to dig deep at the get go and get ready to work harder to advance to the next level. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence is already and will continue to activate your creative leadership. The Lunar Node Change Influence will manifest in your public and professional life and lead you to be more responsible and to get more recognition. The Solar Eclipses Influences are already activating your creative leadership and will have a direct effect on your social life and overall philosophy linked to relationships. By the end of the year and into 2021 changes close to home will occur and have a direct impact on your daily rhythm and lifestyle in general. The Mars in Aries Influence will serve to stimulate your ambitions and drive to refine your skills, polish your public image and increase your income.

Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22)

You have probably been experiencing a real mixed bag of experiences this past year. Unfortunately, this complex of energies is not finished yet. Positively, you have begun to feel more confident about certain things, like having passed through a dark night. However, there could be yet another visitation even prior to the start of 2020 or early into it. The destiny purpose behind it is to push you to lay claim to your hidden power. Yet, it lays buried beneath fears you may not even be aware of yet. As 2020 progresses, you will reach for clarity, truth and perhaps justice as you aspire to balance the scales. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence has already for the past couple of years and will continue to produce measurable changes close to home which will, in turn, directly affect your career and public life. By the end of the year and into 2021 you will begin to see yourself and the world and in the world in new ways. The Lunar Node Change Influence will serve to stimulate your higher mind and the core philosophies that guide your perceptions. The Solar Eclipses Influences are affecting your sense of personal power in the world throughout the year and will lead to changes in your interpretations throughout 2021 especially. The Mars in Aries Influence could manifest as trouble on relationship fronts and will have to be handled with care and full awareness to maintain harmony.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Knowing better who you truly are and what you genuinely need and want will be clearer in 2020. This impulse will be activated early on and then about mid-way. Initially, the push will be to gain a stronger grasp of your creative potential backed by imagination power. The biggest challenge will be discerning between what you feel you want and what you truly need. You possibly be able to fulfill both, yet neither fully. So, you will be challenged to decide. This will lead to changes perhaps especially regarding your priorities. Yet they will also have a play on how you perceive yourself and the world and your best role in it. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence will continue to change the way you perceive and interpret the world and your place in it throughout 2020. The Lunar Node Change Influence will challenge you to decipher between the higher and the lower road and what these imply in your life. The Solar Eclipses Influences are changing your perspectives already and these will lead to changes in your overall philosophy of life. The result could be a determination to increase your income levels and achieve new levels of success. The Mars in Aries Influence will inspire you to work harder for what really matters, but you are wise to take big action earlier in the year as late starts will prove extra difficult to build a meaningful momentum.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

2019 was a year filled with deep changes. Some of these may have caught you by surprise and have had an indelible impact on your lifestyle. This trend will continue well into spring. Your financials may well have been impacted and there may be more changes yet to come. If so, you will know about it early on. It could even feel like a death of sorts. Yet positively, it could also manifest as a spiritual initiation of some kind. As the year progresses, especially during the second half, you will meet new people and friendships and group involvements will begin to take root. These too will have a measurable impact on your lifestyle. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influences are directly linked to your financial interests, most likely involving your career choices. In short, your ambitions will rise. The Lunar Node Change Influence will shift your focus to more fully emphasize the quality of your relationships. The Solar Eclipses Influences have and will continue to bring you down to earth on a variety of fronts. This process will take the better part of the year and will lead you to want to take new initiatives towards year’s end and into 2021 The Mars in Aries Influence will activate your resolve, drive, and determination and could provide a big boost of confidence too.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

A powerful series of events will activate a whole new level of power in you. Whether you take the reins of this power or it overpowers you is something you will be contending with right at the get-go. It could activate a whole new level of discipline, perhaps centered on health. It will also likely have a powerful effect on how you feel about your closest family relationships. Positively, this flow of destiny will serve to bring you closer to the ones you love, reminding you just how important they truly are.  As the year progresses, you will learn to see the world as with new eyes, through the lenses of your soul.  The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence will have a major impact on your overall style of how you express yourself in the world. The end result will be a greater level of confidence. The Lunar Node Change Influence includes surrendering to the need to incorporate new values and priorities into your life. The Solar Eclipses Influences are already and will continue to manifest as changes in your overall level and quality of awareness of you and others and of yours and their self-concepts. The Mars in Aries Influence will have its fullest expression close to home. This could negatively manifest as difficulties with family, yet positively as core changes within you and could also manifest as renovations in your home.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Powerful events occurring behind the scenes or at subconscious levels will bring about changes linked to your power potential in the world. These may prove subtle and virtually imperceptible at first. Yet, they will contribute to some major new beginnings. These will emphasize your creative power and what makes you unique and special. Early on you will feel the urge to push through outer blocks and/or confront anyone who you feel is undermining your power potential or hindering progress. Expect a revolutionary series of shifts and moves throughout the year that may even find you changed and moved, literally and figuratively The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influence is serving to clear away any disruptive clutter in your subconscious mind. In the process, it could stir things up and thereby produce various degrees of confusion requiring you to be more patient and faithful. The Lunar Node Change Influence will lead you to decipher what makes you special and to take direct and assertive action to help others realize this as well. The Solar Eclipses Influences will manifest as changes in your priorities and, subsequently, in your lifestyle leading you to realize a greater level of health and fulfillment. The Mars in Aries Influence will also manifest as a more assertive push and you should notice an increase in your energy levels, especially over the summer season.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20)

You will focus to secure and fortify your base. This could well include your actual home yet could also refer more figuratively to your health, business, mental and emotional center, or all of the above. You will begin the year by pushing harder than you perhaps have for some time. Already your perceptions and interpretations and your priorities are changing. This turn began in the spring of 2018 and then entered a more accelerated pace a year later. This year it will accelerate to full speed. You will learn the value of extending your reach to a wider audience or network that supports more and bigger opportunities. The Capricorn & Conjunctions Influences are now and will continue to influence how you engage with and in the world. The Lunar Node Change Influence will lead you to bring more attention and focus to your home life. The Solar Eclipses Influences will stimulate your public associations and activate the urge to be more creative in more diverse ways. The Mars in Aries Influence will lead you to take a more assertive approach to increase your levels of abundance and prosperity.