2020 – JANUARY
Happy New Year!!
SAGITTARIUS & Sagittarius Rising
The world around you seems like it’s skipping to a new beat Sagittarius. On one hand you’re likely invigorated amidst the new vibe rolling through. On the other, you may not be entirely comfortable with your current set-up/position. Finances, continue to be a concern. Perhaps it is creating a sense of limitation in more than one area of your life. There is a good chance that's the case even if your bank account is filled to the brim. The truth how often to any of us feel we have enough.
That said, good news is on the horizon. You can feel it. You know it in your bones. It is partly due to the fact that abundance-maker Jupiter entered your house of earnings in early December. It will be there until next December 2020. In other words, opportunities to boost your income do exist. However, restrictive Saturn & hard-core Pluto will be sharing the same zone. In effect, it can feel like you’re riding the brakes, practically forced to inch yourself towards that far off sunset.
Take heart that your ruling planet lucky-Jupiter isn’t the only planet working to your benefit this month. Mars too will give you a boost. From January 3rd to February 16th Mars amplifies your will to succeed. You can expect to have more confidence, courage during this time period. There is one caveat of having Mars in your sign though and it can feed into the on again, off again feel that irritates you bar none. You can be more impatient than usual – with yourself AND others.
Constructing a clearly defined goal with an eye for the long term then, will give you the best shot at solid accomplishment. Truth is, Saturn & Pluto will swoop in with heavy-hands should you attempt to jump ahead too far too fast anyway. So, in order to get ahead it makes perfect sense (from the cosmic perspective) to slow down.
Since patience really isn’t your strong suit Sagittarius may I suggest considering obstacles and restrictions, of any kind, are there to ensure a steady, productive pace is maintained for most of 2020? Again, it seems a non-negotiable requirement if you truly want ‘this’ to last the test of time. That said, you may only have trouble setting the pace initially. Once Mars moves into Capricorn mid-February it will a heck of a lot easier to cruise with the cosmic rhythms.
Several other major planetary happenings are in play at the beginning of January – the lunar eclipse on January 10th and the much talked about conjunction of Saturn & Pluto on January 12th. It is near impossible to discuss the Eclipse without first touching on the influence Saturn and Pluto have had in your life.
Pluto announced it’s presence in Capricorn (one of your financial sectors) in 2008. Since then it has been slowly moving over each degree transforming not only how you earn a living but reshaping your sense of self-worth. What’s really valuable has been the question Pluto is/has been strong-arming you to answer all bull aside. No doubt, you’ve come far in discovering what is and is not worth your time and money Sagittarius – a hard won (at times pretty painful) discovery to be sure. Pluto doesn’t mess around. When it applies pressure it does so to evoke no other choice but to transform, utterly and completely. As it presses on the last few degrees of Capricorn (moving onto Aquarius in 2023) you’ve done most of the ‘work’.
Aside from finances Pluto has caused tension in other areas of your life as well. Namely in your love life (especially if you have been on the dating scene) and even with friendships, coworkers, social world connections. If you are an artist and/or felt you have in some way been prevented from doing what you love Pluto may have been, still can be, quite the thorn in your side. Troublesome matters involving your children may be a point of contention.
On the brighter side, you have gained from these experiences. However, it may only be in retrospect that you can truly appreciate the transformative powers of Pluto. In essence it has planted you square in the face of truths, fears, you would not have otherwise be wiling to face.
Saturn works a little differently. Upon its entrance into Capricorn in December 2017 the need to do more with less arose. If you heeded the urging of Saturn to be more conservative with your time and money you will find yourself in a much better position now than a few years ago. Perhaps you started a long-term investment, decided to down size, or simply allowed your focus to be drawn more frequently to where the pennies have been spent.
In another vein, similar to areas of life made tense by Pluto, love, social-world endeavours, creative pursuits, children, would have warranted the same sort of restrictive approach. That is time, money could have easily limited the free-flowing-freedom vibe you so love and often use to deal with life's strangleholds. Those are just a few of Saturn’s strategies aimed to bring you back to the land of responsibility-ridden-material-reality.
And so, returning to the upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Cancer on January 10th… It is more potent than the other eclipses in the Capricorn/Cancer series as it sets aglow within a few degrees of Saturn, at this point less than a degree away from, Pluto. Needless to say, the effects of this eclipse will broadcast the main message of their union. This powerful lunation may also heighten the need to acknowledge one area in particular. That is your sense of self-worth Sagittarius. Money, power, authority, status aside – have you built a strong enough sense of self to weather the inevitable storms on the way up to achieve those goals? Your soul has been asking for quite some time now – directing the way up and out from your core in very real way.
It may be useful to look back at events that have occurred during the eclipses in 2018 and 2019. Each Eclipse has a span of influence that lasts six months. Every ‘shift’ that occurs feeds into the type of experience that is likely to manifest during the subsequent eclipse. Here is the list of eclipse dates in this series.
July 12th, 2018 – Solar Eclipse in Cancer
January 5th, 2019 – Solar Eclipse in Capricorn
July 2nd, 2019 – Solar Eclipse in Cancer
July 16th, 2019 – Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn
December 25th, 2019 – Solar Eclipse in Capricorn
There are three more (dates below), including the one on January 10th remaining before the North Node shifts into Gemini on June 5th, 2020. (Read more about the Gemini/Sagittarius Eclipses in June 2020’s forecast):
January 10th, 2020 – Lunar Eclipse in Cancer
June 5th, 2020 – Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius
June 20th, 2020 – Solar Eclipse in Cancer
July 5th, 2020 – Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn
Believe it or not, we haven’t even covered half of the month. To be fair though, the second half of January doesn’t pack the same kind of punch as the first half. Still, the influences discussed so far will reverberate throughout much of 2020.
Carrying on then, surprise-a-minute Uranus stations direct on January 11th. While in retrograde since August 2019 its rather spastic brand of energy wasn’t in full force. As it awakens, preparing to move deeper into your health/routine sector you can expect, well, the unexpected actually. Uranus does not follow a straight line, nor does it insight sure and steady anything. Positioned in the area of your chart that governs health and routine then it will be important to foster a flexible attitude. It would be helpful to keep the phrase ‘the only constant in life is change’ in your back pocket. Otherwise, a sense of instability, nervousness can interfere with surfing this electric wave with skill and grace. Uranus will be in this position until 2026 so it will take time to work with it well. Go easy on yourself.
Other possible manifestations incited by Uranian vibes include an on again, off again feel to your work schedule or tasks. Perhaps, you will constantly have to keep up with new technology or work in an innovative field that demands creating something new and unique on a regular basis. Whatever the case, you are likely to fare better in health, body and mind when you can channel Uranian energies that match its erratic temperament.
On a different note all together, Venus glides into Pisces on January 3rd to remain until early February. If you are indeed in a creative/ innovative field Venus may entice you to set up a work station at home. Being comfortable in your environment will be unusually important. Also, with Mercury, the Sun and New Moon in Aquarius, at the end of the month, you are bound to have plenty of bright ideas. Having the right space to flesh them out will be worth its weight in gold.
Social media as well could play a bigger part than usual. Aquarius rules your communication sector. The importance of both choosing the right words and taking your time in crafting how you deliver them will make a difference in the outcome. The Aquarian New Moon on the 24th is also an ideal time to try out new ways of getting your message across.
All in all, it looks like there will be a ton on your to do list this month AND next Sagittarius. You have the added boost from Jupiter and Mars on your side to help you get it all done. Just keep in mind no matter how full your battery seems now it behooves you to make it last as long as you can.