2020 Star Shadow Horoscope by Eliza Graney
“When you don’t follow your Nature there is a hole in the Universe where you were supposed to be.”
I am an optimist at heart, and I believe to my core that it is vitally important choose happiness every chance we get. It’s just that some times are easier than other times. Welcome to other times. Not to say that it is all doom and gloom - it’s not, but this is a storm year, with a rainbow promise at the end. All those changes you know you have to make, and you have put off for the last week, month, year, years.... This is the year payment comes due. “The rainbow at the end,” you ask? This is a Saturn and Capricorn year and Saturn ALWAYS render payment - do the work, and things will shift and move in ways you cannot imagine to bring you into alignment with who you truly are.
This energy for change starts with the conjunction between heavy hitters Saturn and Pluto -- both in stern Capricorn -- on January 12. Proceeded by a Lunar Eclipse in Cancer and Uranus stationing direct on January 10, chaotic energy to throw us off kilter - maybe to let go of old ways. You might very well feel as if whatever structures you have counted on to maintain your personal security are gone. You, we, are all being called to change the foundations and structures of our lives. What we learned in order to survive, is killing us now. Change will allow us, not to survive, but THRIVE.
A fascinating shift occurs for all once Saturn dips into Aquarius from March 21 - July 1, then goes into this sign full time starting December 17 (and lasting until March 2023). That shift will pivot you outside of yourself and remind you that you are one tiny drop in a massive ocean of humanity. Your responsibility toward the collective and to your fellows will be stimulated. This will be the highest vibration of Saturn in Aquarius and, by the end of the year when Jupiter enters Aquarius (December 19) and creates a perfect conjunction to Saturn (December 21), you will be ready to build a visionary foundation in an area of your life that can ultimately have a ripple effect on others.
Aside from these incredibly dynamic cosmic shifts, 2020 will also be a year that both Venus AND Mars go retrograde. Between May 13 and June 25, Venus will retrograde in the intellectual sign of Gemini. The first eclipse in the Gemini-Sagittarius series punctuates the middle of this retrograde cycle: on June 5, Venus Retrograde will oppose the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. All of this will square Neptune. This suggests a significant time for all, involving telling someone close to you the truth about a money or romantic situation from your past. This also means it's time to tell yourself the truth about this matter. It's overdue.
Mars Retrograde, from September 9 - November 13, “Running down the wrong road faster, won’t get you where you want to go any sooner.” This will be particularly tricky since Mars will be backtracking in his home sign of Aries, and will actually be in Aries for 6 months. You might feel like you've run out of steam during this time and must accept that, sometimes, you just can't fight your life's battles the way you're used to. Use this Mars Retrograde downtime to regroup, go within, and learn more about the art of making love, making war, and, most importantly, making you as strong as can be from the inside out. It is also important to keep a strong grip on your temper - at it’s best Mars in Aries is assertive helping us to set and keep our boundaries clean, at it’s worst tempers explode - 6 months of it can test the anyone’s equilibrium.
The final eclipses on the Cancer-Capricorn axis occur on June 21 and July 5, wrapping up a long-term lesson of home and family versus career and worldly ambitions. You have a real chance at these eclipses to see the fruits of your labors, but what might surprise you is that the goals you once had are no longer as important as they once were. Priority are meant to shift this year.
On November 30 and December 14, eclipses are fully taking over the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. Truth, meaning, and whether or not you can handle it are lessons to tackle now.
A side-note all this change can be stressful and exhausting - self care is a fundamental need this year.
The happiness I seek, and wish for you, is not born of fairy dust and wishful thoughts. It is closer to joy, the profound knowing of who you are and your connection to whatever you hold sacred.
Aries Monthly Horoscope
March 21 - April 19
Aries is in for a challenging year, a square to all the change demanded by Capricorn keeps Aries off balance. It’s not the change, you are quick to change direction if it suits you, but anything this profound is time consuming - not your natural space. 2020 is the year you realize what really what sparks you. Is it the hustle, the grit, and the fight that you're really all about, or is that just the fun part of creating something of lasting value for yourself and others.
Taurus Monthly Horoscope
April 20 - May 20
You're in a fascinating position in 2020, Taurus. Change is the only constant as Uranus continues to move through your sign until 2025. As you walk into the New Year, your life may already be unrecognizable to you from the life you used to live.
Most likely, these changes have been ones that you've wanted for quite some time and are more aligned with your personal integrity and values. As a result, even if the change part was uncomfortable, the end result fits you like a glove. A major part of these changes will involve learning, You might be so busy teaching, writing, speaking, or sharing your expertise with others that you feel there is no time for advancing your own studies. That would be a terrible mistake. This is your year to level up your learning, even if the major lesson is how to see the need for change and rise to meet it.
Gemini Monthly Horoscope
May 21 - June 20
2020 calls on you to take the time that's necessary to do some honest internal reflection and consider how much you have been defining your self -- and self-worth -- through the eyes of others. The eclipses cycle begins in Gemini and Sagittarius, this means relationship lessons and turning points are inevitable this year. A need for deeper and more lasting truth.
Cancer Monthly Horoscope
June 21 - July 22
From the very start of 2020, the stressors between family and career are intense, and it will surely test every ounce of your strength. Your relationship to both must change. Cancer, the Universal Mother, must let go and encourage her offspring to meet their own challenges. You must also allow for your own growth and change, not the least of which will be learning how to do your own job and not carry everyone else. Boundaries and tough love are ruling thoughts this year.
Leo Monthly Horoscope
July 23 - Aug. 22
The transit of Uranus through Taurus, squaring your Leo Sun, will bring about much needed changes in next 7 years, but make it easier on yourself, you know what needs to be done. Get out and start making the changes that way the energy for change will help you - not knock you into next Tuesday.
Virgo Monthly Horoscope
Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
2020 will be about dynamic changes to your home and family life as well as your professional world. Eclipses begin to touch these parts of your chart in 2020, calling you to consider your place in the world in a significant way. Remember, if something ends for you at this time it really was long over-due. If you are already in touch with what you're meant to do and have spent most of 2020 focused on your goals, the eclipses this year can bring a significant reward, making you feel that you have finally arrived!
Libra Monthly Horoscope
Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
You might feel as if 2020 goes down in your personal history as a hallmark year thanks to a series of cosmic events that are likely to shatter your perception of what you thought your life was supposed to be. Fortunately, if you're willing to let go of the life you thought you wanted, you'll find your way to the life you're meant to live. Boundaries, and the need to live your own life are paramount here. Your best relationship will come about when you stop sacrificing yourself to other’s demands.
Scorpio Monthly Horoscope
Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
The conjunction of Saturn to Pluto on January 12 will force you to kill off a pattern of thinking that has kept you stuck. Empowerment is sure to come out of this, if you go with the change. Grand, transformative ideas can absolutely change your life during this time and the power of your mind will be remarkable. Use it! If the foundation you have built your life on has any cracks in it, this year they will be exposed. As a result, no matter how tough you are, make sure to take care of yourself. Change is exhausting - self care is important to your health this year.
Sagittarius Monthly Horoscope
Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Last year’s windfall (whether you took advantage of it or not) of opportunity is replaced this year by the need to sit down and do the work - details matter here. Start the year well by taking care of all the outstanding issues so the opportunities can continue. Even if you missed your chance last year if are willing to make the effort this year you will end up much better off.
Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
There is seriously so much happening in your sign that there is no way you can get through the year flying under the radar or simply coasting.
It all begins with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in your sign on January 12 that might prompt you to light a match to certain structures of your life and reality. But why destroy what you believed has fortified you for so long? Well, the truth is that you'll come to grips with the fact that it hasn't exactly been as sustaining as you once believed. In fact, you, more than any other sign, will recognize that the only way you'll ever live the life you want to live is if you completely annihilate whatever version of a life you used to have. This all sounds dramatic -- and it is -- but it's also very real. Saturn and Pluto together in their rare and powerful alignment symbolize accepting and letting go of whatever is dead in your world that you've resisted burying for so long. Once you finally have the symbolic funeral, Capricorn, you will see for yourself just how remarkable letting go is for your soul and personal development.
Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
The Age of Aquarius is dawning and the final markers for it’s advent are here Saturn moves into Aquarius this year and on December 21 - Winter Solstice conjoins Jupiter at 0 degrees Aquarius. Remember that to reach the “harmony & understanding, sympathy and love..” there is the chaos of change and willingness to work for what is true for you.and your dreams. Saturn wants the chaos you live in to have a structure now so all that electrical energy can flow and light up the world - to explode it.
Pisces Monthly Horoscope
Feb. 19 - March 20
A fascinating theme begins to emerge for you at the onset of 2020 and it has everything to do with the renovations your life needs. They are, indeed, rather sweeping and encompass areas ranging from your domestic world right down to your social and romantic life. You will need to recognize at a core level just how vital it is for you to break down every relationship structure in your life so that you can discover the true significance behind the connections you have with others. All connections have divine possibilities, but not all are right for you. This is a year of letting go of those that do not work so you can move forward into what only seemed real in dreams.