Meghan & Harry: Saturn-Pluto Conjunction

Bang on cue, new royal couple, Meghan and Harry, yesterday announced that they would be taking a step back from the Royal Family. It’s not that surprising considering that Meghan has been hounded by the press over the last couple of years, but it is a definitive turning point in the Royal family.

Saturn-Pluto Conjunction

This coincides with the major Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12, 2020, a symbol of the end of the old order. Many astrologers have been braced for change to the Royal Family for some time, as Uranus, the planet of change triggered the Queen’s Sun at 0 degrees Taurus and Charles’ Moon at the exact same degree (Mummy’s boy?) over the past couple of years.

There was speculation of abdication as Uranus is the planet of splits, often prominent in divorce cases. And, Meghan and Harry’s move does feel like a divorce, a split, a significant cutting of ties from the old ways and a traditional role. Uranus is evident this week too, as it turns direct at 2 degrees Taurus on January 11, 2020, the day before the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.

There is talk of the couple becoming financially independent, which fits Uranus in Taurus’ symbolism, the independent planet in the sign of money. Yet, it’s the Saturn-Pluto conjunction which is showing strongly in the charts of the Royal couple. Most importantly, it falls conjunct Meghan’s Descendant at 24 degrees Capricorn.

This is the end of a relationship but not with her significant other. Instead, it’s with someone theoretically more important, the Queen, the leader of the pack. And, it is personal for the Queen because her Ascendant-Descendant axis is the exact opposite of Meghan’s with the Queen’s Ascendant at 21 degrees Capricorn. A painful placing for the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.

Harry & The Royals

You can see how the major conjunction is playing out for Harry too with his Moon at 24 degrees Taurus. The Moon symbolises the mother and Harry’s relationship with his own mother must have felt like that Moon in Taurus, nurturing, safe & secure. Until, it wasn’t any longer as she was cruelly taken from him.

The Moon is Harry’s family as the Moon sits close to his IC (home/family point) at 17 degrees Taurus. He doesn’t want to lose the woman he loves or the son he’s devoted to. Archie (b. May 6, 2019) has his Sun at 15 degrees Taurus, bang on Harry’s IC at 17 Taurus and in close affinity to Harry’s Moon at 24 Taurus. Archie is the apple of Harry’s eye.

Also, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction plays a key role in the charts of other members of the Royal Family. It’s exactly sextile Charle’s Sun at 22 degrees Scorpio, who may turn out to be a supportive influence to the couple.

And, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction is trine William’s Venus at 25 degrees Taurus. More importantly, it squares William’s Pluto at 24 degrees Libra, co-ruler of his Scorpio Midheaven. It’s likely to hurt William most. Although, with Harry’s Moon at 21 Taurus and William’s Venus at 25 Taurus, they are always going to share a loving bond.

‘Stepping Back’ Announcement

The announcement of the couple’s decision to step back from the Royal Family came on the day when Jupiter, King of the Gods, was conjunct the South Node in Capricorn (see chart below).

The ‘dissolution of the firm’, the potential beginning of the end of the Royal Family. Certainly, a significant shift away from tradition and another nail in the coffin of a difficult period in the life of the Royals.

The chart for the announcement of the ‘split’ yesterday puts the Ascendant at 14 degrees Leo and Meghan’s Sun is in the royal sign at 12 degrees Leo. Most tellingly, Uranus in Taurus sits at the top of the horoscope, very close to the Midheaven.

This is Meghan’s decision to cut ties and split away but it’s not going to help her profile or her reputation. Hopefully, people will be kind to the young couple.

It doesn’t feel like the best move with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction so strongly placed in Meghan’s birth chart. The last thing she needs is to have more people turn against her, which is the flip side of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction on her Descendant – the ‘other’.

Eclipses & The Royals

Note that this announcement also coincides with the Lunar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer on January 10, 2020 falling opposite the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.

The Royals are closely tied in to the eclipses. They often make major decisions or plan big events that coincide with an eclipse which involves the King & Queen of the skies, the Sun (King) & Moon (Queen).

Chart Data:

Meghan Markle b. August 4, 1981, 4:46 am, Los Angeles, California, USA

Prince Harry b. September 15, 1984, 4:20 pm, Paddington, London, UK

‘Stepping Back’ Announcement: January 8, 2020, 6:30pm, London, UK

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The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction: Endings & Extremes

Saturn conjunct Pluto [22 Capricorn 46]

– January 12, 2020

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.

All things break. And all things can be mended.

Not with time, as they say, but with intention.

So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.

The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.

L. R. Knost

There’s some heavy astrology coming our way this week as the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (January 12) takes place two days after a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (January 10) cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is the most important planetary event of the two. A rare occurrence in astrology, these two major planets only meet once every 35 years or so.

Together, Saturn and Pluto conjure up themes of darkness, both planets linked to the colour black. They represent absolute power, dictatorship, tyranny and the dark side of power and control.

World Events

At their bleakest, they are a symbol of death and destruction. The conjunction often coincides with times of hardship and war and here we stand on the brink of a major world conflict. An assassination in Iran, threats and bravado, men playing a dangerous game.

The symbolism tragically fits the apocalyptic scenes coming out of Australia too, as millions of animals are wiped out and human beings mourn the loss of life, their homes & possessions, their countryside left black and desolate.

Major planetary events often show clearly in the world as the movement of the planets mirrors life on earth. Yet, they work differently on a personal level. And, if astrology is to be of any value, then we must learn to work with the symbolism of the planets, to heed their lessons.

Personal Lessons

Saturn rules time and karma in astrology, the planet of self-discipline and authority. Pluto rules all things hidden & the underworld, the planet of extremes linked to annihilation and transformation. Here are some ways the Saturn-Pluto conjunction may be calling you in your own life:

Get real and deal with the facts. Look at the truth of the situation and confront whatever’s in front of you. We need to do this in our world right now but it’s also valuable on a personal level. This is not the time to hide your head under the sand. Acceptance and truth are the ways to deal with Saturn-Pluto as it lays bare the reality of your/our situation.

Notice what in your life is coming to an end or where you’re ready to stop and move on. You might give up a project or job that’s going nowhere, you could decide to drastically alter your life if you’ve been working too hard or you’ve been unemployed. Think of this major astrology as a reality check and a positive time for facing up to your situation and making decisions.

Detox, declutter, release and let go. If you want to give up a bad habit, this would be a great time to do so. If you want to pare back your life to essentials, go for it. Full Moons are ideal for shedding and releasing what’s no longer needed. Pluto likes to purge, Saturn’s great for self-discipline. Together, these key planets are packed full of will-power and resilience.

Be ruthless & claim your power. The Saturn-Pluto combination is fantastic if you need to be persistent in your life, issue an ultimatum or refuse to put up with bad behaviour. Pluto is the planet of extremes, so decide where in life you need to up the ante and take a stand. If someone’s trying to control your fate or you’ve lost charge of a situation, step up your game.

Bring something to completion. Saturn moved in to Capricorn two years ago and is in its sign of rulership, a symbol of the empire builder. Saturn’s premise is that hard work reaps reward and that self-discipline and endurance pay off. Pluto adds laser focus to the mix and it’s an ideal time to knuckle down and complete what you started. Make that deadline. Alternatively, accept defeat or cut your losses so you can move on.

Flex your survival instinct. If life has ‘razed you to the ground’ in true Saturn-Pluto style, take your time and build from the ground up, slowly, one step at a time. One of Pluto’s zodiac symbols is the phoenix who rises from the ashes. If or when you reach the end of the road, find a new path. Don’t look back and move on.

Ditch the fear. Saturn is the planet most closely linked to fear and doubt. Pluto transits take you on a journey in to the dark night of the soul. Therefore, it’s important to remember that in most cases worrying helps no-one. Yes, it’s wise to be cautious and keep yourself safe and away from danger. Rather than allow yourself to be waylaid by fear, however, get practical, deal with the reality of your situation and crack on.

Saturn-Pluto Planetary Aspects

Find out where the Saturn-Pluto conjunction falls in your horoscope. If the conjunction falls close to a planet or angle between 22-24 degrees, then it’s personal.

The square and opposition (i.e. the cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are most challenging, whereas the conjunction – Capricorn – could go either way. A breakdown, a finale or a transformation, a final push.

If the Saturn-Pluto conjunction makes a trine or sextile aspect to your horoscope (i.e. the earth and water signs; Taurus & Virgo; Scorpio & Pisces), this symbolises a positive force for you. Notice who or what’s supporting you, who’s got your back and where you have super human strength.

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13 Tips for the Lunar Eclipse

LUNAR ECLIPSE [20 Cancer 00] – January 10 2020 (19:21 GMT)

Here are 13 tips to guide you during this week’s powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse taking place on Friday 10, January:

1. Eclipses take place two times a year in pairs. We are now in a Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle which began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020.

Full Moons or Lunar Eclipses are often about completion or achievement. This Lunar Eclipse may represent the end of a chapter or project which began in July 2018, when the Solar Eclipse fell at the same degree 20 Cancer.

2. Eclipses are most important in your chart when they fall within 1-2 degrees of key planets/angles. This time around that’s 20-24 Cancer or Capricorn because of other powerful astrology taking place. Also, 20-24 Aries/Libra, a square or clashing aspect. And, 20-24 Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces, an easier, more supportive trine or sextile aspect.

3. A Lunar Eclipse is often about relationships, a triangle situation as the Sun, Moon and Earth compete for attention. Sometimes, one person wins and another person loses. The aim is to be on the winning team. Who stays, who goes?

4. The Cancer/Capricorn axis is about home/family/foundations (Cancer) v. work/status/the establishment (Capricorn). You may be feeling the pressure of juggling your working life with your home life/family life. You may be acutely aware of the passing of time, your mortality, of endings and beginnings. The ties of ancestry and legacy can be clearly seen. Your personal identity may have become lost if you’re too tied up with work or family.

5. Eclipses are often feared because they bring what’s hidden to light, they represent the unknown. They often coincide with external events in your life, where you have to let go of control. Once you know this, you can be more in flow.

6. Eclipses are often concurrent with turning points. This is why they are considered game-changers as they move the goalposts of life. Fundamentally, eclipses are neither positive nor negative. It’s how you perceive and respond to what happens in your own life and out in the world that’s important.

7. Sometimes, eclipses act as a catalyst for change but you don’t recognise this until later on. Their effect can last a few months after the exact date of the eclipse, even up until the next set of eclipses, which will occur in June/July 2020, the end of this particular eclipse cycle. This eclipse is also closely linked to the New Moon/Solar Eclipse on December 26, 2019. New beginnings at the end of last year may precipitate change or endings early this year.

8. Eclipses don’t bring change for everyone. This set of eclipses in particular is about a shift in power; the younger generation (Cancer) v. the older generation (Capricorn); women (Cancer – Moon-ruled) v. men (Capricorn – Saturn-ruled).

​​​​​​​9. Traditionally, it’s wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action or making a big decision. This time around, you’re wise to wait until the middle of next week to see how the combination of the Lunar Eclipse and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction play out in your life. This is powerful astrology.

10. During an eclipse, the karmic nodes, points of destiny in astrology, are pulled into the cosmic dance of the Sun, Moon & Earth. A shadow is thrown as the Sun/Moon/Earth are in close alignment. This is why eclipse symbolism is said to be ‘shadowy’. Once the shadow clears, it brings what’s hidden to light or sheds a new perspective on a current situation.

11. This eclipse pulls in two planets linked to endings and transformation, Saturn and Pluto. These two planets meet at 22 Capricorn 46 on January 12, 2020. This means that this eclipse is a powerful symbol of an ending, a door closing. Where in your life do you have to sweep out the old in order to allow fresh energy to come in? (Read the Saturn-Pluto articles below to get a better sense of this in your own life).

12. The Sun sits next to Mercury, the planet of communication on the day of the Lunar Eclipse. Therefore, this eclipse is also about speaking up or staying quiet. Choose your words carefully during this weekend as words have power. Don’t issue threats or use bravado, unless you’re prepared for the consequences. Sometimes, the most important conversation you can have is with yourself, especially if fear or doubt have taken hold.

13. During this eclipse, there is a major stellium in Capricorn, including the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and Ceres, the dwarf planet linked to the earth, sustainability, nurture and nourishment.

We often think of Capricorn as the star sign linked to work and ambition. This is true because of the symbol of the mountain goat, doggedly climbing upwards. Capricorns work best when they have a long-term goal to work towards.

Yet, Capricorn’s zodiac symbol is the sea-goat. Capricorn is an earth sign but the fish’s tail lies below the surface in water, the realm of emotions. This is why Capricorn is considered to be the shaman with a strong link to emotional and instinctual depths. Spirit and matter united.

Therefore, take time during the eclipse period to be quiet and still. Go and sit on top of the mountain, enjoy the views, turn inwards and meditate. It’s a powerful time to do so when you can tap in to your inner voice and hear more closely what life’s telling you or where it’s calling you forth.

And, once the eclipse has faded and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction has passed, then take action and get ready to do what’s necessary to move your own life forwards and help defend our earth, our world. We are at a pivotal point in history.

Key Areas To Note

Here’s a reminder of the areas of your life where you may experience the theme of endings and beginnings. Or, you’re being called towards change & transformation:

  • Capricorn & Cancer: 1st/7th houses – RELATIONSHIPS/CONTRACTS – your image & appearance, personal goals; love & relationships, significant others, agreements & conflicts
  • Aquarius & Leo: 12th/6th houses – WORK/SERVICE – retreat, quiet, solitude, a spiritual path; your health & work, what you sacrifice for others, being of service
  • Pisces & Virgo: 11th/5th houses – SOCIAL GROUPS/SELF-EXPRESSION – your friends, groups & social issues; your children, creativity, love affairs, what you ‘give birth to’.
  • Aries & Libra: 10th/4th houses – FOUNDATIONS/FUTURE PATH – your career & vocation, your status & reputation, where you’re heading in life; your home & family, your past & roots, where you come from.
  • Taurus & Scorpio: 3rd/9th houses – LEARNING/BELIEFS – your education, neighbours & siblings, how you communicate; the bigger picture, travel, philosophy, religion, what gives your life meaning.
  • Gemini & Sagittarius: 2nd/8th houses – MONEY/SELF-WORTH – money, possessions, where your values lie; your joint finances, your sexuality, all things hidden, the unconscious.

 

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Saturn-Pluto Conjunction Through The Star Signs

This major once-in-every-35-years planetary event is epic and there’s a lot of fear and speculation around what it means for our world.

On a personal level, there’s always an opportunity to work with your astrology. As challenging as this conjunction may be out in the world, there are ways to use this potent period in the year to stop & reassess your own situation. The key themes of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction are endings, super power, death & loss, the passing of time & the dark side of life.

They are not easy themes to deal with but here are some pointers for you on what this may mean for you and how you can more readily engage with this major astrology. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign if you know your time of birth.

ARIES: 10th house – career & vocation, status & reputation. You may be taking on a role of authority or power. A business could fold, affecting your future path. You may have been working overly hard or been unemployed. If so, decide to work smarter not harder or change careers completely. Confronting a boss or difficult parent also fits the power symbolism.

TAURUS: 9th house – travel & study, beliefs & philosophy. You may give something up, e.g. a decision to emigrate or live abroad, a university course or long-held belief. Alternatively, this may coincide with the completion of a study project when you gain qualifications and prestige. You might be questioning your religion or faith, or become a devotee of a spiritual path.

GEMINI: 8th house – joint finances, all things hidden. This is about debt for you, the ties to the past, both financial and emotional. If you’re in a difficult situation financially, look at how you can cut your losses and break free from debt or blackmail. Bankruptcy is an option if it allows you to start over or start saving. Confront your fears and stare them down. Break a taboo.

CANCER: 7th house – relationships & contracts. This is about opposition in your life, who or what you’re up against. You could find the strength to break free from a toxic situation. Or, decide to persevere with someone in your life who you don’t want to lose. Contracts can be broken or finalised under this key astrology. Befriend an enemy or break ties and move on.

LEO: 6th house – work & routine, lifestyle & health. If you’re feeling worn out or run down, it’s time to stop. Consider which aspects of your daily routine work for you and which don’t benefit you at all. Ditch a bad habit, detox or cleanse. Alternatively, commit to a new job, attitude or healthy lifestyle. Be prepared to work hard and hone your commitment levels.

VIRGO: 5th house – creativity, birth & children, love affairs, entertainment. If you’re not having enough fun in life, consider why not and what you can do about it. Draw up a plan for the year. Get tough with a child, give up on IVF. Or, use your earth sign nature to persist in your chosen goals. Master a skill or talent. Issue an ultimatum in love – either commit or quit.

LIBRA: 4th house – home & family, past & where you come from. You could be fascinated by your ancestry, your heritage and find out more about where you’re from. Close relationships may be tinged with sadness or loss. An issue with a parent might reach tipping point. Put firm boundaries in place to protect yourself and the ones you love. Let go of the past.

SCORPIO: 3rd house – communication, siblings & your neighbourhood. If someone’s trying to silence you, make a conscious decision whether you are going to speak up or say nothing. Words have power and you don’t like to be told what to do. Alternatively, you could become the voice of authority. Use your power and knowledge to good effect to bring about change.

SAGITTARIUS: 2nd house – money & possessions, self-value & worth. Ditch the debt would be a classic response to this major astrology. Or, set up a savings plan and start to think long-term about your financial future. Be firm around money matters and ensure you’re paid what you’re worth. If a source of income comes to an end, look at ways you can spend less.

CAPRICORN: 1st house – personal goals & aims, image & profile. You may embody the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and step in to a new role or position of authority. Persistence and hard work will pay off. Or, you find yourself faced with a limiting situation and need to transform your life. Consider carefully how you wield your power and what responsibility means to you.

AQUARIUS: 12th house – retreat, spirituality, caring for self & others. This is a key period of preparation when you need to consider what stays and what goes in your life. You may be downsizing or paring back. Karma is a key feature of the conjunction; reaping your rewards or finding it’s pay-back time. You may let go of the material world as you seek a spiritual path.

PISCES: 11th house – friends & groups; hopes & wishes. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is about realigning your alliances whether you’re leaving a group or cause or joining a new one. The people you hang out with matter greatly, so be discerning and choose wisely. Be aware of the influence you have on others and take your collective responsibilities seriously.

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Aries January 2020

Aries (21 March – 19 April)

Eclipse Season & Saturn/Pluto

Eclipse season is here this month adding extra charge to the Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse on the 10th and the Saturn/Pluto conjunction on the 12th. This Eclipse is part of the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle which began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020. It follows on from the Solar or New Moon Eclipse on December 26, 2019.

Cancer and Capricorn represent the foundations of your life. Cancer is at the base of your horoscope ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from. Capricorn is at the peak of your horoscope ruling your career and vocation, your future path and where you’re heading.

As eclipses symbolise change, it’s likely that you’re in transition in either or both of these key areas of your life. In fact, it would be unusual to be in the same place at the end of such a major eclipse cycle as you were at the beginning.

Plus, the Saturn/Pluto conjunction intensifies this month’s eclipse. From the 10th to the 13th, the Sun, Saturn, Pluto and Mercury sit side by side in Capricorn, the sign of the father, the hierarchy. This is about your career and vocation, your future path and where you’re heading.

Events mid-month could coincide with the end of a job or contract. Or perhaps, your boss leaves or there’s news of a closure or a death that affects your own life. Alternatively, it’s the ideal time to look at how you’ve been working over the last two years. If you’ve been out of work or over-worked, consider how you can work smarter not harder in 2020.

Think about how you can bring other people in to help you, whether you outsource some of your business or you want more connection on a daily basis. Or, you might be thinking about shifting direction so your work becomes more meaningful and helps to make a difference in the world.

Think about the symbolism playing out in your life and look at what’s changing. It may be that you have a big decision to make about where you live, a tense situation concerning a parent or another member of your family, seeking work or your next steps.

Uranus & Jupiter – Freedom

Also this month, the planet of change, Uranus, turns direct in Taurus and your personal money sector on the 11th, sandwiched between the Lunar Eclipse and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. This indicates that financial changes could go hand-in-hand with what’s happening in your working life and with regard to the foundations of your life.

You could experience overnight success, which gives you more choices, more opportunity. Jupiter, the planet of abundance, is also in Capricorn, urging you to expand your horizons and break free.

In fact, it may be that new beginnings seeded over the festive season in December are leading you down a new path, one that’s more in alignment with your beliefs, your principles, your authentic self.

Events on the 2nd could help you firm up your plans for the future. Certainly, it’s an excellent day to write down or voice your 2020 goals and intentions when communication planet, Mercury teams up with lucky Jupiter, a symbol of good news.

Mars Sagittarius – Explore

Your sense of adventure is on the increase too as your ruling planet Mars moves in to your fellow fire sign Sagittarius on the 3rd, where it remains until mid-February. Mars rules drive, action and strength; Sagittarius is the explorer of the zodiac willing to push back the boundaries of life and seek knowledge, learning and new experiences.

This could be about travel and booking a holiday or signing up for a course, discovering a new activity that gives your life meaning and purpose or finding out more about philosophy, spirituality and the metaphysical realm.

Mars is raring to go in Sagittarius, fearless and bold. You want to grab life by the reins and charge off at great speed in a new direction. There’s a reckless quality to Mars and a sense that nothing ventured, nothing gained. You’re a dynamic individual at heart and this month could be all about letting go of fear or doubt about your future, refusing to stay stuck in your comfort zone.

Mars almost gets a free run throughout Sagittarius apart from one questioning square aspect to Neptune on the 28th. If there are going to be times this month when you feel unsure about what you’re doing or where you’re heading, this is one of them.

This may coincide with an issue concerning a personal relationship as the lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, square up to one another on the 27th. As this month is the time to focus on what you want in 2020, this could create ripples in your close relationships.

The Aquarius Vibe

Finally, there’s a shift into air sign Aquarius this month, especially after the 16th and 20th when talk planet Mercury and the Sun enter this sector. The New Moon in Aquarius on the 24th is when the Aquarius energy peaks.

Aquarius rules your friends, group activities and your involvement within society, politics or an environmental or humanitarian cause. Basically, it’s an ideal time to find your allies and join in with other people. Keep your money out of the equation, especially on the 18th and 23rd. Otherwise, aim to team up with other people in all areas of your life.

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Taurus January 2020

Taurus (20 April – 20 May)

Aiming High

Your ruling planet, Venus, is in Aquarius and your career sector until the 13th. There’s no reason to hold back now when it comes to your work or vocation, your status or reputation. This is the time to go for it and focus on your life direction.

With Venus in Aquarius, you have the ability to be objective and take a wide view of your current situation. This isn’t the time to be emotional about work or career matters either. Instead, be smart and use your sound business head to think things through carefully and make strategic decisions.

This is most relevant for a business partnership or work connection, although it could apply to your personal life as well. This is because Mars is your partner planet and is powering through fire sign Sagittarius from the 3rd onwards.

Money Matters

Mars in Sagittarius is an enthusiastic combination and an indication that you have to keep a healthy balance in your 1-to-1’s. Allow yourself to be fired up if it benefits you but don’t follow someone else’s goals or dreams above your own. More likely than not, this will lead to disillusionment and the same can be said for comparing yourself unfavourably to others.

Where the real gold lies this month is in getting clear about where you’re heading and why. You need a strategy because not only is Venus in Aquarius and your career sector but Mercury (communication) and the Sun (identity) move in to Aquarius on the 16th and 20th respectively.

The peak of the Aquarius planetary activity is the 24th when there’s a New Moon in Aquarius, a symbol of new beginnings. This is an ideal time to plan your next moves, not only for the following few weeks but for 2020 in general.

Try not to be overly rebellious or impulsive when it comes to work in the days leading up to the New Moon, the 18th and 23rd in particular. This is when Uranus in your star sign Taurus clashes with both Mercury and the Sun.

Mars in Sagittarius is boosting your joint finance sector. This means you can make great strides in this area of your life if you’re willing to take risks. The one date when it’s not advised to leap into action is the 28th when Mars clashes with Neptune. This feels seductive as if you’ve not got your wits about you.

There is, however, great potential this month for you to do well financially. Perhaps a new opportunity emerges with regard to your work or career which boosts your income. That’s the best case scenario, but do be ready for some major shifts in your life direction during eclipse season.

Eclipse Season & Saturn-Pluto

The Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse takes place on the 10th followed two days later by the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on the 12th. This Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020.

In your horoscope, this is primarily about communication and education. Eclipses bring change, so you might be going back to school, decide to drop out of university or course or have a specific issue with qualifications or learning that’s personal to you.

Capricorn represents higher education, also life experience. This sector of your horoscope is about travel, living abroad, your philosophy on life, your beliefs and religion. These areas are currently being challenged, whether you can’t live where you choose or what you believe is under attack.

Ultimately, the intense planetary activity may flag up where you feel limited or held back in life. Keeping an open view on things and believing anything is possible may not work so well under this challenging planetary set-up.

The Uranus Factor

What takes place mid-month could urge you to act spontaneously, do things differently and break out of a rut. This is because Uranus, the planet of change, turns direct in your star sign Taurus on the 11th, sandwiched between the Eclipse and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.

This combination indicates that you may want to break free from fear or doubt or an obstacle that’s holding you back. Alternatively, life could step in to move you in a new direction.

There is a hidden theme, however, during the eclipse. Everything goes dark momentarily, as if the lights have been switched off. When they come back on, things look different, like one of those party games where people move around and you need to be observant and take note of what’s changed. Traditionally, it’s wise not to make any final decisions during the eclipse itself. Wait a few days for things to settle.

Friends & Romance

Later this month, on the 13th, your ruler Venus leaves Aquarius and moves into Pisces and your friends and group sector. This means that networking is the key to your success and fun and friendship take priority.

Make time for socialising and don’t focus solely on work. Alternatively, if you’re extra busy over the first two weeks of January with work or career matters, slow things down so you can find time for your social life. Either that, or line up key individuals who can help with your career goals or a vocational project and make your life easier in the process.

There’s potentially a romantic flavour to the second half of January, especially when Venus teams up with Neptune on the 27th. Neptune rules romance and Venus rules love, so this is an alluring and seductive combination.

There’s a fantasy feel to your love life or at least it’s not steeped in reality. This can prove fun if you’re willing to give in to your sensual nature and love of indulgence. Venus and Mars do clash on the same date, however, so ensure you’re not completely seduced or fooled by someone close.

You’re a savvy earth sign so tap into your natural instincts and suss out who’s worthy of your attention and who’s not. The plus side of the Pisces influence in the second half of the month is that it’s great for creative or artistic get-togethers, whether you’re enjoying the music or making the art.

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Gemini January 2020

Gemini (21 May – 21 June)

Eclipse Season

January is eclipse month and this is potentially an important eclipse for you because your ruling planet, Mercury, is in Capricorn until the 16th and is pulled in to the Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse on the 10th.

This Lunar eclipse is part of the current eclipse cycle cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. This began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020. For you, it falls across the financial axis of your horoscope.

Therefore, it’s about all things to do with money, possessions and assets. Potentially, it’s about debt, money owed and a shift in earnings. Eclipses represent highs and lows and your situation rarely remains the same during an eclipse cycle.

Saturn-Pluto Conjunction

It’s not just about money, however, although this is a key feature of the eclipse and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction on the 12th. It’s also about where your values lie, your self-worth, your hidden feelings or emotions. In astrology, money and emotions are closely linked. They are not separate at all. Notice the emotional pull around money and what you give and receive and the reasons why.

Is money an issue within a close relationship or is there a theme of emotional blackmail in your life? Do you want to help someone out financially or do you need to ask for help, perhaps from a family member?

The theme of money and past connections runs deep. You may be aware of your own legacy, either that which is passed to you or what you pass on to future generations. Try not to act impulsively where money’s concerned on or around the eclipse. If possible, delay any major transactions, be patient and bide your time.

If something isn’t working out for you financially, then the Saturn-Pluto theme could represent letting go, cutting your losses and moving on. Ensure that you’re in the loop when it comes to important financial decisions and that you have your say. This is key with your planet Mercury involved in this month’s major astrology.

Also, use the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn on the 2nd to write down your financial goals for 2020. Or speak them out loud. Either way, this is a lucky influence.

Spread Your Wings

Once Mercury moves in to air sign Aquarius on the 16th, this is a stronger placing for your ruling planet as it lines up nicely with your star sign, Gemini. Your ideas and your ability to express your self are in flow. You’re in your element when planets are in Aquarius.

Aquarius rules the bigger picture of life in your horoscope, whether this means travel, study, philosophy, religion or spirituality. Essentially, it’s wherever you find meaning or purpose in your life and it’s an ideal month to broaden your horizons any way you see fit.

Mercury isn’t the only planet in Aquarius this month. Venus, the planet of love and relating is here until the 13th and the Sun ruling your identity enters Aquarius on the 20th. The Aquarius theme peaks on the 24th when there’s a New Moon in Aquarius.

This might be a time when you’re talking about exciting plans with friends or your partner. The New Moon is an excellent time to line up a new adventure, whether for this month or later in the year.

In your horoscope, Aquarius also rules the law, publishing, the media, religion and your beliefs. It’s the wider scope of life, your ability to visualise, to dream and line up big goals.

Big Picture Themes

Venus continues the ‘big picture’ theme as Venus enters Pisces on the 13th, your career and future sector. Look out for new connections and people who can help you achieve your long-term goals.

The other important planet in Pisces is Neptune and this is a long-term transit to take into account. Neptune moved into Pisces in 2011 and remains here until 2025. Therefore, it’s important to know what Neptune represents and work with its positive qualities.

Neptune is the planet of compassion and empathy, ideal for the caring professions or philanthropic causes. It’s related to the romantic side of life, including music, poetry, art or any aspect of life that inspires you and takes you beyond the everyday, ideal for an artistic or creative career.

However, Neptune is a boundless planet. So, at times you may end up with too many options in front of you and find it hard to focus. Yet, at its best, Neptune lends you vision and inspiration. This is the planet linked to images and the imagination.

Neptune is prominent on the 8th and 27th in your horoscope, dates when you’re wise to tap in to Neptune’s strengths. It’s important to note, however, that Neptune can lend itself to daydreaming or confusion. Instead of being in flow, you go round in circles and ultimately lose your way.

Be aware of this and take care you don’t allow yourself to be seduced or fooled by a third party. This is particularly important close to the 28th when Mars in Sagittarius and your relationship sector clashes with Neptune. Keep your wits about you and engage your logical brain to know who to trust and who to avoid.

A Passionate Romance

Mars in Sagittarius promises a passionate month for love and relationships, although perhaps more arguments or fall-outs too. There’s strong, dynamic energy here and it’s a great month for pursuing 1-to-1’s, both personal and professional.

Mars moves into Sagittarius on the 3rd. From this date onwards, team up with adventurous individuals and allow yourself to get swept along in their excitement. If you’ve been single for a while but would like to be in a relationship, this is an excellent month to breathe life and energy into your intimate connections.

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