For the Year 2020
- Overview -
Work hard, play harder—Leo, that's your secret for getting the most out of life. And with Mars burning through your fellow fire signs this year, that famous lust for life is stronger than ever!
Mars kicks off 2020 in free-spirited Sagittarius (January 3-February 16), then spends the second half of the year (starting June 27) in impulsive Aries. You're eager to get out there, explore uncharted territory, and discover new horizons. Ready or not, world, here you come!
Still, other influences suggest it may be wiser to slow your roll. The south node enters Sagittarius on May 5, making it harder to know when to act and easier to overdo it. If you keep burning the candle at both ends, eventually you could burn yourself out.
Let the June 5 lunar eclipse in Sag be your last hurrah before reining yourself in. A solar eclipse in Cancer follows on June 20, inviting you to turn inward and reconnect with your emotions… and maybe even your higher self. It may not be quite the adventure you had in mind, Leo, but this journey of self-discovery promises to be very exciting!
Capping off the eclipse season is a Capricorn lunar eclipse on July 4, which brings health and wellness issues into sharper focus. With two of the year's most powerful conjunctions also happening in this disciplined sign—your sixth house of health—it's time to get serious about taking care of yourself, body, mind, and spirit.
Saturn/Pluto (January 12) hits you with a reality check at the beginning of the year. Like it or not, you're going to have to make some lifestyle changes if you want to keep going strong through 2020 and beyond. But it might take Jupiter/Pluto (April 4, June 29, and November 12) to light enough of a fire under you to make it happen.
Transformation is an intense process, Leo. But you've got more than enough energy, enthusiasm, and willpower to see it through—and nothing, not even a Mars retrograde (September 9-November 13) can get in your way!
- Romance & Love -
We just can't help falling in love with you, Leo.
After all, with Jupiter ruling your romance house and Neptune your house of intimacy and sex, you're simply irresistible! And a seductive sextile between these two planets (exact February 20, July 27, and October 12) makes you somehow even more alluring in 2020.
But with Jupiter in Capricorn, this year it's less about sweeping lovers off their feet with grand gestures, and more about showing up for them each day in solid, sensible ways. Filling up your partner's car or taking care of the grocery shopping may not seem “romantic,” but trust us on this—any little thing you can do to take some responsibilities off their plate is a powerful aphrodisiac!
Speaking of responsibility, Saturn flirts briefly with your opposite sign of Aquarius (March 21-July 1) before settling down there for good on December 16. Then, on the twenty-first, Jupiter and Saturn hook up for their long-awaited Great Conjunction. This marks the beginning of a new 20-year cycle concerning your relationships. Perhaps you're ready to make it official with someone you've been casually seeing, or maybe it's time to take an existing commitment to the next level. If you're hoping to meet someone, you're likely to get a lot more serious about what you're looking for in a partner (as well as what your deal-breakers are). Or, you may find that by adjusting your expectations to a more realistic standard, suddenly you have way more romantic prospects.
Get the point, Leo? Whatever your relationship status, 2020 is about keeping it real, showing up, and growing up. The more maturity you bring to your love life this year, the sweeter it will be.
A big part of that is learning to see love interests as individuals in their own right—not just extensions or reflections of yourself. This helps you show up for them in the ways that they want and need you to… and creates the space for each of you to enjoy doing your own thing.
- Career & Finance -
Can you feel the earth move, Leo?
Uranus has settled into Taurus, but his presence there continues to shake things up in your career. Circumstances are changing constantly, and the goals and objectives that have given you a sense of purpose in the past may no longer seem like such a sure thing.
This can be stressful, especially if your sense of self has been tied up with these goals. But it can also be the catalyst for a radical rebrand! As the sun, Mercury, and Venus move through your sign and square Uranus (August 2, 10, and September 15, respectively), you're challenged to reinvent yourself and upgrade your objectives.
Fortunately, with Venus spending extra time in Gemini this year, (April 3-August 7), you're attracting plenty of new opportunities… and with your versatility and flair, potential partners and associates are attracted to you too!
Just make sure you're networking with substance as well as style: Venus retrograde (May 12-June 24) reminds you of the core values that give you your “why” for doing what you do.
This year's major Capricorn conjunctions (Saturn/Pluto January 12; Jupiter/Pluto April 4, June 29, and November 12) show you are coming into your own and taking on greater power and authority in the workplace. But they also reveal the limitations of the top-down leadership style you often prefer.
You may be the boss, Leo, but you can accomplish so much more sharing your power with others than you will by lording it over them. And as Saturn tests the waters of Aquarius between March 21 and July 1, this new way of working brings a breath of fresh air to your working relationships.
By the time Saturn permanently returns to the sign and links up with Jupiter on December 21, you're fully on board with the idea: Teamwork makes the dream work!