Wondering What 2020 Has in Store For You? Check Out Your Horoscope
If you're wondering what the new year might bring for you — whether in love, money, family life, or career — make sure you look to the stars (or your zodiac sign) for some clues. According to Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer at Astrology.com and Horoscope.com, the year of 2020 will serve as a threshold to a new way of living and many changes. The new year will feel most intense for Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Aquarius; most challenging for Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn; and most beneficial for Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces.
When it comes to love, Montúfar says that 2020 is going to be a big year thanks to Venus's retrograde cycle from May 12 to June 24. "Venus retrogrades less often than any other planet," she told POPSUGAR. "Yet in the middle of the retrograde, it comes closer to Earth than any other planet ever does, making Venus retrogrades very intense." Montúfar also said that it might not be the right time to start new sexual relationships during Mars's retrograde period (Sept. 9 to Nov. 13), as the planet rules our sexual vitality, and the retrograde makes it harder for us to access its powers.
For career in 2020, Saturn, the ruler of career and responsibility, will leave Capricorn and enter Aquarius on March 21, which will make collaboration the key to success. According to Montúfar, there will be an increase in environmentally conscious companies and socialist reforms. The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, which hasn't happened since 1980, will also bring a positive change and align us closer to our true identities.
And for health, 2020 will be the year of change. Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, will have a huge impact at a collective level. "Pluto's transits affect all of us, because Pluto rules things that are out of our control (like the government, the elites, crime, etc.)," Montúfar said, so the new year will be about self-care. The need to have a balanced and nurtured life will be greatly highlighted throughout the year by the eclipses happening in the Cancer and Capricorn axes (Jan. 10, June 21, and July 5).
If you're eager to see what's in store for your individual horoscope, keep reading!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
An extremely significant version of you is on the rise, Capricorn! "Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter converging in your sign makes this a challenging yet transformative year," Montúfar said. "The secret is in facing your own limitations, surrendering to inevitable changes in your life, and trusting that it's all unfolding exactly as it should."
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 20)
One thing's for sure, Aquarius — your sign's greatest qualities will be tested in 2020! "With three major and rare planetary meet-ups in Capricorn, your future might have a couple of surprises," Montúfar said. "But the truth is, having limits makes it easier, not harder to express your individuality. This year is all about consciously choosing the structure that fosters health, safety, well-being, and happiness for you."
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
For you, dreamy Pisces, this year is going to be expansive! According to Montúfar, with generous Jupiter connecting to your ruler Neptune in a harmonious way, you will get plenty of opportunities to create a community that resonates with you, and explore who you are outside of that dynamic.
"Keep showing up as your authentic self," she said. "Your vibe will attract the right people."
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You'll be more than eager to go after your goals in 2020, Aries, but be careful. "While you might get a lot done, pushing your agenda might backfire, especially during Mars's Fall retrograde in your sign," Montúfar said. "At times, there will be forces at play beyond your control, making it hard to push ahead." The new year's big lesson might be to learn how to go with the flow a little more!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You have been working on your sense of individuality and figuring out what it means to be you. "In 2020, as Uranus continues moving through your earthy sign, this experience deepens even more," Montúfar said. "Next year you'll have an opportunity to rediscover your own self-worth and what really makes you tick, as you enjoy ample opportunities to reflect on what you love, value, and desire most in life."
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
In 2020, you are in for big lesson in love, values, and self-worth, Gemini! "Goddess of love and desire will spend a long time in your sign, bringing you gifts as well as thought lessons and helping you grow," Montúfar said. "After all, self-love isn't selfish, Gemini."
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Change is coming! "Although that might sound terrifying at first, you are more than ready to make the switch," Montúfar said. "With lunar and solar eclipses and a huge focus on Capricorn, you are shedding identities you've outgrown and becoming who you're meant to be."
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
With Mars spending an unusual amount of time in Aries, you are ready to shine brighter than ever before! But if you don't learn how to take care of yourself and your energy, you are very likely to burn out. "Radical self-care is a big focus for you in 2020," Montúfar said. "Especially as the year's big alignments bring you reality checks around health and wellness."
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Virgo, this year's significant and rare alignments are all about answering the big question: how happy are you? "This year brings you the opportunity to restructure your life in a way that supports greater creativity, spontaneity, and joy," Montúfar said. It's time to put yourself first!
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Get ready to get all the feels, Libra! Montúfar said that "2020's focus in cardinal sign Capricorn is set to bring out some secrets as well as repressed emotions to the surface. Your best option is to face these feelings head on, rather than hide from them. Even if this means being antisocial at times, don't forget to give yourself room, especially during the Venus (in the Summer) and Mars retrogrades (in the Fall).
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Are you ready for a big year, Scorpio? According to Montúfar, 2020 is going to be even a bigger year than 2019: "With both of your planetary rulers, Mars and Pluto, as protagonists of major configurations, it's time to harness the power of your mind and take greater responsibility for your thoughts and words. The road ahead won't be easy but promises major rewards in the field of transformation."
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It's time to get serious, Sag! As your generous ruler, Jupiter, spends most of the year in not-so-comfy Capricorn, you attract the most luck when you work hard and focus on the grind, according to Montúfar. "There is gold to be mined, both financially and relationship-wise," she added. "Next year's transits empower you to embody the best of your sign: honesty, generosity, and boundless enthusiasm."