January 2020

Happy New Year 2020. (My sale for discounts on all services continues till midnight of January 1st, 2020).

January starts off 2020 with astrological fireworks for the signs of Capricorn, Taurus, Sagittarius, Cancer, Aquarius and Pisces.

The cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are most influenced by the Saturn/Pluto conjunction promoting transformational life changes.

The fixed signs can go through unexpected changes from aspects to Uranus. The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

I will cover 2020 later in this article.

Mars enters Sagittarius on January 3rd to give those with Sun, Moon or rising in Sagittarius a boost of energy to manifest their dreams. Sagittarius is already known to have adventurous energy and the need for some extra physical exercise till February 16th is needed. A great time to manifest a new vision for 2020 in all areas of your life. Mars will stay in Sagittarius till February 16, 2020.

On January 10th, 2020 we have our first full Moon in Cancer. This is a lunar eclipse at 20 degrees (2:21PM EST). If you have Sun, Moon or rising in Cancer within 6 degrees of this eclipse, the issues of that house will be energized for better or worse over the next six months.

Cancer is the sign that America is born under and this sign is patriotic. Family means a lot to those with planets in Cancer. The mother is favored as the Moon is affiliated with the mother and woman. Cancer is the moody sign as the nature of the Moon, which rules Cancer, changes signs every 2 and half days.

The oppositions in this full Moon chart clearly shows the need for balance between family and work. Pluto, Saturn, Mercury and the Sun are all conjunct and opposing this full Moon.

The mother of the family may feel left out and not appreciated for her efforts. She will fight for her support as the eclipse adds energy and courage to a sign that normally folds when confronted with pressures. Any domestic abuses are possible for those who tend to argue and fight. Children should not be witnessing this as they deserve a healthy environment that favors growth and joy.

The full Moon chart with all its conjunctions opposing the Moon gets another spark of unexpected lightening from Uranus stationing direct in Taurus on the same day as this full Moon around (8:49PM EST) only 6 hrs. after the full Moon lunar eclipse.

Remember, we have the federal government going into an impeachment trial and Uranus does not like to drag things out, Pluto and Saturn are now on top of one another for a major transformation to the whole process during this full Moon eclipse and the nation or public watching (Moon) is not happy with of a huge legal mess (Jupiter in Capricorn).

Look to January 10th through the 24th for a quick process to complete itself by the full Moon in Leo on February 9, 2020.

Those who are in major power positions in both parties are going to be challenged to act balanced for the country. This is obviously a turning point in the obsessive negativity that has been going on over the last 3 years. It needs to stop somewhere and move into a new energy of hope and honor. This will happen regardless if the government body wants to change or not.

Pluto and Saturn also deal with endings in order to transform energies. Could a person who is in great legal power such as the Supreme Court pass over? Could a health issue suddenly take any politician who is in a powerful position away from influencing this impeachment trial?

The Supreme Court may have to get involved also to finalize very intense astrological signatures where something must give and get this nation back on track. Jupiter in Capricorn rules the higher laws controlled by the Supreme Court.

America needs healing and a trine aspect from Mars in Sagittarius to Chiron in Aries in this full Moon chart could be just what the country needs in the mist of all the chaos that is going on.

The good news is when Uranus stations direct on January 10th, 2020, all the planets are in direct motion till Mercury stations retrograde on February 17th, 2020. This means full steam ahead rather than delay things.

I don't enjoy talking about the war like energies that come with Saturn/Pluto but the attack on our embassy in Iraq and the killing of a top leader involved in terrorist activities is one example of things that are underground (Pluto) being revealed and dealt with (Saturn). 

Leaders in the world who are in power positions may flex their war muscles more in January such as the leader of N.Korea or Iran. 

The China phase 1 deal seems to be on its way for final signatures on January 15, 2020. Again, this is powerful leaders of the world who are making changes and transformation for the first 6 months of 2020 for better or worse. 

We may see the fall of Assad in Syria during this time. Lot's of leaders who have treated their people badly could lose their power. Africa also may have more help to clean up terrorist organizations that have murdered and raped innocent people. 

This also includes all sex trafficing, drug cartels and other underground activities that need to be stopped. Saturn/Pluto combined with the full Moon eclipse in Cancer protects children and family. Exposure of these things can occur for the first 6 months of 2020. 

Uranus is the rebel and affiliated with the change that goes against the traditional ways of doing things. The signs of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus and Scorpio are wanting to move forward with new ideas and let go of anything that is holding them back. It is a stressful time for the fixed signs as Uranus travels through Taurus till 2026.  

Venus will move into Pisces on January 14th lending a sense of balance and beauty to those born under the sign of Pisces. Venus is exalted in Pisces and creates the most beautiful creative works channeled from the high heavens. This energy is strong till February 8th, 2020.

Pisces is known to be creative and compassionate for those less fortunate. Look to the areas of your chart ruled by this highly sensitive sign to see where you can manifest beauty. This combination also is very good for attracting more abundance into the lives of those with Pisces signatures. Ask for that raise and play the lotto.

Mercury moves into Aquarius on January 17th and this is also a very good placement for innovative inventors. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius. Computers and other forms of technology allow communications to be clear and less computer problems are a result of this combination.

Mercury will remain in Aquarius till February 3, 2020. If you have planets in Aquarius, you will feel mentally clear and able to figure out complex computer problems with greater ease. Aquarians will be most intelligent during this time.

From January 17th till February 3rd is also a great time for the federal government bodies to clearly hear witnesses and come to clear and quick results without lots of delays.

The new Moon on January 24th starts to loosen up the intense energies of the full Moon lunar eclipse as Saturn and Pluto start to separate beyond one degree. The new Moon is in the sign of Aquarius which is a good sign when it comes to people working together for a common cause. This new Moon is at 4 degrees at (4:42PM EST).

If you have Sun, Moon or rising in Aquarius, you want to work with others or make new friends. Aquarius is just as stubborn as Taurus and the fixed signs are in square to Uranus causing some tensions or challenges to rise.

“The Rise of Skywalker” is a perfect start to a new year of inspirational energy and a very good year to overcome darkness of any kind. Daisy Ridley is the main star as the new skywalker, she is the “Celebrity in the Spotlight” and I’ve included most of the main actors Sun, Moon and rising at the beginning of the column. Enjoy by clicking on “Celebrity Spotlight”.

2020 is a wonderful year to transform your lives right from the start and for those who have been set back with addictive behaviors or less than positive thinking, you cannot go forward anymore without addressing and healing deep issues you have been ignoring for a long time.

The combination of planets and full Moon lunar eclipse from January 10th till January 24th will not allow anymore delays for improvement and growth in the personal lives of all zodiac signs.

The cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are most challenged with letting go of things, people and places that no longer serve your highest good. The more you hold on the harder it will be to remain balanced. Let go of the old and embrace the wonderful new that the universe has for you.

Capricorn needs to be careful of overworking and ignoring family responsibilities, Aries needs to watch their temper or they could lose a job or a relationship, Libra needs to be careful not to overlook deep issues that need addressing in relationships and take a side for a change and Cancer is standing up for themselves without feel guilty.

Taurus continues to deal with balancing the checking account and possible residential move, Gemini’s energy runs smoother this year without any Mercury retrogrades in Gemini, Leo is trying to find balance between their needs and the needs of others so they need to be more giving without the need for so much attentions, Virgo enjoys a year of Mercury retrogrades that help them since the water signs sextile or trine Virgo with opportunities to benefit their own personal and professional goals, Scorpio is moving deep inside this year to find answers to their questions and do receive help from Pluto in sextile or trine to them but sometimes plans can get changed at last minute and the need for patience is required, Sagittarius starts off the year on the right foot and that helps them throughout most of this year and Pisces continues to dream but this is a good year for them to put those dreams into the reality of Earth rather than just remain a fantasy of escape.

All Mercury retrogrades this year 2020 will be in water signs. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces get an opportunity to delve deep inside themselves and make important plans for their evolution. Make sure your cars are in good shape and practice patience with meditation practices and journal writing while your sign moves through the Mercury retrograde periods. Tune into my monthly columns to know the dates of Mercury retrogrades.

The first full Moon lunar eclipse of 2020 as mentioned earlier in this article in on January 10, 2020 in the sign of Cancer at 20 degrees.

The next full Moon lunar eclipse will be on June 5th, 2020 at 15 degrees of Sagittarius.

The first new Moon solar eclipse will be on June 21st, 2020 at 0 degrees of Cancer.

The third full Moon lunar eclipse in on July 5th, 2020 at 13 degrees of Capricorn.

The fourth full Moon lunar eclipse is on November 30th, 2020 at 8 degrees of Gemini

The second new Moon solar eclipse is on December 14, 2020 at 23 degrees of Sagittarius.

Mark these important dates on your calendars.

It is a Presidential election year and there is so much energy to go through before November of 2020 is here. I don’t make Presidential predictions anymore as I learned from the last election of 2016, there are too many people involved to really make an accurate prediction.

I wish everyone a very prosperous, healthy and love filled 2020. May all the sign of the zodiac fulfill many of your desires and live a life of balance.

God bless all of us this year 2020.


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