2020 astrology

MAJOR LUNAR EVENT: This Won't Happen Again for Another 7 Years!

Discover when the most impactful Astrology transits are happening this year
Tarot.com Staff

Brace yourself, because a POWERFUL cosmic event is taking place this weekend! A Lunar Eclipse in happening in the sign of Capricorn on July 5, 2020 at 12:44am EDT. What makes this eclipse so noteworthy is that it is the last eclipse that will happen on the Cancer-Capricorn axis until 2027.

Now, at the end of a series of eclipses revealing the push-pull between your family versus your career, this culminating penumbral eclipse urges you to reflect on the long-held goals you have for yourself, and consider if they really mean anything to you anymore. Between this Lunar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse in Cancer that happened just a few weeks ago, it's likely you'll find your priorities have shifted and there are other goals or aspects of life that are more meaningful to you now.

Discover what this eclipse has in store for YOU, or keep reading to learn about the other life-changing events you could experience this year...

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Lunar Eclipse in Cancer

Date: January 10

2020 begins with some hard-hitting energy from the penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Cancer, followed by the Saturn-Pluto conjunction just two days later. The stage is set by this Lunar Eclipse, which rattles the foundations of your security and creates harsh communication. The parts of your life where you feel comfortable could suddenly make you feel insecure or out of control. Emotions are triggered easily now, especially by threats to your home, family, and safety.

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Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

Date: January 12

Saturn conjunct Pluto is the banner event in the Astrology of 2020. Saturn and Pluto haven't met at the same degree in the sky in nearly 38 years ... until now. When the planet of reality and restrictions (Saturn) joins the planet of control and transformation (Pluto) in the no-nonsense sign of Capricorn, you can expect a heavy energy that forces you to leave behind some familiar parts of your life. There are things you're holding on to that are weighing you down and holding you back. Saturn conjunct Pluto is about realizing what you need to get rid of. It will be painful and it will be hard work, but this is about freeing yourself and your future. It's worth it.

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Mercury Retrograde in Pisces & Aquarius

Date: February 16 - March 9

The first Mercury Retrograde of 2020 begins in Pisces but moves into Aquarius near the end of the retrograde, on March 4. Because most of this retrograde will occur in Pisces, it'll be very important to stay on top of the details during this time -- Pisces is already a nebulous sign. Leave extra early for appointments and don't wait until the last minute to finish your projects. Assess your social circle to ensure your friendships and habits -- like drugs or alcohol -- are healthy. Your energy will be low during this time, but you can find extra joy and purpose in reviving a creative project from your past.

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Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

Dates: February 20, July 27, October 1

Jupiter will sextile Neptune three times throughout 2020, which is not typical -- the last time these two planets sextiled was just once in 2011. It's a blessing to receive this happy aspect three times in one year because it involves both the luckiest planet of all, Jupiter (currently in Capricorn), and Neptune, the planet of wishes (currently in Pisces). This combination of energies can result in dream fulfillment in your professional world and encourages a great amount of positivity and personal growth. The more creativity you apply to your job near these sextiles, the more you'll achieve.

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Saturn enters Aquarius

Dates: March 21

From March 21 - July 1, 2020, Saturn will dip into Aquarius, giving you a preview of what its energy will be like once this transit starts full-time in December (Saturn will be back in Capricorn again from July 1 - December 17). Saturn's transit through Aquarius is a time to step outside the confines of your own little world and realize that you are one small part of a much bigger group called "humanity." With Saturn in Aquarius, your walls become doors and your responsibility to your fellow man is revealed. Civil rights become a hot issue and politics and government take a more progressive direction.

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Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

Date: April 4, June 30, November 13

During 2020, opportunistic Jupiter will meet up in the sky with transformative Pluto three times, infusing your passions with tons of positive energy. Both of these planets are in ambitious Capricorn during these conjunctions, which directs their energy toward your career and personal goals. Jupiter is the most beneficial planet in the cosmos and its rare hookups with Pluto offer luck and opportunity when you pursue your goals seriously.

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Venus Retrograde in Gemini

Date: May 13 - June 25

The classic scenario of Venus Retrograde is that an ex-lover will resurface in your life, offering you a second chance at a relationship or a sense of closure you missed out on in the past. The issue is, with Venus retrograding through dualistic Gemini, it could be TWO exes that re-emerge ... or more! Or perhaps you'll be faced with the conundrum of keeping a current relationship intact while weighing your options with a previous lover. Either way, love is confusing with Venus Retrograde in Gemini, and your heart may feel more scattered than stable.

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Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius

Dates: June 5

The trouble with this penumbral Lunar Eclipse, happening on the Sagittarius-Gemini axis, is that it happens smack-dab in the middle of Venus Retrograde, which is happening in Gemini. That means this Lunar Eclipse will oppose Venus Retrograde, and the truth must finally be revealed. If you've been keeping a certain love or money matter from your past to yourself, or you've even been lying to yourself about this past experience, this Lunar Eclipse signals a time to come clean. It will be easier to communicate the truth under this energy. No more procrastinating -- it's time to clear the air.

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Mercury Retrograde in Cancer

Date: June 19 - July 12

Some Mercury Retrogrades happen across two signs, but this entire retrograde is happening in Cancer, directing Mercury's mishaps solely at Cancerian areas of life: family, home, comfort, security... Miscommunications with your domestic partner or relatives could rattle your home life, or a series of appliance breakdowns and home repairs could have you frustrated or even temporarily displaced. If something needs fixing, get to it early instead of waiting until it becomes a headache.

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Solar Eclipse in Cancer

Dates: June 21

Most of last year's eclipses happened on the Cancer-Capricorn axis, and now, two final eclipses happen on this axis that pits your family against your professional ambitions. Cancer is all about nurturing your domestic life, while Capricorn is about pursuing professional goals -- if there's a major imbalance between these two areas in your life, this annular eclipse will be sure to point it out for you. It's likely your work life has taken over and your family has something to say about it -- and with Mercury turning retrograde in Cancer just two days before this eclipse, this conversation may not go too smoothly! Your loved ones need assurance now.

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Mars Retrograde in Aries

Date: September 9 - November 13

Mars only goes through a retrograde period once every two years. Mars Retrograde gives you an opportunity to recuperate and refocus your energy so you're spending it on what matters most and what will make the biggest impact in your life. It's like a timeout, when you aren't able to do as much as you may want to, but you get time to re-energize so you can really hit the ground running once Mars turns direct. This Mars Retrograde could feel especially frustrating, because it's happening in Mars' home sign of Aries. Aries is a very active sign and doesn't take kindly to being told to slow down. Realize it's not about stopping entirely, it's about taking time to regroup.

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Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra

Date: October 13 - November 3

The final Mercury Retrograde of 2020 starts in secretive Scorpio but shifts back into Libra on October 27, changing the energy of the retrograde halfway through. While Mercury is backtracking through Scorpio, you may find it hard to connect with others beyond a surface level. Every time you try to talk about something deeper or more meaningful, everything gets confused and you find yourself retreating back to the surface. It's difficult to develop intimacy during this time, and it doesn't get much better once Mercury retrogrades into Libra -- your attempts to show love or make things cooperative and easy could backfire, creating surprising confusion or hurt feelings. Be very careful with how you communicate with your loved ones during this retrograde -- actions will speak louder (and clearer) than words now.

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Lunar Eclipse in Gemini

Date: November 30

The penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Gemini is a time to let go of some old ways of thinking or communicating that are hindering your progress. Instead of running around in circles and getting the same results, this eclipse pushes you to break out of your well-worn cycle by realizing a new perspective on your situation. Information that's been missing could arise now that will help you see the truth and think differently.

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Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

Date: December 14

The only TOTAL eclipse of the year, this Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius is a time of truth. Sagittarius prizes honesty and right-vs-wrong, so during this eclipse, you'll be faced with some truths about your life and your beliefs. A scenario will likely arise near this eclipse that challenges your blind beliefs and forces you to see a different perspective on your situation. It's hard to admit you may have been wrong, but this eclipse is your chance to open your mind to a new view that is more beneficial to your life. Can you handle the truth?

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Saturn enters Aquarius

Date: December 17

After a brief entry into Aquarius earlier this year, Saturn now makes his official entrance into this intellectual and progressive sign, lasting until March of 2023. As mentioned above, Saturn in Aquarius is a time to step outside ourselves and realize our role in humanity. Your walls become doors now and your responsibility to your fellow man is revealed. Civil rights, politics, and government take a more progressive direction during this transit.

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Jupiter enters Aquarius

Date: December 19

Jupiter returns to Aquarius this year for the first time in 12 years. When expansive Jupiter's energy combines with visionary Aquarius', it's all about looking ahead, thinking big, and embracing all of humanity. Jupiter is the plant of opportunity and growth, and while he transits through progressive Aquarius, you're inspired to think in radical new ways and get people working together to create new possibilities for all.

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Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius

Date: December 21

Jupiter expands, Saturn contracts. Jupiter is all-encompassing, Saturn is limiting. Jupiter says "yes!," Saturn says "no!" But when these two planets meet up in the cosmos, you get to tap into both of their energies simultaneously, helping you take realistic, planned steps (Saturn) toward amazing growth (Jupiter). You can have a big idea AND a solid plan to turn it into something real. Because this conjunction is happening in the visionary sign of Aquarius, it's not about accomplishment for the sake of accomplishment -- it's about influencing the world and its future with meaningful, positive, lasting change.

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