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Your YEAR AHEAD 2020 from Lynne Ewart
2020 is a year of transition, with two major planetary alignments, one already in effect between serious Saturn and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, associated with those in power, suggesting the breaking down of old structures, and much rebuilding, but then in December comes an entirely different vibe with a conjunction in the logic seeking ,humanitarian sign of Aquarius , between Jupiter and Saturn, that last occurred over a period spanning 600-800years ago. Astrologers across the globe are watching this one. The song “Imagine” springs to mind. December will be a landmark month of significant, all change events. I think we are on the cusp of a time of incredible, encouraging, scientific breakthroughs, with mind-blowing technological advancements coming up. Wishing you and yours the best of health, happiness and prosperity for 2020, with love,
Emma Thompson Andy Whyment Nicky Campbell Ben Hanlin Reese Witherspoon Diana Ross
LIFE With three outer planets alongside the Capricorn Sun as 2020 begins, this is highlighting the shape of things to come around duties and caretaking, your status and your worldly reputation.
There’s tremendous cosmic focus on the part of your chart that’s about what you’re reaching for, your ambitions in life and your most pressing goals, as well as about what you feel is expected of you, too, perhaps at work or by family, and this is a year where you are being given planetary support and yes, at times pressure, too, to be true to yourself, maybe in a way that you haven’t felt ready to or able to of late.
You’re aware of the need to dance to the tune of whoever pays the piper, but rulebooks can work for you, and with a dream and a well-constructed plan, you could improve your prospects. . It’s not really in your nature to be the follower. You’re a ram, not a sheep. Never forget that.
You’ll be more than ever in the driving seat, with Mars transiting Aries between late June and January 2021 but may find yourself “ caught in traffic” as Mars retrogrades between 10th September and 14th November , with November bringing gains thanks to an obstacle, perhaps followed by a new community or team role. If life throws lemons this year, you could also be thrown the keys to the Limoncello factory! Steadfast Ariens will end the year with a new sense of deeper personal satisfaction.
Cash and Career Jupiter repeats a 12yr cycle so look back through 2008 for clues to what benefitted you then, as there could be a niche that’s now blinking like a beacon with your name on it. Something that fits your nature and skillset as closely as a surgical glove. Keep scanning the horizon for opportunities to shine, because as someone famously said recently “it’s not enough just to survive, you gotta thrive, too”.
Finances continue to be on a rollercoaster, as maverick planet Uranus travels on through your sky sector of cash , so be smart with what you have and avoid the “dead cert” gambles as Uranus has a way of tripping us up, yet out of the blue bringing gains from the least likely quarters. Dates to be aware of for splash out impulses or unplanned outlays are January 23rd and April 7th , while March 8th could feature a boost with connections to April 23-26th which marks a new lunar phase where there could be a gain from an unlikely source, and that could replenish a savings dent. Over mid-May to late June, for some there could be two roles overlapping, one linked to the past. If you are unsure about money matters then, just take your time. There could be a period of repeated journeys, with focus on training, travel and transport, which links to a further phase that’ll be tied up in November, when your routines are set to alter, possibly with the words “at last” featuring .
Relationships The transits of Saturn and Pluto have been testing the foundations of relationships of late, a bit like a cosmic wrecking ball, which means you’re seeing where the sturdiest of bonds is, and having to be realistic where in the past you might have been overly idealistic. Withdrawing your expectations of those who can never fulfil them will liberate you to feel lighter and happier, though.
As for the ties that have withstood the onslaught of those slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, well, this year could find you branching out more together, and if you are in the process of closing doors and untying yourself, Jupiter will aid that process, helping you to feel positive about your future.
February is full of personal sparkle and special moments, with a full Moon of love on 9th, by which point Venus is in your sign, so you’ll be feeling the love, maybe heart swelling with pride, too, showing your warmth, and possibly making something “official”!
A new phase of commitment to a relationship with an organisation or a team begins as March closes, through time, enriching your sense of your own value, which will impact via personal and professional partnerships. If you commit this year, it’s wholeheartedly.
There may be two stages to a new chapter, and this summer could find you juggling your time, trying to be in two places at once! November shows closure over summer’s to-ing and froing, while December could see you achieving a precious personal ambition.
Sam Heughan, The Queen, Kate Garroway, The Rock , Rami Malek , Vicky McClure
LIFE With Uranus in your sign, it’s not really possible to have an uneventful time. You’re on a life shifting rollercoaster ride, and it’s revealing how incredibly resilient and versatile you actually are, and there is no doubt that you are growing in strength. Truth be told, if you look back at how you handled certain situations just three years ago, and how you deal with them now, you’ll have reasons to be proud of yourself. You should be.
There are key points where this lightning changer, maverick planet is activated, worth noting, which will be around your annual new Moon on April 23rd, , August 3rd, and October 31st, when you’re shaken out of your comfort zone or else you’re the one shaking things up and showing a less conventional aspect of yourself.
Taureans can often be thought of as predictable, because they prefer life to be steady and harmonious, and you are the least likely sign to make unnecessary waves, but sometimes you just get to a point where you can see that the old patterns don’t work, that it’s time to move with the times, or to stand up to be counted, and this could be the year where you change direction, step forward or indeed back if that’s what fits, to or from any situation where you can see that it’s “time”. If you don’t make a significant life shift this year, then chances are what you will do is take the initial steps in that direction.
CASH AND CAREER January and July are key money months. You could have larger outlays linked to loved ones and celebrations may stir you to go overboard, so you have been advised and the rest is up to you! When Mercury goes into his backtracking phases, three times a year for around three weeks at a time, financial issues can be frustrating, and at those points spending, especially linked to pleasure plans can be the subject of delays, or you might decide to do some serious saving and budgeting. So those dates are Feb 17-March 10, June 18-12 July and October 14-Nov 3rd, and those periods are also times when commitments need more research and thought.
Career is under the banner of Saturn and Uranus who are going to be making you so aware of any situation that’s just not been working out for you. Saturn will be pushing you to believe in your ability to step up to the plate and take a more senior role, or to carve one for yourself. March is your turning point, notably around 22-31st. You will benefit thanks to something you’ve been doing recently that’s showcased your strengths. 2020 is a building year for creating new foundations in the place of those old cracked ones, but you are also in a peak year for career aims, where you can reap what you’ve been sowing, perhaps since around 2006. And joint finances could be in an expansive phase that’ll allow you to fulfil travel or educational dreams.
RELATIONSHIPS “Things are going to have to change around here” could be your mantra! Getting real about relationships sounds like a serious thing to suggest but as reality checker Saturn and your relating ruler, intense Pluto align on January 12th, it’s hard to imagine you being more serious about making things work and if needs be, shaking things up, not necessarily just talking about romantic relationships, as this impacts all of your dealings with significant others in business and in personal terms. The realisation that as they say, this is not a dress rehearsal seems to be stirring you this year to get tough, get stronger about making things work, making things happen, not staying stuck in any situation that really isn’t enriching you.
Uranus in your sign can bring stress around ties, and it can also bring out your inner rebel. There may be some surprise announcements coming from you, probably long thought about, with March 8th and April 23rd, August 2nd and October 31st likely to be times when you are pressing the buttons on the wavemaker machine! December has a major, once in every 20 years aspect that could literally open doors to a new chapter, impacting status and security in a way that might bring a partnership pact. Could be you will work with a spouse in a business venture. Your relationship with the outer world is altering, and you’re being shown opportunities to shape it your way, with a freer, more settled feel around relationship prospects.
Nicole Kidman Paul O Grady, Idina Menzel , Richard Madden
LIFE There’s a shift in the cosmos that’ll be more evident as to its potential by the close of 2020, when the stage will have been set, hopefully by you, for a chapter of greater self- steering, after feeling like you were in a dark cupboard, unsure of why, or how long it was going to take to be free of the circumstances which have sent you into this time of transition that’s intended to help you more fully find your wings.
You’re moving towards freedom of a sort that isn’t minus responsibilities, but instead sees you taking charge of your own path. There is huge potential for you to blossom even more than you might be imagining is possible this year. And there will be a six month phase where you will be so focused on a key aim, possibly standing up to be counted for a group or organisation, when there is power to your elbow, even though for a couple of those months you might have to do some more work on a plan or await the input of another, that also could benefit you.
You are in a clear-out phase, on many levels of your life, akin to moving to a house that needs to be stripped out before it can be modernised. There may be a lot happening around shared commitments, which for some may even mean taking things apart in order to build something that better fits with the future you now have in mind.
CASH & CAREER With so much emphasis on the sign of Capricorn, associated with security and with career and status, for you this impacts through endings, beginnings, closure around arrangements, possibly tying up a mortgage, sorting out any debts and investments, or making plans for retirement. You’ll be building new security, more on your own terms, or at least beginning the process that’ll take you there. You could have official dealings, notably around the solar eclipse on June 21st which falls in your cosmic cashbox and marks a new beginning linked to what you are working, probably despite some delaying factors stirred up by Mercury retrograding over that cash sector ( June 18th-July 12th) , to get tied up. There may be overdue or backdated funds coming your way, but do be vigilant with money matters then, to avoid overlooking bills, too. That said, something applied for in August could be granted in October.
This year could see you landing a new job, getting onto a training scheme, taking skills into a teaching arena. There’s a strong chance of career progress that comes via inspirational characters who stimulate your mind. It’s said that when the moment is right, the teacher appears. That may be someone destined to trigger a life path shift for you, or it may be that it’s time for you to be the teacher, especially by the end of the year, when a once in every two decades aspect shines a light and opens a door to your own potential.
RELATIONSHIPS Gemini, you have had “don’t fence me in” opportunity and freedom planet Jupiter ruler of your relating area travelling in that partnerships sector throughout 2019, and this could have introduced you to some fun new faces, or untied and liberated you from what’s better dispatched to history.
And as we look to 2020 for you, the phrase “ be careful what you wish for” springs to mind because Jupiter will make three potential wish granting aspects which could bring what you’ve asked for, also impacting partnerships. February 20th, July 27th and October 12th mark the centre-points of this cosmic activity.
Love planet Venus will spend quite a while in your sign, from April 3rd until August 6th, turning retrograde on May 13th and hinting of reappearances over the summer, so yes, it may well be a romantic summer of love, and as passion planet Mars is also making sparks, places you could find love may be through work linked leisure connections. Team events and energetic class situations might also be venues where frissons of attraction appear!
For many Geminis, December marks a milestone moment which does seem to shift gears around partnerships. It may be when you are legally free of the past, or when you are finally feeling ready to make a lifetime commitment. Lessons will be being learned over 2020 which can bring you to a more contented, possibly self-understanding life chapter, as after all the most important relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.
Prince William , Nicola Sturgeon , Kevin Hart, Ariane Grande
LIFE There’s no doubt that this is a big astrological year with a rare aspect at the start, and another at the end of this shape shifting year, where there could be a real sense of off with the past and on with a future holds a stronger sense of possibilities than maybe seemed likely not so long back.
2020’s major planetary aspects have a “blanket effect” for all Cancerians, but there’s a more noticeable effect on those with birthdays on 21st June, July 12-17th and 20th . Essentially, you are in a conclusive year of planet Saturn testing you ( and you’re here, so you’ve passed with flying colours!) through ties of obligation and duty, and, with Saturn switching sign making his move away from the full on challenging angle he’s been in, initially, over March 22-17th July, and then definitively from mid- December, you’re beginning a significant new era.
The rebellious, independence seeking planet Uranus will be party to some door opening breakthrough moments, notably in April so if you have a dream, a passion, this is the year to set those wheels rolling. June 21st is your annual new Moon and this one is a solar eclipse, which suggests a significant new beginning that sweeps away much of how things have been up until now, with a resurrected plan reappearing , but there is a second new Moon on July 20th, and that’s the Blue Moon that gives “second chances” which could mean something very important to you.
CAREER & CASH With a powerhouse of energy focused on your ambitions and your duties, it’s hard to imagine you not being busy! Others may be surprised by some of choices yet there will be a time where you will really stand up to be counted, showing both passion and courage. You may be called upon to lead the way, or to step into another’s shoes for a while.
It’s a year that favours team and partnership activities, and some of what you’re tackling looks different to anything you’ve previously done. Saturn repeats a journey last made over 1991-3, and this cycle has considerable potential for gain through effort.
Restrictions will gradually ease, and there’s a sense of you having L plates removed and more room to manoeuvre under your own steam in key areas of your life. You may be showing the world a new face, a new aspect of yourself.
The triple alignment of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn hasn’t been seen since the reign of Henry VIII , a Cancerian with a reputation for being a tad snappy. As Jupiter the planet of blessings heads through Capricorn, aligning with Saturn and with Pluto (associated with turbulent times which have burned then reincarnated/rebirthed us) there will also be points where fortune finds a way to favour, free or reward you, such as 5th February, 30th June, 12th November, dates when there may be gains from what's over, and the release of what was stuck. When what’s previously hurt you has a compensation.
RELATIONSHIPS So, the very fact that 2020 begins with five heavenly bodies out of ten in the Cancerian partnerships sector plus one in the love, kids and friendships, “express yourself” area of your chart, suggests that this isn’t an ordinary period of your life. And with Uranus, the radical, revolutionary planet associated with breakthroughs and breakaway plans, then twosomes could well be on a new course by the end of this year, and exactly how that will manifest will of course be something quite different and personal to each Cancerian, but it will be a year of shifts and changes, and even in the most settled of relationships, there could well be moves afoot to alter the status quo. For example the balance of who does what, or a decision to buy or build a home or perhaps a business together.
A faraway location may be in your thoughts as the year opens, with huge wistful thinking and yearning to “live the dream” or to be where loved ones are. Indeed, love may well bring journeys or travellers towards you, and there are points around early March and late April which could bring or else see you springing a heart-warming surprise. Later in August you’re feeling the love, beginning a phase that’ll see lots of happy times, with a crowning personal moment in mid-November, when everything comes together for you and loved ones. A rare aspect in December could mark a special, once in a lifetime commitment to a shared dream.
LEO.. Meghan Markle Adrian Dunbar Elaine C Smith Jennifer Lopez
LIFE On behalf of the tornado spinner, awakener planet Uranus, I’d certainly like to offer an apology, although that’s the last thing that maverick cosmic character would think of. One minute you are living your best life then wham! You’re on a rollercoaster you never bought a ticket for, you bought the ticket for the scenic railway. Uranus, travelling at the peak point of your chart, has thrown you sideways at times. This crazy planet even spins sideways. Out of kilter now and then, yet other points where blessings have been showered. Happy news in one area, challenges in others.
Now comes a cosmic gear shift that puts you more at the controls of the rollercoaster. You may not exactly be getting off but maybe you can slow that thing down a bit, or take it on a smoother track. In fact Uranus is also innovative and has a way of shaking things up that have got a bit stuck. So what’s happened or happening with you of late may be something that acts as a catalyst for needed changes in the lives of others. Could be you’re lighting the way, albeit unintentionally.
2020 has more of a steadying influence for you, as foundations you possibly expected to have been laying sooner, now begin to be laid, and the shape might well be different to what you’d earlier imagined, but with the benefit of experience, you’ll now be creating something lasting, more solid, especially evident by the close of this year.
CASH & CAREER The career and ambitions, status and destiny point of your chart is alight, and there could be high octane focus on a working alliance or partnership or on a change of title this year, notably triggered in April and late October, when the feeling of inner, deep down in your soul need to live life your way becomes irresistible, and when what’s going on out in the world emphasises that urge.
If you have been feeling the urge to make a lifestyle shift or maybe a total career change, then your strength could come through teaming up with another. Maybe you already did. You’re ready to work on getting the roots right, when despite the curved balls that planet Uranus sends, along with those showers of sparks of genius ideas, too, you are advised to take a deep breath, step back and plan carefully to ensure that the pieces of your particular jigsaw fit as well as possible. Maybe you’re juggling a career and family life, and want to do things differently. Role reversal is a possibility, as is a foot in two camps as part of the plan.
Money matters should work out well in February, with a possible repayment or a boost that links to a past effort, and early March has a big push in a fruitful direction, with a possible new role for you or for a partner that positively impacts fortunes. Professionals qualifications could be underlined late in March and then more decisively in December.
RELATIONSHIPS There’s a new, more serious vibe coming around relationships, and it depends where you’re at right now as to how this will work out for you. If you are single and wanting to stay that way, fine. If you are part of a couple and it isn’t working, then by the end of 2020 you will very likely have either got things on track or made that move to free each other up. Looking for love? Love might well find you by the end of this year, as a very rare aspect which happens once every 20 years but which hasn’t happened in your horoscope house of partners for about 600years, so that’s quite something. A rare chance to begin something new in your life, as a couple, as a business team with an amazing plan, or as a freer spirit, after a time of feeling stuck.
Passion planet Mars is going to spend the second half of 2020 in alignment with your sign, (slowing things down between Sept 10th-14th Nov, when there may be a call for patience!) stirring up the pioneering, independence loving side of your nature and possibly taking you travelling more than usual, too. And Venus also sparkles a fair bit, through the friends and shared aims area of your chart, so this is a year for spreading your wings and savouring all that’s good in life and being all you can be and along the way your personal world will be enriched as a result.
VIRGO Prince Harry Liam Payne Beyonce Michael Buble Michelle Visage Idris Elba
LIFE The last couple of years have shown serious Saturn and gamechanger Pluto in the area of your chart that’s all about joy and love and expressing yourself, so if you’ve felt less than exuberant, well, no wonder! And Uranus has been activating the freedom seeking part of your psyche, so that combination can feel stressful. Like you have to be self-disciplined, be extremely “adult” in the face of tougher times, all the while feeling like your wings are flapping, wanting you to fight free of restrictions.
So in the name of practicality, of security, you’ve been toeing one line whilst longing for something less binding. Virgo needs space. Now along comes Jupiter who’s been, since the start of December 2019 beginning a journey that’s about liberating you from the heavy stuff, shining a light on ways you might be able to lighten things up and enjoy life more. February brings the first of three magical aspects that could see you traveling or at least doing more of what makes your soul happy. May opens doors for Virgos that you thought were long since closed.
Break free urges from situations that have been demanding maybe a bit too much of you, will strengthen in March when a full Moon in your sign on 9th will turn the tide and probably end a certain “waiting period”, and that’s followed by a liberating development in April, possibly turning an “impossible” situation right around, and that could have a further finalisation point by October.
CASH & CAREER Money matters for you come under the rulership of both Venus and Mars and this is a year when they will both retrograde, Venus across the career and status area of your chart and Mars through the area linked to shared resources and commitments. This could mean that you will earn through a “return” to a former workplace or previous occupation. It may also indicate a stocktaking, pulling the horns in phase for a twosome who may be saving to make a shared dream or goal come to fruition. Be pound wise between September 28th and 14th November when there might be a temptation to swiftly renew something that you’d possibly benefit from taking more time to research.
Some Virgoans will be contemplating changes of lifestyle as this year unfolds, as Saturn changes sign. Given that Saturn’s methods are calculated and self-preserving, that could well come about in stages, with brainwaves that set you on the right track, but it’ll all take time, so keep the vision strong and don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled, just pack well for the journey.
As 2020 closes with a “Great Conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn which in itself happens every two decades but in your working skills and wellbeing sector, not for several hundred years. So you could be set to make a fortunate move in the direction of lasting security, and one that feels like it’s a real “fit” for you, for your skills, and an investment in wellbeing.
RELATIONSHIPS Love may have become a more serious matter of late, perhaps as other more practical considerations could have, thanks to heavyweights Saturn and Pluto, got in the way of lighter hearted times. The encouraging news is that there is a rekindling aspect afoot, and the possibility that a long made togetherness plan will flicker into life again this spring. Remember what first sparked between you, and aim to make this a year when shared dreams finally happening.
So what if you’re a solo Virgo? That is often the case, by choice, given that Virgo translates to virgin which means “she who will not be owned by any man”, therefore regardless of gender, you don’t especially need to be coupled, being quite self-sufficient as you are. But what if you are wondering about the likelihood of meeting a match? Well Jupiter is spending a year now opening doors and enhancing chances of romances. He’s also making a potentially magic aspect in late February, one that could see couples reunited after absences, and maybe bring someone back into your life as a free agent. Early September also has special romantic potential for you. Hopes and wishes that focus on ties of affection of all sorts could come to fruition this year, and it’ll end, intriguingly, with walls coming down that remove barriers to love, and for some, the fulfilment of a cherished shared dream will, this year, bring the patter of very precious tiny feet, perhaps a case of “at last”.
Declan Donnelly Ola Jordan Kim Kardashian Serena Williams
LIFE The roots of your chart is where a major aspect between security conscious Saturn and power stirring Pluto forms this January, linking back to 1982/3, with the same alignment, then in Libra.. So what was a major event back then that was about your personal power and security? This year in some ways could mark the turning of the wheel of fortune in a way that sees you perhaps realising that this is a new era for you, possibly as family build their own foundations, or maybe for you this is about building a home as a couple and creating a family. Depends on where you’re at in life.
The passage of expansive Jupiter will bring blessings this year which could see your home or family expanding in some ways. New arrivals and home improvements, either of which could have been long yearned for, could add a magical element to 2020.
There’s big news as Saturn and then Jupiter will start harmonising more with your sign and therefore lightening things up which have probably had you feeling, to be honest, rather weighed down and possibly even a bit more isolated than a Libra should ever feel. So I think your life will, albeit gradually, perk up more than you might imagine.
Your own ruler planet Venus will spend four months, between April and August, teasing your wanderlust, so you may be travelling more, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see you boarding a plane in August with a big smile.
CASH&CAREER You could be making some significant money moves this year. Some Librans may be buying and selling property or land or items of value, with a view to releasing cash that you feel could be better used, perhaps for family purposes or with a view to enlarging or improving your current abode.
A solar eclipse on June 21st offers the potential for you to alter your career path, or may open a door that takes you into a new role of another sort, as it’s a year when ambitions may be shifting as opportunities open up to explore new avenues and new arenas. Not least because that solar eclipse, is then followed on July 20th, by another new Moon over your career path, so there may be two stages to a new chapter or two offers coming your way.
October could bring the closing chapter of a process that’s been either on the table awaiting decisions or underway but taking time. Mars is a money planet for you and shows an autumn period of having to wait for something to be firmed up or becomes possible thanks to what’s happening with another. There’s a breakthrough aspect coming around Halloween’s full Moon, impacting financial affairs initiated in April. For some this may be connected to what was begun about seven years beforehand.
December brings a change of title, address or maybe a whole new role which could be within the community, and the world of teaching, technology and communication might feature.
RELATIONSHIPS For all you are a peace-broker who can be credited with a certain degree of hesitation, sitting on the fence, often because you don’t like to rush in while a situation is still shaping up. You take your cues in life from listening to what everyone says, assessing then usually making pretty smart choices but when it comes to romance you can fall head over passionate heels in love with love, because the “go for it” action planet Mars is your relating ruler, and you tend to be a sociable character, made for partnership. Libra can also be a highly charged, sexy beast!
2020 isn’t lacking in passion sparks, with unusual emphasis on partnerships of all sorts, as Mars will be in your partner sector from June 28th till the beginning of 2021, so huge focus will be on one key relationship, and there’ll be no half measures around your feelings!
There will be quite a lot of emphasis on two’s, as Venus your own planet will be in the sign of Gemini, the twins, between April and August, encouraging you to feel positive about your love prospects, too! Venus will go backtracking between May 13th and June 25th which might see you returning to a favourite location with love on your mind, or perhaps someone you love will be off travelling.
Love tie get more serious this Spring, with parenthood beckoning for some, while December reveals a once in a lifetime moment that could bring a happy “yes” .
Caitlyn Jenner Jacqueline Jossa Ian Wright Karim Zeroual Emma Stone
LIFE This feels like a real pivotal year for you, Scorpio, with a tremendous sense of “gathering strength” coming through, very possibly on the heels of and created, ironically, by what’s possibly nearly broken you in the past. Your sign is known for resilience and for phoenix times, where you rise from the ashes of the past and reinvent yourself. Scorpions are planet Earth’s survivors of earthquakes, who can make their circumstances work so they survive and thrive even amidst a hostile environment, so essentially, Scorpio, you are pretty amazing and always one to watch when there’s a race on!
2020 shows you coming through the trials and tribulations of the last few years with a refreshed outlook and a stronger sense of your own value where it really matters most, possibly within a work linked or maybe personal partnership, or where you’ve been assessing, stocktaking and redefining who and what you most want to align yourself with. Your chart tells me you have SO much to look forward to, and that it’s down to all the effort you’ve been putting in to turn your life around. It looks as though you might reach a point where you’re seeing so much more clearly what needs to happen in your world in order to feel good and secure and perhaps more at peace, and that could bring a move that once seemed impossible, but which increasingly as the autumn unfolds, makes sense, leading to you ending this year on a high note.
CASH & CAREER Finances for you are under the rulership of the exuberant and ever hopeful planet of expansion, Jupiter, whose enthusiasm can lead you sometimes to “boom and bust” scenarios. He’s now in sensible Capricorn, though, heading towards Pluto, Scorpio’s chart ruler, which can be seen as a rescue and rebuild opportunity, and three points of 2020 bring this your way, namely April, June and November, with the latter especially underlined from midmonth, when everything seems to start tumbling your way after a tense wait of maybe around ten days, after which you hear news that confirms that what you’ve perhaps been working towards all year is to be yours.
Mars is the planet for you that rules work and skills and wellbeing efforts, too as well as hard work that goes into your surroundings. This warrior god of assertive action will be supercharged, for an unusually lengthy period from June 28th until January 6th, 2021, repeating a certain theme as he transits a path he took 31 years ago, between August and January 1988/9. This could be a chance for you to do something you always wanted to that has some connection to the events of that period, not necessarily personal. Mars will keep you pretty busy from July, and some Scorpios will stand in to cover an absence, and find that leads to a more permanent role. Have faith in your own power, don’t be daunted by new horizons , and prepare to take off and turn stress into success.
RELATIONSHIPS Over the last 18 months, there’s been quite a different, unpredictable vibe around both business and personal ties. That’s the effect of Uranus, maverick planet of revolutionary changes, revelations and swift about turns, shaking things up. Uranus has a reputation for waking us up to what we’ve been avoiding changing in our lives. He’s not a sentimental chap so he brings cool facts and logic and lightning like moments that can certainly show us who’s the “one”, but can also help us to switch off from anything that isn’t fair. Twosomes who are in a strong, mutually supportive and committed relationship will this year very likely find themselves breaking out of old patterns, maybe putting down new roots, or building something new together. This also applies to less personal, business ties. It it’s working, it’ll grow. There may be pregnancy news or the patter of four tiny feet, and the period of October through to December could bring some incredible high points mixed with apprehension that leads to the start of a whole new personal era. What you decide to go for, or what finally begins to happen come late October could, long term, be the making of you, and could be the most decisive, happening phase for two, where you feel you have made good choices that are leading you to a more settled state of affairs. A very rare aspect forms at the December 21st 2020 Winter Solstice, marking a defining moment followed by deeper, lasting security.
SAGITTARIUS Brad Pitt Karen Gillan Miranda Hart Perri Kiely Maura Higgins
LIFE Hopefully this last year has been an expansive one for you and yours, as your own ruler planet, the larger than life Jupiter has just finished his year with you, and now, as he visits the area of your horoscope linked to earnings and possessions but also to what you have to do to achieve the results you are hoping for, which will actually cover many areas, but is about effort that can be very productive and Jupiter here will help you to do what you need to, to get to your goal, which might be personal. It might be about your wellbeing, about your family, about making money, but whatever, this transit of Jupiter can be a bonus, although he also likes to encourage Sagittarians, depicted as half man half horse, Centaurs, to gallop free and go overboard! The helpful news this year is that there is a seriously sensible vibe that could see you more focused, perhaps re-evaluating aspects of your life. Physique may be on your mind as something you want to improve, enhance or strengthen, so you might join a gym or a class, or be taking your health and diet more seriously.
With a total solar eclipse coming up in Sagittarius on 14th December, there is a lot to be said for , over the course of this year, clearing, tidying, sweeping away what clutters life up. Feeling you have more of a sense of order in daily life leads you to a freer chapter.
CASH & CAREER Jupiter transits your cash sector, making opportunities to add to income. On January 12th there is a serious restructuring aspect, and that could see you spending cash on property, or maybe renegotiating a mortgage deal, or dealing with matters financial and official . It’s a time to work within the rulebooks, too. Mars will be firing you up from the start of this year, pressing your impatient, get things done buttons, as well as energising you to tackle a new job or a new project. Making things happen has always been your thing, so Mars will turbo charge you for the first six weeks of 2020. He can also create hastiness and impulsiveness, so tuck that thought in your wallet, too!
March could find you in a position to do some good, very possibly through work connections, and when you give of your best, the best will come back to you. This is Karma. Summer Solstice on 21st June holds a solar eclipse which could bring a significant, awaited financial turnaround.
Saturn rules money matters for Sagittarians, and you might find yourself looking with different eyes , maybe revising certain of your priorities when he changes sign between March 22nd and July 1st, (before fully arriving in his new sign on December 14th) . By the year end it seems that you could have made a significant and perhaps life shifting decision that might involve a contract or a business tie. The world of education, technology and communications could feature.
RELATIONSHIPS 2020 looks like an unusual year for relationships, with both Venus and Mars spending time not only in the areas of romance and partnerships, but both of them retrograding. Flames could be reignited! Lovers of the past, maybe the one that got away might reappear, or for some, experiences of the past can be revisited, and certain old painful times may be talked through, perhaps at a time when other areas of life are prompting a reappraisal, or deeper discussions.
There’ll be welcome times where you reconnect with the playful, lighter, freer aspects of yourself . If you have kids, they may be reaching personal landmarks, which in turn prompts you to take stock and look at new possibilities for yourself.
The second half of November shows a potential opening up for a twosome, when feelings could perhaps be finally declared after a time of tricky circumstances.
With a total solar eclipse in Sagittarius on 14th December, this means the months leading up to this are likely to be triggering changes of pace, including the potential for breaks with anything including relationships, (not necessarily romantic ones), that just don’t fit with your journey any more. You may, over the course of 2020 have gradually changed lifestyle and find yourself less involved with those who represent the “ you” you were. Relationships of all sorts then enter a stronger, happier, better balanced era, so if you haven’t yet met your match but wish to, destiny points you in the best direction.
CAPRICORN Louis Tomlinson, Claudia Winkleman Kelvin Fletcher Trisha Goddard
LIFE Serious, structure building Saturn is your own planetary ruler and he has been visiting your sign since December 2017, along with the rather intense power planet Pluto who’s been in Capricorn since 2008. These two conjunct on 12th January, marking a pivotal point, something that’s been brewing for a while that’ll involve restructuring your world to accommodate a new role, which could be personal or professional, but it’ll change the status quo.
Saturn can bring a case of “needs must” where you have to accept some form of limitation or toe a certain line to reach a goal, while Jupiter, planet of opportunity and of luck and expansion, the “let’s go big” planet should bring you gains that directly link to that effort. February holds answers or events that delight.
It may be that you have dealings with officialdom and an application process that links to the realisation of a dream. Events in April, June and November will bring moments where arrangements and assessments are “sorted”, and progress made.
There will be both benefits and restrictions connected to your plans and aims, but this year is a once in 12 years phase where you are intended to feel supported, encouraged and when opportunities to enjoy life will be there. A special trip, maybe of a lifetime could happen in October, but throughout 2020, there will be added travel , with a sprinkle of magic around February journeys and a significant trip in July that involves a team or partnership plan.
CASH & CAREER January could bring an offer linked to March, when you’ll embark on a new era, or at least dip a toe into what’ll get underway later in the year, as Saturn begins a new journey and so do you. There will be a period between May and August where things seem to be stuck or heading backward, and yet it looks likely that you will look back on this and see that it’s allowed you to do better in the longer term. September brings a new face with a senior title or particular expertise and after that there will be no stopping you, with a November contract being signed. December’s cosmic shifts suggest a major transaction that could set you up nicely for the longer term. Some will take on a mortgage or perhaps finally pay the old one off and feel freer to follow other ambitions, and this could be the start of something pretty amazing for you, Capricorn, as Jupiter and Saturn conjunct in your cosmic cashbox, something they do once every 20 years, but this alignment hasn’t been seen for over 6oo years, so there’s an amazing, once in a lifetime feel to what’s emerging around Winter Solstice 2020. Time to believe and achieve, to do all you can to make the most of an opportunity that might be purely due to your hard work, but there is also an element of being in the right place at the right time. Time to rise and shine, Capricorn!
RELATIONSHIPS When there are two eclipses around the relating areas of your chart, added to expansive Jupiter in your own sign, then it seems likely that this has the potential to be quite a milestone year for you, for two. Engagements, weddings and baby news could mark 2020 as unforgettable.
Jupiter has a way of magnifying and expanding, and when he’s in your sign, it can seem as though everywhere you look there are similar tales being reported, like a spate of landmark life events, and news of people passing tests.
If needs be, dare to take the road less travelled, and try not to dwell on the past, because what’s ahead will be worth a wait, which possibly begins around May. A series of aspects forming between Jupiter and Pluto could mean that by October/November you are free to pursue the path that most lights you up. This cosmic connection can have legal connotations, but in your own sign, it’s a green light.
Jupiter can bring liberating developments, too, it has to be said, especially to situations where it’s been practically impossible to leave a dead in the water business or personal relationship. New eras begin under the Summer Solstice solar eclipse in June, which also has a deeper, personal message to it, and it’s about trying to remember that you cannot possibly please everyone as well as looking after yourself, so stay focused on what’s really best for you. 2020 could close with two making a new home together.
AQUARIUS Robbie Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Roman Kemp Deborah Meaden, Ed Sheeran
LIFE There’s been a restrictive tide, which might mean you have had to knuckle down and tackle a busy work schedule, but it could be that it’s you yourself who has decided to draw back to reboot your personal compass, after a period where the demands of your life have seemed to steer you or maybe you’ve come to certain realisations about the preciousness of time and who you really want to spend it with. Saturn and Pluto have been drawing closer, making a powerful and rare conjunction, happening on January 12th, so you could have had a lot on your personal plate, and family matters over the last year may have unsettled you more than you’d want to admit. Mid- January seems to bring a significant turning point, after which you’re better able to plan ahead.
Jupiter spends 2020 sending quiet support with benefits materialising, possibly due to what’s not been possible. Silver lined clouds, times where problems are solved with a flourish will mark 2020 as bringing blessings.
2020 is a transitioning year, as Saturn, your co-ruler dips into Aquarius between March 22 and July 1st and then fully with you from December 17th, so you are moving out of a holding bay, heading for the runway, testing the water as you go, fine tuning , adapting and adjusting so that come December, when further rare conjunction of liberating Jupiter and Saturn occurs, you’re exuding strength and confidence to step up and shine in every area of your life.
CASH & CAREER With “keep control” planet Saturn aligning with power planet Pluto, you have perhaps been more cautious with cash. Security is power, says this cosmic combo! Pluto impacts career, too, and this has been a consolidation period, rather than one of expansion. But that may well alter.
You could have a new post or project coming up when Saturn arrives in your sign on 22nd March for the first time since 1991-3 , making a “take charge” travelling forward conjunction with Mars on 31st . Add the fire and passion and energy of Mars to the strength and authority of Saturn, the builder planet, and as you move into April, you’re leading, steering and very likely enjoying the experience, as Venus will then begin a lengthy harmonising phase. What you pour your energy and efforts into this spring, whether it’s a business, a career path or even something more directly personal such as working towards a physical improvement, you stand a very good chance of succeeding. Money may be spent on a dream holiday, on family or on the home. Watch for rebates or cash that could be released from sales, with three potential gains made. June/July brings eclipses heralding new work possibilities, possibly two linked options that point towards the world of travel, classes, communications and community.
Trust a don’t commit instinct in September, when Mars retrogrades. A bonus from the past comes over October/November, and by the year end, you’re in charge and the force is absolutely with you.
RELATIONSHIPS Your ruler is Uranus, that whacky, unconventional planet who always has to do things “differently”, and since spring 2018 he has been sending showers of “wake up and shake it up” sparks, around family ties, around relationships of every description, heralding a time of your inner self breaking free of situations that have possibly stifled you or felt unfair. So you may well be the one making these waves, too. At times there’s been stress, but probably less than the tensions of leaving things be, and you’re on a smoother personal track in many ways this year .
April sees lovers planet Venus beginning a longer visit than usual to the heart zone of your horoscope, right through until early August, and during that spell, you might well find yourself falling in love or seeing all that’s wonderful about your other half!
Someone you really liked but didn’t get together with, or didn’t get enough time with could reappear, as second chances show up this summer, too.
Of key importance in 2020 is the sign shift of Saturn, making an initial three month foray into your sign from Spring Equinox , then firmly arriving in Aquarius in mid-December. Saturn isn’t a grand romantic, but helps you to be sure of who you’re committing to and he can enrich longstanding ties. There may be weddings planned, in some cases after years of being together. April and December are standout points, with something key to personal plans being settled late in October.
PISCES Emile Sande, Julie Walters, Daniel Craig, Jodie Comer, Aljaz Skorjanec , Camila Cabello
LIFE 2020 begins with a Pisces Moon, so I think this might be telling you to self-care a bit more than you tend to, to listen to your intuition when you’re tempted to over give, not to count yourself out of what you really want to be part of. Fortunately you will have more of a voice, as rebel planet Uranus has you standing up to be counted, and fiercely so at times! Restructuring your life goals will be a theme that’s already with you, and Jupiter’s abundant blessings over 2020 could mean you achieve several cherished aims, perhaps to your own surprise. It’s a year when wishes can be translated into plans that go ahead, even if there are a couple of points where you’re held back. Delays open doors to other options that might turn into even better plans.
Your February new year, fresh start Moon gives strength to your words and may open a new door for you. You could finally get around to signing up for something you’ve talked about for ages and find it enriches you. Joy could come through a familiar face. April 23rd and October 31st are significant lunar dates for speaking, writing, debating and for bringing breakthroughs. Those points can also bring breakaway choices that surprise those who think of you as predictable! Choose what will make YOU happy this year and don’t be afraid to join a group or class that could shake you free of ancient doubts or pain, perhaps literally!
CASH & CAREER Money matters come under rulership of Mars, who will be at home in his own sign of Aries from the end of June until January 2021. This will bring added heat around finances, so you could be busy earning and doing well, but you could also find yourself immersed in sorting things out with or for family, too, as Venus backtracks over the family and roots area of your chart.
Matters of the past seem to crop up, and it may be that you are drawn towards a career arena that once featured large in your life. A behind the scenes role, work that is online or which involves healing or studies could fit the bill for Pisceans considering career options in 2020. Some Pisceans will enter a field that nobody expected you to, but which just fits. Your mind-set is shifting, thanks to awakener planet Uranus, and you will thrive in mentally stimulating environments, although you also need your quiet times, so getting the right life/work balance is key to your happiness. March, April and August are strongly connected to successful developments of a sort that satisfies your soul, while late October shows an achievement that’s more about getting clear of what’s taken about six months to be concluded. Mid November might tie something up legally.
December brings a rare alignment of Jupiter and Saturn that could enhance your longer term security, with a solar eclipse symbolising a new status or fresh work chapter for you or a partner.
RELATIONSHIPS The foggy effect of Neptune travelling across Pisces can feel emotionally confusing. This planet is associated with inspirational people, but deception and misty clouds of unanswered questions may also have come into the picture. Planet Pluto has played a part too in testing your love whilst also revealing the strength of love that certain absolute diamonds have for you. Blessings realised through tougher times, could resonate as a theme.
March 8-14th could mark a time of surprise joy and unexpected affection, with subsequent enthusiasm nudging you to dare to go after a cherished dream, to make things happen for you and yours. What once seemed a remote possibility could turn out to be absolutely possible. This summer brings two fresh opportunities to up the happiness factor in your life, via two new Moons over the area of love, kids and expressing yourself, one being a solar eclipse. At the time of the June 21st eclipse, relating planet Venus is retrograde, practically stationary over the core of your chart, and there could be something set to rights in your life that goes back a long, long way. There are family or domestic connections to 2012 for some, and also to 2001/2. Relationships are coming into a new era through 2020, and the whole business of valuing yourself is increasingly prominent. Finding lasting relationships, or improving those you cannot abandon, becomes something you are growing stronger about. The more you know and value yourself, the clearer the impression you’ll make on others.
I'm A Celebrity Get me out of here...I’m A Celebrity 2014 .. JUNGLE STARS! (written 14th November 2014)
From Lynne Ewart.
As another batch of plucky celebrities land in the Australian rainforest, over the next three weeks there will be tears and tantrums and bugs and triumphs, that’s for sure, and it looks like there will be some kind of drama affecting the show within a couple of days..(STOP PRESS 23rd Nov 2014 update: that was an understatement with first GEMMA leaving and then poor CRAIG having to leave due to a sad bereavement, Condolences to him and his family)
Here’s a look at what the stars say about the contenders for that leafy crown!
stop press Newcomer: JAKE QUICKENDEN is another VIRGO like Tinchy, but he has a playful Moon in Gemini alongside Jupiter, so he is an altogether more social creature. Kendra has Sun in Gemini so they can gravitate, although that Sun/Moon link doesn't necessarily mean passion, more that they are drawn together and feel easily connected. NADIA and JAKE have more going on. MEL and JAKE could be slow secret burners..and although he refers to EDWINA as "smokin".. he's having a giggle.. is all..JAKE is a born communicator, someone who needs to chat and get along with people. Generous spirited, so he should do well.
KENDRA WILKINSON is GEMINI , like as Katie Price, who did well in the jungle., although Kendra is more obviously upfront and assertive with her Moon in Aries. Her love life seems to have been unsettled of late. Gemini can be filled with nervous tension, yet has an inner spine of steel. Jungle life is made easier by the Gemini tendency not to dwell on things but instead to live in the moment and deal with it as it comes. They are also genuinely fascinated by people and make astute observations so she will survive fairly well. She could be drawn to Tinchy ..and to Vicki although there could be sparks with Nadia as they’ll get fired up at the same times, sharing an Aries Moon. Carl will intrigue her, with his love of speed.
GEMMA COLLINS is AQUARIUS like Allison Hammond and past winner Tony Blackburn.. the thing with Aquarius is they need space to go think.. and then they come back and sparkle. They are ruled by Uranus, planet of electricity so they can tend to switch “on” or “off”. They always work for the group’s benefit, but often have some strange fears they don’t like you to know about. Despite how things initially look, Gemma is a grafter, and would work harder in a combined camp, preferring to be assigned a role, with her Moon in careful Capricorn. Claustrophobia can be an issue. She could gravitate to Mel and have mixed feelings about Kendra. She might be slightly ill at ease around Nadia initially.. yet Nadia might in some way be a rock for her STOP PRESS those fears got the better of her. I am not totally sure about her birth data, as I'd have expected more stoicism from the chart I was looking at here, although I don't have times of birth for anyone, which would help, and may in her case reveal a Pluto transit over her Moon, which would mean she seriously felt she was dying, and the panic attacks would be so deep she couldn't handle them so well.. she was allegedly involved in something difficult and dark with an ex before she travelled out,so she just wasn't in the place she needed to be emotionally to do this. .
MICHAEL BUERK is another AQUARIUS, an observer of humanity and someone whose news reports have stirred many to be humanitarians, but in the jungle he may feel strangely alone, or perhaps he just needs to be alone to commune with nature. As Aquarians age, they become more philosophical and he may be outspoken at times, but he will also try to see the other person’s viewpoint. A Virgo Moon means he prefers to be busy, being of service . I could see him initially getting on well with Mel, but her then drawing back. Also Tinchy could connect with Michael in one of those unexpected friendships, thanks to Tinchy having his Moon in Aquarius. Jimmy will either be a pal or a thorn in his side. I don’t think he’ll want to align with Vicki to be the “mummy and daddy” of the group, though, even if initially things look that way.
MEL SYKES is a LEO and she wants to have fun, to enjoy life to the full and to be free of what’s dogged her footsteps for the last couple of years, as Saturn has been hard hitting on every area of her life. Leos draw a lot of attention one way or another, and can be complete drama queens or amazingly courageous. Often both. She’s in a place right now that may feel both hopeful and vulnerable, but as this jungle experience unfolds, she will emerge in far better shape, mentally and emotionally stronger. She’ll get along well with everyone most of the time, thanks to her very fair minded Libra Moon but there’s a bit of a clash possible at times with Nadia, as they may misinterpret or misunderstand each other, yet in time they may find they have similarities. Mel and Jimmy have a bit of a rapport.
CRAIG CHARLES and CARL FOGARTY are born under home loving CANCER and they also each have their Moons in proud, drama finding Leo. These people need food as comfort and also as a source of drama, so they will fire themselves up for any challenge although CRAIG doesn’t have that competitive steel that CARL has, so the trials are not so simple for him.
CRAIG CHARLES might have moments where his CANCERIAN sensitivity soars and he clashes with folk then regrets it, and he could be more emotional than he wants to be in the jungle, even though he thinks he’s tough enough to do this. He will be very real though, and for that reason will be getting more footage at times than the glamour brigade! He could have a bit of an on/off bond with Vicki, and may feel attuned with Tinchy and possibly with Nadia , but it’s the relationships with Carl and Jimmy that I’ll be interested in observing, as they have most sparks, whi