To begin the year with six planets in one area of your chart and therefore with half the solar system putting its focus there, will ensure that this is where the main bulk of your focus will be directed. Where those planets are located is in your career sector and this is not just a professionally charged start to the year but the year itself showing its colours from the get go. You begin the year with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto spending their first full month together in your career sector, for the first time at the same time in our lifetime. Uranus, who turns direct in your income sector on 11th January is being drawn into the mix, getting the year off to a professionally charged and potentially lucrative start.
However, there are guardrails in place to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. One of those guardrails is a lunar eclipse in your home and family sector on 10th/11th January. Making its first visit for the year, the Moon will confront all six planets in your career sector as it moves through, bringing any work/life balance issues to a head. Considering that the focus on career matters will remain constant throughout 2020, this is the right reminder at the right time. However, this isn't the only safety feature in place to ensure life won't become all work and no play, with Mars beginning a nearly seven week visit to an adventurous part of your chart on 3rd January.
Venus, who left your career sector just before Christmas has left you with your professional wish list updated, but she too is now more focused on what lies beyond your professional life. Venus will spend the first 14 days of the month in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where she will be working to have fun. When Mercury returns on 17th January and the Sun on 21st January, they will be more focused on personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building in general. In a nutshell, there is a huge amount of professional focus in the first month of a year full of potential professional growth and expansion but without a need for life to become all work and no play.
January is a month where there is not only a lot of planetary activity and some major forces in play but where the shape of 2020 can already be observed. Yet for you, the shift with the most significance will be Uranus' direct turn in Taurus on 11th January. After five months in retrograde motion, while a period of personal review is still underway at the start of the year, this is when you will feel the tide turn and the lights turn green. Yet even before that, there will be a feeling that this is going to be a good year. The sheer number of planets in an adventurous part of your chart and their friendly aspect to Uranus in Taurus, speak of the journeys waiting to be embarked on.
You not only begin the year with six planets in an adventurous part of your chart but half of them are here for all but the final few days of the year. What is being promised when it comes to adventure, travel, learning and discovery really is just a taste of things to come. Yet the year also gets off to a good start professionally and fortunately with the right mix that will make it relatively easy to maintain a balance between work and play. The planetary activity on the job and career fronts is enough to offer a good start to the year on both fronts, but is not enough to offset the adventurous energy unfolding.
Had it been the other way round, with six planets in either of your two professional houses and just a smattering of adventurous activity it would have been a very different story. Instead, with Venus in your career sector until 14th January, Mercury here from 17th January and the Sun from 21st January, this is just enough to get this new professional year off to a good start. In the meantime, there is also a very real chance to take your financial power back, with Mars beginning a nearly seven week visit to your financial sector from 3rd January.
Any month that begins with six planets in your financial sector and will host a lunar eclipse in your income sector is going to have a lot of focus on money matters. While the six planets are on the side of the financial fence that is more focused on what you do with and how you manage the money you have, the lunar nodes continue to police a balance between money coming in and money going out. What the North Node in your income sector lacks in direct planetary activity there, it not only makes up for with its power to steer things in a lucrative direction but support from planets in your work and career sectors.
While Mars will leave your work sector on 3rd January, ending all planetary activity on the career front, Venus' return to your career sector on 14th January will simply shift the focus there. Venus will join Neptune, who has been a pivotal support for not only Mars in your work sector but the North Node in your income sector as well. It is the Moon's visit to your income sector from 9th January to 12th January that will create the lunar eclipse on 10th/11th January. With Mercury not leaving your financial sector until 17th January and the Sun until 21st January, they will be on that side of the fence as the Moon moves through.
This could see financial tensions rise during that time but this will increase the potential for a breakthrough on both fronts. In the meantime, while your financial and professional year gets off to an empowered start, your personal life is also being catered for. When Mars leaves your work sector on 3rd January it is to begin a nearly seven week visit to your relationship sector. You also start the year with Juno not only in a playful part of your chart but at a friendly aspect to Venus in an adventurous part. As it is Venus who will pick up from where Mars leaves off on the job front when she returns to your career sector, between them they are also making sure life doesn't become all work and no play.
The focus is always on your relationships at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your relationship sector. However, not to the degree that you have this month, with the year starting with an incredible six planet line up in your relationship sector. It is not just the number of planets in your relationship sector that makes this significant but the calibre of those planets. After his return last month, Jupiter is spending his first full month in your relationship sector in over a decade, while teaming up with Saturn and Pluto here for the first time in our lifetime.
While Saturn will leave for a few months in March, he will return in July and will be here until he and Jupiter both leave in December, while Pluto will remain here all year. This means that while there might be a lot of focus on your relationships this month that will remain the case all year. With all that focus on your relationships, it is just as well that a balance between your personal and relationship needs is being policed. This is being policed by the lunar nodes and the point where this is most likely to be put to the test is during a lunar eclipse in Cancer on 11th January. This is a super charged version of the 'what about me' Full Moon that falls here at the halfway point in each solar year and always when the Sun is in your relationship sector.
In the meantime, between them, Mars and Venus are playing musical chairs in a way that will not only ensure life doesn't become all work and no play but you have the right balance between the two. The month begins with Mars in a playful part of your chart, with his return to your busy work sector on 3rd January leaving it empty. This kicks off what will be some of the busiest weeks of 2020, through to his departure on 17th February. Venus, who begins the month updating your financial wish list will step in to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play, when she returns to an adventurous part of your chart on 14th January.
Because the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your work sector, it is a given that January will be a busy month. Whether at work or with the many other things that keep you busy and occupy your time, this is an area of your chart that will always find something for idle hands to do. What is not the norm is to begin the year with six planets in your work sector and especially when half of them are not only the most powerful planets in the solar system but will be here for most if not all of 2020. This should and does get the year off to a busy start but at the same time can ease some of the urgency.
Yes, you have Mercury leaving your work sector on 17th January and the Sun on 21st January, the point when the busy start each year gets off to will often end, but with so many planets remaining you are running a marathon and not a sprint this year. This makes it easier to pace yourself. There are also some guardrails in place to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play and with Uranus turning direct in your career sector on 11th January it is just as well. At first it will be hard to see those guardrails, mainly because they aren't there yet.
There are actually two guardrails and they will work in tandem. The first is Mars' return to a playful part of your chart on 3rd January, where he will spend nearly seven weeks. This is long enough to set some work/life balance habits that you can maintain for the rest of the year. In the meantime, while the lunar nodes are working to maintain a balance between knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off, it is a lunar eclipse on 10th/11th January that will put this to the test. This is just as Saturn and Pluto are moving into a rare alignment in your work sector and right in the heart of the busiest point of this busy month. You can have it all but only with the right balance, especially as this is also an important month on the relationship front.
Any month that begins with six planets in one area of your chart is going to be lopsided and when this includes the Sun and Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system then life is going to be weighted in that direction. Spare a thought for some of your cosmic mates who have this line up in a busy or even challenging area of your life, while you in turn have won the cosmic jackpot. For those six planets are all in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and half of them will remain here for most if not all of 2020. In addition, this comes with built in support from Uranus, who turns direct in an adventurous part of your chart on 11th January.
Life might be busy and its normal demands might continue, but in terms of where the weight of planetary activity is located, it is on life's more fun, playful, romantic and creative pursuits. This is not just an overriding theme this month but with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion here until December, this is the greatest area for growth, expansion and opportunity in 2020. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January here but even after he leaves on 21st January this will remain the dominant area of your chart and theme for 2020. Yet there are also some real opportunities on the income and job fronts this month and in the perfect proportions.
You begin the month with Venus in your work sector and while she will leave on 14th January, Mercury will return on 17th January and the Sun on 21st January. Throughout that time there will be support from Juno in your income sector. Had it been the other way round and you had this much planetary activity in a playful part of your chart and six planets in your work sector it would have been a very different story. Instead, there are enough opportunities on each front to ensure you have the right balance between work and play. In the meantime, Venus' return to your relationship sector on 14th January will be good news for your relationships.
As you know, the symbol for Libra is a pair of scales, because the core essence of Libran energy is that of balance. The Sun enters Libra on the September equinox each year, when day and night are of equal length and there is a balance between the two. So when you have a month when everything is balanced, it will speak to your core needs and for you, that is more precious than wild opportunities or expansive and exciting developments. For a Libran, balance is everything and that is what you have this month. One area where balance is not only possible but is being policed is work/life balance, especially when it comes to a balance between your home and professional lives.
January is always an important month for home and family matters and starting the month with six planets here, even more so than is normally the case. Yet while you have a lunar eclipse on 10th/11th January in your career sector and this will clash with all six planets in your home and family sector, this will reveal any work/life balance issues. For this really is a good month across the income, work and career fronts and especially once Venus returns to your work sector on 14th January. Yet even here a need for balance has guardrails, with all but three days this month hosting planetary activity in a playful part of your chart.
The only time there won't be planetary activity here is between Venus' departure on 14th January and Mercury's return on 17th January. In the meantime, even the ongoing quest for balance between your personal and relationship needs gets a boost this month, with Mars' return to your communication sector on 3rd January. While your own needs are being supported, Mars will return to support your relationships and to ensure the communication lines are open.
January is the gateway month into any year and while everything is not always displayed in the shop window from the get go, this is one year when what you see is mostly what you get. Fortunately, you are likely to like what you see. Both in terms of the sheer number of planets involved and the weight and importance of those planets, the main focus is on communication. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in your communication sector and having Mercury, the planet of communication here until 17th January is fairly typical, for the first time in our lifetime Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are here at the same time.
This takes this beyond simply a good month to have the communication lines open, to the start of a powerful new era for connecting and for all forms of communication and expression. There are six planets in your relationship sector all put two have either already formed a friendly aspect to Uranus in your relationship sector or will do. With Uranus turning direct on 11th January, to begin with this is support for giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice and then continuing even after the tide turns. That support will be there all year, with your relationships the main beneficiary of this powerful communication support.
In the meantime, while the faster moving planets are always on the move and this will see them progress from focusing on communication, home and family matters and in Venus case onto matters of the heart, there is only one shift that will bring anything to an end. That shift is Mars' departure from Scorpio on 3rd January, bringing his own nearly seven week visit to a close but also ending all planetary activity in your sign until later in the year. Instead of leaving late last month, Mars has stayed on to ensure you begin the year with your passions, drives and competitive spirit fuelled and with a personal mission to pursue.
For the most part, what you see is what you get as you move into the New Year and fortunately, you should like what you see. Especially if you are hoping for opportunities on the income and job fronts, with 2020 destined to be a year of major activity on both fronts. Starting the year with six planets in your income sector and all supporting Uranus, ahead of his direct turn in your work sector on 11th January, should make this obvious from the get go. However, you may also start the year with a sense of lethargy that you can't put your finger on. It might present as a need to take a break or just recharge your batteries over the holiday period.
If you don't feel like throwing yourself back into the rat race, despite a massive amount of confidence on the income and job fronts, there are two good reasons for that. The first is that with Uranus in retrograde motion in your work sector until 11th January the brakes are on, so nothing wants to move before then. However, the main reason is that the year begins with Mars, the planet that provides our get up and go is still in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, where he has been since November. This means that the year begins with the brakes on work and job matters and with no gas in your tank. If you feel like a slow start to the year with time out to recharge your batteries, you are right on track.
However, things start to change when Mars returns to Sagittarius on 3rd January, returning with a fresh supply of drive, passion, energy and of get up and go. This will put a spring back in your step and while it might not happen overnight, this is when your batteries will become recharged. This is when you will be ready for whatever life throws at you and this will have a wide impact. Mars' passion, drives and competitive spirit are like water, which will find its natural route, tapping into anything going. Mars will latch onto what is happening on the income and job fronts but is just as likely to channel this into your romantic and creative passions. Anything that has room for passion, Mars will make his home.
Whether you are a December or a January born Capricorn, the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of each year in your sign and this allows you to own the year from the get go. With every year always starting and ending during your birthday month, you get to experience what the rest of us never will, which is to begin a new solar and calendar year at the same time. This will always give you an opportunity to push the 'reset' button but especially this month when you literally have over half the solar system supporting you. For while you will always begin each year with the Sun in Capricorn, starting the year with six planets here is a very different story.
Especially when half of those planets are not only here for most if not all of 2020 but are three of the most powerful planets in the solar system. Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion is spending his first full month in Capricorn in over a decade, bringing you to start of not just a new solar and calendar year but the start of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. However, you also have Pluto, the planet of change and revolution in Capricorn and Saturn, not only the planet that can give you the power to move mountains if you have to but is your ruling planet. Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn have never met up in Capricorn at the same time in our lifetime and by the time Pluto and Saturn align on 12th/13th January, you will sense that almost anything is possible.
Until Mercury leaves on 17th January he is giving you the means to keep your head in the game and your feet on the ground but even with your birthday month ending on 21st January, with so much still unfolding most of this year will be made up as you go. In the meantime, there are some other exciting developments this month, though in nowhere close to the degree of the planetary activity happening in Capricorn. One of those areas is on the income and career fronts, where everything falls in the Goldilocks zone, where there is enough action to give you what you need but not so much that it is demanding. Another area of focus is the communication and relationship fronts, while Mars' return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart on 3rd January will bring a call to pace yourself.
To begin the month and the year with six planets in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart is significant and there are two big takeaways from this. The first is that when you have six planets all telling you to make time to hear yourself think and when half of those planets are some of the most powerful planets in the solar system, you don't argue with this. To a degree you are used to this, with the Sun always spending the three weeks of every year here. The month long wind down of your old solar year always begins just before Christmas and will end when the Sun returns to Aquarius to begin your birthday month and new solar year on 21st January. The difference this time is the number of planets here and the importance this places on time out to hear yourself think.
The second takeaway is what this means long term because this nostalgic and reflective part of your chart is where a planet returns before returning to Aquarius. This puts you at the end of six planetary cycles at the same time and when you have a lot of endings, it means that you are poised for a lot of new beginnings, some this month and some over the course of the year. Mercury will leave and return to Aquarius on 17th January and the Sun to begin your birthday month and new solar year on 21st January. Venus made that move just before Christmas and will spend the first two weeks of January in Aquarius.
Others will take longer, with Saturn returning to Aquarius in March and Jupiter in December. From the get go the lines between the past, present and future will be blurred, with endings and beginnings overlapping. However, this does not mean that you will spend the month navel gazing. This is in fact, a good month across the income, work and career fronts. While Mars will leave your career sector on 3rd January, the momentum he has created will not only get this professional year off to an empowered start but will be maintained by forces on the job and income fronts. With a lunar eclipse in your work sector on 10th/11th January and Venus returning to your income sector on 14th January that support will only increase.
For the most part what you see is what you get from the get go, with almost everything that will define both January and the rest of the year on display from the start. However, there is one exception and only one and you will discover than on 3rd January. Until then, this year is what it says on the label from, which is a powerful year for personal and professional networking, your social life and human connections. With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of January in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking this is always a socially charged time of year. However, with six planets here and half of them not only the most powerful planets in the solar system but here for most if not all of 2020, this goes beyond that.
In addition, these planets share a close bond with Uranus in your communication sector and will work side by side all year. With Uranus in retrograde motion until 11th January, the early part of the month is a good time to catch up with old friends or to have those conversations that can give the past and unsaid words a voice. Meanwhile, with Venus spending the first two weeks of January in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and the Sun returning on 21st January to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year, this month also advertises itself as a chance recharge your batteries.
Also on display from the get go are playful and adventurous forces, perfect for embracing the holiday period. So what are you missing that you don't see from the get go and how can a year that appears to hold no surprises, do just that less than 72 hours into the year? That something is Mars' return to your career sector on 3rd January, five days after Mercury supposedly wrapped up all planetary activity here. Mars returns a month after Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion left and just eight days before the lights turn green on the income front. With so much untapped professional and income potential, Mars is being sent in to mop things up. Professionally, this is when you will catch your second wind.