LEO / Leo Rising



By Christine Rakela

In 2020, Jupiter in Capricorn is offering you support and protection with your overall health and well-being, and your job situation. If health and work have been a problem last year Jupiter will help bring some needed relief for approximately one year. Job improvements could also be on the horizon as well as a long-term position. However, it will not be without a lot of applied effort as Saturn and Pluto form a conjunction in early January and are in adverse aspect to Mars. If a difficult situation unfolds at some point you may need to take aggressive steps and it will probably work out for the best. The Full Moon on the 10th only adds to an already intense situation. As we move away from the Saturn/Pluto aspect, you will have more clarity on health and work issues. Uranus going direct will bring new insight into your career. Changes may be in the offing. A favorable New Moon on the 24th inspires a nice rapport with a personal relationship. Still Mars square Neptune the end of the month indicates possible disappointment so don’t over-extend yourself.
In February, a Full Moon on the 8th into the 9th could have you at odds with a personal relationship. Mid-month Mars in favorable aspect with Pluto brings some productivity to work situations, and Mars in positive aspect to the Sun and Mercury motivates you to accomplish what you set out to do. Then Mercury goes retrograde from the February 17th until March 10th causing you to reevaluate where you stand with money, investments, and partnerships. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes being made.
During March Jupiter and Pluto are forming a terrific conjunction that will assist you in improving conditions at a present job or negotiating for a better job after Mercury goes direct on March 10th. Beware of a difficult Full Moon on the 9th. Venus in good trine to Jupiter and Pluto towards the end of the month may bring favors and recognition at work that has you pleased. The last few days of March into April, Mars and Saturn move into Aquarius together and may put you at odds with a personal relationship or business partnership. Disagreements are not so easily reconciled.
In April, the erratic influence of Mars squaring Uranus may continue to cause tension at work the first week. On a lighter note, Venus in positive aspect to Mars encourages communication and more agreeable dialogue almost all month. Mercury in favorable aspect to Jupiter and Pluto the second week brings cooperation and better news with your job and financial outlook, and a New Moon toward the second half of the April also looks promising. At the end of the month Uranus conjoins the Sun, the spotlight is on your career and the changes you want to implement to bring it into the future.
In May, the first week Venus adversely aspecting Neptune could be the cause of a financial or personal loss so be careful with money and valuables. The Full Moon on the 7th makes it difficult to balance home and career. Mid-month the Sun favorably trines Pluto and Jupiter. Your career attracts attention and improvements, and a possible promotion is indicated. Opportunities arise that bring success your way. Everyone is seeing you in a good light. Venus goes retrograde on May 13th until June 25th, causing you to reassess your future goals and friendships.
In June, the Sun and Venus continue to highlight the pursuit of future goals and dreams. Mars making a positive aspect to both Jupiter and Pluto the third week will motivate you to work with others in accomplishing set goals. You will benefit from practicing good health habits. Mercury is retrograde from June 18th - July 12th. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes.
In July as Mars sextiles Venus, socializing is enhanced and engagements should be pursued. Remember that Mercury retrograde could still cause some communication problems until the 12th, especially on the 5th, the Full Moon. The second half of July Jupiter is in positive sextile to Neptune indicating that work projects will go smoothly and health concerns are appeased. Investment opportunities may appear and subtle gains can be made financially.
In August, except for the Full Moon on the 3rd, the first half of the month foresees favorable conditions with speculative gain, creative pursuits, and romance as the Sun and Mercury are in positive aspect to Mars. You will feel very energized. However, starting on the 12th until the end of August, Mars in adverse aspect to Pluto and Saturn is the cause of resistance, low energy, and blocks to your desires.
In early September, Mercury and later the Sun trining Pluto and Saturn have you concentrating on how to improve personal finances the first half of the month. Then Mars retrograde in square aspect to Saturn will be the cause behind setbacks at work. Extra responsibilities may drain you physically so get enough rest.
During October, the Full Moon on the 1st will be the cause of miscommunication, travel delays, and strained negotiations. However, Venus trine Uranus and then Jupiter mid-month is a winning combination to improve conditions with your career, boost your self-esteem, and attract lucrative gains. October 14th until November 3rd Mercury is retrograde. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes. October 31st heralds another Full Moon, that may cause some temporary stress with work and/or home.
In November, the Sun is in promising aspect to Neptune the second week inspiring a possible new direction with finances, partnerships, and investments. Jupiter in favorable aspect to the Sun and especially Pluto most of the month promotes good health and improvements on the job. This is the time to negotiate for what you want and get it.
For December several planetary influences inspire the holiday season. Venus in excellent aspect to Neptune and Jupiter brings pleasant gatherings in the home and with family along with possible financial ventures. The conjunction of the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius mid-month brings the enjoyment of leisure life, creativity, and romance. Jupiter conjoins Saturn in Capricorn to secure a job situation that you would prefer that also has longevity. Wonderful transits are apropos for this special season. 


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