LIBRA / Libra Rising





By Christine Rakela

 In 2020, Jupiter in Capricorn will be changing your entire outlook on life to a more positive point of view. Yes, things are looking up. Your home will experience improvements or you may move to a better place, especially if you have been feeling down. There is an opportunity to reconcile any differences you are having with family if you care to do so. Otherwise you will regain your happiness and move forward with your life. You will still have to contend with Saturn and Pluto which are forming a conjunction in early January and also aspecting Mars adversely, which means that family and your living situation could still be a problem, but know that improvements are on the way. The Full Moon on the 10th may add to the stress so don’t have a lot of expectations. Uranus going direct brings new possibilities with finances, partnerships, and areas of personal growth. A New Moon on the 24th puts the advantage on your side. At the end of the month Mars square Neptune could cause snags with scheduling appointments, your working environment, and your health. 
During February, there are supportive influences after the Full Moon on the 8th into the 9th that could cause an issue with a friend or loved one, or a future goal you are working on at this time. Mars is in positive aspect to the Sun and Mercury the third and fourth weeks. Then Mercury goes retrograde from the February 17th until March 10th causing you to reassess what is going on with your job situation and health matters. Avoid making important decisions, don’t start anything new, watch out for misunderstandings
During March, Jupiter and Pluto are forming a favorable conjunction that will could bring improvements in the home along with the opportunity to reconcile differences with family members, especially after Mercury goes direct on the 10th. Be aware that there is a challenging Full Moon on the 9th. Venus in wonderful trine to Jupiter and Pluto towards the end of the month supports uplifting gatherings with family, investments especially in the home, and monetary improvement. It may be time to spruce up your place or buy a new one. Mars and Saturn moving into Aquarius the last few days of March into April wll put a damper on enjoying leisure life, creative aims, and romance. Wait for a better time.
Mars squaring Uranus the first week of April indicates that luck is not on your side so do not make any risky moves. Fortunately, Venus in positive aspect to Mars most of the month sees you enjoying more leisurely experiences involving travel, creative pursuits, and opportune business ventures. The second week of April, Mercury in promising aspect to Jupiter and Pluto brings productivity on the job and activities in the home. A New Moon toward the second half of the April is also supportive.
In May, Venus squaring Neptune the first week causes difficult to figure out problems with your daily routine and travel. Your job may seem disappointing at this time so don’t have any expectations. Keep a low profile and watch your health as you may feel out-of-sorts. The Full Moon on the 7th doesn‘t help. The Sun in positive influence to Pluto and Jupiter mid-month not only lifts your spirits, but brings favorable energy into the home. You may be keen on redecorating or even moving. Any investment you make will pay off monetarily and personally. Entertaining family and friends will go smoothly. Venus goes retrograde on May 13th until June 25th, encouraging you to rethink the direction of your life.
During June, the Sun and Venus continue to have you reassessing long-term goals and correspondences. Mars in favorable aspect to both Jupiter and Pluto will motivate you to accomplish plans with your home and being productive on the job. Mercury is retrograde from June 18th - July 12th. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes.
During July Mars in favorable aspect to Venus almost all month opens up the communications and dialogue for much to be accomplished, especially the second half of the month. Jupiter in sextile to Neptune the second and third weeks will relieve any stress at home or work, and bring needed improvements. This is a pleasant time to be entertaining family and friends where you live.
Besides the Full Moon on the 3rd of August, the Sun and Mercury are in positive aspect to Mars mid-month bringing active socializing with friends and personal relationships. Starting on the 12th until the end of August, Mars in adverse aspect to Pluto and Saturn creates problems with close relationships or family, where you will need to be patient Resistance, rejection, or obstacles to your desires may be confronted.
The first week of September, Mercury and later the Sun trining Pluto and Saturn sees you accomplishing a great deal by persevering to get the job done. 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 sleep.
During October the Full Moon on the 1st will put a strain on a personal relationship so try to be agreeable. Also, Mars retrograde squaring Pluto may cause some resistance coming into the second week. However, Venus in auspicious trine to Uranus and then Jupiter mid-month attracts goodwill behind-the-scenes and in the home environment. This could be a pleasant time to spend with family and familiar faces. Others will find you quite charming. October 14th until November 3rd Mercury is retrograde so avoid making important decisions, starting anything new, and watch out for misunderstandings.
In November, the Sun in positive aspect to Neptune the second week will help others appreciate your skills and talents. Aiming for ideal conditions you just might attain them. Jupiter in favorable aspect to the Sun and especially Pluto most of the month, may have you enhancing your living situation or even making an investment there. Family and loved ones seem to be bringing out the best in you. Financial gain also is indicated.
In December, Venus in favorable aspect to Neptune and Jupiter give you a more positive outlook on work and family. Spending time with loved ones will be enriching as well as empowering. This can be a good time to improve upon your health and well-being, which will only add to you enjoying the holidays. The Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius most of the month ensures an optimistic attitude that attracts wonderful social outings. Putting down roots will secure your standing at home and work with Jupiter conjoining Saturn in Capricorn mid-month. Peace of mind brings in the holiday season!
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