January 25th 2020 to February 11th 2021 – the year of the Metal Rat

Year of the Rat - yourguidinglight.orgJanuary 25th 2020 to February 11th 2021 – the year of the Metal Rat (from Zodiac heads by Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist)

The New Year begins with five planets in the practical and down-to-earth sign of Capricorn; as in 2019 this year continues the themes of responsibility and accountability. Capricorn rules the banks, the government and everything to do with the establishment. With Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter in this sign we can expect turbulence and deep transformational change in all of these areas. Dynamic Mars arrives in Sagittarius on the 3rd, this placement is energetic and powerful, hopefully giving us a positive vision of how the future might look. Venus arrives in Pisces on the 14th, offering compassionate optimism to some of these changes and a chance to be more intuitive and spiritual in our dealings with others. Uranus returns to direct motion on the 11th, this erratic and unpredictable energy will intensify the changes going on around us. Many new doors will be opening while others may abruptly shut; it will be best to keep an open mind and try to stay calm and patient. The full moon in Cancer is on the 10th and the new moon in Aquarius falls on the 24th. In Chinese astrology January the 25th ushers in the year of the Metal Rat. The Rat is the first sign of the 12 animals cycle of the Chinese Zodiac; this time period is considered a year of new beginnings and renewals. We all have the opportunity to show determination regarding our goals and aspirations. 2020 is a great year for initiating and evolving, but take care, your initiatives will only be successful if they are carefully planned.

ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
Your goals and highest ambitions are in the spotlight during this month, planning for what will turn out to be a transformational year can begin immediately. Dynamic Mars, your ruler, is strong in Sagittarius and offers excellent opportunities for you to take advantage of working with innovative groups of people.

TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
Travel and exciting new adventures are in the spotlight this month as you plan your year ahead. Your ego could receive a boost and the chances of you finding personal fulfilment in romance are strong. The full moon on the 10th challenges the way you communicate and this could trigger an exciting opportunity.

GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
Finances and resources dominate the month as five planets line up in this important area of your chart. Expansive Jupiter, recently arrived in practical Capricorn, offers the opportunity to make some grand, far reaching plans. Your ideas can now take off as you put your point of view across where it is most needed.

CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
Dynamic Mars arrives in your wellbeing sector on the 3rd, this is the perfect time for a complete review and overhaul of all things to do with your health and daily living. An important relationship can help you to capitalise on your talents and push yourself forward. Trust in yourself and be courageous!

LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
As forceful Mars in Sagittarius is now active in the romance sector of your chart there are promising signs that love and romance are on the way. The planets are also looking very favourable for assisting you with turning ideas into reality and the Capricorn new moon on the 24th brings you fresh insight.

VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
Five planets are gathered in the love and romance sector of your chart, this bodes extremely well for a fun filled month! Energetic Mars arrives in open minded Sagittarius on the 3rd putting the spotlight on domestic issues. The Cancerian full moon on the 10th encourages challenge and change, this might be the right time to bring plans to a head.

LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
Dynamic Mars is strong in your communication sector this month, success that you have been working for recently may now appear. You can afford to be more decisive and put some faith into what you are doing. The Aquarian new moon on the 24th can bring the start of an exciting new friendship or romance.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
Jupiter and Mercury are both strong in Capricorn both offering alternatives to help you reach a more secure career position. You will need to stay flexible about the future and be prepared to change your plans. The full moon on the 10th illuminates the need to have some time out to recharge your batteries.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
This is the month to maximise your potential and put your powers of judgement to the test. With so many planets in ambitious Capricorn you should see the culmination of an ambitious project. Powerful Mars enters your sign on the 3rd, vitality should be at all time high but be sure to make time for rest and relaxation.

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
Dynamic Mars is strong in the most intuitive and sensitive area of your chart. Career opportunities could come out of nowhere as you leave recent problems behind and win the recognition that you deserve; trust your instincts and you can’t go wrong. The full moon on the 10th could bring an exciting meeting.

AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
Your close relationships get off to a good start this month as the Moon and Neptune are closely aligned in romantic Pisces. Mercury arrives in your sign on the 17th , highlighting your need to be successful in career matters; be sure to take full advantage of this chance to usher in a whole new era of confidence and certainty.

PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
Friends and social life become more important during January as five planets in Capricorn encourage you to make contact with people you haven’t seen for a while. The tender and idealistic planet Venus arrives in your sign on the 14th, this could be the start of a new romance and will certainly get you thinking differently about how you come across.