The new year begins with changing dynamics at home and with work. These two areas of life have seen the most activity in recent years, and this continues over the next 12 months. A solar eclipse that peaked on December 26th, 2019 kicked things off, bringing a new start on the domestic front. The lunar eclipse that follows on January 10th will bring a culmination of activity on the career front.
An easy interpretation of this would be that you are leaving a job to focus on family planning. Another interpretation would be the launch of a “home-grown” entrepreneurial venture, like a real estate business. But there are deeper themes that have more to do with establishing yourself away from your family unit. A phase is ending that sees you with greater autonomy over professional ambitions, which will empower you to support a household or domestic partnership.
As all of this energy unfolds, life will get busy throughout the winter months. Your schedule and day-to-day will fill with more chores, tasks and responsibilities both at home and at work. There may be a few delays too; appointments get cancelled, projects are reassigned and there are miscommunications with colleagues and loved ones. Anything that disrupts your regular schedule and productivity is highlighted, which could impact your health. Be patient as daily affairs return to normal in the spring.
The spring months, meanwhile, see you feeling more energized as you turn your attention to significant others and commitments. What comes up during this time with important partners may be revisited during the fall months. Also, there is a theme in influence in effect all year that will encourage mergers with others – be they financial, emotional or business related. Be deliberate when it comes to the sharing of resources in partnerships.
May through June begins the first round of choppy cosmic weather of 2020. An assessment is in effect with regards to higher aims and broader pursuits. You may be defending a thesis or a dissertation, or, applying for a vocational certification that could further you on the professional front. If so, expect thorough reviews and considerations.
Eclipses during the summer will further compound this energy; we’ve got three over the course of just one month instead of the standard two. Lunar eclipses on June 5th and July 5th bring completions involving communications and domestic matters. A very potent summer solstice solar eclipse on June 21st, meanwhile, brings a new start on the career front.
If you are changing residences this year for a professional opportunity, you may find that your candidacy is strongly considered as an evaluation remains in effect during eclipse season. You may be finalizing an important book deal too that sees you leaving the comfort of home behind to begin a tour that will allow you to promote your latest work. Same is true if you are traveling overseas; citizenship may be rewarded in the form of a work sponsorship that will determine where you are able to live and call home.
As events unfold, you will come up against another round of delays and setbacks, this time on the career front. It’s as if important agreements need to be negotiated before a new start can begin. You will notice activity shift forward in your favor by mid-July into August, and the rest of the summer sees momentum building as you settle into new opportunities.
The calm will last temporarily, however, before we enter another cosmic rough patch that will bring obstacles on the relationship front. You may find that as you settle into new work and/or home environments that adjustments with close loved ones are necessary.
Obstacles that develop during the fall months will feel like battles of will between you and significant others. Tension is likely. Frustrations will be felt, and this will be another important time to find that balance between “self” and “other,” especially as you attempt to assert your own agenda while simultaneously being available to the important people in your life.
October takes this energy up a notch, as personal plans are thwarted due to challenges involving significant others. If you are caring for a sick relative, this may delay your own initiatives. If you are in the middle of a divorce or custody battle, this may leave you feeling less confident and defeated. This may very well be the most challenging month of 2020. Your only options in navigating this energy are to lean back and wait for obstacles to lift, or, find a working solution in the interim.
By the time we reach the month of November, challenges will begin to lift. Steady momentum will gain traction by the end of the year, alleviating strain with important others. You will also be able to push forth on personal endeavors that are more “self-focused,” as tensions lift around your relationships.
While energy calms, a new eclipse season begins. A lunar eclipse on November 30th brings a completion of activity around higher aims and opportunities that have contributed to academic pursuits, professional advancement and travel excursions. Whether you are completing a certification program or wrapping up a tour of Africa, what ends here is connected to what underwent a thorough review back in May and June.
The solar eclipse on December 14th ushers in a new start in the classroom of life. A certification completion could be what leads you to begin teaching others. Cultural experiences abroad may influence an important writing or research project at home. These are examples of how the eclipses will feed each other.
The end of 2020 sees business as usual during the holiday season, with two new themes in effect that bring quite a bit of focus to creative aims, romance and children. These themes feature in 2021 as you begin to experience more child’s play and authentic living, a nice reprieve after a turbulent 2020!
Happy New Year, Libra!
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