Here are the top astrological events of 2020. There are the most important ten astrological aspects and transits, starting with Saturn conjunct Pluto, in January, and ending with The Great Conjunction (Jupiter conjunct Saturn, in December). We also present you Jupiter and Saturn transits, solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, supermoons and the October blue moon.
Saturn Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (12th January)
It is a good time to increase our efficiency. Now, we need to concentrate our efforts in order to achieve our most important career goals. For money and career, this is an important event especially for Aries, Gemini, Leo and Sagittarius.
Saturn in Aquarius (between 22nd March and 1st July, then starting 17th December)
Saturn in Aquarius is about organizing for the future. It is the best time to clarify our goals. It also can help us to find all the groups we belong to.
„An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run“ (Sydney J. Harris)
Venus retrograde in Gemini (13th May-25th June)
Off all planets, Venus spends the least amount of time in retrograde motion. For example, during 2019 there was no retrograde movement of Venus. Last time, Venus moved backwards between October 6th and November 16th, 2018, in Scorpio and Libra.
Venus retrograde in Gemini means hard times in relationships, especially for Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. They really need to improve communication in their relationship.
Mars Retrograde in Aries (9th September-14th November)
Mars’ retrogrades are the least frequent of all planetary retrogrades. During 2019, there was no retrograde movement of Mars. Last time, Mars moved backwards between June 26th and August 27th, 2018, in Aquarius and Capricorn.
With Mars retrograde in Aries, our physical activity level is not so good. This is not a good time to begin a new important project, especially for Aries and Scorpio, but also for Virgo and Pisces (for money-related projects).
Jupiter in Aquarius (starting 19th December)
The planet transits Aquarius between December 19th, 2020, and December 28th, 2021.
Jupiter in Aquarius strongly improves our future orientation, especially for Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces. The social life of Aries improves a lot, while Cancers and Capricorn have great financial opportunities.
The Great Conjunction Jupiter-Saturn (21st December 2020)
Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will be the greatest of all astrological event in 2020, so we will discuss it detail when analysing 2020 horoscope. For the time being, we remember Dale Cooper’s interpretation of this astrological aspect:
„When Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct, there are enormous shifts in power and fortune. Jupiter being expansive in its influence, Saturn, contractive. Conjunction suggests a state of intensification, concentration. What this indicates to me is the potential for explosive change, good and bad“.
Moon Eclipses (Full moons on 10th January, 5th June, 5th July and 30th November)
Lunar eclipses occur at full moons. During a Lunar eclipse, the Earth is exactly between the Sun and the moon (known as an opposition between the Sun and the moon).
There are four lunar eclipses in 2020: full moons on 10th January (Full moon in Cancer), 5th June (Full moon in Sagittarius), 5th July (Full Moon in Capricorn) and 30th November (Full moon in Gemini).
During a lunar eclipse, something ends. That means, of course, that something else begins. The astrological sign of the Moon, during the eclipse, will show us what ends and what begins.
Supermoons (full moons on 9th February, 9th March, 8th April and 7th May)
According to the original definition of supermoon – coined by the American astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 – a supermoon is „a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth“.
This closest approach to the Earth results in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth. The real, scientific proved association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. But there aren’t scientific evidences for that.
Astrologically speaking, a supermoon is interpreted as a more powerful full moon, when the force of this opposition between the Sun and the Moon is increased, depending on the zodiac signs in which the opposition takes place.
These full moons and supermoons occur in Leo (9th February), Virgo (9th March), Libra (8th April) and Scorpio (7th May).
Solar Eclipses (New Moons on 21st June and 14th December)
The first solar eclipse of the year is on June 21st – an annular solar eclipse, visible in South and East of Europe, much of Asia, North of Australia, much of Africa, Pacific and Indian Oceans. This is also a New moon in Cancer.
The second solar eclipse is a total solar eclipse, on December 14th, visible in South of Africa, much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans and also in Antarctica. This is also a New moon in Sagittarius.
Science explained long time ago what is a total solar eclipse: the type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully blocks the Sun. But, in Antiquity and Middle Age, people thought differently. Solar eclipses usually caused fear and most people believed that some monsters were devouring the Sun. We present you three of these solar eclipse legends
Blue Moon (Full Moon on 31st October)
In October, there is a Blue Moon – a second full moon in the same calendar month (the first on 2nd October – a full moon in Aries, the second on 31st October – a full moon in Taurus).
This is also known as a monthly blue moon. A Full Moon occurs roughly every 29.5 days. So, when the Full Moon falls at the very beginning of a month, a Blue Moon will occur at the end of the month. In consequence, February will never have this type of full moon.
Originally, the amateur astronomer James Hugh Pruett misunderstood the basis for calculating the seasonal Blue moon. In consequence, he wrote in an article that a Blue Moon was the second Full Moon in a month. This definition rapidly spread and today is considered a second definition, not a mistake.