2020 Vedic Horoscope: It's Time to Spread Your Wings
2020 is a year of power, impact, and effectiveness to actualize dharma. This year, many planets spend long periods of time in their own sidereal signs, which means that they’re also in their own house in our personal horoscopes. When a ruling planet occupies its own house, it is most effective for generating the things we want in that area of life. These energies are available to us for doing the right work in the world, having the courage to let go of that which no longer serves our highest good, following our true path, and experiencing joy.
JUPITER IN OWN SIGN OF SAGITTARIUS:
NOVEMBER 4, 2019–MARCH 29, 2020 & JUNE 30–NOVEMBER 20, 2020
Jupiter in Sagittarius calls upon us to aim higher and aim true in following our dharmic path in the world. In this sign, Jupiter inspires us to be optimistic, believe in possibilities, have faith in ourselves, and have faith in the abundance principle of the universe. The theme of this transit is becoming inspired to envision something that serves a higher purpose or calling in our life, believing it is possible, and paying attention to signs from the universe that guide us and the synchronicities that confirm we are on the right path. This is a powerful and potent time to expand horizons physically, mentally, and spirituality through travel, learning, and meditation.
SATURN IN OWN SIGN OF CAPRICORN:
JANUARY 24, 2020–APRIL 29, 2022
Saturn in Capricorn is about using time to our advantage, and being patient with the process and precise in our motions and decisions. The theme of this transit is becoming patient, waiting for opportune moments, and seizing them rather than wasting energy and efforts attempting to make something happen before its time. This is a potent time for learning to harness time to our advantage, formulating long-term goals, and slowly making our way toward them. It’s a time for laying foundations and building structures and frameworks that will sustain our efforts for a long time to come. Work smarter, not harder.
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JUPITER & SATURN TOGETHER IN CAPRICORN:
MARCH 29–JUNE 30, 2020 AND NOVEMBER 20, 2020–APRIL 5, 2021
Jupiter’s vision meets Saturn’s hard-working perseverance toward a goal. Jupiter’s optimism and luck help Saturn overcome any obstacles or limitations in manifesting our goals, while Saturn takes a bit of the wind out of Jupiter’s sails. It is a time when we feel both abundance and lack, along with a bit of “hurry up and wait” as we learn to balance these seemingly opposite planetary energies that have come together. The theme of this transit is having faith that everything will unfold perfectly on time and using our physical and intuitive senses to know when the time is right. Count each blessing along the way to progress. Saturn and Jupiter both station retrograde during the second week of May, providing us with the opportunity to revise our visions and goals as we check in to be sure that we’re being true to ourselves and prioritizing our responsibilities properly.
VENUS IN OWN SIGN OF TAURUS:
MARCH 28–JULY 31, 2020
Venus in Taurus is about taking time to experience the love and beauty in the world around us, to enjoy the pleasures of the senses, and to find creative inspiration through the arts and music. This period asks us to find inspiration in nature, to get out of our head and become an active participant in our own life, sustaining and nourishing the love and beauty that surrounds us here and now. Venus and Saturn are friends, and they have a half-strength aspect during this time. Like a muse, Venus will aid Saturn in his persistence toward goals. During this time, Venus is retrograde from May 13–June 25, 2020, asking each of us to find our inner muse, stop to smell the roses, and see what that can inspire.
MARS IN OWN SIGN OF ARIES:
AUGUST 16–NOVEMBER 4, 2020 & DECEMBER 24, 2020–FEBRUARY 21, 2021
Mars is retrograde this year from September 9–November 13. This planet stations retrograde in Aries but goes back into Pisces before entering Aries again. Mars in Aries is about cultivating autonomy, deciding and pursuing our own course of action. The key note of this transit is having the courage to follow our vision and pursue our goals. We may need to revise the way we go about this during the retrograde period. Jupiter will make a full aspect to Mars during this time, bringing spiritual aspirations to the mission and helping fulfill dharma with the right action. Saturn will make a three-quarter strength aspect to Mars, helping to foster patience and precision of action. Mars will make a one-quarter strength aspect to Saturn, adding extra strength of will to achieve goals.
RAHU EXALTED IN TAURUS AND KETU EXALTED IN SCORPIO:
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020–MARCH 15, 2022
Rahu and Ketu are the nodes of the moon. Ketu represents the past, and Rahu represents the future. Rahu is an externalizing material force that deals with acquisition, while Ketu is an internal spiritualizing force that deals with letting go. Both of these nodes represent the ebb and flow of our life path, and the illusions of maya in which we get caught up. The key to this transit is recognizing what is illusion or illusory and what is real, and that reality isn’t necessarily determined by what is tangible to the physical senses, but rather what is real at the eternal spiritual level. This period is excellent for letting go of that which no longer serves our highest good, making room for new doors that open to us, and transforming our trials into spiritual gold.
Your 2020 Vedic Horoscope
Vedic astrology uses the Sidereal zodiac, and therefore the signs are different than those of Western astrology, which uses the Tropical zodiac. If you do not know your Vedic signs, find them in this Vedic Chart Calculator.
It would be most beneficial for you to read the forecasts related to your moon sign, rising sign (lagna, ascendant), and sun sign. This will reflect your experience as it unfolds on the physical level (lagna), mental-emotional level (moon), and spiritual level (sun).
This year may find you taking on more responsibilities in your career or the public eye. It’s time to make long-term career goals, start your own business, or begin presenting yourself as an elder or authority in your field. Your work might involve travel, teaching, or a spiritual purpose.
January through March is favorable for travel and taking classes. April through June is a good time to elevate your career status, while April through July presents an opportunity to increase your income or assets this year. Mid-August through early November is most advantageous for taking powerful and purposeful action to reach your goals, further your ambitions, and assume leadership roles. From October through year’s end, examine your illusions around money and financial assets. New doors for making money can open for you or your partner.
This year, you may take on more responsibilities related to higher learning, teaching, travel, or people from outside your culture. It’s time to get a degree, certification, or credential that will advance your career. A crisis might actually turn out to be a lucky break.
January through March is a favorable time to benefit from joint resources and study metaphysical sciences. April through June is your moment to create a structure that can support your spiritual practice, or to work on a credential for advancing your career. April through July is an opportunity to work on self-love. Between mid-August and early November, it’s an advantageous time to pay off debts and become a spiritual warrior for the greater good. From October to year’s end, let go of unrealistic expectations around relationships. New doors will open for your personal development and dharmic path.
You may take on more responsibilities this year, related to crisis management, wills, joint resources, science, or research. It’s time to deepen your knowledge of yoga, astrology, or any mystery school topics that resonate with you.
Business or romantic relationships help to bring you success from January through March. April to June presents a window of opportunity to transform limiting psychological paradigms into faith and optimism. Between April and July, you can easily tap into your spiritual grace and let go of unhealthy habits. Mid-August through early November is the most auspicious time for actualizing your ambitions and achieving gains related to finances, status, and professional reputation. From October to year’s end, renew faith in yourself and the way that you serve, while trading unhealthy habits for healthy ones. New doors are opening up for your spiritual progress.
You may take on more responsibilities with a spouse or business partner this year. It’s time to align yourself with others who can help you achieve your goals. You may feel a dharmic calling to perform the right work or service in the world.
January through March is favorable for making positive changes toward better health. From April through June, your hard work with others will pay off. April through July offers the most auspicious time for making great financial gains and finding a network of people who can help fulfill your desires. Between mid-August and early November, you’re advantageously positioned to start a business or establish expertise in your field that will bring a promotion or leadership position. From October through year’s end, stop doubting your creativity. New doors can open to further your ambitions.
This year offers you more responsibilities related to work or service. You have the opportunity to put more work into finding a meaningful way to serve and prioritizing self-care. If you feel overworked, remember that you deserve time to play as well.
January through March is the best timing for you to introduce more creativity into your work. Between April and June, it becomes easier to develop healthy habits for your overall health while finding abundant ways to serve. April through July presents the most advantageous time for gains and advancement in your career or public status. Mid-August through early November will favor adventure, following your ambitions, and fortifying your spiritual practice. This is important because, by October, regular spiritual practice can help you finish the year by nurturing your happiness from within. Expect new doors to open up for your career and status.
You may take on more responsibilities related to children or creative projects this year. It’s time to find creative ways of pushing the limits of what is possible to achieve.
From January through March, focus on creating a special space in your home for spiritual practice or study. Starting in April and continuing through June, your hard work on creative projects will pay off, possibly bringing more opportunities. April through July is the most auspicious time to find the right teacher, travel, and advance your spiritual practice. Mid-August through early November offers your best window for starting a research project, initiating occult study, and overcoming obstacles or disappointments. From October through year’s end, let go of illusions around siblings, communications, and doubting your prowess to build success. New doors are opening for travel, education, and following your dharma.
Expect more responsibilities related to your mother or your home this year. It may be time to tackle that home rehab or remodel project that you’ve been considering. Prioritize the things that make you happy.
From January through March, the timing is right for short travels, publishing, and hobbies. A sibling may need your support. April through June is an ideal time for laying the foundations and building the vision for new career goals. Between April and July, deepen the intimacy in your relationships and, if needed, seek loans from others. Mid-August through early November will be your most advantageous period for initiating a romantic or business relationship and revitalizing existing relationships with more passionate excitement. From October through year’s end, examine the illusions connected with others’ resources, transformation, and crises. New doors can open for you to make more money.
This year finds you ready to take on more responsibilities involving siblings or communications, especially writing. Finding the courage to express yourself authentically, even when others don’t get your depth of meaning, will be your major challenge.
January through March presents a favorable time for expanding your income. From April through June, you may find an opportunity to turn your hobbies or special skills into meaningful work. April through July is the most favorable window to find a relationship or strengthen the bond in a current relationship by appreciating the love already present. Between mid-August and early November, you’ll be ready to initiate an exercise program, be proactive about your health, and follow your passion for work or service. From October through year’s end, banish all doubts around your personal power. New doors are opening for you through relationships of all kinds.
You may find yourself taking on more responsibilities related to finances or family this year. It’s time to make slow-growing, secure investments in your long-term plans.
January through March is a potent time for finding your dharma or purpose. Between April and June, you can push past the trappings of limitations and lack. Have faith in yourself and the abundant universe. From April through July, you’re likely to encounter spiritual beauty in the work or service that you provide. It’s also an auspicious time to begin a positive health routine. Mid-August through early November favors bold and daring creative endeavors that are likely to pay off with quick results. From October through year’s end, it’s a time for healing. Let go of grudges and old wounds through compassion and forgiveness. New doors will open to help you serve in the world.
This year may find you taking on more self-imposed responsibilities related to personal improvement. It’s time to become aware of your limiting self-talk that stands between you and your goals.
January through March bring you profound insights through meditation, or you may become involved in charity. From April through June, give yourself permission to prioritize self-care for your body, mind, and spirit. April through July is also favorable for spending time in nature, letting it inspire your creativity that will flow forth in the world. Between mid-August and early November, you’re advantageously positioned to change residence, begin a new career, or become a leader in your profession or group. From October through year’s end, let go of any doubts around achieving your ambitions. Expect new doors to open for your creative projects and for your children.
You might take on more responsibilities related to charity or selfless service this year. It’s time to pay off debts and devote more time your spiritual growth.
January through March offers the best opportunity for achieving great gains and joining groups that will expand your horizons. From April through June, let go of limiting beliefs that no longer serve your highest good. This thinking only interferes with your ability to accomplish your goals. Between April and July, you’re ready to purchase property or vehicles. Beautifying your home can make you feel happier as well. Mid-August through early November is the most auspicious time to use your skilled expertise and bold actions toward advancing your career. Starting in October, examine your doubts about your career path, and consider making necessary changes by year’s end. New doors for your general happiness are opening.
You may take on more group-related responsibilities this year. It’s time to network with others and align with the groups that can best advance your goals.
January through March is the most favorable time for receiving a promotion or advancing your career. Between April and June, you might see great gains as the payoff for hard work and perseverance to achieve your goals. April through July presents the best time to form better relationships with siblings and neighbors, and to turn acquaintances into friendships. Mid-August through early November will be the most advantageous time for entrepreneurial actions resulting in more money. From October through year’s end, let go of illusions regarding religion and philosophy. Seek your inner guru, and expand your horizons. New doors will open for your special expertise to find an outlet in the world.
-By Julene Louis
-Photography by Alexander Egizarov