Astrology for 2020

Venus & Mars Retrograde 2020

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Juggling in the Air by Michael Parkes

This year brings a lot of cool astrological features, one of them being Venus and Mars retrograde 2020. With Venus Out of Bounds during two months of this cycle, there's more here than imagined. Let's take a closer look.

Venus Retrograde 2020 Days and Degrees

First, we'll look at where in the zodiac this is happening. Venus will be retrograde from May 13th to June 25th, between 5° and 21° of Gemini. But that's only the start. She enters the retrograde zone on April 9th and doesn't leave until the 29th of July. A long haul! On top of it, she's out of bounds from April 3rd to June 3rd.

Think of this in two ways. Firstly, that you will have time, especially between mid-May and late June, to reflect, tuning into your relationships and values. The specific topic of this reflection will depend on where the retrograde 2020 is in your natal chart. If you aren't sure, go by your solar chart. (See guide below.)

Secondly, consider the out of bounds phase. Simply put, it's a time of extremes where thoughts, ideas and actions can break through glass ceilings. As we go beyond normal limits in life, new experiences unfold. We also tend to take more risks and act a little wilder. A little more edge.

Venus Retrograde 2020 in the Houses - where to reflect.

Aries - The written and spoken word, teaching, learning, connecting, neighborhood, siblings.

Taurus - Money and finances, resources, talents, income streams, security, peace of mind.

Gemini - Appearance, personality traits, style, outlook on life, what you let others see.

Cancer - Unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, being of service, meditative states, behind the veil.

Leo - Friends, your tribe, like-minded others, groups, associations, goals & wishes.

Virgo - Career, mission, profession, public relations, sense of authority, a parent or grandparent.

Libra - New horizons, travel, beliefs, philosophy, new knowledge, adventure, import-export, worldwide.

Scorpio - Sex, death, taxes, shared energy and resources, deep investigations, occult research, trust.

Sagittarius - Personal, socially significant, one-to-one relationships, frenemies, biz partners, collaborations.

Capricorn - Work-a-day life, ritual routine, health and well being, pets, gadgets, ritual magic.

Aquarius - Creative self-expression, offspring (books, paintings, music, kids etc), romance and risky business!

Pisces - Home, family, property, ancestors, emotional ground, a parent or grandparent.

Venus Retrograde 2020 Summary

To clarify, Venus Rx will focus on 16° of the zodiac for four months. It's a mega manifesting opportunity, especially when coupled with the out of bounds phase. Namely, May 13th to June 3rd. Circle those two weeks in red! If you do your reflective homework starting April, you'll be blasting through upper limits in no time.

Out of Bounds and Retrograde 2020
Click to enlarge. Me/Ve/Ma/Eros 2020. Note Rx and OOB

Tips include knowing your core values, acting on inspiration and releasing resistance. Venus gains through attractions. Consider your powers doubled, especially if you have planets or points in Gemini. If they are between 5° and 21°, all the more potent.

Mars Retrograde 2020 Days and Degrees

Now, let's look at where in the zodiac Mars Rx is transiting. This planet is retrograde from September 9th to November 13th, between 15° and 28° Aries. Again, there's more. Mars enters the retrograde zone on July 25th and doesn't leave until January 2, 2021. That's a LOT of Mars in his own sign, powerhouse Aries. You're going to want to pay attention!

Think of this as a time to asses your actions. Your healthy aggression. The way you stand your ground. It's all up for adjustment, especially where you have 15° and 28° Aries in your natal chart. Of course, if you don't know this exact point, you can use the solar chart technique. Actually, even if you do, you might want to check it out.

Mars Solar Houses for Retrograde 2020

Aries - Appearance, personality traits, style, outlook on life, what you let others see.

Taurus - Unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, being of service, meditative states, behind the veil.

Gemini - Friends, your tribe, like-minded others, groups, associations, goals & wishes.

Cancer - Career, mission, profession, public relations, sense of authority, a parent or grandparent.

Leo - New horizons, travel, beliefs, philosophy, new knowledge, adventure, import-export, worldwide.

Virgo - Sex, death, taxes, shared energy and resources, deep investigations, occult research, trust.

Libra - Personal, socially significant, one-to-one relationships, frenemies, biz partners, collaborations.

Scorpio - Work-a-day life, ritual routine, health and well being, pets, gadgets, ritual magic.

Sagittarius - Creative self-expression, offspring (books, paintings, music, kids etc), romance and risky business!

Capricorn - Home, family, property, ancestors, emotional ground, a parent or grandparent.

Aquarius -The written and spoken word, teaching, learning, connecting, neighborhood, siblings.

Pisces - Money and finances, resources, talents, income streams, security, peace of mind

Mars Retrograde 2020 Summary

Specifically, the Mars Rx zone will focus on 15° - 28° of Aries for six months. That's a lot of manifesting opportunity! In short, from September 9th to November 13th, you have the chance to be more authentic. Take inspired actions. Not give a rip what others think. Honor your own needs. Be true to your goals. If in the past, you've let others come first at your expense, there could be a turnaround. Especially one that makes you feel more yourself. More whole and complete.

Finally, I hope everyone will feel free to ask questions here. Or, jump on the GVA forum and share your chart.

Happy Venus and Mars Retrograde 2020!

xxKim


Solar Eclipse Scopes

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Art by Carmen Luz - Solar Eclipse Scopes

Ready for the Solar Eclipse Scopes?

It’s the Dark Moon now until December 25th/26th when the last Eclipse of 2019 rises. Think of this as wrapping up the previous year and setting you up for months to come in 2020.

So, take a moment to reflect on the power and energy about to shift with the final lunar event of 2019. Remember, dark moons are for rest, recuperation, meditation and quietude. Find a place, inner and outer, that represents peace to you and go there.

Yes, even at this insanely busy time of year.

Especially at this insanely busy time of year!

Watch the Youtube podcast on releasing 2019 and pre-paving 2020

Solar Eclipse Intentions for 2020

Listen to the full GVA Call on letting go of 2019 before the eclipse and setting new intentions after! 5 tips you will love!

Solar Eclipse Scopes - Exact Times

New Moon ECLIPSE 04°Capricorn 06′
LA – Dec 25th - 9:13 pm
NY – Dec 26th - 12:13 am
Lon – Dec 26th - 5:13 am
Syd – Dec 26th - 4:13 pm

New Moons are perfect for setting intentions, pre-paving desires and focusing our energy on what we want, but often we’re too busy to get in touch with how we really feel. As the dark moon deepens, we can look back over 2019, asking what came to be. What could use some tweaking? Is there any deadwood or tolerations to prune (or find a different way to think about?)

Aligning with the current Astro can help you find the answers now, before the Solar Eclipse, and turn that knowledge into powerful transformations.

Aspects Highlighted in the Solar Eclipse Scopes

1) Solar Eclipse trine Uranus Rx – think 'happy surprise.' Uranus brings sudden and unexpected news or events and this one just might take your breath away.

2) Nodes conjunct/opposition the Capricorn New Moon – This is what makes it an eclipse, the alignment with the ecliptic, represented by the Lunar Nodes. All New Moons bring a fresh start, but with the nodes? It's THREE times the power and punch. Best make your intentions three times the strength to match.

3) Solar Eclipse conjunct Jupiter – talk about expansion. Jupiter brings 'luck' the natural vibe that comes with confidence and optimism. Pay attention to these feelings. They are with you for the next six months!

4) Asteroid 19 Fortuna conjunct the Solar Eclipse and Jupiter exact. Like drawing the Wheel of Fortune card in Tarot, this can mark a turning point, inner our outer, where you see things from a new perspective. Events could conspire to open your eyes and move you further along the Path of fortune! More on Asteroids...

Solar Eclipse Scopes

Remember you decide how you respond to everything that comes your way. No exceptions!

AriesARIES:

This Eclipse is a laser focus on your career, mission, profession. It’s not enough to just get by. You want to express your capabilities out into the world in magnificent ways. Ask what it is you represent and be that every time you step out your door. Career Action time! Make it sing in 2020!

TaurusTAURUS:

Think new horizons as the possibilities for expansion present themselves left, right and center. The focus for you is on new experiences – going places you have never been before. Travel, meditate, learn, teach, wander beyond the your well-beaten path. Expand your awareness in 2020!

GeminiGEMINI:

The Eclipse activates your house of shared resources, collaborations and the desire to transformation. It helps if you let go of old ways of thinking about yourself and embracing the new. Include the art of receiving in this renaissance of self. Abundance through joint endeavors in 2020!

CancerCANCER:

This Solar Eclipse rises in your 7th house of relationships and the intentions you set now will pave the way for your all of 2020. Hint: Begin with yourself. That’s the partnership that counts the most! Be there for yourself, and shower your life with LOVE, appreciation and reverence. Now.

LeoLEO:

Time to address any health or healing areas. Everything you do in your work-a-day life counts x 3 – exercise, nutrition and the thoughts you think. The key to manifesting a life of your dreams begins with the basics, with pets and plants and the kitchen sink. Appreciate every little thing in 2020!

VirgoVIRGO:

The focus for you is creative self-expression, your artistry, craft and recreation. What is it you love doing? More of that is in order! Your prep is to have the time of your life through play, creative practice, music, dance, theater, film . . . whatever lights you up. Romance doesn’t go astray in 2020 either!

LibraLIBRA:

This Solar Eclipse is in your house of secret feelings and it’s going to awaken all kinds of magic in your life. Eyes open. Be ready! Any and everything you do to improve the home right now improves you too. De-clutter, and spruce up the Feng Shui. Creating a sanctuary lights the way in 2020!

ScorpioSCORPIO:

For you, the Eclipse rises in your 3rd house of ‘mind’ and it’s your thoughts and how you direct them that are most empowered. This is where your communication skills take off like rockets. Direct them! Focus on what you want most, speak it aloud, and watch dreams come into being in 2020.

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS:

The Solar Eclipse in Capricorn can make it easy to get distracted with pragmatic concerns. This isn’t ‘bad’ though if you look deeper at your ‘resources’ you’ll see your true wealth is in your core values. Know them. Live them. And, sort your finances, make a plan, and expect major abundance in 2020.

CapricornCAPRICORN:

This is your personal New Moon so take a moment to reflect on how your life is progressing. What have you accomplished in 2019? What goals do you want to set in 2020? Care to raise your sights a little higher? A lot? The sky truly is the limit, so start blasting through those set-points now!

AquariusAQUARIUS:

Your have the Solar Eclipse in the land of dreams and the unconscious mind. It’s about letting go and allowing what you want as opposed to trying to force things to ‘make them happen’. The more you relax, let go of control and allow your intuition to guide you, the better. No resistance in 2020!

piscesPISCES:

The Capricorn Solar Eclipse lights up your house of friends and like-minded others. You are opening to new connections and also, perhaps, some friends are starting to drift away. Just go with the ebb and flow, releasing the urge to grasp and cling. 2020 brings leadership roles. Be ready!

Have a wonderful Solar Eclipse and Season's Celebration!

xxKim