From promotions, to fresh ideas, to plans for the future, astrologers say there will be a month in 2020 that stands out for every zodiac sign's career. By looking at your zodiac sign, plus the planetary action going on in the sky, astrologers can get a pretty good idea as to when things'll start coming together.
"To look at professional achievement and success in astrology, we look to the 10th house," astrologer Clarisse Monahan, tells Bustle. "The 10th is the House of Capricorn and the ruling planet is Saturn. This house marks where we achieve [honor] and rewards. To look for success throughout the year, we look to what transits and planets are expecting this house."
That's all, of course, much easier for astrologers to consider, along with the other things that might be going on in your astrological chart. But once it's figured out, it's possible to land on the time of year when your sign is most likely to see success. This is when your boss could stroll in to chat about a promotion, when your ideas will finally come together, or even when it might feel like the best time to take on new projects. So go ahead and get excited about the months listed below and what 2020 could have in store.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): July
Whether you've spent time mulling over your career, or have been out networking, July will be the perfect month to pull it all together and make strong connections. "In July, we will have just finished a Venus retrograde cycle (Taurus’ ruling planet), so Taurus will be motivated to implement some of the realizations and changes they’ve arrived at during that cycle into their real life," Cardinal says, adding that you'll find out who your support system is at this time.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): October
Come fall, you'll want to step back and assess where you are, and where you'd like to go. "During the month of October, Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury will commence another retrograde cycle, which will be especially insightful for Gemini," Cardinal says.
It'll feel like a successful month because you'll suddenly see the direction you'd like to go. "While not the moment to take radical action, the amount of learning and rediscovering what’s truly important this month will allow Gemini to reorganize their life moving forward," she says.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): May
For the past year and a half, Cancer has been setting really high goals for themselves, Cardinal says, thanks to what's been going on for you, planetary-wise. And come May, it'll feel like all the stress, pressure, and hard work was worth it.
"They’ll feel accomplished, proud, and like they can handle whatever comes next," she says. "Their minds and bodies will feel secure again, which they definitely deserve."
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22): January
January will prove to be a big deal for Leo signs, who will start the year off with all sorts of positivity.
"Change could come this month that will put you on a more authentic and fulfilling path in terms of career, work, and your daily schedule," astrologer Adama Sesay tells Bustle. "This is due to Pluto and Saturn conjunction in Capricorn in your sixth house of work making a favorable connection with Uranus in Taurus sitting in your 10th house of career."
To truly get the most out of the month, you'll want to prepare yourself by making sure you're clear on what you want, so you can make informed decisions as opportunities arise.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): May
For Virgo zodiac signs, May will be the best month of 2020, at least as it pertains to your career. "Mid-month, Mercury (your chart ruler) will enter into Gemini along with a New Moon in Gemini towards the end of the month right in your 10th house of career," Sesay says. "This will give you clarity of thought and you will feel more motivated in your work."
All the tasks you've been putting off will suddenly seem much easier, and you'll find yourself sitting down to get work done. "You may even develop some new projects and release them when the New Moon occurs," Sesay says. "Saturn in Aquarius will also be sitting in your sixth house of work, giving you the stamina to work through lengthy projects and assignments."
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): September
Libra season will actually end up being pretty great for you, Libra, as you're most likely to see success come September. "Mercury and the Sun enters your sign helping you with articulation and feeling overall positive energy," Sesay says. "The Full Moon in Pisces in your sixth house of work, habits, and routine could shed some light on how you can maximize this area of your life better in order to create more success in your career."
Hard work will pay off around this time, but some things could also seem to happen easily. "Venus in Cancer will also be transiting your 10th house of career giving you some luck and making you more favorable in the eyes of your peers in your industry," Sesay says.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): July
Scorpio, July is your time to do the most. "July is a motivating month for Scorpio as Mars will also enter Aries towards the end of the month in your sixth house of work, giving you the drive and determination needed to get things done," Sesay says. If you have projects left unfinished, you'll find yourself struck with motivation and finally be able to check a few things off your to-do list.
"The Sun in Leo will also light up your 10th house of career and honors this month, giving you more energy and vitality," Sesay says. "Mars and the Sun are extremely strong and favorable in both of these signs and they are both making a positive connection during this time."
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): January
Sagittarius will find themselves kicking off the year on a positive note. As Sesay says, January will be a pivotal month for this sign as the major change-making planets, Pluto and Saturn, will be conjunct in your second house of earned income. "You will be prompted to ask for more money at work or a better opportunity could present itself that will pay you what you are worth," Sesay says. So if the mood strikes, go with it, and then revel in your newfound success.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): October
October will shape up to be a pretty great month for you, Cap, as it relates to your career. "You have a wonderful New Moon happening in the middle of the month on Oct. 16 in your House of [Honor] and Prestige," Monahan says. That, along with other planetary movement, will bring about recognition, as well as motivation to take on new projects.
Whatever projects choose to focus on, though, should happen before the 27th, when Mercury goes retrograde and communication gets harder.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): May
You've been working hard, Aquarius, and this when people will take notice and praise you for your efforts. "May 7 will bring a Full Moon in Scorpio in the 10th house of Career. With the moon lighting up this house, you will probably find yourself garnering more attention from people up the ladder," Monahan says.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20): January
Throughout January, you'll feel like you're full of drive and energy. "Mars is in Sagittarius, your 10th house, up until Feb. 16," Monahan says. "Mars is the planet of war but also action, so you will likely feel revved up about career this month. And it is an excellent time to put goals into motion."
If anything important has been lingering on Pisces' to-do list, this is a great time to give it attention. "Your ego will be strong this month and you will be feeling more ambitious than usual and full of confidence," Monahan says, which could help you make positive changes.
While success can happen any time of year, these are the months when each sign will be most likely to feel positively about their career, and where it's heading.
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