The workplace can be fraught with politics and obstacles. And as we continue to ease ourselves into the new year, it pays to be aware of what career challenges lie ahead of us.
Here’s what you need to know about your work life in 2020, according to your horoscope.
This year runs both hot and cold for Aries. In the first half of the year, all your drive and determination will lead you to success and fortune. This is a time of progress and you should do all you can to strengthen your position and build both your network and foundations in your career. This will better help you prepare for the second half of the year that seeks to test your strength and goodwill. Maintain an optimistic, but realistic outlook. Do not let your ego make you overestimate your abilities, however, also do not let yourself become downtrodden. This is the cycle of success and it is natural.
Jupiter is at the top of your solar chart and its influence is strong in 2020. Career-wise, you are in a harmonious and fruitful phase for most of the year. You feel like you’ve finally found your footing. You should take advantage of this period by establishing connections or pushing forward your ideas. Especially while things are still predictable. However, be cautious towards the end of the year as that is when Jupiter’s energy starts to fade. Things will become much more complex and trickier, making it harder to predict what obstacles may occur. This is when you can fall back on your pre-established connections to help you weather the storm until 2021.
Both Mercury and Mars retrograde this year, which may majorly affect you. The prospects and opportunities from last year may no longer be as favourable this year. There is a chance that many Gemini won’t have the same drive as they did in 2019. This isn’t a bad thing, as there is a time for everything and you understand that you must adapt and change your speed in order to survive and make the most of your career. Many Gemini may seek to jump ship and start new careers or take a completely different direction with their work ethic. This can cause some conflicts and disagreements in the workplace but will ultimately be good for you.
Last year, you were able to take up a more authoritative role in your career. This year, you must continue that same attitude, but temper yourself from becoming too over-confident. 2020 is a bit of a tricky time, with many people coming and going. You have to learn to adapt and not be too attached to any particular connection. Build your network up widely, in order to ensure that you always have someone on your side when you need it. Things will be a bit of mixed bag this year, with periods of highs and lows. Ensure that work isn’t your only outlet and you are able to express yourself through other means in order to achieve your success.
Mars occupies Sagittarius in the first half of the year, giving Leos everywhere a much-needed boost. Things seem to naturally pave the way for your success, and you are enjoying the limelight and pushing your ideas forward. However, you should not grow too content, as in the second half of the year, Mars moves into Aries, suggesting that things will be much less predictable and stable. Luckily, you have been given time to prepare in the first half of the year. So, start strengthening your position and ties with allies. Keep your records clean and double-check all your work to ensure they meet legal and professional requirements. This added cautiousness will safeguard you.
Virgos should be aware that every success is followed by a low period before another success. This is the typical business cycle and will hold true for most of 2020. The trick isn’t to try to resist this cycle but to make the most out of the highs in order to ensure you keep your head above water during lower periods. Virgos are more than capable of making this happen. You can truly shine this year and people will be drawn to this new optimistic and expressive attitude that you adopt. Keep this creativity and drive up, it will serve you well. As long as you keep to this, 2020, will be a prosperous and progressive time.
Libra’s governing planet Venus is in retrograde through your money house. This can lead to some hiccups or conflicts when it comes to your career. Last year’s good energy will be able to keep holding on for the first third of the year, therefore you should spend as much time strengthening your position and preparing yourself with the time. When Venus’ energy hits, you will be grateful for this initial preparation. You must be prepared to fight to keep your record clean and reputation known. Ensure that promises are written down in a contract. If you can get through this difficult time on your own, there will be little that can throw you off later.
Mars’ retrograde in 2020 affects many signs when it comes to their career. Luckily, Scorpio is resilient enough that they can resist most of its influence this year. However, do not let yourself become too content in the first half of the year. While things are running smoothly, you may still face some conflicts or disputes in the workplace. You will need to be the rock to ensure that everything remains stable and functioning. Pay extra attention to legal documentation. As other signs will be experiencing a tougher time, you will need to ensure that your team’s work or subordinates do not make careless mistakes that can reflect poorly on you. Be empathetic, but firm as a leader.
2020 is another busy year for Sagittarians. Right off the bat, you feel as if you have to dive into work and start making progress, which you will make at the beginning of the year. Things will be moving forward steadily, to the point that you wonder if it’s meant to be this easy. Take advantage of this time to climb the ranks of your career or finish big projects. However, Mars’ retrograde into Aries will affect your luck in the second half of the year. For all your achievements, the second half of 2020 will attempt to test you by throwing obstacles and distractions in your way. Proceed with caution and do not get too conceited or spread yourself too thin.
2020 follows a trend of highs and lows and the sharp-eyed Capricorn may be able to recognize this ruling trend. Do not turn a blind eye to the market and the factors that affect it. Your analytical mind can be your saving grace this year. Pay attention to the fluctuations of the market, so that you can ride the crests and keep your head above the water when the situation is at a low. However, regardless of the situation, you should always proceed cautiously. Scrutinize and study all paperwork and contracts that are sent your way. Things may be hidden in the fine print or there may be a loophole that you have to address before proceeding ahead.
Uranus’ retrograde transit will heavily affect Aquarius midway through this year. Starting off, things still seem rather predictable after the hurdles and obstacles you faced last year. However, you must be on your toes, as this serenity can soon make the free-spirited Aquarius feel restless and boxed in. Be careful what you wish for though, as you will finally be able to take action in the second half of the year. Things will come fast and quick and connections can be made and broken in seconds. What you can rely on most, is your creative and innovative mind that can help push you to the top in any difficult situation.
Jupiter’s retrograde will influence Pisces in their career this year. Many Pisces are going to take a step back from work in order to clear their head and re-evaluate their position and goals. The usual daydreamer Pisces wishes to step out from the clouds and start realistically carving their path out in their career. Many people will come forward to help support you in your endeavours. However, you must be careful as they may expect some favours in return. There are possible clashes towards the end of the year when tensions are high, and people are looking for any reason to get into an argument or start drama. Keep your stance firm and you will be able to make it through.