There are many mythologies around the year 2020. Some cultures think it's the beginning of the apocalypse, others say it's the beginning of a new dawn. It's not a question of figuring out who is getting it right over the 2020 year. The important fact is that change is in the air. Every culture around the world recognizes this. They're just interpreting it in a variety of different ways. Some superstition flies around the double pairs of numbers in the year. Some involve the mathematics of their divisors. The specifics don't matter as much as the fact that every culture on this planet sees 2020 as a year very different from what has come before it. So if that change is inevitable (as it always is), what can any of us do? More than anything, this coming year is for watching the signs and being ready to act. Each symbol of the zodiac will need to do this at varying times to varying degrees. Why is this such a portentous year?
Change is coming for everyone because of a few big cosmic events. First and foremost, the synchronization of Jupiter and Saturn will have an impact on every human being on Earth. These two cosmic giants loom over every other planet in our solar system, so the combined power of both has an awe-inspiring effect. What does this mean for us on Earth? A lot. Think of two huge magnetic forces that affect every planet in our solar system working together hypnotized and you can begin to imagine the scale of power we're talking about. It's a bit like living next to a giant supercollider, and we don't mean your cell phone reception is going to be terrible. What we do mean is that cosmic forces that are beyond our immediate reckoning are going to impact every life force that we work with every day. Love, money, health, what have you…. It's all going to be impacted. Also of note are some prominent solar eclipses, the impact of which depend on where you are on Earth. Eclipses always foretell great change, good and bad, so watch for large scale events immediately after their arrival.
These forces are going to shape employment possibilities for everyone in varying ways. The financial outlook for the world is going to resemble a giant valley: from January to the middle of the year the outlook is going to slowly get more and more negative, then slowly climb up as it heads to December. Look to June for a number of great economic upheavals that might have people losing jobs, losing hours at their job, or having trouble finding a job in the first place. All zodiac signs need to be prepared for radical employment changes. But some of those changes might need to be self-directed. Read the signs on the wall of your workplace to see if it's still the place you want to be. 2020 is the time for transition for a number of people who are no longer challenged by their current jobs. Remember: not all change is bad. Sometimes change provides the energy you need to spur on creativity. It could be a fantastic opportunity to pursue goals you had otherwise put on ice. Always remember: when one door closes, another one opens. What are the things you wanted to be doing when you were younger? 2020 is an excellent time to look back at those things and see if there's a path you didn't take that might make more sense now.
And speaking of creative endeavors, 2020 is going to be a VERY fruitful year for artistic pursuits. Have you been putting off your desire to paint, learn an instrument, or finally write that Great American Novel? Great art often arises from great chaos, and the events of 2020 are going to be no different. Make the time to sprawl artistically and don't make excuses to avoid it. This is the year for investing in that part of you. It will pay off in great dividends in the years that follow. Even if it doesn't seem like a big artistic project, run with it. Keep knitting, or painting miniature figurines, or collecting stamps. It's all the arts. Do it.
Things will be very uncertain financially for most of 2020, with a notable economic event in June. "Event" could mean many things, but the most important factor is how people react to it. Like anything related to the stock market, if humanity's first reaction is to panic, everything is in trouble. Be prepared for the world to panic but keep your own head together. Again, the keyword here is "response". How will you respond to what the universe is throwing at you? A financial crisis can feel like the sky is falling, but humanity has weathered many economic downturns and things have been fine. As always, keep your head together. Just because the world is panicking doesn't mean you have to. Stop, breathe, and take a moment to analyze before you make any financial decision.
Your personal fortune is in a very good place to grow in 2020. Times of uncertainty and chaos are also times of opportunity. Don't be reckless, but look for those opportunities to appear immediately after major crises. This doesn't make you an opportunist. It just means you are awake to the ebbs and flows of actions in the world. Trust your instincts about where to put your money, but again we must emphasize: don't be reckless. Take a moment to analyze the situation before you act. The important thing is to trust your analysis over anyone else's.
Love is in the air for all the signs, but some of them need to work a little harder to see it or be ready for it. It would behoove everyone, no matter which sign, to concentrate on self-improvement. This isn't just to appeal to a current or potential mate but to become more comfortable with oneself. As the adage goes: if you can't love yourself, how can you love anyone else? Start with your own pluses and minuses to see what you can love about yourself and what you'd like to change, rather than chasing after that "perfect" partner. As corny as it may sound, fall in love with yourself over the course of the year. Odds are good that your "perfect" partner will find you before you go looking for them.
Families will bond together even tighter in the face of personal challenges. You might find you're hearing from family members who don't stay in touch. Accept them and bring them into your home. This is a year for humanity to work together at every level, even within the home. You should also reach out to those you don't ordinarily hear from. If ever there was a year for mending broken fences, 2020 would be the one. Be the bigger person and reach out first. In fact, bring in someone new into your family, whether you're related by blood or not. This is the perfect year for making families bigger and there are a number of people out there who could use your help.
Everyone under the stars needs to keep an eye on their health. All are encouraged to be more proactive than ever in 2020 to make sure they're in good shape. With all the chaos and uncertainty swirling around everyone, the last thing anyone needs is to worry about the state of their health. 2020 is a very good year for taking care of any lingering medical issues that have been on your mind. And if ever there was a time to eat better and become more active (even if you're already active), this is it. It's time to be a warrior in the face of chaos.
No matter what culture you come from, no matter what your beliefs, and no matter what everyone around you is saying, 2020 is going to be a crazy year. There can be no question about that. What is up for questioning is what you can do about it. If you know it's going to be challenging on many fronts, you know you need to stay rational and prepare yourself for anything and everything. Look to the strongest people you know and emulate their confidence. Even if they're "faking it until they make it", you could use the strong role models in your life. And who knows? Someone else might be looking to you to be confident and strong (spoiler alert: they are).
2020 will be a year of great change. Forces beyond human control will shape our destinies in ways we couldn't imagine. So what can we do? Like always, we adapt to change and grow. 2020 is a tremendous year for personal growth in the face of numerous challenges. Look to become stronger people by doing the hard work that prepares you for 2021. Lest it sounds like nothing but toil and misery, plenty of joy will make itself visible for those that have their eyes open through the year.