It's almost fruitless to write the 2020 horoscope for those born under the sign of the Rooster. Why? Because they're hyper independent and observant already. The idea of telling them what their life will be like in the coming year is almost laughable. However, those very same qualities - although very positive - can make the Rooster miss out on some fine opportunities. This can happen from being too independent so as to become isolated or spending too much time observing from the sidelines and not enough time playing on the field. 2020 is the perfect time to temper those qualities and make sure the Rooster isn't too smart to do the right things.
2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, and that rat recognizes how bright you are, Rooster. You are one of the smartest creatures in the cosmos, but that doesn't always work towards your benefit. There is such a thing as being too smart for your own good. You may stick to long-standing opinions you've had without considering other options. You may tune out new experiences under the mistaken belief that you know everything there is already. Your mission for this coming year, Rooster, is to work at the top of your intelligence but have enough humility to recognize you definitely do NOT know everything there is on subjects you were sure you did. You need to accept that you are going to be a student this year, not a teacher.
That is going to hit you in the face right at the beginning of the 2020 year. You're going to be confronted with a situation that will be well outside of your wheelhouse. You won't be able to rely on your (admittedly extensive) knowledge base, Rooster, but you have a hidden, untapped skill that is going to come to you throughout this year. This is the ability to adapt and learn no matter what you've been dropped into. The problem you've had so far in life is that you haven't been properly challenged where you've been forced to learn. Call it the curse of the incredibly bright. So whatever form this situation takes, you're going to have to keep your eyes and ears open so you can soak up every last bit of information that is thrown at you. It's going to be like using muscles that you haven't used in a very long time, but they're still there for you. This is the year for exercising them and not letting them atrophy.
Your job is going to be in constant flux throughout the entire year. This can take many different forms, but for now let вЂs just say it's going to feel like you're working in a bounce house. Personnel will change, responsibilities will change, basically anything that you thought was a constant won't be anymore. As you can imagine, this is going to mean that your usual intellectual comfort zones - the things you thought you knew - aren't going to apply anymore. Don't panic, Rooster. This doesn't mean that the knowledge you have is now worthless. It does mean that you'll have to put it aside for the moment as you start to learn some new ways of doing things. Your experience will come in handy for that, but more useful will be that hidden ability to learn mentioned earlier. Here's your first big test to put that to work. Keep your eyes and ears open and take in as much information as possible. Treat your new, transformed job like a brand new one and go into it with the attention of a brand new employee. Even if the apparent changes seem minor, there will be enough of a shift for you to feel off. Don't run from it. Embrace it.
Interpersonal relationships have always been tricky for you, Rooster. It's not always easy to let people get close to you and even when you do, there's a small gap. Part of it might be because they're intimidated by you, but a big part is because you hold some of yourself at bay. That's understandable: connecting with people is a scary thing, fraught with potential danger. Even with the people, you do let in, your guard is up a bit. This summer is the time for you to let that guard down a bit. If you blanch at that idea, think of it another way: you're to make a game of it. No, that doesn't mean you're going to play games with people's emotions and treat them poorly. It means you're going to gamify the process of connecting with people. For every person you have the slightest inclination to get to know better, you are going to choose one vulnerable thing to tell them. Please don't start with childhood traumas right out of the gate. Make it something low key but not showing you in your best light: something you're afraid of, a guilty pleasure, what have you. For every one of these that you reveal, reward yourself with something you've wanted for a while. Yes yesвЂ¦. You're much too smart for Pavlovian reward games. But if that's the case, you should probably be able to ace it quickly, right? This is your mission for the summer 2020. The stars want you to connect in some way with people, or at the very least make a good college effort at it.
Late summer is a good time for you to keep a close eye on your health. If you haven't already this year, schedule a doctor's appointment in the last week of August 2020 for an overall checkup. There's nothing immediately awful on the horizon for you or anything like that, but the universe says this is the time to be proactive about your time on this mortal coil. If you've been to the doctor's already (and everything is fine), get moving on some changes to your lifestyle with regards to activity and eating. Even if you're a vegan marathon runner, there are always improvements you can make. You don't have to go nuts, hitting the gym seven days a week. But keep an eye on your body and listen to what it needs.
The rest of the 2020 year is the time for you to buckle down. Think of it as exam time. You're going to be tested on what you've learned from other people and especially on what you've learned about yourself. No, you won't be required to give an oral report on your findings, at least not exactly. The autumn is a good time to demonstrate to people how much you have learned by doing something special for the really important people in your life. Pick a few of your closest friends or family members and think hard about what is important to them. Then go and learn as much as you can about it. Talk to them about what you've learned. This is very much in your wheelhouse but still pulling you in new directions. And probably most importantly, those people close to you will really appreciate it.
Over the course of 2020, you will hopefully have learned a lot. But more importantly, you'll have gotten back into the habit of learning. It's been there inside you this whole time, Rooster. These are just muscles that need to be exercised like any others, and that's what 2020 is all about. You're going back to school to learn the subject of learning. By the time December rolls around, you certainly won't know everything by any stretch of the imagination. You should be smart enough to know that. You will, however, have a year's experience being a student again and feeling what that's like. It's a bit vulnerable, isn't it? Not being the smartest person in the room and having to acknowledge your ignorance. But as everyone knows, if you're the smartest person in the room, you need to move to a different room. 2020 is the year of you moving to a different room.
Everyone is well aware of how smart and knowledgeable you are, Rooster. Yes, yes. We get it. You've seen and done it all and nothing surprises you anymore. Well, this year is going to show you otherwise. Don't think of it as comeuppance or some sort of revenge for arrogance. You've deserved that self-confidence because you are incredibly smart and have much to show all of us. What the universe is doing instead is pushing you, because you are that smart, so it knows that you're the one who can handle levelling up. You are the smart kid in school who has moved up a reading level or two. Yes, it does mean you have more homework than everyone else, but it also means you're never bored and that you're moving towards even greater things (and don't worry: you'll still see your friends). Your big blind spot has been seeing your own needs and you're well on your way to getting smarter about them. Congratulations, Rooster. You'll graduate ahead of schedule.
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