The 2020 year of the Rat is the time for tremendous growth in your job, or in a job that you might not have yet. That's right: 2020 might be the time for you to switch to something new, or an expansion on what you're currently doing into new frontiers. No matter where you find yourself, the 2020 year is the time for you to sprawl. But with that change comes some stress and discomfort. Think of it as the growing pains as you move to a new level.
January 2020 is when you need to sit down and start thinking about what you need from your job (or any job) to make you happy. Is it more money? More power? The ability to make a change in the world? All are perfectly valid things to want from a career. Don't shy away from any of it. The important thing here is that you face yourself squarely in the eye and say what it is you want. If it's a pile of money, well hey, nothing wrong with that. It doesn't make you a Gordon Gekko-Esque greed head. You're just figuring out your priorities. And get those priorities down on paper or computer screen. You'll be returning to them over and over this year.
From April through the end of June 2020, you have Jupiter and Saturn combining just for you. That's pretty amazing: the power of the two largest planets in our solar system synchronized, just for you. This part of 2020 is your peak time for making big changes in your work life. If ever there was a time to ask for a raise or a promotion, this would be it. And if for any reason those don't come through in a way that's satisfying to you and your goals, it's also the perfect time for you to move on to greener pastures. You're going to have to look at those priorities mentioned earlier and decide: does this place line up with my goals? Could it with a few small changes? If the answer is no, move on. Remember that you have Jupiter and Saturn at your back. Take comfort in that strength standing behind you to know that you're doing the right thing. They're looking out for you.
That leaves the last half of the 2020 Rat year for getting you to what you do want. If that promotion or raise worked out for you, then thrive in your new role and status. Keeping working hard and commit to what needs to be done at your job. If you're looking elsewhere, you should now have a pretty clear target as to what's important to you and what you want. Don't be afraid to work a little harder searching for it. That might mean volunteering for a bit. It definitely means more networking among people doing the work you'd like to do. This doesn't have to be opportunistic. It also means getting to know people who are a lot like you. Your social circle might expand in interesting ways during this time. Your networking time is the strongest in September, but continue doing it through the end of the 2020 year. New opportunities will appear by October, although note they might not always be new careers. You're going to be shining in the eyes of a lot of important people in early December 2020, so make sure you have your ducks in a row for whatever work may be thrown to you.
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