In the 2020 Rat year, this will particularly be true when it comes to work and your career. It doesn't have to be a complete slog, though. Think of 2020 as a learning experience. With that mind, start your January coming out of the gate strong. Put in the time you need to at your job (or job search) and get it done right. Set your daily goals and make sure to meet them. The 2020 year is the time to start establishing those good habits that are going to pay off for you throughout the year and beyond.
February 2020 is when the challenges will start to hit you. Look for some conflict to arise in the workplace, perhaps coming from a rival vying for something you both want. Be aware of potential conflict, but don't feel like you have to enter into it. Be prepared to defend yourself. If you're currently looking for work, your competition for a particular job will make itself very apparent to you. Again, be the better person and don't pick fights or sabotage, but do keep your eyes open and head on a swivel.
Lest you think the whole 2020 year is just fighting with your co-workers, the career challenges you're going to face also involve personal growth. It's time for you to advance yourself and meet some personal challenges. Specifically, this spring 2020, look at some education options. This might be the time to enroll at your local community college with an eye towards advancing in your career, changing careers, or following an artistic path you've long had an eye on. Spring is when to enroll in whatever program you're thinking of, so start the research process in late February or early March. If formal education isn't your thing, look to other avenues of learning: checking books out of the library, online courses, what have you. The important thing is: you need to get out of your comfort zone and make an effort to grow during this time. If it feels awkward and hard, good. It's supposed to. That's what growing feels like.
Where most people are planning on relaxing during summer 2020, you, Scorpio, are going to be putting your hours in. It doesn't have to be completely nose-to-the-grindstone, but it does have to be constant. Hopefully, you're taking that class (or classes, or got that book, or whatever works for you) so the odds are good you have some homework to do. Don't worry: you can (and should) certainly get out in the sunshine this summer (wear sunblock please), but make sure you're putting in your time in that book or on that project that's going to advance your life. Don't drop the good habits just because the sun is shining.
All this work is going to start paying off for you slowly starting in the autumn. You've put in a ton of work already, Scorpio, but don't stop now. Hopefully, by this point, you've built up some good, productive habits that are making you more employable and broadening your horizons. Someone may reach out to you for a great opportunity or you may stumble upon it yourself. The important thing is: be ready to put your work to work. Going towards the end of 2020 and beyond, more and more of these opportunities are going to present themselves to you. You need to keep your eyes open for them, especially since you probably passed them by before. Your education during 2020 isn't just about picking up job skills. It's also about learning what you can do and what you're capable of. Reap the benefits of that.
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