MINERVA LOOKS AHEAD TO 2020
STARCAST: As 2019 eases into retirement, 2020 zips forward on a positive note with five planets in practical Capricorn. The vibes couldn't be better for making (and keeping) New Year's Resolutions. What are you waiting for?
Though Mars has had a good run in Aries, he'll retrograde Sept. 9 through Nov. 13. Place new projects on the back burner and use that extra time to review and possibly repair past actions. Lucky Jupiter spends the year in Capricorn. Expect to get things done, most particularly with mighty Saturn also standing by.
Venus, the cosmic love queen, goes retrograde from May 13 to June 25. Consider this a no fly zone for weddings and other important new beginnings and pick a more auspicious date.
All of us will feel these planetary influences somewhere in our lives through much of 2020. How will they affect you?
ARIES (March 21-April 20) Though 2020 won't be a wildly romantic year, expect your career and other public actions and events to assume new importance. Enjoy the moments with lively Leos. Take positive action March 24 when the Aries New Moon taps your sign. Expect to reap the benefit as August ripens into fall.
TAURUS (April 21-May 20) Admit it, you Bullbabes relish life's goodies--vintage wines, silken cushions, lush gardens. You love to languish but won't be allowed to. Anything can happen now. Look forward to a year of sudden breakthroughs, travel, knowledge, even romance. Make a decision April 22 and enjoy a long ranged surprise Halloween night. HOOOOOOO!
GEMINI (May 20-June 20) Your love life seemed fairly low key last year. (Very un-Gemlike). Expect changes as 2020 unfolds. Lovers must hustle to keep up with you. But isn't inventing new forms of relationships just what fast-track Geminis are all about? Enlightenment arrives with the New Moon
in your sign May 21, the first day of the rest of your life. What will you do with it? More will be revealed come Turkey Day.
CANCER (June 21-July 21) Sudden or unusual romantic involvement in recent years has changed you forever. As 2020 evolves you'll feel a pull between the public you and the private one. The early months of year are about fame and fortune. What you want, what you really, really want, can happen now. On the Summer Solstice, June 21, you'll make a decision about what to do with it all. Lovers will have to hustle to keep up with you.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21) Where has all the fun gone? You may well ask with Saturn, the Dean of Students, sitting in your nitty-gritty house. Decisions made at the time of the New Moon in your sign, Aug. 18, are a big deal. Nurture yourself, take yourself seriously but don't beat yourself up. This is a time for enlightened self-interest.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21) What can Minerva say now, except that you're learning lessons. What you learn you get to keep always. (That's a good thing.) Plans put in motion around Sept. 17--New Moon in Virgo--can affect your entire life. Look for previews around Christmas.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct.21) Home's where your heart is in 2020. One could mistake you for a Cancer skipping merrily along buying or refurbishing homes, mending fences, canning peaches, joining the PTA, etc. until April 7 and Sept. 17 when momentous moons beam: PARTY! Come fall you'll not only have a new, young energy in your life- possibly a lover-but also a hobby or creative interest that could take off big time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov.21) Professional connections loom large in 2020. The old "not what you know but who" stuff. Scorpio word-smithing techniques are a plus. Hopefully, you've found the niche for which you've been striving. Contacts made in early May are heaven sent.
As your birthday looms, be alert for new directions. An important decision made Nov. 30 closes 2020 with a grand slam.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) Jupiter (expansive godfather of the Cosmos) remains in your money house. Surely you've felt his expansive presence. An outdated personality structure has been (or is being) left behind like old skin. Time to go with your passion, expand and fly. The decision making opportunity afforded by the mystical Full Moon in your sign June 21 could be the most important of your life. You'll know all one year from now.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18) Pluto, Mr. Intensity himself, pulsates in your sign. His is the power of the underworld, a place from which few have returned. Test the waters by breaking an old habit. Then sit back and watch sudden, unexpected changes work to your advantage. Dec. 21, the night of the Full Moon and the Winter Solstice, holds special magic for you because it all happens in your sign.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.18) You're antsy, like an understudy waiting in the wings. You feel that something wonderful is about to happen and it is. Though you continue to feel pressure and responsibility toward friends and professional associations, easier times are around the corner. The Full Moon is a pleasant culmination of 2019. Set your sites on 2020's first New Moon on Jan. 23rd.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19) The New Moon in your sign, Feb. 23, is a potent time
for stock-taking and celebration. You've accomplished a lot for yourself as well as for others and deserve credit. You can benefit now through friends and colleagues: look around. Also, a decision made Sept. 2 can dramatically shape your life. Think carefully. Jupiter sits happily in your 11th house-the sector of friendships and the comfort of shared experience. Go places, do things, see and be seen.