Just Another Year? 2020 Brings Transitional Challenges and Opportunities
by Agneta Borstein
The start of 2020 has certainly been intense. We observe three major cycles throughout this year: first, the meeting of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is a 33- to 38-year cycle, which began late 2018, setting the stage for 2020 and making its effect known in January. Saturn, the planet of structure, discipline, timing, as well as control and government, rules matters of structure down to our teeth and bones. Pluto represents that which must be endured, harsh realities of separation, down to the terrifying word, death. Through the crucial and perhaps necessary, if not the natural, process of death, there is a rebirth lingering that very same moment, and that is where the transitional and evolutionary aspects of humanity play a vital role.
The next essential meetings to consider and be ready for are also in Capricorn. These are Jupiter and Pluto on April 4, June 30, and November 14, which is a 13-year cycle. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is often associated with fortune and expansion of learning, religion, travel, faith, and education. He is also the god that often runs too fast. Not comfortable in Capricorn since he doesn’t like to be controlled or contained, he becomes overly optimistic and on many levels is the shapeshifter that can’t be trusted. Jupiter and Pluto have different personalities: Jupiter’s enthusiastic sensation of moving forward will face Pluto’s energies of necessary metamorphic confrontations.
The third major encounter, a 20-year cycle of Jupiter and Saturn, will brush shoulders throughout 2020, and station at 0º00 Aquarius on December 21, the same day as the Winter Solstice. Continuing political, social, ecological and economic uncertainties are reinforced by this cycle. There are two sides to a coin, and in our planetary observations, we also have two sides of the planet’s personalities. Thus, this year it is crucial to have a firm belief in personal rights to be expressed, no matter what side of the coin we might choose. Optimistic Jupiter, if he assumes his good luck charm will get immobilized by Saturn, will also benefit and use his stroke of luck when he operates with Saturn through perseverance and structure, especially with personal resources. Use the application to become involved with a passion of choice, volunteer for a cause, support a friend in need, and be selfish in an unselfish manner. Put on your own mask before helping someone in need.
There will be six eclipses during 2020. Eclipses are essentially strong Full Moons. Thus, they are close to our search for spirit (the Sun) and our soul (the Moon). The next Eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn in 2020 occur on June 21 (0º 21) and July 5 (13º 38) the last one, close to the U.S.’s natal Sun in Cancer. Aries and Libra are other signs also affected by these eclipses. The Gemini/Sagittarius Eclipses are June 5 (15º 34), November 30 (8º 38), and December 14 (23º 08); Pisces and Virgo will notice their impact as well.
Capricorn, the achiever and the success-driven sign, will become the highlight of 2020. This attention began already in 2008, more emphasized in 2012 and will continue until 2024 since the very alive planets are the gods showing their powers through Humanity. Our understanding, or denial of climate change, mass-migration and economic diminishing—or growth, will continue until the above cycles are fully comprehended. The phenomena of the Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, with her Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Capricorn, is one hope for the millions of individuals continuing to support her, her message creating mass conscious protests throughout the globe. Governments and Capricorns throughout the world ought to implement hers and science’s knowledge for Mother Earth to survive in healthier ways.
Agneta Borstein has guided clients to be their most authentic selves for the past 40 years, using her expertise as an Astrologer and Shamanic Practitioner. For more information or to make an appointment, call 860-983-5666, email [email protected], or visit AgnetaBorstein.com. See ad, page 8.