Julie Simmons’ Sun Sign Predictions – January 2020


The big astrological news of 2020 starts now! Many of us hope for the best while fearing the worst, as if in a dream of running; that is, running and getting nowhere. It would be good to wake up from our dream of relative personal ease (which many of us have) and actively find ways to support those in more precarious situations. The thought is easier to articulate than to put into action.

On January 12th, Saturn will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Shortly before that, on the 10th there is a full Moon eclipse, which underscores this rare and somewhat heavy conjunction. The last time Saturn and Pluto conjoined was in the early 1980s. Ominous as these two planets can appear to the astrological eye, they are not telling us anything we don’t already know. The whole idea of using astrology is that it can help us navigate the way of our lives. It is not the way itself.

Saturn is about the real world, limits of matter and foundational structures. Pluto is about transformation. Pluto indicates the inevitability of endings. Pluto’s wisdom reminds us that in the heart of destruction and loss we always find the seeds of new life. Tough and tender as these seeds are, to find them we have to get rid of the rot. Together, this pair along with the lunar eclipse asks us to look at foundations and be realistic about what they can and cannot bear, personally and collectively. The next time they will conjunct will be 2052. We are often encouraged by spiritual teachings to be fully present. This month’s wisdom is that presence is about the manifest world, the one you inhabit. It’s about how you manage your world and the effect that has in causing your world to take shape.

After January 20th when the Sun moves into Aquarius, it may seem that we’ve done with that. Jupiter recently arrived in Capricorn and will activate this theme of cleaning up, fortifying structures, and looking realistically at how things really are throughout the year. Jupiter reminds us that it will cost each of us something to turn this ship around.

Here are some suggestions regarding how each astrological sign might best engage with these powerful energies.


MAR. 20 to APR. 19  

Whatever your status in the eyes of the world, you are a leader in your own domain. If it weighs heavy you might be taking it too personally. You didn’t create the way things are all by yourself. But you can be a real motivating force for others.


APR. 20 to MAY 20   

Follow the dictates of nature, not culture, for philosophical inspiration. The greatest wisdom comes from the natural world. The trick is to apply it even if you’re flying by the seat of your pants. Gravity is always present, as is grace. These are some powerful teachers.


MAY 21 to JUNE 21  

Avoid the inclination to take the easy way, to settle for comfort. Better to look the challenge in the eye and see what you have to contend with. You are not simply clever, you are intelligent. Think deeply.


JUNE 21 to JULY 21   

Your partner needs to master the controls of his/her life, not you. Codependence is ready to give way to mature and practical understanding of the capabilities, or lack thereof, of others: In love or business. There is much to do. Share the load.


JULY 22 to AUG. 22   

Everything about your lifestyle is in the cooking pot. The heat’s on. Accept the realities of your situation. Let go of stuff you don’t need. Consider if how you live supports you in the most effective and efficient way.


AUG. 23 to SEPT. 22  

All art requires craft. All craft is a form of art. Channel your anxiety about the quirks and complexities of love into self-expression. Take the risk of art knowing you are skilled in craft. It will liberate something. Otherwise you’re just herding cats.


SEPT. 23 to OCT. 22   

You could imagine yourself carry the past like a heavy load or you might see yourself standing on the shoulders of all who came before. Perspective matters. Look and listen for new ways to see old things.


OCT. 23 to NOV. 21  

Learn all you can. If you’re a teacher, work hard to get your best students to understand. But don’t discard the slower ones. To be alive is to be learning all the time. Make space for the myriad of ways this can happen in yourself as well as others.


NOV. 22 to DEC. 21   

You have a mighty vision for 2020. Don’t worry about ‘likes’ or followers. Express your truth because it matters and because you can. Those who can benefit will find their way to your door. There’s not much you can do about the rest.


DEC. 22 to JAN. 19  

You carry the heavy weight of responsibility and obligation even if you act like you don’t. It can seem like a thankless task, you know in your bones that you are the best one for the job. Success is achievable by aiming for the greatest good for greatest number of people.


JAN. 20 to FEB. 18   

You are generally three steps ahead of the rest of us but it’s often unappreciated. Forget the validation. Better to dig deep, right where you are, and respond to your sense of crumbling infrastructures with the innate kindness you have toward all. Martyrdom is not required, generosity is.


FEB. 19 to MAR. 20  

The time for reviewing or lamenting the past is over. Now the mandate is to start where you are and consider your plans and expectations for the future, as well as who you want to take along with you. Be realistic about what can and can’t be accomplished, starting from here.

About the Author
Julie Simmons is a practicing astrologer in Toronto. She would like you to understand that Sun Sign astrology has its strengths and its weaknesses. Take it lightly; use it as you will. For consultations call (416) 424-3079. Visit www.juliesimmons.ca