2019 was a “bumpy” year (as Queen Elizabeth said in her Christmas message) for a few people and there’s still a lot of uncertainty around. Read Expat Living’s annual horoscope – a tarot forecast to find out what’s in store for you this year, and how you might make some positive changes in your life.
2020: an overview
The year 2020 calls for paying more attention to your relationships. The numerology calculation for 2020 is 4, which stands for creating stability and structure within your life. Seeing that 2020 represents harmony, faith and trust in relationships, you can be expected to create a plan to establish a happier relationship with your other half, spend more time with your children or parents, or create a more considerate relationship with your co-workers.
It’s all about working towards achieving balance within our emotional selves in a practical manner. A calm and happy emotional body creates a clearer mind, which then allows us to work towards our professional and financial goals. Follow your instincts this year, allow your heart to guide you to where you need to be; then calm and productivity will follow. When it comes to nourishing your physical vessel, listen to your bodily needs and feed yourself the goodness you crave.
Aries (21 March – 19 April)
Aries is very focused and raring to move things quickly in the finance and career department. It may be a good year to pick up a new skill or sign up for an online course. It’s about your personal fulfilment and growth. Pursue what your heart always wanted to do. It’s easy to get carried away with work, so be aware of creating balance with work and play. Don’t end up chasing money and forgoing enjoying the process involved in earning your money. Being in the moment is part of achieving balance and self-fulfilment this year. Things will be moving at full speed, so step back from time to time to ensure your perspectives are in the right place. You may get lost or stuck if you don’t look up from time to time to check your bearings. You mightn’t be able to achieve everything you set out to do, so prioritise. Let go of goals, opportunities or relationships that you can’t fit into, as you mightn’t have room to include everything and everyone this year.
Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
Overall, this will be a successful year for achieving your goals. Strategising your moves is essential when it comes to becoming an all-rounder. One of your goals for the year will be to become a much more balanced individual – someone who is able to provide financially as well as being available in a compassionate and empathetic manner for your family. Take time to pause and reflect on your actions. If you wish to remain successful in your endeavours, it may be necessary to take check of where you’re at in your journey, just to ensure you haven’t veered off. You’ll find yourself compelled to move away from situations, people or opportunities that don’t fit with your ‘project happy’. The need to seek growth through learning is important to you. Picking up new projects or entering the world of entrepreneurship may be your calling this year. It might even start as a ‘side hustle’ to test the waters before you into dive into something full-time.
Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
You possess all the ingredients needed this year to get yourself out of financial poverty or loss and move into abundance and wealth. With focused determination and sharp instincts, you’ll be able to overcome anything in 2020. Past difficulties can be overcome with a change in mindset – one where you choose to act positively rather than be a victim. You flow where your heart leads, and you’re in charge of your destiny. Laying down some rules and practising strict discipline coupled with hard work will see you achieving success this year. Shift your mindset from that which is limiting to that of expansion and possibilities. You’re most certainly in control of yourself and your outcomes.
Cancer (21 June – 22 July)
New opportunities will present themselves in 2020. But they may not necessarily be the easiest to pursue. Each path will be riddled with stress, conflict and struggle. You will need to persevere with focused determination. There’ll be hard work required to move yourself away from unfulfillment or unhappy situations. Don’t expect things to be handed to you on a plate – you may need to fight for everything, even when you think it’s rightfully yours. Conflict and struggle will be rife this year. It may be wise to step back and reflect on your thoughts prior to taking action. You may be met with legal action or have to take legal action to make your point at some time during the year. The path ahead will certainly bring out your fighting spirit, but it will also teach you the art of approaching aggression with a calm and sensible demeanour.
Leo (23 July – 22 August)
This is a fantastic year for family relationships and finances. There’s a sense of gratitude and you couldn’t ask for more – you’ve got what you need and so much more. However, be cautious with taking risks; you could easily lose what you’ve acquired. You are at a place where you can treat your family to holidays or perhaps make home improvements for a more comfortable life. So, weigh your decisions carefully to avoid creating an imbalance in your circumstances. It’s also a time for pursuing your passions. If there has been something on your mind that you’ve been keen to pursue for some time – anything from go-karting to starting a microbrewery – then go for it. But be aware of taking on more than you can handle. Be practical with what you can manage this year.
Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
It’s all about perspective for Virgo this year. There’s a feeling of being trapped by your circumstances. The perspective that you may have to work on is one of lack of opportunity, or lack of abundance. Things have become a little limiting – but it doesn’t necessarily signify an end. It may be the universe’s way of forcing you to look at something that you would not otherwise look at. Difficult times are often presented to us because we’re in need of change. Pay attention to what you have and work with it. All that’s required is a change of mindset and strategy to help you through the year. Perhaps you need to pursue your heart’s calling; love what you do and you will never have to work a day of your life, as the saying goes. When it concerns relationships, be open and expressive with your feelings. All it takes is a little communication to clarify matters.
Libra (23 September – 22 October)
With 2020 signifying structure and stability, Libra is on its way to establishing just those things this year. Important decisions will be made regarding relationships and long-term plans for the family. Long-lost family reunions will take place, along with new family unions. It’s a great year for marriage or for planning to expand your family. It’s a time to establish plans for achieving long-term goals with family, career or finances. An investment in a bricks-and-mortar business would be ideal as you’ll be securing a future for yourself. At the same time, avoid getting overzealous with your plans or feeling rushed to materialise them; this may result in a situation of feeling burnt out or running out of cash before you even begin with your plans. Take time out when you can to rest and recharge. You’ll find that to be very necessary this year, as a lot of hard work will be required of you. After all, you do need to get things right for the future and it all lies in building a good and reliable foundation to begin with.
Scorpio (23 October – 21 November)
You’re never alone in your journey. You need to learn to count on others or call on someone who has the authority or expertise in the subject that you lack. Things may feel daunting and uncertain if you take it on yourself. Collaborations and partnerships seem like the way forward if you wish to eradicate your fear of things going wrong and seeing success. Remember, there is no ‘me’ in this journey, only ‘us’. You’re in a place of calm this year, where mental clarity is at its sharpest and the path ahead is clearly laid out for you to conquer. Things will fall into place at the right time – nothing can be rushed. However, you can rest assured that whatever you set off to do or create this year will meet with success. If you’d taken on the same path last year, you wouldn’t have generated the results you were seeking. As much as Scorpios love keeping their cards close to their chest, there’s no escaping sharing your thoughts and ideas with fellow collaborators. There’s no other way around this. Trust and patience will be your two key ingredients for the year ahead.
Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December)
You’ve fought many battles in your past. Some have been to maintain your position with your competitors, while others have been to overcome challenges and obstacles in order to reach a destination. Either way, the journey has certainly taught you a lot about resilience, and it’s been a real test of your grit. The process has revealed a different level of self-discovery, too – an inner knowing of your strength and an understanding that surpasses pettiness and embraces the fact that things happen for the highest good. There is something to learn from everything and everyone; your quest this year is to perfect the knowledge you already own or add to it. Your energy and enthusiasm levels are on a high from the victories of your previous challenges. You’ll have plenty of drive and motivation to improve yourself, and you won’t stop at anything to achieve what you set out to do. Still, while it’s all good and well to be charging forward, it helps to practice a little patience and moderation. You may be moving forward with a lack of information about obstacles or difficulties that lie ahead. So, slow down from time to time to check if you have what you need to carry on with your pursuit.
Capricorn (22 December – 19 January)
Choose your battles wisely this coming year. Going head on with someone may mean burning your bridges with possible work or business relationships. And that will just make the work or business more difficult moving forward. Think of the long-term and make your moves accordingly. It’s a year of making plans for the future, and finding the best route to achieving your long-term goals. Opportunities are plenty, but they need to be aligned with your values and beliefs. It has to be something that will be in sync with you. Money is no longer the only motivating factor for Capricorn this year; a sense of fulfilment and doing things for the greater good becomes a priority. You may choose to become a volunteer for a cause or get your organisation involved in giving back to society and the environment. Being the hardworking lot that they are, Capricorns will be planning continually to further themselves, and they won’t shy from wearing more than one hat to achieve their goals.
Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)
Trust your instincts as you navigate the year ahead. This will certainly be useful when you have to make important life decisions. When you find yourself juggling possibilities and you’re unable to make sense of your options, take a step back to allow yourself to feel through the options. You are very much in control of your path ahead, and you hold a high level of authority and respect among peers and family. Your discipline and wisdom will be attractive to those who seek the same in their lives. So, be prepared to impart advice where needed. You can pick up your pace or slow down whenever you choose in the coming year. New ideas or projects will come to you, but it’s important to strategise and prioritise the ideas that are worth pursuing and chasing. The journey ahead will be filled with opportunities and choices, allowing you to realise your full potential. Your strengths and weakness will become more defined, setting you up to plan for 2021 with much more precision.
Pisces (19 February – 20 March)
It’s a year of self-betterment and change for Pisces. If you’ve been seeking to improve your career or diversify it, then 2020 is the time to pick up a new skill or even go back to school. It’s going to be a journey of self-discovery where you find what fits your beliefs. There is improvement in the love department as well; singles will meet their other halves and marriages will be blissful. There is also transparency and clarity when it comes to decisions concerning finances from various business and career opportunities. You may be faced with plenty of disagreements with people around you, but weigh up your pros and cons if it’s worth proving your point or just letting it go. Some battles may be worth fighting; others may not – choose wisely. 2020 will be a year where you find yourself and align your long-term goals and visions with what you stand for.
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