Libra Monthly Vedic Astrology Horoscope: January 2020

Your Monthly Horoscope by Pamela McDonough

Your all-important ruler, Venus has left the intense energy and the planetary pile-up far behind in Sagittarius, thank goodness! January 9 lovely Venus leaves serious Capricorn behind and slips happily into airy Aquarius.


Once in Aquarius, Venus will be rooming with dreamy Neptune for the remainder of the month. This is a great planetary combination for romance and daydreaming! The icing on this fluffy two layered planetary cake (with pink frosting!) is that Venus and Neptune are particularly strong in the zone of your birth chart connected to romance, creativity, children and trading. There is some potential for delusion around  more serious matters like investments and the stock market. You may want to think twice before making a large investment or making huge changes to your stock portfolio, especially from the middle to the end of January. Rahu is also influencing around that time and can add to the illusion/confusion. That said, the Venus, Neptune, Rahu combination is FABULOUS for creative works!


Furthermore, passionate Mars (your relationship planet) will be connecting with Venus in Aquarius and ramping up the relationship energies, which will peak on January 26. As far as romance goes, be on guard and don’t let the rose-colored glasses fog up. There is great potential for deception in relationships at this time!


Full Moon - Lunar Eclipse January 10, 2020

The first eclipse of the decade! This eclipse is occurring in another air sign, so all of the air signs (like you Libra!) have the potential to feel this eclipse intensely. All of the houses associated with dharma are affected. But the key areas of life the eclipse will highlight is higher learning, your spiritual path, legal contracts, philosophy and father. Fortunately your ruler Venus is nowhere near the eclipse! This is definitely not a great time to sign a legal contract or enter into a binding agreement. If you have something pending, and if at all possible, it is ideal to wait a day or two after the eclipse to sign legal documents.


Saturn changes signs!

Once we get through this last eclipse (for a while) you can look forward to your number one BEST planet, Saturn, moving out of Sagittarius and into his own sign Capricorn,  on January 23. Definitely cause for celebration. Saturn will be in his own sign and in an angle, therefore creating a Sasha yoga. Sasha means command or ruler. By transit Saturn creates a yoga for leadership, possibly some travel for work, and will have authority over many. Just how much success a person will achieve depends upon the individual birth chart and the planetary period and sub-period you are running now. This is a special transit since Saturn has not visited Capricorn since 1990.


New Moon January 24, 2020

As if that wasn’t enough good news – the first new Moon of the year is in Capricorn, the same sign and zone of your birth chart that Saturn moved into the day before! This is the part of your birth chart that relates to how much peace of mind you have, your home, property and real estate, your intuition and mother. Any of these things sound important to you? Yes?!! This the ONLY new Moon this year in your fourth house and Capricorn, and the one time you have to set intentions that are fully supported by the new Moon AND Saturn, the ruler of the sign.

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Please note: This is a sidereal forecast based upon the system of Vedic astrology. If you do not know your rising sign, you can order a birth chart and your planetary cycle information here.

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