Your January 2020 Mantras For Growth

Happy New Year, fellow stargazers! With everything that the cosmos has in store for us in 2020, it seems only fitting that Capricorn season should start the festivities. Capricorn energy is all about clarity, tenacity, ambition and discipline. It is no coincidence that New Year’s resolutions are set during this time, as there is hardly a more Capricorn-esque move you could do. Capricorns are the master planners, they are purposeful, goal-oriented and they are in it for the long-haul, no matter what they set out to do. While Sagittarius was bold, loud and fast, Capricorn is slow and steady as it focuses on one task at a time. As a Cardinal sign and our very own cosmic architect, Capricorn lends us the energy we need to build a solid structure for our dreams. Like all earth signs, Capricorns have the patience and diligence to fully see things through and their discipline is often the key to their long-lasting success.

A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Cancer on January 10 will remind us that now is not the time to shy away from the inner work that needs to be done. With five planets in Capricorn, we will feel the need to take responsibility for who we are and what we are doing in the world, and the temptation to turn a blind eye to our inner child’s cries will be overwhelming, but this Lunar Eclipse will make sure we preserve that fragile but essential balance. It is symbolically significant that we begin the new year not with a New Moon, but with a Full Moon and it hints at the overall tone of the year. The upcoming lunation, not unlike the months ahead, is a promise of intensity and challenge, whether we want it or not. In the watery sign of Cancer, this Full Moon will encourage us to be patient and compassionate with ourselves, no matter what emotions come up to the surface, and to hold space for our intuition to be heard. To top it off, one of the most awaited cosmic events of the decade is finally happening on January 12 with Pluto and Saturn forming a perfect conjunction in the sign of Capricorn. Saturn represents our highest, most disciplined and responsible self, while Pluto rules over transformation, destruction and all the invisible forces at work in this universe. When they finally meet and join forces during this powerful transit, they will throw one last fatal blow at everything that stands in the way of our progress, both personally and collectively. Their joined energy, when tapped into, will allow us to call out all that is wrong with our system, may that be governmental, economical or personal. The chaos created by Plutonian energy will allow Saturn to step in and rebuild a stronger, fairer structure for our future. Uranus, the planet of innovation, will join the party by going direct on January 10, giving us the sense of freedom and the desire for change we need to harness the immense power that will be released at this time. More than anything, this transit will encourage us all to commit to a life that aligns with our own inner truth, asking us to choose what is truly right for us and to let go of what is not. As Venus enters the sign of Pisces on January 13, we will be hit with a much-needed wave of love and compassion, while Aquarius season will be taking over on January 20. This transit will considerably lighten up the mood and will lead us to get involved with our communities and to move forward together, leaving behind the often solitary experience that Capricorn season brings.

Needless to say that 2020 is off to a rocky start and that January will challenge us to fully step into our power. Keeping an open heart and mind and choosing compassion over judgement will always be the best line of defense. The following weeks, no matter how daunting, will hold an incredible opportunity for prosperity and it is up to us to harness its power. If the cosmic events of 2019 taught us anything, it’s that every cycle must come to an end before it can start anew. The last year prepared us for radical change, both on a collective and on a personal scale, so that we may bid our goodbyes to everything that no longer serves us as individuals and as a community. Though there is comfort in the familiar, we can no longer afford to replay old patterns for the sake of superficial safety. Get excited, because although growth is challenging, now is finally the time to build a bigger, better world. One that is expansive and finally inclusive of all that we are as human beings.


You’re never short of bright ideas dear Aries, and there definitely aren’t enough hours in the day for you to pursue every single one of them. This month, it’s time for you to slow down and to put some order into that beautifully buzzing head of yours so that you may plan your next big career move. What kind of work do you truly want to be doing in 2020? No matter what your definition of success might be, remember that you write your own narrative and that if the mold doesn’t fit, nothing is stopping you from creating a new one.


Lighten up, sweet Taurus, you had a tough couple of months filled with intense emotional self-discovery, but you should feel much more at ease amidst this outpouring of earth energy. Allow yourself to go with this comforting Capricorn flow and try to ease into spontaneity for once. Broaden your horizons by booking a trip to that place you’ve always dreamt to visit or sign up to that class you’ve had on your radar for a while. You worked hard on making some emotional, physical and spiritual space for new experiences, now is the time to start living them.


Fasten your seatbelt, dearest Gemini, because you are about to embark on one hell of a transformative journey this month. Though resolutions may seem boring to your infinitely creative mind, this January the cosmos wants you to make the inventory of every single limiting beliefs and emotional patterns you have been holding so that you may finally let them go, and there will be no escaping your cosmic duty with that Capricorn energy here to keep you accountable.


Love is in the air for you this January, gentle Cancer! Whether or not you currently are in a relationship, now is the time to ponder on the kind of partner you aspire to be. How can you create meaningful relationships that align with your core values or deepen those you already nurture? Harness Capricorn energy to be extra patient with yourself this month, as you register the feelings of the ones you love the most as well as your own.


It’s time to up your wellness game, dearest Leo! Chances are you have some big, bold, exciting plans for the year ahead, but in order to put your best foot forward you will need to make sure your basis are covered first. Allow Capricorn energy to inspire you to commit, once and for all, to take care of your mind, body and soul alike by any means necessary. Remember that you cannot pour out of an empty cup, no matter how beautiful and well-meaning that cup might be.


When it comes to impeccable work ethic, your Capricorn sibling has nothing on you, sweet Virgo. You know the value of organization and consistency all too well, so much so that you often forget to switch your work-mode off. This month however, it’s time for you to let loose and to have a little fun. Hush that inner voice that always knows how to push your buttons to keep you on task so that you may hold space for your intuition to reveal itself. Trust that there will be plenty of time for you to work your way through that to do list later and that for now, your only task is to listen to your heart.


No one knows how to gracefully navigate relationships better than you do, gentle Libra. Your natural flair for spotting those around you who need a little extra love and attention makes you the most valuable friend and partner. Though you know exactly how to hold space for others’ feelings, holding space for your own can be more challenging. This month, it’s time for you to come home to yourself. Give your undivided attention to your own desires and emotional mishaps and make a physical and emotional home for yourself that will ensure the safety of that golden heart of yours.


You always know more than you let on, dear Scorpio, but this month it’s time for you to speak your truth. Your razor-sharp intuition and your natural talent for reading people means that few things escape your inquisitive mind, and yet you don’t always choose to use your voice. You believe that what people don’t know won’t hurt them, and though you are not wrong, you are missing out on one of the most valuable gifts of the human species when choosing to keep your thoughts to yourself. Not every act of communication is bound to be successful, but if you give those around you a chance, they might just surprise you with the wisdom of their insights.


You value your freedom more than almost anything else, dear Sagittarius, but as with everything else, freedom too comes with a price. No matter what exciting plans you have in mind for the year ahead, now is the time to set yourself up for success by re-acquainting yourself with your finances. Channel Capricorn’s unwavering sense of responsibility to get proactive about your finances and to sketch a reasonable budget, and do your very best to stick to it. You are only one saving account away from your wildest adventure yet.


Happy birthday, dearest Capricorn! This month the universe wants you to shine your brightest and it’s giving you all the cosmic help you could possibly need to make your dreams a reality with a plethora of planets currently transiting your sign. As the architect of the zodiac and one its leaders, all eyes will be on you during the upcoming week as you guide the rest of humanity through the stormy waters of change quickly coming our way. It’s time for you to set those carefully crafted plans of yours into action, you have a new world to build.


This month will teach you about surrender, gentle Aquarius. There is nothing more daunting than to face our own vulnerabilities and to look at our deepest fears in the eye, but there is also nothing more gratifying. As your Solar return approaches, it’s time for you to shed that skin and to release the beliefs, projects and relationships that prevent you from rising up to your highest self. Trust yourself, now more than ever, and remember that with loss comes the potential for rebirth.


This January, it’s time for you to spend some quality time with your loved ones, sweet Pisces. Harness this month’s Capricorn stabilizing energy to ground yourself and to build the home and community you truly want. Let go of the relationships that keep you small and focus instead on attracting the people who will love you exactly for who you are and who will help you achieve the dreams you thought you had to chase alone.

Written by: Megan Podwysocki

Megan Podwysocki is a 20-something contributing writer at Bleu, living in Switzerland. She likes to play with makeup, studies astrology, and brews her own kombucha.

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