2020 – Year of new promises

By Adeela Akmal
Tue, 01, 20

Especially for Pakistan, this year will be good in terms of our global image and will bring its benefits along.....


Bidding farewell to an era, we step towards the future with new hopes. When it comes to horoscopes, they may be fun to read but have a complex science behind it. It involves planetary movements, constellations and their positions to one another, which has an impact on your sun signs. Simplifying this complexity, You! talks to Fazeel Khan, an avid student of astrology, who predicts what 2020 holds for all of us. According to Khan, since 2019 was a grounded year across the board - tumultuous for some - it set the pace for what’s to come. 2020 will be the year when you would be taking all those efforts to the next level. Especially for Pakistan, this year will be good in terms of our global image and will bring its benefits along.


(March 21st - April 19th)

This year, the pressure is on for you, Aries! While you are naturally focussed, you may need to do things a little differently, so take this time to reinvent yourself. “Don’t be too rigid with your approach, change the way you do things,” suggests Khan. December will ease up for you in terms of career and you will start to see rewards befitting the efforts. Overall, it will be a strong year to focus on professional goals. 2020 will bring increased needs for security. You will want to develop discipline and order in how you handle money.

On the love front, the advice to reinvent follows. Take a new approach to pursue relationships.


(April 20th - May 20th)

You’ll start feeling like the stars have aligned for you, Taurus! This is the time to do all the things that you have wanted to do - travel, pursue higher education, career, promotions etc. This is the year for a more individualistic approach. You will also find yourself more stable and secure in the areas of money. Fazeel recommends, “Focus on yourself this year. Utilise the energy to bring better changes and accomplishing already existing goals.” In terms of love, your relationships will seem to move on to much deeper and more intense interactions. So, it’s a good time to take a relationship to the next level.


(May 21st - June 20th)

Hang in there, Gemini, this will be a tough ride for you! This year might start off with some heartbreak or a business/financial loss. However, the Venus retrograde (May to June) in your sign this year suggests you’re learning and reinforcing self-love, and it’s quite a magical process. So, whatever broke you down earlier, this will be your time to heal and recover. For career and money, Fazeel offers, “Don’t wait for your big break and just try and work on smaller projects. Carving out your niche in smaller pursuits will be helpful to you and closure waits for you at the end. For love, the approach is the same as more meaningful relationships and bonds will form by the end of 2020.”


(June 21st - July 22nd)

In terms of committed relationships (platonic and intimate), Cancerians will have a good year. This will be the time when you’ll find bonds becoming stronger since Jupiter is moving through your house of relationships this year. This is also a good time for you to travel, study, form new relationships and even find love. In terms of career and money, Fazeel predicts, “You’ll find a lot of learning curves and lessons. Look back and learn the lessons from the past. There will be clashes at some point, so take some time to pause and reflect. Get rid of things that don’t excite you anymore, make smarter and informed choices, discover and rediscover new passions.”


(July 23rd - August 22nd)

It’s a little tricky earlier this time around for Leos. You will find yourself struggling in the beginning but there will be improvement. This setback will help you move on to better things. The Venus retrograde (mid-May to mid-June) will actually be beneficial for your social circle. “Pursuing relationships towards the end of the year will be a more appropriate time. Leos should also move away from things that no longer serve them - old jobs, businesses not doing well, careers with no growth - leave it all behind,” advises Fazeel.


(August 23rd - September 22nd)

This year, go hard... because you are not going home! If there is anybody who’s having a good time, it’s Virgos! This year comes with a promise of a ‘new you’. You’ll find yourself more focused so it’s the time to aim higher - bigger pay-scale, new investments. The energy this year will work really well for passion projects, creative projects and your love life looks good too. Fazeel envisages, “You may feel the need to rethink and re-evaluate but don’t be too critical. Stay self-disciplined and 2020 will be your year to shine.”


(September 23rd - October 22nd)

Librans, it’s the time for renovations in personal, domestic and emotional aspect, so keep the focus on your self-esteem. You will be struggling with a little bit of drama throughout this year when it comes to mobility and communication. “Confront the things that have been stagnant in your career or professional pursuits. Don’t overspend and be careful in money matters. For people already in relationships, stay in control of your emotions and make peace with the things you can’t change to overcome them. For singletons, address your issues and be more adventurous rather than trying the same old tricks,” tells Khan. “Overall, Librans will be coming out of their shell whether it’s business, career or love. They might not be able to keep up with their individual pursuits - a diet plan or workout routine - but should be able to go on an adventure. Little things will be bothering you a lot, but don’t let it overwhelm you because you still have a good year ahead,” foretells Fazeel.


(October 23rd - November 21st)

This might be your big break, Scorpio! Money matters can improve dramatically this year. So, take advantage of this year’s energy to your benefit. This is highly recommended if you are planning for a venture or an idea that you have been sitting on for a long time - just go for it! Regarding personal life, you will find some flaws and issues resurfacing with your family and support system. According to Khan, it’s better to sort them out first. This will be a busy but a good year!


(November 22nd - December 21st)

Here’s to a great year, Sagittarius! You will find yourself more disciplined which is a new thing for you. You will feel a new aura and be more in tune with yourself. The new energy will reflect in all areas of your life. Money matters will be particularly good due to Jupiter’s movement through their house of economy. “Sagittarians are probably the ones to reap more money benefits from 2020’s energy. For any partnerships, personal or business, it is go-time this year,” shares Fazeel.  


(December 22nd - January 19th)

You’ve had tough lessons last year and that has made you stronger. It’s a very happening year on a personal front. This year, you will start to feel the rewards of your personal growth and Jupiter will bring happy tidings in money matters and work, such as investment plans. Fazeel highlights, “For Capricorns, this new found confidence and freedom will open them up to a new circle and this will be the vibe for the whole year. There might be some challenges on the domestic front but there’s nothing to worry as you are emotionally well-sorted. 2020 is a good year to make positive changes in your life.” 


(January 20th - February 18th)

Let this be a period of hibernation for you, Aquarians! Don’t jump into big things or make plans like you usually do. “Don’t dive headfirst without a plan,” warns Fazeel. 2020 will also give you more clarity on your life, so if you have been sweeping relationships under the carpet, issues you have been neglecting, this is the time to work on them. Be patient, working on your issues will help you reap the rewards in next year. 


(February 19th - March 20th)

Approach your personal life and career in a whole new way, Pisces. While your instinct is to remain introverted, it’s time to branch out. Fazeel predicts that in the second half of the year, you’ll take all your learning and come back to your roots. “The Jupiter-Neptune connection this year is a subtle one but particularly helpful for you. While there can be issues that emerge requiring serious and careful thought and adjustments in 2020, this transit helps you see the benefits of your efforts, and it also inspires you to work towards your goals and dreams. It may help to see a little more compassion in your networks or with friends this year, boosting your mood and sense of purpose.” 

Here’s to a great year!