How to Be More Productive in 2020, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
From health improvement and creativity boosting to stress relief and enhancing your network, let the stars guide you toward your best self this year.
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2020: The Year of Productivity
Looking to ramp up your productivity this year? No matter your sign, you’re in luck! “Productivity is a keynote for most of 2020 for the entire zodiac because Jupiter—the planet that represents opportunity, abundance, expansion, growth, and, of course, more money—recently took up residence in Capricorn, the most structured, disciplined, buckle-down, nose-to-the-grindstone sign in the zodiac,” says Jay Austin, astrologer and co-founder, AustinFischer Astrogenomics.
“The area of your life where you are feeling this most strongly depends on the house that Jupiter is transiting.” In case you aren’t familiar, a “house” refers to an area of experience, which you can see graphically in a drawing of your horoscope. There are 12 houses, just like there are 12 signs, and everything in your life—from income to errands and in-laws to eyelashes—fits into one of them. Find out how 2020 will go based on your Chinese zodiac sign.
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Aries (March 21-April 19): Life planner
With Jupiter, the planet of increase, currently in the uppermost section of your solar chart, Austin says your career potential is through the roof. Feisty Aries can be impatient, however, and this period calls for a disciplined approach. The right journal can help you set goals and objectives, strategize, and keep you on track of your meteoric ascent. With BestSelf’s Self Journal, you’ll see your big-picture goals and daily tasks all in one place, have an organized and prioritized plan, and a dedicated space to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, reflect, and track your progress. It’s even used by business mogul and Shark Tank star Daymond John to optimize his time, prioritize his workload and make each day count. If you pair this with tips on how to be more productive in your first hour of work, you’ll be an unstoppable ram!
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Scratch-off map
The bull’s biggest and best opportunities for productivity this year lies outside its comfort zone—something stable, steady Taurus always hates to hear. “Exposure to foreign cultures, ideally combined with a nice, lengthy trip abroad, will broaden perspectives and take Taurus to the next level,” says Austin. “Jupiter, the planet of opportunity and discovery, is resonating most strongly in a line from Bogotá, Columbia south-southeast to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and also from Singapore north-northeast through Taipei, Taiwan.” Entice yourself to explore new places in 2020 with a scratch-off world map—once you scratch off a new place, you’ll be hooked! Not sure where to head first? Consider the best spring break destinations, according to your zodiac sign.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Investment book
Geminis have the Midas Touch when it comes to investing in 2020, says Austin. Jupiter in your eighth house gives you a leg up when it comes to making productive decisions that will pay dividends (literally) down the road. “One of my clients manages a huge fund for a multinational financial services company, and her favorite book on investing is Peter Lynch’s “One Up on Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market,” says Austin. For reference, Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 to 1990, when it was one of the most successful mutual funds of all time. Here’s how to make more money based on your zodiac sign.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Paper tablet
“An emotionally driven sign who can often feel things strongly and wants to act on those feelings right away, Cancer has the natural gift to tune into their intuition,” says Molly Cardinal, an astrologer who trained under celebrity astrologer David “The Leo King” Palmer. “But to be most productive, they could use a little help organizing their thoughts.” A product like the reMarkable tablet will give Cancer a place to get their emotions and thoughts out, but also review and organize them. A creature of comfort, Cardinal says Cancer will also appreciate the cozy paper-like feel of this product—it converts handwritten notes to typed text and actually feels like you’re taking pen to paper. This is the most intelligent zodiac sign.
Leo (July 23-August 22): Indoor herb garden
“It’s 2020 and proud Leos want to feel as good as they look—and we all know how good they look and how much time they put into pulling that off,” says Austin. “With Jupiter in the lion’s sixth house of health, look to fresh, non-GMO, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables. Freshly grown herbs can provide an incredible array of powerful health benefits.” The AeroGarden Harvest is a countertop garden that allows you to grow fresh herbs and veggies year-round in water, which means you won’t have to waste any precious time cleaning up soil or messes. The gourmet herb seed kit comes with basil, parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint. This is your most attractive trait, per your zodiac sign.
Virgo (August 22-September 22): Creative card deck
Your creativity is on fire this year, Virgo, but Austin says you’re so accustomed to being detail-oriented that you may think you’ve forgotten how to think big. You may need a little assistance in getting out of your own way and unleashing your ideas onto the world in the form of a guided brainstorming session or creativity-sparking tool such as the BestSelf Edison Deck. These thought-provoking cards will help you brainstorm and cultivate enlightening ideas that reflect, tackle dilemmas, provide guidance and drive productive change. Empower yourself to think creatively and develop effective solutions to reach your ultimate productivity, Virgo! This is your top career strength according to your zodiac sign.
Libra (September 23-October 22): Desk plant
“Beauty-oriented Venus is Libra’s ruler, and the perfectly balanced scales are their symbol, thus Libra really needs things to be in harmony and order in their life, otherwise they’ll have a hard time focusing,” says Cardinal. “By getting a pretty desk plant, Libra not only adds some beauty to their workspace, but the act of watering and taking care of said plant has the bonus of getting airy Libra out of their head and into the physical present moment.” In fact, a study at Washington State University published in the Journal of Environmental Horticulture reports that productivity increased 12 percent when people performed a simple task on a computer in a room with plants compared with workers who performed the same task in the same room without plants. Follow these 29 tips to keep that houseplant healthy and thriving.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Neck and shoulder wrap
Scorpio can get so intensely committed to and focused on what they’re doing (they’re great at bringing things to life), but Cardinal says that sometimes you just need to chill out and take a break before reaching total burnout. Relaxation products that force Scorpio to step away and release the tension will help them give up control and come back with fresh excitement and motivation. Try the Gaiam Relax neck and shoulder wrap to help loosen up tense muscles—plus the lavender scent has healing powers, such as further relaxing and calming your nervous system. You should also try these best ways to de-stress, according to your zodiac sign.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Air Fryer
“A boisterous and adventurous sign that loves to explore and learn about the world, focusing on the daily responsibilities of life is often overlooked by Sagittarius,” says Cardinal. Unfortunately, trying to cook nutritious food at home can be one of those daily chores that falls by the wayside—but we all know nutritious meals feed your brain, which, in turn, enhances productivity. By using a multi-functional kitchen tool, like the Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer 360, they have one appliance that can make all kinds of recipes, entertaining Sagittarius’ need to explore and experiment, and it won’t take up too much precious counter or mental space. It replaces nine different appliances, with preset functions such as air fry, rotisserie, dehydrate, bake and broil. This is how to best lose weight, according to your zodiac sign.