2020 is here – and with it comes predictions of what the new year will hold for you. Advocacy comes in many forms, and the astrological signs teach us the approaches we are best suited for in our work. Read ahead for a sneak peek into your future – and suggestions for advocacy approaches best suited for you.
Aries, the Ram: Hitting-the-Streets Advocate
March 21-April 19
With their characteristic impatience, Aries will use this election year to cover lots of ground and hit the streets as advocates. Whether that means participating in get out the vote efforts or getting signatures for a petition, Aries have a non-stop 2020 ahead.
Taurus, the Bull: Community-Focused Advocate
April 20-May 20
With Taurus’ patience and reliability, 2020 is the year they step into a community-focused approach. By gathering neighbors for a letter-writing campaign, Taurus will use their ample amount of energy to ignite the passions of those in their communities.
Gemini, the Twins: Editorial Advocate
May 21-June 20
As the most expressive and quick-witted of the star signs, Gemini will spend 2020 educating others on social issues. When writing an op-ed for their local paper, Gemini will focus on using their own curiosity and love of language to leverage concern for their cause.
Cancer, the Crab: Voting Advocate
June 21-July 22
It’s 2020 – and for intuitive Cancer that means one thing – election year! You may see Cancer out on the sidewalk registering first-time voters or checking that registered voters’ information is correct and updated. It should come as no surprise when you see tenacious Cancer lining up to vote on election day, either.
Leo, the Lion: Lobbying Advocate
July 23-August 22
Leos are so warm-hearted and humorous, they are the perfect advocates to go to Capitol Hill, the State House or their City Hall. Leo understands the value of strong relationships with law makers, and they put in the face time to make sure policy professionals know what their constituents want accomplished.
Virgo, the Maiden: Consumption Advocate
August 23-September 22
Ever-methodical Virgo will spend 2020 rethinking some of their buying habits, determining how their dollars can be a source of advocacy. You may hear Virgo talking about a brand that donates proceeds to an organization they support. This year, Virgo will think about how their dollars can help make change.
Libra, the Scales: Advisory Advocate
September 23-October 22
Libra loves to spend time with others, and that is why Libra will continue their advocacy efforts in 2020 by joining policy advisory committees or serving on nonprofit boards. In these advisory positions, Libra will engage their local communities on causes they care about and amplify their impact.
Scorpio, the Scorpion: Recruitment Advocate
October 23-November 21
Resourceful Scorpio know that one of the best ways to build advocacy efforts is to recruit individuals to advance the cause. With that in mind, Scorpio will share opportunities to advocate on social media in the year ahead, looking to leverage their networks for a cause of concern.
Sagittarius, the Archer: Talkative Advocate
November 22-December 21
Our generous Sagittarius look forward to welcoming others into their homes this year to phone bank for a national cause. Sagittarius’ idealism and great sense of humor lends well to educating strangers about their issue while providing support to other advocates.
Capricorn, the Fist-Goat: Research-Oriented Advocate
December 22-January 19
Capricorn represents time and responsibility, making them the right advocates to gather research, data and stories to support a cause. In the year ahead, Capricorn will be a valuable resource to their advocacy teams, providing the facts that back up policy change.
Aquarius, the Water Bearer: Organizing Advocate
January 20-February 18
As one of the most service-oriented signs, Aquarius love helping others. One way they will exercise their humanitarian muscle this year is to organize a rally in support of their cause. Bringing people together and making the world a better place is just the Aquarius way!
Pisces, the Fish: Gathering Advocate
February 19-March 20
Compassionate and creative Pisces will use their strengths this year to educate and gather other advocates. Whether that means planning a conference or a networking event for those passionate about a social cause, Pisces will contribute to the movement by building a brain trust in a friendly, fun environment.