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Cosmic Views – by Linda Joyce

Happy Holidays. I want to inform those of you that check my Cosmic Views horoscope every week that I will now be doing it only on the 1st of each month – the next column is December 1st. I hope it doesn’t inconvenience you too much. If you’d like a personal reading for the New Year please contact me through my website:

January, 2020

This month the Sun is not just in Capricorn, so is Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. Half of the ten planets we read in astrology are focused on one area of your life for at least the first two weeks of the month. This breeds obsessions, and commitments get made. Every New Year there is a desire to improve your life. However, without a strong commitment to implement new habits, nothing changes. Having an idea is only the first step, how you support it through action will determine whether it gets implemented or not. Uranus in Taurus goes direct on the 11th and the change you want to make gets support. Uranus rules new ideas and the unexpected, so don’t be surprised if your vision for the year ahead gets adjusted, because you are exposed to new possibilities. Saturn has made its way to the end of Capricorn. It stays 2 1\2 years in each sign. In March it enters Aquarius and then friendships, as well as old projects and goals, will be reviewed and adjustments will be made based on where you are in your life. If you’re living right, you’re evolving, and change is a part of that process. Don’t let fear stop you from embracing a better path or improving the one you’re on. Life today requires constant adjustments and change. Jupiter in Capricorn brings in new opportunities, big and small. Take advantage of the help that’s available. Never be afraid to accept support. The give and take of life is key to your existence and success. What you will need to move forward in faith. The next step is taking you into the unknown.

Aries (March 21st – April 20th)

If you’re an Aries you struggle with impulsiveness, a desire for adventure, and a fear of change. You want the new and you want things to stay the same. Thank goodness you’re smart enough to know that you have to discriminate and see the value of each thing for both to work. A quick all or nothing approach won’t work now. Take time to reflect and choose. The trine from Uranus to Mercury and Jupiter brings change that advances your goals. This month your soul needs faith which requires inner strength and greater independence. To gain faith you have to trust that when things don’t work out the way you wanted them to, there is another way. Nothing is perfect on arrival, it needs you to shape it according to your vision. If you can accept things the way they are at first, then they’ll allow you to mold them into what you want them to be. Don’t be upset at the struggle, you need opposition to understand yourself and to grow. When life isn’t perfect, you have to reflect and figure things out. And when everything finally falls into place, your appreciation of what you have is so much more. Uranus is changing your 2nd house of finance and has been since March of last year. The trine it makes to the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter brings you support and new ideas. You’re on a new path. If you’re in a relationship, you need more freedom than usual. Remember, give what you want to receive. If you’re single, you want to be alone. Pay attention to your needs and you won’t regret it.

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)

Taurus are social beings. You love to attract attention and you’re looking for validation that you’re special. That’s a given. Love yourself and your talents and others will take notice. With Venus in Aquarius, it’s time to reflect on your goals. You need to be clear as to what you want, even if you’re not sure how to get it. Once that’s clear the rest falls into place. The more you are committed to a goal, the more the universe steps in and brings you what you need. Uranus in Taurus opens the door to opportunity. The trine it makes to the five planets in Capricorn enhances your ideals and helps you see yourself in a new light. There are many facets to your being, make sure you use as many of them as you can. Uranus goes direct on the 11th and your vision gets clearer. On the 14th Venus, your ruler enters Pisces and your instincts gain strength – pay attention to what they tell you. You are naturally intuitive, and now that quality is heightened. Mercury enters Aquarius on the 17th and new ideas surround you – choose only the ones that serve you now. Communication with others ignites a spark and helps you connect the missing pieces of your dream. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 14th and the energy you need to get things done is yours in excess. All you need is to pace yourself and embrace the unknown. It’s the place of greatest power. There are more possibilities where nothing is certain, and all paths are a possibility. If you’re in a relationship, you know things have been changing between you – hopefully, it’s all for the better. If you’re single, it’s not the best time to meet someone. You have too much to figure out about yourself.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Gemini is the sign of adventure and connections. You’re a natural communicator and it helps you out when you find yourself in a pinch. This month begins with five planets in your 8th house of transformation. The emphasis is on how you want to change and what you need from others to achieve your goals. It’s important to focus on you, something that often makes you nervous. With Uranus going direct on the 11th, in your 12th house of the unconscious, it’s time to trust your instincts and be daring. Your soul desires something new, but not just for the sake of an adventure. You need something different and you know it. What’s worked in the past no longer fulfills you and you now know you need a new attitude toward challenges. The old ways of meeting problems must be updated. You’re ready for a more daring approach to life. With Neptune ruling your 10th house, you’re either focused on your career or you feel very scattered. When you don’t know what you want, you keep yourself busy, but that doesn’t move you forward. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 14th and your focus will be on relationships. Something has changed in you and you like the feel of it. Jupiter in Capricorn lights up your 8th house, bringing you new ways to open the door of opportunity. The more you focus on yourself, the easier it is to see how selfish others can be when it comes to the give and take of life. If you don’t ask, you’re not going to get, even if you deserve it. If you’re in a relationship, you may see that your partner is trying new things, eager to open up his or her life. Encourage it. If you’re single, it’s actually a great time to connect with new possibilities and one of them just may get your attention.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Cancers can seem shy or removed from the crowd. However, this month you may find yourself center stage. The five planets in Capricorn are in your 7th house of the public and relationships. If you’re not meeting a lot of new faces, then you may be the focus of a great deal of attention. If you want to be noticed, either to make a point or just meet new and interesting people, now is the time. Uranus goes direct on the 11th and friendships get rejuvenated. Perhaps you meet new souls that speak to your truth more than others have in the past. Well, it’s a new you and you are interacting with more of who you really are. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 14th and it energizes your house of work — be prepared to be busy. Forget free time, you’ll have to squeeze it in. As Saturn prepares to leave Capricorn in March, your relationships are going through a reevaluation. When it enters Aquarius and your 8th house, you’ll be clear on what you need from others. The 8th house is where transformation is made and power is recognized. The more you own who you are, the more power you have when you interact with others. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th and you feel like planning a trip or just getting away from the doldrums of your life. On a primal level, you want a change, although most of the time you avoid it out of fear. Don’t let that stop you now. If you’re in a relationship, the focus is on your partner. Give them support and enjoy the ride. There are things going on beyond your control, so don’t fight it, just be present. If you’re single, this is a good chance to meet someone new or consolidate a relationship you have been in for a while.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Leos are hard workers who know how to get attention. With five planets in your 6th house of work this month, you’ll be busier than usual. Add the fact that Uranus goes direct on the 11th, in your 10th house of goals and career, bringing you the unexpected in an area that’s usually under your control. Don’t panic, see the change as new opportunities, not a disruption. If you accept what’s before you, you’ll have it organized in no time. Jupiter in trine to Uranus guarantees support from others, but you’ll have to give it first. The universe has just provided you with ideas and opportunities you would never have thought of yourself. That’s a gift of the Gods if you can see it. Put your stamp on what you do. Saturn at the end of Capricorn is helping you pull the last two years together and finish up any projects that need a final touch. Venus rules your 10th house of career, and when it enters Pisces on the 14th you may feel insecure. You need faith when it comes to where you’re going. Remember, what you believe is what you create, so take charge of what you tell yourself. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 14th and your ability to attract attention increases. Mars is magnetic, it has energy and charisma and the 5th house is your home – so it should work well for you. Use it to bring attention to whatever issues you want to be resolved. Mercury enters Aquarius on the 17th and relationships become a focus. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll be busy together. There are activities that will take precedence. If you’re single, it’s a great time to meet someone. You’re not hiding, you’re out there and that’s what it takes to find the right partner – opportunity.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Virgos realize that success depends on them and how they interact with the world around them. This is where the give and take of life become essential to one’s existence. Everyone needs help at some time in their life, and if they’ve given it to others along the way, they will receive it, but not necessarily from the people they gave it to. If you want to receive, don’t be too discriminating. Accept help from those who offer it. Uranus goes direct on the 11th and the craziness of the holidays is finally behind you. 2020 will have its own twists and turns, but it will certainly be better than last year. With five planets in your 5th house this month, it’s all about your image and how you want others to see you. You’ve changed inside and you want those changes to be reflected in what you project to the world. What’s really happened is you’ve been embracing more of your authority step by step and now you feel empowered. Suddenly you see the world and yourself differently. That means you will begin to alter your decisions and how you make them. Embrace change, it’s essential to life and progress. The most important thing is to do what you love and express your truth when it’s appropriate. That keeps you centered no matter what’s happening around you. Jupiter in Capricorn will help you stay centered in your beliefs which is your truth. Since everything comes from those beliefs, it’s important to keep them updated. When Venus enters Pisces on the 11th, relationships improve, and love becomes a focus. If you’re in a relationship, Venus will bring out the best in both of you. If you’re single, you’ll have love in your heart so it will attract love in return.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

Libras are the seekers of peace. Of course, this attracts the opposite, conflict and war and asks you to fight for that peace. True peace only comes after the storm. With five planets in your 4th house of home and emotions, the journey this month is inward. The more you get in touch with your core self, the easier it is to make the changes you need for you to move forward. With Uranus in your 8th house of transformation, you have no choice but to improve who you are and how the methods you’ve used to achieve it. New ideas will abound. It’s important to embrace the fearless part of yourself and act on instinct. You’re going to be taught how to work in the unknown. You’ve been holding on to the past and it’s time to let go. Saturn is your friend now, as it helps you prepare for a leap of faith. It’s at the end of Capricorn and will leave that sign in March. For now, it is pushing you to open up and stop hesitating when it comes to your truth and your goals. Embrace them with all your passion. You understand who you are and what you want more than you ever have. Use it. Don’t hide the new you. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th and work becomes magical. Things fall into place and there’s a wonderful feeling that comes from being connected to all that you do. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 4th and communication is enhanced. Not everyone agrees with you, but ideas are exchanged, and everyone learns from their differences. If you’re in a relationship, you feel alive and happy. Things are no longer stagnate, and that’s because you are growing. If you’re single, it is a wonderful time to get closer to someone you care about. If you don’t have someone special, then you’re open to meeting someone who understands who you really are.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

Scorpio is the sign of power. With your ruler in Capricorn conjunct Saturn, you can be a roadblock in the path of others. You’re don’t budge unless it works for you. Stubbornness can be an asset when the reason is a good one. If you’re just obstinate, it works against you. Five planets in your 3rd house put the emphasis on your everyday activities and communication. There is no doubt you’ll be busy, and some of what keeps you focused now are new opportunities. Saturn is finally conjunct Pluto as it prepares to leave Capricorn. Whatever you have been obsessing over is coming to a head. With the Full Moon on the 10th in Cancer, what you need to look at will reveal itself at this time. Uranus goes direct in Taurus on the 11th and relationships improve. Whatever was in the way seems to be resolved. Jupiter in Capricorn is helping you expand your area of influence. You’re meeting new people with new ideas and it’s changing how you see yourself. The more you open up to your world, the easier it is to let go of the past and all its limitations. To grow requires evolution, and evolution requires experiences that we never had before. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 17th and brings your focus to your finances. There are opportunities for investments if you want them. Venus n Pisces on the 14th improves your social and love life. If you’re in a relationship, then you’ll be doing things together. If you’re single, it’s a great time to make new connections and meet people who share your passion.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Sagittarius is the sign of our higher truth, the truth of your spirit, not the values that rule your daily life. It’s a truth that inspires you to be better, stronger and more present. It helps you set your values so that you don’t stray from your goals or get into trouble. With five planets in Capricorn and your 2nd house, values and finances are the focus this month. How are you making your money? Are you doing what you love? Do you feel you’ve found your destiny? Saturn leaves Capricorn in March and enters Aquarius, it will bring your uniqueness to another level. Your greatness lies in your differences, not similarities. The sooner you honor what makes you special, the sooner others will see it in you. Uranus goes direct on the 11th and makes a trine to Mercury, Jupiter, and the Sun. Things are changing for the better and it helps you advance financially. You’re about to take a step up the ladder of success. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th and it brings harmony to your home, friendships, and work. You feel connected. With Mars entering Sagittarius on the 14th, you have a strong dose of energy to help you tackle the challenges before you. When you have a lot going on, and you will, it’s best to slow down and take things one step at a time. Mercury in Aquarius on the 17th improves communication in general. This is a fast-moving month, so be prepared. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is evolving and he or she is finally understanding some of the things you’ve been talking about. If you’re single, it’s a fabulous time to connect with others at a deep level. Keep your eyes open, there’s someone very close that is meant for you.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Capricorns want to be in charge, but they care less about getting attention and more about having the power. In fact, many prefer to stay under the radar. However, with five planets in your sign at the beginning of the month, you will be center stage whether you want it or not. You have something others want and there are opportunities that come from owning that position. With Uranus in trine to the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter change is happening. The world is your oyster if you just show up. The goals you’ve been working toward will start to manifest. If you’ve been avoiding your life or taking too much responsibility for it, then you will feel overwhelmed by everything that is happening around you. It’s never too late to pick up the baton and get back in the race. The stars are with you. With Neptune trine Mars your idealism is high. Your goals may seem impossible, but that’s okay, the more you struggle to reach higher, the more you learn about yourself. And that’s really what the journey is all about. Saturn moves out of Capricorn in March and enters your 2nd house of finance. You’ll be rewarded for past efforts. If you’ve done the work, it’s time to receive. Mercury enters Aquarius on the 17th and a new deal will be negotiated. Venus enters Pisces improves your attitude and helps you get along with others. There’s harmony in your veins. If you’re in a relationship, you’ve felt on your own for a while and it may be something you value. However, it’s time to reconnect and realize there is a deep part of you that needs others. If you’re single, you’re looking to belong to someone, someone who lets you be you.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Aquarius has faith in who they are and this month you’ll be tested. With five planets in the 12th house, the home of the unconscious, you’ll need to let go of control, and ride the roller coaster of the unexpected. If you just try and enjoy the chaos and hold on to your hat, you’ll get off this crazy ride with a few victories in your pocket. Uranus goes direct on the 11th and makes a trine to the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter. Change is happening and without warning. Even if you’ve been planning on it, it will seem unexpected. There’s no time to adjust – just jump in. Saturn moves out of Capricorn in March and enters your sign, so there is a new structure that’s coming to your life. It will be both supportive and critical. In fact, Saturn brings the support you need to make things happen. No more promises in the sky, whatever it offers is real. Venus enters Pisces on the 14th and financial reward is within your reach. Don’t let your idealism get away from you, enjoy a moment of fantasy, but keep your feet on the ground. Mercury enters Aquarius on the 17th, and communication picks up and chaos seems to find its place. There’s a lot of power swirling around you, don’t let it throw you off. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 14th and friends offer their support or just become a bigger part of your life. If you’re in a relationship, there are positive changes going on. You feel more connected and understood. If you’re single, you are attracted to someone who is elusive, someone you can’t understand or control. Yes, you’re seeking someone very different than yourself.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Pisces are loners, but not this month. With five planets in Capricorn and your 11th house, you’ll be surrounded by friends, new acquaintances or organizations that need your support. Whatever or whoever is pulling you into their word, don’t resist – it won’t last long, but it will open your eyes. We all need support, no one does anything alone. Your strength comes from your spirit, and this must be part of your daily exercise. Listen to yourself, pay attention to your instincts, and build a relationship with your gut. Never ask for advice until you have your own opinion. Then get it challenged. Build a rapport with yourself. Uranus goes direct on the 11th and trines three of the Capricorn planets. Change is happening. Embrace it and it will lift you out of where you were and place you in a new and better position. Accept the help. Saturn leaves Capricorn in March and enters Aquarius. Your reality and boundaries will be handled by the universe and not you. Get too far off your path and you’ll be pulled back on. Don’t let temporary consequences stop you. Just keep your focus and all will go well. Venus enters your sign on the 14th and softens you up for an active social life. You may drag your feet but you want to be a part of what’s happening around you. You’re ready to take a risk, meet new people, and open yourself up to new possibilities. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 14th, ruler of your 10th house of career. Your focus is on your goals and what you want to achieve. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is on fire and eager to advance with ideas of his or her own. If you’re single, this is a great time to meet others through friendships. Ask to be introduced and your datebook will be full.