Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Cosmic Views – by Linda Joyce

April 12th – April 18th

What do you do when nothing is going your way? Step back and have patience. Timing is everything. When you’ve exhausted your possibilities, let go and allow things to find their own place. What you need is faith, because the truth is, you’re not always in control. This week the planets are aligned to clash. The Sun begins with a square to Saturn and Pluto, highlighting your goals and what’s not working. You won’t advance without a deeper look at what you want and who you are. Jupiter continues to square Neptune, Venus, and Mercury. Jupiter loves to expand, but the squares it makes insists you keep, not just your expectations within reason, but how fast you grow. It’s a time for caution. Uranus will slowly inch its way forward in Taurus, but it’s still somewhat isolated. It’s giving you a chance to get used to its energy before it turns things upside down. Mars has a similar fate this week, it’s isolated in Gemini. However, by the end of the week it will connect with Neptune, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto, unfortunately in a square. Anger and frustration will be the results. If you have trouble with your temper, pay attention and stay away from people and places that get you upset. It will soon oppose Jupiter and then you’ll feel a strong surge of energy that will lift you out of wherever you are stuck. Jupiter rules your beliefs and ideals and a strong dose of this powerful medicine, will bring you comfort and peace.

Aries (March 21st – April 20th)

Aries is the sign of action, energy and ideals. When Mars, your ruler, connects with other planets, it energizes, inspires, and gets them going. That’s also you. Within you is the power to change others. Your spirit inspires and it motivates those around you to get moving. Don’t take this talent lightly, it’s powerful. With the Sun at the end of your sign, you’re about to receive a few insights that might influence your future choices. Soon it will be conjunct Uranus in Taurus (on the 21st) and that’s when sparks fly. Suddenly the world is different, because you are. Jupiter in square to Neptune, Venus, and Mercury is keeping illusions and ideals close to reality. You’ve had to see life, in general, through a different lens and it’s awakened you to a new and more powerful truth. This is something no one can destroy. For the moment it’s best to avoid taking big risks unless they’re absolutely necessary. Don’t initiate or add something new to your agenda, you have enough on your plate, just doing the basics. Once things find their new place, you can go back to doing whatever makes you happy. With Mars, your ruler, in Gemini you feel isolated. Use the time to reconnect to your soul and what’s really important. Observe others; don’t try and impress them. You’ll be surprised at what you see and learn. Stepping back gives you a bigger picture and you’ll see what’s really happening. If you’re in a relationship, this is not a time for romance, it’s a time to understand yourself and your partner. Your new insights will improve your relationships. If you’re single, chances are no one’s going to interest you right now. You’re not in the mood for romance or fantasy.

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)

For a Taurus, life is exciting. It’s filled with endless possibilities. The real challenge is how to take your new ideas and make them work. Although you’re incredibly instinctual, you need a plan. Jupiter, this month is your friend. It’s square to Neptune, Venus and Mercury, won’t let you get away with delusions or desires that only lead to trouble. It’s time to be practical and responsible. When you commit, everything changes. This is a time to look coldly at the world and yourself and see what works and what doesn’t. Stop using illusions as the glue that brings you and others together, the picture won’t hold and you’ll be disappointed. The Sun in Aries, just above your Ascendant is reminding you who you are and what you want. The more you focus and commit to your goals, the easier it is to achieve success. This is not a time to relax and pursue pleasure, do that after you’ve met your challenges. With your 11th house of friends strongly aspected, you see how important it is to have people you can trust in your life. You like to see yourself as independent, but the truth is, you hate to be alone. Own the truth and you’ll grow stronger. If you’re in a relationship, things are still challenging, but that’s because nothing is as it was. If you want it to work, find a way to adjust. If you’re single, there is plenty of opportunity to meet new people, but is that what you really want? Do spend some time expanding your social network, and meeting others. It will make a difference.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Geminis feel special and energized. Mars is in your sign and all its attention is on you. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to make strong decisions and your priority becomes getting things done. Don’t overload your schedule with nonsense, you’ll need all your time for the real issues that emerge. The Sun in Aries, in square to Saturn and Pluto, is awakening you to a new perspective of yourself and others. It’s all happening in your 8th house of transformation, so don’t think you can ignore the push to change, it’s part of your destiny. Uranus in Taurus is isolated, it’s giving you time to get used to its energy before it starts turning things upside down. Whatever it changes, needs an overhaul, so don’t get nervous because you’re not in control. You’re not in control even when you think you are, so learn to accept and let go. Your 10th house of career is still occupied with Neptune, Venus and Mercury. There is not much you don’t see when it comes to your work and the people around you. There’s an intuitive quality to your career. You sense what needs to happen. However, the square that Jupiter makes to these three planets insists on caution –, don’t get ahead of yourself. The best path right now is one with a clear direction and a practical nature. If you listen to the energy, you’ll realize that your potential to achieve is greater than ever. If you’re in a relationship, it’s going well as long as you don’t ask for too much. He or she is juggling too many things to make you a priority. Don’t take it personal. If you’re single, you’ll be fickle when it comes to love. One day you’re crazy about someone, the next you don’t care. Proceed with caution.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

With the Moon, your ruler, in Cancer at the beginning of the week you feel strong, centered and stubborn. Yes, when you make up your mind, no one gets you to budge. What confuses others is that you don’t speak up when you disagree, you just do things your way. Avoiding conflict is a talent. That’s great when you’re on the right path and not so good when you’re headed toward trouble and won’t listen. This week your intuition is incredible. You have an extra dose of sensitivity and you feel what’s happening, and if you pay too much attention to what you can’t control, you’ll be upset. Listen to your gut, it gives you an advantage. With Jupiter in our 6th house, you’ve been busy. Your schedule has changed, you’ve been either overloaded with work, or taking a break from your routine. Either way, it’s all about balance. With Jupiter in square to Neptune, Venus and Mercury, what used to be easy is now challenging. Nothing’s working the way it used to and your mission is to just go with the flow. With the Sun in Aries in your 10th house, you may get acknowledged or receive an award. Don’t be shy, take a bow. With Mars unaspected in the 12th house of the unconscious, your ego, which normally needs a push, feels lost and alone. If you think you’re cut off from others, take charge. Don’t sit around and lick your wounds. However, there are gifts for being alone. It’s easier to reconnect to the deepest part of your soul. Pay attention to your thoughts and you’ll come out of this week ahead of the game. If you’re in a relationship, things are both good and challenging. Your partner has been stuck and needs your support. If you’re single, you are not ready for the next step so enjoy where you are.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Leos are not comfortable with their emotions, they make you feel weak or vulnerable. It’s not a weakness to express yourself emotionally, it actually makes you stronger. When you hide your insecurities, you empower them. The Moon in Cancer will be in your sign on Saturday the 13th, so your feelings and intuition will be enhanced. Feelings always have a message, and it’s usually an important one. Learn to listen to yourself, rather than repress what you don’t understand. With Jupiter in trine to the Sun, you feel in charge and confident. With Uranus in your 10th house of career, you are aware of the changes at work. Some are good and some fill you with terror, not because you can’t handle what’s happening, but because you’re not in control. If you’re leaving your job, then you are in charge in some way. It’s your decision. If you’re forced to cope with the changes others have made, don’t panic. Let things settle, then make a plan. You can handle whatever is thrown your way. With Neptune, Venus, and Mercury in Pisces, in your 8th house, you’ve been going through a subtle shift or change from within. The challenge is to accept all of you, not just the parts you value. If you don’t, you diminish your power. It’s really nothing more than faith. With Saturn and Pluto in your 6th house of work, you’re busy, overloaded, and a bit stuck, more because the expansion that’s been happening triggers your wounds. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is also going through changes; try and support each other. If you’re single, there’s too much chaos for you to focus on someone else.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Virgos are a mutable sign. You live on a teeter-totter trying to balance who you are with who you think you should be. Get rid of trying to fit in, it’s never going to happen the way you want it to. You’re different and your mission is to own that difference and value it – it’s the key to your genius. With Saturn and Pluto in your 5th house of authority and pleasure, your list for entertainment and fun is very short. These two planets are serious. Make sure you pay attention to the messages they give you. They know what they’re talking about and they’re there to help you own all of you. Jupiter in trine to the Sun should give you enough confidence to face your hidden fears. If you can’t enjoy yourself by going out and raising cane with your friends, then get some good books, reorganize your closet or workroom, or spend time making yourself happy in a more internal way. Jupiter in Sagittarius in trine to the Sun, helps you feel invigorated and excited about life. Jupiter also squares Neptune, Venus and Mercury, so the path you take should be one of caution. Expansive ideas need to be put on hold, just for now. It’s important to keep your ideals as close to the truth as possible. With Mars in Gemini, there is energy in your career and new choices being presented, but it’s not the right time to act. Uranus in Taurus is shaking up old beliefs and asking you to get rid of what’s not working. If you’re in a relationship, things are good, but challenging. No one is certain about anything at the moment. If you’re single, you want to be in love, but if you’re not grounded in yourself, it won’t work.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

Libras struggle to be fair every day of their life, even when they disagree with what they’re seeing. To be fair, you need to find balance in truth. Start with what you know and don’t trust the truth of others over your own. Life experience will help you find your middle ground, but be fearless when it comes to your beliefs – embrace them. Don’t tiptoe through life, live it. Stop protecting others from your choices, just because you don’t agree, it’s the only way anyone learns and grows. With Neptune, Venus and Mercury in your 6th house, you need to pay attention to your health and the decisions you make. If you overdo anything, it could affect you inside and out. Embrace caution and practicality for the moment and you won’t regret it. Mars in Gemini is isolated and when it’s time to get moving you may feel uncertain as to what direction to take. If you’re traveling or in a foreign country, you may feel lost. Whatever the reason for your inaction, accept it and then change it. With Saturn and Pluto in your 4th house, the plumbing where you live may not function properly. If you own a house, perhaps you’re adding on a wing or rearranging the rooms, creating new space for whatever you’re doing. This is a time when nothing feels comfortable and familiar and that throws you off your center. Take a breath, you’ll find it again. Your home is where you recharge your batteries and prepare to conquer the world. If you’re in a relationship, you feel cut off from your partner for the moment. It’s just crazy times. If you’re single, you want to be alone. Listen to your needs.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

Scorpios have learned that true freedom comes from living life their way. You value personal choice and the freedom to do things that don’t go along with the majority. With the Sun in Aries in your 6th house, your work is going well, although you’re not content with all that is going on. You want more, but there are things in place that prevent you from taking charge. And that’s the dilemma. Will you stay or will you go? How much do you want to be on your own? How strong is the pull to work for someone else? Is it time to get a new agent or. manager, someone who believes in you more, who sees what you really have to offer? Whatever the feeling, listen to it. Your instincts are strong. With Neptune, Venus and Mercury in your 5th house, your desire to be in control of your destiny is stronger than ever. You want to call the shots and you will. This is your germination moment. With Mars in Gemini cut off from the other planets until the end of the month, your energy is more about strategy than taking the next step. Take a deep breath and have patience. Focus on keeping things simple and close to the truth. Don’t expect outrageous things from yourself or others, not with Jupiter square Neptune, Venus and Mercury. It just won’t happen. If you’re in a relationship, your partner has Uranus strong, which means he or she has been wrestling with change. If you’re single, you’ll be attracted to someone very independent, someone who doesn’t need you even if they love you.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Sagittarians are being exceedingly cautious. Your ruler Jupiter, in square to Neptune, has empowered the truth – and you now see your folly. That distant dream needs to be changed. This aspect is around for a few months and its mission is to help you see reality, before you add the wrappings and the bow. Your problems were created in the past and they’re deep-rooted. For you to move forward, they need to be resolved. Most of us are held back by ancient wounds that get buried in our heart. We repeat the disappointment over and over again. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and your 2nd house keeps money issues center stage. You decide what’s really important. I hope you know that having a larger bank account won’t make you happy, because it’s just a temporary fix. Sure, it reduces anxiety, but then you have to face the real reasons why you feel insecure. Uranus in Taurus may add to your tension. It’s changing your schedule. You’re being positioned to break the patterns that have restricted you. That’s why travel is so powerful, you’re forced to adapt and see things differently. You are forming new dreams that will put you on a better path. A philosopher by nature, you have a gift of rising above a situation and seeing the whole picture. Let the energy lead you to what’s not working so you can fix the problem. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is energized, but isolated. They’re working things out, so leave them alone. If you’re single, you’re not in a place to open yourself up to someone new. Enjoy yourself and your routine.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Capricorns either feel very restricted by rules and regulations or they’re free spirits that are difficult to tame. Whichever one you are, with Saturn and Pluto in your sign, it hasn’t been easy. You’re being asked to look inside and decide who you are and where you’re going. It’s not a gentle push, it’s a constant inner anxiety to get it right. As you explore your inner world of desire, you realize just how instinctive you are. With Neptune, Venus and Mercury in Pisces and your 3rd house, you’re getting your message out to others. Whatever you need, ask for it. Most people can’t figure out what they want, much less what lies within their heart. Be clear, be focused and you’ll move forward. Jupiter in Sage keeps you close to the truth. Don’t project yourself too far into the future, take care of only the next step. Too much idealism doesn’t work for the moment. Mars in Gemini is keeping you busy and you’re not sure what you’re actually accomplishing – but you will. It all comes together by the end of the month. With Uranus in Taurus, you realize that you are what’s important, and there are some things only you should do. You’re the only one who can make the impression you’re looking for. The Sun in Aries square Saturn and Pluto increases your desire for both adventure and caution. Aires energy is impatient and Capricorns are slow and steady; hopefully they will both compromise and work together. If you’re in a relationship, the week begins well. Your partner feels good and doesn’t want to be rushed. Give him or her the space they need. If you’re single, you’re attracting attention whether you want it or not. How you use it is up to you.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Aquarius energy wants to be free of judgment, you’re not interested in the opinion of others unless you’ve asked them what they think. Your heart and soul rules, and these two influences are not easily limited once they are ignited. You know how to listen to yourself. What you need to learn is better discrimination. Don’t trust people just because you like them. Enjoying their company doesn’t mean you should be partners. Let your instincts be your guide. With Neptune, Venus and Mercury in Pisces and your 2nd house, what you want is speaking to you with passion. There is a part of you that would love to expand and grow and yet fear is still strong. Know that the right moment will show itself, and all resistance will be gone. Pisces energy is all or nothing and when you get your chance, it will be a big one. Jupiter square Neptune keeps your dreams close to reality. Illusions need to be practical or non-existent. Mars in Gemini invigorates you. This is a time to get things done. It makes a trine to your ascendant, so action is taken without hesitation. The Sun in Aries trine Jupiter adds strength and commitment to the picture. Things happen quickly and without effort. Relationships are good, Leo rules your 7th house of partnerships. The Sun is strong in Aries so enjoy each other and book an adventure. You both like to do unusual things. If you’re single, it’s a good time to meet someone in your neighborhood. That’s right, you don’t have to travel for Mr. or Ms. Right to appear. Just open your eyes.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

As a Pisces, you have so many choices and the vast array of possibilities actually slows you down. To take advantage of everything, you need to know who you are and what you want. Remember, no one defines you, but you. That’s your challenge. Shake off the opinion of others and start reaching for your truth. With Neptune, Venus and Mercury in your sign, you’ve got the power and the possibilities. The sextile to Saturn and Pluto opens doors, just make sure it’s something you want. Too much curiosity can kill the cat. Stay on your path and don’t get distracted. Mars in Gemini is as much of a distraction as it is a source of empowerment. It creates too many options and that’s often your downfall. Saying no is never easy, but it’s necessary; more than any other sign you need boundaries. Boundaries are nothing more than stating what you will or won’t do in your space. When there is too much on your plate, it keeps you from appreciating what you have and what should be accomplished. The Sun in Aries in trine to Jupiter, adds strength and perseverance to the moment. If you want something don’t accept no – go after it. Jupiter is also in your 10th house of career, creating opportunities. It’s up to you to choose wisely. If you’re in a relationship, he or she has strong boundaries, sometimes too many. Opposing them is a mistake, just set some of your own. If you’re single, you’re a romantic. Don’t follow an illusion unless it’s by choice. It won’t amount to anything, but you could have a good time unraveling the truth.