Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Cosmic Views – by Linda Joyce

October 18th – October 24th

As the world evolves and challenges you to change, you realize that staying the same in this day and age is almost impossible. How business is done is very different than it was several years ago. To stay current, you have to get out of rigid mindsets you may be holding on to. It’s challenging because most of us seek to find our comfort zone and stay there. This week the Sun in Libra makes a square to Saturn and Pluto. Your goals may feel blocked by others, or you can’t be certain on which path to take. This is not a great week to advance, Mars, the ruler of our actions, is not well connected to the rest of the planets. This makes your efforts and actions ineffectual. When Mars does connect, it makes a square to Saturn, which creates a new block. The only way forward is a compromise or a slower pace. Don’t bother trying to push your way forward; it won’t work. Those of you who are skilled in manipulation and compromise will do well. If you’re a straight-shooter, and you want things the way you want them, you’ll be slowed down. The moment requires versatility and quick adjustments. Venus and Mercury, in opposition to Uranus, bring in new ideas and values, or ways of doing things. Please pay attention. We can all learn new ways if we’re open. Jupiter leaves Sagittarius on December 3rd, and life becomes less confusing as the square to Neptune disappears. In Capricorn, disappointments diminish, and confidence grows.

Aries (March 21st – April 20th)

Aries seem strong on the outside when they have a passion; without one, they feel lost and stuck. With Mars square Pluto, you find yourself in conflict, both your goals and your relationship need your attention. It’s time to work out your life\work balance. Remind yourself that you have an obsessive side. And it’s challenging for you not to overdo or just give your all to whatever you’re focused on. Be conscious of your choices and learn to discriminate. You need to know what’s really important and what can be put aside for later. Learning to slow down and chose your next task is essential to finding balance and happiness. Jupiter will leave Sagittarius and enter your 10th house of career on December 3rd. It brings an increase in opportunity that enhances your goals. You’re a natural philosopher. You enjoy seeing the big picture and finding meaning in all that you do. This energy will become integrated into your career in a bigger way. Uranus in your 2nd house of money and values has already brought you new ideas or ways to earn a living. It’s time to take an adventure, widen your horizons and experience life through a new lens. When you embrace change, your brain becomes more creative and new ideas flow. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will keep you centered and secure – so take a risk. Jupiter square Neptune makes it’s difficult to get things nailed into place, so go with the flow. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is annoyed with your work schedule. There are little things you can do to make someone feel appreciated, even if you’re busy. If you’re single, you have the energy to go out and meet new people, but the longing to have someone special is strong.

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)

Taurus is a creative sign with a gift of psychological savvy. It’s easy for you to venture below the surface and see what’s really going on with others. Why not do that with yourself. Get passed your fleeting desires that lead nowhere and commit to manifesting something lasting and meaningful to you. With Aquarius, the ruler of your 10th house of career, you are drawn to cutting edge professions or ideas that challenge tradition. With Uranus in your sign for the next seven years, you’re anxious and eager for anything new. Follow your instincts; you have very good ones when you listen to them. With Venus and Mercury in Scorpio in trine to Neptune, you’re reevaluating people and things in your life because it’s time to clean house. Comfort is only one aspect to consider. Reliability is another. And of course, giving and receiving should work both ways. With your new consciousness, it’s easy to find answers. Just don’t be afraid of the truth and remind yourself the choices are yours. Some people are high maintenance, and only you can decide if their friendship is worth it. Mars in Libra and your 6th house of work is square Saturn. It’s difficult to get things done. Something or someone is always in the way. Step back and see what’s really happening. If you want answers, you’ll get them. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is not happy. He or she is stuck in their life, and they need to focus on themselves. Don’t let them blame you for their problems. If you’re single, you’re having a good time, but the truth is you’re not ready to be serious.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Geminis have trouble sitting still. Your active mind keeps you busy even when you’re tired. Take some time to relax and reflect; it will actually make you stronger. With Neptune in Pisces square Jupiter, it’s difficult to get away with anything that’s is based on illusions. This is a time for truth and conversations that express what’s really in your heart. Neptune either connects you to the essence of your soul, or it creates the perfect illusion to keep you from the truth and what you don’t want to see. If you know what you want go for it. When you do, you create energy that will attract support and opportunity. With Uranus in your 12th house, your life for the next few years is in the hands of the unexpected. Any control issues you have will be challenged. There’s not much you can do to feel certain other than have faith. Remind yourself that no matter what throws you off your path, it’s temporary. Pick yourself up and get back on track. With Mars square Saturn, things will be slowed down. Your ability to advance has some limitations. If you’re not in a hurry, you’ll get by with patience. If you need to meet a deadline, find a new path. As the saying goes, “All roads lead to Rome.” Some just take a little longer. Neptune in your 10th house is challenging your choices and taking you closer to your true destiny. When you’re on the right path, you know it. It’s important to be excited about your work. If you’re not, figure it out why and make changes. If you’re in a relationship, you’ve been seeing your partner differently. It could improve your relationship or make it more challenging. If you’re single, you’re not really capable of seeing someone clearly. So, slow down and just have a good time.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Cancers are community-minded. You thrive when you feel connected to the world. However, because you are intuitive and sensitive, you can often isolate yourself more than you should. Knowing that others appreciate you means a lot. You’ve created a protective shield that needs to be able to work both ways, closed and open. If you’re over-protected, you keep yourself from being vulnerable and from taking risks. At the moment, only what’s real survives. Lately, many of your favorite escapes have turned into nightmares, and they no longer hide you from the truth. There were friends that were not friends, and inspirations that were dead-end roads. If you build on illusions, they will lead you nowhere. With Uranus in your 11th house, you’ve been making new friends. Of course, the old tried and true relationships are your comfort zone, but it’s important to keep growing and not get stuck in routine. When you challenge yourself, it keeps you young and creative. With the Sun square Saturn, relationships may be a problem this week. Pay attention to what’s not working as much as what is. Then work at improving what you see. Take responsibility for your part and work to solve the issues that take more time. If you don’t, it will keep returning at inopportune times. Life is demanding, and it’s easy to ignore the most important things in your life like yourself. If you’re single, relationships have not been easy for you. You can’t seem to find anyone who interests you. Let go of your comfort zone and you will.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Leos know how to attract attention. You love it when the attention is on you, and others notice all your best qualities. You’re good at holding your own, but it’s also important to be alone and connect to yourself. When you do you find that you handle your ego much better. Your focus for the last few months has been on your career. Changes have been occurring faster than you can manage with confidence. This is a time to wing it, to listen to your gut, and go along with whatever it is you can’t control. That’s what life is all about. Neptune in your 8th house of power and transformation has been working on you for years, but slowly and methodically, you see yourself in a new light. You now realize that you have something special to offer the world and if you do the work you won’t worry so much about getting validation. You’ll get it when you reach the top of the mountain, so pay attention to the goal, not whose watching. Satisfy your inner self, not your ego, and you’ll go far. Learn from everything and every one and you’ll keep growing and getting wiser. With Venus and Mercury in your 4th house of the home trine Neptune, you are happy where you are. You feel safe and connected, and that’s what home is all about. With Mars and the Sun in Libra, in square to Saturn, the work you want to accomplish will have some difficulties. Saturn will slow things down, but the problems you encounter are things that need to be fixed. If you’re in a relationship, your partner has become more independent than they have been in the past. It’s all good, but it may make you insecure for a while. If you’re single, it’s a great time to meet someone at work or around a project or a goal you are working on.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Virgos are known for their intelligence and ability to organize. It’s so enticing to take something you love and put it out into the world in spite of opposition. For you, the quest becomes the goal, not the pleasure. You discover that ultimately, life is about the quest. Purpose and passion provide the magic. With the Sun square Saturn and Pluto in your 5th house, you’ll have to own your authority and not let others tell you what to do. Someone is in the way of what you want, and the best way to get beyond the problem is to exercise patience. If you wait, they will move on. Jupiter square Neptune brings disappointment in partnerships. Where you are strong, they are not. However, it doesn’t mean they can’t get better. Once again patience is required. As a mutable sign, this is not your best quality. You like to be pro-active, busy, working toward a goal. However, saying no to yourself is essential to happiness. Don’t do something just to do it. Commit to what’s important, and it will take you to the finish line. With Venus and Mercury in Scorpio in your 3rd house, you can easily be drawn into a community activity. You like to do things for others, and now others need your help. Getting involved in a local project is a possibility. Or perhaps you start one yourself. Giving back opens the doors to opportunity. With Uranus in Taurus in your 9th house of travel, ideals and legal matters make you question the beliefs that have sustained you for a long time. It’s actually necessary to challenge them. You have new wisdom; let it reshape what you know. If you’re in a relationship, things are not yet better, but your awareness of what’s happening has improved. If you’re single, it’s not yet time to meet the right person. You have to figure yourself out first.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

Libra rules relationships, or the desire to unite your life with someone else in your own individual way. Venus is your ruler, and it represents desire. Ask yourself if it’s something you are ready to embrace. For a relationship to work, you have to be willing to compromise and pay attention to what makes someone else happy. Unity gives you greater strength; after all, you’re not standing alone. With Venus and Mercury in Scorpio, your emotions are deep, and past feelings of disappointment may arise. There is a strong shadow side to Scorpio energy, and it doesn’t forget. However, replaying past slights will not empower you. The best thing to do is to move on. With Mars in your first house, you feel energetic and easily angered. If someone looks at you wrong you may get upset. Don’t let it get to you. The square it makes to Saturn will help you hold back your anger or your desire to rush ahead. Jupiter square Neptune influences your work and your schedule. It’s not going the way you want it to. Nothing is certain, and you hate not knowing exactly what’s going to happen. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in the 4th house makes your home important. This is the place you go to retreat from the world, and it’s where you get rejuvenated. If there are unresolved issues in your family, it may create anxiety rather than peace. Face the problem, and you won’t regret it. Uranus in Taurus is challenging you to change. Too much comfort makes you stuck. Embrace opportunity. See yourself in a new light. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is very close to you and perhaps a bit dependent. This week it bothers you. If you’re single, you are not ready to change. You are not in a good place to start a new relationship or move an on-going one forward. Have patience.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

Scorpio energy is strong, and it seldom takes a middle position. Instead, it’s all or nothing. You either go for what you want or let it go. The next part of the journey requires faith and certainty of mission. It’s important to make a decision and commit to it. When you do, you learn something important about yourself, and you strengthen your inner voice. The more you listen, the louder it gets and the harder it is to ignore it. Too many souls get confused with the opinion of others, and it prevents them from creating something of their own. Take a risk, and you’ll gain strength even if you don’t get what you want. The Sun square Pluto puts you in opposition to yourself. The inner battle is necessary if you’re going to understand yourself. It is only through the battle that a true path appears. With Venus and Mercury in your sign, opposite Uranus, change is happening, and it’s taken away your confidence. You want to create it, not have it happen to you. Jupiter in Sagittarius has brought opportunity in relation to money. Whatever you’ve been working on may come together by December. Jupiter square Neptune in your 5th house reveals that those in charge are not on your side. You’ve been having trouble with your boss if you have one. If you don’t, then it’s up to you to decide what part of you is in charge. Mars in your 12th house doesn’t make things easy. You feel disempowered, and you’re hesitant to take charge. It won’t get easier, so make a decision. If you’re in a relationship, your partner has been changing, which indicates you have had to adjust. It’s good for you. If you’re single, you want to stay that way for now. And that’s probably a good idea.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Sagittarius is the wanderer of the universe; they are seekers, searching for wisdom, and the greater truth. Even if your family was loving, you might feel different than they are. This is what sets you onto the path of adventure – you’re looking for an environment that reflects who you are. With Mars square Saturn and Pluto, there are obstacles on your path and nothing seems to move. Have patience; it will vanish in a few days. With Venus and Mercury in Scorpio, your instincts are strong and so are your dreams. You seem to be in touch with your soul, and it speaks to you. The trine they make to Neptune enhances your creativity and imagination. It should help you in your work and keep you creating new opportunities and projects. Follow your instincts. Finances are still a focus and will remain an issue for a little longer. Don’t be afraid to embrace new paths; in fact, a few may come your way through friends or organizations that you’ve worked with. Jupiter in your sign has expanded you in ways you never thought were possible. As it approaches the end of its journey on December 3rd, you begin to be aware of all the gifts and opportunities it has brought your way. There’s a new you emerging. Jupiter square to Neptune keeps you honest – no illusions allowed. It’s time to face your fears and let them go. If you’re in a relationship, things are going well. You feel connected spiritually, and it seems to make everything else seem less important. If you’re single, you may meet someone you feel instantly connected to. Yes, it could be the one.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Capricorns are both shy and bold, and it all depends on what or who they feel comfortable with. In Capricorn our inner and outer worlds work together and empower us. The more experience you have, the more confident you become. This week the Sun and Mars are at the top of your chart, and you feel energized and powerful. It’s easy to get noticed and when it comes to your career things are going well. Mars square Saturn and Pluto add a challenge. You have to get past your own perfectionistic ways and need to be in control; when you can, things move. If you’ve learned to listen to your gut rather than just your logical mind, you’ll be fine. With Uranus in Taurus in your 5th house in opposition to Venus and the Sun, change is on your plate. There are things that you want to accomplish, but to achieve your goals you’ve got to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. The times require you to update your world and make sure you’re current. If you handle business the same way you always have, you won’t advance the way you need to. With Jupiter in your 12th house you’re divinely guided and protected. However, the square to Neptune will reveal lies or misdeeds. Check your facts. With the Moon in Gemini, don’t go down the path of worry, it will hold you back. You’re basically self-critical to start with, so this aspect is just enhanced. If you’re in a relationship, you love and hate the fact that your partner has strong emotions. It’s something you’re attracted to because you keep your own under wraps. If you’re single, you feel confident and ready to meet new people – and you will.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Aquarians often take care of others more than themselves. This works when you know who you are and your heart wants to make a difference. If you are using your ability to save others as a source of your power, you’ll run into trouble. Only a strong sense of self can change the world. With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and your 12th house, you’ve had to have faith and let go of the results. Do the work and let it go. You can’t be in control, so learn to turn things over and stop worrying about what’s going to happen. Uranus, at the bottom of your chart, has created the need for change from deep within yourself. Your old routines or habits don’t work anymore, and they leave you frustrated. Go inward and listen to yourself. Embrace a new path and you’ll feel empowered. With Venus and Mercury in Scorpio and your 10th house, you are busy at work and making new connections that could pay off. With Mars and the Sun in Libra and your 9th house you feel that your old truth needs updating. Yes, nothing is the same. Neptune in your 2nd house of finance and values is either connecting you to new ways to make a living or helping you refine the old way. Right now, your gut or instincts are your best friend. The spirits are always around trying to help you make things happen. If you’re an Aquarius, you have a ghost story to tell. Jupiter in your 11th house has brought you new friends, and that will continue. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is annoyed at what he or she can’t control. They have to learn to let go just like you. If you’re single, you’re attracted to someone who will stir up your world and help you change.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

PPisces are the most powerful people you know, or they’re victims. For this water sign, there are very few choices in-between. You either commit to what you want with everything you have, or you feel cut off from the world, unable to make anything happen. If you can connect to your passion, it will guide you to your destiny. Neptune in your sign has taken you deeper into yourself, and now you can’t avoid your feelings or your passion. It speaks to you. Listen. With Uranus in Taurus and your 3rd house opposite Venus, you are restless and yearning for a new adventure. Don’t just take the first offer, think things through. You are meant to accomplish something meaningful in this world, so learn to listen to yourself. With Jupiter in your 10th house of career, you’ve had opportunities over the last year to advance or expand in your field of expertise. However, as Jupiter prepares to leave the sign of Sagittarius, many things will come together, and you’ll find you have several choices or ways to advance when it comes to your work or career. You can help it out by being clear on what you want and how you want to get it. Mars square Pluto makes investments difficult at the moment. Step back and have patience. If it’s meant to be, it will be. With the Moon in Gemini at the beginning of the week your emotions will be delusional and full of worry. Remind yourself; it’s just fear. Don’t let it get you down. If you’re in a relationship, you feel idealistic and positive about where you are together. It’s a good time to tackle a project or make decisions. If you’re single, this is a romantic time, whether it will last or not only time will tell.