Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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Cosmic Views – by Linda Joyce

February, 2020
February brings both a sense of being rooted in the past and a need to move the boundaries that keep you from embracing more of who you are. Your soul wants to feel free, but the unknown brings fear. Take the leap of faith; embrace the new, and it will become routine before you know it. With three planets in Capricorn and Mars joining them on the 17th, there’s an area in your life that demands attention. You may feel obsessed trying to accomplish a goal, or perhaps you’re achieving it and feel overwhelmed and afraid of actually achieving what you’ve asked for. Try to turn uncertainty into excitement. All your options are open, and that’s a plus. The Moon is full on the 9th in Leo, so your ego gets challenged along with your commitments. If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, you could give up. With the heavens in a state of imbalance, you’re only protected by wisdom and self-discipline. Mercury goes retrograde on the 17th in Pisces, the sign of the unknown. It’s time to deal with whatever you’ve been avoiding and embrace the whole truth. Stay present for yourself and you won’t miss the opportunities that are on the way. This is a time when life shifts and doors open. The Sun and Mercury in Aquarius highlight individuality and freedom. Limitations need to be faced and overcome. If you’ve never had good luck, you may feel it will never happen and ignore opportunities because you don’t believe they’re possible. Let go of the past. Start feeling you deserve the best that life has to offer and you’ll attract what you want and need. That’s how the universe works. It can be a fabulous month or a fearful one – it’s up to you.

Aries (March 21st – April 20th)
Aries have adventurous spirits and this month your challenge is to divide your time between work and your romantic, idealistic nature. In spite of the chaos around you, you feel positive. With Neptune conjunct Venus in your 12th house of the unconscious, you find yourself dreaming in between working hard. The cluster of Capricorn planets has you focused on a project or an idea that consumes you. In your spare time, you leave reality and journey into your imagination. The Sun and Mercury in Aquarius make you more understanding in certain areas and more judgmental in others. You need balance, so when you go too far one way, the opposite path appears and either stops you or slows you down. This month truth become your focus. You’re trying to understand your mission and what to expect from others. Keep your attention on yourself and don’t try and change anyone else, it won’t work. Being a good example is the best way to influence others, if you talk too much, no one will listen. The month begins with your emotions up and down — the Moon is conjunct Uranus and finding a comfort zone is difficult. When you’re uncomfortable, you are more open to change. There is power to be had, if you’re not afraid to own it. Ask for what you want. Step into the vacuum and fill the empty spaces with your ideas and genius. You’ll get rewarded. If you’re in a relationship, you need to open the conversation. You both want to go in different directions and there needs to be a compromise. If you’re single, it’s a good time to fall in love, but I can’t guarantee it will last. It’s more about the experience.

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)
Taurus begins the month with your emotions on a roller-coaster. Uranus and the Moon are conjunct and it’s time to take a deep breath and stop worrying about what you can’t control. You’re a master manipulator, but not everything or everyone allows you to play your games, so start with the truth and you’ll get attention. Taurus is the first earth sign and this is where roots get planted. Your mission is to decide who you are and where you’re going — then commit to it. Don’t think your first assessment has to be perfect. Your identity is a work in progress. If you learn as you go, decisions will be altered and improved as you experience life in new ways. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, your goals become your focus – what do you want to accomplish? Mercury goes retrograde on the 17th in your 11th house and you may reconnect with old friends and reevaluate who is trustworthy and who isn’t. Don’t forget to look at how you contribute to the union. Often others respond to the position you take. Venus and Neptune are conjunct this month and idealism is high. You are aiming for the stars and that’s a good thing, but you need a plan to move forward. When you can cast your vision into the future, you gain motivation and strength to get there. Of course, you can alter your path when you see a better way. The important thing is to get moving. Mars joins the cluster of planets in Capricorn on the 17th and you feel more energized and in charge. If you’re in a relationship, your partner may be stuck and you’re not present enough to help out. Get your feet on the ground and things will improve. If you’re single, you’re ready for romance, not a relationship.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
As a Gemini, you’re used to the world going crazy around you. However, this time your focus is on yourself and what you want to accomplish. Now that’s an improvement. The world will always try and distract you and it’s up to you to decide what’s important. When you do, you begin to create your world your way. Take time to think before you act. It’s too easy to get caught in responsibilities and “things to do”. This month you need to streamline your path; operate from your point of view and put the need to please others aside. With Uranus in your 12th house, you’re learning how to accept what you can’t change and manipulate the rest. This new position helps you save energy. If you fight every battle, you’ll end up giving up. Conserve your energy and focus on what’s important. With the Sun in your 9th house, your ideals and mission are clear. It’s important to rise above the details and see the bigger picture. Once you have the overview embedded in your mind you’re free to move forward. Uranus in your 12th house brings events to you without warning, you may feel a loss of control. Remember, your power comes from your response, so don’t overreact, just step back and think things through. Mercury goes retrograde on the 17th in Pisces and you’ll reconnect with people who are important to your work. It’s time to advance and use your instincts. With your 10th house of work, ruled by Pisces, it’s how you get ahead – you just know what needs to be done. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is making changes and you’ll have to adjust. If you’re single, it’s time to be self-critical and figure out what really turns you on. I know it sounds easy and it is if you take the time to think about it.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Cancers lead the way when it comes to spirit. You are being asked to turn away from the lures of the world and pay attention to the needs of your soul. The Full Moon occurs on the 9th in Leo and your focus is on finance. It’s time to pay attention to what you value and how you spend your money as well as pay your bills. The Sun in Aquarius empowers your independence and encourages you to be confident by taking charge of your life. With three planets in your 7th house, relationships can be difficult. Whatever is not working is brought to the surface. Don’t complain, now you can work on fixing the problem or dismiss it and move on. Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter conjunct in Capricorn, makes it difficult to dismiss what’s not functioning on its own. You’re tired of holding up others and ignoring your own needs. Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter are powerful planets and they provide the strength to be self- critical. Mars joins the threesome on the 17th and the energy escalates. Add a trine to Mars from Uranus and you have an avalanche of new ideas to help you advance. The Sun and Mercury in Aquarius increases your need for independence and reminds you that you’re unique. The challenge is to feel comfortable when you make others question their own choices. Don’t hide who you are just to fit in. Learn to compromise, but don’t change who you are. Stay close to your center. If you’re in a relationship, things are challenging because you don’t always agree. If that’s okay, the relationship will be fine. If you’re single, you may meet a few souls with the power to change how you feel about yourself because they see you. If you run, you’re not ready.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Leos have big hearts and a strong sense of self. You are always in a battle between who to serve – yourself or others. You often give too much, then find yourself angry and off-balance. Get better at discriminating who deserves your time and effort. With the Moon passing over Uranus, your emotional center is uneasy. Either you have high expectations in an area that should have less, or you’ve experienced a need to let go. If you’re good at speaking your truth, you’ll be fine. If you’re afraid to upset others, you may give away more of yourself than you want, either in time or in commitments. The key to sanity is to let go of the control. Do what you can and turn the rest over. It will be returned with something added and now you can take the next step. The Sun in Aquarius focuses your attention on others and especially those who know how to live life their way. You admire independence and although you don’t always feel it, others see you as someone who does their own thing. Inside, you often feel lost and wish someone else would carry the baton. On your watch, that will never happen. Remind yourself that not everything is important. With three planets in Capricorn and your 6th house, work gets most of your attention. Mars joins the group on the 17th and adds energy to the pot. There’s nothing wrong with being obsessive for a short time, but no one can maintain this position in a healthy way for too long. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is feeling their oats and they don’t want to be told what to do. Step back and give them their wiggle room. If you’re single, it’s a great time to meet someone who doesn’t need you to run their life. This way you’re in a relationship and you can still be you.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
As a Virgo, you are one of the best organizers of the universe, but your talent comes from necessity – you hate uncertainty. If you’ve conquered your fear of the unknown, you will move through these moments with confidence and gain power when others seem paralyzed. It gives you an advantage. With three planets in Capricorn and your 5th house, how you embrace your authority will be obvious. Pay attention to where you do not. Use the moment to make changes. All Virgos need to know their destiny and what they have chosen to serve in the work they do. Is it fame, money or a desire to improve the world. It’s really up to you. If it connects you to your spirit, then you’re on the right path. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, the side of you that wants to make a difference is activated and strong. You value meaning and service, not just financial gain. If you listen to that side of yourself, you’ll discover the key to your happiness. The Full Moon in Leo and your 12th house brings friendships center stage. Don’t dismiss the fact that someone has let you down. Pay attention to where someone is weak, this is where they will fail. It’s important to trust the people you work with. Without it, intimacy is not possible. Mars enters Capricorn on the 17th and trines Uranus. Your work schedule changes and if you’re willing to embrace new ideas, you’ll be happy with the results. If you’re in a relationship, your biggest challenge is your idealism. Your partner connects to you in a spiritual way and that’s important, but you want more. If you’re single, you have an opportunity to fall in love, but it may not turn out the way you hoped for.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Libras are often the peacemakers of the universe, but not this month. You’re angry. With Mars square Venus and Neptune in Pisces, it’s more about disappointment than revenge. There’s a good chance you expected too much from someone. Perfection does not exist in relationships. Face the truth and you’ll be happier. With Uranus in your 8th house, you’re feeling the need to change. At a deep level you know you’re evolving, you’re just hesitant to embrace the power needed to own the moment. You really have no other choice. Your ideals are being challenged by truth and it’s time to reshape them. If you do, doors will open. The conjunction of Venus and Neptune in Pisces brings out your romantic nature. You’d like to believe the dream which takes you out of the moment. Sure, reality has its flaws but that’s the only place where things actually happen. Remind yourself that it’s the challenges in life that make you strong and brings insight. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, you are ready to take the risk and reveal more of who you are. It’s difficult to remain the pleaser when you want to separate from the pack and not be like everyone else. That’s your mission, to own your truth and when you do, others accept it. With three planets in Capricorn in your 4th house of the home, you find it challenging to relax. The past keeps rising up to be looked at one more time and it makes you defensive. Mistakes disappear once you own them. If you can learn the lesson, you will move on. If you’re in a relationship, you’re not in a good space. You’re easily annoyed. Give yourself the space to explore your feelings alone. If you’re single, it’s a good time to hang out with friends who understand you.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
Scorpio is a fixed sign and yes it can be obsessive. This month the focus is on communication and getting your ideas across to those you feel are important. The more you are understood, the easier it is to advance. Part of the problem is impatience and anger. You’re not completely happy with the way things are working out. Life has forced you to look at the truth, and although you are good at seeing it in others, you are more reluctant to see it in yourself. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, you are willing to keep an open mind when it comes to your career. You are intuitive and you read the weaknesses and strengths of others easily. Your ability to attract support is an asset that puts you ahead of the pack. You realize that there are two choices: follow the pack or make your own unique path. What makes you hesitate is the feeling of loneliness that comes from listening to oneself. The first steps of any journey must be taken alone and so it keeps many from following their heart. A word of caution, Mars square Neptune and Venus take you into your fantasies, rather than the truth. Be careful. With three planets in Capricorn, there is a need to communicate issues that have kept you stuck, it’s time to bring light to what’s been hidden. With the full moon in Leo, the ruler of your 10th house of career, you see exactly what you need to do to be a success. If you’re in a relationship, things have been better. Your anger is always a problem. Life is not perfect and never will be. If you’re single, it’s not a great time to meet or get closer to someone. You’re figuring out who you are, when you have the answer relationships will be easy.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
Sagittarians have the strength of conviction, you know how to listen to your heart. That heart often leads you out of the world you were born into and out into the world of adventure and choice. Your ruler, Jupiter, has recently entered Capricorn where it will stay for the whole year and you’ve been adjusting to the new energy. Capricorn is earth and it represents reality, boundaries and truth. If you need to be grounded and want help, you’ll get it this month. In fact, forget about meandering down a sugar-coated path. It’s time to see what’s not working and mend your fences. Capricorn rules your 2nd house of finance and with three planets in this sign, the opportunity to make money will be yours for some time. Improving your financial earnings should not be difficult. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, your mind is strong and so is your sense of self. You now realize that owning who you are with all your uniqueness is exactly what you need to do. Mars square Neptune and Venus create a challenge to your ideals. It’s time to tweak them. They’re either too high or not high enough. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius and your 3rd house, you are becoming more outspoken. You feel comfortable in your own skin and it’s given you courage wherever it was missing. The key to strength is faith and a strong heart. When you have these things, you feel invincible. Emotions may be up and down and those unsettled feelings will help you find the truth. If you’re in a relationship, your partner feels strong and independent. He or she is very clear on what makes them happy — so listen. If you’re single, you’re enjoying your freedom – for now.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
Capricorn is earth and earth is practical. It takes care of what is not working and helps you repair whatever is broken. It’s the reason you have a critical eye. With three planets in your sign, you’ve been obsessive, but your grip is slowly loosening. You’ve had plenty of time to go over the past and make changes. Now it’s time to move on. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius, the need to make money in your own way is reemphasized. Uranus in Taurus helps you step into your power and you see your real talents and commit to them. Mars in Sagittarius joins Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn on the 17th and brings energy and vision to the moment. The square it makes to Neptune and Venus creates a cloud of illusion. Pursuing your goals may be thwarted by a few minor obstacles, they’re big enough to get you angry, but they won’t slow you down. Most Capricorns are born with an underlying feeling of anger at the world. You want to be free of rules and expectations. However, you are committed to your goals. To get anything done requires both a grounded practical side that is well integrated with your intuition. With the full moon in Leo on the 9th, you need to watch your heart and blood pressure. If you’re on pills take them. Leo rules your 8th house of transformation and change, it’s a great time to up your game and demand more from yourself. If you’re in a relationship, you’re in the mood for love and peace. If you’re ready to receive it, it will be there. If you’re single, it’s a time for excitement and a new love experience. Open yourself up and it will happen.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
Aquarius is the sign of strength, the strength to be yourself. There are two planets in your sign this month, the sun and Mercury, so you feel centered and your mind is working overtime. You have a quick and insightful brain. If you can stay grounded it will save you from trouble because you can look ahead and see the pitfalls. The other possibility is you feel you’re invincible and create unnecessary opposition. With Mars in Sagittarius at the beginning of the month, square Neptune and Venus, you’re being asked to either raise your expectations or bring them down a notch. These are things that need your tweaking as you gain experience and wisdom. With three planets in Capricorn, a big part of your life is beyond your control – for now. Your power comes from how you respond to what happens, so take your time and think things through before you take action. Uranus in your 4th house brings change at home, you are either adding or subtracting the people who live under your roof, or you’re moving the furniture around. Mars, square Neptune and Venus, brings anger into a friendship – someone’s let you down. Learn from the experience. With the full Moon in your 7th house, relationships come to a head. Whatever you’ve been repressing finds its way to the surface and now you have some explaining to do. If you’re in a relationship, your partner may turn to you for strength and answers. Don’t be afraid to speak up. If you’re single, someone will reach your heart and stir your emotions. It’s up to you to take it further.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
Pisces is the sign of spirit, and it’s absolutely necessary for you to listen to your instincts and your higher self. If you never struggle to go beyond your ego, you’ll find life unrewarding, no matter how successful you are. With three planets in the 11th house in Capricorn, friendships are the focus. You learn who is reliable and who isn’t, so take note. With the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius in your 12th house, you prefer alone time for now. There’s a need to separate from the feelings of others so that you can hear your own heart. Give this to yourself and everything else will fall into place. With Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn and your 11th house, your emphasis is on friendships and what you’re planning to do to advance your goals. There may be someone you have been relying on for support, and now you appreciate their loyalty more than ever. Your recent experiences and challenges show you that none of us advance alone. We are all helped by others along the way, even by strangers. As the last sign of the zodiac, your character becomes essential to your strength and confidence. It’s something you can always rely on. Mars in Sagittarius keeps you busy at work, but you’re not happy with whatever is going on. There’s an adjustment in your ideals that changes the boundaries you’ve been living with for a long time. If you’re going to grow you have to change. If you’re in a relationship, things are basically good. Your partner feels strong and it helps you stay confident. If you’re single, it’s an easy time to meet new souls that interest you. If there’s a connection, take a leap of faith. You never know.