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Cosmic Views – by Linda Joyce

May, 2020
This month things begin to shift; there should be a ray of light and hope at the end of the tunnel. However, it’s important to reenter the world slowly and not be in a hurry to return to the familiar. The full moon on the 7th, in Scorpio, brings hidden information to the surface. Pay attention. Full moons often release anger or bring an issue to a head. Coronavirus or not, don’t take abuse from anyone. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th in Gemini and direct on June 25th. This is a challenging time for love and relationships. Whatever has not been working, will be obvious and demand your attention. You won’t be able to dismiss whatever the issues are, so try and resolve your problems once and for all. Remember, every aspect has a positive and negative implication – it’s how you respond to what happens that determines the outcome. Friendships are also under scrutiny. Don’t be surprised if you see some of your friends in a new light. During a crisis, a person’s truth is revealed. Jupiter and Pluto are still conjunct, but on the 15th, Jupiter stations retrograde and begins to pull away. The closeness of this conjunction is responsible for the spread of the coronavirus. It returns to conjunct each other again in November and it could reactivate the virus. Stay cautious until the end of the year. Saturn’s entry into Aquarius places the focus on how we meet in groups and social gatherings. This discussion will go on for the next two years. When this virus leaves, it will have changed our world and each of us in some way. Keep your mind open to new possibilities and don’t get stuck in the past. Be innovative. If you can push through the challenges, you will emerge from this tragedy wiser and stronger than before.

Aries (March 21st – April 20th)
Aries express themselves very directly and without much editing. The problem with the lack of patience is that some regrets and wounds cannot be repaired. Self- control is essential now. On the 14th your ruler, Mars, enters Pisces, the sign of the unknown. You’re not on sure ground with this combination. You have to use your instincts at a time you want certainty. It will remain in Pisces until the end of June, so prepare to have your insecurities escalate unless you can feel comfortable with living in faith. It’s important to be at the helm of your ship, and not leave important decisions to others. Don’t give in to fear or negative emotions. The full moon on the 7th in Scorpio brings the need to let go. If you’ve lost money, or are emotionally drained, don’t waste your energy mourning what you can’t change. Be present in the moment and remind yourself that when one door closes another one opens. It’s important to not let your fears take over your emotions — you will find a way forward. With the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus in conjunction, change is happening and it can’t be controlled. You need to accept that and act. Go with the flow and you’ll find new paths. On the 11th, Saturn stations retrograde in Aquarius, and friendships become the focus. Perhaps not everyone you thought was reliable met your expectations. Saturn eliminates fantasies by presenting the truth. Take that information and reevaluate who deserves your attention. If you’re in a relationship, then you can be closer to your partner or feel more isolated. If you want it to work, you’ll have to make the effort. If you’re single, it’s possible to meet someone through a friend. Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)
Taurus loves attention and this is your birthday month – one year older and hopefully wiser. With Uranus in your sign, you’ve been changing. It hasn’t been easy to adjust to rules and regulations or just the pressure that exists when you want to succeed. Use your strength to shape what is into what you want it to be. And always make it your own. Don’t resist or discard – create! Freedom is an elusive quest, but always an issue for a Taurus. You can’t create freedom until you’re in control of your desires, if you’re not, you’re ruled by them. Add to that the strength to express yourself without getting off your path. Don’t see compromise as a loss of freedom, it’s just one way of handling an obstacle. The full moon on the 7th, in Scorpio, sets off your relationship issues. You could find yourself having to let go of someone from the past, or you’ve met someone that has possibilities. The good news is, once you make up your mind, you’ll get what you want. Taurus is a magical sign. It’s lucky when you’ve gained insight into yourself and you can say no to what interferes with your goals. With Saturn in your 10th house, it’s time to focus on your career. Saturn puts you to work, but if you do what is required you’ll also succeed. There’s nothing like a little struggle to make you strong. Saturn reveals very quickly what works and what doesn’t, so pay attention. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th and relationships undergo your scrutiny. It will be easier to see if they’re working or not. This is your chance to mend the fence or put in a new one. If you’re in a relationship, reduce the fantasy. What are you not allowing yourself to see and accept? If you’re single, be careful. Fantasies are strong and it’s easy to be fooled. Move forward with caution.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Gemini’s love to be in control, but this month it’s all about letting go. With three planets in your 12th house, the only control you have is in how you respond to what happens. Expect the unexpected. With the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus square Saturn, your beliefs may be challenged. Now and then we have to recalibrate our dreams and goals. It’s time to redefine your ideals to fit the new you. When Saturn leaves in 2 1\2 years it will enter your 10th house of career. Life is about learning and growing and Saturn always initiates the process. So be prepared for challenges that will help you succeed. The Full Moon on the 17th brings a surprise, don’t judge it too quickly, everything happens for a reason and if you take your time, you will see the value of what is offered. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th and relationships are under scrutiny until June 25th. Pay attention to what is revealed. The more you understand someone, the less you will be disappointed. The New Moon in your sign on the 22nd allows you to make a wish, don’t let the opportunity pass. New Moons offer everyone a chance for something new. Uranus conjunct your ruler, Mercury, keeps your mind on fast-forward, it may be difficult to have a good night’s sleep. Your mind is fast to begin with, but now it’s processing a great deal of information. Allow it all to settle and then use your wisdom and instincts as a guide. If you’re in a relationship, things are challenging. You may feel restricted by others. It’s really up to you as to how honest you want to be. If you’re single, this is not a good time for new relationships, you need to focus on yourself.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Cancers cherish the moments in life that are peaceful. And yet, too much peace creates a lack of tension, something that is necessary to push you out of your protective shell. Like the Moon, your ruler, you do better when you are challenged than when you’re in your comfort zone. Motivation, to be powerful, must come from within and not the pressure from others or a catastrophe. It’s important to believe in yourself and what you’re doing and then the magic happens. Neptune square Venus, the ruler of your 4th house of inner self-worth and home, indicates that part of you is stuck in your childhood illusions. Make some changes. How you give and receive love, may not be based on enough faith in yourself. If you don’t believe you have value, others will agree with you. You teach others how to treat you. The changes that are occurring may first come through your friends. You will learn a great deal by how they handle things. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th and relationships get extra scrutiny. Some will do well and even a good relationship will improve. Others will get moved further away from your inner circle. When there is a crisis, you discover who your friends are. Take note. The Full Moon in Scorpio on May 7th challenges your sense of authority. It’s an opportunity to advance if you don’t let your ego take over. The world is full of opportunity and those who sleep will be left behind. If you’re in a relationship, things have not been easy. Your partner is coping with a great deal of stress. If you’re single, stay away from relationships that cause you stress. Use your energy to take care of yourself.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Leos are faced with an unusual challenge, to shine you must think of others and not just yourself. I’m not saying that you’re selfish; Leo’s are known for their kind and generous heart. However, in times of need what you can provide is leadership. Those that give will receive. but the gift may come from a different place than where you gave it. The debt is always repaid by the universe – if you’re capable of receiving. Receiving makes a Leo feel vulnerable, but it’s the key to real power. Change is something you often avoid because of your control issues. Your goals have been shifting for a while and now with Saturn square the Sun, it’s time to establish new boundaries and structure to whatever you’re doing. To move forward, compromise is necessary. Venus, the ruler of your career, is square Neptune – you must separate what is from what could be. Keep your dreams but know what’s possible right now. On the 13th, Venus goes retrograde, creating issues with all relationships that are not working well. Since Venus rules your 10th house of career, the retrograde is there to help you pull all the pieces together so when it goes direct on June 25th you’re ready to advance. The full moon in Scorpio on the 7th occurs in your 4th house of the home. This either represents your physical house or your spiritual center. It’s a perfect time to remove whatever is in the way. You want to keep the pathway to your intuitive voice as clear as possible. If you’re in a relationship, you’re reassessing what’s important to both of you. With Saturn in your 7th house, your partner has sharpened their critical eye. If you’re single, meeting someone new is not out of the question. What’s changed is you’re more practical.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Virgos can be organizers. Chaos is what attracts you and what you try to avoid. When its someone else’s issues you are a magician. Looking at yourself is uncomfortable. With Mercury, your ruler, caught between Uranus and the Sun, you may feel boxed in or unable to do what you want. Welcome to the new world. Yes, life is frustrating. However, you can be flexible if you just let go of control. It’s not even what’s important to, you just like to be in charge. Having a purpose helps you see what’s important and what isn’t; it gives direction and a goal. A purpose rises out of your passion and your spirit. If you don’t have one, it’s because your focus is not on you. With Saturn now in Aquarius and your 6th house of work, how you connect and work with others is center stage. What’s being demanded is new ideas, things must change, and adjusting your focus is not a choice. You need new ideas. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th for a month which brings relationships and finance to the fore. In times of crisis, it’s easy to see who has your back and who doesn’t. If you need a job, be open to trying something new. Saturn in your 6th house brings you challenging work. This is a time to review the beliefs and ideals that you embrace. What you strive to be has a great influence on your choices. If you’re in a relationship, something comes to a head between the two of you. Perhaps you have that long over-do talk about how you feel. If you’re single, it’s not easy to connect to someone you don’t already know. Use this time to get in touch with yourself.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Libras are seekers of truth, and the ruler of finance and relationships Your challenge is to bring the truth to the people who are important to you. When you come from truth, then your center is based on your values and ideals. This empowers you because what you rely on is real and strong. Venus, your ruler, goes retrograde on the 13th. Relationships from your past reemerge. Issues that are unresolved with friends can also be a part of your challenge. When a crisis exists, who someone truly is becomes apparent. Venus also represents financial interactions and during a retrograde, prices are either too high or too low. It’s a good time for bargains or over-pricing, so pay attention. The full moon on the 7th, in your house of money, will focus attention on investments and how you spend what you have. Resolution is possible. With the Pluto \Jupiter conjunction in your 4th house, home is not an easy place to be. There are tension and pressure, perhaps just from people in close quarters. Neptune square Venus may keep you in fantasy, rather than reality so be careful. On the 14th Mars enters Pisces and your focus is on work and getting things done. You feel motivated or perhaps you’re able to go back to work and feel as if you’re accomplishing something. You’ve been learning about yourself and over these trying times and it builds your confidence. If you’re in a relationship, things may not be harmonious until after the 14th. If you’re single, you’re not in a good place to start something new. This is a time to focus on yourself.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
Scorpios keep their intentions private. Your ruler, Pluto, has been in your third house of communication for some time. Learning how to express yourself is a challenge to the sign that loves silence. Venus, the ruler of your house of relationships, goes retrograde on the 13th in Gemini. It’s important to take care of any money issues you have between others – or your investments. The square Venus makes to Neptune indicates you could ignore the reality of the situation. Neptune enhances idealism and fantasy and what you need at this moment is common sense. Pay attention to the facts and don’t trust what you don’t know. It’s easy to make a mistake if you’re not focused and aware. The full moon happens in your sign on the 7th and it makes a square to Mars. Work may be a place of anxiety or even anger. Speak your truth, don’t keep silent, but don’t let anger rule. If you do, you’ll create more problems and miss the opportunities that are present. With Uranus square Saturn, change has center stage. Don’t let it drive you crazy. You think you need more control than do, what’s required now is faith. What you believe you create. Mars enters Pisces on the 14th and the need to call the shots is strong. You’re tired of having to sit on the sidelines and not do things your way. Use your instincts and go for what you believe in even if it means letting go. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is not totally sane for the moment. They’re under a great deal of pressure and what you need is patience. If you’re single, make sure you resolve old relationships before you enter into any new ones.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
Sagittarius is the sign of the impossible. You love to do what no one else has ever done. If you feel driven to break free of your past and old limitations, this is the time to do it. With your ruler, Jupiter, in conjunction with Pluto, there’s not much you can’t get accomplished once you put your mind to it. You have a great deal of strength and power and if you don’t use it, others will try to impose their will on you. Mars enters Pisces on the 14th, and your home life is active, but filled with anxiety. It’s a good time to connect with your partner and work things out. Money may be a concern, even though you’re incredibly capable of manifesting it. With Saturn in Aquarius, you’re cautious when it comes to communicating your ideas. Either you’re critical, or others are criticizing you. Communication for now is challenging, primarily because you see the big picture which has nothing to do with the details. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th in Gemini and your partner gets stuck in the past. You may find that old and unresolved issues are back on the table. Hopefully, you’ll learn that until you resolve something it doesn’t go away. With Uranus, Mercury, and the Sun in your 6th house of work, you’ll be busy, perhaps too busy, or perhaps what you’re asked to do is what you dislike. Look at your situation and move toward change. Uranus brings opportunity and changes while the Sun highlights what needs to be looked at. Mercury helps you communicate your thoughts and it may just make a difference. If you’re in a relationship, your partner is learning how to let go. He or she has a lot to take care of and whatever they’re doing will eventually help them feel empowered. If you’re single, it’s not a good time for a new relationship. If you do fall in love, chances are the person won’t be available.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
Capricorn has been the center of the zodiac for a while. With Pluto and Jupiter conjunct in your sign, you’ve felt both empowered and stuck, a difficult combination. Power comes from within, and this is your time to recharge your sense of self. Reaffirm your dreams and goals and they will gain power. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th and it rules your house of authority and career. You need to take charge of everything around you. See it as an opportunity to get stronger and more focused. Those who use this time productively have an advantage when things begin to move. Mars enters Pisces and your 3rd house on the 14th. Communicate to others what you want, they’re not going to read your mind. The key to success is persistence – don’t give up. Uranus square Jupiter brings the unexpected and keeps you on your toes. You’ve got to be quick on your feet and make decisions based on instinct. When you do, things work in your favor. There’s a strong desire for total independence. You don’t like to be told what to do, but there are times when listening to others or the rules is important. Keep a steady pace and a focus on your goals. If you’re in a relationship, you are looking for stability, not the emotional ups and downs that often amuse you. Your partner is grounded and it helps you keep your center. If you’re single, you could meet someone. Pay attention to your “inner knowing” – that place that tells you when something is right or not. Trust it.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
Aquarians are adaptable. You intuitively know how to make yourself comfortable in the most unusual of situations. It’s a survival skill that serves you well unless you get lazy and stay too long in a place or a relationship that’s not working. Saturn has recently entered your sign where it will stay for a little over two years. Its mission is to bring the focus back to yourself. Early this month Saturn squares the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus. Your desires, the urges that get you moving, need to be reexamined. Separate fantasy from possibility and you’ll advance quickly. Remind yourself there is always an opportunity if you can let go of the past. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th bringing money and relationships into focus. Finances and friendships are on everyone’s mind. In a crisis both are gold. It’s obvious why you need savings, but knowing who you can rely on emotionally takes more scrutiny to figure out. If you can just pay attention you’ll answer all your questions. Mars enters Pisces on the 14th, and it helps you focus on your finances as well as your goals. Saturn helps you see what’s possible. The full moon in Scorpio activates our 10th house of career. You may get an opportunity or find yourself on a new path. If you’re in a relationship, there are a few fleeting emotional difficulties to get past – but they’re only temporary. If you’re single, you’re working out your path now and you need to keep your focus on where you are going.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
Pisces is the sign of intuition and during a crisis, your gut feelings are what should guide you. The good news is Mars enters your sign on the 14th, and you feel energized and ready to tackle whatever obstacles are on your path. Mars doesn’t pay attention to fear – it’s courageous and it needs to keep moving. Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn channel your energy toward friendships – the good ones have stood out and given you support. Of course, there are a few disappointments, but in challenging times, it’s easy to separate truth from fiction. Saturn in Aquarius makes you feel the need for structure. Every Pisces struggles with boundaries and if you want to feel better, accept the fact that they serve a purpose. If you never worked out this conundrum, you may find yourself stuck or down the wrong path when others are advancing. Venus goes retrograde on the 13th, and it finds you busy – you’re getting things done. There’s a new appreciation for the people and things that have been there for you during this crisis. However, with the retrograde, you won’t be able to avoid those who have let you down. Let them know how you feel. The full moon on the 7th in your 9th house challenges your beliefs. In difficult times, it’s important to see what works and what doesn’t. You need inspiration and anything that uplifts your spirit. If you’re in a relationship, you’re being challenged by issues, that in the past, were overlooked. Don’t ignore them again. If you’re single, it’s not a good time to meet someone new. However, if the right person comes along, I’m sure you won’t ignore them.