Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Cosmic Views – by Linda Joyce

August 16th – August 22nd

August finds five planets in the fifth house of pleasure – the house of Leo. The focus is simple – let go and have a good time. As Bob Marley said, “Don’t worry. Be happy.” Such simple words, but very profound ones at that. Unfortunately, if you’re used to worrying about everything, it’s not easy to turn off your mind. Neptune in the 12th house of the unconscious, keeps you questioning and wondering who you are and what you need to be happy. It’s really about self- acceptance. When you believe you’re enough, you don’t worry about being accepted; instead you explore the world around you. This week the push is to enjoy yourself and do something different. Uranus in Taurus square Mercury makes it difficult to be confined – you yearn to feel free. Read a good book, go somewhere you haven’t been before, challenge your mind to see you and the world differently. Jupiter square Neptune and the Moon demands we have faith, either in ourselves or what we’re creating. We don’t usually add faith to our “to do” list, but the truth is, without it, we can easily feel and then become defeated. Another word for faith is self-worth. If you believe in you, you have faith in something, and that can be translated to other things. Uranus in Taurus is challenging your values. It’s time to ask yourself what’s important. What do you value? Awareness is power. Know yourself, and the world becomes less confusing, and the path to success is easier to achieve.

Aries (March 21st – April 20th)

Aries are intuitive in a primal way. The outside world has not dwarfed their connection to the earth and the primitive world. Others find this instinctual nature attractive. When an Aries is sexy, they’re sexy. With Mars at the end of Leo, about to enter Virgo on the 19th, whatever has been on your plate needs to be resolved. Mars in an earth sign moves at a slower pace. If you’re in a hurry, and what Aries is not, then you need to finish this before Mars changes signs. Jupiter trine Mercury helps move things forward. Communication is good, but the question is — who do you trust? With Neptune square Jupiter, you’ll have to dig for answers. The truth, at the moment, has a mysterious veil and so much depends on your intention—do you want the truth, or do you only want to see what you want things to be? With Uranus in your 2nd house of money and values, you’ve been awakened to new investments or ways of earning a living. Something has shifted within you, and there is a strong desire to express yourself in new ways. Playing it safe is never an Aries strong point; it’s more about not paying attention. Saturn and Pluto in your 10th house have helped secure a strong position wherever it is that you are. You’re confident in your area of expertise, and that’s a bonus. With Neptune in your 12th house, your inner world or quest for happiness has become an issue. It took a while, but now you know that the discontent you feel is coming from you and not others. If you’re in a relationship, you know that there are challenges that require compromise – can you do that? If you’re single, someone you’ve been interested in is moving on. Don’t be upset; he or she was not the right one.

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)

Taurus are the lovers of the universe. Love is your highest quest, but your ability to give and receive is what needs work. You are either the giver or the taker, and it’s a challenge to bring them together in one person. However, when you do, happiness is achieved. With Uranus in your sign, you’re beginning to realize what works in your life and what doesn’t. It’s no longer about I want, or I need, it goes deeper than that – what are you here for? What are you meant to achieve? With Neptune square Jupiter, the universe has become the authority, and you’re being kept in line by receiving instant results. Do something wrong, and you immediately know it’s not going to work. Your lucky star is on vacation and won’t return until next year. Focus on your work. With four planets in Leo, your 4th house of the home, where you live has your attention. If you’ve recently moved or just decided to redecorate, you’re feeling good about having a safe place to rejuvenate. When you feel safe, you can focus on your talent and what you want to create. With Saturn and Pluto in your 9th house of legal matters and ideals, you’re aware of what’s expected of you, and you are committed to making your dreams happen. However, when you get to the fork in the road, pay attention. This is where temptation has power – you have a moment of doubt; if you want to succeed, don’t diverge from your path. You’ll get enough excitement from your journey. If you’re in a relationship, you’re content with how things are. They’re steady. If you’re single, you’re looking for excitement. You can have both if you ask for both.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Geminis are curious, and their need to know, explore, and understand is what gets them out of their past and into a new environment. However, there are times to be curious and times to buckle down and get the job finished. Hopefully, you can do both. This week Mercury, your ruler, joins the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo. Together you dig deep and take a stand against the changes that have arrived unannounced at your door. You may feel ahead of the game, but don’t get overconfident – it may not last. Whatever is shifting and changing in your life, is going to dig in and keep unfolding. Eventually, you’ll have to embrace it. With Neptune in your 10th house, it’s important to believe in what you’re doing. Hopefully, whatever your goals are, they include something creative. The good news is new ideas are never far from your thoughts. Your mind is strong, and it would serve you well once you become its master. Try meditation, it’s empowering. Still the mind and you’ll experience peace. With Saturn and Pluto in your 8th house, you have access to the resources of others. If you’re looking for a backer to a project, you can make it happen. These two powerful planets help you focus and commit. You can see that others listen to you and that you have something real to offer. Own that power, don’t dismiss it. With Jupiter in your 7th house of relationships square Neptune, you can’t trust the advice from your advisors, or you don’t want to hear what they have to say. If you’re in a relationship, your partner does not understand what you’re going through. They won’t until next year. If you’re single, you’ll have to wait for a real relationship, right now, the stars are not aligned for trust and harmony.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Cancers are protective of their own vulnerabilities, but they like to stir the pot and get others annoyed. You are community-minded at heart and do your best when you feel connected to others. The Moon begins the week in Pisces, in opposition to the Sun, Venus and Mars. Finances may be an issue. If you are not behind in any payments, then the issue may be your spending – money has been going out more than it’s coming in. Neptune in trine to your sign, adds to your inner confidence and spirituality. You have a newfound sense of strength. Leo rules your house of money, and being monetarily successful is important to you. That should not be a problem. In fact, you’ve been upping your game for a while. You want more, and you’re about to get it. Your self-worth has been improving, and now it is strong enough that you’re reaching higher and expecting more. With Uranus in your 11th house, you’re positioning yourself socially for business and pleasure. At first, it seems like a challenge, but once you get the feel of it, everything flows. With Jupiter square Neptune, your work schedule is crazy and doesn’t support your goals. It’s going to take time to get it worked out – so have patience. Saturn and Pluto in your 7th house make relationships exceptionally important and very difficult. You are attracted to those with power, partially because they are in control. You want it, and you don’t – after all, it’s a big responsibility. If you’re in a relationship, you’re still idealistic about love and hopeful that everything will improve. If you’re single, you could meet someone different than you. If you’re taking a trip, it could happen when you’re away.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Leos love to shine. With your ruler the Sun, in your sign this week, you feel confident and ready to take a bow. All you need is an audience. Part of your challenge is not external. You’ve been working out your inner world, and you’re learning to see yourself in a new light. This is an important step, and you’ll reap its rewards. Mars enters Virgo on the 19th and trines Uranus. With it comes excitement and unexpected opportunity. A word of caution, slow down. This aspect speeds everything up, and that can be dangerous, even if the journey or intention is good. Mars and Uranus together are accident-prone. Jupiter square Neptune insists you know the difference between a goal and an illusion. Don’t escape reality by creating some imaginary place you want to be. Your mission is to turn ideas into reality. This aspect demands a strong dose of practicality for things to work. See your truth, and the universe will support it. Don’t avoid reality or your responsibilities. With Saturn and Pluto in your 6th house of work, you’re hopeful that what you do will take a new direction. You’d like change, and with Uranus in your 10th house, it’s happening all around you – but not to your liking. Don’t get discouraged; present your ideas. It’s a perfect time to get things done. Doors are left open – all you have to do is walk in. Uranus square Mercury indicates that friends may be difficult for a short time, and how you spend or invest your money is a concern. Be cautious. If you’re in a relationship, your partner has shifted in their life and work. They need time to find their comfort zone. If you’re single, you’re ready to meet someone new, and if you’re ready, it will happen.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Virgo is the sign where values are tested, what do you believe in? Do your values influence your choices and your behavior? This week you’ll be tested with Mars and Venus conjunct in Leo, impatience rules. To make matters worse, Uranus is square Mercury and restlessness prevails. What happens is unexpected, and there’s no time to prepare. If you just respond without thinking, you may regret your choices later. Slow down, and you set the pace – take charge. You don’t have to have all the answers right away. Uranus in your 9th house is bringing you experiences that are challenging your values and ideals. You may go through a moment of questioning your beliefs, and that’s a good thing. We need to review our choices as we grow and experience life in new ways. With Neptune square Jupiter, home life still feels empty. Is someone missing? Or perhaps you’re just not happy with what’s going on inside or out. If you’re struggling with a dose of divine discontent, nothing will make you happy, and that’s why you begin to question your choices. If it’s something you can fix, you will. Figure it out and do what needs to be done. With Saturn and Pluto in your 5th house, you’re in charge, and others pay attention. Things get done that you focus on. With five planets in Leo in your 12th house, there are many things that are hidden from you. They’re locked in your unconscious. Keep a journal. Learn about yourself. If you want answers, you’ll get them. If you’re in a relationship, things are still challenging. It’s more about being misunderstood. If you’re single, you’re not in a good place for a great relationship – but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Life doesn’t have to be perfect for you to find love.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

Libras ends the cycle of building one’s individuality, and now it’s time to add it to the world through a partner, business, or personal. It’s no longer enough to be alone. Libra represents relationships. With Venus, your ruler, in Leo and the 11th house of friendship, who you trust and have fun with is what’s important now. If you’ve been planning to get together with friends, this is the time to do it. The Sun and Mars are right by your side, and they add action and bring attention – a great combination. With Saturn and Pluto in your 4th house of the home, sextile Neptune, work is another important focus. This brings out your perfectionistic nature, and it shows you down. What you accomplish is amazing, but you need to prioritize. Uranus square Mercury creates the unexpected and makes communication difficult. The information you receive is not reliable and may be confusing. Your mind is working overtime, but it’s producing original content, and that’s exciting. If it’s taken you away from your work, you need to control how you let it in without shutting it out. Pick a time to allow yourself to free-think, but don’t let it interfere with what needs to get done. Uranus in your 8th house has initiated change. It’s taken you deeper into yourself, and it’s opened your eyes to a new you. Let go of what no longer serves you. If you’re in a relationship, your partner may be secretive this week. It doesn’t mean they’re hiding anything; they’re just protecting themselves. If you’re single, it’s a great time to ask your friends to fix you up. You could be pleasantly surprised.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

Scorpio energy is challenging for some signs because they’re not comfortable with intimacy, that is unless they’re obsessed with you. There’s no middle ground. It’s all or nothing with this sign. Pluto in your 3rd house of siblings and communication, has insisted you focus on expressing yourself in new ways. Too much silence is as much of a problem as obsessive talking. What you need is balance. If others don’t know how you feel on important issues, they could form their own opinion, and it probably won’t have anything to do with the truth. A few words could make a difference. Jupiter, in your 2nd house of finance, will expand your opportunities and ways of making money or it can bring you more of what you’re doing. The square to Neptune shows you where you’re stuck. Once that’s clear you can get passed it and move on. Be innovative. Expand your concepts in that area and try and see it in a new light. Chances are your issue was formed in your childhood as a way to survive. However, to own your authority and become the powerful being you were meant to be, you need to get past your personal judgments and sit at the center of your being. From that position, you can do almost anything. Trust is important because others have let you down. Rely on yourself. Listen to your instincts, and you’ll know what to do. Uranus has been in Taurus and your 7th house of relationships since March 7th. It’s changed your partner or what you expect from him or her in the relationship. It’s up to you to decide if you’re want to stay and work on improving things or you’d rather move on. If you’re single, the type of soul you’re attracted to has changed – it’s a validation of your own evolution.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Sagittarians are persevering; in fact, they’re in a battle for first place when it comes to stubbornness. They won’t change their mind until they’re proven wrong, then they’ll move on. Fair enough. Fire signs rule this week. The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all in Leo and your 9th house – your home. You’re busy, and everything that you’re doing is challenging your old ideals. Yes, they’re there to show you what you need to let go of. Life requires adjustments as we go. No one gets everything right at the first try, and you won’t now. However, it may be right for the moment. So just get used to evolving and changing. With Uranus in your 6th house of work, what you’re doing, and how you do it is under scrutiny. In fact, I’m sure you’ve made changes either by your own request or because you have no choice. Neptune at the base of your chart in Pisces makes you question yourself. You feel insecure because your feet are not on solid ground. Get used to uncertainty. It’s a part of all our lives for a while. Jupiter square Neptune hasn’t helped you build up your confidence, you’ve made mistakes, but mostly because you haven’t identified the core truth of your problem. Take responsibility for your share, and you’ll see things clearer. Uranus square Mercury brings change to your career. It may even be something positive, even if it is changed. If you’re in a relationship, things are challenging. Let me rephrase this. You’re challenging your partner — you want more. If you’re single, connecting is difficult this week, but that will change. You’re free to be selfish. So, enjoy.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Capricorns are builders. They like to see the manifestation of their ideas in a physical way — homes, bridges or businesses. With both Saturn and Pluto in your sign, you’ve been working on manifesting a dream. It’s always hard work, but it’s work you love. Neptune makes a sextile to Saturn and Pluto, and it brings you opportunities to advance both your ideas and how you earn your money. Be alert. Whatever is offered is alluring. Make sure it’s real and not a projection of fantasy. Mercury, the Sun, Venus, and Mars are in Leo and your 8th house. This keeps you busy taking care of others – hopefully, you get paid for your time. The challenge is to learn about yourself through others. It’s easy to see your strengths and weaknesses when you’re trying to make a difference. Getting attention is easy at the moment. If you’re selling or offering services, you’ll do well. A major challenge is Mercury in square to Uranus. Communication is difficult. Don’t trust what you hear until it’s proven to be true. Arguments are waiting to happen, and I’d avoid them if possible. Back away and save your energy for the unexpected. With Uranus in your 5th house of authority, nothing is going to happen the way you planned it. Be ready to adjust and don’t let it throw you off your game. In fact, it may work in your favor if you keep a clear head. Know what you want, know what others need, and you’ll find a way to make both of you happy. If you’re in a relationship, you begin the week with high expectations. However, things won’t go as planned. If you’re single, you could fall in and out of love very quickly. Enjoy the highs but don’t count on them to stay. Reality is just around the corner.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Aquarians are drawn to wounded souls that need love and help. It makes you the humanitarian of the universe, but it can also hold you back from your own destiny. What’s required to avoid this pitfall, is good discrimination and the ability to say no. If you get pulled into someone else’s life, then you’re off your path, and your destiny has just moved further away. So be helpful, but focus on your own goals. With Saturn and Pluto in your 12th house of spirituality, you have an open channel to the other side. If you’ve been getting messages and feelings you don’t understand, it may be your guides trying to reach you. It’s up to you if you want to listen. With Uranus square Mercury, relationships are difficult in general. It’s challenging to communicate what you feel, so wait a few days, and things will improve. With Mercury in Leo, the ego is strong, and everyone wants things their way. Neptune square Jupiter makes friendships challenging. They may let you down because they’re not happy in their own life. Your relationship house has four planets in it: the Sun, Venus, Mars, and Mercury. This puts your focus is on others. Don’t be taken advantage of. The giver in you believes that others have the same heart and they don’t. With Uranus at the base of your chart, you need to take control of all aspects of who you are. It’s easy to see what parts of you depend too much on others. Make a commitment to get stronger. If you’re in a relationship, you’re doing a great deal together. Everything is good except communication – it could be better. If you’re single, you’re surrounded by possibilities. All you have to do is make your move.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Pisces is the silent power of the zodiac. They accomplish their mission in mysterious ways. Often, it’s just following your instincts and not sharing with others why. Listening to yourself is never an answer that others take seriously – so why tell them the truth? If you have faith yourself, you will attract opportunity. If you don’t, you show the universe you don’t have faith. And dreams are built on faith. With Jupiter in your 10th house of career now and until the end of the year, you need to be clear on what you really want. Sound simple. Not really. Let’s say you want to be successful because you want to prove you have value. That’s not what gives you value; money is temporary power. Lose your money, and you lose your power. Real strength comes from within – something no one can take from you. Find your purpose or what you love, and it will give you motivation. Passion is motivation. Jupiter this week is square Neptune, so reality needs to be an integral part of the picture. Dreams and the practical side of life need to be connected, if they’re not, they won’t work together, and then nothing happens. With the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Leo, work is intense. Your relationship with others is under your own scrutiny. You realize that sometimes you feel superior and others not good enough. Neither one is going to bring you the right results. They need to merge and in so doing give you confidence. If you can learn to be yourself, you’re ahead of the game. If you’re in a relationship, things are not going well for the moment. Not with Mercury square Uranus. Someone’s upset. If you’re single, you will have trouble connecting this week. But if you’re patient, all will go well.