A Note from Susan Miller
What an unusual month we have come through, and as they tell us on the news, we are only in the first inning of the ballgame. Here in New York City, the epicenter of the US for the coronavirus, we are all following rules, wearing masks and gloves and social distancing carefully. I look forward to my brief errands out of the house, whether to the post office, supermarket, bank, FedEx, or CVS drug store.
Once, in 1993, I had to spend an entire year in my apartment (no joke) without ever leaving it, not even to get the mail downstairs in my hi-rise building. That year of quarantine happened after my harrowing surgery where I died on the table and had 18 transfusions. I was not contagious of any disease—only frail. My doctor told me I had to stay home to wait for bone to grow around the titanium he put in my left femur, as he found I was born with no marrow. I was therefore as breakable as a china cup.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Saturn has been touring Aquarius since March 21, and you are starting to notice the new responsibilities that are being put on your shoulders. This is especially true if your birthday falls near January 20-22, for Saturn is hovering over the Sun of those born early in the sign. You may feel overwhelmed with how life has treated you lately, that others are expecting too much.
Saturn will go retrograde, which means he will start to weaken, starting May 10, not to go direct until September 28. What matters more is not when Saturn goes direct so much as when Saturn retreats back to Capricorn on July 1 and gives you a chance to breathe again. Saturn will again be back to Aquarius on December 16 to stay uninterrupted, but you will have Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, at your side in Aquarius to help you, starting December 19. By then, conditions will be different, and the experience, although still intense, will feel lighter.
You’ve learned a lot since March 20 when taskmaster Saturn arrived in your sign for the first time in 29 years. Having Saturn as your tutor has made you wiser and has given you an aura of authority that will help you succeed in future months. Saturn will be with you from December 16, 2020, to March 7, 2023, and in that time, you will have a chance to score one of your biggest victories in life.
As May opens, Mars, the energy planet, is still in Aquarius, the place Mars was in April, having entered your sign on March 30. You are now in the driver’s seat, for Mars is giving you courage and drive, despite all the demands others are making on you. You are determined to succeed, even if the world economy is frightful—you know there are always winners in any situation, and often it takes a dramatic, chaotic situation like a pandemic to bring out the best in people. This applies to you more than most, because your ruler, Uranus, governs chaos as well as genius. You see a certain amount of chaos as a normal part of life, and for any creativity to emerge, you sometimes need a wild environment like we have now. That insight is one of your assets.