Take a deep breath and get your self-care game on point because this week’s astrology is going to trigger some stress.
On the 10th-12th warring Mars is forming a square to hates-to-admit-it’s wrong Saturn, and it’s important that you’re aware of a few things. Saturn can set unrealistic expectations and Mars can be a selfish dink; the combo can have us setting unrealistic demands on ourselves or others. When Mars and Saturn are in hard aspect of each other it feels kind of like road rage – you feel stuck by your circumstance and like there’s nothing you can do. Repressed feels have an unpleasant way of boiling over, turning insecurity into paranoia, sadness into blame, and frustration into rage. This transit can kick up some serious defensive entitlement, so try to remember this: you are not better or worse than anyone. That kind of hierarchical thinking will only lead to power struggles and oppressive ego games that will make you feel awful. This is a great time for working hard to work out the details, or to execute your plans; it’s not so good for seeing quick and easy results. Anything worth having is worth fighting for – but not all fights are worth what they cost. It might make you feel better for a minute to snap at someone, but because of Saturn’s involvement you can trust that what you do now will impact you in the long-run. Find healthy ways of managing stress – even if it’s only remembering to breathe.
From the 14th-16th Mercury will sit opposite Uranus. Both of these planets govern your nervous system and your mind, so this transit is going to create mental tension, unease, and the potential for genius. Fritz Perls said that anxiety is excitement without the breath, and I urge you to text out this theory over the next few days. Drink your calming teas, run around the block, or do whatever you know to be calming to your nerves before you seek to fix things. This combo can unleash secrets and other surprises, so curb your gossip unless you’re willing to have it boomerang back at you. The good news is that your restlessness can be a source of inspiration if you play it right. Be present for whatever happens without jumping into the future. Channel the nervousness of this period into earnest inquiry. If you can be interested in the why and how of things, you’ll be able to learn without stirring the pot. Let people reveal themselves to you; you don’t need to facilitate, fix, or force a durn thing.
Jupiter has entered Scorpio and it’ll hang out there for about a year. Scorpio asks us to let go, and Jupiter wants more, more, more. You can expect more intensity to your desires, especially your adult ones. This can be a period when you go deep into your most base desires and things can get really messy, really quickly, if you’re not careful. Scorpio loves things that are taboo, filthy, transformative, and deep. It’s the energy of creation and destruction. Jupiter is all about growth, exploration and the truth. The best-case scenario here is that you confront the shadow side of your desires and transform them. Jupiter can act as a get-out-of-jail-free card and help you to heal in broader strides than you otherwise would. Addressing compulsions, addictions, and self-destructive habits can lead to real growth now. Conversely, this combination make you feel entitled to grab whatever you want, and drive yourself until something forces you to stop. Don’t let your drive to satisfy your desires go unchecked. Not everything that you want is good for you. Not everything that feels bad is actually bad for you.
Your feels are important but they not always enough data to go on. Make sure that you're acting on what's best for you and not just your most insistent feelings.
More isn’t better; better is better, my love.
March 21-April 19
You may feel stuck or stymied this week, and that’s no fun. Instead of trying to push your will to make things happen, take a step back, Aries. By understanding how your own actions helped to bring you here you can make use of your troubles. You may have been so caught up with your own feelings and needs that you’ve forgotten to collaborate with the people you care about. Be humble, and seek to promote greater balance in your life this week.
April 20-May 20
When you let your fears guide you, you’re investing your time and efforts into what you hope doesn’t happen, and this is unlikely to work out well for you. This week you’re on call to slow down enough to hear what your inner voice is saying, or you’ll find yourself on an old and ineffective autopilot. You’re entitled to set limits and follow through on them, even if it’s complicated or awkward for others. Honor what’s true for you with grace and perseverance, my love.
May 21-June 21
It’s time to get out of your own way, Twin Star. You’re likely to have opportunities arise this week, but they’re likely to be easy come/easy go. Instead of obsessing over all of the possible details and ramifications, it’s wise to just take a risk and put yourself out there. Move forward in ways that have the potential to make you happier, even if you’re uncertain that they for sure will. Be guided by the truism of “nothing ventured, nothing gained,” sweet one.
June 22-July 22
Peace is a path to walk and not a place to reach. Finding peace is not like finding a park bench to sit on – it’s not a material thing. It’s hard to choose peace in times when your emotions are all over the place, but that’s exactly when you need it most. Strive to honor your feels without attaching to them this week. Breathe into your stresses until you reach a place of greater calm, and only then seek to do something about them.
July 23-Aug. 22
When you get too stressed or have overextended yourself, it’s only natural to feel out of sorts. Take time to clear out all the chatter from your mind and do some serious self-care. This week you may need to turn off your phone and get back into alignment with yourself, dear Leo. If you’ve gotten too wrapped up in the opinions and dramas of those around you lately, you’re also likely to have lost track of your own inner voice. Slow down and listen to your heart, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Sometimes fear is a wise teacher, and sometimes it's just insecurity. It’s wise for you to make your choices in spite of what worries you and not because of it. This is one of those times when you’ll get more mileage out of 'fake it till you make it' than if you wait till you feel ready. Promise yourself that you’ll be a loyal and good friend to yourself if things go sideways, Virgo. You don’t need to be perfect; just seek the most creative possibilities this week.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
There’s no limit to what you can do, there’s only limits to what you can do right now. Pace yourself not just through your actions but also through your process. Get present, Libra. You have so much going for you, and if you start from a place of gratitude for what you’ve got, you’ll have more energy to build toward the future of what you want to get. Change is coming, so do your best to create what you desire and not what you fear, my love.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
There’s always the possibility that there’s something more or something better around the corner, but that kind of thinking can make you crazy. You’re on call to be present, even for the uncomfortable bits. This week, you’re ready to make some choices that you’ve been putting off because they’re kind of hard. Just make sure that you're pointing yourself in a creative and positive direction, and try not to worry too much over what others say or think. It’s time to do you, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
You’re on call to let things develop, Sagittarius. Try to exercise patience this week in the face of apparent roadblocks. It may seem like you’re not getting what you want right now, but that actually may not be true. Sometimes what seems like a limitation is really an opening – just not one that you thought you wanted. Try not to be so willful that you can’t see the potential in the situations around you. Lady Luck is on your side, even if she hasn’t signed off on your agenda.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The hard part of being a Captain is that you don’t get to be vulnerable – you have to guide the ship and your crew. The good news I have for you is that you’re not a Captain, Cappy; you just feel like one. In your life you have choice; you can do the work of being vulnerable with people and situations, or you can be shut down. The truth is that you’re stronger and more whole when you allow yourself to have feelings, even the messy ones. Let people in this week.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
When you tell yourself that you’re better or worse than another person, you’ve totally gone off the blue line of your path, Aquarius. Where others are at has nothing to do with you. Your life, your choices, your achievements, and your failures are yours alone. This is a bad time to go comparing yourself or your progress to anyone else. Stay on track with your own motivations and actions, and let others do the same, my love.
Feb. 19-March 20
Bring intention to how you manage your life this week, Pisces. It’s easy to get caught up in your feels, especially when they’re complicated. Pay close attention to the difference between what you feel and how you’re behaving. You may be feeling nervous but acting with assurance or behaving nervously just because you’re tired. By bringing more awareness to the space that exists between your outside world and your inner world, you can more gracefully bridge the gap.