Love Lanyadoo Astrology 4.18-24.2016
Horoscope written originally for StyleCaster
Hold tight, kitties!
This week kicks off with Mars -- the planet of fighting, fornicating, and ambition -- starting a retrograde motion that will impact us off and on through June 29th. That’ll create different strokes for different folks, but we’ll all feel the fire. To make things more emo, the full Moon on the 21st (or 22nd, depending on where you are in the world) is in brooding and intense Scorpio. Be prepared to feel all your feels and for tensions to rise this week. Mind your road rage, and use this energy for getting things done. Whether you need to work it out on the dance floor, push to get something started, or stand your ground, here’s my advice: don’t be reactive. Assert yourself from a clear sense of knowing, and if you can’t do that, at least play it cool. Breathe through your impulses, so your fears don’t run into hyperdrive.
March 21-April 19
The more you’re willing to put your hard work and fabulous energy into the things you love, the more joyful you’ll be. I know it’s easy to get wrapped up in all the things that need to get done and how time can get away from you. This week is an excellent time to start some new habits that make you happy. Make a list of everything you’ve got going for you and everything that you’re grateful for, Aries. Put your attention on the things that make you smile, and your smile will get bigger. Try it.
April 20-May 20
You’re ready to deal head-on with the stuff you’ve been avoiding. Kinda. This week is a great time to mobilize by making plans and starting new techniques. The only problems you’re likely to run into are within yourself, Taurus. You’re been harboring feelings that you’ve been blaming on the weather, other people, and anything else that’s been convenient. Sometimes you’ve just gotta feel your feels to get to the other side and see what you’re left with. Be brave and own the contents of your heart, lover.
May 21-June 21
Deep down you know what you want, how you feel, and even what to do next. What’s getting in your way is that your feelings are murky, fearsome, and muddled. Don’t let the confusion that washes over you when you’re nervous stop you from creating the life you know you’re ready for, Twin Star. Take solid steps to create the material conditions that will support you in having the life you want. You’re being infused with some seriously impactful energy; don’t waste it.
June 22-July 22
Your relationships are hella up this week, but that should be no surprise with the full Moon in heavy-handed Scorpio. You need a minute to yourself, my love. Sit tight so you can reflect on what you’re feeling. Know what’s a trigger versus a true-blue problem. A trigger may feel intense because of what it reminds you of and not necessarily because of what it actually is in the here and now. The two are different and require different medicines. Give your connections a break by better understanding your responses to them, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
You’ve been avoiding a painful reality, Leo, and it’s catching up with you. If you wait until you have to deal with things, you’ll be so emotionally twisted up that you won’t know what to do and where to go. Engage in compassionate and honest self-criticism, Leo. Honor your feels and needs from a higher plane, and go from there. The course that you’ve set yourself on should have really good long-term benefits, even if the path is rough in the short-term. Be courageous this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
It’s time to hold your ground, lover. You’ve made decisions that it may be tempting to reason your way out of this week. Be willing to learn through the act of follow-through. You may feel tempted to freeze up and slip back into old habits when things get real, but that’d be a waste of an opportunity. Gain mastery over your moods, so you can act from an informed and emotionally present place inside of yourself. Be flexible as you move forward, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Your feels are all blocked up, Libra. There’s major stuff happening within you, and it’s kicking up emotions that are really hard to share with other people, let alone make sense of yourself. Step away from people and turn within this week. Confront the feelings that you’ve been avoiding; they’ve been preventing you from being a kind and loving friend to yourself, and that’s the pits. Find your way out of darkness by taking care of yourself, not evading your feels.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The full Moon on the 21st is in your sign, so prepare for things to get helly intense, Scorpio. This can be a transformative time for you if you can find a way to be kind to yourself in the face of your negative thinking and patient in your obsessive drive to have answers. Cultivate peace this week. Here’s a pro-tip for managing your anxieties; when you’re in a place of obsessive, self-destructive, or panicked bad vibes, you’re not thinking clearly, so you’ll never come to an awesome answer. First find peace and the answers will follow, lover.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
You’re ready to look at your situation as it really is and find the best way to handle it, ‘Tarius. Mars has just gone retrograde in your sign and that can be just the fire under that ass that you’ve been needing. Be willing to change, not because you have to, but because you deserve to. Growth often requires a passage of discomfort while your growing pains work themselves out. Don’t let that stop you! Where you’re going is worth it.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
This week may find you feeling yourself, and that’s awesome, Cappy. Get recharged by the healing power of your sexuality. Now I’m not talking about hooking up with anyone as much as embracing your own je ne sais quoi. Your mojo can get all wrapped up in other people, which can sometimes be hella awesome and other times actually take you further away from yourself. No matter your situation, reconnect with your fantasy landscape as though it was your damn job this week.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
You can’t keep on avoiding yourself, Aquarius. Your feelings are a well-kept secret these days, and it’s making you weird and irritable. Not for long, though, because the Scorpio full Moon on the 21st is gonna do you a huge solid and bring your feels to such a fevered pitch that you have to deal with them. It’s OK, my friend! It’s time to spill out the contents of your metaphorical purse and throw away the junk, already. It’ll help in the end, I promise.
Feb. 19-March 20
Even though you’re a magical creature and are prone to sudden breakthroughs, growth happens over the course of time. Sometimes a long time. As annoying as that may be, there’s a larger picture at play in your life; and you’d be wise to trust that this week. Do the work you’ve gotta do from exactly where you’re at with faith that you’ll get where you’re going in due time. Don’t waste your energy lamenting where you’re not when you can get things done where you are, Pisces.