Love Lanyadoo Astrology 8.23-29.2017
This week kicks off with an upsetting square between diplomatic Venus and iconoclastic Uranus from the 23rd through the 25th. Venus governs your values, so when you have relationships that don’t reflect what you believe in, you end up feeling out of whack.
This energy can bring about serious upsets in your love life, when either what you want abruptly changes or people begin acting in ways that create interpersonal upsets. Instead of seeking to make your relationships stable, first dig a little deeper. Is freedom more important than stability? If you get what you want, will it bring you happiness? This is the time to show all the way up for your friendships, your love life, and for yourself. Make connections that help you get more free, not just give you more of the same, my love.
This is also an excellent time for you to get more authentically aligned with what you value. Uranus is motivated by humanitarian principals, and Venus represents the people that you tangibly care for (aka your IRL fam). We are immediately post-eclipse, but that doesn’t mean that the energy of this major astrological event is over. As the events unfold, you’re on call to embody your values now more than ever. Show up for the situations, people, and commitments that you believe in, and be willing to be changed by them.
On the 25th through the 27th, the Sun will line up with Mercury Retrograde in Virgo. This transit wants you to look inside yourself. This is a great time to do a deep dive into you and convene with your Dear Diary.
On the 27th, freedom-loving Jupiter forms a sextile to stabilizing Saturn. You can expect more big shifts in your world that will create staying power with the things you’re growing. Make the most of the opportunity, and use this week as a time to realign your intention and recommit to whatever it is that you want for yourself, your relationships, and your goals. Lend your specialness to the world, my love.
March 21-April 19
Don’t allow the things you fear most to guide you, Aries. Gratitude is an anxiety buster and can also give you some much needed perspective. When you get overwhelmed this week, make a list of the things you have to be grateful for. If you can start out from a place of abundance, or at least from some neutral footing, you’ll see more options available to you. Allow yourself to be guided by the best within you instead of the most fearful, my love.
April 20-May 20
When you’re in a state of serious stress, you tend to hold your breath. When you hold your breath, your body doesn’t get the oxygen it needs. This can lead to increased heart rate and survivalist thinking instead of metered analysis. Take a minute to breathe before you seek solutions, Taurus. If you can take a step away from what’s stressing you out for long enough to tend to yourself, you’ll be able to better make sense of your head and your heart.
May 21-June 21
You’ve got to pick a lane, Twin Star. You can have many goals and ideas, but in order to be effective with anything, you have to confront your FOMOS and make some choices. Pick up to three things that you can commit to doing this week to further your goals, and stick to them. Don’t let yourself get distracted because you’ll then have to circle back and start from scratch. It’s time to make a decision, and follow it up with strategy, my friend.
June 22-July 22
Your relationships are very important, but they’re not more important than anything else. The folks you’re close to are going through their feels in the ways that they do; this is not the time to divine their needs or fix their pain. When in doubt, have direct and open conversations, Moonchild. In the wise words of Brene Brown, “you’re not a jackass whisperer.” It’s not your job, or even your right, to guess at or manage other people’s feels. Show up and collaborate with your people this week.
July 23-Aug. 22
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. This week you’re capable of doing so much, but you run the risk of exhausting all of your energy. Pace yourself enough so that you can stay present and have enough left over. This isn’t a sprint; the issues you’ve been dealing with require you to stay in the marathon for some time to come. Love yourself enough to know what you can handle without compromising your much-needed self-care, Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Power struggles are only a bad thing when the fight is for power for it’s own sake. There is valor in in stepping up and standing firm for what you believe in, but make sure you keep your eyes trained on the forest so that you don’t lose perspective (and time and energy) inspecting the trees. If you’re going to fight, make sure it’s for something; this week, it looks like you need to be standing up for more freedom, or you’ll end up exhausted and further from your truth.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
It’s hard to change under the best of circumstances, but when things are rough – or worse, when you’re rough on yourself – change is even harder to pull off. You’re in a difficult position, Libra; you have clarity about what you want to do but not the confidence to pull it off. It’s time for some good, old-fashioned plan making! Don’t worry about what other people are doing or how they’re doing it. Put one foot in front of the other so you can get where you want to be.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
It’s easy to feel connected to old relationships or situations by reliving them or not allowing yourself to truly put them down. The trouble with this is that you can’t truly be free if you’re attached to your past, Scorpio. It takes great courage to really let go, and that’s exactly what’s required of you now. You’re moving towards a whole new phase of your life, but if you bring your old attitudes, hang-ups, and hurts with you, you’ll end up right here all over again. Move on, my love.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
It’s OK to be sad, it’s part of life. This week you may feel stuck in some hard feels, but as much as it hurts, it’s not all bad. Your capacity for emotion is a strength, and tolerating vulnerability is part of being able to see the whole truth to a situation. You don’t need to do anything; you only need to be where you’re at. Strive to be a good friend to yourself through whatever you’re going through so that you come out the other side whole, Sagittarius.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Even if you’re doing the “right thing,” you may feel wrong about it. The trick is to do the right thing for you, in the right time, and with consideration for your situation. It’s hard, but it’s well worth it, Cappy Mon Capitan. If you’ve take on more than you can emotionally handle recently, you’re likely to feel insecure and drained this week. Reign yourself in and realign with your priorities so that you can stay on your path in the most true way for you.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
People have an annoying way of not doing what you want them to do. Then again, you can have an annoying way of only communicating what you want them to do after you’re already lowkey annoyed. This week it’s on you to speak up before you’re upset. If you can’t do that, it’s OK, but it’s also important that you take ownership for not being clear. Being intimate takes work; don’t expect your loved ones to be mind readers, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
You may feel like there’s no one to lean on this week, and that kinda blows. The good news is that this is temporary, and there’s a bigger picture to why you feel so on your own; it’s time. You’ve been working really hard on yourself, and now it’s kinda caught up with you. It’s time to pull out all the wisdom and self-care tools that you’ve acquired and get to work. You’re not stuck, and you’re not without options. Exercise your free will to get more free, my love.