Love Lanyadoo Astrology 12.12-18.2018
In the wise words of Octavia Butler, “All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you. The only lasting truth is change.” You aren’t meant to stay stationary, but growth requires some pain, some uncertainty, and a whole lot of flexibility. Now is the time to expand beyond your comfort zone and into the truth, even if it’s scary, inconvenient, or strange.
On the 12th Mercury moves into Sagittarius where it will stay until January 4th, 2019. This is an excellent transit for speaking your truth but not necessarily a good one for listening. Be open to learning more, even if things are revealed to you that you don’t want to see or require you to listen more than you speak. This transit is excellent for socializing, reaching out to new people, having interesting conversations, and expanding your horizons. Just be careful that you don’t make mountains out of molehills or generally jump to conclusions. Mercury in Sagittarius season is a good one for cultivating vision that’s inspired by your most passionately held beliefs.
On the 16th diplomatic Venus forms a sextile to pragmatic Saturn, and passionate Mars forms a sextile to transformative Pluto. The combination of these transits can be felt on many levels, depending on the conditions of your life. If you’re involved in contractual or other kinds of negotiations, this is very helpful energy, as it supports getting things done in a collaborative way. This is also an excellent time to tend to projects that help you sort and manage your possessions or finances, as the Venus transit will help you come up with a plan, and the Mars transit will give you the push you need to get it done. When it comes to love and dating, this is not the time to stay at home. These transits are a great time to connect with others, but there’s a caveat: show up honestly, or don’t even bother. This is great energy for being yourself. Don’t waste it trying to be someone that you’re not. Accept who you are and where you’re at, and go from there. Cultivate relationships that work for the person you are, not the one you wish you were, my loves.
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March 21-April 19
It’s time to let go, Aries. You’re not helping yourself by holding onto a past that you’ve outgrown. It’s time to trust in the resiliency of your life, yourself, and of the relationships and structures that you’ve built. Nothing is meant to stay the same, and nothing is truly forever. Allow your old passions to have a new life. Seek to bring the good in your world to the next level, and be willing to upcycle, recycle, or to just scrap the parts that need it, my love.
April 20-May 20
While it’s not good to wallow, sometimes there’s something baptismal about leaning into your sorrow. Allow yourself to sit with your sadness, while not trying to change it or even to make sense of it. This week may confront you with some difficult feelings, but they’re there for a reason, and it’s unlikely to be mysterious. The best way to cope is by nurturing yourself, Taurus. Find ways to support yourself through your hurts and to ever so slowly bring about healing.
May 21-June 21
You can’t really control how you feel, but you can take responsibility for how you take care of yourself and what you do in response to your feelings. This week may bring up some difficult emotions, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Instead of being stopped in your tracks by upsets, try to leverage them as evidence of what needs to change in your life. It’s time to be patient, and to take steps – no matter how small – towards upgrading your life.
June 22-July 22
Your heart is full and fierce, but it’s time to empty it of some of the fears that have been plaguing you, Moonchild. Take some time to get still this week so that you can align with what are actually healthy concerns versus what's no more than a bad mental habit. It’s not easy to change your thoughts or to redirect your feels, but it is simple; what you feed will grow, and what you starve will shrivel away. Reinforce the parts of your life that you want to see thrive, my sweet love.
July 23-Aug. 22
Pace yourself, Leo. When you feel overwhelmed, even by wonderful things, it can lead to a heavy heart and some frayed nerves. You are on the verge of something big, but it is important that you’re ready to receive it. Create space in your week for feeling chaotic, excited, nervous, or even burnt out. When you try to fix or change your feelings without first simply making space for them, you’re missing out on a chance to be more whole. Expand your heart to include it all this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
How you respond to the unknown will go far in shaping your experience of it this week. Your relationships are in a state of flux, and the worst thing that you could do is get all in your head about it. Make an effort to curb your assumptions. Instead of assuming you know what’s going on, just ask, Virgo. You don’t have to sacrifice self-care or abandon your boundaries if you choose to afford others the same patience and kindness that you want from them, dear one.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all ships.” In other words, the more success, joy, and wisdom you accrue, the more you can share and uplift others with it. This week will challenge old notions of staying small or stuck out of a sense of solidarity with others. You aren’t helping your loved ones by holding yourself back or minimizing your progress, Libra. This is a great time to break old habits and start cultivating some new and better ones.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
If you allow yourself to caught up in power struggles and blame games, you’re likely to experience the worst of what this week’s astrology has to offer. Find ways of aligning yourself with your own intention and acting in ways that reflect who you want to be in the world, Scorpio. If you allow yourself to succumb to the poor behavior of the worst person in the room, you’ll basically just create the very conditions you’d rather avoid. Do your best, even when you feel your worst.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
If you go looking for problems, you’re sure to unearth them, Sagittarius. This week your fears may be very compelling, but don’t give in to them. Create the space you need to reflect on your situation so that you can align with your emotional integrity. You don’t need to have everything worked out in order to participate in ways that are supportive to your ends, and you don’t need others to be any kind of way in order for you to be thoughtful, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
In your impatience to get there, you run the risk of derailing your progress. Taking control of the direction of your life is only wise when you’re at the helm of the ship, Cappy mon Capitan. Allow room for things to develop, for others to rise or fall, and even for your emotions to be chaotic. You don’t need to do anything to make it happen; the work has been done, and this week you’re on call to manage the feelings that come up as information is revealed.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The work you’ve been doing on yourself is finally paying off, Aquarius. It’s important that you take the time to reign yourself in a bit this week in order to bring more intention to your activities. This is a great time for refining your vision and aligning yourself with gratitude for how far you’ve come. Don’t let your fear of how things may be stop you from seeing and appreciating how they are in this very moment. Take stock of the beauty in your life, my love.
Feb. 19-March 20
They call it the ‘art of compromise’ for a reason, Pisces. In order to make wise concessions, you must know what you truly need versus what you want. It’s essential that while you meet others in the middle, you’re willing to assert yourself as well. Otherwise, you’ll end up making sacrifices that you later regret. Honor your word, but remember: you don’t owe anyone anything but the truth. If you only offer what you have to give, that won’t be a problem this week.