Love Lanyadoo Astrology 12.19-25.2018
This is a momentous week as we’re graced with the Solstice, Christmas, a Full Moon, and some really dynamic astrology. While you may not honor all or any of those events, they mark powerful shifts in energy that are meant to call your attention to the themes of belonging and embodiment. It’s a time to reflect on your history, whether it’s your family history, 2018, or even just the past month. Growth, progress, and real change don’t just happen in the big events; it’s the little things that add up over time, so strive to bring heart to the small stuff. Tend to your thoughts, remember to breathe, try to be more interested in the dynamics you find yourself in; these things are subtle, but their impact runs deep.
On the 20th the Sun will form a harmonious trine to innovative Uranus. This is an excellent time to look at your situation and come up with new solutions. If you’ve been feeling too shy or lazy to do something, this transit can give you the gentle push you’ve been needing to get up and get ‘er did.
On the 21st, Capricorn Season kicks off with a Mercury conjunction to Jupiter and a Venus trine Neptune. This marks a time when you can plan for your life in ways that are more considerate. Collaboration, romance, creativity, and sustainable self-sacrifice are all strong potentials for this season. Don’t rush your plans or go on auto-pilot around this date because you’re likely to see more potential than you otherwise would, and an opportunity this juicy shouldn’t be wasted.
Happily, these transits overlap with the last Full Moon of 2018, which is in Cancer, on the 22nd at 9:49amPT. This is a powerful time to realign with what you love, but because it’s a Full Moon, it’s also a time for releasing whatever's blocking you from feeling that love more freely. If you would like a simple ritual for the Full Moon, check out Episode 25 of Ghost of a Podcast.
No matter what you do, this is a time to get honest with yourself. What can you let go of right now? What mental habits, behavioral changes, or rituals do you need to put in place in your life in order to transform the things that aren't serving you? The heart is full with a Moon in Cancer, but there are concrete steps to take IRL when the Sun is in Capricorn. Make an emotionally intelligent plan, no matter how slow it moves, or how subtle your progress is. This is a fertile time for reorienting your heart and your actions. Choose the kind of freedom that can only come from emotional intelligence, sweet Puppies.
Finally, for a couple of days around the 24th Mercury will form an upsetting square to all-over-the-map Neptune. This transit can inspire anxiety and confusion, so make sure that you don’t indulge martyr dynamics. Identify your boundaries and maintain them on your own. This holiday season is really hard for many people; it can bring up feelings of loneliness and helplessness, and Neptune won’t help that much, as it tends to stir up those same emotions. You are not alone. Reach out to others, either to be of service to them or to ask for love and support. Gratitude is an anxiety-buster. As a form of self-care, find ways of generating abundance in your life by simply looking for evidence of it.
March 21-April 19
You’re strong enough to confront the pain in your heart and the tensions in your life. This week will present you with the emotional consequences of some long-developing situations, and if you decide to cope, you may not get what you want, but you will get what you need. Notice the patterns in which you keep participating, and try to make different, better choices. You can’t change others, but you can change how you relate, my love.
April 20-May 20
It’s so important that you get grounded, Taurus. This week’s full Moon is an opportunity to deepen your relationships, but it won't come from others' actions – it'll start with you. To find new ways of showing up, you must first tend to your own inner wellness. Take the time you need to breathe and still your thoughts before you connect with others. The past offers important information, but the present is all you have, and it’s right here, right now.
May 21-June 21
Sometimes negative obsessions become so normal to you that you don’t even realize that’s what they are. Look honestly at what you’re indulging and whether or not it’s helping you to create the conditions in which you want to live. If you’re feeling resentful, you’ve not been honest. If you participate in dynamics or offer up your energy or time in inauthentic ways, you’re likely to feel unhappy. Try to let go of what isn’t truly serving you or others.
June 22-July 22
Your integrity is all wound up with your feelings; it’s hard to have the former without the latter. This week’s full Moon in your sign is a beautiful reset, and if you receive it, it's a chance to release some of the burdens you’ve taken on. Strive to honor the truth of your feels and be kind to it, Moonchild. You can’t necessarily get others to understand you, but you won't need to if you have true self-acceptance and self-love this week.
July 23-Aug. 22
If you’ve been burning your candle at both ends of the wick, or generally just running yourself ragged, it's time for a break. When you're exhausted (emotionally or otherwise), it becomes hard to know which of your impulses to trust versus what’s just chatter. Take some space and unplug, even if only for a few hours, this week. You have so much love available to you; let it in, Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You don't need to get what you want or even to know what comes next in order to be on the right path, Virgo. This week requires slow, steady, and methodical processing, and that will leave space for all of your anxieties to rush in, make some noise, and then rush out. You don't need to listen to what they say or even engage with them. Honor the thoughts and impulses that reflect who you wanna be, not the ones that voice your strongest feelings.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
You don’t actually need people to agree with you or see things from your vantage point in order for you to be right, Libra. It’s time for you to validate your own experience, even if it’s in contrast to how others see things. If you don’t need to win others over, imagine how much more energy you would have! You could finally figure out what you really want and go about the work of putting the wheels in motion to make it happen.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
This is an excellent week for you to extend yourself to others. Reach out to the people you care about, and pursue acts of generosity that are heartfelt. You have been going through a lot lately, and while you’re still kinda in it, you’re also learning and growing. Take a pause from whatever you’ve been toiling with, and live a little, Scorpio. This is one of those times in which the more you give, the more you’ll have to give.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
When you’re feeling upset or hurt, it’s tempting to focus on what isn’t working for you in efforts to validate your feels, but this week I offer you this challenge: accept your emotions for what they are, and tend to them with nurturing kindness. Don’t weave a tale or explain and justify; just care about yourself enough to be supportive. This may be uncomfortable, but it will push you to create healthy boundaries and get on with it, sweet Sagittarius.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Which of the things and people that you’re invested in do you actually care about? This is a good week to ask yourself that. Realign with your reasons for showing up so that your actions can better reflect those reasons. The full Moon in your relationship house is meant to prompt you to show up for what you love, but that’s hard to do when you’ve lost track of your feels. Don’t phone it in this week, Cappy.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
In the everlasting wisdom of TLC, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls ... I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all, but I think you're moving too fast.” If you’re seeking that perfect answer, moment, or fix, it’s time to accept that it just doesn’t exist. What you need is to cultivate flexibility. You and your life are changing in big, important ways, but none of it is stabilized yet. Be willing to slow down and be here for your feels this week.
Feb. 19-March 20
I hereby dub this the Pisces Highway Project Week because it’s all about keeping your side of the road clean. No matter how stressful or emo you are, you get to decide how you interact with others, Pisces. This week’s full Moon is intensifying everyone’s feels, and all that energy may lead to some pretty stressful moments. Instead of trying to figure out all the parts, just show up. Participate in ways that you can feel good about, regardless of what anyone else does.