Love Lanyadoo Astrology 02.14-20.2018
You all know what time it is! Get ready to be overwhelmed by corporate-sponsored romance while we all feel pressure to get proof that we’re loved. If you’re trying to figure out what to do on February 14th, I’ve got some good news for you. From the 14th-16th, there will be a Sun sextile to Uranus and a Mercury square to Jupiter, making this a great time to meet new people and clarify what you want. The emphasis here is on friendship, so get deep with yourself, make sure you’re treating yourself right, give serious love to your fam, or focus on the foundation of friendship that you have with your paramour.
On the 15th is when things get weird. At 1.05pm PST there will be Solar Eclipse in revolutionary Aquarius. A Solar Eclipse happens during a New Moon, and this one provides an excellent time to get free. Expect some serious upheaval in your life, but don’t worry – it’s happening to help point you in the right direction, not to knock you off course. Pay close attention to the themes in your life this week, and also remember what was going on around January 31st because you’ll be integrating these themes until the next Solar Eclipse on July 12, 2018.
Aquarius is a sign that is concerned with humanity, even if it finds actual humans low key annoying. Pay particular attention to the gap between what you theoretically believe and what you can emotionally handle at this time. New Moons are openings – they’re beginnings of a new cycle – and the Moon is always concerned with the flow of your heart. Aquarius can be really heady, which is great for so many things, but not so much for feels. Don’t run after false ideas that only work for you in theory. If you can’t back your ideas up with emotional presence and material action, they’re just ideas and nothing more. This Eclipse is a chance for you to start fresh, but this can’t be done from up in the clouds or without clear intention. Show up. Be here for the uncomfortable bits, especially for your own feels and the emotions of the people you care about.
From the 16th-18th, irritable Mars will square escapist Neptune, and the self-centered Sun will sit on top of analytic Mercury. These transits are a big part of the Eclipse and are likely to muddle things quite a bit, so here’s a Pro Tip to help you through: you don’t have to do anything except for take care of your side of the street. It’s not your job to call out the wrong in others; all you need to do is what’s right for you. If you’re seeing things in people that you don’t like, try to sit with it for 72hrs before making a call or taking action.
On this week’s episode of the Self Service Podcast, I recommended an eclipse-timed Forgiveness Ritual. The best way to open yourself up to love in the here and now is to first let go of the past. It’s time to let a new era begin, lovers.
March 21-April 19
Slow down and be here now. This week is likely to have you feeling jumpy and for good cause – it’s catch-up time. Feelings that you’ve allowed to remain unchecked are going to feel like they’re dragging you down, and issues that have been allowed to stay unresolved will start to bug you again. Make sure you’re not projecting your issues out as a coping mechanism. It’s hard to sit with your feels, but that’s exactly what you should try to do. Healing starts with you, Aries.
April 20-May 20
The very real differences between you and the people you care about aren’t meant to be an affront to you, Taurus. Getting along is wonderful, but part of true intimacy is how you weather storms together. Instead of rushing to answers and explanations, seek patience this week. There’s no need to know what’s going to happen next or even the contents of another person’s heart. Be kind to yourself and others as your relationships unveil themselves to you.
May 21-June 21
You have a tendency to get too in your head, and this week it may get you in trouble. The answers that you seek lie in the relationships that bring you happiness. If you keep taking yourself out of dynamics in efforts to understand them, you’ll feel like you’re treading water. Sometimes the best parts of life come from the messiness. This week is an excellent time to take chances, Twin Star. Put yourself in the mix of emo human interaction. If you don’t like what you learn, you can finally go about changing it.
June 22-July 22
Life is complicated; your best friend in the world can also be a total bug; your greatest successes can keep you up at night. If you can stop expecting things to be black and white, you’ll have an easier time laying off of yourself. Give yourself some slack, Moonchild. You’re having feels, and that doesn’t mean that you’ve taken a wrong turn or made a serious error. Allow your emotions to ebb and flow without making serious changes this week.
July 23-Aug. 22
If you have people that you’re compatible with in your life, this week’s Solar Eclipse in your relationship house can bring really beautiful shifts in your close connections. If your relationships don’t reflect who you really are, this may be a time of reckoning. Confront the truth, even if it brings you to a place of hard choices; in the words of Nayyirah Waheed, “if someone does not want me it’s not the end of the world. But if I don’t want me the world is nothing but endings.”
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Sometimes a feeling is just a feeling. You’re rewiring your relationship to anxiety, and this week will offer you solid opportunities to test it out. Instead of reacting to your emotions, practice responding to them, Virgo. Explore the contents of your heart, seeking only the truth. You are habituated to believe some compelling but untrue stories about yourself. Challenge them. Be brave enough to tolerate your unpleasant feels and figure out what they’re truly comprised of, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
The pain of becoming is not to be avoided, Libra. You’ve been working hard to overcome some old patterns that have you stuck in a loop. This week you can expect some breakthroughs, but they won’t come for free. Confront your fears boldly. You are ready for change, and you’re ready to outgrow your stuck parts. You may not be ready to do it all at once, but that doesn’t mean you’re not doing it. Be patient with your process, wherever you’re currently at with it.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
If you catch yourself overwhelmed by anxiety this week, it means that you’re fixating on things that you don’t get to control. There’s so much that you can impact in the world, in your personal life, and in your inner landscape; devote your care and attention to those instead of the crazy-making machinations of others. Strive to close the gap between your intention and your actions, and you’ll find it’s easier to have peace with the inevitable problems that others bring you.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
If there’s a nagging voice in your head saying not to do it, maybe it’s smart to listen. Your heart and head are not always in agreement with each other; that’s just life. Now’s the time to heed your intuition, even if it contradicts your plans or your heart’s desires. This week’s Solar Eclipse is likely to yield sudden sparks of insight, and they may just be gold for you if you can be present enough to heed their wisdom.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
When your actions reflect your values, you really can’t go wrong, Cappy mon Capitan. If you’re overwhelmed and shut down or phoning it in, it’s really hard to parse out your inner wisdom from your inner chatter. This week you need to practice self-care so that you create a solid foundation upon which everything else in your life can flourish. You’re on the right path, but you need to stay connected to yourself as you traverse it. Take time-outs when you need them, and remember to breathe this week.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 15th is a doorway for you to walk through, Aquarius. This is an excellent time to kick off a new project, start a new habit, or just try something new. You are in an incredibly fertile place, and the best way to take advantage of it is by being emotionally present. Fixate your energy on what you want, and let all that other stuff that you’ve been fighting or stressing over go. What you feed will grow, so make sure that you’re acting from your best self; start from the inside out.
Feb. 19-March 20
When chaos comes (and who’re we kidding, it always does), it’s important to focus on how it effects your energy instead of how to be diplomatic. When you place diplomacy in front of self-care, you end up acting in ways that are disingenuous and creating false expectations with others. It doesn’t matter what your motivations are, it’s essential that you honor the truth, Pisces. If you don’t know what that is, spend downtime getting present in your body, and seek the wisdom that only comes from presence, my love.