Love Lanyadoo Astrology 01.02-08.2019
Happy 2019, lovers!
On the 2nd you’re likely to still be feeling the heaviness of the Sun conjunction to Saturn (see last week’s forecast), but Mercury will form a 120º angle, aka a trine, to inventive Uranus on the 3rd. This transit is excellent for infusing some interest into life, and it can coincide with unexpected meetings, creative brainstorms, a broadening of perspective, or simply a fun time catching up with friends. On the 4th the Sun will form a 60º angle to Neptune – a sextile. This transit is excellent for picking up on the subtleties of your situation, boosting empathy, and maybe even igniting some romance. If you've been needing to make peace with someone, this is a wise day to do it, as Neptune can inspire a more forgiving mood. Mercury, the planet of communications, enters into the pragmatic sign of Capricorn on the 4th as well, where it will stay until the 23rd of this month. This is a great time for managing your affairs, getting clarity, and upping your adulting game. The confluence of these two events will attune you to nuance in situations and reveal how to make practical use of that information, and it'll support you in making plans that feel right to you. On the 7th Venus moves from intense Scorpio to expansive Sagittarius, marking it as the second planet to change signs at the start of this New Year. This forward motion is great for exploring, play, and creativity.
The big news this week is that at 5.29pmPST on the 5th, we have a partial Solar Eclipse at 15º of Capricorn.
Solar Eclipses happen during New Moons, and in this case we have both the Sun and Moon meeting at the same degree of earthbound Capricorn. The effects of this event should be felt over the course of many months to come. You can expect to feel triggered around this day, and your most important job is to check your ego in efforts to prevent deepening wounds between yourself and others. Be interested in your passions and defenses, so that you can determine whether you need to take a stand, have a seat, or spring to action. This Eclipse occurs when we have five planets in Capricorn – and that’s a lot! Themes of responsibility, accomplishment, and vulnerability are likely to be kicked up in some configuration. The positive potential here is to deepen your emotional maturity. How you choose to engage, what you put into the world, what you take on, and how you hold it are all your choice. It often feels like we’re trapped or that the most obvious or most “normal” options are the only real ones that we have, but it isn’t so. This isn’t the time for conservatism, it’s time for consideration. You must live with the consequences of your conduct, and so if you’re going to compromise, do so with purpose. If you’re going to work hard, see value in the fruits of your labor, and if you’re going to say yes, do so with open arms. New Moons tend to bring about beginnings, but because of Saturn’s proximity to the Moon and Sun, this one is likely to be a kind of heavy or fated feeling. This isn’t the time for shortcuts or the path of least resistance. There is deep healing work to do, and it requires both your intention and care. The solution you need may be as simple as not texting that person back, choosing not to allow others to define your worth, facing your bills, or some other basic but intimidating thing. Love yourself enough to show up and try, Kittens.
March 21-April 19
All growth and evolution include stages in which you may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Before you jump to conclusions, take time to check in with yourself this week. You may think that you've pointed yourself in the wrong direction, but that’s not likely to be true. Be open to detours and delays and the potentially deeper places that they can take you, Aries. Sometimes the best way to direct your life is to stop trying to control where it goes.
April 20-May 20
You’ve made some changes, and whatever they are, they’ve likely had a big impact on you. Instead of getting overwhelmed and shutting down, give yourself some space, Taurus. Slow down, get grounded, and reassess your situation and your relationship to it. If you live in the past or attach too much meaning to your fear of the future, you’ll only succeed in staying stuck. Pace yourself through the first life-affirming steps you’ll take in 2019.
May 21-June 21
Don’t let other people tell you who you are or what you “should” do. This week marks a lovely time for you to check in with how much you’ve changed and to set intentions that stick. Be brave enough to look at what you really want and patient enough to acknowledge the steps it’ll take to get there from where you are. You don’t need a plan – you need vision, my love.
June 22-July 22
The Eclipse on the 5th of this week is inevitably going to stir up some heavy feelings within you. You don’t need to know what it all means or even where it’s going. What you need is enough courage to sit with your feels without reacting to them in ways that make things more complicated than they need to be. Allow space for the messiness of your heart, and seek answers after that. Your best next step is the synthesis of your emotions plus your intentions.
July 23-Aug. 22
It’s not your job to take on another’s pain, but you do have a responsibility to the people in your life. This week will offer you poignant opportunities to have healthier boundaries, though they may be unpleasant. Things don’t have to be fun to be the right choice, Leo. Show up for the work of being your best self in practical terms, especially when it would be easiest to deflect or just bail. Move through the world in ways that reflect your brilliance, not your ego, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
There is an art to articulating your boundaries, and the most foundational step is ownership. If you can’t claim your right to express your needs and limits, the way that you articulate them is likely to be confusing, defensive, or incomplete. Validate yourself before you go seeking it from others, Virgo. This isn’t the time to give anyone but yourself authority over your wellness. True collaboration can only happen between consenting individuals; do your part.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
The truth is true whether you like it or not, Libra. Instead of tormenting yourself with worries over how things came to be or even what you’re “supposed” to do, locate your truth this week. When you seek to know the truth without immediately attaching a plan or set of obligations to it, you’ll more gracefully find it. Seek insights instead of hard answers and potential pathways instead of rigid plans; now is the time to explore your options.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Your problems hold within them the solutions. If you’re not feeling happy at work, get clear about not only what isn’t working but also what you’re getting out of it. If you are in relationship patterns that are destructive or dissatisfying, consider how your participation is working to maintain those dynamics. While you may have to compromise some things, surely others can change. Stop wishing, and become the change you wish to see in your life, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
No matter what you choose to do, you have to reject some of your options. FOMO is real, but it doesn’t have to direct your actions and consume your thoughts. Strive to see value in where you’re at, even if there are other equally (or even more) desirable places to be. Distractions and judgments are a waste of your precious energy. Decide to make the most of your situation, Sagittarius.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 5th is a singularly powerful time in 2019 for you to get intentional. If you can take responsibility for what you want, you won’t necessarily feel instantly better, but you will have made some powerful progress. Trust in the stages of growth that are an inevitable part of life, Capricorn. You don’t need to be halfway there to be on your way. Give yourself permission to have hope this week and to act from that place.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
This is an excellent time to reorient yourself, Aquarius. You are at the start of something new, and along with that inevitably comes trepidation. Don’t allow yourself to confuse anxiety and intuition or to see “signs” exclusively in the negative. You’re unlikely to get definitive answers this week; try to gather information, sit with it, and then keep on moving. You need to know the truth, but you don’t need to know what it means in the big picture quite yet.
Feb. 19-March 20
As the people around you and the situations you find yourself in change, so must you. The trick is to allow yourself to rise to the occasion, as opposed to shrink into compromise. This week the pot may get stirred, but that’s exactly the shake up that you need to properly inspire you to make new choices. Believe in yourself, Pisces. You don’t have to wait for the absence of fear to take risks. Explore new approaches, try new things, and be gentle but firm with your heart as you do.