Love Lanyadoo Astrology 01.16-22.2019`
As we gear up for the powerful lunar Eclipse on the 20th (or early on the 21st if you’re on the East Coast), emotions will inevitably run high. This is a powerful time for creating life-affirming change, and a good place to start is by letting go of whatever is taking up space where joy could live.
On the 18th Mercury will sit on top of Pluto, and the Sun will form a square to Uranus. This combination of transits can bring unexpected and potentially uncomfortable information to the surface, but you’re unlikely to get the whole story. These transits will intensify your thinking, and if you’re able to harness that energy into something productive (not an impossibility as three out of these four planets are in pragmatic Capricorn), you'll achieve great things. Pluto intensifies the functions of Mercury, which is excellent for study, meaningful conversation, getting to the bottom of a problem, or breaking things down. The downside here is that it can incline you to fixate on something that feels awful, which could instigate a self-fulfilling prophesy. Cyber stalking, mean-spirited gossip, and cruelty in how you communicate (to yourself, internally, or with others) are all to be avoided this week because what you put out there will absolutely come back to you. The Sun/Uranus transit will provoke upsets that try your patience and your expectations, which may actually be a very good thing; the energy is absolutely here to support you in finding a new way of doing things, changing your mind, and changing in general. The essential piece in all of this is to act with intention, especially in the face of your compulsions.
On the 20th at 9:16pmPST, there is a total Lunar Eclipse in Leo. A Lunar Eclipse happens when the Moon is Full, and its impact can be felt for many months to come. This Eclipse is likely to bring outbursts, surprises, and other upsets. You will likely have to look at an uncomfortable truth within your relationships, your self-esteem, or your finances, as Venus is forming an exact square to Neptune at the same time.
To consider this Eclipse:
What attitudes and actions am I perpetuating that stand in the way of me being right with myself?
Am I willing to change them?
If yes, what do I need to let go of, and how will I support myself through whatever loss I feel when I do?
During this Eclipse, Mars will form a square to Saturn (though that transit will be exact on the 21st). This transit is frustrating, and it confronts with an unpleasant limitation that feels like a blocker. You are not meant to be perfect or have it all figured out this week; you are meant to look at things plainly as they are. Do away with idealism or seeing things through the veil of scarcity, and accept this moment and this situation, whatever it is, as it is. It is only in this way that you can change it or leverage it wisely. But it’s not all work – Leo is a sign that brings with it light, and with that light is the potential for so much life. You don’t need revenge, excuses, or to indulge your pride; all you need is to bring your energy and presence to the things you care about. Whether you’re confronted by difficulties or rainbows and unicorns, the work is the same: take care of what's yours to handle, and be worthy of others’ trust by being present, kind, and forthright, even when it’s difficult or scary, my loves.
March 21-April 19
Allow yourself to hold onto hope in the face of obstacles, Aries. When things don’t play out as quickly as you’d prefer, it’s easy to assume the worst and start looking for answers, but that would be a mistake this week. Instead of seeking the fix, seek the opportunity. Transform your difficulties into growth experiences by thinking of the rotten stuff in your life as compost; you can convert it to fertilizer with time and the right conditions.
April 20-May 20
If you’re willing to look inward and be honest about what you find, it will inevitably change things, Taurus. This isn’t the time for holding tight to the tried and true – your old ways may be working, or they may not, but what you must do now is be open to questioning that. Instead of being so fixated on the outcome, have compassion for your process. It’s only a mistake if you don’t find ways to learn and grow from the experience, my love.
May 21-June 21
You’ve been working so hard for a long time to get to a place where you have clarity. Now the only thing standing in your way is you. If you're willing to let go of the ideas that you know have been limiting you, you can replace them with new truths that better serve the person you’re becoming. You can pair strength with humility and courage with vulnerability – you don’t need to be perfect, Twin Star, and you don’t need to start from anywhere but here.
June 22-July 22
You are ruled by the Moon, and on the 20th we have a Lunar Eclipse (which is a highly charged Full Moon). It’s time to let go so you can move on, but how? Letting go sounds easy enough in principle, but in truth it’s not a passive act; it takes great self-control and strength. It’s time to take your emotional self-maintenance a step farther and redirect your formidable energies, Moonchild. Align yourself with the willingness to step into the unknown, leaving the past behind you.
July 23-Aug. 22
There is a powerful Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 20th, and it will mark an important crisis in consciousness for you, Leo. Be willing to sit in your feelings, even when they get uncomfortable, without projecting them onto others. Blame, defensiveness, and aggression will only distract you from what truly needs your attention this week – your heart. Seek the truth instead of the answer, and own your part in it. Only in this way you will set yourself free, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
When you feel overwhelmed or just plain over it, it’s easy to fall back on some pretty unhealthy behaviors. This week is likely to kick up feelings and habits that you thought were in your past. Instead of wringing your hands about it, think of it as a chance to get a jump on some psychic spring cleaning. Take stock of where you’re at, and make decisions around how you want to handle it. You have choice, Virgo, you just need to be intentional with how you make it.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
With the Lunar Eclipse on the 20th, things are likely to get intense this week. Because you're so impacted by other people and their feelings, it’s wise for you to think about your boundaries, Libra. How you maintain your personal space is an important part of how you relate to others, and it can determine how taxing their presence is in your life. Strive to be straightforward about what you can and can’t take on, even if you're worried that it will upset people. You can only do what you can, my love.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
You’re ready to face the truth, Scorpio. You don’t have to like it, and you don’t have to know what to do with it, but it’s important that you don’t look away from it either. This week you are being challenged to sit with contradictions, upsets, and uncertainties, without losing your center. Try not to rush your reactions or your understanding until you’re actually ready. Being able to sit with ambiguity is a skill that will help you to be effective at every stage of life’s journey.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
It’s important that you honor the emotions that you’re having, even if they don’t fully make sense in your situation, Sagittarius. You’re likely to be dealing with some feelings of overwhelm this week, and it’s important that you slow down enough to decode what they’re really about. You may be on the right path and experiencing powerful successes, but that can also come with grief. Honor what you’re leaving behind you as you move into the next phase of your evolution.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Nothing is staying the same right now, and as upsetting as that may be, it isn’t bad, Capricorn. Honor your feelings without losing sight of why you’re having them. You are expanding, and as you do, there will inevitably be things, relationships, and attitudes that no longer fit you. Honor the endings Marie Kondo style – by thanking them for what they had to teach you about yourself and then letting them go gently, but firmly. You’ve got this.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
With the Lunar Eclipse in your relationships house on the 20th, you can expect that some consuming feelings will crop up within you and the people that you’re close to. Instead of reacting defensively, try to be authentically interested in whatever comes up, Aquarius. If you can be open this week, you will inevitably see more than you initially thought was there. You don’t need to act on the truth immediately, but it is time to actively seek it.
Feb. 19-March 20
It’s time to take a stand, Pisces. You've known for some time that you have needs that aren’t getting met. The question is this: do the people you’re in relationships with know it too? Dropping hints isn’t a fair or effective way of communicating. If you don’t say what you mean and mean what you say, how are others to actually trust you? This week it’s time to step up and break up with some old habits, my love.