Love Lanyadoo Astrology 01.23-29.2019
▽This week features the planet Mercury quite prominently (don’t worry – it’s not retrograde!). You may find yourself feeling scattered, busy, and ready to spend time connecting with others. This is an excellent week to explore ideas, make plans, and gather data because there will be more data available. Just make sure that you take time to regroup and relax because this heady energy can zip you past emotional considerations, but wisdom can only be had by considering all angles – not just the ‘objective’ ones.
On the 23rd Mercury moves into Aquarius and forms a square to the planet of the unplanned, Uranus. This is likely to kick up some nervous tension and find you busy, distracted, or just plain upset. You would be wise to avoid future tripping at this time. If you can practice being present and not attaching to anything that is said or done around this day, you’ll stand to learn something of great value. This transit can bring about unexpected encounters, surprises, and news straight out of left field – Uranus is like that. Only time will tell what exactly you need to do with this new information, but for now, strive to be receptive and open-minded.
On the 25th Mars will form a harmonious trine to Jupiter, which is excellent for moving projects forward, performing acts of bravery, or initiating something exciting. Whether you’ve been wanting to kick off a project, make the moves on someone, start a new health regime, or just clean your apartment, this transit will give you the gentle but energizing push you need to see your plans through.
On the 29th the Sun will form a conjunction to Mercury in heady Aquarius. This transit is likely to bring pleasant interactions your way and will be a lovely time for socializing, making plans, and getting things done.△
March 21-April 19
Fear is a powerful teacher, but when you allow yourself to react to it in a knee-jerk way, it doesn’t do much for you. Practice sitting with your anxieties this week in efforts to decode what you’re actually scared of. You can’t solve a problem that you don’t actually understand, and you’re not open to the future if you’ve got both hands over your eyes. Strive to understand both the wisdom and folly in your reactions, and then seek the strongest path forward, Aries.
April 20-May 20
Take the space you need in order to breathe, Taurus. You’re ready to take some much-needed risks, but if you’re not able to honor the very real feelings that come up around change, you’re likely to feel more than a little upset. Don’t sully the wonderful developments in your life by tamping down on your healthy (albeit inconvenient) emotional responses. Slow progress is still progress, and mixed feelings are perfectly normal. Allow space for messiness this week.
May 21-June 21
You've been struggling with anxiety and stress, Twin Star, and even though your mind has been buzzing, the problem is coming from your heart. Instead of looking for explanations, try seeing if you can accept the situations you find yourself in, and stay with that for a while. You’re almost ready to jump to the next playing level, but if you don’t loosen your grip on your fears, you’ll end up dragging them with you. Let go, my love.
June 22-July 22
This is the time to be selective about what you give your attention to, as you are likely to be tempted to stress out about things that are way out of your control. If you pay attention to where you allow your thoughts to wander, you can be more intentional about what you grow in your life. It’s time to take greater control over how you hold your stresses and hopes, so you can make the most nurturing and productive choices moving forward, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
You don’t need permission or an excuse, but you might need consideration. This week, your insecurities are likely to demand your attention, and the way to overcome it is not with brazen confidence alone. Strive to get grounded. You may have reached a place where you’re reacting instead of enacting, and it’s throwing you off your game. You don’t need to be perfect or to have it all worked out in order to believe in yourself, Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
The people and things you love are meant to help you be happier and more well. The growth, safety, creativity, or whatever it is that you’re getting from those situations doesn’t exist in a bubble – it permeates your life, from the inside out. This week, it’s time to make certain that this is happening in your experience, and if it’s not, to call some clear boundaries. You are the steward of your journey in this life; make sure that you're prioritizing your best interests, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
This week, think about the changes you've made, and consider how you integrate them into your connections with others, Libra. As you take real responsibility for your relationships, it’s important that you don’t act out of obligation. You can’t control what others feel or where they’re at, but you can manage your own participation. That might mean you need to show up for your loved ones more or just do it differently. It's up to you.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
They say that the Devil’s in the details, but it’s time for you to gain some perspective by looking at the bigger picture. It’s time for patience and not manic action, but the only way that you’ll be comfortable doing that is if you have a little faith, my love. Let go of your need to get it right, right now, and just try. If you fail or falter, it doesn’t mean that you are doomed, only that you still have something to learn. You’ve totally got this, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
When you assert boundaries, even mild and very kind ones, to people who don’t have many, they will often interpret them as cruelty. You may be on the receiving end of someone else’s boundaries, or you may find yourself dealing with someone who's upset by your limits this week. There’s a meaningful difference between being hurt by someone's boundaries versus a person acting to harm you. One originates from a place of self-love and the other from malice – and that difference that matters, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You need down time, Capricorn, and while you know this, do you relax into it when you actually get it? It’s time for you to take ownership of your choices around quality of life. Some parts of how you spend your time are out of your control, obviously, but then many others are not. Take stock of your choices, and realign them where needed. Sustain your ambitions through a more balanced way of living, one life-affirming action atta time.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Your relationships don’t need to be easy to be right for you, and they don't need to be difficult for them to be deep. Review your attitudes towards your close connections this week, and be willing to change your mind or your actions when need be. You have so much to be grateful for and so many people who want to see you win. Even through upsets and changes, your can choose to be grateful. Do your best to uplift the love in your life, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
You are in a foundation-laying stage, and from here things are still TBD. As you get clearer about your needs and limits, it may seem like two steps forward and one step back – and in some ways, it is. The work of making emotional progress is slow, and updating your reactions and sense of safety is even slower. Be patient with yourself and the people you’re close to as ruffled feathers smooth out and new paths of connecting are forged.