Love Lanyadoo Astrology 02.20-26.2019
This week may find you wanting to jump to conclusions or weave a narrative that matches your feelings, but both impulses are poorly starred. Strive to be present, even if it’s difficult.
On the 22nd analytic Mercury will form a challenging square to big-picture Jupiter. This transit is excellent for visioning a new plan and coming up with ideas, but as they say, the Devil is in the details. Double check your work and avoid short cuts around this date, as cutting corners is likely to come back to haunt you during the forthcoming Mercury Retrograde (happening March 5th-28th). While you may have bolts of inspiration, it’s unwise to assume that you know more than you do. Wait for more information so that you can vet your instincts with data.
At the same time, diplomatic Venus will form an exact conjunction to transformative Pluto in Capricorn. This is bound to bring up compulsive and intense relationship dynamics – whether that’s in your relationship to others or your relationship to yourself. What you obsess on around this time says more about you than it does about the subject of your fascination, so try to own your attitudes and feelings without blaming them on anyone else. It’s also likely that you'll feel defensive, or you might have to deal with someone else who is. This transit can exacerbate feelings of loneliness or your desire for validation, passion, and attention. Be mindful of how you go about getting it – and from whom. Seek to be transformed by what you love, but know that the most painful or difficult way is not necessarily the best way. Prioritize the healing power of love, especially when you feel the most bereft of it, this week.
March 21-April 19
Change is hard. Your motivations may come from complicated or nuanced places within you, and when you’re striving to change, you’ll inevitably be confronted by parts of yourself that you don’t fully understand. Be patient as you find new ways of relating to the habits you’re trying to replace. You’re on your way, but it’s not a straight line, Aries. Make space for things to develop in their own ways, even through uncertainties or missteps.
April 20-May 20
You can’t figure it all out, and you can’t track all the details – it’s just not realistic. Give yourself permission to focus on just a couple of things (that’s two!) this week so that you can make real headway with them, Taurus. If you scatter your thinking, your results will reflect that. You may have to put some things on the back-burner, and if so, make sure to communicate your boundaries clearly to the people impacted.
May 21-June 21
Get right with yourself before you go trying to change your circumstances, Twin Star. This week the call is coming from inside the house; your wellness, success, and advancement will only come if you first tend to your inner world. Whether you’ve been dealing with a hard situation or an anxious frame of mind, you need a shift in perspective. Don’t give up, and don’t try to control your life. Do your best in the here and now, even if it’s not where you’d rather be.
June 22-July 22
Don’t start what you can’t finish. This week there will be lots of information coming at you and lots of ideas in your head. The worst responses you can have to this situation is to ignore your instincts or jump to conclusions. Give yourself the space to evaluate your feelings and to determine the best course of action moving forward. You may be on the verge of something exciting; prioritize getting it right over getting it quickly, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
You need time. This week you’re meant to sit with your feelings and your situation – no matter how uncomfortable that is. You’re not exactly where you’d like to be, but that doesn’t mean you’re not exactly where you need to be, Leo. Show up in your life in ways that are a little less controlling, and actually listen so that you can respond with intention instead of defensiveness. Where you're going may be even better than what you've planned for.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
If you allow other people’s needs to bully you into actions that aren't right for you, you’ll only succeed in making yourself feel awful. You alone are on the hook for what you do. This week you’re likely to have to contend with other's strong opinions about it, but no matter how much you want to avoid conflict, it’s not worth it to compromise yourself, Virgo. This is an excellent time to learn the difference between avoidance and diplomacy, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Things are up in the air and confusing, but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad. This week you can expect that there will be some complications to handle, but they’ve been brewing for quite some time. Get things out in the open so that you can heal them, Libra. Whether you’re fed up or you have to deal with the frustrations of someone else, it’s good to confront the truth. Do your best, believe what people tell you about themselves, and strive to be the change you need to see in your life, sweet one.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
To embrace your future with both hands, you must first let go of the past.
When you hold on out of fear, you end up feeling empty and like you’re falling apart – and not abundant. The past is never fully behind you, but that doesn’t mean that you need to carry every moment with you in your chest pocket. Allow some things to fade. People and circumstances change, and if you don’t change too, you’ll end up feeling left behind, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
It’s not selfish to take what’s yours, Sagittarius. This week, you’re likely to have to deal with frustrations, and if you’re not careful, they may quickly turn into power struggles. You don’t need to agree to be on the same side, and you don’t need to get into it with a person who is committed to misunderstanding you. Strive to stand in your truth without trying to persuade others of your perspective. Don’t forget to breathe, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You don’t need to be defensive – people are probably not out to get you, Capricorn. Most people are so wrapped up in their own quest for survival or happiness that they’re barely thinking about you at all. Strip your mind of the idea that you’re in competition with anyone else. What others have has nothing to do with you. Mind your ego so that it doesn’t compel you to actions and attitudes that hurt more than they help this week.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Gratitude for what you have helps to contextualize your difficulties in life. It isn't meant to convince you not to feel bad about those things, but it adds more (and equally important) data to the equation. This week, cultivate a more balanced view of your situation so that your approach to it is more effective. You need to make some major shifts, Aquarius, and if you do it from a place of scarcity, you’re not honoring the whole picture.
Feb. 19-March 20
With power comes responsibility, with responsibility comes greater accountability. You may have been evading your own success out of fear of what it will bring, and that’s not without wisdom, Pisces. There are unintended consequences to everything, and the more you have, the more you have to lose. That said, life is for living! Don’t let fear stop you from growing. You aren’t safer or happier when you keep yourself small, my love.