Love Lanyadoo Astrology 3.13-19.2019
Mercury is Retrograde! And this is about to be a very Mercury-heavy week, so buckle your seatbelts and safeguard your router!
On the 13th the Sun will form an exact sextile to transformative Pluto and a square to transcendent Jupiter, making this a powerful time for your growth and progress – as long as you don’t overextend. Pluto and Jupiter have something in common – they want what they want with a driving force. Bring mindfulness to your impulses, or you may find that you’ve pushed yourself, someone else, or a situation too far. See quality over quantity or speed, especially if you feel compelled otherwise.
On the 14th go-getter Mars forms a harmonious trine to stabilizing Saturn, and the Sun will meet Mercury in sensitive Pisces. The positive potential here is that you'll channel empathy, nuance, and flexibility into what you do. The Mars/Saturn transit supports you in developing or acting on well-formed plans, but it’s not a transit that will alert you if you’re off track. How you feel about what you’re doing shouldn't be treated as an aside; honor your instincts. Consider whether your actions and ambitions are in alignment with your environment, your integrity, and the needs and rights of others.
On the 15th Mercury will Retrograde into a square to Jupiter, on the 16th it will form an exact sextile to Pluto, and on the 17th it will sextile Mars. Over these several days, you are likely to contend with annoyances and impatience, alongside the pursuit of connection, truth, and answers. If you can maintain compassionate curiosity, you’ll make the most of these transits. Watch out for the urge to jump to conclusions or to take out your excess energy on innocent bystanders. Because Mercury is Retrograde, this is an especially fertile time to learn something if you’re willing to understand your situation, yourself, or the world in new ways.
For more on this week’s astrological trends and tips on how to make the most of it, listen to the latest episode of Ghost of a Podcast below, or listen with closed captioning on YouTube.
March 21-April 19
Yes, it’s time to change, but no, you don’t know exactly what that means in this moment. The key is to be willing to explore without rushing to find an answer you’re not quite ready for, Aries. This week will confront you with your feelings of resistance and insecurity in the face of change, and it’s in your best interest to explore them. If what you want are quick results – and not quality – you’re unlikely to be thrilled with the outcome. Uncertainty is your friend right now, so be kind to it.
April 20-May 20
Having fear of moving forward is perfectly natural. The unknown is a destabilizing concept, but Taurus, the things that you’re struggling with are absolutely lovely. This week, confront the feelings without investing in a narrative that makes you a martyr or a victim. If you’re succeeding, own it. If you’ve faltered, be with that too. This is just a stage of development, and it's not permanent. Be here for your own evolution without trying to manage its speed.
May 21-June 21
What you fear is so much worse than what’s likely to actually happen, but how you feel and what you think about are huge parts of your life experience. Strive to be enduring, present, and uncompromising in the face of your healthiest desires, Twin Star. When you indulge your fears, you’re basically investing in them, even though that’s not what you mean to be doing. It doesn’t need to be perfect this week; it only needs to be progress.
June 22-July 22
Sadness is an emotion that wants your tender loving care. When you feel stuck or frightened, it’s hard to be patient and gentle with yourself, but that’s when you need it most. It’s important that you tolerate your own hard feelings this week because that’s the only way you can get to a place where you understand what’s truly motivating them. It’s not enough to hate the symptom; you have to love yourself enough to seek the most loving solutions.
July 23-Aug. 22
Love is a choice to make in every action that you take and also in the way you see the world. Find ways of seeing the opportunities and challenges in front of you through the lens of gratitude this week. Embrace the truths that you’re confronted with so that you can make the best of them. It’s an excellent time to start something new; just pour your heart into it, sweet Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Asking for others’ opinions is wise, but abandoning your discretion isn’t. This week is likely to bring frustrations your way, and while you don’t have to handle it alone, you may not get much in the way of excellent advice either. What’s right for one person may be totally off for another. Identify your needs, and cultivate clarity about your boundaries, Virgo. You’re ready to stand in your own power, even if that means disagreeing with trusted loved ones.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
You can do everything right, and things can still end up wrong – that doesn’t mean that you're wrong though, Libra. Don’t let this moment define your self-esteem. How you respond to people and situations is your only job. You don't have to predict what comes or assign credit or blame for how you got here. As things change all around you, act in ways that you can feel good about, especially when it’s most tempting not to.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
If your expectations are too high, you’re basically setting yourself up for a fall. If you’re willing to learn from upsets, you can finally move beyond them, Scorpio. You’re likely to be confronted with situations in which you can’t tell if it's you that's being unreasonable or everyone else. Don’t condemn when you can forgive. Don’t fight when you can explore. Do you want peace or do you want proof? ‘Cause you’re unlikely to get both this week.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
You’ve come to the end of a major transition, Sagittarius, and this is an excellent time to take stock of how far you’ve travelled. Take some time this week to remember how you got here and to be grateful for all you have. Don’t allow stress or impatience to derail you from enjoying the victories – no matter how big or small they are. Enjoy all that you have as you move steadily in the direction of what you want next, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You need change, but not just any change. You need growth, but not that which is unrestrained or undirected. This week it’s time to figure out what needs to go and what can stay. And when that's complete, you'll have to adjust the things you've decided to keep. It’s the act of a healthy ego to be able to take what’s yours and to direct your own life with intention. Don’t succumb to comparison or competition; consider what you want it to feel like rather than how it’ll appear to others, Capricorn.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
It’s upsetting to know that things are different and to be unsure about what it all means. You want to be ready, and you're close, but the next steps are alluding you. What you don’t know isn’t meant to harm or punish you, Aquarius. Cultivate a gentle curiosity about your own blocks this week. If you try to rush yourself, you’ll only create frustrations and slow your advancement. Try to trust the process, Aquarius, and make decisions from that place.
Feb. 19-March 20
Where do you seek happiness, and how do you let it shine in your life? The theme of joy – whether you have it or not – needs your care and attention. Strive to stay centered this week so that you can notice when you feel off, how you treat yourself, or what makes you happiest. It’s not time for compromises that take you further from yourself. You’re so close to understanding your own capacity for joyfulness; open up to it.