Love Lanyadoo Astrology 03.27-04.02.2019
I come bearing the greatest of news: Mercury goes direct on the 28th. Hazzah! Not only is this soupy Retrograde over, but it ends just two days before Mars moves into Gemini. Expect the next few weeks to be very revealing as truths come to light and things get clarified (for better or worse). Allow at least two weeks to pass before you make any firm decisions about what’s transpired over the month of March – and what it all means.
On the 27th romantic Venus will form a sextile to adventurous Uranus. This is an excellent time to put yourself out there and meet new people, try new things, and have some fun.
On the 2nd the heaviest transit of the week is exact as Mercury forms a conjunction to Neptune. This transit was last exact on the 24th of March and has not fully left us since then, which is why there has been a thick layer of nervousness and stress in the air. This transit brings up confusion, anxiety, and demoralized thinking. It can influence you to confuse potential with reality or fear with danger. This is the time for you to use all of your self-care tools to calm and nurture your mind, while also avoiding obsession. To learn the difference between anxiety and intuition, you must be willing to sit with your instincts and feels for longer than is comfortable. Don’t be so quick to figure out your problems (or the world’s) before you properly identify and understand them.
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March 21-April 19
When feelings get heavy, it’s tempting to distract yourself with things you just “have to do,” but the truth is sitting here, waiting for you, Aries. It’s time to look at your relationships and to be kind to that elephant in the room. Just because you confront the truth doesn’t mean that you have to act on it, but denying what you know will only make you anxious and weaken your access to your wisest instincts. Open your eyes, my love.
April 20-May 20
When you set boundaries, it’s inevitable that some people won’t like them, especially if saying yes to yourself involves having to say no to something or someone else. Your job this week is to cultivate balance between what you need and what you’re comfortable asking for. Your connections with others may thrive when you’re being disingenuous or when you're compromising your true self, but at what cost? Push past your fears, and find out what your relationships are really made of, Taurus.
May 21-June 21
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. You’re doing a fantastic job of aligning yourself with the activities and goals that have meaning to you – yay you! The trouble only comes when you get caught up in your idea of progress instead of taking all of the necessary, and often tedious, real-life steps to turn those ideas into reality. Don’t move so fast that you trip on your own shoe laces this week; secure your foundations before you rush ahead, Twin Star.
June 22-July 22
When you take up more space or you do anything daring and different, there’s likely to be backlash. Whether you’re scared of other people’s condemnation or it's your own insecurities that are blocking you, the lesson is the same: holding yourself back out of fear will only shrink your life and your light. Strive to let go of your drive to please everyone (because it’s totally not possible), and just honor what’s right (which is totally in your grasp).
July 23-Aug. 22
It's time to let go, not because you have to but because it’s the kindest thing you can do right now. When you hold on to the past at the expense of your present, no one wins, Leo. Whether you need to change your attachments, your attitudes, your expectations, or your behavior, this week the onus for change is on you. Look to what is in your control in the here and now, and focus your formidable energies on that. Don't wait for things to change on their own.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Even if you reach pinnacles of success or you get what you want, you still need to take space to integrate your feelings, Virgo. This week you’re likely to be confronted with the emotional upsets of having taken on too much, too fast. Your feelings need to be nurtured, and the place to start is to let them be complicated or contradictory. Don’t shut down when things get complicated; allow your mixed feelings to point you to the places where you need more patience and further investigation, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Getting clear about your boundaries is a sign of maturity, but your true test is in embodying and asserting them. Speaking your truth is one part of having healthy boundaries, but if you’re all talk, you won’t get very far. No matter what’s going on this week, it’s your time to personify what you say you want and need, Libra. Be brave as you do the work of risking what you’ve got in favor of getting something more real.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Sometimes it seems like you’re doing everything right, but then it still turns out wrong. There isn’t always a moral judgment associated with your failures or successes – sometimes things just happen, Scorpio. As you tend to your feels, don’t make things worse by attaching a narrative about your merit as a person. Take things at face value this week, and cope with your situation pragmatically. Don’t take things so personally that they become personal.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
As Mars enters your relationship house on the 30th, you’re likely see the heat turned up in your relationships this week. Be on the lookout for others’ passions or tempers to flare, and strive to act with intention and consideration for your situation – and not just in defense of your ego. You have the chance to get free, Sagittarius, but that requires you to try to release the attitudes and habits that keep you stuck, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You’ve been growing in unexpected directions, and it’s been an exciting, if not steady, time. This week you’ve got to catch up with yourself. This might look like cultivating ownership of who you’ve developed into and how far you’ve come, or it may be time for you to let go of old and debunked ideas about yourself. Either way, it’s on you to modernize your relationship to yourself so that you're relating to the person that you are in the here and now, Cappy.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
You can’t get it all right all the time. If you find yourself trying to evade or avoid a truth that you know in your heart of hearts is real, you’ll only feel anxious and upset. This week, the truth will truly set you free, Aquarius. Just don’t be in such a rush to figure out what to do with your reality that you psych yourself out and hide from it. Face the facts, no matter how uncomfortable they make you. It’s time to move on, my love.
Feb. 19-March 20
You’re not stuck – even if you’ve been feeling like you are. Your will is in contrast to someone else’s, and you have a difficult choice to make. Not having great choices is not the same as not having any choices. You may have to make peace with disappointing someone, or you may have to go through a period of discomfort this week. Make sure you're not hiding your light under a bushel out of fear of the shadow it’ll cast on others. It’s time to burn bright, Pisces.