Love Lanyadoo Astrology 03.06-12.2019
It’s official – Mercury is Retrograde through to March 28th in sensitive Pisces. This is a messy one. Check out the astrology section of my podcast (Episodes 35 and 36) for more on what to expect of this transit and the best ways for leveraging this energy.
On the 6th we have a New Moon in Pisces at 8:04amPT, with Neptune sitting right on top of it. This marks a powerful opportunity for healing deep wounds, or conversely, for getting caught off guard due to illusions. This is an excellent time for seeking meaning in things that really matter to you, or otherwise you may find yourself feeling anxious and exhausted. Because of Neptune’s involvement, overwhelm is a big theme this week.
Be mindful about what you take on and how you hold it. You may have to call some boundaries with yourself or someone else. In the process of doing so, honor the collective or the needs of others without martyring yourself. Give what you can without strategy or a need for reciprocity or validation. But also listen to what others tell you about themselves. If someone doesn’t honor your gifts or is not gracious with you, you don’t need to sacrifice yourself. Just move on.
In part, having healthy boundaries requires quieting your internal chatter of shoulds and should nots and honoring what you really feel. You may need to unplug from the constant stream of connection, news, and stories that your phone is pushing at you.
Here’s a little exercise to try to help you find some inner calm this New Moon:
Pisces New Moon Ritual for Simplicity
• Make a conscious effort to slow down, have a seat, and get centered.
• Make two lists. On the first one, bullet-point what you consider to be the essentials of a fulfilled life. Note what possessions, achievements, and conditions you believe are foundational for a life well-lived.
• On the second list, write down what you actually own, what you’re pursuing, and what you spend your time consuming.
There is nothing to do with these lists.
Just bring awareness to the noise, distractions, and obligations with which your life is preoccupied. Reconsider your priorities, and shift your perspective this New Moon.
On the 8th the Sun will form a sextile to stabilizing Saturn. This marks an excellent time to get errands done and to follow-through with plans. You can use this energy to create some security in your life or to get grounded.
On the 10th formidable Mars is sextile to inspired Neptune. This transit will spark romantic and idealistic feelings. It’s a great time for mobilizing your spiritual practice or for getting close to someone.
Much of what happens this week may seem like it's one thing and end up being totally different down the line. Don’t seek answers, seek the truth. Don’t manage other people, only honor the service that you feel called to offer.
March 21-April 19
Disappointment is a part of life, but it’s not the end of the world. This week will confront you with the limitations of something meaningful to you. While this may hurt your feels, there’s nothing to do about it, Aries. Take care of your heart without creating secondary problems by picking at scabs or expecting others to fix things for you. To create balance, seek calm before you seek action.
April 20-May 20
Many of the worst behaviors come out of fear or insecurity – not cruelty. You don’t need to defend yourself or to prove anything to anyone. Make sure that you aren’t justifying bad behavior because you feel crappy about yourself, Taurus. All you need to do this week is manage your actions by first honoring your feelings and perspective. Self-acceptance is the foundation to whatever comes next for you; show yourself compassion and patience, dear one.
May 21-June 21
I have some annoying advice for you this week: slow down, stay present, and wait for it. Your fears and uncertainties are likely to incline you to run away from whatever is stressing you out, but that’s the wrong response. Stay with your stressed-out feelings and thoughts without investing in them. If you can be more interested in your reactions than the story you’ve got going about them, you can finally break free of the limiting cycle you’ve been locked in, Twin Star.
June 22-July 22
It’s time to deepen your relationship to yourself, Moonchild. You may find yourself uncertain of what to do and which of your impulses to trust this week. There’s a bigger picture to consider: it’s essential that you learn from your past, my love. The dynamics playing themselves out in your life are occurring in a loop, and if you don’t sit with the very feelings and topics that you want to evade, you’re likely to stay feeling stuck. It’s time to choose change, my love.
July 23-Aug. 22
How you respond to other people’s boundaries reflects an important part of you, Leo. Whether it’s annoying, inconvenient, or downright upsetting, when someone tells you what their limits are, it’s not kind to ignore it, or worse, try to convince them otherwise. Allow things to gestate this week as you and the people you’re close to figure out how to adjust to things as they now are. Sometimes the best way to move your life forward is by heading the signs.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Find the patterns that are playing out in your life by slowing down enough to notice them, Virgo. Instead of jumping to conclusions, it’s time to listen carefully to what is and isn’t being said. You are not in charge of anyone but yourself, and you don’t need to sleuth out the experiences or intentions of others. If you don’t know what’s happening in your relationships, ask. If you don’t know what to do within them, sit with it. The answer is inside you, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Finding creative solutions to your problems is ideal, but before you can hit that ideal, you’ve got to sort through your anxieties. There are too many voices telling you what you should or shouldn’t do, but the truth is that there's not just one way of doing things. Realign with your values so that you can act in ways that reflect your priorities this week. Decisiveness may not be easy for you, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Seek your truth, not the truth, Libra.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
You don’t need to control situations or other people in order to be in control of your own life. The magic happens when you take full authority over what you’re willing to participate in and how. Don’t manage anyone but yourself this week, Scorpio, because you’re not operating from a really clear place. Allow others to reveal themselves to you while you do the same. What you prioritize is a reflection of what you value; don’t succumb to pettiness when what you want is peace.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Resentments don’t hurt anyone but you. If you’ve led others to believe you were okay with things that you absolutely know you’re not, that’s on you. While you’re likely not in the right frame of mind to directly confront problems this week, it’s time for you to get honest about them. You have a role to play in how things got where they are, and if you’re able to own that, the path forward will open up for you, sweet Sagittarius.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You are the steward of your gifts and your potential, not the inventor of them. It’s time for you to think about how to best provide for your Muse – not just how to get the most out of her, Capricorn. Life is a journey and you don’t need to visit all of the places all at once. Instead of impatiently checking the schedule, allow for the magic of the ride to inspire you. Be here now. Do your best. Find cause to be joyful and grateful this week.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Don’t write checks you can’t cash, Aquarius. You’re ready to start something new, to make moves, and to change things up in meaningful ways. The problem is you may not be considering how others feel or how your transformations will impact them. If you don’t act in concert with your people and your environment, you're likely to ignite chaos or opposition to your efforts. Compromise or simply slow down to achieve your aims with the least amount of drama this week.
Feb. 19-March 20
You don’t need to be anywhere but here, and now is the only moment you need to take care of. This week’s New Moon is in your sign, and that means everything is coming up Pisces. This is your time to get present and get whole, and the best way to do that is by honoring your feels. Show up, be gentle, firm, and kind with yourself. It’s not selfish to take what’s yours, but whether you take up space or try to hide, you’re responsible for the repercussions of your actions. Choose to be the agent of change, love, and healing that your life needs, sweet one.