Love Lanyadoo Astrology 05.01-07.2019
The first of the month is May Day, or International Workers Day! This holiday is meant to be a celebration of laborers and the working classes, and it's a powerful time to show appreciation for the people who produce your food and those who make the goods and offer the services that you depend upon. If you yourself are a laborer or service worker, much respect and gratitude to you for everything you do! It's a time to align yourself in allyship with the fight for a more livable minimum wage and the improvement of working conditions across industries and demographic lines.
This year, May Day coincides with the weight of an exact Mercury square to heavy-handed Saturn. In the context of workers rights, this energy is useful for actually taking the pains to sign petitions, doing a bit of research, and showing up for others in a material way.
More personally speaking, it’s a bit hard. Expect to feel the gravitas of your thoughts as Saturn influences you to see things with a critical eye. This is a powerful time to use discretion, but if you find yourself being judgmental, you’ve lost the thread. This transit may incline you to pessimism, defensiveness, or even loneliness. If you learn of something that upsets you around this date, it’s wise to wait until your mood shifts a bit before you seek resolution or solutions, and that might take a few days because on the 2nd, Mercury will form an exact square to dramatic Pluto.
While New Moons are generally a time for new beginnings, this isn’t the time to rush to answers. The right approach to your priorities will yield all of the answers you actually need. Take heart, and commit to the process because the process is the answer.
On the 5th excitable Mars will be opposite to risk-taking Jupiter. If you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, don’t be an appropriative jerk. Race, culture, and ethnicity are never a costume for you to put on, especially as an excuse to get faded. This transit can inspire interest in other cultures, personal growth, and expansion. It can also fire you up to act impulsively, without consideration for consequences. This combination can be especially hard for restraint with drinking, so pace yourself, my loves.
Finally, on the 7th Venus will square tender Saturn. This can trigger feelings of loneliness (yes, that again), weakened self-esteem, and money worries. If you’ve acted out earlier in the week, you’re likely to feel pretty rough about it around this date, whether that’s because you have to bear the consequences of your actions or because you have greater perspective. Don’t beat yourself up for missteps; the only way to truly fail is to not learn and not grow. Where Saturn is concerned, you may have to be humble, but remember this: no one is perfect. It is far better to learn from your life experiences – even the hard ones – than to hide away from life.
The astrology of this week is a lot, so for more help and inspiration, check out my weekly astrology show, Ghost of a Podcast, or to view it with closed captioning, watch it here, on YouTube.
March 21-April 19
When you tax yourself emotionally, everything suffers. This isn’t the time to push yourself – it’s time to play catch up. You’ve been going through a lot lately, and if you don’t take the time to make sense of it, you’ll lose out on a powerful opportunity for growth. Whatever comes next for you is likely to take a great deal of energy; make sure that you’re implementing necessary changes and that your actions reflect your priorities in the here and now.
April 20-May 20
You’ve been holding on to ideas about yourself or others that aren’t only untrue, but they're also not serving you. This week’s New Moon in your sign is here to help you let go so that you can be the person you want to be and so that you can invite in the conditions and dynamics that your heart most desires. You may find yourself feeling sad as you confront some old hurts; don’t resist it. Embrace the messy, complicated ways that you feel, and nurture yourself to a better place.
May 21-June 21
If you keep on trying to do new things in your old ways, you’re going to feel really disappointed, Twin Star. You’ve changed, and what you want for yourself and your life is so much greater than your old habits can contain. Don’t allow your fear of real change to stop you from growing into the person you want to be. Don’t allow distractions to dilute your approach to the goals that matter most to you. Follow through this week; you’re on your way, my love.
June 22-July 22
When you take on other people’s emotions, you not only make yourself unhappy, but you’re not really helping them either. It’s time for you to start implementing greater boundaries with yourself, Moonchild. When you know who you are, you can more easily know what's yours and what isn’t. In other words, you can know the difference between compassion and co-dependence. This will not only free up your energy, but it will allow your relationships to become more equal.
July 23-Aug. 22
You're not supposed to know, Leo. You’re not meant to be in control or even to get what you want right now. But take heart! If you got what you wanted or you could force your will on situations, you’d end up disappointed. This is the time to consider whether or not you want the right things. Your rush to get what you want (the way you want it) is likely to narrow your scope or point you in the wrong direction. Lean into your circumstances this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
It’s not about what you need to do; it’s about what you need to do less of. Stop overriding your heart with your head, Virgo. All of the logic and discernment in the world will eventually fail you if those are your only tools. It’s time to cultivate greater access to your emotions and your instincts and the wisdom that they can yield. This will require that you give a bit less power to your thoughts and leave a bit more room for your feels. It’s a practice worth investing in this week.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
When you respond to change with fear and you reflexively resist it, it’s like you’re tapping on the breaks and accelerating all at once. Consequently, you'll worsen your situation by striving to understand things from an overly-stressed place. This increases anxiety and distracts you from the task at hand. There isn’t an answer for you, Libra; there are only paths to choose. This week, make sure you’re pointing yourself towards what you care about.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
As uncomfortable as it can be, relationships need to ebb and flow in order to grow. If you’re going to be truly close to another person, there are going to be problems. There’s no way around it. Consider the types of trouble that exist between you and others, as there are problems that help you grow and there are problems that break you down. This week it’s important for you to determine what needs to bend and what needs to break, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
You are likely to run into a (very real or pretty much imagined) roadblock that sends you into a bit of a spiral this week. This is a powerful opportunity for you to shift your relationship to productivity and validation. You don’t need to be industrious in order to have value, and you don’t need to be told by anyone else that you’re wonderful in order for it to be true. Find your center of strength, and act from that place, especially when it’s most hard to do, Sagittarius.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The magic happens in the not knowing, Capricorn. Your relationship to worry is going through a major renovation. If you're doing the work, this is likely to be hard, messy, and expansive. But, if you’ve just been getting by with the bare minimum, things may seem like they’re falling apart. Try to focus more on your responses to situations than on the details of those situations. There’s an opportunity for you to majorly change how you handle upsets, but it requires that you focus on yourself, my love.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
It’s hard to know what to trust when you’ve overdone it. This week may find you feeling really unclear and uncomfortable. This is due, at least in part, to the fact that you’ve been trying to move things forward that are actually calling for rest and renewal. Allow things to develop in their own time, even when your anxieties call for more, now, and quickly! Take time to regroup so that you can set some limits, reconsider your ambitions, and then move forward with greater precision and clarity.
Feb. 19-March 20
Finding balance isn’t about achieving symmetry; it’s about being driven by your principles and beliefs, even in the face of upsets and turmoil. If you take a balanced approach to your difficult situations this week, you might still experience emotions that are all over the place. However, balance means that those internal conditions won't define who you are. This moment is not you; you are so much greater than this situation. Honor your truth, my love.