Love Lanyadoo Astrology 07.17-23.2019
On the 22nd the Sun moves into creative Leo, so you can get ready for things to start moving more quickly! As the intensity of last week’s eclipse unfurls, we’re greeted by a lovely transit of Venus trine to Neptune on the 18th. This is a highly romantic transit that can mark a tender time between you and someone else, when you have a beautiful experience with art, or when you are able to just chill out - take the break! Find ways of reclining around this date that support your nervous system and allow you to enjoy some beauty in life.
Mercury will retrograde back into Cancer on the 19th, and this may coincide with more sluggish or introspective thoughts. Use this period (it will move back into Leo on August 12th) as a time for reflecting. This is a time when you may need to deal with passive aggression or the desire to come at things sideways. Just know that people can’t meet needs of yours that you don’t clearly articulate. Look within to see how you can improve your communication.
Around the 21st is when things get complicated. On that day, compromising Venus will form an exact opposition to demanding Pluto, and the Sun will meet Mercury in the final degrees of Cancer. Watch out for compulsive feelings and behaviors, especially in your romantic life. Be weary of comparing yourself to others and of believing that what you see on the surface is the full story. The Mercury/Sun transit will bring up security issues and incline you to want to find safety and security in others, while Pluto/Venus fixates on power imbalances, control issues, and other fears. Seek to understand your own impulses and compulsions instead of chasing them down the rabbit hole, or worse, dropping them at other people's feet. Be careful of the energy you put out there around this date because once you put it out there, you can’t take it back. You’re entitled to feel any way that you do, but you’re not entitled to act any way. Hold on to your values, especially when you want to ignore them to satiate your most painful instincts, my loves.
March 21-April 19
Don’t go around poking sleeping bears, Aries. You’re likely to find yourself overwhelmed this week, and the worst thing you could do is pressure yourself or anyone else. Be weary of your impulse to take out your feelings and frustrations on others. Find a way to handle your emotions without bringing them to your delicate personal (or professional!) relationships. For best results, strive to be curious instead of in control and patient instead of power hungry, my love.
April 20-May 20
If you’re too quick to seize opportunities, you may find that you’ve leveraged yourself into a compromised position. This week it’s wise to remember the old adage, all that glitters is not gold. Between Mercury retrograde and Uranus in your sign, things are not necessarily what they appear to be, Taurus. This is nothing to be scared of; just do your due diligence before you storm in or out of any rooms. Ask questions, make no assumptions, and carry on.
May 21-June 21
As you become more successful, you’re also likely to experience more jealousy as you develop different concerns. It’s wonderful to thrive, but when you do so, you have to grow and change in order to fill the new shoes that you’re wearing. Do the necessary emotional work to catch up to the person you have become, my sweet and wonderful weirdo. You’ve worked hard to get where you’re at, but you need to own it in order to honor it, Twin Star.
June 22-July 22
You’re likely to find yourself caught off guard by worry or fear this week. You can’t control what's happening in the world around you, and you can’t control other people, but you can control your choices and the direction and content of your thoughts. Use your body as a resource for releasing pent-up energy, Moonchild. The only way out of a cycle is to break your participation within it. This is a time for changes, no matter how small they are, my love.
July 23-Aug. 22
Your desire to get it done perfectly can compel you to push yourself or others, Leo. If you act out of frustration, you’re likely to find yourself creating situations and circumstances that you’re not happy with. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should, and just because you want to, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Sit with your impulses to determine whether they’re coming from a wise place. You may not be in control, but sometimes that’s when the very best stuff happens.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
If you find yourself struggling with self-esteem issues this week, the best thing to do is skip the details, Virgo. You may not able to make sense of the stories you're telling yourself, but you can decide to nurture yourself back to a more solid inner state. Skip the deep analysis, and go straight for the big picture. Your well-being is foundational. Treat yourself with the same patience and kindness that you wish others would treat you with.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
The role that fear plays in your thinking is not to be overlooked this week. You run the risk of letting past fears and hurts compel you to believe that you can’t find happiness or stability now just because you didn’t then. Some oranges are sweet, some not so much; that shouldn’t turn you off of all oranges forever! Use discretion, yes, but don’t let your worries make you stop believing in the positive potential of your life, Libra.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
You’re at the end of a cycle, and it’s a bit of a tender moment. This week it’s time to implement the changes you’ve been working so hard to understand. While it may not be easy or quick, you’re totally ready. Honor the truth instead of trying to hold onto the past, Scorpio. There is no person or situation that you can’t live without — you’re the one that you need, my love.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
In order for your relationships to thrive, you need to be willing to be honest about what you can do in a healthy way. Boundaries are a powerful thing, but it’s no one's job to manage yours but you, sweet Sagittarius. People may be needy or give you mixed messages this week, but unless you take it on, that’s on them. Instead of looking outside of yourself for answers, spend time reconnecting to your sense of purpose and realigning your actions with it.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Being scared of problems is not the same thing as having problems themselves, but of course, fear is its own trouble to contend with. This week you need to consider if things are wrong and need fixing, or if its your feelings that are unsettled and need tending to. They are both real and potentially impactful things, but they take totally different coping strategies. Don’t forget to honor the feelings part of your process, Capricorn.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
If you let go of your agenda for just a moment, you might see that where you're at right now isn’t so bad, even if it’s not exactly where you wanted to be. Practice being receptive this week and allowing space for your feelings and circumstances to unfold. You can find real happiness, Aquarius, but it won’t come from trying to speed up matters or by forcing your will onto others. It will come from the choices you make and the energy you put into them over the course of time.
Feb. 19-March 20
This week you may find that you’re stressing out about something you did or maybe the energy with which you did it. Instead of obsessing about what others are feeling, invest in your own perspective, Pisces. It’s hard to honor your point of view when you’re used to considering it in contrast to other peoples, so here’s a pro tip to get you started: when you consider your emotions, keep it simple. Ask yourself if you're mad, bad, sad, or glad before you try to do anything about it, my love.