Love Lanyadoo Astrology 07.03-09.2019
Mercury will be Retrograde on the 7th through the 31st, and that makes July an excellent month to reflect, review, and reassess. Try not to take miscommunications and mishaps personally, and do your best to communicate clearly, as this transit tends to create confusion and misunderstandings.
On the 8th Mercury will meet Mars in the sky. This transit is likely to feel familiar to you because we just went through it on June 18th as well! Check back in your Dear Diary to see what was happening around that date. That will give you a sense of the themes you’re likely to be dealing with now. You may feel agitated and irritable, and it may incite you to jump to conclusions, so remember to breathe, my loves. Other people may be aggressive or unpleasant. Remember that you have control over what you say and how you say it, so put your energy into crafting your communication. Pick your battles (and your tone of voice) carefully.
Finally, on the 9th the Sun will form an opposition to restrictive Saturn. This transit may find you feeling heavy-hearted, overwhelmed by obligations, or like you don’t have enough energy to make it through. This is an excellent time for editing or looking at things with a critical eye. Just don’t draw any hard conclusions when you do.
Listen to this week’s episode of Ghost of a Podcast here, or catch it with closed captioning on YouTube. For more on your month ahead, read your July horoscope here.
March 21-April 19
There’s really nothing you need that you don’t already have. In the insightful words of DeWanda Wise, “Trust that wherever you’re at in your journey, it’s enough.” This week, gratitude will help you see the value in where you’re at, what you’ve achieved, and what you’re capable of. There is no wisdom in comparing yourself to other people, to where you once were, or to where you want to be one day.
April 20-May 20
When things are in transition, it can seem like they’re moving into chaos or even like they’re getting worse. Tend to the feels component of your situation with intention this week so that you don’t confuse your emotions with your conditions. You're likely to have mixed reactions to the process, even if you’re truly excited about where it’s taking you. Be curious instead of suspicious, and strive to be patient instead of passive, dear Taurus.
May 21-June 21
How much is too much, and how much is not enough? This is an excellent time for you to look at your relationship to proportion, pacing, and the space you take up, Twin Star. If you go too fast (or too slow) or take on too much (or too little), you’ll feel weird. And when you feel weird, you end up acting weird, which can in turn make others uncomfortable. This week, center your energy by remembering who you are and what you’re in it for.
June 22-July 22
Your ego can’t function healthily if it isn’t pulling its energy from your will, and it can’t do that if you aren’t clear about what you want and why you want it. Strive to peek under the hood of your goals. You may find that some of what you want is not coming from a clean place and needs to change. Other things may be way more heartfelt than you were giving them credit for. This is a time when stepping into your power requires realigning with your intentions, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
Sharing is caring, and caring often takes compromise. As you assert yourself, you always run the risk of alienating others if you’re not careful. This week will offer you exciting opportunities to collaborate in ways that actually maximize your potential. Consider the ways that you share power, negotiate terms, and even listen to others. Your aura of influence is expanding, but you need to include people in your growth if you want it to be sustainable, Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
When you’re maxed and taxed is exactly when you need self-care the most — and also when you’re least likely to remember what that means. This week, improve the quality of your life by using the resources that you have available to you, Virgo. That might mean remembering to take your vitamins, opening up to a friend, or just knowing that you can turn off your phone for a couple of hours if you need a real break. You’re on the right path; take the time to walk it with kindness, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Things are changing, and this isn’t the time to try to predict your future. The frustrations that you’re facing can be smoothed out if you’re willing to be really honest, Libra. The truth is messy; it’s got contradictions in it, and it can’t quite be drawn in a straight line. Don’t let that stop you from aligning yourself with it. You have nothing to prove and nothing to justify; all you need at this time is to be present for what is real and heartfelt for you. Show up to your life with that.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Having healthy boundaries is an art. They are not rules. They are not justification for bad behavior. And just because you have them doesn’t mean that other people will do what you want. Having healthy boundaries requires that you know what you’re feeling, that you give yourself permission to be there, and that you clearly express your limits or needs with both words and actions. Do your best to clarify yours this week, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
When you’ve overextended yourself, it’s hard to know how your behavior or energy is impacting others. It’s time to be a bit self-protective, Sagittarius. Your emotional vitality is taxed, and it’s creating a trickle down effect that can drain you and your potential. Carve out time every day this week to sit and breathe. Allow yourself to reflect without any more of an agenda than that. You need a little me time, and if you take it, you’ll feel so much better, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Remember why you’re invested, Capricorn. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in your goals that you lose perspective. You may be dealing with delays or roadblocks this week, but are they really a problem? Consider that there's a bigger picture that you can’t yet understand. Use this time to ground your intentions, restore your energy, and show yourself and others some grace. At the end of the day, it’s not just about what you do but also how you do it, my love.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
You have more self-determination than it might seem, Aquarius. This week, how you relate to the unknown is a prominent concern. Do you sit with the data and the emotions, allowing them to percolate in your mind? Or do you rush past the nuance in search of answers or “fixes”? The truth will set you free, but it’s not always found in the bullet points. Prioritize spending time in the undercurrents to garner a more well-rounded understanding of both your situation and the way forward.
Feb. 19-March 20
Beware my love: the stress of not knowing may motivate you to make up stories and call them non-fiction this week. Your best move is to pay honest attention to how you respond to uncertainty. You're going through a period where you’ll either respond thoughtlessly or you'll set to work dismantling some fear-based habits. Seek the truth, not excuses, and strive to find the path instead of rushing to stabilize at a destination or stagnating in search of perfection.