Love Lanyadoo Astrology 07.10-16.2019
This week is going to kick up explosive, profound, and uncomfortable feelings. If you find yourself feeling upset or defensive, know that you’re under the influence of this intense astrological season. Seek to take responsibility for your emotions; don't accuse others of making you feel a certain kind of way. You are the Captain of your own emotional ship. Strive to direct your energies in constructive ways so that you can weather the choppy waters with care and integrity.
On the 11th Mars will form a square to Uranus, provoking some defensive and impulsive energies. The way to get around reacting to every provocation is by remembering what you’re in it for. Ego battles will spectacularly blow up in your face this week, but especially between the 10th-15th. Explore your ego; Mars requires visceral expression, so seek alternatives to getting into conflicts with others or engaging in self-harm. This is the planet of fighting, dancing, running, and making noise. Before it has its way with you, find ways of aggressively playing in efforts to use that energy .
On the 14th the Sun will be opposite to intense Pluto. Confrontation is likely to go sideways on you, so remember this: what you put out there will come back at you like a boomerang. Truths may be revealed, or you really may be jumping to conclusions — only time will tell. All forms of obsessing are likely to generate (or originate from) pain. Strive to direct your energy towards regeneration or creation, and keep your efforts trained at yourself. Attempting to help others who didn’t ask for your assistance (even if you think it’s “for their own good”) will likely backfire on you. If you’re going to create change, start with you, and respect other people’s paths, even when you don’t understand or like where they're headed.
On the 16th there will be a Lunar Eclipse at 2:38pmPDT, when the Moon is exactly full at 24° of Capricorn. This is a powerful time for us all, and you’re likely to find yourself dealing with issues of self-esteem, trauma, and personal accountability. Pluto is sitting close enough to the Moon to dredge up issues from the past that have been submerged in your psyche, and the result can be transformational, especially if you’re willing to face your feels head-on. Be careful that you don’t start drama with someone by projecting past injuries onto current situations. Because Venus will be opposite to Saturn at this time, feelings of loneliness, isolation, or dealing with impossible beauty standards may be especially up. The key is to be humble instead of punishing, responsible instead of guilty. You may be confronted with emotions that you don’t quite know how to deal with this week, and that’s OK. All emotions are worth exploring, so explore them. Find a way to nurture yourself or your situation without looking for an answer or a fix. That will come when cooler heads prevail. For now all you need is presence and compassion, Kittens.
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March 21-April 19
If you bend the truth or omit information, you’ll end up sowing seeds of your own discontent, Aries. This week will kick up all kinds of feels both in you and in the people around you. How you engage with others will be of the utmost importance, so here’s a Pro Tip to help you on your way: be forthright and gentle at the same time. Find ways of holding your ground and speaking your truth that aren’t punishing or closed off. You don’t need to prove your strength; you only need to stand in it.
April 20-May 20
Strive to embody an abundance mindset in the face of your fears this week. You are ready to confront what you don’t know, but if you do it from a place of scarcity, all you’ll see is what you don’t have, where you wish you were, or what you think others are able to enjoy that you’re not. There’s no need for you to rush into a positive attitude either, Taurus. If you can get yourself to a place of neutrality instead of negativity, you’re halfway there.
May 21-June 21
Feeling insecure is sometimes a result of anxiety, and other times it's a result of your inner voice telling you that something is wrong. Luckily, it’s more likely to be the former than the latter this week! Seek to find the middle ground between obsessing on what worries you and checking for errors, Twin Star. If you can approach your concerns with an open mind, not only will you catch problems before they bloom, but you’ll feel better in your own skin as you do it.
June 22-July 22
The Eclipse in your relationship house this week is likely to have you feeling overwhelmed and over it all. This is a bad time for taking new things on or trying to innovate new solutions. Allow space for you to reflect on your recent past, and see how you need to adjust, let go, or hold on tighter. This is a good time to ask for support, but ultimately you need to do this on your own. Find the confidence that you need to move through your feels, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
As some things crystalize for you, it may be tempting to jump to action, but it’s wise to proceed with caution, Leo. Allow time to sit with your ideas and ambitions, even if you think you’re ready to act on them. Things need time to gestate — especially if you want others to be receptive to your plans. Sitting with your emotions can be awkward, but it’s an invaluable skill to develop. Prioritize collaboration instead of instigation, this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You are on the precipice of figuring things out, but it will require maintaining healthy boundaries in your thinking, Virgo. Fearing the worst is an inevitable part of being a person sometimes. The key is to not feed your fears by wallowing in them. Your challenge this week is to heed caution without weaving a worst-case-scenario narrative that makes things harder on you. Get present and grounded before you try to get answers, even if that slows things down.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
You’re changing, and before you can move into your future, you’ve got to let go of your past. There’s no easy way around the issues you’re grappling with, so you may as well go straight through them, Libra. That means allowing yourself to feel whatever grief or disappointment that you feel so that you can finally let it go. Lean into your feels this week without trying to fix them; the time for transformation is just around the corner. Do the inner work now.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
You may feel like going off on someone or like jumping to attack, but it’s a bad idea. You’re on call to sit with your feelings, Scorpio. The very things that you’re struggling with the most need your stillness and patient presence. This week, how you engage with yourself, with others, and with the situations that you're already committed to will have long-term consequences. Act with intention, not out of impulse, my love.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Life is a collaboration between your will, your circumstances, and fate. You may not have what you want, or you may find yourself dealing with annoying situations, but this isn’t the time for reacting to the lowest common denominator in your life. Seek creative solutions instead of excuses, ‘Tarius. How you approach things will set the tone for so much of what’s to come. For now, allow space for your development instead of trying to pinpoint the answer.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 16th is going to kick up a great deal of feeling for you, and there’s no use in fighting it, Capricorn. The old adage “what you resist shall persist” will govern you this week, so know that your resistance is only going to make your stress grow. As you figure out how to grow beyond limitations, you’re likely to have to say no to some things or disappoint some people. Be kind, be humble, and firmly step into your truth, my love.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
As life gets messy, you have choice in how you’re going to respond. You don’t have to do anything, but when you speak or act, it’s wise to do so with intention. This week is likely to kick up dynamics in which there’s no perfect answer. Prioritize honesty in all things, Aquarius. Your reality may be confusing. It may not come with simple answers, but the truth is true, whether you want to deal with it or not. Stand firm in your integrity, and allow room for others to do the same, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
Taking a stand just so you are doing or saying something will create more drama than it’s worth. This week, you may feel compelled to speak up about something, and that’s a good thing! The key is to own where you’re uncertain or ambiguous. To have a valid perspective, you don’t have to present yourself as anything other than what you are. Embody confidence by giving yourself permission to be exactly where you’re at, my love.