Love Lanyadoo Astrology 09.25-10.01.2019
Knowing the answer or having insight is wonderful, but it’s not the same as having the emotional tools to cope with what it all means. The astrology of this week will test your emotional maturity and your willingness and ability to respond with intention. Act in ways that reflect the person you want to be when it would be easiest to act out otherwise, and I mean this in all contexts — your actions in the world, your attitudes and behavior towards yourself, and in your relationships to others.
On the 25th Venus in Libra will form an exact square to Saturn in Capricorn, and on the 26th Mercury in Libra will be exactly square to Pluto in Capricorn. Be weary of the dramatic feelings and obsessive thinking that may be kicked up by these 2 transits. Venus/Saturn can bring up loneliness and self-criticism, while Mercury/Pluto inclines towards compulsive thinking. Strive to notice your own attitudes and thoughts around these dates. You will either find yourself caught up in self-destructive patterns or in the active throes of healing them. Just remember this: the pain of healing is sometimes worse than the pain of breaking open.
On the 30th Venus will form another exact square, this time to Pluto. This transit is likely to impact your love life — either how you feel and think about love, or your relationships themselves. Pluto governs shame and fear, while Venus wants connection and closeness. This can trigger control issues or power struggles in your relationships, so be careful and kind when you feel tempted to lash out, my loves.
On the 28th at 11.26amPST we will have a New Moon in Libra. I talk about it in detail on my weekly show, Ghost of a Podcast. Listen to it below or wherever podcasts are heard. To watch to it with closed captioning, subscribe to my YouTube channel.
March 21-April 19
When your insecurities or fears dominate your thinking, it’s hard to resource your toolkit and manage your life effectively. You need some perspective, and that can’t be found from the middle of your situation, Aries. Take a step back, and spend some quality time reconnecting with yourself; you may need to make some radical changes, but if you’re defensive or shut down, you can’t make decisions with confidence. Avoid decision making until you’re feeling more stable this week.
April 20-May 20
When you have no control, the best you can do is let go gracefully. There’s a bigger plan at play, and there's no benefit in racing to find the answer or pushing matters "in the right direction." Now is a powerful time for getting present and accepting whatever it is that you find waiting for you in the here and now. Strive to honor your boundaries by asserting them without attachment. In other words, clarify your position and limits, and then let people and situations reveal themselves to you this week.
May 21-June 21
Look at the ways that stress and overthinking things are habits because like all other habits, these can be broken. This week is an excellent time to take it slow and steady, not only to get things done, but to bring more awareness to patterns that are getting in your way. As soon as you catch yourself caught up in cyclical thinking, practice making the choice, whenever you can and for however long you can, to redirect your thoughts to something more neutral, Twin Star.
June 22-July 22
Act with intention, or be forthcoming with others that you need a minute to gather yourself, Moonchild. This week, experiment with more temperate ways of coping with what life throws at you. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice different ways of relating to your situations — ways that allow for more room to breathe before you respond. It's time to pace yourself so that you break the cycle of taking on too much and then evading your problems out of sheer overwhelm.
July 23-Aug. 22
If you're not sure, know that it’s okay to say nothing, Leo. As tempted as you may be to jump in the ring, this isn’t the time to act without forethought. Regardless of what others are doing or saying, it’s important that you act with integrity; once you put something out there, you can’t take it back. You’re going through a lot, but if you’re doubting your instincts, it’s likely because you’ve taken on more than you’ve had the space to process. Take the space you need to make sure you're speaking the truth this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Consider the big picture, Virgo. In your haste to make sense of what happened yesterday and what tomorrow may bring, you're likely to miss out on right here, right now. If you’re not managing the present with intention, you're more likely to slip into trouble this week. The people and situations that you’re sharing this present moment with deserve your time, attention, and care — even if things are kind of hard, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Sometimes there’s a fine line between playful teasing and a real conflict, or between taking up space and taking over. As you learn how to be yourself in deeper, truer ways, you are likely to step on some toes now and again. It isn’t the end of the world, but it also isn’t going to get better on its own. The way to cope with upsets is to own your mistakes — don't allow yourself (or anyone else) to use those moments as opportunities for character assassination.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
As you become more yourself, you inevitably end up outgrowing people and situations. Sometimes you need to take a step back, and sometimes you need to take more dramatic steps. Whichever you do this week, make sure that you’re not acting out of defensiveness. In order to have the life you truly desire, you need to develop tolerance for your more difficult emotions so that you don’t act from them before you understand what they’re about.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
In the words of Davis Foster Wallace, “everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” This week is likely to find you needing more stillness, even as your mind is buzzing in a million directions. In your efforts to use as many of your resources as possible, you run the risk of running yourself down. Find little ways (even tiny ones will do!) of slowing down and remembering where you are, Sagittarius. Breathe, take a moment to reset, and then keep on going, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The role of fear in your motivations should not be overlooked, Capricorn. It is fear, not hate, that motivates some of the worst behaviors in most people — towards themselves, the world around them, and other people. Break your concerns into small, actionable pieces so that you can attempt to mobilize on them. You are capable of making great progress this week, but it will require that you first get out of your own way, my love.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The truth is true whether you want to acknowledge it or not, Aquarius. This week has so much going on astrologically, and it’s a lot to keep up with, but also, you don’t have to do anything at all. Align yourself with your truth right now, even if it’s only that you don’t really know what you need or that you need more time. The point is that this isn’t a time for doing as much as it’s a time for catching up with the good, the bad, and the fugly of what is.
Feb. 19-March 20
As they say — in order to make an omelette, you need to crack a few eggs. This week, matters are likely to confront you with some unpleasant parts of an overall good development. Give yourself space to sort through your thoughts and feels about whether the cost is worth the gain. Life is rarely without give and take, and that’s okay; just make sure that you don’t compromise in ways that compromise you, dear Pisces.