Love Lanyadoo Astrology 09.04-10.2019
This week has a lot going on astrologically, but most notable of all are the three oppositions to spiritual, anxious, and empathetic Neptune.
Beware that things are unlikely to be exactly as they seem this week (but that also doesn’t mean that they’re worse than they appear). On the 4th Venus in Virgo will be opposite Neptune, on the 7th Mercury in Virgo will have its turn, and finally on the 10th the Sun will join in on the fun. These transits indicate a heightened sense of anxiety or idealism — depending on your nature and your situation.
Strive to utilize the self-care tools that help you to stay present and grounded during this period. When you engage with anxious thoughts and feels in a mindful way, you’re not absolved of them, but it can stimulate a more useful perspective, which can help you cope. Even if it’s kind of a rough one for focus, this is an excellent time for creating a meaningful vision. Channel patience and compassion into whatever you’re struggling with this week, my loves.
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March 21-April 19
The things that make you sad can hold you back or inspire you to move forward — it’s really up to you. What they for sure won’t do is go away because you ignored them. Be brave enough to sit with your own messy and tender emotions this week, Aries. You can better handle your life from an honest place — even if it’s also a more complicated one. You’re in the throws of a pattern that has eluded you in the past, so be present for it now, my love.
April 20-May 20
As frustrating or upsetting as things may feel, escapism and blaming others are both flawed coping tactics. Honor your need for greater simplicity as much as you can this week — without needing to defend or deny it. You’re changing, and while you haven’t figured out the perfect ways to deal with that, you’re earnestly trying, Taurus. Just don’t sabotage yourself by lashing out with self-destructive behaviors. The messiness isn’t permanent; be here for it without attachment.
May 21-June 21
Instead of scanning for problems, it’s time to shift your perspective and look at the potential, Twin Star. Maybe things are rough, but what can you learn, what might you change, and how may you grow from it? If you’re not so fixated on the answer, you may figure out information that seems unimportant but actually leads you to what you need to see. Open your mind, and your heart will follow. You’re much closer to what you want than you realize.
June 22-July 22
The role that anxiety plays in your problems may be bigger than you think, Moonchild. It’s tempting to project your fears onto what you don’t fully understand, but it’s not wise. Be on the lookout for triggering situations that make you feel like the only possible explanation is subterfuge. Just because you feel defensive doesn’t meant that people are out to get you. Sit with your feelings, and try to get a broader perspective before you go making matters worse than they are, my love.
July 23-Aug. 22
Relationships are delightful and tender and so high maintenance sometimes. This week you’re likely to feel like you’re being pushed by someone you’re close to, or you may be the one doing the pushing. Either way, there’s the potential for upsets and power struggles, especially if you don’t deal with things mindfully. This is one of those times when, as they say, you’re more likely to catch flies with honey than vinegar. Ease in, Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
The big picture can be really overwhelming when you get down to it. Sometimes you need to make a plan, plug it into your calendar, and then forget every step except the one directly in front of you. It’s OK to have limits and to need to pull back or simplify. In fact, it’s an inevitable part of living in the digital age. Give yourself permission to focus on what you need to manage while you put a pause on the rest this week, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
It’s often difficult to know how hard to push and when to yield. This week you’re likely to find yourself wanting to shove your love down someone’s throat or demand some sort of loving connection. You can’t make yourself or others feel any kind of way, Libra. Act in ways that honor your truth without needing anyone else to be where you’re at or to immediately give you what you want. Allow room for your relationships to develop as they need to.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
This is a powerful time for heart healing, Scorpio. Allow yourself to be vulnerable because it feels good to show up emotionally. Allow yourself to be hopeful because being able to see the potential in things allows you to act in expansive ways. And dare to be transparent with the people you’re close to, even when it would be easier to phone it in. This week you’re likely to feel a lot of emotional energy flowing within and around you; let it flow in a way that fills you up, my love.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
There are some things that you don’t know about yourself, and regardless of what that looks like, this is the source of your angst this week. It’s time to prioritize introspection, Sagittarius. Finding your truth is not the same as figuring out what to do, but when you figure it out, you will better know how to gracefully evaluate whatever is in front of you. Don’t seek the best; seek the best for you at this time, based on what's real for you and your situation.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Sometimes, the best way to hold on is by letting go, Cappy. You've gone to great lengths to identify what you need and to try to make it happen. Now you need to step back and allow people and situations to reveal themselves to you. Instead of managing others, strive to respond with integrity. Trust that you will be able to handle whatever happens because you’ve been doing the work, but this doesn’t mean that you get to control what comes next.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
There’s something that you’re struggling with, and the good news is that you totally understand it, but the bad news is that you’re sad. Treat your problems by tending to them emotionally — not mentally — this week. No further investigation will bring about healing, Aquarius. It’s time for you to be with your heart, as upsetting as it may be, so that you can let go of your attachment to shoulds and be kind to yourself around what is.
Feb. 19-March 20
Intent doesn’t always equal impact, Pisces. You may have meant totally well but still have done some harm. Doing things wrong (or even doing bad things) does not make you a bad person. How you respond to your own missteps and how you take or evade responsibility determine what you are. You may need to make lemonade this week, but that doesn’t make you a lemon! Allow this to be an opportunity to expand when it would be easiest to shrink, my love.