The Hoodwitch: Weekly Astrology 1.18-24.2017

Camphor Flame on Pedestal' Art Work by Michael Bühler-Rose

Camphor Flame on Pedestal' Art Work by Michael Bühler-Rose

Horoscopes by Jessica Lanyadoo

Cosmic Witch Tips:

How do you deal with frustration? Do you shut down and act like you don’t care when you secretly wanna cut a bish? Do you take it out on others? Well, this week you’re going to get opportunities to deal with frustrated or blocked energy in new ways or to hit the same place on an old wall. Action-oriented Mars is forming a square to obligation-oriented Saturn, and the result should be a boner-killer for everyone. The first half of the week is a great time to tackle something that required concentration, like your taxes or cleaning out your closet. It’s not so much good for spontaneity or creativity, but don’t worry – it’ll only last a few days! By midweek we get a respite from all this intensive energy. Make good use of it, lover!



March 21-April 19

You can’t always do what you wanna do, and that is terrible news for a fire sign. This week will test your sense of potential. Your vision for what you want is being obscured by the immediacy of what you can’t do or have, and it’s giving you all kinds of bad feelings. How you respond to this week’s frustrations is very important. Don’t get carried away when all you really need to do is break your issues up into bite sized pieces. You can’t get to everything, so pick just a couple things and do them fabulously.



April 20-May 20

You need your friends to run through things with you and to give you perspective. The trouble happens when your sounding boards are too preoccupied with their own stuff to show up for you. If you’ve been self-involved lately, this is a good time to step up and be there for your fam. If you’re going through your own hard times, don’t make it worse on yourself by assuming that other people have sinister motives. If you have to choose between Mother Teresa or Sherlock Holmes, go full Mama T this week.



May 21-June 21

Every time that you get knocked down you have the chance to pick yourself up again. The question is whether you need to get up and fight or just stand your ground. This week the pressure is on. If you’re willing to work hard and stay focused, you can make meaningful headway with something that’s been stalled. If you get distracted, or worse – if you do nothing, you may have some depressive vibes to contend with. Get up and get to it, Twin Star.



June 22-July 22

The weight of your worries is taking it’s toll on you. You’ve got big ideas, but you haven’t been able to implement them at the level you’ve been wanting to. You may only need to make subtle adjustments to get dramatic results. Don’t confuse your process with the outcome, Moonchild. Where you’re at right now is just that – the present moment is not necessarily evidence of what the future will look like. Look at the problems that are holding you back, and diligently work on them this week.



July 23-Aug. 22

You can play games with the best of them, but what does winning look like, really? If you successfully manipulate others, are you getting your needs met or just setting a sad little trap for yourself? Don’t confuse getting what you want from people with getting your needs met, Leo. While you can probably convince people to do stuff, they have to be pretty bad at reading you for you to get away with it. Knowing others better than they know you is a lonely place to be. Choose real over easy this week.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

You need a break from the world, Virgo. The trouble is that you’re inclined to ignore your feels and push yourself extra hard just at the moment when you need to lay your burden down. If you can’t take a time-out, try to use the magic and healing power of breathing. I know it sounds simple, but oxygenating your big, beautiful brain will go a long way towards helping you parse out your options and cope with your feelings. Make sure you’re taking the time to breathe, especially when you’re in a rush this week.



Sept. 23-Oct. 22

You can only know what you know, Libra. Instead of assuming that your story about what’s happening at work or home is the uncontested truth, stay open to what you don’t know. It’s not a great time for a heart-to-heart until after the 21st, so leading up till then, be honest with yourself about your complicated perspective. Have you been consistent with others? It’s human to be messy; it’s time to get real with yourself about the whole picture of it.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Where you put your money is a reflection of what you care about. This week you may be feeling extra tight, or you may have your sights fixed on buying something that’s just out of reach. How you manage your resources is a big deal and doesn’t just hit your pocketbook, but you sure feel it when it does. Balance your finances or at least educate yourself on how you’ve been handling them in the past year.



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

People can be so annoying with their big ideas and their slow ways. When they came up with the expression that you “can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink,” they were thinking of you, ‘Tarius. Don’t try to convince others that your way is the ‘right’ way because you’ll be met with resistance at every turn this week. Tolerate the differences between you and others, even if they seem crazy. All you can truly control is your own life, so make choices that work for you and let others do the same.



Dec. 22-Jan. 19

You may feel like you’re on call to doctor some situation or relationship in your life, but your bedside manner could use a little work. Consider the frame of mind that others are in before you go giving them help that they didn’t ask for this week. You are coming from a good place, but that doesn’t mean that your timing is on point. Don’t get so fixated on your end goal that you aren’t receptive to where others are at in the here and now, no matter how excited you are for what comes next.



Jan. 20-Feb. 18

You’re not as stuck as you feel, Aquarius. You’re super flexible when changes happen on your terms, but it’s a lot harder to go with the flow when it’s not in your direction. You’re unlikely to be able to read the motivation of others clearly this week, so don’t get hung up on trying to figure that stuff out. Once you figure out what your situation is all about, get yourself motivated. Have enough faith in yourself to act on inspiration instead of fear.



Feb. 19-March 20

External forces may try and stop you from glowing your brightest this week, and that’s no fun. That said, you can either get delayed or get stronger for it. Know that your circumstances are not always a reflection of your value and your whole life; sometimes they are just what they are. Pace yourself through your reactions, and keep your eyes on the prize, even if you have to take a little detour en route to it this week. How you manage obstacles is an important part of your success.