Written By Jessica Lanyadoo
Stability is only good when things are healthy and vital – otherwise, it’s just a fancy word for rut. This week is peppered with transits that call for change, and while that may feel overwhelming at times, it’s an opportunity for you to leverage. If things are going to be chaotic, why not lean into the energy and make the changes you need to? Change is the only inevitable in life; your job is to learn from the circumstances that are thrust upon you and, as often as possible, to seek growth.
From the 30th-2nd, visceral Mars will sit opposite to reactive Uranus. This is accident-prone energy and can set your defenses on edge. Whatch what you do now because fights you pick will have a real force to them. If you’re going to be aggressive, you can trust that others will act in kind. Don’t fight to prove a point – fight to get free. You may encounter a conflict that you need to take on, or maybe you really just need to listen to others. Be open to seeing your role. Life can be hella messy, but if it's real, it deserves your presence.
Mercury Retrograde is always a time to review, reasses, and refine, and an important one in which to watch your reactions. Expect your plans to go sideways, people to misunderstand you, and technology to be a real boner from December 2nd-22nd. Pad your plans with extra time, and be generous when people annoy you because you’re probably annoying them too.
This week, the Retrograde is going to feel extra because the Full Moon in Gemini on the 3rd is happening on day two of it, plus it coincides with an uncomfortable Sun square to Neptune. The result is likely to be inspiring at best and anxiety-producing at worst. Full Moons are the time of month that remind us that letting go is an essential part of opening up. This is a time to let go of your attachments. Notice where your ideas about yourself, a person, a dynamic, or the world, are more projection than real. Don’t put yourself or others on a pedestal, or unnecessarily assume the worst. There’s no value in weaving a story (even if it’s based on your strongest feels) to justify crap behavior from you or anyone else. You may be confronted by situations that make you anxious this week as your sense of reality is getting challenged, and my best advice is to sit on it. You don’t have to make sense of things quickly – try to just take in the evidence of what you’re being shown, and be with your feels before you match a narrative to them.
Show up without an agenda this week.
March 21-April 19
If you rush your process or try to force your will on others this week, there’s going to be serious pushback, Aries. Your impulses aren’t meant to be literal and perfect, so acting on them without honing the skill of truly listening to them will often get you in trouble. Make well-considered choices, and if you don’t have enough information yet, work on self-soothing. What you do counts, so make sure that you can stand by your actions, otherwise you’ll have some serious make-up work to do.
April 20-May 20
You can’t please everyone, Taurus, and it’s going to make you feel crazy if you try. This week is an excellent time to finally move forward on something you’ve been too scared to try or to just take yourself to the next level in some way. If you’re willing to accept the consequences of being true to yourself and authentic in your actions, the downside is always totally tolerable. Honor your feels without succumbing to your fears; in a world full of distractions, chose yourself, my love.
May 21-June 21
Lean into this moment without an agenda. It’s the one time a year when the Moon is full in your sign, and that can spell major feels for you, Twin Star. This week may be very confusing as your reactions will be all over the place, and it may not make much sense. Instead of trying to reason your feels into a corner, strive to sit with them. Emotions tend to ebb and flow, so if you can practice being present with their movements, you will have more insight into your own nature.
June 22-July 22
The impulse to defend your feelings is a sign that you don’t feel entitled to having them or that you’ve acted out of turn in reaction to them. Check in with yourself, Moonchild. You get to be whatever and wherever you are, and you don’t have to explain or justify yourself either. That said, relationships are a back and forth. This week, if you want to receive kindness from others, figure out how to show up in a way that is kind to both yourself and the people you’re connecting with.
July 23-Aug. 22
Just because you can do it all doesn’t mean you should. It may be tempting for you to start something exciting that requires you to drop everything this week, but it’s important that you pace yourself. If you spread yourself too thin, you’re likely to feel bad and, even worse, to stir up some relationship troubles along the way. This is not a race, my love. You don’t have to say yes to everything – only to the opportunities that are the best reflection of what you truly want.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You can ignore your feelings or attempt to explain them into submission, but that doesn’t really change them. The answers to your questions lie within you, Virgo. This week, you’ll be able to suck it up and make do, but not for long and not for what’s best. Confront the truth so that you can make peace with it. You don’t ‘have to’ do anything, but if you can access your desire to do your best, the correct actions will plainly reveal themselves to you, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
If you’re more concerned about not hurting someone’s feelings than you are about being authentic, you’re in for a world of trouble, my friend. We’re moving into a period that is all about showing up for consequences. If your sense of self isn’t strong, this can feel like torture, but if you know and believe in yourself, it isn’t a bad thing at all. Stop struggling against the present moment, Libra. Accept where things are at, and confidently build from there.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Stop worrying about what everyone else is or isn’t doing, and focus on your own conduct, my love. When problems arise, you may have the impulse to jump into action, and sometimes that’s the wisest thing to do. Other times, it’s important to slow down and make sure that you're clear before you do a thing. Self-soothing is an accomplishment, and it’s a foundational one when trying to make healthy, sustainable actions. First change yourself, and then you can try to conquer the world, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Yours is the sign of foot-in-the-mouth syndrome, and this Mercury Retrograde (from December 2nd-22nd) in your sign may rev that up a notch. Not all of what you want to say needs to be said out loud. Starting this week, make December a time of introspection. Reflect on what you’ve done this year and what it means to you. The Full Moon on the 3rd is a time when your relationship issues are going to be activated but not necessarily clarified. Explore what’s happening before you explode, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
If you act like a dink this week, you won’t have the ego energy to sustain it, and you’ll end up feeling pretty awful, Capricorn. Resist the urge to defend yourself from perceived or real attacks on your ego. You don’t need to take on every battle, and you don’t have to always win in order to be right with yourself. Let yourself let a thing go; release your thoughts, attachments, and projections, and just sit with your feels, even if they’re uncomfortably vulnerable, my love.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Nobody needs to approve of your actions but you, Aquarius. This week, other people’s negative expectations may bump up against you, making for some uncomfortable dynamics. It’s time to take a minute to collect yourself. You need to make sure that you are clear about what you’re trying to do and why you want to do it. Seek to strike a balance between the feedback you take in and what you chose to not deal with. Don’t allow diplomacy to override your discretion.
Feb. 19-March 20
When you let go of the past, you can make different kinds of choices about your present. You can lose energy obsessing on what you or someone else said or did, but to what end? You may need to take a break from trying to figure things out or to put a relationship on ice this week. What you invest your energy and time into shapes your life. What you consent to participating in is on you, Pisces. Be brave enough to make choices that reflect what’s true for you and not just what’s easiest.
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