Written by Jessica Lanyadoo
Welcome to Capricorn season, my friends. This week will give us hella Cappy vibes, and that’s not good or bad – it’s real, and there’s nothing more Capricorn than dealing with reality. From the 20th through the 22nd, the vibrant Sun sits on the eternal wet blanket, Saturn, in the heavy-handed sign of Capricorn. This is an excellent time to confront the truth of a situation, but beware of negative spin. Your energy is likely to be low, and Saturn has a knack for focusing on the worst. The two best uses of this energy are hard work that requires concentration and effort along with grounded, material self-care. If you’ve been putting off doing something tedious, this is actually a great time to get it done. If you have the space in your life to work on yourself, this is also well-starred. Exercise, eat well, clean out your closet, or do that thing you’ve been putting off but sorely need. When it comes to Saturn, it’s always wise to be a firm and loving parent to yourself. The world is full of jerks, but you don’t need to be one, no matter how sad or bad you feel.
Mercury goes direct on the 22nd, but you should give it until the 27th before you throw any parties about it, as it’ll be in its shadow period until that time. Be weary of dredging up the past in this period unless you’re totally ready. You may need some space to gestate on the state of your relationships, so don’t rush yourself or anyone else to process prematurely.
If you were worried that there were not enough Cap vibes for you, you’ve got nothing to worry about! From the 24th through the 26th, romantic Venus will sit on that King of reality checks, Saturn. Again, these days are likely to feel heavy as your attention is focused on serious issues and very real problems. This combination can have you feeling lonely and can trigger depressiveness, depending on where it hits your chart. While you may not be feeling very affectionate, you are able to show up with real demonstrations of love. This is the time to act on the things and feels that you value. If you’re acting out of integrity, then you’re likely to feel the worst of this energy, but take it as a sign.
Your life is your responsibility. This is the season of showing up and doing the work, even if that means delaying gratification for a while. In it’s best form, Saturn and Capricorn energies teach us that we have a responsibility to show up and consider the needs of the collective
. In it’s worst incarnations, it makes us feel entitled to acting like a dink because we feel badly. You and I are not owed anything in life. Everyone has problems, and now is the time to make a plan for how you’re going to deal with yours. You have free will but not freedom from consequences. Do your very best – not to be perfect but to be whole. This is your life and your world. Make the most of it, my love.
March 21-April 19
Follow your heart, sweet Aries, but don’t forget about the rest of you when ya do. This week there may be some tension between what you want and what you’re committed to. You’re free to do whatever you please, but there are consequences to every act. Make decisions that won’t cost you more than you want to spend. You may find yourself exhausted by all that you can’t control and that’s OK; just don’t drop the ball and hurt people that you care about because of passing distractions.
April 20-May 20
When you go through something trying, it’s easy to feel victimized, but there is a bigger plan more often than not, Taurus. If you lose track of yourself and succumb to fear, you’ll miss out on a great opportunity to grow this week. Your worries will tell you that you shouldn’t do it because you may fail, because you’re not sure enough, or that you don’t deserve the things you want. None of that is true. Feel your fears and your anxieties, and do it anyway, my love.
May 21-June 21
it’s OK to slow down when you don’t know what to do or you feel blue, Twin Star. Your relationships need some attention, even if it’s hard. realign yourself with what you really want by making a bullet point list of the dynamics that you are down to consent to. Use this as a template for either evaluating whether you’re off track with the people you’re close to or as a validation of your choices. Don’t “make it work” before you figure out if it’s healthy and true, my love.
June 22-July 22
Be the change you wish to see in your life, Moonchild. You are at the precipice of major change, and it doesn’t have to be good or bad, but it does have to be deep. Stop talking about the changes that you want to see in your life, especially in your relationships, and start enacting them. Beginning at the start can feel demoralizing because you don’t yet have evidence of achievement; dare to be hopeful when you feel scared this week.
July 23-Aug. 22
When you’re not in your body, it’s hard to keep track of your own emotions. Don’t get so caught up in your head or in the dramas playing out in the world around you that you lose connection with your own self, Leo. You have some serious choices to make, and no one else but you has to live with the consequences of what you choose. Take responsibility for your process as much as your actions this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
If you feel like you’ve hit the Mall Wall of life (you know, that feeling you get when you've been at a Mall too long and you cannot go on), it’s time to go home. Stop waiting for salvation to come, and take matters into your own hands, Virgo. Tend to your wellness by prioritizing it, even if that means compromising your social times or getting all your deadlines met. If you put your own happiness last, that’s what you get, and then no amount of success will satiate you, my love.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
You don’t have to take on the struggles and grudges of the people you love. Not every battle can be yours, and you can’t light every torch. This week you may be confronted by the limitations of what you can do for others and still be healthy. It’s OK to say no, even though it may upset others. You don’t need to take on their feels, but it is kind to show them compassion. Bookmark the stuff you don’t have energy for, and return to it when you can, Libra.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
When you’re feeling intensely, it’s tempting to rush away from your emotions and towards distractions or quick fixes. This week, you need to stay with it, Scorpio. Whatever is going on for you is not exactly as it seems; there are deep patterns at play, so look within before you go trying to correct your outsides. Pay special attention to your motivations, and be humble about the messiness you find. It’s time to change or be changed, my love.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
All signs point to the end of a cycle, ‘Tarius. It’s time to let go, and it’s the kind of change that’s hard. You don’t need to know where you’re going in order to get there. What you need is to be authentic about where things are at in the here and now. You for sure desire certain things and want to avoid others, but when you focus too much on the wanting, you’re fixated on the future instead of what’s happening in the here and now. Be grateful for what you’ve got, and step into the abyss, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You are not the best, and you certainly aren’t the worst. When you think that way, you’ve gotten caught up in too much thinking about yourself and not enough about the people and world outside of you. Watch out for your ego this week because if it’s out of balance, you will slip into destructive self-obsessions, Cappy mon Capitan. Ask for feedback and support from people you trust; you are not a rock or an island. You’re a person deserving of kindness. Be nice to you.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Fear is pervasive; it tells you that it wants you to be safe, but really it wants you to stay as you are. The Devil you know is not necessarily the kinder Devil. This is not the week for sudden moves, but it is time for change. Allow some space for meaningful introspection so you can figure out what needs to happen next. If you’re getting pressure from outside forces, it’s wise to do your best to buy some time. It’s time to break free of stale situations. You’re just about ready, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
If you let it all go, you’re free. You have attachments to your relationships, attitudes, lifestyle, or whatever because you believe that you have to in order to be happy. Or do you? Take time to really reflect on what you’ve invested your time and energy into and whether you believe that it’ll support you in your quest towards happiness. The only way to choose what’s best for you is if you’re willing to give up the things that aren’t, Pisces.