This week is going to bring lots of Mercurial energy for you to contend with, so get ready for things to move fast and be confusing in equal measure. On the 5th through to the 7th, Mercury retrogrades right on top of exacting Saturn and forms a sextile to proactive Mars, while transiting Mars forms its own sextile to perfectionistic Saturn. The upshot of all of this is that you may feel like a fast car in bumper-to-bumper traffic. If you’re willing to find a new route to where you wanna go, you may be successful, or you may just need to be patient. In either case, you have choice. Don’t fall victim to feelings of helplessness because you have options; just take the time to wade through the good, the bad, and the ugly until you find the best possible ones for you.
On the 9th-11th, romantic Venus will form a square to idealistic Neptune, and the results may be messy. Be open to being swept off your feet, being inspired to great creative heights, and experiencing spiritual or tender moments, but know this: not all that glitters is gold. This transit occurs to teach that even the things you most want and value require your care. If you don’t have healthy boundaries with what you love, it suffers. Try to stay in the present without attachment to whatever is happening during these days as things are not completely as they seem. That doesn’t mean that they’re worse than they seem – only that you don’t have enough information. Be with your desires long enough to explore them. On the same dates, Mercury will retrograde back into a harmonious trine to technical Uranus. This makes for a fertile time for exploration and discovery. You don’t have to accept things as they are. Explore options and opportunities this week. There are always more possibilities than are immediately visible; seek your best-case scenario.
These are the last days of Saturn in Sagittarius, and this is what you need to know about it: in approximately 29 years you’ll be here again. Many of the themes that’ve been running through your life over the past two and a half years won’t be back until then and in some other form, but they will return. Astrology reflects the interconnectedness of all things. How you manage your conflicts and opportunities doesn’t exist in a vacuum; it’s an amalgamation of your past experiences, current state, and beliefs about the world and your place in it. Saturn in Sagittarius is concerned with finding a truth that you can live by. Reflect on how you’ve been relating to truths in your life. Sagittarius isn’t concerned with the little things – it’s a sign that likes to involve itself with the big picture. Saturn moves into Capricorn on the 19th, and it is then that you will have to confront consequences. What you do, how you live, what you chose to involve yourself in, and the energy you give to the very things that bring you down – these all count. 2018 will confront us all with these things, so use this heads up to get yourself clear. You don’t need to understand all the ins and outs, but this is a solid time to align yourself with the truth – no matter how messy and complicated it is. Acceptance is a gift that you can give yourself for free, Puppy, and it keeps on giving.
Witch Tool of the week: Pendulums
Pendulums have been used for centuries to find things - water, gold, oil - treasures of all kinds including answers! Through the ages, people have used the pendulum to guide them toward correct answers to their important questions. It is one of the oldest, and one of the simplest methods of obtaining information intuitively.
Just as radios pick up information from unseen radio waves, the pendulum is a powerful antenna that sends and receives vibrational information from energy waves emitted by people, places, thoughts and things.
Some believe that the pendulum finds the connection to the intuitive parts of the mind. "Divining" with a pendulum is a method of connecting with a higher power in order to obtain information from a divine source.
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March 21-April 19
If you ignore your instincts and force yourself into action before you’re ready, you’re basically putting a Band-Aid on a bullet wound that will lead to further complications down the road. Take whatever space you need to make sure that you’re reacting to your whole situation instead of just the most triggering parts of it. Just because your kneejerk reactions are not to be trusted this week, that doesn’t mean that your instincts are poor. Strive to know the difference between your impulses and your intuition, Aries.
April 20-May 20
If you can tolerate stepping into your fears with your eyes wide open, you can finally move beyond them. This week you’re likely to have a bunch of theories about what you need, but don’t get lost in ideas. What you need now is to sit with your feels because that’s where your suffering is. Don’t abandon yourself when you get sad – that’s when you need to call in the big guns of love and kindness. In the words of Noname, “lets heal the world with vulnerability.”
May 21-June 21
Your ego needs strengthening, and not so you can run around town forcing your will on others, but so that you can quit making yourself small in the face of your best self. Pay attention to the small and large ways that you self-sabotage this week because this awareness is the foundation you need in order to change. You may need to follow-through with emails, start eating cleaner, or quit stuck relationships; it kinda doesn’t matter. The thing in between you and your happiness is choice, my love.
June 22-July 22
Sometimes knowing ‘who done it’ is really helpful, and sometimes it’s just a guilt game. This week is all about boundaries, and if you don’t have healthy boundaries within your own thinking, it’s hard to know when and how to hold them with others. You can lose a great deal of energy trying to assign blame or make excuses for yourself or others, but it’d be a waste. You don’t have all the information that you need right now, so in the meantime focus on self-care.
July 23-Aug. 22
Consequences aren’t a favorite Leo topic of conversation, but this week it’s all about the money shot. What you do and why you do it has consequences, my love. It’s time to check your story at the door and make sure that it’s based on the truth in the here and now. You may have grown beyond the narrative you’re attached to (as you should!) because the nature of growth is change. Be the change that you want to see in your life, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Show yourself patience and compassion with your struggles this week.
Instead of doing everything you can do, try to do everything you can do in a healthy way. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, it’s because you don’t have enough space to parse through all that’s going on for you. It’s not enough that you get there – you need to get there without losing track of yourself along the way. With some deep but subtle adjustments, you can get exactly where you want to be, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
This is an excellent time for you to consider how you take advice. Being able to call in help when you need it is a sign of self-knowledge and maturity. Being able to make good use of that advice is tricky though. You don’t want to lose sight of your own discretion just because you have faith in another’s counsel. When you compromise your own critical faculties, the Universe has a funny way of throwing you some rough curve balls to keep you on your toes. Take well-considered risks this week.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
This week is all about listening. If you push your agenda forward without listening to the feels of yourself and those around you, you’re in for some unpleasant surprises. You don’t have to put that information in front of your goals, but it should inform them. Be patient enough to wait until you have all the information you need, no matter how itchy you are to get a thing done. The lesson here is to do it right so you only have to do it once, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
The astrology of the moment is trying to nudge you to refine your self-awareness; this means that you must value self-care enough to orient your priorities in that direction. This is the last week of a 2.5 year-long tour of heavy-handed Saturn through your sign. You may be in a serious frame of mind, and if so it’s a good idea to spend extra time alone tending to your inner world. Where you feel the most vulnerable is where you need to focus your gentle but firm attention, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
When you open your heart, it’s scary, there’s no two ways about it. If you step into new levels of success, it’s awesome, but you also have more to lose. This week you’re likely to be confronted by some complicated, compulsive feels and thoughts that don’t completely make sense to you. Don’t power through it, Capricorn. Invest energy inward so you can better understand what’s actually happening within you. You can’t bully yourself into happiness, my friend.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
You have the right to do whatever you want, but you can trust that there will be consequences to your actions. This week you may feel totally entitled to do or avoid a thing and then be shocked by the pushback that follows. Take a moment before you forge ahead, and ask yourself if you’re willing to pay the toll for crossing this particular bridge. Life is full of compromises, and as long as you aren’t compromising your values, it’s OK to concede points now and again.
Feb. 19-March 20
Love and loyalty doesn’t require you to be on the same page as others. Instead of aligning with people you’re dealing with by getting on their page or trying to get them to understand you, try to tolerate differences. You get to experience the world differently from others, Pisces. You don’t need others to see or even to validate you in order for your perspective to be valuable. Be your own BFF, and give yourself generous support and kindness this week.