The Hoodwitch: Witch Tips & Horoscopes 6/14-20/2017

By Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips

This week, the Sun leaves playful Gemini and enters into emo Cancer. Unfortunately, the astrological events leading us there are coming with some heavy vibes. From the 14-16th, the Sun will sit opposite taskmaster Saturn. This means that we’re meant to get real about something essential, and that can be a total boner killer. Confront and deal with reality as it is in the here and now, even if you wish things were different. When Saturn visits us, we’re meant to evaluate the appropriateness of our choices and actions. This transit favors hard work that requires concentration and effort, or alternatively it can make you feel so depleted that you don’t wanna do a damn thing. I like to think of Saturn as Mary Poppins – she’s a magical teacher who will help you through your Daddy issues if you just believe, and when the Sun is involved, you’re meant to believe in your sweet and salty self.


From the 17th-19th, we’ll be enjoying an energizing Sun sextile to Uranus and lowkey depressing opposition from Mercury to Saturn. Seek creative solutions to your problems, even if you feel trapped. If you're overwhelmed, remember to keep it simple and only solve one of the world’s problems at a time. Saturn favors well-laid plans, clarity of intention, and realistic assessments. Call in your most grounded allies this week, whether that’s a trusted friend, initiated gemstones, or your tried and true self-care rituals. When things feel bad that doesn’t always that mean they are bad; sometimes you need to feel it to heal it, bbs.




March 21-April 19

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should, Aries. You’re totally capable of pushing yourself forward, but at what cost? Balance the drives of your ego against the needs of your higher self, this week. You’re on a solid path and can go far on it, but if you don’t feel right with yourself at the end of the day, you won’t be able to enjoy your successes. To make the most of this life, take time to smell the roses, luxuriate in the present moment, and be here now.



April 20-May 20

What others think of you is not important, even though it totally is. So here’s what’s true: what people who don’t really know you think of you says more about them than it does about you. What people you have real relationships with think is more substantial. At the end of the day, you’re the one to impress. This week, you may be feeling yourself and then get stressed by opinions and gossip, but it’s totally not necessary as long as you’re keeping your side of the road clean.



May 21-June 21

It’s time to stand up, Twin Star. This week is all about taking responsibility for your commitments and owning your part. If you haven’t been keeping up with your friendships, you may be feeling lonely, but don’t convince yourself that it’s because no one likes you. See how your actions brought you to where you’re at, and you can see the path to change. If you’re feeling bad, here’s a pro tip to get you through: introspection, not guilt or blame, is the remedy to what ails you.



June 22-July 22

Don’t focus so much on the outcome that you miss out on the all-important path, Moonchild. When relationships change, there’s often a period of time when it’s unclear what will happen, and it’s easy to let that uncertainty get to you. Don’t let your fear of what may be incline you to think the worst! It’s not clear what will happen, and it doesn’t need to be because you don’t need your relationships to work out unless they’re truly right for you.



July 23-Aug. 22

If you’re not feeling right, it’s OK to take a break, Leo. If you’re being tested, it’s not meant to be about what you can handle but the choices you’re willing to make. You are basically feeding what you devote the bulk of your energy and time to, and that includes your stresses. If you’re trying to win but don’t know why, take a minute to figure it out, my love. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up burnt out and unhappy this week, so seek balance instead of completion.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

So many things can go wrong in a life, it’s hard to know what you’re supposed to do to ward off the worst of it. Do you work hard now and save your monies? Or do you take it easy, and focus on self-care? One thing is for sure, you won’t find the answer from the bottom of a pit, Virgo. When you’re stressing is not the time when you have the greatest perspective. Work on developing calm and figuring out life’s great riddles from there, even if it slows your progress down this week.



Sept. 23-Oct. 22

You can’t control how it goes; all you can do is give it your best, Libra. This week will challenge your desire to manipulate what isn’t yours to manage. Instead of struggling against what is, look at what you’re getting out of not accepting it. What you want isn’t wholly dependent on outside factors, no matter how much it feels like it. Focus on making a positive impact in your life, and avoid the impulse to obsess on the other stuff.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Your environment may be very chaotic, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be. This week you’re doing alright as people around you struggle and conditions decay. The trick is not to confuse your outsides and your insides. Being sensitive to your environment may make it easy for you to get egged on by something that you really know better than to be triggered by. Knowing when to advance versus when it’s time to hold back are markers of embodied wisdom that you should work toward. 



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

What’s the point of life? Is it to make money, build something, to find God, or to pet many cute puppies? In the wise words of Annabel Gat “The purpose of life is to find our purpose.” This week you're on the hook for your life choices in a big-picture sort of way. How you live, what you love, and what you prioritize make up a life, and that life is singularly your own. make sure that you're living in ways that reflect your truest desires and not your most compulsive FOMO.



Dec. 22-Jan. 19

You’ve got to let go, Cappy Mon Capitan, and one way or another you will. Life is changing all around you, and even if you insist on doing things in the same way, they will be different by context before too long. How you want to live is a question mark all around you these days, so here’s a pro tip to getting the answers: stop looking for them. Figure out how you want to live and not what you want to do. Your actions aren’t as important as the motives behind them, my love.



Jan. 20-Feb. 18

You can focus on what you’ve got to lose or what you have to gain, but that doesn’t change your feelings. It’s OK if your head is able to see the yes while your heart can’t get past the no. Life is messy, and if you can be here for it all, you will grow in the most beautiful and unexpected ways, Aquarius. So don’t explain away your emotions or attempt to fix what you think is broken. Be interested enough in your own experiences that you stay present and agenda-free this week.



Feb. 19-March 20

If you’ve been putting up with annoyances at home, you may be just about ready to pop, and when a Pisces gets mad, it ain’t pretty. You have just as much of a right as anyone to assert boundaries, but you are tasked with owning your feels and needs before you unceremoniously drop them at your loved one’s feet. Say your piece but keep it simple, sweetheart. Passive aggression will work at cross purposes to your interests this week.