Written by Jessica Lanyadoo
After so many heavy vibes last week, this one kicks off with a lot of positive energy – just don’t let it get to your head, Kittens!
On the 21st we have inquisitive Mercury sitting on top of the Sun in emo Cancer. This is a great time to connect with others, cyber-stalk your crush, and get real with your Dear Diary. It’s not so much of a good time for having objective perspective as everything will feel super personal. This transit will last until the New Moon in Cancer happens on the 23rd.
The Moon rules Cancer, and the one time of year when La Luna is in it’s fave sign is a ripe time for all matters related to the heart. This one is going to be especially emo because at the same time, we have relationship-minded Venus trining obsessive Pluto and selfish Mars forming a square to expansive Jupiter. This combo of energies is going to place pressure on us to know what we’re showing up for. The New Moon is a chance to dive into your internal depths and nurture yourself, especially if you’ve been feeling burnt out or pulled in too many directions. The act of self-reflection will be deepened by Venus’s intense meeting with Pluto; the potential here is to align with what you value and allow yourself to be transformed by it. The danger with Mars and Jupiter is that you can get so identified with the story you’re telling yourself that you miss what’s right in front of your face. So stay humble and present when looking at yourself, your relationships, and where you devote your energy.
From the 24th through the 26th, Mars will move into a sweet spot with generous Neptune. This will bring our attention to the Universal. This may mean that you feel called to your spiritual practice, to social justice issues, or to healing something that needs your unique attention. On it’s own, this transit can pass without much notice, but this week it’s part of a larger concert of transits that are pushing us to see the truth of what might be nuanced or confusing situations. On the 26-28th, detail-oriented Mercury will square truth-seeking Jupiter and also form a trine to the unconditional lover, Neptune. Seek the truth without jumping to conclusions. Speak with kindness without denigrating your message into nicey-nice platitudes. We are in powerful times, and they demand vigorous honesty, emotional generosity, and above all, your undistracted presence. Show up, lovers.
The Witch Tool to leverage this week is Quartz.
Amplify the truth and your receptivity to it!
March 21-April 19
Your ability to cope is being tested, and while you’re totally capable of making the best of your situation, maybe you shouldn’t actually be doing that, Aries. It’s time to confront things and see them for what they really are, even if it’s not great. Beware that your escapist tendencies could fool you into believing that your instincts are false. You’re only able to improve the things you’re aware of, so prioritize following through on your hunches along with general self-reflection this week.
April 20-May 20
Take the time to catch up with yourself, Taurus. This week should provide some much needed respite from all the big changes you’ve been moving through. Use the New Moon on the 23rd as an opportunity to reflect on the last 30 days of your life – what you’ve accomplished and where you’re still striving. This is an especially fertile time for dealing with your day-to-day life, especially if you do so in efforts to nurture yourself. Adjust your attitude, and everything shifts with you.
May 21-June 21
The key to happiness isn’t keeping busy – it’s keeping busy with things that bring you joy. This week you’re going to get glimpses of some ways you can have real and lasting happiness. Be open to inspiration, even if it seems intimidating to get there. You’re ready for change, and if you’re careful not to fall for shiny objects, you’re likely to create something truly golden. Believe in yourself, and prioritize the things and situations that make life feel good.
June 22-July 22
The New Moon is in Cancer on the 23rd, and since it only falls in your sign but once a year, it’s a big, beautiful thing. Devote time to getting in touch with your innermost personal world this week. If you pay attention to yourself, you may find that you need to adjust parts of your lifestyle to better promote happiness or that you’ve been placing unnecessary pressures on yourself. It’s an extra potent time for enacting changes that promote a happy, healthy you, Moonchild, so don’t miss out.
July 23-Aug. 22
This is an excellent time for changes, but beware the trickiness of your ego! You may find yourself feeling restless and like the best way to change your life is to change the people around you, but spoiler alert: it’s not. Know that if the people you chose to spend time with suck, that’s more about your choices than about your right to improve them. Don’t fear the hard stuff – if anyone can tackle it, it’s you! Rely on that big, generous heart of yours, even when it comes to your own self, Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Fear sucks. It’s the root of so many painful and destructive emotions, and this week it’s got you down. You’re not supposed to know the answers right now, Virgo. You don’t need to understand all the pieces, or even be able to see the path forward. What you need right now is a little patience. Change is scary, especially when it’s happening in uncertain ways. Honor your feelings without weaving a narrative to match them. Before you do anything else this week, take time to find some inner calm.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
The truth is that no matter how connected to others you are, we humans are all essentially alone with ourselves. Instead of attaching all your hopes and dreams to other people, make sure that you’re working on your relationship to your own self, Libra. This week may force you to rely on your own resources, and while you’d rather not, it’s really for your own good. Find meaning in the hard stuff; don’t be in such a rush to fix situations that aren’t broken, my love.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Take time to have gratitude for all that you’ve got, Scorpio. Having real appreciation for your life does heaps of good for your cells, your unconscious thoughts, and ultimately your actions. You can’t know what will happen next in your life, but you can prepare for it by laying some solid foundations. This week is all about getting your emotional wellness sorted so that you can greet your life with open arms and make the most of where you’re at.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Your challenge this week is to let things develop at their own pace without knowing what’s around the corner. While it’s not the end of the world, you’re likely to be dealing with some kind of ending this week, and it’s uncomfortable. Try to see the big picture without filling in the details with a story that you don’t yet know is true. Your story is still being written; be here for that. The ways you act in times of stress tells reams about you, Sagittarius; that’s where the real scoop is.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Your sign isn’t known for creativity, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t inventive in your own way. The trick for you is in finding meaning and importance through what you do. The time has come for you to step out of the shadows you’ve been hiding in and try something new. You don’t have to be chill, but you do need to be willing to be challenged outside of your comfort zone. If someone offers you something exciting but scary this week, hop on it, Cappy.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Repetitive thought is like prayer, and that kind of ritualistic thinking has power. If you let what you’re scared of dominate your thinking, it’ll stop you from taking chances, and you can’t be true to yourself living like that. This week, you’re on call to follow through with the stuff you’ve been putting off. You’ve been at a standstill, and it’s time for you to take some chances. Act with integrity, and you can’t go wrong, even if things don’t turn out exactly as you want them to, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
The changes that are happening in your life require you to confront your fears; there’s no two ways about it. The trouble with this is that it sucks, but the opportunity here is for you to grow past where you’ve ever been. The trick is to know the difference between a shiny object and true gold. They’re both real pretty, but only one will keep it’s luster. This week, devote your precious energy to the projects, people, and activities that will appreciate in value.