Healing from your past doesn’t mean being happy about everything that happened – for most of us, that’s simply not possible. Healing is being able to transmute the poisons you’ve ingested without making yourself sick over them. Healing doesn’t mean being perfect; it means that you can integrate your imperfections into the whole of what you are. This requires patience, empathy, and above all else, kindness. As we step into Libra season on the 22nd, the energy will be ripe for either coming together in the name of love or skating the surface with nicey-niceness; one will bring healing and the other will just put off the labor. The choice is always yours, Kittens.
On the 23rd-25th, ego-oriented Mars will sit opposite selfless Neptune. This energy can be demoralizing as Mars wants to get in there, get things done, and get validation for it’s efforts, while Neptune wants to live up in the clouds and notice subtle shifts in energy. Neptune’s vibe tends to be opposite and not very compatible with each other and can lead to demoralizing actions, or false starts. This is a great time to get introspective and spiritual about how your ego is working well and where it may be out of alignment with your most deeply-held beliefs. When difficult transits happen, it’s not to torture you – it’s to help you become more whole. Sometimes a person needs to get their ass handed to them in order to learn a lesson. If you’re that person, remember to have compassion for yourself. If you’re dealing with someone else who’s actions are falling short of their potential, use discretion tempered with empathy.
If that weren't enough, from the 24th-26th, option-seeking Mercury will form a square to scarcity-minded Saturn. This transit will have you seeking hard and fast answers because of how uncomfortable it is to sit with the questions, and not because you’re totally ready for them. Remember this: there are usually more than two options. When you catch yourself in binary thinking, you’re most probably not seeing all possibilities. Explore your options instead of rushing to decisions this week. No matter how tempting it is to see things in terms of ‘right’ and ‘wrong,’ it’s important that you know this – you need to be in alignment with your values and principles, not just approved of by the people around you. Don’t get distracted by conventions that mute your soul, lovers.
March 21-April 19
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and the trick is to not get too caught up in the game. What happens now is important, but what’s more important is how you handle it. The winds of fate are blowing like crazy this week, and the challenge for you is to keeping on investing in what you most want instead of getting caught up in distractions. If it doesn’t make you happy in practice, it’s probably not right for you, my love.
April 20-May 20
This week you’re on call to step into your emotional integrity. In every situation that emerges, don’t ask yourself, “what should I do?”, but instead, “what can I do and still be in alignment with myself?” Take risks that help you to be more whole, even when you fear the risks. If you’re willing to expand beyond where you’ve been, you’ll need to embrace the discomfort of growing pains over the comfort of what no longer serves you.
May 21-June 21
You don’t have all the information that you need to make an informed decision, Twin Star, and that’s gotta be frustrating. This week is all about staying present with uncertainty as more information is revealed to you. It may be tempting to want to jump to conclusions or hide under the covers and avoid the whole mess altogether, but neither is in your best interests. Keep your eyes on your long-term goals as you muddle through your options, my love.
June 22-July 22
Change is scary, especially when you don’t feel totally in control of it. This week, you’re on call to know the difference between a trigger and a trauma. Traumas are terrible things happening to you right here and now, and triggers are things that feel terrible because they bring up or exasperate your past traumas. They’re both a big deal, but they take different remedies. When your fears get activated, the time is right for bringing healing to that old wound, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
It’s not enough to be brave – you have to have heartfelt motivations guiding you so that you can sustain the effort. The way to follow through with the kind of self-care that life is requiring of you this week is by realigning with your deepest motivations. Don’t let your fears or the anxieties of the people around you stop you from putting yourself out there, Leo. Do your best without attachment to the outcome. This week is the time for big and small risks.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Just because you’re not getting what you want doesn’t mean that you’re not going to get what you need. Having clarity about what you want to see happen is excellent until you don’t get it, and then it can make things more complicated. Try to be interested in the things that are especially hard for you this week; what do they reflect about your past actions? How can you work with your current circumstances so as to get more value out of them? Shift your perspective, and everything changes with it, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
You’re likely to be in a situation where you’re not getting what you want, and that’s no fun. The thing is, what you want is not necessarily all that you think it is. Things are complicated because you’re not in the most stable space. That doesn’t mean that they’re bad, but they’re not fully baked, and that’s pretty uncomfortable. You may have to let something or someone go in order to make room for what you really want this week.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Reach out and touch someone! This week you’ll get more peace of mind by connecting with others than by hiding in your hidey-hole (every Scorpio’s got one!) and obsessing over whatever’s got you down. Seek meaningful connections with people that you can truly be yourself with. You’ve been torn up lately, and it’s time to let some light in. In the words of Cesar Chavez, "you are never strong enough that you don't need help"; embrace the strength in vulnerability.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Safety without joy is an empty room to be in. Your fears are likely to bump up against your hopes for the future as you struggle to see what’s real versus what’s imagined. Things are confusing now, but logic isn’t the best path to follow out of your uncertainty and ambiguities. Don’t let yourself get so caught up with your worries that you lose perspective; your life is requiring more heart a little less head from you, ‘Tarius. Stay present and honor your feels this week.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Having fearful expectations and seeing the glass as half-empty is easy – it doesn’t challenge your worldview or take much effort. Now is the time to test your attitudes and try some positive thinking. Dare to focus your assumptions and thoughts on your greatest hopes, and avoid the impulse to give much reinforcement to the negative. Things are changing, and you get to be part of the solution or a part of the problems; the choice is yours, Cappy.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
You can push your way through just about anything, but that won’t make it right for you. This week you’re in a delicate place with your ego; it needs to be strong enough for you to move ahead, but when it’s not acting in concert with your higher needs, it can get you in trouble. Notice when you’re feeling defensive, and take the time to ask what you really need to defend yourself from. Enact your destiny instead of reacting to it, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
You can’t push others into being better or even different people than they are. This week you may need to accept the truth that you’re being shown by others, even though you’d rather believe something that you think is better. It’s lovely to see the best in people, but it’s not wise to ignore evidence. Acceptance isn’t consent or an endorsement; it’s simply awareness. Bring light to the truth – even hard truths – and your whole life will light up for you, Pisces.