Witch Tips


Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

And. Away. We. Go!

This week kicks off with the much anticipated Full Lunar Eclipse in always-extra Leo on the 31st. Leave it to Leo to bring us an Eclipse that’s also a Blue Moon and a Supermoon!

 The major themes of this Eclipse are identity, relationships, value, and choice. Take a moment to think back to what was happening in August of 2017 because much of what was at play in your life at that time is just unwinding now. This Eclipse will usher in endings that may bring clarity, or alternatively, if you’ve been trying to evade the truth, further drama. Whatever gets kicked up now should play itself out over the next approximately six months. This means that there is more happening than meets the eye, my love. Don’t just confront your situation – look deep within yourself, and find the patterns that are triggered now so you can do some real healing. This is the time to be brave and act from the fullness of your heart. If you place your ego or your desire to check out and avoid complicated feels above your higher wisdom, you’re likely to start a pretty painful cycle into motion in your life.

We are seeing this in the world at large as well; old wounds are rising to the surface so that we acknowledge them and then hopefully bring them into the light and transform them. Much of your trash can be composted into the most fertile soil if you’re willing to do the work, and when it comes to Eclipse Season, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and dig in.

This Full Moon is about finding the truth of what you are and making sure that your allegiances reflect what gives you life. If you’re caught up in disingenuous situations and phoning it in, you’re likely to be pretty unhappy about now. Love is a powerful tool for transformation and healing, and its counterpart is not actually hate as many people think; it’s indifference. This is not a time that you are likely to feel meh about things. Expect passionate reactions and dramatic feels. You are free to do whatever you choose, but know that you are not free from consequences. In fact, this is a time when you are meant to align your heart with your soul, even if it’s at the cost of your identity. Full Moons are meant to be a time when we let go, and what you need to let go of is personal to you. What’s Universal is the need to do what honors your humanity right now. We’re all cousins, all part of one race – the human race. We all want the same thing – to be happy. That said, not everyone’s ideas about how to be happy are compatible. You don’t need to abandon discretion in order to act from a place of love any more than you need to play games in order to be powerful.

Seek security, but not at the expense of your joy, and seek creativity, but not at the expense of genuineness, lovers.



Black Kyanite works with all Chakras, focusing most on the Root Chakra. Many crystal healers like it because it can be at once grounding and energizing. Meditating with Black Kyanite can help one to come up with important insights resulting from exploration of the subconscious mind. It is often used to also explore past lives, and also to anticipate how current actions affect future lives.

Black Kyanite is a favorite among energy healers, and is especially helpful in body layouts. Black Kyanite can be placed on any chakra to send healing energy to any tears or holes in the chakras and the aura. Black Kyanite can also help to open the lines of communication between people, and keeping a piece with you can help out in situations of conflict or misunderstanding. Kyanite transmits and amplifies high-frequency energies, making it a great stone for attunements, meditation, and dream-work. Kyanite brings a calming, tranquilizing energy to the body, centers you in preparation for meditation, and assists in receiving intuitive and psychic thoughts, as well as dream recall. Kyanite restores Qi (or Ki) to the physical body, and balances yin/yang energies.




March 21-April 19

There’s literally no value in resisting change this week. It’s far better to fail in pursuit of what you truly want than to take the safe and easy route. It’s time to grow, and it’s likely to be scary, even if you’re growing in the exact direction that you want. Take responsibility for the choices you’ve made and the consequences that they bore. If you can track how you got here, you’ll be perfectly equipped to point yourself towards what you value and not just what you want.



April 20-May 20

Growth and success aren’t meant to be directionless any more than they’re meant to be consistent. Don’t begrudge the shadow that your light casts, Taurus. Embrace the ebbs in your flow as the valuable teachers that they are. When you need a break, take one. When it’s time to giddy up, then you need to get up and go. Everything has it’s season, and this week you are meant to be present enough that you can gauge where your life is at and what it is requiring of you.



May 21-June 21

You deserve love, and happiness, and good things, and this is your time to point yourself in the direction of them, Twin Star. Having the best of the good doesn’t mean that you’ll never have to struggle or suffer. This week, your resistance to the work in front of you is doing you no favors. Life is full of compromises, but that doesn’t mean that you’re going in the wrong direction, or worse, nowhere. Clarify what you need to do, and then go ahead and do it, my love.



June 22-July 22

Good intentions are lovely, but they don’t speak louder than actions. This week’s Eclipse is going to kick up everyone’s feels and create a golden opportunity for you. Enact your limits and your needs instead of reflecting on them. Show people how you want to be treated by not playing when they behave in ways that feel bad to you. It’s time to lead by example, Moonchild, even if it’s scary or you don’t know exactly where you want to end up.



July 23-Aug. 22

There’s so much that’s out of your control. Why bother obsessing on it when you can actually impact so many other parts of your life? This week is all about you getting grounded and getting to work. Instead of worrying over what others are or aren’t feeling or doing, stay centered in your own experience. In this way, you can determine what needs to be said versus what’s better suited to your Dear Diary. Let love transform your relationship to yourself and radiate outward, touching all of your connections too.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

There’s strength in yielding. You don’t always have to be actively forging ahead in order to be growing, Virgo. The more time you spend checking in with Number One this week, the better you’ll be able to respond to what life throws your way. You can succumb to your fears, but you’d do so much better if you would focus on the truth. Get grounded in your body, your physical environment, and this moment in time, and let the answers present themselves in their own time.



Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Slow down and show up, Libra. You can’t direct what comes next, but you can keep your side of the road clean. Practice the act of love; be strong and whole in the face of what you fear. Show up when you’d rather hide. Be kind to yourself when you can’t do more than phone it in. Your instincts are trying to talk to you, but restless thinking and relentless worry are getting in your way. Let the resiliency and power of what you care about fill you up and guide you this week.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

You need emo clarity about the conditions you want to manifest in your life. It’s not necessary to know every detail of what you want and how you’re going to get it. Illuminate your vision of the life you want to have, Scorpio, and you’ll be giving yourself a huge leg up. Where you’re at is not evidence of where you’ll be in the future – it’s evidence of your past. You have agency; the best way to use it this week is by working on your emotional intelligence, my love.



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Looking for who to blame to make yourself feel better is like taking a long stroll off a short pier – foolish. This week, it doesn’t matter how you got here as much as it does what you’re going to do about it. Anything worth having is a risk, and all you need to do is take on the right kinds of risks. Extra points if you attempt to set goals that are rooted in a realistic assessment of who you are and where you’re at rather than those spun from a fantasy.



Dec. 22-Jan. 19

It’s time to take some damn risks, Capricorn. You’re just about ready to open up and let in a new adventure. There’s only one thing standing in your way; it’s you. Release your attachments to the past. That doesn’t mean that you should ignore it and pretend it doesn’t exist, but it’s time to stop seeking evidence of back-in-the-day you, and focus instead on you in the here and now. You’ve done the work and you’re ready for something new, so lay your burden down, my love.




Jan. 20-Feb. 18

People don’t make sense, and it’s time for you to stop trying to figure them out. Cognitive understanding will not necessarily lead to emotional acceptance; sometimes you will do better to accept that you don’t understand where the other person is coming from so that you can determine how to best respond. This isn’t the time for convincing others of your point of view or fighting for points. Seek authentic solutions that help you heal hearts, and the mind will follow.




Feb. 19-March 20

When it’s disingenuous, it’s not actually kind to yield to others, Pisces. Let go of needing to be the ‘good guy,’ and try to be the realest person you can be instead. It’s scary to show up raw and vulnerable to your relationships, but it also clarifies pretty quickly who you can trust and who’s not suited to your inner circle. Don’t edit yourself to find the truth. Let the reality of your relationships sink in so you can collect the data now and figure out what you’re really dealing with, my love.