Written By Jessica Lanyadoo
This week promises to be intense. Emotions are running high, and the restlessness that comes with fire and air is nothing short of combustible.
The Moon is Full at 0 Gemini on the 22nd at 9:39pmPST, and the Sun enters Sagittarius on the same day, marking an emo entry into Sagittarius Season. This may hasten a time of conflicts, as feelings are running high and mouths running faster.
Be careful not to speak every thought that comes into your head. Some things are better expressed when you’re not so activated. That said, in the words of Fox Mulder, the truth is out there, and this transit is likely to bring it to surface.
Be willing to change your mind, ask questions, and learn. If you’ve been holding back on being honest with loved ones, this is likely to be a really hard time to keep up charades. Because Jupiter, Mercury Retrograde, and the Sun are all in Sagittarius, the chances that you put your foot in your mouth (or that someone else is ungracefully blunt) are high. On the downside, this Mercury Retrograde can make miscommunications a serious risk, while on the upside, you may finally get something off your chest that has needed to be said for a long time.
On the 25th the Sun and Jupiter will meet in the sky, and on the 26th Mercury will retrograde into a square with Mars. These overlapping transits will bring up irritability, impatience, and the potential for arrogance, soapboxing, and conflict. Instead of getting involved in ego battles, have a strong enough sense of self to know that differences don’t always amount to right and wrong. Manage your reactions so that you can be intentional with your responses, and choose your battles wisely. On the 27th we’ll have three transits: Mars forms a stabilizing sextile to Saturn, Mercury will conjunct Jupiter, and the Sun will conjunct Mercury. This is the perfect recipe for taking things too personally, jumping to conclusions (and then running with them), and forming opinions that are hard to break. The best approach to take to your relationships is one of investigation instead of instigation. Strive to understand yourself, speak your truth, and let others do the same.
It’s important to note that this week’s Full Moon is happening during Thanksgiving in the USA, a deeply problematic holiday that has its roots in violence, colonialism, and genocide, but that we celebrate as a time of gratitude. Thanksgiving always happens during Sagittarius Season, and Sagittarius is the sign of both truth and of propaganda. The propaganda that we've been fed is one of breaking bread and mutually beneficial agreements, but that was not true then and is still not true. Gratitude is beautiful and is an invaluable tool for healing, but so is listening to true stories and working toward reparations for systemic injustices. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, please consider doing these three things:
Listen and learn. Educate yourself, and support Native Americans by uplifting Indigenous voices.
From NonProfitAF: "Find out whose land you are on, and honor it. Remember that every inch of the US land was acquired illegally so that’s the deficit that organizations need to understand as they begin working with tribal people and entities.” If you don’t know whose land you are occupying, here’s an awesome map where you can enter in your city in the US or Canada and it’ll tell you, along with links so you can learn more about the Nations or tribes whose land you are on."
Donate to organizations like www.iitc.org an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, who work for human rights, environmental health, treaties and food sovereignty.
March 21-April 19
The role that fear plays in your life is an important one to manage. When you’re not sure of where things are going, you can get controlling or pushy, but do either really serve you? Have faith in yourself Aries. You don’t need to have everything go your way – you only need to believe in your capacity to cope. Reconnect with your fire, your strength, and take stock of how far you’ve come. Don’t fight your inner demons; accept, love, and thereby heal them this week.
April 20-May 20
Letting go is not easy to do, especially when you’re unsure of yourself. This week will kick up something intense that you’ve been putting off dealing with, Taurus. Instead of getting distracted by the narrative, try to focus on acceptance. All you need to do is accept your situation; if you can do that, you can determine what you need in order to move on in the best possible way. Don’t let the sads stop you from taking care of business, my love.
May 21-June 21
You don’t get to know when or how, but you must believe, Twin Star. This week you have the chance to do things differently, to train your mind in more productive directions, and to lean on your healthiest habits. Or not. You have agency, and that doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it is all yours. Don’t let fear of failure stop you from striving to be whole. Don’t let the parts you don’t yet understand compel you to believe that you never will understand. Keep trying.
June 22-July 22
You can make great progress this week, but trust me when I say this: less is more, Moonchild. It’s time to move the needle on some very stuck personal dynamics – either with other people or yourself (or both). The trick is to go deep and subtle instead of surface and dramatic. If you try to change too much too quickly you’re likely to regress into some demoralizing patterns. Practice embodying your healthiest boundaries, my love.
July 23-Aug. 22
Don’t fight yourself, Leo. When you are obsessive or punishing in your thoughts, you end up skewing your perspective on everything. Strive to take authority over where you allow your thoughts to linger this week. When you find that your focus is on something that's harmful, try to make the decision to flip the script. You are potentially going to have to cope with some difficult emotional content, and as much as that sucks, it’s how you respond that’s important. Do your best.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Reason has its place and its value, but sometimes your emotions creep in. When they do, they're better dealt with a tender hand than a sharp tongue. This week’s full moon is going to pull up all kinds of feelings, and if you try to contain or control them, you’re likely to have an outburst rather than experiencing the peace you’re after. Get grounded, Virgo. Find ways of contributing to your situation that take into account what you can emotionally handle.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Selfish is only a bad thing when you’re taking something that doesn’t belong to you. You're allowed to be in disagreement with others, to see things from your own vantage point, and to come to your own conclusions. When people want you to see the world the same way they do and to come to the same conclusions as them, that’s a reflection of them – not on you or the situation at hand. Strive to be comfortable with differences of opinion this week, sweet Libra.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
This week – as the saying goes – you’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. You can push and pull at others all you want, but it won’t get you as far as letting them do what they’re going to do, how they’re going to do it, Scorpio. Allow others to reveal themselves to you, and allow yourself the space and time to emotionally process what you’re being shown. The path to independence isn’t greater control of others; it’s controlling yourself.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
When you’re emotionally exhausted, you need to subtract stressors before you add solutions. Create space in your week to unplug, ‘Tarius. Lock yourself in a room for a couple of hours without your phone, without your work, with just your feelings. Maybe take a nap! The point is that you need repose to help you pursue correct action. When it’s go-go-go, you end up running over or past really important things.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The more you struggle, the worse it’ll be, Capricorn. You are not in control, you’re not the boss, and it’s not all up to you. People have their own paths, and it’s not your job to manage or manipulate any step of any other adult's path. Instead of justifying why you're entitled to your reactions, pay attention to them, and be interested in what they reveal to you about yourself. You have a right to all of your feelings; what you’re gonna do with them is what’s important.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The middle is not a static place; it’s a space the pendulum swings through as much as one where it stops. The extreme parts of your nature are demanding, but are they helpful? As they shift, so does the space in which you can be comfortably moderate. Be wary of all-or-nothing thinking this Full Moon week, as emotions are likely to be running high. You don’t need to water down your truth, but you don’t need to use it as a spray hose either, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
This isn’t the time for stoicism, Pisces. Fear is a great instructor, but this week it’s likely to be teaching you how to relate to it in a healthy way. You are not alone. Whether you want to reach out to people, cats, God, or the ocean, this week it’s your job to connect to the love that is all around you. You have resources available to you, but you have to lift your head to look around and see the help before you can accept it, my love.