Written by Jessica Lanyadoo
There’s so much going on this week. We move into Libra season on the 22nd, and we have a pivotal Full Moon in Aries on the 24th. Even though we’re moving into a Venusian season, this week is marked by the heavy hand of Saturn. This is an excellent time to own how far you’ve come and to take stock of the work still in front of you. Mars also plays a big part in this week’s forecast.
This Libra Season comes with its challenges as heirarchical Saturn and demanding Pluto sit in literalist Capricorn. Pay attention to the space between what you wish was and what in fact is. Don’t rely on aesthetics to make your life thrive. You may have to bring a greater level of diplomacy the difficulties that you’re facing, and a good way to start is by listening at least as much as you speak. Around the 23rd Mercury forms a challenging square to Saturn, and that can lead to some pretty pessimistic thinking. The trick is to refine and edit rather than judge and condemn. Have patience for your process and for other people’s processes. Relationships may be hard to deal with around this date, but luckily, on that same date, Mercury is also forming a harmonious trine to Mars, which will help you to bear whatever difficulty you encounter. The challenge here is to prevent your ego from convincing you that there’s only right and wrong. Learning, growing, and building your life are all parts of a process, and that process will have it’s ups and downs. Don't get so caught up in your learning curve that you miss out on what the lesson is.
On the 24th we have a complicated Full Moon at 2 degrees of Aries, also called a Harvest Moon. This will bring things to a head as you’re likely to be confronted with some very real-life consequences within your relationships. While you may have to confront what isn’t working, don’t lament it. You can only cope with what you’re willing to acknowledge, and this is the time to do just that. Unpack the past so that you can plant anew for the future – you're well-informed by where you’ve come from. Take responsibility for your part; what you choose to do and what you consent to participating in is of the utmost importance now. Because the Sun and Moon will both be
forming a square to Saturn, there may be a depressive element to this Full Moon. Be honest about what you’re scared of, and be kind, my loves. Saturn can incline us to be hard on ourselves and others, so in the warm words of Ottis Redding, “try a little tenderness.” Luckily, Mars is forming a dynamic sextile to the Moon and a trine to the Sun as well. This will add a warm kick in the butt, as it will generate a sense of resiliency. Be an agent for change, and take control of your life, one good choice at a time.
March 21-April 19
The Full Moon in your sign on the 24th marks a powerful shift for you, and what exactly that means is kinda up to you. If you're only open to things going one way – your way – you’re likely to be pretty frustrated about now. If you struggle against the reality of your situation, you’re not going to get very far this week. Try to be interested in why you’re fighting and if it’s working. You get to be however you want to be, but that doesn’t mean you’re free from consequences, dear Aries.
April 20-May 20
There is no force more generative and useful than love, Taurus. You have been growing and changing, and within that, your relationships are likely to be changing too. Instead of seeking stability, seek wholeness. Instead of holding on to the situations that brought you here, be willing to step into new dynamics and have new experiences. The only constant in life is change; make the best possible choices within your current circumstances this week.
May 21-June 21
You’re making connections that can bring you far, but it’s important that you sit with your ideas before you run with them. Anything worth doing is worth doing right. This week you may be presented with the opportunity to do something that feels good in the moment, but is only maybe good for you short-term. The best way to evaluate opportunity is by knowing what your goals and values are. Define the latter, and you’ll have no trouble clarifying the former, Twin Star.
June 22-July 22
It’s OK to disagree with others, and even to disappoint them, but you need to be prepared for their hurt feels. It can be hard to tolerate that others are suffering when you feel wronged or see things totally differently than they do. This week will test your empathy and your boundaries. Everyone deserves the space to have their own perspective; make room for others to have their own experience, even if it contradicts yours. Difference doesn’t have to diminish you, my love.
July 23-Aug. 22
What you do has consequences, Leo. Your intentions are of course meaningful, but what you actually do in the end is what you’re on the hook for. Take stock of your life this week, and make sure that your actions are compatible with your goals. If you have you been indulging your impulses in ways that don’t actually serve you, you’re likely to have to deal with that this week. Listen to others, and show up with humility in your relationships, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You don’t need a hero. You don’t need perfection, or answers, or to have it all. You need you. You need to stand by yourself when you’re freaking out. You need to try to make choices that you believe in, to be flexible when you get new information. You need to be okay with failing at some of the things, some of the time. All you need is to be a good, reliable resource to yourself. Life, success, wellness – all of those things organically emerge from a solid friendship with yourself.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
It’s hard to have perspective when you’re holding things too tightly to your chest, Libra. You may have to deal with anxiety or low self-esteem this week. Fear is compelling; it tells you that it is keeping you safe and alerting you to danger. This week, you’re likely to be full of feels but not necessarily clear about what they mean. Don’t
take things at face value; try to decipher what you’re scared of and the story you tell yourself about those fears, my love.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
You don’t have to know what you want; you don’t even have to know where you’re going. What you do need is to be interested in finding out the answers. Be open to new questions and unexpected solutions. Seeking is a process that takes you down unknown pathways. You'll be asked to put down your expectations so your arms can be open wide to what you find. You haven’t been here before; be open to exploring, even if it feels vulnerable, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Emotions are high this week, and it might make you feel a little extra jumpy. In your discomfort you may want to do something impulsive in efforts to move things along, but it’s unwise. Sit with your feels, Sagittarius. How you manage fear, uncertainty, and vulnerability are important parts of your humanity. Strive to better understand yourself and your reactions. Find new and better ways of engaging when you’d rather distract or disengage my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
It’s easier to talk about fearing failure than it is to be open about your fear of success. If we’re being honest, the more you have, the more you have to lose. The more you want it, the more vulnerable it feels to not have it yet. Try not to recoil from your most complicated or nonsensical feelings about your progress this week, Capricorn. Own your messy parts so that you can find ways of transmuting their powers into energy that fuels you.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
A life lived without turmoil is boring, but living life inside the eye of a hurricane isn’t sustainable either. Mind the madness that you’re willing to interact with this week, Aquarius. Some of it you have very little control over, but much of it you do. What other people think, do, or feel is not necessarily your business. Curb your obsessive thinking and any kind of compulsive distractions that capture your attention, and focus on the change you want to build in your life.
Feb. 19-March 20
Following your heart, having excellent boundaries, doing the right thing in a given situation – all of those things are good for you to do; they align you with your own integrity, and they keep your side of the road clean. What they don’t do is assure you of any particular outcome. Make sure that you’re not acting in conditional ways (consciously or unconsciously) and setting yourself up for resentments. Do only what you can do without bitterness, precious Pisces.