WITCH TIPS AND HORROR-SCOPES 10-31- 11-06/2018

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WITCH TIPS

Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

Happy Halloween to everyone who celebrates! Feliz Día de los Muertos! To honor the dead is to honor life. Whatever you celebrate, this powerful time is a reminder to honor the Spirit world and those who have passed on – and to do so with respect, intention, and a loving heart.

On the 31st Venus retrograde will form an opposition to Uranus, setting the stage for social and romantic upsets and surprises. Around this date, try to have experiences with others for the sake of adventure and joy. The only thing you can count on under the influence of this event is that you can’t count on much. Relate to others without attachment, and if you can’t do that, be self-protective about how you relate at all. What you feel, learn, and even what you yearn for are all opportunities to better understand yourself. This is a moment that calls for you to investigate your values and whether or not your choices reflect them.

 

On the 5th the Sun will form a harmonious trine to idealistic Neptune. Pay close attention to your dreams around this date, and do something kind for others. This transit can increase your empathy or simply be a time for daydreaming. Do something that is bigger than you. Smile at a stranger. Take a play from the imitable Rachel Cargle and send $5-10 to a friend, and tell them how proud you are of them. Or, just get involved in something that you believe in and that will help the world at large.

 

Finally, on the 6th Uranus retrogrades back into Aries, where it will stay until March 2019. This is its last round in the sign of the individual and the perfect time to reflect on who you’re choosing to be. If you’re not living authentically, this can be a time of upsets as you have to feel the brunt of those compromises. Be weary of self-righteousness or defensive power plays; own your choices or change them up. You are entitled to act any kind of way, but you are not free from consequences. Freedom isn’t free; it comes with responsibility to yourself and to the larger world around you. You are free to bow out of society, ghost on your friends, or be a pushy jerk, but you’re not free from the impact that makes on others and thereby you.

Astrology teaches the interconnectedness of all people and things, as well as intentions. What you do, even in the private space of your own mind, is connected to your ancestors and to generations to come. When your individuality is expressed at the expense of the community, things tend to get complicated. Uranus governs rebellious, radical, and progressive energies, and Aries is a very me-first sign. Find your voice in the upheaval of the world, in efforts to make it a better place.

PS:

It’s election day in the USA on November 6th : VOTE VOTE VOTE! 🖤

 

 

ARIES

March 21-April 19

The reality is that you’re scared, and that fear doesn’t breed productivity or inspiration. Find your light, Aries. Instead of fixating on how much is in front of you, look up and concentrate on your calling or ability to do something about it. Align yourself with a motivating factor, and stay lit up by it. If you must act, direct your efforts toward creating something of value instead of running in circles. Strive to make a difference, this week.

 

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Things are changing pretty quickly this week, and while it’s not bad, we all know you don’t love change. You may be overwhelmed by uncertainty, but don’t assume the worst, dear Taurus. You have the tools and resources to make the most of the situation you find yourself in, but it’s on you to remember to use them. Make choices that reflect your truth, not your scarcity issues; don’t let upsets inspire you to miss out on opportunity, my love.

 

GEMINI

May 21-June 21

If you allow yourself to act out of impulse, you’re unlikely to like what you get. Instead of rushing change, tolerate the feelings that come up for you about where you’re at and what it’ll cost you to get where you wanna be, Twin Star. This week will present you with all kinds of choices, and the only thing that’s for sure is that you have to change. Determining what is or isn't an improvement requires sitting with things. Whether or not you commit to doing that is up to you.

 

CANCER

June 22-July 22

There’s a bigger picture that you can’t see just yet, but it’s out there, Moonchild. You may find yourself getting caught up in power struggles or having to make concessions that you’d really rather not have to make. Don’t worry so much. If you’re acting in concert with your values and beliefs, you may not love what happens in the short term, but you’ll be pointing yourself in the right direction for the long-term. Believe in yourself, my love.

 

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

If you don’t have to fight, don’t do it, Leo. there’s chaotic energy all around you, and if you match it with your own intense energies, you’ll only add fuel to the fire. This week is going to test your ability to stand your ground when you’d rather pop off. It'll be well worth your effort. Let others reveal themselves to you, and really listen to what their actions say about who they truly are. Don’t be in such a rush to direct things that you miss out on the basics.

 

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

If you’ve been running yourself ragged, this week it’s time to reign it in, Virgo. When you’re over-stimulated, you tend to react with more criticism and less clarity, so remember to breathe, dear one. You need to make some clear-headed decisions now, and you'll find that other’s are invested in what you do – for better or for worse. Clarify what you need so that you can determine the difference between a good opportunity on paper versus a good opportunity for you.

 

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

When the people around you are going through it, it can be hard to know how to best show up. Embody empathy instead of pity, compassion instead of servitude. This week will test your ability to show up in a way that helps. This may require that you put your judgments or your needs to the side for a minute. Give only what you can in a healthy way, Libra. Show up authentically, and know that just the act of being there is often what’s truly needed.

 

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

There’s no rush, dear Scorpio. So much is changing within and around you that you may be feeling restless and eager to shake things up. Be weary of the impulses that tell you it’s now or never, or that it's your way or no way at all. Compromise isn’t a weakening of your position. When it’s done with integrity, it’s a testament to your strength. Find approaches that support you and the world around you this week.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

You can do it all, but you can’t do it all at once, Sagittarius. This week your enthusiasm and your energy level are not quite on par with each other. It’s OK to have vision and inspiration and to also pace yourself in how you execute your plans. It’s hard to know how to pace yourself; go to slow and that feels like a risk, and if you move too fast, you’ll feel overwhelmed - either way you have risk. What’s most important now is that you’re clear, not that you're there first, my love.

 

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

It’s fantastic to be driven by a sense of purpose, but inevitably, on any path uncertainty is something you must deal with. Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater, Capricorn. This week may find you wrestling with curve balls or simply questioning yourself. Stay true to your sense of self, and if you don’t know quite what that means, take a step back from being so industrious and investigate it. Getting right with yourself isn’t a detour; it’s a shortcut.

 

 

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Growth and change, even when they yield improvements, are upsetting as they destabilize the status quo in your life. This week is likely to shake things up, and though it may be a bit uncomfortable, it’s absolutely not bad, Aquarius. Make it your goal to better understand your resistance to change. Some of the feels that are coming up for you may not make perfect sense in your situation, and that’s OK. Sometimes you need to go through it to get to it, my love.

 

 

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

There’s a fine lie between being busy and feeling like you’re drowning in it. Look at your commitments, and be honest about what you’re actually locked into, and where there’s flexibility. There needs to be a reshuffling of your day-to-day life, and that’s much harder to do when you're overwhelmed. You have a right to determine your limits and manage your time; it’s your job to exercise it, dear Pisces.

 

 

 


 


 


Witch Tips & Weekly Horoscopes 7-5/7-11/2017

Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

 

Witch Tips

Look around you – when you see how much unrest is in the world these days, it’s unsurprising that the astrology is intense AF.

This week kicks off with the Sun in Cancer forming transits to the two most idealistic planets in the sky; it will form a trine to Neptune, and a square to Jupiter. This can be a time of heightened sensitivities in which you are able to act in the name of your greatest ideals. It’ll be easier to put the needs of your ego aside with these transits from the 4th-6th, but it’ll also be a time when it will be easy to get caught up in a delusion while believing it’s the real thing. Vet your opportunities well these days, and make sure your great ideas have roots to them.

The big news this week is the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 8th, while the Sun sits opposite Pluto, the planet whose motto is "heal or be destroyed." Full Moons are excellent times for clearing emo baggage, but the tender Moon is least comfortable in hard-hearted Capricorn than in any other sign. Face facts and confront the reality of your life as it is in the here and now. Capricorn wants reliable ground to stand on, while the Moon wants flow. Seek out places in your life that are stuck or stagnant, and get real about your role in them. Humility and guilt live on the same continuum, only guilt is a preoccupation with the self, while humility is responsibility without self-obsession.

Speaking of obsession, let’s talk about Pluto. This bish is going to sit on top of the Moon at 11:05pmPST on the 8th, and from the 8th-10th, we’ll be feeling the effects of the Sun opposition to Pluto. The Sun governs your sense of self and your identity, and Pluto is the energy for transformation, healing, and destruction. When Pluto touches the Sun, it tends to bring up shame, obsessions, resentments, and the feeling of being abandoned. This is a rough time for feeling things cleanly – your projections and stored up defenses are likely to color your view of whatever happens around now, and that makes for a seriously intense Full Moon.

Here’s a Pro Tip for making the most of this powerful shift: you’re not alone. We’re all in this together. Pluto in Capricorn is meant to bring about transformations of the powers that be, and that counts for your internal structure as much as it impacts hierarchies and global markets. We’re all interconnected; commit to offering the same latitude to others that you wish for yourself. Allow space for others and yourself to be in process, but know that you are not more entitled than anyone else to be a jerk, no matter how wronged you feel.

Be the change you want to see in your world, especially when it would be easiest to falter.

 

ARIES

March 21-April 19

Put yourself out there, but know your limits, Aries! It’s easy to take chances when things are flowing your way, but it’s important to have balance. This week you run the risk of overdoing it in some way that impacts your work or personal life. This is going to bring on some serious feels to cope with, and emotions have a funny way of slowing everything down. Instead of forcing yourself to deal with things before you’re ready, try to create some space in your life. You deserve it. 

 

 

­TAURUS

April 20-May 20

It’s so tempting to seek to make sense of your situation – or even your own feelings – by trying to understand other people’s feelings, thoughts, and actions. It’s kind of a fool’s errand though. When you deal with people who treat you in ways that feel wrong to you, it’s your job to be the friend you need. Take care of yourself, Taurus, and do it by embodying healthy limits with yourself and with others. If you’re acting with integrity, then things can only fall into their perfect place.

 

 

GEMINI

May 21-June 21

The more invested you are, the more you have to lose. This week is not about making safe bets; it’s time to put yourself on the line for what you actually want. If you’ve wanted to do something but your fear of how much time or energy it will demand of you has stopped you, it’s time to get out of your own way, Twin Star. Grab a hold of yourself, and pursue what you want with your whole heart. Let go of the distractions that are holding you back from living a life you love.

 

 

CANCER

June 22-July 22

The Full Moon on the 8th in your relationship house is important for you, Moonchild. This week will bring up all the feels and then some as people in your life are likely to come to you with stuff you need to deal with. Instead of going on the defensive, make a point to listen to them. The only way to truly listen to someone else is with an open heart. Take the time to figure out your reactions after you’ve been able to digest whatever you learn, my love.

 

 

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

By week’s end you’re going to be confronted by some pretty meaningful triggers, Leo, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. Spend as much time as you can caring for yourself by investing in the activities and relationships that you most value. The greater your sense of inner balance, the easier it will be to deal with whatever memories, behaviors, or issues that come up from the 8th onwards. Look for opportunities to heal old wounds in the things that spark your feels this week.

 

 

 

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

If you’re brave enough to step away from your tidy narratives of your life and you can also check in with what you really feel, you’ll end up with very different data. This week you’re on call to get connected to what your heart wants you to know. It may make things messier, but that’s where the magic happens. You don’t have to know why or what you ‘should’ do next; all you have to understand is this very moment. Show yourself some love, Virgo.

 

 

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

If you could control your life, you would organize it into a direction that seems awesome, obviously. The truth is that it’s a great thing that you’re not in control because you don’t have all the information that you need to see what’s best for you. Make sure that you don’t sell yourself short or settle before you really have to, Libra. Don’t rush your process so much that you miss out on what it has to offer you.

 

 

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

If you assert yourself without serious forethought, it’ll have annoying repercussions this week, Scorpio. You’ve got to shift the way you participate; there’s a difference between stalking your prey and being patient. The former is an action with a clear intention attached to it, and the latter is a more receptive approach. Let things develop and reveal themselves to you in their own sweet time. For now, work on managing the thoughts and feels that come up for you when you’re not in control.

 

 

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

There’s no way of avoiding consequences. All you can do is act in ways that reflect your integrity so that whatever they attract is true to you. You’re at a place in your life where what you do counts – especially in regards to your relationship with your soul. Follow your instincts, and make life-affirming choices, Sagittarius. Even when you have to compromise, strive to do it in ways that don’t compromise you. The way to live your best life is to be your best self, my love.

 

 

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

On the 8th is the one time of the year that the Moon is full in your sign – so get ready to feel more feels than you wanna, my love. You’re gonna feel pulled in different directions, so here’s a pro tip to help you through: the truth will set you free. Don’t obsess on what the truth is for you so much that you miss out on what truth you actually want to communicate to others. Honor the difference between what you want to get off your chest versus what will serve your best interests this week.

 

 

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Get ready for the Full Moon on the 8th to rattle your cage in the perfect way, Aquarius. You’ve been trying to get at something that’s been shifting inside of you, and this Moon is gonna help shake it into focus. Be willing to accept the yearnings of your heart, even if it brings you down a new or unexpected path. You may have to take a step back from your relationships in order to find peace with your inner truth; do what you have to to be right with yourself this week.

 

 

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

You may need to let someone go or just change a dynamic that you know isn’t working for you this week. The truth is that relationships are organisms; they grow or whither depending on their conditions. And just like all living things, they have a life span. Be graceful enough with the people you’re in relationship with to be honest about where things are at. You may need to change your expectations or your dynamic. Either way, don’t fear change, Pisces; it’s an essential part of growth.