The Hoodwitch: Weekly Horoscopes 2/1~2/7

Artwork by  Nicolas Rivals

Artwork by Nicolas Rivals

Horoscopes written by Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips

Historically, being a Witch hasn’t been just a spiritual act, it’s been an act of defiance against the Patriarchy and tyranny in all it’s forms – spiritual, material, mental, and as a result, and always political. It’s been an identity that was thrust upon mainly women who would not conform or submit. Witchy, powerful, women have had to be in the dark for a long time, but now is our time to be loud and proud! The world is changing, and quickly. It’s important to maintain your wellness on all levels if you’re going to be right with yourself and enacting the change you want to see in the world.

This week kicks off with celestial busy bodies Jupiter and Mercury clashing in the sky and that ups the risk for proselytizing or jumping to conclusions. It will bring us the energy we need to confront the truth and stand up for what we believe in. The trouble is that if everyone is standing up and speaking their truth at once, it can be chaos.

Listening is an important part of communication, so challenge yourself to take in differing perspectives, this week. Being vocal and visible with your ethics and politics is hella Witchy, now more than ever. It’s our time to step into the light with the wisdom within us and to hold space for the pain that we and so many others are feeling at this time. Listen closely to the actions as well as the words of others. Hone these abilities as best you can because the changes that are coming are like a tsunami; they’re crashing in fast and hard.

Venus enters Aries and Mercury enters Aquarius this week, so connections will come fast and can be agents for healing change. The camaraderie between you and others is an essential part of our emotional and mental health. When you feel overwhelmed and like you can’t cope this week, simply say “Where my Witches at?” & click your heels three times (then for reals txt a bish: this isn’t a movie, bb. This is real life).




March 21-April 19

This week is a great time for reflecting, but that’s not what you're most likely to do. Watch out for being a know-it-all. Even if you’re right as rain in a dry spell, no one wants to be preached at. Let the truth inspire your imagination and direct your plans, and try not to satiate the desire to force others to drink your special-made Aries-tastic Kool-Aid. Stay emotionally present when people don’t agree with you. Once you’ve said your piece, it’s your turn to be an excellent listener.




April 20-May 20

How well you’ve put your life together is a debatable topic, Taurus. It all depends on your metrics. If all you do is consider the external checkpoints of success, you may be dealing with lowkey anxiety while having lost track of why or where it’s coming from. Pretend that you’re your own best friend, and give yourself the advice you think you really need. How can you be happier with the conditions of your life? If you pay attention, this week will reveal what is and isn’t working for you.




May 21-June 21

This week is going to give you the energy boost you need to get yourself into gear. Your synapses are on fire, and you’re making connections that work. The trick is to stay focused and not spread your efforts over too wide of a landscape. You’re capable of so much, but you ultimately have to make choices; do you want to do a bit of everything or go deep into one or two things? The choice is yours, Twin Star, and it’s time for you to make it.




June 22-July 22

Things are settling but not completely pleasantly. You have to answer for your actions, Moonchild. Even if you think you’re perfectly innocent, you don’t get to decide for others how you made them feel. Be willing to eat some humble pie this week, my love. There is absolutely nothing wrong with making mistakes or having a learning curve to your development. Just own where you’re at, and moving forward, strive to do better when and how you can.




July 23-Aug. 22

Love is hella perplexing. There’s how you feel, and then there’s how you act. Its not enough to mean well, you have to act right too, Leo. You may be feeling great when someone comes out of the woodwork with a backlog of complaints. Don’t be cavalier with other people’s feelings, even if dealing with them really harshes your mellow. If you’re willing to be honest, you can have clarifying conversations that bring you closer to the people you care about. Step up, my love.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Watch your spending! If you have a tendency to shop your feels away, you can expect to feel like you just have to get that fake fur centerpiece, but trust that you don’t. Stay with the restless parts of your feelings that make you want to go out and collect. What you really need is some meaningful time with your friends or Dear Diary to get deep about what’s been going on inside of you. It’s time to unpack your issues, not add more distractions.



Sept. 23-Oct. 22

You have the right to think or say whatever you want, Libra, but so do others. This week you may be feeling uncharacteristically mouthy, and while I like it, others may not. Make sure that you don’t say your piece with defensiveness or without first checking to see if the other person is open to hearing it. This is a great time for getting to the heart of matters, but you may find other messy parts while you’re in there. Don’t be scared of the truth.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

You’re likely to have some feels come up about your lifestyle this week, Scorpio, and it’s right on time. Take an honest look at your work/life balance; are you able to enjoy or get value from the things that you devote most of your time to? If not, this is the time to confront what isn’t working and to visualize a plan. If you’re making compromises with your life, strive to have them be intentional and purposeful. This is your one life to live, and you deserve to do it right.



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

There’s a fine line between excitement and anxiety, and sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart. The chatter in your head may be extra all over the place, and it’s important that you take the time to find your center. If you indulge nervous thinking, it will leave you feeling exhausted and confused, which will only make matters worse. Use your body as a tool for finding calm: hit the gym, dance till you drop, or get out in nature. Connect with the material to find peace this week.




Dec. 22-Jan. 19

You may be feeling extra chatty this week, and that’s awesome. In fact, it’s a great time for connecting with friends, doing any kind of networking, or making plans. The only downside is that you may be so busy having genius thoughts that you miss out on the little things. Pursue big-picture thinking, but then rein it in, Cappy. Make sure to listen closely to what others are saying and to double check your work, especially if you’re feeling extra excited or distracted.



Jan. 20-Feb. 18

When you choose to invest in something (or someone), you’re doing it because you believe it’ll make you happy. Buyer’s remorse is real though; you may think you want something and then when you get it, feel burdened instead of helped. This week you may have a bit of that to contend with, but look for the bigger picture at play under the surface. Investigate your ideas about happiness, Aquarius. Better understand what you think is possible, how you go about getting it, and what you do once you’ve got it.



Feb. 19-March 20

The world is in a place of tumult, and it’s destabilizing for everyone, but especially for those like you who are sensitive to the energies of other people. Be mindful of who you spend time around this week. You’re in need of serious self-care, and if someone is contributing to your feeling of shakiness, you don’t need to spend time with them and feel worse. Don’t wait until you hit a wall to enact your boundaries. Honor your need for calm this week.