The Hoodwitch: Weekly Horoscopes & Witch Tips 5/31- 6/6/2017

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Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips

Astrology isn’t magic even though a good astrology reading is totally magical.

It’s a system of forecasting events that relies on the movement of the planets in our solar system to predict what comes next. It’s an invaluable tool for understanding ourselves, our lives, and others. This week there are some “easy” transits, and then there’s a single “hard” one. When I tell you that there’ll be easy transits, you may get excited, but remember this: the chill stuff is just as easy to ignore or take for granted as it is to seize upon. Pain and turmoil demand your attention while a gentle breeze does not. This week, your homework is to be grateful. Take breaks in your day to recognize your choices; to appreciate your freedoms; and to value your health, your safety, your good hair day – whatever you can direct your gratitude toward. Embrace opportunities for connection, growth, or just unwinding.


On the 30th-1stst, Mercury – the planet that governs your mind – will trine transformative and deep Pluto. Then on the 31st-2nd, agreeable Venus will trine Saturn, the planet of time. These two transits are nice and easy, so work to make the most of them. The Mercury transit is an excellent time to reach out to contacts and make meaningful connections. This is a great time for studying, healing work, and reconciliation. On it’s heels is the Venus trine, which will bring stability and patience. Pour your energy into the people and things you value on these days, and keep it real, babies. There’s no point in calling security and peace to a situation that isn’t right for you. Manage your finances, organize your closet, and spend time with the people you want to be with in the long haul.


The second half of this week is when shit gets real. From the 3rd-5th, the Sun will form a square to fuzzy Neptune. This can produce a great deal of anxiety and confusion, so remember to breathe through your feels before you endeavor to manage your stresses.


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These are the days to bust out your Sage or Palo Santo and clear away whatever energy you’re feeling that isn’t yours. Because this transit isn’t happening to you personally (it’s happening in the world), everyone will be effected by it, and that means that everyone is likely to be a bit off. The positive side of Neptune is compassion, empathy, and generosity, so strive to embody those qualities when you feel overwhelmed. You may be called upon to accept something that you really don’t want to this week, so remember this: acceptance isn’t consent, it’s awareness. Wanting it to be a sunny day is reasonable, but insisting that it's sunny when it’s objectively pouring rain outside just isn’t. Treat your reality with true kindness, and cope with it from there. 



March 21-April 19

It’s easy to point fingers, but it doesn’t take anyone very far. This week is all about the power of your heart, Aries. If you act in ways that you’re able to justify, but in your heart of hearts you know isn’t right, you’re likely to feel all kinds of off this week. Even if it’s hecka awkward, now’s the time to be vulnerable and offer yourself to the people or causes that you believe in. Behave in new ways and attract new dynamics into your life because real change has to start with you.



April 20-May 20

Things are most likely not as bad as you fear, Taurus. Your attachment to security can get you to cling on to the rough stuff, even when you’re trying to let it go. This week is going to offer you chances to release your grip on the people and things that you’re ready to outgrow. Change is hard, but it’s also really good. You can transform your life in stages, but it’s important that you stay on track. Life is meant to be lived; take chances to make yours spectacular.



May 21-June 21

There’s a reason they say that freedom isn’t free, my friend. If you want to have full rein over your life, that includes all the boring stuff and the hard stuff too. This week you may have to deal with some of the costs of your liberty, but it’s totally worth it. Don’t let other people’s ideas about what is or isn’t possible limit you, Twin Star. If you’re willing to follow through on your passions, you’ll find that you can achieve most anything this week.



June 22-July 22

This week, look for that moment when you feel frustrated and like giving up. Notice the thoughts that accompany your feelings, and be interested in their content and tone. You’re meant to be a kind and loyal friend to yourself – are you? Show yourself generosity and nurturance when you need them most. This week, you’ll have choices to make, and there’s unlikely to be a “right” or “wrong” answer. Choose the path that sparks the most joy, Moonchild.



July 23-Aug. 22

As things change it’s only natural for you to feel overwhelmed. This week, all kinds of feels and fears are coming up. The trick is not to Netflix and disassociate; instead, it’s time to face the music. First, get clear about what you’re really concerned about, and for each concern, name the three worst things that can result. Next, write out a couple of things you can do if you have to deal with those worst-case scenarios. Break things down to gain more control over your fears, Leo.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

There’s no way to the other side that doesn’t involve going through it, Virgo. This week you may feel like you’ve reached your limit, but don’t give up! It’s time for you to take stock of the stuff you’ve been carrying with you and lay some of your burdens down. It’s your job to prioritize what needs to get done, what can’t live without your attention, and what you need to let go of for now. If you have reasonable expectations of yourself, you’ll feel better and be more effective, my love.



Sept. 23-Oct. 22

If you feel like hiding from the world to make yourself feel better, it won’t work. You need people, and people need you, Libra. Reach out to people you trust, and honor your feels enough to share them. Your anxieties will whisper all kinds of reasons to hide your true self from others, but don’t listen to them; this is your time to try new ways of connecting with people. If you don’t have loved ones nearby, volunteer your time to help out a neighbor. Connection will feed your soul this week.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

You don’t have to take on other people’s troubles as an act of loyalty, Scorpio. This week you’re on call to have healthy boundaries with the people that you love. Chose to bear witness to their issues instead of running in to side with them in a big show of solidarity. Showing up doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything. It just means being there for someone in their moment of need. Show up without attachments, my love.



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Relationships are a constant work in progress; even the best ones have their problems, and you can have a lovely time with someone who’s just not trustworthy. It’s complicated! Check in with your choices, ‘Tarius. You’re in a place where you’re meant to take stock of what you’re participating in and whether it’s serving you or not. You may have to watch out for power struggles that miss the point, or dynamics that are going in circles this week. The changes you want to see need to start with you.



Dec. 22-Jan. 19

When it comes to the things you want, do you know why you want them? You’re likely to find that the stuff you want to feed your ego will be pretty hard to digest. Make sure that you’re not competing with someone for a prize you don’t really care about, Capricorn. You may need to be willing to let go of a dream or a plan that you once thought would bring you happiness because now you know better. Create the life you want by aligning yourself with what brings you naches in the here and now.



Jan. 20-Feb. 18

They say what doesn’t kill you makes your stronger, and you may need to make it your mantra this week. Your fear of loss is so great that you may feel tempted to bail preemptively, but don’t do it, Aquarius. Make the choice to get real about your issues and how they’ve been impacting your relationships, or you may find that realness hoisted on you. It’s time for you to step up and deal with the stuff you’ve been obsessing on; finding a constructive attitude will do you a world of good.



Feb. 19-March 20

This week is time for action, Pisces. You’ve been worrying over your plans for some time now, and it’s finally your moment to make your plans materialize. Don’t worry about getting things done quickly. That’s not as important as getting them done well. The better thought out your plans are, the easier it will be to track your progress. Things are likely to start moving quickly around you, so stay internally steady as you let your success manifest.