Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips

You can’t be successful if you’re not right with yourself. You can of course achieve things and get places, but true success requires a certain quality of life that only comes from having some measure of alignment between what you believe in and what you actually do. 

We are at a time of great change and instability both in the world at large and on a very personal level. It would be easy to get lost in overwhelm or to give up before you really try, but it would also be a missed opportunity. This week will try you emotionally, but it’s not for nothing. Prioritize following through with the people, causes, and projects that you care about. Life is full of distractions and obligations, but what you value should dictate where your time and attention should flow. Compromise is an inevitable part of life, but when your compromises compromise you, it can feel pretty unbearable. 

Let the things that upset you and the feels that exhaust you point you in the direction of what requires your heartfelt presence this week. Living out of alignment with what you believe in will inevitably have a corrosive effect on your inner life, so attempt to reconnect with what feeds your Soul, especially when you feel off or out of it. The thing with “easy” transits like the ones we have this week (yay!) is that they often pass by without notice. When you’re confronted with the "hard" transits they tend to provoke struggle, which is really hard to ignore, but astrology teaches us that all things – even the small things – build on each other to create life. To promote a better tomorrow, take stock today so that you know what is healthy and true for you. Happiness doesn't come from ease - it comes from the things you value. 

This week kicks off with some stabilizing transits to help you realign; from the 17th through the 19th, the planet that signifies your attitudes, Mercury, will form a harmonious trine to the planet that signifies your sense of safety and structure, Saturn. This indicates that if you try, you can make great headway with solidifying your plans, identifying needs, and generally making sense out of the madness. From the 18th through the 20th, tender Venus will sextile Saturn; this is an excellent time for remembering who you are. This transit is a wonderful time to show up for the people that you care about. These energies are steadying, so whether you need to spend some quality time alone at home, getting grounded, or you want to reinforce your most valued relationships, this is the perfect time to feed what you want to see grow. 

On the 20th we enter into Twin Star Season as the Sun enters into the adaptable sign of the Gemini. This is an excellent time to explore, connect with others, and open up to new possibilities. There may be many sides to a story, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to pick a lane. This is the season of options, but this can become a season of distractions if you’re not careful. 




March 21-April 19 

This week is all about love, Aries. Remember who you are by sharing the best parts of yourself with others. That may look like giving your relationship a little extra TLC, finally making plans with that friend you adore but have fallen out of touch with, or maybe volunteering your time. The point is to prioritize sharing your love by making your actions reflect your feels. It will have an energizing effect on your life and the people around you, I promise. 



April 20-May 20 

When you feel overwhelmed, it can seem like you’re confused when you’re just tired, or like your life is somehow wrong when you’re just anxious. If you can’t tolerate your difficult emotions, you may end up making mountains out of molehills this week, Taurus. You’re going through some deep changes, but if they’re not reflective of heartfelt goals, you’ll end up feeling out of alignment, even if you get what you want. Strip away distractions this week. 



May 21-June 21 

Things must change, Twin Star. It’s important that you look at the people that you’re close to – really look at them. Your relationships are changing because the people you’re close to are changing. This isn’t inherently good or bad, but if you resist or deny what’s happening, you’ll only succeed in making yourself feel bad. Make room for people to grow, even when it’s out of step with your own development. With acceptance you can determine what you need. 



June 22-July 22 

Not knowing is it’s own knowing, ya know? If you had true confidence in the flow of your life and in the plans that you’ve laid, would you be in such a rush to get to the answer? This week may confront you with questions you're impatient to resolve, but there’s earnestly no rush. Things are playing out exactly as they need to. The best way to prepare for tomorrow is by being present for today. Trust yourself and your life, Moonchild. 



July 23-Aug. 22 

Love doesn’t only happen in the easy times. It’s not just romance and having endless things to talk about. Love is enduring, and it comes with the strength to withstand highs and lows. That said, when you have evidence that what or who you love is more destructive than creative for you, it’s time to question what you’re doing. Make sure that the people and situations you give yourself to are helping you to become more whole rather than requiring you to be less than your best self. 



Aug. 23-Sept. 22 

While you do need to listen to others, no one can define you but you. All signs point to the need for you to sit on it, Virgo. You’re getting lots of information but are not necessarily ready to make use of it. When you’re uncertain, it’s tempting to want answers at all costs, but it isn’t wise. Receive feedback about yourself and the world around you without turning it into gospel. Make decisions based on contemplation, not just data this week. 



Sept. 23-Oct. 22 

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Knowing your limits is an essential part of playing to your strengths. If you treat all things as equal, your actions don’t reveal your priorities, and that ‘s no good. Make sure that you are giving yourself permission to say no to the distractions, and make extra time for the people, situations, and projects that make you feel your best. Pace yourself; you can get it all done but not necessarily all at once, Libra. 



Oct. 23-Nov. 21 

Your agenda threatens to get in the way of your ability to see clearly this week, Scorpio. It’s not possible to decipher the language of your intuition when you’re looking for a specific answer or seriously trying to avoid one. To practice being truly open, you must also practice keeping your mind and feels trained on the here and now. The past isn’t going anywhere, and the future is not yet here; the only place you need to be is here, and now is the only moment that needs you, my love. 



Nov. 22-Dec. 21 

When you don’t know what comes next, it’s tempting to make assumptions, but to quote my sixth grade science teacher, “when you make assumptions, you make an ass out of u and me.” Try not to jump to conclusions or indulge in idle gossip as it won’t help you get at the truth. Ask questions and really sit with whatever you hear so that you can unpack the many layers of information that you’re being given. Don’t fall for distractions this week. 



Dec. 22-Jan. 19 

Nurture your vision instead of forcing it, Capricorn. You don’t need to carve your intention in stone, but a good plan requires at least some commitment. Try to focus on how what you want should feel instead of what you think it needs to look like. You don’t have enough information to know for certain what you want, so stop pushing it. Try to explore; think about the quality of life you seek instead of the Instagram feed of your future self. 




Jan. 20-Feb. 18 

Moving slowly can be annoying for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that it gives you all the time in the world to feel your feels. This week you may be surprised at your fears as they rush to the surface. It may be tempting to disassociate from them, but it would be a missed opportunity, Aquarius. The things that upset you most this week will reveal the stuff you’ve been trying to repress but that needs your honest attention. You’ve gotta feel it to heal it, my love. 




Feb. 19-March 20 

When you feel sad or bad, it can be tempting to want to rush to fix your feelings with distractions and stories, but all it really does is add problems to your plate. It’s time to seek balance instead of answers, calm instead of happy, and acceptance without the “why”. You don’t need to live in a state of uncertainty, but sometimes it’s important to be able to let changes settle before you can determine the best way to cope with them. Be patient, Pisces.