WITCH TIPS & HOROSCOPES 5/1~5-7/2019

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Astrology by Lisa Stardust

Happy Beltane! This year’s midpoint between Spring and Summer will be remembered in years to come, as the the sparks will continue going off throughout the day, due to Mercury’s many aspects.

We kick off this week, on May 1st, which is also the holiday of Beltane, with a seemingly harmonious aspect between Mercury, who is transiting impulsive speaking Aries, and Mars, who is in chatty Gemini. Both planets are currently in mutual reception with each other, and in exact orb. Mutual reception occurs when two planets are transiting signs of the other’s rulership. In this case, Mercury is in the sign of Aries and Mars is in the sign of Gemini. Mars rules Aries and Gemini is ruled by Mercury. Both signs are being controlled by the other’s planetary ruler. This is called mutual reception. Although, they do make a lovely connection in the cosmos, what happens on earth is that Mars will push Mercury to say regrettable things and Mercury will make Mars take swift action. Usually, this tends to become an argumentative energy, as both planets are feeding off of the other’s energy. However, the flip side is that we may be motivated to make plans for the future and pushed to complete tasks. The only caveat, is to think before speaking, as we may put our foot in our mouths. Later in the day, Mercury squares off with Saturn, who is retrograde in steady Capricorn on the South Node of Destiny, and the Nodes of Destiny, making us feel somber about the past. We may receive news that will alter our current decisions and change the course of events in our lives. May 2nd brings another tense Mercurial aspect our way. Pluto retrograde back steps it’s way into Mercury, causing inner tensions to flair up. Pluto is moonwalking in the pragmatic sign of Capricorn, pushing Mercury to uncover and discover new facts about ourselves. These are two planets who like each other. Remember, Mercury was the only god that Pluto allowed to enter and exit the Underworld. When these planets collide, we can expect to experience psychological barriers within and with others to be broken. The truth can set us all free and help us to gain a deeper understanding of our subconscious desires. Unfortunately, there are negative side effects, which may include power struggles and false gossip (expect major pot stirring on May 2nd). If we try to evoke the positive traits, such as curiosity and personal development—we will reap the benefits of the transit. Try to stay open minded and rational, even when provoked. The same day, Mercury and Jupiter, who is gliding backwards in retrograde motion in Sagittarius, cross paths. Mercury and Jupiter retrograde will push us to take the higher minded philosophical perspective on the Plutonian energy. Therefore, we can either evolve our desires, or keep arguments with others going throughout the day. The choice is ours. The Taurus New Moon on May 4th synchronizes our bodies and minds with the earth, alchemizing us to the spiritual world. May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) brings an opposition between Mars and Jupiter retrograde, bringing us courage and determination to move forward and carry on with our dreams. Venus, who is in fiery Aries, is busy making decisions around love and money on the 6th, by squaring the Nodes of Destiny. We will be cosmically pushed to think clearly and carefully about ALL the partnerships in our lives (as well as our relationship with money). Mercury enters earthy Taurus later in the day, on May 6th, blending poetry with our words and meaning to our actions. The week ends with Venus and Saturn retrograde making serious noise around investments and relationships. How we spend our time  will be a crucial matter, as well as who and what we give our energy to. Psychic and energetic vampires will be kicked to the curb on the 7th. Try to add extra TLC to the 7th, in order to feel confident and positive. The asteroids Pallas and Vesta clash throughout the week, while adding stress to Venus. Pallas, is currently backpedaling in fair minded Libra, the goddess of  wisdom and strength. Vesta, who is moving full steam ahead in tempestuous Aries, represents the home (or the heart of the home) and family. These asteroids are making us uncouple and disconnect from unhealthy relationships and situations. Others may fight to keep us enslaved to the past, or we may find ourselves chained to toxic affairs. It’s up to us to shut the door on that which is causing us pain and frustration. Lilith is another asteroid making waves this week, by entering the sign of mystical Pisces on May 3rd, which will add vigor and enlightenment to our magical practices. Lilith was the first wife of Adam in the Garden of Eden. She was cast away because she was more powerful than Adam. In mythology and astrology, she is the voice within us that has silenced and yearns to break free. Through willful independent acts, Lilith brings out our truest desires. Lilith will link up with Mercury on the 6th, allowing us to assert ourselves and create new enticing spells.


Aries 

March 21-April 19


Your words are powerful, and certainly not meaningless this week. While you may go back and forth deciding the best way to express yourself, the New Moon offers you the chance to assert your views without drama. Owning and standing in your truth will prove challenging throughout the week, as you are pushed to make many karmic choices around professional goals. Deciding which venture is worth your energy is dependent on how valued you feel. Don’t be afraid to ask for more than your regular rate—you may be surprised by what you are offered. The same advice proves fruitful in personal relationships. Asking for more will yield high rewards, as long as you communicate honestly and effectively about your needs, leaving the subject open for negotiation. Listen to others and they will meet you half way.



Taurus 

April 20-May 20


After a mini hibernation, you are coming back in the limelight stronger and wiser than ever. The New Moon pushes you to get back into the swing of things. However, there still is a fine line you must cross this week between working and nurturing yourself. Finding a balance between what you give to others and what you take for yourself will be challenging in the beginning of the week.  Obligations consume your schedule, yet you want to enjoy the merriments of life away from the office enjoying the springtime air. Divide your time 3 ways—split between “you” time, work time, and time with others. This will allow you to find the equilibrium you need and rest before your anxieties take control. A hot calming bath with CBD oil, rose petals, and Himalayan salt will elevate you toward tranquility. 



Gemini 

May 21-June 20
No other zodiac sign knows better than you that words can hurt. While you may be tempted to get one last definitive statement out there to others who have offended you this week, you may want to take a step back and think your feelings through before cutting others down to size. What may feel good in the moment, will wind up eventually hurting you down the road. Before asserting your opinions and hurts on others, write down your feelings on a piece of paper, or send an email to yourself expressing your sentiments. This will help you understand your emotions better and allow you to release the built up frustrations and anxieties from within. If you still desire one-on-one communication, it’s advisable to call upon a mutual acquaintance to act as the buffer to minimize collateral damage.  



Cancer 

June 21-July 22


After weeks of focusing on others, you are finally reclaiming your personal power. The caveat, is that you still may be struggling to loosen your claws away those who do not serve your best interests, as the ups and downs of these relationships have proven to be exhilarating. Unfortunately, this is a false security. While you may enjoy the highs and lows of such partnerships, as they keep you on your toes, it will prove mentally and emotionally exhausting by the weekend. The New Moon asks you to place all that pent up energy on healing yourself, not others. Reevaluating your role in such circumstances and relationships will give you much food for thought, allowing you to rethink your past behavior. While you may be inclined to work out issues with others, put your needs first. Take time for yourself this week, then decide your next move. 



Leo 

July 23-August 22

Life has been a tad monotonous lately. The same old routines are making you lustful for excitement. Whether it’s your fiery thirst for adventure, or your desire for higher minded pursuits—you are in the mood to battle on all fronts (physically, emotionally, and mentally) this week. However, you are also feeling emotionally fierce and protective, which may inspire arguments to occur. Rather than battle with others, challenge yourself to grow within and use your gusto to break down the restraints of your subconscious mind through mindful breathing. Mindful meditation will help you connect on a deeper level with the self (body, heart, and mind), as well as understanding your feelings on a soulful level. Adding this healing technique to your day-to-day activities (even for two minutes a day) will prove beneficial in the long run. 


Virgo 

August 23-Sept. 22


This week you are cosmically called upon to take a leap of faith—within others and yourself. While you may feel as though you are standing by the edge alone, you must believe in the higher good of those you hold dear. Even if people seem uninterested and busy, you can rely on their support. More importantly, learn to listen to the voice inside your head. Trusting your sentiments may be challenging, as past events have made you weary of your intuition. Don’t ignore your inner-voice. More often than not, it can be a savior from mistakes. Also, make sure to connect with like-minded people who can sympathize with your issues within your community. It’s hard to take risks alone. If your friends are busy,  then it’s important for you to meet others (who are going through similar situations) which can be a solid soundboard. 


Libra 

Sept. 23-Oct. 22


Life has been moving at an accelerated pace for you, throwing your scales off-balance. This week calls for you to take steps to reorganize and revise all sectors of your life. Making lists may be beneficial. However, you need to change your strategy in how you implement tasks. Compartmentalizing and prioritizing will allow you to focus on that which is urgent. Blocking out distractions and vampirism will add more vitality to your day. Your time will free up and your vibe will be high, as a result of disconnecting from those who drain your energy. Also, don’t be afraid to say “no.” Creating boundaries, setting limits, and turning down work can feel freeing. The final and missing piece of the puzzle, to maintain your balance, is to allot more time toward self-care. Indulge yourself as a reward for your hard work. 



Scorpio 

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

This week forces you to evoke your strategic mind, in order to win big against those who aim to hold you down. In the past, you have lost your temper and fought hard for others to see your views. This week, you are using your mind to allow others to take notice of your splendor. Manipulative games and hurtful words will seem like a waste of time, as you are realizing that you are spending more time engaging in drama than evolving your situation towards greatness. This may result in you draining your energy on nonsense, rather than the endgame. Take strategic steps and alliances that will ensure success. Most importantly, don’t be afraid. No one can hold you back from achieving your goals. Remember, you are a born fighter—don’t be scared to reclaim your throne.


Sagittarius 

Nov. 22-Dec. 21


As the cosmic doer of the zodiac, you love to manifest new projects and activities. This week, you are inclined to create something tangible, which you can touch and feel in the material world. This may result in a new partnership of artistic or romantic nature (also,, the desire to start implementing grounding exercises into your daily vibe). Awakening your senses will make you feel more alive in the moment. Connecting to earthy delights (whether it be by meditating with your feet firmly planted in the ground or ASMR) will awaken your soul and brighten your spirit—even activating the pleasure center of your chart. The tingling feeling within, will clear out your head and motivate you to feel freer than usual, evoking your passions that have been dormant over the past seasons, in time for your spring awakening. 


Capricorn 


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Insecurities may flair up this week, pushing you to take a deep hard look at yourself in the mirror. Squashing childhood trauma can be a life long objective, but this week you are letting go of some pain from the past. Looking your fears straight in the eye, will kill any negative thinking and resentments you have with felt within, lessening the burden you have been carrying. You will feel reborn and renewed by week’s end. Change starts within. Becoming the ultimate version of yourself is a lifelong process. You have the power to transform yourself, as long as you commit to doing the work. What you may find along your path of self-discovery, is that you are already the person of your desires and dreams—you just got lost along the way and couldn’t see yourself clearly. 


Aquarius 


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

This week is pushing you to evolve your core beliefs, which may involve you implementing alone time under the New Moon to help revolutionize your life. The veil that once blindfolded your eyes is falling off, giving you the opportunity to see situations and people clearly. Recently, you may have been manipulated into conflicts and unscrupulous activities that have proven to hurt your ego, rather than elevate your spirit. This week, you are dropping the facade and allowing others to see the “real” you. Your feelings may be unfiltered and raw, but they are your sentiments and should always be honored by others. Being honest about personal setbacks and triumphs will move you past the fake tough exterior you’ve created, giving others and yourself the chance to connect with the purest part of your soul. 



Pisces 


Feb. 19-March 20

This week serves as your cosmic wake-up call. You may feel as though you have been in a deep slumber for months, as you start to clearly see who you can and cannot trust. Also, you will come to see who will stand by your side through thick and thin. Your friends may not actually be as true blue as you had once thought, allowing you to consciously disconnect and cut the cord from their energy. Letting go is always hard, but in your case essential for your personal health. Toxic connections will consume your energy, cause exhaustion, and anxiety. While you may decide not to confront others (although you will fantasize endlessly about this all week), make sure to cut the energy you give to the situation—only then can you live in accordance with your highest self. 







WITCH TIPS & HOROSCOPES 1/8-15/2018

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Astrology by Lisa Stardust

This week brings intense change our way, as we move forward while sorting through post-eclipse energies. We have survived the first eclipse of the year, and now we are ready to set forth into our new visions. It might not be a cake walk though, as there may be some tears and fears along the road to growth this week. These momentary setbacks may be frustrating at first, but if we choose to let go and run free in the rapture while embracing transformation, we can reach a heightened state of beauty and spiritual development. 

 

We start off the week with a powerful connection between the Capricorn Sun and transformative Pluto on January 11th. Both planets serve to alchemize the soul together, moving us toward personal evolution. Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld, and known to cause havoc on those are not willing to grow. Pluto asks us to shed any excess we may be carrying, and rebirth our body, mind, and spirits in place of new revolutionary views.

 

Illusive Neptune is very active this week. Known as “the divine discontent,” Neptune forces us to rely on our spirituality and psychic abilities to navigate us through the fog which permeates the sea air. We all may feel lost, stuck, confused, and extra sensitive while we try to implement our newest visions of self. This may be challenging on January 13th, when insightful Jupiter (who is traveling in philosophical Sagittarius) clashes with dreamy Neptune (who is surfing in the Piscean seas), causing us to rethink our goals. The flip side to this transit is overconfidence. Our dreams will be tested against reality three times this year: January 13th, June 16th, and September 21st, giving us many chances to see if our fresh insights will stand the test of time in 2019.

 

Winged messenger Mercury and authoritative Saturn connect in Capricorn on January 13th, asking us to proceed into the future with caution. The following day, on January 14th, Mercury and Neptune softly kiss under the First Quarter Aries Moon, letting us contemplating options to expand our imagination, hopes, and aspirations.

 

The First Quarter Moon on January 14th resolves the residual energy from January 5th’s solar eclipse. However, it also starts the story of the lunar eclipse occurring January 20th PST and January 21st EST. As one chapter ends, another begins this week.

 

With all the Neptunian energy floating around us, it’s essential that we take proper care of ourselves. We may be the victim of psychic attacks and projections, as we're more vulnerable in absorbing the negativity of others due to Neptune’s energy. Try to carry rose quartz and amethyst for protection. Take Himalayan salt baths to rinse your auric field, and smudge personal spaces to banish any toxicity in the air.

 

 

Aries

March 21-April 19

 

This week stirs up mixed emotions for you, Aries. Known as the warrior of the zodiac, you often assert your power to win your desires and January 11th will have you doing just that. When the Sun and Pluto align in the career sector of your chart, you will hit the pedal to the metal and use your ferocious energy to achieve your goals. Brace yourself though! Just two days later, on January 13th, you may encounter some obstacles on your journey forward. Expansive Jupiter and illusive Neptune are causing inner anxieties to rise, possibly creating personal setbacks due to trepidation. Expressive  Mercury and austere Saturn connect the same day, forcing you to commit to your new professional vision, even if you are feeling lost in the fog. You will find the answer to your personal quandary on the 14th, under the First Quarter Moon, when you are given the opportunity to incorporate creative visions with your work (due to the compromise Mercury and Neptune make together). The cosmos are allowing you to manifest your dreams into reality. Channel your inner warrior and don’t let fear hold you back. The only one who stands in your way, is you.

 

 

Taurus

April 20-May 20

 

Past circumstances  may have  left you feeling as though life has been an uphill battle. You've learned a lot of life lessons until this point and now have the inner dynamism to take a stand, particularly on the 11th, when the Sun and mighty Pluto strike back against those who have caused you harm. However, think twice before expressing your feelings, as your words may hurt rather than heal relationships. While you want to let your hurts be known, it may cause others more pain than you realize, which will only bring your tender heart more anguish. Don't despair sweet Bull, the 13th brings support through close friendships! Never underestimate the love that comes from community. You'll be in the mood to surround yourself with positive people. However, you  will have to work on building the right boundaries with your peers, in  order to ensure mutual respect. With your phone buzzing non stop, it’s important to implement such perimeters. On January 14th, be sure to set aside some quiet time to contemplate the dramatic events of the week under the First Quarter Moon. Mindful meditation throughout the week will help mend your wounds and restore inner peace.

 

 

Gemini

May 21-June 21

 

Love is a battlefield  this week, Gemini, as issues within relationships come to a head and erupt with passion. You are being taught major relationship (and life) lessons by  transformative Pluto on the 11th, followed by Mercury and task master Saturn on the 13th. This cosmic nudge is just what you need to cut the cord on relationships that no longer serve your highest and truest self. It’s always hard to move on from people you hold dear, and the 13th brings such challenges your way- as Jupiter and Neptune may have you romanticizing the past. The First Quarter Moon on the 14th helps you connect deeply with your intuition, allowing you to see who you've outgrown. Use this energy to harness your strength to cut ties, it may be hard at first, but you'll ultimately become independent of the constraints which hold you back. Your heart may ache, however, you are evolving and moving towards your higher self.

 

 

Cancer

June 22-July 22

 

This week calls for extra self care. You may  be provoked to give your counterparts, frenemies, or even enemies extra attention on the 11th. Shortly after, you'll want to curl up into a cocoon. To avoid feeling triggered, take a step back from the drama and reapply focus to yourself. Direct your energies on the most important person in your life—YOU! The solution is simple— find a new way to approach any situations that are rocking your boat. This may entail changing your attitude and adjusting your emotions through achieving a higher, more attuned mindset. Never underestimate the importance of positive thinking! It will lift you up and reset your attitude, it even softens the blues. The First Quarter Moon on January 14th may stir up residual emotions for you. With your heart and mind connected, you will only feel love for yourself, no matter how many sticks and stones are thrown your way. You will emerge stronger and tougher, ready to take on the world.

 

 

Leo

July 23-Aug. 22

 

Frustrations in the predictability of day-to-day activities force you to reconnect with a forgotten dream. Your innermost desires are coming out, making you lust after a vision you once held dear while letting go of any illusions you have created for yourself. As the Sun (your planetary ruler) links up with powerful Pluto on January 11th, in the house of daily affairs, you're asked to let go of past idealized goals, and replace them with new attainable visions. January 11th is a life changing day for you, Leo. You are not only releasing some serious emotions, but also learning to live your truest life on your own terms. You may begin to realize the dreams you thought you wanted, don’t align with who you are today. On the path to personal evolution, your job is to break down psychological roadblocks, which may prove to be challenging on the 13th as you may be tempted to indulge your sentimental sweet tooth. Try to muster the strength within to move forward and embrace your higher self under the First Quarter Moon January 14th and all will be well, little lion.

 

 

Virgo

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

 

Shakespeare wrote “all the world’s a stage” and we are all “merely players” in this game of life. The 11th allows you to slip out of your daily persona and become the most extreme version of yourself. Good or bad, you will apply  flair to attaining your goals, as you step into the role of a lifetime—the most authentic version of yourself! The Sun and Pluto collide, sparking a passionate love affair with yourself. It's a great time to include some sex magic to your repertoire, to help manifest your goals. The 13th brings confusion and delusion your way, as you are caught between two juxtaposing energies throughout the day, potentially causing your confidence to take a dive. While Jupiter and Neptune add doubt, Mercury and Saturn help anchor any clouded views that may have come into play, allowing you to see through the fog of self doubt. Look out for the 14th, as the energy may compromise your mind, leaving you confronted with hard inflated  truths about yourself. The First Quarter Moon elevates your spirit to embrace these different elements of your life. Remember, you are taking on a new role, which may be challenging; be extra gentle with yourself.

 

 

Libra

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

 

Last week’s eclipse may have hit you in the jugular,, causing heartbreak. You may still be shell shocked from all the changes thrown at you. Unfortunately, this week isn’t much different. The Sun and Pluto connect on January 11th, bringing transformation and growth to you. However, you will only be able to move forward if you choose to revamp your innermost convictions. Jupiter and Neptune will cause you to question your desires, just  as Mercury and restrictive Saturn challenge your blossoming soul on the 13th. Your faith may be tested, however, you still come out on top with a little cosmic help on the 14th. Use  the First Quarter Moon energy to submit to a higher power, and allow yourself to experience and move through growing pains on your way to self discovery.

 

 

Scorpio

Oct. 21-Nov. 21

 

With last Saturday's eclipse energy still lingering in the air until the 14th, you have the majority of the week to harness your investigative mind and understand situations recently revealed. Understanding the motives of those who have caused you turmoil will be the focus of the Sun and Pluto connection on the 11th. This week you may choose to put your communication skills to good use by influencing the public with your powerful voice. One thing is certain, the Sun and Pluto are merging together, heightening your instincts and need for solid facts. Your pursuit of the truth and ability to get to the bottom of things may lead others to confide in you on the 13th, causing relationships to kick up a notch and intensify. The First Quarter Moon brings solace to your mind and wisdom to your spirit, as you see clearly (for the first time in a long time). This energy will enable you to feel empowered and stronger than ever, as you allow half truths to be swept away by the Neptunian waves, refreshing your soul with a welcome dose of clarity and authenticity. Rest easy, Scorpio, while other's may think they're pulling one over on you, your investigative skills will prevail this week and truth will find its way to the surface—even if you have to dig it out yourself.

 

 

Sagittarius

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

 

Your stability may get shaken up, as the Sun and Pluto revolutionize your values, compelling you to overhaul preconceived ideals in place of new morals. This may come with challenges that force you to evolve your life, even if you are not ready. You may  feel uprooted, however, try to take comfort in knowing that you are spreading your wings.  The ultimate goal of Pluto is to cause metamorphic shifts, which will only help your personal growth. Winged messenger Mercury and structured Saturn bring refreshing logic to your journey, allowing you to put down your arrows in search of enlightenment. This process will feel easier for you when insightful Jupiter and spiritual Neptune collide, quenching your thirst for divine knowledge on the 13th. The 14th of January awakens your soul, as Mercury and Neptune show you the divine truth you seek, allowing you to disconnect from the material world into an altered state of happiness through spirituality. The First Quarter Moon gives you the chance to let go of fears and seek the inspiration you long for within yourself.

 

 

 

Capricorn

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

 

The Dark Moon  eclipse on January 5th motivated you to evolve your world through altering  your current circumstances. This week you’re a force to be reckoned with, as Pluto joins your Sun on January 11th, granting you super cosmic solar power! Pluto is rejuvenating your will and values, while lending the potential to transform your beliefs. You are now a chameleon of the darkness, birthed  from the Dark Moon. The chains and shackles which  have held you back, now fall to the floor, as you walk away free from the past and into the future. Mercury and Saturn also connect with your Sun on the 13th, letting you see and run from any oppressive behaviors that are holding you back. However, extravagant Jupiter and illusive Neptune may stop you in your tracks, adding uncertainty and anxiety. Monday’s First Quarter Moon and Neptune’s splashes around  your Sun, with Mercury’s support,, give you the power to implement success, while breaking down barriers and power struggles (with others and yourself).

 

 

Aquarius

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

 

This week fills your loving cup with a new dream, one which will elevate your spirit and change you to the core—starting with the Sun and Pluto healing subconscious fears on January 11th. You are now regenerating your emotional responses by filling your chalice  up with love  for the outside world. This rings especially true on the 13th, when Mercury and Saturn squash negative thought patterns and childhood traumas. Your spirit is undergoing a great resurgence, clearing away blocks of past life karma in one full swoop. You will feel an energetic shift on the 13th, when Jupiter and Neptune square off to dissolve past karmic debt, while manifesting new hopes, visions, and principles. The First Quarter Moon illuminates your ideals, while allowing you to let go of your innermost fears and guilt, moving you towards a place of happiness.

 

 

Pisces

Feb. 19-March 20

 

Underlying issues between you and the collective come to a boiling point on the 11th, potentially shaking up your friendships. You have escaped frustrations in the past by swimming away from situations and people who have caused you pain, however, Friday forces you to really look at those who you collaborate with as the Sun and Pluto reveal their truest intentions. Some may be wonderful, while others may be seedier than expected. You are ready to release those who do not support you, making way for the light to shine bright on you and those who have your best interest at heart. The 13th will make you feel as though you are ready to start fresh, as Jupiter and Neptune offer hope for the future. Mercury and Saturn ask you to take a break from social gatherings, suggesting solitude as medicine for the soul, as you meditate on relationships. You may feel once bitten, twice shy on the 14th, under the First Quarter Moon, due to Mercury and Neptune’s influence confusing boundaries and exposing phobias. Honor your ancestors this week and lean on them for answers, they will provide you with the insight and guidance you need to move forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WITCHTIPS & HOROSCOPES 07-13.2018

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 Written by Jessica Lanyadoo 

 

On the 7th there is a powerful New Moon in Scorpio that delivers deep healing potential. This New Moon brings with it a powerful intensity that can shine new light on old problems or simply bring something to the surface that you’ve been avoiding. Don’t shy away from intensity; it’s exactly what you need to feel in order to heal. New Moons happen when the Moon and Sun meet in the sky at the exact same degree, and they happen once per year in each sign. When it comes to the Moon, the only way out is in, so stay with whatever comes up for you this week instead of trying to explain it away or ignore it. Scorpio is a deeply emotional sign. Expect to be confronted with feels that you’ve had shame around or on topics that are somewhat taboo. It’s good to look at your shadow, even if it feels bad. Your shadow is a part of you, and only by accepting and owning it can you transform it. That’s exactly what this lunar shift is here to help you do.

Be willing to use your feelings as information. Here are some questions to explore, as honestly as you can. Now is the time to heal your wounds.

New Moon Homework:

- What have I been avoiding?

- What people, situations, or attitudes am I holding on to that I know aren’t working?

- What am I willing to release in efforts to be more whole?

- Where have I held others or myself to excessively harsh standards?

- Can I give myself permission to make mistakes? Furthermore, can I commit to a living amends?

As Jupiter, the planet of luck and benevolence leaves Scorpio on the 7th and enters Sagittarius, we have the potential to let go of some of the pain that the past year has unearthed. Beginnings and endings are irrevocably linked up with each other. The healing that Jupiter provokes tends to be quick, but it may not be thorough.

Jupiter is in its native placement in Sagittarius, and it’s here for the first time in twelve years. This shift is a powerful one. It opens the door to strangers, it opens minds, and it yields an increased potential for understanding others, especially those who have cross-cultural experiences. This transit will last about a year, and it marks a time of increased growth. The only trouble is that not all things should grow. The downside of this energy is that it can compel you to jump to conclusions, to sacrifice common sense to your impulses, and to err on the side of extremes. While this can help us to better understand each other, it can also lead to cross-gendered mansplaining, aka soapboxing. If you’re in a rush to convince others of your views, you may not be doing a great job of listening. This is a period where we can find new ways of communicating and learn a ton, but this will require listening at least as much as you speak. If you feel called to teach or travel over the next year, it’s likely to be an expansive experience.  We are moving into a time when you get to rewrite your story. If you do this at the expense of the truth, justice, or fairness, you will find that you are restless and hungry. You are not better than anyone else, and you are not worse. When your version of the truth justifies cruelty or condemnation of others, you’ve veered off a dangerous edge. We still have the heavy hitters of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus, so it’s not sunshine and rainbows quite yet, my friends. Beware of the pitfalls of extremism; if your version of utopia is at the expense of other people’s wellness, then that vision is at the expense of both the collective and your own Soul. Confront your shadow with kindness. Shine light into the darkness, and don’t recoil from what you see. Embrace yourself so that you may heal, and then use the resiliency of your own healing as a resource that you can share with others. Good intentions, thoughts, and prayers are only the first in the many steps needed from each and every one of us.

Xo

ARIES

March 21-April 19

You can find your best self, inner peace, or the path forward, but it won’t happen by avoiding your stresses or by overwhelming yourself to the point of paralysis. It’s time to take stock of the big picture: look at your goals, and look at how far you’ve come. Don’t be in such a rush to fill in the details that you do so before you're clear about your modus operandi. Believe it or not, you can put some things down now in order to more effectively deal with them later.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

You’ve got all of the tools you need to get up and make it happen, but right now that’s not the best course forward. This week’s New Moon in your relationship house is a great opportunity to slow down and get grounded, Taurus. Things are changing, and it won’t do you well to have knee-jerk reactions. Take the time you need to consider your past. Commit to learning from your experiences rather than dooming yourself to repeat them, dear Taurus.

GEMINI

May 21-June 21

When things slow down is when you start to stress out. Don’t confuse the space in which to create infrastructure with being stuck. Sometimes the movement in your life is meant to be internal, and sometimes it’s about productivity and action. Slow down and regroup this week, Twin Star. Realign your plans with your circumstances. Be willing to make carefully considered changes based on the information that you have now, my love.

CANCER

June 22-July 22

This week’s New Moon is likely to put you right in your element, sweet Moonchild. Show up emotionally for yourself and the people in your life. Allow the wisdom of your heart, including all that you’ve learned and lost, to inspire you to hold space for others and for yourself. You’re in a unique position to honor your feels and to support others too. Align yourself with the generosity of spirit that helps you to not only have peace within yourself but to also generate it in the world around you.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

Letting go is hard work, even when that letting go is absolutely the right thing to do. This week is likely to kick up some seriously sad feels, but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad feels or an indication that you’re off track. Don’t confuse what you’re feeling with a green light or a red light. Your feelings are a response to your situation right now in tandem with the baggage you came here with. Be patient and kind as you work through them, Leo.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

You don’t need to know what’s coming next in order to be safe. This week you’re likely to feel your control issues are triggered. Instead of taking those feelings at face value, try to investigate them. Why do you want control? And truly – of what? Dig deeper into your reactions so that you don’t end up relocating messes instead of cleaning them up. Even better, try not creating them in the first place. Change yourself before you go trying to change others, Virgo.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Embrace what you have with both arms, Libra. This week, the power of gratitude will help buoy you along. Take pains to appreciate the air you breathe, the food that nourishes you, and all the other little things that are so easy to take for granted. Finding balance isn’t like finding the perfect pair of jeans. It isn’t waiting somewhere for you; you have to make it happen. Counterbalance the tough stuff by paying greater mind to the abundance in your life.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

The New Moon in your sign on the 7th marks a powerful shift for you, Scorpio. This can be a time when you feel overwhelmed and shut down, or you rise to the occasion by using the tools and inner resources at your disposal. Be your own best ally, my love. Show up for yourself, wherever you’re at, and put into practice your hard-earned wisdom, even if your feels would have you regress back into old habits. You’ve got this.

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Don’t get so caught up looking around for excuses that you check out from the story as it unfolds. You are here now, and you have a part to play in the events of your life. Don’t forget why you’re in it, Sagittarius. Reconnect with your sense of purpose, and let that guide you – not being right, not rushing to the part where you understand the big picture. Get accustomed to uncertainty, and strive to pair it with faith and patience this week.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Your fears are likely to catch up with you this week if you’re not careful, my salty friend. Instead of losing yourself in a soup of what ifs, start with accepting where you’re at, including the parts that are yet unknown. You can only make plans based on the information you have, so start there. Don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on too much. Dont' try to cultivate a long-view when so many details are blocking your view. Do only what you can today, and handle tomorrow when it comes, Cappy.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

The New Moon on the 7th may fill you with a sense of purpose, or it may highlight that you’ve strayed from having one. You may have to take a slow road forward, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get there. Find strength in your vulnerability and a purpose that can propel you to whatever comes next. This week is bound to reveal something that you’ve been trying to avoid dealing with, and while it’s not fun, it was really a matter of time, Aquarius.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

You seriously need a break, Pisces. You are likely to have people around you with lots of demands this week, and it’s on you to articulate and honor your own limits. It’s not true generosity when you don’t give it with an open heart. Saying no to a person is not the same as denouncing them; give yourself the same latitude as you would offer to others. You get to do what works for you in a healthy way, even when it’s a bit complicated. Prioritize self-care, my love.


WITCHTIPS & HOROSCOPES 9-12~9-18/2018

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Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

This is a week for change, growth, and the unexpected. Don’t jump to conclusions or rush to complete matters that are still developing.

On the 12TH Venus will form a disruptive opposition to rule-breaking Uranus and a creative sextile to law-building Saturn. The potential here for growth (positively) or distraction (negatively) is huge. This combination can inspire you to expand beyond self-imposed limitations or even the limitations of your circumstances. Think about new ways of relating to the people and things that you value. Venus governs your finances and relationships, so especially look at those areas of your life for both surprises and innovative solutions. You will be able to create new structures that better serve you, but none of this will happen on its own. The key here is not to get caught off guard (by the upsets that Uranus will inevitably bring) and lose sight of the bigger picture. You’ll have the chance to see things differently or to obsess on how others are seeing things. Choose wisely.

From the 12th-17th, Mercury will first oppose Neptune, then trine Pluto and sextile Jupiter, and friends, that’s a whole lot of Mercury. The best-case scenario here is that you find new, more effective ways of coping with anxiety, indecision, and uncertainty. This will require you to stay with your unpleasant feels when they come up and to earnestly seek new responses. The risk, however, is that you hit a wall of anxiety and then create a story about it. Watch out for reactive feelings that you confuse for reliable information. No matter how intuitive you are, this week is likely to muddy the waters a bit. Slow down, reflect on your intentions, and evaluate your instincts, feelings, and cold hard facts. This will help you to fortify your insights and make use of your logic; most of us are more fluent in one form of processing than the other, so if you think of this period as your chance to strengthen your internal resources, you’ll get the most from it.

Finally, on the 18th ambitious Mars will form a challenging square to freedom-obsessed Uranus. The energy around this date is going to be frenetic, as both of these planets are individualistic, impulsive, and quick to fight. In fact, you’re more likely to be irritable or

agitated as restrictions chafe and people with power trigger you. Life is not an ad for Las Vegas. What you do now can’t be undone and will not stay confined. What you do now will either create more freedom or create more problems, so tread lightly, my loves.

The theme for you to grapple with this week is intention. You don’t need to know all the details or feel at ease all the time, but you do need some clarity of intent. Find the goals that motivate you – to be kind, to be at peace in your own skin, to make a certain dollar amount, whatever – and orient your actions to reflect them. Practice being present with your thoughts and feelings as they race in circles, but don't chase them down dead-end rabbit holes or self-destructive alleyways.


ARIES

March 21-April 19

You’re ready to make it happen, Aries, but the trick is to pace yourself. Your inner voice is trying to get your attention, but intuition doesn’t necessarily come with an instruction manual. Slow down, get centered, and remember why you set out to do what you’re doing. You’re capable, and you’ve even got the inspiration. Strive to cultivate the kind of abundance that you can share. Whether you’re up or you’re down, you don’t have to do it alone, my love.


TAURUS

April 20-May 20

It feels so good to have it all figured out, but all things change. You may be holding on to what worked for you last year (or even last week) when it clearly isn’t working for you anymore. Don’t worry so much over what you “should” do. All you need to concern yourself with is what’s true and real for you. Find your center, and sit with it, Taurus. You’re growing, and that is likely to kick off some earthquakes in your world. Pay attention to what’s shaking loose this week.


GEMINI

May 21-June 21

Without being emotionally centered, it’s hard to figure out where you’re going and how to get there. This week you’re meant to be in motion, but if you’re not moving towards a clear goal, how will you know what choices to make along the way? People and situations around you aren’t exactly stable right now, and that’s an opportunity. Prioritize finding what’s right for you and making changes that reflect that. You’re almost there, Twin Star.


CANCER

June 22-July 22

Sometimes you have to let go in order to hold on. This isn’t the time for making assumptions or being glib. Look carefully at yourself and the people around you. Pay attention to the gap between what you say and what you do, and then do the same when looking at others. No one is perfect and that’s okay, but a person’s intention means a lot. Tighten up your relationships by looking at the truth, even if that means acknowledging some uncomfortable stuff, Moonchild.


LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

Your patterns will follow you anywhere you go, so wherever you end up finding yourself time and again is on you. Your greatest challenge this week will be to avoid making decisions from an agitated place. Yes, you need change, and yes, it may need to be somewhat dramatic, but anything worth doing is worth doing right. Instead of making change to create new problems, strive to solve the old ones first. Find the potential for joy and then act to expand it, Leo.


VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

The thing about trust is that it’s earned; over the course of time, you prove yourself to be reliable or not. When you don’t trust yourself, it’s really hard to move forward with any kind of confidence. This week it’s wise for you to look at your proven track record. If you have kept your word and protected yourself in the face of danger, it’s time to cultivate more faith. If you’ve abandoned yourself in your own times of need, then it’s time to get real and get to changing, sweet Virgo.


LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Your growth is in your own hands, Libra. You’re ready for change, but it’s important that you don’t push yourself to be somewhere that you’re not. Create your life from the inside out and not the other way around. In other words, identify your needs, adopt healthier boundaries, and follow through with your stated intent. If you can be reliable to yourself, it doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. Step up and do you, my love.


SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Sometimes your fears are useful, sometimes, not so much. If you indulge your knee-jerk reactions, you can’t extrapolate the wisdom from your worries, Scorpio. Take a moment to consider your patterns this week. Consider the times you were freaked out by things for no real reason, and other times that your fears turned out to be correct. Seek wisdom from your experiences with yourself, and build your confidence from there.


SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

In real life most stories don’t have a tidy beginning, middle, and end. Our stories loop in surprising ways and directions, and there’s no point in trying to fight them. There is a bigger picture to what you’re going through, even if you can’t quite see it now. Feel your feels, take care of your here and now, and keep on moving, Sagittarius. You won’t get further by trying to tell yourself a tidy narrative about what you’re going through before it’s ready to be told.


CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Happiness – like fear or angst – is a fleeting emotion. When you seize upon your feelings, you’re not present; when you try to escape or hold on, you’re not in a state of flow. You can’t figure this out, Capricorn. It’s not your job to know what happens next or to be right all of the time. Retrain your vision inward this week. Where are you now? Try to stay with that. Take the steps

that are immediately in front of you, and let the future unfold in its own time.



AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

When things are going your way, it’s easy to be magnanimous. It’s when you feel scared that the true test of your character emerges. Explore the limits of your generosity this week by giving freely of yourself, but only as much as you can give without resentments. If you’re expecting more compassion or support than you’re willing to offer, you’re in trouble, my love. Seek balance by adjusting either your expectations or your output this week.



PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

You can’t please everyone, Pisces. This week notice how, before you check in with yourself, you try to accommodate others. Investigate the tension you create within yourself as you rush to tend to other people’s desires. Compromise is fantastic as long as you don’t have to abandon yourself to get there. Seek balance and patience as you navigate the space between your needs and the needs of others, my love.


WITCH TIPS & HOROSCOPES 8/15-21/2018

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WITCH TIPS 

This has been a tumultuous time, and emotions are running high. This week there are two major themes that may seem contradictory to each other, but they’re not. This week's  astrology is demanding that you use your ego energies to support social, spiritual, or creative causes that serve the whole. It’s time to take responsibility for what you do, no matter how you feel.

Mercury goes direct on the 18th, so you can expect a smoothing out of communication to happen in the days following. On the 12th Mars retrograded back into ambitious Capricorn, joining demanding Saturn and Pluto there. This transit will last until September 11th, and it delivers an important shift that's worth taking note of. These planets are all retrograde, and we know that this means it’s a time to review, reflect, and reconsider. Mars is a passionate force that governs where you’re going and what you’re doing to get yourself there. It’s related to the ego, fighting, and fornicating. Your ego isn’t “bad.” It’s only when it’s repressed or over-expressed that it leads people to act out of turn and out of integrity. This transit means that it’s time to look at your choices squarely: if your actions don’t reflect your morals and goals, your ego needs adjustment. Some of the worst behaviors come from pain, so remember that you don’t get to act out against others just because you’re hurt. If you’re going to fight, fight for what you believe in, not just in an attempt to have your voice heard over the chorus or to have your ego validated.

 

This is a time for working with the powers-that-be – the government, your family and work, and the infrastructures in your life and in the world at large. The upshot here is that we’re all on call to consider how our participation impacts the whole of society. Action without integrity or consideration for others is poorly starred.

 

Spirituality is not just about crystals and horoscopes. It’s about your Soul. It’s about seeing and valuing the humanity in others, not just energetically (though certainly that!) but also in deed. This is a time to ask yourself what, or more poignantly, who you feel called to stand up and advocate for. On the 18th justice-seeking Jupiter forms a harmonious trine to empathetic Neptune. The potential here is for a mass shift in caring. The potential is that we'll use the interconnectedness of the world to actually help us to become closer instead of more isolated. Learn something about someone else’s perspective. Consider how you can orient your time, care, resources, and skills to be a part – no matter how small – of the solution to some problem that is bigger than us all. Spiritual integrity requires some form of service. If you’ve been too caught up in materialistic goals or purely self-promoting actions, take a breather and consider how you can be of assistance this week. Giving, when done in balance, feeds everyone. You don’t have to do everything or even something big. But doing nothing isn’t the answer either. The world needs healing through actions motivated by compassion, empathy, and love.

 

 

 

 

ARIES

March 21-April 19

If you allow yourself to be goaded into reacting, you’re more likely to act in ways that you later regret. This week you’re likely to feel tested by your emotions and your situation, and that’s alright. The best thing to do is to seek the middle ground – not so that you necessarily make middle-ground choices but so that you have a clear sense of where the middle even is before you rush into things. Act in ways that will mobilize you towards a future you want to live in.

 

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

There’s so much moving in your direction and in your life right now, Taurus. It will be easy to get really overwhelmed this week, so here’s my advice for you: practice knowing the difference between anxiety and intuition. Your instincts are a reliable resource, but when you’re not taking care of your body, they’re harder to access. Cover the basics: drink all the water, breathe deeply, eat healthy foods, and sleep as much as your body needs, my love.

 

GEMINI

May 21-June 21

Here are some self-care steps to help you help yourself: first you’ve got to be willing to sit with yourself in order to know what needs attention. Next you’ve gotta be willing to change. Finally, you’ve got to stay the course, even when it’s rough or confusing. This week your distractions will do you a great disservice if you allow them to. You shouldn’t need to be there now in order to have faith that you’ll get there. Just focus on the steps in front of you, Twin Star.

CANCER

June 22-July 22

If you make the mistake of allowing other people to define your worth, your right to take up space, or what you’re capable of, this week may be a hard one for you. Create space to meditate on what you’ve been bringing to the table and whether or not it is authentic for you. You’ve got three heavy hitters retrograding through your relationship house, and that means it’s time to reflect on how you’re choosing to participate and who you’re aligning yourself with.

 

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

Post-Eclipse feels are still pretty intense, and this may go double for you since that whole event happened in your sign, Leo. Instead of trying to make things happen, it’s time to feel into what is. You’re not supposed to be on all the time. Take the space you need to catch up with yourself emotionally this week. It’s important that you determine what you need before you rush in trying to find a fix. Self-care isn’t a detour from the path; it is the path, my love.

 

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Everything is all mixed up in your mind. You’re overthinking things, having a hard time sitting with your feels, and not sure which of the overwhelming number of your cares deserves priority from moment to moment. It’s a lot. Show yourself some compassion this week. Seek to change your approach instead of to analyze the answers into submission. It’s OK to take a break, and it’s OK to not know what’s best. Through it all, approach your troubles with kindness, Virgo.

 

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

You may be feeling frustrated as stressful to-do’s pile up in front of you this week with no clear path in sight. As events test your willingness to earnestly try, it’s wise to watch out for feelings of being trapped or hopeless. There are almost always more than two options of how to play a thing out. Seek possibilities instead of answers, collaborators instead of saviors. It’s time for you to use the many resources you’ve cultivated, Libra.

 

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Your sign is one of the most sensitive of the zodiac. When things are intense, you get hit directly in the feels. You may need a time-out this week so that you can emotionally recuperate from some stressful events or just the intensity of the world. The point is that you don’t need a reason to prioritize getting right with you. In order to be the person you want to be, you must do the things that you know support you so that you can act from your best self, Scorpio.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

No matter how material your problems are, at least part of the solution needs to be spiritual. Find your highest truth, and leave the low-hanging fruit behind, dear Sagittarius. In the confusion and chaos that life inevitably brings, it’s so much easier to make good choices if you’re clear about what’s motivating you in the big picture. Align with your convictions and beliefs, and allow those principals to direct what you do in the here and now, my love.

 

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

It’s time to nurture your projects, Capricorn. You’ve created a solid game plan, and now it’s time to consider how you’re going to execute it. Make certain that you’ve scheduled in self-care as part of your work strategy. This may look like bubble baths, breathing through stress, unplugging for a little while every day, or just remembering to enjoy your food. The point is that you absolutely do have time to be better to yourself, as long as you prioritize it.

 

 

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

You’ve got lots of emotions running through you, and while they themselves are perfectly valid, the sense you're making of them may not be. No matter how crappy it is to sit in your feels, please try. The way out is in. Your insides need some space to be messy, so don’t rush in the clean up crew (aka try to logic your feels into submission). Understanding others’ motives won’t replace the need for you to be honest about your own. Do your part, even if it’s super uncomfortable, Aquarius.

 

 

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

You need change, that’s for sure. What’s not exactly clear is whether you should tear it all down and rebuild or take a more patient and conservative approach. Explore your impulses and needs without the pressure to make a fixed decision, Pisces. You can’t please everybody, but you do have responsibilities to honor. Strive to find a healthy balance between obligation and freedom this week. You’re ready to move on, one way or another, my love.

 


WITCH TIPS & HOROSCOPES 6/6-12/2018

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Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

WITCH TIPS & HOROSCOPES:

It’s all about boundaries this week. On the 6th both the planet of your thoughts and attitudes, Mercury, and the planet of identity, the Sun, form a challenging square to spiritualizing Neptune. When you see the potential in a person or a situation, it can feel like love, kindness, or faith, but what about when the other person doesn’t want that same potential for themselves? It’s important that you listen to what others are telling you about themselves. Whether it’s their actions or their words, people are always revealing themselves to you, and it’s your job to listen. Trying to change others, even if you truly believe it’s for their own good, will not go well for anyone. The key is acceptance. Only when you can accept what you’re being shown can you determine if you want to consent to it. It’s time to take stock of your boundaries and stop looking to others to manage your needs. At the end of the day, you can’t control people – and that includes trying to show people, unsolicited, how to be what you want them to be. What you can control is what you’re willing to participate in and for how long. This is a rough time for assumptions and projections, so put the tarot cards down, and use your common sense. If you have questions, ask, and if you don’t have enough comfort or trust to have honest conversations, take ownership of what that really means.

 

On the 12th Mercury moves into emo Cancer, which may result in you feeling more self-protective. Crabs move sideways, and these Cancerian energies can inspire you to go about things in a roundabout way, even when the truth is right in front of you. This transit may coincide with a greater concern for your family (chosen or otherwise). It may also increase your sensitivities and find you feeling more introspective. Just remember that you're likely to find evidence for what you seek; if you focus on the negative, you’ll see lots to be negative about. Keep it constructive, lovers.

 

 ARIES

March 21-April 19

You're going in a fantastic direction, but it’s different and change can be hard. How you handle your own attitude is really important. It may be too easy to convince yourself that you’re entitled to acting in ways you wouldn’t want others to. It’s okay to take a seat, Aries. You don’t always have to be on, and you don’t always have to be in the right place. Let things develop in their own time, even if that makes you a little crazy this week.

 ­TAURUS

April 20-May 20

You’re being guided, Taurus, and the only way to get it wrong is by ignoring your own truth. Events are testing your ability to stay strong without slipping into egotistical behavior. The difference really has to do with empathy. Are you considering your needs and the needs of others in concert with each other? Are you allowing others to have their own perspective, even when it’s different from your own? Consider your wants and needs within the broader context of your life this week.

 

GEMINI

May 21-June 21

Resistance is futile, Twin Star. You’re at a kinda magical place where you can heal and be healed. Or not. This week is all about the choices you make when no one is forcing you to do anything. You can show up and do your utmost; you may alternatively find yourself really checked out. There’s no doubt that real stuff is going on for you. How you handle it is a reflection of your willingness and ability to be present in your life. Do your very best, even when you feel your worst.

 CANCER

June 22-July 22

Instead of pushing yourself to go harder, take a minute to slow down, Moonchild. You need to be able to rely on yourself when the going gets tough. If you don’t, you’ll end up creating insecurities that run deeper than just the situation you’re in. Sometimes the kindest thing you can do for yourself is take a nap, drink a tall glass of water, and then follow through on your most annoying commitments. With kindness, do what needs to be done this week.

 

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

Life is like an organism; it grows and changes, and as it does, so should you. If you get too fixated on your version of who and what you are, you’ll stop exploring, asking questions, and growing. It demonstrates strength to be able to change your mind and explore your options. Nothing is meant to stay the same forever, Leo. Look into possibilities, even the ones that would require you to make sweeping changes. You’re ready to see things as they really are and from that place, to better envision how they could be.

 

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Your intuition is an invaluable resource, but you need to be willing to clear your mind in order to access it. It’s time to make a change, Virgo. Your instincts are more reliable than you give them credit for, and troubles arise when you don’t actually listen to them. It’s time to honor your feelings and use them as a resource for better understanding yourself and the world around you. Be receptive, even if it’s awkward or uncomfortable this week.

 

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

There’s no time like the present, and there’s no force like love. You don’t need to be anyone but yourself, and you don’t need to be anywhere but here. This is not a stable time. It’s hard to grow and keep your balance all at once. Learn from the past without tethering yourself to it. Be daring enough to grow into the person you want to be – not the one you think you “should” be or the one you think others want you to be. This is your life to live; get to it, Libra.

 

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

It may seem like you’re dealing with setbacks, but they’re more like disappointments than material problems, Scorpio. Just because you don’t know why something is happening or where it’s taking you doesn’t mean you won’t be happy with it in the end. When you’re emotionally exhausted, it inclines you to look for the worst in things. Take care of your feels before you set out to manage your situation. It’s time for a massive shift, my love.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

When things don’t go how you want them to, it’s easy to get demoralized. If you are looking for answers to the burning question why me?!, you’re looking in the wrong direction, ‘Tarius. Instead of lamenting what isn’t, try to be interested in what is. It may not be clear where you’re going, but the place you’re at on your path right now is what needs your attention. There’s a great deal to be earned from the very things that pain you this week. Don’t allow your ego to throw you off track.

 

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Worry does nothing more than strip you of energy and deplete you for dealing with real life in real time. It’s time for you to step up and take some risks, Captain Capricorn. Your relationships are shifting around you, and this isn’t the time to hide from how that feels or what it means. Have the difficult conversations; show up, even when it’s uncomfortable. If you’re willing to fight for what you believe in and who you love, then it’ll all be worth it in the end, my love.

 

 

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

You’ve got to believe in yourself, Aquarius. If you want true success, it’s not enough to go through the motions. You’ve got to actually be a friend to you. Take stock of the ways that you’ve been phoning it in, and ask yourself why. You may need to make some adjustments, or you may just need a pep talk. Either way, it’s time for you to take active steps to advance yourself and not just your interests. Value your true self this week.

 

 

 

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

It’s not selfish to like what you like, to use what’s yours, or to go your own way. This week you’ll be wise to really consider the difference between taking away from others versus taking what you need for yourself. No matter which side you’re erring on, this is the time to try to come to balance. You can’t always please others or yourself, so if you can let go of that goal, you can get to your real work: strive to be the best, most authentic version of who you are.

 

 


THE HOODWITCH HOROSCOPES: 05/30-06/05/2018

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Written by Jessica Laynadoo

Lets take a minute to talk about Venus, the planet of like, as she’s pretty busy this week. Its influence inspires us to seek security, peace, and comfort. Venus is of course the planet of sensual delights as well; she governs beauty, socializing, hooking up, and the arts. She’s also the planet of diplomacy, counsel, and the very things that you value. What you buy and own is a reflection of your values. How you express and embody love is also a reflection of your values. This week is a juiced-up time to explore not what you think you value but what your actions actually reflect of your values. When your actions don’t match up with what you care about, life can lack meaning, and that’s when it gets tempting to prioritize the image of happiness instead of the real thing.

 

This week is a perfect time to think about love; not relationships per se, but how you know that you’re loved, and how you express love to people through your actions and in your choices. Look for opportunities to act from a place of love and to see evidence of it in the world around you.

 

On the 5th the illuminating Sun will conjoin confusing Neptune, and Venus will sit opposite of intense Pluto. This can be a great time to put yourself out there and meet new people, get romantic, or lose yourself in creative ventures. But be careful of what you wish for around this time because you just might get it. The energy of these two transits may have you thinking that things are one way when they most firmly are not, or it may have you thinking that you should manipulate others “for their own good.” Watch out for negative or positive obsessions, and try not to let the unknown unhinge you. This is a chance for you to not just talk love and light, but instead, actually embodying it. This is a fertile time to put into practice using your spiritual and self-care tools. Do what you know is right, even if it’s in the smallest of ways. Harness the healing and transformative powers of the action of love.

 

ARIES

March 21-April 19

While it isn't fun, having ambiguity is normal. This week, uncertainty about your relationships may take up more space than you’d like. Instead of recoiling from the vulnerability of it all, lean in, Aries. Explore the things that you aren’t comfortable with in order to better understand your situation and also yourself. You are growing, but your blind spots and bad feels are in need of your attention so that they don’t become bigger problems down the line.

 

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Anyone who tells you that the garden is full of roses that are always in bloom is lying to your face. Life is full of highs and lows, and that’s just part of being a human. Don’t fear your lows so much that you can't bear the absence of your highs. You can take risks or stay at home, but no matter what you do, there are consequences to your actions, Taurus. There’s not just one way to be or one path to take, and there isn’t a right or wrong way to go. Just live your life, my love.

 

GEMINI

May 21-June 21

When you’re overwhelmed, it’s easy to get wrapped up in blame in an attempt to cope with upset feelings, but it only displaces your bad feels; it doesn’t handle them. You may be feeling pretty over dealing with a situation or relationship that is giving you exactly what you don’t want, but there’s a bigger picture at play, Gem. Own your part, and use your agency. If you don’t like the game, no one is making you play. Do what’s right – not what’s right in front of you – this week.

 

CANCER

June 22-July 22

You may feel tempted to jump to conclusions or participate in self-fulfilling prophesies this week, but it’ll do you no good, Moonchild. Instead of assuming the worst – or anything at all – be brave and direct. Instead of deciding for them, it's a great kindness to ask people where they’re coming from when you’ve been offended. Give others the same chance that you want to be given in upsetting moments. First pursue due process. Then figure out what to do about what you discover, my love.

 

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

Instead of asserting yourself into people’s lives, try being a better listener, Leo. Your desire to be free and do your own thing and your need for quality intimacies may be having a little tug of war this week. Instead of bowing to pressure, take a minute to really consider the consequences of either course of action. You are free to do what you want, but you are not free from consequence. Strive to have healthy boundaries with yourself and others this week.

 

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Sometimes you just need to decide to be done. It might be easy to dip into some pretty serious stress spirals this week, but it won’t help you one bit. Insight is not gained from panic, and peace isn’t found through obsession. When you find yourself all riled up this week, try to decide to let it all go. Don’t follow the freight train of your thoughts when they’re speeding because they won’t bring you anywhere you want to go, Virgo.

 

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

As things develop in your life so too does your relationship to them. Don’t be in such a rush to get where you want to go that you stop being present and interested in how the process is changing you, Libra. All big transitions leave their mark on you. You’re shifting in big ways, and if you’re not able to own and explore those changes, you risk ending up pretty frustrated by even the most pleasant of things.

 

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

You’re on your way to happy, and you totally deserve it, Scorpio. There can be a real fine line between chaos and excitement; sometimes that line is about what’s happening, but often it’s more about how you’re responding to it. Try to remember what your intentions are so that you don’t allow distractions and petty struggles to set you off course. If it doesn’t serve your larger goals, it’s not worth your energy this week.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

You’re great with beginnings, but when those pesky middles start to drag on is when you lose your enthusiasm, Sagittarius. Make decisions to back up your decisions. There are many smaller choices within the broad and sweeping ones that you’ve made, and if you don’t direct yourself, they’ll end up forcing your hand sooner than later. Identify the compromises that you can make that will both advance your goals and not drive you crazy this week.

 

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

You are not supposed to have all the answers, nor are you supposed to always steer the boat. Life is a journey and when you cant control the climate or the tempo, you can decide to be a beneficent ruler in the land of your feels, Cappy. This week is a mixed bag and not meant to be exactly easy; seek balance instead of perfection and hope instead of assurances. You are not meant to manage anyone’s wellness but your own. Be kind, and do what you have to do in order to be right with you.

 

 

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Try to better understand your relationship to fear (not the things you fear, mind you). Try not to get so caught up in your insecurities that you lose interest in the ways your emotions play themselves out, Aquarius. Be on the lookout for the conditions that exist right before you get caught up in your fears. Are you hydrated and well fed? Have you just gotten off of social media? There are patterns to your responses. Seek them this week.

 

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

When you overextend and push yourself too far, your body has a funny way of slowing you down, Pisces. This week you may be confronted by some anxiety or exhaustion that is here to get you to tend to the basics. How you support and care for yourself when you’re struggling is of the utmost importance. Don’t let anyone else tell you how your relationship to self-care should go. Apply what you know works for you to your daily actions, sweet one.