by Hoodwitch

Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips

There’s hella anxiety in the air, so keep this little reminder as you go through your week: breathe. Venus will be sitting on top of Neptune from the 20th-22nd, and then Mercury will meet Neptune from the 24th-26th – all in the sensitive sign of Pisces.

The overall effect of these transits is to stoke anxiety and inflate unclear messages. This isn’t necessarily bad, but it is confusing. Watch out for projections – from you or others – that influence people to avoid clear and simple communication. This is an excellent time for spiritual exploration as long as you keep your feet on the ground. Love, creativity, and the esoteric arts are all possible vehicles for either expansion or for checking out. Don’t allow your desire for beauty or romance to override your common sense. If you have a question, ask. If you want something, go for it. Try not to conflate potential with compatibility; not all things are meant for this life or for this moment. This isn’t the time to allow your concerns about what others feel about you to spark your insecurities. You also don’t need to divine what others think about you when you can just ask.

These transits don’t favor being decisive, but they’re great for seeking insight; all you’ve got to do is try to be interested in your circumstances instead of looking for hard and fast solutions. Explore ideas and feels without following the urge to be conclusive, and certainly avoid dogma. Love is messy business, but it’s totally worth it. Use the astrology of this week to connect or reconnect with the causes, people, and work that you love enough to keep trying for. When you’re driven by something that’s larger than you, it yields limitless inspiration. Neptune governs ideals, and ideals are like stars; they guide you through the darkness, even if you’re not meant to reach them. Neptune is the great scrambler, while Mercury wants answers. Sometimes there are no answers. Sometimes you need to wait and allow clarity to come in it’s own time.

This week may bring you a beautiful illusion, so if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. That doesn’t mean that nothing good can come because we are likely to see amazing acts of humanity, courageous leaps of love, and brilliant art. Just allow these transits to pass before you decide what any of it means. Be open to the greatest inspiration, and strive to not have attachments.



March 21-April 19

When you feel good, it’s tempting to push yourself to do everything all at once, but this week, that would be a mistake. Save some energy for your reserves, Aries. The surest foundation to any success in life is within you – it’s with your self-esteem, your inward-pointing intentions, and your overall happiness. Use whatever extra time and energy you have working on those things this week and see what, if anything, changes.





April 20-May 20

Looking for blame isn’t going to get you anywhere, Taurus. You’re feeling anxious, and your nerves want something to fixate on. But it isn’t wise. Try to check in with the feels under your racing thoughts. The thought may be “traffic is driving me crazy,” but the feel may be “I’m uncertain if I’m prepared to handle my day.” Find and soothe your real problems, which live beneath the surface, no matter how compelling your mental chatter is this week.



May 21-June 21

Things are complicated, and the best way to make it worse is by lying to yourself. Just because you’re of several minds about a thing doesn’t mean you’re messed up. It more likely means that you haven’t figured out what you value most and, in turn, haven't set your priorities, Twin Star. This week you’re going to want to make some radical changes, but don’t change for change’s sake alone – that will only create chaos. Pace yourself so you can achieve your ambitions, one step atta time.



June 22-July 22

All you gotta do is stay true, Moonchild. There’s no rush, and you don’t need to take on pressures from outside sources. It’s time to get connected to your insides so that you can better understand what's triggering you. This week your emotions and reactions are likely to be a reflection of more than what’s currently happening, making it unwise to take things at face value. Consider your past as you sort through your present, so you don’t repeat it unnecessarily.



July 23-Aug. 22

If people can’t keep up with you, you have a choice; you can wait for them or leave them in your dust. Think carefully about how you treat others this week, or you’ll find yourself on the business end of some interpersonal drama in the coming weeks. Listen to what people are telling you, even if it’s hard to hear it or you don’t understand it. Sometimes you just need to bear witness to another person’s experience without thinking of it in context to your own, my love.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

It’s hard to stay with your feels, especially when they’re uncomfortable. You’re dealing with some serious, big anxieties now, and you’re not meant to escape them, so don’t try. The things that make you nervous are the very things that needs your attention. Confront what ‘s real, Virgo. Be honest about what you feel, what you’re doing, and what you’re communicating to others. It’s likely you need to change, but this week is the time for processing, not action.



Sept. 23-Oct. 22

The truth will set you free, but freedom is never free. Even if it creates a whole host of problems, it’s time to confront your emotions and start dealing with things head-on. When you allow yourself to linger in a state of confusion and you deny what you know about yourself or your situation, all that repressed energy converts to pervasive anxiety. Be brave, Libra. You don’t have to act on everything you uncover, but it’s time to own your truth, my love.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

The changes that you’re going through are deep and have been a long time coming. It may be tempting to get wrapped up in drama and gossip this week, but it’ll only feel good for a minute and then set you back. Act in accordance with your best self instead of stooping to the level of the most triggering person around you. Uphold your values, and the best version of you will be able to thrive, even in awful situations. You have the chance to mature emotionally, but you have to take it, Scorpio.



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

It’s ok to struggle with your choices, but what will get you in trouble is ignoring your inner conflicts in the misguided hope that they’ll resolve themselves. This week the Devil is in fact in the details, and the way to keep problems at bay is by sorting through them. It may feel really vulnerable, but it’s time to drop into the particulars of your relationships or your situation, and either make peace with your choices or figure out what’s gotta change.



Dec. 22-Jan. 19

If things don’t go the way you want them to, that doesn’t mean they’re going poorly. You may have to let go of something or someone this week, and just because it hurts doesn’t mean it’s bad. Allow yourself to have your feels without convincing yourself of the worst. If you’re going to fixate on your disappointments, try this little exercise: every time you think of something disappointing, find one other thing that you’re grateful for. It’ll help, I promise.



Jan. 20-Feb. 18

You don’t have all the answers, but what’s more, if you did, you wouldn’t know what to do with them. It’s not enough to have raw data; you need to know how to best act on what you know. Bring your heart into your investigations, Aquarius. You are poised to step into a powerful phase of growth, and it'd be a waste if you didn’t move towards what you truly want. Ask yourself this week: if you got what you wanted now, would be truly happy?




Feb. 19-March 20

People talk about getting grounded, but what does it mean, really? For you this week, it means not chasing your thoughts when they’re racing but instead anchoring your attention and focus in your body. It means allowing yourself to be as frustrated or overwhelmed as you are, while not seeking solutions or meaningful insights from that place. For best results, take care of your feels before you take care of your situation, Pisces.