by Hoodwitch

Written by Jessica Lanyadoo


This week kicks off with a New Moon in Gemini, marking this as a dynamic time for setting intentions. New Moons are the perfect time to start something new and to seek openings, insights, or potential. This particular New Moon is especially good for getting emotionally aligned with how you want to be and to bring new eyes to old problems. You don’t need to be perfect, and you don’t need to know exactly what the future will hold; all you need is to strive to know yourself now. In the wise words of Elizabeth C McLaughlin, “When you feel hopeless, it’s time to take a break or to take action.” 

Challenge yourself to clarify intentions and set out on a new course – but don’t try to take on more than three things! Gemini can take on too much, which leads to getting nothing fully done. It’s okay to prioritize some goals over others for now. The trick is to make sure that you’re setting heartfelt intentions that you believe in. 

On the 14th security-minded Venus will form a challenging square to disruptive Uranus. This transit may reveal secrets, provoke sudden upsets, and generally give you some random social or financial surprises (because Venus governs both who and what you like). Act in integrity with your own values rather than in knee-jerk reaction to shakeups or other weirdness. This energy will show you something about yourself, someone else, or the world at large that you’re not expecting to see. Don’t close your eyes, lovers. Be open to processing information in spurts so that you leave space for things to unveil organically. 

This Venus transit overlaps with a very different (and lowkey depressing) Mercury opposition to ever-consequential Saturn. This event will be exact on the 15th and is likely to kick up loneliness, serious trains of thought, or the effects of things you’ve been putting off confronting. This isn’t a great time for seeing the glass half full, but it’s an excellent time for taking care of annoying or tedious tasks. Saturn wants you to come to mastery of something, which can either trigger fear of failure or inspire ambition within you.

Eitherway, it’s important that you only feed what you wish to see grow. With all of this relational energy at play this week, it may be tempting to project out onto others. Alternatively, you may have to deal with someone doing that to you. All you need to manage are your own actions. What you do, how you get it done, and the pace that you adopt all shape who you are and how you feel in your own skin. Consider your circumstances instead of taking them at face value. As I always say: if you don’t like the game, you don’t have to play. Put yourself in the situations that allow you to struggle in the direction of growth and wherein you can eventually bloom into the person you most want to be. 

You’ve got this. 




March 21-April 19 

Just when things seem darkest and your worries are screaming the loudest is actually when you can experience the most creative moment in your life. Rise to the occasion, Aries. You don’t need to be fearless; you need to act in spite of your fears. You don’t need to be perfect; you only have to do your best. This week, strive to have your actions be inspired by what you believe in rather than in response to what you hope never comes to pass. 



April 20-May 20 

This isn’t the time to sit on your hands. This week will present you powerful opportunities but not necessarily in the way you may think. It’s time to work on your insides, Taurus. Look at the ways that your ego has been holding you back from doing what needs to be done. Whether you need to let go of someone, alter your habits, or make some other kind of sweeping change, this is a fertile time to investigate your inner landscape and nurture yourself to a more sustainable place. 



May 21-June 21 

Pain, sadness, and grief are a part of being a person, especially a person who loves. Don’t allow your fear of heartache to stop you from loving with the fullness of your heart, Twin Star. This week marks a powerful emotional shift for you, wherein you can chose to let go, or you can keep on going around in circles. Freedom comes from learning from the past without letting it define you in the present. You don’t have to take it with you in order for it to have meaning, my love. 



June 22-July 22 

It’s time to find your fire, Moonchild. You don’t need to fight anyone or even to necessarily do anything; what you need to remember is who you are. When you feel down, it’s tempting to look outside of yourself for answers or excuses, but it can be a waste of energy. Focus on boosting your self-esteem so you can realign with your sense of purpose this week. Even if you don’t know where you’re going, it’s time to get right with where you’re at. 



July 23-Aug. 22 

A period of growth and expansion is exciting but it can also be unsettling. Remember what you intend to do because this week may bring up questions you weren’t anticipating or seductive options that you'll have a hard time turning down. Make sure that what you take on is right for you, and be willing to turn away whatever isn’t. It’s wise to be choosy at this time because whatever you start will have staying power. If you’re in the game, you might as well go for gold, Leo. 



Aug. 23-Sept. 22 

Be open to change dear Virgo! You’ve got all kinds of judgments about how you’re supposed to be, feel, or think, but none of it is helping you right now. Shift from judging to discerning, from heavy-handedness to nurturance. You’re ready to transition your inner and 

your outer life, but you’re at risk of making a lateral move. Infuse your process and your actions with kindness and patience. This week’s New Moon is an opening, but you have to be willing to take it. 



Sept. 23-Oct. 22 

Don’t feed your fears! This week, it’ll be way too easy to get so overwhelmed by the potential for things to go sideways that you inadvertently push them there. Here’s a little idea for you: write down everything that you’re scared of so that you can keep track of your thoughts. Then for each one, determine whether you're currently in problem-solving mode. If not, tell yourself you'll get back to it later when you're in a more constructive frame of mind. 




Oct. 23-Nov. 21 

It’s important to allow yourself to explore your feels, even your crummiest ones. Repression has all kinds of unintended consequences, and this week you won’t get very far if you don’t at least try to work though all of your emotions. Seek to understand why you're struggling in the ways that you are so that you can give yourself the support you need. Whether it’s time to pull yourself up by your bootstraps or douse yourself with TLC, it’s for sure time for a change. Strive to make it an improvement, my love. 



Nov. 22-Dec. 21 

This week may bring you some sweet beginnings but beware: if you try to rush your beginnings into middles, you’ll succeed in making a chaotic mess of what could have been something lovely. If things are taking longer than you’d prefer, use the space to take note of your own authenticity, Sagittarius. Practice quieting your anxieties, being a deeper listener, and taking each step as it comes. You’re at 

the brink of some deep evolution in your relationships; leave room for change. 



Dec. 22-Jan. 19 

The more you struggle against your own choices, the more exhausted and confused you’ll be. This week may find you over it or just plain tired. Realign with why you’ve put yourself on the very path you’re on. If you can own the steps you’ve taken that have brought you to this place, it'll be way easier to actually do what you’re meant to do in the here and now. Don’t waste your energy wishing things were different, Cappy; show up and make them different by being the change, my love. 




Jan. 20-Feb. 18 

You’re moving on, Aquarius, and an inevitable part of that is leaving people, attachments, habits, or even hopes behind you. Look ahead so that you can best assess what you need to be doing today to get where you want to be tomorrow. The past has been a powerful teacher for you, and now you’re ready to let your vision for the future inform your present. Be open to new ways of relating to yourself and new ways of doing things this week. 




Feb. 19-March 20 

Pace yourself, Pisces. If you push yourself too hard, you’ll end up feeling worse than if you have to buy some extra time. This week will test how well you know yourself but also how willing you are to honor what you know. You don’t just need to be doing the right things, you need to be doing them in ways that are right for you. Don’t worry so much about “shoulds” or what other people think. Take care of your basic needs so that you can truly show up for the people and things you care about.