by Hoodwitch
Artwork by  Yukai Du

Artwork by  Yukai Du

Written by Jessica Lanyadoo

Witch Tips

How about some good news for a change? From the 25th through the 27th, the bright Sun is sitting right on top of growth-oriented Jupiter. This energy can give you a break from all the heaviness of recent weeks and may even represent some fun flirtation with Lady Luck. The trick with Jupiter always is to remember that it can bring you quick growth and easy rides, and those things don’t always stick. Invite opportunity and love into your life, but avoid short cuts or opportunities that seem “too good to be true.” This transit is an opportunity to enjoy yourself, or if things are rough, to bring light and healing to your situation. While you shouldn’t expect this to happen on it’s own, this energy is available to you if you make use of it.


From the 26th-28th, diplomatic Venus is forming an unsettling square to demanding Pluto. This transit can make you feel obsessive – and not in a fun way. Venus wants to be safe, and Pluto governs your flight or fight mechanisms, so this energy can leave you feeling like you’re in a sinkhole of your fears. What you need to know is that now is the time to confront your fears, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to confront a person. Any fight you want to pick or heavy thing that you want to say today may be better said in 72hrs – try it! If you allow yourself to cyber stalk or sh$t talk, you’ll only succeed in indulging your least helpful feelings. This can be a time when you learn something powerful about your own compulsions and needs, and it can be a time when you find a better way of processing through them. Stirring the pot to distract from your feels may also be likely. The pain of healing and the pain of being destroyed are often equal in the moment, but their effects in the long run are very different, so choose wisely.


The thing to watch out for all week is soapboxing. The world is in a fragile, fertile place, and so are you. So many people are finding their voice and speaking on their experience – it’s powerful, and intense, and totally needed. Strive to participate but not to be perfect. It’s tempting to police others because looking at yourself can be painful, but really, it’s a waste of your energy. Don't judge someone else's way of healing just because it doesn't work for you. There’s a time for critical discourse, there’s a time for anger, there’s a time for action, and there’s a time for connecting to the emo, messy humanness in us all. Make room for difference. We’re not all in sync, and everyone’s process is different. Not everything is about you, and also you’re responsible for your own life. How you care for yourself, others, and the world around you is your legacy.






March 21-April 19

Don’t get caught up in pettiness because it won’t make you happy. Relationships are important and confusing and rewarding and totally exhausting! Instead of reacting to the people in your life with snap judgments or attempts at quick fixes, try to go deep, Aries. what you attract is a reflection of what you’re willing to consent to. Confront your patterns instead of just sweeping problems under the rug. Be honest and strive to heal your part.



April 20-May 20

Know yourself well enough to know your limits, and then be strong enough to stand up and enact what you believe in. You’ve got great willpower when you decide you really need it; this isn’t the time to abandon what you know to be right in favor of shortcuts. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should, Taurus. You’re likely to get a tempting offer this week, but all that glitters isn’t gold. Follow your integrity, and you can’t lose.



May 21-June 21

It would be easy to get weighed down by what hurts, but there are ways to honor your feelings without collapsing under the weight of them. Get grounded in your body by investing care in the basics: what you eat, the quality of your sleep, and how much you play or even just move. There is so much that’s out of your control in life – it’ll drive you nuts if you let it. Focus on little acts of self-care that will support you this week, and let matters unfold in their own time.



June 22-July 22

The more you love, the more you’ve got to lose, Moonchild. The beautiful thing about you is your capacity for care and connection. The trouble emerges when you have to confront the risk of losing what you love. When you get scared, you may shut down emotionally, or you may get turned all the way up. Either way, the problem is the same. Have faith in your ability to persist. Don’t abandon yourself in the face of fear or heartbreak, this week; that’s when you need your own love the most.



July 23-Aug. 22

You can try really hard, do everything you’re supposed to, make huge progress, and yet still feel anxious. If you’ve been waiting for some sort of “blue light” or crystal clear affirmation that you’re on the right path, then you’re missing the point, sweet Leo. Feelings are not (on their own) enough information. You can feel all kinds of ways and still be doing wonderfully or terribly. Don’t let yourself get so wrapped up in how you feel that you miss out on where you’re truly at this week.



Aug. 23-Sept. 22

You’re still very much in process, Virgo. You don’t have to have things buttoned up or all figured out because your story is still unfolding, and the ending is not yet written. If you allow other people’s narrative to define your own, you’re inadvertently giving up your autonomy. Be brave enough to allow others to have their version of things, as you have yours. You don’t need to defend or explain your perspective or your choices to anyone.



Sept. 23-Oct. 22

True kindness requires authenticity, but it can be tempting to lean on kindness’s cousin, niceness. When you’re kind you’re being real, which is not always chill, but disingenuous little “nice” lies can go over easier with people. This week you may be tempted to take the easy way out because of how strongly you’re feeling, or how complicated your situation is. Act in ways that are worthy of the trust and respect that you want others to treat you with, my love.



Oct. 23-Nov. 21

You can plant the most special tree, water it, and fertilize it. It could grow into the most beautiful thing you’ve every seen! But if all you were thinking about was how it would look, and you weren’t considering its roots, it might one day surprise you. Roots can grow over a great distance and mess with everything in their path. Consider the long term implications of what you plant this week because it’s got great growth potential. Don’t let anything overtake your life unless you truly love it, Scorpio.



Nov. 22-Dec. 21

You don’t have to know how you’re going to get through it in order for you to have faith in yourself, and you don’t need to know how things are going to turn out in order to make good choices. Don’t focus on the outcome this week, Sagittarius, because it won’t serve you. Get right with yourself by aligning your actions with what you believe to be right, even when the people around you don’t understand it. It’s time to do you.



Dec. 22-Jan. 19

You can’t please everyone, Capricorn; honestly, if you’re happy with yourself, you’re doing better than most people. This week you’re likely to struggle with the tension between your desire to be liked and what feels right to you. While you may need to change your mind or change your behavior. You may also need to just let it all go. Make sure that the conflicts you engage in help you to be a better and more whole person. Otherwise, you’re throwing away your precious energy.




Jan. 20-Feb. 18

If you can stay active this week, you’re likely to feel really good, or failing that, you’re likely to grow beautifully. You’ve done a lot of work on yourself in recent months, and you’re seeing things clearly now. Honor what you know to be true by following through, Aquarius. You may be building an empire, healing an old wound, or finally en route to achieving a heartfelt goal. All you need now is to keep on keeping on, my love.




Feb. 19-March 20

If you allow other people’s opinions (or your assumptions of their opinions) about you define your mood, you’re likely to feel off all the time. This week, it’s on you to define your own experience as independently of others as possible. Compromise is an essential part of relating to others, but when the other person doesn’t know you’re making concessions, they can’t appreciate it and meet you in the middle. Let go of your need for approval and get right with yourself, Pisces.