Trust your process.
Take it day by day (step by step).
You are in a relationship with your most divine self whether you realize it or not. And that divine self nudges, pokes, prods, and slaps you from time to time (or all the time) so you can make it to them. Let that sink in for a moment. Whether you call it the universe, your future selves, your ancestors, and/or this or that god(ess) there are powers greater than you supporting your journey.
And if that is too woo for you, then look around you and you may realize that you are surrounded by people in support of you becoming your best self (if this is not the case, note that). This week when your thoughts, anxieties, and fears threaten to overwhelm you, can you remind yourself that you are held? Can you remind yourself to take it step by step before you get ahead of your self?
Can you remind yourself that you (probably) cannot tell the future? That you do not know what tomorrow holds? And so what can you do but surrender to a larger plan for your life?
Do not forget that as much as the universe nudges you, you can nudge it right back. This is why we set goals and intentions, this is why we pray. Through our sheer will we can direct the universe to please us. Do not forget that, you are not simply a passive speck, you can happen to the universe as much as it happens to you.
This journey is long and deeply confusing. What can we do but try to live each day as it comes and comfort ourselves that it is okay not to know?
And this old road is rough and ruined
So many dangers along the way
So many burdens might fall upon me
So many troubles that I have to face
But that is why we trust. Not only in our most divine selves to guide us exactly where we need to go, but in the divine power of the universe and the divine power of our spirit.
Oh, but I won’t let my spirit fail me
Oh, I won’t let my spirit go
Until I get to my destination
I’m gonna take it slowly ’cause I’m making it mine
Whitney will see you through. Have faith and remind yourself when you begin to feel choked with uncertainty — step by step.
Take what works, leave what does not, and make sure to read your sun and rising sign.
Your dream visions for the world are too important to dismiss Pisces. Trust your interpretation of the big picture and what our next steps should be as a collective. Trust the ways you realize you can be of service to your communities and let that shape any job decisions you may be grappling with. Share your opinions this week and watch as the people ready to hear what you have to say make themselves known to you.
If you feel that you are coming into some responsibility regarding the fate of your community, keep going. Keep uncovering more and more of your truth and stepping into you power as a leader. This is a long unfolding, step by step dear Pisces.
Mercury starts the week offering insight into your daily work, routines, health, and wellness. Use some of Mercury’s clear-eyed vision to conjure up a plan to get the coin and security you need. Mercury is also pulling you to cultivate the discipline to see your plans through, be willing to create boundaries with yourself so you can manifest what you need.
Get comfortable this week. Note which relationships you feel safe enough to release in and which have you on edge — how can you set clearer boundaries around your heart? Go where you can melt, go where you feel seen, held, and adored.
Keep going, Aquarius. Keep stepping into yourself as a visionary with a plan to make the world more just and more liberated. Continue doing your personal work and getting intimate with your wounds so you can serve your highest purpose with clarity and confidence.
But who will fight alongside you?
Think deeply about the kind of intimate relationships your heart truly yearns for. No, not for the Rev, not for your community, not for the social capital — for your heart. Perhaps you will realize the people you desire to bring into your fold do not quite fit the illusory perfect babe that exists in your community, but have you not alway been a bit different, dear Aquarius? Love who calls you to express and be free. Love who enlightens you and challenges you to think even bigger. Love who reminds you that all that you preach you better practice. Love who reminds you that it is okay to grieve.
If there are some relationship wounds that need tending to, some conversations that need having, this week (particularly Wednesday) is deeply in support of such an act of bravery. Get what you need from past lovers so that their memories do not cloud your vision and block your ability to see the deep love that can exist in your life. Even if you are not ready by Wednesday, rest easy. The universe will be working here with you for a long while yet, so take your time (step by step). When you are ready to surrender to the deep work of loving another and being accountable to them you may find yourself even more empowered to do the work that needs doing. The transformational power of spiritual commitment is funny like that.
You are getting to know yourself at the deepest levels dear Capricorn. As you search your soul you may unearth things that terrify you — reminder: you were not built to break. Keep going, keep letting people into your life in deep ways, and keep surrendering to the divine plan for your life.
Mondays’s trine between Mercury in Leo and Uranus in Aries is pulling you to make home where you can be the fullest expression of yourself, kinks and all. Do not settle for home spaces where you have to hide parts of yourself if you can avoid it. By Tuesday, Mercury will move into your ninth house of scholarly exploration and adventure. If you are yearning for new horizons and new knowledge, sate yourself. Responsibilities and all, you deserve to experience what the world has to offer. The more emotionally grounded you can remain, the more space you will have in your life to adventure as you need.
The transiting north node in Leo is calling you to go after what your spirit truly wants. If there is a kink you have been wanting to try, secret witchy shit you are ready to admit to, an XXX film you are ready to star in, or anything of a ‘taboo’ nature that may have you shy but still gets you excited, i remind you that your life is yours to live. Get to it.
You have all the wisdom you need dear Sagittarius, let it guide you where you need to go. Listen to your wisdom when it tells you to listen, because there is a lot of information and revelations coming your way this week. Listen for ways to continue cultivating expansive love in intimate relationships that also allows you to do all the exploring you need. Listen to your creative impulses and perhaps even act on them (if there was ever a time to go on ahead and act, it is now while the sun is in Leo). Trust yourself if it is time to put something of yours into the world.
As you get more real with yourself about what you truly desire and what you truly want to manifest in this lifetime, you may find your path asks you to rethink the ways you want to move in the world and the kind of recognition you desire. The next month or so will offer you deep insight into your career and how you relate to it, keep working to align your work with what you truly value and wish to see in the world. If your day dreaming about day jobs takes your mind to other locales, sit with it. Fear of uprooting needs to be balanced by your ability to expand dear Sagittarius. Let your creative impulses guide you to where you may need to go in order to make them happen as best they can.
The collective ache you feel for your communities is your guide as well this week. Be open to revelations around the daily work you are willing to do to be of service to your people.
You are brilliant, capable, and excellent dear Scorpio. Let that truth allow you to claim and name the knowledge you need in order to manifest your dream job. The weight of your debts and the deep desire you have to secure yourself for the future may be crushing at times. I implore you to trust yourself. Would you really ever let yourself down? Would you really ever jeopardize your money flow? Trust your ability to hustle! Of all signs it is you who is able to turn lead to gold, do not underestimate your ability to take a risk and make it work through your sheer willpower.
You may feel restless this week if you are unable to get up and do the work you truly wish to do everyday, let that be a cue that you may need to shift something if you are to get what you want. Slow and steady is certainly a way to go, but Uranus may be offering you serious acceleration if you are willing to surrender to such a transformative planet with this Tuesday's trine between Mercury in Leo and Uranus in Aries.
And yet, I want to remind you to go on ahead and take your time, because you are not on anyone’s timeline but your own (including mine!). If restlessness threatens to sour your mood, find ways to release it, find ways to accept the plan you have in place and its unfolding. Allow this week to remind you of all that you are working for and accept that it may be a long while yet. How can you be on your journey with joy instead of despair? Will you arrive at your dream ragged and drained or with laughter and serenity? The work is in the process.
Language is hard. do not lament if words and communication are not working for you quite as you like. No matter how frustrating, keep communicating with the grace, thoughtfulness, and awareness that you are so celebrated for dear Libra. You may also be noticing another skill developing — the ability to speak your truth and name your boundaries. The ways you are arranging your intimate (love) relationships to fit you is important although it may be tiring. Keep working for what your spirit needs and deserves, this will come too.
No matter how you were raised, you have the right to create the family life you desire. You have the right to explore your lineages, uncover secrets, and (re)connect with your ancestors. You have the right to pour your energy into your chosen family. You have the right to refuse your blood family. You have the right to unlearn patterns and ways of communicating you learned from the folks who raised you. As you learn to speak your truth more and more, be open to revelations regarding family dynamics and how they shape(d) you.
How you move and exist in the world is also heavily on your mind dear Libra. It is a lot to take in, reminder that there is only so much you can grapple with day to day. When you find your mind beginning to get stuck on details you cannot control, pause. You are too precious to be stressed. Focus on shining bright this Leo season and letting the spotlight fall on you. Use the attention people are willing to pour upon you to gain inspiration for your next adventure and simply learn about the world through the eyes of others.
As I have said for the last couple of weeks, keep inscribing boundaries around you soul, spirit, and energy. This week is strongly in support of you making boundaries so that you can feel safe enough to bloom. Before the blooming, make sure to block all (and who) has you feeling insecure, violated, or too shy to speak what you truly believe.
It does not get said often enough, but home can be a place of warfare too. Whether with land lords, leaky pipes, roommates, and/or lovers, home is not always as peaceful as you need (and deserve). Turbulence in the home space will drain you more than usual with the sun in your twelfth house of rest and recuperation. This in mind, how can you become more peaceful so that more peace will come to your home? How can you proactively let your people know you need space and permission to withdraw into yourself and process the last year of your life?
You may also feel turbulence in your partnerships deeply, again, how can you be proactive? How can you be a better partner so you create the harmony you crave? If your relationships threaten to overwhelm you or you simply cannot hold it together, what truth can you return to so you remember yourself? When you are ready to throw your hands up and check out, when your walls comes up, how can you return to softness? What do you need to be at peace dear Virgo? Peace is hard yet wanting to be at peace feels ever urgent. Trust your process. Remember that your growth is not linear and there will be many steps back for all the steps forward. Trust.
There may be a balancing act occurring between you creative life and your home space, listen this week for hints and revelations to make it all fit together a bit more smoothly and efficiently. You may need to make the decision to say “no” to some things so you can say yes to yourself. No need to act, it will unfold as it needs (step by step!).
Go where there is least resistance, if your home space feels heavy and stagnant, may i suggest you find another space to work? With Saturn in the area of your chart that deals with home, there can be some heaviness and even struggle in the home space. Even though it may pain you, know when to leave and spend your time elsewhere.
Oh and begin to wind down, for this is your time to rest! I am happy to remind you of this every week of Leo season.
Keep getting free and keep following your heart. As you work to manifest bigger adventures and new horizons, make sure your impulses do not lead to big messes in your current relationships. Fortunately, Mercury, ruler of communication is in your favor this week and offers you the opportunity to say what you need to say even if it may cause some tension. In the midst of your conversations how can you ensure you protect your heart and the hearts of those you love? While the timeline may be frustrating, freedom is often a long wait. If you have moments of frustration this week, pause and remember that you can only take it one step at a time. Trust that even with all the obstacles, you are going to get where you need to go.
Keep working with your work, keep empowering yourself to find the day job that is the best fit for you and all that you are trying to learn. Keep working to ensure you have the sustenance you need. Opportunity to say no to those who are happy to take your labor but withhold the coin you deserve.
Saturn is calling you to build discipline and ritual in order to be well dear Cancer. Saturn is demanding your resilience and stability no matter what your life (and emotions) throw your way. You may not see it, but you are building your power and learning that you possess more than enough support, love, and affirmation to offer yourself. No need to seek it elsewhere. Last week I called for you to take the nurturing you readily give to others and give it to yourself. I know that is not something accomplished in one week! Worry not, for the universe continues to support your work drawing clearer boundaries between your self and those you are in intimate relationship with.
Mercury is cutting through some of your fog this week, use the moments of clarity to ask for what you need in order to feel secure and stable at work. Choose to communicate with intention and thoughtfulness (protect your throat!) over allowing your anger/frustration/restlessness to speak poorly on your behalf.
If you are confused and uncertain, admit it! Can you trust that we are all kind of confused and uncertain? Option to ask for the support you need. Option to find the people in your life who can hear all your sorrows with love and affection. You do not need to figure this out alone.
You and… You and the people in your life who hold you down and love you deeply.
What does it mean to hold space for others? What does it mean to truly listen? Yes, there is much to express dear Gemini, ensure you know when to listen to an opinion other than your own. Listening is difficult when a mind moves as quickly as yours, take your learning step by step. How can you listen a little bit better this week? Your growth here will only strengthen your intimate relationships.
On Tuesday Mercury moves to your fourth house of family, ancestors, roots, and home. It is through your roots that you learn so much of what you want to share with the world. But roots are not only built with (blood) family, right? Allow the roots you have built outside of your family to empower you to see the boundaries you may need to set with your family in order to feel safe, seen, and grown. You are growing up/grown, make sure your family is aware of that.
Let your iron will to create a sustainable, comfortable, and resilient future for yourself and your family (chosen or otherwise) guide you this week. The life you are trying to manifest is a long unfolding, which can be difficult. If you find yourself frustrated this week, remember, step by step. You are going where you need to go and you are manifesting what you need. Reminder to pause and take it easy from time to time. Reminder to celebrate your family in the present as much as you plan for their future!
When in doubt return to your ancestors and where you come from to guide you forward. You are undergoing immense growth, do not be afraid to call on them to prop you up when you feel weak. If you are willing, this week may offer you the opportunity to open up to someone you feel deeply comfortable with. If you find them by all means share and set the intention to reciprocate the incredible gift they are giving you. It may seem that you are alone in this journey, but you are not.
For all that you wish to put into the world, you need boundaries to make it happen. Not just boundaries with everyone else, boundaries with your self as well. If there are some habits tending toward excess, how can you exercise some willpower so you can manifest your long term success?
Before you open your mouth you have a choice about how you will communicate your thoughts, feelings, and intentions. As you come more deeply into your belief systems, how can you make sure they are not becoming so rigid you are unable to listen to others? Yes, your beliefs may call to you at the soul level, but there is no need to harshly judge others for seeing things differently. Of course, there is a fine line to walk when it comes to being open to other people’s opinions and knowing when to say, “do not speak that mess around me.” Reflect on your communication and listening this week dear Aries. Are there places you can be a bit less harsh? Are their places you need to get way more tough? Above all else make sure you have enough room to express yourself fully.
If you can maintain a clear head while communicating (and some grace) this week, you may find more space than usual to simply state what you need in a way that warms your heart and keeps your friendships harmonious. Note where you communication remains abrasive, that may be a place to begin softening.
Keep working your work. Keep making sure you have enough room to learn what you need to learn. You are in charge of your life, so you are in charge of the work you do everyday. If you find it still falls outside of your beliefs and values, what can you shift in order to create more alignment here?
You are undergoing a massive growth dear Aries, and you are slowly but surely coming into yourself. The pieces may not be fitting together as you like just yet but how can you take it step by step so you are not flustered and overwhelmed? Take care of your heart and take it easy.
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