Georgia O’Keeffe, a Scorpio.
Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty
On Tuesday morning, eclipse season continues with a lunar eclipse in stubborn Taurus. Be ready for the climax and conclusion. You might be forced to deal with an emotional reckoning you hoped to dodge — an ending you’ve been postponing may ultimately turn out to be unavoidable. No matter how hard you try to hold on, change still happens. New problems require new solutions, new thinking, a completely different approach. So if an unknown path opens up for you this week, don’t be afraid to follow it. If you go through these days with courage, you will find the magic on the other side.
When your surroundings seem to turn gray or your work becomes particularly boring, your instinct is to take action. You are not the type to expect adventure. This is a good strategy normally – why rely on another person to guess your needs or hope the universe will perform a miracle when you have the power to make things happen yourself? But this week, be careful. The wheels are already turning, change is happening all around you. Don’t take drastic measures and don’t look for trouble. The excitement will come to you.
Your wildest and most reckless friends have a hard time understanding you. They assume that you are afraid of change, that you cannot tolerate uncertainty. But this is not true. As long as there is one thing in your life that you can be sure of (a person, a haven, a philosophy, that you can trust to stay stable), then all sorts of chaos becomes bearable. Nowadays, however, even this reliable mainstay is hard to come by. Your old emotional anchors might not be holding you back as tightly as they usually do. Fortunately, someone or something unexpected will arrive to bring new meaning and stability. Don’t deflect them.
One of your great strengths is that you understand how vast and full of potential the world is. You know well that there are infinite possibilities of happiness, of love. You trust that if a relationship deteriorates, you can move on in hopes of finding a pleasant one. If one of your plans isn’t working, you can always try another. This week, however, make sure you don’t give up too quickly. It’s nice to be able to get through failures without too much hassle, but sometimes it’s better to stay and fight.
Even when a relationship is clearly not working anymore or when a chapter is coming to an end, it can be difficult for you to call it. Life is long and unpredictable, and your curiosity keeps you going: who knows what amazing developments might happen in a day, a month, a year? Sometimes, however, it is necessary to close the door. Don’t be afraid of the endings this week. Even those with whom you are in conflict can create new possibilities, and right now that is what you need.
Your main responsibility right now is to persevere. That probably sounds corny – you’d rather aim higher. But sometimes you really just have to keep going. This week there will be days that won’t suit you, people that will disappoint you, times when your radiant confidence will start to wane. So take it easy with yourself. Maybe you will achieve great things despite the chaos around you. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter. You have not been defeated. Eventually, things will get easier again. The universe will be back by your side. Do not abandon.
This week, you might feel abandoned by people who were supposed to care about you, who you thought were on your side. When you really need help, it can be surprising who’s doing it – and who’s not – for you. The important thing is not to give in to feelings of helplessness or resentment. Resolve not to give up on yourself or accept the wickedness of the people in your life. You can discuss, you can demand better, you can leave, if necessary. You have more power than you think, so use it.
Part of you imagines that you should be able to outsmart your emotions, as if once you’ve decoded them, understood where they’re coming from, they lose all power over you. Insight into your inner landscape is valuable on its own, of course, but it won’t save you from having to actually experience your emotions. This week, they’ll likely be more intense than usual no matter how closely you examine them, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. They can make you better, braver, and more loving, if you let them.
Sometimes what you tell yourself is valuable hard work is really just a way to avoid dealing with uncertainty. When you’re laser-focused on checking the tasks off your list, you don’t have much mental space for doubt to creep in. But this week, it doesn’t matter if it does. Allow yourself to ask what kind of life you want and why. Maybe you’ve changed, or maybe the world around you has changed – either way, your old goals no longer kindle a fire within you. Give yourself permission to change your mind even if it brings upheaval. It will be worth it in the end.
You are not afraid to struggle, to work hard, to take big risks. But you would also like to be sure that it will not be in vain. You can tolerate just about anything as long as you know it won’t last forever, but lately you’ve been having second thoughts. This week you will receive a reminder from the universe that change is the only constant, that you will continue to grow, that there is light at the end of sorrow. The path is weirder and harder than expected, but you’re still on the move. Your confidence and your magic have not abandoned you.
You know the universe doesn’t often give second chances to end things. You need to accept the consequences of your actions, take them calmly, and keep moving forward. Occasionally, however, you have the option of redoing. If a conversation has gone wrong, you have the opportunity to pick it up, to say what you really mean. If a relationship ended in bitterness, you can see it again later with more kindness. You can act as you would have liked the first time. You can’t rewrite the past, but you box learn from it. Don’t take this gift lightly.
When you feel anxious or ashamed, you can usually identify the cause: an awkward interaction you’re worried about, a deadline you’re about to miss, a mistake from the past that continues to cause problems. But just as often, shame is nebulous, insidious. And even if you don’t know where it came from, it can still ruin your life, forcing you to keep others at bay. You fear that if they could see you the way you you see, they were running. This week, your big challenge is to let others come closer to you despite the negative voice in your head. You are worthy of attention, so let people take care of you.
Even if you try to act honourably, to always do the right thing, no one is perfect. Inevitably, you’re going to make mistakes, accidentally hurt people, and break hearts, including your own. This week you could be drawn into a conflict with someone you love, and either of you could lose your temper, utter words you wish you could take back. Don’t panic. There’s room for forgiveness, if that’s what you want. Don’t run away – if you’re brave enough to stay, to work on solving the problem, things might turn out better than they ever have.
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