Another big week in the skies. You’ll be productive on Monday and Tuesday, then on Wednesday, Venus will enter Aquarius, so romantically, you will feel detached. Like so:
Some changes to your nurturing and living patterns are about to happen.
And it’s rather important this week to take the high road.
You’re really not in the mood to take it from anyone right now (especially with the Grand Trine in Fire), so dance up and away – and focus on how creative you can be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. (Very.)
Know that we’re all thinking about the decisions we made in mid-November. Three weeks to spring.
Have a great fortnight, star friends -
*Note: Gif Horoscope Amateur Astrologer kthread will be on leave next week. We’ll return the week of March 16th.
The next two weeks are going to be bananas.
No, like even more bananas. This kind of bananas:
(And like the rest of that scene too.)
This is what happens when the planets throw elbows. Be ready for decisions to be made and then quickly reversed this week, and best to work on renegotiating relationships with each other.
Things are going to fall apart. Trust. This is supposed to happen.
Friday you’ll have a beautiful moment of clarity, and Saturday we have a new moon. On Friday, Mercury comes out of retrograde and goes direct (so our devices will love us again by the weekend, but keeping backing data up religiously and keep drinks away from keyboards until then).
Remember that the energies in the skies are going to feel a bit frozen until next week - take yourself for walks this weekend. Breathe.
As Mars goes into retrograde, we are going to make new deals with our personal drives (in our hearths, bedrooms, and work places). Sort out what you want to aim at, but don’t let the arrows fly just yet.
I’m rooting for you, star friends -
Your Amateur Gif Astrologer kthread
It’s a we-all-float-on kind of week. Tuesday is your power day to accomplish things. Also, say thank you to the important people in your life.
Wednesday (and Thursday) you’ll say something that you’ve needed to say for a long time. Let that one fly.
Thursday is one of those days when something ends and also when you should decide you’re not going to let it slide this time. Speak up. Imma listen to “Wild Girl" from Rickie Lee Jones today. Good day to think about gender norms and how those might be confining your decisions.
Sunday is a day with a reveal - you may not want to see someone in your life for who they really are. It’s time to recognize that.
One month until spring.
Have a big week, star friends -
Tuesday of this week, we will be asked to commit to your place in the world. And you’ll meet someone Tuesday afternoon that could be important to your future (potentially career-wise).
Even though it’s February, this is a good week to grow parts of your life.
And also, to reorganize systems, your habits. This could be fun.
No, but seriously. Understanding your personal patterns is empowering.
There is a full moon on Friday,
and while it’s not a week of frilly or frivolity this year, the weekend is a good moment for being dramatically clear, and fierce in your loves.
Have a great week, star friends -
Two big themes emerging this week. Starting on Thursday, we have Mercury in retrograde until the end of the month. Back up data, keep liquids away from devices, etc.
Secondly, it’s going to be a feisty week of potential fights. You can use the fighty energy to let go of things, especially Thursday night and Friday. Know that people around you are spoiling for a fight all week.
Wednesday, put some attention around oceans, weather systems that come off of them, etc. Some tears. (This is also a week to make some money decisions about the future.)
This weekend looks to be fun and full of learning new skills. All week, go to the doctor when you are concerned about a health issue - it will grow more serious if you don’t treat whatever it is.
Have a good week, star friends. Be “honest and unmerciful” in your writing style, and know that I’m uncool and always home for you.
Last week was quiet, this weekend is going to be big. We have a new moon on Thursday late afternoon ET, which brings us to Friday’s Chinese New Year (of the Wooden Horse!) and then Sunday’s Candlemas to mark the halfway point of winter.
I am ready for winter for be over already.
Today, Monday, is a good day to create things with words (see also: this post) and then Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are best for getting work done this week. Keep the weekend clear of work things because that’s a nice pattern, and also so you have emotional space.
There is also going to be come-sail-away energy this week. Maybe it will sound like Aimee Mann, maybe it will sound like Styx. The original lyrics later in the long song move the narrator toward a grander (and groovier) outcome. Kind of like this:
Fly your sails high this week, star friends, we’re bound for intriguing new shores -
Not so much happening in the stars this week, which feels okay.
You’ll be annoyed earlier in the week, and more up for hanging out next weekend. It’s one of those weeks where we will see something minor that we can change and decided to do that (probably on Saturday). Recognizing a pattern, not being upset about it, just acknowledging it, shifting it a little. Play some tunes, see a show. Sometimes I know that I need to listen to a particular album right then. That.
Thursday and Saturday will be tougher to accomplish things (moon is void), but lots happening on Saturday anyway.
Wednesday we have the Nodes of Fate show up (as they do four times a year), and you’ll make a decision that affects your future. Either choice is valid, you will have make a choice though. Be versatile. Slice through whatever fear you might have about a new way of life.
Have a dreamy week, star friends -
So. This week. Moons. There is a full moon on Wed night (woo!) and then the moon is void today (Monday) and on Saturday, so it will be a bit harder to get things done.
Here is your heads up for tomorrow: you are going to get a big No this week, probably tomorrow, probably related to work.
(I picked this Gaga gif to illustrate that because it looks to me like she is wearing an astrological symbol on her head. Maybe all of them.)
Often, I’ll ask for something I know I won’t get/can’t have with the hope that it leads to something else (usually different/better) later on. It worked for me at five years old too. The No that you receive this week may be hard to hear or delivered tactlessly, so know that as well.
Anyway, you could watch this 2013 film I like called “No” (trailer) to stay on theme, and think about how it’s going to lead to something later interesting Yes.
Our spirit animal this week is Emma Thompson at the Golden Globes. We get to open our Yes envelope later. For now, take the No, throw the heels over your shoulder, and this weekend maybe we will dance like Emma did with Jimmy Fallon to the Roots in December 2013.
Have a great week, star friends -
It’s been a cold week so far, but come rain or show or polar vortex, Gif Horoscope is here for you.
That’s exactly how I feel too.
So. Wednesday (Jan 8th) is the day to jam on the to-do list. Don’t take a long lunch - unless you are my friend Mary, it’s her birthday so she can do whatever she wants - the rest of us know what we could have finished on Monday. Do that. Possible this is healing some relationship.
Thursday (Jan 9th) is good for writing and ooh! Watch for one of your impossible ideas. Write it down and keep thinking about it. Should make you feel like this in its breathtaking scope:
This week in dream land, let’s do these parts in italics to make them special: I have been having complex, intense dreams, and those are going to continue this week. It’s a new year, so maybe you want to start a dream journal of some sort. I sometimes write dream plot points on a calendar that I hide from my main calendar to see if can track trends. I figure the NSA also probably finds this amusing/perplexing and fine by me either way. You are looking for what worlds you are constructing in your dreams.
This weekend is thinking about the energy around your house/apt/treehouse and learning things. Try moving some furniture around, see how it feels. Kind of an expansive week for winter.
See you next week, star friends -
So it turns out that tomorrow’s new moon (on January 1st) is the one you’ve been waiting for… to make resolutions and goals. It’s always cheesy, and this year it’s true. Sharpen pencils.
The trick here is to ask precisely for what you want, and also how you want it delivered (determine the mechanism).
The whole week is going to be one that zooms quickly -
and there will be a moment toward the end of the week where you can pause and go, okay, do I want this in this way right now? And shift it a bit, but be specific.
Looks like we can have a lot of what we decide we want in 2014 if we spell it out and explain it in great detail.
I had a lot of the below in the end of 2013, and we don’t want that.
Instead, we want to ask for exactly what we need this coming year, so there can be this:
Happy 2014, star friends! Set up your year and see you next week -