Happy Tuesday! It’s time to turn the warm and devoted energy of Cancer in Venus on ourselves, so this week’s theme is self-love. Expect guidance on nurturing your relationship with yourself in healthy ways, with a focus on patience and the little things. There is no pressure here, only love.
Deck used: Celtic Lenormand Oracle
Man. You are rational, down-to-earth, and motivated, but may sometimes have a tendency towards aggression even if you can’t help it. Anger and negative impulsive action can harm you just as much as it does others. Don’t punish yourself if you feel a frustrated instinct rising in you or your short fuse starting to blow but try to find a different way of letting it out. Do something physical; find a sport you enjoy doing or a craft you find rewarding and channel the energy into something productive rather than destructive.
Sun. It looks as though your relationship with yourself has come a long way, Taurus. Other people can sense the light that you shine and sharing your energy with other people can be incredibly rewarding – just make sure it’s an exchange that feels good to you both. Relationships of every kind have their ups and downs, and as long as you don’t feel drained more than you feel enriched everything is in the clear. To make sure you’re using your energy wisely, practice saying no – and let any guilt go. Use your strong will to protect yourself as much as you need to.
Lady. Care for yourself as you would care for others, Gemini. You have a great deal of power and may find taking on responsibility incredibly rewarding. Do not neglect yourself when you’re busy looking after others. We are much more capable of building up people and projects when our own core is strong and safe. Imagine yourself when you were a child. Would you treat them the same way you treat yourself now? Be patient with yourself, Gemini. We can’t all do everything at once.
Moon. This is easier said than done: try not to let what other people think affect you too much, Cancer. Opinions are flighty, and impact is multiplied when they are negative. You know who you are – reputation is only mildly relevant. Remember that your emotions do not define you, just as the emotions of others do not define them. If there is a cycle you have been trying to break, now is the time to do it. Approach it slowly and with patience. Top tip: if there is something you have secretly been wanting to do but you have let your expectation of others’ opinions hold you back, do it now.
Mountain. Despite your assertive exterior, you have had a complicated relationship with your self-esteem. In your case, this does not necessarily come from your own irrational insecurities but is exacerbated by external circumstances. To avoid situations which you have little or no control over impacting your emotional wellbeing more than they need to, try to build a robust and loving friendship with yourself. Take yourself on dates, spend more time happily alone and engage in activities which raise your self-esteem. Spend time with people who bring out your best side, so you can recognise and enjoy it too.
Letter. Write a letter to your future self, Virgo. Putting pen to paper is not only a powerful manifestation tool but is also incredibly cathartic. If there is anything you are afraid to express to a third party for fear of judgement, write it in a letter to yourself – then the power to act and to judge lies entirely with you. If you are uncertain about a decision or a path to take, writing down what comes to mind without monitoring or editing your words will bring you instant clarity. Just make sure you are attuned to your emotional reaction when you read it back.
Key. You are a truth-seeker, Libra. A significant revelation about yourself is on the horizon, but you may need a little help unlocking it. If you can, seek out a professional to talk to – treat the experience as an exploration of your deeper self rather than a technique for ‘fixing’ anything. There may be something you are not admitting to yourself, although you already know it in your heart of hearts. Taking bigger steps towards living authentically is important for you, and that involves trial and error. Try not to expect decisive conclusions – just enjoy the journey.
Heart. Although loving yourself before you love somebody else is important, it is not always possible. Try to see yourself through the eyes of the people who care about you the most and trust their judgement. Although you should not rely too much on external validation, it can help confirm and support your self-love. If finding your self-confidence independently is difficult for you at this stage, do not feel bad. Just make sure you provide the same support for your loved ones as they provide for you, when they need it.
Woman. You care deeply about others and have a deeply nurturing and feminine energy about you. To keep your relationship with yourself healthy, make sure you know when to switch off. Do not ignore your own needs, and make sure you are not being taken advantage of. Try to check in with yourself and give yourself the recognition you deserve. Humbleness is an admirable quality but remember to reward yourself for your hard work, too. Top tip: you have a deep, primal connection with nature running through you. Go to a green area, take off your shoes and walk barefoot to ground yourself.
Flowers. Do something that celebrates your beauty this week, Capricorn. When do you feel your best? Dress to impress, put flowers in your hair, and pay real attention to the things that make you, you. Celebrate the gifts that nature has given you and be grateful for the body that sustains you. Top tip: ignore trends this week. Dress yourself with intuition – exclusively go for what you gravitate towards on a deeper level. Surround yourself with the things you truly find beauty in, even if others can’t see that beauty. There are so many more options than those presented to you.
Clouds. You may have difficulty understanding your own emotions sometimes, Aquarius. Living in the now is wonderful, but if you ever feel an instinct to follow an uncomfortable feeling tugging at your sleeve, do it from a safe place. Write down your feelings if you are troubled by something – even if it’s easier to let it drift. It will probably come back to visit you again anyway. Top tip: if a difficult ex is bothering you, try to create some space between you. They might be the one dark cloud blocking your sun.
Songbirds. Conversation can be very healing, Pisces. Whether your mind is clear, or something is bothering you, call up a friend or a counsellor this week and have a long chat. Let what needs to come out, come out. Dedicate some time to the conversation – try not to multitask or call them on your commute if you can avoid it. Go for a coffee or a walk and leave your phone in your bag. No distractions, just speaking and listening.