During this crazy time of COVID-19, it has felt almost as if the world has gone mad. Hoarders are emptying grocery store shelves, racists are committing hate crimes, and people are being controlled by fear. Astrologically, people are out of alignment and are coping with fear using the lower vibrations of their signs. While the world is busy pointing fingers at each other, now is the time to avoid weaponizing astrology as a divisive tool for blame, and instead, strive to understand our differences and support each other through these troubled times.
We are all in this together. We are being summoned to use our individual strengths to challenge this adversity on a collective level, but it starts with you. How can you use your gifts to bring light to the world during this dark time?
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
Give us courage.
It’s easier to be brave for others when we can’t be brave for ourselves. Fear is all-consuming, but we need people like you to remind us that we shouldn’t be afraid of the fires of fear – it should be afraid of us. Because we are made from fire. Spark the passion in others and show them how to use the magic that they’ve always had. You see the fire in everyone. Now you need to bring it out of them in a way that can light us up during these times of darkness. Humanity is afraid to step into the flames because we are afraid of being consumed, but you know that we were meant to walk into these fires of transformation. Help us ignite.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
Keep us grounded.
Plant your roots and be the grounding force of stability that others need to feel safe during these turbulent times. You know that a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor, but we are on this ship together. Teach others how to regain control and navigate these uncharted waters with steadiness and stability. The shore will always be waiting for us, but it’s how we get there that makes all the difference, Taurus. Remind others that while this may feel like a long voyage at sea, patience and consistency is everything, and we will all get back to land.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
Bring us joy.
How can you leverage your quirkiness and curiosities to spark meaningful conversations? As you may sometimes be a victim to your own mind, you know boredom is dangerous. We need your humor, wit and uncanny conversation to keep us feeling connected and to steer us away from getting lost in the overwhelmingly darker parts of our mind. In a world where everything feels grim, we need someone to bring us joy and laughter and to snap us out of spiraling into negativity. Gemini knows what makes the human mind reach for unhealthy coping mechanisms, so keep your eye out for addictive behavior and gently help others through self-destructive tendencies they may not be aware of.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Give unconditional love.
Now more than ever, we all need the comfort of unconditional love and compassion, which comes to you the most naturally. Where some refuse to understand others, we need some of your light to offer love to those who are incapable of loving themselves. In our heightened state of hysteria, people may say and do unkind things to each other, but just like children, they are acting out because they are scared. So fight fear with love. You may have been hurt by giving unconditional love in the past, but the world needs fearless lovers like you now more than ever. Open up. You are infinite love.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
Teach us self-care.
Self-care is paramount. We cannot help others if we are not in a good state of mind. Allow yourself to decompress first, and when you’re ready, show others how important it is for us to honor our own needs. We need a leader who can remind us that we are worthy of being loved, cared for, and protected. Remind us that we are all kings and queens who are deserving of the best treatment. Self-isolation doesn’t have to be our jail cell for punishment – we can choose to make it our spa retreat for healing, mindfulness and self-care.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Through your own experiences, you may already know that at peak boredom the mind wanders to darker places. Channel your restlessness into productivity and see how you can serve others by holding space for them. People just want to be heard and validated – our emotions are frantic, and in a world where we are constantly told how we should be reacting, we need your compassion to allow others to feel the uncomfortable feelings they’re experiencing without judgment or criticism. Give others the opportunity to be listened to, because this is the key to preserving their sanity.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
Social distancing may be a challenge for you more than others right now, but this is all the more reason to encourage others to stay connected. Call your parents, set up group video calls with your family and friends, or organize a Netflix streaming party. Cook dinner together with your friends over FaceTime and wine and dine each other, and if you’re a community leader, consider organizing any virtual events through Facebook Live to keep your community connected while filling their cup with topics that still offer a sense of normalcy. Even though we are physically apart, we are being called to hold our loved ones even closer to our hearts. We don’t have to do this alone.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
Initiate our second wind.
How can you use your empathic, intuitive, or psychic gifts to be a positive influence to others? Now is not the time to retreat and go inside yourself. These are trying times, but you’ve been able to rise from the ashes many times before. All of the tragedy you have gone through was only practice for this moment: you are being challenged to push past your emotional, mental and spiritual limits because the ascension lies beyond it. This is not just your 11th hour – this is humanity’s as well. Channel your Phoenix energy and be the light for others in this darkness. Set yourself on fire, and others will follow suit.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
Be our teacher.
Satisfying your need to mobilize through movies and TV may entertain you for a period of time, but understand your restlessness does not come from sitting still – it is because you are being pushed into a corner to grow through restrictive discomfort. Although you may feel the need to serve justice, replace the urge to criticize or correct others by achieving a better understanding of the human mind. Try to see frightened, compulsive or selfish individuals from a place of compassion and understanding. Watch documentaries, read self-improvement books, and take in anything else that will supplement your soul’s growth. Avoid focusing on anything that shrinks your energy or makes you feel small, as you were meant to grow. But growth isn’t always measured by the footprints we leave around the world. Expand your consciousness – we need your brilliant mind to encourage empathy towards others who exist outside of our own cultures and belief systems. Share your philosophical revelations with others to help facilitate their individual journey of growth. Push humanity toward our collective ascension.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
Show us discipline.
In this time of mass quarantine and social distancing, you must be the voice of reason and help maintain order. Where others cannot find logic or adhere to rules and restrictions, set the example of what it means to be simultaneously responsible and graceful while under constant pressure. Being ruled by Saturn, the planet of challenge, rules and boundaries, you are used to Saturn’s rings restricting you, because this is the also binding force that keeps you together. But others are not used to this kind of compression. You may naturally have introverted tendencies, but you must use this time to teach others how to integrate personal space while continuing to foster their personal relationships from a distance. You know that when you are alone, you are not lonely. Now it’s time for you to be the teacher and share this message with others.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
Bring us together.
We need your boldness and innovation to bring the message of community back to us during a time where many are choosing to detach and divide. Yelling, criticizing or guilting others into compliance has proven unhelpful – this divisive and antagonistic method of communication has failed us with religious, political, and cultural beliefs, so we must try something new. Use your unique approach and help influence others into seeing that we cannot survive without collective efforts – moving through catastrophe cannot be done through individualistic thinking. You are the bringer of change: how can you band us together during a crisis that is challenging us through forced separation?
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
Keep hope alive.
Do not let others give up hope. Where others may see you as idealistic or possibly even delusional, we need a mega-dose of your positive energy during this dark time. You are the beacon of light in this grim situation, but be emotionally vigilant and do not cross over to fatalistic thinking. Stay awake and aware. Do not practice emotional escapism this time: you are being called to instill hope in those who are running out, so keep showing up for others and providing a safe emotional space. Hope is a cleansing agent, so dip into your infinite oceans of hope and let it wash over them. Pisces, you are the keeper of humanity’s dreams of a better world – if you lose sight of your dreams, then so does humanity. Continue nurturing the collective dream and help restore the weakened faith of weary ones around you.