An astrological analysis of the week to help you make the most of the moment.
We are at a yearly pivot point, the moment between summer and fall, when light and dark, the atmospheric yin and yang, balance. Today Mercury enters Libra, the sign symbolized by the balancing scales. Tomorrow the Sun enters Libra and marks the fall equinox. We can use this balanced energy to bring our own into equilibrium. Dysfunction, whether in a life or in our political system, mirrors ecological dysfunction; wherever more resources are taken out than restored through the natural flow, the system will fall apart. A sustainable ecology and economy balances output with inflow. We live a sustainable life when we’re renewed by enough joy and satisfaction to refill our wells so we can keep on giving. Of course, we can pull out all the stops in an emergency, but that’s not a way to live. A relationship where we feel mutually supported, decisions are made fairly, and each… Read More
Friday starts off as a solo journey. Deep old feelings, primal emotions stir as the weekend begins, whether in response to real and dire events or just the echoes of a memory stirred by Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon, all in Scorpio. Feelings we may not be proud of or rather we didn’t have and be tempted to stuff them back down again, but it will be healthier if we can find a good way to unpack and release them instead. By Friday evening the Moon enter more upbeat Sagittarius and the rhythm of the weekend picks up. We have the capacity get busy on the surface but our thoughts will still run deep as Mercury trines chthonic Pluto and sextiles liberating Jupiter. We could either experience, or our inner explorations could dig up the memory of, an important turning point or conundrum and want to process at that deep… Read More
The astrology of this week pushes us to continue the roll into fall with industry and ingenuity, and instigate some concrete practical changes for a better future. But our energy may be a little low at the moment and our empathy and immune system may feel unusually permeable, so we need to take care of ourselves along the way. The planets are posing a positive challenge to old systems and structures, to the chain of command and ordinary ways of doing things. Saturn just turned direct yesterday after many months retrograde, and as it pivots it forms a trine with change-master Uranus. Saturn symbolizes structure, solidity, stability, restriction, powers that be, and symbolizes a more conservative, traditional way of doing things. Uranus instigates change; it unsettles the status quo and can bring good change, but rarely makes it comfortable. Because these two make this dynamic trine in pragmatic, manifesting Earth… Read More
Labor Day weekend begins under an earthy Taurus Moon and encourages us to return to the familiar places and people and slow down and feel the moment. Enjoy one another’s company. Savor juices of just-harvested fruit and fresh-picked corn, the aroma of freshly roasted green chilis, explore arts and crafts festivals. Enjoy that last taste of summer lemonade before the season of industry kicks in. The conversation picks up on the second half of the weekend; Sunday through Monday the Moon shifts into communicative Gemini while Mercury, now in sociable Leo, sextiles Venus in Libra and helps us meet, greet, and create connections of all types. It furthers to get out and about, take short trips and engage conversations that roam far rather than deep. This weekend is a pivot point. We’re all expected back at our desks, ready to roll into autumn’s work on Tuesday. But just as we’re… Read More
Starcodes Aug 24, 2018 Heather Roan Robbins With the Sun now in industrious Virgo the smell of back-to-school supplies mixes with wafts of roasting green chili and ripening apples, serenaded by haunting sounds of migrating geese with political intrigue grumbling in the background. This week it is important to continue to straighten out problems, expose what’s been hidden, and gather up the threads needed to organize for the fall. As the weekend begins, a pleasant, sociable but somewhat detached Aquarius Moon encourages us to connect with our people and share what we did on our summer vacation so we can reweave connection. A grand trine formed by the sun, Saturn, and Uranus in practical earth signs throughout the weekend encourages us to both enjoy our projects of the moment, and put strategic pieces into motion for our fall goals. Sunday turns up the volume on our feelings, we need to… Read More
This week can rumble in like a grumpy lion and out like a cavorting mountain goat. The planets ask us to hold still, bask in the summer, dream about the future- but not get pushy and make try to make things happen -through this weekend. The pacing is slow, moody, if occasionally discombobulated as Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde. By the end of the week, though, mental Mercury appears to pick up speed, the Sun enters industrious Virgo, trines speedy Uranus and steady Saturn, and we’re ready to roll. A beautiful Moon-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio can take us on that emotional roller coaster Friday night. That Scorpio Moon can pull us deep into introspection, deeper into the solitude of our personal psychic caves, just as Venus in Libra encourages us to want more attention and connection. This can be a tough combination. So, if the people we love… Read More