An astrological analysis of the week to help you make the most of the moment.

Starcodes Oct 14 2011 Heather Roan Robbins


Feeling snarky? We’re heading into Scorpio season with Mercury and Venus in Scorpio ahead of the Sun. Scorpio breeds a pointed, investigative, no-nonsense if darkly-humored tone in many people. For others it just sharpens the lens of their focus. We may need extra time alone or with a select few, either in companionable silence or diving deeper in our conversations than normal. We may also want to avoid the average difficult situation, but once we engage, we tend to take that situation to the mat. Some may say we over react, but we just won’t let go until we’re done. So let’s be careful where we put this focus. Scorpio likes to obsess, but we can adjust what we obsess upon. Once we clamp onto something it’s hard to let go. Just look at the headlines and feel a tenacity pulsing in the culture; if an issue comes up, we Read More

Starcodes Oct 7 2011 Heather Roan Robbins


Saturn conjuncts the Sun this week and asks us to question our illusions about our maturity and really grow up. Just when we’re feeling our most rebellious and our inner adolescent is up and running from recent Mars aspects (a twitchy, impatient trine to Uranus and a determined square to Jupiter) and from next week’s Full Moon in Aries, we need to get real and serious about our goals as the Sun conjuncts Saturn. Maturity is not being depressed, though sometimes we can get depressed because, with Saturn’s help, we can see how complicated is the situation and what is our responsibility. It’s not about giving in to the confines of the past or controlling the situation, though that’s also a temptation when Saturn whispers, or letting others control us, though they may try. But it is a chance to stand strong and alive, respectful and expecting respect, and practice Read More

Starcodes, Sept 30, 2011 Heather Roan Robbins


It is not down in any map: true places never are. ~ Herman Melville. We have wanderlust of the soul this week. Find center again after a moody and tempestuous week, keep the wanderlust creative over the weekend and be willing to work towards a new direction next week. We need to find healthy ways to be seen and heard this week. Mars is in expressive, enthusiastic and belligerent Leo all this month, so we thrive under attention and will tend to use attention-getting acts, and efforts to ignore those acts by others, as a way to manipulate behavior. With Mars in Leo energized by a Sun that is shooting out solar flares, and energized by a square from magnifying Jupiter and a trine to electrifying Uranus, the general mood can vibrate with a strong, sometime gaudy, passionately opinionated physical presence. Just listen to any ongoing debate and hear our Read More

Starcodes Sept 23, 2011 Heather Roan Robbins


Happy Autumnal Equinox; this week’s assignment is to balance, beautify, and reconnect with our center as the Sun enters fairness-loving Libra, opposes radical Uranus and squares powerful Pluto. Let’s work on balance because we can now make changes while Uranus puts in the cosmic clutch while Pluto motivates and reminds us what happens if we give our power away. And let’s work on balance because the weird gets weirder, and it will help to keep our feet firmly underneath us. Balance may sound simple, but it’s a big assignment. The headlines will give us clear examples about what happens when we don’t find a way to stay balanced and balance our society and these nudge us to be more proactive. How do we balance the world’s economy? How do balance taxes? How do we keep our equanimity when moods and stock prices swing and technical difficulties test us? How do Read More

Starcodes Sept 16, 2011 Heather Roan Robbins


This is an emotionally eventful week as Venus in romantic, egalitarian Libra opposes restless and dissident Uranus and then squares transformative Pluto. Pluto turns direct after a long retrograde. It may be a fun weekend, certainly will touch our hearts, and could open up our creative channels. Our inner landscape is changing, let’s change our minds and hearts, but do so in a good direction. Venus is in metamorphosis as it opposes Uranus and squares Pluto: Venus rules our heart, what we love and find beautiful, what we value, our values themselves, and our materiel goods. Changes are essential, they’re happing, and can take a toll on our emotions, but we need to not overplay that hand and suffer more than necessary. We may feel an urge to switch it up a bit but can make a subtle adjustment and not throw the baby out with the bathwater. The economy Read More


Starcodes Sept 9, 2011  Heather Roan Robbins This week’s astro-instructions: follow up on leads. Pick up the possibilities and conversations we dropped over the summer. Do not drop the ball on what is important even though the energy is busy, scattered and many people need attention.  Stay on track with those long-term goals even if some nagging self-doubts whisper of faults and limitations. We need to do some basic time management and sort out the important from the urgent because it may be hard to tell them apart. A lot of urgent little fires will call on our attention and can keep us from investing our time and energy into the bigger projects and relationships that really matter to us. We can expect a lot of cross talk and interference both from inside our heads and from our environment as it’s a busy week. But last week began a several-week window of Read More

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