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Weekly Starcodes—Planetary Aspect Interpretations & Predictions
Heather Roan Robbins is a practical, intuitive, choice-oriented astrologer, writer, celebrant, and spiritual counselor. Active for 30 plus years, she practices in St. Paul, Santa Fe, and New York City - 914.315.5001 Email Heather.
Laze in the summer’s heat when you can because it may be a busy week. The emotional winds pick up, and we may be unusually productive but could have to deal with frustrations, whether because people aren’t available, mechanics break down, or fires and unexpected events churn the landscape as Saturn squares Mars and Uranus in Taurus. Savor each ripe tomato, each sweet moment in between.
Our minds sharpen with mental Mercury now in intelligent Virgo, and this can help us solve those problems with great ingenuity if we stop worrying and stay focused on solutions. Let’s not let our frustrations stop us but instead slow us down and help us think. Mercury in Virgo also asks us to think ahead to September and start planning between moments in the shade sipping iced tea.
Back to those emotional winds, with sensitive Venus in deep-feeling Cancer opposed Pluto this week we may deal with loss or miss old friends, long for a relationship that is just out of reach, or feel our heart twinge towards something other than what we have. We may need to grieve a changing ecosystem or a more personal loss; this is a good week to let those feelings flow. Let that twinge pull us out of isolation or complacency and make the changes we need to reconnect.
The weekend begins potentially exciting or stormy as the Moon in Scorpio opposes Mars and Uranus, so keep an eye on wildfire, storms, and stormy people. This tension could act out in a big way on the world screen or moments when karma comes home to sting. Throughout the early weekend, some will feel tension between personal responsibilities and desires and need to figure out a responsible way to achieve those personal goals.
Saturday afternoon the Moon enters more flexible Sagittarius and if we can stand the heat, let’s get outside. The next couple of days will feel so much better if we can connect to the natural world and have a summer moment.
Midweek the Capricorn Moon pulls us back into competition, and accomplishment, and nudges us towards upcoming projects in the fall. Sketch out some ideas and make a few overtures.
Thursday brings a most socially-connecting full Moon in Aquarius, a wonderful time to howl and gather with the community. This full moon in Aquarius brings one of the best times of the year to have a party or gather a caucus.
Fancy Shawl Dancer at Sac and Fox Pow Wow © Barbara Landis 2008
Friday, August 5: A strong willful torque and muscular emotions arise under that deep Scorpio Moon. Some people will just want to wrestle, and so will some machinery and other practical things. Possessiveness, jealousy, and retribution all swirl in the depths. Instead of testing one another or getting pushy, it furthers to become ingenious and inventive. The mood shifts late tonight towards a more gracious peacefulness as the Moon trines Venus.
Moon square Sun 5:06 AM, Venus quincunx Saturn 10:23 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 3:13 AM, Moon opposes Mars 7:37 PM, Moon square Saturn 9:46 PM, Moon trine Venus 10:56 PM.
Saturday, August 6: Morning starts subdued and willful, but the day gains a generous spirit as the Moon enters Sagittarius and approaches a trine Jupiter midday. Notice more extroverted and active, busy and connected energy, though with a slightly self-critical undertone as the moon squares Mercury in Virgo around dinnertime; watch a tendency to overthink and second-guess ourselves. Be kind, particularly towards those attempting a new effort or skill.
Moon trine Neptune 2:07 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 10:38 AM, Moon squares Mercury 6:18 PM.
Sunday, August 7: Engage a potentially magical day as Venus trines Neptune, blessings flow but we need to work to make it so. Engage. Look for him moments of soul connection or understanding, romance in the air, but don’t blow it out of proportion. Stay present. Along with visions, spirit, creativity, and unusual moments of connection we need to wrangle logistical difficulties and follow through on responsibilities. See the vision, enjoy the fun, and be willing to do the work as Mars squares Saturn. Be careful around construction, don’t take shortcuts.
Moon trine Jupiter 1:11 AM, Venus trine Neptune 10:43 AM, Moon trine Sun 12:21 PM, Mars square Saturn 1:56 PM.
Monday, August 8: Take it slow, take an extra minute watching hummingbirds or sipping coffee this morning. The mood grows industrious midday as the Moon enters productive Capricorn. Get busy but watch a tendency to push others around when insecure or frustrated. Keep intentions clear. Gives room for an ambient sadness or longing, let melancholic undertones nurture compassion as Venus opposes Pluto tonight.
Moon sextile Saturn 12:11 AM, Moon square Neptune 4:30 AM, Moon enters Capricorn 12:38 PM, Sun trine Chiron 2 PM, Venus opposed Pluto 11:17 PM.
Tuesday, August 9: People can get difficult or just be in a mood, some have a good reason that needs to be addressed, and others need a workaround rather than competition or confrontation as Mars semi-squares Jupiter. Tend to the issue rather than try to jolly them out of it. Things start to flow and we can better see the humor in it all later on as the Moon trine Uranus.
Moon trine Mercury 1:55 AM, Moon square Jupiter 2:24 AM, Mercury quincunx Jupiter 7:05 AM, Mars semi-square Jupiter 7:26 AM, Moon trine Uranus 7 PM.
Wednesday, August 10: We could get a fresh understanding of what works, what doesn’t, and what we want to do about it as the Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Let’s not generalize or think we know the whole picture but do get specific about what needs action now. The afternoon brings a more upbeat perspective and cooperative helpfulness under a collaborative Aquarius Moon.
Moon trine Mars 3:12 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 4:45 AM, Moon conjunct Pluto 7:44 AM, Moon opposed Venus 10:39 AM, Moon enters Aquarius 12:44 PM.
Thursday, August 11: A wildcard: we could just feel anxious, feel wild and crazy, or prepare to make an important shift as the Sun squares change-inducing Uranus. Look at the situation from a different perspective. Possibilities abound. Midday Venus enters Leo and can help us express our affection and our story- and talk to strangers. Tonight’s Aquarius full Moon at 7:35 MDT makes it a night to celebrate community. Start a party.
Moon sextile Jupiter 2:08 AM, Sun square Uranus 6:53 AM, Venus enters Leo 12:30 PM, Mars sextiles Neptune 3:44 PM, Moon opposes Sun 7:35 PM, Moon opposes Saturn 11:55 PM.
Two interlacing astrological strands weave through this week- one streak of leonine summer indulgence calls us to the rodeo or farmer’s market and encourages us to enjoy lemonade and a peach on the porch. Putter in the garden, socialize and renew. We need to do all these things for balance.
Bridges © Kate Langlois 2016
Another streak brings great urgency and the potential for change, particularly positive change, as active Mars conjuncts both change-inducing Uranus and the North node in earthy Taurus. The North node is a fortunate point that calls us towards our future. The Mars-Uranus conjunction electrifies us in a deep earthy way and can literally shift the ground underneath us. Keep an eye on the news for earth tremors or landslides as the earth shifts and moves to make itself more comfortable. Look for metaphorical tremors in the solid foundations of our life, may they shift in a good direction.
Now Mars conjunct Uranus can spark feistiness, and induce an accident-prone quality, particularly if we are in a mood or a hurry and not focusing on what we’re doing, so let’s pay attention to the moment. At its best, this spark encourages positive changes wherever we need it most.
But this three-way conjunction can also lower impulse control and start a fire, whether literal fire, political or interpersonal fire. It can stoke motivational fires. There are now fires burning around the world clambering for radical change- the trees are begging us to act. This positive aspect combines with the potential for loss as Mercury quincunx Pluto midweek. If we hear the call for global change, let’s see what we can do to participate.
Through this week we may just feel the need for a change of scene and take a side trip. But to use this aspect well let’s take some time this weekend and think about what positive changes we need and engage in a self-responsible way. Let’s look at the habits we may need to change in a relationship and give them a chance to grow before tossing them out. What changes do we need to make for our health or to give ourselves a new creative goal? We can participate with local politicians that would like to steer our boat in a good direction. Get those changes rolling.
The weekend begins under a sociable and eventful Leo New Moon. Our critique sharpens over the weekend as the Moon enters organizational Virgo while mental Mercury opposes responsible and diligent Saturn. This helps us work on our craft, improve our situation, and plan, though it might induce crankiness. Sunday through early next week our sense of possibilities expand as the Sun trines positive Jupiter while that three-way conjunction peaks.
The Moon enters collaborative Libra as Venus sextile Uranus and Mars through midweek which can help us work together on those new changes. These sextiles also bring a flirtatious and friendly spark, so keep an eye open for new connections.
On Thursday the mood shifts and bring the first hints of autumn. Mercury enters intelligent Virgo as the Moon enters serious Scorpio on Thursday- and suddenly we might crave school supplies or need to sketch in plans.
Friday, July 29: Celebrate or laze about; self-indulgence renews on the small scale but becomes problematic if we step on others’ toes in the process. Let’s take this moment after yesterday’s New Leo Moon to assess what we need, and want, what makes us happy, and what needs to change as the Moon squares Mars and Uranus. It’s a good day to pitch a proposal because we feel like showing our best selves, but not everyone is in a position to receive that bounty. We also need to be an appreciative audience and give others room to shine
Moon square Mars 9:38 AM, Moon square Uranus 1:48 PM, Moon conjunct Mercury 5:48 PM, Moon opposite Saturn 10:29 PM.
Saturday, July 30: Let life move like a lazy river this morning, let everything move at its own rate. The afternoon brings a more corrective attitude, we notice what work needs to be done, and what needs to be fixed, or repaired and may have the energy to do so. Don’t get grim, just get on with it; celebrate rather than correct one another in the process as the Moon enters Virgo midday. A relatively subdued Saturday night can bring thoughtful healing conversations as Mercury opposes Saturn just after midnight.
Moon enters Virgo 12:10 PM.
Sunday, July 31: Investigate how to step out of a smaller box and see the bigger picture. This morning brings a burst of industry which can make us cranky as Mercury opposes Saturn. The mood softens with generosity as the Sun trines Jupiter midday. Take an opportunity to open the mind and think on a bigger scale, connect to the wide world and understand the global influences. Tonight we can feel camaraderie as we have an adventure or work well together as the Virgo Moon sextile Venus and trine Mars.
Mercury opposes Saturn 12:05 AM, Venus squares Chiron 8:04 AM, Sun trine Jupiter 4:36 PM, Moon sextile Venus 9:18 PM, Moon trine Mars 11:34 PM.
Monday, August 1: Keep worries in proportion this morning as the Virgo Moon opposes Neptune, Mercury quincunx Neptune, and stimulates confusing concerns. Use any ambient discomfort to really assess the changes that need to be made in daily life, nutrition, political relationship, and work patterns--and step forward. Tonight, Mars conjuncts Uranus and lights a spark, but what sort of spark and where they land- is up to us. Initiate good changes.
Moon trine Uranus 12:29 AM, Mercury quincunx Neptune 5:23 AM, Moon opposite Neptune 12:50 PM, Moon trine Pluto 4:29 PM, Mars conjunct Uranus 5:53 PM, Moon enters Libra 10:05 PM.
Tuesday, August 2: Notice a restless, exploratory, concerned, artistic, creative, and curious vibe as lovely Venus sextiles Uranus under a friendly Libra Moon, though we’re still aware of long-term concerns as Mercury quincunx Pluto. Find balance, don’t overdo it. Assess the situation and adjust. Venus sextiles Mars late in the day brings camaraderie and friendliness and can spark a romance. Kind words will do wonders. See each other.
Venus sextile Uranus 6:25 AM, Mercury quincunx Pluto 7:24 AM, Moon opposite Jupiter 2:27 PM, Moon sextile Sun 6:12 PM, Venus sextile Mars 7:59 PM.
Wednesday, August 3: Our insecurities could seep in as irritability as the Moon squares Venus and Pluto while trine Saturn, but we can get through them by taking care of other people’s insecurities, honoring them, and giving them support. We gain more by helping others than we do with any kind of self-conscious introversion. Our heartfelt generosity in this Leo time helps us fill the gaps. Take action for good causes and good people and feel renewed.
Moon square Venus 11:54 AM, Moon trine Saturn 4:28 PM.
Thursday, August 4: The internal weathers bring a hint of autumn. Notice a hint of melancholia or cynicism along with the sight of a first yellow leaf and fresh back-to-school supplies as Mercury enters task-oriented Virgo and the Moon enters serious Scorpio. This shifts once we engage in productive action. Soften around any rising anxieties; look ahead, look within, but stay in the summer’s moment.
Moon square Pluto 12:19 AM, Mercury enters Virgo 12:57 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 5:46 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 6:28 AM.
Aspects are listed in fine print under the Moon sign each day within the pages of the We'Moon datebook and bulleted by day within the Starcodes. They show the angle of the relationship between different planets as they move. Daily aspects provide something like an astrological weather forecast, indicating which energies are working together easily and which combinations are more challenging.
Transits are the motion of the planets and the moon as they move among the zodiacal constellations and in relationship to one another.
Ingresses in astrology are when the Sun, Moon, and planets move into new signs.