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Weekly Starcodes—Planetary Aspect Interpretations & PredictionsHeather 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.
Our world is in flux, this spring’s Jupiter-Uranus conjunction speaks of the potential for great change this year. Get involved where you can, speak up and help steer the world.
The Sun has been wildly active the last couple of weeks, shooting off broiling solar flares and stirring up magnetic storms. This year it looks to be the peak of this cycle of solar activity in the vaguely predictable 11-year solar cycle. When our Sun gets active it turns the volume up on all the astrological aspects, turns the volume up on history, and adds torque and momentum (for better or worse) to the stories of human existence as the Ukraine and Mideast agony exemplify. Some people report feeling both fried and wired when the Sun is active, and we all deal with this excitement of atoms, intense history. Space weather.com can keep you posted on the Sun’s activity.
This week we can be a little interpersonally dense, but intensely aware of the great stories of our time, world and local politics, economic and climactic changes as the two emotional planets, Venus and Mars, run close together in farsighted Aquarius. Our minds can focus on the seriousness of the world’s woes and any particular tough challenges are knotty problems in our own life as thoughtful Mercury and Sun linger close to responsible Saturn in sensitive Pisces. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, but we need to stay awake and centered so we can make reasonable decisions and utilize this serious and competent focus that Saturn loans us.
The big patterns will be easy to contemplate; it will be less automatic, more difficult, but absolutely essential to also stay aware of our own feelings and the feelings of those close to us. Let’s remember to look around and actively tune in to our beloveds as well as update them on where we truly are.
These next few weeks are important time to get our personal ducks in a row, make our communication and communicate, that our plans in motion, sign contracts if we need to come and get started. Mercury is retrograde most of April, and enters its shadow, the territory of its retrograde, mid-March. So, let’s outline our spring plans now and make the most of those recent competent Saturn conjunctions.
This week ends on a focused, potential- filled mood under a deep Scorpio Moon. The weekend can leave us both active, occasionally cheerful with the Sagittarius Moon but uncomfortably restless as Venus squares Uranus and still haunted about those bigger painful issues of the world or some upcoming personal worries as Mercury semi-squares Pluto. Let’s just be careful not to look so far at the horizon that we miss the people who need us close by. We may be called for some radical act of compassion or be amazed at how people use their faith or religion to justify personal ends as Jupiter semi-squares Neptune, and need to make sure we are not doing so ourselves.
Early next week competence can help us follow through on ingenious ideas as Mercury sextile Uranus under a determined Capricorn Moon, though we have to add the willpower to get started. The world’s woes sit heavily with us towards the end of the week under an Aquarius Moon as the Sun semi-squares Pluto.
Our imagination, intuition, empathy, but also our capacity for delusion can crank up as Mercury approaches a conjunction with Neptune over the following weekend. Some major moves on the big screen approach over the next few weeks as Mars squares Uranus, and we can feel potential social, political, or geological tremors stirring towards the end of the week.
Day By Day:
Friday, March 1: People may not be overly friendly under the edgy, focused Scorpio Moon; don’t take it personally, they can still collaborate towards the work at hand. Daydreams of revenge are tempting, but unproductive; follow through on work or start something wonderful instead as the Sun sextiles Jupiter. In the afternoon, take an opportunity to interact in a healing way, break a cycle and express quiet compassion through action as Venus sextile Chiron. Be wisely wild as that Scorpio Moon opposes chaotic Uranus tonight.
Sun sextile Jupiter 5:14 AM, Moon square Venus 6:08 AM, Venus sextile Chiron 7:57 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 10:53 AM.
Saturday, March 2: Let this be a real Saturday. Re-create and explore as a more upbeat, restless Sagittarius Moon sends us out to look for signs of the coming spring. Chores need to be done, but we can approach them with humor and camaraderie. Organize light-heartedly for upcoming projects so they seem less overwhelming and more possible. Important issues need a healthy, honest but flowing and spacious conversation as Mercury semi-squares Pluto tonight.
Moon trine Neptune 12:47 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 6:56 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 9:20 AM, Mercury semi-square Pluto 6:42 PM.
Sunday, March 3: Move furniture, build a seedbed, change the aesthetics as Venus squares erratic Uranus. Just watch that casual restlessness does not undermine healthy ongoing relationships. Our longing may be for creativity or a spiritual need, not romance, as Jupiter semi-squares Neptune. Listen to what the soul longs for and find balanced ways to fill that void.
Moon square Saturn to 11 AM, Venus square Uranus 6:17 AM, Moon square son 8:23 AM, Moon sextile Mars 11:11 AM, Moon square Mercury 4:39 PM, Jupiter semi-square Neptune 7:57 PM, Moon sextile Venus 9 PM.
Monday, March 4: After a fuzzy morning as the Moon squares Neptune, and with a couple extra cups coffee, this can be a wildly competent Monday as mental Mercury sextiles brilliant Uranus under a determined Capricorn Moon. Change minds in an intelligent way. Adjust the plans, fine-tune the details, learn the new ropes, organize fresh connections. Use the next couple of days to outline the work of the spring.
Moon square Neptune 8:40 AM, Moon Mercury sextile Uranus 1:23 PM, Moon enters Capricorn 2:15 PM.
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Tuesday, March 5: It’s a good day to follow through, call back, form meetings and committees; generally helpful aspects can ease the way. People are work-focused and can have a lot on their minds, so they may be thick on social cues unless the interaction has to do with the work at hand. Don’t expect people to guess unspoken needs, keep it direct and simple.
Moon sextile Saturn 8:37 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 11:30 AM, Moon sextile the Sun 6:01 PM.
Wednesday, March 6: Teamwork is easier with a clear goal, problems clarify which can help us define our shared goals as the Sun semi-squares Pluto. Note a depressive trend and remember we don’t have to do this alone; networking makes all the difference. If the world feels harsh, take a moment away, a healthy temporary escape that feeds the soul, then return refreshed and refocus. Honor the feelings, but we need to stay here and do the work.
Moon trine Uranus 12:28 AM, Sun semi-square Pluto 3:51 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 5:54 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 12:35 AM, Mars sextile Chiron 4:30 PM, Moon enters Aquarius 5:38 PM, Moon conjunct Pluto 7:54 PM.
Thursday, March 7: Our imagination ripens, but so does our tendency to project on one another as Mercury approaches Neptune under an idealistic Aquarius Moon. Explore all forms imagination, practice divination and intuitive arts, but then check the facts. It’s easy to get lost in a foggy misperception or assume we understand something when we don’t. Avoid arguments based on stubborn philosophy or belligerent opinion tonight as the Moon conjuncts Mars, but don’t be pushed around.
Moon square Jupiter 2:07 PM, Moon conjunct Mars 11:51 PM.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed this week unless we can deal with one thing at a time. We can see too much, be farsighted, and aware of all that needs to be done in our life as well as in the world. We could also feel unusually sensitive and a tad delicate, feeling like there is too much to process as Mercury joins the Sun in intuitive Pisces. We can also be daunted by that giant pile of work. If the whole view seems overwhelming, start with one improving thing.
To break that down, the planets that normally rule our emotions, Venus and Mars, run conjunct in thoughtful and mental Aquarius, which can make it harder to see those close to us. Lets us get a good overview of the world’s woes while our hearts think and try to be objective.
At the same time, mental Mercury enters absorptive Pisces, the sign opposite the one that it rules and a sign associated with intuition, emotional sensitivity, and the ability to think in symbols and mind maps rather than think linearly or objectively. Our mind feels everything deeply. It’s important that our ability to see the big picture doesn’t swamp us out with too much to do to fix our house, to achieve a goal, or to create world peace. This can all feel paradoxical but it pushes us to get our heads and our hearts to work together.
A Full Moon in Virgo over the weekend asks us to take stock of our world, to see what needs improvement. This celestial nudge can feel like worry, edginess, bitterness, or chewing over old criticism. But it’s really a healing Moon; time to speak up about what needs fixing, celebrate every bit of accomplishment so far, and be encouraged to continue our evolution. It could be wonderful to be involved in a charity, fundraiser, or compassionate protest.
It’s important that we are as sensitive to other people’s feelings as we are to our own early next week as the Libra Moon trines the Aquarian planets. Beauty and balance soothe the soul, and there is so much ugliness which can grate on us like sandpaper.
An uncomfortable, competitive, belligerent Mars-Jupiter square midweek adds to the stubbornness and to the militancy in an otherwise sensitive week, but can give us the energy to move forward. This can be an energizing aspect or it can be a bullying aspect; think carefully about where to move forward, and where to take a stand.
The middle week rings seriousness as it is a time to make agreements and get down to the nuts and bolts of ephemeral experience, as Mercury conjuncts Saturn and sextiles Jupiter. Don’t worry, just get specific. We may need to be the grown-up in the room, and believe in our own competence. Late Wednesday and into Thursday a moody Scorpio Moon can bring a serious focus to all we do, refining our sense of responsibility.
A quote which fits this moment, inspired by the Talmud: "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” One step at a time.
Friday, February 23: Mercury enters Pisces and we become freshly aware of how complex our situation is. Offer room to process and express feelings without trying to fix one another under an expressive Leo Moon. We need attention and appreciation, not suggestions. The Moon enters Virgo this evening, opposes Mercury, and brings brittleness. It can be hard to get the heart and head working together—we can start worrying about details or get cranky when what we need to do is rest and take care of one another.
Mercury enters Pisces 12:28 AM MDT, Moon enters Virgo 6:37 PM, Moon oppose Mercury 9:51 PM.
Saturday, February 24: An early morning Virgo Full Moon imparts ideas for personal improvements but also brings self-doubts, critiques, and anxiety. Any advice will be seen as criticism, let people do their own homework. This Full Moon highlights any tension between our Virgoan sense of responsibility and a Piscean need to be soft, safe, and sensitive. Let these attributes support one another and make this a healing day.
Mercury semi-square Chiron 2:39 AM, Moon oppose Sun 5:30 AM, Moon oppose Saturn 1:24 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 3:49 PM, Venus square Jupiter 9:01 PM.
Sunday, February 25: The mood can be restless and disjointed, hard to settle in but hard to focus. It furthers to catch up with ourselves, clear chores, and wander. We may ponder the past and future and have a hard time staying present as Venus semi-squares Neptune; if glitches show up in relationships, let’s check in and make sure we understand the situation. Take the stress off, let the soul and mind unwind. Search for and soak up peace, beauty, and fairness. Heal for the work ahead.
Moon trine Uranus 10:04 AM, Venus semi-square Neptune 6:02 PM.
Monday, February 26: Check in on the dreams overnight, pay attention to them this morning as the Moon opposes Neptune. It may be more emotional discharge than wise knowing; they offer important clues. Go gently today as the Libra Moon trines Pluto and tend to issues around housing, comfort, feeling at home, and fairness in the world—both at home and abroad.
Moon oppose Neptune 12:35 AM, Moon enters Libra 7:29 AM, Moon square Pluto 9:46 AM.
Tuesday, February 27: Choose fights carefully as Mars squares Jupiter and brings a pugnacious stubborn attitude. Even recreational debates can be hard on us as tenderness and belligerence can run together. Be stubborn for a worthy cause and find creative use of that belligerence rather than fight recreationally.
Mars square Jupiter 1:29 AM, Moon trine Mars 5:51 AM, Moon trine Venus 11:12 AM.
Wednesday, February 28: Our feelings color our thinking as the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn conjunct in sensitive Pisces while Mars semi-squares Neptune. It can be hard to be objective and we may want more control in a situation where we feel uncertain, but control over others isn’t the point. Check on people dealing with depression or overwhelming circumstances. Exercise the soul’s muscles and choose carefully where thoughts wander, particularly later as the Moon enters Scorpio and squares Pluto. Don’t believe the view of the future at the moment, tackle a worthy problem.
Sun conjunct Mercury 1:42 AM, Mars semi-square Neptune 2:42 AM, Mercury conjunct Saturn 8:07 AM, Sun conjunct Saturn 2:25 PM, Moon enters Scorpio 8:09 PM, Moon square Pluto 10:32 PM.
Thursday, February 29: Look for good news or innovative solutions this morning as Mercury sextiles Jupiter, and watch the sarcastic comments. Though the Moon is in introspective, snarky Scorpio, it forms productive trines to stabilizing Saturn, energizing Sun and mental Mercury. So although we may have an attitude, we can productively focus on some interesting possibilities if we don’t trip over our cynicism. Proceed diplomatically.
Mercury sextile Jupiter 2:53 AM, Moon trine Saturn 3:51 PM, Moon trine Sun 5:52 PM, Moon oppose Jupiter 6:39 PM, Moon trine Mercury 9:18 PM, Moon square Mars 10:07 PM.
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