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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.
We’re poised between the seasons. Earth’s equator hovers closest to the Sun, and the northern and southern hemispheres get equal amounts of sunshine as the Sun enters Libra early this Saturday morning.
The Autumnal Equinox brings a moment of balance—it can open doorways and brings a time of flow as the Sun steps from Virgo into Libra. Some work that has been clogged or in a holding pattern for months now rolls forward. Venus and Mercury, which were retrograde much of this summer, are now both direct; by the beginning of next week, they will both be out of the shadow, past the point where they first turned retrograde, and life’s momentum will pick up.
There’s lots of work to be done but our social milieu may be most important this week as Venus in Leo trines Mars in Libra under that Libra Sun. We could be a little too restless to stay locked in our office, but these sociable planets can help us make new friends in college or school, help us see potential in a new relationship, or add sparks to an old one. They add panache to the search for social justice. Stay in the moment and nurture those sparks rather than douse them with expectations that may put the fire out.
Over the weekend a Capricorn Moon can bring us diligence and function, we can aspire to get things done but let’s be cooperative rather than controlling. The Sun enters Libra early Saturday morning—Venus in Leo trines Chiron offering healing moments, moments to let go of some plan or anger that is no longer appropriate, and shares affection or cooperation in a way that just encourages our life force. Be sociable, be friendly, and be efficient.
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By Sunday evening the Moon enters collaborative Aquarius and trines the Sun. The Sun also quincunx Saturn which can make us feel torn between our work and our life. On Monday, Mercury trines Jupiter in earth signs and practical words flow; it is a great day to sign contracts, put some nuts and bolts in place, or make an overture. We may need to talk out some recent dilemmas or deal with the fallout of this summer’s snafus, but we could see the light at the end of that tunnel.
On Tuesday the Moon enters Pisces and we will probably need to take a deep breath. There has been a lot of change going on and this is a time for adaptogens and kindness—we need to let the dough rest before we launch into the next stretch because next week could get really busy.
Friday, September 22: Spring clean intentions. Our attention may be scattered easily this morning; don’t get caught in the weeds but do stand back and assess intentions for the week and for the coming season. This afternoon, as the Moon enters Capricorn and sextiles Saturn, our competence grows in bursts of focus. Set up projects for next week. Some situations may not be as grim as they appear. Let tonight be a healing evening.
Moon square Neptune 7:37 AM MDT, Moon square Sun 1:31 PM, Moon enters Capricorn 2:20 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 5:44 PM.
Saturday, September 23: Autumn begins as the Sun enters Libra at 12:49 AM—some knot loosens, and portals open for easier flow. That pragmatic Capricorn Moon helps us make clean, focused decisions, but it’s not all about the practical as a Venus-Chiron trine promotes interpersonal sweetness. The afternoon and evening bring equinox magic, but we may feel cranky later in the evening (as the Moon squares Mars) and mind that we didn’t get something done that we’d hoped to do.
Sun enters Libra 12:49 AM, Venus trine Chiron 1:17 AM, Moon trine Mercury 12:23 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 4:12 PM, Moon square Mars 9:17 PM.
Sunday, September 24: The morning can be reasonably productive if we keep the pace steady, but we may need to wrestle with some discouragement or old pain midday and feel melancholic as well as ticked off as the Capricorn Moon conjunct Pluto and Mars opposes Chiron. Later, different people may have different ideas about the right way to proceed. Some plans of ours could run into logistical difficulties that need to be reorganized rather than muscled through as the Sun quincunx Saturn. Instead of wrestling with some control issues, consider just enjoying each other’s company instead.
Moon trine Uranus 5:27 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 11:02 AM, Moon conjunct Pluto 2:05 PM, Mars opposes Chiron 2:05 PM, Moon enters Aquarius 5:29 PM, Moon trine Sun 8:26 PM, Sun quincunx Saturn 9:10 PM.
Monday, September 25: We could see our options opening up as Mercury trines Jupiter, and we can find the words we need. Put in or submit that proposal, make that overture, and call an old friend; open hallways of communication and listen for the fresh winds as Mercury trines Jupiter under a collaborative Aquarius Moon. Keep personal demands down, and work towards the good of the team.
Mercury trine Jupiter 6:09 AM, Moon square Jupiter 5:48 PM.
Tuesday, September 26: Strange dreams or too many things to juggle this morning can leave us stressed, feeling that it will be hard to make everyone happy or do everything well as the Aquarius Moon opposes Venus and squares Uranus early on. It may take more effort to stay on track than normal; patience and appreciation further. Come evening, don’t look too far ahead and feel overwhelmed, instead stay present as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces.
Moon trine Mars 1:12 AM, Moon opposes Venus 2:47 AM, Moon square Neptune 6:38 AM, Moon enters Pisces 6:18 PM, Moon conjunct Saturn 9:01 PM.
Wednesday, September 27: The mood is sensitive and potentially self-critical. Avoid being hard on oneself just to feel more in control; focus on safety and solutions as Mercury quincunx Chiron under a sensitive Pisces Moon. Listen for a call to compassion; the evening brings a gentler note as the Moon sextiles Jupiter.
Mercury quincunx Chiron 4:29 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 5:45 PM.
Thursday, September 28: On this sleepy day, we may need extra time to get things done or to track what we do carefully. Daydream, do some creative brainstorming, or meditate, but don’t get lost in the process as the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. Stay situationally aware midday and find a safe place to nap. The energy picks up quickly after teatime as the Moon heads into Aries, and we can get really impatient with recent snafus unless we feel progress is being made.
Moon opposes Mercury 12:18 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 6:35 AM, Moon conjunct Neptune 11:53 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 2:57 PM, Moon enters Aries 6:17 PM.
Like waves stirred up by a passing hurricane, expect swirling energetic storminess as Mercury turns direct and the Sun, Uranus, and Pluto form a grand trine in earth signs this week. Blue skies shimmer after a storm and clearer sailing beckons us by the end of the week. Good changes are in the works, but we need to navigate this week with care.
Over this last month snafus, misunderstandings, or odd delays have given some of us great lessons in how to advocate for ourselves. We’ve been in an astrological holding and review pattern, but now the planets ask us to turn forward and begin the next chapter. Stuck processes become unstuck, but life can get a little messy in the process. Like navigating a storm, it can help to remember where we’re going and to stay focused on a calm place beyond the waves.
Over this next weekend, we may need to straighten out misplaced orders, find lost objects, or catch up on a delayed body of work. Check all recent plans to see if they still work and adjust where they don’t. Listen to each other in a way that might’ve been hard in the last few weeks and enjoy some sweetening moments between the waves.
The weekend begins under a companionable Libra Moon which can help us navigate any turbulence as Mercury turns direct. It’s a good weekend to just enjoy one another’s company and appreciate the moment. Our emotional boat could start rocking again on Sunday and through early next week as sensitive Venus squares expansive Jupiter while the Moon enters broody Scorpio. We’ll see the detritus left behind after the recent Mercury retrograde cycle; what needs to be fixed, reorganized, or what deadline waits impatiently for us to catch up? We could be extra emotional, and our trust could be tested; some experience may call us to expand our compassionate heart.
On Tuesday a whiff of confusion or insecurity needs a steady step as the Sun opposes diffusing Neptune while Mars quincunx Jupiter, leaving us willful but uncertain. By Wednesday we get a green light—the Moon enters forward-looking Sagittarius, the Sun trines Pluto, and new chapters begin.
Friday, September 15: On this day of swirling possibilities, let’s work to understand one another, correct misunderstandings, and be supportive. It’s a good day to finish up short-term projects and get ready to turn towards the future as Mercury turns direct at 2:21 PM MDT, just be prepared to deal with unexpected plot twists. Enjoy a sense of relief this afternoon and evening, but still keep an eye out for snafus and crossed signals in the mix. Enjoy a flash from the past or a taste of tradition while staying situationally aware.
Moon opposes Neptune 4:30 AM MDT, Moon trine Pluto 7:49 AM, Moon enters Libra 11:44 AM, Mercury stations direct 2:21 PM, Sun trine Uranus 7:23 PM.
Saturday, September 16: Listen for potentially startling news overnight—whether it comes in dreams or headlines—as the Moon conjuncts activating Mars. The rest of the day offers a chance to come back into balance, enjoy company, forgive oneself for recent foibles, and appreciate the world’s beauty under the collaborative and aesthetic Libra Moon. Just keep an eye on emotional expectations as we can feel the hint of deep connection, but there may still be some temporary obstacles to work out.
Moon conjunct Mars 1:52 PM, Moon sextile Venus 5:57 PM.
Sunday, September 17: Our hearts could want more today; wanting to poke or tug at our situation to feel that emotional charge, whether it is positive or negative, as Venus squares Jupiter. People can express excitement or anxiety inappropriately. Instead of poking a sore point, love more and find something wonderfully intense to provide that feedback. Tonight, we could feel extremely ambivalent—craving both closeness and solitude at the same time, as the Moon squares Pluto then enters intense Scorpio.
Venus square Jupiter 12:09 AM, Moon square Pluto 7:06 PM, Moon enters Scorpio 10:58 PM.
Monday, September 18: We need to work out the lumps. Focus on fixing problems, getting organized, and taking a step forward as the Scorpio Moon trines Saturn and sextiles Mercury. We get a new understanding of the land ahead but may feel grumpy and need to expose some misunderstanding or pull out a thorn in our paw. Be patient with this process.
Moon trine Saturn 3:18 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 3:52 PM.
Tuesday, September 19: We could swear Mercury is still retrograde today as the Sun opposes confusing Neptune and brings a cloud of uncertainty or misperception. Be curious rather than certain, and keep asking good questions. Track important items carefully as they may wander. Watch an irritable or accident-prone phase midafternoon as Mars quincunx Jupiter; use a burst of energy to attack some necessary physical labor rather than argue. Make necessary adjustments in the plan around dinnertime as the Moon opposes Uranus. Hit the reset button tonight.
Moon opposes Jupiter 4:15 AM, Sun opposes Neptune 5:17 AM, Moon square Venus 6:29 AM, Mars quincunx Jupiter 4:47 PM, Moon opposes Uranus 6:46 PM.
Wednesday, September 20: The light turns green, and that new chapter builds momentum. Look for some good changes today as the Moon enters upbeat Sagittarius. Notice movement in some previously stuck situations. Remember to stick to what matters and let go of what doesn’t as the Sun trines Pluto; drop the trivia and be aware of global issues. Remember your goals and stay on target.
Moon trine Neptune 6:06 AM, Moon sextile Sun 2:46 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 4:21 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 8:05 AM, Moon square Saturn 11:57 AM, Sun trine Pluto 11:20 PM.
Thursday, September 21: Kick into gear, send out a resume, or reach out to new contacts; go exploring, get going on this next chapter. Be enthusiastic about other people’s new beginnings and they will support yours. Meet a stranger. Be open to everyone, give people the benefit of your doubt, but trust people only as far as they have proved themselves so far.
Moon square Mercury 3:12 AM, Moon sextile Mars 12:00 PM, Moon trine Venus 4:25 PM.