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Aspects are listed in fine print under the Moon sign each day within the pages of the We'Moon datebook and bulleted by day in within the Starcodes. They show the angle of 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.
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You will need to sort through what you perceive to be contradictions and tensions between being comfortable and being the visionary oddball that you are. Many of those supposed contradictions are part of a problematic inheritance. This is a time for you to discover that you can connect to your broad visions of humanity in very personal ways indeed, ways that will have you feeling deeply—emotionally and physically.
The summer gives you a chance to both soften into compassion and enter the deep seas of your own beauty, and to expose some cherished illusions (inflated, deprecating, or both) you may have about your own worth. Call yourself back into your body. Experience and explore the emotions this work brings up. Ecosystem wisdom says that the work you do at the center of yourself will indeed serve the whole.
Rhea Wolf © Mother Tongue Ink 2021
Rhea works to tear down the racist patriarchy through words, witchcraft, & workshops. The author of The Light That Changes: The Moon in Astrology, Stories, and Time and Which is Witch zines, Rhea is also a prison activist, mother, and teaches at the Portland School of Astrology.
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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.
Life will feel easier if we just chill this week, catch up with friends and reassess our situation rather than try to push forward with Venus and Mercury now both retrograde. Practice hygge-the Danish concept of warm winter coziness. Introspect, review, research, and integrate elements of the past before taking the next step.
Stay safe, the swirling energies of these retrograde planets can set off strange accidents and complexities. But the unusual energies can also create some surprising breakthroughs when everything works out right. It could be accidental, may feel like a fluke, but it could be a good new beginning.
During this review time it’s useful to think about how we got ourselves into our present social and political situation, and what we might want to do differently next time. The Sun, Mercury, and Saturn all now in Aquarius point out to us that our personal life is embedded in the socio-political process. We need to do this reassessment before we leap forward as spring arrives, tempting though it will be to push the boundaries now.
It can be challenging to just rest, complete, and review as the week progresses. As Mars joins Venus in Capricorn on Monday and Mercury retrogrades back into determined, goal-oriented Capricorn on Tuesday we remember our ambitions and may want to push forward. Capricorn likes to climb mountains, make progress, take clear steps towards a measurable goal-- all things which are hard to do with Mercury retrograde.
So while we’re waiting we can either spin our wheels and rail with frustration, get worried and potentially depressed because we feel stuck. Or we can roll with it and make the most of this retrograde season. Clear up and clean up the past. Finish unfinished business. Pull out the paints and the beadwork, get back to art forms we’ve left behind. Connect with old friends, awaken old contacts, appreciate what has worked in the past and weave it towards the future. And have hot cocoa by a cozy fire.
Want to research family history? Now’s a great time to do it. Just watch out for the could’ve- would’ve -should’ve efforts to rethink the past. The past is. It just is. We cannot change it, we can only change the future. But we can honor the past, learn from it, make reparations, and savor the best bits.
This slowdown only lasts a few weeks. Venus turns direct January 30 and Mercury turns direct on February 5, by mid-February were rolling forward. If we assess and prepare now, we can use those next two months with Mars in Capricorn productively. Keep an eye on the international chess board as that Mars in Capricorn prepares some major strategic moves.
Friday the mood can be sociable and relatively effective under a busy Virgo Moon. Over the weekend, practice hygge and pull out the art supplies under a friendly Libra Moon. On Sunday and early next week we can get frustrated easily as Mars semi-squares Saturn; the harder we push, the worse our situation can get, so instead let’s slow down, persist patiently, and find workarounds.
Midweek we can expect a confusing clash between a desire for connection and a desire for solitude under a private Scorpio Moon. The week ends under an exploratory Sagittarius Moon which can help us laugh at the oddities and brings a note of wanderlust. Just wander safely. Dream about faraway places but wait a few weeks to make those distant reservations.
Friday, January 21: Cooperate with goodwill and wrangle the details, the Virgo Moon helps us be relatively efficient even with Mercury retrograde. Notice an underlying busy self-critique or anxiety, hold that place gently and send it love rather than let it run the show. Tie up loose ends and track carefully that which needs finishing. Then knock off tonight as the Moon opposes Neptune; our minds could be tired of trying so hard and want rest and fantasy. Love a good story line and bring the popcorn.
Moon trine Uranus 3:27 AM, Moon trine Venus 6:18 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 10:43 PM.
Saturday, January 22: Morning could be irascible, let any irritation remind us to take care of ourselves and tend to our chores rather than nag one another. In the afternoon the Moon enters more sociable and pleasant Libra, trines the Sun and Mercury all in sociable air signs, and so calls our minds to our community. Ponder questions of social justice and right proportion. Find a safe way to connect tonight.
Moon trine Pluto 8:52 AM, Moon square Mars 12:45 PM, Moon enters Libra 3:02 PM, Moon trine son 8:42 PM Moon trine Mercury 9:46 PM.
Sunday, January 23: We may come to know something this morning, not through just our intellectual prowess, as our brains may be feeling a little dull edged, but through a deeper knowing where our logic aligns with our felt senses. Let the mind and perceptions work together. In the afternoon we may need to wrestle with frustrations as Mars semi-squares Saturn. It will not further to focus on fault and blame. The harder we pus , the worse it gets, so consider timing, pacing, and the path of least resistance that will still get where we need to go.
Son conjunct Mercury 3:27 AM, Moon opposed Chiron 7:24 AM, Moon square Venus 12:21 PM Mars semi- square Saturn 1:47 PM, Moon trine Saturn 5:25 PM.
Monday, January 24: Determined Mars enters Capricorn this morning and can dampens our sense of playfulness but give us more determination. We have to use that determination wisely and not let it make us not get grim or manipulative. The Moon enters Scorpio tonight and brings our energy inwards. Enjoy each other’s company but leave people to their own thoughts.
Mars enters Capricorn 5:52 AM, Moon square Pluto 3:09 PM, Moon enters Scorpio 8:56 PM, Moon sextile Mars 9:47 PM, Moon square Mercury 10:50 PM.
Tuesday, January 25: Mercury retrogrades back into Capricorn today under that bristly Scorpio Moon, people can get in a truly foul moods when the world is not going the way they wanted to. Instead, it furthers to engage in research about the past, search and solve a mystery, and be curious about the world rather than try to impose our will. Proceed consciously around confusing weather or interpersonal situations tonight as the sun semi-squares Neptune.
Moon square Sun 6:40 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 7:01 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 3:52 PM, Moon sextile Venus 4:41 PM, Mercury enters Capricorn 8:04 PM, Moon square Saturn 10:41 PM, sun semi-squares Neptune11:20 PM.
Wednesday, January 26: Work at our own pace, one that we can control, can go smoothly. Morning could bring a fuzzy mood with a pleasant sense of well-being if were not rushed, but we may need to clear out some misunderstanding. Tonight we can achieve new clarity about a bit of personal history, but the present may feel opaque.
Moon trine Neptune 9:47 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 7:09 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 10:27 PM.
Thursday, January 27: Don’t hurry, keep a steady pace. The Sagittarius Moon can make us restless just when we need to move with consciousness, and that can cause problems. Patience. A slightly lighter heart or sharper humor softens some keen edge. Keep ears open for some direct news about problems we’ve been avoiding. Take in that fresh news and remember that an honest answer builds a good foundation for future growth.
Moon enters Sagittarius 12:34 AM, Moon square Jupiter 11:01 AM, Moon sextile Sun 1:46 PM.
When things get strange, push the pause button and hold still for a minute; It’s going to be a wonky week. Mental Mercury now turns retrograde for the next three weeks and complicates how we communicate and how we transport. Venus, Queen of relationships and all we value, is retrograde until the end of the month, and change-inducing Uranus soon turns direct after many months retrograde. When planets appear to hold still to change directions against the zodiac, the energy they symbolize can swirl and roil like a winter ocean.
Retrogrades cause us to look backwards, with all that ensuing gifts and work. With these retrogrades we could feel like we’ll never get out of the 2020 – 2021 covid vortex. Political headlines focus on the past and relationships can review their low points. Facebook tosses odd memories into our virtual lap. Our dreams can dredge up both the mud and the gems of the past and we can feel stuck.
One helpful point, Mars in Sagittarius can help us forgive more easily, be honest- though we have to add depth to that honesty- and find humor on the slapstick.
There will be a shift in the winds as spring approaches, and we can make slow progress even now by staying calm, doing what we can do, and taking one step at a time. Engage all basic Mercury retrograde and Venus retrograde survival skills. Make room for delays, follow up on letters mailed, packages, and pay extra attention to anything with a tight timeline. Prioritize safety and watch out for fluky accidents. If things get strange or delays change the schedule, look for the opportunity hidden within the unplanned experience and make the best of it.
If the delays get to us it can help to consciously review any good memories and remember all the healthy progress we’ve made so far. Use this time to clean up the past, reconnect with old contacts and familiar beloveds and revive old creative projects.
Anytime there is a whiff of tension, check for misunderstandings. If a situation gets tense and communication stymies-- stop, smile, back off and come at it again later with a bit more time. Return to goals in common. Like the Constitution and democracy.
On Friday a talkative and adaptable Gemini Moon can help us roll with the swirls as Mercury turns retrograde and squares Neptune. Assume we have only part of the story. Over the weekend and through Monday a waxing to full Moon in Cancer as the Sun conjunct in-depth Pluto deepen those emotional waves like a storm over the North Atlantic. Let all feelings be transient, do not read the story of the future in this moment. If our minds spend time with those we miss or notice a story that brushes closer to mortality, let it remind us to take care of one another, get right with one another, and be fully alive now.
As the Moon enters Leo late on Monday we may need to feel heard but don’t need melodrama or drama to express the depths of our feelings. Trade off and be each other’s appreciative audience. Towards the end of the week as the Sun enters Aquarius and the Moon heads into industrious Virgo it can become easier to collaborate and make the best of our situation; attend to the work that needs to be done even with Mercury retrograde.
Friday, January 14: If some important work or decision feels like it is about to coalesce- then is put on a temporary hold, don’t give up. Expect delays. Refine and adjust plans, take care of other business and prepare to build momentum in a month. Midday confusion or diffusion can leave us feeling overextended tonight. Enjoy an ambient sharp-edged humor as that Moon opposes Mars, just be kind as well as funny. Prioritize gentleness and rest.
Mercury retrograde 4:41 AM, Moon square Neptune 2:50 PM, Moon opposed Mars 7:21 PM.
Saturday, January 15: Let the world’s difficulties inspire more authenticity, not less. Take care of the home, family, and chosen family as the Moon enters Cancer and trines Jupiter. Increase coziness. Our defenses could get twitchy, so relax, worry less about staying safe and more about honestly sharing the heart through considerate actions.
Moon enters Cancer 9:10 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 4:30 PM.
Sunday, January 16: An event may remind us to be glad we are alive. Watch a tendency to catastrophize or get depressed as the Sun conjuncts Pluto; instead honor a call to the heart and stick to what really matters. If emotional needs play bumper cars, drop below minor irritations and reactions as the Cancer Moon opposes Venus and Mercury semi-squares Mars; stay safe and keep the heart open.
Moon sextile Uranus 6:57 AM, Sun conjunct Pluto 7:50 AM, Moon opposed Venus 1:50 PM, Mercury semi-square Mars 8:22 PM.
Monday, January 17: Moods change quickly, emotional storm clouds could scuttle over bright skies as the Moon waxes full in deep-feeling Cancer. Sidestep power struggles. Dwell neither in the past nor the future; stay here and now. We can tap into something larger than ourselves for stability, connect with the earth beneath, the sky above, and the spirit within all. After and inwards-looking day, the Moon enters Leo tonight and brings us out and about.
Moon trine Neptune 3:18 AM, Moon opposed Pluto 2:07 PM, Moon opposed Sun 4:48 PM, Moon enters Leo 9:02 PM.
Tuesday, January 18: Long for some positive excitement for a change as Uranus turns direct under an expressive Leo Moon. Feel the feelings rather than invoke drama to express their depths. Keep an eye out for electronic difficulties and enjoy unexpected spontaneous moments. Some change that was on hold may now move forward as Uranus turns direct. Keep an eye out for electronic difficulties and enjoy unexpected spontaneous moments.
Mercury sextile Chiron 3:04 AM, Uranus turns direct 8:25 AM, Moon opposed Mercury 1:39 PM, Moon square Uranus 6:11 PM.
Gizmo's Two Queens by Penn King 2019
Wednesday, January 19: Morning is slow or serious as the Leo Moon opposes Saturn, by midday people need more attention. It eases practical work if we nurture connection first and then attempt to coordinate. When in doubt nurture connection and let’s that make the practical stuff easier and long one. The Sun enters Aquarius tonight begins to bring our minds out towards community and the body politic.
Moon opposed and 12:18 AM, Sun enters Aquarius 7:38 PM.
Thursday, January 20: It would be nice if we could take the next few weeks as a personal retreat, but if we must keep working, this is a good day to make lists and check them off under a conscientious Virgo Moon. Stay organized. Check to make sure all on the team have shared priorities. Do not take minor irritations out on one another, lack of clarity rather than stupidity can be the problem as Mercury semi-squares Neptune. Keep an eye on the weather and driving conditions. Celebrate every minor victory.
Moon trine Mars 1:15AM, Moon enters Virgo 7:01 AM, Moon opposes Jupiter 3:58 PM, Mercury semi-square Neptune 10:14 PM.