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The beginning of 2021 will focus on radical shifts occurring in the most personal area of life—home and family. Scorpios can sometimes feel as though they don’t really fit with their family of origin. This year, you will have opportunities to get in synch with your lineage. Study and connect with your ancestors. You may feel challenged by what you find, but diving into your roots will lead to acceptance and generosity about how you relate to your origins.
If you’ve been considering a move or change in the home front, this is the year to initiate your dreams. Perhaps it’s just a matter of redecorating or rearranging, but maybe you’ve been in denial about how your home just isn’t working for you right now. You might find yourself contemplating a big move that breaks you out of old patterns and allows you to innovate your personal space.
The Spring may bring a blast of emotional sensitivity that throws you off track. It’s important that you find other people to share your feelings with, even if that feels risky. During this time, the universe is helping you build resiliency and intimacy.
In late Fall, use a surge of energy to get new projects and dreams off the ground. You may feel more agitated than usual—use these new activities to channel excess power into. Like screwing in a lightbulb, this time of year will yield brilliance if you create appropriate outlets to express yourself. The world needs your gifts now more than ever.
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.
This is a busy week. Enjoy the changes as the energy pivots, but choose carefully what will help to stay grounded, safe, and forward-thinking to sidestep the many crosscurrents as all the willful planets dance together. The Sun and Mars conjunct, they both square Pluto, and both Jupiter and Mercury turn direct.
The weekend starts upbeat, active, and social as the Moon conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius forms of motivating trine to Sun and Mars conjunct in Libra. Watch for important interactions around group dynamics, community responsibilities, labor unions, voting rules, and employee culture.
Over the weekend we have an opportunity to catch up with our feelings and with one another as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces, conjuncts Neptune while the Sun squares deep Pluto. While Mercury stations before it turns direct on Monday it encourages us to hold still, not to strive to be efficient or ambitious. Don’t get caught in the swamp of old feelings or memories but do let them come but do let them come up for the next layer of healing and release as Mercury trines Saturn.
Late on Sunday the energy begins to pivot as Jupiter, retrograde since mid-June, turns direct, followed by Mercury, retrograde for the last three weeks, on Monday. We often feel turbulence in the force as a planet changes directions, and un-sticking of what’s been stuck. The energy can swirl like waves amongst a rocky coast. Consider stepping back from any churning situation, lend calm and hope to the situation. Lean forward on new plans soon but right now wait for the waters to calm before pressing forward.
Communication issues begin to straighten out and our message now comes across but we may need to troubleshoot as the week begins. Repair, deal with tech problems and mistaken orders, clarify misunderstandings, and get all ducks headed forward. Rather than looking backwards, now we can begin to explore the next chapter.
Not that the waters calm right away. On Wednesday, the full Moon forms a formidable T-square as the Moon (27 degrees Aries) opposes the Mars-Sun conjunction (23- and 27-degrees Libra), and all three square Pluto (24 Capricorn) which could bring the real clash of wills, a chance to confront an old misuse of power, bring on radical pouting, or help us solve a mystery. If that full Moon highlights tension between what we desire and our need for connection, let’s look for a way through that is authentic and solution- focused, keep our actions and intentions clean and hold firm to our truth without casually pouring oil on any fires.
2019 Friday, October 15: Our sight turns outwards- notice family dynamics, social patterns, policy eddies, as the Moon conjuncts Jupiter in collaborative Aquarius and trines the Sun. Hold meetings, but more to check in on projects and listen to the backstory than to plan the future. Do not toy with other’s feelings nor perseverate on an old sad story this poignant evening; be kind to the heart and let feelings flow as Venus semi-squares Pluto and the Moon enters Pisces at 8:21 PM MDT. It may help to watch a good tear-provoking movie or have long sympathetic talks.
Moon trine Mars 1:57 AM, Sun trine Jupiter 5:46 AM, Moon conjunct Jupiter 6:28 AM, Venus semi-square Pluto 8:21 PM, Moon enters Pisces 8:21 PM.
Saturday, October 16: Waft around in feelings as funny moments mix with bits of aching fall beauty while Venus in outdoors Sagittarius sextiles Mercury. We may feel like wandering around without much wind in our sails as Mars quincunx Neptune and Venus trines Chiron under the sensitive Pisces Moon but may get an opportunity to free up some energy if we let a new compassionate perception help us forgive an old wrong. Go gently. Release ambition. Rest the soul.
Venus trine Chiron 12:48 PM, Moon square Venus 2:59 PM, Mars quincunx Neptune 6:31 PM, Mercury sextile Venus 7:23 PM. Moon sextile Uranus 9:14 PM.
Sunday, October 17: The world can feel heavy as the Sun squares Pluto, in response we may need to release a dream or accept a tough reality, empathize with the world’s woes, or just notice a passing cloud this morning. Kindness does not mean letting others push us around because of their anxiety, sidestep those confrontations instead. Feed the imagination, engage in spiritual practice, or take a nap, midday and let dreams do the work as the Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune. Notice what frees up tonight as Jupiter turns direct.
Sun square Pluto 6:12 AM, Moon conjunct Neptune 10:59 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 5:23 PM, Jupiter turns direct 11:29 PM.
Monday, October 18: This is a tricky day, stay centered and don’t get caught in other people’s whirlpools as the Moon enters feisty Aries and opposed Mercury, all while Mercury stations to turn direct. The energy swirls and eddies, takes two steps forward and one step back. Even though the energy can be surprisingly competitive, clarify priorities and act rather than react. What has felt blocked now begins to unblock but be patient to keep this energy shift safe and productive. Like New England weather, if you don’t like the feelings, wait a minute.
Moon enters Aries 4:03 AM, Mercury turns direct 9:16 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 5:14 PM, Mars trine Jupiter 8:36 PM, Moon conjunct Mercury 11:25 PM.
Tuesday, October 19: While things are still on the feisty side, we can balance our need to do it our way and our need for collaboration if we take every opportunity to hear one another, look for hidden pockets of sunshine, and move forward as Venus quincunx Uranus. Experiment with aesthetics and listen to the changes now in motion.
Moon trine Venus 4:39 AM, Venus quincunx Uranus 5:15 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 10:58 PM.
Wednesday, October 20: This day roars in like a lion but may pad out like a soon-hibernating bear. So if we fall out of bed on the wrong side this morning, let’s take a deep breath, control those impulses, and reconsider later to make sure our plans will actually get us the results we want. The full Moon the feisty Aries Moon forms a difficult, reactive, action-oriented T-square as it squares Pluto early on. The desire to bite or start a revolution calms down by midday, we can sort out our plans and follow through on the good ones with determination or look for comfort, take a nap, and remember what stabilizes our life as the Moon enters Taurus later in the day.
Moon opposed Mars 12:28 AM, Moon square Pluto, 2:55 AM, Moon opposes the Sun 8:56 AM, Moon enters Taurus 1:58 PM.
Thursday, October 21: We need to be clear and impeccable in our intentions. Plans which have been long in the making may now become visible. Mars squares Pluto which can make things happen, but what it manifests is up to us. Our will can feel like the torque of the heavy gyroscope. Let’s hold the light of compassion and integrity- and take good actions. Be careful around difficult or jealous people and dangerous machinery. Look forward, dig in deep and put some muscle into long term plans.
Moon square Saturn 3:44 AM, Moon conjunct Uranus 4:27 PM, Mars squares Pluto 10:19 PM.
Where do we want our rainbow? Let’s develop a clear image of our goals for the next few weeks, then stay flexible about our means of accomplishing them. This view can help us stay on track even as we deal with odd moments and mood swings, distracting technical snafus (just ask Facebook), and a few important side agendas. We can make progress if we’re willing to roll with the changes and stop to appreciate moments of beauty along the way.
When a planet is combust- or close to the Sun it- the powerful personality of the Sun can make it hard for the planet’s energy to be expressed cleanly. But when it is cazimi- right in the heart of the sun- it pulses with the sun’s energy and can manifest powerfully, as if it is the focal lens for the sun’s energy.
This week is generally decisively indecisive with retrograde Mercury, the Sun, and Mars, all conjunct- combust- in Libra in equivocal but social-justice-seeking Libra. Except for when the planets perfect their conjunctions- we may have trouble thinking objectively and expressing our temper and our will cleanly. We may long for the beauty way, for living in right relations with our world, and feel painfully aware of how far we are from that goal.
On a pleasant day in the autumnal sunshine, all can be well. At other times we may overfocus on what could go wrong, particularly on Friday under an intense and focused Scorpio moon. The Sun perfects its conjunction- cazimi him- with Mars Friday evening for pointed, willful, potentially desirous and decisive moment.
Over the weekend a lighter-hearted, more peripatetic Sagittarius Moon encourages us to engage with the natural world in all its fall glory. And it may be easier to deal with the squirrels and dogs and falling leaves than difficult people.
Will feel better if for actually doing something to make that happen men of the home very soon and have to watch out for discouragement which can leave us in a puddle. It’s easier to know what we don’t want, what upsets our balance, rather than what we do, which can make it hard, but not impossible, to get agreement on any major legislation or family decision. We need to break out of him the win-lose paradigm and seek a Libran sense of fairness and balance to all causes.
Saturn, where who’s been retrograde since the end of May, turns direct on Sunday as the Sun perfects its conjunction with Mercury. With that we may see a shuffling of building foundations, organizations or chains of command.
Monday calls us back to work though the roadmap may be in metamorphosis as Mercury forms a challenging, potentially anxiety producing quincunx to Uranus. But this Uranus aspect can also help us roll with the changes.
She Meets Herself © Lisa Seed 2011
Prioritize friendships and alliances midweek. Work that social media and other collaborations as Venus sextile Saturn on Wednesday and the Moon enters collaborative Aquarius and the Sun quincunx Neptune. The weather may get foggy, conditions get messy, or just our thoughts feel a little fuzzy. Let’s only progress forward as fast as we can see clearly. We can use this
uncertain juicy envisioning time to imagine what we’re doing next, to remember our rainbow may land, then push forward after Mercury turns the following week.
Friday, October 8: We can send out mixed messages because we honestly feel them; our desire for connection can alternate with getting fed up with humankind or with a craving for the future as the Sun and Mars conjunct under irascible Scorpio moon. Now this rhythm with one another, but our moods may syncopate, rather than coincide, and we will need humorous patience to work through. If things feel odd with our companions but stop and assess where they are and what they need or give them room to wander on their own. Around dinner, drop petty differences and share a moment as the Moon trines Neptune. Expand, but rein in extremes, as the Moon squares Jupiter tonight.
Moon opposed Uranus 6:59 AM, Moon trine Neptune 6:52 PM, Moon square Jupiter 9:03 PM.
Saturday, October 9: The mood is more upbeat and outgoing if too easily interrupted under a peripatetic Sagittarius Moon and as the Sun conjuncts Mercury at 10:18 PM MDT. Wander in the woods. Mid-day a series of minor irritating semi-squares from the Moon can trip us up and can goal our household chores but can help us fix some long-standing minor problems. Honesty furthers, directness counts- just make it kind; think before speaking as Mercury conjunct Mars at 4:48 PM MDT. Prioritize safety and clarity, as we can sound sharp-edged or trip into minor accidents if we rush without paying attention. Evening stabilizes.
Moon sextile Pluto 12:05 AM, Venus semi-square Mercury 1:37 AM, the Moon enters Sagittarius 9:23 AM, the Sun conjunct Mercury 10:18 AM, Moon conjunct Venus 1:36 PM, Mercury conjunct Mars 4:48 PM, Moon sex tile Saturn 8:43 PM.
Sunday, October 10: Have good discussions over brunch, important and pleasant conversations can help us make decisions this morning as the Moon sextiles Mercury, Mars, and the Sun. Don’t bother trying to talk to someone who doesn’t want to be there-- that Sagittarius Moon amps up our desire to escape and lowers our attention span- but do make progress otherwise. Saturn turns direct this afternoon; although there may be differences in opinion around who’s in charge and what is foundational, over the next few days we’ll be able to see further ahead in the work than we have for a while.
Moon sextile Mercury 10:48 AM, Moon sextile Mars 1:11 PM, Moon sextile Sun 2:44 PM, Moon square Neptune 8:16 PM, Saturn turns direct stationary 8:16 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 10:30 PM.
Monday, October 11: An industrious Capricorn Moon calls us back to work, just don’t become controlling under stress. If someone else gets bossy, no it’s their anxiety, but step back from misbehavior. Prioritize organization. Manage anxiety or nerves as Mercury in conjuncts Uranus. Some important missives can change our understanding—but let’s make sure we have the whole story. Although Saturn is direct, Mercury still has another week, the big picture plans begin to form, but conversations about how to make it so may need to wait.
Moon enters Capricorn 11:14 AM, Mercury quincunx Uranus 11:29 PM.
Tuesday, October 12: New chapters begin this morning as the Moon trines Uranus and Saturn moves forward- but these chapters will need adjustment later. Work on the foundations for future success but stay flexible about how that’s going to happen. Watch moods if the conversation gets more difficult, everyone thinks they have the right answer around dinner time, walk it out rather than wrestle as the Moon squares Mars and the Sun.
Moon square Mercury 9:50 AM, Moon trine Uranus 10:33 AM, Moon square Mars 6:26 PM, Moon square Sun 9:24 PM, Moon sextile Neptune 11:10 PM.
Wednesday, October 13: Deal with matters of trust this morning, be reliable, fulfill important obligations, and be there for old friends as Venus sextile Saturn. Have form work with function. Then turn the vision outwards and take the pulse of the team as the Moon enters Aquarius and the Sun quincunx Neptune. Watch for water damage, spillage, let tears flow if they need to without trying to figure out the story.
Moon conjunct Pluto 4:53 AM, Venus sextile Saturn 1:26 PM, Moon enters Aquarius 2:47 PM, son quincunx Neptune 9:31 PM.
Thursday, October 14: Reliability is still beloved virtue, check in on responsibilities to the larger community as the Moon conjunct Saturn in Aquarius this morning. Nurture connections mid-day as the Moon befriends Venus and Mercury, then look around to see what needs changing, which plans need adjustment this afternoon as the Moon squares Uranus.
Moon conjunct Saturn 2:54 AM, Moon sextile Venus 4:03 AM, Moon trine Mercury 11:08 AM, Moon square Uranus 2:51 PM.