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In 2021, big changes are afoot in how you see yourself and your significant relationships. For yourself, you are learning a new definition of freedom that includes being centered rather than scattered. It may be time to let go of philosophies or spiritual practices that are trapping you in the past.
Your relationships will undergo radical shifts this year, as you are challenged to listen to those closest to you in order to clearly comprehend their needs. Don’t assume you know what a loved one is saying; keep asking questions until you are sure you understand. The late Spring will be an especially tumultuous time, but if you remember to take a deep breath, be curious, and listen, you will gain valuable insights into creating more authentic partnerships.
A key to this year is in staying closer to home. While you are a wanderer by nature, there is plenty to explore in the world around you without going to the four corners of the Earth. You will be challenged to master your understanding of the immediate environment—the nature park you drive by every day, the community center down the street, your local animal shelter. It is in everyday experiences that the news of the universe will be heralded. If you allow yourself to explore places like this, you will be rewarded with new vision for how to use your unique skills to make the world a better place.
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.
It’s time to shed what we don’t need and clear space for a new cycle or deal with a loss of something we took for granted. We turn a corner on this Saturday’s new Moon-solar eclipse in Sagittarius. This eclipse occurs early in the morning and is only visible in South America, we are out of its crosshairs but will still feel its cleansing impact.
Eclipses shift the energy and precipitate actions that felt stuck or were delayed and can eclipse what is no longer relevant. And sometimes they eclipse something that feels deeply important and relevant to us, and really challenges us to step up to the plate, accept that a change has happened, and decide what we want to do next. Sagittarius wants us to see that this whole world is connected, through ideas, weather systems, ecosystems, germs, and economics, and so this eclipse can remind us that our boundaries are permeable.
Unless this eclipse is interacting directly with our chart at 12 to 13° of mutable signs, we may not feel it in an intensely in a personal way, but we will feel it through the collective. This Sagittarian new Moon eclipse is within a degree of America’s ascendant; America is in the midst of some tough wake-up calls around our very identity and how we are perceived in the world at large. The country’s progressed Sun is in Pisces for another 13 years, Pluto has just gotten off a two-year opposition to Mercury in our country’s chart, and we are headed into our first Pluto return. This is an opportunity over the next couple of years for a deep cultural introspection and a chance to rebirth democracy and our collective strength.
An eclipse resonates for at least six months, this weekend may trigger a tough wake-up call which points to how America is-over the last five years - losing its global leadership, perceived as falling behind in matters of health, moral priorities, progressive values and technological breakthroughs. While Mumbai develops solar powered subways, America still debates climate change. Our country’s chart is astoundingly robust, once we face a problem we can soar, this eclipse may bring home where we are not facing problems, where we waste our energy arguing instead of improving.
On a more personal level each one of us can look at what we could compost to create the room for a new beginning and new understandings. This Sagittarian clearing can take a simple form, we may need to release old toys so there’s room for new holiday presents. We could release a doctrine which felt important last year but no longer supports a healthy future, or let go of an old sense of self which is really too small or not in line with our authentic truths. Above all, Sagittarius encourages us to be honest with ourselves first, so we can be honest with others.
The new Moon in Sagittarius also encourages us just to get outside. Some time in the wild or with our dogs, or dancing in the streets can help us integrate recent changes.
Also, early in the week- feisty Mars in Scorpio sextiles Pluto and squares Jupiter, which gives it a lot of. This Mars can energize new projects and helps us start something wonderful, but also will exacerbate our desire to argue, fight, and compete. This aspect can reveal hidden motives and push us to seek retribution, it can strengthen our immune system but also our pugnaciousness. Fight a good fight.
The Moon enters Aquarius on Tuesday and brings our attention to group dynamics, to corporate culture and community efforts, let’s make sure we also stay sensitive to the feelings of those closest to us.
Friday, December 3: We can feel a change coming in the wind- whether it’s winter break, a new job, or impending loss as the Moon enters Sagittarius and the Sun quincunx Uranus. Some may respond with impatience or anxiety while others just feel easily distracted. In the evening- share stories about the busy work week and support one another as the Moon sextile Saturn. Share conversation about what would be good to transform under this weekend’s eclipse.
Moon enters Sagittarius at 5:12 AM, Sun quincunx Uranus 8:14 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 7:45 PM.
Saturday, December 4: Overnight, at 12:42 AM MST the Sun and Moon conjunct for a solar eclipse and shakes things loose. Check the headlines and check in with the soul, look for what’s been released and consider what to initiate. Dogs need a walk, and we could all use some time outside. The winds shift, our attention adjust, and winter holidays feel closer.
New Moon solar eclipse, conjunct Mercury at 12:42 AM, Moon square Neptune 1:22 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 10:07 PM.
Sunday, December 5: The Moon enters industrious and potentially competent Capricorn this morning. Build, create, decorate, move, but avoid pushing others into motion; everyone has to listen to their own muse. This is also an important time to look at our lives and notice what is satisfying, what we’ve done well, what’s going right.
Moon enters Capricorn 4:30 AM, Moon trine Uranus 10:55 PM.
Monday, December 6: This is a creative day to start new projects, launch new beginnings, to have imagination about the next step, as long as we are clear what is reality and what is our imagination. Take an inventory and check in with one another. Work to keep lines of communication clear throughout the week. Launch new projects as activating Mars sextiles empowering Pluto, just make sure that the details are understood and agreed upon. Tonight, be kind through random mood swings as we deal with a bit of gritty reality that is not necessarily bad but may take some work. People may be friendly and still not want to get too close, though they will want their efforts seen and appreciated.
Mars sextile Pluto 4:41 AM, Moon sex tile Neptune 1:06 PM, Moon conjunct Venus 6:21 PM, Moon conjunct Pluto 8:55 PM, Moon sextile Mars 9:41 PM.
Tuesday, December 7: It’s hard to see clearly as Mercury squares Neptune. Check the weather, check attitudes, and look out for obfuscating circumstances. Double check that everyone’s on the same page before proceeding as the Moon enters collaborative Aquarius. Keep any competitive edges humorous and choose arguments carefully because feisty Mars squares Jupiter tonight. Drive defensively as some people get careless if they get wound up or ticked off.
Moon enters Aquarius 4:48 AM, Mercury square Neptune 8:15 AM, Moon conjunct Saturn 8:42 PM, Mars square Jupiter 11:21 PM.
Wednesday, December 8: Accomplish and build trust with collaborators. Follow through on obligations and responsibilities, weave connections. Even though these community threads work, a heaviness or world weariness can weigh on us and need a moment later on. Support one another through existential angst and remember that this too shall pass.
Moon square Uranus 12 AM, Moon sextile the Sun 8:56 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 7:06 PM.
Thursday, December 9: The day may strangely wander as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces and makes no major aspects. Consider taking a mental health day. We could feel more permeable and vulnerable, emotional, and need to catch up with personal issues. Empathize and be present for one another rather than push efficiency.
Moon conjunct Jupiter 1:52 AM, Moon square Mars 2:59 AM, Moon enters Pisces 7:53 AM.
Friday begins under an upbeat, dramatic, humorous and competitively playful Leo Moon, though the family dynamics can tilt into melodrama easily if anybody feels slighted. Help everybody feel heard and appreciated, and boycott one-upsmanship.
Over the weekend the Moon enters Virgo, and we need to get our digestive system back on track, it will further to eat simpler food and have come deeper conversations. Do not give advice unless specifically requested, as so many people are doing their own personal homework right now and need approval and support rather than critique. Save that for the world at large.
A collaborative Libra Moon early next week allow us coordinate with one another for a new work push or vision quest. Militant Mars in Scorpio forms a supportive trine to dissolving Neptune and encourages us to act on our dreams and in line with our ideals. If we don’t have a clear image of our dreams or vision, this is a good time to go search for one. It also encourages us to let go of some old anger, if that’s what we’re ready to do. Some people will idealize their anger and entrench further, so work carefully around people who choose to polarize or identify with their anger rather than with their healing.
This Mars- Neptune trine asked us to act for out with our ideals, in line with our spirit on a good day, or can lead us to the delusion that we think we know what we’re talking about when we don’t. It underlines the absolute necessity of getting truths finding more facts in emotionally complicated situations, particularly when we think those are first scan of the facts supports our opinion. This is true with headlines in politics, family dynamics and relationship assumptions. This proviso intensifies towards the end of the week as Venus approaches next week conjunction with Pluto.
Our impatience grows and attention sharpens as the Moon enters intensive Scorpio on Wednesday, December 1. Neptune turns direct, it’s been retrograde since the end of June. As it turns it may bring some interesting weather, but also gives us a chance to clear up some misconception or delusion in the days ahead. That Scorpio Moon-- as the Sun semi-squares Pluto and Mercury quincunx Uranus- nudges us to look deeper, dig deeper, and find out what’s really going on. It can leave some unsettling questions and debates, we can make good trouble, but need to choose our trouble wisely, and repair relations whenever possible. Neptune direct also calls us to remember our spiritual or philosophic goals- and work in those directions as the winter solstice draws nigh.
Friday, November 26: Morning lingers either festive or dramatic, depending upon how we play that Leo Moon. Put people first and throw away the schedule. Expect overindulgence. This afternoon, get busy; encourage people to work together on an intriguing project as the Moon enters Virgo. Talk late into the night but keep all personal comments supportive.
the Moon opposes Jupiter 9:23 AM, Saturn textile Chiron 6:04 PM, Moon enters Virgo 7:11 PM.
Saturday, November 27: People may feel at odds or out of sorts this morning and need some personal time. Keep it simple, real, and with a loose agenda. Catch up on odd chores and unfinished conversations. By late afternoon nervous systems recover and many are up for a last-minute spontaneity or gathering.
the Moon square Mercury 3:27 AM, the Moon square Sun 5:27 AM, the Moon trine Uranus 5:18 PM.
Sunday, November 28: The mood is honest, impatient, and oversensitive as the Virgo Moon trines Pluto and opposes Neptune. Talk less and keep the heart open. There’s a lot on peoples’ plates for the next few weeks, so be low maintenance and send beloveds off with support and leftovers. New determination arises tonight as the Sun conjuncts Mercury.
the Moon trine Venus 6:14 AM, the Moon sextile Mars 7:36 AM, the Moon opposed Neptune 8:49 AM, the Moon trine Pluto 5:02 PM, Sun conjunct mercury 9:37 PM.
Monday, November 29: Reconnect with work teams, friends, nonfamily members as the Libra Moon trine Saturn and encourages us to organize together in a friendly way. Add action to dreams and visions as Mars trines Neptune. And if there is no vision yet to work towards, it’s a good time to go look for one, to brainstorm and dream up new goals, and develop mutually helpful plans to get there.
the Moon enters Libra 1:54 AM, Mars trine Neptune 7:10 AM, Moon sex tile son 3:44 PM, Moon sex tile mercury 4:33 PM, Moon trine Saturn 5:23 PM, Mercury trine Chiron 7:40 PM.
Tuesday, November 30: Serious work hovers on the horizon, whether it’s an opportunity, emergency, or cultural phenomenon as Mercury and the Sun sextile competent Saturn. Collaborate now and sketch in long-term and contingency plans. Listen sympathetically to others concerns and be a loving grown-up.
Mercury sextile Saturn 12:18 AM, the Sun trine Chiron 7:37 AM, Moon square Venus 12:55 AM, Venus sex tile Neptune 1:46 PM, son sex tile Saturn 4:14 PM, Mercury 70 square Pluto 5:27 PM, Moon square Pluto 8:42 PM, Moon square Jupiter 9:19 PM.
Wednesday, December 1: Rely on recent collaboration and let everyone find their own way forward. Impatience, edgy honesty abounds as the Moon enters focused Scorpio and the Sun semi squares Pluto. We may just focus on our work, investigating a real problem or find ourselves obsessing grumpily. Neptune turns direct after a long retrograde, which can leave us swirling in misconceptions or having difficulty connecting with our imagination; the next few days ask us to straighten out our assumptions, and reconnect with our visions, contact our imagination consciously.
the Moon enters Scorpio 4:55 AM, Neptune turns direct 6:22 AM, Sun semi square Pluto, Mercury quincunx Uranus 7:15 PM, Moon square Saturn 7:42 PM.
Thursday, December 2: The inner world activates this morning, dreams may be thick and interesting, but ask good questions otherwise. The energy can be sweet when we’re not hitting on our personal irritants. If important decisions and actions precipitate near dinnertime as the Moon conjunct Mars, don’t overreact and make sure impulses are on target.
Moon opposed Uranus 12:01 AM, Moon trine Neptune 1:57 PM, Moon se tile Venus 3:51 PM, Moon conjunct Mars 5:45 PM, Moon sex tile Pluto 9:25 PM, Moon square Jupiter 10:22 PM.