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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.
The stars ask us to prioritize balance, equilibrium, and fairness this week; especially when it is a challenge to do so. Mars and Mental Mercury -now direct-both in fair-minded Libra- encourage us to straighten out all sorts of recent misunderstandings, miscommunications, and delays that accrued over the last month.
Mars in Libra can express circuitously, making it a little tricky for us to ask for what we need directly and straightforwardly, but as Mars squares willful Pluto this weekend that difficulty can build up a backlog unless we clear the air. Mars square Pluto can set up strange accidents and wants to fight for what’s fair and right and just, or just fight; we need to be mindful as we move through life and evenly express both our needs and our boundaries, openly but with compassion.
Those Libra planets ask us to look at our work life balance, at the give-and-take in our relationships and in our politics and see what we can do to bring them into a healthy equilibrium. We may need to re-evaluate fairness of chores and other contributions within the house, make sure the balance feels fair and appreciated. Assess this balance in every job, relationship, and within our society. Instead of stamping our feet if we don’t like the results of our assessment, let’s take on leadership and refocus the goal towards a more egalitarian relationship.
After a steady but stubborn Friday, the Sun heads into Scorpio Friday night and turns our thoughts inwards. Halloween grows closer. People need to talk and kibitz over the weekend as the Moon enters talkative Gemini and activates that Scorpio curiosity. Information that was hidden a few weeks ago now clarifies. Interesting tidbits of information come through which can shift our thinking or minor discomforts nudge us to make subtle improvements as Mercury challenges change-inducing Uranus.
Throughout the week Venus in Sagittarius squares Neptune and encourages us to escape, great time for a fall vacation, or just to wander into a book, in our imagination, or through the wild terrain. We can support our Venusian relationships by wandering together through the fall landscape. But keep an eye on water damage to beautiful things, or wild weather interfering with plans.
Early next week we may waft around in our emotions and notice where we feel vulnerable, we may need to ask whether our defenses serve us or cause more problems than they solve as the Cancer Moon squares Mercury and Chiron. Let’s be patient about recent mistakes, not give anyone a hard time about them, as we are all painfully aware of any recent kerfuffles and are probably doing our own homework about it.
Even though we may be feeling a little touchy, our daily work can achieve a new organization. That sensitizing Venus-Neptune square may call for a moment out of the hubbub but also encourages us to now imaginatively brainstorm where we’re going next.
Friday, October 22: People may not want to start a fight- but they will dig in their heels and entrench under a steady but stubborn Taurus moon. Instead of squaring off, find practical solutions that work for all now and get theoretical about long-term goals later. Tonight, the mood switches as the Sun enters Scorpio, we may grow both cynical and curious, look for a good mystery or respond with a snappy comeback. Just don’t hurt another’s feelings merely for comic relief.
Moon sextile Neptune 7:26 AM, Moon square Jupiter 10:31 AM, Moon trine Pluto 2:35 PM, Sun enters Scorpio 10:51 PM.
Saturday, October 23: Multitask, cross-reference, and gossip as the Moon enters verbal Gemini and trines stabilizing Saturn. Look for busy venues that don’t push personal boundaries, like farmers markets or social media, and find a place to listen to the community buzz. New connections can serve the future. Good, relatively lighthearted, conversations at home can deal sensitively with deeper issues.
Moon enters Gemini 1:57 AM, Moon trine Saturn 4:11 PM.
Sunday, October 24: Don’t let nerves run the show. New information or anxiety nudge us to change plans as Mercury quincunx Uranus, but we may need a bigger picture before we can make a fair and necessary decision. Our thoughts can run ahead with anxiety about possibilities, it will be much more successful to stay in the present moment and deal with what’s on the table right now.
Moon trine Mercury 4:16 AM, Mercury quincunx Uranus 11:44 AM, Moon opposed Venus 3:41 PM, Moon square Neptune 8:13 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 11:33 PM.
Monday, October 25: Check in with the team, get everyone on the same page and moving forward this morning while the Moon is still in communicative Gemini. People and events may slow down and sensitize as the Moon enters emotional Cancer this afternoon. Don’t be over solicitous-- people’s boundaries are strong most people will want to feel in charge of their own life-- but do feel free to share caring. It furthers to share a meal with beloveds tonight.
Moon trine Mars 8:11 AM, Moon enters Cancer 2:59 PM, Moon trine Sun 8:54 PM.
Tuesday, October 26: Share dreams this morning, they may be odd. Our imagination works overtime and needs careful direction as Venus squares Neptune; use it to envision great things, to empathize, to write novels, to escape for a moment, but question any interpersonal assumptions; our hearts are truly subjective now. Notice any emotional or romantic hopes and fears- be kind to them, but don’t let them run the show; stay in the present moment with one another and asked good questions.
Moon sextile Uranus 5:36 PM, Venus square Neptune 7:05 PM, Moon square Mercury 11:09 PM.
Wednesday, October 27: Check in with people facing real crises. Look at worst-case scenarios as the sensitive Cancer Moon opposes Pluto midday, make sure plans are in place, resources are noted, but do not assume that this is reality. Now explore the best case. Offer comfort and reassurance wherever needed and eat wisely.
Moon trine Neptune 8:47 AM, Moon opposed Pluto 4:07 PM.
Thursday, October 28: Love may not mean having to say we’re sorry, but it may mean offering attention or helping in some unspectacular but necessary way, just when we’d rather share a grand gesture as the Moon enters Leo and Venus semi-squares Saturn. It may be hard to do something that doesn’t feel appreciated enough at the moment, but make sure it really is needed and wanted then don’t worry about appreciation for the moment, it will come later. People are having trouble feeling out of control and want to feel supported by beloveds.
Moon square Mars 12:01 AM, Moon enters Leo 3:07 AM, Venus semi- square Saturn 4:01 AM, Venus sextile Jupiter 1:15 PM, Moon opposed Saturn 5:02 PM, Moon trine Chiron 9:41 PM.
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.