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Starcodes horoscopes for December 23 – 29, 2016

By Heather Roan Robbins

Silent night, holy night; the currents run deep this weekend, but all can be well if we can feel the quiet inside and out.  Find a way to share hearts without words; through actions, shared experience, and presence, even more than presents. We all need a moment of solitude to process feelings under this weekend’s Scorpio moon, but paradoxically can easily feel isolated. It helps all involved to fold into our dinner table someone who might otherwise feel lost or alone.

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Otherwise, the weight of the world as it stands can lean in on us and make it hard to share joy, we can be prone to misunderstandings, last-minute snafus, and strange willful tugs of war with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn. Kids may not want to kiss strange relatives, and everyone resists being pushed into obligations. Twitter-wars flare. Crankiness abounds, but it can come out defensively or passive aggressively with Mars in Pisces, near the south node.  So, don’t go there. Instead, speak with the heart and keep the agenda and schedule light.  Consciously look for what is valuable in one another. When in doubt, return to spirit and source, and act from compassion to oneself and others equally. Find the holy silence, then return to the fray.

If people push and pull, feel their concerns and fears underneath and cut them some slack, but know when to pleasantly walk away and take a moment alone. If the harsh underbelly of human kind peaks through, instead of retaliating along the same lines, stand like it deeply rooted pine tree, shine like a star. Meanwhile, pad any schedule with room to find lost items, locate the instructions and fix broken things.

Because we could be feeling so moody, it will help to find a moment to honor the flow of history under our personal bridge: all the holidays past and people we miss. Mercury takes our mind backwards as it retrogrades in Capricorn, and the Moon in Scorpio Fridaythrough Sunday brings us to the deep waters.

Christmas day, towards the evening, the Moon enters Sagittarius and we come out of our shell, making this the easiest time for the big family shindig. A desire to speak up can bring out outrageously frank comments and no one will hold back on their political opinions. Mars and Venus in Pisces can leave us feeling unusually sensitive and think skinned, so we still need to keep a light touch with beloveds, but can relax into a new level of honesty.

And remember, because Mercury is retrograde, if someone’s comment feels unusually wonderful or makes us flinch, let’s ask for clarification; it’s way too easy to perceive through our own filters and totally misunderstand what they meant. If we confirm fax and ask about motives, we can save ourselves a host of problems.

Through New Year’s Day it will be helpful to suspend the ordinary pace of life and let ourselves off the hook.  it has been a pretty relentlessly eventful and extrovertedly involved autumn. We have a lot of work to do in the coming year. But for now, the flow of energy has turned inwards and it’s time to reconnect with ourselves and strengthen our bonds with beloveds, avoid analyzing relationships for the moment and find a way to make it safe to be sensitive with one another.

Friday, Dec 23: Single minded focus can help us overcome obstacles and keep on track, but let’s not be more brusque than necessary. We may need to sit with our moods and honor the past, or just hold ourselves gently, but let’s not get lost there; Solstice season asks us to reconnect with our roots, soul, and dear ones. Midday is productive, though with occasional pragmatic snags, a thoughtful tiredness drifts in about dinnertime, though an important point can be made tonight. A dreaminess calls for seasonal escapism and a moment of tenderness as Mercury sextiles Neptune through the weekend.

Moon enters Scorpio 7:32 AM, Moon sextile Sun 12:24 PM, Moon trines Mars 2:25 PM.

Saturday, Dec 24:  This could be a day for Christmas miracles as Saturn trines Uranus. Something fundamental can change in our world or in our soul’s understanding, but in what direction it changes, will be up to us. On the surface, we may be more absorbed in our memories and not as cheerful and outgoing, cranky if poked, but thoughtful and contemplative this Christmas Eve.

Moon trine Neptune 2:56 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 8:57 AM, Saturn trine Uranus 5:28 PM, Moon sextile Pluto 5:24 PM.

Sunday, December 25: The Scorpio Moon keeps the deeper undertones swirling; don’t crowd one another. Expect a bouquet of feelings to pass through as the day wears on. Venus forms some lovely aspects that helps us through this morning as it trines Jupiter, sextiles Uranus and Saturn, and helps us see that love and connective energy can be healing. It furthers to widen our circle and include stragglers. When in doubt, pull out the art supplies or engage creativity in some form. Evening relaxes, strange relatives, ugly sweaters and offbeat friends will be more fun as the Moon heads into Sagittarius tonight.

Moon square Venus 12:21 AM, Venus trine Jupiter 6:22 AM, Venus sextile Uranus 9:35 AM, Venus sextiles Saturn 11:32 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 8:18 PM.

Monday, December 26: Changes in the air, it furthers to move and stretch today, work off some of those Christmas cookies as the Moon in active Sagittarius squares Mars, just be aware of a competitive undertone. Sibling rivalry will be alive and well, but can be constructed. Keep an eye on sibling rivalry in world events and balance this with family work. Afternoon calls for a nap or a moment of escape as the Moon squares Neptune and a chance to dream in good ways tonight as the Mercury sextiles Neptune.

Moon square Mars 7:16 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 11:35 AM, Moon square Neptune 3:40 PM, Mercury sextile Neptune 9:18 PM.

Tuesday, December 27: We may hit the ground running, get back to work as the Sun sextiles Mars this morning. A new sense of responsibility and organization kicks in this afternoon as the Moon sextiles Jupiter and approaches Saturn. Do gentle groundwork for next year’s dreams, but know that all plans made now will probably need to be adjusted after January 8, when Mercury turns direct.

Sun sextile Mars 1:07 AM, Moon trine Uranus 1:30 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 1:45 PM, Moon conjunct Saturn to 10 PM, Moon sextile Venus 6:44 PM.

Wednesday, December 28: Think carefully, it’s time for us to look over the decisions we made for the last year and take stock of which ones grew corn, or were productive, and which ones we don’t need to do again. It’s a day of reckoning of consequences and letting those consequences inform our future decisions. People are thoughtful, grim at moments, potentially conniving because it is a strategic day, but with self-responsibility this can help us grow in wisdom. The Moon enters Capricorn this morning and conjunct the Sun tonightas Mercury sextiles active Mars.

Moon enters Capricorn 8:11 AM, Sun conjunct Mercury 11:47 AM, Mercury sextiles Mars 4:05 PM, Moon conjunct Mercury 9:45 PM, Moon sextiles Mars 10:48 PM, Moon conjunct Sun 11:53 PM.

Thursday, December 29: Uranus turns direct after a long retrograde and we can see expect the unexpected. It may be tempting to start new plans and new schemes today, and it is a good day to repair the past, but we need to wait until the second week in January to really launch the next chapter. Moods dip tonight as the Moon conjuncts Pluto around dinner time, be kind to one another’s soul and don’t believe discouraging thoughts. We can bond easily by sharing our deepest feelings.

Uranus turns direct 2:27 AM, Moon sextiles Neptune 3:11 AM, Moon conjuncts Pluto 5:11 PM.

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Starcodes horoscopes for December 25 – 31, 2015

moonby Heather Roan Robbins

It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men did. But what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered.
– R. R. Tolkien

A full Moon in domestic Cancer early on Christmas morning brings an emotional a high tide.  Whether we celebrate the holiday or not, all our hopes and fears around the joy or trouble of family, home and homeland can course through us like reindeer through the night sky. We may long for true family as this full Moon illuminates our heart, though our relatives may look like elves, dwarves, and hobbits to us. If we can accept their strangeness, rather than wish they understood us better, we’ll be more successful in finding them intriguing. This is also true of people from faraway places and people with very different politics than ours. We are all related, even if what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered.

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A very magical but confusing semi-square between Mercury and Neptune on Christmas morning can either leave us a little weepy or willing to let the sugarplum fairies dance in our heads. This is a lovely combination for those who wake up in the bosom of a healthy family, safe tucked safe in their own home, with no major troubles in sight.

For those for whom this is not an option, or for those whose this is not their holiday, we can ride the crest of these feelings, honor the ache and the memories, and let them flow through like snowflakes passing by the window. Let’s not get attached to any one thought or memory, because we’re processing so much of the world’s feelings as well as our own on this full Moon morning.

A helpful meditation will be to explore the concept that who we are is enough, what we bring to the table matters. No matter what a difficult relative or our inner critic might say. Mercury trines optimistic Jupiter on Christmas afternoon which brings a celebratory note and can help us stay more in the present with one another.

Uranus turns direct late on Christmas day after many months retrograde and deals out some unexpected, unusual, or mobilizing wildcards. Crazy stuff comes out the closets. So does Aunt Edna’s real wishes for her funeral and other family secrets, along with flashes of laughter and moments of joy.

We stay in this emotional family morass, or cocoon, depending upon it how it feels to us, until the Moon enters Leo on Sunday morning. The stars encourage us to look ahead, dally with friends, travel, or sneak off to catch up with our work. Mercury is in industrious Capricorn as it forms a semi-square to Saturn on Sunday and early next week, and our responsibilities begin to nag us. It may feel very satisfying to build something assembled the train set or work on the household projects.

Just remember that while the Moon is in sociable Leo, friends and family will get easily miffed if we do not give them the attention they deserve. If beloveds are acting out, it’s a good time to practice some basic dog training skills, withhold attention briefly when people are misbehaving, catch them doing something right and poor positive energy like maple syrup on pancakes.

If our beloveds try to sneak away to work, let’s entertain ourselves and forgive them their industriousness. We can let them know when we specifically need their time; they’ll be so much more willing to give it once they deal with their concerns. This pattern of internal distraction intensifies on Tuesday as Mercury squares Mars and can leave us truly irritable and somewhat accident prone, and if cornered or pressured, we will snap back.

We may need moments of solitude laced through this holiday season, a walk by ourselves or time on our computer to bring our antennae in and refill our wells while Venus is in Scorpio. Jealousy or possessiveness can show up at the strangest times, we can acknowledge these feelings and hold ourselves gently without letting them run the show. Let everybody go to neutral corners when they need to without harassment and the time together will be more rich and pleasant.

Venus enters Sagittarius for the last few days of the year and can bring a trace of enthusiasm and playfulness that was missing from most of December. Now is the time to go cross-country skiing, travel, or connect with people from faraway places. The Moon enters sociable Libra right before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Thoughtful Mercury remains in serious Capricorn throughout the week, though it’s pulling away from last week’s fatalistic Mercury-Pluto conjunction. The Sun heads towards a conjunction with Pluto early in January, reminding us to pick back up all of the world’s woes and work to make progress in the new year.

Friday, December 25: Emotions are at high tide, memories search under this full Moon in Cancer, we like our family traditions and rituals, comfort foods. One foot in the past and one foot in the present, we can be unusually touchy or cozy, unusually defensive or nurture, depending on which buttons pushed. Our moods and conversation look more to the presence and possible this afternoon as Mercury trines Jupiter. Watch for a flicker of the unexpected as Uranus turns direct tonight.

Mercury semi-square Neptune 2:51 AM, Moon opposes Sun for 11 AM, Moon trine Neptune 11:17 AM, Mercury trine Jupiter 1:18 PM, Uranus turns direct 8:52 PM,

Saturday, December 26: We may need to juggle competing needs today as Mars semi-squares Saturn. Just when we’d like to curl up and rest, differing needs tap on our window, we need to find a balanced and integrated way and integrated way to balance our responsibilities and our desires, so we’re not frustrated. Communication glitches around suppertime need patience; figure out what information is really needed, and then discussed later. Practice acceptance not expectations tonight.

Moon opposed Pluto 12:21 AM, Moon square Uranus 3:22 AM, Mars semi-square Saturn7:57 AM, Venus semi-sextile Mars 7:58 AM, Moon sextile Jupiter 2:51 PM, Moon opposed Mercury 5:20 PM, Moon square Mars 7:57 PM, Moon trine Venus 8:35 PM.

Sunday, December 27: Now the party get started as the Moon in Leo encourages more extroversion and display. If a relative starts getting cranky, ask leading questions and get them to tell their own story. If work or longer-term responsibilities knock on our door, Let’s do what needs to be done, but not use workaholism as an excuse to disconnect emotionally. No matter how tempting it is with beloveds acting out or needing attention.

Moon enters Leo 3:30 AM, Mercury semi-square Saturn 9:22 PM, Moon trine Saturn 11:17 PM.

Monday, December 28: Look for a pleasant change of scene or of cast characters this morning as the Moon trines Uranus. We need to change out something, some preset or habit that’s not working, and streamline our work as the Moon trines Uranus. Important but potentially difficult conversations need to happen now as Mercury squares Mars. If some people bluster because they’re feeling out of control, keep the conversation focused and solution oriented. Be careful traveling with strange weather conditions.

Moon trine Uranus 10:13 AM,

Tuesday, December 29: Walk in a winter wonderland; as the Sun sextiles Neptune, we’d rather be walking in our fantasies than grappling here on earth, but may need to find time for both. Continue to pay attention when driving, traveling, or handling sharp knives and weed out any bombastic rhetoric on the news or from a relative.  It can feel like we can either be truthful or we can be diplomatic, but actually we’d best be diplomatically truthful. Morning is more playful, around noon time the Virgo Moon taps us on the shoulder and reminds us of unfinished business. Balance the day between heart and work.

Sun sextile Neptune 6:17 AM, Moon sextile Mars 6:32 AM, Mercury square Mars 7:52 AM, Moon square Venus 10:37 AM, Moon enters Virgo 11:58 AM.

Wednesday, December 30: An early morning heart ache Venus Pluto semi-square, then the energy shifts and we’d rather be traveling (or playing) as Venus enters Sagittarius. Get thee to the dog park. Though our health may need a little extra coddling (exercise and clean simple food), a vacation from our vacation as the Virgo Moon opposes Chiron and we feel the effects of a break in routine, holiday food, and too many requests on our energy. Midday complications smooth out towards dinner as we let go of details and come back to what matters.

Venus semi-square Pluto 12:04 AM, Venus enters Sagittarius 12:16 AM, Moon opposes Neptune 2:39 AM, Moon square Sun 4:28 AM, Moon square Saturn 9:33 AM, Moon semi-square Mars 1:21 PM, Moon trine Pluto 5:31 PM.

Thursday, December 31: This Virgo Moon is good for self-assessment and for reviewing our year behind before we make commitments for our new year. But there is a social charge in the air as Venus challenges Uranus, along with a desire to have everything both exciting and just right, but no way of controlling it. Let’s roll with it, make the best of our New Year’s Eve, forget about doing anything perfectly and enjoy the lightening of the mood close to midnight as the Moon enters sociable Libra.  Bring the talk around to how the new year can be more Libra- more beautiful , fair, equitable, just, balanced, and romantic.

Venus semi-square Uranus 7:22 AM, Moon conjunct Jupiter 9:49 AM, Moon trine Mercury10:33 PM, Moon enters Libra 11:40 PM.

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