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Starcodes horoscopes for September 16 – 22, 2016

by Heather Roan Robbins

lunar eclipseLet an emotional high tide flow through as the weekend begins under a full moon lunar eclipse at 24 degrees of Pisces. It is followed by a flare of energy or determination and brings a potentially creative, decisive, though not necessarily wise, beginning of the week.

Eclipses can act like astrological acupuncture and unblock stuck energy, this one sensitizes us and helps us truly feel what we feel. And maybe feel what everyone else feels as well, as our psychic boundaries can feel unusually permeable. With the Sun and Mercury radiating Virgo work ethics we may feel the pressure to stay efficiently busy, but the rest of the aspects ask us to stay in our hearts. Honestly, everything will move faster if we slow down and pace ourselves.

The week arcs through sensitive perception, followed by action and a restless heart, and this can play out in many ways. Be gentle with sensitive feelings now, or later, under this weekend’s energy surge triggered as Mars trines Uranus and Eris under a fiery Aries Moon, tempers will flare. Revolutions will foment. Emergencies and tremors shake us up. Payback can be quick and difficult, and relationships could hit rough waters in response, so let’s not go there.

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On the other hand, if we daydream and visualize under this sensitive Pisces eclipse, we can then boldly explore new possibilities or start building our vision and turn this weekend’s surge onto positive action. Get it done it, fix it, find it, build it, and then find tune the creative process early next week as Venus opposes Uranus under a cuddly Taurus Moon. And then correct, adjust or refine it once more when Mercury turns direct at the end of the week.

Now all this activity, and the care needed prevent a sensitive, squishy spell from mutating into a fight when the tide turns, can be unusually tricky with Mercury retrograde through Wednesday. Mercury is retrograde in its own sign of Virgo, which intensifies the retrograde pattern and can bring in more delays, minor mishaps, miscues, and missed connections, as well as make us unusually hard on ourselves when we feel we’ve messed up. But it may also help keep numerous retrograde follies to a more manageable size or bring in the brains we need to wing it spontaneously when plans fail. It helps to laugh.

On Wednesday, Mercury stations and turns direct and asks us to take a deep breath before we begin to unwind, straighten out, and fly right. The fall equinox on Thursday can bring a new sense of balance. Fall begins, and the road unwinds before us.

Friday, September 16: We may need to sleep in this morning, our dreams follow us into the day. The mood is sensitive and quickly, all our nerve endings can feel raw and aware, and life so full of little glitches. Help one another feel safe, heard; laugh together. Talk it all over, process and analyze feelings, but don’t take action on them until the dust settles next week. The eclipse early afternoon may reveal a truth or just leave us puddled. We get excited or reactive as the Moon enters Aries and Mars trines Uranus tonight.

Moon opposite Mercury 1:45 AM, Moon square Mars 11:16 AM, full Moon lunar eclipse 1:05 PM, Mars trine Eris 4:12 PM, Moon enters Aries 10:22 PM.

Saturday, September 17: We have the energy for a real adventure today. A chance to try something new, explore, meet new people, or build. Better we channel a restless feistiness into a good form or it can fuel irritable sparks. Our impulse control can be low, mistakes are easily made, so don’t blow up the wrong car. Building something can be satisfying, but let’s move slowly, measure three times, and prioritize safety.

Mars trine Uranus 1:04 AM, Moon opposed Jupiter 1:06 AM, Moon trine Saturn 3:54 PM, Moon square Pluto 10:38 PM.

Sunday, September 18: We may crave a change of scenery as Venus opposes Uranus. It’s a wonderful day to talk to strangers and buy art, but keep an eye on that aesthetic restlessness, because our judgement may not be as strong as our curiosity. Keep receipts and consider not coloring hair or choosing paint color for the house. As Venus sextiles Mars over the next two days, keep eyes open for new connections and opportunities for camaraderie.

Venus opposed Uranus 2:05 AM, Moon conjunct Uranus 12:31 PM, Moon opposed Venus 1:29 PM, Moon trine Mars 2:10 PM, Moon enter Taurus 6:50 PM.

Monday, September 19: Repair problems and discuss possibilities; plant seeds on fertile ground as the Moon forms a grand trine with Pluto and Mercury in Earth signs, while Venus in Libra trines Mars in Sagittarius. Go deep, get real, and stay on target with long-term plans instead of getting caught up in short-term reaction. Just know that plans make now will need to be revisited in the weeks ahead. Enjoy a juicy flirtatious energy, find new sparks in old friendships.

Venus sextile Mars 5:52 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 3:25 PM, Moon trine Pluto 11:10 PM, Moon trine Mercury 11:31 PM.

Tuesday, September 20: Do the research today as Mercury trines Pluto. Get the ducks in a row, details in line, find the information needed. The conversation deepens because we notice the leaves turning and our hearts longing.

Moon sextile Chiron 11:49 AM, Mercury trine Pluto 7:25 PM, Sun trine the Moon 9:32 PM, Moon enters Gemini 11:52 PM.

Wednesday, September 21: Like a dog settling into a nest, everything spins and stays in the same place. Patients furthers. Allow a lot of extra time, confirm all reservations and check for glitches as Mercury stations under a Mercury-ruled Gemini Moon. Confusion deepens this afternoon as the Moon squares Neptune and opposes Saturn; drift away, but drift in a safe place. Deal with last-minute changes in plans; they may be an improvement. Exercise one’s best judgment all day long.

Moon trine Jupiter 4:07 AM, Moon square Neptune 4:42 PM, Moon opposed Saturn 6:13 PM, Mercury stations and turns direct 11:30 PM.

Thursday, September 22: Doors begin to open and pressure equalizes though our nerves are still a bit frayed and impatient. Fall begins as the Sun enters Libra at 8:21 AM MDT. Mercury is still slow, so let’s take our time as we fix the glitches and mistakes, catch up, and straighten out interpersonal misunderstandings. Wait a few days to launch proposals.

Moon square Mercury 12:37 AM, the Sun enters Libra 8:21 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 3:11 PM, Moon opposed Mars 9:53 PM.

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Starcodes horoscopes for August 26 – September 1, 2016

by Heather Roan Robbins

The stars ask us to savor late summer’s ephemeral beauty and get ready for the year ahead. Mercury turns retrograde on Tuesday and nudges us to review our last year, renew old friendships and connections. A Virgo New Moon lunar eclipse on Thursday asks us to let go of ideas and practices that are no longer working for us, and start a new cycle. We can plant seeds now, but won’t really launch this fall’s enterprises until Mercury turns direct on the equinox, September 22. The beginning of September will be our chance to review, refresh, and pick up work we let go earlier.

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As the weekend begins we can see a beautiful conjunction between Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter in the early evening western sky. This lineup can expand (Jupiter) our thoughts (Mercury) with creativity and care (Venus). They are all lined up in earthy Virgo, which suggests that love can be best expressed through understanding what needs to be repaired, fixed, appreciated, and healed. This conjunction turns up the volume on our emotions, it is a great weekend to get married, gather with beloveds. Invest in art. Engage in compassionate action. Brainstorm how to heal the world.

This Venusian line-up can make the best even better, but can also exacerbate the longing in our hearts. It can amp up our emotional expectations, bring up frustration and anger where we don’t feel weak can fully express our creative process or our heart’s content. We can get restless and twitchy in relationships where we feel taken for granted or feel criticized. Because we are feeling so tender, critique can grate against our extra sensitive nerves.

As the weekend begins, active Mars squares intuitive Neptune, an aspect also which also has interestingly complex symbology. It offers us a chance to dissolve an old anger or outmoded ambition, and may bring complex situations which require both strength and sensitivity. We may have the urge to escape, feel sleepy, or need to be discreet about our actions as Mars squares Neptune. Other people’s indecision can really anger us, but it may be their truth. Any attempt to deceive can really cause a problem.

But it also brings up anger and the need for action (Mars) around water (Neptune) issues. We can get mad and/or take action around the potential for pollution of water (underlining the Native American fight for clean water in the Dakota oil fields), problems around floods, too much or too little water.

The Moon in verbal Gemini on Friday keeps the conversation going, the Cancer Moon on Saturday through Monday can our tendency to protect our heart, but it will be good to be around family or to return to places we have loved before.

Venus enters its own sociable sign of Libra on Monday and can help us finish summer’s emotional business. Mercury turns retrograde on Tuesday (appears to back up in the sky) and begins three weeks of review, reconnection as well as adds a few logistical complications. On Thursday a Virgo New Moon-lunar eclipse signals a turning point, a new work cycle but one that will have trouble taking off unless we are centered and patient. If (and when) arguments occur, let’s stop hypothesizing, no matter how right we think we are, and find solid facts.

Friday, August 26: Morning may be nervy as we juggle ideas and information; plans and mindsets changing minute by minute. Let’s stay light on our toes and flexible to make them good changes. Afternoon is generally warmhearted, but if we feel spread too thin we can get socially brittle, and that interrupts communication. Evening calls us back in, we may feel sociable early on but then need to curl back into the familiar and nest as the Moon enters domestic Cancer.

Mars square Neptune 12:56 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 11:02 AM, Moon square Venus 2:11 PM, Moon square Jupiter 4:09 PM, Moon square Mercury 6:30 PM, Moon enters Cancer9:06 PM.

Saturday, August 27: Relax, this day could be full of sweetness and love- if we don’t take it too seriously- as Venus conjuncts Jupiter in Virgo. Look for opportunities, find a way to share affection. Engage the arts with the whole soul, music, craft, creation. Don’t push people out of their comfort zones because they’re not interested today. Do take responsibility for one’s own happiness; the only danger is a tendency to start holding other people responsible for our happiness and resenting the lack thereof. Find the beauty nearby.

Moon sextile Sun 5:07 AM, Moon trine Neptune 3:58 PM, Venus conjunct Jupiter 4:28 PM, Moon opposed Pluto 11:38 PM.

Sunday, August 28: We may need time alone or with our closest people this morning, if we feel overextended we will not be interested in engaging strangers. Unless we can help. It can feel wonderful to reach out and help someone who really needs it today, which will bring a very different than being drained by people that can stand on their own two feet. Evening brings a softening; friendliness and poetry if we just look for it.

Moon square Uranus 3:41 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 9:54 PM.

Monday, August 29: Reach out and connect; say goodbye to summer friends, remember people in your neighborhood, warm-up contacts needed for the fall, explore new neighborhood all as the Moon enters extroverted Leo this morning and Venus enters warmhearted and sociable Libra this afternoon. The aspects this week help us make easy transitions from one social sphere or sphere of interests to another. It will also bring our attention to issues of social justice and encourage a need for fairness on all sides.

Moon sextile Venus 12:22 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 12:23 AM, Mercury conjunct Venus12:32 AM, Moon enters Leo 2:11 AM, Venus enters Libra 8:06 PM, Moon trine Saturn 8:20 PM.

Tuesday, August 30: This day can spin in circles for better or worse, Mercury turns retrograde and steps on the brakes as the as the Leo Moon trines both Mars and Uranus, and steps on the gas. Have patience, take advantages of opportunity but don’t push where there is resistance. Don’t try to push through that resistance, instead, notice where there are openings, or take a moment to hold still. Think of the Korean expression for a meditation retreat which reads literally “to leap like a tiger while sitting”. We can plant seeds now that will grow in the months to come, though we may not see results until at least October.

Moon trine Mars 1:50 AM, Mercury retrograde 7:03 AM, Moon trine Uranus 10:19 PM.

Wednesday, August 31: We can get nervous and critically grumpy about delays that arrive just as so much needs to be done; we become unusually aware of our to-do lists as the Moon enters the dark of the Moon in Virgo. If our nervous system refuses to work and just needs to hold still, do so; it will help us be more efficient in the long run. We can relax, do what we can, and let ourselves digest and absorb our life. Don’t believe an inner critical litany, do look for and celebrate what is working.

Moon enters Virgo 9:22 AM.

Thursday, September 1: We can all feel so serious on this new Moon eclipse in Virgo, exact at 3:03 AM MDT, and opposed confusing Neptune. We can make excuses of why we may feel not up to the day, with energy low, feeling insecure or with a tendency to generalize anything negative. Or we can make this a day to hit a reset button and recommit to our health and the health of the world around us, one gentle step at a time.

Moon conjunct Sun 3:03 AM, Moon square Saturn 4:24 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 5:32 AM, Moon square Mars 12:38 PM, Sun square Saturn 9: 21 PM.

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