STAR CODES

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media - Heather Roan-Rob­bins

The mood is se­ri­ous as the sun squares Pluto at the be­gin­ning of the week and con­juncts Saturn by the end. Peo­ple want to be taken se­ri­ously for what they can do and need to think about work, school, or other heavy con­cerns.

We play our cards close to our chest. We need pri­vacy; we may be deal­ing with deep and evolv­ing feel­ings. Some­thing that worked be­fore may no longer do so and needs our at­ten­tion. Chil­dren can seem a year older af­ter only a few weeks in school. We are all touchy about hav­ing our trust or pri­vacy breached.

Brood­ing is mostly be­nign as the sun op­poses power bro­ker Pluto and then con­juncts se­ri­ous Saturn with emo­tional Venus and Mars in Scor­pio. We feel ten­sion be­tween po­lit­i­cal can­di­dates or within our­selves. Some ten­sion chal­lenges us to re­mem­ber our own em­pow­er­ment in the face of life, death, and dif­fi­cult peo­ple.

The week­end be­gins with fluc­tu­at­ing en­ergy and in­ten­sity un­der an Aries moon. Sun­day and in the early part of the week, we are more earthy — we need to get down into our bod­ies and re­cover. It’s time to take care of our re­sources — win­ter­ize our homes or fix our gar­dens. Watch for an ob­ses­sive, pos­ses­sive grip.

It’s also time to get down to foun­da­tions. Mud­slides or other ground move­ments can oc­cur; if plumb­ing prob­lems in the base­ment or cracks in a foun­da­tion arise, deal with them im­me­di­ately. We need to work on im­prov­ing the foun­da­tions of our hopes, as­pi­ra­tions, and spir­i­tual prac­tices, too. Get down and dirty and work it from the bot­tom up. Fri­day, Sept. 24: Last night’s full moon leaves us en­er­gized but a bit fried. If we’re fed up with some de­lay in our lives, we need to be proac­tive — but play it for the long haul. Run with an un­usual op­por­tu­nity. It’s a will­ful evening. Satur­day, Sept. 25: Early morn­ing edgi­ness and will­ful­ness soften when we’re rested. Drop the chore list for oth­ers. Mi­nor mishaps sig­nal that it’s time to switch gears this af­ter­noon. As the sun squares Pluto and the moon en­ters Tau­rus, lone­li­ness or melan­choly cloud one side and power plays haunt an­other; we can find the mid­dle path. There are in­tense re­la­tion­ship dy­nam­ics tonight — play it safe. Sun­day, Sept. 26: It’s po­ten­tially a so­cially awk­ward morn­ing. Let’s med­i­tate on our swirling pri­mal feel­ings, for­give our­selves, and find some­thing wor­thy to care about as the Tau­rus moon op­poses Venus and Mars. Mon­day, Sept. 27: Lis­ten for un­usu­ally hon­est judg­ments as the moon trines Mer­cury. Mid­day, in­for­ma­tion log­jams or traf­fic flows can make it feel like we’re missing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Work on what can be done rather than in­sist­ing on the orig­i­nal plan. Tonight, re­lax; laugh­ter can help find a so­lu­tion. Tues­day, Sept. 28: It’s a prac­ti­cal, ide­al­is­tic, and ne­go­tiable day. Feel­ings run deep un­der a light­hearted river of words and a ver­bal Gem­ini moon. We get more in­for­ma­tion by keep­ing peo­ple talk­ing rather than ask­ing pointed ques­tions. Make over­tures now, but don’t push con­clu­sions. Tonight, we get tired and need dis­trac­tions. Wed­nes­day, Sept. 29: The rhythm is strange; we have to syn­co­pate. Some peo­ple do things that feel out of con­text, ir­ra­tional, or strangely aim­less. Rea­son­ing is more psy­cho­log­i­cal than log­i­cal. Take care of sur­face com­mu­ni­ca­tions; go to the MVD. Thurs­day, Sept. 30: It’s a com­plex day; if we take the high road, we see that other peo­ple’s suc­cess is ours. Nur­ture one an­other’s well-be­ing. Don’t take se­ri­ously any mopey clouds of self-pity.

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