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Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media - Heather Roan-Rob­bins

As the golden leaves fall,

they ex­pose the tree’s bare bones. This week, we need to let the words fall away and look at the bare bones of how we com­mu­ni­cate. Af­ter a deeply ret­ro­spec­tive week­end, of­ten pointed but po­ten­tially heal­ing truths can be­gin to work their magic next week as Mer­cury en­ters hon­est and un­var­nished Sagit­tar­ius.

We need to tell our sto­ries, hear those of oth­ers, and keep ask­ing the tough ques­tions to get past the spin. De­velop real di­a­logue. Just when we want to drive our point home, we may need to stop and lis­ten to show oth­ers how it’s done.

This week­end stirs the depths of our psy­ches as the Scor­pio new moon joins Mer­cury in Scor­pio and dredges up old mem­o­ries and lurk­ing mon­sters. Scor­pio taps on sur­vival is­sues at win­ter’s edge. We have un­usual ac­cess to in­sight on ob­jec­tive ques­tions, but our think­ing may be col­ored by strong emo­tional trig­gers. Some­times those mon­sters don’t like to be poked. We may need to jour­ney back to the roots of some emo­tional sit­u­a­tion or shed some per­son, place, or thing, which was so much a part of our life last cy­cle but needs to be com­posted for the next cy­cle.

On Mon­day, Mer­cury en­ters ac­tive, hon­est, and mo­bile Sagit­tar­ius and helps us evolve our com­mu­ni­ca­tions style. Early next week, the vibe is cre­ative and con­fus­ing but full of op­por­tu­nity as Mer­cury squares in­tu­itive-ob­fus­cat­ing Nep­tune just as Mer­cury trines rest­less Uranus. We need to slow down and catch mis­takes be­fore they hap­pen.

Game-chang­ing in­for­ma­tion now comes in un­usual forms. Lis­ten to the com­pe­ti­tion, to the id­iot down the hall, or to a cranky un­cle who usu­ally gets writ­ten off. No­tice mes­sages in body lan­guage and ac­tion. If words and ac­tions don’t match, we need to ask why, and in­ves­ti­gate un­til we see the whole pic­ture.

Fri­day, Nov. 5:

Our hearts are un­usu­ally volatile. It can feel good to hide in work and block the rest of the world out. We need to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for our ten­der sides, as feel­ing de­pen­dent can pro­voke our pri­mal re­la­tion­ship demons. Tonight we want real con­nec­tions or to sit home with a book.

Satur­day, Nov. 6:

Watch for ne­far­i­ous bam­boo­zle­ment. Breathe through a fail­ure of imag­i­na­tion later in the af­ter­noon; know that a more cre­ative so­lu­tion can be found tonight.

Sun­day, Nov. 7:

The mood light­ens and speeds up as the moon en­ters Sagit­tar­ius and con­juncts Mars. Life be­comes an ac­tion movie. Mean­ness is not truth. Keep the heart en­gaged.

Mon­day, Nov. 8:

Hid­den in­for­ma­tion pours out on this fast-paced and gen­er­ally up­beat if short-fused day. Last-minute travel or ad­ven­ture plans pro­duce re­sults. We’re more open to peo­ple from out­side our neigh­bor­hood and feel fed up with the fa­mil­iar as Mer­cury en­ters Sagit­tar­ius. It’s a gen­er­ous but un­set­tled evening.

Tues­day, Nov. 9:

Will­ful­ness builds mo­men­tum as the day pro­gresses. Se­ri­ous dead­lines or chal­lenges need our ef­forts. Trust builds as we work to­gether; we won’t for­get who fails us now.

Wed­nes­day, Nov. 10:

Get at real is­sues but watch a ten­dency to mi­cro­man­age or con­trol. We mag­nify mole­hills un­til they’re moun­tains as the sun semi-squares Pluto. Don’t read short-term gen­er­al­ized dis­con­tent into oth­er­wise happy re­la­tion­ships.

Thurs­day, Nov. 11:

On this com­pe­tent ac­com­plished day, deal with re­cently avoided re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as the Capri­corn moon sex­tiles Uranus. Help oth­ers through so­cially awk­ward mo­ments mid­day; we can laugh at them later as the moon en­ters so­cia­ble Aquar­ius tonight.

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