STAR CODES

Pasatiempo - - Star Codes - Heather Roan Rob­bins

an on­go­ing Uranus-Pluto square has changed our lives, dis­solved old forms, and kept us shift­ing and adapt­ing — and it will con­tinue to do so through March 2015. To­ward the end of this year, new forms be­gin to so­lid­ify. Do we like the shape of our lives? If not, we can use this mal­leable year to fix that.

Jan­uary throws us back into the heart of our work. Feisty Mars op­poses Jupiter and sets a strong, en­er­gized tone for the whole year. It en­cour­ages us to fight for health and for what we be­lieve.

Mars en­ters Pisces on Jan. 12 and takes the chal­lenge in­ward: We feel the woes of the world and re­spond with healthy ac­tion. Tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tions jump for­ward this spring, but we had best tend to our com­mu­ni­ca­tion styles while Mer­cury ret­ro­grades from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11.

The two plan­ets of emo­tions, Mars and Venus, rush to­gether into pas­sion­ate Aries from Fe­bru­ary to March, low­er­ing im­pulse con­trol and adding spark and will­ful­ness to all we do. Life cir­cum­stances can com­bust quickly — think for the long haul.

Late in March, as Venus and Mars both en­ter fer­tile, earthy Taurus, the seeds we plant will grow roots — so let’s sow with con­scious­ness. Rest­less­ness brews again as the sun and Mer­cury con­junct Uranus in feisty Aries in April. Pay at­ten­tion to the use and abuse of power.

Cross-pol­li­nate ideas in May as Mars en­ters com­mu­nica­tive Gemini, op­poses dis­ci­plined Saturn, and squares in­tu­itive, es­capist Nep­tune. Our en­ergy may scat­ter eas­ily, but so will gems of in­for­ma­tion. Re­view things and peo­ple as Mer­cury ret­ro­grades from May 18 to June 11.

Dur­ing the sum­mer, Saturn ret­ro­grades back into Scorpio and in­sists we take out the trash from mem­o­ries, hearts, and clos­ets. Mars en­ters Can­cer on June 24 and brings the con­ver­sa­tion back to more in­ti­mate places, but also hones our de­fenses. July of­fers ide­al­is­tic and ro­man­tic vibes as Venus in Leo con­juncts Jupiter. Peo­ple are more will­ing to let go of old angers if they can save their pride — though we may need to re­pair an old cri­sis as Mars strikes the fad­ing Uranus-Pluto square.

Fo­cus on ser­vice in Septem­ber as Jupiter en­ters in­dus­tri­ous Virgo. We need to tend to health is­sues around the fil­ter­ing and cleans­ing of our blood­streams and the earthly ar­ter­ies of rivers and lakes. Mars and Venus run to­gether in Leo through Septem­ber. This gives us the guts to ex­pand our so­cial cir­cles. Mer­cury ret­ro­grades from Sept. 17 to Oct. 9, un­earthing sur­pris­ing sludge from the depths of our psy­ches but en­cour­ag­ing progress soon after. Novem­ber brings our fo­cus to so­cial jus­tice as Mars trines Pluto. New so­ci­etal forms are co­a­lesc­ing — let’s make sure they work. Fri­day, Jan. 2: Seed ideas for the next few un­set­tled weeks un­der a ver­bal Gemini moon, but don’t get at­tached to any one plan. Satur­day, Jan. 3: The morn­ing is er­ratic but hope­ful as the sun con­juncts Pluto, squares Uranus, and asks us how we want this year to be dif­fer­ent from last. Tonight the sen­si­tive, de­fen­sive Can­cer moon calls for cozy re­as­sur­ance. Sun­day, Jan. 4: Our deep emo­tional agen­das are ex­posed, both per­son­ally and as a so­ci­ety, as Mer­cury and Venus en­ter so­cially con­scious Aquarius un­der the full moon. Mon­day, Jan. 5: We may feel emotionally soft and pres­sured to pro­duce — fo­cus on lis­ten­ing, re­con­nect­ing, and or­ga­niz­ing for a leap ahead. Tues­day, Jan. 6: Get this show on the road as the moon en­ters ex­tro­verted Leo. We don’t just want words — we want to see ac­tion and feel ap­pre­ci­ated. Wed­nes­day, Jan. 7: Open minds and moods make peo­ple ap­proach­able, but a re­lent­less prac­ti­cal­ity makes us stay on track. Col­lab­o­rate. Thurs­day, Jan. 8: An in­dus­tri­ous Virgo moon gets us back to work. If peo­ple won’t agree on the big pic­ture, tackle the known de­tails. Small ac­com­plish­ments cre­ate common ground.

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