Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPOS - www.roan­rob­bins.com Heather Roan Rob­bins

ON THE SUR­FACE we have a so­cia­ble sum­mer’s week ahead. Along with sunny weather, there is a sea­son-long Venus-Jupiter con­junc­tion that con­tin­ues to glow in the western evening sky and warm our hearts, stir cre­ativ­ity, and en­cour­age in­ter­ac­tion.

But like the af­ter­noon thun­der­show­ers cur­rently en­liven­ing our days, we also head into a few tense as­pects that ask us to find a pro­duc­tive use for dis­con­tent. They en­cour­age us to break down and re­build some struc­ture in our lives that’s not quite work­ing, whether it’s our front porch or the eco­nomic state of the Euro­pean Union.

The week­end be­gins un­der a Taurus moon, good for de­li­cious pic­nics and vis­its with friendly rel­a­tives. Im­por­tant di­a­logues start on Sun­day, though in­for­ma­tion comes in bits of bro­ken con­ver­sa­tion. But this can lead to some form of cri­sis mid­week. We have the cre­ativ­ity to re­solve these is­sues quickly if we’re will­ing to honor one another’s need for safety and se­cu­rity in the process.

Mer­cury joins Mars and both ap­proach a po­ten­tially scary op­po­si­tion to Pluto on Wed­nes­day, bring­ing our minds to what­ever we worry about. This as­pect can also bring dam­age with blus­tery winds or scald­ing words. Let’s for­give our­selves our over­whelm­ing mo­ments and prac­tice good self-care, and build up our re­silience by avail­ing our­selves of sum­mer’s beauty and the sup­port of peo­ple around us.

FRI­DAY, JULY 10: We’ll be frus­trated if we try to hurry peo­ple or change their minds, but a set­tled pace al­lows us to sink our teeth into work that takes dili­gence and cu­rios­ity. Evening is per­fect for a slow meal, though a cranky spell may kick in to­ward mid­night.

SATUR­DAY, JULY 11: A chal­leng­ing Mer­cury-Saturn as­pect can cause us to think pro­duc­tively about a prob­lem. Re­la­tion­ship ten­sion can com­pli­cate this af­ter­noon but re­solves if we don’t ex­ac­er­bate it. Tonight, the moon en­ters ver­bal Gemini and brings a sec­ond wind.

SUN­DAY, JULY 12: Our nerves can feel fraz­zled, our at­ten­tion in­ter­rupted. Re­lo­cate, travel, re­or­ga­nize; find a pro­duc­tive use for dis­con­tent. No­tice the de­sire to act out, and think it through.

MON­DAY, JULY 13: Use this in­ter­est­ingly imag­i­na­tive and pro­duc­tive day to ei­ther re­lax near wa­ter or en­vi­sion a dif­fer­ence. We can think out­side the box, imag­i­na­tively solve prob­lems, and com­mu­ni­cate. Be ready to rest the brain and let the wheels spin tonight.

TUES­DAY, JULY 14: It’s easy to feel a lit­tle sulky and want the world to prove that we’re safe and loved. Ten­sion be­gins or dis­com­fort can build as the moon wanes in sen­si­tive Can­cer while emo­tional Venus squares Saturn. We can test re­la­tion­ships when we re­ally need to be sup­port­ing and struc­tur­ing. Don’t ask peo­ple to take busi­ness risks to­day or to­mor­row.

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 15: Lead with kind­ness, em­pa­thy, and stay grounded. En­gage a de­sire to break down and re­build in a safe and pro­duc­tive way. Be care­ful around sharp im­ple­ments. Mer­cury and Mars con­junct; both op­pose Pluto and bring con­flict to a head. The new moon brings a turn­ing point.

THURS­DAY, JULY 16: Our re­silience may have been tested yesterday, so to­day we need to take care of our­selves, prac­tice our strength, and con­sider our next moves. Even if our de­fenses feel twitchy, we need to make bal­anced de­ci­sions and move for­ward. Our mood ex­pands in the late af­ter­noon as the moon en­ters so­cia­ble Leo.

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