Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - CONTENTS - Heather Roan Rob­bins

as first the moon, then the sun, and fi­nally Mer­cury en­ter Leo this week. Last month we dealt with se­cu­rity is­sues and nest­ing in our home or with our fam­ily in or­der to re­fill the wells of our own re­silience. Now it’s party time.

Leo sea­son is a time to shine; we all be­come tem­po­rary ado­les­cents. Play­ful­ness calls us to re­build our bal­ance by cel­e­brat­ing life, by soak­ing up the arts, mu­sic, and all other forms of cre­ative ex­pres­sion. It’s a won­der­ful time to de­velop a flir­ta­tion or re­new the flir­ta­tion within a long-stand­ing part­ner­ship. We heal now through Leo panache and Aquar­ian gath­er­ings like arts in the park, opera, and po­lit­i­cal ral­lies.

We also may deal with the ado­les­cent qual­i­ties of self-ab­sorp­tion and bravado, along with drama that leaves us won­der­ing if it’s re­ally nec­es­sary. Leo is gen­er­ous and com­pas­sion­ate but does not en­cour­age nat­u­ral em­pa­thy. Once we see a prob­lem, we want to help; the prob­lem will be to see.

We re­ally won’t feel like stick­ing to the work sched­ule as the week­end be­gins un­der a wax­ing Leo moon. Un­known fac­tors can test our judg­ment as the sun chal­lenges Nep­tune, but we can safely es­cape into the arts.

As both the moon and Venus en­ter more in­dus­tri­ous Virgo late on Satur­day, they help us get a lit­tle work done. If we have projects to or­ga­nize for the next sea­son, the next few days are use­ful. But let’s watch a ten­dency to worry too much or to ob­sess over small things. Let the heal­ing pow­ers of Virgo in­fuse the fun of Leo and re­fill the wells.

FRI­DAY, JULY 17: Af­ter a sleepy morn­ing, it’s a day of sen­si­tiv­ity and prepa­ra­tion. Ex­cite­ment grows for any out-of-the-or­di­nary event. In late af­ter­noon we’re easily dis­tracted and it’s easy to leave things un­done; pay at­ten­tion. Later our es­capist urge grows; we can feed that side with art, mu­sic, and a mo­ment far away. Be care­ful later tonight, as our im­pulse con­trol and judg­ment can un­der­whelm.

SATUR­DAY, JULY 18: Party early, and get down to work later. Let’s in­dulge our­selves on this gen­er­ous, easy morn­ing as the moon con­juncts Jupiter. The mood be­comes more fo­cused, work­man­like, and in­tel­li­gent later as the moon squares Saturn and both Venus and the moon en­ter in­dus­tri­ous Virgo. Be open to mind-blow­ing in­for­ma­tion.

SUN­DAY, JULY 19: Although we may want to spend the morn­ing tend­ing to our heal­ing, ur­gent chores are press­ing. Lists help, as our ner­vous sys­tems dance, and we can get easily dis­tracted. If we take time out in midafter­noon, we’ll be more ef­fi­cient later.

MON­DAY, JULY 20: Keep a sense of hu­mor this morn­ing. Catch up, ham­mer down de­tails, and make over­tures for the year ahead as the moon sex­tiles Mer­cury this busy day. Things may take longer than planned mid­day; don’t take it out on one another.

TUES­DAY, JULY 21: Get rolling to­day as the sun trines Saturn. Our work ef­forts can fall into place if we re­spect our co­horts. Feel­ings grow a lit­tle sen­si­tive dur­ing the day; pri­or­i­tize con­nec­tion and leave de­tails alone as the moon en­ters friend­lier Libra. Grow good mem­o­ries to­gether tonight, and store those up.

WE HEAD INTO HIGH SUM­MER SEA­SON

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 22: Have a fair-minded dis­cus­sion about a gen­tle ne­go­ti­a­tion as Mer­cury trines Saturn un­der a gen­tle Libra moon. We’re more ready to be egal­i­tar­ian in our de­ci­sions. The mood shifts tonight, and we may want to act out as the sun en­ters Leo and the moon squares Mars.

THURS­DAY, JULY 23: Af­ter an un­set­tled morn­ing, Mer­cury en­ters Leo and con­juncts the sun. We need to tell our sto­ries. It be­comes so im­por­tant to feel seen and heard that we can have mo­ments of so­cial awk­ward­ness. The moon en­ters Scorpio tonight and brings out our stub­born streak.

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