Star Codes

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THE FIRST LEAF TURNS, Mer­cury en­ters in­dus­tri­ous Virgo, and we feel an ephemeral qual­ity creep into our sea­son. Let’s sa­vor the free­dom and bounty of high sum­mer while it is still with us as Mer­cury con­juncts Jupiter in ex­tro­verted Leo on Fri­day, and Mars en­ters Leo over the week­end.

Venus cud­dles up to Jupiter and keeps the mood ro­man­tic, ex­pan­sive, and so­cia­ble with hid­den un­der­tones of stub­born­ness and a ten­dency to be self-in­volved. But with this lineup in fire sign Leo, fire can be both un­usu­ally at­trac­tive and un­usu­ally dan­ger­ous. Our hearts and forests are flammable. En­joy the heat, but watch where ev­ery spark, match, or in­cen­di­ary com­ment lands. Most of our land­scape stays bu­colic, but when a fire starts, it roars.

Our minds shift to the fall sched­ule as thought­ful Mer­cury en­ters con­sci­en­tious Virgo on Satur­day, Jupiter en­ters Virgo mid­week, and new work beck­ons. Be­fore we get lost in au­tum­nal ac­tiv­ity, let’s make sure we’ve done what we need to do in the sum­mer — rest, re­new, and stretch our cre­ative wings un­der Leo’s in­spi­ra­tion.

This fall looks to be cat­alytic and busy, but let’s not jump the gun. On Wed­nes­day, as Mer­cury op­poses Nep­tune — sym­bol of all things in­tu­itive, imag­i­na­tive, and con­fus­ing — we may feel lazy and have a hard time see­ing where we’re go­ing. We might as well let it be for now, and gear up the week af­ter next when the moon is new, Mer­cury moves past its op­po­si­tion to Nep­tune, and we can see far­ther on down the road.

FRI­DAY, AUG. 7: The mood is stub­bornly op­ti­mistic with a com­pet­i­tive streak as Mer­cury con­juncts Jupiter in Leo. Mer­cury en­ters Virgo mid­day, sharp­en­ing our wits but bring­ing in a breeze of self-con­scious­ness and un­cer­tainty to an oth­er­wise pos­i­tive day. Af­ter a se­ri­ous note around din­ner­time, con­ver­sa­tion and laugh­ter pick up as the moon en­ters talk­a­tive Gemini.

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 8: Be a but­ter­fly and flit from place to place un­der a nervy Gemini moon. This af­ter­noon can leave us off-cen­ter as the moon squares Nep­tune. Tonight as the moon en­ters Leo, the party and the ego is­sues crank up.

SUN­DAY, AUG. 9: On an oth­er­wise lovely day, watch a ten­dency to get miffed if we feel ig­nored or un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated. Nur­ture the gar­den of con­nec­tion un­der a talk­a­tive, if not deep, Gemini moon.

MON­DAY, AUG. 10: It’s a day of am­bi­gu­i­ties and mixed feel­ings as the moon en­ters in­tro­spec­tive Can­cer and con­trasts with the ex­tro­verted Leo sun. Make con­tacts this morn­ing. Be kind dur­ing a dis­jointed af­ter­noon. Re­con­nect with oth­ers tonight.

TUES­DAY, AUG. 11: If life feels all wrong this morn­ing as the moon op­poses Pluto, we can re­cover our equi­lib­rium easily if no one tries to talk us out of our feel­ings. How­ever, we may need to make ad­just­ments in re­sponse as the moon op­poses Pluto and squares Uranus.

WED­NES­DAY, AUG. 12: Pay at­ten­tion to the bor­der of imag­i­na­tion and il­lu­sion as Mer­cury op­poses Uranus and the moon en­ters Leo. We can let our imag­i­na­tions whisk us away into our hopes, fears, and sto­ries of the past. Fol­low through on all is­sues of travel and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

THURS­DAY, AUG. 13: A change of scene or script is called for as the sun trines in­no­va­tive Uranus. We’re un­usu­ally open to pro­gres­sive ideas and ready for an easy ad­ven­ture. Large am­bi­tions may be tem­po­rar­ily blocked, so make the most of the mo­ment.

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