Star Codes

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

LIKE A LION, LEO CAN ROAR, but also has a lazy streak. The sun, moon, and Venus all con­junct in abun­dant Leo and trine restless Uranus on Fri­day, a day rich with ex­pec­ta­tions and dra­matic un­der­tones and, if we’re lucky, a cat­nap. Un­der this Leo in­flu­ence we may find it hard to shift gears into ac­tion. How­ever, once we get go­ing, life can move quickly from pleas­antly so­cia­ble to sitcom or drama.

This morn­ing’s new moon brings us back to what we need and to what works. We don’t have to dra­ma­tize our sit­u­a­tion as an ex­cuse to do what we need to do — we should just send out clear sig­nals and act with in­tegrity.

As the moon en­ters more in­dus­tri­ous and thought­ful Virgo over the week­end, prac­ti­cal ne­ces­si­ties start knock­ing on our door, and we get ner­vous think­ing about the fu­ture. Di­rect this anx­ious en­ergy into learn­ing a skill or build­ing a mo­men­tum around so­cial-jus­tice is­sues.

Next week is emo­tion­ally and cre­atively ex­per­i­men­tal. This as­pect helps us try out our sense of aes­thet­ics and pre­pare to meet new peo­ple as we start look­ing ahead to the fall. Just make sure we ex­per­i­ment in ways that do not en­dan­ger what’s al­ready work­ing.

FRI­DAY, AUG. 14: Chan­nel the pos­i­tive side of Leo on this new moon. Be gen­er­ous, cre­ative, ex­pres­sive, and a so­cial-emo­tional leader. We may act out, so let’s write our plot lines care­fully. Early evening brings out our out­go­ing and so­cia­ble if high-main­te­nance sides; later, tired­ness can bring out a pompous streak.

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 15: The de­tails can set us free this morn­ing as the moon con­juncts Jupiter in cau­tious Virgo. Our health and our emo­tions are deeply in­ter­twined. Drift and dream tonight as the moon op­poses Nep­tune.

SUN­DAY, AUG. 16: It’s a good day to lis­ten, learn, and de­velop skills. Speak and be open to healthy crit­i­cism as the moon con­juncts Mer­cury in Virgo. Watch out for a ten­dency to think that if we just cor­rected our loved ones, all our prob­lems would be solved.

MONDAY, AUG. 17: We may wake up cranky; our ir­ri­ta­tion can in­flame old prob­lems as Mars chal­lenges Ch­i­ron. Acts of brav­ery may be needed as the moon en­ters Libra mid­day. Cre­ate pleas­ant egal­i­tar­ian con­nec­tions tonight.

TUES­DAY, AUG. 18: Cre­ative dis­con­tent gives us a de­sire to see peo­ple we haven’t seen in awhile. Deeper dis­con­tent or melan­cho­lia can haunt us mid­day as the moon squares Pluto. Be will­ing to let go.

WED­NES­DAY, AUG. 19: We look for greener pas­tures to ex­plore as Venus trines restless Uranus. We want to feel beau­ti­ful and can be­come ir­ri­tated with the non­ideal qual­ity of our re­la­tion­ships or wardrobes. Harsh words hurt; po­etry rather than logic gets our point across.

THURS­DAY, AUG. 20: Peo­ple hold on to their be­liefs dur­ing ar­gu­ments, and each per­son’s logic is unique as Mer­cury chal­lenges Uranus un­der a Scorpio moon. Un­der stress, go to a neu­tral cor­ner. If we re­ally need dra­matic in­ten­sity, we can look for a wor­thy cause and don’t cre­ate one at home.

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