Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - CONTENT - Heather Roan Rob­bins

THE LEAVES BE­GIN TO SWIRL AND STORM CLOUDS hover near the edges of our hearts in this moody, at­mo­spheric, and some­times tech­ni­cally dif­fi­cult week. Thought­ful Mer­cury ret­ro­grades back to square Pluto and brings our wan­der­ing minds to stare at the gray walls of our dis­con­tent. It’s use­ful to have a pro­duc­tive ob­ses­sion.

If we have some un­fin­ished griev­ing to do, now is a nat­u­ral time to do so. De­pres­sion isn’t the point. Mo­ti­vat­ing Mars just en­tered an­a­lyt­i­cal Virgo and now squares in­dus­tri­ous Saturn, in­creas­ing our crit­i­cal ca­pac­ity, but this can make us hard on our­selves. It’s tempt­ing to look back at what we or oth­ers could have or should have done dif­fer­ently. How­ever, there’s no point in this ex­er­cise; in­stead, think about how to han­dle things bet­ter next time.

Of course, we can work more be­nignly with this lineup: Pluto en­cour­ages us to do re­search. Use this in­ge­nu­ity and ob­ses­sive streak to solve prob­lems or think fast when ret­ro­grade Mer­cury com­pli­cates our lives with strange chal­lenges.

This week­end be­gins ten­derly, but we can get dis­tracted by our in­ter­nal pro­cess­ing, so be ex­tra care­ful when han­dling knives, fire, or power tools. If we do get frus­trated, stop and lis­ten to our hearts, and then re­turn to work with fresh fo­cus.

On Sun­day night a full moon in Aries and a lu­nar eclipse — called the blood moon be­cause of Earth’s red shadow on the moon — cat­alyzes change. What was stuck may come loose. It could be a night to howl about.

Early next week, look for hints of new begin­nings. Just stay tact­ful no mat­ter what hap­pens, be­cause it’s easy for mis­un­der­stand­ings to snow­ball. Work to­ward the mo­ment in which ev­ery­one in the room feels con­tent.

FRI­DAY, SEPT. 25: The morn­ing is po­ten­tially un­set­tled with shift­ing power dy­nam­ics. Mid­day may feel a lit­tle weepy as the moon en­ters Pisces. Con­fronta­tion is un­help­ful; push through re­sis­tance another day. Me­chan­i­cal and in­ter­per­sonal frus­tra­tions are prob­a­ble as Mars squares Saturn, but we can find a re­spon­si­ble way to do what we want.

SATUR­DAY, SEPT. 26: Dream sweetly as the moon con­juncts Nep­tune this morn­ing. Be ac­cept­ing of other peo­ple’s foibles.

SUN­DAY, SEPT. 27: Our hearts can feel un­usu­ally raw and sen­si­tive this morn­ing, but we feel braver mid­day as the wax­ing moon en­ters feisty Aries. Say less and do more this af­ter­noon as the moon trines com­pe­tent Saturn. Self-ex­pres­sion is para­mount as the full moon eclipse peaks around 8:50 p.m. Im­pulse con­trol is down; howl safely.

MON­DAY, SEPT. 28: Fo­cus on re­la­tion­ships. Tonight, in­ge­nu­ity abounds; we’re ready to make a shift as the moon con­juncts eclec­tic Uranus.

TUES­DAY, SEPT. 29: Man­age tem­per spikes care­fully. Use bursts of energy in be­tween lazy spells to binge-work early on. Then feel a stead­ier heart­beat as the moon en­ters Taurus this af­ter­noon. Don’t be dis­tracted by sur­face ir­ri­ta­tions.

WED­NES­DAY, SEPT. 30: We can clearly speak from our hearts and fur­ther our mu­tual un­der­stand­ing as Mer­cury con­juncts the sun. Ex­plore touch, mas­sage, and yoga with the sun and moon in Venus ruled-signs. Don’t over­spend.

THURS­DAY, OCT. 1: In­ner ten­sions can trig­ger im­pul­sive ac­tions or a ten­dency to­ward in­con­sid­er­a­tion in the name of self-pro­tec­tion un­der an ir­ri­tat­ing Mars-Uranus as­pect this morn­ing. This as­pect can in­crease ac­ci­dents. Drive de­fen­sively. Be fair — bal­ance the needs of ev­ery­one in the room.

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