Star Codes

Heather Roan Rob­bins

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AS THE WEEK­END BE­GINS, six plan­ets in en­er­gized fire signs form a grand trine. In a good mo­ment, all this fire can leave us en­thu­si­as­tic, if eas­ily ir­ri­tated; in a tough time, we can feel fried or overex­tended be­cause we’re jug­gling too much, or bored be­cause we wish we were jug­gling more.

With all this fire in the sky, if we don’t have some­thing un­usual and in­ter­est­ing to sink our teeth into, we may be tempted to walk out of oth­er­wise per­fectly fine cir­cum­stances. Let’s lo­cal­ize the prob­lem, deal with the real is­sues, and give one an­other a lot of at­ten­tion. Chal­leng­ing new projects can be a piece of cake, while fin­ish­ing or­di­nary chores will be more dif­fi­cult — but no less im­por­tant. It can help to think of th­ese tasks as a solid spring­board for the fu­ture.

Dif­fer­ent peo­ple will re­spond in very dif­fer­ent ways to this stim­u­lus for prac­ti­cal ac­tion to­ward sub­stan­tial change. This en­ergy can spark a rev­o­lu­tion. To add to that, Mars and Pluto, both plan­ets that sym­bol­ize willpower and power, turn ret­ro­grade this week and stir the po­lit­i­cal pot.

We may get a lit­tle more prac­ti­cal on Sun­day, as the moon en­ters more rig­or­ous-think­ing Virgo and con­juncts Jupiter. As the week pro­gresses, a strong grand trine be­tween Jupiter, Pluto, and Mer­cury in prag­matic earth signs help us put great ideas (or ter­ri­ble ones) into con­crete ac­tion. We want lib­er­at­ing (Jupiter), trans­for­ma­tional (Pluto) com­mu­ni­ca­tions (Mer­cury). We might be a lit­tle edgy and eas­ily ir­ri­tated, but we can get to those philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions about what we need to do and why we need to do it.

Mer­cury turns ret­ro­grade soon, from April 29 to May 23 — if we have im­por­tant con­tacts that need to be made, tick­ets to be pur­chased, or doc­u­ments that need sig­na­tures, let’s tend to them now.

FRI­DAY, APRIL 15: We can frolic un­der a so­cia­ble Leo moon if our taxes are done. It’s a tough day to fin­ish taxes: A sun-Nep­tune as­pect can leave us un­re­al­is­tic, prone to mis­takes, or with a strong de­sire to get away from it all. Tonight we may need to dra­ma­tize our sit­u­a­tion to get our point across. SATUR­DAY, APRIL 16: The morn­ing’s mood is en­er­gized and so­cia­ble, though we may have trou­ble con­cen­trat­ing. Midafter­noon is good for gath­er­ing and bad for fi­nal­iz­ing de­ci­sions. En­gage in fas­ci­nat­ing con­ver­sa­tion and en­joy spark­ing off one an­other tonight. SUN­DAY, APRIL 17: Go deep or go home; light­weight won’t cut it. Some frus­tra­tion can help us un­der­stand un­con­scious mo­ti­va­tion. It’s a great time to clean clos­ets, weed gar­dens, or write po­lit­i­cal cri­tique, but be kind to one an­other. Op­ti­mism re­turns tonight. MON­DAY, APRIL 18: The deeper the work we do, the hap­pier we’ll be this moody morn­ing. Let’s be kind to our­selves. Dif­fi­cult power dy­nam­ics can arise; keep the heart open. TUES­DAY, APRIL 19: Re­la­tion­ships and cre­ative projects need our at­ten­tion. Take noth­ing for granted, be will­ing to let go of some­thing whose time has ended, and stay fo­cused on a new po­ten­tial. WED­NES­DAY, APRIL 20: Our for­tune needs per­se­ver­ance, even though we may be dis­tracted by new pos­si­bil­i­ties or frus­trated with old prob­lems. See a project through, but take breaks to let imag­i­na­tion roam. Tog­gle be­tween com­ple­tion and the seeds of new en­thu­si­asm.

THURS­DAY, APRIL 21: Our nerves can feel stretched. We can use a new fo­cus to sharpen our at­ten­tion, but may feel a well­spring of pri­mal emo­tions churn­ing up from within. Con­sciously in­voke pa­tience and don’t get at­tached to mi­nor frus­tra­tions.

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