Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - NEWS - Heather Roan Rob­bins

LET’S GET THINGS DONE THIS WEEK. Take ac­tion with abil­ity and com­pas­sion. By the end of the week, we get a chance to back away from the rich emo­tional roller coaster we’ve been on these last few weeks as Venus, the sun, and Mer­cury all op­pose Pluto. The sun joins Venus and Mer­cury in ex­tro­verted Leo next Fri­day and calls us to have a ro­mance, en­gage our creativ­ity, or create op­er­atic pub­lic demon­stra­tions. We’ll be able to more fully en­joy the sum­mer’s bounty even as we stay on track with ur­gent work.

To help us get that work done, the as­pects this week en­cour­age in­dus­tri­ous com­pe­tence, but we need to know where to ap­ply it. We may have to face some re­al­ity about our am­bi­gu­i­ties or in­ner con­flicts around our work on Tues­day — with its full moon — as the sun in nur­tur­ing, self-pro­tec­tive Can­cer op­poses the hard-work­ing Capri­corn moon.

This full moon calls us to bust any il­lu­sion that we have to choose be­tween self-care and work, be­tween nur­tur­ing our­selves or nur­tur­ing oth­ers, and be­tween our spir­i­tual life and our mun­dane ex­is­tence. These are all parts of an in­ex­tri­ca­ble whole, which we need to weave to­gether to create a sand-paint­ing man­dala of our life — a bal­anced whole.

As the week­end be­gins, Mars forms an en­er­giz­ing if tem­per-spik­ing quin­cunx with Uranus, a fast-mov­ing but ir­ri­tat­ing as­pect that can in­flame me­chan­i­cal is­sues and old in­juries as well as fa­mil­iar re­sent­ments. Over the week­end, the moon en­ters the truth-speak­ing sign of Sagit­tar­ius and gets us out of the house and to the lake, woods, and streets.

Mer­cury and Venus trine prag­matic Saturn early next week and help us make prac­ti­cal de­ci­sions. If we’ve got a ma­jor sum­mer project, now is the time to tackle it, or at least lay out the plans.

FRI­DAY, JULY 15: We talk, work, and travel with ease as the moon trines Mer­cury and Venus — un­less we hit an old in­jury or anger. Stay so­lu­tionori­ented. En­cour­age re­fresh­ing hon­esty and a light touch.

SATUR­DAY, JULY 16: One en­er­getic thread brings a spirit of com­pro­mise, agree­ment, grat­i­tude, and con­nec­tion as Mer­cury con­juncts poetic Venus. How­ever, this min­gles with an ir­ri­tat­ing sun-Uranus square, which can make us rest­less. We could make a sur­prise di­rec­tion change in re­sponse to fresh in­for­ma­tion.

SUN­DAY, JULY 17: Let’s tell our sto­ries and lis­ten to theirs. Shar­ing our hopes and fears can be deeply heal­ing as Mars trines Ch­i­ron. Mon­day, July 18: Watch a ten­dency to­ward depression as the moon con­juncts Pluto. Ac­cep­tance is very dif­fer­ent than feel­ing like there’s noth­ing we can do. Don’t give up. Look for the key piece that needs do­ing and shar­ing.

TUES­DAY, JULY 19: Mer­cury trines Saturn, which can help us make good de­ci­sions and keep our thoughts se­ri­ous and on track, but can also bring out a con­trol­ling streak. Bal­ance self-care and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties around this full moon. WED­NES­DAY, JULY 20: We need to lean on those we can rely on as Venus trines sta­bi­liz­ing Saturn this morn­ing. Some so­cial ten­sion or con­fu­sion com­pli­cates the late af­ter­noon as the moon op­poses Venus and Mer­cury. Give ev­ery­one ex­tra at­ten­tion, and they can be more help­ful to the whole. THURS­DAY, JULY 21: It can be frus­trat­ing when peo­ple stand on their philoso­phies, us­ing their opin­ions to dis­tance them­selves from tur­bu­lent emo­tional re­al­i­ties. Ac­cept where they are, and push only where nec­es­sary; pro­cesses al­ready in mo­tion now need pa­tience.

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