Star Codes

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sen­si­tive and re­laxed, if with height­ened emo­tions and a touch of melo­drama. But by week’s end, a cooler, au­tum­nal in­dus­tri­ous­ness nips at our heels.

The week­end be­gins un­der a sen­si­tive Pisces moon. The en­ergy kicks into higher gear Satur­day as the moon en­ters spon­ta­neous Aries, bring­ing out our in­de­pen­dent edge and our en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit. We may feel un­usu­ally brave and ready to try some­thing en­tirely new. Our im­pulse con­trol low­ers, which helps us ex­per­i­ment, but could get us into trou­ble if we don’t think our words or ac­tions through.

Our con­ver­sa­tion gets more hon­est and ex­pres­sive as men­tal Mer­cury ap­proaches a con­junc­tion with ex­pan­sive Jupiter. This helps to free our minds of an out­moded way of see­ing things and also al­lows us to get the word out if we want to do any pro­mo­tion work, de­cide to ap­ply for jobs, or feel we need to be ap­pre­ci­ated.

Mer­cury and Jupiter con­junct in nervy, crit­i­cal-think­ing, Mer­cury-ruled Virgo, and to­gether they bring ex­tra neu­ro­log­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. As our minds get busy, we get chatty — and pos­si­bly anx­ious if we think too far ahead. Our minds might not want to shut down at night; our con­ver­sa­tion could be fas­ci­nat­ing and our writ­ing can flow, but we may need a nice long walk or soothing bath to help us wind down be­fore we sleep.

On Mon­day, the sun and moon both shift from active fire signs to grounded earth signs by even­ing, bring­ing a no­tice­able shift back to­ward more prac­ti­cal con­sid­er­a­tions as the week be­gins. En­er­getic Mars con­juncts se­ri­ous Saturn in active Sagittarius on Wed­nes­day, a great as­pect for launching or re­ac­ti­vat­ing a work project. As the week fin­ishes up with the moon in another ver­bal sign, Gem­ini, let’s get ex­cited, not anx­ious.

FRI­DAY, AUG. 19: It’s hard to gear up as the Pisces moon con­juncts dreamy Nep­tune and calls us into our imag­i­na­tion. Peo­ple will ap­pre­ci­ate kind­ness, es­pe­cially through some mo­ments of so­cial awk­ward­ness tonight as the moon op­poses Venus.

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 20: Morn­ing is slow and thought­ful, and we may be in­ter­ested in things of the past, whether they’re an­tiques, old friends, or a fa­vorite place. The en­ergy heats up and grows edgy as the moon en­ters Aries this af­ter­noon, bring­ing a breath of brav­ery, cu­rios­ity, and at­ti­tude. SUN­DAY, AUG. 21: Things flow beau­ti­fully if we work with the day’s en­er­gies, but not if we try to wres­tle it into a form of our choos­ing. Morn­ing feels pro­duc­tive, and then an af­ter­noon grumpy or sad spell flows into a spon­ta­neous even­ing. En­joy the last even­ing of so­cia­ble Leo.

MON­DAY, AUG. 22: Feel the shift from fire to earth to­day as the sun and moon move into Virgo and Taurus, bring­ing less spark but more steady strength and hunger. Our sense of the pos­si­ble ex­pands; if we want to get the word out about our work, let’s do it now.

TUES­DAY, AUG. 23: Let’s take our dreams and plant them in the earth. Mer­cury turns ret­ro­grade in a week, and the plans we make now can serve us through­out Septem­ber.

WED­NES­DAY, AUG. 24: Ner­vous en­ergy can leave us a bit fraz­zled to­day, but the con­ver­sa­tion can be fas­ci­nat­ing, and we can move forward. Mars gives us the en­ergy to make things hap­pen. Look for in­ter­est­ing progress around trans­porta­tion. Just stay fo­cused, and don’t let at­ten­tion get spread too thin.

THURS­DAY, AUG. 25: Anx­i­eties can feel like a form of love, but they’re not. Nerves make peo­ple brit­tle, though they may sound more ar­gu­men­ta­tive than they re­ally are. See how they feel later on.

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