Star Codes

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THIS LA­BOR DAY WEEK­END, let’s rest from our ex­er­tions in­stead of work­ing to com­plete a house­hold project. The astro­log­i­cal con­di­tions are lousy for in­dus­tri­ous pre­ci­sion but lovely for in­tro­spec­tion, re­con­nect­ing with old friends, heal­ing, an­a­lyz­ing woes, and dis­cussing what makes the world fair and sweet.

We may no­tice a sub­dued, self-con­scious streak this week as the sun, Mer­cury ret­ro­grade, and Jupiter are all now in thought­ful Virgo and beau­ti­fully vis­i­ble to the west just af­ter sun­set. Virgo’s sym­bol — a woman hold­ing a sheaf of wheat — rep­re­sents the ca­pac­ity to sort seed from chaff and to dis­cern the dif­fer­ence be­tween sa­cred nu­tri­ent and waste. While this skill can be pow­er­fully pro­duc­tive, it can hurt when we turn it in­ward or to­ward those we love. Let’s tap into the Vir­goan ca­pac­ity for kind­ness and em­pa­thy.

Over the next few weeks, we can use an­a­lyt­i­cal skills to as­sess what needs fix­ing. But not this week­end. Drift away, but be care­ful around po­ten­tial wa­ter dam­age, storms, fos­sil fu­els, or al­co­hol con­sump­tion — all Nep­tu­nian dan­gers. A friendly Libra moon helps us pic­nic and re­lax but won’t help us get to work.

On La­bor Day, the Scorpio moon can bring new fo­cus for our work, though it can also bring out an iras­ci­ble el­e­ment. Keep so­cial obli­ga­tions min­i­mal. This Scorpio in­ten­sity helps us fo­cus on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day as the sun trines Pluto. We do need to be pa­tient, as Mer­cury is ret­ro­grade from Aug. 30 to Sept. 22, so be ready to deal with the usual fol­lies: lost items, trans­porta­tion trouble, and mis­un­der­stand­ings. Let’s pay at­ten­tion to what thrives un­der ret­ro­grade and re­view, re­new, and com­plete old work.

FRI­DAY, SEPT. 2: The en­ergy may be low and the mood con­fus­ing, though po­ten­tially op­ti­mistic. We can’t see clearly, so dream away — but check the facts in the com­ing days. Tonight no­tice a beautiful moon, Jupiter, and Mer­cury con­junc­tion and ob­serve the heal­ing pow­ers of ca­ma­raderie.

SATUR­DAY, SEPT. 3: Morn­ing is po­ten­tially gen­tle but ad­verse to hard man­ual la­bor; keep the agenda loose and rest up. We may be eas­ily bam­boo­zled by our hopes and fears — pic­nic and gather, but avoid un­nec­es­sary ma­jor pur­chases. Let mem­o­ries sim­mer con­struc­tively.

SUN­DAY, SEPT. 4: There’s more en­ergy to wres­tle with our fate, so we may be ready to sink our teeth into a project. Lis­ten to the or­a­cles. Tonight an ex­is­ten­tial rest­less­ness can send us around the block — or en­cour­age us to make fresh res­o­lu­tions for the year ahead.

MON­DAY, SEPT. 5: Let’s ob­sess pos­i­tively on our con­cen­tra­tion and in­ten­sity so we don’t just start dig­ging in­ap­pro­pri­ately and hurt each other ac­ci­den­tally. Con­fu­sion abounds, and ac­tiv­i­ties may have trouble build­ing mo­men­tum. Soli­tude may be es­sen­tial to hit the re­set but­ton for the busy weeks ahead. TUES­DAY, SEPT. 6: Lis­ten more than speak; when our un­der­stand­ing gets cloudy, our at­tempts to clar­ify may only muddy the wa­ters. In­stead, gather up loose ends, col­lect in­for­ma­tion, and find com­mon goals as the sun trines Pluto. WED­NES­DAY, SEPT. 7: Temporary re­stric­tions may ac­tu­ally be help­ful: Work within smaller bound­aries to com­plete a project and cre­ate some­thing solid. Re­new old con­nec­tions and of­fer men­tor­ship as Venus sex­tiles Saturn. Build upon the past.

THURS­DAY, SEPT. 8: A streak of dark hu­mor brings per­spec­tive to chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tions. We feel a bit braver and ex­tro­verted this morn­ing, but not par­tic­u­larly or­ga­nized. It helps to run chil­dren, dogs, and prob­a­bly our­selves around the block be­fore we try to sit still un­der this rest­less Sagittarius moon. If de­ci­sions are re­quired, keep them sim­ple and lo­cal­ized.

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