Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - NEWS - Heather Roan Robbins

FEEL THE EMO­TIONAL TEM­PER CHANGE this week­end as the winds of autumn thicken, the sun en­ters Leo, and the moon en­ters Scorpio — both stub­born, de­ter­mined fixed signs.

Mer­cury joins the sun in Scorpio on Mon­day. All week long, Venus in Sagittarius helps us feel rest­less enough to leave dys­func­tional sit­u­a­tions and choose an ap­proach that is healthy and hon­est. This Sagittarius Venus can help us laugh. On Mon­day af­ter­noon Mer­cury joins the sun in Scorpio and we be­gin to play our cards close to the chest. Peo­ple ap­pear to be­come se­cre­tive — and some of us may be — but this at­ti­tude is about pri­vacy, not se­crecy. We just want to keep our in­ner world to our­selves, but we are si­mul­ta­ne­ously more cu­ri­ous and sus­pi­cious about the mo­ti­va­tions of oth­ers. Life is a mys­tery, and Scorpio knows it well.

Mars in Capricorn is just pulling away from a con­junc­tion to Pluto. We still have ac­cess to that great de­ter­mi­na­tion and ef­fort when we are in­spired, but we may feel less pushed to ac­com­plish, blame, or push. But this con­junc­tion con­tin­ues to echo through the up­com­ing elec­tion and asks us to con­tem­plate what the right, healthy, and empowered use of strength and power is.

By mid­week the Virgo moon brings out our in­ner critic. On Fri­day, the sun and Mer­cury are still in open-minded Libra, though we can get touchy or de­fen­sive. It’s still a good day to make contacts about the future and open up possibilities while peo­ple are feeling flex­i­ble. By Satur­day night the en­ergy shifts and brings more bravado; we may feel our heels dig­ging in as the sun en­ters deep Scorpio and the moon en­ters charis­matic but stub­born Leo.

FRI­DAY, OCT. 21: We need a lit­tle gen­tle­ness and safety to­day; we can get de­fen­sive very eas­ily as the Cancer moon op­poses Pluto and Mars mid­day. We need to know where we’re safe and on whom we can count.

SATUR­DAY, OCT. 22: Morn­ing is friendly and do­mes­tic, but com­mu­ni­ca­tion could be off or we may feel pulled by op­pos­ing de­sires as the moon squares Mer­cury. En­ergy shifts this af­ter­noon, with even more mixed feel­ings as the moon en­ters out­go­ing Leo and the sun en­ters deep, pri­vate Scorpio.

SUN­DAY, OCT. 23: We need at­ten­tion to­day. We want to be no­ticed and ap­pre­ci­ated in our com­mu­nity, or we could act out. One can love and still re­spect bound­aries.

MON­DAY, OCT. 24: Peo­ple are ready to make pos­i­tive changes this morn­ing — just don’t start too early. We need to hear our own in­ner voice be­fore we are ready to re­spond to out­side de­mands. Ur­gent grum­bling and a sharp­ened cri­tique can shift our fo­cus this af­ter­noon as the moon en­ters Virgo.

TUES­DAY, OCT. 25: Find a good use for crank­i­ness this morn­ing; edit and sort. The mood soft­ens as the moon, Venus, and Nep­tune form a T-square this af­ter­noon and we dream of a kinder, gen­tler, more beau­ti­ful world. We may feel cyn­i­cal about what we find here in­stead. Share a dream and the mood im­proves. WED­NES­DAY, OCT. 26: Friendly Venus sex­tiles Jupiter and brings the po­ten­tial for a more lov­ing, com­pas­sion­ate, or open-minded ap­proach. We can see beauty in the nat­u­ral world and find some­thing to laugh at with a rapier-like Mer­cury-in-Scorpio wit. THURS­DAY, OCT. 27: We may be re­ally tired of con­flict and just not want to go there to­day. Emo­tions run strong; we want to be fair, but our thinking is deeply tied to our iden­tity. The sun and Mer­cury con­junct un­der a Libra moon. Be kind, re­spect dif­fer­ences, and know when to step back.

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