Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - CONTENTS - Heather Roan Rob­bins

THIS CAN BE A SUB­TLY TRICKY WEEK, as as­tro­log­i­cal in­flu­ences leave us feel­ing com­pe­tent, yet emo­tion­ally mushy un­der­neath. We are more or­ga­nized and can get some work done as Mer­cury joins the sun and Pluto in com­pe­tent Capricorn. But it’s hard to get our heart into the task at hand, and we may feel mopey or eas­ily dis­cour­aged as the emo­tional plan­ets, Venus and Mars, slosh their way through sen­si­tive and imag­i­na­tive, if some­times pas­sive, Pisces, now through the end of Jan­uary.

Capricorn en­ergy en­cour­ages us to deal with ev­ery­thing on our plate in a com­pe­tent man­ner. Peo­ple who feel clear about their goals and sup­ported by their friends and fam­ily can gal­lop ahead. Those with fuzzier goals, or who are pro­cess­ing grief, loss, or con­fu­sion, may feel at a loss for the next step.

We can make good use of this Pis­cean sen­si­tiv­ity if we can find a safe place and find beauty — and let it fill our hearts so we can step for­ward.

De­lays may turn out to be for­tu­itous. We can ex­pect con­sid­er­able frus­tra­tions to­ward the end of the week as ac­ti­vat­ing Mars squares se­ri­ous Saturn. We may feel the ten­sion be­tween gen­er­a­tions and be­tween lib­eral and con­ser­va­tive view­points. But we have an op­por­tu­nity to ham­mer out some deeper un­der­stand­ing.

Fri­day be­gins in an emo­tional haze. On Satur­day, the moon forms a grand trine with Saturn and Uranus and brings bom­bast to the head­lines; we need to be able to laugh at our own pro­nounce­ments. Sun­day and early into next week, we grow more in­dus­tri­ous as the Virgo moon amps up Capricorn.

Mid­week, a se­ries of changes and ad­just­ments re­quires hon­esty rather than re­ac­tion as the Libra moon squares Mer­cury, Pluto, and Uranus. A mo­ment of de­s­pair can mo­ti­vate us out of our com­fort zone. The en­ergy shifts on Thurs­day as the sun and moon en­ter stub­born fixed signs. Walk around ob­sta­cles rather than run head­long into them.

FRI­DAY, JAN. 13: The mood is blustery and in­con­sis­tent, warm but frus­trat­ing. Peo­ple need to ex­press them­selves, but we don’t need to agree with them. It is grat­i­fy­ing to find a place of ease — let our minds dwell there.

SATUR­DAY, JAN. 14: Let’s nour­ish con­nec­tions as the so­cia­ble Leo moon trines Uranus all day. Tonight the moon en­ters re­served Virgo, and cozy per­sonal time sud­denly sounds like a good idea. We need thought­ful con­ver­sa­tion.

SUN­DAY, JAN. 15: Our minds sud­denly cat­a­log all the per­sonal and so­cial work we have been post­pon­ing for the last cou­ple of months as the in­dus­tri­ous Virgo moon op­poses Nep­tune and Venus. Make lists now, or­ga­nize, and then let your mind rest.

MON­DAY, JAN. 16: Il­lu­sions be­gin to fall, and tough re­al­i­ties cause us to worry. If so, let’s stay in the present, as­sess hon­estly the new sit­u­a­tion, and make a plan. Anx­i­ety can come out in sharp edges mid­day as the moon op­poses Mars and squares Saturn un­less we stay fo­cused on so­lu­tions.

TUES­DAY, JAN. 17: We take a more tact­ful, hu­man-cen­tered ap­proach to yes­ter­day’s con­cerns. Look for op­por­tu­ni­ties for mu­tual sup­port as the moon en­ters friendly Libra and squares thought­ful Mer­cury.

WED­NES­DAY, JAN­UARY 18: Ques­tions of fair­ness and so­cial jus­tice echo from the break­fast ta­ble to the board­room as the Libra moon squares Pluto and op­poses Uranus. We need to be con­cerned about what is fair for oth­ers.

THURS­DAY, JAN. 19: It’s a day of emo­tional para­doxes — we long for free­dom and feel frus­tra­tion; we have work to do and feel pas­sive; we may feel for the group and want to be alone as the sun en­ters Aquarius and the moon en­ters Scorpio.

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