Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPO -

re­newal with Passover in full swing, as Easter be­gins the week and the earthy Taurus sun ends it. It’s a week of wild cards — un­usual events pro­vide us with op­por­tu­ni­ties to pay off some debts, heal old dif­fi­cul­ties, and re­turn to fa­mil­iar tra­di­tions, peo­ple, and emo­tional sit­u­a­tions. If we get stuck in old pat­terns, we can re­new them for another cy­cle. It’s up to us to han­dle dif­fi­cul­ties with a fresh per­spec­tive.

Those prob­lems arise as our im­pulse con­trol is down and our judg­ment spotty as the week­end be­gins. Mer­cury and Venus, two plan­ets that sym­bol­ize how we in­ter­act with one another, are both ret­ro­grade and work­ing pe­cu­liarly. Life is fine on an or­di­nary day, but once dif­fi­cul­ties, arise they can es­ca­late quickly. Peo­ple will tend to re­act with ex­tra charge (mis­siles, guns, an­gry words) and not think through con­se­quences.

So let’s be part of the de-es­ca­la­tion team. Be will­ing to try and truly un­der­stand, rather than just make a point. Keep the heart com­pas­sion­ate and a sense of hu­mor en­gaged.

We can use this time for the gifts of ret­ro­grade, which are to re­view our life and re­con­nect with fam­ily, friends, and old work. We need to travel, love, sign doc­u­ments, and talk with one another. We should do so with ex­tra at­ten­tion and in­tro­spec­tion.

Stay flex­i­ble and be ready to ad­just last-minute plans as re­cent wild cards can throw us off cen­ter. Ex­er­cise com­pas­sion in small and larger ways as Venus is sta­tion­ary. Art projects, like dye­ing Easter eggs, can soothe the soul but may not turn out like we in­tended. Evening brings ques­tions about the next step.

Early morn­ing mis­un­der­stand­ings can snag­gle us. We may spin in cir­cles, and let’s hope we can laugh with each cir­cuit, but slap­stick will en­sue if we push or try to rush, and old feel­ings spill out. This day works best when we take spon­ta­neous op­por­tu­ni­ties, let go of our agen­das, and en­gage creative process to­gether.

Break rou­tine and shift per­spec­tive. Mid­day so­cial awk­ward­ness can com­pli­cate is­sues un­less we keep our pri­or­i­ties clear and laugh with one another as friendly Venus sex­tiles Mars. The mood grows se­ri­ous and po­ten­tially con­trol­ling later as the moon en­ters com­pe­tent Capricorn; re­lease imag­ined goals and co-cre­ate in­stead.

This is an am­bi­tious and de­ter­mined day. Be­fore build­ing mo­men­tum, make sure ev­ery­body is on the same track. Tonight, we need to let go and re­fill the wells, or we can make mis­takes as the sun semisquares Nep­tune.

Our feel­ings run deep and heavy this morn­ing as the moon con­juncts Pluto. Move for­ward where the path is al­ready mapped, but be wary of snap de­ci­sions. Hold bound­aries clearly but with­out ag­gres­sion. Din­ner­time edgi­ness soft­ens as the moon first squares anx­ious Uranus and then sex­tiles friendly Venus tonight.

Early morn­ing ac­tion slows into a steady, if some­what awk­ward rhythm at mid­day. Dance with one another. The mood is gen­er­ally ami­able with a ten­dency to bump into sharp cor­ners and one another as the moon en­ters so­cia­ble Aquarius, the sun moves into earthy Taurus, and they square off.

Deep hid­den is­sues comes to the sur­face, plots ripen, and we can feel a strong urge to tell some­one off as Pluto ret­ro­grades and thought­ful Mer­cury backs into feisty Aries. Af­ter­noon brings diplo­matic po­ten­tial as the moon trines Jupiter. Set a gen­er­ous ex­am­ple and reap re­wards.

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