Star Codes

Pasatiempo - - NEWS - www.roan­rob­bins.com Heather Roan Rob­bins

WARM AND FRIENDLY EVENINGS call up nos­tal­gic mem­o­ries and en­cour­age us to take care of one an­other. We can re­con­nect with fam­ily or con­nect to mem­o­ries of sum­mers past. But in this process, old fam­ily pat­terns get trig­gered, and old wounds feel newly raw with the sun, moon, Mer­cury, and Mars lined up in do­mes­tic, pro­tec­tive Can­cer this week. This conga dance with Mars gives us ex­tra en­ergy but can also in­sti­gate a de­fen­sive, ag­gres­sive edge and give us the in­tro­vert’s co­nun­drum — a long­ing for love with a si­mul­ta­ne­ous de­sire to be alone.

These old fam­ily pat­terns can man­i­fest them­selves with blood rel­a­tives but also with the larger fam­ily of hu­mankind. Our de­sire for a more ideal fam­ily can stir up cyn­i­cism as it high­lights old wounds be­tween rel­a­tives, races, and coun­tries. But ev­ery time the pat­terns from the past arise, we have a chance to change the story. We can work with Can­cer’s im­age of home ren­o­va­tion — fig­ure out what needs im­prove­ment from the foun­da­tions up, and get to it un­der these en­er­giz­ing Mars as­pects.

The week­end be­gins un­der a sen­si­tive new moon in Can­cer, which brings a chance to re­lease old fam­ily cy­cles and be­gin anew. But we feel anx­ious if we’re not sure what to re­lease or how to start over. It helps to work to­gether. Our hearts are ten­der as Venus trines Pluto on Sun­day, though we may feel lonely in a crowd or have trou­ble say­ing good­bye.

Early in the week, Mer­cury and Mars trine Nep­tune — this spices up our in­tu­ition, en­cour­ages us to take a break from chal­lenges, and in­creases our abil­ity to em­pathize. Mid­week we will need to make de­ci­sions based on com­pas­sion. We need to dis­cuss how cars have re­cently been used as weapons as Mer­cury op­poses Pluto late in the week; how­ever, we can use these dis­cour­ag­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to re­mem­ber what’s im­por­tant.

FRI­DAY, JUNE 23: Mem­o­ries feel close to the sur­face, but we can de­cide whether we re­mem­ber only the old prob­lems or re­view the past to make healthy de­ci­sions about the fu­ture as the Gem­ini moon op­poses se­ri­ous Saturn. Com­fort, good food, and ex­tra ap­pre­ci­a­tion help around din­ner­time as the moon en­ters deep-feel­ing Can­cer and con­juncts the sun in the evening.

SATUR­DAY, JUNE 24: Start a new cy­cle as the fe­cund Can­cer moon con­juncts Mer­cury and Mars. Tonight, it’s easy to feel left out un­less we’re all con­sciously in­clu­sive as the moon op­poses Pluto.

SUN­DAY, JUNE 25: A com­pet­i­tive, ter­ri­to­rial streak makes for great sports, sib­ling ri­valry, and in­ter­na­tional fric­tion. The moon en­ters more so­cia­ble Leo tonight, which can ei­ther fuel the fire or give us a chance to step out of ten­sions and into pos­si­bil­i­ties.

MON­DAY, JUNE 26: We may need a break from re­cent chal­lenges as Mars trines es­capist, imag­i­na­tive Nep­tune. This as­pect can help us let go of old anger, but it also leaves us un­sure of what we want. Cre­ate heal­ing mo­ments rather than try­ing to push through.

TUES­DAY, JUNE 27: Keep lines of com­mu­ni­ca­tion open to en­gage pos­si­ble op­por­tu­ni­ties. It’s eas­ier to tell sto­ries than to process our ten­der guts be­cause we’re feel­ing both out­go­ing and self-pro­tec­tive, but those sto­ries may say it all as Mer­cury trines Nep­tune. Tonight, worry can make us cranky as the moon en­ters Virgo.

WED­NES­DAY, JUNE 28: As Mer­cury con­juncts Mars, we can work with fresh de­ci­sive­ness, but let’s not say the un­for­giv­able. Tend to anx­i­eties with gen­tle­ness, and ap­proach real prob­lems with solid ac­tion.

THURS­DAY, JUNE 29: No­tice feel­ings of in­ad­e­quacy or con­cerns about the fu­ture as Mer­cury op­poses Pluto, but we can grow our con­fi­dence as we face our worst-case sce­nar­ios and clear the dross of inessen­tials. Heal­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties arise as evening pro­gresses.

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