Star Codes

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

NO­TICE A CHANGE IN THE VIBES THIS WEEK as the sun en­ters dra­matic Leo on Satur­day and thought­ful Mer­cury is in se­ri­ous Virgo on Tues­day. The stars en­cour­age us to leave our nests and get out there into the mid­dle of the fray. It’s time to shine, re­ceive, in­ter­act, think glob­ally, at­tend art fes­ti­vals, and soak up summer’s bounty.

This year we’re lucky enough to have two ex­pres­sive new moons in Leo, one this week­end and one cre­at­ing a so­lar eclipse on Aug. 21. This Sun­day’s new moon in Leo be­gins to stir the pot for this com­ing eclipse sea­son. Eclipses act like as­tro­log­i­cal acupunc­ture to un­block en­ergy, so let’s no­tice what part of life needs at­ten­tion and work with it through­out the com­ing month.

Au­tumn’s work be­gins to whis­per to us on Tues­day, as Mer­cury en­ters in­dus­tri­ous and proac­tive — one might even say ob­ses­sive — Virgo. Mer­cury ret­ro­grades from Aug. 14 to Sept. 6, so it will help to face this re­view time with plans made, con­tacts reached, and our fun­da­men­tals al­ready or­ga­nized.

But this week­end, let’s revel in summer. On Fri­day, while the sun and moon are both in do­mes­tic Cancer, stay home and re­spect one an­other’s needs. Then get out and about and feel the en­ergy build to­ward Sun­day’s new moon. Mon­day brings a men­tal bril­liance as Mer­cury trines Uranus, but some emo­tional dis­tance, too, while Venus op­poses Saturn. Anx­i­ety and in­tel­li­gence ratchet up mid­week as both the moon and Mer­cury en­ter an­a­lyt­i­cal Virgo. The moon soft­ens at the end of the week, en­ter­ing so­cia­ble Libra.

FRI­DAY, JULY 21: Con­nect with fam­ily, come home, and re­cen­ter as the moon wanes in do­mes­tic Cancer. Both people and com­mu­ni­ties need to con­sider what ac­tu­ally makes them feel more se­cure. If un­fin­ished fam­ily busi­ness or re­cent raw edges need heal­ing, show loved ones sim­ple nur­tur­ing con­sid­er­a­tion rather than try to talk it out.

SATUR­DAY, JULY 22: De­fen­sive ac­tions and mood swings com­pli­cate early morn­ing, so con­sider sleep­ing later. The sun en­ters Leo in mid-morn­ing, en­cour­ag­ing us to wan­der and take care of our­selves on this con­tem­pla­tive, in­ef­fi­cient day. Evening heats up; ad­just to last-minute changes in plans.

SUN­DAY, JULY 23: We need to re­turn to what lights our fire, cre­ative process, and ro­man­tic heart. But we also need to ac­tively en­cour­age that ac­tiv­ity in others. Acts of bound­less gen­eros­ity flow nat­u­rally.

MON­DAY, JULY 24: Love and af­fec­tion can feel tested, and our in­ner ado­les­cent may pout. It may cramp our style to be re­spon­si­ble to­day, but the re­sults will be worth it. Be good to one an­other be­cause it’s the right thing to do, even if no one feels like it.

TUES­DAY, JULY 25: Feel the shift to­ward more thought­ful, self-con­scious, in­tel­li­gent, and po­ten­tially anx­ious en­er­gies as both the moon and Mer­cury en­ter Virgo. If we’re kind to our­selves, it’s eas­ier to be kind to others. De­tails be­gin to fall into place; they’re not per­fect, but a good start.

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 26: The en­ergy is edgy and po­ten­tially brit­tle. We can eas­ily pour our crit­i­cal ap­proach into im­prov­ing sit­u­a­tions, health, so­cial cri­tique, and po­lit­i­cal jus­tice. If we only look to loved ones for hap­pi­ness, we will find them lack­ing, so let’s give this an­a­lyt­i­cal en­ergy a good place to go. THURS­DAY, JULY 27: Take a mo­ment to smooth any ruf­fled feath­ers from yes­ter­day’s in­ten­sity and use to­day’s so­cia­ble and jus­tice-ori­ented Libra moon to reach out and re­con­nect. Help find diplo­matic so­lu­tions to yes­ter­day’s co­nun­drums.

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