Star Codes

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known to be lucky for some, un­lucky for oth­ers — we can choose how we want to re­act to the day. As far as as­trol­ogy is con­cerned, we al­ways have a choice. Ev­ery as­tro­log­i­cal as­pect has a pos­i­tive ex­pres­sion, a prag­matic form, and a chal­lenge. Like a river, we can’t stop the as­pects, but we can di­rect which way that river flows. A pos­i­tive ex­pres­sion of any as­pect is the cure for its dan­ger.

Last week we ex­pe­ri­enced dif­fi­cult as­pects that shook up the head­lines, but many peo­ple could and did use their in­ten­sity to make pos­i­tive changes. This week we have some lovely, heal­ing, if un­set­tling, as­pects that sup­port both san­ity and change, but some peo­ple can use even th­ese to cre­ate trou­ble.

The sun and Mer­cury in are now in Li­bra and en­cour­age us to make peace with one an­other and seek love, equi­lib­rium, and so­cial jus­tice. We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate peo­ple be­ing nice to one an­other, and it scrapes our sen­si­tive nerves when they are not. Mer­cury op­poses change-master Uranus next week, a yearly as­pect that wakes us up. This Ura­nian en­ergy can leave us feel­ing tired or wired, or just ready to be done and move on.

Old re­sent­ments can flare up on Tues­day as Mer­cury en­ters Scorpio and Mars forms an ir­ri­tat­ing as­pect with Uranus. Stay safe and back away from con­fronta­tions. Thurs­day’s new Li­bra moon en­cour­ages us to start a fresh cy­cle in re­la­tion­ships, first by as­sess­ing what we ap­pre­ci­ate and then de­cid­ing what we need to do to cre­ate dif­fer­ent out­comes. This is not a time to find fault in oth­ers, but to choose new ways of in­ter­act­ing in our love lives as well as our po­lit­i­cal poli­cies or com­mu­nity col­lab­o­ra­tions.

No­tice ten­sion between un­fin­ished work and a grow­ing de­sire to en­gage the world with Venus and Mars in Virgo un­der a dra­malov­ing Leo moon. Ap­pre­ci­ate oth­ers’ work, and they will shine. It’s easy, even fun, to feel right­eous, but our bonds grow deeper if we share our warmth in­stead. Con­sider at­tend­ing an art open­ing or cre­ative fundraiser.

Make the world beau­ti­ful as Venus en­ters Li­bra. This morn­ing is bit­ter­sweet. Mid­day, the mood may be prac­ti­cal yet in­trigu­ing as strangers meet across a crowded room. Tonight, we may crave some­thing fresh and dif­fer­ent.

Our nerves can feel charged. Be open to a change of mind or plans af­ter re­view­ing the re­cent past while men­tal Mer­cury op­poses Uranus. As­sess any sud­den im­pulse care­fully, and watch for shock­ing news or trans­porta­tion dif­fi­cul­ties. To­ward the evening, old problems need tend­ing to and new habits need in­stalling.

Overnight dreams linger as the moon op­poses Nep­tune. Let’s re­assess what re­spon­si­bil­i­ties we’re will­ing to take on while the sun sex­tiles se­ri­ous Saturn un­der a busy Virgo moon. Man­age anx­i­ety. Take con­crete steps, no mat­ter how small, to­ward a per­sonal goal.

Get se­ri­ous as Mer­cury en­ters ob­ses­sive Scorpio. Im­pa­tience cranks up as Mars quin­cunxes Uranus. If a re­cent as­sign­ment has been com­pleted, it’s time to pon­der the next goal.

Reach hands across the aisle as the wan­ing Li­bra moon squares Pluto. Bit­ter­sweet long­ing for more peace and love, along with more beauty and fair­ness, will bring out the cyn­i­cism in some and de­sire for con­nec­tion in oth­ers. Over­tures are deeply ap­pre­ci­ated.

Change in thought cre­ates change in ac­tion or in iden­tity as the sun con­juncts the moon and op­poses Uranus. Con­tem­plate how to be­gin a new chap­ter, new friend­ships, a new wardrobe, and health­ier ways of re­lat­ing to one an­other.

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