Starcodes April 14, 2023

This could be a week of contradictions and turning points. Contradictions abound as our moods blow hot and cold; we can press the accelerator and the brakes with both excitement and concern on the same project- and build both trust and doubt in our process.

These contradictions affect our attitude; we can see the world as both rotting with crisis and hypocrisy and full of authentically beautiful possibilities as Venus in Gemini squares Saturn in Pisces with Mars in doubtful, self-protective Cancer. Roll with it, the truth may be somewhere in the middle of all these contradictions.

A new Moon- solar eclipse this coming Wednesday could trigger those turning points- though such an eclipse resonates throughout the month. It will occur at 29° of Aries after 10:00 pm, and within a few hours both the Moon and the Sun enter Taurus and square Pluto. A few people, and maybe countries, will experience pivotal events this month- though most of us will just experience a chance to let go of what’s outdated (whether we like it or not) to make room for fresh growth.

We can feel the brink of change arriving along with these potentially turbulent winds, something stirs our excitement and our anxiety, make us want to change our mind or roar forward on a good decision as Mercury approaches a conjunction with Uranus this week. Momentum builds. That momentum could run into some glitches next Friday as Mercury turns retrograde for three weeks, but don’t stop there. If necessary, slow down or deal with a side agenda for a few weeks. Use that coming retrograde cycle to repair any recent damage, check assumptions, know the tools, learn the job, and find tune the details before proceeding.

This weekend starts off sparky, sometimes anxious and impulsive. We want to trust but then have doubts as Venus squares Saturn with Mars in Cancer. Instead of testing or analyzing relationships, set healthy boundaries and support what works.

Since this coming eclipse can precipitate change, it will help if we know what change we want and channel the changes there. The sparking, feisty Aries energy peaks on that solar eclipse next Wednesday at 10:12 PM MDT -although it is only visible on the other side of the world, it will be felt everywhere and resonate through the month.

Starcodes: Astrological map for the week ahead

Heather Roan Robbins is a choice-oriented astrologer and ceremonialist, author of Starcodes Oracle Deck and 4 books-with an on-line practice