=Starcodes April 21, 2023 Heather Roan Robbins

Consider holding still and taking root for a day or two. Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus for the next three weeks. We have work to do once Mercury starts retracing it steps for but while it’s holding still, let us take a moment to take a deep breath. Channel Ferdinand the Bull in a field of flowers. Because trying to rush anywhere or hurry the process this weekend will not further.

If any tension arises, check for misunderstandings before reacting. We’d seen too many news stories lately with crimes committed by people who jumped to conclusions and attacked. Although the heat calmed down a bit after last week’s solar eclipse and as the Sun enters Taurus, this strange erratic problem, even violence, could continue. But we don’t have to replicate it, we can ask good questions and check our facts before we jump anywhere.

Mercury appears to retrograde for three weeks, three times a year. This retrograde could herald extra electrical and Internet glitches as Mercury almost conjunct electrical, impulsive Uranus right before it pivots, backs up, then completes that conjunction in early June. While we’re in this field, pad in extra time for any work that needs to be done online or with high-tech equipment, have a plan B ready, and be patient with one another. If possible, avoid purchasing tech equipment or software this week.

Be ready to use a moment of unexpected spare time with joy and interest, even if it’s because you’re stuck in a traffic jam or your plans are canceled. Keep a good book on you that is not tech-dependent and look for what opportunities open when one door closes.

Don’t be surprised if people from the past pop in, but don’t get caught up in old patterns. See the hooks, step aside and respond with a fresh breath. This Mercury retrograde could slow down our plans, but it’s a wonderful time to repair, renew, reconnect with old contacts, revive old business, and follow through on plans already in place.

As the weekend begins, the Sun and waxing Moon in Taurus offer us fertile astrological loam for new seedlings, new ideas, new relationships. Last week’s solar eclipse in Aries could have burned some bridges and cleared clutter, so we may have more room to plant the future- whether we asked for it or not. It’s a good time to go work in the garden, prepare the soil of…



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 www.roanrobbins.com