Starcodes April 28, 2023

Blessings on your May Day. Whether you celebrate May 1st or on May 5th, the real halfway point between spring equinox and summer solstice, may your week be full of budding flowers and chirping birds, the earthy celebration of organic life returning.

This could be a generally good week, a time where we bud and bloom ourselves as long as we’re not in a hurry and we pay attention to where we’re going and communicate consistently. And watch where our mind wanders.

Our minds will wander, a trip down memory lane can be a lovely melancholic tour or a dusty road of ruts as Mercury retrograde in Taurus, semi-squares Neptune, and asks us to slow down and remember. If we wander down those old pathways, let’s make sure we’re finding lost gems or doing constructive work rather than bashing ourselves on the same old hurdles. Politics could look like a bad review session of all the problems we thought we’d overcome or a standoff stalemate. It is not a good time to announce running for office. We can go to the past to retrieve what’s valuable from the past and decide what to do differently next time, but let’s choose carefully where we wallow and let those regrets slide by.

This week the Sun, Mercury retrograde, Uranus, and North node in Taurus encourages us to move at a steady pace and take the time to enjoy the natural world reviving. Just when this Taurus line-up wants us to slow down Mars impatiently sextiles Uranus and paradoxically pushes us forward. This aspect can loan us mechanical competence, but also the need for it with a sprinkling of technical snafus or minor accidents when we rush.

Activating Mars is now in domestic, self-protective Cancer and encourages us to start home improvement projects, but people can get cranky when criticized. So slow down, exude kindness, and let life be a steady dance.

The weekend begins under relatively high spirits as an outgoing Leo Moon trines expansive Jupiter. Sociable Venus in talkative Gemini helps facilitate easy conversation and new connections but can keep our emotions running on the surface.

Later in the week Venus squares confusing, imaginative Neptune, which can give us great daydreams but cause us to send confusing interpersonal signals. Don’t assume to know what beloveds are feeling and thinking; remember to…

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