Starcodes April 7, 2023 Heather Roan Robbins

Revolution, resistance, and all around contrariness stirs the pot. We’ll want to make decisions which can open our possibilities and expand our world, launch new beginnings aligned with Easter and Passover or seek freedom- on our terms — while the Sun conjuncts Jupiter in Aries early next week, or take the protest into the street. We can be open-minded when we’re calm or puttering in the garden but can grow truly stubborn under pressure with Mercury and Venus now in relatively peaceful but seriously determined Taurus. All while the Sun flares and infuses these aspects with extra energy and torque.

This lineup can open doors, but not just for us. It adds fuel to political debate, but it’s up to us to set the direction. It can be easy to define ourselves by what we’re against, but more empowering if we focus on what we are for instead. If people around us get feisty, ask them to define their vision, define what’d they’d like to see; it can slow down the contention and hopefully help a person clarify their thoughts. And maybe admit any foolishness hiding in prejudice.

An ongoing trine this week between Mars in Cancer and Saturn in Pisces helps us launch new work campaigns and put considered action into long-term plans. It could also help us heal some rifts across generational boundaries, but first it pokes at sore points that need to be addressed. It’ll be so easy to just move into defense, but we can make real progress where we drop those spikes and really care.

The weekend begins with an emotionally stormy but with an undertone of heart under a broody Scorpio Moon. Our mind sharpen, but could be all too willing to banter and debate as mental Mercury sextiles contentious Mars. Just don’t debate if someone shares their deepest feelings; reach for that kind Taurus curiosity instead. This aspect can also help us with spring cleaning, it can be satisfying to get at those dark corners and clear out the winter’s dross.

On the personal front, so much going on our relationships can feel threadbare, just when we’re feeling sensitive. We need to feed our relationships with appreciative moments and a little spark, loving the energy that flows between people -whether they are family, friends, or loves -as Venus in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces and adds a sweet, creative, affectionate, and beauty-inspiring note.



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