Starcodes Aug 12, 2022

Do enjoy these lingering, often sweltering, summer moments. Get sick of the heat while enjoying arts festivals and farmers markets. Socialize under this most extroverted Leo Sun and let Summer perform its magic renewal. But in the middle of those festivities, take a few moments to plan ahead this week. Mercury is now in its own sign of Virgo where it encourages our minds to think fast, see what needs fixing, and helps us plan our future efforts.

This will be important in the months ahead. Before fall really kicks in, we do return to summer’s lazy sociability August 27 through Labor Day weekend as Mercury relaxes into friendly Libra. The first week after Labor Day weekend will be an important time to connect and put our teams together. Our work efforts slow down September 11 through October 3 as Mercury retrogrades. We’ll be able to implement our blueprints, revise earlier work and refine plans already in motion but could find it challenging to organize or agree on new work. So let’s take some time between sips of iced tea to brainstorm and outline work for the fall this week, make blueprints to guide efforts next month.

But first, the summer magic can glitter gently through this weekend. Fireflies- actual fireflies or metaphorical ones -soften the night as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces and opposes Mercury. Tell gentle stories and be near water as much as possible. Dangle those toes in wild water. Our hearts soften and compassion encourages us to reach out to people victimized by fires, floods, or other recent upheavals.

Start that future planning on Sunday and kick it into high gear early next week as the Moon enters willful Aries while the Sun opposes serious Saturn points out what needs to be done, and Mars trines intense Pluto to help us focus. It will feel good to use our muscles and engage important work, and it will keep that extra willpower out of trouble. If ideas collide and an argument starts to go off the rails, step back, way back, and let emotions calm down before trying again.

On Tuesday, look for new information which changes our perception of the situation as Mercury trines change-making Uranus. This is a good time to apply for job, give notice, brainstorm new projects etc. The lazier summer vibes return under a stabilizing Taurus Moon Wednesday and Thursday, peaches and rowing berries…

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