Starcodes Aug 5, 2022

Laze in the summer’s heat when you can because it may be busy week. The emotional winds pick up, we may be unusually productive but could have to deal with frustrations, whether because people aren’t available, mechanics break down, or fires and unexpected events churn the landscape as Saturn squares Mars and Uranus in Taurus. Savor each ripe tomato, each sweet moment in between.

Our minds sharpen with mental Mercury now in intelligent Virgo, and this can help us solve those problems with great ingenuity if we stop worrying and stay focused on solutions. Let’s not let our frustrations stop us but instead slow us down and help us think. Mercury in Virgo also asks us to think ahead to September and start planning between moments in the shade sipping iced tea.

Back to those emotional winds, with sensitive Venus in deep-feeling Cancer opposed Pluto this week we may deal with loss or miss old friends, long for a relationship that is just out of reach or feel our heart twinge towards something other than what we have. We may need to grieve a changing ecosystem or a more personal loss; this is a good week to let those feelings flow. Let that twinge pull us out of isolation or complacency and make the changes we need to reconnect.

The weekend begins potentially exciting or stormy as the Moon in Scorpio opposes Mars and Uranus, so keep an eye on wildfire, storms, and stormy people. This tension could act out in a big way on the world screen or moments when karma comes home to sting. Throughout the early weekend some will feel tension between personal responsibilities and desires and need to figure out a responsible way to achieve those personal goals.

Saturday afternoon the Moon enters more flexible Sagittarius and, if we can stand the heat, let’s get outside. The next couple of days will feel so much better if we can connect to the natural world and have a summer moment.

Midweek that Capricorn Moon pulls us back into competition, accomplishment, and nudges towards projects coming up in the fall. Sketch out some ideas and make a few overtures.

Thursday brings a most socially-connecting full Moon in Aquarius, a wonderful time to howl and gather with the community. This full moon in Aquarius brings one of the best times of the year to have a party or gather a caucus.

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