Starcodes August 11, 2023

Enjoy the best and worst of Leo as Venus conjuncts the sun over the weekend and we prepare for a new Moon in Leo this Wednesday morning.

At Leo’s worst, expect political bombast and ego clashes in the streets and ex-partners who show up to prove they are not wrong one more time. Dramatic weather events can look like a badly-produced disaster movie. We may even have trouble getting out of our own way.

At Leo’s best, our hearts warm up and spill over in gracious generosity. We come to know what we truly care about and can help each other with this overflow in our lives. Enjoy dinner on the porch at sunset with warm conversation and mutual appreciation. Music and arts festivals leave glowing memories. And, while other parts of our life might creep to a halt, we can take an opportunity for a moment of romance or friendship-bonding all sparked by joy.

Since four planets- including Venus- are now retrograde as Mercury slows down to turn retrograde later this the month, some growing excitement may not play out quite the way we’d hoped, though we can have wonderful moments in between. We can brainstorm great ideas for the future- map out a four-year plan or come up with a radical solution- but those plans will need to be adjusted later. We might be diverted by a wild side agenda, an emergency problem or great surprise which grabs our time and attention or reconnects us with the past in unexpected ways.

On Friday a talkative Gemini Moon helps us adjust our plans and have great short conversations. Laugh together, take notes, but don’t even try to plan seriously. A cozier Cancer Moon over the weekend brings us more to our hearts, but whether we defend our tender spots, domesticate or help others find a home, or share our heart in love and creativity- is up to us.

On Sunday, Venus passes in front of the Sun and conjuncts, called an inferior or interior conjunction, and we may clarify what we care about. It’s a good time to listen to our heart and commit towards an authentic direction forward, but leave the details for later.

This commitment to our heart’s calling echoes and magnifies as the Moon enters Leo on Monday morning and conjuncts the Sun early on Wednesday. Both Sun and Mars aspect change-inducing Uranus early next week which can bring an erratic quality to our energy, though it ebbs and flows, a rebellious quality, and a spark which can ignite a forest fire or an argument, or a fabulous new creation, at a moment’s notice. Take a chance…



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