Starcodes Feb 17, 2023 Heather Roan Robbins

The Sun enters Pisces this weekend, the last astrological sign, symbolized by fishes, waters, wetlands, and permeable boundaries of all types. Venus enters sparky, spring-forward Aries. This week’s mood is sensitive, vulnerable, potentially charming and reactive, with a thread of competence underneath.

With the Sun in subtle Pisces, our superpowers can be found in our sensitivities and imagination, but those sensitivities can set off a fierce reaction when they feel stung. Recent aspects (last week’s Mercury-Pluto conjunction and Sun-Saturn conjunction) sharpened tongues and suspicions, this intensity helped us focus on a good day and but could have exposed our vulnerability and made it easy to feel defensive, reclusive, or to wrestle with a bout of self-pity. This week let’s both take the time to dream up our spring agendas and take the coaching from our sensitivities. Step out of conflict and the fantasies of Carnival. Step into compassion, a beautiful Piscean gift beyond the garden of right and wrong.

Along with drifting in our late-winter dreams we’ll also need to wrestle with some ground-roots responsibilities as serious Saturn semi-squares healing Chiron this week. We are challenged to tend our structures and foundations, the health of our teeth, bones, our security and boundaries. If we’ve been doing our homework and have an outline, our work may finally take shape.

This Chiron aspect also nudges us to look at any ambiguous message we broadcast around our work. Come up with more direct and honest signal, phrase our request to the universe honestly and clearly so we can wholeheartedly request work within these healthy limitations. If that requires us to rethink our whole approach to work, this next month is a good time to do so.

The weekend begins both hopeful as Mercury sextiles uplifting Jupiter and poignant as the productive Capricorn Moon conjuncts Pluto. As Venus approaches a sextile with Pluto on Sunday, recent losses, or divisions can stand in the foreground of our heart. Let’s pay attention to our dreams this weekend and direct our daydreams towards the future, towards what we can create in the year ahead. Because Venus enters Aries on Monday, the Moon enters Aries on Tuesday and adds fuel to our fire, and action to our plans. May they be good ones.



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