Starcodes Feb 3, 2023

It’s a multilayered week, the stars infuse sensitivity and the need to talk, depression laced with humor, and an underlying driven quality. On one layer we get a planetary a green light as expansive Jupiter in active Aries hurries us into the future. Underneath that layer, though, a seeping melancholy could add potential depth and purpose. This blue note can either motivate us or depress us, and leave us wondering if we are enough, can do enough, or will there ever be enough with Venus in Pisces and as Mercury approaches a conjunction with Pluto at the end of the week.

That Mercury Pluto conjunction can bring up obsession or depression, it can point out where the real problems are in the world and ask us to do something about it. Over the next few weeks we could become newly aware of an ending or beginning, or awaken to the bottom line of an ongoing process, as Mercury conjuncts Pluto while the sun conjuncts Saturn. These two serious yearly aspects just happen to fall close together this year and call for reassessment.

Let’s observe our mental habits and find something positive to obsess upon, throw ourselves into a project rather than be hard on ourselves. We could start off wondering- if we are enough, and what we have is enough, how do we work with that and build from there. We are the ones on this scene, so what can we do. If depression whispers, small accomplishments can help while we listen for the deeper causes, our angst could be more rooted in world events than in what’s happening in our life at the moment.

In a big cultural context, these intense aspects can fuel a potentially productive conversation on how we use power- Pluto-and how authority takes responsibility-Saturn. Engage the ongoing debate around gun control, police reorganization, and classified documents, with the intention that authority, power, and responsibility need to coordinate in the future.

Mars now in Gemini, moving forward but still out of bounds, encourages us to think outside the box, change the subject, and keep moving -rather than stop to process feelings. But Venus now in sensitive Pisces appreciates a soft moment, subtle healing skills, aromatherapy, a touch of vulnerability. She can leave us sensitized or unusually shy, but can allow grace and beauty, a moment’s kindness to help with the tough stuff. With this Piscean…

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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 www.roanrobbins.com