Starcodes February 2, 2024 Heather Roan Robbins
Aquarius is not all “Age of Aquarius -harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding” as the song once said, though that is a wonderful goal and an expression of his higher notes. Aquarius points towards group dynamics, how we are influenced by changing collective attitudes and how we can influence that zeitgeist. It symbolizes what happens in crowds, whether big league football games or distraught people under assault or massing over borders. For the next few decades Pluto in Aquarius demands we ask how we can work together to tackle the real problems of our time, and deal with climate change, starvation, overcrowding, all problems created by the prolific human species.
Mercury symbolizes how we think and talk. It leaves industrious Capricorn- where it’s been for the last month -and joined the Sun and Pluto in Aquarius on Sunday and brings our mind to the work. This week somewhere, in the background of our lives, questions will come about our place in group, whether that group is our family, our community, a Facebook group, or role in world politics. Look for headlines around immigration versus land ownership, the rights of one people over another, and deep questions about how we take care of one another.
Venus and Mars are both in Capricorn for the week, which can help us put art into our work and work into art. It can help us love our work, or want to, and or engage it with a whole heart- but let’s remember we are more than our work and remember to garden our personal life as well. Relationships can take work, though, so under stress- practice good relationship skills. Side-step manipulation rather than get into a war of wills and stay self-responsible about one’s own heart. Kindness furthers.
On Friday, we start off with an ambiguity, a tension between our need for a private life and our role in the bigger picture as a Scorpio Moon squares the Aquarius Sun and opposes Uranus and Jupiter.
Old resentments can come up, anger at a world process or a personal wound could arise as Mercury approaches a conjunction with Pluto early next week. But it can also mark new beginnings, and end of an old way of thinking which allows us to see more clearly, as long as we take responsibility for our life rather than project our work onto others.