Starcodes February 26, 2021 Heather Roan Robbins
The Moon waxes full in Virgo this weekend; we may just get cranky, feel the first stirrings of spring cleaning or enjoy the early sparks of flirtatious spring fever.
This full Moon asks us what needs clearing, is it the dust from our minds, bitterness from our heart? Does our diet need to be refreshed, our politicians winnowed, or is it just our closets or desk that need decluttering. Virgo energy can be nervy, prickly, editorial, or creatively heart-centered, it’s up to us which way we play it. We can use this energy to anxiously complain, we can clear, clean and create room for new life in the spring or we can expand into the compassionate heart which is the gift of Virgo.
The stars will send us full steam ahead once we hit the Aries lineup of springtime. Right now, though, we have a green light, and our ships are turning around, the stars still ask us to catch up emotionally with recent events and do some repair work. And then think about our concepts.
Thoughtful Mercury is direct, builds speed and opens new possibilities while it is wedged between Saturn and Jupiter, all in abstract Aquarius, which is good for big policy decisions or new working hypotheses, if a tad impractical.
Venus is now with the Sun in sensitive Pisces and asks us to feel our feelings and do all this work with gentleness. It gives us dreamy moments which can echo and exacerbate our Covid lockdown brain fog. We need some time in that fog and will be more efficient if we take the time to let our hearts and imagination wander once in a while. We while processing emotions weekend can feel sorry for ourselves- but we have to watch that victim mentality. Let’s take action to help the real victims, those who suffered through Covid or storm-broken plumbing, or those dealing with severe health issues at this low-energy time the year. The rest of us, we can be kind to ourselves, feel those feelings, count our blessings, and then do what we need to do.
Mars starts out this week in earth Taurus and gives a stubbornness and strength, kindliness but not necessarily enthusiasm. Mars heads into Gemini by the end of the week and we’ll need to talk. We could hear what people have been upset about. Mars in Gemini runs more nervous energy that anger and can encourage more storytelling than truth.
Back to this weekend, everybody may want to give good advice under this full Moon in Virgo but those who hear our good advice will tend to take it as a criticism rather than as helpfulness, so let’s go lightly with those good words. The Moon enters Libra on Sunday and helps make new plans for connection and collaboration.
We may lose our objectivity as the Moon enters more tempestuous Scorpio late on Tuesday. Watch for a strong emotional torque which feeds art and poetry but can trip up our logical decisions and stir trouble in relationships. Watch the best and worst edges of human psyche peek out. Mars enters flirtatious and amusing Gemini on Wednesday which can bring in flirtatious spark, but let’s use it carefully under that possessive Scorpio Moon.
After Wednesday everybody needs to talk, but it may be harder to find someone to listen as Mars enters Gemini and Mercury conjunct Jupiter under a Sagittarius Moon on Thursday. The restlessness can be palpable so let’s make some plans for a safe and mobile future in the months ahead.
Friday, February 26: We could feel competent and efficient but also edgy, potentially a bit brittle or defensive this morning as the Moon squares Mars and enters Virgo. It can be too much fun to critique. The mood softens this afternoon with moments of social awkwardness as the Moon opposes Venus. Save some energy for stimulating late- night conversation as the Moon trines Uranus.
Moon square Mars 4:31 AM, Moon enters Virgo 10:07 AM, Moon opposes Venus 12:50 PM, Moon trine Uranus 10:53 PM.
Saturday, February 27: An overnight full Virgo Moon can leave us in a strange mood and ask us to make some choices in the moment. If we can keep our sense of humor about our quirks, rather than spin out in self-consciousness, this Moon encourages us to look over our life to see what needs to be cleared, what needs fertilizing, what is delicious and needs to be savored. If we look to blame others, our whole world will feel wrong. If we stay self-responsible, we can use this introspection for great improvement.
Moon oppose the Sun 1:17 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 8:06 PM.
Sunday, February 28: Morning is health-oriented and introspective as the Virgo Moon forms a grand trine with Mars and Pluto. Some will have to integrate recent difficult information but can do so with support. The Moon enters sociable Libra midday and encourages us to find beauty in our world and beauty in one another.
Moon trine Pluto 5:42 AM, Moon trine Mars 8:57 AM, Moon enters Libra 12:16 PM.
Monday, March 1: The mood is friendly but haunted. We may feel uneasy, deeply aware of a problem, a lack, or manipulation as the Sun semi-squares Pluto this morning, but we can find a diplomatic solution if we look for one. Get creative and avoid passivity as the Libra Moon trines Saturn and Jupiter and encourages us to be both idealistic and practical.
Moon trine Saturn 2:16 AM, Sun semi-square Pluto 3: 04 AM, Moon trine Mercury 12:17 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 3:57 PM.
Tuesday, March 2: Emotional winds swirl and can leave us weary as the Moon squares lugubrious Pluto then enters deep Scorpio. Existential discontent can help us stay productive if we put it to work rather than take it out on others. Be honest about what is not working. Don’t take on other people’s projections and walk away from those with a mulish expression. Hold hearts gently.
Moon square Pluto 7:09 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 1:38 PM.
Wednesday, March 3: It is important to finish chapters and follow through homework even if we are restless, will be bored with these old projects soon. That Scorpio Moon can help us focus as long as we don’t get too distracted. Still, sparks can fly in the best and worst of ways as Venus sextile Uranus inspires sparks of impatience and flirtation. But as the Moon is in possessive Scorpio, let’s be careful with those sparks. Mars enters Gemini tonight and can make it urgent to tell our story or share a laugh.
Moon trine Venus 1:38 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 2:21 AM, Moon square Saturn 4:04 AM, Venus sextile Uranus 10:09 AM, Moon trine the Sun 11:51 AM, Moon square Mercury 5:01 PM, Moon square Jupiter 6:21 PM, Mars enters Gemini 8:29 PM, Moon square Neptune 11:30 PM.
Thursday, March 4: Look for the shoots and leaves of new growth; people are tired of old projects and want something fresh to work upon. Look for green lights today, ask pragmatic questions but consider saying yes to other people’s propositions as Mercury conjuncts expansive Jupiter under an upbeat Sagittarius Moon. Engage a new conversation.
Moon sextile Pluto 9:09 AM, Moon conjunct Sagittarius 3:42 PM, Moon opposed Mars 4:31 PM, Mercury conjunct Jupiter 8:27 PM.