Starcodes Jan 5, 2024 Heather Roan Robbins

This week could bring surprises. After a deep halt over the winter holidays while Mercury retrograded, we can expect a week rich with fits and starts, opportunities and revelations as we reorganize for the new year. It’s time to assess our situation and pick up threads of work in progress. At the end of the week a new Moon in competent Capricorn encourages us to launch into 2024 with gusto.

It’s time to get our ducks in a row, though first we need to clean up apparent problems. As we pick up our projects to forge ahead- we may notice the needs have changed or the situation shifted since last we looked. If we reassess the situation with fresh eyes, we can use this week to get our ducks in a row and our syllabus planned.

Mercury and Venus stay in upbeat Sagittarius all week and help us deal with minor chaos with a good attitude. But although Mercury is now direct, it’s not done confusing us until the end of the week. Look to some problem, snafu, or misperception which began in early October as Mercury opposed Neptune, then really kicked into gear after Thanksgiving when Mercury squared Neptune, got muddled or delayed after Christmas as Mercury squared Neptune again -retrograde this time- and now has a chance move out of the fog after Monday when Mercury squares Neptune for the third and last pass of this cycle.

It’s good to have a focus as the weekend begins under a moody, edgy Scorpio Moon. Sunday and early next week the Moon in forward-looking Sagittarius helps us clear out the cobwebs and create connections. We’re ready to make some changes as the Sun trines Uranus-the cosmic clutch-on Tuesday. The Moon then enter competent Capricorn as activating Mars forms supportive sextile to organizational Saturn, just as Mercury clears that final square to Neptune.

As we activate, let’s just watch that we don’t get so busy in our work that we forget to check in with our feelings or those of our beloveds. People that are feeling stuck or have lost someone recently can find this time challenging, they may not be quite ready to start anew and they need their feelings honored as Venus semi-squares Pluto in the middle of the week. All of us may just have some backlog of emotional processing to work through.

Next Thursday a new Moon in Capricorn launches a new chapter and asks us what we want…

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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