Starcodes January 12, 2024 Heather Roan Robbins

This is a week to accomplish, clarify our goals and figure out what step we can take next to get there. Choose a hill and take a step, achieve a small goal towards the larger goals; any sense of progress furthers. We’ll feel a lot better while climbing our mountain as Mercury joins Mars, the Sun, and Pluto in ambitious, organized Capricorn as entrepreneurial Mars forms an energizing trine to expansive Jupiter.

Capricorn’s symbol is the image of a mountain goat that can gracefully climb a mountain but looks pretty silly walking on flat terrain. The Capricorn goat is a fishtailed mer-goat; first it has to dive down to the dreamworld ocean to find a vision, then walk it up the mountain top. Martin Luther King is a powerful example of this elevated Capricorn energy, he had a dream and he walked across the country to make it so. Vison + enduring action.

This Capricorn energy can help us clarify our goals, but also make us pushy. It can enrich politics by building systems to enact a provision, take a theory and make it so. But it can also leave people strategically manipulating just for the fun of it, or depressed when they don’t have a goal or don’t feel like they’re making progress.

So if we don’t know have a big goal at the moment, take a small one. Decide to drink a glass of water and drink it. If blocked in one direction, make progress where the road is open. And if we need to rest, make that the goal and enjoy the accomplishment. Simple procedural things, minor habit improvements, all further. Capricorn loves a bit of structure as an offering towards happiness.

Capricorn can help us efficiently make plans and do so for some of the more difficult people in the world. Watch this week as we see new evidence of people’s real intentions, whether constructive or destructive. Well-meaning people may have great ideas for what we should be doing; instead of arguing with them, think of it like bullfighting. Step aside and let them run through rather than offer resistance. Stay on target; the best resistance to other people’s manipulation is to remember one’s own path.

But it’s okay to ask for help; people will feel loved if we actually help them with their project, if and when they ask for it, rather than offer suggestions that can sound like criticism.

As Mercury picks up apparent speed and clears it square to Neptune this week, traveling could get easier than it has been for the last few months, but we can still run into…

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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