Starcodes January 13, 2023

This could be a week of dénouement and reckonings. Some lost items will find their way back, hidden plans or agreements sneak into the open, old grudges and bad plans get exposed as Mars progresses in verbal Gemini and retrograde Mercury stations to turn direct on Wednesday-just as the Sun conjunct Pluto..

But this can also be a week of quiet reckoning with ourselves, a new layer of honesty about why we did what we did, or how our habits serve us and where they don’t. Are we selling ourselves short and need to step up to the plate and expect more from our myriad talents. Or do we need to transform some demon of self-criticism in order to move forward. Don’t let the demons win.

If we’ve been procrastinating, and that’s been so easy to do over the last few weeks with Mars and Mercury retrograde, it’s time to assess whether we are honestly not into some promise we’ve made. Or we may just need to claim honestly and directly that we need some time off in this retrograde break between the end of last year- and this year’s launch on the next New Moon.

This weekend begins with an optimistic, imaginative, if not particularly motivating Sun-Neptune sextile, perfect for dreaming by a fireside. This can soften the effect of any recent cranky turbulence as Mars builds momentum; Mars turned direct last Thursday after many months retrograde. It can enrich our dreams but may not help waterlogged parts of the country. The recent astrological turbulence echo in the weather cycles and stays stirred up through the week.

Sunday and Monday could bring a more nefarious focus under an investigative, moody Scorpio Moon. We could have a hard time accepting some facet of our life and want to push and pull at it to change its shape, just when we need patience. It won’t further for us to try and manipulate others, but we can let this discontented urge inspire us to make our own changes.

Midweek grows more cheerful and curious, but we need to stay mindful as the impatient Sagittarius Moon nudges us to hurry forward and while retrograde/stationary Mercury insists we hold still, move consciously, or it will trip us up. Be prepared to spin in circles. If we lose essentials or develop a klutzy streak and trip over the dog, let’s slow down and get centered. And think before speaking, because it can be easy to…



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