Starcodes January 19, 2024 Heather Roan Robbins

This week marks a turning point, whether it’s a soft curve or sharp angle depends on us, as the Sun conjuncts Pluto and both leave Capricorn to enter Aquarius.

We can feel an astral pressure to make a decision, to end and begin. We might feel some personal professional deadline tapping on her shoulder telling us it’s now or never. Notice a brush with mortality, and the forks in life’s road, small and large, and contemplate what could be found in each direction. Consider whether the deadline is real — and a decision needs to be made — or is it just an illusion of anxiety.

For the next few weeks, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work; what effort we put in now can build some interesting and liberating progress. Negotiations are in progress, decisions will be made, so let’s stay involved and aware. Mercury and Saturn conjunct in executive-functioning Capricorn, peaking on January 28; Jupiter and Uranus are both in Taurus and conjunct later in the spring — all in pragmatic and competent earth signs.

This lineup in earth signs can be a pragmatically ruthless combination, we can expect budget cuts here- fresh funding there- reorganizations, layoffs, and hirings. It’s up to us to keep the heart connected to the head, compassion and soul connected to that bottom line. And if we notice the desire to tell people what to do and how to fix their lives, let’s examine ourselves for the anxiety their life creates in us, and own it. They will hear our feelings much better than a list of instructions. Be particularly careful not manipulate or control, or be manipulated, in romantic relationships, it can be so tempting to do when we feel anxious or not in control. Get at the motivating insecurity underneath instead.

Friday and Saturday are practical, productive, and potentially intense as the Sun and Pluto conjunct. Invest in the work that matters and be careful around potential power struggles. Like a steady moving tank, use this muscular Sun-Pluto energy wisely. It may be the perfect time to make an extreme decision like buying a house or ending a relationship but consider if a less extreme decision takes the pressure off for the moment.

Late Saturday through Monday brings that turning point the Sun and Pluto enter Aquarius, the Moon enters Gemini, both air signs- and we need to talk…

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