Starcodes January 6, 2023

It could be hard to be back at work after the winter holidays, it’s so tempting to stay curled up and take some private time off and comfort our introverted facets. Particularly as this weekend begins under the Full Moon Cancer, called either the Wolf Moon or the Stay-Home Moon. Maybe if we don’t stay home we’ll want to howl.

Every full Moon highlights some tension in our life as the Sun and Moon oppose. This Cancer Full Moon highlights any tension between our work lives and our vulnerable need to nest and rest, between our pragmatic logic and our potentially overflowing emotions, between domestic needs and foreign constructs. We could play this out between ourselves and our beloveds or between ourselves and our work, or factions in our politics. Recognize that tension and find a way of honoring both, find a balance point in between.

We are in flux for the next few weeks. The Sun, Mercury, and Pluto in Capricorn push us to start the new year with confidence and efficiency, while Mercury and Mars retrograde, and that Full Moon, slow us down and ask us to review first. We could review our work to remember where we left off, or need to reminisce over our childhood, process recent events, or review world history. Look back to glean some important wisdom before leaping forward

Capricorn work doesn’t just mean what we do for money, Capricorn speaks of the metaphorical mountains we want to climb, the heights which call us. Capricorn wants to remember our aspirational goals, think of the next step, and step forward. But we need to be flexible, ready to change our minds and adjust our situation. Just ask anyone in the House of Representatives. This Retrograde Mercury, arbiter of our thoughts, transportation, and communication, trines change-making Uranus for the second of three passes this winter, is willing to act out and wants to experiment. A fresh approach to an old problem, a new body of work, percolates through the winter and we’ll see the results come spring.

Midweek can be quite productive; we could make real progress if we keep our expectations reasonable. But towards the end of the week Mars stirs the pot as it stations to turn direct after a long retrograde, since November 1. We could feel turbulence in the force, discover hidden information or buried resentment. But soon our efforts to write…

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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