Starcodes July 14, 2023
This week brings moments of lazy summer with birds singing and grass billowing, mixed with occasional dramatic weather and a haunting feeling of impending change sprinkled with minor setbacks and practical frustrations. Make hay and have picnics while the Sun shines and so build up reserves to handle the rest.
Mercury and Venus in expressive Leo can help us appreciate this high summer moment though they also add torque and drama to any problem which arises. The Sun now in domestic Cancer approaches an opposition to Pluto this week which brings cozy domesticity to the foreground -along with an awareness of great world problems and personal concerns percolating in the background. Pay attention to both, we need our daily joys to cope with signs of climate change and the grumbling of world events.
And in the quiet moments, sipping ice-tea in the shade, a friend may need to share their deepest worries or ponder the meaning of their existence. Some old pain could arise, and we may feel unusually sensitive to whether we feel loved, safe and connected, whether we have purpose and belong. Pluto can leave us with that haunted feeling, with those deep questions, not just to make us miserable or poke on some old wound but to encourage our healing and fuel that connection to Spirit which can help us handle our distracted world.
Mars, now in Virgo, brings our thoughts to this fall’s impending work and helps us weed our summer’s garden, we just can’t weed one another’s personalities. That Mars approaches an opposition to Saturn over the week, perfecting Thursday and can point to the work we need to do to manifest our ideas. When frustrations come up we can think of it as clearing karma rather than the world trying to get in our way. Those minor setbacks or delays could straighten out early next week.
Friday begins talkative and nervy, but we are able to work through some last minute adjustments and logistical concerns under a verbal Gemini Moon and as Mercury quincunx Saturn. We are so ready for a change in pace or resolution of recent glitches as the Sun sextiles Uranus. Over the weekend the mood grows more emotional, sensitive, and appreciative of a kind word under a waning Cancer Moon and as Venus quincunx Neptune.
The Cancer new Moon on Monday offers us a chance to reach out and offer a moment of connection…