Starcodes July 5 2019 Heather Roan Robbins
Make the most of this weekend, let summer pour in rather than try to get a lot accomplished. The weekend begins with a sociable Leo Moon which trines Jupiter and encourages us to build resilience by enjoying our life and enjoy one another’s company. Fill up the wells, as we’re going to need it.
On Saturday the Moon enters industrious, if sometimes anxious Virgo but forms some lovely aspects; we still have that sociable vibe though the conversation deepens. Our introverted side might feel overwhelmed and need down time, wandering off by ourselves or with smaller groups.
Over the weekend we may need to debate about our responsibilities, both political and personal, as that Virgo Moon trines this year’s problem planets, the year-long Saturn- Pluto conjunction that asks us to look at the fundamental structures of our life and country, and shifts the very ground that we stand upon. We see clearly where the fault lines between different world concepts create clashing tectonic plates in our culture.
Late on Sunday the conversation begins to spin in circles as Mercury turns retrograde at 5:14 PM MDT through July 31. Drive carefully and speak judiciously Sunday and Monday. Batten all Mercurial hatches: confirm facts, confirm appointments, keep track of the keys, check for technical glitches, and pad the schedule with a little extra time. Carry a good book for delays. Deepen spiritual practice and look for serendipity in unexpected agenda. Mercury retrograde can be a lovely time to go back to familiar places, people, and picnic foods. It can also stir up old challenging memories of family dynamics and all-too-familiar political tensions, but we can take a different tack this time.
Now Mercury retrograde can be a lovely time in the summer to go back to familiar places, people, and picnic foods. Slow down and rock in the hammock. Meander by a stream. It can also stir up old challenging memories of family dynamics and all-too-familiar political tensions, particularly as this Mercury retrograde see-saws back and forth into a conjunction with feisty Mars. Once an argument or debate kicks in it can accelerate quickly, so choose battles carefully, and consider choosing fewer ones.
For the rest of the week the stars call us back to work. Work on old projects, and on the assignment on the table…