Starcodes March 10, 2023

This week brings a touch of magical realism or unrealistic pragmatism, depending on how we play it, as the dream world seeps into our daily life while the world insists that we stay on track. The mood is generally soft and atmospheric during the low-energy dregs of winter with Saturn in sensitive Pisces, the Sun and Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces, and Mars in Gemini squares Neptune.

A doubt, questioning, confusion, lie, or misperception that began in October as Mars first squared Neptune, continued to work around Thanksgiving as retrograde Mars squared Neptune again, now comes up for one last response and then begins to resolve after this week as direct Mars squares Neptune for the third time. Think about an insecurity, a problem, or confusion which now blocks, but can roll away. A new dream is on the horizon.

This Neptunian quality has another edge, this year we have witnesses the cultural preconceptions, illusions, shared delusions, cultural projections, and the problems they cause, all negative sides of Neptune. These Neptunian aspects can also really stir the winds and the waters, keep an eye out for water damage, storm damage, and even spilled coffee by the computer.

If only we could dive into this sea of Pisces to rest and dream of a productive summer ahead. Venus now in Aries wants action. Mercury, which symbolizes our nervous system and how we communicate, connects with deep, brooding Pluto and restless Uranus and spurs creative discomfort. Instead of feeling ineffectual and guilty about it, we can timeshare throughout the day. Resting introspection prepares us for action.

We need this softness, this room to let our psyches adjust to some major changes to the astrological landscape which occur this month. Saturn entered Pisces last week, Venus enters her home sign of Taurus by the end of this week, the Sun and Mercury enter Aries March 19/20, Pluto enters Aquarius March 23, and Mars enters Cancer on March 25.

But for now — this weekend- a focused Scorpio Moon takes as deep into our personal life to concentrate or obsess, depending upon what we choose to do with this focus. We may not be feeling particularly sociable but when we do reach out we could create surprising connections, humor, and even a flirtatious moment as Venus in Aries sextiles Mars in Gemini.

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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