Starcodes March 31, 2023 Heather Roan Robbins
An active Sun stirs the atoms of history. Our Sun just threw the seventh large X class solar flare of 2023. When solar storms headed towards Earth they create beautiful aurora borealis and turn up the volume on all the astrological aspects. Our Sun’s turbulence is on an only vaguely predictable 11-year cycle, solar flares are synchronous with times when the populace grow restless and searches for new answers, protest in the streets and start revolutions. The arts take off when the Sun is quiet, but it can be hard to motivate political change. The Sun started an active phase as Obama came into office, but that cycle had an unusually low apex, then the Sun grew quiet. We started a new cycle of solar activity in 2020, though it was predicted to be another quiet cycle it’s already exceeding expectations. Political storms amp up in the streets in France and Israel. If one wants to initiate big cultural change, now is a good time.
Look up in the western sky just after sunset this week and see Jupiter and Mercury in Aries, Venus with Uranus invisibly nearby in Taurus, Mars directly above us in Cancer, and the Moon arcing from Leo through Libra towards the east. And possibly the northern lights. Feel that connection with our celestial neighbors and appreciate how huge the universe is compared to our small problems.
Throughout the week an extra strain of competence infuses us when we care about our work as Mars in Cancer trines Saturn in Pisces. If we find motivation and align our actions with our feelings, magic happens. If we want to be elsewhere, staying on track will feel like pulling teeth.
Saturday is April Fools’ Day, we can celebrate that Aries brash humor and the guts it takes to start over again every spring. Though if a wild and crazy thought crosses our minds, let’s appreciate the bravery but think through ramifications before acting.
Spring is in the air, and it’s not just animals who feel it as Venus in cuddly Taurus conjuncts electrical Uranus and calls for a fresh spark in old relationships and new. Just be careful where those sparks land. The emotional fires run hot this weekend as an expressive Leo Moon trines the Sun in Aries. This can start a great party or gathering and feed the drama of ongoing protests around the world. We want to celebrate connection but will take into personal drama…