Starcodes May 12, 2023

This weekend starts slow, then roars into action. Rest and putter over the weekend as Retrograde Mercury appears to hold still under a tender Pisces Moon before turning direct Sunday night. Enjoy, as it will not help to push the river; we can tie ourselves up in knots if we hurry. Reminisce with the best of memories, but if conversation gets difficult or minor accidents proliferate, slow down and loosen those knots.

Both Venus and Mars, planets which symbolize our emotional realm, are now in tender, self-protective Cancer which both opens our squishy hearts and leaves those tender hearts guarded, wary of rejection or pain, processing our family patterns and contemplating our concept of home. We feel it all in our guts, both through sensitive digestion and quite literal gut intuition, a Geiger-counter-like sensation which lets us know when we’re off track or on.

Mother’s Day could feel extra tender under this sensitive Pisces Moon and as that retrograde Mercury stirs up the past. While this tenderness is lovely for happy families it could be painful for those who lost a mother or had a difficult relationship. Whatever we felt about our family, we can also reach behind those human mothers and honor the earth beneath us, mother of us all. On this tender day visit a garden and feel parented by the planet.

Now the shift; Mercury turns direct Sunday night as the Moon enters proactive energetic Aries, events speed up, the gutters unclog, and the gates open on Monday. Suddenly brewing plans become visible, whether wonderful unfoldment or weird plots. Let’s get our bearings before we leap ahead; assess and reorganize after the last few inwards retrograde weeks.

Clarify those personal and shared professional goals now because that momentum strengthens as Jupiter enters Taurus on Tuesday and squares Pluto on Wednesday. Give it a worthy direction.

On Wednesday, the waning moon enters Taurus and joins Jupiter, the North Node, Mercury, Uranus, and the Sun all in earthy, possessive Taurus. While this is wonderful for gardening our lives and building roots, our world wrestles with problems around borders, boundaries, territory, and the ecosystem. Do not tease people about loyalty or property for the next few weeks.

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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