Starcodes May 19, 2023

Plant seeds carefully, what we plant now will grow on Friday’s new Moon in Taurus, the most fertile of all earth signs. Plant seedings and ideas, launch projects, start a book, or take a relationship to a new level.

If we plant an argument, that too will grow into a tangled forest. This dynamic week contains both that fertile Taurus ground and a muscular engine of willpower as Mars, the motivating planet, enters expressive Leo on Saturday, opposes powerful Pluto, and squares expansive Jupiter to form a T-square in determined fixed signs. It’s good for us to have healthy places to go and things to do with this astrological engine.

Mars symbolizes what motivates us, makes us passionate, and what ticks us off. Under Mars in Leo people do not want to be ignored. We have a healthy right to be seen and feel appreciated for what we do. Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto will all be at 0° of fixed signs, and 0° is the border between signs, so expect boundaries to be tested. Keep an eye on border problems whether it is with relatives, neighbors, or countries and watch for grandstanding, invasion, and heroic action on the world stage.

T-squares, like grand squares, work like combustion engines- minor explosions produce momentum which- if we time it right- can drive the car forward; if we don’t time it right, it blows up or blockades. T-squares act like a concave mirror and shine their light on the missing corner of the square. In this case the T-square shines towards the south node at 3° of Scorpio which suggests old resentments, grudges, deep wounds, and primal needs can catch fire in that focus.

With this T-square over the next few weeks, some people will just need to debate. Fixed signs tell us to hold our ground rather than to be aggressive, but some won’t hear that call. Notice that sparkle in their eyes when they say something contentious, then choose whether to wrestle with them or just call them on the bait. If it’s just recreational contention they won’t be interested in a real discussion and are not open to learning from our brilliant points.

After this fertile Friday morning, the weekend is exploratory, interactive, and occasionally contentious under Gemini Moon and as Mars enters Leo. Consider using this momentum, not to fight but to make a decision and take a healthy risk.



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