Starcodes May 26, 2023

Pollen and petals float on the wind, birds sing, and travel plans commence as the mutable Gemini season kicks in over Memorial Day weekend. In Gemini season people wrap up the school semester, relocate, make contacts for the summer, gossip, flirt, and take short-term trips. Gemini’s gift is cross-pollination and the ability to lightly share resources with one another to see what can grow.

Gemini encourages us to explore new connections and honor memories on Memorial Day. But in daily circumstances, like a gentle lilac-scented breeze, the nervy, talkative, broad-spectrum Gemini energy can be both lovely and a shallow or transitory brush across the surface.

We have to at the depth, but that’s not hard to do with the recent tough T-square in fixed signs, between Mars in Leo, Pluto in Aquarius, and Jupiter in Taurus which adds muscle and drive to anything we start but has also stirred up conflict around the globe. It can call us to work on some old trigger points, conundrums, technical glitches, or can just leave us occasionally grouchy. This aspect was exact last week but echoes through the next few weeks.

Part of the underlying tension we feel could be some impending changes or adjustments which almost occurred back in April when Mercury approached a conjunction with Uranus right before it turned retrograde and brought a big change in media spokespeople. Mercury is now direct, picking up apparent speed, and perfects its conjunction to Uranus on June 4. We are then out of the Mercurial retrograde shadow and events will pick up speed. Look for announcements, changes in personnel, new approaches, consider acquiring new cars or technology if needed.

None of these aspects are particularly introspective. While we can talk and analyze until the cows come home- it’s not an easy time to figure out why we’re doing what we’re doing, or to even bring that conversation up. The surface can be light and breezy, with deep primal forces swirling beneath, driving action. We can work on our behaviors. But if we’re tempted to look for who’s at fault or what needs to change, let’s remember to look inward as well as outwards, because that may not be an automatic process.

Now this Memorial Day weekend may be less social and more project-oriented this year. Venus sextile Uranus calls for a break in routine, but that…



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Heather Roan Robbins is a choice-oriented astrologer and ceremonialist, author of Starcodes Oracle Deck and 4 books-with an on-line practice