Starcodes May 5, 2023 Heather Roan Robbins

It could be a tricky week with a Lunar eclipse, Sun/Uranus conjunction, Mercury retrograde, and a few tough aspects with Venus, so, when possible, enjoy the moment and build up strength and resilience. Hold hands and enjoy the spring sunshine.

Friday brings a moody full Moon in Scorpio — lunar eclipse which can help us shift gears if we’re stuck, helps us adapt to new circumstances already underway, but can also precipitate unexpected changes. Like the spring burning of fields and ditches this eclipse can clear the ground for new growth as it releases last year’s crop in a rather flammable way. Expect dramatic statements in the headlines and shuffling of personnel, a breakdown of what is not stable so that we can rebuild on more solid ground.

But let’s get specific, we don’t have to burn the house down to make a change. Because Mercury is still retrograde, it’s good to use this time to consider possibilities, clean the house and clear the ground but wait to pursue the future towards the end of the month.

After this clearing Friday and early Saturday, the Moon enters Sagittarius and calls us out to frolic where we can. Wander and garden, be amazed by the budding natural world. We could be called to speak our truth or share at a new level of personal honesty, but remember that words have consequences, so let’s make them good ones.

Move with care and speak with kindness. With this retrograde Mercury in Taurus misunderstandings and hurt feelings proliferate. Both the eclipse energy and Venus — as it enters self-protective Cancer on Sunday and aspects Pluto- can trigger emotional withdrawal or a desire to cut someone out just when we really need to take a deep breath and hold hands. Then find one thing agreed upon and nurture it.

Support one another rather than get crabby or blaming when faced with a challenge, particularly if either party is dealing with uncertainty at work or is trying to adjust to a new situation. Unless it really is time to say goodbye and end the relationship, in which case this eclipse can help blow it up. The effect of this eclipse will resonate for at least a month.

This need and encouragement to adapt to new circumstances continues through Tuesday as the Sun conjuncts Uranus, the cosmic clutch. Look for hints about the next…



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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