Starcodes November 11, 2022

Hit the reset button, were turning a corner and the stars ask us to take a deep breath and then refocus. On Friday we’re encouraged to assess our post-election situation as the Sun squares serious Saturn, deal honestly with our reality, and organize for the next chapter. The weekend asks us to stop and catch up with ourselves, rest and recoup as a tender Cancer Moon trines the Sun, Mercury, and Venus in introspective, sometimes resentful, focused Scorpio. On Monday the Moon shifts into expressive Leo and calls us to reengage the world. Our perspective shifts as the week progresses and Mercury and Venus both leave Scorpio to enter farsighted Sagittarius.

Let’s get inventive, this new chapter may be well outside of our ordinary box (for better or worse). Throughout this winter our temper, ambition, energy level, immune system, all symbolized by the planet Mars, can act unusually, off-kilter or wildly creative. Mars went out of bounds October 23 (a few days before the attack on Mr. Pelosi) and stays out of bounds until May 5, 2023- and retrograde (Oct 31-January 13). Astrologically- the bounds are the band of sky where the Sun traverses between winter solstice and summer solstice. When the planet is north or south of these bounds, whatever it symbolizes doesn’t play by the rules.

Mars in verbal air sign Gemini doesn’t sound very dangerous, does it. We may think of Mars in nervy and verbal Gemini as easier, promoting less physical and more mental actions then other tougher Mars placements, but this Mars can trigger a war of nerves, of words, a war over ideas and concepts. We can think fast but could be in danger of shallow or off-base thinking, a mind on the treadmill or chasing rabbits. It will be up to us to harness this energized Mars and add steadiness, logic, and heart. Then this Mars can help us investigate new ambitions and express ourselves lyrically.

This Mars can wind up our nerves up, but also give us some great imaginative approaches to what we do next. So turn that imagination forward and consider all positive possibilities.

As the week progresses and Venus and Mercury head into traveling, outspoken Sagittarius, we may want to just escape, or this shift can free up something within us and help us bring a spacious honesty to our world. This Sagittarian honesty can be and antidote to Gemini…

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