Starcodes November 17, 2023

Pay attention to timing, pacing, and priorities. Don’t burn the turkey or the nut loaf, nor scorch each other’s ears this astrologically impatient Thanksgiving week. Please don’t downplay the importance of a warmhearted holiday in the midst of a tumultuous world, we’re not disloyal to those dying in a war by feeding connection and gratitude in our life. Both are true, both exist simultaneously. We can practice in the microcosm what we want in the macrocosm; step away from family feuds or old grudges, call a cease-fire while holding healthy boundaries, and feed grateful love with our attention. We can care about one another, what brings us health and joy, then return with more strength and resilience to pour into shaping our world.

The headlines could buzz on Friday, though most of us could paradoxically want to decisively get it done under competent Capricorn Moon we also could want to drop the ball and rest. The Sun conjuncts Mars in Scorpio, a combination which can be pointed, edgy, impulsive, motivated, even ruthless- but they form an inspiring trine to Neptune which can soften the edges and tenderizer us. This pattern activates rebellion and volcanoes, but it also stirs that deeper place, a hope that our spiritual path can influence the course of our life, and the hope that the world’s compassion can influence the course of history. Believe in miracles, but don’t wait for them- work towards them.

The Moon moves into collaborative Aquarius over the weekend which can help us work together on simple projects or network for larger ones. Early next week, just when we should be tidying up for the coming holiday, the Moon enters sensitive Pisces; we probably know what we need to do, but just may not feel like it. The Sun sextiles Pluto and reminds us to sort what matters and stay on track.

A burst of energy can kick us into gear on Tuesday, help us get more ambitious about our work and our holiday preparations as Mars sextile Pluto. Then the mood shifts radically on Wednesday, the Sun enters Sagittarius, the Moon enters Aries — both fire signs — and suddenly we shift into high gear. It’s a great day for quick travel, just watch the tendency to get distracted -don’t leave a suitcase sitting on the porch.

On Thanksgiving the mood is cheerful, brusque, but with a short fuse and a few socially awkward…

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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