Starcodes Oct 21, 2022

The astrological conditions change fast this week as several planets change signs, Saturn turns direct after many months retrograde, a partial solar eclipse, new Moon in Scorpio sharpens our focus and brings in some magic. Think where to steer the boat and be ready to run with the shifting winds.

The weekend begins sweet, nervy, self-conscious, if easily anxious or lost in our own thoughts. Mercury, Venus and the Sun in friendly, sociable Libra trine Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius under an industrious if worried Virgo Moon. We can overthink and second-guess ourselves in six directions and overflow with great ideas but find it difficult to stay focused unless we’re really excited about our work.

On Saturday the Sun conjuncts Venus in Libra, the first time since the 1800s and starts a new cycle that wants justice, peace, and beauty. The conjunction between Sun and Venus sets up a resonance for 9 months, until they conjunct again, cycling between 5 signs -the Venus Star Points - cycling slowly until the pattern shifts into a new sign, one at a time. This new Libra point doesn’t mean we can get that peace easily, but it adds extra power to that search and stays in the cycle of Venus star-points- for the next hundred plus years.

The energy shifts on Sunday, bringing a sharp-edged no-nonsense intensity, dark humor, and magic as both Venus and the Sun enters Scorpio. To soften the change the Moon enters friendly Libra and our focus is given work to do as serious Saturn turns direct after months retrograde. As the week begins on Monday, it will be important to check in with the team and notice what attitudes have changed. Keep an eye on stories in the news for shift in the winds. Catch up and find out where people are this week versus last week, notice what attitudes have changed and incorporate those new directions.

On Tuesday the Moon joins the Sun at 2° Scorpio-this New Moon creates a partial solar eclipse at 4:48 AM and could precipitate events where it is visible, through Europe and the Middle East. Eclipses shift stuck energy; if nothing is stuck, nothing happens. We can choose to use this astrological focus point like acupuncture to break up our resistance and focus on the future. Just watch a sudden urge to walk out of a relationship or job; honor feelings but see if a more moderate response would…

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