Starcodes October 20,2023 Heather Roan Robbins
Help us steer this world through an astrologically tricky month, this is not the new normal. Direct any unusual circumstance towards a healing outcome whether it unfolds in international politics or over dinner conversation.
We enter Scorpio season with a bang this weekend as both the Sun and Mercury square intense Pluto on Friday and bring our thoughts to the dire and the dark, but also to the transformation possible beyond. By Monday the Sun and Mercury join Mars in Scorpio and trine seriously competent, organized and stabilizing Saturn. The Scorpio influence stays strong and the aspects stay tricky through mid-November, so let’s find a way to navigate it.
Scorpio gets to the point; it represents the highest and the lowest of the zodiac and can help us solve mysteries, focus, transcend, and evolve on a good day. On a bad day brings relentless and unforgiving focus. Scorpio at its core encourages us to get strong and deep, get to the roots. In its more surface form, Scorpio energy feeds our suspicions which can distort the truth as much as blind faith.
To use this deep curiosity well, rather look for confirmation bias, we have to bring our dedication to the truth. It’s easy to spot that confirmation bias- that search for facts to support our opinion rather that find out what’s really going on- in someone else; it’s harder to spot in ourselves. Look inwards.
That Sun-Mercury conjunction-square Pluto brings our minds to what’s been left undone, what needs to be released, and where are world’s woes and disasters proliferating. Some of us dealing with depression could get triggered, disasters in the headlines can bring up our personal disasters and ring us like a bell. We need to be really kind our heart and watch out for our sad friends; the stars never want us to get stuck in depression, they want us to step up to the plate.
Friday brings a stabilizing, competent grand trine in earth signs which can soften and direct that Scorpio influx, and it can resonate throughout the week. The Capricorn Moon trines Venus in Virgo and Jupiter in Taurus. Competence can be dangerous in difficult people, but the soft edge of this aspect encourages us to show compassion in earthy, cuddly, and practical ways. People feel more stable and feel loved when things get done.