Starcodes Sept 2, 2022 Heather Roan Robbins

Rest from labors this Labor Day weekend while the Sagittarius Moon encourages picnics and sociability, a good hike, and all outdoor efforts. On Labor Day itself, take a break from paid gigs and work on a personal project under an industrious Capricorn Moon. Use that momentum to improve the nest or engage some enthusiastic avocation. Work for balance, for quality of life.

The ambitious Capricorn Moon takes us into the week, it helps us sharpen pencils and get back into the fall groove. May hay while the sun shines, this early productivity can set us in a good direction this fall. Watch for clues about ambition, our own secret ambitions — so secret we may not know it ourselves. As well as more global ambitions- notice chess pieces moving on the world stage.

Midweek an interpersonally curious Aquarius Moon encourages team building and helps us understand our work culture or help us find new allies, new friends at school, and strengthen our network. Don’t expect cuddliness, it’s not a personal time but it is a good collective time.

Use that Aquarius moon to strengthen goodwill mid-week as Mercury turns retrograde next Friday for the next three weeks. With mental Mercury retrograde we can review, reconnect, and work on project we already have lined up, but it will be tricky to launch new work. Expect to wrestle with technical snags or delays even though they may prove beneficial in the long run. Old problems we though had been solved, now circle back around for the next layer of work. Projects we shelved last year may now need our full attention. The more understanding and goodwill we have going in, the more we can work together and laugh at the slapstick. Use the glitches as bonding experiences rather than get exasperated.

As Mercury appears to slow down to retrograde this week, the squirrels are already beginning to come out of the woodwork. Strange thoughts and weird mishaps begin to proliferate, so stay grounded and healthy, and exercise good self-care. Self-care is always on the front burner this time of year while the Sun resides in Virgo.

Clear the decks for Mercury retrograde: pay bills, get the syllabus shaped out, and straighten out misunderstandings wherever possible. Get the plans sketched out and stay flexible. Fix car and computer problems. Check in with friends who…



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