Labor Day, astrology forecast,

Starcodes Sept 4, 2020 Heather Roan Robbins

The sign Virgo rules the intestinal tract; Virgo energy helps us diagnose, to knows what’s wrong, but can leave us deeply conflict-avoidant. Now, in the heart of Virgo season, it can give us a stomachache to look at the news. We won’t feel conflict everywhere, don’t need to create it at home, but we can expect in the headlines.

Flames are fanned on the intransigent polarization of our world over and over again, from the end of June as Mars went into Aries, intensifying as Mars exactly square the 2020 cluster (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all in Capricorn) in August, churns as Mars turns retrograde on September 9, just in time for 9/11 remembrances, intensifying again as retrograde Mars backs up and squares that cluster in October, and works into some form of resolution in December as Mars forms that square for the third and last time. That conflict can churn this Wednesday as Mars turns retrograde, we need to stay present, neither be bullied nor poor oil on the fire, but find an authentic way through where all needs are considered.

One placement that will help us use this energy in a more balanced way, talkative Mercury enters diplomatic Libra on Saturday, which can help both help us mediate disagreements, but could make us even more uncomfortable around other people’s conflict. It amps up our need to for freedom, fairness, for social justice that create stability. In general conflict will become even more uncomfortable, but that doesn’t prevent people from standing up and witnessing.

Venus enters Leo on Sunday and adds romance to our personal situations and bravado to politics. Some people will just want to put on a show. Many people will feel more energy than they have for a while, and feel a renewed interest in how they look after the long quarantine, more energy to exercise or to reach out and figure new ways to socialize even with the constraints of this time.

After this weekend Mercury in Libra and Venus in Leo both in outgoing signs can help kids reach out to new friends at the beginning of school, and help the rest of us reach out to new business contacts. But they may make social distancing even more uncomfortable, as our inner extrovert can feel like it’s withering on the vine. Work on creative ways to connect.

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