Starcodes: September 17-23


Starcodes week of September 17-23, 2021

Make hay while the Sun shines in industrious Virgo this week; get organized and sketch in plans for the fall even though they need to stay flexible and will continue to evolve throughout the season. Get some good solid chunks of work out of the way and clear the decks now before Mercury retrogrades from September 26 through October 18 and asks us to slow down, check our assumptions, and review.

Mercury is in its shadow—that part of the zodiac it (appears to) back over as it retrogrades–and so Mercurial things are already getting complicated. Allow extra time to straighten out technical snafus and drive with extra awareness.

Underneath this Virgoan industriousness feelings will run deep and strong this week as emotional Venus in Scorpio squares serious Saturn and then opposes Uranus, a pattern which can bring up our trust issues as well as our abiding love and respect for those who’ve earned our trust and instigate changes in how we express ourselves.

That emotional tension is softened by Mercury and Mars now in equitable Libra, which adds a touch of hopeful romance, but also increases romantic expectations. For those in the market, keep eyes open for new ways to form connections. To support ongoing relationships, add an extra touch of appreciation and gratitude. Look at how the household chores and emotional weightlifting is shared and make sure it feels good. Right now, we’d really rather not fight, can be conflict avoidant, but may be willing to fight for what is fair and equitable. Exemplify diplomatic honesty and take that willingness to fight for a good cause out into the world.

This weekend begins under a sociable Aquarius Moon which brings our attention to our family, community, and country, great for socializing in a safe and healthy way. By Saturday evening the mood is more introverted as the waxing Moon enters Pisces. We may overflow with all kinds of emotions through Monday’s full Moon in Pisces, so respond to vulnerability with kindness.

An impatient Aries Moon on Tuesday can make our tails twitch, leaving us easily fed up with what seems like hogwash unless we can turn this impatience into productivity. Autumn commences on Wednesday with a bittersweet note as the Sun enters Libra at 1:20 PM MDT and Mercury squares Pluto.

Communication usually flows through open minds on the week of the equinox, but as thoughtful Mercury also squares Pluto, we may need to deal with issues of power, loss, and personal empowerment. Some event in our life or headlines can remind us that all is not well with the world–we have work to do. It can feel like nobody understands us, or the people in our lives just aren’t listening, which can be depressing and cause us to push people away towards the end of the week as Venus opposes reactive Uranus. Let’s think carefully about what really needs to change and preserve the beauty in our life even as we create difference.

Over the next few weeks Mercury forms a tough square to deep Pluto, turns retrograde, squares it again, turns direct- and backs up over it a third time. Research will be productive, interesting secrets will be exposed, hidden processes revealed, projects completed- all of which can be both liberating and frustrating as thoughtful It can bring up poignant memories and tweak our thinking process. It can stir up habits of depression, worry, or obsession so let’s pay attention how we use our mental muscles, and make good changes.

Friday, September 17: Our thinking grows crisp and sharp midday after a slow morning as Mercury quincunx Neptune. Take advantage of that clear moment. If some old trust stirs as Venus square Saturn, don’t bother getting suspicious but do stay aware and observant. Groups may flow easier than individual connection, we’re not feeling particularly intimate under the Aquarius Moon, but do enjoy company.

Venus square Saturn 12:14 AM, Moon square Uranus 10:44 AM, Mercury quincunx Neptune 10:17 PM, Moon trine Mercury 11:35 PM.

Saturday, September 18: It’s a great day to gather, connect, and schmooze with the community as the Aquarius Moon conjunct Jupiter. Our mood sensitizes midafternoon as the Moon enters Pisces, it’s easy to get awkward if we’re suddenly slightly self-conscious as some emotional process catches up with us. Tonight, people won’t have much tolerance for other’s expectations and need to be exactly where they are.

Moon conjunct Jupiter 3:14 AM, Moon enters Pisces 2:22 PM.

Sunday, September 19: Our sense of time can be way off. We can feel soft and tender on the inside which can make us defend easily on the outside. It’s easy to get our feelings hurt and to be touchy about it, and bliss to feel heard and accepted. Make it safe to be sensitive and beauty flows as the Pisces Moon trines Venus.

Moon trine Venus 8:25 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 4:25 PM.

Monday, September 20: Early uncertainty expands quickly into possibilities as Mercury trines Jupiter midday. Tempers flare where our feels are hurt – but gratitude flows where we feel safe. Emotions swelled to high tide as the Moon waxes full in Pisces at 5:54 PM then enters impatient Aries at 9:12 PM. Use that early sensitivity to introspect, then make proactive decisions in response tonight under that Aries assertiveness.

Moon conjunct Neptune 5:39 AM, Venus quincunx Chiron 10:12 AM, Moon sex tile Pluto 10:44 AM, Mercury trine Jupiter 4:52 PM, Moon opposed the Sun 5:54 PM, Moon enters Aries 9:12 PM.

Tuesday, September 21: Urgency nudges us to get moving this last full day of summer as the Aries Moon opposes abrupt Mars. Deadlines loom, though most of them are self-imposed, people will not wait patiently. Investigate what needs to be completed, summarized, or instigated. Strange moods cloud the horizon, communication and travel issues can be problematic; go safely and gently tonight.

Moon opposed Mars 5:02 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 10:43 AM.

Wednesday, September 22: Accidents and angst can increase as Mercury perfects its square to Pluto this morning, so prioritize safety. Be aware of surgical decisions that need to be made, engage endings and new beginnings. Watch the headlines for powerful pivot points. We may feel unusually poignant and melancholic about the change of seasons as the Sun enters Libra at 1:20 PM MDT. The equinox can open the portals for communication, let’s use that productively. Evening brings a healthier and easier perspective after the Moon finishes an opposition to Mercury around 8 PM.

Mercury is square Pluto 7:11 AM, Sun enters Libra 1:22 PM, Moon sex tile Jupiter 5:42 PM, Moon square Pluto 7:37 PM, Moon opposed Mercury 8:04 PM.

Thursday, September 23: Two horses can pull us in opposite directions: the Taurus Moon wants us to just slow down and get comfortable while Venus opposes Uranus and urges us to charge off, walk away from any difficult situations, talk to strangers, and experiment. Our challenge is to find a peaceful place in between. Relationship sparks of all kinds can light up the air, just be intentional about what fires are started.

Venus opposed Uranus 3:40 AM, Moon enters Taurus 6:37 AM, Moon square Saturn 8:39 PM.


Provided by Heather Roan Robbins

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