Starcodes: September 24-30


Starcodes week of September 24-30, 2021

Slow down, get centered, and connect with the heart. Anything we do to clear the air, calm ourselves and our surroundings, and dwell in the moment furthers. It’s a wonderful week for meditation and visioning, for listening deeply to the soul. Everything else may take some extra effort.

The planet that symbolizes our thinking, our communication and our transportation, Mercury, is now friendly Libra, dealing with one supportive aspect and one truly trying aspect. A supportive trine to expansive Jupiter encourages us to be optimistic and think big. But Mercury also forms a tough square to intense Pluto and brings up all our oldest issues around whether or not we feel heard, and a tendency to imagine the worst-case scenarios. While this attitude hits the stock market, we don’t have to be so volatile.

Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday, as it does three times a year for about three weeks each time, will run back and forward over those aspects twice more by November. Mercury retrograde is one of the best-known astrological phenomena because it’s so clear and tangible in its results. Technical snafus can pile up, misunderstandings proliferate as our thinking can slow down or get circuitous, though it’s a wonderful time to reconnect, revisit, and restore and catch up on our work. Mercury challenges us most when it appears to hold still as it turns retrograde and then again when it turns direct. We know this appearance is just an apparent phenomenon caused by the differences between our orbit and that of Mercury, but the symbolism holds true.

So, for the next month practice good Mercury retrograde skills. Stay present and in the moment, don’t get lost in the past even when old wounds get triggered. Check for misunderstandings in all directions. Pay extra attention when driving or traveling and keep a good book or cell phone on board for delays. Confirm all reservations and assumptions.

While Mercury and Mars now in Libra bring generally good will, can help us cheer the peacemakers, or bring out our passive-aggressive side. Venus in Scorpio can make it harder to let go of those old personal triggers once they’re set off and can bring out possessiveness or territoriality around relationships. We may need to deal with resentment of our toes get stepped on. We can sense honest mixed messages in relationships as Mars in Libra encourages friendly connection, and Venus in Scorpio may increase our need for intensity and privacy.

Start the weekend by just simple follow through on what has already started, and work on completing unfinished projects under a pragmatic Taurus moon. The Moon enters Gemini as Mars trine Saturn on Saturday evening, easing our communication and travel even as Mercury appears to hold still. Sunday night and early into next week, stay situationally aware and prioritize safety. We begin to see the delays, and the side agendas that will call us to change our plans for the short term. Creativity abounds midweek as Venus trines Neptune and squares Jupiter, we lead with our hearts and our creative process, just confirm all practical details.

Friday, September 24: Slow and steady does it. Watch for a sudden wildcard which needs tending as the Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus, and which can lead to misunderstandings; keep the heart open, slow the situation down, and check each step. Amplify good will. Let everyone unwind and be comforted tonight.

Moon conjunct Uranus 10:55 AM, Moon oppose Venus 2:15 PM.

Saturday, September 25: Engage steady competence, deal with work in progress as Mars constructively trines Saturn. Reorganize, adjust; consider using this wave of competence to prepare for the change in seasons. Make connections and sketch plans for future work now under that industrious trine but follow them up in a few weeks after Mercury turns direct. Tonight, relax and be amused as the Moon enters talkative Gemini; reminisce with fresh understanding.

Moon sextile Neptune 1:23 AM, Moon square Jupiter 4:48 AM, Moon trine Pluto 7:09 AM, Mars trine Saturn 3:49 PM, Moon enters Gemini 6:36 PM.

Sunday, September 26: Converse over brunch as the Gemini Moon forms a grand trine with Sun, Mars, and Saturn. Process the past and engage the present moment, but remember the future is just penciled in. Make no promises. Mercury turns retrograde tonight, and everything slows down. Travel with care.

Moon trine Sun 1:35 AM, Moon trine Saturn 8:56 AM, Moon trine Mars 9:58 AM, Mercury retrogrades 11:10 PM.

Monday, September 27: The talkative, mobile, nervous Gemini Moon forms another grand trine with Mercury and Jupiter which increases information flow; this both ease the transition into Mercury retrograde and can cause a few problems. Information flows but some of it will be specious, too many words and ideas, too many projections of hopes and fears with not enough grounding. Engage in conversation, but sort carefully.

Moon square Neptune 2:10 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 5:24 PM, Moon trine Mercury 10:18 PM.

Tuesday, September 28: It’s a wonderful morning to sleep in late and stay cozy as the Moon enters domesticating Cancer. Comfort foods, hot chocolate, and kind words further; keep expectations reasonable and offer reassurance. Watch a tendency to blame others to avoid blame on oneself midday. We’re all wading through this together.

Moon enters Cancer 7:34 AM, Moon square Sun 7:56 PM.

Wednesday, September 29: Our compassion and vision, creativity, and the potential for romantic sparks heats up as Venus trines Neptune, just be clear about interpersonal signals. Make aesthetic decisions and be fed by beauty. Our bravery may collide with the need to feel safe and secure; find a balance between the comfort zone and advocating for a better situation for all as the Cancer Moon squares the sun and Mars in Libra. Be willing to take the logical and sane next step forward as the Sun trines Saturn tonight.

Moon square Mars 2:16 AM, Venus trine Neptune 10:13 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 11:53 AM, Sun trine Saturn 4:19 PM.

Thursday, September 30: The Cancer moon, and Venus square Jupiter, create an overflowing river of feelings as it forms a grand trine with Venus and Neptune, we may be responding to an ending or a ghost from the past as the Moon opposes Pluto this morning. Stay in the present moment, stay present with one another, and don’t jump to conclusions. It is a reasonable thing to ask for reassurance, but it is still our own responsibility to stay centered and to take care of ourselves. The Moon enters Leo tonight which can make us more self-centered, or open or our hearts in generosity, it’s up to us how we respond.

Moon trine Neptune 2:16 AM, Moon trine Venus 3:43 AM, Moon opposed Pluto 7:54 AM, Moon square Mercury 8:48 AM, Venus square Jupiter 5:13 PM, Moon enters Leo 6:53 PM.


Provided by Heather Roan Robbins

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