Starcodes week of September 3-9, 2021
Labor Day is the industrious Virgo holiday where we celebrate our ordinary labors by taking a last delicious break before summer’s end. This Labor Day brings a new Moon in Virgo and a new request for us to examine what we need to be on track with both our personal and professional work. After a relatively lazy weekend it’s time to find a new sense of purpose, whether we decide to focus on a big existential or political Gestalt or choose a temporary project.
But first let’s get back to that lazy weekend. With Mercury and Venus now in beauty-appreciating, Venus-ruled Libra, all this week we can look for the poignant beauty of early fall, a leaf turning in golden light, birds gathering for the great flight south.
The waning Moon enters Leo Friday morning and asks us to center ourselves and really look at what we love, what feeds our life force, and see how we can maximize that in our life. Mars lingers in an opposition to day-dreaming Neptune over the weekend, dissolving anger and outworn ambitions, but can leave us temporarily unsure or foggy-headed. Though it can eventually help us dream up a more relevant direction.
Even though it can be tempting to put our problems into a melodramatic format to give ourselves permission for self-care in these dire times and under all these Virgo planets, we don’t need to. That’s not the point. We have a lot of work to do this year, to remake the world and take step after step to bring those changes to fruition, and we need to be in good shape to get there. The more we need to be of service, the more we need to care for ourselves so we can stay in there for the long haul.
Mercury trine Saturn on Saturday and on Saturday night and helps us make some same decisions or helps us invoke good things. Proportion, justice, a moment’s peace can really feed our soul, whereas the world’s disharmony can grate against our nerves and call for action as Venus squares Pluto on Sunday and energizing Mars trines Pluto early next week. We may become newly aware of loss, whether it be that leaf falling or people dying amidst the world’s crisis.
Monday brings a new Moon in Virgo a new beginning in our work, however we define that. The Sun forms a gentle trine to change-inducing Uranus and encourages us to look at our chores, our daily habits, health regimes- all Virgo things -and make sure they serve us. It can also bring out a nervy critique or crank up our self- criticism, so let’s be gentle with this anxiousness and give it some other problem to solve.
It’s time to sharpen our pencils and assess our situation as we come back to the rhythms of the work world on Tuesday. Let’s look at our work life balance for sustainability and work on our relationship our work relationships, reach out and ask how we can help the people we know can also help us.
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Friday, September 3: Our inner introvert and extrovert are both active and can cross signals pull us in opposite directions unless we let them timeshare and trade-off. The Virgo planets call us inwards while the Leo Moon craves connection and experience. Use the mixed energy to make sensible overtures and add panache to the ordinary. We may crave affection and appreciation as Venus quincunx Neptune; be generous with praise.
Moon enters Leo 9:58 AM, Venus quincunx Neptune 6:12 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 10:45 PM.
Saturday, September 4: We may feel our age early this morning as Moon opposed Saturn, then want to get ready to go on a journey, hike, or a search for something important. Enjoy feel fed by the world’s beauty, feel the woes of the world and let it open the heart – ruled by Leo. Have great in-depth conversation about the future of the world as well as a more personal future as Mercury trine Saturn tonight.
Moon opposed Saturn 12:54 AM, Moon square Uranus 1:23 PM, Mercury trine Saturn 7:30 PM.
Sunday, September 5: Let this be a lazy Sunday morning, refill the wells with rest and a bigger spiritual perspective on life as the Leo Moon opposes Jupiter. Efficiency really isn’t the point until 5 PM MDT when the waning Moon enters Virgo and brings up our competence, doubts, worries, and excitement about potential work ahead. let’s be kind to one another while some inner emotional processing occurs tonight as we may need to mourn the loss of work, workers, the world’s health while Venus squares Pluto.
Moon sextile Venus 5:58 AM, Moon opposed Jupiter 8:21 AM, Moon enters Virgo 5:05 PM, Venus square Pluto 9:06 PM.
Monday, September 6: This industrious Labor Day will feel better if we have projects as busy Mars trines in-depth Pluto and encourages us to labor for ourselves, not for our day jobs, to accomplish what we need to feel more at home in our life. But make it beautiful and enjoy the company as Venus trines Jupiter and encourages aesthetics, affection, and interpersonal possibilities.
Mars trine Pluto 6:19 AM, Venus trine Jupiter 7:04 AM, new Moon in Virgo 6:51 PM, Moon trine Uranus 6:54 PM, Sun trine Uranus 7:28 PM, Mars quincunx Jupiter 9:50 PM.
Tuesday, September 7: Watch out for impatience midday as the Moon conjunct Mars, some people will be short tempered about unmet expectations but let’s question whether those expectations were realistic to begin with. Reconnect with the team before diving into a new chapter of work; if doubts arise, explore how things can be different this time as Mercury opposes Chiron.
Moon opposed Neptune 7:34 AM, Moon trine Pluto 11:55 AM, Moon conjunct Mars 1:23 PM, Moon enters Libra 9:20 PM, Mercury opposed Chiron 10:30 PM.
Wednesday, September 8: Organize details this morning as the Moon trine Saturn, then prioritize collaboration. When we understand one another, we work together more efficiently and smoothly. Dinner time our minds may second-guess or perseverate over what should have been done as the Moon conjuncts Mercury, and we’ll need to keep ourselves focused on what’s useful instead.
Moon trine Saturn 10:28 AM, Moon conjunct Mercury 7 PM.
Thursday, September 9: People may be slow off the mark this morning, feel emotionally touchy, so let’s be kind and pace ourselves. Be aware of potential soul discontent mid-afternoon as the Moon squares Pluto and trines Jupiter; we may think a small thing will solve our problem but underneath can feel the hints of deeper longing and take responsibility for them. Appreciate connections as the Moon conjunct Venus just after sunset.
Moon square Pluto 2:47 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 3:02 PM, Moon conjunct Venus 10:47 PM.
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