Starcodes: May 13-19


Starcodes for the week of May 13-19, 2022

How do you feel about Friday the 13th- do you hate it or love it–are you Friggatriskaidekaphobic or Friggatriskaidekaphelic? This could be a week of mishaps beyond Friday the 13th so pay extra attention and stay aware. Our reaction time can be hair-trigger with Jupiter and Venus in impulsive Aries, but our coordination and our information could be way off as Mercury retrogrades in Gemini and leaves us easily distracted. Though if we drop into our heart we can produce miracles of creative compassion.

We are in the midst of three weeks of this Mercury cycle so it’s time to engage all Mercury-retrograde skills to survive and thrive. Check for misunderstandings whenever tempers rise. Confirm all reservations, and call to make sure the vet is open before traipsing over. Track car keys and important messages carefully and make use of delays constructively. Stay situationally aware whenever doing anything risky, like walking down a gravel road or carrying a cup of coffee. Use these next few weeks to catch up on old projects and reconnect with old friends and business contacts.

Luckily this Friday starts under a friendly Libra Moon stabilized by a trine to competent Saturn, an aspect which loans us sanity and helps us handle the smaller snafus. Over the weekend a broody, moody and focused Scorpio Moon builds up to a visible full moon- lunar eclipse-square Saturn- late on Sunday night through early Monday morning. Eclipses can shake things up, break down old patterns that are ready to release- whether we know it or not, as well as expose some new truths and new potential for growth. But sometimes it is not comfortable.

Like a sudden shedding and release of energy the eclipse can unblock suddenly or surprisingly and require us to release a person, place, or thing. Deal with emergencies at hand, but don’t overshoot the mark. Don’t let go unnecessarily to something worth holding. Do use this eclipse to consciously release an old habit and begin a new pattern.

Those with planets close to 25° of a fixed sign, Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius may feel this eclipse most directly, the rest of us can feel it more existentially or in our environment. If we have nothing to shed, nothing may happen.

The Moon enters mobile, positive Sagittarius on Monday and helps us to reassess our situation. Things will move quickly. Activating Mars conjuncts mythic Neptune midweek and encourages us to let go of an ambition or anger that no longer serves us and dream a new direction. Though some people may use it to argue about their spirituality or get stuck in their particular delusion. This conjunction can leave any of us confused or overwhelmed if we push, so let’s take this next path one step at a time.

Since that Mars-Neptune conjunction can be confusing or obfuscate what’s going to happen next, let’s stay in the present and do the best we can. We could liberate ourselves from a story or situation where we feel victimized or misunderstood (negative Neptune) and dream of a better future. And then, when Mercury turns direct, get started on those steps forward.

Friday, May 13: Pay attention and make this a lucky Friday. Expect a few close calls but use a generalized goodwill to make progress. This morning some old worries or concerns get triggered and can feel like a flashback to a problem we’d already gone over, a reminder of a tender time, but we can use what we learned last time to make it through this one. Energy can lag over dinner, so keep the evening low-key, reconnect and share stories from the long week before. We can get moody later on, so sleep or deal with the real concerns as the Moon squares Pluto just after midnight.

Moon opposed Chiron 2:21 AM, Moon trine Saturn 7:53 PM.

Saturday, May 14: The waxing Scorpio Moon stirs blustering emotional winds, our moods could be dark, but this Moon can help us deal with tough nagging for our attention. If we have a project to complete, research to engage or a mystery to solve this Moon supports us. Watch for territorial behavior or possessive behavior, disengage rather than confront. Find something productive to obsess upon. It can be a beautiful to be silent together, each person engaged in their own project.

Moon square Pluto 2:07 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 4:33 AM.

Sunday, May 15: Look for an opportunity to heal some personal doubts or hurt feelings this morning as Venus conjunct Chiron. Tonight’s full Moon eclipse at 10:13 PM MDT precipitates endings and beginnings. Notice where the ground is being cleared to plant something new. Clear the decks, but don’t throw anything away unnecessarily; play these scenarios for the long haul. If there is a major shift that needs to be made, let the eclipse clear the way.

Moon opposed Uranus 6:04 AM, Venus conjunct Chiron 6:12 AM, Sun square Saturn 2:48 PM, Sun sextile Neptune 1:14 PM, Moon trine Mars 7:01 PM, Moon opposed Saturn 9:38 PM, Moon trine Neptune 9:39 PM, Moon opposed Sun- lunar eclipse 10:13 PM.

Monday, May 16: Assess the world with fresh eyes as circumstances may have shifted overnight. Check-in with the team, deal with emergencies, and then look for something potentially hopeful as the Moon enters Sagittarius and trines Jupiter. Slow down if midday brings a minor disorientation as the Moon opposes Mercury-it will be faster in the long run. Reconnect through movement, laughter, a change of scenery or the natural world later on.

Moon sextiles Pluto 3:28 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 5:50 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 7:33 AM, Moon opposed Mercury, 11:18 AM.

Tuesday, May 17: We can put our foot in the mouth so easily today as Mercury semi-squares Venus under the Sagittarius Moon. So much going on behind the scenes that our distraction can make us tactless. Put a five second lead on comments as they may be true or funny and still not translate well. Forgive other people’s klutziness. The dreamworld activates tonight as Mars conjunct Neptune, listen to the stories in the sleep

Moon trine Venus 9:30 AM, Mercury semi-square Venus 8:30 PM, Moon square Mars 9:51 PM, Moon squared Neptune 9:58 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 9:59 PM.

Wednesday, May 18: Slow down and make sure to be on the right track before barreling ahead as Mars conjuncts confusing Neptune this morning while the Moon enters ambitious Capricorn and wants us to gear up into action. Anger can spike over misunderstandings or our illusions, delusions, or religious thinking. Instead, let this aspect dissolve old anger or outdated goals and vision new direction.

Mars conjunct Neptune 12:32 AM, Moon enters Capricorn 6:01 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 8:20 AM.

Thursday, May 19: In the midst of three weeks of Mercury retrograde, today could offer an opportunity to communicate clearly and build with confidence. We may be on the other side of a blockade or able to reassess priorities as the Sun trines Pluto and Mercury sextiles Jupiter. As Mars pulls past Neptune our dreams stay activated but some cloud of confusion clears, while we need to wait till next month for long-term plans, we can now see a next step forward.

Sun trine Pluto 6:11 AM, Moon trine Uranus 7:16 AM, Moon square Venus 2:01 PM, Mercury sextile Jupiter 7:32 PM, Moon sextile Neptune 10:40 PM.


Provided by Heather Roan Robbins


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Heather Roan Robbins
Heather Roan Robbins is a heart-centered and choice-oriented astrologer, palmist and ceremonialist with 30+ years' experience. Her book, Moon Wisdom: Transform Your Life using the Moon Signs and Cycles, brings real astrology into an accessible format. She's trained in astro-locality, mythic, multi-generational and traditional astrology and uses it at the core of her spiritual counseling. Visit


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