Starcodes for the week of January 27 – February 2, 2023
As this Year of the Rabbit leaps off our spirits may bunny hop between the past and the future, but we can make that work for us. Our tender hearts could be processing old emotions or recent grief or second-guessing old decisions that shifted our life this week with Venus now in sensitive Pisces while series of aspects form to the healing asteroid Chiron.
It’s easy to get stuck in the could’ve, would’ve, should’ve, second guessing decisions we’ve made or mourning some lost elements of the past. We have a lot to process from the turmoil created as Mars and Uranus turned direct mid-January, and Mercury is still in its shadow, the part of the zodiac through which it backed up while retrograde during the first three weeks of January.
But let’s not get stuck back there. Fresh terrain and new possibilities hover just beyond the edges of these old memories. Whether we were forced to search for new possibilities because the floor crumbled under our old situation, or we are excitingly incubating new project of our own accord, we have work to do to launch the future now that all planets are direct.
We may need to timeshare between these two poles. Let Chiron bring up the past, harvest information and wisdom along with ideas to handle a similar event in the future. Tend the medical issues. If an old sadness or recent grief aches, let the grief flow like a river, not a swamp, as Mercury squares the healing asteroid Chiron on Friday and the Sun sextiles Chiron on Wednesday.
At the same time-we can let the Aquarian Sun and Saturn turn our gaze forward, infuse us with competence, and help us be amazed at the possibilities, what could unfold if step away from what was comfortable -but no longer works- and consciously seek those new lands. Winter is half over, spring eases closer with every morning sunrise. Run with that metaphor.
Our political overview can match this process, stories in the headlines can feel like repeats, we may wonder if the world has made any progress at all. No one feeling particularly patient with these delays and repeats, so protests will escalate. But we can also notice a few inklings, a hint of progress, a breath of fresh air.
For this week, Friday starts off rocky as the Aries Moon squares Pluto, then settles down into a steadier groove for the weekend as the Moon enters earthy, nurturing Taurus Friday night. Keep a pot of soup on and warm cuddly blankets nearby.
A good rest this weekend helps us prepare for fresh start on Monday as the Moon enters communicative Gemini and conjuncts Mars. It winds up our nervous energy, concentration can be tricky, but we can juggle new possibilities and see how they fit together in the days ahead.
Friday, January 27: Expect impatience with both past problems and delayed plans; let it fuel progress but keep work at a steady pace rather than set off a short fuse. By late afternoon the rhythm slows down and lets us figure out what needs to be done and what is our next step as the moon enters Taurus and sextiles creative Venus. Comfort food and comfortable people further tonight.
Mercury square Chiron 3:24 AM, Moon sextile Saturn 8:12 AM, Moon square Pluto 2:01 PM, Moon enters Taurus 4:42 PM, Moon sextile Venus 6:56 PM.
Saturday, January 28: We could be quietly or vociferously stubborn, resist changes for others but may need to make them for ourselves as the Sun semi-squares Neptune while the Taurus Moon conjunct Uranus. Be safe around changing weather conditions or changing plans. Enjoy a steady pace and a chance to feel comfortable in one’s body; enjoyed the tastes of the food, the sound on the wind, the slightly later setting of the sun. Think solid and creative adjustments, reorganize space, move things around. Attend the home front, take care of chores, and let the mind ponder the world while we get on with it. Evening calls for a leisurely change of scene or routine.
Moon square the Sun 8:18 AM, Sun semi-square Neptune 10:03 AM, Moon trine Mercury 6:43 PM, Moon conjunct Uranus 8:36 PM.
Sunday, January 29: Contemplate the balance between responsibilities and self-care as the Moon squares Saturn on this potentially slow morning. Afternoon could prove more eventful, our minds can hop all over the place. The planets call for us to build a project, find a solution, or make a clear short-term decision. Be ready to adapt to new information or learn a new skill, upgrade technology or website, or choose to make a healthy change in habits as Mercury trine Uranus.
Moon sextile Neptune 1:01 PM, Moon square Saturn 5:03 PM, Sun trine Mars 6:45 PM, Mercury trine Uranus 7:16 PM, Moon trine Pluto 10:51 PM.
Monday, January 30: Multitask, track all the spinning plates; everything needs a little nudge. Focus on returning phone calls, networking, responding to emails. Don’t speak glibly, keep to the point but go deeper than the shallow surface and be aware of the effect of words. Consider the impact of words even more carefully tonight, as a nervous edginess can make us unintentionally cranky with even the most beloved. Be kind. Talk about touchy subjects later, at a more spacious moment.
Moon enters Gemini 1:34 AM, Moon square Venus 10:23 AM, Moon sextile Jupiter 1:01 PM, Moon conjunct Mars 9:26 PM, Moon trine Sun 11:24 PM.
Tuesday, January 31: Memories or scraps from the past can flow through, search for memories which inspired gratitude, share them and encourage a bittersweet healing early on. Mid-day, stay present and attend important communication. Camaraderie and communication can further all the projects now simmering, particularly ones that began in December. If in doubt, make the call.
Moon sextile Chiron 2:24 AM.
Wednesday, February 1: Look for an opportunity to do-over some past glitch; think about what would work this time rather than recapitulate the problem as the Moon enters Cancer mid-day. Don’t rub somebody’s nose in their past mistakes. Let this be a turning point, a chance to step forward. Tonight, let go of the buzz, inventory recent progress, and curl up in comfort and connection.
Moon square Neptune 12:20 AM, Moon trine Saturn 4:58 AM, Sun sextile Chiron 12:26 PM, Moon enters Cancer 1:11 PM.
Thursday, February 2: We may be back to that bunny hop between past and future on this Groundhog Day; the Cancer Moon encourages reminiscence and can also make the future seem daunting. Be kind to that tender place yet take one step closer to a personal springtime.
Moon square Jupiter 1:54 AM, Moon trine Venus 5:14 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 7:27 PM.
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