Starcodes: September 8-14


Starcodes for the week of September 8-14, 2023

As the fruit ripens and the squirrels gather and sort their pinecones, let’s sort what works and what doesn’t, get our closets and thoughts ready for the coming Autumnal season, because it may be hard to get anything else done. This last week of the Mercury retrograde in Virgo cycle could bring some truly wild snafus, so let’s pay attention to where we drive, what we say, and how we proceed. Because not everyone will. Stay safe out there.

Along with the sorting action, it’s good for us to contemplate what freedom means in our particular circumstance and how we could expand this in the future as the Virgo Sun trines expansive Jupiter this weekend. Because six planets are now retrograde, it’s not quite time to lock in those plans but we can contemplate what liberates us from the past, whether we need to let go of what no longer works or to retrieve a traditional idea, skill, or paradigm we need to create more possibilities in the future.

As we head into next week’s New Moon in Virgo- exact on Thursday, let’s release the habit of being critical; not the critical thinking skills that help us discern a good path forward, that is a true gift from Mercury in Virgo, but any recreational criticality which can find fault in ourselves and others to avoid vulnerability or as an outlet for anxiety. Tend the nerves and use that discernment wisely and with kindness.

The weekend begins under a comfort-loving Cancer Moon, and we’ll want to feel safe and cozy in our own space. We could worry about some intrinsic factor around home and safety, wonder about where we live or worry about those without a home, or need to adjust our home so it better reflects us. That hopeful Sun-Jupiter trine can help us find new options outside of the box and feel grateful for the people and circumstances which do help us feel safe and rooted.

A more outgoing Leo Moon on Sunday through Tuesday helps us meet strangers and make social overtures but could also bring dramatic statements to the headlines. It could just help us connect to new community, or it could bring some dramatic weather patterns and events. Let’s keep our eyes out to take advantage of an opening and protect ourselves from flying debris or egos.

On Wednesday and Thursday, a New Moon in Virgo asks us to sort and heal our world. Don’t bother slinging blame, drop fault-finding as a way of controlling a situation and just focus on how to improve the situation. This can be a time of great personal healing. We may feel like getting into trouble, but if we do, let’s make it intentional, make it good trouble.

starcodes week of September 8 through 14

Friday, September 8: It’s a hungry day, consider not eating too much and find another way to expand instead as the Sun trine Jupiter. Open the horizon, think bigger rather than smaller. Consider a possibility just beyond the usual; rather than leap, take a solid step in that direction. Clear the decks of unwanted stuff but be careful of clearing people if they are difficult, as it’s probably temporary. The Cancer Moon can leave us sensitive to any hint of rejection. We’ll appreciate any reassurance instead.

Moon trine Saturn 4:43 AM, Sun trine Jupiter 5:12 AM, Moon square Mars 2:33 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 8:56 PM.

Saturday, September 9: The mood is both sociable and shy; though we’re open to kindness, our defenses prickle easily. We could make plans to socialize and then back off from any but the most familiar. It’s a good day to return to a familiar market, reconnect with old friends, work on home projects, and share lovely food as the Moon sextiles Jupiter, the Sun, and Uranus under and introspective Cancer Moon. Evening is subdued but could be cozy.

Moon sextile Jupiter, Moon sextile Sun, Moon sextile Uranus.

Sunday, September 10: Check the lay of the land this morning, an overnight Moon-Pluto opposition can awaken strange dreams and tough memories or events and leave us thoughtful. Midday grows more sociable as the Moon enters outgoing Leo, though practical events could get awkward. Reach out- but if tension arises around differing priorities or timing, stay patient and solution-focused.

Moon trine Neptune 3:36 AM, Moon opposed Pluto at 6:47 AM, Moon enters Leo at 11:36 AM.

Monday, September 11: Emotions can hit high tide as the Moon conjunct Venus in Leo, memories flow of great joy and old pain, let’s remember important lessons which we can pass on as the Sun quincunx Chiron. Don’t focus on the details. We’ll respond to events symbolically as they give us a chance to express some free-floating feelings. People will appreciate being heard, held, and validated.

Moon sextile Mars 6:05 AM, Moon conjunct Venus 1:31 PM, Sun quincunx Chiron 4:40 PM, Moon square Jupiter 5:54 PM.

Tuesday, September 12: We may not feel flexible but still have to adapt, roll with a change in plans or short supplies as the Moon squares Uranus this morning. All day, our timing can be off and minor snafus test our patience unless we dance with the changes and find the humor in the way. Small problems can give us big examples of where the changes need to be made.

Moon square Uranus 9:05 AM, Moon enters Virgo 11:18 PM.

Wednesday, September 13: Let’s not take ourselves too seriously, but still use this more serious day for sorting, editing, writing, correcting, and healing as the waning Virgo Moon opposes earnest Saturn and conjuncts mental Mercury. Deal with specifics in the present moment; sketch out plans for the future, just know they will need to be adjusted later.

Moon opposed Saturn 4:30 AM, Moon conjunct Mercury 4:04 PM.

Thursday, September 14: Go on a search. Divinity is found in the details, if we look for it, as the Virgo Moon trines Jupiter then conjuncts the Sun at 7:39 PM MDT. If we look for problems, we’ll find those too, so choose the focus carefully. Begin a new cycle of core Virgo gifts; weave connection between people, weave the mind, body, and spirit together through compassionate thoughts, actions, and healing.

Moon trine Jupiter 6:27 AM, Moon conjunct the Sun 7:39 PM, Moon trine Uranus 9:37 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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