SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of October 30-November 5, 2017


Horoscopes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them.

The Pierced Veil

 

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One of my favorite renditions of “Amazing Grace” is this one by Ani DiFranco. (How could it be otherwise for this old Baptist minister cum progressive Muslim Stoic-Sufi?) I love that she includes a sound byte of the verse below in her version. I can’t recall ever singing that verse, actually, as a young minister:

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

I find myself thinking about piercing veils as we come up on Halloween (Samhain), All Saint’s Day (November 1), a full moon, and an opposition between touchy-feely Venus and tetchy Uranus both on Friday. As I wrote last year, “The deep spiritual significance of Halloween (or All-Hallows Eve) gets lost in all the fun about trick or treating and getting in costumes. It’s a day where many believe it’s easier to pass between the world of the living and the dead. We’re between worlds.”

Last year, we had a new moon at this time. That would have been more like feeling the veil. This year, with a full moon, we’re seeing through it. Full moons, an opposition in the sky between the Sun’s light and the moon’s reflection of it, underscore illumination. We are more likely to experience fulfillment with some kind of venture or intention. We can better see the fruits of our labor. That’s the happier part of what can happen with full moons. But they can also signal the completion and end of something. The sharp opposition between Venus and Uranus bolsters that message. This may be time to make unusual alliances or connections. Or to end ones that aren’t bearing fruit at all. You can see those clearly now.

That’s why I find contemplating the space between the living and the dead juicy now. All who are living now are the ripe fruit of their ancestors. You once were an intention, perhaps even a vague wish in their lives. But here you are. And you’re not alone. You are the likely joy and peace for those who mortal life has ceased. “Yeah, right!” you say. Perhaps because you think your life is a mess. Yet, you, as their ripened intention made flesh, are still a joy for them. You’re a hope for possibility. For change. A second chance. So, you have work to do. That work doesn’t have to be laborious or a chore. It’s the work of enriching your life with connections and light. It’s honoring the pierced veil of this moment. And stretching it open a little more to let more light in. .

Read on for the SkyCodes for your particular moon, ascendant, Sun or key planet of your chart.

*Special*: I’ve linked up with Anjie Cho’s Holistic Spaces to talk about Feng Shui, Self-Care and Astrology for this month. Click on the image below.

 

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SCORPIO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mars in birth chart

You’ve probably heard of the “jaws of life” as a rescue device from the tangled mess of a car accident. But the Cosmos has such contraptions when we’re caught up in the “mess” of our lives. This is more possible than you realize. Except it requires you to surrender some. To admit ignorance when it would be so much easier to appear you’re in the know. It’s trading smug victory for honest vulnerability. Then will you learn and see a grace that, indeed, pulls you out of a wreck you hadn’t even seen as “that bad.”

Affirmation:
I surrender to the jaws of life to become even more whole.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mars? Learn what to do about it here.

SAGITTARIUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Jupiter in birth chart

You will strike folks around you as more unpredictable than usual. You won’t mind that one bit since who wants to be predictable?! But others might ask, “Who wants to be around someone who doesn’t know what he or she wants?!” And that’s not your read on any relationship or situation at all. You do know exactly what you don’t want: to be bored. So, you’re craving and looking for excitement. Or how to jazz up a current relationship. Take charge by making suggestions and fielding ideas with friends. Otherwise, people might misread your hankering for freshness as indecisiveness.

Affirmation:
I am direct about creating exciting discoveries with others.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Jupiter? Learn what to do about it here.

CAPRICORN
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Saturn in birth chart

The course of your affections with colleagues or even with your career itself is changing. You might resist this change. But it’s not worth it. Changes don’t necessarily mean you’re fickle. It usually signifies that you’re open to evolution and growth. You’d only be fickle if your tastes are changing because you’re yielding to peer pressure. That’s not what’s probably happening. Be the ardent child of steadfast Saturn that you are. Embrace the newness that’s appearing for and from you.

Affirmation:
I heed the call for change from within by embracing the changes I see before me.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Saturn? Learn what to do about it here.

AQUARIUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Saturn in birth chart

You probably won’t be able to resist shaking isht up this week. Don’t feel too bad since that’s needed to happen for a long time. You’ve likely held your tongue for a good amount of time. Don’t spend too much time asking “why” you hadn’t said anything. That’ll get you back in your head. You need to be more in your body, trusting your gut, and letting more fly out your mouth or from your fingers. Yes, there’s always the hazard of going too far. But perhaps you’ve already let too much slide. Learn from this to create new boundaries. You’ll know faster when lines are crossed and must be addressed immediately.

Affirmation:
I free the truths I’ve allowed to be pent up for too long.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Saturn? Learn what to do about it here.

PISCES
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Jupiter in birth chart

Impulse shopping is fine when all you’re adding to your cart is a pack of gum while in the checkout line. But it can get dangerous when you’re looking at costlier ticket items, like TVs, smartphones, or clothing. In other words, know what you need and why you must get them now. Or not. Otherwise, you might find yourself too caught up in the moment and paying for something years later. Sometimes we buy an impractical “need-want” as a band-aid to avoid coping with another larger problem. For instance, we buy a more “powerful” and expensive phone to fill in the loneliness and disconnect we feel with current friends or partner. Scout out what you feel is missing on the inside before you rush to fill it with something posh dangling from a shelf.

Affirmation:
I heal my feelings, not buy my way out of feeling them.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Jupiter? Learn what to do about it here.

ARIES
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mars in birth chart

You likely want others to see you differently, and that goes beyond cosmetic changes or quick fixes. You’re more keenly aware that key sides of your personality aren’t visible to others. Or you’re not having important needs met, like feeling safe. For instance, if many see you as tough, you might want to show your gentler side more. Or if you always seem on the go, then you want to appear more available and relaxed to others. But you can’t BS about this change. It will cost more than just money to make it happen. It’ll cost you time, energy, and consistent effort. You will be tested, almost at once. For instance, you might want to appear gentle. But your every instinct tells you that someone who’s gone out of pocket would respond better to your hardness. Stay committed, though. You can find a middle ground.

Affirmation:
I create sustainable ways to keep at the heart of the changes I want to make in my life.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mars? Learn what to do about it here.

TAURUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Venus in birth chart

It’s okay if you want to turn down the volume on everything and perhaps everyone. The energy of the full moon in your sign might prompt too many feelings and unwanted attention on you or what you’re doing. But if you decide to “push on,” then you increase your chances of figuratively or literally pushing someone over for a minor offense. Instead, direct any edginess you feel into private or smaller group delights and adventures. Laugh it up at a dive bar with a few dear friends. That’ll be better than heading out to the most happening spot for a networking party.

Affirmation:
I mellow out this “full moon” energy with a select few or by myself.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Venus? Learn what to do about it here.

GEMINI
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mercury in birth chart

You might find you’re in the winter holiday spirit, whether you celebrate those or not, about a month early. Well, this week is somebody’s holiday. So, it’s okay. Be social and merry. Enjoy the busyness and buzz. Just don’t let too many important things slip. (That’ll be most people next month.) Feeling your schedule come alive gets your creativity and generosity flowing. That will help you and wayward others stay more on task as the year closes. If you remember that you drive your schedule, not the reverse, you’ll soon feel the rich bounty that this full moon week has to offer.

Affirmation:
I drive my schedule forward with buzz, generosity, and enthusiasm.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mercury? Learn what to do about it here.

CANCER
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Moon in birth chart

Last week was said to have the luckiest day of the year according to a few astrologers. But you might feel like it’s more this week. Yet it’s not really luck at work here. It’s your own good feelings and gratitude that keeps you flowin’…and the Cosmos seems to flow back with you. And you probably only needed to make a clear decision to have this flow get in motion. Perhaps you recently decided to let a time-sucker go by the wayside. Or you took a small step toward loving something you’ve neglected for a long time. In other words, you put yourself and your needs first and found that you were next in line for service from the Cosmos.

Affirmation:
I feel the flow of the Cosmos because I’m steering ahead with my own set of priorities.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Moon? Learn what to do about it here.

LEO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Sun in birth chart

You might have to smooth out the brows you furrowed last week when you were a lot more raw and direct. You might not have meant things the way they came out. Yet, you had to address those things. But now you’ll have to work harder to show your sincerity to make things better. The thing about sincerity is its simplicity. It’s unadorned with any kind of artifice. But that doesn’t mean it’s raw or uncivil. Just the opposite. Others will receive your sincerity well when you show an awareness of their feelings as well. Sincerity is a two-way street. A feeling has to be conveyed and received as true.

Affirmation:
I sincerely hear and speak with others about how to make positive changes in my life and theirs.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Sun? Learn what to do about it here.

VIRGO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mercury in birth chart

You’re likely looking to blow off some steam. The best way to do it would be to talk it out, either with a friend or your therapist. Or write it out in your journal until your hand cramps. Just don’t think you can buy your way out of it. You will perhaps have scores of rationalizations for why you’ll want to buy something pricey. And it’ll be likely that you will need it somehow. But, be sure to ask, “Why now?” And, if you need to do it at the current cost? Hold off on big purchases unless you’ve given it a lot of thought previously.

Affirmation:
I blow off emotional steam by speaking or writing about them, not blowing cash.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mercury? Learn what to do about it here.

LIBRA
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Venus in birth chart

A minor action or step will likely have bigger meaning later on. So, don’t procrastinate on doing something because you don’t think it’s important. For instance, you delay filling out some paperwork because you’re not hopeful about your prospects with it. You might be right about THAT prospect. But the response might set up something ELSE that happens. In other words, allow yourself to be surprised rather than thinking you have everything figured out. You don’t. And that’s good because you might angle more toward thinking you’re screwed. When you’re not.

Affirmation:
I allow myself to be surprised by following through, regardless.

Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Venus? Learn what to do about it here.