SkyCode Horoscopes for November 27-December 3, 2017


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

Deep Impressions

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Footprints of a Chinese monk you prayed in the same place daily for 20 years.

Last week, nebulous Neptune stationed direct. That means Neptune appeared to stand still at the same degree and minute of Pisces while she moved forward. This week we find meticulous Mercury at the last degree of Sagittarius before he retrogrades. There’s also another interesting link between the two planets.

Many astrologers are fond of a 20th century astrological concept called “octaves.” With the discovery of the outer planets—Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto—not only were these planets given co-rulerships of signs (Aquarius, Pisces and Scorpio, respectively). But these planets were also said to be higher octaves of Mercury, Venus, and Mars, respectively. A higher octave planet allegedly is more transpersonal. They lift us out of the private notions of the personal planets—Mercury, Venus, and Mars—into the universal and what’s dubbed the “higher self.” We can deal with issues that have more cultural, collective, and even “karmic” consequences. My colleague Lynn Hayes has written on this here.

I’m not sold on the importance or designations for higher octave planets. BUT I’m more inclined to see Neptune as the “higher octave” of Mercury. I won’t bore you with all my reasoning on this. But both Neptune and Mercury deal with ways we see and know things. Neptune deals with loftier, intuitive perceptions of the world and ourselves. Mercury angles us toward perceptions that are more specific and everyday. With both within a week of stationing, there’s a heavenly emphasis on how we see reality.

Noted author and astrologer Ray Grasse talks about this better in his book, Under A Sacred Sky. He has a fascinating essay on planetary stations and what to expect when they happen. Here’s the great analogy he makes about them:

“…imagine you’re walking very quickly across a surface of freshly poured cement. You’ll make impressions on that surface, no doubt, but they probably won’t go deep. But if you were to stop midway across that surface and stand motionless for a minute or two, your feet would sink considerably deeper, making a more noticeable impression. Station points are like that.”

We have a chance now to check our perceptions on mundane and spiritual levels. We can improve our methods while attuned to our inspiration and intuition. But this only happens if we’re willing to let these stations sink into us. Without panic. Without denial. You only have to pay attention

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

 

 

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

Lucky you! You have a full moon to cap off the first full week of your solar birth season! You’re drawn out of your feels to connect with others. You could easily become alternately confused and intoxicated by your social options. The confusion comes from your shifting calendar. It might also come from conflicting desires. You can’t make up your mind if you want to stick closer to home. Or be out with colleagues or friends. A better strategy might be to let out more of your party animal toward the weekend when the full moon peaks on Sunday. Keep your schedule simple until then.

Affirmation:
I slowly build into high gear socially like the swelling moon.

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

Clever Mercury does something rude. He gets within one degree of your sign before he turns backward on his heels to cover his tracks in Sagittarius. That signals that you must re-think something you thought was ready to go. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to scrap plans. It might look like that, though. Be patient and let some dust settle with shifting arrangements. Your impulse to keep a stiff upper lip is also likely wrong. Be honest about your feelings, especially any disappointment. Exploring the contours of your disappointment will likely reveal the true shape of still murky expectations.

Affirmation:
I trust the combination of my intellect and feelings to figure out any shifting turns forward.

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

Let’s be clear: you’re not scrutinizing your finances and other aspects of your life for the promise of perfection. Or to arrive at some magic moment when you’re free of trouble. Yes, you’re idealistic. But you’re not naïve. These planetary stations (described in the intro) and Sunday’s full moon are to enhance your appreciation and pleasure with life. That gets better as you let go what hinders your delight. Don’t let your mind relish so many perfect possibilities that you lose the simple bliss of feeling good in your body. You’re fixing your finances to better fixate on your joy and pleasures. There’s no need to compare that treasure with any other person or time in your life. It is what is. Now.

Affirmation:
I fix what’s off in my life to enjoy deeply more.

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

Settling more into your own body with your own set of boundaries recently has added benefit for your career and work. Tap into the specificity of your own will and desires. Sometimes you can lose yourself in a world of possibilities. But you’re not here to cater to all dimensions and potentials of yourself. That sense of yourself changes from moment to moment. You make choices that change what can happen next. Look carefully at what choices you have in front of you. Not behind you in the past. And not too far in front of you because you might see more than what’s there just yet. Sink into the wisdom of the moment to create more of your destiny.

Affirmation:
I sink into the wisdom of Now to create more of my destiny.

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

One of the hallmarks of the Victorian era is its belief that Europeans had mastered the world through grit and technology. But two world wars in the 20th century showed that Europe had failed to master itself. That’s often how mastery tricks us. We can’t own the world; we can only learn to live better in it. You could fall for a similar folly now. That’s why tricknology is often an apt way to describe technology. Be careful with how much you believe you can control through tools. Tools are not substitutes for deeper principles and feelings, like friendship. Seeing a friend’s update on social media is different from seeing a friend, for example. Concepts are far bigger matters of the heart and mind than can be seen on a screen.

Affirmation:
I remember that I can’t truly hold the world in my hands. I must be brave enough to be held by it.

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

An investment is one person’s temporary loss and another’s short-term gain for a longer-term mutual benefit. It’s not supposed to be a zero-sum game. Remember that when you make an investment of time, energy, and money with someone or an endeavor. It’s up to you, not anyone else, to watch that investment. That means that you’re seeing the work and arrangements that will make an investment grow. You see progress in the conversations you have. Or there are profits, even if only small ones at first. But there’s no sense expecting big results if you’re not seeing any small gains. It might be too early to walk away from someone or something in which you’ve been investing. But you’re right on time to mandate results.

Affirmation:

I am comfortable with anticipating returns on my investments.

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

As a kid preacher, I thought it cruel that the Old Testament God didn’t let Moses march into The Promised Land. But I can see as a grown man why it was better that fresh eyes saw Moses’ dream fulfilled. You can’t embrace the future with the same old. That’s trying to get over. You will have to make sacrifices you didn’t expect. Your attachment to how you think things should be is in your way, still. But these sacrifices or losses are what you need to inch closer into one of the many Promised Lands of your life.

Affirmation:
I embrace the sacrifices I must make and didn’t expect for the future I want.

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

Sometimes we’re inclined to think that when many things go wrong at once that those are signs we’re moving in the wrong direction. But it’s just as true that we could be moving in the right direction. Resistance to growth, to improvement doesn’t yield easily. Or as my grandmother would say, “Satan doesn’t go down without a fight.” But how can you know whether you’re moving in the right or wrong direction? Faith decides some of that. Sometimes you just know in an inexplicable way that you’re on the right course. But thank goodness that’s not all you can have. Growth is life affirming, even when you feel weak. Heed all the ways you feel a hunger and thirst for life as you move forward. If that’s not what’s happening, chances are you’re off course.

Affirmation:
I weigh any resistance I meet now as a test of faith or a need for a course adjustment.

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

A stray thought or offhand comment will likely propel you into a rabbit hole of research and deep thinking. Let it. Whole worlds can open to you. Of course, there’s a chance that you could lose sight of what’s happening in the known world when you venture into exploring new ones. So, don’t get too lost that you can’t keep up with your daily responsibilities. But what you’re learning now will help you later. This shot of curiosity and energy to your mind will also help take the edge off the tedium of work and other chores.

Affirmation:
I explore new realms of knowledge & thought that also help freshen up any dullness I experience now.

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

Prince said it best, “Life it ain’t real funky/Unless it’s got that pop/Dig it/Pop life/Everybody needs a thrill/Pop life/We all got a space 2 fill.” Keep that in mind if someone seems to put your million-dollar check in somebody else’s mailbox. Or when any other plan goes awry. Don’t blame Mercury retrograde. Be thankful instead that your life has enough pop to it to keep you on your toes. I know that might be hard because you’d rather have efficiency over the unexpected. But sometimes the unexpected IS the path to improved efficiency!

Affirmation:
I accept that sometimes the path to improved efficiency comes in unexpected ways.

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

If something seems too good to be true, it likely is. But that doesn’t mean it’s all bad. You’ll have to dissect, discuss, and then decide whether you can make a situation or thing as good as it seems. Don’t be quick to dismiss everything to avoid all of the above. You’ll make a mistake. Of course, you’d rather avoid the tedium. But growth and wisdom are in the details. So, go through the motions with vigor, not vitriol. Being pissed off won’t do you or anyone else any good.

Affirmation:
I good-naturedly wade through the muck to find the prize I know is waiting for me.

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

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

You might look for a lot more to happen during this first full moon after your solar birthday season than will happen. Perhaps you’re expecting too much. But you will definitely miss out if your disappointment and other emotions cause you to lose focus. Think of this moment as like the frustration you might feel when you’ve unsuccessfully put in your password many times to log on a website. Maybe you’re misremembering it. Or you’re rushing and not typing in what you think you are. Or the caps lock is on. Regardless, you’re off somehow. Yet, the frustration won’t help you get on. Free yourself from the expectations and any other assumptions. Calmly clear away obvious problems. Then get on with what must be done.

Affirmation:
I go on about my task, not about my disappointments.

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