SkyCode Horoscopes for the Week of June 19-25, 2017


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

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The word “iqra” in Arabic. It can mean “Read” or “Recite.” Explained below

This is the last week of Ramadan. As I mentioned in the Cancer horoscope last week, it’s believed that the Prophet Muhammad received the first verses of what would become the Qur’an during this month. The opening message is believed to be, “Read!” or “Recite!” I think either is applicable for interpreting this week’s planetary line-up.

In fact, Muhammad Asad, translator of the excellent The Message of the Qur’an, a translation, says, “[t]he former rendering is, to my mind, by far the preferable in this context inasmuch as the concept of “reciting” implies no more than the oral delivery – with or without understanding – of something already laid down in writing or committed to memory, whereas “reading” primarily signifies a conscious taking-in, with or without an audible utterance but with a view to understanding them, of words and ideas received from an outside source: in this case, the message of the Qur’ān.”

Mercury reaches his own “full moon” on Wednesday, the first day of summer. We have the first new moon of summer on Friday. Two different ideas of the “concrete” mind come together in one week.

The Mercury “full moon” is the superior conjunction I’ve discussed before here. It’s a cycle for Mercury to analyze and process what’s been learned or intuited since Mercury’s inferior conjunction around April 20. You might also “recite” aloud what’s only been known in the heart before.

The Cancer new moon is certainly a very fertile one. It’s rich soil for sowing new seeds, whether for actual farming or cultivating new life directions. But the key is to keep that “conscious taking-in” that Asad speaks about above.

The message of the Qur’an was one messenger’s experience of taking in a message. Yet, that doesn’t mean that we each can’t have our own way of reading what’s been sown (or sewn) into our hearts.

It’s become popular to say that your astrological sign can be read “for filth.” This means that the psychological “dirt” of your sign can be hung out for all to see, usually in a meme or social media post. Knowing your filth doesn’t necessarily incline you to change it, though. You might revel in thinking you are who you are because of “your sign.” Read “for growth,” instead. Your signs are starting points for understanding. But your ending point depends on how deeply you read yourself to know yourself. Once you know, you can see where you can grow to more wholeness.

Yes, like it was said centuries ago, read!

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

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

This birthday season might have taken more of toll on you than you’ve let anyone know. This week will probably show you that your toil hasn’t been for nothing. But you’ll need, at least, one “mental health” day or half-day to let comfort and well-being set in. Meditate, dance, or cry-write your heart out into a journal or a letter to a friend. Keep your mind quietly active. That’s why I haven’t recommended binge-watching anything. Your mind needs your attention to shine on thoughts and feelings that will sprout positivity and energy. Reading or watching someone else’s thoughts won’t give you that.

Affirmation:
I claim space to shine my calm attention on my own thoughts and feelings.

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

Perhaps you’ve taken the time to hear and read the messages that your soul has been delivering your way. Maybe they’ve come through dreams, through numbers, or flashes of insight while you washed the dishes. This week, though, is the test for how well you’ve been heeding and understanding those messages. New moons are usually quiet. But your sign’s season might start with more kick than usual. Create time to slow down if things get too crazy. (That won’t happen unless you make it happen. Don’t wait for it.) And remember your soul’s own wisdom.

Affirmation:
I hear and heed the wise messages sown in my heart now.

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

Your assessment of a friend or even a group of friends might be off. Check in to see if you understand them from their perspective rather than be resolute about your own. You don’t necessarily have to think the worse about them. But perhaps you’ve assumed too much. Maybe a friend doesn’t have the same dedication to a cause as you. But she’s loyal because of her affections for you. Be careful about dismissing the entire friendship because it doesn’t match your idealized expectations. There’s more truth and wisdom in meeting people where they are rather than where you wish they were.

Affirmation:
I seek to understand others from where they are, not where I wish or think are or should be.

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

Yes, work hard to build your skillsets. Keep cultivating your love and knack for “knowing” things. Yet, also pay attention to how you gain more power in your life. This video clip from “Game of Thrones” might remind you about the limits of knowledge. Having power doesn’t have to be as sensationalized as building an empire or trampling foes. It can be as simple as having colleagues who have your back and you, theirs. It can also mean you gain valuable insight into some arcane rule or tip that helps you negotiate something better for yourself.

Affirmation:
I learn better how to translate my knowledge into power that improves my life.

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

Perhaps it might feel like someone has pressed a “reset” button in your mind. As if a flock of “f*cks” flew south of your heart for the summer. It might even feel jarring and unsettling. But move with it. Use it correctly, though. You don’t necessarily have to be callous or cold. You can understand without feeling like you should stand under the weight of somebody’s expectations or feelings about you. You’ve had reason to look closer at other people’s “shoulds” lately. And you see well enough to know which one of those obligations belong to you and which don’t.

Affirmation:
I choose wisely what or who I care about more on my terms than another’s.

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

It’s probably been a long time since you’ve had a blanket fear of the dark. But try to remember what that felt like. Then see if you can recall how you got beyond that fear. You might escape a trying situation now in a comparable way. Perhaps #Cancer Sun Tim Ferriss is on to something when he talks about fearsetting instead of goal setting. Some of the best goals come from stretching the heart’s capacity, not necessarily the mind’s. Though our nightmares do come to us in the dark, so do our dreams and rest. Reach beyond what darkens your days. That’s only fitting for these longer days of summer.

Affirmation:
I break the darkness of my fears to release the light within them.

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

How will you bless what curses you? Or who pisses you off? That might seem like a tall order when the natural impulse is spit a curse right back. But you’ve never been one just to follow the natural course of things. You can bestow a blessing when you trust that there is one there, like how the fire that burns you is what also can warm you when you’re cold. So, before you flip the bird at someone who cuts you off as you walk or drive, seek out the blessing. It might not reveal itself easily. And that’s okay. Maybe the blessing doesn’t have to. Maybe believing it can be there will be enough for you to find and claim it.

Affirmation:
I juice any curses for the blessing packed in it.

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

You puzzle over tangy thangs that feel to come at you all fronts. But this is an illusion. Like a four course meal arriving all at once. It’s still true that you still can only take one bite at a time of any course item. Likewise, you can control more of the order of how everything seems to rush toward you. So, don’t fall for okie-doke by trying to handle everything all at once. Create a process and trust that, even though you’re more looking at pieces of a puzzle rather than having a clear picture of the whole.

Affirmation:
I choose to accept one thing at a time even as everything appears to rush at me together.

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

Recently I asked my Twitter followers to list their favorite sexy Zodiac signs. To my dismay, your sign wasn’t listed nearly enough. Yet, you often find the spicy twist in anything. That is, when you decide to care. Of course, you won’t feel anymore compelled to find more of your sexy swag if I say find it. But perhaps you will uncover more of it if I encourage you to be more pleased with yourself. I mean, why would the hell wouldn’t you? Before you sound off possibly valid reasons, riddle me why you would list those before you list what makes you sexy? Yeah, see, that contrarian tendency only does so much for you. Start with affirming your pleasure. You don’t have to care about the sexiness. You’re clear on what makes you juicy.

Affirmation:
Treasure your pleasure, especially with yourself, and others will do the same.

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

Your best ideas might find you when you’re having fun. When you’re not looking for them. Perhaps that’s why creation is in the word recreation. Yet, these ideas might be so powerful that you need secure, maybe even sacred places, to relish them. Ideally, near water. As a “water” sign, you can be as receptive and responsive as actual water. So, as you draw these special thoughts toward you, be very choosy about who or what you have near you. You want to soak up goodness without worrying about whether someone’s throwing garbage in your water. That’s why it’s better to be delightfully distracted. No time to defile your clear waters with fret once you’ve secured your setting.

Affirmation:
I recreate in safe spaces to create with clarity.

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 might have more of your own “covfefe” moment. Of course, no one’s sure of that word’s origin, except “the president and his closest associates,” apparently. But it doesn’t matter. Be careful before you let your words fly free. They might need to settle in your own mind before they fly free from your mouth. Meditate, write, or imagine how the words might sound to another. Or you can ask whether a particular moment is an opportunity to mind your own business. Sometimes silence can speak volumes.

Affirmation:
I watch over for my words and thoughts like the special things they are.

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 idea or project might land in your lap that might not seem like much. But there’s more there than on first sight. You might have to think more long-term with it. And trust it will need a lot of work and attention. Yet, the more you talk about it and talk it through with others, the more you will see its merit. Pace yourself with it. You might be tempted to see it farther along quicker. This ain’t that kind of thing, though. It will change and grow as if it has its own DNA.

Affirmation:
I heed the needs of ideas and notions that come to me on their own terms rather than insisting on my own.

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