SkyCode Horoscopes for September 18-24, 2017


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

“The gift of Soft Focus” 

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A lot happens on Tuesday. There’s a new Virgo moon. Genial Venus crosses over last month’s solar eclipse degree into Virgo. And chatty Mercury shoots it out with subtle Neptune by opposition. As I think of all three heavenly events, I’m reminded of a scene I read in Shadowshaper by my best friend, Daniel Jose Older.

In the New York Times bestseller, Sierra Santiago has a special power to bring her artwork to life by binding them to spirits. These spirits are all around us in this world. But to do her “shadowshaping,” Sierra must learn to see them. For that, another shadowshaper teaches her to soften her gaze and see the spirits around her. We all might have to be a little more like Sierra Santiago this week. But we don’t have to leave our focus only open for the spirit world.

Virgo often directs our attention toward precision. We often want the precision to avoid waste, have clarity and be efficient. These are all pretty reasonable. (What else should we expect for a practical Earth sign ruled by clever Mercury?) But precision can’t do everything well for you. You can precisely miss things if you look too sharply. Nuances and abstractions are often messy and even hard to see.

Venus in Virgo brings this even more to the fore. Venus in this sign often loves to be helpful. But it’s not as selective about how she chooses to help. She ends up doing and giving too much, usually too soon. Venus in Virgo is learning how to properly tie the right force to the right action or thing. The precision comes from knowing how to shape the shadows, those aspects of light that resist precision. Using Older’s Sierra, we would say that too much Virgo would be like putting so much energy into one’s artwork that you can’t soften your focus to connect to spirit. Inspiration broadens the precision of a point to create lines, curves, and shadows.

Feel the focus of the season. But keep it pliable and soft. What you see softly with your eyes will help you capture more in your heart and hands.

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

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

This week marks a new year in two religious traditions: Islam and Judaism. The two traditions are often viewed as being at odds with each other, even though they share a common ancestral root. Yet, here again at a new moon in your sign, we have a convergence. There’s another opportunity for unity and renewal. You too might feel at odds with others or even within yourself. But this where you must come back to center with what you love, with what centers and grounds you. It’s okay to start off simply. Yes, even your favorite Haagen-Dazs.

Affirmation:
I re-unite my split attentions in what I love, in what gives me peace and grounds me.

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

Author and Columbia U linguistics professor John McWhorter recently talked about the “unadorned” language of the current US president on a TV news show. And how Trump, particularly, talks a lot, but reflects our collective waning ability to speak (as we do in more formal situations). No massive surprise that McWhorter has a Sun in Libra. I believe you’re probably aware of a similar thing around you. So, adorn more of your own language as you talk and speak without losing clarity. Similarly, create a little more of the glamour of formality in spaces that might be too relaxed, masking a certain carelessness rather than carefreeness.

Affirmation:
I pump myself and others up with a little more pomp in how I speak, look, and decorate.

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

I often find that those influenced by this sign or Mars have a lot of concern about your backs. You might feel like you should watch your back. Or no one has your back. Or you keep your backs to the wall to keep an eye on what’s in front of you. It’s as if trust is a four-lettered word for you. Of course, you can’t write anyone a blank check of trust. Yet, you can’t keep so much attention on your back that you lose sight of other parts of yourself, like your heart.

Affirmation:
I trust that I’ll find backing for all parts of myself.

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 often have a solid handle on facts, though your enthusiasm might magnify or even warp them a little. After all, who doesn’t like a delightful story with a little embellishment? But be careful how you curve those facts. But more important, be attentive to how facts come your way. Someone might strive to please you or avoid upsetting you rather than giving the truth to you straight. Be compassionate and patient. Yet, also be gracious, clear, and firm about flicking away exaggerations and overstatements. You’ll avoid more confusion and hurt feelings that way.

Affirmation:
I stick to the meat of any story, not become full with appetizers.

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

Be patient with yourself if you can’t string the right words together for someone. Impatience and frustration will likely lead you to emphasize results over process. And that’ll be the wrong move. Sincerity of intention counts for a lot more than you might realize. And that’s not always eloquent. It’s not always direct or concise. But you’ll have to trust that you or others haven’t lost the ability to read the soul and feeling behind the words. So, don’t get hung up on saying perfectly what you have to say.

Affirmation:
I am patient with the process of speaking from the heart and soul.

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

The Buddha had a point when he said that expectations often lead to disappointment. But perhaps it’s not our actual expectations as much our attachment to them, when we hold too tightly to how we think our desires should and will be fulfilled. That’s when we can lose sight of how the Cosmos can work surprising miracles. So, if you must spend more money than you expected. Or you get fewer dollars than you projected, then pause before you’re snatched up by disappointment. You might miss the goodness that’s also coming your way.

Affirmation:
I am open to other ways than I imagine for my desires to be fulfilled.

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

There’s a certain fitting poetic wisdom in the safety speech that airline attendants give about oxygen masks that supposedly pop down when the cabin pressure drops: Be sure to adjust your own mask, before helping others. Remember that when you as you seek to help someone else. You can’t do that successfully if you’re fresh out of energy, inspiration, or motivation yourself. Likewise, we all wear masks of some kind. Many believe that we all should be mask-free. But filters and screens are important. You’re not for everyone, and everyone’s not for you.

Affirmation:
I care for myself first, so I can give to others what they can (or should) receive from me.

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

As a sign of on-the-go Mars, you’re more likely to reach more plateaus in your performance than others. The tendency then is to switch things out completely. Start where you already are, without fear of boredom. Think more about micro-adjustments. For instance, if you’ve reached #InboxZero, perhaps think about tweaking your filter or folder flow to improve your email game. Or if you’ve maxed out with deadlifting 120 lbs., then see how many more reps you can do at 125 lbs. rather than pushing right up to 130 or higher.

Affirmation:
I make small adjustments for more gains rather than big changes for the sake of change.

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

You might often hear about your possessiveness. But we astrologers don’t speak enough about your generosity. You can let things go when you have a good reason. Perhaps it’s having clarity on the “good” reasons that’s the hard part. The best reason to share is because you believe there’s enough to give. And that you can trust that you will receive more. And that’s the magic word: trust. When you don’t trust, you have what’s called a “scarcity mentality.” You won’t end up on the short end of stick if you give a little extra. Perhaps you haven’t taken time to appreciate how much you have to give. You might be too focused on what you have lost or will lose. You can let that go.

Affirmation:
I embrace the abundance I have to share.

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

Listen, it was only a matter of time before what gave out would do so. Of course, what gave out is not going to be the same thing for every person. It could be a relationship, a gig or even your trusted car. But this new moon means that it’s time to acknowledge a bubble bursting and to move on. Perhaps you relied more on hope for the dream to stay alive than detailed strategy. Or you were paying attention to the wrong details. But now you likely can see what is and was going on. You might also recognize that somehow you felt the bottom going out in your gut. You could benefit more from listening to your intuition. It doesn’t necessarily buzz the same way as other thoughts.

Affirmation:
I learn to give in to my inner voice when things give up or out in the world.

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

In many religious traditions, it’s said that the gods spoke the world into existence. That clearly points to the importance of language and communication. Remember that when you feel the impulse to clam ALL the way up. You might be arresting the development of YOUR world. The better solution is to think about how you can be craftier with how you speak your world into existence. Some words must explode from your mouth or hands. Yet, there are some sentences you don’t need to finish. Some words you don’t have to say aloud, but you and others can feel just the same.

Affirmation:
I choose carefully the words and ways I create my world.

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

Perhaps it’s become hard to trust your own response to the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortunes and sleights from people. You’ve probably dwelt too hard and long on someone’s criticisms. Then you resorted to saying nothing and letting the thoughts swim around in your mind like barracudas. Or perhaps defensively jumping down someone’s throat without any reflection about what’s said or done. But this lion shows how you can hold space for a better response. Stay aware of what’s going on, including when you might be in the wrong. But you also know in your gut when someone’s pressed too hard or too soon. Trust that. And then let ‘em know.

Affirmation:
I trust from my gut that I’ll find the appropriate response to handle difficult situations or people.

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