SkyCode Horoscopes for January 15-21, 2018

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SkyCode Horoscopes for January 15-21, 2018

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Chill

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Last week, you likely were probably plain old cold if you were on the US east coast, not exactly chillin’. Chillin’ is different. Chillin’ invites you to relax, to maintain your calm or cool.

With no less than six planets (out of ten we commonly use) in sober Saturn’s Capricorn, we definitely need to chill. Yet, with Tuesday’s Capricorn new moon, the first one of the year, we definitely must be careful not to grow cold with numbness instead of reach our chill.

That coldness can frost us over in unexpected ways. We can become so focused on where we must go that we’re not paying attention to where we are. I mean this in both the broad and specific sense of daily life. Slow yet steady Saturn does seek lasting achievement, especially in Capricorn. All of the other Capricorn planets are inclined to follow along. But we tend to think about the heat of the moment and lose its cooling wisdom. That’s one way we can remember to chill.

Another way is that we become numb by the steady repetitiveness of all the micro-traumas we endure during the course of a day. A thousand papercuts from the edginess of the 24-hour news cycle. Or the torrent of outrage streaming down our social media feeds. Or, in its extreme, receiving a false alert that your island faces a ballistic missile attack.

Yet, it’s moments like this when we must reclaim our chill. No one’s gonna give it to you. Saturn through the prism of Capricorn isn’t only how you can compress time toward some end. It’s also how you can decompress time to savor it. No ulterior motives needed. To do that, you must be in touch with your awareness and that requires practice and attention.

I don’t know if I have an answer for everybody with this. But I can share one related answer I’ve heard recently on this issue. Islamic tradition says that Muslims must pray five times daily. (We’ll ignore for now the fact that the Muslims’ holy book, the Qur’an, never says this.) It’s highly disciplined, very Saturnine. Yet, the discipline isn’t really the point I heard a teacher say a few weeks ago. The real point of prayer is touch base with God about what’s in your heart and your goals. I thought that was a beautiful way to envision the required prayers.

Perhaps there are ways you too can take time out to remember what’s in your heart and to think about your goals. You don’t have to do that through prayer. You could meditate. Or chant. Or write. Keep your attention and awareness however you do it. Take time to imagine positive outcomes in your life. Imagine warm and positive feelings streaming through your heart and mind rather than zoning out over your social media feed or TV. It doesn’t have to be long, even five minutes. Just enough time to get and keep your chill a little while longer.

Special note. I will begin phasing out the horoscope portions of this column next week. Time for a change. But I will keep the affirmations. Just a different way of giving them. I will also keep the introduction. I look forward to your feedback with the new format and content.

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

 

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

With all these planets in Capricorn now, you’d think you would feel “on top of the world!” But perhaps you don’t and that doesn’t make sense to you. You likely feel too much pressure to be on top of it all and that’s the problem. The pressure. Release the pressure by expecting less from yourself or others. That doesn’t mean you’re setting the bar of excellence low. It’s recognizing that excellence happens in its own good time, not yours. That’s the real point. Trust that more happens as it should and in its own way than how you think it should be.

Affirmation:

I trust that more happens as it should and in its own way.

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

Venus sashays into your sign on Wednesday and then your solar birthday season begins on Friday night. If anything spells out a great kickoff to the weekend, it should be those two things. But here’s what’s odd (and it wouldn’t be Aquarius season if things weren’t different somehow, right?): leaping into the weekend might not mean bounding into your best outfit and hitting the club. It more likely means that you’re more ready to have good times with just yourself or a few other special folks. Last week I talked about nursing yourself back to full physical and mental health. Now, you’re soothing yourself.

Affirmation:
I soothe and sweeten myself now and those I hold dear.

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

Folks love to talk about how evasive you are. But few seem to understand why. They might harp more on their view that you’re afraid of commitment. Or make a snap judgment that you’re wishy-washy. Yet, you really struggle with your own crushing fear that you might not live up to your own expectations. You might even con yourself into thinking that you don’t want to let anyone down if you mess something up. But you’re more fearful of disappointing you! Well the great thing about dashed expectations is that you can try again after they fall. Until they don’t and you succeed.

Affirmation:
I accept failure as an opening act for success, not expect it as the main attraction.

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 haven’t been home very much. Or if you have been home, perhaps you have been distracted by thoughts of how to get ahead or to make 2018 your year. You might need to stop thinking that your life is like a balloon, eking out of you by the minute. Yes, it’s folly to waste precious time. But it’s also foolish to be on the go without stepping away from mastering the universe. After all, if according to myth, God can make the whole cosmos in six days and rest, why can’t you find more time to chill?

Affirmation:
I comfortably claim time to chill without fear or regret.

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

One Hollywood celeb in Hawaii said he feared he had only ten minutes to live when he received the mass false alarm text for a ballistic missile strike last week. Well, Hawaii, essentially an Earthly paradise for most residents, wouldn’t be a bad place to go if you only had ten minutes. But it got me thinking about you. If you only had ten minutes to live while in paradise, what would you do? How important would pleasure and paradise really be for you? And don’t linger on what you would learn about yourself when facing disaster. That’s extreme. Think more now on what’s truly important to you now and your active relationship to that.

Affirmation:
I am clear on what’s important to me, in adversity or prosperity.

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

One bit of clever wordplay from last week was seeing how “shithole” is an anagram for “his hotel.” Flip-mode is the greatest. Still. You don’t have to always fight fire with fire. Sometimes, in fact, it’s best not to fight it at all. Better to do something wholly unexpected that gets another person thinking differently. Your nerves and feelings might be raw still. But you don’t clam up or be defensive to move toward healing and self-empowerment. You can instead tap into a playful way to reframe the absurdity of a crazy situation.

Affirmation:
I can transform a bad situation into a better one with “flip-mode!”

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

Thaw might be the better word for you than chill. You’re alternately frozen with anxiety about what some people might think and fearful about circumstances beyond your control. Unlike the horoscope for Taurus this week, you don’t need to run many or any “what if” scenarios. Instead, it would be better for you to create favorable pairings that warm you up. Make it a point to have lunch with friends. Enjoy your favorite show with a glass of wine. Get an extra hour of sleep. You don’t have to meet the world’s cold blasts with your own.

Affirmation:
I meet the world’s cold blasts by creating warmth and love.

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

I saw this image of a raccoon riding an alligator and thought of your sign. I’m skeptical whether the image is real. And if it is, maybe the raccoon didn’t even realize s/he was on a gator. Yet, it doesn’t matter. It works for you. Bold or foolish, this raccoon reminds us that you only need a moment, even in an unexpected place, to catch your breath. Doing the unexpected or doing something routine in an unexpected place is a great way to hack open your life and to entertain yourself and others. Becoming tight and frustrated is not.

Affirmation:
I do the extraordinary with the ordinary while others stand dazed and amazed.

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

This week’s planet-burst of Capricorn chill works differently for you. You’re called to be even more of a craftsperson with your pleasure and fun. Statistically, you’re already a connoisseur of something. I actually don’t know any strongly Mercury influenced Virgo people who suck what at they enjoy. So, what would be the next level for you with your pleasure? For starters, you might try sharing your exquisite pleasure with someone by trying to teach it to him or her. Or make a short presentation to colleagues. Doing this might stoke your fires for filling in gaps in your own knowledge or thinking that you didn’t know were there.

Affirmation:
I teach what I know to learn more what I don’t.

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

You’ve likely had a janky few weeks. Perhaps everything, from reading these scopes to getting in bed at the end of the day, has just seemed…extra. Like you’re trudging through ethereal slush all the time. With this Capricorn new moon, perhaps you’ll begin to understand why. Of course, some of that answer will rest on your own unique life circumstances. But I bet you’re a lot bored with several dollops of frustrated over considering too many options while trying to play it safe. Honestly, you’ve held off too much of your fun and you’re ready to let loose some. So, do it. Don’t think too much about it. Get it in. (Whatever it is.)

Affirmation:
I toss off confusion and boredom, and throw on more fun.

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 likely that the New Year has been in high gear for you, even if you haven’t done a lot yet. (At least by your standards.) It’s time to turn down the pressure to work wonders and to create pockets of pleasure in familiar places, like your own home or with your family. Freshening up your home by adding artwork, flowers, or re-arranging furniture might prove more soothing than you’d expect. And the soothing is what will help you ease into the next important goal you’ve set for yourself.

Affirmation:
I turn up the pleasure in my life, especially at home, and turn down the pressure.

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

That whoosh! of energy you might feel is momentum. Perhaps it feels simultaneously thrilling and terrifying. You might feel a little like a fast-moving train curving around the bend of a steep mountain for the first time. Only you can decide if you are going too fast for the turn. But chances are you’ll be fine and you’ve not been as reckless as you fear. Most likely just the opposite. You’ve been holding back. Regardless, your energy can only propel you forward from here. There’s no going back. So, there’s no use doing any shoulda-woulda-coulda to yourself.

Affirmation:
I trust my judgment and move ahead without regret and fear.

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