SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of October 17-23, 2016


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

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As the great comic book hero sage Spiderman says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” That’s especially true when gritty Mars joins at the hip with profound Pluto in accountable Capricorn on Wednesday. Great power should be matched with great projects or noble attempts. Otherwise, there’s just a lot of pent up, unchannelled energy.

Mars is a doer. He represents how we put purpose into action. When we settle for small-minded measures now, we’re matched with magnified results.  A simple spat could feel like taking a nuclear warhead to a plastic butter knife fight. Overall, it’s best to avoid conflict. You might be determined to stay on the high road. But that doesn’t mean everyone else will be. You’ll have to keep your cool when others don’t want to do it. Put the energy into tackling something, not someone, you’d normally avoid. Clear out the basement. Or begin training for spring marathons.

We also must discuss the sexual energy highlighted for this time. On the positive end, this energy will mirror our increased sexual appetite. Raised libidos can also lead to stronger needs to dominate. So, listening becomes important. Setting and honoring boundaries become doubly important. May we all step up our kink without crimping anyone else’s pleasure.

As shrewd Mercury negotiates brilliance with innovative Uranus on Thursday, we have a solid opportunity to breakaway from stale ideas and states of mind. But our minds and mouths might also work much faster than the rest of our bodies, like our hands and hearts. Write down your better ideas as they come. Be careful about acting out your first impulses. If you stick with thinking about the long haul, you’re bound to have a better week.

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

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

Don’t waste your breath. You can use your breath to persuade someone who doesn’t want to be persuaded. Or you could draw your attention to your breath to meditate. Or nurture your own inspiration. Keep a pen and paper handy or a note-taking app open for when an idea astounds you. But if you’re arguing with someone then you can’t be present enough for your own insights. Collaborate, not debate. You’ll get more done. And have more peace.

Affirmation:
I draw in insight and new ideas like fresh air.

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

As creative as you can be, you’re not usually keen on change. You especially don’t like change delivered on someone else’s terms. So, don’t wait for that. Think proactively about how you can change a routine or practice before someone compels you to do it. Rebelling to get back your own control will probably prove useless. You’re fighting Change. That’s a tough order. Even for you. There’s no one to punish. And there’s no one to blame. Keep looking ahead and forward. Anything else will stunt your growth.

Affirmation:
I embrace change by taking it by the horns before it takes me.

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

Humility is perhaps the one virtue that others have to bestow on you rather than claim for yourself. Humility doesn’t seek the spotlight yet the spotlight will always find it. You’re likely humble when you dutifully do what you do naturally rather than talk about it. No need to sell wolf tickets when you are the wolf. No need to make others honor your royalty when you are the king or queen. Poet Rumi once said, “Let the beauty you love be what you do.” The rest will easily speak for itself. Or others will do that work for you.

Affirmation:
I let my love for who I am and what I do shine in the eyes of others, not from my tongue.

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

Earthquakes often leave devastation in their wake. But the long-term effects of these shifts and tremors lead to continents. Remember that when the near-sighted view of chaos and confusion blinds you to seeing remote possibilities. Change is hard. But comfort and constancy can slowly crush you. You’ll come to make too many concessions. You can become too hard or soft. You can lose your gratitude for being an evolving human being. Failing to change and grow leads to death. Feel alive. Trust when your patch of life on Earth moves. Then dance with it

Affirmation:
I move with my center of integrity, not only where gravity shifts 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

Some of your best work will likely be unseen and unrecognized. That doesn’t mean others won’t praise the results of labor. But you’ll be more like a ninja at his or her job who does better off anyone’s radar. But very little will be off yours. That’s good because when you’re not hard at work, you’ll need to keep your ear to the ground. Wisdom might come from unexpected sources. Keep alone time for yourself. But don’t be a stranger. Find the time for some casual talk. It could lead to new opportunities that you couldn’t have seen coming.

Affirmation:
I ably glide between working independently and staying connected to others.

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

You will be able to do a lot more when you’re armed with clarity of purpose and support. You need at least those two things whether you need $10 or a thousand times more. Concentrate your energy more on what you have than what you don’t. You have real potential for highly creative ideas. Your intuition might have a higher voltage than usual too. But you won’t get to access it if your mind is clouded by doubt. Or your heart by sadness or fear. Be open to more that’s possible and ask for help. You have a bigger team available to you, even more than what seems visible.

Affirmation:
I can do more than I expect because I have access to more than I suspect.

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

Make sure your confidence to get things done matches your actual energy levels. An avalanche of energy along with a strong need to get stuff done could overwhelm you. You’re going to have to pace yourself. It doesn’t matter if you feel like you can go a few more hours. Cut back on rest. Though you certainly can’t cut it all out. You can move mountains. But not all at once and not necessarily alone. You might have the means. Another might have ideas to push things along smoother. Or vice-versa.

Affirmation:
I carefully shape my boundless energy to respect the bounds of my body and time.

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

There’s an oft-told story of three masons working on a building. Two of the masons are only focused on their tasks with outright disdain to modest dutiful attention. Another, though, worked hardest and best. Unlike the others, he saw his current task as part of a bigger endeavor. He exclaimed he was building cathedral, not just chipping away at rocks for pay like the others. That’s your path. Stay focused on the big picture, not the grit and gruel that goes in the daily slog for greatness.

Affirmation:
I make greatness in every minute and every hour by giving my best.

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

It might cost you time or money to get more excitement in your life. But, unfortunately, not changing things up is not an option now. You need the fresh air! Let off pent up steam somehow. Perhaps you can take a day trip for a concert. Or stick closer to home and sample Halloween outfits, whether you’re going out in two weeks for it or not. Yes, be that zany. Some folks might think it daft either way. But some people aren’t lit enough themselves to feel alive. You are! Act like it.

Affirmation:
I would rather pay extra in cash to live life fully now than pay as much with regrets.

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 the movie hit, “24 Days Later,” people were transformed into high-speed zombies by a virus called rage. Very apt for what rage really can do to you. Rage often can surface in less visible ways than outright anger or annoyance. One telltale sign that you’ve been infected by rage is when you go numb. Then you lose all perspective about what’s important in the moment. Your own agenda flies out the window. Take care of what’s important to you before you get derailed by the latest outrage on social media or in front of you. Catch your breath and come back to wellness, to yourself.

Affirmation:
I stay attentive to what the moment requires of me.

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

Experience is the best teacher. But it always helps to have a starting place. That’s what books, classes, guidelines, and protocols are for. But sometimes people bow to a deity of details and never raise their heads to their true purpose. Stick to your goals for work or any of your important routines with conviction. But keep an eye out for what you can improve or just what isn’t working. Don’t just plow through it. Stubbornness isn’t the same as stamina. One gets you over a wall with patience. The other leaves you battered and bruised by trying to bang through a wall all wrong.

Affirmation:
I infuse my work and routines with purpose and patience.

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 probably can trust yourself to feel smart most days. Except the rare times when you don’t. You value your ability to be practical and competent frequently. But how often do you allow yourself to feel powerful? Power isn’t necessarily the ability to give orders that people follow. The definition might be as simple as what we learned in high school: the ability to do work. You’re capable of doing a lot of work. But are you doing as much as you can? Flex your muscles now to see your capacity, not only what’s required to get the job done. Perhaps you need to broaden your reach with others too.

Affirmation:
I tap into deeper flows of capability than I’ve known before.

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