SkyCode Horoscopes for October 2-8, 2017


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

Keeping The Balance 

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I know: many associate Libra and the autumnal equinox with balance. But the steadiness doesn’t just come. A lot of work goes in achieving that balance. And a lot of energy to keep things together. Sometimes the hard part is knowing what you’re keeping together in the first place.

That’s why we have these planetary reminders, like Thursday’s Aries full moon and the pairing up between pleasurable Venus and passionate Mars. These two planets named for two gods once cloaked in a scandalous Olympian affair have much to teach about desire. They also are the rulers of the signs involved in this week’s full moon.

Having those two planets tangled up together by conjunction in Virgo makes me think of young, naïve lovers. It’s all that energy and longing tied up in wanting to be EVERYTHING to each other. But not a damn clue on how to be his or her own person.

Venus particularly has a hard time in Virgo. She wants to be the perfect helpmate. But she often forgets that being a helpmate doesn’t mean you must be at someone’s beck and call. Or that you shouldn’t be helped. Or that your passion can have a greater sense of calling to help more than one person at a time. Venus here reminds us that our pleasure can be in service. But be careful not to let pleasure claim too much of our senses. You can be swallowed in your own pleasure, and selfish Mars won’t help here. And you also can lose too much of yourself by trying to please another, too.

That’s why we have the boon of another “full moon” on Sunday when discerning Mercury dips into the heart of the regaling Sun. This is a maturing Mercury. One I’ve talked about before. A Mercury who’s about to make a transition over the next few weeks into a cooler, more level-headed evening star. It is a Mercury first forged in the fire of a retrograde last August. But now he’s returned home in Virgo and moved on to a tipping point with the Sun in Libra. Then he’s zipping up and on. This is a Mercury that appears to commission us to reflect on how we’re helpful helpmates.

So, as pleasure-seeking Mars and Venus knot themselves up in Virgo, untie yourself from guilt by keeping a balance between consideration for others and the courage to care for and be yourself.

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

*Special*: I’ve linked up with Anjie Cho’s Holistic Spaces to talk about Feng Shui, Self-Care and Astrology for this month. Click on the image below.

 

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

The Cosmos presses an internal reset button for you when sharp Mercury snaps into the Sun’s deep grooves on Sunday. Find some time to cool your own head and sit with your thoughts. You’ll likely discover new insights and gain clarity on an issue that’s been vexing you. You might also feel underappreciated by others now. You probably are. But you won’t get more appreciation by kvetching about it to them just yet. Don’t add insult to injury by not caring for yourself. Give yourself the attention you need. And you’ll know exactly what to tell others on showing their care and appreciation for you.

Affirmation:
I tend to my mind and body to solve my problems and foster more self-worth.

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 face a rare conundrum frequently this week. You possibly have trouble making up your mind about whether to socialize or stay nestled away with your own thoughts. Lean toward connecting with others until near the weekend. Then you can even retreat into a dark cave if you want during the weekend. But don’t go too far in to brood on your own thoughts. Use your focus and concentration to meditate on a problem that someone shared with you recently. You do have something helpful to say about it.

Affirmation:
I use my ability to connect deep within to fish for ideas that help others.

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

Honor more of your flirty, fun side, especially toward the weekend. If you’re single, then pull out your freakum outfit and slay. That’s pretty much what you can do too if you’re coupled. Then have extra time for any feasts after you slay. Be more of the bon vivant that many say you are. You sense some serious changes looming on the horizon that might prompt anxiety. Maybe you can’t pin down whether those changes are about the world or just you. It’s likely a little bit of both. But don’t dwell hard on what’s not clear at this point. Embrace life’s sweetness now.

Affirmation:
I embrace more of the flirty and fun sides of life, even though I can see lengthening shadows of change.

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’ve gone through recent emotional cleansings and clearings. You were being readied for movement and a decision to make. This week’s full moon will highlight a need to move forward on that decision. You might not feel ready, that you need to mull things over more. If you’ve been mulling a shift before August, then you’re closer to clarity than you might care to admit. There’s likely not much else to consider. You probably just need more courage to make the leap. It’s likely over the next few weeks that you’ll need to think more about the hows rather than whether.

Affirmation:
I am ready for the shifts I must make.

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

In many ways, your world might feel too small. Any sense of claustrophobia you have is to be taken seriously and remedied. Break out of any ruts and routines without breaking the bank. But this is a bigger issue than just what’s happening daily. You’re looking for the big picture now—vision! You might need to travel for that. But you might also need to read books or visit sites you don’t frequent often to shake you out of deep mental grooves. It might also help to speak with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Or use a different means to reach someone with whom you do talk often, like a phone call instead of the usual textversations.

Affirmation:
I seek out new ways to expand my vision and connection with 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

Someone else’s needs can’t become the chief measure for your own happiness. That also goes for what’s in or not in your wallet or bank account. Things and other people can sweeten your experience of life’s goodness. But YOU are the source for how you experience it. After all, plenty of folks are miserable and rich. Give to others who are prepared and appreciative of what you’re giving. Not everyone’s ready. Likewise, you can’t receive more than you’re best able to appreciate. So, the key is to discern your own readiness and that of others. That will make your generous heart wiser and happier.

Affirmation:
I am an excellent giver and receiver.

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

This week’s Aries full moon means you’ll draw good and bad heat. The “good” heat will be the energy to carry out collaborative tasks for work and fun with dear ones. Don’t sweat too much about the “bad” heat. Some of this will be other people’s projections of their own failings onto you. Not your fault, so not your fox to hunt. But listen carefully to know for sure. Because there might be more than a grain of truth to how, at least, one person might have cause not to feel appreciated enough by you.

Affirmation:
I welcome and manage well the good and bad heat coming my way.

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

It’s true that your brand of bounty and beauty shouldn’t (and can’t) be rushed. You relish enjoying what’s important to you in the moment at your own pace. But keep in mind how all that looks to others, too. For instance, according to multiple researchers, how slow or fast you respond to an email shows where you fall along a pecking order. If you’re a bawse, then it might make sense for you to take your time to clear your inbox. But if you’re not, then you can see how others might be miffed when they’re waiting on you for something valuable. You might not need to rush the result. Yet, keep others posted on the process.

Affirmation:
I keep others posted on my progress as I do great and enjoyable things.

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

Breathe, because you likely can do that with greater ease finally. This is not a drill. Or a prank. Trust a little more of the ease you can enjoy now. You’ve earned that, especially if you opened up about your needs to others recently. You’re often not appreciated for what you share with others. And there’s a lot that’s not going to go on anyone else’s radar. But some of it surely will and already has. So, dwell more on the blessings you’re receiving now than what has gone unnoticed or unacknowledged.

Affirmation:
I am mindful and grateful for the rewards and blessings I have now.

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

You’re molting, like a snake sheds skin. There’s energy surging through your mind and hands that requires you to be in motion. You don’t need security blankets or anyone to hold your hand through these changes, either. Change is not a four-lettered word. You’ve earned this. You need this, and it’s coming for you. You’re coming for it. Hell, it’s already here. But you must embrace it. You’ll know you’re doing that if your mind drifts more toward learning, your mouth toward discussing details, and your hands toward getting stuff done.

Affirmation:
I cherish the change bursting forth in my mind, body and soul.

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

Be selective as you choose to share more of what’s been percolating in that creative mind of yours. No, it’s not only because all aren’t worthy to receive your insights and thoughts. You’re also not finished refining them. Raw cacao doesn’t taste like your favorite chocolate bar. So, some ideas will go down better if you take time to make them more edible and tasty. You might do better to bounce around other notions with loved ones who are in a similar creative and open frame of mind. Take care to preserve your upbeat spirit now. You don’t want too much criticism.

Affirmation:
I selectively share my ripening thoughts with open-minded folks at the right moment.

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

Just for the record, I’d like to remind you that you are an Earth sign. Sure, plenty of ink has been spilled on how your sign’s directed by airy-fairy Mercury. But enjoying and appreciating earthly pleasures doesn’t make you a damn blood-drained curator, steward, or helpmate. Service is not a synonym for suffering. According to many spiritual traditions, the Earth is here to service us as much as we are to serve it. So, be sure you’re getting your fair share. In fact, don’t worry too much about your fair share. That’ll get you overthinking stuff. Concentrating on having your share.

Affirmation:
I appreciate and enjoy what’s in my care as much as I honor the responsibility for it all.

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