SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of October 24-30, 2016


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

“A matter of taste”

 

horoscopes, Mercury, Venus, taste, Neptune, Saturn

My wife has a funny habit of asking me how something tastes as soon as it goes in my mouth. Of course, some people know whether something tastes good or not instantly. Apparently, my wife is one of them.

I’m not. I have to chew and allow something to spread over my tongue like sunlight to know whether it’ll dawn in my mind as likeable or not. And that can be fickle. Sometimes I’ll like something literally on first taste that I won’t like after it’s ranged throughout my mouth. That’s sort of how this week will work for people.

The pan searing square between agreeable Venus and elusive Neptune on Tuesday indicates our attractions might not be as they appear. On a positive end, this line-up can feel like the dreaminess of a honeymoon or a mind-blowing orgasm. Dreamy romances or lofty visions are wonderful. It’s the expectation that life will always be like this or should that gets us in the most trouble. If you have a date during this aspect, don’t call up the U-Haul truck just yet. It doesn’t mean everything is about to go to hell in a hand basket. It just means that you should let any faerie dust settle on the ground first.

And settle on the ground it will since Venus teams up with serious Saturn on Saturday. This isn’t as bad as it sounds. It prompts us to become realistic and serious about our pleasures. If someone has been trying to play you for a fool, then you’ll likely flip the storyline. Use this aspect also for a lot of self-care. You mind find it hard to feel affirmation or affection from others. You teach others how to love you by knowing best how to love yourself. Get a manicure. Luxuriate in a bath. Or allow yourself a little cheat (and reward) for any diligent dieting. Do whatever makes you feel special in moderation. You’ll probably feel fantastic afterward!

Use the powerful superior conjunction between swift Mercury and the dazzling Sun on Thursday to harvest some of your best ideas. Mercury’s on his way to becoming an evening star here. In other words, he’s heading toward middle age. For us, this means that we can start to make up our minds about ideas, projects or loosey-goosey thoughts that have been in development since the last Mercury retrograde last month. Take some time to look back over your emails, journals and notes from that time. There’s likely some juicy stuff to cultivate.

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

SCORPIO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mars in birth chart

You might spend the first week of your birthday season catching up to yourself. As if your party has started without you. You won’t fully mind because some other part of you is somewhere else. Don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself to get on board. You generally suck at manufacturing excitement when you’re not feeling it. Things have to be real for you. So, be 100%. Be excited about what excites you, not what should. You’re not feeling a whole lot of “should.” For example, if what you want to do means lying in bed for more hours than normal, indulge yourself. That’s the better way to kick off your season.

Affirmation:
I nurture more of what I want to do than what I feel obligated to do.

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

Freedom, for you, is probably as close to nirvana or bliss as you can get on Earth. Your taste for freedom might seem stronger than usual. According to one of my teachers, Dr. Sultan Abdulhameed, “A measure of freedom is whether you are able to keep the promises you make to yourself.” Look closer at the promises you’ve been making. Are you keeping them? Do you want to keep them? Some promises aren’t worth keeping. You’re likely curbing your own freedom by attempting to satisfy too much. That’s greed. Honor what satisfies you just enough and enjoy more of your hard-earned liberty.

Affirmation:
I choose the promises I will keep with care. My very freedom depends on that.

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

The blessing of numbness is, obviously, not the loss of feeling. Even the pain of a limb is better than not feeling it at all. It’s when the ache breaks through the numbness that’s best. There are parts of you stirring awake that have been dormant too long. You might not have even realized what was numb until it hurt. Sometimes sadness follows this. You’re allowing the past to take over your present. You’ll understand better what prompted the numbness. But relish the sensations you feel now. Even when it stings. You’re regaining another dimension of your flavor.

Affirmation:
I shake off any numbness I’ve felt with relish, not with grief for what I’ve lost.

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

You’re approaching a peak part of your yearly cycle for action. Don’t get hung up on who or what you like and don’t like. Find the bare minimum of what you can stomach now until you can find a better recipe for success later. Yes, this is when you plan and play the long game. It might require suffering through some uncomfortable conversations with friends or associates. Or even enduring a little financial discomfort by penny-pinching. But turning your ambition and zeal up won’t disappoint you. Don’t hold back.

Affirmation:
I endure what I mildly distaste now to savor greater success later.

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

Success does not always taste sweet. It can have a strong taste of something fermented. Perhaps your feelings smack of expectations not peaking the way you hoped. Others might see reason to congratulate you. But you’re slower to toast yourself. This is what can happen when you harden expectations into more than soft goals for what’s possible. They often become flakes of disappointment. Don’t stop seeking fresher opportunities, even as you mull over what’s not turned out just right. Use this moment to lighten your spirit rather than flounder in a stupor.

Affirmation:
I stay sober about less than perfect success without bitterness.

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 get better at training people how to treat you by giving yourself a refresher course. Don’t mope about how partners or potential dates aren’t doing enough for you. Treat yourself special. The same goes for work. Sometimes acclaim takes a little while to catch up to solid, quality action. A pat on the back certainly feels good. But don’t put more stock in it than self-appreciation. Your autonomy keeps you the leader you are. This might feel unfair. But would you really want someone else to be your motivation? You often have enough fire for yourself AND others.

Affirmation:
I stay motivated by patting myself on the back and self-care.

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 don’t necessarily trust easily. But when you do, you often trust fully. That’s why it can sting when a loved one doesn’t live up to your expectations. Or leaves you feeling suspicious. This is when communication, internally and externally, becomes important. Ask questions rather than assume. Then genuinely listen. You have a great knack for knowing what makes sense and what doesn’t. Once you’ve asked all you can, then listen to your gut. You would have gathered enough info to make a decision about how to continue your trust…or not.

Affirmation:
I greet trust for another as an opportunity for mutual growth and development.

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

Often even the sweetest and most robust beverage can have bitter dregs. That doesn’t mean you have to throw away your drink. The same goes for some kind of concession you might have to make at work. Or perhaps you sacrificed something for a loved one and you feel underappreciated. First, it’s important to communicate your feelings now rather than let them lurk. Lurking leads to resentment. Next, sometimes the best part of doing the right thing is knowing you stood by your own convictions. No one might even know what you did. Appreciate your courage and integrity. A good person on this Earth is a reward for all of us.

Affirmation:
A sacrifice for principle can be its own bittersweet reward.

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 often work best when the fit hits the shan. It’s partly because you have your strong intuitive powers. It’s also because you’re awesome at filling in gaps, like the one between ideals and what connects in the bowels of life experience. Your emotional intelligence is quite high and helpful to others once you accept something isn’t going to be the way you or anyone else expected. You’re going to have to accept that first, though. No whining or bemoaning your fate. Yes, you might be part of the clean up crew. But the alternative is watching others make a bad situation even worse. You don’t want that on your conscience.

Affirmation:
I am phenomenal at managing a crisis because I know how to set the right emotional flow.

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

Take your passions seriously. You might become more serious about a hobby. Perhaps you can invest more money into taking up your work a notch. Or you might think about being paid for what you do if you feel good enough at it. It’s fair to have these feelings in romance too. Your affections and time shouldn’t be taken for granted, including by you. Be willing to ask the hard questions to get what you need and want. You’re worth it. You don’t have to roar out your demands, though. But make your feelings known.

Affirmation:
I take my passions seriously and others will follow suit.

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

The lure to be in your own “mind cave” could be great for most of this week. Perhaps it’s not that you find your thoughts and ideas so much better than others. They’re, at least, more familiar and safe. It’s okay to crave more creature comforts. But not too much. You could end up creating more of an echo chamber for yourself. You need the feedback, even sometimes what seems negative, to grow. Venture out more near the weekend with trusted loved ones and enjoy the grounding you give each other.

Affirmation:
I recede my thoughts and ideas only to let them flow forward later.

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

Veer toward what inspires you. It’s okay if they’re a bit corny. Or if it’s a movie you’ve seen 20 times. You could use the boost. And it might be hard to rely on friends or associates to understand what’s really happening with you. You’re being pulled into the thicket of tangled thoughts. Perhaps it’s even hard for you to sort out all you feel. Just be patient. That’s why it’ll be good to get out of your own head and lift your heart and spirits. You’ll be a stronger, clearer person when you shake off this funk. (And you will!)

Affirmation:
I soak in what lifts me up and inspires me.

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