SkyCode Horoscopes for October 3-October 9, 2016


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

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New moons are cosmic pulses of change and possibility. We had one last Friday. The energy feels fuzzy when everything is just beginning, like the stars in the eyes of newly minted lovers. Then hidden parts of us begin to push out, taking us from the last stages of pregnancy to labor.

We can’t approach the birthing of a first quarter moon with panic. We have to stay grounded. Perhaps we hyperventilate when we panic. We try to go in too many directions at once. The wrestling match between vigorous Mars and excitable Jupiter on Wednesday makes the same case. We could run high on energy, but low on how to properly channel it.

This is why clever Mercury’s jaunt into Libra will help. We can take our time to consider things more coolly. Of course, we also risk summoning more options than we have time to contemplate or complete. But put first things first. Then think about your options before you dive headfirst into something.

There’s a good chance you could end up in deeper waters with someone or something than you expected. That’s at least the message we get from the square off between the ebullient Sun and penetrating Pluto on Friday. Pluto shows the way to how we plunge deeper into something. You have to surface a buried joy or project that could let you shine more. This isn’t a problem if you look where you’re going, like running through park grass. You can end up sinking into something undesirable if you don’t.

As the First Quarter of the moon debuts on Saturday, use the moon’s laboring power to move forward with a project or idea that’s been steeping for a while. Be patient. Be kind, especially to yourself. This laboring could be the beginning of a longer process. Forcing is not the same as pushing. Yield to the pressure of change rather fighting it. The change has been brewing within. Now, it’s time to let out, as each moment requires it.

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

It might be harder to stand still. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be more Zen in your movement. A buzz of thoughts is just that: something to come and go quickly and easily, if you let them. Otherwise, you’re inclined to let them stay around too long. That’s when problems will happen. You can begin to second-guess yourself and your efforts. That doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes. You can. But you also have to trust that you can recover quickly enough. Trust the commander in you. Yet, heed your council of thoughts without allowing a mutiny.

Affirmation:
I can cut through the buzz of my thoughts to make clear decisions.

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

Reserve more time quiet time alone. You need more silence to hear your brewing storm of thoughts. Use a meditation routine, a journal, or a few moments of shutting your eyes to look within. The pull to do more in the world will be greater. That doesn’t mean you don’t have to do anything, all-or-nothing Scorpio. But don’t rush into busy work or putting out matchbox fires. It’s your way of avoiding soulful noise. That “noise” has important messages for you to improve your quality of life.

Affirmation:
I look within to see and hear better outside.

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

There’s generosity. Then there’s throwing money away. You will have to assess impartially if a friend, group or associate is worth your time. A simple way to calculate this is to ask, “Does your money help lead to a significant change?” It feels great to be generous. But your friends also are reflections of your love and care. Your value of them is a way to care for yourself. The same goes for charities and organizations you belong to. Asking hard questions about what’s happening with your time and money shows you really care.

Affirmation:
I am an excellent caretaker of my time and money and expect others to show that same care with theirs.

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 might be more emotional than you’re prepared to admit. These surges of feeling might prompt you to do undisciplined or unexpected things. That’s why you’ll have to take more time to sit with your moods and feelings. A little self-care will smooth out a lot. If you’re feeling anxious about starting a project, don’t put your head to the grindstone to push through. It’s okay to feel shitty when you do. Let that be a baseline rather than a battlefield. Admitting that to yourself can prompt you to do something about it before you make others feel, well, shittier.

Affirmation:
I care for my feelings before I take care of business.

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’ll need to get the little things done to make the bigger moves you want. Don’t give in to your fears by going for the most dramatic or pleasing thing first, like shopping for bathing suits before you’ve actually booked your flight to Cuba. Think subtlety and practicality. Clear up away the tedious things that could bar you from broader strides, like any visa or passport problems you might have. You likely have an abundance of energy. Perhaps even a little bit to burn. But your mind is on fire too. Your casual turns of thought might be hard for others to keep up.

Affirmation:
I seal up the tiny gaps that could bar me from taking wider steps.

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 know what cools the sharp sting of a loss or defeat, no matter how small or great? A good word from a friend who remembers the brighter days of your heart. It’s fire for the fast turn of a bitter cold world. Seek out a friend like that. Another balm for when you feel low is to renew your commitment to trial and error. You don’t have to pressure yourself with promises of success. Just keep trying. You’re hella resistant. So, also, be persistent.

Affirmation:
I allow my friends and persistence to keep me on track when I slip.

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

It might be good business sense to say, “The customer is always right.” But that doesn’t mean we have to make ourselves somebody’s sucker, whether we’re really talking business, love, or anything else. It’s important to please others. Yet, there’s another way to make someone “right” without making yourself entirely “wrong.” Or the other way around. Think first to add a “Yes, and…” when want to wave a “But…” in someone’s face. Desire earnestly to create a win for all and you will.

Affirmation:
I affirm possibilities for others without denying myself.

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

Take a break when your frustration runneth over. You might think your determination is best to make something work. But you’re likely increasing your frustration and making matters worse. The real benefit of a “higher self” is that it gives you room to look at things from a fresh perspective or to restore your energies. Meditate, pray. Or eat slowly, thinking only about your food as you chew. Then get back to that troubling task. Repeat as necessary until you have a breakthrough. Or try another day.

Affirmation:
I persist without building up more resistance and stress within.

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

Your energy levels might fluctuate more. Last week, you were encouraged to be careful with your time and money. You’ll have to be as wise and clear with your energy. Lack of sleep is one of the quickest ways to compromise your immune system. The bum rush of autumn is notorious for bringing on colds. Most people don’t understand it’s more to do with subtle changes with the length of day and night. Don’t fly on automatic. Listen to your body and your gut. Create times to re-charge. But let yourself charge down first.

Affirmation:
I listen to my body and gut for how I gear up or down.

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

Deal first with problems or people who affect you immediately. You can worry about what you can’t see later. For instance, stay calm while you hash out details and facts with an upset partner or colleague. It’s okay if something about the exchange doesn’t sit right with you. You can follow up with your hunches in private. If your gut turns out to be right, you won’t have to fight to make your point. Your job will be to stand your ground and leave someone else to follow the dots you’ve already connected.

Affirmation:
I weather the storm in my face and will handle the rest of the season in due time.

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

It’s okay to feel lazy, if you do. Use it. Stick to brevity when giving directions or help. You’re not usually someone to over explain or overthink. But you could be now. The key will be trust. Trust that someone else can fill in the gaps if you’ve provided enough steps. Have faith that you know enough to follow through on a task that needs your attention. Trust that you can delegate the most essential details to get a job done. The alternative is unattractive. You end up micromanaging too much. And that will get in the way of your laziness.

Affirmation:
I am inspired by my laziness to be efficient and open.

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

Virgo is the careful answer to the exuberance of Leo. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be prone to your own excesses. We talked about your infamous work-play imbalance last week. But you can swing wild with your purchases too. You might not have any problems dropping a mint on something for “efficiency’s sake,” like a new expensive phone or computer. You might spend too much for such a thing now. Don’t buy a bank of computers when you only need a calculator.

Affirmation:
My increased efficiency starts with how I also spend my money.

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