SkyCode Horoscopes for December 5-December 11, 2016


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

“Dead Ass (Serious)”

horoscopes, astrology, weekly, serious, Saturn, Sun, 1st quarter

Dead-ass serious monkey

I had to laugh when I first heard someone exclaim, “Dead ass!” I was providing tech training for young adults in the Bronx. It took an already strange phrase, “dead serious,” to another absurd level.

I mean, death is pretty serious. But “dead ass” considerably lightens the seriousness in my eyes. And maybe that’s the right spirit in which to take this week’s aspects. When the regal Sun merges with somber Saturn on Saturday, a day named after him, it’s fair to greet that as a time to get down to business. But there’s always a chance of taking yourself too seriously. That could lead us to become very judgmental. And with both planets in sagely Sagittarius that any of us could become too overbearing with what we know. Or what we think we know.

The first quarter moon on Wednesday can help and hurt us here. We’re inclined toward action when the moon shows half her face. It helps us make good on the lofty intentions of the new moon. But to be full of action while taking yourself too seriously is asking for a reckoning of some kind. It’s better to be “dead ass” serious. Serious enough to committed to what needs to be done. But not too serious about controlling all aspects of the outcome. It’s about cultivating a more relaxed discipline. It’s like when you’re in a hurry and you think any other action, other than walking fast and even faster, will delay you. I’m guilty of that a lot. I think even talking, while walking at the same brisk tempo, will slow me down. Yeah, I’m dead ass. Don’t do that. Ease into your serious, whatever it is.

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

SAGITTARIUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Jupiter in birth chart

All things good and great don’t have to happen in record time. You do not always have to be the life of the party. It’s okay if you need or even want to slow down. Sometimes depression is not recognizing that it’s time to sit your ass down. I know: you’d rather be off gallivanting somewhere. It’s your birthday. Or your name is written on some holiday party with a red cup filled with something to warm your chest. But sometimes the best actions are the more controlled and smaller ones. Find more of those. And chill.

Affirmation:
I discover my chill in quiet and controlled ways easily.

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

What does genuine stillness mean to you? If the floor of your ambitions went out, not from failure, but by losing your fire, would that be the end of you? I bet not. That stillness is what allows you to be a human BEing, not only a DOer. Carve out more time to be alone, to appreciate the silence. You can meditate, read, or watch waves roll in. The what doesn’t matter. It’s the opening space for anything or nothing to happen. You don’t have to worry about the length. Let it be for five minutes. Or five hours. Did your heart jump at the possibility of losing that much time? But are you fearing more the time “lost,” or the emptiness of not-doing something important? When did stillness become not important? Only you can know the somber truth of that.

Affirmation:
I steep in stillness to step into a deeper sense of being.

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

Few like to be the asshole. But sometimes that’s the only way to get ish done. Or out. So, you’ll have to push back on that friend who flakes out too much. You’ll have to push the meeting to make a decision rather than another round robin of saying nothing. And when you’re not pushing, you might act as somebody’s wall. Great thing about a wall is that it only has to hold its ground. (Look, ma! No hands!) Let your yeses hold fast and your no’s even stronger. You’ll only have to “fear” guilt. You can even shift the responsibility with that, though. You can say necessity demanded your disciplined action with people.

Affirmation:
I’m comfortable being the wall that safeguards clarity and effectiveness for those in my circle.

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 don’t have to feel hemmed up by a long-term plan or an abiding commitment. Having a map and following a path doesn’t have to stifle your creativity. It gives you something to push against, maybe even to defy. Sometimes nothing motivates you like, “It can’t be done,” or, more personally, “You can’t do that.” So, resist your critics, especially the one lodged in your own mind. Establish the rules you’ll break. That’s how you truly establish freedom in your life. Otherwise, you leave yourself open to vagaries of change and chance. Be the sea AND the ship that sails on it as much as you can.

Affirmation:
I can both build and destroy whatever walls necessary for my life journey.

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 might need to draw on the spiritual and philosophical wisdom of the living and the dead to manage your weighty thoughts. Use this opportunity to cultivate patience. The point will not be to hurry through others’ thoughts or yours to find an answer. You’re better off working out clearer questions. You can prune away some of the weaker answers as stronger questions emerge in your mind. It might take years to keep up this process. But give yourself a good beginning, not a rushed one.

Affirmation:
I am willing to let my weighty thoughts settle down into me to root even better questions and answers about life.

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

Don’t let crankiness about recent losses or bumps get the better of you. You will only get distracted from completing important tasks now. “Energy flows where attention goes” is the go-to phrase for many prosperity gurus. That might not always be the truest measure for gaining riches. But it’s certainly true for daily goals. All of this would be like being upset over a dropping a dime only to lose $100 in your hand in a fit of exasperation. That’s too much energy on a little thing that’s already gone. You can instead stay grateful, grounded, and on your grind.

Affirmation:
I direct my attention and energy toward my wins, not my losses.

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

People, overall, might get on your nerves more than usual. This likely will prove true for the folks closest to you. Resist the immediate impulse to withdraw more into a shell and not deal with people at all. You’ll miss an important lesson. For starters, it’s, again, important to set boundaries with certain folks. Maybe you’ve become someone’s joy ride. This might need to end since he or she hasn’t brought any joy in a long time. And you’re always up to the challenge of becoming an even better communicator. Use this opportunity to say exactly what must be said in a way that would earn you an award if the world knew.

Affirmation:
I use my trying times with others to test and discover even clearer and more considerate ways to communicate.

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 might feel like you’re jumping through hoops at work for someone’s amusement. Or you’re doing a lot of grunt work with little or no glory. It’s not like you’re all about the shine. But you certainly want to be careful that you’re not being taken for granted. Make your feelings known rather than plod along. Doing that won’t make your burdens lighter immediately. Though, it will put others on notice that there are limits to what you’ll do. And that will help you in the short and long-term.

Affirmation:
I know where to draw the line with my workload with and for others.

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

You could come down with a case of “Bah, Humbug,” regardless whether you like this time of year. Perhaps you’ve become too serious about something that once gave you pleasure. Or maybe you need to let doing nothing become your pleasure. Slow your roll. As a fire sign, you can be more inclined toward joy. But you can’t produce joy when it’s bound down with obligation or other things. What usually stifles joy is fear. Often, it’s the fear that the past will become the future. Start with where you are right now. Then see what happens from there.

Affirmation:
I uncover the path back to my joy by being attentive to what I feel now.

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

Maybe you feel a heaviness in your stomach, in your very bowels. Of course, there are medicinal things to do about that. But maybe your spirit feels grounded too. When serious Saturn’s active in our lives, it’s time to sit down with our heavier thoughts. Read that epic 900-page book that you’ve wanted to read. Sit through marathon of Andrei Tarkovsky films. Write that long letter, by hand or email, to an ex. (You don’t have to send it.) Let the weight settle in and you might find it easier to lift more of your world and spirit.

Affirmation:
I settle into the heaviness of my thoughts and feelings to get stronger at lifting my spirit.

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

Push through, even if you feel you’re not making progress. The difference between momentum and plain old perseverance is you can feel a build with momentum. Build ain’t everything, though. It still might not save the day. Ask any recent US presidential candidate who’s lost. Perseverance is made of sterner stuff and practically blind, like a mole. It digs tirelessly, not blinded by the bright lights of momentum. Don’t be afraid of the dark. Change your methods only when it’s clear they’re not workable. Don’t rely solely on results or accolades.

Affirmation:
I measure my progress by faithful and sustainable perseverance, not gusts of momentum.

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

When people say, “Get real,” it would be funny if they weren’t so serious. Maybe you’ve even said it. But now several branches of science are telling us that there is no one way to view reality. So, on what do we have to perch our security and sense of being? You already know the answer to that. It’s written in your celestial DNA. You swing between embracing or running from it as fast as you can. Just let it be now. Let it hang in your mind: the Real is what we honor as most real and nothing more. The struggle comes from consistently knowing what to do with that. Maybe you don’t think it’s true. Perhaps I’m full of shit. Perhaps you feel less alone with what you think. But whatever “real” is has to come home to you now. What is that, really

Affirmation:
I behold what I envision as most Real in my life, without judgment, fear, or relish. I just let it be.

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