SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of February 13-19, 2017


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

“On the Cusp”

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Last quarter moons like the one we have on Saturday are always interesting. That also happens to be the last day of Aquarius and the beginning of Pisces. It brings up the common question of cusps.

I’ve given my opinion on sign cusps here. On the other hand, this last quarter moon is one week from a new moon. That Pisces new moon happens to double as the first solar eclipse of 2017. So, we’re on the brink of something. But what does that mean?

Let’s go back to sign cusp for a sec. Many people believe that that being born near the cusp means that you become a blend of two signs. For them, the brink means that they’re at a boundary with two feet between different worlds. No question someone can feel that way. And there are many different reasons why some people might feel like they have traits and feelings associated with two signs. In truth, we have all signs of the Zodiac within us. It really depends on which signs and planets speak the loudest about who we are. We tend to focus on two “signs” when we’re born closest between those two. A cusp is only a Band-Aid for folks who might not know the exact time they’re born at a sign boundary. But the truth is that the Sun is either in one sign or another based on the exact time you’re born.

Yet the feeling persists and this might even be more true on Saturday. Last quarter moons are in transition. They represent finishing the work of the last new moon while readying ourselves for the coming new moon. This often is more introspective. This also requires us to shed more of the unused ideas or actual gunk we accumulated from the last new moon. No need to beat yourself up for not following through on an intention you set last month. It’d be better to evaluate what you did right and what you did wrong.

It’s a moment of doing what an undergrad professor once taught me: moving from a breakdown to a breakthrough. You have to know and understand how systems and intentions break down. That’s how you can come to anticipate such things in the future. Anticipation doesn’t have to become pessimism if you set up ways to fix them. Maybe you didn’t revise your resume as you intended last month because you didn’t commit to an actual time to do it every day or during the week. Or if you did, you planned to do it at a time when you’re not freshest. Here’s your chance to plan differently and have a breakthrough. That’s how you push beyond the brink.

You’re close. Don’t give up.

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

AQUARIUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Saturn in birth chart

You probably didn’t celebrate your birthday season enough this year. And it’s not likely that you’ll feel the impulse to do so as it wraps up. But perhaps it’s because you’ll have to think a different way to celebrate your birthday. This year commit to celebrating it all year long by setting clear milestones for yourself. Start with doing something now that makes your finances stronger and more secure. Simplify your efforts. It’s time to expect more bucks for all the many pots you bang.

Affirmation:
I simplify my efforts yet increase my impact.

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

Your birthday season approaches and you might feel as giddy as a kid at Christmas. You’re probably not feeling this way from the excitement of turning older. But aging probably isn’t something that bothers you right now. You’re more swept up by the thrill of possibility and opportunity. And that buzz is perhaps too busy. You might have trouble concentrating. You’ll have to carve out some time to meditate and quiet your mind, if only to focus. But don’t lose too much of that enthusiasm and energy. It powers a rush of goodness that you feel is coming your way.

Affirmation:
I savor the buzz of possibility in my life without rushing into busyness..

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’s probably time to go in “Research & Development” mode. Companies use this mode to develop new products or focus on research to sharpen their market share. You can do the same thing in many different areas of your life. For instance, what’s one character trait you could enhance to make you an even better partner? Or are there connections you could nurture more to improve your career goals?

Affirmation:
I probe for renewal within to prepare new things to come.

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 a difference between sticking to the facts and becoming stuck to a fact. You’re stuck to facts if you can’t dream or imagine beyond them. It might be a fact that you need new skills to do better at your job. There’s no wisdom in denying what might be painfully obvious to you or others. But it’s your creativity and enthusiasm that can make that less of a fact quicker. Reach out for the help you need. The truth will, indeed, set you free! Perhaps sooner than you think.

Affirmation:
I can create oases of opportunity with any deserted fact.

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

We often don’t see how we get in our own way. We might spend a lot of time blaming others or complaining about our lot. You’ll need to listen to yourself to see if this is one of those times. It can be a difficult time because you clearly remember your dreams and your best aspirations. But it’s frustrating not to know how to get to them. Worse, to be uncertain whether you truly want those dreams at all anymore. There’s no way to know if you’re focus is on others and not yourself. It’s even harder when you suddenly have to feel the weight of being responsible for yourself first. Feel that. Without blame. Without guilt. Without fear. The strength to do more will come soon enough.

Affirmation:
I gladly accept the responsibility of the weight of my own decisions to build my dreams better.

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

Cultivate as many “Zen” moments as you can. Clear your desk. Your mind. Your bedroom. Your fridge. Opening more spaces allows fresh energy to fill it. You can draw more understanding in your life instead of confusion. More peace where you’ve had too much noise. Then you can begin to swirl new directions that your year should take. You’ll find it easier to raise the energy to veer in those directions. No need to rush, though. Open up, first

Affirmation:
I clear and open up more to receive what’s meant for 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

A cloud in the sky doesn’t make it a cloudy day, and a cloudy day doesn’t mean the sun is not shining. In other words, don’t make a small detour into a roadblock. Poet Langston Hughes once penned a mother to son poem that says, “Life ain’t been no crystal stair.” It’s a great poem for encouragement and gratitude. And bracing yourself for when you expect your goodwill and cheer are all you need for the journey. Those things sustain you along the way. But they’re not the shoes you need to wear to walk the road you must travel. Keep your hard sole shoes on now. And keep climbing. You’re moving along.

Affirmation:
I persevere through shadowy times as the force of light I am..

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 world might rush in like a flood. It’s not like you didn’t expect it. And you’re more prepared than you might recognize at first. Perhaps you don’t like the intrusion of other projects or people because you’d rather have more down time. Or you miss a certain quiet intimacy with your own plans. But the Cosmos has a funny way of reminding us that we can’t always have it our way. We aren’t in control of every element of our lives. Go with the flow until you catch the rhythm. Then you’ll be able to change things up again.

Affirmation:
I discover space to improvise my own steps when I flow with life’s music.

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

Perhaps you have a better sense of the direction you need to take with your life now. You’ve cleared away more of what (and who) is not working in your life. Tend to the details of your fresh ideas and plans. It sounded cool at the top of the year when you said you wanted to know how to make better mixed drinks for parties, for example. Now make that happen. Gather the materials and practice. Give yourself license to suck and not look good at whatever you’re doing. You’ll look and get better. First, you have to push toward the edge.

Affirmation:
I am confident that more of my beautiful dreams will manifest through the muck of hard work and practice.

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

Don’t race past the mirror on your way out somewhere. Stop in front of a mirror this week once a day to see yourself. You are a wonder to behold, you know. In nearly five billion years of known history, there’s never been anyone exactly like you. And there’s not likely to be anyone else. It’s okay if this fills you with pride. But it’s also good if you feel the responsibility of it all too. It’s good to feel your heavy ripeness. It signals that you must share “the fruit” of yourself. If you’re not, why the hell not? And if you are, are you sharing enough? Keep that mind when you stop in front of the mirror again.

Affirmation:
It’s taken the Earth 4.5 billion years to sprout me. I better do a damn good job of sharing myself.

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

You’re on the cusp of re-calibrating who and what supports you. Some of this will lead you toward connecting with places and people who make you feel at home. Home is one of those four-lettered words that mean something different for you than most people. You don’t want to be lulled too far into the comforts of “home.” But everyone needs a base. And a base is more than just a storage locker or place to crash. It’s where you’re vulnerable enough to heal from life’s knockings and encouraged to get out there again. Honor who and what’s doing that for you. And if that’s not happening, fix that. Stat!

Affirmation:

I allow home to be a place where I heal and feel supported.

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

Breathe. Relish each breath at a time. Inhale deeply. Breathe out heartily. Eventually, your mind and body will drift off to other things. And you’ll keep on breathing. Except you’ll feel lighter and even more confident than recent weeks. It’s not because all your problems have been resolved. It’s more that your Capricorn confidence bubbles up, like breath, to handle competently whatever comes your way. Then life happens and your attention wanders again. But you can always find your way back to center.

Affirmation:
I trust my scintillating confidence to guide me along just like breath lifts my body.

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