SkyCode Horoscopes for February 6-12, 2017


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

“Givers, Receivers, and Takers”

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Friday night’s lunar eclipse is the first set of eclipses in courageous Leo or altruistic Aquarius that we’ve had since 2008. The Leo-Aquarius axis prompts us to become better givers. From Leo, we can learn the beauty of giving for its own sake, just like the Sun, Leo’s ruler, gives light to all. However, from Aquarius, we learn to become better receivers. We can develop a twisted sense of privilege and power from always being givers and not knowing how to receive. There’s also a difference between being a receiver and a taker.

A taker doesn’t honor the process of give and take. He or she might not show enough respect for the dignity of the giver. When this happens, the taker always loses integrity and dignity.

We become better receivers when we honor a giver’s dignity and our own with acceptance. But we also must learn to separate the giver from the gift. Aquarius teaches us to evaluate the whole process. It’s as the teacher Jesus said, “As much is given, much is expected.” If a giver has the ability to give more, then it’s only logical to ask why more hasn’t been given. Similarly, it’s important to receive, not take as if we’re more (or less) entitled as the people we are.

Leo rules the heart in the body. The word courage comes from its Latin origins of “cor,” for heart. Like the heart gives and receives the “best” blood in the body, we must become excellent givers and receivers of being. Taking can become the easy way. We either can be too content to take the harshness of life without question. Or take the goodness of life and others…without question.

But this eclipse will highlight a need to be more. To give more. To receive better. To take less. And to have more courage to navigate through all of it.

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 might experience one arm of Friday’s full moon eclipse as a drain on your energy. Don’t attempt to push through it at a high-octane level. Racing 5 miles to your destination with only half a mile of gas in the tank won’t get you there faster. Take more time to recharge. Afterward, like a GPS system, re-route how you’ll get where you’d like to go. It might be annoying to pause, again, but it will save more time in the end and help you move faster and better toward your 2017 goals.

Affirmation:
I patiently recharge and reroute to enjoy my life journey more.

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

Stephen Covey in his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, reminds us to focus more on the goose that lays the golden eggs than the eggs themselves. Although you or others might put strong emphasis on producing now, pay more attention to your process. Infuse your work processes or work with what inspires and encourages you. Write a letter or email by candlelight if you’re home. Dress up this week at work, even more than usual. Put up an inspiring piece of art. Fire begets fire. Let loose more of yours!

Affirmation:
I place more inspiration in my life to give more inspiration.

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

Envy is such a disturbing social force that it makes sense that it would be one of the Ten Commandments. It’s particularly stressful to be on the receiving end of that emotion. You can’t do much about someone’s envy of you at some level. For starters, a friend or colleague would have to admit she’s envious. And people don’t come clean about such things too readily. There’s no sense forcing the issue. But you can be proactive and share some of your shine with another. You can offer to collaborate or connect with someone if he or she seems to begrudge a recent success. If she passes up on that, that’s on her. You keep your eye on the prize. You’ve done your part.

Affirmation:
I blaze a trail toward my desires to inspire others to follow their own, not mine.

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 likely will have to concede some ground to someone to get more of what you want eventually. You might as well then give it graciously and openly. You won’t do yourself or another any good by being salty about it. You also do yourself an injustice if you think uncompromising makes you look tough. You’ll look even tougher if you dare to be vulnerable and ask for more than what you could achieve alone. You don’t need to fight over a cookie when you could collaborate with someone and bake a whole batch.

Affirmation:
I gather with others to gain more for all.

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

Perhaps you feel some kind of creative block. Anxiety about it won’t help you. For starters, if you relax, you’re more likely to discover that you still have strong creative power and urges. The challenge is getting them out of your head. You have to get out of your own way somehow. What might help is not fussing over the form too much. Don’t edit or prune when you’re in flow. Leave that for later. You might also use another means of harnessing your creativity. Write on your phone or by hand if you always do it at a computer. Or change up the type of music with which you work. Re-thinking your process will help you produce more and better.

Affirmation:
I change ways of expressing myself to tap more into my creative force.

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

Now that you’ve taken more control of your time, roll up your sleeves to fine-tune your finances. Simplify. First, look at what unnecessary subscriptions and charges you’ve piled up. Maybe you don’t need all those extra cable channels. Or you could reduce your phone’s data plan by remembering to turn on your phone’s Wi-Fi calling feature since you’re indoors with places that have routers. Next, consolidate your debt, perhaps even re-financing any credit cards or loans you have. There are many ways to have more financial control in your life. What’s key is giving this your attention and then taking action.

Affirmation:
I control all forms of energy in my life well, like my time and money.

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’re perhaps more emboldened to put yourself “out there” than you’ve felt in awhile. It might be hard to know whether you’re kidding yourself again. Or whether others will be patient enough to accept any of your failings, if you stumble. But that’s when you have to take a page from your sign’s Head Planet in Charge, the Sun. Like that golden orb, you have to shine because that’s who you are, what you do. Unlike the Sun though, how you give your light and learn to burn brighter is more in your control. Use all feedback from that. But not shining is not a choice.

Affirmation:
I shine and learn constantly how to shine more and farther.

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

You know better than most that inspiration for greatness can sometime come in the quiet of the night. Or in those still moments when you look closer at some detail and catch a glimpse of heaven. You might fall hard for that peek at paradise and even disappear out of waking view for a while. There’s nothing wrong with feeling the tide suck you into visions of glory. It’s only when you lose a work-life balance that you can go too far off shore. You’ll land more on solid ground by catching up with friends and family. Perhaps you’ll inspire them to reach new heights for themselves too.

Affirmation:
I anchor myself when friends and family when I drift too far into a shining sea of glorious work.

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

It’s okay if you feel a little put upon. You might be. Associates or friends could attempt to draw more from you than you feel prepared to give. Perhaps you feel guilty since why would others require more of you if it wasn’t best for you? But it’s not up to anyone else to know what’s best for you before you know what’s best for you. There’s no sense rushing into outings, commitments, or plans when you don’t feel excited or energized by them. That’s cause to pause. Listen to that. You or others haven’t found the right angle to steer you in the right direction yet. That requires thought. So, set aside more time to think. When you’ve thought enough to be tired of thinking, then it’ll be time to turn back to others. Or just take action.

Affirmation:
I trust my own spirit and mind first to steer me toward where I need to go and with who I need to be.

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 have to think faster on your feet than what’s normally comfortable. This isn’t an entirely bad thing for you, though it might feel like it. Dwelling on whether you’ll make a mistake in speaking or doing things on the fly will only distract you. You can meditate on how to improve doing things before you sleep. Or before your day sets in motion. But commit to ruling your day every day. That’s how your kingdom expands. And let’s be clear here: there’s no better “land” over which to rule than yourself. Worldly prestige is only a nice plus.

Affirmation:
I move fast on my feet in the world to better cover the territory I will master: 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 probably re-thinking who’s truly got your back as you push forward to reach new heights. As the saying goes, some people are in your life for a season, a reason, or a lifetime. It’s naïve to think all people can be all things to you forever. But it’s important for you to begin connecting to the right people rather than dwelling on who’s not right for you. Start with clarifying what should be the mindset of the folks who are with you for the next leg of your life journey. What are their passions? How would you like them to communicate these feelings? What’s important for you to accomplish with them? The more you’re clear on these things, the sooner you’ll be able to connect with these exciting people.

Affirmation:

I connect easily with the people who complement my evolving mindset.

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

Doubt can often be the pathway to real love and faith. Yet, that probably sounds weird. We would expect that it’s better to be surefooted when we set off toward something new. But that’s often the path of the naïve and ill-informed. Doubt usually suggests that you’ve not turned off your brain to follow your heart. Don’t try to squelch doubt if it rises in pitch, as it probably will, this week. Better to use that doubt as a way to explore how you can be more open and honest as you move into a new phase of your life. It can spark creativity and innovation. After all, it seems we become our very best romantic and attentive selves when we’re not completely sure our beloved loves us than when we feel we’re certain.

Affirmation:
I use sinking doubts as stepping stones for creativity and certainty.

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