SkyCode Horoscopes for March 20-26, 2017


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

“What’s on your plate?”

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From my family’s Norwuz plates and Haft Seen to celebrate spring.

Happy Spring! I know we astrologers are supposed to be neutral to all seasons and signs. But I have loved spring for as long as I can remember. In fact, below is a picture of a poem I wrote about it when I was 9.

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A poem I wrote when I was 9

And apparently I’m not the only one who has a love affair with the season. Spring once was seen as the true beginning of the year. The astrological year starts in spring with Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac. That’s why astrologers around the world decided to make today, March 20th, International Astrology Day.

Yet older cultures, like Persian and Jewish cultures, have had celebrations and dinners near the start of spring for millennia. Most folks are aware of the usual six items on a Seder plate for Pesach, also known as Passover.

But many aren’t aware of the seven items on a ceremonial plate for Nowruz, or Persian New Year. You can read more about the celebration and seven items here. I’ve also learned more from my wife, who is of Persian descent and an astrologer. The seven items, Haft Seen, on the Persian New Year plate have a correspondence to the seven traditional planets of astrology. Those planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It’s not clearly spelled out which items line up with each planet. But it got me to thinking about how we can honor those seven items in our own lives.

You can free-associate seven elements or dimensions for a fresh start in your life this spring. It doesn’t really matter if you pick literal items to represent the planets or not. But the elements should relate to how you plan to create more of what’s symbolized.

  1. The Sun is light, purpose, and your connection to Divinity.
  2. The Moon is how we nurture and cultivate ourselves.
  3. Mercury shows how we communicate and connect the dots between what we see in the world and our minds.
  4. Venus relates to how we experience pleasure and similarity with the world.
  5. Mars relates to action, distinction, and the struggle to push forward into the world.
  6. Jupiter narrates how we’re inspired to grow, prosper, and reach deeper within and without.
  7. Saturn directs us to ponder our roles in life without assuming too much of the heaviness or bitterness.

What’s one way you can honor the corresponding attributes for each of these planets? Perhaps you’re hiding your light (Sun) in your current job (Saturn). Time to honor your “Sun.” Or you’ve not followed through (Mars) on a January 1st resolution to take better care of yourself (Moon). Time to honor both. It’s not too late. Astrology gives you a chance at another “New Year” and an even better you!

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

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

Your vim and vigor at the start of your birthday season can be infectious. Or you might be hella annoying. Your joy is delightedly catchable when you’re talking about possibilities. Your can-do spirit for something that doesn’t even seem to be on anyone else’s mind or appear possible will get others off their duffs. You’re annoying (and boring) when you shrink what’s possible to what’s only necessary or what you alone want. Give variations on something you want to do rather than one choice. Even better if you’re open to fielding ideas from others. Your energy will move things along nicely.

Affirmation:
I am open to possibilities and this, in turn, keeps others open.

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

The rising twilight of your season on the horizon signifies a deep stirring in you. But perhaps you’re not ready to share all that’s percolating in that creative mind of yours. And that’s okay. Just don’t hit the “snooze” button. Carve out some time this weekend to sift through some ideas and thoughts. It doesn’t matter the time or even how much. Just as long as you can be alone and undisturbed. It’s also a good time for more self-care. You’ll likely discover that you have enough energy to do work for others if you’ve tapped into some “me” time.

Affirmation:
I can share more of myself later when I snag enough “me” time now.

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

Spring might not feel like it’s sprung for you until the weekend. That’s when you should show more love for your homies, near or far. I use that jargon because we’re talking about the folks who make you feel most at home in your own heart, no matter where you are. Those folks will get you feeling more like yourself after you slog through the week. Make time for them. In person and somewhere lively would be best. But a video call will do as you’re running errands too.

Affirmation:
I make time for the folks who make me feel at home in the heart.

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

Don’t blow off or shy away from the attention you’re getting. Think more how you might use it. Deflecting or even false humility doesn’t suit you. You don’t have to fear becoming an egoist to appreciate a compliment. A “thank you” will suffice. Continue to look your best. And you’re not doing that for the praise. You should court the attention and notice as a step toward getting more of what you want, what you deserve. You might think that’s shallow. Or want people to be deeper. But window dressing gets folks in the store. And, face it, you’ve got the goods!

Affirmation:
I use my powers of attraction to introduce my more concealed talents and abilities.

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 rebooting how you experience the world with others, in general. For instance, you might realize that you have too much of the same kind of folks around you. This will push you to diversify. You might also seek to vary what you do with important folks or where you go. Similarly, you might discover new attractions or new ways to think about old issues or problems. Suddenly the world seems larger to you. Be patient if others are slow to catch up, though. Make new friends. But don’t flip out on the old all at once.

Affirmation:
I freshen up my relationship to the world and its wonders with old and new people in my life.

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

Avoid the first impulse to panic when faced with sudden changes or costs. Stick to what’s essential, release what’s not, and trust that there’s a purpose to all of this. Even when you can’t be sure whatever that is. Your courage to press onward will likely kick up solutions that wouldn’t have appeared if you panicked. You have a better chance of surfacing those solutions at the weekend. Carve out time and space to think those through. A dear one might also help steady you nerves so you can think straight.

Affirmation:
I engage disruptions with a firmness of mind and purpose.

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

There’s a world of difference between surrendering your power and trusting someone else’s competence. When you trust someone to do a task or fulfill a role, you keep your own sense of self-worth. You reserve the right to question and learn. You have enough self-respect to keep tabs with what you’re getting out of the connection. You also feel enriched by what another is sharing and what you’re able to give for it. When you surrender your power to another, you often will feel a famine of choices. Be clear on that difference.

Affirmation:
I trust others to share their competence with me, not to control me.

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

We can sometimes be so locked into our routines and habits that we don’t even think about them. We just do them. Of course, some habits like how you brush your teeth have been with you for as long as you can remember. But that doesn’t mean you can’t re-think the basic assumptions for how you do things. You might be able to trade in 2-hour workouts for 20 minute ones that are just as effective or better, for example. Start with the most basic of your daily routines.

Affirmation:
I improve the quality of my life by renewing my daily routines and rituals.

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

A wave of energy and confidence appears to flow more your way. Be patient if your energy levels don’t match your output, though. Quality takes time. Slow moving Saturn in your sign for the last few years can teach you more about how to live life like a marathon rather than a series of sprints. Forethought without a follow through plan is a waste of your brilliance. Keep your energy on a disciplined leash. And don’t fret that you’ll become too tight. You’ll have more left over for fun and exploration.

Affirmation:
My high energy will eventually lead to high quality results.

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

Unearthing ideas, practices, or even items from your childhood might stir deep feelings of loss within you. Let yourself feel that deeply. A walk down memory lane doesn’t have to become a dead end, though. Instead, these feelings can turn out to be very good things. They can prompt you to seek out ways to retrieve what’s been lost. But not in a naïve way to restore how things were exactly when you were young. You’ll find more creative and daring ways to hone and honor what was best about you when younger.

Affirmation:
I hone and honor the very best of my younger self now.

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

We make so much about what free will and the choices we make. Perhaps because we always have to believe we’re the source of everything that happens in our lives. But a more ancient perspective is that things choose us almost as much as we seem to choose them. What’s (or who) choosing you? And why are you resisting it? Most often, we resist what doesn’t fulfill some ideal. Our egos love ideals. They’re flattering and beautiful, like labor-intensive delicacies or desserts. But what sustain us are usually heartier and perhaps even more common things that crop up around us. Be careful not to starve yourself from what’s bountiful and good to hold out for perfection.

Affirmation:
I see life as beautiful interchange between what I choose and what chooses me.

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’re driven to make good on the intentions and promises you made to yourself over the last month. Be as patient as you are determined. Remember to extend the same kindness to yourself as you might to others. It’s okay if your money-making plans are not happening as fast you’d like. It’s okay if you don’t feel as much validation as you expected. That means there’s room for improvement. Rise to the challenge rather than sink with dashed expectations. You can prevail more than you fail.

Affirmation:
I am as kind and patient with myself and my efforts as I am determined.

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