SkyCode Horoscopes for May 22-May 28, 2017


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

“Inventive Necessity”

The holy month of Ramadan for Muslims begins shortly after this week’s Gemini New Moon. It marks a time when people around the world abstain from sex, food or drink from just before sunrise to sunset to draw closer to God. Many people expect this to be a time of misery. But it’s often just the opposite.

Necessity becomes an accidental mother of different kind of invention. The kind that requires discipline and perseverance. That’s the message that enterprising Mars and sure-footed Saturn deliver when the two planets have a stalemate by opposition this weekend. It can feel like driving with the brakes on when these two planets face-off. But often the slow drag of these two symbolize a way for us to notice something we wouldn’t otherwise.

Of course, observing this new moon doesn’t have to be as strict as fasting all day. We can strip away the unimportant to touch on the core of something grittier and greater. Considering this new moon happens in a sign of witty Mercury, we can tap into more brainpower, too. So, yield. But, by no means, do not stop. Use the power of this time to shed, shred, and shoot ahead. You will have what you need. Even if it’s exactly as you expected.

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

GEMINI
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mercury in birth chart

There’s something called creative desperation. Charles Duhigg talks about in his book, Smarter Faster Better. He says, “Recognize that the panic and stress you feel as you try to create isn’t a sign that everything is falling apart. Rather, it’s the condition that helps make us flexible enough to seize something new. Creative desperation can be critical; anxiety is what often pushes us to see old ideas in new ways.” That’s way better than a “Hail Mary pass.” And it’s definitely not as hopeless as it sounds. Despair at the start of your solar season should be the farthest thing from your mind. But work that anxiety.

Affirmation:
I transform panic and anxiety into creativity that makes me more flexible.

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

There’s a lot of information swimming around in that mind and heart of yours. It’s likely to bob up in your dreams, waking or sleeping. Work at piecing through your thoughts by writing them out first. Or you can talk them through with someone you trust. It’s okay if you can make heads or tails of anything just yet. But don’t ignore these thoughts. The more you engage them, the more likely you’ll squeeze out their succulent secrets. There are things to work on and through before your solar birthday season kicks in.

Affirmation:
I am alert to the juicy wisdom in my waking or sleep dreams, though I don’t understand them yet.

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

Restore frayed ties with friends and colleagues. You might not have realized how being out of sorts recently affected others around you. Perhaps the “damage reports” have been filing in recently. It all might even feel overwhelming at times. Don’t shroud yourself in too much guilt. There ain’t time for all of that. But you can (and should) do something to re-build trust and support with estranged, dear ones. You’ll have to be patient and present with others, though. Reschedule rather than rush through meeting with anyone. Be open rather than feel you must have a key point of closure.

Affirmation:

I reserve time to bring distant and important folks closer to my heart.

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

Everyone loves to talk about how picky you are. But only you know how much you actually choose to ignore. And perhaps you’ve chosen to ignore too much lately. That doesn’t mean you smack open the floodgates, though. You will have to do what you do best: figure out an efficient plan to manage more information and details in your life. Start off with evaluating how to do something rather than just ticking off tasks off a list. Sometimes you can do the right action with the wrong tools or in the wrong place. Maybe you’ll study better, for example, in a quiet park than at home. Or it might be better to have an actual book in your hand for work at the beach rather than a hard to read e-reader.

Affirmation:
I am flexible enough to find new ways and places to better manage tasks and information in my life.

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

You often focus a lot of your attention on what’s happening around you. We could call that the horizontal view. But it’s just as important to keep an eye on the “vertical view.” This means you tap into your deeper-seated life philosophy and values. Maybe that directs your attention up toward the heavens, for either astrology or theology. What kind of justice and beauty are important to you? Why do you do the kind of work you do? What fuels your casual or more serious interests? What keeps you in awe? Nurturing the “higher” view will also keep more grounded for who and what is more important in your life.

Affirmation:
I am in touch with my “higher” self to better anchor my connection to those with me on Earth.

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

I’ve talked often here about your “all or nothing” attitude. But perhaps we’ve taken your “all” for granted. Sometimes giving your all is even a willingness to give what you don’t even feel you have on hand. This naturally prompts you to think you’ll go in debt or have to rely on credit. To think that all debt, of any kind is bad is just not true. Perhaps you’re thinking too limitedly and literally. Your muscles build up a kind of debt when you work them hard. You sleep away the drain of a hectic day. When you’re smart about debt, you stretch just enough (but not too much) to go beyond “your means.” Then you can likely tap into additional means to do more.

Affirmation:
I reach beyond all I think I have to discover more of what I truly have.

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’ll do a better job of staying on point if you take a little time to envision what could take you off point. Is it realistic to think you’ll be comfortable sitting in your chair for four hours in a row on a bright, sunny spring day? I mean, is it even necessary to do it that way? Spell out a contingency plan for what you’ll do to stay productive. Whatever you do, don’t think the answer is just the plow through without taking into account how you feel or what’s happening around you.

Affirmation:
I stay on point by anticipating and addressing what could take me off point.

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 have the uncanny ability to focus on the right action at the right time. That’s the true source of your magic. How can anyone often know when to “do the right thing”? That comes partly from having a finely tuned intuition that’s cultivated by experience and an ability to imagine other scenarios, good or bad. But the other part to knowing the right thing to do comes from patience and perseverance. Some folks are so desperate for closure or an answer that they rush into bad decisions. Help yourself and your friends avoid such pitfalls. Yet, don’t lose focus on haters. Let them fall into their own traps.

Affirmation:
I trust my well-honed intuition and perseverance to keep doing the right things at the right time.

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 frequently have a talent for making complicated tasks look easy. But others usually don’t know the hours of hard work you put into making all that happen. Yet, it’s also often true that you don’t even appreciate your own cultivated ease. Instead, you might frequently push toward new plateaus. This might not be one of those times. Coast a little with what might feel like your “bag of tricks.” Yeah, minus the contempt. Those “tricks” will likely allow you to rest, gain a fresher perspective and then gear up for the next level soon enough.

Affirmation:
I can rest some on my hard-earned laurels without fear that I’m retiring from stepping up my game.

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

Sometimes the best way to win a fight is not to get into one. That can mean several things. And most of them don’t have to involve you running or surrendering. It mostly can mean that you let other people gear up for a fight and then do most of the work. The simplest expression of this is when you do a lot of bobbing and weaving to let your opponent wear himself out. That can become an easy knockout for you. Don’t rush to go on the offense or defense when someone’s gunning for you. If someone’s determined enough to pick a fight, make him work for it

Affirmation:
I let someone do all the heavy lifting for the fight he or she wants to have with me.

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

Someone might want to have a battle of wills with you with his or her words. You don’t have to fight that battle. Let your actions speak louder than your words without touching one hair of his or her head. If someone wants to scream about how you drive, let him or her scream. Just keep driving. When you have so much you can and want to do, there’s little you must defend with words. Doubters are gonna doubt you. Let ‘em. You’ll do or plan something that will remove their doubts.

Affirmation:
I let my actions speak louder than the willful words of others.

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 most likely came to many very interesting and compelling life realizations this past solar birthday season. Start putting them into motion. Be patient, though. You’re likely to be slow or even clumsy with getting things up and running. That’s because you’re probably dealing with more “moving parts” than usual. And what’s awesome about taking your time is that you will know, for sure, how all the pieces fit together. You believe in quality first, and you know that’s an under appreciated value these days. So, be a quality standard bearer. You’ll find a natural rhythm soon enough.

Affirmation:
I manifest high-quality ideas that require understanding, time and patience to flourish.

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