SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of May 29-June 4, 2017


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

“Quenching Swords”

This week will likely build up a lot of energy. This weekend might right release a lot of it. That’s frequently true of first quarter moons like this Thursday’s. First quarter moons usually require action. That is even more true when Mars changes out of scattershot Gemini and into keen yet contained Cancer on Sunday.

Mars has gotten a bad rep in Cancer among many astrologers. But Mars has access to a lot of power in that sign, even though it’s not one of his favorites. He’s generally fitful and maybe even cranky here. He’s a lot like a sword that’s just come off a forge. He’s pliable and hot. But Mars is said to be given more power in this sign because the soothing waters of Cancer calm him down. Yes, he might be a more emotional Mars. But those raging waters can find focus when given someone or something worth fighting for, like your home turf. Maybe that’s why I’ve come to think of firefighters as symbolizing the positive expression of Mars here. They show the bravery of Mars in defending what’s closer to home, including going into burning homes.

Of course, we’re not all going to become firefighters. But whatever fire comes in our lives, we don’t have to fight off our emotions. We can channel them to stay alert and focused to defend what’s important to us.

It seems that pleasure-seeking Venus teams up with provocative Uranus by conjunction on Saturday to test how self-contained and clear we can be. As with any planetary aspect, it’s best to be ahead of any curve-balls that could be thrown your way by throwing some of your own. Think small curves, though. Perhaps you might cook something on the grill that you haven’t before. Otherwise, these planets can symbolize how we experience shocking shifts in relationships. It’s better to create something spontaneous to honor what’s happening here than be surprised.   

Fortunately, there’s the free-flowing energy of a trine between the ebullient Sun and easy-going Jupiter on Saturday too. The Moon adds to the mix when she has the same flow to the Sun and nestles into Jupiter’s bosom by conjunction. The benevolence of the time soothes the savagery of Mars and the live-wire energy of Venus and Uranus. But that’s all to temper Mars, like a freshly forged sword thrust into water. Be that sword.

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

Seek the comforts of home and what’s familiar to ground you. You likely feel more emotional tension than you care you to feel. It’s okay. It’s doubly okay if you don’t know from where or who it’s coming.  It’s probably the build-up of feelings you’ve had for a while. But seeking creature comforts might start an interesting process. Perhaps it will prompt you to think about how to enjoy more of them. Of course, that could lead to some exciting realizations about how to make more money. Let those ideas swirl. They’ll settle eventually.

Affirmation:
I settle into familiar creature comforts to seed new ideas and possibilities.

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

Too many folks love to make y’all out to be looney just because you’re not their idea of “rational.” But reasons are funny things. Your body and soul have reasons that the mind cannot process or fully understand. Your body might lead toward some interesting choices. As long as those choices aren’t harmful, trust them. Perhaps you’re drinking more water because you’re actually dehydrated. Or you have felt the need to go clubbing because you have a lot of extra energy you need to slough off. So, act. But be careful of the need to react just as fast. Your hands might work too fast with someone who makes you angry, for example.

Affirmation:
 I happily act out what my body needs without needing to know the reason in the moment.

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

Most people seem to think that all Leos love the spotlight all the time. The truth is that many Leos are shy and prefer to be backstage much of the time. There’s also another reason to favor backstage, though. That’s where the magic and power really begins. Even if you are one of those Leos who basks in being center stage, be more of a smooth operator behind the scenes this week. The more you’re out of sight, the more you’ll find you’re able to do. Otherwise, you might find you’re unnecessarily distracted by other people’s dramas or fanfare, especially if it centers around you.

Affirmation:

I work behind the scenes to create the magic that happens center stage 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

Use your sharp, analytical abilities to motivate folks on your team, whether at work or in your personal life. Don’t maul them with criticism. Yes, especially if you’re trying to be “helpful.” To be fair, it’s not that you’re not helpful. But many folks don’t greet the “red pen” of criticism with the same enthusiasm for improvement as you. It’s better to spot and then praise progress first, no matter how small, than point out how someone can greatly improve. In other words, express your gratitude or another positive emotion before you think aloud to help.

Affirmation:
I encourage improvement with praise before making a “helpful” point.

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

Take the high road with folks. Yes, there is indeed some truth to “going high when they go low.” But it’s also true that you shouldn’t sacrifice the valley to head for the mountains. In other words, you might not have to fight dirty with someone dishonorable. Yet, know when you shouldn’t yield some or any ground to someone who encroaches on your turf. You don’t have to be petty to make a point. Just like you don’t have to cheat to win just because someone else does. But hold your ground, whether it’s higher or on the level.

Affirmation:
I can go “higher” with folks without surrendering too much.

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 often have very deep convictions and principles. To be sure, it’s sometimes hard for others to figure out the basis for some of your positions since they seem so emotional. That’s why it’s important to think every now and again why you hold the views you do. How do you know they’re true? Can you even entertain that thought without becoming angry? And once you’ve examined your principles, do you fight and uphold them in a way that matches your ability and knowledge? Perhaps you’re sweating too much of the small stuff, for example, rather than tackling the bigger things that attack your convictions. Don’t let skirmishes with shrimps snag you when you have a bigger war to wage.

Affirmation:
I give my deeply felt principles the very best grounding and battlegrounds.

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

Some of the friction you’re experiencing with others starts with your own restlessness. You might pick a fight when you really need to take a walk. You might also have anxiety about your life circumstances, especially with money and supporting yourself, that puts you on edge. That’s when you must refer to long-term plans you’ve made to see how those match with current actions. You might be flailing in the wind rather than having your sails up with focus. And faith. Keep the faith in whatever higher power you honor, even if that’s your untapped potential.

Affirmation:
I direct my restlessness toward actions that will improve the quality of my life or thoughts, not random rumbles or rambling.

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

One frequently made strategy mistake is the failure to size up before you step to anyone in conflict. Before you negotiate or fight for something, make sure you have a detailed understanding of who and what’s involved. If you can’t get that information first, then observe before you go on the offensive. Ask before you assume, even if it’s something that seems commonsensical. You don’t want to start something bigger than you’re prepared to manage, like poking a bush you think only has a squirrel in it and a bear comes out.

Affirmation:
I size up anyone in a conflict before I step too far into it.

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

Are you procrastinating on doing the “hard” stuff in your life by putting out dumpster fires, especially the ones that aren’t own? Please stop. I love Superman, for example, and I’ve written here about why. But I gotta say that one major fault of the character is why is he off putting out forest fires, getting cats out of trees and lying to all of his friends about who he is when he could also set up irrigation streams for villages without running water? Sometimes it’s hard to turn down the accolades of relatively minor accomplishments for the uncertain and possibly unsung harder endeavors. But to grow as a soul, you have to do that.

Affirmation:

I can do work that changes the world AND change diapers.

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 likely have more energy to burn than you know prudently with what to do. Of course, the simple answer is to spend more time at the gym. Or to do more household chores. But it’s okay not to think that you must be more productive with it too. You might invest some of that energy into your own pleasure, like burning it off in the throes of passion with your partner. It’s as important for you to enjoy the energy as it is for you to expend it. It’s your body’s way of giving thanks for your life. Be loud and proud about it, in whatever way you see fit.

Affirmation:
I enjoy and share the abundance of energy I have with others with no need to be “productive.”

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 blur past important people in your life more than you should. Yes, of course, there’s much to do. (Sorry, but that might often be too true for you.) Yet, please don’t lose sight of why and for whom you do it. Be sure to leave time to do something with (or for) the people who make life enjoyable, especially your parents or senior members of your family. Honor your roots by tending to them. If others are too busy for you, instead, then connect more to the earth in some way. Run along the sand, play in a park, or do some yard work.

Affirmation:
I am available to connect to the roots of people, places or things who nurture my soul.

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 might feel like you have more fits and starts now than like you’ve fixed in on something. Or even fixed something that’s broken or off-track. Don’t let fear steer you back to grind. It can’t. It won’t. That’s also true for anger. You don’t have to dwell on who’s at fault, even if you only have yourself to blame. Trust that you’ll find your way forward and your sputtering on will eventually gain momentum and speed. Re-connect more to what you love and enjoy about your work or a project. The love will ground you and make those interruptions not only tolerable but a teachable moment.

Affirmation:
: I learn and grow from my fits and starts rather than fear I’m too far off course.

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