SkyCode Horoscopes for August 8 – August 14, 2016


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

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Early Saturday morning, on the day named after him, stiff Saturn lurches forward. He’s spent five months retrograde to let us fend for ourselves. We had to trust our own authority.

Now, “Daddy’s” back.

This means we might come face to face with more outside authority figures in our lives. Perhaps we’ll have to push against more deadlines, obstacles, or limits. Of course, none of this sounds fun. But this is how we earn our grit.

The Moon’s first quarter phase is perfect for getting grittier, fortunately. That part of the moon’s phase sounds the alarm for action and push. It looks like we’ll need it since Saturn will push forward. Things don’t have to get nasty, though. A rockier terrain doesn’t have to make us slip if we’re wearing the right shoes.

We’ll need to be sure of that since sensitive Venus will have the hardest time this weekend. Venus squares off against stern Saturn also on Saturday. This means you’ll have to make your own fun. You’re bound to be disappointed if you wait on someone else to bring it to you.

A similar message rings true when Venus glares down on dreamy Neptune the next day. That’s a bad day to feel sorry for yourself. You could down one too many mimosas as comfort food at brunch. Better to infuse a tad more of that dreaminess into taking a luxurious bath or day at the spa. If a summer romance is now heating up, proceed with caution. You don’t have to think the worst. But you certainly could add more to the pot than what’s really cooking. Take stock of what’s there rather than what you hope is there.

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

LEO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Sun in birth chart

Artist guru Julia Cameron writes, “When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.” Keep your creative power in your hands. When you’re not creating something, Leo, you’re still always creating the splendor that is YOU. You have the final word on your worth. Don’t expect more from others than you care to give yourself. Do something inspired to be inspiring.

Affirmation:
I have more than enough creative worth to share richly.

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 will often revere what’s efficient over what looks good. Do the opposite this week, especially with yourself. This isn’t for the world’s benefit. (Though who in the whole wide world doesn’t benefit from a spruced up Virgo?!!) You looking your best is to remind you of something important. Sometimes the best way to smooth out wrinkles you feel on the inside is to iron out the ones outside. The other benefit is that someone seeing you sharp might pull an unexpected blessing your way. Roll with it.

Affirmation:
My beauty resonates inside and out to attract blessings my way.

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 may have to use every ounce of your diplomatic powers not to let petty things annoy you. Your neighbors, siblings, or colleagues aren’t necessarily doing things on purpose to bother you. It just seems like it. You have choices, though. You can spend a little more time alone and beautifying your own quiet spaces. Or be sure not to wear your feelings on your sleeves at the top of the week particularly. Don’t respond in kind when others are unkind. Remember your manners. Then remind others of theirs.

Affirmation:
I respond with kindness even when I’m not addressed in kind by those closest to 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

It’s all or nothing with you often. And how exactly is that working for you? Are you ending up more with the all or the nothing? One way toward more nothing in your life is to believe you don’t have enough…or only nothing. Think more about what you can do with what you have, not what you don’t have. Find something pleasurable to do with a friend or by yourself that fits your budget. It doesn’t have to be spectacular. You’re only obligation is to have fun doing it. Get back to enjoying the simpler pleasures of life, even if you can afford much more. Life has plenty to give you. Our disappointment comes from confusing all we have for nothing we want. There is a path in the middle.

Affirmation:
Between all or nothing is enough for me.

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 might charge into the week like a pony who has just been let out of his stable. You might picture that you end up running all over the place like that pony too. Don’t. Best to plan out your week and each day. Start with how you want to feel at the end of the week or day. Then work backward. Don’t obsess about what you need to do. Trust that you’ll get it done. More important: it’s okay if your plans change. They’re supposed to do that. But having no plan could leave you just plain worn out.

Affirmation:
I move freely with purpose and flexibility.

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 don’t have to climb a mountain to get the wisdom you need. You’re already the wise woman at its peak. Of course, we’re not talking about literal mountains. But it’s not a bad idea to get some open air. Or fulfill something physically demanding as someone does when she scales a mountain. You come back to yourself by living through the ruggedness of life. Drops of solitude are great for re-aligning your mind, body, and soul. This allows you time to hear the wisdom that can come from your self on high. That’s where life really comes alive for you.

Affirmation:
I scale solitude and rugged conditions for wisdom from my higher self.

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 have to be vetted before someone invests more in you. Don’t be insulted that you have to pass someone’s sniff test before you’re accepted. It’s not a conspiracy. No need for a chip on your shoulder. You also don’t have to plunge down a foxhole of self-assessment. You only need your self-confidence and others, strangers or familiar, will keep or grow their trust in you. Another lesson with this: look closer at how you trust others. Are some people worthy of the trust you place in them? Can they also stay centered when examined?

Affirmation:
My integrity and confidence inspire trust from others.

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

The role of the martyr is often one associated with your sign. But the martyr on Earth is also the saint in the bosom of heaven. There’s something juicy in that duality. Your suffering is not idle or in vain. It testifies to a place where someone suffering experiences love. This doesn’t just have to be in the afterlife. It can be right now. Where can you find the love that lifts you from any suffering? This doesn’t have to come only from the people around you. It can be from yourself. Then given to the people you want to love. Or the people who need your love. Or to the Cosmos that keeps you alive.

Affirmation:
My challenges inspire me to experience clearer and stronger love in my heart.

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’re inclined to be lazier than usual. This doesn’t have to be a problem if you don’t have a lot to do over the course of the week. But if you have a big project due, then pace yourself. Scope out the big picture. Then breakdown what actions you must take to complete that big picture. You have a peculiar laziness because it’s not that you don’t want to work. You most likely need more rest and down time. But you find it hard to land in a chill zone. Slowing down is an acceptable solution to that.

Affirmation:
I breakdown large tasks into comfortable chunks of action to find a chill zone.

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 poem by the Sufi poet Rumi that feels perfect for you. It sums up well (in Rumi’s mystical way) why you must face any discomfort to live your own truth. You must have that to find your equally deserving pleasure. It goes, “…stand the pain. Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose.” Or more practically, live with something worn out rather than be over budget with something new.

Affirmation:
I discipline my pleasure and my spending rather than risk life making harder choices for me later.

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

When people get petty, you have to be the bigger person. Shrinking yourself to fit into somebody’s little mind and world pinches the your quality of life. You’re also surrendering your power. You might not think about power often, but it matters. Power matters because your freedom matters. Your dreams matter. How do you maintain your freedom to let your mind roam where you wish? Are you following your own agenda or someone else’s? Regain your power in ways that matter.

Affirmation:
I become a bigger person to fulfill my own dreams and agenda.

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

You might feel like you’re going back to school, whether you are or not. There’s a lot to get ready for. You might not be able to spell out what’s coming next. Yet you’re right to sense something’s coming. You can keep up with organizing like I advised last week. You can also leave more time for leisurely learning that’s neither for work nor school. Keep your mind alert but relaxed to find new inspirations and insights. You already know how you can be: you have to come at things sideways to trust them.

Affirmation:
I can ease into changes comfortably with an open and relaxed mind.

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