SkyCode Horoscopes for September 26-October 2, 2016


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

Libra, mother, Samuel F. Reynolds, horoscopes

Marion D. Reynolds, September 28, 1935-December 13, 1994

The woman in the pic is my mom. She’s always on my mind around this time of year because her birthday is September 28. (I’ve written about this before too.)

36 years ago this week, on a fourth Sunday like this one, I preached my first sermon at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Buffalo, New York on her birthday. I was 12 years old. She said it was the best present I could’ve given her. I was dedicating my life, then, to God. But what boy wouldn’t relish pleasing his mom too? Today, on a yet another fourth Sunday, I’ll give a lecture on “Astrology: The Key to Unlocking Your Religion and Spirit.” I have to laugh at the irony that I once used to preach against astrology. It’s only fitting that I should dedicate this intro and these horoscopes to her.

The word dedicate is a good word to use for this week’s SkyCodes. Intense Pluto moves direct on Monday. I talked about the start of Pluto’s retrograde here. Pluto pulls us toward the undertow of why we do what we do. Or what we would rather not hold to the light and leave in the shadows. During the five months of this retrograde, we likely have felt the pressure of holding back the darkness. Now, with the Sun tipping the scales between light and dark from Libra, we’ll feel more the creeping darkness and wildness. This doesn’t have to be a “bad” thing.

We usually give more power to Pluto by trying to keep the dark tidy and organized. We often do that through manipulation and keeping secrets. We might say we do this for our own good or somebody else’s. However, we usually end up dedicating ourselves to keep more darkness in the world. Think about it. What else are you doing if you’re keeping others in the dark? This doesn’t mean we have to blab everything. But owning up to what gives us light beats back the wildness of the dark better. And we can give a specific name to what keeps us in the dark: fear. Pluto’s move forward signals a time to face our fears and change our relationship to them, not do everything in our power to avoid or run from them.

Militant Mars’ move into Capricorn on Tuesday will help. Mars finds stamina and structure in Capricorn. He has license there to be his wild self, though it’s not his home. We can better tap into courage to re-dedicate ourselves to our wild side. You might think that this would lead us off our trail. But Mars doesn’t here. He gives plodding focus to our sense of mission without passion blinding our perspective. With a guide like that in our minds and hearts, we have no reason to fear the dark.

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

LIBRA
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Venus in birth chart

Go for depth, not breadth. As an air sign, you often like to keep things moving. Now is the time to dig in your heels, roll up your sleeves, and settle in. It’s no wonder you felt the need to move on if you also had the bad habit of doing too much. Simplify. Learn the fine art of doing more with less. Take the initiative with this. Don’t wait for life to deprive you of anything. You don’t have to. Your ride on the wild side comes from standing still…er.

Affirmation:
I simplify my life to settle deeper into my heart’s desire.

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

A rose’s beauty doesn’t have to labor too hard to protect itself: it has thorns. You don’t either. You only have to let more of your beauty show. This kind of exposure might make you nervous. You don’t usually want that kind of vulnerability. But you have thorns too. These aren’t necessarily your imperfections though. Your thorns are often the quirky, unique aspects of yourself that trip up someone else’s fantasies about you. For instance, how someone might not like your choice of shirts or necklaces has nothing to do with your faults. That’s all her or his issue. Your beauty is all your own. Changing it up for someone else’s taste will rid you of your thorns.

Affirmation:
I enhance and embrace all my beauty. Others are pricked by thorns of who they think I should be.

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

Time to put more of your money where your mouth’s been running. Invest in broadening your horizons with others. You might prefer to go it alone. It might not even matter what “it” is. It’s certainly true that adding too many people can ruin the sense of freedom and adventure that you enjoy with almost anything. But isn’t part of the adventure of life learning from what others have learned and done? That’s why you need to invest in making connections. Network, or solicit feedback from a friend on a project.

Affirmation:
I invest time, energy, and money into connecting with others to broaden personal goals.

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’re probably more a force of nature now than you’ve been since the beginning of the year. Keep one area of your life where you can lose yourself with abandon. It doesn’t matter if it’s a project, a person, a playlist, or a combination of all three or more. Simple, direct actions are how you’re sexiest and most effective. You don’t have to do a lot to be the wild sea-goat you are. Wild doesn’t equal undisciplined or irresponsible. You’re likely none of those things now. You’re just not into being owned by anyone.

Affirmation:
I release myself with full abandon into at least one area of my life, if not more.

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 might feel a restlessness that nearly becomes unbearable. But you will have to bear it because nothing can quench it completely. This is not a sad tale, though. Nor will you have to carry this wanderlust forever. Your job is to let the edginess move you. Sometimes a need to roam gets bigger because our love of comfort has made us too set in our ways. You might need to do something big to shake that up. Your mind perhaps has had enough time to chew on that idea. Now, swallow. Feed that hunger.

Affirmation:
I relax into any restlessness I feel to make even bigger, sounder steps.

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

When was the last time you felt awe for something or someone? If it’s been too long, then find out what puts you in awe. It could be your baby’s laugh. It might explode from your gospel playlist. Or when you look at the stars. How you experience the feeling isn’t that important. Just hook into it. Feeling awe is a positive way for you to experience smallness. Unlike shame, humiliation, or loss, wonder pushes you to see bigger, deepen desire, and appreciate more. You can sidestep your ego and blaze with openness.

Affirmation:
I let awe show me more of the goodness and love the world offers.

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

Multi-tasking is awesome when the tasking actually happens. You’re no doubt a doer. Yet, you’re just as prone to lose sight of priorities as a non-Aries. Keep your to-do lists simple and make downtime with loved ones part of that list. You might feel tempted to combine efforts, like write a quick email while watching TV with your boo. That might be fine if you were by yourself. But to give priority is to give your attention to something first and foremost. Hard for that to happen when you yield too easily to unforced halts.

Affirmation:
I set priorities and give my all to each task (and person) one at a time.

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

A distraction doesn’t have to become an attraction. When you give more attention to what you don’t want that’s when you could get more. Be shrewder with your attention. Get juicier with what you want to attract, what more you want. In other words, eat more of what you truly desire and around the stuff you don’t want on your plate. Emphasize the good when you’re confronted loudly with the offensive. This is particularly important with whatever you can study and learn. Give in more to what you love learning and that will make the more tedious stuff bearable.

Affirmation:
I stick harder to what attracts me than what distracts me.

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

Fact-finding and sticking to details could translate into saving time and money. Most often you like to keep things moving. But you also need to know when the buck has to stop. Look over your bills closely. Count your change before you leave the store. Do all the simple-minded money things that someone might have taught you without thinking you’re stupid for doing so. It’s all to remind you that you should, at least, take the time to trust other people by vetting them yourself. People possibly don’t mean any harm. But it’s always good to make sure. After all, it helps you to better enjoy life with more time and change in your pocket.

Affirmation:
I care for my time and money with as much responsibility as I expect from others.

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 match aggression. In fact, placid persistence can be just as powerful. A lot of things and people might be tugging at you. It’s silly to think that you can go in all of the directions pulling at you. So, you might as well calmly choose the direction you sense is best to take. That’s why you had to return to center last week to stay grounded this week. If it’s not entirely clear which direction you want, be patient. A calm heart makes it easier for a perceptive mind to work.

Affirmation:
I am calm and full enough to starve hostility.

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 might have fixed problems last week. That paved the way for you to feel really creative and focused now. Experiment with new ways of working or exercising. Test slowly, though. If you see great results quickly, then approach those with a measured passion. Otherwise, you might overdo. A little done well will achieve more. With your passions stoked, you’ll invest more of your regal self to make real magic happen. It’s cool to be excited about the results. But the magic starts with better care of you and your passion.

Affirmation:
I care as much about the magic I am as the magic I produce.

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

The “All work and no play made Jack (or Jill) a dull boy or girl” adage isn’t for Virgos. Virgos often think of work as delightful as play. That’s why it’s important for you to get serious about both. For instance, you might do a lot freely for people that should have a price tag attached to it. Be generous. But don’t be stupid. You’re not a bad person for doing a cost-benefit analysis of how you spend your time. Your efforts should balance well with the emotional or tangible benefits. If they’re not, it’s time to let some stuff go.

Affirmation:
I love the pay of work as much as I love the play of it.

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