SkyCode Horoscopes for September 5-September 11, 2016


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

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This week’s planetary SkyCodes remind me “Time in a Bottle,” by the late Jim Croce. My elementary school music teacher, Ms. Pados, introduced me to it. I liked the song as soon as she played it for us to sing in chorus. She then told us that Croce died in a plane crash a few years after recording the tune. What she didn’t tell us was that he wrote the hit after his wife told him she was pregnant with their son. The story of how he wrote the track and sudden death always makes me sad when I hear it.

But re-listening to the song (always a good thing to do when Mercury’s retrograde) has put a different spin on it. On Saturday, tight Saturn pulls hard at dreamy Neptune’s loose strings for the last time in awhile. We’re obligated to pull our dreams together into something more real and tangible. It’s important to remember the promises and messages we’ve made to ourselves. To uncork the bottled parts of ourselves that have been lost too long in a sea of busyness and everyday life.

In other words, it’s time to prioritize what and who needs to be most important in our lives.

This Mercury retrograde helps deliver the message in the bottle. The first quarter moon on Friday can strengthen our resolve. The side-eye fest by square between relatable Venus and fervent Pluto can help us convey our passion and conviction to others.

And make no mistake: it’s time to correct what’s out of whack in our lives. To be certain on who are the important people in our lives. To broaden our reach in life, especially in collaboration. This is what Jupiter’s yearlong move into Libra is about, starting on 9th. I’ll be talking more during the year about Jupiter’s stay in Libra. But I have a whole hour talk with a gift about it during the upcoming Astrology Secrets Summit. I’ll be speaking on Sept. 24, but you can enjoy hearing some of the finest astrologers on the planet talk about various spiritual and fascinating topics for FREE. You can register here.

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

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

The Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) often talk about the grace of God. Whether you believe in sin, hell, etc., there’s wisdom in a more human-centered idea of grace too. Even when we’re successful and #winning, we have to acknowledge that we didn’t do it all by ourselves. That’s also true when we mess up. A second chance, an act of forgiveness for our own faults or another’s, can make a world of difference. You can forgive when you find fault. We’ve all been there. Don’t forget that.

Affirmation:
I can forgive a fault as I have been forgiven, even if only by myself.

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

Becoming a bigger person doesn’t always mean you’re the first to forgive and forget. You don’t have to break off pieces of yourself to create peace. If someone’s done you dirty recently, then it’s only fair you insist that he or she come clean first. Start by doing right by you and require no less from others. Expanding your horizons and possibilities requires you see yourself in the big picture too. Use this Mercury retrograde to let them know. It’s up to them how they choose to move forward. You already have.

Affirmation:
I can keep the peace without breaking myself into pieces.

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

The belief that you can and must redeem the past is perhaps your most enduring myth. That’s a heavy burden to carry. You shouldn’t be surprised that sometimes that wears you out…and down. Especially since the past can be made lighter by what you release from it. Some grudge is likely holding you back from moving forward. You might try to kid yourself that you’re over it. But if your mind keeps coming back to it, you’re not. Start with forgiving yourself. Abandon beating yourself up with declarations of your weakness. You’re human. A being who creates strength from weakness and makes other stronger with that strength.

Affirmation:
My past pain has made me strong enough to relieve my and others’ suffering.

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

Hope isn’t often a strategy for success. Optimism can keep you motivated. But, at some point, you have to work the idea of the future like any tool. The future can be what you make it. You have to match the right action at the right moment. This requires planning and imagination. If you find yourself talking more about your plans than working on them, then shut up. You’re hoping, not hopping to what needs to be done. But leave some time to chitchat and shoot the breeze. That softens the hard edges of the grind.

Affirmation:
I stay hopping on the work I must do now, not merely hoping for the best.

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

Your passions rise, but your ability to express them might not be able to match the tide. Maybe words are poor stand-ins for feelings that loom so large in your heart. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try somehow. If there’s been an idea close to your heart at work, then perhaps you can record your pitch before you say it in person. Or you could try it out on a friend. With romance, own the vulnerability rather than skirt around it. Not only is that more romantic, it’ll make it easier to say what you have to say.

Affirmation:
I practice expressing my strong feelings rather than clamming up.

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’re not necessarily naïve. But sometimes you’re more inclined to see people like you see yourself. It’s sometimes more important to see people as they are. Not as you hope they can be or their potential. Perhaps seeing wasted potential is the bitterest pill to swallow. It’s not your pill to swallow, though. It’s theirs. If you’ve done the work of pointing out what can be from within, then it’s up to others to do the work. You only can help when permitted. You’re not there to do all the heavy lifting for them though.

Affirmation:
I can lead people to their inner waters. But I still can’t make them drink.

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

There’s truth in what you love. There might even be wealth and other things you want too. But, like anyone or thing we love, there’s work and a thousand tiny efforts for one result. That’s what you can’t afford to overlook. Many people state they want to be rich or in love. But far fewer are prepared to detail how they plan to make that happen. Our hearts are essential for that. Give love to what loves you back. Feed it with work and time. Nurture it with questions. It will bloom dreams for you in return.

Affirmation:
I curate what I love and it, in return, takes care of 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

You might not have a lot of anxiety about people pleasing, generally. But you can’t pretend you don’t care what people think about you at all. You benefit from people’s energy and excitement. Disapproval from someone is fine if it comes with vigor and clarity about it. Admit it hurts when someone doesn’t seem to care. There’s just no energy there. You have a choice, though. You can attempt to stoke the fires a bit with thoughtful questions, not just frustrated pokes. Or you can move on to warmer encounters with folks who are more direct.

Affirmation:
I honor honest energy in all its forms, even when it doesn’t agree with mine sometimes.

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

Amazing how easy it can be to confuse symbols with the real things. Like cash can come to symbolize confidence. A lover can come to represent security. Your home insurance policy means you’re covered. We can lose sight of the true source of our power and safety. Perhaps you might call that God. Or you trust your family as rock bottom. Or yourself. But at the heart of every touchable thing in your life is faith in something intangible. Get back to nourishing that intangible. Do something to show your gratitude. Let the inner beauty of your devotion show itself in making something outside beautiful too.

Affirmation:
I respect the tangible things in my life by adoring the intangible that makes it possible.

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

It’s tough when people fail us. We sometimes don’t even recognize we had someone on a pedestal until he or she falls. But you can control how far you let them fall. Or if you decide to pick him or her up. A smug satisfaction can come from leaving someone on the ground. But did that person truly fail you? Or had you set up that person for failure from the start? Then a harder question comes: why did you do that? No need to circulate blame. But it would be good to ask questions as you pick up shards of esteem. Some of those might even be your own.

Affirmation:
I can see my own failings in others and get beyond it all without contempt.

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

Fear can lead you to do really dumb shit. Actions like hatching an elaborate scheme to get around asking a particular colleague for help. Don’t fear not understanding or not knowing something. Your ego will make you weak. Same thing applies to relationships. Soul singer Sade once sang, “Love is stronger than pride.” She wasn’t only talking about loving someone else. Love includes your own love of knowledge. That love can lead to feeling empowered. And that leads to loving yourself more fiercely. See how much smarter that is?

Affirmation:
I am smarter for letting love guide my quest for knowledge..

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

No one can farm a garden of Self like you, Leo. You might not have supplied the raw Earth that makes up your body or conditions of your birth. But you decide what thoughts and words you nurture. You can shirk your greater responsibility to others by focusing only on soothing thoughts about yourself. There is more you have in the garden of your mind that you can share with others. You’re coming up on a harvest time and you have more than you might realize.

Affirmation:
I cultivate enough of my Self to help them do the same for themselves.

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