SkyCode Horoscopes for December 19-25, 2016


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

“Making it Mo’ Better”

Mercury, horoscopes, retrograde, weekly horoscopes

Mercury

Spike Lee’s “Mo’ Better Blues” is one of my favorite movies. The movie certainly has its fair share of faults. It’s colorist, sexist, and many found Lee’s look at anti-semitism harsh and stereotypical. But the film certainly has its charms. When the main character, Bleek Gilliam, attempts to smooth out a touchy issue with a girlfriend, he says to her, “Mo betta makes it mo’ better. “

In the film, the meaning of the saying is clear. You have to add pleasure and fun to hard times to make things even better. After all, one central theme of the film is the relationship between art and pleasure. But the movie also deals with responsibility. That’s where Monday’s Mercury retrograde comes in.

Mercury in sober Capricorn not only heightens our need to take care of business. But this retrograde is good for getting us to think about how we do that. Retrogrades are an essential part of a renewal cycle for a planet. For Mercury, this is particularly important. He’s the “bearer” of how anything nearly gets anywhere else. This includes communication, all commuting, and commerce. “By Any Means Necessary” won’t mean much if you’re not willing to think and experiment with the how. It can’t be business as usual. And, of course, it’s not all fun and games now either.

You will need a renewed commitment to excellence from a thoughtful yet playful perspective. And that’s the better way to make this Mercury retrograde mo’ betta.

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

SAGITTARIUS
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Jupiter in birth chart

Look closer at your bills and call up any customer service reps to ask those wicked smart questions you’re known for. Might be tough at first to find out exactly what you want to know. But persistence is the key. And, yeah, a little pressure won’t hurt. You will have to squeeze any lemons a little harder to get enough lemonade. But you will make some. Fretting or complaining won’t get you anything, though. Instead, keep cultivating some of the ideas you’ve had over the last month. You’ll see a few of them get juicier.

Affirmation:
I scrutinize and pressurize tough situations to make them better.

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

It’s a good thing that your sign’s name has more in common with the word capricious than you remember regularly. You like to have plans and keep your eye on the long-term. Yet, what you (and others) might often forget is how changeable you really can be. Always reserve the right to change your mind. It’s okay to re-consider your options, if plans aren’t lining up with what you’re feeling. But keep in mind that you can’t control how others might feel about those changes. Be graceful if others can’t swing with your changes as easily.

Affirmation:
I allow room for change with my plans as I change.

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

Philosopher George Santyana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But there’s remembering the past and then there’s putting the past on repeat. You have to pause the latter option. Reflecting on the past means you look at it without letting waves of emotion sweep you away. Look even closer at your emotions to see what’s stirring them. You might not grasp how someone knows the right combo of emotions to tap for the response he wants. Look at where you’ve conceded control to others. You’ll find it easier to steer more of your future as you regain more of that control.

Affirmation:
I look closer at the past to see how I’ve surrendered some of my future.

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

Your mind likely drifts toward how you feel connected (or disconnected) to friends, associates, or colleagues. As the adage goes, “People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” It might become apparent that some people won’t be with you in the year ahead. You can decide, though, whether you want that outcome. When considering certain exchanges, it’s fair to ask, “What are you getting?” But it’s just as good to ask, “What am I giving?” Perhaps you don’t have as much to share with some folks as you hope or think.

Affirmation:
I decide wisely what connections I will nurture or let go.

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

Go slower with the folks at work. Chances are they’re not operating at your speed of thought. This doesn’t mean that you’re absolutely right, either. You could be at the “Preface” and someone’s at the last chapter. Or vice-versa. What will get you on the same page is assuming nothing and asking a lot more questions. But here’s the kicker: you’ll have to be patient enough to listen to those answers. In time, you might also come to see that there are aspects of your career path that don’t suit you anymore.

Affirmation:
I ask questions more than assume when it’s apparent I’m not on the same page with someone.

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

The hardest part about ignorance is not knowing what you don’t know. You won’t know what eludes you until you read widely and carefully. Stoke your curiosity. Ask questions and assume very little. Start with what you feel makes you an expert on something. If you weren’t an expert already, who could else could you ask? What about your learning process would you change? How would those changes also alter what you know now? Now, apply those same questions (and answers) to something you want to know more about. Setting your eyes on knowledge is perhaps one of the more precious things to gain.

Affirmation:
I am completely open to being a better learner of what I know and what I don’t even know I don’t know.

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

Your mind might reel in similar ways to how Mercury, the manager for your sign, does during his retrograde. Perhaps more feels personal than normal. Everything hurts more than you’d expect. And losing a little feels like you’ve lost a yacht-load. You don’t have to belittle your feelings. But you also shouldn’t yield too much to them. Greet these strong emotions as re-tweets along your mindline. Grasp that you haven’t vetted the sources or full contexts for these moods. So, be patient. Follow the thread, not fall for the okie-doke with the thought itself.

Affirmation:
I am patient enough to follow where my strong feelings and thoughts are coming from.

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 be thrown out of wack by your daily one-on-one contacts just as you get your bearings with changes in your daily routines. You might miss making connections that you’d normally catch. This could mean you don’t see certain people as regularly. Or these changes could be subtler. Perhaps an adjustment in your schedule changes how you listen or can pay attention. You possibly even need to alter the amount of sleep you need. Be extra aware when something’s off, especially with strangers. It’s not necessarily your fault. But take into account that you’re seeing things differently more and more.

Affirmation:
I stay alert to how changes I make in my schedule can affect the quality of relationship I have with others.

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

Messes in your daily operations could turn out to be blessings in disguise. You’ll just have to slow your reaction time. You can do that by following one single rule. Don’t freak out and be overly dramatic about the problem. You can grow as big, if not bigger, than your problems. That’s really rising into the role of any drama at hand. But that won’t happen if you make a problem bigger than you, even in your own head. A missed delivery doesn’t have to be apocalyptic. Let it be just annoying. Then see how you can remedy the situation faster.

Affirmation:
I can step into the bigger role that any problem prompts me to address.

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 can get more at the heart of what’s on your mind now that you don’t feel the need to be neat with your emotions. With Mercury retrograde, you can reflect more on what’s tangled up your thoughts and feelings for the last several months. Set aside time daily to do this reflection. You’ll see more connections that you never would have. Some other links might fuse in your mind from nowhere while maybe you’re cleaning dishes. Write them down as soon as you can. They’re important for putting together new motions to put into play in 2017.

Affirmation:
I allow more space and time to reflect on and detail my complex feelings.

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

More magic might happen closer to home than you’d suspect. You only have to show up. This doesn’t mean you have to be holed up in your house, though. Just take more time for what and who you call home. This could even be feeling at home a friend’s house 2,000 miles away. Distance doesn’t matter. Time doesn’t have to matter. Strolling down memory lane now is a perfect set-up for moving forward into 2017. What matters most is touching base with the people and things that keep you grounded.

Affirmation:
I carve out more time and energy for who and what I call home.

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

Be wise where and how you choose to get into one of your brooding, thoughtful moods. There are ways to insulate yourself. Then there are ways you can isolate yourself. You isolate yourself mostly when you don’t communicate. When you don’t give others around you any clue on what’s happening with you or how to support you in the moment. You just close yourself off to be in your fortress of solitude. In a crowd. During the holidays. Trust me: you just look weird. The better way is to insulate yourself. You can, of course, do that alone. But when you’re with others, if you share just a little about what’s on your mind, they might even give you more to think about. Or they have an opportunity to give you space rather than be forced into it.

Affirmation:
I can insulate myself when I’m with others rather than isolate myself.

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