SkyCode Horoscopes for November 7-November 13, 2016


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

Small and mighty

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Three big things happen in the heavens that don’t seem important on the surface. (Of course, the big thing on Earth is the US Presidential election. If you can, vote!)

On Monday, there’s a first quarter moon. It’s a time for action when the moon half shows her face. We all benefit from taking even baby steps to fulfill intentions and plans from last week’s new moon. You don’t only have to tend to plans from then. But you should work to make ish happen. People will also likely be more on edge. So, watch out for edgy people in longish lines. Do as much as you can early and watch your own jumpiness.

The “desire” twins, Venus and Mars, change signs too. I call them the desire twins because these planets reflect how we deal with our lusts, pleasures, and attractions in daily life.

Mars, true to his fiery form, shifts first. He bolts into Aquarius early on Wednesday morning. He hangs in Capricorn until Election Day’s over. He’s said to be “exalted” in Capricorn because, in Saturn’s sign, he learns perseverance and discipline. We can reflect that level of endurance and patience with tackling difficult things. This perhaps has helped the two candidates with the uphill run toward the top of the electorate hill.

The power goes back to the people and crowds in Aquarius. Aquarius is another of Saturn’s signs. But Mars’s focus scatters there. He becomes more stuck on what he thinks is right. That’s difficult for Mars since he’s more of a doer than a thinker. He just gets feisty and clingy. Not a good combo. So, yeah, that doesn’t bode too well for how folks might react to this election, no matter who wins. Each of us, though, can look to connect our thoughts to like-minded souls to ACT on our own behalf.

Venus moves out of freewheeling Sagittarius into penny-wise Capricorn on Friday. In general, this is auspicious for saving a buck without losing a sound eye for quality. That’s not the problem for the planetary original glamour girl. The real problem is that she’s out of bounds. My colleague, Samantha Samuels, has a good description of what that means. But what I’ll add is that an out of bounds Venus is also very exclusive rather than inclusive. Watch out for that in yourself. Broaden your idea of who “we” can be and are rather than narrow it.

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

SCORPIO
Moon, ascendant, Sun or strong Mars in birth chart

It might finally seem like your birthday season. Mostly because you’re better able to connect with people. But only mostly. Mars’ move into Aquarius can put you more in your head. It’s easy to connect with people who know how you think. Yet you’re not necessarily a smooth, cool drink of water for people who aren’t used to you. Measure out when and where you let people get a piece of your mind, even if it’s on things that have nothing to do with them personally. No need to kick up dust that doesn’t come from you partying.

Affirmation:
I wisely manage the storm of my thoughts and feelings with those in my inner circle.

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

It’s not Mercury retrograde. I know there’s a tendency to blame disconnects and screw-ups on the nimble planet. But any misunderstandings are more likely to come from folks whose minds are closed when they claim otherwise. This includes you too. Admit your biases and assume that someone is looking out for his or her own interests. You don’t have to vilify that. You can choose to work with their bias. Or you can walk away from them. Don’t get frustrated. Become clear about what you want and whether you’re taking clear and productive steps toward achieving that.

Affirmation:
I am vigilant about working with the open-minded, starting with my own.

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

Venus moving into your sign on Friday enhances your powers of attraction. But Mars moving out of your sign makes you less inclined to be a go-getter. You probably want more to be gotten without a lot of go-getting. That might not be true for chasing cash, though. But don’t do too much of that either. First, there’s not a lot of fun in that, ultimately. Especially when you don’t have to do the chasing now. Let others work harder to connect with you, romance or otherwise. Second, sweetening yourself up with some new duds or a fresh look helps you feel better about yourself. Nothing pulls people and situations toward you like feeling your own loveliness.

Affirmation:
I effortlessly draw others to me for work or pleasure.

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

Be sure to let your most precious ones know how to reach you if necessary. Otherwise, you’ll tend to be out of sight. If you’re not on your grind, you’re off chilling, enjoying your hard-earned rest. Prepare for some fall out. Some people might show themselves to be spoiled rotten by their access to you. Look at that closely. Perhaps you’ve become a crutch for someone who can walk on her own two feet. Or you realize that you’ve been supporting some people in autopilot and letting too many other important things fall by the wayside. Get those back on track now.

Affirmation:
I am on my grind. But my grind doesn’t ground me from what and who are most important to me.

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

Pay attention to what stirs your anger. Especially the kind of thing that pisses you off but you can’t exactly pin down. Don’t let it just swim off without looking at it closer. That elusive flash of annoyance can point you toward more self-understanding and clarity. You run the risk of letting that energy sabotage your best efforts if you allow it to swim off into the day unchecked. You also might experience more of a drain of energy than usual if you don’t interrogate your surges of vexation.

Affirmation:
I give voice and attention to my flashes of anger before it becomes a fire.

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

Shell out the extra effort and energy to network and make connections. People are more receptive to your ideas and what you have to say than you think. Just stay open and don’t wear your intentions all over your face. That’s when people will see you a mile away and might want to turn away. People will surprise you. Perhaps one person you expected to connect to the most turns out to be the flakiest. Likewise, your open demeanor might pull someone in your orbit who proves an unlikely ally.

Affirmation:
I’m open to new connections without expectation or set intentions.

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

Last week you had to love “wild” things better. That’s because this week you need to be the wild one more. Work and project demands might pull you away from loved ones more. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create some time for your gentler side. This includes taking care of yourself. Take a walk in a park. Or take a date on a stroll through a museum for lunch. The key is to stay in motion until you don’t need to. It’s perhaps counterintuitive for you. But it’s a way to let the bull in you charge rather than graze.

Affirmation:
I charge toward my goals. But I mosey along calmly with those dear 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.

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

Don’t be frustrated if good principles and theories don’t gel with unmistakable success. This usually happens when we make gods out of our guides and manuals. You know that ain’t you, try as you might. You’re born to go out on a limb and figure it out on the fly. Structure, guides, and routines give you something to work against until you work something out that’s usually better. Steady your nerves. Drink a soothing beverage. Then get back at it until you break the shackles of whatever’s keeping you tight.

Affirmation:
I use guides, ideals, and procedures as starting points for my greatness, not the finish line of my success.

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 want to go about your business and your pleasure. But it seems “people” don’t know how to let you be. That’s probably how you will frame your frustration this first quarter moon week. That isn’t how it has to be, though. You don’t have to play an all-or-nothing game with what gives you joy. Sure, you likely will have to make sacrifices to accommodate another. Perhaps even sacrifices that could have been avoided if certain people had listened to you. But it’s still better for you to be there some of the way for another than not at all. It ultimately becomes one more way for you to show love. And love is one force that doesn’t diminish when you also remember to show that for yourself. Do both, as best you can, and you’ve lost nothing.

Affirmation:
My love knows sacrifice. But I also have the wisdom to reserve the right amount for my needs and 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

The simplest actions sometimes deflect the most aggressive intentions. An incoming tackle can easily become someone else’s pratfall. You only need to step of the way. Remember this principle as someone rails against you about some issue. Perhaps it’s nothing. Maybe you are indeed in the wrong. Regardless, ask, “How can I let this aggressive energy find its right home? How can I both yield and resist this energy at the same time?” Of course, you might not have time to react with the best answer every time in the moment. That’s okay. The questions will at least set you up to practice and grow.

Affirmation:
I yield and resist to negative energy in creative and love-affirming ways.

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

If you find yourself at the start of the week with a rather long list of things you’ll do, you ain’t fooling no one but yourself. I know: that’s rude. But the reason is rather simple. You might somehow mistakenly think that you need the pressure. You don’t. It’s not about remembering all that needs to be done. You must have clarity on what you can do in a quality way. And quality means what supports you as a human being, not only a human doing. There’s always more to do. But being is never anything you should take for granted. Be there for what makes you healthy and whole too.

Affirmation:
I remember most that I am a human BEING with things to do rather than a human doing.

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

It’s all love and light for some New Age gurus until someone dents their luxury car in a parking lot. Yup, even the supposed best of us get hung up on stuff. This ain’t another short screed on how you shouldn’t be attached to shit, though. That’s not where you have to start to be free of it this week. Because the truth is that we’re never that hooked into the thing. We’re often hooked into some vision of ourselves that we must believe is true. Or we’ll just die. Or whine. Or cry a lot on a friend’s shoulder until he has to wring it out. Then what happens? Then who are we? You’re likely not the same person, right? So, if stuff gets broken, lost, or missing, don’t worry about the stuff. Think about who you are in that moment.

Affirmation:
I concentrate my energy on better understanding who owns my stuff, not my stuff owning me.

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