SkyCode Horoscopes for November 28-December 4, 2017


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

Re-focusing Power

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Mercury has a few tricks up his sleeve this week. But most of them happen in our minds, not necessarily by any sleight of hand on the planet’s part. Some astrologers talk about Mercury in his “shadow” now. The “shadow” means that Mercury is in the degrees to which he’ll return while he retrogrades. In other words, the planet has even more time to act a fool.

Not all astrologers are on board with this, though. But that doesn’t mean much. Even when there’s agreement, there’s still a chance to be off. For example, most astrologers predicted Hillary Clinton would win the US election. We know how that turned out. (This doesn’t mean most astrologers suck. Au contraire. Many of those same astrologers predicted correctly in 2008 and 2012. ) It just shows to go ya that we all have more to learn or ways to think about all things astrological.

Now Mercury joins Venus to find his own outer bounds. I talked about Venus going out-of-bounds here a few weeks ago. An out-of-bound planet goes above the Sun’s imaginary orbit around the Earth at 23º27’. This isn’t directly related to Zodiac signs, degrees, or its motion. A planet is said to be more “out of pocket” or unusual in some way when this happens.

That makes this week more significant for Mercury’s antics than his so-called shadow period. Mercury urges us to improve our thinking about how anything gets from point A to B. This includes how we get around, communicate, or do business. Things certainly could go out of focus and get a little screwy with all the above.

The illuminating Sun’s square with hazy Neptune on Wednesday won’t likely help put much more into focus. And that’s okay. This kind of planetary combo can help put some things out of focus for dramatic effect like cosmic InstaGram filters. Drama is most useful, though, when it’s for entertainment or inspiration. It’s not so good for the grit of everyday life. You’ll have to choose carefully where, when, and what to put in or out of focus. Usually, this means claiming extra time to savor life in soft focus.

We could use an out of pocket Mercury and this Neptune-tuned Sun for daydreaming, vision boarding, or brainstorming, especially since the week starts with a star-charged new moon. But we have to stay grounded with how we speak and connect the dots of our lives. Otherwise, things might not look like we imagine them to be.

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

Your birthday season might begin a bit loopy. The new moon is about as renewing as downing hot black coffee immediately after a cold shower on the morning of a major hangover. You feel all the hype and hope of a fantastic revival. But you still feel wobbly. And edgy. We can’t forget the edge you feel. That might prompt you to lash out with poor excuses and judgment. Save the edge for when you’re working solo and feel clear minded to storm into whatever without thinking twice about anyone’s feelings.

Affirmation:
I safeguard the edginess I feel for when I can be alone and ravish a task without thinking twice.

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 might not know whether you’re coming or going. Might even feel like you’ve come down with a weird case of ADHD flu, whether you’ve been properly diagnosed with it or not. Just too many shiny things, people or places to see and not enough neck to look around. There’s no harm to any of that if you don’t have to be on point about anything. But when is that for you? I’m going to err on the side of never-ever. And maybe that’s where you’ll have to let yourself come down with this flu. Feel the stimulation of curiosity. Relish its freshness. Test the limits of fascination…and boredom. Both can direct you toward something or someone that stays true. That sticks to you despite your attempt to get away from it. And that will be what you need to keep your eye on more.

Affirmation:
I permit my attention to roam to discover where it feels most at home.

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

Most creatures seek to find their own kind. Perhaps your problem is that you feel like you have no one kind. But that is, indeed, a kind of, um, kind. You can make intersectionality look like a plain Venn diagram instead of your complex, robust plaid life. It’s perhaps both thrilling and terrifying to fly into connections with folks without knowing how you’ll fit in their lives or they into yours. Don’t waste too much time trying to figure it out. Time will sort out most of this. Others will just be full of shit and can’t keep up with your complexity. That’s okay because they’d clearly reveal that they’re not one of your kind.

Affirmation:
The complexity in me connects to the complexity in others and that’s simple enough.

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

One of your fabled fishes goes rogue now. That’s a good thing. Some part of soul then becomes fiercer, though more elusive. You might not know in advance when it will bob up to be defiant. You’re more likely sensitive to any power plays. Or anyone attempting to manipulate or deceive you. But you have to be sure before you strike someone down for trying. You might be too severe in doling out your punishment for an offense. Don’t assume. Ask, in a way that makes room for doubt, not a definite conviction.

Affirmation:
I only release my fierceness on those who’ve earned an appointment with it.

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

As Jesus sent out his disciples to preach his good news, he told them to be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. That’s probably a good look for you too. Your innocence comes from honestly sharing who you are and what you want. (Remember: you’re amazing!) But not everyone is as happy or secure to be who they are. That’s why you have to stay aware, like a snake. Hear what someone says, but listen to what they do. And what your gut says. You’ll have the discernment you need.

Affirmation:
I approach the world with my authentic self and pass through who (and what) is inauthentic.

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

You might be too grounded and locked into what’s sensible and practical. Others are perhaps too snatched up by their feelings and passions. So, sometimes when they speak to you, it might appear as if they’re speaking another language. That’s where you should push yourself to understand more. You’ll likely have some wise words to share with them. But their feelings will also get you more in touch with your passions and feelings and out of dutifully pushing along. Life is not just about our daily bread. It’s about what feeds the heart and soul, too.

Affirmation:
I can wade into the messiness of feelings and passions without muddled thoughts.

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

You’re more generous than many give you credit. You mostly don’t think anything of it. You see how dots connect in the moment and you just put ‘em together. Easy peasy! But you have to remember to be as gracious with yourself. Connect the dots for your own life and dreams rather than anguish over how you’re getting the cruddy end of the stick in an exchange. Nothing is all set in stone. You just have to do a little more long-term thinking. You either can adapt to your circumstances or change them to better suit you. Don’t shortchange yourself.

Affirmation:
I am as generous with my intentions and myself as I am with 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

Your best or better intentions might be hard to read. Or someone else might be too caught up by his or her own nonsense to see where you’re coming from. Perhaps the worst thing you could do is to be defensive and caught up in your own hurt feelings. It’s not that you don’t have a right to be hurt. You do. But don’t forget you were initially trying to help another. Change your tactics. But don’t abandon your task. Your kind persistence will read through, even after other intentions fall flat on their faces.

Affirmation:
I stick to my best intentions to help others. But I’m willing to change how I approach giving that aid.

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 daily trudge might feel too tedious. Too predictable. Like your feet are cement blocks lifting you up a ladder with a heavy attic door. That’s because you’re still too much on the grid, Lion. Soon you’re likely to feel and see things break down. But you can get a jump on all of that by changing things up. Do a new workout. Don’t answer emails as soon as you sit at your desk like you always do. Maybe write the report first that you always do last. Your wily and wild still needs goading. So…poke.

Affirmation:
I change up my routines to lift me out of any ruts and into my freedom.

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

Perhaps you’ve settled into winter hibernation too early. It’s not really about the cold or the decreasing amount of daylight for you. It’s the lure and pull of feeling safe and comfortable in your zone. You’re unfazed by what’s not easy to reach or at home. Can’t fault you for that. But you might not realize that some folks feel like they must become deep-sea divers to get close to you. Or even reach you. So, be mindful of that before you say some off the cuff criticism or quip. Be gracious and grateful.

Affirmation:
I am appreciative of those who reach out to me as I drop deeper into my comfort zone.

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

Talk shop, not shit. Seriously. I know this might upset a certain level of propriety for you. But there’s a lot to be done and lollygagging on FB, the phone, Twitter or in IG dms might not be the best way to spend your time. Be about it. Don’t talk about it. Whatever it is. You know what you need to do. Use this new moon to expand and deepen an important commitment. It’s okay if you don’t know how to do it all. Or how all the pieces fit. (That’s why I said talk shop.) Someone might have a tip, if you tilt an ear for that.

Affirmation:
I act on what expands and deepens an important commitment in my life.

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

Obey your crazy. More. Not all the time, because the world couldn’t handle that. Hell, you couldn’t handle that. So let’s not put the entire onus on the world. If your crazy cranes open your eyes at 5 am to write down a surge of ideas, do it! Your crazy might prompt you to buy an article of clothing you’d never buy otherwise. Your “crazy” will inspire you to be a better version of yourself. On the other hand, if you hear a voice saying you should choke out a fool at Starbucks, that’s not your crazy. That’s your mad. There’s a lot more mad going around since Nov. 9. But your mad will get you arrested for the silliest of reasons. Your crazy sees the perfect order of something all at once. It just takes time to manifest it. Your mad can barely think out a complete sentence. Trust your crazy, not the madness.

Affirmation:
I honor the frenzies that bring me closer to my divinity, not divisiveness.

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