Okay, so I've been told I go for this. Or shall we say, went for this since those days of hormones are over. To which I was all, "FORMER bad boys, thanks." I don't put up well with addictions or anyone going to jail, but god knows my exes ah....Really Got Around and I certainly heard some wacky stories of shit they got up to in the teen years here and there. Meanwhile, I stay out of jail and am generally sober (of course, that's because I can get drunk on an empty stomach in less than a half hour).
So why is that shit? Well, lookie here.
"I’ve had a look through the birth charts of clients and friends who have found themselves in the habit of getting involved with these “bad boys,” and it’s hard to see a definitive astrological cause. However, two patterns do seem to stand out.
1) The “bad boys” in question seem to have major placements that fall in the Twelfth House of the women they get involved with.
2) The women in question seem to have stronger-than-average Mars placements."
Hmmm. Well, I probably qualify for the latter one. I can definitely say that my favorite old celebrity crush qualified for the former, though I wouldn't say that anyone I actually dated IRL did.
"Most astrologers accept as fact that Saturn, the Greater Malefic, located in the natal 10th house of fame, status, and career indicates a problematic career, infamy, or a public fall from grace. We will attempt to determine whether this is in fact the case, whether there are exceptions to this rule, and if so, when do exceptions occur."
I have this aspect and I did not think it was thaaaaaaaaaat bad.
Her conclusion is that "As is often the case, the truism of “Saturn in the 10th = disaster” is only partly right. It is only the case if Saturn lacks dignity and receives no easy aspects from benefic planets. If you have Saturn dignified in the 10th house with no bad aspects, you can probably relax."
Well, mine is in detriment with both trines and squares. I guess I will have mostly disaster.
This is an interesting writeup on the topic.
"Under Leo, Saturn is brought into the spotlight, into the limelight and is forced into doing something that Saturn abhors generally, and that is being the centre of attention and being “fun”. In analogy, Saturn in Leo is the “old man” who takes to the stage, who acts and is given both fame and fortune. Saturn naturally is alien to the world of glamour, of stars and of attention, so when Saturn is asked by Leo to be “the star”, to show off, to be an individual he responds by doing what he always does: taking it seriously. Leo Saturn must act but is not spontaneous, he must be an individual but at his age, it is a serious thing. The result then is that Saturn looks rather comical in his position, for his placement in Leo is that of being the one that everyone looks up to and wants to be because he is in essence the “hero”, but the way he goes about being hero is matter of fact, duty, and he will save the world, and say at the end “I´m just doing my job”."
or: why you are compelled to act.
Pluto doesn't mess around.
When it first hits whatever house Capricorn rules
in your Sun and Rising Sign charts,
It wraps gently on your door.
It politely invites you on a trip
to a place you’re supposed to go now.
It gently requests that you welcome the change.
You have no idea where it is leading.
You can’t see around the bend.
Very nicely it suggests a major
you need to accept
in order to grow and evolve
during this incarnation.
Many folks just don’t answer the door.
They pretend they are not home,
mainly because a change of this nature
is a scary challenge
to all relationships and projects.
It also demands you become something
you’ve always been scared of becoming.
The longer you resist,
the louder Pluto knocks,
until it drives a sixteen wheeler truck
through your life.
Whatever decisions and actions you take
and the paths you choose
will take you long-term
in a new direction.
So here we are.
Pluto has entered
the second decan of Capricorn.
Below find which way it is pointing.
Outcome? Unknown at this time,
but whaeever you do,
don’t wait for the truck."
As for this week's horoscopes: Taurus's basically says not to lie--which I don't generally do for the reasons it says, so it's a big duh to me. But Scorpio....
"It’s both great and lousy
to be alone,
but you’re probably thinking
it's better to beon your own
than depend on people who screw up
or drop out just when you need them."
Hah, yeah. I have been thinking the exact same thing.
On a related note, this looks like a good website to talk about the whole Pluto thing. In my case:
Pluto in Capricorn impacting your 3rd house. You will move into this time of Pluto in Capricorn by bringing forward information that you have to speak or to write and to bring the Truth forward in ways that may not be the most popular amidst a society that still thinks the world is flat. The Pluto explosion cracks open the world of Truth that has landed in your lap. You are here to bring this information forward and you are moving into a time when you have your calling come into reality. You may have passed the point of retirement or you may just be graduating from college, either way, the impetus to bring information forward has now reached your venue. No longer will the false information and lies exist, you have lived through the experience as Pluto has finished it's time in Sagittarius in which the choices of Money or Truth showed the realities of the choices. You are moving into a time in which your business and your career will be a direct response of the situations and events that you have experienced. You are moving into a time in which you will speak up, you will say what needs to be said and your communication will echo through the halls of the old structures that chose money rather than truth. You are here to say what no one else will say, but you can't turn your back on the information that you now have sitting in your lap. The handwriting of destiny on the wall pushes you to grab your passion, your voice and speak up. The energy comes from deep in your being, you know that you are walking into your purpose, this is what you have come here to do. Regardless of the age or generation you come from, your message encompasses a universal message of Truth, one that crosses over the generations and becomes the Truth that is vital to everyone.
This sounds....spookily accurate, I gotta admit. Sounds like the most recent NaNoWriMo stuff I have been working on.
- The motivations and goals of your Sun need to be satisfied. How does your Sun like to be creatively fulfilled? What represents a deal maker or a deal breaker for you?
- The house in which your Sun is shows the area of life you can look to- a spotlight on your natural talents. Sun in the 5th? Creativity abounds. Sun in the 6th? How and where can you be of service?
- What about the planet ruling your Sun? Where is that?
- Are there any planets linking to your Sun or its’ ruler that can help or hinder its’ activity?
- Check out the sign and element on the Midheaven, or cusp point of the 10th house. This is your career zone. It shows how you like to be seen by the world, your attitude to public recognition and the extent to which career goals matter to you.
- The planet ruling your 10th house is your “career planet”. What sign and house is that in? The placement of this adds further information regarding your natural talents and inclinations.
- What other planets are in the 10th? What can they tell you about your career?
Activities or professions associated with the 7th house: anything associated with marriage (arranging it, being in it or mediating the end of it), anything which matches people with other people (for jobs, relationships, causes or tennis), anything which involves compromise or negotiating an agreeable (or semi agreeable) outcome.
Leo on the cusp of the 10th house (Scorpio Rising)
Ok, by now you know the drill. Pride and vitality is associated with wherever Leo happens to be. On the 10th (or Midheaven), you are proud of your ambitions, the achievements in your public life and the image you present to the world. No matter what your career- and that includes anything from President to Stay at Home Mum to lobbying for better access for disabled kids to business analyst- you need to shine (and be seen to shine) in order to feel great about yourself.
You have natural leadership potential and charisma and prefer to be in charge- this allows you to bring great energy to your role- whatever that is. You need to be recognized for your accomplishments.
So as you probably know by now, I have been wigging the hell out at the idea of Uranus going through my sixth house. (One particularly panicky example can be found here.) I have naturally assumed that I am going to get my ass canned, since I am low man on the totem pole at work, the universe probably wants me to move the fuck on already, etc.
So far that hasn't happened--I have been temporarily working my job (which hasn't had much going on in summer) AND another job for the summer, at least until they decide to hire someone else or whatever to handle it. That one has been going very well and my second supervisor totally loves me these days.
Well, I got bad news and good news. The bad news is that the thing I work on at my regular job, that I have been doing for 10 years, is being discontinued. Pretty much because the vendor of the product has been flushing down the toilet and not doing their jobs correctly/at all. And since I am low woman on the totem pole, realistically speaking they wouldn't need me any more to do what I do.
However...would I be interested in working in another related group instead? Does some similar things to what I do? Same pay grade so I wouldn't be laid off or losing pay? By all means, let me at it! Sounds like it has more variety going on as well. More public-service-y (I will miss being in the "quiet office", but not my location within said office), but by now I am kinda used to that given the temporary job. So it's all going to be fine.
I am pleased that so far Uranus hasn't been a total streak of "you are constantly unemployed and can't get a job to save your life for seven years." So far, anyway. Changes at work, fine, as long as it's going my way.
"Why is it so difficult for some people to change? They remain stuck in the same negative relationships/habits/jobs for decades. It’s clear as day to others that they need to evolve. But they don’t.
I did a very quick survey of the natal charts I have on file. Specifically, I looked for commonalities in the charts of people I’ve known for years who have remained stuck. What I found was that all these people have planets in their 12th House."
And suddenly that explains everything...
"The 12th (naturally ruled by Pisces) is the most difficult part of the chart to access. It represents the subconscious, the hidden, the secret. Having planets in this house is similar to glimpsing something out of the corner of your eye. When you turn to look at it, it vanishes. So any behavior symbolized by these planets will be just as difficult to pin down."
And of course, this is my chart ruler in there.
"Basically, the 12th House is a blind spot. How do you deal with it? If 12th House planets are making aspects to any other part of the chart, this is the access route. For example, Sun in the 12th trine Moon in the 4th can find clarity through emotional (Moon) connections to the past (4th House). Talk to your Mom. Revisit childhood friends/events. Will it be painful? Guaranteed. Awareness of the 12th means sacrificing something, even if it’s your illusions. Also, look at the ruler of the 12th. Aries on the cusp of the 12th House would make Mars the ruler. What’s happening with this planet in the chart? Action, independence and instinct (Mars ruled areas) would be the keys to unlocking the mystery."
Hm....so, my big one for that would be Mercury in the 6th (opposite Pluto), or maybe Uranus (1st) or Neptune (2nd). Chart ruler is Venus in 7th.... So thinking about the day-to-day practical shit in life would cover the Mercury bit. And yeah, that's what I'm running into now. Realizing that I have to postpone the move because at the very least, my driving alone is probably not up to handling 4 hours a day on the freeway or whatever at this point.
As for the 7th house, yeah, partnering helps the situation, when I can find one.
I do worry about what will happen to me if I don't move on my own, though :( I've got one planet in the zap zone (Jupiter) and two planets (Mars and moon) in the "positive Uranus zap zone."
On Thanksgiving night, my laptop was having issues. It's been doing this weird thing where the power would go off if I touched the right side of my laptop, even briefly or accidentally. I had brought it to my aunt's house and was trying to use it on the couch...so it was blowing out a lot. And finally it just refused to turn on any more.
Naturally, I freaked out. The laptop is 3 years old (as of guess when, Thanksgiving) and while it could be in the range of early death, it really shouldn't be yet. But I've had a screen blow out before and I know that's not fixable. It's not like I was likely to find someone to diagnose it over the weekend...should we be trying to immediately do a Black Friday sale to get a new laptop...oh shit! I was thinking that was the second house eclipse issue right there: sudden financial hosing.
But I got lucky. The laptop turned on the next day, and I figured out that it was plugging my ancient mouse into the laptop that was blowing out the power. Without that mouse, it's doing just fine.
As for the actual day, I bizarrely managed to avoid spending money at craft fairs all day long. I bought my mom a ring for Christmas at her request and that was it. Alas, the restraint didn't last at the NEXT DAY's craft fair, mind you, but it was kind of amazing that I didn't really fall "in love" with anything, or buy more alpaca roving the way I did there every year.