I recently read the book The Stockholm Octavo, which is based off of a tarot layout. I thought the layout itself seemed really cool, so I wanted to point it out to the rest of the hippie side of the Internet even though this is not a tarot blog. I have found some links on the subject, should you want to read them and/or give it a go yourself.
I started my Octavo this morning :)
"I have also had doors flung open for me and guess what? I don’t like the new experience! How about that? Yes, my world is bigger. Yes I am learning new things but hey! I don’t like this school. I don’t like this education!
If I sound like a baby who does not want to advance, let me be clear – this could happen to you.
For example, how about you go to the doctor and get yourself a nice cancer diagnosis? What are you going to say? Yippie! Now I get to go into this world of chemotherapy! Now I get to learn all about the waiting rooms of doctors and how to make appointments for blood tests?
It’s expansion all right, but not a class you’d be likely to sign up for, if given a choice.
Guess what? I learned a lot when I was forced to go to court all the time for three years. I was expanded all right. But I was horrified, simultaneously and I just want to bitch about this today.
If you like your Jupiter transit, gratitude is in order. Personally, I would like to close some of the doors that have been opened for me. I struggle to acclimate to this new land.
This doesn’t mean that I won’t or that I can’t adapt. This doesn’t mean that I can’t see the big picture. It does mean that not all expansive experiences are pleasant!"
This sums up my buying a car in a nutshell. I've had it for about two weeks, one of which I didn't even DRIVE the car during. Within a few days of getting it, it got a nail in the tire. I figured out the tire was deflating about three days after I got it, but I had to wait another three days (during which I needed to do some driving, including to the nearest citiy) before I could get time off from work to get it looked at during work hours. So there was drama and nervousness and of course the nail didn't show up until I went to the SpeeDee. That, at least, was an easy fix.
But seriously, you'd think that right after buying it and right after it's had a ton of money spent on it to get it smogged and otherwise checked out, I'd get a bit of leeway before the car repairs started, right? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
I drove it around for a few more days because I had booked myself to go to a few things with the car, but after that, I decided I should lay off on driving whenever possible because I was starting to feel like a jinx of some kind, and I didn't touch it for a week. I didn't drive to the Bay Area during the three-day weekend--managed to weasel out of that one. Which turned out to be a good idea because when I was going to drive the car last night, THE OIL LIGHT TURNED ON. No, I didn't spot a leak, it wasn't due to be changed until next month....hahahahahahahahah I'm fucked, right?
So I have gotten no sleep because I had to call the tow truck at the ass crack of dawn this morning to get it to the mechanic at 7 a.m., and god only knows if I'll have it back before the meeting I have to drive to after work....at which I am the only presenter, so I'd better fucking show up, eh? I have rented a Zipcar to go to the meeting, just in case, because I figure my odds of knowing what's up with the car or whether or not I can drive it before 5 p.m. are slim to none and it's kinda late to totally cancel on everyone anyway. Though with my luck, someone will have stolen the key out of the Zipcar or something to make sure I really can't go.
Why must I be a jinx? Seriously, why must every single car or driving related thing be so fucking hard from minute one? I can't even get a week's worth of enjoyment without freaking out about paying for repairs? My shrink was trying to talk me out of the phobia, and she even said, "Hey, as long as the oil light doesn't go on..."
Eh....I'm gonna skip the Taurus one, it's talking about relationships and hahahah on that.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
"You need to set your sights higher. When I say need, I mean it’s actually a matter of necessity: commit to something more challenging, demanding more of your personal resources, experience and talent. I see you involved in something visible, that makes a difference in the world. Yet doing something challenging means encountering challenges. They may seem like they’re worldly in nature — involving your circumstances. In truth, all the territory you’re covering is personal. You’re being called to some new and potentially unexpected form of leadership, one that you’ve known for a while you were aspiring to in theory. This month you go from theory to action. Action means taking charge, staying grounded and bringing both a dynamic, even dramatic quality to what you’re doing at the same time you call forth your deepest maturity. As you know, maturity is useless unless it’s put to good use, and this is the order of the moment. As you see the rewards of this way of doing things, I suggest you reinvest them rather than take them as profits. What you need more than anything is momentum toward a tangible goal. Part of that quality is bringing yourself fully into what you’re doing, creating and expressing — and every inner challenge you overcome will get you one step closer to that spot."
"We are all Uranians now. Quick morphs, fast decision-making and speed-dumping of the past are (in general) the most profitable moves du jour. See scopes for more and if you’re insomniac at the mo, it’s a higher-order Uranian vibe trying to happen."
Yeah....and I'm posting this at 4:35 a.m. Sigh.
And apparently I'm only getting to posting it around now.
"Any combination of Uranus (surprise) and Jupiter (optimism/luck) can be associated with lucky breaks. Jupiter expands, Uranus breaks the rules. Limits are blown away and, for a brief moment, anything is possible. This could play out in different ways, but generally, the push for emotional expression (Jupiter in Cancer) will get a shot of “anything goes” (Uranus in Aries). People may take crazy risks to get what they want, and they may very well succeed. Mind you, they may fall flat on their faces as well. This is not a predictable influence.
But it has potential, see? It’s risky, but there’s hope. I’m not advising you to go bananas (I said this is a risky influence) but if there’s something you want to roll the dice on and if you’re ready to accept the consequences…go for it. The outcome may be a wonderful surprise. But first, take a hard look at your chart and see exactly how this influence is hitting it.
If you’re not up for risk taking, but you would like to navigate this energy, keep the word “freedom” in mind. Your freedom, their freedom. No one is going to hold your hand during this transit. If you cling, wallow or collapse in a heap of helplessness, you’ll activate the side of this aspect that tears away exactly what you think you need the most. Because Jupiter is involved, this shot of independence will definitely be good for you. And you may see how good it is, really quickly. But why set yourself up for that initial, rude shove? Exercise your emotional independence to get the best from this influence."
I finally bought a car :)
"To make most of this aspect, pick something that you’ve been putting off (something that involves Leo themes) and just do it. This isn’t a life-changing influence, but it can make it easier for you to pluck up your courage and take that risk. Remember that Uranus retrograde is intensified freedom/change."
What am I putting off? Picking insurance, picking a life goal...everything, basically....