texts to keep you occupied
a roundup of reading material
Since I am still working on fresh content, I thought I’d do a quick roundup of some nice things to read or revisit. A little reminder so that these delineations don’t get dusty.
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Mercury is still in it’s post-retrograde shadow, and I delineated all of its aspects until October 17, the day that it clears the shadow, which you can read here, as a paywalled post.
I mentioned October 12 being “⚕︎ Miraculously mundane experiences with the divine.” I made friends with a priest yesterday, October 12. I also had a lot of very divine “coincidences” happen. My Gemini year’s going strong.
Libra season is still here, we’re still in the thick of it. For Vice Horoscopes, Annabel Gat and I wrote out a definitive guide to Libra personality traits, that I hope doesn’t expose my Libra ego too much. I did feel a little embarrassed reading it. This is a part of our zodiac series, which we began with Leo and will be done in less than a year.
Mars is still in Gemini, and the article that I wrote about every single aspect that Mars in Gemini makes is still relevant. It has dates that go all the way to March 26! I don’t want my work to be done in vain…
September 29 Mars trine Saturn in Aquarius 19º
Execution to completion. There is the last word. Take it or leave it, that’s the direction it’s heading.
October 17 Mars trine sun in Libra 24º
Resolutions to whatever problems arose during the Mars/sun square on August 27. An ability to accept issues as they are finally visible and therefore manageable.
October 25 Solar eclipse in Scorpio 2º
This eclipse is ruled by Mars, which is just about to retrograde. I think if I’m being thorough about the next seven months of Mars in Gemini, it’s important to reference a Mars-ruled eclipse.
Venus will also be at its superior solar conjunction here, which only happens once every 584 days. Venus no longer appears as a morning star and returns to the underworld as an evening star, but first, it no longer appears in the sky at all for the coming days, since it’s swallowed by the sun. It’s also going to be at its furthest distance from earth at this time.
And although it’s Thursday, it’s still not too late to read your weekly horoscope. Sometimes astrology isn’t all about the future, but also about the past and present.
Mercury, the planet of the mind, faces off with Jupiter, the planet of beliefs, at 3:23 AM on Wednesday, October 12 and facing the facts is complicated when the truth is so subjective! It’s time to let go of old beliefs that are stopping you from moving forward.
On Friday, October 14, Venus, the planet of love, harmonizes with serious Saturn at 2:20 AM. In relationships, we’re moving forward, which can mean things become more committed or we’re making peace with the end-game. Is it going to last? On an aesthetic level: refinement, mastery.
I just filed my horoscopes for next week. Thought I’d check in, while I’m here. At the WeWork, using the complimentary mouthwash. Thanks to Lilo, I know she’s reading.
I am excited for the sun/Venus conjunction on October 22, and have spoken with a lot people about it being one of my favorite days of the month. I think I might have tried to use it in an election for my friend AVR’s single release, but we decided on a different day.
A group of friends tried planning a dinner party for the weekend before, and I was like *checks astrology calendar* can we do October 22?
Really looking forward to it. Hoping to make something from a medieval cookbook. Hoping to stew some quince. Hoping to wear a flouncy blouse. Hoping to carry around a little candlestick and make tempera paints with lapis lazuli and have ecstatic religious visions1. Etc. TGIT IYKYK.
When asked, as a teen, what I wanted my career to be, I said “Renaissance Woman.” Never thought I could get so close as this.