This weekend's full moon
and a little bit about birthdays
If you’re not already on my Telegram channel, you might have not gotten the link to read about this weekend’s full moon. Annabel Gat, introduces the Aries full moon, and I helped her with delineating the sky right now, if your weekly horoscope wasn’t enough info (I know sometimes we simply need more).
The sun applies to a trine (a harmonious alignment) with Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius, which means very difficult or tedious things can see hopeful progress. The moon also applies to a sextile (another easy alignment) with Mars and Saturn, encouraging us to be honest about our limitations and objectives. Chiron, a centaur object astrologers note, is also highlighted during this time as it sits by the moon and opposes the sun, which can inspire a DIY approach to things… If help is requested and not given, we might take it upon ourselves to change things!
I will have more writing to share on Substack next week. My birthday was Wednesday and it was actually so overwhelming. I wasn’t writing all that much. I tried to paint, but that didn’t happen either since I got to answer some nice phone calls.
Some years I want to do less on my birthday, but other years the celebrations really sparkle. They’re always memorable, even when they’re hardcore flops.
My 20th birthday party was so absurdly bad, I still laugh about it. I spontaneously hosted it in a random flat at C-Squat that some friends of a friend were staying in. The only people who showed up were a random Twitter mutual that I had never met before and my ex-boyfriend from high school that I hadn’t spoken to in years. The person I was dating at the time, not in attendance, dumped me after not showing up.
At least this year wasn’t that bad.
I really wish I had the energy and attention span and time to have a personal conversation with everyone who wished me well. Emotionally I was just waiting for the day to be over so I could get on with my life. I had the birthday blues. As soon as October 6 hit I was like, “thank God that’s over”.
But that’s the melancholic Saturn/moon conjunction that was happening Wednesday. Was dealing with disappointment and just generally low mood, which I’m still trying to work with right now. I still had a memorable day and can’t wait to do one of my favorite activities— hand written thank you notes.
Really looking forward to this weekend’s full moon, all that it will reveal and inflame.
Here’s a quote from the weekly horoscopes:
The full moon in Aries falls on Sunday, October 9, at 4:54 PM, revealing an assertion that has been very clearly thought out. This full moon makes a helpful connection with Saturn, the planet of rules and commitments. It’s also falling on Chiron, an asteroid associated with healing.