Sunday, April 26, 2009

girl, uninterrupted — part #149872

I'm not really in a blogging mood, but I did waste a bit of my time online today. I found a lot of nifty snippets to share here, so far. I also ogled at a few places to hopefully spend my birthday in this year with close friends. Mmm, flavored beer... LOL. In true Libran fashion, though, I'd want to have fun in high style more often, for a change. So, yeah, everything cerebral & gourmet. But pardon me if I burst into flames & throw up, hehe. Kidding.

But seriously, I want to reclaim my youth & energy. I don't want to think about my proverbial biological clock ticking like mad. I used to be so upbeat. Sporty even! Whatever happened to that version of myself?

I find it weird to be yearning for exercise whenever it's the time of the month, when I'm at my most languid, moody, & drained. I can't sleep that much because of the pain, but hopefully my Lagaflex helps, even if it's meant for my drat tense back muscles. I'm getting more physical therapy this Tuesday, & a much-needed Balinese massage. If only I can imagine my pain away, or have fun even while agonizing. But I like the idea that energy actually comes mainly from feeling good, not just from eating well or sleeping a lot. Sigh.

Coincidentally, the Moon in Taurus seems to explain my current downtime:
It's a steady and grounded Taurus Moon. Not a day for roller coasters, airborne, screaming with delight. Or is it? Indulge in the sheer pleasure of being here, adored by gravity, earth's invisible embrace. Enjoy your weight. Roll in a newly mowed lawn. Celebrate your voice: shout, sing or whisper in somebody's ear. Then drink a soothing tea for the thyroid and throat. You might be feeling a desire for more comfort and security now. Taurus says your prosperity takes organic gardening. Nothing greedy or toxic, just planning, patience, true nourishment, your bills paid in full, a surplus in your checking account and honoring the ways in which you're already wealthy. If your neck or jaw is stiff, ask yourself, "What am I resisting?" This Moon makes it easy to feel stubborn. But in a changing world, such strength can sometimes defeat itself. Don't try to move immovable objects.

LOL, & I absolutely feel bloated, because it's, well, the blasted time of the month. So I'm not really feeling sociable, & I'm just grateful to be staying at home today. Speaking of gratitude, have you ever picked up the habit of making a daily gratitude list? I got that from Lornadahl who would circulate her own litany to her friends via SMS. I don't get to text mine anymore, but I'm thinking of broadcasting that here again.

The New Moon is indeed a good phase to start over. How coincidental. I just really want to relax. Then everybody should prepare for the upcoming Mercury retrograde next week, which will last for the whole month of May. IKR! Bleargh.

Here's a neat quick guide to every planetary retrograde, btw, from The Crystal Pathway:
When Jupiter goes retrograde, it is a good time to review our vision, ideals, and belief systems.

When Mars goes retrograde, any direct action becomes difficult.

When Mercury goes retrograde, it is a good time to meditate, contemplate, write, and catch up on sleep. Mercury rules communication so be extra aware of what you say what you hear when you speak to friends and colleagues. Computers, televisions, and cars also tend to stop working properly during this period.

When Neptune goes retrograde, it is time to review your spiritual life.

When Pluto goes retrograde, it is a good time to reflect on how we are doing with change and transformation.

When Saturn goes retrograde, it is time to maintain the status quo in career and not break new ground in your life if possible.

When Uranus goes retrograde, our inner freedom is the focus. Ask yourself: Am I in the flow of my calling in life?

When Venus goes retrograde, it is a time to reflect on your values, and to review your relationships. Old friends / lovers may reenter your life. Avoid beginning a new love relationship.

Good luck, everyone!

I hope with the next Merc ret I can meet more repeat patrons, hehe, & get more feedback. I really appreciate you guys turning up so unexpectedly & asking for further sessions. Let me know if I really do make sense, & how can I fine-tune my readings! :D Domo, domo! I wish all of you the best of luck. ♥

I tried using the What's My Destiny? spread today with the Tarot of the Magical Forest deck, & so far, the only thing that was good about the reading was when I got the 9 of Cups to depict my money potential. Haha. I can't wait! I've been musing about fancy getaways, & if I do get the chance, I'll book quickly here. Osho FTW! Here's a quote that I so love lately from the man:
"Don't think in terms of comfort; think in terms of freedom.
Don't think in terms of safety, think in terms of being more alive.
And the only way to be more alive is to live dangerously, is to risk,
is to go on an adventure.
And the greatest adventure is not going to the moon —
the greatest adventure is going to your own innermost core."

Mmm, meditation. Maybe this summer I'll go & do just that.
Thanks so much again, JR, for the tip. :D Field trip much? Mmm, Zen.

Oh, I forgot to blog that on my birthday last year, I went to this guided meditation class in the same studio where I was supposed to take again my tai chi class with my former sifu. We were seated, too, while we had to move around a bit to harness our chi for the first part of our class. It was a form of sheng zheng qigong, & it was aptly called Awakening The Soul. Our teacher let us borrow the book (which I ended up buying, so I could do the same thing at home) that explained each step or movement, as follows. I'll let the meditative steps speak for themselves. I want to go back. I sure hope I can soon. It is a wonderful form of exercise, anyway, & a superb complement to tai chi.
I) Zhongtian Movement - symbolizes the cleansing of the hands, face, & the heart, to be able to connect to heaven & earth then to merge with the universe.

1) Opening the Heart
2) Love Descends on Me
3) Unravelling the Heart
4) Suddenly Lifting the Veil
5) Holdng the Heavens [While] Grounded on Earth
6) Freeing Oneself to Become a Saint
7) Walk to the Center of Heaven
8) Return to the Origin

II) Closing Movement -think tai chi cooldown, then proceed to the Zhongtian movement again to wrap it up.

According to the author,
"Awakening the soul also means distilling the soul, clarifying the soul. With renewed clarity, one gains a deeper understanding of one's life & what truly matters. It becomes clear that the experience of unconditional love is the most valuable thing one can attain in life. To experience the heart as its fullest, one most cultivate love. The soil of the heart must be tilled to harvest the sweet fruit of unconditional love. What follows is a sense of perfect well-being, a sense of profound contentment... May all people experience the opening of the heart, the freshness of returning to the beginning, & the simplicity of once again becoming one with nature & the universe. Then all can experience true love, understand life, & enjoy life fully — body & soul."

I'm thinking of making voice tapes for all my guided meditation samples (even if I sound like a sad kitten wet from the rain most of the time on tape LOL) to help me focus, but then I also need to learn how to really keep still & concentrate on savoring the silence & keep my eyes open while I'm at it.

For some reason, I've been associating the 3 of Pentacles card twice now with the 3 Chinese coins tied with a red (or gold) ribbon, & I've been recommending them for protection luck. I even gave my very first trio away to prove my point, sans the proverbial red envelope or ang pao. I hope I'm right, & I hope I can get more I-Ching coins for my peace of mind. Which reminds me, I still have to give 2 of my new godsons their respective ang pao. :)) & the most intriguing 3 of Pentacles card I've come across is with from my Samurai Tarot deck, which can actually correspond to what Corrine Kenner has written on her Tall Dark Stranger: Tarot for Love & Romance book (& I hope she doesn't mind me quoting!)

" is a clear reminder that you can accept & enjoy your physical nature. It's also a reminder that physical attraction — & attractiveness — is an important component of a relationship. After all, it's human nature to be drawn to beautiful people, because most of us assume that physical beauty reflects inner beauty... In that sense, the Three of Pentacles might be offering you some concrete advice. If your body is your temple, it might be time to make sure that your sanctuary still reflects the qualities you value & want to share with others. Look in the mirror. It might be time for a little sculpting, a bit of remodeling, & maybe even some stained glass."

Oh, God. :)) & I just had John Mayer's Your Body is A Wonderland song cue automatically in my head. Interestingly, amelioration is what feng shui is all about to begin with. :D

But seriously, you know what they say, anima sana in corpore sano. For now, I seem to lack both. Excuse me for my hormones gone whack!

I guess the bottom line for my interpretation of the 3 of Pentacles card to be linked with the 3 Chinese coins tied with a red ribbon is for those querents to safeguard themselves physically — even up to the point of issuing any restraining orders (gasp!) to anyone threatening their personal space, or getting any other legal action for that matter. Extreme much? Or does it make sense after all? Let me know.

I've just discovered from my fellow Scatterbrain Toni that we actually have a World Book & Copyright Day. HAHA. So, in classic Netizen style, let me respond to the questionnaire she posted for the occasion:
1. What books are you currently reading?

Like what I've said earlier, there's The Psychic Bible, & Tarot Decoder, & 168 Feng Shui Ways to Declutter, & Tall Dark Stranger: Tarot for Love & Romance. Then there's How To Photograph Absolutely Everything, haha, so I can ogle at more pretty inspiring pictures.

2. What books are on your to-be-read list?

Now that I just read more about Corrine Kenner, I want to get a hold of her Tarot for Writers book! & since we're talking about Osho, there are a couple more books that I want from him, like his Book of Understanding & Being in Love.

3. What book/s would you recommend?

All the books that I've mentioned here in this entire blog! :D

4. What book made you fall in love with reading?

It was this glossy, illustrated tarot introductory paperback from Juliet Sharman-Burke that my departed father had in his stash (I love you so much, Dad. May you truly rest in peace.) that my departed kid sister excitedly showed to me for kicks in 2002. (I love you, too Candy. I miss you so much. Say hi to God & give Our Lady a hug for me...) I was bored out of my wits, & I liked the Jungian approach, plus all the colorful, modern tarot cards on display! I'm a huge sucker for psychology & aesthetics & chromaticity, so voila!

LOL but seriously I started reading at the age of 3, & our house was littered with various books & magazines. My parents had this wonderful series called the Beginner's Bookshelf that even comes with a Parent's Guide to helping children discover the joys of reading & learning, not only via books, but also via other instructional media, like the perpetual but tricky television & starter toys. My siblings & I got lots of books as gifts from our aunts & respective godmothers as well, plus my parents who were educators by profession naturally had a lot of resources lying around the house, especially for budding minds like ours. My dad was a big Reader's Digest fan, & we had this lovely selection of fairy tales for our perusal. I also enjoyed the Bible Stories from the Beginner's Bookshelf, which featured Old Testament stuff, that I actually enjoy reading more for some reason than Christ-centric features. I had to acquaint myself with it via the classic Flying House anime series (but seriously, I like the Superbook series a whole lot more, yo!) & I only got to appreciate Christology fully sometime later, in my last year in high school. I actually was more entranced in the head-on battle between God & Satan when I was 9 years old, no thanks to my father's extensive Plain Truth subscription. :))

5. Do you have a book collection you’re proud of? Tell us about it!

I'm still waiting to complete the Tales of The Otori series. In hardbound. & yeah, I still want all of Lillian Too's pricey paperbacks. :D

Yikes. Sorry for babbling again! ^^; But enjoy it while it lasts. :P I'm trying to be upbeat as possible, even if my navel cramps & my lower back are killing me. Anyway, yeah, do read this article, s'il vous plait, especially if you're getting rather impatient with seeing results unfold right before your very eyes. Not only with feng shui but with tarot, too. Case in point:
  • Putting too intense an expectation of results can often cause obstacles to arise because of all the negative angst you are generating.
  • Leave it to the cosmos to bring you the results you want without you having to keep checking.
  • What is important is to look at what YOU want to do.
  • Even as we use feng shui (or tarot), we should also use our brains.
Take care now. Drop me a line or something. =XOXO=

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ooh, yay, a tree-hugging special!

Happy Earth Day! Again! Hehe, this would be my second ever post about the occasion, & I've got more things up in my sleeve. Becoming eco-friendly is quite the rage again now, with all our pollution, climate change, & recession problems. But wasn't it the trend 19 long years ago? I actually won the silver medal in an inter-district essay writing contest in 6th grade, when I wrote about my own humble contributions to saving the world: one barangay at a time. Oh, God, how juvenile... how suburban. I actually practised what I preached for some time, but then I realized I've been hoarding clutter just the same & I've been using way too many plastic bags & non-recycled paper for my own good. Oh, & I'm still a sucker for long showers & bubble baths. So much for that. But with a budding enthusiasm for feng shui, which actually helps people to be more uh, nature-conscious, & the ongoing drive again to be kinder to Mother Earth, let's get it on one more time! With that said, I'm trying to get my "Go Green" badge to function in the sidebar. I'll be also sending my story to our workplace, haha, as encouraged throughout our network. Hmm, & this looks like a wonderful activity to engage in next week or so, as long as the weather clears:

Mmm, a vegetarian cooking class for wellness. :D~ I'm still all for livestock (if only we'd be kinder to our respective fauna) & dairy & chocolate, though. But this should be fun. & I miss doing yoga. I'm too inflexible & immobile now for that, though! :(, my most favorite online resource yet, has also gone green today, & I'm loving their eco-friendly articles. Haha, my Going Green by Zodiac Sign tip hits so close to home! (I'm sorry, I will rave about being Libran until I expire!) & my Eating Organically by Zodiac Sign pointers are a striking reminder that I should eat more fruit, seriously. Bleargh. I used to be a big apple & pineapple junkie when I was little, but nowadays, before you can feed me that stuff again, you have to serve everything peeled & chopped (especially them green apples!) — in a fancy setup, to boot! I've no problems eating vegetables, sure, except for a few gross choices, but fruits? Uhm. The only picks I can eat with much gusto now are dissected mangoes, peaches, melons, & papaya swimming in cream & condensed milk, hehe, &/or with yogurt. I'm a big baby like that. :( I miss Snapple all of a sudden.

Oh, & see how you can actually enhance your green lifestyle with feng shui. Wait, I just said that, right? Just reading's resident feng shui expert's articles makes me feel refreshed everytime. Check out Stephanie Dempsey's other write-ups in the website.

So, personally, what else have I been doing to be more compassionate towards Mother Earth? Not much, but it's a start. I like my online banking way too much. Not only is it more convenient, it also saves more paper. I also don't ask for my receipts anymore when I withdraw money from ATMs. But God forbid there should be a slip-up in the banking system & I would need proof that my account &/or transaction screwed up! I also bring my own shopping bag, but sometimes it just can't be helped, especially when I use grocery plastic bags as trashbin linings after. Mmm, speaking of trashbins, I'm getting into the habit of segregating my stuff again, even if it doesn't really work that way when I'm at home. But I'm getting there. I'm also trying to pick up where my dad left off with gardening, with our household help frontlining, hehe, but it's been frightfully scorching outside these past few weeks, until it had to rain like crazy since last weekend. I'm just so glad for the rain these days. It's making my bathwater colder, yay! I love the rain, actually, as long as I'm snug indoors & I don't have to go anywhere at the time being. Speaking of bathwater, we're also in the habit of storing some in our reservoirs again. I know I'm a big sucker for showers, but thank God for Philippine culture & the ubiquitous water dipper, haha. Comes pretty handy during power outages, anyway, plus you know how many gallons of water you can conserve when you're NOT using the shower, right? All of this should be a no-brainer to you now, but yeah, I just had to rub that in, hehe. Oh, & patronizing public transportation is both a boon & a bane in this country, but what the heck, I'm all for it. I'm afraid I might fall asleep while driving anyway on my way to & fro work, & a quick stop to the ER at the very least is something I wouldn't want to subject myself or my mother to, after everything my family has been through. I just take what I deem the safest & quickest way to & fro possible, even if I get scoffed at for not taking the local rail transit ever. I'm sorry. I hate the rush hour & I'm actually claustrophobic & I can't take the heat. My peace of mind is my priority — now go find yours. My mom's still on my case regarding my own security during my usual commute, & it bugs me to no end, & she did give me some pepper spray on my birthday. Haha, I wish I had a gun & a license + permit to carry one then, if that would make her sleep more soundly. Yikes. & that is partly why I prefer staycations to faraway ventures. Sigh. I wish I wasn't as wary anymore, & the world isn't that scary, to begin with.

I still love my airconditioning, though, & I'm not giving up on red meat, & I need to be more creative with my recycling, & I can never really buy vintage or used all the time, & I'm still into disposable oxy-alkaline or lithium batteries, & I still want a bulky SUV, & I do not approve of autogas in this country just yet. LPG use should be limited to the kitchen, seriously. I've had my dose of carbon monoxide poisoning a few weeks ago & I had to take oxygen at work like mad. If only unleaded gasoline were much cheaper, so that more people would avail of it. I'm all for heavy car tints & carpooling, btw. But I'm still praying that we'd all somehow leave a healthy world despite everything to our future generations. My Development Communications class in college was very helpful, too, in making me more aware of things around me, at least locally. I hope I can do my share. How about you?

Up next, I'll rave about repeat clients ♥ & just some of the rather bizarre questions I get while reading, & maybe on divining with the tarot to locate missing people or objects (among other things). For now, I better get ready to go back to my uh, day job.

N.B. & this I leave for JR ♥♥♥ who just asked me which online resource I think is the best so far in terms of astrology. Haha, check out the New Astrology section! I love what it said about me, especially in the 6th-9th paragraphs, haha. Yowza! Score! \m/ Especially this part:
Getting along with Libra is a real challenge. It requires much discussion and premeditated pussyfooting. Keeping the peace is their goal, but should you push too hard and threaten to upset that hard won tranquility with some sudden movement or untoward remark - watch out! Libra has an unexpected volcanic side which, when it rears its contentious head, requires others to back down, flee the premises, or throw ice water on the Libra to settle them down. If you have ever watched a Libra scream at a spouse over where to place the vase of flowers that the unsuspecting spouse has just arranged, you know what I am getting at. Libra rages are rare - but they come out of desperation over something they perceive as upsetting to their inner balance.
Enjoy the rest of the summer, or the onset of spring, wherever you may be! :D

Monday, April 20, 2009

excited in 2009

Yep, welcome back! S.P. Lovecraft's up & running again, & I'm just all too happy to post like crazy. Thanks so much, JR! ♥ Last year, we've had problems with Wordpress & so I had to move everything to Blogger. It wasn't easy, but at least I've had some of the old links here updated. Oh, & just in case we'll have problems again, I've signed up at Plurk & Facebook. :D
Hooray for interaction!

Anyway, there's been a lot of changes since my last post for 2008!

1) I got new tarot decks!

Finally I got everything what I've been yearning for last year — Manga by Selena Lin, Tarot of the Magical Forest (though published by Lo Scarabeo), & the Mystic Faerie. Then I snagged the El Gran Tarot Esoterico early this year while I was out with The Breakfast Club from work, & so far it's my cheapest deck ever! It also has the most grim Justice card. But then, Runey gave me his old Spanish Tarot deck after that incident! I'm still trying to get myself real acquainted with these Fournier-published decks, & this reminds me how I want to take Spanish language classes, then visit Barcelona, Andalusia, & Madrid, & binge on paella along the metro. :)) But seriously, I really didn't think I'd be prepared for such decks, until now.

This was my first ever reading for myself with the El Gran Tarot Esoterico:

Click to enlarge! I'll discuss the cards later. I used the Planets spread. But I wouldn't know if it bugs me or amuses me to no end to always end up as the Queen of Swords (see center of semi-circle, in the Love, Relationships, & Emotions position). At least the Ace of Pentacles as my Self card (enclosed in the semi-circle) is a very welcome figure.

& this was just some of the few cards that I drew for myself from the Spanish Tarot:

Again, click to enlarge for a closer look. Isn't the Ace of Cups a sight for sore eyes?

Pardon the rather icky shots, though. ^^;

2) I also got new books like the Tarot Decoder, though I have to work more closely with it when I'm using the Celtic Cross spread, & Lillian Too's 168 Feng Shui Ways To Declutter, which is my most delightful feng shui book to date. I want all her featured pricey books! I still have my tarot protege Francisbear's tarot for romance book, & I found the best version of the astrological spread there. I'll post it later.

Then I fell in love at first peruse with The Psychic Bible... even if I'm not really comfortable with calling myself 'psychic' just yet.

3) I also had a lot of tarot patrons just in time for the Chinese New Year! I really can't thank you folks enough for your confidence & patronage, especially those who've been patient to see me after so much delays. I do hope I've been of service to you. I can't wait to see & hear from you all again. ;)

It also was surreal to finally meet a patron this summer whom I've been only transacting with online. It was fun, really. I hope this year would turn out nicely for her despite everything I've seen in her last spread.

4) As for color schemes & therapy, I've also switched to pink nail polish, even if deep reds & maroons are supposedly lucky for me this year. I'm giving my nails a much-needed break, hehe. Oh, & I'm very drawn to purple now. Actually, since last year. Purple should be my new black. Should be fun. I'm jonesing for a lot of purple shoes that I can wear easily to work & elsewhere. Then I've switched to green ink, instead of my usual red, when highlighting my scribbles. Hmm.

5) I've also been taking pictures of The Breakfast Club at work after shift every chance we'd get. I need a diversion, quick. Or a staycation. You know, a getaway while still being stuck in the good ol' sweltering metro. I'm all for staying in the CBD, but I also want to go somewhere up North soon, like QC. But maybe not right now, as the North & NE1 aren't really auspicious directions to begin with this year.

6) My new reading schedule's now only every Saturday, 10am onwards, by appointment, & maybe every Monday night, at least before 11pm, again by appointment. After a long hiatus, this should work. Sundays are reserved for recuperating, but I can probably attend to e-mail requests by then. I'm keeping the 350php/hr pricing up close, & I can do house calls as long as it's within the CBD or my suburban commune, but I'm going to charge slightly higher. I'm repricing international online readings, too, because for some reason, PayPal's crazy like that. But for now, everybody can avail the usual fee until the summer equinox (June 21). Locally it's still the same, & it's made easier now with Globe's GCash. Bank payments are good, too, if preferred. Just leave a comment for more details.

7) Meet the Robinsons was such an adorable movie! I cried buckets after watching it, seriously, because it was just that awesome. I'm still a lot like Lewis after all, still suffering from lack of self-confidence while yearning hopefully what it's like to understand my past (& meet my future self unwittingly while I'm at it). A definite must-see. I so wanna watch it over & over again. Haha, my other favorite character has got to be Franny Robinson & her protegé Frankie, btw.

8) I'm thinking of making my own tarot music playlist. As inspired by Audioslave's Like A Stone (for the Hermit card), then Techy Romantics' Out of My Mind (for probably the 9 of Swords) & Photos Fade (for the 8 of Cups) & One Way (my favorite song du jour; for the 6 of Cups probably, or 5 of Cups even), then Zero 7's Waiting to Die (for obviously, the Death card). I'm still thinking of what Robbie Williams' Millenium song denotes. Probably Judgment, I'm not sure. If you have any ideas & suggestions, let me know. ;)

9) I'm subscribing to DailyOM horoscopes from now on. Mmmm, Zen.
Plus this is a nifty online daily Chinese almanac to refer to. ♥

10) Haha, then I think I wanna have this fortune-telling watch. How about you?

Anyway, that's about it for now. Let me leave you with my partial Essential Birth Report from Gina Ronco. I hope to get it in full. Get yours quick, too!

Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Libra
Though you may appear breezy and impersonal at times, the personal, human dimension of life is really very important to you and close to your heart.

Sun in Libra
Harmony and balance are your keynotes. You instinctively understand the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and you are always fair and willing to meet the other person half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and with considerable social awareness, you do all you can to avoid conflict and discord. You express a spirit of cooperation and compromise and often achieve through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve by a direct, forceful approach.

Getting along with others and pleasing them may be TOO important to you, for you can be too dependent on others' approval and opinions to make your own decisions. You will rarely act without getting the counsel and feedback of other people. You prefer sharing and doing things together rather than on your own. Being alone feels very unnatural to you, and you have a strong need for a partner and intimate one-to-one relationships.

You invest a great deal of your energy in personal love and you are very idealistic and romantic about marriage. You seek a partner who is your equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. You make a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and you enjoy the traditional symbols of love -- courtship, flowers, etc. Relationships are like an art to you, one that requires time, attention and creative effort. You appreciate a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or dull or blunt.

Fairness and equality, both in your personal life and in the world, are extremely important to you. If you fight about anything, it is often about something you feel is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to you and you believe in moderation in all things, avoiding fanaticism and extremism of any sort.

You also have a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way you dress, furnish and arrange your home and workspace, etc. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant or negotiator would be fulfilling to you, as would working in an artistic field like design or photography.

Sun in the 8th House
You crave intense experiences and are attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable or taboo. You may hide your interests or inclinations, except from those who know you very intimately. You are rarely content with yourself and your life, and you have an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than you ever have before. You also have a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.

Sun Conjunct Mercury
You tend to see things from your perspective only and to be rather subjective. You also enjoy talking and expressing your views but you don't always listen as well. You have a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and need constant mental stimulation and activity.

Sun Sextile Jupiter
Your life is apt to be blessed with more than your share of helpful friends, fortuitous connections and doors opening to you at just the right time. Because you are usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, you continue to generate successes in your life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are.

Oh, & happy 4/20! :P I can't get enough of the rain last night. With the Sun in Taurus now, everything should be a bit more stable than it was in Aries. & I'm just glad that the last Venus retrograde's finally over. Now all I've got to figure out is how to make expandable posts here...
I also need to plan a birthday treat for my BFF-slash-production associate Em Alberto, who'll be turning fabulously 30 on May 16th, hehe, when Saturn goes finally direct, yay!
Have a wonderful tropical summer!