Libra 6° (September 28)
Another turn around the wheel complete and probably the best news day of the year so I feel like I’ve been given a gift. I had a couple hours I was awake in the night but not too bad and then when I fell back my dreams were crazy. In one, a package of this grey kind of chainmail dress and furry Pigalle-putain looking faux fur coat meant for Nancy Pelosi with whom I was hanging out. I tried it on as a joke for her and told her that she was meant to be photographed in it. In another dream we were waiting for S.’s “mother” to come out of her therapy session. The role was played by Jane Lynch with long blond hair. Probably a Patsy Stone thing. She zoomed passed us as if to telegraph contempt and we were like jogging to try and keep up and finally I figured that in therapy she had come to blame S. for something and I started jabbing her verbally, like oh it’s all S’s fault is it? I followed her down and alley and then I grabbed her by the hair (she weighed nothing) and chucked her at a brick wall, which might be an allusion to my turn in that Ang Lee film where I had to chuck bottles at a wall and just miss the protagonist. The rest of the dreams were these bleak interiors, like a warren of rooms, an old boarding house one might imagine in Magazine Street in the eighties or in Provincetown. It was peopled with people suffering with illness, AIDS or this new pandemic or something. And though I felt like one of the healthy ones at one point I thought fuck I better get out of here.
Okay I have a bunch of things to day at half-hour intervals and then I’ve decided to take some time off and really enjoy myself for a spell. Speaking of spells I’m casting one to get rid of this administration, the first bit of which requires me posting this wee intro and then moving on to prepping tomorrow’s entry. Then I am going to create two new documents, one being a larger inventory that will ultimately comprise everything we have ever done, professionally, to date, and the other being a script of sorts for speaking with the television production company. To get that together I will use the voice dictation option. I am receiving a great many messages from folks on this occasion. Strangers really are the best today. I have had one message from one single close friend but the rest so far are completely m.i.a.
The following blocks of text are exceprts from my first year of Blagues, nos. 906-910. I am reading through all of my Blagues, five per day, and posting some samples here. Now, in my sixth year of writing this Blague, by the time I get to my seventh, I will have journeyed through all the daily Blagues of my first five years. If that’s confusing I apologize. Year seven, I’ll only have to read through year six, once a day.
Dividing the Zodiac into 24 signs was groundbreaking. You have a different take on Virgo Man and Virgo Woman, for example, whereas previously one size fit all. When it comes to sexuality, you cover straight and gay males/females of each sign, but how does someone who is transgender or identifies as non-binary read this?
When Sextrology was published in 2004, we unfortunately weren’t having the same conversation about transgenderism as we are today. There are many meaningful transgender myths and archetypes —Hermaphrodite, Tierisias and Caenis to name a few—that we dig into, and from whose cosmic power and inspiration individuals can draw.
Most friends who’ve transitioned have done so in the years since we first putlished Sextrology. As it was, we had to petition publlishers for equal measure of gay and straight content. In Cosmic Coupling, hetero couples are dedicated two pages while gay and lesbian chapters only get one. Cue soundtrack about book size, the cost of paper and affordability.
The upshot is we’ve come along way in the fifteen years hence Now, no sociological conversation can disclude the transgender movement and the stunning effect it’s having.
The upshot is we’ve come along way in the fifteen years hence Now, no sociological conversation can disclude the transgender movement and the stunning effect its having.
While some astrological partnerships seem better starred than others, your emphasis seems to be on awareness of our own and each other’s habits and tendencies. It’s eye-opening in some ways and familiar in others.
We can only change ourselves. And while, yes, reading the chapters in Sextrology pertaining to loved ones will offer an insider’s guide to that individual in many ways, the main tenet of our work is personal development, you doing you. In Cosmic Coupling, which treats all possible 300 gay and straight combinations, the character of the relationships become the focus. Two people may form any relationship, still the relationship itself becomes this third entity. There are actually twenty-four relationship-chapters pertaining to any one reader of Cosmic Coupling, While the voyeuristic possibilities are endless in exploring what makes other relationships tick. Cosmic Coupling is a conversation starter for sure.
Self-identification/determination can be positive, yet not always. Is there a concern that typifying a kind of behaviour associated to a birth date could be counter-productive? Eg, I’m a Piscean, I just can’t help myself.
Our brand of astrology is necessarily plastic in its application to people, whether personal clients or a wider readership. It’s all about potential—optimizing gifts and opportunities while negotiating all the negatives, usually from conditioning—which we can see in individual’s charts and which, in oxymoronic “generally specifically” or “specifically general” terms applies, on that wider level, to majorities of those born under the same sign.
We can’t tell anyone why astrology, in its myriad forms and applications, works so accurately. But there are a lot of things we can’t explain. It would seem that, just as a rose blooms in June and a Chrysanthemum, in December, so too do people born at a certain time reflect, or literally personify, the energy of that time. One could say the Zodiac, like life, is hinged on paradox, the culmination being the last yin-yang sign of Pisces with its opposite facing fish. And yes, counting Christ and Blanche du Bois among its archetypal order, Pisces people are indeed prone to temptation; but, for the Fish, it is always a two-way street.
Let’s talk about examples. Here on your examination couch is a Capricorn female in her thirties. What can you tell us about her and what she fancies?
If this were a client coming to us, she would provide us her birth day, time and place. From that we generate a number of charts that reveal endless things about her, individually. What we have to tell all Capricorn women may be more sweeping, and in more umbrella terms, but it also, paradoxically, gets to the essence of what all Capricorn woman share. As any Capricorn woman, whose archetypes include Mary Poppins, will tell you: It’s sensible to have an umbrella (under which any Capricorn woman’s unique details still thematically fall).
To call herself a Capricorn means that her Sun placement is in Capricorn; but we don’t know anything about the placement of her other planets. So we focus fully on the Sun placement and go deep into the archetype of the sign of Capricorn to increasingly extract fundementals and every facet, really, of her character. We delve all the crannies of the Capricorn “estate”—its elaborate cosmology and symbology, all associative myths and godheads, theenergetic make-up of the sign and its planetary rulership, numerology of the sign, on and on.
There is untold logic in the Zodiac. One might suspect that it is indeed an ancient system. Or as we like to call it: the original twelve-step program.
One element that surprised me is how certain star signs tend to share physical attributes. Just briefly, what would you expect to see in a Gemini man? And a Taurean woman?
It says in Sextrology, written in 2004, that Gemini man has small hands. (The unfortunate American president was born on June 14.) That aside, Gemini men tend toward the impish. They are animated, lit up. They typically fire off questions, often driving conversation. They are often slight and agile and retain a boyishness into old age. They are given to juvenile humor if not antics. There’s something of the lad and au courrant about them. They make endless attempts at jokes. You can often feel their need to be liked. Or that might be their arfully dodging way of charming you.
Taurus women prize themselves. Though an enviable quality, they can give off an air of innocent reluctance or reistance. They tend to boast childlike features and large, wide-set eyes. Given to softly colored and textured clothing and comfortable, quality trappings, Taurus likewise avoids brash or stressful environments or people. One of the femmier femmes on the astrological block, she tends to love her girly potions and notions. Taurus has a creamy look to her complection and she often wears a center part, letting her hair flop curl or feather. Chances are she’ll smell of quality, floral-note perfume.
To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree point of the Sabian Symbol may at times be one degree higher than the one listed here. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°, for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360 degrees spread over 365/6 days per year—so they nearly, but not exactly, correlate.
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