Libra 26° (October 19)


I basically just binged on television. Then fell asleep in the afternoon. Woke up and thought, okay, I can ride my bicycle into town and have a couple of beers for a laugh. It was like Spring Break. My idea of Oysterfest is older rather farty types, but this was a youthquake of sorts. And I cannot help but think that there were white supremacist overtones to the whole shindig. First of all, how do twenty year old men in 2019 know all the lyrics to songs by The Band and Creedence Clearwater Revival? That smacks of something very white. I don’t really recognize this culture as anything remotely resembling the youth of my generation. These people seem really rather mean underneath. Someone made off with my jacket (with my reading glasses in the pocket) and I had to freeze on the way back home. Back to writing this sample:

When one speaks of the so-called power signs, Leo and Scorpio, and sometimes Capricorn, are cited. And while all signs are embued with their own special brand of power, Virgo has the potential to most puissant of them all. The sign energy is all about potential, possibility and the fulfillment of functional happiness that results in, or is achieved by way of, certain alchemical change. For the Virgo this is an inside job, and a tough one at that. There is by rights some necessary navel-gazing that comes with being a native of this sign; and others bear witness to the real struggle, and the machinations thereof, which characterize Virgo woman’s experience. For her, more than anyone, life is literally what she makes of it—she is defined not by her thoughts or feelings but by her actions, and more accurately, by the contributions she makes in life, compelled by the urgings of her conscience. A signature paradox of the sign, however, is the seeming vagary of Virgo’s own internal messaging system, the meanings and motivations of her emotional and moral compass, which is thus designed to drive her deeper into searching her feelings, to embrace them completely, whereby said alchemical alteration should occur. To others in her life it appears that she is forever mulling over the same issues, often for years on end, often including others as sounding boards in the process. But her trademark litanies and laments are symptoms of her inherent process of personal evolution, not the cause of being emotionally stuck, as people might perceive it.

The sign of Virgo is all about what you make of your life. You are at a crossroads, metaphysically, so that you can beg all the important questions, not just for yourself, but for all of us. Virgo represents the human conscience, the sign’s rule over digestion extending to the metaphorical chomping on and processing of experience.

Well, it would have been fun today to have a friend to do Oysterfest with; but I haven’t even heard back from the boys of summer I once knew in my youth. I feel as if I have to close a door, now, on all of that which is somewhat sad. The best days in recent years are now some seven years ago when I would go to Paris and see Dave and I feel that things have gone so down hill since then despite the boons of the past several years. It now comes down to me I feel. I have a few pages now drafted but one of the things that happens as a result of writing is the knowledge that you can’t go down every rabbit hole and that some of what you’re writing is crap (and seeming off brand); and that you have to find a way to create markers (in this case upshots) so that the book fulfills what the proposal outlines. At the same time one will need to make a check list of things that need being said. There are the action items and there are the would be sidebars. But again things like that won’t be determined except by reading through as I go. I have to have five pages finished by Tuesday that is the goal. And this is where I give myself pep talks.


To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree pointof the Sabian Symbol will be one degree higher than the one listed for today. 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 or 6 days per year—so they near but not exactly correlate.

Typos happen. I don’t have a proofreader. And I like to just write, post and go!
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