Somehow, i never actually wound up reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s much-raved-up memoir – Eat Pray Love - and now, of course, it is a movie, starring the Scorpionic Ms Julia Roberts.
What i do think is that Elizabeth Gilbert is doing her chart REAL WELL.
First read these quotes from her book…She basically has some serious romantic mishaps and goes bunging off around the world, seeking solace and enlightenment:
“…When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings….”
“…I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism….”
“…Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it….”
Okay, so i am totally getting this sagacity.
If anyone is going to write emo-tranquility-wisdom-inducing-comfort memoirs, it should surely be a Crab-Lady. Yes?
Think also this.
The woman has her Cancerian Sun conjunct Mercury. So she has to write and put her story into context. People with strong Mercury placements tell stories, on way or another.
She has Venus in Gemini so she is restless and wants to do heaps of things at once. She could probably eat, pray, love, cook, give herself a manicure and surf stuff on the internet all at the same time but it would not have sounded so good as a book title.
Her Mars is in Sagittarius sextile Jupiter-Uranus in Libra so she wants/craves a Quest. It has to involve physical movement/travel AND intellectual stimulation and beauty/aesthetics.
Her Sun-Mercury is trine Neptune in Scorpio trine North Node in Pisces. That is a Grand Water Trine involving all sorts of cosmic themes. Eg; Neptune rules her North Node (destiny) and it trines it. She could start her own cult if she wanted. Plus this describes a person who needs a spiritual connection in everyday life or it all turns to a blobby, potentially dipso-vampire mess.
Finally, the book to movie process and her establishment as an author has coincided with Uranus crossing her North Node and Saturn on her South Node. So she can even interpret Saturn really well. Not only has she faced and dealt with her past (South Node) but she has made an absolute raving fortune out of it. So, can she say how she is “doing” her chart just SO brilliantly?
The whole hoo-hah that inspired the book would have been when Pluto was ON her Mars in Saggo, back in the 90s.
So many awesome journeys start with w.t.f. Pluto transits…You think?