So, who knew that when doctors say things like ‘don’t exercise with so many stitches in your shoulder’ they’re not just being anal? They have, like, reasons and all.
But my obviously truculent Mars-Pluto-Uranus conjunction (in the 8th!) is not the subject of this post.
I’m thinking about upstaging.
You know, Mars is in Leo and I did in fact just hear of a woman who stepped in front of someone at a party, wearing a “pink spandex thing” and then proceeded to actually sing some light opera she’d picked up on her – namedrop – travels with -namedrop and namedrop. Her explanation: “I’m a Leo.”
But I’m contending that Leo is not the most solid upstager of the Zodiac. I think it’s Aries. Because Leo upstages like some sort of a biological urge, like a moth seeking the light, only the Leo would say “butterfly”. And it’s their theatrical instinct. Every stage needs a star, a lead actor, does it not?
And if it is only the Leo who can enunciate their vowels correctly/accessorise/flick their hair so that golden fairy dust flies around the room, than Leo ups the stage, yes?
And Saggo does it out of an excess of enthusiasm: “hey guys I’m HERE, it’s ME and i’m abseiling through the skylight in my pyjamas because it’s THAT kind of a party, right, RIGHT?” The ability to laugh the loudest, react with incipient hysteria to even quite mild jokes and regale crowds with hideously inappropriate anecdotes can inadvertently upstage anyone.
But it’s only our Aries who treats upstaging like some sort of a combat mission, that they will complete and with maximum impact. Have you ever gotten into the ‘kill zone’ of an Aries trying to impress someone? You are either on their team (gushing adoringly in wide-eyed, rapt admiration) or you’re competition/distraction, in which case you’re about to get taken down.