Mid Zap Zone

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Summer - Neil Krug - Low Res

So we’re basically in the middle of the Zap Zone that is Uranus square Pluto and you know, whatever is going on (love, art, individuation, psych dev) is intense.

And obviously the whole economy is going through the massive Pluto in Capricorn transit with extra amphetamine from Uranus in Aries.

BUT let’s take the fourth exact Z.Z. hit today as a cue to assess the terrain – where are you at? And how did/do these dates resonate with your reality?

Note: These dates are approx, as in it could be a day earlier/later in your time zone but you get the idea.

January 26 2008: Pluto into Capricorn.

May 28 2010: Uranus into Aries – the square was not to be exact for a while but this is when the vibe could be felt.

June 24 2012 – First exact Zap Zone Hit.

September 18 2012 – Second exact Zap Zone Hit.

May 20 2013 – Third exact Zap Zone Hit.

Nov 1 2013 – Fourth exact Zap Zone Hit.

WHADDYA RECKON?

And then we have three more – April 24 2014 (this is a biggie),  December 15 2014 and March 17 2015. 

If you don’t know what i am talking about, please go back and check the various Zap Zone posts previously published! There is also a rave re this rare & cathartic astro-weirding in the Mega Compilation e-book, free download to subscribers. Please read that if you have not already. 

Short Version: no WAY can the economy (etc) be fixed by just printing $$ & trying to get growth via everyone merrily going into debt. The Zap Zone is not a good time to kick ANY can down the road. Fluid and minimalist is a good Z.Z. look. Pay only for schizz that enhances your personal dev, longevity and vitality – not crap that weighs you down.

Pre-Pluto in Capricorn feels like an era of naivety now. How much raw and aware are we now about power and financials? Stay stuck and you are fuqed people.

But anyway, how do those dates fit into your life? Get that straight and you’ll have a fair idea of where the next three zaps are likely to get you. AND yes, hold out for authenticity. In everything.

Image: Neil Krug – Summer Fire

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krissy
krissy

Wow, thanks so much for putting these dates up! The dates coincide with some turning points at work and in my one-on-one relationships! My work matters had followed a storyline beginning in 2008 and ended in 2012. 2013, however, brings a new story that had recently begun. Power struggles have been an issue at work throughout this period (Pluto rules my 6th house and is transiting my 7th). I found myself in work situations where I never had to prove myself so much to a demanding management and also fight against colleagues who used less-than-ethical means. I have Pluto transiting… Read more »

Darrell
Darrell

Wow.. What an awesome image!!! Yes.. Uranus-Square Pluto.. in the first Fire sign, & the last Earth sign.. Hello planet Earth, says the firey imaginal world!!! Ok then, so we’re all on this journey called Life. The Road of Life & Death… And, all this as I look at my life at this time with Uranus, the Promethean Liberator, in Aries, the Ram, transiting my, being “in tune with the Collective waters” of my 12th house, Uranus moving through a Neptune/Pisces themed house.. And, in the “Night Sky” or the Starry Heavens, Neptune is with Chiron, both moving the the… Read more »

Veronica Elizabeth
Veronica Elizabeth

It seems like my life is perfect for being zapped, as I have been through so many difficult experiences that I probably need it more than a lot of people. I’m still not well acquainted with most astrology, so I’m not sure how to see what planets are in my signs right now and understand what it means, but my birth chart says: I have a kataka sun, scorpio rising, aries moon, uranus is in capricorn, pluto is in scorpio, and house III is in capricorn. January 26 2008: Pluto into Capricorn: This was probably nearing, or around, the time… Read more »

S
S

I am sure you will find the depth in your soul as your mind strengthens. Your mental resilience is there and will continue to grow. You have the journey of the future to meet. It’s good to have a handle on your PTSD triggers, that’s what I’ve been work on in the last few years. I’ve found being able to express myself in the moment of a PTSD strike is the most challenging but has brought the most benefits. I write down what is happening to myself on a physical level and then try and express how the physical links… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

None of these dates resonated for me. So then I read all of the comments here, thinking maybe someone’s experience would jog my memory, but nope: nothing. Pluto in Cap is my 11th house, Uranus in Aries my 1st. Damn me for not diligently journaling every day (or any day). It must be that my ZZ hits have been so on the surface subtle that consciously they hardly register. Holding out for the authentic certainly rings true & would aptly sum up the last 5-6 years for me, though. It’s early morning here, the whole of Nov 1st still before… Read more »

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Same…I don’t remember exact dates very well and wasn’t about to go digging through old journals. I doubt anything catastrophic happened on those exact dates that was totally different from the days around them. But the Zap Zone and its themes have been present throughout all this time. Looking back helped me frame these past few years in terms of the ZZ. Like you it’s been about being authentic.

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

same here. zero things important happened for me on those dates for good or for bad. there’s def been big change from 2008 so that i can’t deny but no significant events specific to the date or even within 2-3 weeks of the date.

perhaps out major planets degrees are not within the Zappiest part?

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

At high noon: POOF– just like that tree up in the pic! GawdDAMMIT. That’s how my biz meeting went. Don’t need to right down shit like that: I’ll remember it f o r e v e r. I don’t ask “why?” anymore. Eventually you take enough fists to your grill to realize that there is no cosmic answer that would make it any gentler. Like, my name is Luka: you just don’t argue anymore. Ha. But by 3pm, something really unexpected & Awesome happened to me, to do with my work! A big steaming pile of Fabulous dropped into my… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Maybe I’ll paint. TIC tock.

Veronica
Veronica

you are so Rollercoaster, Scorp Inc. 🙂

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Love Red Hot Chili Peppers’ version! “Liquor is quicker, gonna whip your ass!” I’ll be taking my Halloween gin cocktail now, please & thank you. x

dia.astro
dia.astro

Interestingly all those dates correspond to major life events, but like a month off, Starting with a relationship (with a psycho ultra-capricorn… Sun, Moon, Mars, Merc, Persephone, Hekate, Apophis, and DC in cap really) coinciding with Pluto into Capricorn, and our daughter was born one month before Uranus went into Aries. One month after the first zap zone hit, I got a restraining order against him. One month after the 2nd hit I became homeless waiting for court dates with nowhere to live as I wasn’t allowed to take my child out of the state. (that all worked out.) The… Read more »

dia.astro
dia.astro

Viable

Veronica
Veronica

Hope you find somewhere really good. I am noticing that Aries people I meet lately (including myself) are really thriving when they move somewhere out of the usual. Must be the Uranian effect

Mitra
Mitra

Wow, dia, that’s a lot to carry. I am also thinking a lot about stability, which I think it a positive change of thought pattern for me. I hope that you can have a win and find something suitable.

Emg
Emg

Wow. All that hit my spots too. But mostly I just wanted to say my little kiddo has reached nearly 17 now but this summer she eventually estranged herself from her father. It’s taken her all this time but she’s done it. No one could have made that decision for her, she found her conclusions. And she’s a changed girl/woman. I had to just be there, hold space, clean up crap, drive forward, be me and 17 years later things resolve. I admire so many women on this site and globally for the sheer courage and strength they show. Sometimes… Read more »

dia.astro
dia.astro

Thanks for these words of encouragement!! Glad I came back to check. Love the observations re: Aries thriving somewhere out of the usual. Relocating is definitely a part of my plan.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Wow. The first one was like “I’ve got to get out of here” and the second one was “feng shui lady, help me get out of here” and the third one was “real estate agent, find me a place to go” and – ta dah! – today was moving day! I’m in my new home. The cat is snoring and I love my new couch 🙂

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

That’s great 12HV. It’s important to be comfortable in your home. Happy for you.

kayo
kayo

Let’s see… when it was exact last night some guy drove through the traffic circle on my street – flattened the plants that my neighbors lovingly planted there, destroyed a traffic sign, blew a tire, and gutted the entire underside of his car on a raised sewer grate. I feel saddest bout the sign – it’ll be a cold day in heck before it gets replaced. Meanwhile, not far away 4 men stabbed each other nearly to death. Not one trick-or-treater! I ended up eating all the candy :-/ Alas, none of the dates resonate for me.. have Mars and… Read more »

Mitra
Mitra

Aqua/Aries rising May 28 2010: started a new business in a fantasy area plus a more serious job Nov 1 2013: serious smack down. Photo of my too recent X (Aqua/Cap rising) – with who I also had a business connection – holding hands with our mutual student on FB. Thought I had blocked and stopped all likely newsfeeds, Not…. Keeping my silence, morphing inside and pushing on regardless. FB off, email only twice a day. Job interview for a rare and potentially stable and enriching opportunity coming up Monday morning. Believing in me. Major transitions about what really matters… Read more »

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

Just wanted to say the Weekend scoped are pretty BANG-ON today.

Maria
Maria

I have been really sick the past few days and looking back over the past year it all seems to fit in with the zap zone. My son has a bug aswell we are both Taurus he is scorp rising and Iam Pisces rising. We both have been getting fit over the past 18 months and ikeep thinking although we have been sick if we hadnt gone to the gym and trained hard maybe we would be a lot worse off. He thinks Iam mad when i mention Zap Zone stuff. So i shut up!!!

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

I am zapped today — bought something too expensive for my budget — not to mention during a Merc retro. The item? An anti-allergic vacuum cleaner, so that my parents with various health problems, including allergic asthma, feel comfortable enough to visit us, me and my cats. I wanted to postpone my purchase but the seller gave me a good discount if I decide as soon as I see the cleaner in action. So far it is working fine — two pillows cat hair is out. It is not a vanity expenditure, and with Mars transiting my 6th house, I’d… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

Gotta have a good VC, I love mine, ergonomic, a part detaches for handheld, car, chairs etc.

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

I have a handheld to fight against the cat litter trailing into the rooms. My progressed Moon is soon moving into Virgo, I don’t want to think what will happen then, I may end up getting high with checking the latest cleaning gadgets.

Andromeda
Andromeda

Just bought a new dishwasher.
8 hours worth of hand washing versus Merc Retro concerns?
It’s a joy.

Does your new vacuum have a HEPA filter?

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

It doesn’t have a filter, all goes to water and stays there. The previous one has a HEPA filter but I needed to clean it out a lot so it wouldn’t toss dust out once the filter is clogged.

Andromeda
Andromeda

Vacuum cleaner envy! Enjoy that watery vac, sounds lovely.

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

Only halfway. Gah!

Anon
Anon

LAX shooter of TSA agent is a white man with anti-government views. Ta-da! Uranus-Pluto square

whoopdeedoo
whoopdeedoo

ZZ = Baby Doll learn how to speak! Baby Doll have fun with her Brain!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLNownvZSEA

anon
anon

since the ZZ whining = passe

anon
anon

so often i find myself thinking harden up bitches.

in life not here. i’m zapped in the 10th not the 3rd 🙂

St. Pisces
St. Pisces

Oh no! 2 birthdays from now, I have a ZZ on mah birfday!

But those dates really resonate – left bad jobs, started fantastic new ones, and moved into a trailer on my future farm.

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

Interesting – the plot thickens, Jan 2008 was Heartbroken and then a bender. The events of middle 2010 made me take responsibility for my LIFE, i cannot believe how dependent and weak i was before. Each of those dates since 2012 were challenges that i overcame and they made me stronger. its true, if i look back at me before 2008 i don’t recognize myself.
Lost a LOT of friends though.
#Walks off humming I’m a Survivor

Emg
Emg

That Jan 08 date is when I truly became involved with the next six years of my life. It coincided with Pluto into my 10th and the ride has not stopped. It was the best year of my life. I grew an amazing amount, I had a lover who took me into parts of my psyche I had never found before and into business and through a divorce. In that time I have altered more than I can say and now a very authentic me stands here and is not afraid to be me anymore. The brilliant times altered, the… Read more »

anon
anon

nice paps

Emg
Emg

Anon. Are you referring to my breasts ??

anon flux
anon flux

LOL no love your fleurs.

Emg
Emg

Tee Hee I did wonder?!?!?!? They are gorgeous aren’t they.

Andro
Andro

January 26 2008: I discovered I was pregnant to my then boyfriend of 3 months while camping on an island.

The rest has been cushioned by the impact of early family life..
The zap zone has been the most abundant & treasured time of my life. The downs are still good compared to my previous life as I am so happy now.

catfish moon
catfish moon

🙂 Sweet!

Veronica
Veronica

Yes, zap zone has been a real time of blossoming for me too. Am where I want to be, I just want to be able to be tranquil at home more often, driving around a lot atmo

Andromeda
Andromeda

My astro sig is Leo, Gem, Scorpio, what is yours Veronica? I have not felt the upset even in the scopes, which have always been good for Leo’s/Gems in the last while. My Cancer stellium has been hit by Pluto of course, but it’s been an ‘unearthing’ of qualities that was required and all felt timely and appropriate.

My Scorp Moon at 23 deg will get a hit in the next while, I am curious to see how that plays out.

And thanks CM 🙂 .

Veronica
Veronica

Sun, merc, Venus in Aries 7th, moon and Neptune in Scorpio, Mars, Pluto and Uranus v close conjuct in Virgo, in 12th Have a lot of Aries placements, but mc in cancer, Saturn and Chiron in Pisces in 6th. I think the last Saturn in Virgo transit brought out a lot of my latent abilities, even though I didn’t know it at the time, cos late 2009 I started reading this blog and working stuff out. I feel very nourished by the current Neptune in Pisces transit… Ps what is a good thing to do with kale? I just bought… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

Also my Scorpio moon at 2 deg, so Saturn passed over it a while back around the time I bought first home, (which was a deeply -held desire for security and a place of my own…as a teen was kicked out of home many years ago and have come full circle). Though it is why I am working a lot… This time around Saturn is a solidifier and wish fulfiller, though when I was younger it wreaked havoc and I wasn’t a very aware being. I think Saturn’s pass through Scorpio in my teens was when my father died suddenly,… Read more »

calypso
calypso

no wonder I feel a vibe with you Veronica, your Moon is on my Sun 🙂

so hey, kale salad, wilt with garlic if you want warm, I put it in scrambled eggs or omelettes, and you can make Kale pesto – google it!

Veronica
Veronica

KALE pesto! YES YES YES!

calypso
calypso

😀

Andromeda
Andromeda

Love “This time around Saturn is a solidifier and wish fulfiller”! Especially on hearing how yr teen years were so wrenching. You sound like a true Zap Zone creature, so all the better you are enjoying it! That’s funny about the buying a home & the moon combining, what house is yr moon? Mine is in the 6th. At this time, we are looking at the possibility of getting a home, but it will be with the help of others, so I am a bit nervous about that. Things would probably start happening about when Saturn gets to my moon… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

P.s. re Kale, I just juice kale with carrot & apple every morning, but you can do a nice salad with nuts etc. and a little kale.

Veronica
Veronica

So we have been here for almost a year now, and Saturn into Scorp coincided more or less with the time I was getting finances together to get a loan. My moon is right at the end of 1st house, all 2nd house and Neptune is Scorp. There was a lot of action in Scorpio at the time- mars? I remember thinking how uncanny that the planets were helping me accumulate a deposit! cos I didn’t have much, my sister lent me a bit, and just scraped in to be eligible for the last of the first -home owners grant,… Read more »

dreamyj
dreamyj

January 26 2008: Pluto into Capricorn- Not really sure of the specifics, but I was in 6th Form, totally hating it, had no friends at all, projecting all my resentment and feelings of inadequacy onto my ex and his new girlfriend who became this symbol of everything I wasn’t. May 28 2010: Uranus into Aries- My first year of university, which was a really weird time- it feels like it was all a strange dream now. Weird relationships, people taking advantage of my extreme naivety, too much alcohol, too many drugs, too much throwing up in general, a very lonely… Read more »

J
J

January 26 2008 – not sure exactly, but I was struggling at work and was about to not get the role I had been acting in for sometime with very little guidance and support. 3 months later I shifted states, had a new toxic job and was about to move into one of the biggest learning curves and darkest periods of my life.. May 28 2010 – I had already resigned from my toxic job, but was given another role. I was desperately unhappy and had to deal with an ex who I thought at the time was being hard… Read more »

Methinky
Methinky

January 26 2008: Pluto into Capricorn. We had this Australia Day party that I will never forget. Some obnoxious bastards who were ‘friends’ of my ex came that weren’t invited and were awful, offending all my friends who then left (couldn’t blame them – i think i begged to go wtih them). It was so hot that day, everyone just drank and became totally crazy-drunk. Then these people just got up and stood on the roof of my car to watch the fireworks and dented it, I was so unimpressed! I realised I needed to get a new life. By… Read more »

catfish moon
catfish moon

Yours have been very happy. sounds like a wonderful honeymoon.

Methinky
Methinky

Remembered to check 28 May 2010 – Husbo and I flew to Adelaide that day and had an amazing five days in the Barossa! We had a ball. Loads of wine. I had an encounter with a ghost. Something evolutionary definitely went on!

Centaurus
Centaurus

Trends are too obscure and fluid to track and time is timeless so doesn’t resonate to me outside of imposed structure but I can say that this one is making me face changing everything up.. and significantly. Feels big… feels potent with endings first… so challenged to look at the new beginnings that will eventually hold promise.

Venus a-go-go
Venus a-go-go

How is this for ZZ…
Yesterday: Get offered a interview for a job that would tie in with studies and my radio work and perfect, perfect, perfect… Interview time lined up and everything prepped.
Today: received an email saying the interview process is on hold whilst they review the employment structure and processes.

My frustration is palpable.

Nightrose
Nightrose

Ugh, I don’t know exactly what astro movement is causing this but it’s like ghosts of the past have risen from their graves to try and sink their teeth into me again. After I sent them there. Its a wtf moment for sure. I realize how much I’ve evolved and how much I don’t want to go back. And Im not talking about internal processing, just weird déjàvu synchs, situs, seemingly familiar strangers, conversation subjects, general physical events, all rearing their heads – this stuff never happened before. Tonight was like the zenith of it though. God no wonder I… Read more »

Double Happiness
Double Happiness

January 26 2008: Pluto into Capricorn. – MET MY FUTURE SOON TO BE EX HUSBAND THAT YEAR May 28 2010: Uranus into Aries – the square was not to be exact for a while but this is when the vibe could be felt. GOT MARRIED TWO DAYS LATER June 24 2012 – First exact Zap Zone Hit. WENT TO CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW JOB – AFTER TAKING LONG SERVICE LEAVE AFTER NEAR BREAKDOWN FROM MULTIPLE STRESSES – WORK RELATIONSHIP ETC ETC ETC May 20 2013 – Third exact Zap Zone Hit. FAMILY OF ORIGIN HOLIDAY TO FAV… Read more »

Double Happiness
Double Happiness

Uranus is in Aries – going right through my relationship sector for years….I remember reading about this and not even putting the pieces together. My mum recently said how surprised she was because my ex was nothing like the kind of person I would usually go for! Not wrong….bloody Uranus and his high jinx. I hope the next one is a nice suprise!

Good luck astro peeps – we are past half way!

catfish moon
catfish moon

Uranus in my relationship house….my marriage of 14 years ended. I got together with an unstable man. Worst relationship for me ever.bad.

NOw Uranus is going through my boyfriend’s relationship house. I am unlike the other women he had serious relationships with in many ways. But it is exactly what he needed and wanted. He said he thought I would NEVER be interested in being with him, so he was shocked when I liked him. Our relationship is very stable and we are very happy. So Uranus can be different, but not unstable.

Double Happiness
Double Happiness

Hey Catfish
Thanks! Good to hear it he can swing both ways and congrats on the turnaround!

catfish moon
catfish moon

Pluto into Capicorn….I went completely gluten free 5 days before this. I have celiac disease, so it is a lifelong diet that changed/saved my life. YES!!!!!! After over 20 years of being misdiagnosed and ill on and off. Uranus into Aries. I started the process of buying my house. Less than 2 months later it was mine!!!(or at least mine to pay off!) 1st zap zone hit….a week before we made it official, my boyfriend and his daughter were no longer staying with us, but we were all living together as a family. <3 3RD zap zone hit….got my period… Read more »

catfish moon
catfish moon

Today….not much yet. But my big events happen a few days before or after the exact date, so we shall see.
Overall life is good, just hamsterwheeling some.

serenity
serenity

I have a promotion coming after January 1st. This zap zone is amazing. Gaining super thick skin. Yea. Where do I spend my time? Time. Time. Time. I chose where I spend it and with who. This will not change. For now on, it’s about my smart choices. Done with the losers and energy zappers — honestly, those are people that have nothing going on. Let go of those who got nothing going on. They say it’s lonely at the top, but I’d rather be at the top than hanging out with Qi vampires, losers in their late age, frekkin… Read more »

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

gonna check against my diary and report back!

curiouser and curiouser crab
curiouser and curiouser crab

and, of course, with each of these, big learnings, changes, moving on, psych mining etc etc etc. onward, ever onward 🙂

curiouser and curiouser crab
curiouser and curiouser crab

Well Mystic, I have been a follower for years and still you continue to blow my socks off. today’s zap zone hit is smack bang on my 9 degree Cancer moon and intense is putting it mildly. January 26 2008: Pluto into Capricorn. 26 January 2008 – exact date my big love left the town and state we were living in because of circumstances that were not good, and i had to learn to live without him. May 28 2010: Uranus into Aries The time i decided to go back and visit my family in my home country, for the… Read more »

Rachel(aqua/tauri)
Rachel(aqua/tauri)

Lots of correlations with relationship transitions. First was almost down to te day I broke up with Aries ex, second date right before meeting NPD Pisces. Then dates around our getting back together or breaking things off.

Tomorrow I’m changing my phone number. Need to evolve or i will surely evaporate (more than I already have).

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

I’ve been going through so many transitions. I thought it was a quarter life crisis but now I can blame the zap zone. January 26 2008 – I was still in college, one I hated. Around this time I was deciding to transfer to another one for my junior year. May 28 2010 – graduated college. I started working in inter-city schools. For a few years I was broke, working a lot and living on my own for the first time. I was in a terrible on-and-off relationship. I got screwed out of money and learned some life lessons. June… Read more »

K-Gem
K-Gem

I always love it when you do these kind of look back around these days posts. May 28 2010: got PhD thesis results back June 24, 2012: first meeting of advisory committee for research project. Chair of meeting rocks up one hour late, without prior warning, then behaves like a pratt. Prior to this he had been avoiding me giving him a briefing on the project. He was chosen for political reasons. Nasty piece of work. Sept 18 2012: 2nd meeting of advisory committee for research project. Chair rocks up, stays for 15 minutes of a 3 hour working meeting.… Read more »

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

So sort of off-topic…. but this is a culture question for Aussies…. I was talking to a casual flirtation online from Perth area. He said people take fishing trips to catch crayfish. I’m like WTF? In the U.S. you just go buy some farmed crayfish at the grocery store for $5 or if you really want fresh…you just go to the crayfish farm and pick out the ones you want to take home live in a bag. Nobody I know ever goes hunting for wild crayfish here unless you want to use them as bait for other fish. Please explain… Read more »

toromojorising
toromojorising

I think this person might have been talking about catching yabbies? Which, yes is a popular past time with people who live near the coast. Not exactly a thing city dwellers do that often, but not uncommon either. http://www.weekendnotes.com/yabby-fishing/

Not sure if that helps you but no, I don’t know many people who would buy them from the store when you can just get them yourself from swamps, mangroves, dams. Actually a local university has yabbies in the lake that people catch and take.

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

Thanks for the info! I think this is it. I just looked it up and yabbies are different species from American one. They look bigger and are slower growing which is why they are not farmed.

toromojorising
toromojorising

I think the collective knowledge on this thread knows much more than me on this, but yes, problem solved! Thanks for the random crayfish/yabby thread. I pulled ‘the Moon’ tarot card this morning and it features a crayfish/yabby like thing emerging from the water. Crayfish synchronicity!!

jicky
jicky

Crayfish in Australia are caught wild with traps. They are not farmed to my knowledge and they cost a hell of a lot more than $5. Your online friend is probably talking about crayfish/rock lobsters which are caught wild.
Yabbies are grown in peoples dams and also get caught in traps though in some states that is illegal.

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

Thank you for the fascinating info! I just found out you can’t really farm the Aussie ones on a large scale because they grow too slow. They also look really big compared to the ones here. In the U.S. if you don’t live in a swamp predominant state like Florida or Lousiana, you don’t have access ot a lot of wild crayfish.

Kim
Kim

and i had yabbies tonight. n e v e r have.

well i would have. except i couldnt . bring. myself . to.

i dont know what that all means . ..

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

at least you’ll get your iodine! as someone already said, they appear on The Moon tarot card.

the ones in the u.s. you cook with spices, potatoes and corn. serve with beer. eat with friends on a nice day. make sure to suck on their heads for good luck.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Marron. Freshwater marron. Yummmmmmmmm!!!!!!! Yabbies are smaller than marron.

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

so marrons are bigger? i saw that these are farmable as well, i wonder if they are like langoustines?

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

p2 tells you the length:
http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/fact_sheets/fact_sheet_marron.pdf

Someone in my fam used to catch and marinate them in a homemade vinaigrette and feed them to us, literally. We were thoroughly spoilt!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

So yabbie are pretty similar but not the same thing…see p2 (god i love our daggy local science stuff…if this looks like it’s from another decade, it’s probably only just been updated since the 70s…Love!)
http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/fact_sheets/fact_sheet_freshwater_crayfish.pdf

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

oh so you’ll see that langoustine is diff species. It’s more like a prawn (i think you say shrimp) in its curved body and prawny head, whereas these marron and yabbie are differently shaped/have a different posture.

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

wow! Marrons look like small lobsters! eek!

catfish moon
catfish moon

People do go to catch crayfish where I live, just not so much because the population has decreased. But I live very rural, so hunting, fishing, farming are not just hobbies, but a source of food that we enjoying doing.

I remember doing it in the south for enjoyment too, but we weren’t hunters and gatherers.

catfish moon
catfish moon

oops….I live in northern california.

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

totally. I did that when i lived in the rural states too…still crawfish hunting….didn’t see much of it. When i went googling, I found out 95% of the U.S. market in crashfish comes from Louisiana! It’s no wonder I thought farms were everywhere.

catfish moon
catfish moon

I grew up in Georgia. Partied in Louisiana as an older teenager…lol.

Andromeda
Andromeda

This has been the best step into left of wha? on the blog in a while.

I have nothing to add other than that I have enjoyed all these reminiscences and to observe that the Rider Tarot has some sort of langostino on the front – sort of apt as we wait for the new moon eclipse in Scorpio to arrive. 😉

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

so a scorpio is just a dry langoustine eh! 🙂

Andromeda
Andromeda

“Brontoscorpio is a species of aquatic scorpion. Its remains were discovered in Upper Silurian-aged sandstone. The complete animal is estimated to be at least 90 centimetres long. Its carnivorous diet may have consisted of worms, fish, or other arthropods”.
So yes, there were wet Scorpions and there are dry yabbies, lol.

catfish moon
catfish moon

Love it!

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

Wow! I bet that bitch is delicious!! Reminds me of Bronto-burger from Flintstones even though they are not remotely connected.
Yabbie-dabbie-doooooooo

I’ve noticed just about all the astrology signs are edible (maybe not ethically edible) except Libra).
nom. nom.

Methinky
Methinky

Ohhh nostalgia! I grew up in a town north of Perth where catching crayfish was an awesome pastime. Here’s what you do: you go out in a boat on the ocean, you put some cray pots down with bait in them and then you go back and check your craypots every day and hope no-one is nicking (stealing) your catch! The cray pots are on long ropes and are attached to a little floating buoy with your marking or licence number on it so you know which one is yours. They are bloody heavy to pull over the side of… Read more »

jicky
jicky

I met an oyster farmer and cray fisherman on Bruny Island in Tasmania one lovely Christmas day. He and his fellow fishermen were finding that someone was coming along and stealing crays out of their pots.
One night they all wove broken razor blades into the ropes holding the pots. Within a day or so, sure enough, some guy they knew turned up at the pub with his hands bandaged up, explaining it as a burn.
They all knew they had their man and he never did it again.

Methinky
Methinky

Ahhhhhh good old fashioned home town justice! Cool story 🙂

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

owww. yabbie-dabbie-don’t.

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Wow, i love a pirate story. This is the second time Bruny Island has come up in less than a month, hope you dont mind me sharing a story on the tail of it ! I recently met a couple of Indigenous blokes up in Alice (receiving teachings from Scorp Ngangkari who i worked on retreat for..), their ancestors from Bruny Island, they were involved in the organising of the Nayri Niara Festival that is held yearly on Bruny. One of the fellows was Truganini’s Sisters Great Great Great Grandson. One of the stories they told of the festival this… Read more »

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

thanks for solving the mystery! i googled stuff but nothing made sense of why anyone would spend a whole day doing something, missing work. to catch something in the $5-10 range at the store.

Huna
Huna

As a libra, the zap zone has been very intense and completely destructive of my old life and way of thinking. Now if I could only find a proper career – when are libras suppose to move forward?

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

I’m with you. While it’s been destructive and I’m fond of getting rid of things that don’t serve me. When in Hades does the forward movement start? I still feel like wheels spinning in mud. There’s def. been improvments …somewhat noticeable since 2012. but eh…..

Huna
Huna

Yes! Exactly! The zap zone has been my recovery from a very toxic work environment of my 20s, the wrong career in general, and the wrong guys. I was too willing to compromise myself to get along, and looking back I was in a fog (Neptune transit to the aquarian south node). I tend to think I was paying off some karma. So when can libras breath again? 😉 I have so many things I want to do!

libra9
libra9

Every time I think I’m getting my head above water another wave swamps me. At least the reward at the end of all this is going to fantastic. It has to be, for all the brown stuff that has been thrown around in the past few years.

catfish moon
catfish moon

ME Too! Tired of spinning wheels.

Sweet jane
Sweet jane

As a libra with lots of Virgo and Scorpio I’m the chart, it’s been a non stop ass kicking since 2006. I think it will be done once Saturn is out of Scorpio. Is there a libra survival guide somewhere on the market?

Sweet jane
Sweet jane

Sorry in*

Libra9
Libra9

I’d buy it if there was…maybe I should write it

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

I hear you Sweet jane!!! Non stop growth for me too!
I have a Virgo stellium, Venus & midheaven in Libra and Cap Asc.

When Saturn moves out of Scorp he’ll get to work on my Saggo moon then onto my ascendant.

I might get to relax when I hit retirement. 🙂

kelly
kelly

Ah the joy of Libra, we got to do Saturn and the zap zone as well plus get aftershocks of Saturn in scorp now! I changed jobs twice with varying degrees of goodness and merde intertwined only to realise finally that I keep spending my time ‘saving’ those who operate in crap mode..AND finally woke up to lousy relationship so became single mum with mortgage..which I LUV. And kept on a path of benign neglect so developed massive IBS which only TCM has been able to help with. Soo..ignoring my health and relationship boundaries no longer works for me and… Read more »

Charles
Charles

Oh joy, more Uranus weirding. Today I checked my transits: Sun square Uranus, exact. So that lovely little Scorp stellium has been occurring square my natal Uranus. Why did I not notice this before? I was too busy convincing myself that I was safe because the stellium isn’t opposite my Sun/Moon conjunct.

PhoenixWolf
PhoenixWolf

“Hold out for authenticity. In everything.”
– Every zap zone has hit this message home, hard, and if I haven’t been it’s been the Tower card from Rider-Waite.

I am more real, authentic, awesome than ever. I believe it is to bring me to my true life-mate match-up.

In everything, I have indeed become truly authentic, for reals.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

January 26 2008: Pluto into Capricorn = this is about the time prior to my company giving me a 2 year notice to lay us off. It actually was announced on 2/18/2008. I will never forget that date. It was the start of a major transition that brought me to the end of an era and into a life change experience into happiness. May 28 2010: Uranus into Aries – the square was not to be exact for a while but this is when the vibe could be felt. = This I think was about the time the toro/gem and… Read more »

serenity
serenity

All the best. I hope it works out. Can you feel it? With that capricorn and scorpio and your virgo, how can it not.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Hi Serenity.. yes, I can feel it. It is exciting but I now realize things are going to be “tuff”. Good things will come out of it but I have to go through the shedding of some snake skin to start anew. How are you doing? UPDATE: Nov 1 2013 – Fourth exact Zap Zone Hit. So, I was suppose to get my performance review today after being with my current employer one year. I just got back from vacation after my boss returned for maternity leave. I thought I did a good job replacing her while she was gone… Read more »

anon
anon

I don’t know why I find your comment irksome me but I do. I’ve never been pregnant and never plan to be so I have no idea what happens in the head of a woman who’s just given birth but I imagine it’s pretty intense. give the woman some room – it’s not all about you, she has far more important things to think about (in her mind) than you right now. Sometimes work is just about going there and getting it done. If you just want a job that pays you why not let go of the ego need… Read more »

anon
anon

irks me – but the word slip is pretty apt

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

I know Anon.. you do come on strong with my posts. So, I hit a nerve of yours which is interesting if you haven’t had children. Do you have any life threatening illness that you have to take care of 24/7 like a child? I do so I need to take of my child or I will die which means I need to work and get a paycheck. So, I am sorry you don’t see this but “it’s not about me”:.. it’s about the company we are trying to save. We have to leave “ourselves” at home and stay with… Read more »

another anon
another anon

VE, I think is what is confusing is you seem really upset that she cancelled the performance review and did not immediately reschedule it. Then, based on the rest of what you wrote, it sounds like you are reading all sorts of meaning into that cancellation, as if your boss cancelled it because she is jealous of you and / or is debating whether she wants to continue working. If that is what you’re saying, my opinion from my perspective is that it’s dangerous to read so much into a simple cancellation. Mercury is retrograde, in Scorpio no less .… Read more »

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Thanks Anon.. I now see your view of my post. I pop in randomly so the whole story is not here. I will leave it at that. I do agree with you.. the review will come in due time. I clearly understand that. I am honestly not upset it’s just the icing on the cake after dealing with her poor management skills since April 24. That was when I started noticing a little micromanaging of my performance without being trained on the project I was working on. I am excited with how I performed and with any new job you… Read more »

pi
pi

Good luck with the next phase of work ellie. If nothing else, we can take away lessons of what not to do when we’re in the same position, as you seem tohave figured out already. Like other anon mentioned, leave some wiggle-room in the virgo expectations, or at least allow yourself to feel good about your performance even if the outer world isn’t so quick to acknowledge it (actually, many virgo-influenced friends of mine find themselves dealing with this!). Re your boss and the demands of her own personal life – I guess we’re only human. We can trust people…… Read more »

anon 3
anon 3

this woman’s maternity has been a constant and significant part of your story of work for a long time, and it has never been presented in a compassionate or thoughtful way but always in terms of how it impacts on you VE. I think it could be a good thing for you to spend some time figuring out why it is that this woman’s experience of motherhood impacts you so much.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Is that you 12th? If not.. where is she? LOL!! So, Anon 3: Because my mother was always miserable and selfish when I was growing up. She never enjoyed life and she always blamed me and my brother. She left me to take the blame for her misery and so she never had a happy soul about herself and as a mother. I don’t like working for women who are weak. As such my Mom was weak. If you are going to have children take ownership of it and take care of business without blaming others. As a child you… Read more »

anon 3
anon 3

congratulations on your self awareness Ellie. You have forgiven your mother but you are holding onto this experience through bitter projection onto your boss. Now is your chance to let go and be free of that sense of abandonment forever. Good luck 🙂

anon 3
anon 3

or rather that fixation on maternal failure. most mothers are doing the best they can for their families and themselves given their current resources and usually excessive responsibilities and expectations

anon 1
anon 1

interesting – i had no idea about this ongoing lack of compassion – I was just instinctively irritated by the way a recent mothers illness was being reframed as selfishness and ineptitude. I don’t have children for many reasons virgo ellie – one of them is that I don’t think that the world needs any more people. Especially the ones who are so tethered to the wheels of capitalism that being a productive wage slave is all that matters in this world. What struck a nerve for me was that I am a human. We are all human. When a… Read more »

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

You have a point Anon 3.. but my Mom was a stay at home Mom. End of story. She did not have to work, my Dad was extremely successful, gave her everything but for some reason she was miserable. They made the choice to have children.. don’t blame them. Children don’t know any better than what their parents tell them. That is what children learn… what their parents say or do. So, yes, she has instilled into me a weakness towards others who can’t handle challenge and/or understanding of self when they blame others. I was 12 years old when… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Hi Virgo Ellie! I scanned the comments quickly. I am in my new home and exhausted! I did think this resonated somewhat with a conversation we had before about you and female/mother/authority figures. If the topic comes up, its something to look at within yourself, yeah? Again, sorry, scanned quickly, wish you love, light, courage, discipline, healing, all that.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Hello 12th.. Thanks for popping in. I haven’t been around but showed up recently and noticed I didn’t see any of your posts. Glad to hear you are in your new home. I hope it was a smooth transition.

When Anon 3 responded it reminded me of our conversation. Thanks!!

xo!!

anon 1
anon 1

18 years is pretty much bang on an eclipse cycle.

perhaps you are re experiencing something that was triggered by that last experience and now is your moment to relive it in a new and more constructive way.

re mothers – we all have issues of some kind with our mothers. But other people are not stand ins. It is unfair to project onto them.

re your approach to work and ‘the company’ and fighting for it etc. Baton down the china cabinet and pass me the elephant gun.

anon 3
anon 3

as for your mother being stay at home or not – it is an irrelevance to your issues. historically it reflects a convention, probably nothing much more. people can be miserable whether they are stay at home mothers or not, mothers or not, women or not. regardless, you are still very attached to this story. re your boss, maybe it is up to her to figure out what her issues, challenges, questions and choices are and will be. as for you, I will ask you to take on some of your own medicine and I mean this is the kindest… Read more »

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Thank you all.. I do appreciate your comments. I believe it takes me longer to adjust to the phases I am going through and at age 48 it has taken me some time but I am finally getting there. Yes, my Mother has been a thorn in my side in SO many ways. When I moved 1000 miles away it was the time I was learning to own myself. Not in a selfish way but in a way that would allow me to know “me” and take steps to become a better me. Gosh, I hope I can get to… Read more »

calypso
calypso

good for you Ellie, I love to see you responding with openness xx

david5379
david5379

I am going downtown for the first time today, to party on halloween, and its exact zap zone apparently, and right on my mars at 9 degree cancer,
we’ll see how this goes

iris aquacat
iris aquacat

oh this is going to be good…make sure you report back for a debrief!!!

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