Astrology Is Like Insider Trading

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Dear Mystic,

I just wanted to say a big thank you. While the benefits of your ‘scopes and blogs have always been great, I’ve never had something so simple yet bang-on as this happen before.  Your horoscopes saved my arse.

There is a promotion at work that I am very keen on getting. I had talked to my supervisors about it, asked all the right questions, started dressing the part and expressed interest. Lah-dee-dah, plenty of time to swan around…probably at least 3 weeks before I have to submit the application, as is normally the case in my workplace.

Then on Sunday, I was reading the daily ‘scopes. I see a massive image that says ‘GET SHIT DONE’ on the page. Then I read Virgo:

Being super-organized and on it is your advance defense mechanism against any crap from Mercury Retro – count it as on from now until July, you get the extended play version as Mercury is guide planet AND this schizz affects your Brilliant Career sector. Efficiency & transparency becomes your martial art.

Brilliant Career Sector? Organised? Maybe I should get started on that job application I think. I open it up and discover to my horror that the deadline is 9AM Monday! Crazy, I have never seen such a short deadline in my entire time in this office. Thanks for the Mercury Retrograde warning! Furiously I write one up and send it off. If it hadn’t been for your predictions jolting me out of my complacency I would have missed this opportunity.

Whether I get the job or not, I at least made the deadline. I would have been truly devastated if I’d missed it. Astrology really is like insider trading. Especially when it comes to Merc Rets. It gives you an edge.

Cheers, 

The Upwardly Mobile Virgo

Dear Upwardly Mobile Virgo,

This is so cool to hear and yes i completely agree re the edge astrology gives. Insider trading is, however, illegal. And astrology, thankfully, is not.

As some of you know from my About page, I began studying astrology in a pretty O.C.D. fashion the moment i heard about it. I was a child, it was pre-internet and i would catch a series of insane buses over the city to get to different libraries and trawl their “occult” sections.  As i was not allowed to just join and borrow from these places, i had to spend hours there, taking copious notes and being booted out by the librarians when it closed.

Next was the discovery of musty old “metaphysical bookstores”, complete with their ancient Kabbalah studying, usually older male Crowley devotees. An education indeed.

HOWEVER it was not till my first actual astrological consult, when i was about 19, that i totally got the EDGE. The insider trading. I’d been having Pluto on my Moon and my own astrological studies had not really gotten to the point where i understood that. The astrologer NAILED where i had been at – psych tumult, gynae hell, trip to the underworld and all. Pluto-Moon transits when you are a teenager are particularly challenging and she just GOT it.

It was so empowering to have that information. So you know, with tedious regularity, i am confronted by “skeptics” who apparently unaware that “skepticism is the chastity of the intellect” crap on as if (AS IF?!) astrology is some kind of fluff-brained diversion from the “real world.”

And i am like “yeah right, whatever” because it is actually a major Qi Fuq to deal with people like this, especially if they are going to trot out people like the Pope or economists as emblems of rational goodness. I mean hello who is high here? Astrology is edge, cosmic currency, insider trading, sat-nav for the Zeitgeist.

Good luck with the new gig!

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Taurean Love Expert
Taurean Love Expert

Insider trading – amen to that. I also think of the immortal lyrics of The Gambler: you gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.

I work in a profession seething with sceptics, and I have really found astro to be a secret sanity preserver – I know when to keep quiet, & when to move, & it saves me a LOT of drama.

Kat
Kat

At 20, while abroad- one astro book by Davison, and Initiation by Elizabeth Haisch and I was hooked. Came home to work in occult bookstore.Read all day- Crowley, Jung, Dion Fortune, astro writers. Tarot too. BF practiced alchemy- and astro- had a computer with astro program. Stuck with astro all these years.

MM you blend the best of eternal truths and the now!!!

New Moon shift- yes!!!! Truths re- money- limits- will power and goals. It’s on Gem retro Mars and Virgo teen’s Gem Moon.

Loving life on the inside track- curves and all!!

Xx Kat

Methinky
Methinky

Thanks MM for the boot up the back side I needed yesterday!!! I have called an electrician, started the extraction of meaningless shiz from the mausoleum of the the past (with ONE glass of vino – the bottle was open, couldn’t waste) and today am now about to clear the bookcase of ANYTHING not beautiful, useful or been used for six months. I have heard you loud and clear – tThat stuff must go!!!! I was wandering through the kitchen to make a cuppa and whoop! cleaned out a drawer, chucked half the stuff out = yeah, I had to… Read more »

Kittybat
Kittybat

Oh, I wanted to add good luck to the letter writer on the new job application… and awesome how MM’s advice totally spoke to you and prompted your actions 🙂

Kittybat
Kittybat

QUOTE: “Astrology is edge, cosmic currency, insider trading, sat-nav for the Zeitgeist.” I love that! I had similar forays into astro & tarot stuff back in my late teens and early 20’s, but put it all aside for my extensive dip into religion that lasted over 20years. Have left the religion and I’m now back into the astro stuff in a big way – as in reading whatever I can everyday… kind of a circle, I guess. Anyway, I’m wondering how it is you can tell when you are having (or have had) a PLuto-Moon transit. II don’t think it’s… Read more »

Invictus
Invictus

Sat Nav for the Zeitgeist I love that! I used to do similar bus trips to the library to read British Vogue as a teenager . I’d make my own clothes out of thrift store pieces cut up and reshaped then sew all manner of looney haberdashery (I still love that word) like curtain fringing and weird beading in rows with an old sewing machine. I wore some of the ugliest but most original clothing this planet has ever seen let alone white trash-ville Cape Town in the late 80’s … MM how did you know #GIRLBOSS was so me… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

I totally used to sew up vintage clothes and add on haberdashery! And go to op -shops after school to go looking for original 60’s shoes with pointy toes and spike heels, you could still find them then.
Yes, there was a time when looking at fashion mags inspired me to create the look myself rather than be a catalogue of what to buy.

Thanks for reminding me, *must smoke vajay, haven’t done it yet. Need to get herbs and cauldron 🙂

Invictus
Invictus

Hey Verinica I totally relate. It’s so much cooler to be creative and authentic with our self expression than having to buy the right labels to fit in. Somewhere along the way I forgot / keep forgetting that creativity is an inner thing and keep having to re embrace my creative spirit. It’s weird how I keep forgetting the same things. But yeah. I was that kid too. :-). It’s funny how we found this place to hang out and talk. I can totally see MM as a kid / teen pouring over these texts in prep for now. PIAB… Read more »

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

After smudging the house with mugwort last night I had some seriously awesome, wacked-out dreams.

Epsom-salt scrubbed
Clean
Reset intent

and loving the new moon!

Invictus
Invictus

Me too. I’ve been doing salt baths every day. Sounds ott and cray cray but it does help so much.
I start NC again tomorrow. Yay!

Pi
Pi

Gosh you know what , I think I miss going to bed just a little stoned and having this blissed out sleep with some strange dreams. I mean what is the difference between one herb and another, really…

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Right?

Don’t fear the reefer, baby take my hand…

(I can’t sing, so I’ll hum it.)

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

I think that like with anything medicinal, knowing one’s therapeutic dose is essential when it comes to cannabis. Too much of anything is toxic. In that way, ganja is just like everything else 😉 And while we’re on the sub, can I bear witness to the pure awesomeness that is legalizing marijuana in the US?! I mean, this is Huge! Total paradigm shift after so many years of slog of advocacy & the real fear of the consequences of utilizing the amazing potential of this plant. Almost 20 years ago I was in Michigan going door-to-door collecting signatures to put… Read more »

Invictus
Invictus

Sage smudging my vajayjay in an empty bath perched over a cauldron reading a hard copy (because it’s THAT GOOD) of #GIRLBOSS Just came over all emo and grateful. This site gives me so much guidance and support. MM I just want to say thank you. You and your sage like wisdom and zippy zeitgeist insights have literally changed my life. I know I’ve done it myself and when the student is ready the teacher / community of teachers appears but I honestly don’t think I could have done “it” without you/ it/ this. Feel a bit premature saying “it”… Read more »

Libra takeover in the zap zone
Libra takeover in the zap zone

Yes, it helps me understand (partly only admittedly) someone’s tendencies (natal chart) and struggles (transit themes). I am giving every cap I know a break, since Pluto is on their sun. Or libras like myself, who seem to be under zap zone strain for awhile now. Or South node gives me past life clues about their characters (south node is so important in my book).

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Yes, have really appreciated mm’s astro think tank to help negotiate the last couple years, so big thank you!

Am learning and growing up and now nagavating towards my NN to get the most out of this lifetime

Plus the art!!! So many beautiful images

Pi
Pi

Yes, definitely dodged a few bullets thanks to astro advice .
Must keep dodging. Taken a couple of hits in the more recent past. I think I can start to make put the shape of the future, in some parts, if I really wrest more control from the part of me that just wants to remain inert. I can’t do this to myself any longer. Future Pi would be pissed off to say the least..

Invictus
Invictus

So there with you Pi

PlutonicUranian
PlutonicUranian

You are a warrior priestess, MM.

Invictus
Invictus

Indeed!

islandgirl
islandgirl

Hear! Hear!

Kittybat
Kittybat

I third that comment!

Twin-gemini
Twin-gemini

Totally with you on this ‘insider trading’ thingy. Today at work, girl that I work with asked me if I dropped my resume to the shop across the hallway from us (since our shop is closing soon and the other guys have an add in their window). And I just remembered the daily e-mail for today:”… if you CAN put off something till after the Moon is New, just do it already”. So I said to her:”no – I am waiting for tomorrow” She asked :”whats tomorrow?” “New Moon, I replied. And there was a stare from her to which… Read more »

Sphinx
Sphinx

🙂 Ha ha, cute.

Alouetta
Alouetta

This is so true, but I’ve proven it to myself by doing EXACTLY the thing(s) you’ve warned against doing and then regretted it at my leisure. Not experimentally, just stupidly.

jude
jude

Dear Mystic
I tried the Tarot and I’d swear you’ve been looking in my windows! lol
But, seriously, THANK YOU for the Tarot, Horoscopes,Oracle…..all of it
A seriously cool and accurate site.
Whenever I’m in a funk I go to Mystic – I always feel brighter
You’re amazing and definitely my go to girl for the inside info 😉

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

Astrology IS like having the inside running on things, even my non believer friends now ask me “is something retrograde” but they still maintain a really tedious “rationalist” thing which is beginning to bore me.

but you know what feels SO magic and insider that it actually almost SCARED me just now it was so breathtakingly relevant and accurate – the new Tarot. holy fuq. I looked around the room behind me. I gasped.

12th house Virgo
12th house Virgo

I think astrology is a beautiful language. Love meeting PIABs cause its easier to get to the heart of a matter using astro speak

Sphinx
Sphinx

I have one great friend who I can chat like that with, it’s so great! I can say things like, “Well she is a tiger AND an Aquarian, so ..y’know”. Just save loads of time in a conversation, lol.

Veronica
Veronica

lol, I have an Aquarian Tiger friend, and a couple of Piscean tiger friends! one even an ex from another lifetime.
They Are special!! They are the aqua stellium bunch from ’62 I think

Sphinx
Sphinx

Lol, I find them crazzzy, but they not quite the same vintage being wood tigers, while your lot are water. I think water has to be better as tigers are naturally wood and sympatico with water element. Forgive me if I insult anyone here, but I have often found a great many skeptics to be Aqua’s. They have that dichotomy of being ruled previously by Saturn and now Uranus – so traditionalist – until they have to suddenly be FREE!! I think the women are slightly more wild & erratic than the men who are sometimes quite brittle. But both… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

What I find with All the fixed signs, is you just cannot tell them how to think! Not even venture to suggest, a lot of the time 🙂

Having a lot of experience of this now with my Leo, his Taurean (ox) business partner, my Aqua dear BFF. They are rocks (in a beautiful friendship loyalty way) but they are rock -headed when it comes to even considering altering their Less -than -optimum health patterns, even when it is obvious to an observer how to make needed improvements

Sphinx
Sphinx

This is sososo true, nothing can make me change my mind on this. 🙂

calypso
calypso

haha, you crack me up Sphinx 😀

ps. I’m not changing my view of this either 😛

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Why would anyone tell anyone how to think?? Just spout your opinion if you must and let ’em get on with it. (Mega Mutable 🙂 )

Veronica
Veronica

In a general way I couldn’t give a rats how someone else chooses to think, vice la difference, but if they live with me and their habits directly impact on me, that is another matter entirely…

Veronica
Veronica

VIVE la differance

Kittybat
Kittybat

That’s me too!

Veronica
Veronica

Speaking of occult bookshops in town, makes me think of the wonderful Adyar bookstore that was a couple of streets behind the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. I LOVED going there, it was walk downstairs into a golden vault of esoteric books and bibelots, and smudging herbs.could stay there for ages

I always look for the esoteric section first in any bookstore, though they are getting thin on the ground these days.

Totes agree on the insider trading, being able to read the astro weather

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh I remember that treasure trove

Veronica
Veronica

Wasn’t it just?
Eg one whole bay of I Ching books, the next one all different Tarot books etc. Heaven.

Catzai
Catzai

Ah the good old Adyar and the Theosophical Society days – I was a hard core member and student, and even got married in The Lodge.
Wild times.
xo

Veronica
Veronica

Catz, we are the same vintage, 65 wood snake, but I didn’t really know what the Theosophical society was until much later. Must have been fascinating!

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

yes!! I loved that bookstore. 🙂 I spent many hours in that store. Bought all my astrology books from there. I aways used to get overwhelmed though – wanted to buy ever book in the store 🙂

Remember when it was in the StateTheatre building?

Veronica
Veronica

No? I never got to see that incarnation. Would have been fabulous, I imagine. Tracked them down a couple of years ago to an obscure arcade nearby, and it was upstairs, and small and not the same.

You know, I can’t even remember how I came upon there in the first place, but yeah, I wanted to buy everything there too 🙂

Invictus
Invictus

As a kid I was SO drawn to the Theosophocal society .. This was in South Africa There was this building and I so badly wanted to go inside. Funny how w are drawn to things as children that we gravitate towards even as adults.

Bulls Eye
Bulls Eye

I was devastated when they moved to that small space! I work across the road from old Adyar. So many lunch times spent in there. I had great success with obtaining two further copies of an Oracle book that was old & out of print. I put it out there for another copy to come to me and one day I was walking past, about three months later, and it popped into my head to go in & have a look and found a copy in their Used section. A year later did the same thing for another copy and… Read more »

S
S

Ah it’s was the second half of 1995 and I’d walk home up Spring Hill and pass The Theosophical Society Bookstore was always on my list of things to do in Bris Vegas. Back when Marlboro Lights in AU were white and compassionate pricing for my only vice existed. Hardcover solar plexus orange book was my fav purchase. Smell the literary gold between each volume. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. 🙂

Kittybat
Kittybat

I remember Adyar too!

Sphinx
Sphinx

“Insider trading is, however, illegal”. Well, almost..

If you are a member of congress you may now LEGALLY practice insider trading. (It is of course illegal for everyone else). How handy is that? 🙁

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/523f9680-a384-11e2-8f9c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32yfspMja

Anyway, I just love that you were so passionate about astrology!
Totally destined for it. I was made fun of by my family constantly for my astro passion. I wrote out charts for them anyway, but then being surrounded by muggles I hid my secret love in shame until my 20’s.

Sunrise
Sunrise

Amen!

Pope, economists lol.