The Plutonic-Uranian Career Advisor #3

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Tasmara De Lempicka

In my service to the Aries Nordic Witch, a few months after our first separation, and in spite of the scandalously treacherous manner in which she separated both herself and my peers from me, she called me to her side from across the Hudson River. Of course, when a witch summons you by phone, it is a nostalgic gesture to your humanity, because she has already captured a very necessary part of your being and holds it ransom in a knick-knack.

She was the Director of Sales and reported straight to the President in our first action-packed season (let’s call that first company “GGG”), now she was Vice President of Business Relations for GGG’s direct competitor, “FFF”. Any non-competition clause required upon her termination was, evidently, powerless against her. She resurfaced on the West Side of Manhattan, “doing the city thing” as she says, far from the shaded vales northwest of The City where GGG’s stealth complex hid. I was thrilled when the phone rang in my office. She giddily invited me to an interview (the rite of initiation amongst the bureaucratic magi), her voice smiling.

Since she and her benefactors separated from GGG, I left was in limbo there, bobbing aimlessly upon that slow gyre called “regime change” – with no leeward organization to shelter me in moments of high tension, I was now subject to the karmic retribution of all who had previously lived under her wrath. She would promise a 40% increase in pay, full benefits, sign-on bonus, pre-vested options, vacation carryover… Two weeks later, I was North American Business Relationship Analyst (trumpets!) in a bedroom-sized office on the West Side. (There would be a price to pay on my part for this remarkable call back, but I won’t detail that here and now).

My new building had been in the ownership of criss-crossing Dutch interests since back when the West Side actually had working docks exporting something other than sewage. A vast Industrial Age complex retro-built to house modern labs and offices, however incomplete, I took to wandering its vast hidden voids in off-times. There were chambers enclosed by obtuse angles behind unlocked doors, a flick of the key card opening to dusty neglect, the odd garbage container or expelled credenza, and unbearably dim silence. The brass-lined street entrance opened to a small, almost condo-like foyer with two elevators leading up to the place’s hub, The Atrium, which was more like a slightly overgrown plaza of some Mayan temple ruins, before discovery by robbers, retaining sharp gilded finishes and a canopy-bright atrium, almost livably home-like, with a long, thin pool of rushing water brushing against rectangular stones at one end and leather-lined sitting areas in another.

The corridors branching off from the floors, stairs, and balconies of this central atrium joined the various clusters of working groups with uncanny stretches and unexpected turns. Exploring, you would follow a hallway spaced unpredictably with office doors on either side, with mild lighting and quiet faces working quietly within, friendly if not engaging, only to turn a corner and come up to a glass door to a stairwell that seemed part of another building entirely, as if you were instantly removed the place, across town even, with, perhaps, an exposed concrete step-up to true-up two different phases of expansion, the masonry of the true-up not unlike an exposed stratum in an archaeological dig – “Here is where civilization vanished, and reappeared three centuries later.”

Looking at the complex from the outside, it appeared as a modern, black-glass-and-steel-cloaked office building of considerably low height (in comparable NYC terms) and considerably long length of about half a city block. The glass and steel were not functional parts, but rather an edifice or skin – completely opaque from the outside and ensuring that not too much light reached within. Neptune rules the Beauty industry after all.

An interesting business thing that happened periodically was my brief contact with a lauded fragrance designer, which lasted about six months, in which I, as one of only a few young men in the entire building whose time wasn’t ridiculously expensive, this being both the perfumery center and corporate HQ, was selected to be sprayed and sniffed daily by this consultant and a parade of perfumers and evaluators, to run their nostrils from my knuckles to my armpits. Yes, this is how it’s done, a spare analyst is called (over a kindergarten-like loudspeaker no less) out to where the Ann Gottlieb’s of the world (in fact, there is only one Ann Gottlieb) “X” you with black marker, spray the smudgy ink with new submissions, and talk-talk-talk about how you (pardon, the submissions) may, say, smell “spongy” with this one, that the cinnamon comes out here but not here, is that too much oakmoss in A12, let’s see on drydown, I think we can go more lemongrass, and so forth.

You are to make sure not to eat any strong food that day, and for heaven’s sake, don’t wash off any of the submissions, because the group will call you back in the afternoon for another round of being sniffed. In fact the “Lucky” brand jeans issued their first fragrance modeled upon my lucky hide. Nordic Witch made sure that she was advised ahead of my being needed, and that no one was to contact me directly without her leave – of course, that was what they call “the set-up”. I can and do not exaggerate. The woman thought she was in utter control.

Is she what one would call a “bad boss”? I wonder sometimes…

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Anonymous

OMG…. I wish the PUCA had any insight to job related crap and how it aligned with the specific astro…. just had some Muggle totally pick a fight over something so stupid, turning my positive gesture into a completely negative one. A friend of mine was also saying this week was just like the worst week in memorable history. People getting jittery before Saturn in Sagg? Funny things is that both situations involved the Virgo-Pisces axis… Mine was with a Virgo, friend was with a Pisces…Seriously wtf is going on right now.

Scorpie
Scorpie

Zap Zone perhaps?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Is that related to Virgo-Pisces specifically right now for some reason?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Btw, really nice watercolor on your avatar

Scorpie
Scorpie

thank you. 🙂

Maybe the Virgo and Pisces muggles have a sign at 12º and are being zapped

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good point. Yeah it was just so cray that I had to ask. Thanks for the insight.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Btw, which planet is doing the zapping at 12 degrees?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oop sorry, I just read what you wrote below about the Pluto-uranus zap at 12 degrees. Sorry for the unintelligent question, lol.

Scorpie
Scorpie

Not directly but it all depends on the degrees of your planets / signs.

Currently Pluto squaring Uranus at 12° exact .
Perhaps Uranus squaring Virgo and /or other signs or opposing.
Have a look at your moon, Asc etc and the houses might offer a clue

And generally it’s just intense energy right now.

I’m hanging for Saturn to leave my sign. 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ok, thanks. Something strange going on with Virgo-Pisces peeps I think, tho.

Scorpie
Scorpie

oh and Chiron in Pisces 13º is squaring Uranus. 😯

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh… yeah thats gotta hurt. I am suspecting the person I am dealing with has a Sagg AC… so Pisces would be somewhere in the 4th then? And Chiron transiting there? Hmm :/

Scorpie
Scorpie

Yep, my Saggo friend has chiron transiting the cusp of 4/5 house

cal
cal

i saw a Sagg lose her cool both last week and this…..Daddy Time will sort her out one way or t’other!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I dont think you were being mean, but that sounded a bit snippy… was she being an a-hole or something?

cal
cal

yes, power tripping and making people cry, but I didn’t really mean to be malicious, just speaking as a Scorp, directly or perhaps bluntly, and with intimate knowledge of the Saturn boogie. More curious to see if this is a pre-indicator of something

cal
cal

oh, and of course with the entree of Saturn into Sagg being imminent. Scorps can’t help feeling a little delighted about that!

Scorpie
Scorpie

I looked at the calendar this morning for the countdown 😀

11 days!!!!!!

I’m thinking “snazzy scorp” or Jazz hands for my new gravatar but not until Saturn leaves the building. LOL.

cal
cal

hahaha, maybe I can finally get rid of this monochrome skeleton! 😀

Scorpie
Scorpie

LOL. Skelly has to go. Was apt for the Saturn years but this occasion calls for technicolor 🙂

cal
cal

yes, and flowers 🙂

Scorpie
Scorpie

pretty things 😀 not bones

Anonymous
Anonymous

I second the technicolor and flowers 😀

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh ok I get it now. Yeah, I agree with you.

You know whats funny the first scenario I mentioned – the one with the Virgo – was exactly what you said: Power tripping, making someone else really hurt. Maybe that Virgo has a strong Sagg somewhere? The examples are really similar.

Oh yeah I dont blame you Saturn is moving away from Scorpio. Gotta be breathing a lot deeper and easier soon yeah?

cal
cal

it really does sound like Pluto business, the control…. so, more like a Zap Zone thing – the Pluto/Uranus square happening at 12º Cap & Aries. It’s hard to say without seeing their full charts whether that is in play but that shouldn’t hit Saggos too hard. I was responding to your comment about Saturn into Sagg jitters – you made me wonder if that was a factor in my example. This person humiliated a student in front of their class and then tried to bulldoze a colleague (a friend of mine) to get her way when she doesn’t actually… Read more »

Scorpie
Scorpie

don’t forget Cancer – another cardinal for the ZZ.

You know who’s scarier than Bishop?

Peta Credlin 😯 The woman behind Abbot.

Scary pic in today’s SMH’s News Review of her pointing her finger at Bishop. Looks like she’s giving her the 3rd degree

cal
cal

pointing was it? and here I was thinking she was indicating the size of our illustrious leaders ahem, ah expense account. heart? intellect? 😉

Anonymous
Anonymous

OMG your example is SO much like mine I am wondering if they are the same person. The only thing was that this has nothing to do with a school and teacher. But yes, in my example, a co-worker, the Virgo, totally bulldozed me about some project of mine because she wanted to change it into something else and when I needed time to consider adjustment/etc, she totally made it like I was this bad person with malicious intent! I was so, so, so shocked. I think she was tired of facading like a nice person to me when all… Read more »

Scorpie
Scorpie

Ha! My multi-Saggo friend / something (Sun, ascendant, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune, Psyche – ALL in the first house except for Neptune 😯 ) said recently that he has no idea what to do with his life or where to go. Currently he’s overseas (of course) working and the experience is not what he had hoped for or expected. Even though he doesn’t believe in astrology I mentioned he’s about to have his first Saturn Return and that Saturn likes a plan. So I suggested something and his response was typical Saggo. Of course he doesn’t want to be tied down… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow. You know Saturn will be working on him, and it will be interesting as Saturn will be hitting all of that up in his first house… but this makes me wonder what happened to him when Pluto was doing his thing? Shouldnt he be, like, on top of that already?

Scorpie
Scorpie

nah, he was drinking heaps during Pluto. A bit of a lost soul. He’s sorted that out but he’s not doing the work.

With all that Saggo he’s an escape artist. When the going gets tough he packs his bags and disappears into the bush

He’s about to turn 31, so still young.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hmm. Well… we shall see how Father Time handles him I suppose.

Scorpie
Scorpie

oh gawd, I sound like a broken record banging on about my achievements all the time and how hard I’ve worked. *yawn*

Can’t help it with Cap Asc and 10th house sun. Sometimes i think I over compensate but I have nothing else better to do with an empty 7th house.
True love and an equal partnership have eluded me.

Oh well, ho-hum…. back to work,

cal
cal

“Of course, when a witch summons you by phone, it is a nostalgic gesture to your humanity, because she has already captured a very necessary part of your being and holds it ransom in a knick-knack.”

this is sublime! I don’t have the attention span for the rest but thank you for your opening paragraph 🙂

Scorpie
Scorpie

Haha… I haven’t even read the first para

Attention span of a gnat these days. 🙂

Scorpie
Scorpie

and yes, I agree. Great opening para!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s uncanny – a lot of what he described in regards to the building and hallways and people read like verbal visual of dreams I’ve had since childhood. I thought I would end up working in the beauty industry because of these dreams, the people I worked with were all Nordic with gleaming white but fashionable lab coats. I remember names and details of my product and subsequent first collection. Deja vu reading this.

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

I know this sounds sort of Hannibal Lector-y but….
My ideal job: Smelling a bunch of people to develop perfume. Sometimes I think i want to switch careers, but then nah!

np
np

this whole post is interesting for sure. novels please!

moved on
moved on

I hope you are writing a book on your experiences about your time with ‘those at the top of the heap’. I didn’t work for megamillionaire companies but I worked within the confines of a federal department that had elites of our society here in oz and the shenanigans of egos were surreal. Quite a lot of them were comedic in establishing their territories of power and control and I’ve vowed to write a novel one day based on facts that those outside of the circus would never believe. I hope you are okay. There is an element of burnout… Read more »

PlutonicUranian
PlutonicUranian

Fabulous question. My career in the beauty biz started – just about to the day – with the following transits:

Sun opposed Natal Moon, Trine Natal NN
Jupiter on 8th House cusp
Venus on Natal Jupiter
Mars on Natal Neptune
Ceres on 3rd House cusp
Saturn square Natal Venus
Neptune, Lilith, Uranus, Mercury hovering around the Nadir

np
np

Here’s one for the retro Astro! Did you have major stuff/interesting times happen around each of those transits? That would be a story!

I’m halfway through doing a timeline of my stuff since about 2006 and plan to correlate the astro to figure it out

PlutonicUranian
PlutonicUranian

There always something interesting happening in your life, yes?

np
np

I guess thats true. Unless you’re truly stuck in a rut, which I was! Spose what I meant was significant interesting things happening, or things that may not be interesting but you apply significance to them anyway

PlutonicUranian
PlutonicUranian

It is not so much the struggle to apply significance, but the simple assumption that the universe wastes nothing, and the willingness to see this in small, slow increments.

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