Your Own Private Web of Personal Intrigue

Susan Slept Here

Nothing makes the spider senses tingle quite so much as a looming Full Moon in Scorpio.

Crap that would usually be put down to incompetence, time, ennui, hormones, humanity…whatever all of a sudden morphs into a full blown Conspiracy Theory, complete with possible paranoid scheming.

Obviously, with Venus spending a big proportion of the year retro (see Venusian Vampery) and the batty intrigue that IS Mercury Retro in Gemini, you’d have to be off-planet to not have some form of intrigue action or personal web happening.

But modulate the edge of this by turning onto the epic Eros-Sun in Taurus conjunction: gut instinct, gut balance (like, probiotics and all) and the grounded body wisdom of our Taurus, the sign of Gaia herself. Or, if you prefer a more prosaic translation, Sex, Shopping and Some Yoga or similar.

And even personal web of intrigue weavers have to sleep and eat well, right? Many a Full Moon freak out can be fended off via at least not spiking your cortisol to ludicrous levels.

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Kat
Kat

On paranoia and Mis interpretation – At age 20-circa 1979 I worked in an esoteric bookstore. Blessed with early astro computer programs, I could whomp up charts to my heart’s content. It was one of our offerings. A guy came in with his son, very loud, dramatic, tatted in Wiccan symbols. He was sort of flirtatious but not my type. He and his son- age ten bantered back and forth. The dad said, “Don’t be a mind reader.” And I’m thinking OMG, this kid is psychic! He can read people’s thoughts! As they lingered longer, the dad decided to get… Read more »

Methinky
Methinky

I am sitting on the train platform in Amsterdam central station wondering where I am going and what I am doing. (And I’m sober and I’m not into that mindbending inducing stuff).

It was a moment where everyone else had somewhere to be, but all I could come up with was right here…. Free but kind of frozen.

Fuq.

R(aqua/tauri)
R(aqua/tauri)

I’ve lived that exact moment at that exact place. I think most who travel alone without an agenda eventually have a similar moment…

I want backstory. πŸ˜€

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

Oh god. Train platforms in Oakland. Bus stations in Los Angeles. Airports in Atlanta.

The life of the lone maverick travelers. Oh, the stories we could tell ;P <3

Methinky
Methinky

Ha, yes – it was really a moment of sitting at a kind of nexus of time. My past weeks have involved bringing a lot of past into the moment, and it was so fun! And delicious! I have been having a travelling party with friends, rooted in this long connection of having been exchange students together when we were 17. So twenty years later we brought our 17-but-add twenty-years selves out to play, back in the old city, and we loved it! It’s so lovely to bring that energy back and use it now, totally invigorating. But when everyone… Read more »

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

EPIC!

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Freya
Freya

Had that-thought “I could be anywhere”

In multiple cities

Freya
Freya

It finally occurred to me that the zap zone, especially that last bit, was like walking into the Web that got built the last time Jupiter was in leo-my Saturn return. I am cutting my way out of that scene in Harry Potter now. That 12 year cycle is no longer a conspiracy theory. It’s been aggregated. Moving on.

This, feels like what they say, the ash feels like, except instead of flames there were spiders. Either way you went down you will rise.

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

Thank GOD for your Scorp Moon warning, or I wouldn’t have slept last night for brooding paranoia. Truly a public service announcement.

hdq
hdq

Jupiter on my Saturn has brought the return of the 2nd guy I ever slept with, who has been pining for me for the last 19 years. Awwwww. We’ve managed to end up both single and close to each other in our late 30s… He’s a Neptune rising and sun sagg with a Gemini moon. Spent a lovely weekend with him… He’s full-on raging in the grips of Neptune. Argh. Meanwhile, I’m meant to be breaking up with the cap, but instead he is cleaning my house and charming me with his ginormous aqua moon brain. Meanwhile, the girl I… Read more »

Sick of this...
Sick of this...

Umm… No. This isn’t the fault of a minor asteroid. This sounds like a mess of your own doing. You have a partner, you’re shacking up with a past love and you’re pining away for someone else who understandably dislikes the partner you’re stringing along? Did I understand that correctly? Look, you can do whoever or whatever you choose. I don’t judge those who choose to take multiple partners -provided everyone knows and everyone’s cool. However, my sympathies end when you start hurting others with your actions, which yours are if it’s led another to declare someone a “mortal enemy”… Read more »

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

I’m one of those people who thinks that it is okay to disagree with people’s posts, let alone point out flaws/contradictions you may see in folks posts. I don’t necessarily equate difference of opinion with spite/snark. But I also strongly believe that if you do, you should use your ‘known’ user name that you regularly post under, not create new ones to hide behind. Having a point of view is nothing to be scared. Sharing your story is nothing to be scared of. Folks disagree, and that’s life. Most of us are strangers to each other in real life –… Read more »

Sphinx
Sphinx

Well that takes all the joy out of the Internet! I mean for me having the option of speaking my mind under a pseudonym is really feeing. It’s a way to break free of the ego and the one-note personality we are obliged to adopt by society. And we ourselves can be as much restrained by that as by society. Mercury spoke all languages and held all currencies. We are on Mercury’s territory here. I see no reason to prescribe that others ‘should’ behave in such a fixed manner re their moniker whilst operating in such a mutable domain. As… Read more »

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

Each to their own opinion πŸ™‚ All I know is THIS Pisces moon gal as I have Moon in Pisces finds it beyond bizarre why folks who already HAVE a pseudonym would create ANOTHER one. To not get banned? To not experience ‘prejudice and mudslinging’? So what if folks don’t agree with your opinion? I believe folks need to get out of their mental bondage and just own their shit despite the consequences. Because honestly, on this page there really IS no consequence. Unless you get mean and snarky and Mystic decides to ban you. I don’t know, I just… Read more »

Sphinx
Sphinx

Perhaps each situation in which a conversation evolves is unique and has it’s own dynamic? It can be ‘cowardly’ to ‘hide’ one day, maybe judicious the next? Wary of one size fits all statements & black/white polarity positions. In a free will zone our mental bondage is a personal choice whether others like that or not? Anyway, Mercury flows in many directions -whether or not I would choose to work that I defend the right others to be mercurial, which is not about fear so much as nuance imho.

hdq
hdq

Ha a totes agree with both of you. Yes, posting from one’s real identity is brave and authentic and increases one’s personal power. However, it’s ok to be anon occasionally as hey, I apparently needed to be called out and it could be awkward for whomever has taken it upon themself to say what needed to be said. Anonymity is liberating in small doses – it’s just when it becomes anon-attackville that it beces a problem, IMO.

sphinx
sphinx

Yes! In a nutshell – πŸ˜‰

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

^ I love you, HDQ, but I have to agree with that. You need to treat people fairly – or, at least, honestly – no matter what’s in your chart.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

And if there is someone you “really want” treat her with respect – that includes honesty and maybe even a little sacrifice on your end.

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

Fairness is so important on so many levels. You don’t necessarily have to like (or be into) someone to understand THEIR boundaries and create boundaries out of respect for YOUR comfort AND their unreturned feelings towards you. On another tangent I am acquainted with folks in Polyamorous relationships but without communication and integrity there is no way those relationships could have lasted happily and healthily for 20+ years. But I do know this – without TRUST nothing can thrive. And when folks feel violated, whether warranted or not, folks break. Relationships on any level are so complex and nuanced. It’s… Read more »

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

I generally make it a point to stay out of stuff like this because I don’t like fighting, but had to comment even though I felt polarized about doing so. Here’s why: Right out of the gate I will put out a disclaimer that I think this comment harsh and do sense it coming from a reactive place, which more or less has already been copped to, so perhaps the overall tone of it might be taken with a good dose of salt. And while we are on the subject of β€œTreat others as you wish to be treated”, is… Read more »

supakali
supakali

I am a Scorp/Taurus Moon ex-drama expert (daughter of a narcissist) now dedicated, DEDICATED I tell you, to simplicity in my life. So, when I read about a complex scenario like this I just think, fuq – I’m glad I’m not dealing with it. LV, I take your point about pulling your energies out of a situation rather than indulge excessive self-focus at a cost to oneself. However, if i apply that to this situation, well, I can’t apply it – I just don’t see it happening here. Regarding HDQs situation, I just don’t know enough to comment, and I… Read more »

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Hi supakali, I wasn’t speaking to HDQ’s sitch at all – sorry if there was any confusion! I was speaking purely about the broader truth of those who tend to have an excess of drama in their lives during Jupiter in Leo. That’s why I put out the disclaimer up front that what I had to say wasn’t at all specific to HDQ. My comment was more tangentially related in focusing on the kernel of truth there is for ALL of us in getting a perspective on the drama in our lives and looking at what that’s all about. There… Read more »

supakali
supakali

ah yes, that was no reflection to the original post was a little unclear to me but now I see your focus. Good insights LV, the narcissist in my life, who I keep at some distance, has indeed had a year of drama! I always find your posts interesting and edifying, thanks for sharing your astro thoughts with us πŸ™‚

supakali
supakali

actually, my narcissist mother has Pluto in Leo, which doesn’t seem unrelated….

turbo-charged drama, and also hidden powers (manipulation, etc)? She’s been very successful in her dark arts this past year.

LV, what do you think about my theory that Pluto in Leos make good narcissists?

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

They do indeed – I have a pet name for the Pluto in Leos with Fixed Suns in hard aspect to Pluto: “Black Hole Suns”. For obvious reason. But to be clear, I don’t automatically judge based on this criteria alone, however when I see this astrological signature it does merit pause and you can bet I’ll be looking carefully for potential narcissistic traits. I have occasionally been known to use this term outside of these parameters when I encounter a mega-Hadean Sun. I have the Sun in aspect to Pluto myself, with Pluto conjunct my Asc, so it’s not… Read more »

supakali
supakali

thank you for that. my example is of the variety who has gone with self delusion over self knowledge.
Re: aspects, Aries Sun trines Pluto, and forms a GFT with Chiron in Sagg. Very powerful, in this case not for the cause of good. Very chaotic actually, which is why I shun Chaos, and to come full circle, why I don’t dismiss HDQ’s original point re: the asteroid.

6
6

Im sorry to interject in y our convo, but this thread just totally gave me a lightbulb moment.

I, too, agree that Pluto in Leo can have a hand in making narcissists. My parents are both Pluto in Leo, however, only my mother is of a fixed sign with a hard aspect to Pluto: Aqua. And between the two, she is definitely the more narcissistic, dramatic, ridiculously manipulative(on a very covert level) and controlling one. Great astro observation here, ladies.

hdq
hdq

Believe me, I’m rolling my eyes at the teenage drama with you. And not actually blaming it on asteriod chaos, which only moves a couple of degrees a year and so has been on my AC for years and will continue to be. But, lengthy selfish justification: Cap guy isn’t my partner, just a guy I’ve been seeing. I’ve made no promises of exclusitivity. Shitty, maybe, but he’s also the ex-best friend of my last relationship and I’ve been quite clear abou my wounding and boundaries from that. His pushy cap self and scorp Venus are just, well, pushy. I… Read more »

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

As they say, the truth is stranger than fiction. Every damn time. Life is a trip, people are complex and storytelling is our release and processing mechanism πŸ™‚

Birdstargirl
Birdstargirl

I would have to be really restrictive about age with dating if I did it by astro. Everyone around my age has plutoin libra opposing my sun moon venus chiron in Aries. I couldn’t figure out the goddamn lighter fluid among the drama of my twenties. When around my older friends or teenagers I was fully reasonable. If I interact with people my age its projectionpalooza. Living alone has given me a clarity of purpose but I’m still flammable. Tying to hide from drama minimized my essence. Fuck it though, drama vs death? It can be done artfully and consensually.We’re… Read more »

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Dearest Hidden Dragon Queen, this post is dedicated to you. Light & Love πŸ™‚ Stay Rad x

https://plus.google.com/107389385724979339603/posts/8eRK2NujMqT

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Scopes are spot on about work communication drama. My boss is a control freak and I (impatiently) confronted him about it. I need to try and fail, for fuqs sake. Meanwhile, some under-medicated 20-something wants to escalate my perceived insubordination to the highest level, which isn’t very high because he’s such an asshole no one wants to hear him. That meeting is scheduled for Friday. Meanwhile, I have three new pairs of shoes. I’m def returning one, if not two.

pi
pi

Flip him the bird as you pass each other in the corridor. make sure there are no security cameras around. πŸ˜‰ (serving suggestion only)
Maybe your boss might appreciate your refreshing honesty πŸ™‚

spookygemini
spookygemini

my moon is in scorp, so not feeling much dramz. plus my venus/midheaven is in taurus and things are pretty average, crying all the time and eating all the carbs average. if anyone is like, “awww, why are you crying,” fear not: this is my happy place esp. if it’s into a croissant.

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

Make sure the tips of the croissant point upwards. πŸ˜€

yup feeling it with the carbs and emo.

pi
pi

Why, I had a delicious croissant just this morning for breakfast: sometimes it’s the only thing that works. Who cares if it’s 80% butter πŸ™‚

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

The butter is actually the healthy part of the croissant! If you can make with high quality organic ghee, even better!

spookygemini
spookygemini

LOL w/the croissant grin. From here on out, only eating foods that mask my resting bitch face.

Rache(Aqua/Tauri)
Rache(Aqua/Tauri)

I’m off to a 3 day vipassana tomorrow. Yes, less of a commitment than the standard one but still challenging from what I have heard…

Started “The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women” (reviewed on here by Jessa Crispin) yesterday on a short plane ride and enjoying it very much so far. Cow-girl strategy. πŸ˜€

Z
Z

I think I’d like to read it.

Z
Z

I just want to say I read the horoscopes for today for Capricorn Sun and Virgo Rising and they are so eerily accurate, geez. I went with my gut instinct (after crying) and wrote a message to my love interest. I see how other females are admiring him and instead of griping about their fangirling to write him a bit of what I thought about him. Virgo’s says to avoid anything LZ while Cap’s says about how difficult and shocking it is for the outside world when we actually start to show feelings but to not give a toss about… Read more »

Fauness
Fauness

That stinks πŸ™ I think it’s pretty awesome that you went with your gut and acted on it. Sometimes you just gotta.

Sarita
Sarita

I so needed this reminder today. I am seeing malicious intent everywhere, and it’s highly unlikely that it’s really there. I keep thinking that folks who are taking awhile to be respsonsive (which is EVERYONE right now, for some reason) is not getting back to me because I’ve said something wrong, or they are thinking negative things about me, or I start convincing myself that that’s it, they’re never going to call/write back/whatever and I am basically dead to them.

I need to just chill and let things happen, do my thing and take care of myself.

Prince stolas
Prince stolas

Lol…i guess i’ll have to settle for yoga.

I find shopping for things esp personal clothing items a no-no when moon is in scorpio. Almost always ends up returned, worn once and forgotten, gets lost, or ends up broken.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I’ve been doing a lot of shopping lately. I’m going to eat at least $30 or $40 in shipping costs on returns. πŸ™ But I do have at least one pair of shoes I love from the whole ordeal. πŸ™‚

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

sweet! I do love me a good pair of shoes! I was just shopping online a few days ago because i want to beat mercury rx, and bought some wonderful white flatform chunky ass sandals to celebrate my new look.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Its been awhile since I’ve had shoes I feel this way about. I’ve been home for hours and I still haven’t taken them off.

Fauness
Fauness

Nice. I love it when you find those shoes that were meant for your feet.

seawitchmermaid
seawitchmermaid

Hoping to get Reiki done on Friday. My friend who does it says that I drink it in, and it does feel very restorative to me. Taurus moon here…

Charley
Charley

I feel nothing. I am an 8th house Scorp though, it’s just life as normal for me ha. I also have zero intrigue or personal web stuff happening which being highly Plutonic is also highly irregular and feels strange.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Yes, Taurus is very β€œin” their body…I find some form of bodywork is usually very helpful. I’m partial to massage, myself. πŸ˜‰ But then, I am a Venusian and I do like to be touched.

Besides the Zen of counting sets and reps while working out (and I do treat it like an active meditation), I am also spending a lot of time in the gardens as of late, digging my hands into the earth. Weeding, mulching, planting….all of these things give a deep appreciation for Mother Earth and her boundless fruitfulness <3

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)

My chiropractor saved my life, no joke.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

As a native Moon in Scorpio I have never identified as paranoid so much as attuned to the everyday nuances of mood and tone. I can see them coming a mile away….

scorpio_rising
scorpio_rising

same

If
If

Same, but for me its not my moon, but lots of intuitive planet/asteroid energy in my Scorp 12th/1st house, including Neptune rising. There’s definitely a difference between being paranoid/prone to scheming and being able to sense what other people are doing behind the scenes/trying to hide/repress/deny. Whenever I have sensed intrigue/under-the-surface hostilities/covert agendas or power dynamics between friends/lovers or in the workplace, I’ve been proved right – rather than paranoid – later. Its a form of knowledge that can be very wearying to the soul. I also think people who have something to hide often sense that Scorpio can see… Read more »

LotusFlower
LotusFlower

8th house Moon and Neptune rising in the 12th house and I could not agree with you more.

I am really only just learning to trust this instinctual knowledge and not throw power away when I sense covert goings-on.

Q is – how not to freak myself (another form of qi camping surely?) into perma-retracting to a safe place – not always the best strategy, surely?

LotusFlower
LotusFlower

*vamping haha, not qi camping lol

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

THIS!

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

YOu know I have a thought. Perhaps for us Scorp Moon natives it’s just biz as usual, but it’s the other people not used to it being all paranoid and schizz? If anything I tend to feel a little more likely to cry and eat comfort foods.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I’m atuned but I can’t cope with it. Like, I notice so much plotting in the office lately and I don’t have to respond to it but it grates on my nerves! I feel frazzled. I need aroma therapy. I’ve got soo much Libra and too much desire for peace as a baseline. But my Sun did recently progress into Scorpio. So I feel a need to “get it” better somehow. Seriously, this one woman has been throwing so much stink eye around the office I feel like I need to smudge with sage after she looks my way. And… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

It may be time to bring the salt lamp and bamboo into the office.

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

You can also try some burning some palo santo and wear some hematite.

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

I’m a Pisces Moon with a HUGE Taurean stellium in my 12th house. I “see” people the minute I encounter them. It used to traumatize me when I wouldn’t trust my gut, invest and be fugged over. Now I just trust and shrug when ish plays out like I knew it would. I no longer enmesh with chaos addicts.

The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

No shopping, no sex, no yoga.

Hard work and stress. I guess when ya’ll go bsts with Mercury Retro shit will get better, lol. I always have a great time and experience uber abundance when merc goes backwards πŸ™‚

VenusRules
VenusRules

yep, I’m with you. Nothing but 50 hour work weeks, long commute, moving house over next two days and pretty much deluded that I can mostly do it myself. Hoping some help shows up!

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Mmm shopping, yes: but not like frivolous, just acquiring more shit shopping. More like *gathering supplies*. Methodical, strategic shopping.

Really feeling the Jupiter-Uranus energy mixing! There’s a warm charge in the air. On the mundane plane, flowers & colors are popping out in the darkest places. Awe-struck!

Fauness
Fauness

I’ve definitely had an uptick in yoga, sex, and shopping this week. Unfortunately though, I’ve been waking up two hours before my alarm. Usually teeth grinding accompanies that but so far not this time. Taking care of your gut is truly magical. A friend taught me how to make kimchi and kraut last fall and my stores kept me healthy all winter. Going to have to figure out what fermented foods I can get into for the next seasons. For now I’m drinking kombucha, or shall I say, my magical elixir. Prog moon in taurus is pretty nice. Hopefully it’ll… Read more »

Fauness
Fauness

In the midst of getting dressed and reach for my bra… there is a large black spider on it. No joke.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Good morning! πŸ™‚

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

You’re going to have an 8th house kind of day πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

— with Uranian surprises lol

Fauness
Fauness

I love spiders!

Pi
Pi

what is it with fermented cabbage. our bodies know it’s good and shouts MORE! I am SO addicted to the stuff. Not making my own, maybe 1 day, but for now enough korean places on my daily rat-runs to keep me in stock πŸ™‚ a katakan food-genius friend of mine gave me some of her home made sauerkraut to try, omG, and it was the dry variety not the vinegar-d one. My tastebuds still dream of it. Will need to arrange some kind of exchange for more πŸ™‚

Fauness
Fauness

Four friends got together and under the guidance of the fermenting queen, we made many jars of it. Way more fun that way. It’s also nice to be able to adjust the ingredients to your liking.

Fauness
Fauness

Do you ever listen to Radiolab? They did a podcast all about the gut and it was fascinating. I’ll post a link if I can find it.

pi
pi

I don’t, but I’ll look it up – thanks!

Fauness
Fauness
The Venus Fly 2.0
The Venus Fly 2.0

FINALLY back on a sleep schedule. But I have been neglecting my body the last 2 weeks, ordering in too much because I literally have to choose between cooking and working. Also am strange between seasons, lose my appetite.

Ready for NEW VIBES, Goddess!

Mystic Medusa
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