Hey, how are you? Yes 2016 has been weird. Wasn’t it supposed to be all red carpet and gold statues for us Virgos? More like carpets pulled out from underneath and being bonked on the head by statues.
In October of 2013, I interviewed an artist. There was chemistry right from the get go. But all signs said “No Go”. Let’s make a list of all the red flags: 15 years younger, baby mama in Europe, girlfriend in town, in love with another girl out of state… you get the picture. He asked to bed me. Thank you very much but um…with all that baggage? Uh, no thank you.
He’s been sniffing around ever since. Popping up every couple of months, texting, calls and…ummm…photos! Very very nice but still I’m keeping my standards high. I want bf not a fuck buddy. Also there’s his astrology — Scorpio, Sag Rising, Gemini Moon and what seems to be my favorite signature in a man — Mars in Scorpio / Venus in Sag. Intense yet playful. Can you spell trouble with a capital T?
But then, mid-April, he rings again (that Mars in Scorpio), desperate to come by. I’m stripping furniture — ripped sweats, smelly t shirt. I mean, I was not even a blip on the cute meter! I had my hair in a scrunchie! You get the picture — but he was insistent. Okay dude, whatevs, have at it. Let’s have this out. This dilly dally stuff is tiring.
He came over. We dined. We chatted. We got frank about everything. And then we started…dancing. My Taurus moon moves very slowly and then there’s my Venus-Neptune square to contend with so I was cautious. All was going well – talking and texting every day, learning each other, sharing secrets, you know — til the end of June when we stayed overnight together for the first time. Just cuddling, mind you, but it was super intense — and since then…zip.
He’s been traveling for work since late July through mid September. Part of me is super mad at myself for letting down my guard — ugh, I like him! — the other part says no worries, he’ll be back, he always is.
Not that I thought we were going to white picket fence it or anything as prosaic as that — but I was hoping “travel all over the world together, inspire each other to create the most amazing work of our careers and I turn up in his most well-know piece”? (And yes, I fully admit that my Venus in Leo is showing) I actually like him in “Netflix and binge and let’s take a road trip next weekend” kind of way and not just a “now that you’ve curled my toes, could you please leave, you’re annoying the hell out of me and I have work to do” way. He’s had three years to get under my skin and he has. [and yes, you can publish that part too]
Red Flag Virgo
Dear Red Flag Virgo,
Well, T.B.H. my first thought here is what’s with the “intense cuddling” …? And from a Mars in Scorpio gentleman? And then i think that if your subliminal operating procedure with the Venus-Neptune square is to have someone tantalizing, erratically attentive, eccentric and texting but not actually getting in your aura or taking up too much time, you have hit the mother load.
And yes, Trouble. In that he is not exactly vibing like a contender for your Taurus Moon/Virgo ideals. He no doubt will be back (unless the intense cuddling consisted of sufficient conquest points and he is the type to move on post-conquering) but would he be back in a form that would satisfy you? What if it takes another three years to get to a Netflix night? HOWEVER, Saturn is heading for his Sagittarius Rising/Venus and this can mean someone totally happily to form a sound bond, to do Empire and work together.
But you are (i know this, even though we are using a pseudonym here) an established writer and a woman of independent means – do you really want to join the harem of Scorpio Artist? It did not seem to make many of Picasso’s “muses” that thrilled with life. It would be unpleasant to hear of your mojo being dissipated through trying to anticipate the movements of Scorpio Artist (someone should invent an app for this sort of thing) or when he is going to blow in to town next.
What does everyone else think?
Image: Steven Meisel
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