The media flow is its usual Mercury Retrograde what the fuqery but with a Virgo twist. And, how brilliantly Mercury Opposite Pluto was Louise Bourgeois!?
The Lena Dunham-Odell Beckham Jr Met Gala fracas was and is super weird. I could see those thoughts (of hers) being aired with a close friend, but they seemed too idiosyncratic, irrational, and off point to air more broadly than that. I don’t think anyone “owes” you their attention. This is what i am always telling my teen daughter when skeevy guys act like she has to enter into dialogue with them automatically or she is somehow impolite. It applies to everyone.
Beckham Jr is a 23 yr Scorpio football player probably out of HIS natural habitat at the Met Gala – why wouldn’t he be on his phone? Or looking out for A-List “names” on his radar? E.g., Beyonce et al. Dunham has Mercury opposite Pluto – it can give you a big hotline into your generation (as the success of Girls shows, obviously) but also make you a walking trigger for various issues. I love how he (so far) hasn’t said a word on all this. Class.
Some People Go Right To The Crux Of The Matter – Hello, Mercury-Pluto
The artist Louise Bourgeois (who died recently at nearly 100 still hard at work planning her next exhibition) was an Haute Version of Mercury opposite Pluto. This quote from her nails it:
Some people go right to the crux of the matter–they are brutal, and sometimes wrong in the consequences, but right in their motivations. They go to the heart of the matter and it gives them a kick, it gives them the feeling, not that they can overcome it but that they can understand it. They can tear it apart and put it back together again, which gives them the feeling that they can understand.
— Louise Bourgeois
And then there was the stairway snub or Mercury Retro cock-up to President Obama at the G20 with the reasonably predictable retort from Trump that he would have turned around and stormed out, teenager at a crap party style.
On the local news level, it is a blur of weird and then this – one of my pet health/government grudge flashpoints – proven! Talc also in the media.
The inspirational work of the “solitary Mason bees” who make these fantastic nests out of flower petals. We need to somehow connect with these geniuses.
This artistry, style, and focus is the best way to get through an Eclipse Season/Saturn-Neptune square finale with Mercury Retro in Virgo. Make that your center while the Vortex of Weird swirls around your calm, only slightly anal-obsessive, task flow.
And, of course, don’t forget that it is a brilliant time to cast spells and do divination.
Image: Slim Aarons – Boulder Reign
Image 2: Miguel Carbonell
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