Social Distancing With The Zodiac

All the smart people are social distancing before they’re being ordered to, says The Atlantic. That’s because it’s an effective plague deterrent and well, to many people it’s a thrill. Nobody wants to say that as it’s crashingly insensitive to people whose job demands face-to-face contact or to those who count seclusion from society as a stress event.

But the situation – scary as it is – is secretly delighting some people. They’re trilling their apologies into the phone – “yes, no, I know, it’s terrible...” while browsing bathrobe options and calculating the yield, sorry, harvest on their micro-heirloom tomato plants. Would it be perhaps truly Uranus in Taurus to somehow make your own loo paper? From, I don’t know, activated chia seeds? Necessity is the Empress of Invention, and where there are threats, there are opportunities.

Actually, I have always had too much toilet paper. It’s a Mars in Virgo thing. One bout of running out over a weekend with a cyclone, a break-up and a hangover was enough. Not that I’d knife-fight in a supermarket for it but it’s an understandable syndrome.

Consciously or not, people remember that the biggest-ever pandemic, the Black Death, was so lethal because it arrived pre-sanitation.

No flushing loos, no toilet paper and people simply threw their buckets of excrement into the streets below. They bathed about once a year. To hit the hygiene section in the chemist and buy s**t loads of loo paper is an affirmation. Who cares if it is rational? Who wants to be morally tut-tutted at by the same people who bought us budget cuts for science, schools, hospitals, ecological imperatives and bush fire prevention?

What the Atlantic article and others like it are really saying is that public regard for politicians has sunk so low if one of them says ‘stay calm’ – many people don’t believe it. A contemporary politician’s “nothing to worry about” is a reverse indicator. It says ‘fire up 10,000 browser tabs starting from whether canned or dry chickpeas are more nutritious to ‘does Dyson make a portable generator?’

But Uranus in Taurus was always going to be more reclusive. The promise of Uranus in Aries has spluttered out. We didn’t get jet-propelled back packs. Brotopia is distinctly on the nose these days, and Silicon Valley over-valued unicorns are looking more like something future economics students will study and think is a textbook error. The gig economy is more feudalism than an exciting opportunity to create your own time frames.

Staying in to garden, read ancient classics, test for yourself whether orgasms raise your immunity, work in gray marle track pants – perhaps changing into a fluffier pair for dinner – and perfecting house witchery – it all is so Uranus in Taurus.

Naturally, it could go awry. You may start out aiming for a more organic and easeful lifestyle –

And then ease off the perfectionism by about day six –

So my theory is that Earth and Water signs will mind any bunkering imperative the least, Fire signs will resent the hell out of it and for Air signs, it will depend on the internet staying fast, stable and connected.

And, I posted this in the Daily Mystic + social media but again for reference, if nothing else, this could inspire some people to become insanely productive.

So, how are you going with it?

Image: Chuck Jones  – Broomstick Bunny.

 

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Invicta
Invicta
March 17, 2020 11:02 am

Is that Cher on the couch?
Lush pic
Starting to feel a bit like that picture in my flat. Need to finish painting the ceiling but DIY really makes you love a space. Like the more you dominate the space, by cultivating it deliberately, the more it kind of sings to you. I’m seriously thinking of filling the place with plants. I could totally grow veggies here. How exciting.

Gemyogi
Gemyogi
March 18, 2020 6:17 pm
Reply to  Invicta

Liz Taylor I think

Centaurus
Centaurus
March 18, 2020 7:25 pm
Reply to  Gemyogi

Yep Gem, it is.

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 18, 2020 8:14 pm
Reply to  Centaurus

Definitely Liz !

Mysticcaitlin
Mysticcaitlin
March 15, 2020 7:53 am

THIS! My water mojo is like let’s stay clean and safe and inside. Let’s nap and work from home in jammies with heating pads, blankets and cats on our laps. Wishing health to all.

so_dance
so_dance
March 15, 2020 6:09 am

Pisces sun, cap rising: can cope with me time and get s**t done! Harbouring little niggling fear for elderly relatives… but all we can do is self-care and wait. BTW orgasms DO raise immunity, better with assistance but just as potent alone. Advice: A quick shower blast works wonders when the neighbours have hoarded all the loo roll…Happy social distancing!

Biancasarah
Biancasarah
March 14, 2020 8:00 pm

This is one of my favourite posts yet. An enjoyable read. I am loving the social distancing (I work in retail) I don’t even hide the fact that I am enjoying it. I also have more time to read and I have excuses to back out of social obligations. Is It bad that social distancing would be great over Christmas?

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke
March 14, 2020 3:33 pm

For the last few years I was living isolated , I can see how hard I fought it at first, not realising the gift I was being given. But I felt, especially when it became difficult to type, this huge resentment because no one had time for me off the phone, if I wasn’t on Facebook I was just, well, gone. I did get angry and can see how that’s just good ol’ karmic abandonment feelings i got to work through from childhood But now I’m so glad. I couldn’t convince anyone to come hang out with me, or exchange… Read more »

Sam
Sam
March 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Reply to  Saoirse Kirke

yes, SK. Major parallels here. But you put it so beautifully. thank you.

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke
March 14, 2020 10:26 pm
Reply to  Sam

This place really was the community I stayed in contact with, so thank YOU.

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:27 am
Reply to  Saoirse Kirke

ditto and loved what you wrote up there

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke
March 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Reply to  Invicta

Thanks Queen

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke
March 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Reply to  Invicta

Did you and I sign up for some tough mudder version of life or something? I say after shower number four coughing and sitting in the cobbled together apartment. I’m using credit for food deliveries though. I’ll pay the companies off in alchemical gold.

Invicta
Invicta
March 17, 2020 10:42 am
Reply to  Saoirse Kirke

he he yeah we were peacocking in an odd little bar in a galaxy far far away. You were experiencing something like jet lag from time travelling over the inter galactic speed limit back from an obscure black hole you’d been surfing. I was annoyed bc you were late again so when you showed up I ordered way too many astral tequilas. Prob not the best time to plan our earth mission in retropect.

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke
March 30, 2020 5:18 am
Reply to  Invicta

BAHAHAHA so glad I saw this

Electro
Electro
March 14, 2020 11:59 pm
Reply to  Saoirse Kirke

Hey, I was reading an old post a while ago and connected your current name with the former. So hello again. xo. I love this post. You can tell a horse there is water but you can’t lead him there or make him drink.

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke
March 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Reply to  Electro

Oh there are dead email addresses with the ghost of me, I think nonosophia, birdstargirl, there were Circe variations before kirke. I had to invent a whole pantheon who all became the friends in my head in a book I was writing. AHH the part within the zap zone I desperately wanted to hold in to….

Alas. All good things…internet comment sections are like sand paintings but they’re trapped in a data bubble forever.

so_dance
so_dance
March 15, 2020 6:12 am
Reply to  Saoirse Kirke

It’s a massive learning curve knowing the difference between lonely and alone. Much love Saoirse X

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke
March 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Reply to  so_dance

Thank you much love to you as well.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
March 15, 2020 6:21 pm
Reply to  Saoirse Kirke

The quotes and wisdom i have seen seem to indicate that lonely and alone are different, just a matter of your attitude, but even when you are well enough alone the loneliness comes to take your hand, and it’s just not nice. It’s far better being individuated, yes, but how to do it being constantly alone, with small connections that are mutually meaningful, sure but still momentary…this is circumstantial for so many women who experience change to their previous forging ahead lives, or established lives. We have sympathy but we kind of take a responsibility that is beyond what we… Read more »

Stella Polaris
Stella Polaris
March 14, 2020 3:12 pm

one of the hardest aspects will be getting employers to follow through on their workplace commitments and promises. Already I’ve a spidey sense that my employer won’t, trying to rely on ‘well, you’ve got a job’ rather than paying people for the extra work they are doing to ensure the organisation copes with the situation, while others who have managed to wriggle out of their current commitments sail on, Teflon coated and no questions asked or expectations changed. Has really shown me where people are really coming from. Can’t unsee but waiting for the other aspect of the early 2020… Read more »

jm
jm
March 14, 2020 10:44 am

isn’t Saturn moving into Aquarius classic social distancing? I don’t know, I suspect at its darkest, it is fear and paranoia, alienation etc. Bright face might be formal social frameworks and new protocols and cooling off in what were previously over-sharing networks.

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:29 am
Reply to  jm

Genius

Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in Pisces
March 14, 2020 5:35 am

Taurus Sun/SN/Mercury (Uranus 2 degrees from my Sun right now), second house stellium, Cap Rising. Three weeks ago I did a big “luxury sleepwear splurge” and I’m thrilled I did. I look around, and everyone is suddenly acting like ME. I am self-employed and work from home pretty much every day… I don’t go to crowded spaces pretty much ever… I am in the forest every day… suddenly I am the most trend-forward person I know. And the productivity gains are so obvious, I hardly even think to mention it. “Staying in to garden, read ancient classics, test for yourself… Read more »

Artemis
Artemis
March 14, 2020 4:36 am

“The gig economy is more feudalism than an exciting opportunity to create your own time frames.” Someone had to say it, finally!!!

emg
emg
March 14, 2020 3:37 am

The first image. Me in my new kitchen!

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Reply to  emg

: )

ScorpintheSky
ScorpintheSky
March 14, 2020 6:20 am
Reply to  Mystic

And instead of people rushing home from work, everybody noticed it and took a moment to appreciate it. The future is less metal and more green than sci fi writers predicted.

Electro
Electro
March 15, 2020 12:06 am
Reply to  Mystic

Wow, I love this image of the sky and of a communal enjoyment of it. I think I will make a ritual of observing the sky and looking for changes, and smelling the air as well. Twice this week while walking the dog I found people enjoying “my” spot by the creek where normally I do not see anyone. One day a happy family exploring and hopping around on the rocks and yesterday a solitary man contemplating life as the sun went down. It is a magical spot where a few years ago a beaver had set up a home… Read more »

Calcifer
Calcifer
March 15, 2020 7:36 am
Reply to  Mystic

This is such a poetic and soothing post, something I will try to remember in the coming days…

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:30 am
Reply to  Mystic

full body goosebumps moment

Librarius
Librarius
March 13, 2020 10:49 pm

I already work from home, mostly cook at home, and most of my friends live abroad so long phone conversations and audio messages as the most endemic form of communication isn’t anything new. Currently (lazily) exploring the “grow food yourself” options. Wouldn’t say no to more immunity-boosting orgasms if they were to manifest but it is what it is and it’s not too bad. My annoying Aqua Moon in the 4th house self is adjusting perfectly, overall. Even when the internet is down.

Calli G
Calli G
March 13, 2020 10:34 pm

I’ll be working from home for at least the next three weeks, and I’m so looking forward to it. It’s spring here, and my apartment windows are wide open. I’m stocked up on rye flour as I experiment with non- and reduced-wheat baking. And yes, my tp stores are well stocked. My only concern is my next door neighbor who is going through chemo. This is all adding to her list of worries.

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 13, 2020 9:10 pm

Me predict a decline in babies born due to casual sex. More population control.

But then again more babies born to folks staying at home and relaxing.

I wonder if that would balance it out. LOL.

Alouetta
Alouetta
March 13, 2020 11:56 pm

Fewer tinder nightmare dates anyway.

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:31 am
Reply to  Alouetta

not a moment too soon imo

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:34 am
Reply to  Alouetta

tinder was such a lurid sleazy charicature of itself it will probably linguistically morph into an adjective used in the future to describe the decade it dominated dating.

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn
March 13, 2020 7:07 pm

i am LOVING the first picture…is it from a disney film?
i care for two ladies for work-one is very concerned and doesnt want me to go round because of this-and i do t think the 95 yr old is even aware of it.
She’s such a battleaxe it wouldnt stop her doing anything (she has aries moon, like me, yay)
Otherwise am quite happy to bunker down, although im still going to meetings-hope it doesnt affect those-and grateful it doesnt seem to have affected children…?
Its really not v clear who exactly is at risk..everyone? just the elderly?

Electro
Electro
March 15, 2020 12:10 am
Reply to  scorpiodawn

The witch is from a Hana Barbera cartoon from the 60s or so. Man I love the sketchy illustrations from that time period. I remember that witch and loved her, she was large and green but had quite the personality, haha.

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:40 am
Reply to  scorpiodawn

we’re all at risk according to a friend dr working for nhs – some of the worst cases in Italy were fairly fit people in their forties. Not to scaremonger but the opposite actually. I’m certain I have it and the dr friend said he will definately get it. So far the way it behaves is unpredictable – medically and scientifically but personally I am relieved to be fighting off a fever and coughing. I feel like I’m helping to create the 60% critical mass immunity. Kids are carriers and spreaders but mostly asymptomatic
happy bunkering 🙂

Centaurus
Centaurus
March 13, 2020 3:12 pm

I am a bit twitchy I suppose and my gig is just continuing as is. Information is sketchy and changing with each new update but none of that really helps navigate the day to day. Am also fielding too many Q’s I cant answer. Anxiety is amping. I’d rather be holing up at home but that’s not a new theme for me these days albeit very desirable right now. And a digression – anyone read about the uncanny similarities with corona and the Dean Koontz 1981 book Eyes of Darkness? I don’t read that style of book but got told… Read more »

Bon
Bon
March 13, 2020 12:22 pm

I find you to be an a incredible muse Mystic. I appreciate the resonating insights you offer on a daily basis. I too am amazed at how quickly your observations of the Cap Convergence have manifested in 2020. It justifies the massive life changes I made from Apr-Dec 2019 based on your Saturn-Pluto rants and Daily Mystics. Saturn on south node tough going but the efforts I put in were worth it. Now buoyed by your positively uplifting Saturn in Aquarius talk – so much wisdom offered. I don’t know how you do it but I’m glad that you do.… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus
March 13, 2020 11:01 am

Am i being perverse in enjoying this ‘crisis’? As a wake up call for change. As a get your priorities in order. A population cull.A test for a REAL uncontrollable disaster, like asteroid impact. Although one scientist said a meteor landed in China in October being responsible for this virus. Why Italy and Iran i’m wondering having the most cases outside China.? Why those 2 countries? From space the pollution has cleared when places are in lockdown this is a blessing for Gaia, some breathing space. Saw a funny vid saying send for Batman if it came from bats and… Read more »

mariaoz56
mariaoz56
March 13, 2020 11:39 am
Reply to  Pegasus

I read a prediction in the 70s that really frightened me it said that there would be a virus from out of space that would wipe out a lot of the population. Wow!!

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

Why Italy? Italians like to hug and kiss 3 times. Or is that the French.

Not sure about Iran.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
March 13, 2020 8:27 pm

The culture is chaotic, mistrustful and me-first as a result

Aries-1
Aries-1
March 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Reply to  milleunanotte

what do you mean by that?

WaterGem
WaterGem
March 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

Why Italy? Why not Japan? This explains why – it’s mostly just whether or not the govt responds to probability. (Article full of hope despite off putting title). https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

Same here. And I’m infected. Could be a normal flu bug but been told to stay inside (self isolate:). Ie not swim 😬 I shouldn’t anyway and I know it. I’m sweating profusely, sore throat and scratchy cough. The muscle aches are shitty and probably the only reason why I won’t today. Supposed to isolate for 7 days. I’m delighted to isolate. Just upset I can’t swim. The thing is, if it is Coronavirus then they don’t enough yet about the immunity factor yet. As in, if I go ahead and recklessly swim, as I would if I was sure… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Reply to  Invicta

This infectious disease detective spends a lot of the time talking about gut bacteria and parasites. There isn’t enough conclusive evidence from solid studies (why?) yet to back it up but anecdotally you can tell he’s sold on the gut microbes. How can anyone not be?

WaterGem
WaterGem
March 13, 2020 5:22 pm
Reply to  Invicta

Sending healing vibes Invicta (remember you named yourself Invicta for a reason)✨

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Reply to  WaterGem

Haha. Thank you water gem! Yes I’m doing well emotionally and spiritually . I feel really good because I’m creating my art – making stuff everyday and getting better at making, more confident and proficient. I’m beyond broke tho because I recklessly spent on materials. So I’m going to lay low and just sleep, make art and cook and clean. Hopefully I’ll survive this month financially and also manage to pay my landlord the overdue rent money from last month. That’s stressing me out way more than health issues. Probably arrogant but Jupiter rising is very Nietzsche 🕺🏻 The tarot… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
March 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Reply to  Invicta

May your bills be paid, and grace be given. You know your art and art of self will help you recover. Nothing is as it seems to panic-minded peeps (i’m handling a few of them!) Rest, art, illness, joy, recovery and thriving xoxo

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:41 am
Reply to  milleunanotte

mwah xxxx

Invicta
Invicta
March 17, 2020 10:46 am
Reply to  milleunanotte

I made the missing rent payment this morning! xox thanks for the awesome wish juju milleunanotte )

Pegasus
Pegasus
March 14, 2020 10:46 am
Reply to  Invicta

Yes to John Hopkins being the most reliable source of information on anything medical. Will check it out. Hey Girl, you get better faster than quick coz the water is missing you. Remember the book ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’? About an alien who cold only understand earthling ways by sitting meditavely at the bottom of a swimming pool. Called ‘grokking’. Ring a bell :-)? It’s all getting a bit too biblical with locust plagues and it being said the virus comes from snakes, a bit unsettling for my serene comfort…lol. Stand under shower for a looong time and let… Read more »

SheRat
SheRat
March 15, 2020 7:48 am
Reply to  Pegasus

Hahaha I went to college with a guy who started his own fake church based on that book (The First Cong. Church of Michael Valentine, IIRC) and he got a buncha people into it and gave himself a scholarship to uni. Then got busted. Or so he said. Well after he got kicked out of school (like a year), he turned up on the FBI’s list of peeps to watch out for on college campuses. !!!

emg
emg
March 14, 2020 3:30 am
Reply to  Pegasus

Hi Pegs. I agree with a lot of your statement. As to why Italy… I am currently in Italy buying a house of course, which I got yesterday! Woo hoo, talk about a hit and miss thing, with the PM here locking the country up so tight that you can hardly breath with out the bug. I was here in January for. A Week and spent two nights in Milan and came home to the uk with an almighty flu. A week or so into my bed ridden phase the news came out about China and this new bug and… Read more »

Marisa Lee
Marisa Lee
March 14, 2020 5:25 am
Reply to  emg

Whoa! Congrats on the house! You’re living my dream! 💜

emg
emg
March 14, 2020 9:30 am
Reply to  Marisa Lee

Yes I finally own a home. And goodness me it needs work !
Grazie grazie

SheRat
SheRat
March 15, 2020 7:53 am
Reply to  emg

congrats emg! hear ya on traveling for work. laughing at the others who now have to accept that working remotely CAN be done! (and possibly acknowledge that the petty insistence on office presence was pure power-tripping and ego.)

Invicta
Invicta
March 15, 2020 11:48 am
Reply to  emg

congrats on the house and oh my god yes
everything you said!
I am SHATTERED but relieved to be sturdy in the face of it.
I absolutely do not feel like cannon fodder. But yes it’s annoying and exhausting. I get frustrated when I’m too woosy to make art. So relieved I have an excuse not to go out tho, feel like a weight has been lifted. Not anxious that someone will barge in and demand to know why I am so content on my own and not on social media or watch the news lol

emg
emg
March 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Reply to  Invicta

Thanks all, you guys are so kind. Invicta, how are you? I read you have a bug? Stay hydrated !

Invicta
Invicta
March 17, 2020 10:53 am
Reply to  emg

Thanks emg yeah I’m totally convinced I have THE bug. Symptoms are ratcheting up but for the most part I’m calm and actually nesting. It can’t be a coincidence that after I kicked out the tyranical bully my fourth house starts to feel more like home and less like a bomb shelter xxx
And Pegs thank you so much for those flowers hon. Gorgeous xx

Crystallised future
Crystallised future
March 17, 2020 12:36 am
Reply to  Pegasus

A population cull?

Does that include me and my daughter as suitable people to be culled? I am undergoing cancer treatment and she is very frail due to her congenital disability. She’s 23, I’m 55. We’re both high risk.

I’d like both of us to be here for quite some time yet frankly.

judith
judith
March 13, 2020 10:56 am

heading to the dominican republic for three weeks of work. not relishing the idea,but something seems good about the adventure. i already do uranus in taurus like a champ. i do feel low for those who’s jobs are affected and i feel low for those who cannot work from home because their work requires other people,as in minimum wage gigs. that’s shite. but i’m down for the rest. maybe my plane will be virtually empty!

Alouetta
Alouetta
March 13, 2020 9:33 am

I’m typically pretty elusive at work so this just feeds into it. Also my garden is fairly productive in a chaotic way. I seem to find food in it almost by accident. I’m concerned though that this distancing might lead to abandonment. Went to pay someone in cash yesterday and the teller was super careful not to touch me when returning my change, dropping the coins from a height so half of them missed my hand. I’d be more concerned about touching the money! I also read a terrible piece by a remote doctor who works with indigenous communities. They’re… Read more »

Billy D
Billy D
March 13, 2020 9:09 am

I just wish it wasn’t Spring here. Even though I’m a fire guy, Leo w/Sagg, I naturally bunker in the winter. Don’t do winter well. Have always thought any closer than arms length is socially too close.

Pegasus
Pegasus
March 13, 2020 10:36 am
Reply to  Billy D

Now i’m sure not doing winter well IS a Sagg thing :-)Also yes to space around me, like a LOT of it. Will hug trees & animals but not persons.

Sam
Sam
March 13, 2020 11:41 am
Reply to  Pegasus

But ski fields! Long frosty walks with ice crunching underfoot, fluffy parkas and the changed landscape… Cosy fireside, um, conversations with exotic strangers! There’s always an angle 😉 hehe x

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Reply to  Sam

True. I need someone to drag me out and then I enjoy it in moderation

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

Same

Amanita
Amanita
March 13, 2020 8:54 am

I absolutely love the who’s afraid of virginia wolf screen grab/meme.

Sam
Sam
March 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Reply to  Amanita

I can’t find it! Wanna share?

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 14, 2020 8:34 pm
Reply to  Sam

Yes Please.

SheRat
SheRat
March 13, 2020 8:36 am

I’ve been working remotely for the last 4 years and I can very easliy get into hibernation / agoraphobic headspaces wherein I feel like i’m on acid or have done an eightball and don’t want to leave the house. I also am ragingly unproductive for some kinds of work unless I’m out of my flat; it has too many distractions, and the agoraphobia combines with the unproductivity to cause huge shame spirals, which causes more hibernating and unproductivity and so on. So this is going to suck. I need to be able to go to the library…I have a fucking… Read more »

SheRat
SheRat
March 13, 2020 8:41 am
Reply to  SheRat

Did we get an answer to the chickpea question? Because I did just buy a buncha dried beans and lentils and schizz, just in case. Along with a LOT of vino. And a bottle of expensive brandy. Cause why the fuq not?

Marisa Lee
Marisa Lee
March 14, 2020 5:27 am
Reply to  SheRat

Yup. Wine was my first stock up! Red before dinner, reduces stress and it’s probiotic!

Pegasus
Pegasus
March 13, 2020 10:40 am
Reply to  SheRat

Always worked from home when i was.Meant better & larger living environment to have the room for studio. My vivid imagination gives me plenty to do in isolation specially with some of the above mentioned to kick start it 🙂
NOTHING will stop me going to the Library, the closest thing to a well ordered universe.

SheRat
SheRat
March 13, 2020 12:18 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

Hi Pegasus! tee hee–my imagination is exactly the problem in my flat! Lol. I overspecialize in flights of fancy. Not good for methodical research. 🙁

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

Dewy decimal system rules!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
March 13, 2020 8:43 pm
Reply to  SheRat

I reckon your library could be a haven, but might have more varied people in it, if the library remains open with messages of good hygiene and drawing in community. If places close, good clearing walks in the morning, before or after a dose of PhD work, then some neighbourly excursions in the afternoon plus some vigorous dancing to good vibe tunes in your own space with buddies or by yourself, can clear some bod and head space. Use that vino and chickpea stock to connect with instinct! 🙂 Someone will have your back in a pinch, right? Or you… Read more »

maeve
maeve
March 13, 2020 8:02 am

Just got approval to work from home 2 days a week and loving it. No having conversations with people i really don’t like and less interruptions yeh…. earth sin here

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Reply to  maeve

Bonus hey?

Taurus Moon here.

Incense
Incense
March 13, 2020 6:10 am

I am an only child, introverted, shy for the first 35 years of my life, and have lived alone for 20 years and haven’t had so much as a date in 15 years. While you might think this situation is perfect for me, I am absolutely crushed by it. I am SO ALONE and isolated, so matter what I try to do about it … it seems that already, everyone, whether they like you or not, resents touching or being touched, and has, as I have gotten more and more warm and outgoing, become more and more introverted. I feel… Read more »

Incense
Incense
March 13, 2020 6:57 am
Reply to  Incense

I mentioned it to both of them and they jumped at it! “YES! Come over and we’ll all work together! I can show you my record collection! We’ll go across the street for sushi for lunch!” Dude, I am SO HAPPY about this.

Gemyogi
Gemyogi
March 13, 2020 7:38 am
Reply to  Incense

Whenever you feel that you are alone, release a prayer.
Never underestimate how important you are to someone else.
When you feel alone, keep in mind that the aloneness is a temporary space between orbits.
You are in motion to another place where there will be love and new friends to meet you.
That is a fact of life – and I didn’t write the rules, I just know them.

Not sure where this quote came from, but it has encouraged me in the past.

SheRat
SheRat
March 13, 2020 8:46 am
Reply to  Incense

I hear ya, incense, this is part of my problem too. It sucks for peeps who are *already* feeling crap from being isolated. People also get really uncomfortable with, ahem, older folk appearing even remotely needy.

Incense
Incense
March 13, 2020 9:38 am
Reply to  SheRat

You and I are on the same page, and yes, all my co-workers are around half my age. Fortunately they know I’m a drama queen so I get away with sort-of-yelling “I NEED PEOPLE DON’T LEAVE ME BITCHES” and they just laugh. 😀

I really hope this whole situation doesn’t lead to more long term isolation – people are already so … socially distant. And this even though every study says people are lonelier and more isolated than ever!

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 6:44 pm
Reply to  Incense

Maybe as social distancing becomes the new normal people will start to place an increasingly higher value on small, slow gatherings and face to face meetings will be hallowed and sacred because so rare and potentially risky. Social media has run its course in many ways and I feel like we see it for what it is, advertising. I predict a revolution of intimacy and the joy of difficult conversations, creative collaborations and crafting together. But not more than four people at one time. At least now no one’s going to be selling us overpriced sugary poison under pressure and… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus
March 13, 2020 10:42 am
Reply to  Incense

You got US here. Companions at the tips of your fingers.

Incense
Incense
March 13, 2020 8:54 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

That’s wonderful, but – no slight meant at all – absolutely not the same thing. Talking on a screen isn’t human to human in the same room warmth, which I’ve been without for too long as it is. The more this picks up speed, the more desolate this all seems.

WaterGem
WaterGem
March 12, 2020 11:42 pm

Sun in the 12th here – always up for staying in! Mercury rising wants to know and in case you do too – here’s a link to an article addressing why some countries are doing so much better in terms of mortality/morbidly than others and why social distancing works. https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

WaterGem
WaterGem
March 13, 2020 10:38 am
Reply to  WaterGem

*morbidity*

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 12, 2020 11:30 pm

SBS Australia is showing movies about strong women by female directors.

Last night “Into the forest” about 2 sisters who go through electricity being cut off on Earth. And realising that they can survive because the human population has been around for millennia and they survived.

Right now I am watching a movie called spool a polish movie. It is a thriller about a female astrologer who works out who is the serial killer for a town and no one believes her. And yes she does quote astrology.

Both are good movies.

Pegasus
Pegasus
March 13, 2020 10:47 am

ADD me surfed that movie ‘Into the Forest’ (with horrifically real rape scene) but didn’t understand what the chaos was….electrickery!

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Reply to  Pegasus

Yes be warned about that scene.

AND SPOILER ALERT :

But I just love the scene at the end when the mother with babe in Arms decides to leave the moulding falling apart house. Then they throw petrol on it and burn it.

The symbology is potent.

Flames precede the statement and knowing that they can live in nature. We’ve been doing it since the beginning of humankind.

That really warmed my Taurus moon heart.

Its not am easy movie to watch but definitely worthwhile in my opinion.

Unicorn Sparkles
Unicorn Sparkles
March 12, 2020 11:04 pm

I don’t need the fast Internet. I’ve got three dozen books in my “unread” stack next to my bed.

Sam
Sam
March 13, 2020 11:39 am

TOTALLY.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte
March 13, 2020 8:48 pm

Yeh but, good goddess, do i now have to read or finish them??

Invicta
Invicta
March 12, 2020 9:11 pm

Oh MM I love it when you read my mind. This is all I’ve been contemplating lately. Not ALL but mostly. Been sneaking in at 6am for my morning swim hoping I don’t have to stop doing that but everything else. I feel guilty admitting this but yes, bring it. I’m a closetted introvert and love nothing more than the maker life. I figured out how to live without toilet paper and so many things people imagine are essentials during 2019. Yes, it was a learning curve and felt uncomfortable but my whole house system is really ecconomical and probably… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta
March 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Reply to  Invicta

so I realise the toilet paper thing might be TMI but I’m a full discloesh kinda sag moon rising. Speaking as a virgo (sun, mars & mercury) who’s been surviving on a ridiculously low income who also had to find a way to afford an expensive creative outlet in September 2019 £5 per week was too much to flush down the loo. Especially when seated less than a metre away from a shower. The 12th h moon probably accounts for the solitude fetish and preferrence for walking / running outdoors to being in the gym anyway. Also I live in… Read more »

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)
March 12, 2020 8:13 pm

Also all of this is making me want to move to one of those Earthship sustainable homes in New Mexico and ride my horse into town for errands, globalization has been exposed and its ugly. Making me really think about my values and like how I want to feel about myself when I die. And less about ego driven things like when I was young and fantasized constantly about being a successful x.

Sam
Sam
March 12, 2020 9:14 pm
Reply to  R(Aqua/Tauri)

Oh I’d give anything (?) to have a hoss to get around on!

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)
March 12, 2020 8:11 pm

I’m already basically in an almost quarantine lol. Been working from home for awhile now due to health problems. My main roadblocks to true isolation are Taurean: I’m addicted to eating food from restaurants and I am addicted to Pilates, which i probably should stop doing in group classes but need to keep my sanity right now!!

baristagem
baristagem
March 12, 2020 7:23 pm

I loved your Isaac Newton tweet!

Universali
Universali
March 12, 2020 7:03 pm

Totally off topic but your Saturn in Aqua rant is awesome. I went to find link to send to friends to buy it but not in the shop.. is it going to be? Re the virus it’s weirding out my mind (I’m aqua). Seems in a way (many) to be perfectly designed to destabilise old economic system, encourage localism etc. and re Black Plague. Only recently read Minette Walters (my fave crime writer… not gory or scary but psychologically thrilling w great general knowledge) ‘The Last Hours’. The book fell on me at the library. It’s a great and uncannily… Read more »

Jacqui
Jacqui
March 12, 2020 6:23 pm

You mean quarantined with the entire household? (Family is the actual term but it makes me sound callus but I’m Aqua rising Taurus so they can go and…surf)

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AstroGeek
AstroGeek
March 12, 2020 5:51 pm

Social distancing is one thing. If we’re constrained and I can’t hit the trails for a hike after being in the house for a few days I will go crazy. Also, as everyone’s hunkering down, what about the people who will need to collect the trash that inevitably gets generated? And what about family dynamics between parents and kids who don’t have to spend all day, every day together … Or roommates. Or partners? Annnd, you’ll note that most people are like “as long as I have fast internet” … We better hope the people who work at our respective… Read more »

Sam
Sam
March 12, 2020 5:06 pm

I saw the empty shelves in the supermarket only a day ago and sighed, like the shops are literally still open, it’s not the Walking Dead /smh I did like the term “social distancing” and was working out how to make a gemini rising social media jibe about it lol. I decided that it is in the same part of the Venn Diagram as “Conscious Uncoupling” , e.g. it’s conveniently sterile, and appeals to the Capricorn in me, it has a less …partisan… feel, [and dried chickpeas have a lower carbon footprint, I guess? ] anyway I just decided to… Read more »

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
March 12, 2020 5:10 pm
Reply to  Sam

Yeah with three planets in Virgo it’s my usual set-up to have glass jars full of dried pulses etc from the bulk shop. But I’ve also got bulk everything as I usually order online a few times a year to avoid going to supermarkets.

Invicta
Invicta
March 12, 2020 9:14 pm
Reply to  Chrysalis

same

Sam
Sam
March 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Reply to  Chrysalis

Glass jars! Oh you fancy. I resort to a clothes peg or a rubber band around the scrunched bag top 😉 my rationale is that it is space saving hehe xx

Interesting. I don’t mind supermarkety spaces though , I think my Gemini bits need to circulate in all corners. Although I’d happily bulk for essentials like a gallon of olive oil, loo paper (i was going to buy my next batch and then the End Of Days feat. Poo Panic arrived) .. do you have Taurus planets? Cant recall. Re pantry vibes.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
March 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Reply to  Sam

Jupe conj MC in Toro. Sorted for the couch apocalypse, lol

Invicta
Invicta
March 17, 2020 10:57 am
Reply to  Sam

I use glass jars that I wash after the sauerkraut from Sainsburys is finished. It has nothing but salt, veg and water in it, no weird chemicals and it’s less than £1.50 a pop. Big jars too. London’s best kept secret, apart from me!

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star
March 14, 2020 2:12 am
Reply to  Sam

Oh the beach! Sigh.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
March 12, 2020 3:43 pm

As a Virgo with her own vegetable garden, I am loving the bunkering.
Hoarding loo paper? No need to stock up, have always bought in bulk.

gvolution9
gvolution9
March 12, 2020 3:27 pm

as a psychonaut/farmer, I’ve been doing social distancing for years, contrary to social instinct

didn’t realise I was training..

interesting that the ‘the planet is fighting back’
forcing the kind of change in consumption that govts are too self-interested to implement..

The Younger Brother is damaging the world – he must understand and change his ways, or the world will die

“They cannot understand why it is that we do what we do to the Earth,” said Wade Davis, an anthropologist and former National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence who spent many years studying and living among the Arhuaco.

Scorpittarius
Scorpittarius
March 12, 2020 2:01 pm

I’m a child abuse investigator in NYC. There will be no way to stay home other than writing my notes from home. I’m fearing the effects on children abuse/neglect-wise & how an already overloaded system will suffer. Coupled with maintaining my own health, I’m honestly worried deep down but look that fear in the face daily. I have no other choice as I have to pay my bills. I will be getting Elderberry as soon as I can. Thank you for that tip, Mystic!

joolz
joolz
March 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Reply to  Scorpittarius

thanks for the work you do- blessings to keep you safe

AstroGeek
AstroGeek
March 12, 2020 6:53 pm
Reply to  Scorpittarius

Yes, thank you for fighting the good fight. Please make sure you carve out time to take care of yourself mentally and physically amidst this.

Scorpittarius
Scorpittarius
March 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Reply to  AstroGeek

Thank you! You, too!

Scorpio_Rising
Scorpio_Rising
March 13, 2020 7:30 am
Reply to  Scorpittarius

I fear domestic violence/child abuse to skyrocket due to the stress of everyone being cooped up inside for weeks on end. 🙁

Scorpittarius
Scorpittarius
March 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Reply to  Scorpio_Rising

Me, too! ; (

Alouetta
Alouetta
March 13, 2020 9:23 am
Reply to  Scorpittarius

It’s a scary time for the vulnerable and those who work with them. Seconding Astrogeek – look after yourself first. I hope you have support around you.

Scorpittarius
Scorpittarius
March 13, 2020 10:40 pm
Reply to  Alouetta

It really is! Thank you so much! I have great support.

annafras
annafras
March 12, 2020 2:00 pm

Multi conjunct Virgo, packed 11th house. I’ve always worked from home and already have all the stuff people are clamoring buy. A total germophobe, as long as I have the fastest internet $ can buy, I’m solid.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
March 12, 2020 1:53 pm

Mars in Virgo, Venus in Aqua. Germ-phobic and deployer of a thousand-mile personal space exclusion zone since before it was fashionable.

Helen_Marie
Helen_Marie
March 12, 2020 1:17 pm

Yes to this. As a natal 6th house moon in Taurus currently being jolted into submission by Uranus & Venus, this is all me right now. Looking forward to the remaining 6-7 years of this transit after the burnout (and yes, disappointment) of Uranus in gotta-change-everything-now Aries. Gracias Mystic 🙏

VenusRules
VenusRules
March 12, 2020 12:17 pm

Finally got word in the office to start working at home as of Monday. No more pushy and possibly infectious people on the bus, just two more days of that. Would love to skip the working part and just paint, sew, and read the new Hilary Mantel!

Gemyogi
Gemyogi
March 12, 2020 7:52 pm
Reply to  VenusRules

Me too! But have Bring up the bodies from the library to read first. Think the hysteria is unwarranted but happy to spend more time chez moi

Marisa Lee
Marisa Lee
March 14, 2020 5:32 am
Reply to  VenusRules

Jealous!

Geminian
Geminian
March 12, 2020 11:52 am

As a creature with a few outer planets in Virgo, I find washing my nether regions after toileting at home incredibly cleansing. Who’s with me?

Scorpittarius
Scorpittarius
March 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Reply to  Geminian

I agree! Bidet, bidet, bidet all the way, baby! lol

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn
March 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Reply to  Scorpittarius

yes!

Invicta
Invicta
March 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Reply to  Geminian

Here!

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