Bring Back Batty Mercury Retrogrades
Not cathartic. Not confronting. Batty. Naturally, with the Saturn-Uranus square grinding on in the background, we can’t even get a fun, fluffy Mercury Retrograde. It’s all supply chain crisis and duelling public health departments or is it?
I like the Demi Lovato lobbying for extra-terrestrial rights and the Viking ship form, I really do. If you’re likewise seeking some anti-snark absurdity, let’s do it. Your opinions on the following, please.
Respect For E.T.s
Finally – something we can all agree on. Is Demi sincere or is this just clever spin for her new tv thing, Unidentified? Both. I’m probably not going to watch this as I’ve experienced three U.F.O. sightings. I assume if they want anything, they’ll contact me direct. In fact, the arrogance of assuming that out of the trillions of other stars, planets, solar systems, nebulae and mysterious phenoms in the multiverse, we would be the only “intelligent life” has always stunned me. I’m down with trans-galactic, extra-terrestial awareness and fully anticipate heightened E.T. activity with Pluto in Aquarius. I don’t like the word “alien” when used to describe people from another country either. It seems so retro.
Elvis Presley Had Antares Rising
Elvis Presley was born with Antares (in Sagittarius) Rising. So were you if you’re Ascendant is near 10 Saggo. It’s good for a particularly snazzy kind of sexual appeal – Sagg bonhomie with a sting. I love this pic because of the side-eye from hubbie on the right there. I don’t, however, believe the Elvis Presley seance people – Elvis was Mercury conjunct Sun opposite Pluto in the 8th. No way he’d just show up on demand because someone whipped out their ouja board. He’d float into recording studios and casting sessions when the Moon was out of bounds.
Winona Ryder’s Saturn Return
This moment – being arrested for shoplifting and the “A-Lister arrested” headlines it spawned – was Winona Ryder’s Saturn Return. In classic Saturn Return style, she later said that the entire episode had been really good for her. If you’re having a s**t Saturn Return, remember this. Winona of today probably would not be this iconic if not for that arrest.
Claudia Schiffer’s Architectual Digest Toilet
Toilet…Lavatory? Bog? Does it still matter? She’s Virgo with a prominent Mars conjunct Midheaven in Leo and Scorpio Rising. I reckon this is the quirky hipster loo for media consumption and there’s another one that features mists-of-atlantis bidets and hyaluronic acid infused bog paper, with a video artist’s remix of her Guess jeans catwalk appearances projected onto the hologrammic mirrors, playing on a loop.
A Neptune-Mercury Transit
Magnificent understatement with “the divorce was not contested” at the end there. This official announcement came a few months after Bette Davis’s Saturn Return in Aries but the transit that was bang-on at the time? Neptune in Virgo opposite her Mercury in Pisces. Her Mercury was trine her Scorpio Ascendant and square Moon/Pluto.
Matthew McConaughey’s Jupiter Moment
Gemini Rising, triple Scorp, Moon in Virgo…That all seems quite cool. So ‘what’s with this wifie needs sleep’ take? He is apparently considering a run for Texas governor, which is actually a good fit for Jupiter crossing his Aquarius Midheaven. It feels big and out-there enough to spark some jovial swagger. And then along comes Saturn in 2o23…(cackles into the catacombs).