“As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being. If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that its hunger for an infinite future is insatiable? But suppose you could answer, “It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what’s happening now.” How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies—how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?”—Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (via zadi)
Hello, gorgeous star people. Quite a week ahead. (Trust me.)
Truly, we have a clever two weeks ahead of reveals.
You are going to realize that some of your memories are not what you thought they were.
People around you are going to overreach and overreact. It’s going to be sort of painful to watch and definitely tedious.
We are now going into that mode again where we keep liquids away from electronics (that are going to be fritzy). And shifting week ahead on the friend front – you will release some (likelier friend and possibly romantic) relationship middle of the week with Venus on the South Node.
Here’s how to deal [acknowledge, move on]:
With Wednesday’s new moon there will be some kind of standoff/walkoff and there is a lot of potential for you to mis-hear and escalate [try the eyebrow thing instead].
Just up ahead a few weeks or so, you will feel poised and glam. Try not to get drawn into the drama in the next few days so we can all tour together this summer like the big, happy, fabulous family we are.
Listened to Lydia Davis reading “Men” while coming into land at Newark International Airport last night. A just and perfect return.
Sometimes we forget, and think there are only women—endless hills and plains of unresisting women. We make little jokes and comfort each other and our lives pass quickly. But every now and then, it is true, a man rises unexpectedly in our midst like a pine tree, and looks savagely at us, and sends us hobbling away in great floods to hide in the caves and gullies until he is gone.
With Wednesday’s Full Moon in Scorpio (Buddha Moon! Think about enlightenment, understanding what you feel is your purpose),
this eclipse season ends.
This is a week of prep work for the decision we’ll make on Sunday, and the middle of the week will be emotional,
as will Saturday and part of Sunday. One of your partnerships could unravel on Friday. But you’ve made it through all the eclipses, and you are ready for whatever comes next (and you likely have a pretty good idea of what the next is, too).
“However trivial hashtags can feel, their most basic function is as a tool for focusing attention. Crucially, they’re also free and open to anyone to use. So desperate Nigerian parents, without extraordinary power or resources can draw the kind of attention that leads to real pressure and real power.
That feels a little bit world-changing. And activists who started the hashtag have gotten out of it exactly what they’d hoped for. In the space of a week, they made it impossible for President Jonathan to continue chalking up their daughters’ abduction as the latest Boko Haram atrocity to be grimly accepted and eventually forgotten.
It’s not everything, but it’s a start. And the world is now talking about 276 stolen girls in Nigeria when before it wasn’t talking about them at all.”—
We have a lovely week ahead, full of gifts (and gifs!)
Say yes to an added level of commitment to something on Wednesday. Maybe it’s to a red unitard. Commit!
You may also see some random invitations this week of a partnering nature. Oh, and it’s time to finish that longstanding project. Early in the week, you will know how you’re going to get there from here.
Liittschwager took the photo for National Geographic, but it also might be contained in his book, A World in One Cubic Foot, in which he took photos in locations all over the world of the life that passed through 1 cubic foot of space in 24 hours.
For A World in One Cubic Foot, esteemed nature photographer David Liittschwager took a bright green metal cube-measuring precisely one cubic foot-and set it in various ecosystems around the world, from Costa Rica to Central Park. Working with local scientists, he measured what moved through that small space in a period of twenty-four hours. He then photographed the cube’s setting and the plant, animal, and insect life inside it — anything visible to the naked eye. The result is a stunning portrait of the amazing diversity that can be found in ecosystems around the globe.
You made it through the Cardinal Grand Cross! Woo! Now all that planetary energy is resolving into the new plan for your new life. Since last week (even if something big didn’t feel like it happened), we have been making fated choices.
Like that Britney film, you are at a crossroads.
Let’s move on. So there is a solar eclipse early Tuesday morning, and Tuesday and Thursday are days this week to say yes to new and unexpected offers. It’s a week about relationship choices too.
If you’re into that sort of thing, it’s a good day on Tuesday to ask for help from powerful beings you respect.
Thursday is going to be full of random new offers and painful, but the pain is so that you will actually ch-ch-change. Friday will be chill as you recover, and by the weekend, you will feel more in control of the energy again. Like so:
Although we’re done with the Grand Cross, we are still in eclipse season. Click your gold heels together! Work it! New things ahead!
Have a powerful week, star friends -
Your amateur gif astrologer kthread
You have to believe it’s maaaagic, nothing can stand in your way. Go!
This week is the one we’ve been waiting for - the Cardinal Grand Cross.
It is going to be dramatic Tuesday and Wednesday as the cardinals face off in all their sequined glory. It is Showdown Time. (More on the spectacular 1967 film the above gif is from,”Les Demoiselles de Rochefort,” in my new newsletter.)
Expect that big things are going to change - yours, the world’s. Uranus in fire means change can spread and feel like this. And I mean really like this:
Your move is to observe the crazy, adjust your hair under your amazing millinery choices, and LET THINGS EXIT your life. Everyone is on edge, and let that guide you.
After Wednesday’s Cross, we recover for a few days and our dreams will be intense through the weekend. You won’t feel rested, per se, no matter how long you sleep.
So your mission is to make it through to the weekend, look for the weird little origami animals portending the future,
revel in the knowledge that you GOT this Grand Cardinal Cross,
and acknowledge that it is high time to change your outfit.
We are entering eclipse season. Illustrated by perennial Gif Horoscope favorite, Captain Jack Sparrow:
Wait, come baaaaack! (The eclipses will find you anyway.)
Eclipse season is more about the planets having big, intense summits to work out their sibling rivalries. Maybe kick somebody out. (No, you can’t have Finland.) Often, it’s a little disjointed, but their interactions force us to change. You don’t have to ship it, but they’re queueing up as you read this for the next eight weeks. Venus is about to be into more than air kisses again.
This is a week of action (Finally. Yay. As an Aries, this is your Amateur Gif Astrologer’s favorite mode) and look for a reveal on Wednesday. Truly, this is a week when secrets spill out - that’s what happens when Mercury dances around. Dreams are going to continue to be huge. Write them down, look for patterns. (Mine are taking place in U.S. national parks.)
Watch for troubled communications on Wed, Thursday, and Friday. And remember, all the energy is yours to watch for and direct/deflect in useful ways. You have to ask for what you want.