Nov 8, 2013

National Write Something Month

Pluto.

Pluto in Virgo.

Pluto in Virgo conjunct the North Node.

That's what I have to offer in November.

Not a novel—navel-gazing.

An old hobby is being rekindled. Astrology is a life-long love, and just when I thought I could live without it, it shows back up and shows me how good it is at unraveling mysteries in my life.

You think you know yourself, but there's always something new to discover. The astrological equivalent of cleaning out a closet I stuffed back when I first moved into my apartment. "Oh, I forgot I had that!" Mostly, I forgot where I put it.

And so it is with Pluto. It may be "just" a planetoid, but astrologically it still packs a punch. So there is a transformative energy (Pluto) in the sign of "Let's file this alphabetically" (Virgo) standing next to "Karma's a Bitch but Also a Fun Gal" (North Node). In other words: My pathway to ultimate happiness in this lifetime is through organization and routine.

Doesn't that sound excruciatingly boring?

After a lifetime of thinking that, it occurs to me: I'm not writing a novel in November because I lack the routine of writing. I lack the routine of planning and organizing and researching. And without those things, creativity can't find an outlet; it can't give life.

And there are activities in life that are regular, but because they are happy activities we don't apply the "routine" label to them. And yet, some routine must be had if a pleasant activity is to be enjoyed: Rewind the fishing line properly. Recharge the batteries. Polish the hiking boots. Empty the suitcase and do laundry. Clean the paint brushes. Write something every day. Look at astrological charts every week.

I want to get back into my weather astrology, and that requires discipline which will lead to routine. Did I mention that Pluto's position currently is messing with the discipline part of my horoscope? See, the universe is a boy desperately trying to show a girl he likes her by giving her a hard time. The universe shoves, pinches your arm, steals your books, calls you names to get you to notice that it has something for you: The gift of insight.

And so it is with so-called transits, especially the heavy-weights from beyond the easily seen in the night sky (Saturn on out). There is something be done or learned, so pay attention.

Also: The Blog.

My sadly neglected home in cyberspace, but which I refuse to give up because this is how you find me. And I realize that I want to be found. Since Pluto in my horoscope is in cahoots with Mercury (the planet of all things communication), then this blog, too, is part of a routine to be nurtured so creativity can bear fruit.

5 comments:

alice said...

You and me both. {{hug}} ;-D

D Slash said...

So, here's the thing: In the old days, I'd have been all over this, as I not only don't believe in astrology, I am totally unable to grasp how ANYONE can. I have some rather rigid opinions/facts on the matter, and have often felt it necessary to express them. We Libras are like that.

Probably still would if it were anyone else, but the fact of the matter is I like you, and respect you. So, I'll fall back to my default position: You're not hurting anyone else or interfering with their rights, and you're sounding happy. So I'm good with it.

On the other hand, if you ever have a desperate itch to argue with someone about it, drop a line...

Keera Ann Fox said...

Are you writing at all, Alice?

D/, I don't think astrology is anything to believe in. It's an odd thing: A symbolic language connected to several clocks (planetary cycles) that describe and time human activity including how nature affects us. I got into weather predicting with astrology as a way to prove whether or not there's anything to it because people are fuzzy and will agree to any description based on their Sun sign. Weather predicting is still not foolproof, though, since it depends on the skill of the astrologer. However, I can compare my claims with results registered by weather bureaus, not flaky New Agers. ;-). That takes some of the guesswork out of it.

And I appreciate your respect, but I will decline any discussion. I don't steer my life by the stars, although reading about Pluto gives me something to think about. But so does reading your blog. :-) I take my wisdom wherever I find it.

alice said...

A little. Thinking about writing and talking about writing more than actually writing, but I've managed to scratch a few lines onto paper, figuratively speaking.

The writing muscles have gone soft. This is hard.

Keera Ann Fox said...

You may get a kick out of the footnote to today's blog post, then. :-)