A Conundrum

Here’s the thing: I am into astrology.

Not in a “blame the stars for all my flaws and won’t date you if I don’t like your sun sign” way (though, if you’re asking, I was raised by two Capricorns, had my heart broken by a Capricorn, and am thus wary of them).

But in a “have spent the last nine-ish years on a deep study of astrological techniques and this is now a language I use to describe my life” kind of way.

I’m not professional, but I’m no novice. I don’t want to run an “astrology blog” but can’t turn off the part of my brain that sees astrological transits playing out in everything I write. For instance, changing my blog name after twelve years just happened to coincide with Saturn in Aquarius squaring my natal Saturn, a transit that happens in an individual’s late thirties that challenges them to assess what’s worth holding on to for the next leg of adulthood.

Now that the name of the blog is an astrology reference and I find myself struggling to answer “What does your new name mean?” to the average layperson who only understands sun signs…

A conundrum.

But.

I will not be cowed by a challenge.

This is a personal blog for a reason. And if I’m going to stick with it in an honest way, I have to bring my whole self to the page. My whole, fervent-star-watching ass self.

I will say what I feel compelled to say in the moment and when/if I occasionally go over your head, I’ll trust you to stick around for the sheer force of my charisma.

Like anyone with her Sun and Mercury in a Venus-ruled Third House would. 😉

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a girl named rob

I used to be "skinny black girl." I'm now a slender woman on the other side of 35 with no new moniker who is not quite interested in writing under her given name. Still writing my life, a day (or some months) at a time. Also, still black.

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