What Am I Doing… She asks and explains

Do you like being asked questions?

Do you like answering questions?

Depends on the questions, doesn’t it?

What if those questions are about getting to know yourself, and the answers you give reveal you to yourself in some way?


astrology of aging


You may have noticed that the last few posts on this blog have a theme – at least the titles have a similar composition.

I thought I’d explain what I am doing, share the source of what is prompting my writing at the moment, in case anyone else would like to participate in whatever shape or form suits you.

One of the tools which I use to get to know myself better (or worse) is Astrology. Sometimes it can hit the nail on the head about something which nothing else does, and if only just for that I love it very much.

The transits in particular have a way of relieving the pressure which I sometimes feel about living life (Oh, why did I wake up this morning… because two juicy flies buzzed loudly while dancing a jig around my head).

If I’m having one of those – Why do I feel like dung? –  days which can’t be explained by what is happening on the day itself, then I check my daily astro, and more often than not I find some transit is messing with my mojo (or what I’ve told myself my mojo is). Usually Saturn is the heavy hitting culprit, especially lately as it is conjunct (sitting on top of) my Neptune – my happy has a sad due to feeling very squashed by serious.

This is my natal chart, with the transits of the moment (transits are in green on the outside of the circle).


Natal Chart-Transits - june 2015


You too can own one of these drawings of colourful gobbledygook for FREE just by going to Astrodienst, popping in your data and pressing the right cyber buttons.

But what does it all mean? Can sense be made of it or is it all nonsense (that’s a nod to a friend of mine who still can’t decide whether I believe in astrology or not, and I like keeping them in suspense because it really doesn’t matter if they ever come to a conclusion about my belief or non-belief).

You can explore what all the symbols, squiggles and lines mean by searching through Astrodienst’s many articles or you can use the interactive Astro Click Portrait in the FREE Horoscopes section. It’ll give you a guideline from which to start.

The rest is up to you and whether you’re interested, curious, or adventurous enough to take things further (if that sounds like a poke, it is – if it doesn’t, it isn’t).


 Mercury Retrograde by Sara Zimmermanvia Unearthed Comics


While off on one of my exploratory adventures, I came across this article –  Astrology Lesson 8 – planets in houses – from a site which has a name and some links that almost had me clicking the ‘back’ button (in a panic) on my browser to get away before I’d perused anything. I know that sounds childish, but I served my adultish time when I was a child, so now I’m an adult I get to be childish (faulty logic? you decide while I suck on a lollipop – hope it’s one of those with bubblegum in it!).

I have to confess I didn’t really read anything, I just looked at the first picture and thought – this is awesome as a writing prompt!

Here it is:


writing prompt -astrological houses


I’ve covered the first three in these posts (no need to read them, they’re just me rambling away – if you have read them, thank you very much):



I didn’t use my natal chart for this, or astrology at all, I just asked the question and then blurted stuff out in cyber ink on a cyber page… my posts are basically a form of free association writing (if my blog goes kaput, so do the posts as they aren’t ‘saved’… probably for the best). Although I think my chart came through anyway, which is an intriguing aspect about delving into your personal astrology, you learn to see it and hear it in your words and actions. Gives another perspective on being, saying and doing… like a kaleidoscope.

My ramblings and their normal crazy are courtesy of Uranus/Jupiter trine Mercury. My recklessness is mainly because of Pluto in the 1st which is very ‘Yippee Ki Yay!’. My not ever really knowing what I am doing, but doing it anyway and not remembering anything but recalling it all later, yet never being sure if it happened or not as I recall it, with much grief about it is a Neptune thing which permeates my chart. My arrogance, aggression and tendency to swear like a tar (Arr, me mateys) is thanks mostly to Mars in Scorpio in the 3rd. My self-effacing side, the need to apologise for being an a-hole, whether I actually was or not on that occasion, and everything else is due to a Pisces Venus and Virgo rising with a drippy Moon there.

And they all lived happily ever after

Or something like that (Mercury in Aquarius being precise as ever).

If you would like a bit more precision about things, check this chart out:


the houses in astrology


That’s all folks…

If you want to share a post inspired by this, or anything really, plop a link into the comments.

As always,

Thank you…

for being you!