be afraid…be very afraid…

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur. Pic by me.
Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur. Pic by me.

We talk each month about the risks of losing it under the influence of a Moon-Pluto aspect.

Anyone who has this aspect natally or, indeed, Moon-Pluto square, Moon-Pluto conjunction or a Scorpio Moon lives with it daily. They know what it is like to keep things tightly under control. To let go is not only scary, but scary for those around you! So, usually, you don’t.

At least until something else triggers it.

One of the first things you learn when studying aspects is to always be aware when you see a pattern or a theme in your natal chart repeated in the planetary weather- one of the reasons why I go to ground, if possible, or avoid any potential explosive situations, if possible, or at the very least schedule some decent sweating. And this morning I worked hard enough at the gym to give new meaning to the term “knee trembler”.

Unfortunately for the incompetent idiot on the other end of the phone today when I was struggling to do something apparently simple with a telecommunication company (who shall not be named) I obviously didn’t follow my own advice well enough today or sweat nearly enough. He got both barrels of an extremely focused and cutting Mars in Scorpio in the 8th (yep, this months opposition trined beautifully into my Mars- giving it even more power…).

As I mentioned yesterday, under the Cancer Moon our thoughts turn to our tummy- and more specifically the relative fullness of it. If you had a Mum that would make you cookies and milk to soothe your feelings, you may know the warmth that something sweet and comforting does for your emotions. My Mum didn’t believe in that (no blood, no noise) which, in retrospect, is probably a good thing.

Having said that, today I did eat sugar- something I had pretty well given up back in February. Sure it wasn’t a lot of sugar (a lemonade icy pole worth about 60 calories), but it was still sugar.

Tonight we are doing my version of thai green chicken- I go easy on the coconut milk and heavy on the herbs and veg. It is the sort of comfort food that is truly nourishing- the warm chicken sauce soothes the tum, whilst the fragrant spices soothe the soul. Comfort food goes temple style.

And that’s about the only segue you will get into todays photo too- the temple reference, that is. Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur is a Hindu temple, place of worship, with a lot of stairs- which I climbed- and a lot of manky monkeys (which I ignored).

Be careful out there.