Working it out…


Miss T doesn’t stress much about much.

Despite her extreme Aries (Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Mars) she has an innate practicality (Capricorn Rising). She also has an enviable ability to put most things into perspective and rarely does the diva teenage tantrum thing. I thank her Aquarius Moon for that.

She’s now at that age where she’s being asked to look at options for work experience…and has no idea what she wants to do. It’s a nice problem to have- options, that is.

In a couple of months she’ll be choosing subjects for her last 2 years at school. These subjects will have to take into consideration whatever she wants to do at Uni- indeed, if she wants to go to Uni. And obviously, whatever she wants to do at Uni- indeed if she wants to go to Uni- will be based on what she wants to do after school.

I wrote a bit more about the options over at and anyways. The link is here.

Anyways, she asked me what I thought she should do.

My answer was simple- whatever you want to do.

I’m hopeful that she’ll gravitate to something that will suit her chart.

At the moment she’s talking about the police or the defence forces, but the other day she mentioned Occupational Therapy. The one thing she’s absolutely positive about is she doesn’t want to work in a traditional office.

Given that she has the Moon (conjunct Neptune) in Aquarius and Venus (conjunct Uranus) there as well, I think she’s probably showing a lot of self -awareness.

With a truckload of Aries planets, she needs a challenge and something she can really go after. With Capricorn on the Ascendant, she’s an absolute workhorse and has a lot more tolerance than the average Aries. I think she has the ability to run her own business one day.

It’s her Midheaven I’m most interested in. With Virgo on the cusp of the 10th, I can see bodywork or OT as suiting her. Mercury rules her career zone and is in Aries conjunct her chart ruler (Saturn), her Sun and Mars.

I haven’t told her any of this. I want her to make her own mind up, and I don’t want to influence her. I’ll guide her (if she needs guidance), I’ll remind her to keep her options open and I’ll tell her that it’s ok not to know.

The funny thing is, the school is investing a truckload of dollars in getting the kids to sit career testing. It sort of scares me as well- to me the answer sitting in her birth chart is a more accurate profile than anything artificial that one of these testing companies can come up with.


What did you want to do when you left school? Did you do it, or follow some other path completely?

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Your Career & the Cosmos- the truth you can’t handle?

Some more on Pluto going direct- this time for Your Career & the Cosmos. The link is here.

Pluto is very much about truth, but Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men type of truth. The sort of truth that you may not be able to handle.

Elsewhere in the sky, the Moon is about to shake hands with Saturn in Libra for the last time this cycle. By next month Saturn will have moved into Scorpio.

On the Facebook page and twitter today we were talking a bit about the things that we’ve learned about ourselves and our relating patterns over the last couple of years. The words stability and maturity were used a lot. For those of us with Pisces Rising, we’re a little slow on the whole uptake when it comes to relationship patterns, and particularly maturity within relationships, so the move into Scorpio ends a 5 year cycle for us- 2 1/2 years with Saturn in Virgo in our 7th followed by a repetition of the message while Saturn has been in Libra.

Saturn in Libra has also raised a few questions around sugar in the diet. Sugar is a Venus ruled substance- in fact the whole business of sugar storage in the body is taken care of by Venus and Jupiter. To be technical about it, Jupiter represents glycogen- the end product.

Saturn represents restrictions, limitations and, in the body, ageing.

The burning and destruction of energy is a Mars-Saturn function. Yep, the benefics build it up and the malefics break it down. Naturally too much of either is not good- too much Venus and Jupiter can cause health problems and too much Mars and Saturn can result in ageing. The balance is somewhere in the middle- in Libra, a sign where Venus rules and Saturn is exalted…As Robert Jansky wrote in his book Astrology, Nutrition and Health, this indicates that a balanced diet is the best defence against Saturns ageing process.

Anyways, I’ve had a little bit to say about the whole sugar and Saturn in Libra thing over on Are Your Planets Keeping You Fat. I’ll be posting occasionally over there, but mostly on astro stuff related to nutrition, training and mindset. Yep, this is me building a social profile to better convince a publisher that they really should be picking up my manuscript! I’m keeping it really quite simple and real lifey, so don’t expect anything ground breaking or genius in nature! Come over and have a look if you are interested. Better yet, sign up to follow the posts.




Your Career & the Cosmos: Chaos Theory

I have a friend who is a Virgo Sun and Moon, with Capricorn Rising.

She said to me a few months ago, ‘Do you know how exhausting it is to be a Virgo? I wish I wasn’t.’

Sure, she is uber Virgo, the Virgo from the textbooks, the type of woman who’d buy a white tiled house and spend her weekends cleaning the windows.

Nothing gets in the way of her routine. If something comes up on a weekend that will impact her gym session, house-cleaning, shopping etc, she will simply get up 2 hours earlier and fit it all in. She is thin, wiry and likes nothing better than putting her husband (and anyone else she can) on a diet. She wears herself into the ground, she is unappreciated and undervalued. She doesn’t know how to get off the treadmill. She’s gone too far from order into chaos. I worry about her health.

She is also not typical.

We laugh because I am uber Pisces and strive to bring a little more Virgo into my life. I suggested that she might want to try a little Pisces…just a little. Maybe sacrifice a weekends cleaning for a day out with the family. She says if she doesn’t do it, no one will. I ask whether that matters.

I have another Virgo friend who is the opposite. Her house is a haven for dust bunnies. She is overweight and she cares little about her health these days. Why? Because she had gone so far into the chaos that she can no longer see a way out. Where to start with the housework? Why start a diet when she knows she will break it? Anything less than perfection is not an option, so why go there at all?

She is also not typical.

Yet, these are the extremes we read about in the textbooks- the reality is somebody very different. Sure the average Virgo may admit to these traits, but then again, there’s a little of the escape artist where’s my next addiction in most Pisceans as well. Me included.

I think we dwell too much on the extremes and forget to celebrate the wonderful things about our signs. I was reminded of this on my Facebook page today (thanks Amanda).

Every other Virgo in my circle fall somewhere in the middle. They are useful- and thrive on that, health conscious- and happy to offer advice, are well organised- without being over the top.

Too few of us do it.

Anyways, here is my latest post for Your Career & the Cosmos. It’s all about Virgo.