Daily Planets Sunday 27/2/11 Monkey Bites

Looks can be so deceiving

Looks can be so deceiving

Last night when I told my husband that a monkey bit me he said “that is the one thing i was really worried about.” Actually, it wasn’t. He worried about me wandering and getting lost. He worried about me getting cheated by money changers, he worried about me drinking too much or having my drinks spiked. At no point  did he mention to be careful of monkeys.

Nor did my transits warn me of it. Yesterday the Sun and Mercury were conjunct natal Mercury and Mars was trine natal Mars. Seriously I should have been able to talk to the animals. Instead a petty squabble over whether the water bottle nicked out of my friends bag actually belonged to monkey or friend escalated quickly into an epic Jupiter/Pluto power struggle which the monkey subsequently won.

So it was off to the Apotik (chemist) for some broad spectrum antibiotics- not that anyone I told really seemed that worried about it- even though I was (although trying to pretend that I wasn’t). At the clinic thing near the monkey forest the attendant had the hide to be looking so closely & stopped just short of “is that all there is?” I think he gets hundreds of bites a day to swab off. Needless to say, I am off to get the relevant shots just in case.

So, we saw dancers and batik and monkeys and mountains & water temples & coffee made from cat shit. What we didn’t see were volcanoes. The fog was impenetrable. Glad I didn’t trek up the flipping thing.

Rice Terraces. Pic by me.

Rice Terraces. Pic by me.

Today the Moon is in Capricorn, which makes it a seriously good day for business transactions. Mercury links to the Moon and the Sun into Pluto say to me that there are ways of getting what you want with a little Pisces ingenuity…& a sweet smile. I have today planned to do some serious bargaining over the upiquitous Bintang Tshirts & some other odds & sods. I will, however, stop short on the wooden penis- not only is it tasteless tat, but I so am not taking it to customs in Australia as “something to declare”. There are enough “loud & ugly” Australian tourisrs without me joining them.

The Jupiter/Pluto battle of wills is still raging. This energy with be with us for a few more days yet. The Moon squares off with Saturn this morning. Given that Saturn is exalted in Libra & rules Capricorn, the sign the Moon is in. sometimes it is easier to give into structure and be done with it. I am prepared to walk away from those Tshirts in need…and go to a stall further down Jalan Padma instead!

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