something about blenders, bridges and balsamic moons…

I’m doing the Bridge Run on Sunday.

It’s a 9km walk/run/whatever across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the streets and finishing at the Botanical Gardens. You can read a bit about it here.

I did it last year with a friend- it was sort of an accidental entry- a BUI (Booking Under the Influence) incident. On our second bottle of very good Kiwi pinot gris both of us said, “how hard can it be?” and signed up on the spot. After the first 6 weeks of training as we were comparing the amount we had each spent on physios (her) and chiropractors (me), we started to work out just how hard it really can be.

This year I’m doing it alone- she is on a boat somewhere in the Mediterranean sipping cocktails.

The chart for the start of my “run” has the Moon just a a couple of hours away from being officially new. That means, it is still officially balsamic, which means that instead of lining up at a starting line with 16odd thousand other participants who will probably all run it faster than me, I should still be tucked up in bed.

The quincunx (and, if my BMF is reading this, that has absolutely nothing to do with any injury you might pull up with) between Mars and Jupiter is very much a case of something that I’m not ready for, will make me uncomfortable, but has to be done!

This New Moon at 23 Virgo, is one of the best opportunities you’re going to get for a long time to lay down some healthy habits. De-clutter, do the organising thing- sort of like this quote I saw the other day.

If You Wanna Fly, you’ve got to give up the shit that weighs you down

I emptied the wine cartons that had been stacked in my study into the shelf where they belong and put away the tax stuff. That’s a good start.

As for the healthy habits, I’m not quite that evolved, but I am thinking about it.

At present though, it’s Friday afternoon here, I’ve just blown up the blender (after years of faithful after school service, it’s done it’s last frozen banana smoothie), so am having a glass of wine to recover from the shock of it all. It sort of popped, made this sad little whirring sound and filled the kitchen with the smell of burnt out electrical appliance.

One of my (Virgo) twitter friends suggested that it could be the precursor to the next Uranus/Pluto square. Too true…

Anyways, back to the New Moon…check out where 23 Virgo falls in your chart. This is where your de-cluttering activities need to be focused. Are there any planets between, say, 21-25 Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? Pay attention to what they have to say. Make sure also that you take it easy on yourself for the next day or so. The balsamic, or dark phase, of the Moon is about letting go, so finish or banish anything that needs finishing or banishing.

I have Uranus at 22 Virgo in the 7th, and this point also opposes my Pisces Chiron and sextiles Jupiter and Neptune. Maybe the blender was the Uranus shock?