Something about catching up…

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Sydney Opera House

Ok, so I’ve been a tad absent from here of late. There are many things I can blame:

  • Life
  • The partition job
  • Life
  • Finishing the re-write for the novel formerly known as Finding John Smith
  • Life

One of the main reasons though, has been Gemini season.

Yep, you heard it right. Gemini season.

Normally in Gemini season people want to be out and about, chatting, socialising, visiting, partying. For me it’s one of the times of the year when I absolutely don’t want to be doing any of those things- which is tough given that four of my closest friends have their birthdays during Gemini time. I just want to hibernate- preferably until the noise stops. I find it so, well, loud.

There are a few sound astrological reasons for this:

  • Gemini is ruled by Mercury and Mercury is by far the weakest planet in my personal constellation. I have a similar issue during Virgo season- but to a lesser extent. If you want to know the relative strength of each of your planets, check out this post and this one from the Toolbox.
  • Gemini rules my 4th house. It’s at the bottom of my chart. When the sun comes through here each year, it’s all about home, family and hunkering down for me. I enjoy having friends come to stay, or come to eat- I’m just not keen to step out the front door.
  • Gemini squares all of my Pisces planets. It’s an energy I’m not at all comfortable with yet, as I said, four of my closest friends have their Sun either square my Sun, square my Ascendant or square my Moon. I think sometimes we subconsciously attract these people in to fill up the empty parts of our chart or challenge us with an energy that’s so different to theirs…I know my Gemini friends (with the exception of the two with Cancer Moons) have the same difficulty with my Pisces Sun.

It’s really useful to look at the path the Sun takes through your chart as it trips through the months. You’ll get to know which months of the year are always good for new starts, which are great for creativity, and those times when all you want to do is lock yourself away from the world. Track it, and use it- scheduling things in for when the energy is pushing you towards those activities. There’s no point pushing yourself to do a heap of networking when the Sun is in your 12th house, for example- sure you can do it, but you’ll struggle more than you would if you had the event when the Sun was tripping through your 11th. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the earliest editions of the toolbox

In any case, my priority over the last month has been finishing the re-write for the novel formerly known as Finding John Smith. I wrote a little about why this has been so difficult over on and anyways during the week.

There’s plenty of other changes still happening in Chez Tracey at present. The focus is currently on how I earn my income. Some decisions were made about that this week- which I was hoping I’d be able to tell you about (in the immortal words of Little Mix in Secret Love Song, I want to shout it from the rooftops), but apparently I can’t make it public just yet. Maybe next week…fingers crossed.

If you want to know what’s been going on in my life behind the stars, you can, as always, catch up at and anyways. In this weeks’ post I even included a couple of random selfies. While you’re over there, why not sign up for the mailing list- I haven’t decided just what it’s all going to be about, but it will give you advance notice for when my next happy ending is about to hit the digital book-shelves.

Speaking of newsletters, I’ve been extremely slack with the newsletter for this site. In other words, I don’t think I’ve sent anything out since November last year. For those of you who have signed up, apologies- I’ll get my act into gear and get something happening for July. For those who have signed up and have changed their mind- that’s cool, I understand.

Ok, I’ll pop some real astro up over the weekend and, hopefully, schedule lots more for the weeks ahead, but for now, a heads-up that Venus will be moving into Cancer early tomorrow morning (my time). Here’s a link to last years’ post on this one.

As I write this post, I’m sipping at a winter potato and bacon soup that my husband made last weekend. My heroine in the novel formerly known as Finding John Smith is a gardener and seasonal food blogger. I’ll be using this energy to write a few blogs for the novel in her voice before I send it off to my editor.