Something about rocks and hard places…

Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Tuesday February 11

Moon in Cancer

I’m in a bad mood…one of those gloomy, can’t be faffed types of moods. It happens every so often- I get a tad on the despondent side, and need to withdraw for a few days.

There’s rarely any rhyme or reason, and, relatively speaking, nothing really crap is happening…it’s just that I’m in a hurry and nothing is happening. So I’m withdrawing for a few days, or more. Trust me, you don’t want to be inflicted with my bad mood.

I find it happens seasonally with me. The Sun is in my 12th house, and the instinct for self-sabotage is whispering sweet nothings in my ear.

Plus it’s February, and Sydney in February might look pretty in the photos- especially the photos I take (check out the photos on yesterdays post for and anyways)- it’s uncomfortable. Hot, with a side serve of humidity- that skin crawling humidity that is acceptable when on holiday in South East Asia, and just plain claustrophobic here.

Of course, things could be worse. The weather could be what’s happening in the northern hemisphere. We could be freezing, or flooding. Also, although Sydney’s summer has been cruel with little respite, it’s been more cruelly unrelenting elsewhere in the country- the Rural Firefighters have done an incredible job this year.

There’s other stuff happening on a personal front too, but I won’t bore you with that. Suffice to say, I’m in a bad mood. Don’t worry, it won’t last long.

The other thing that’s happening at the moment is Saturn. He’s building to a square with the Sun (more on that in a sec), but more importantly, he’s slowed down, right down. Even though we’re still three weeks away from him turning retrograde (at 23 Scorpio 19’), Saturn will cover just 21’ of orb between now and then.

How does a slow Saturn this manifest? Usually in frustrated efforts, nearly there’s, almost here’s, yeses all of a sudden becoming no’s, completed jobs that need tweaking.

Yes, Mercury retrograde can also be to blame- if indeed we’re taking a little stroll around the blame garden- but if it’s frustration you’re feeling and speed humps you’re seeing, what you’re experiencing is Saturn.

Which brings me to Sun square Saturn. The next couple of days are likely to be ones where roadblocks are everywhere where yesterday there were none. Brick walls where yesterday was free passage. Rocks and hard places wherever you look. This is more so if you have planets or chart points at 23 degrees of pretty well anywhere.

The Moon in Cancer will trigger Saturn, adding some more emotion and angst to the square…possibly adding an element of the “it’s not fairs” to whatever frustration it is you’re feeling at present.

The good news? Yes, there is some.

This is a relatively short lived transit. Saturn is at a standstill (virtually) and the Sun is moving on.

So today? As my mother says, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Grin and bear it. Harden up, princess. If people are trying to wipe the smile off your face, smile on the inside. Keep on with whatever you need to be keeping on with.

I have heaps more platitudes where these came from, but you get the idea.

Me? I’m withdrawing a tad, so if you don’t see me around on Facebook much, I’m concentrating on some writing projects that are drifting way beyond deadline.