something about what ifs…

what if question

So, the last day or so I’ve been finding myself playing the “what if” card. You know, tossing ideas into mid air and seeing what takes flight and what crashes and burns.

The thing is, I’m not really in the mood to do anything about them, it’s just sort of fun to do when you know you should be doing something else.

It’s like I found myself spending a few hours yesterday faffing around with a fascinating relationship chart and its possibilities (thanks Patty…) rather than finishing a pitch I knew needed to be finished. I love the what ifs that you can play with all of that wonderful potential.

I’m glad that I did- do the chart instead of the pitch. Aside from the fact that I love a good dose of synastry (it’s the potential, you see…)- the on line publication I was preparing the pitch for, published a very similar story this morning. Phuket, it’s not just for bogans. Boy, am I glad I didn’t waste hours on that one!

Anyways, last night, after I finished what iffing and not pitching, I played the what if game with dinner.

I’d bought the ingredients to make up a shepherds pie, but it felt kind of, I don’t know, boring.

What if I ooomphed my usual chicken biryani up with lamb mince curry? What if I topped it off with some rice that I’d flavoured with fennel and mustard seeds and curry leaves. What if that went all crunchy in the oven?

So I did, and it was yummy.

It was also very Aquarian.

The whole day was very Aquarian.

It was also a very Taurean day.

It was one of those days where there was a lot of mulling and not a lot of activity- except for when it came to experimenting with tastes. there was also a lot of eating- way too much eating. eating as a substitute for doing…but we won’t go too far down that line.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the problem with Mars in Taurus…and Mercury and the Sun.

While the potential is there to head down, bum up, steadily work towards a goal, there is just as strong a potential to, well, do nothing…at least not until you’re sure that all the risks and excuses and road blocks and what ifs have been removed.

As I write, the Moon is trine Jupiter, and I’m playing the what if game again.

You know how they say be careful what you wish for, well what if you’re not? Careful, that is…