21 July 2011


Aah, so scattered-feeling lately. Case in point: I am currently attempting to write blog posts for two separate blogs, list photos on etsy, and load new photos onto my computer and make plans for this afternoon. wtf is up with me lately? Everyday I feel like my brain is pulling me in fifty different directions, and I can't focus clearly on any one. ADD? Yes. Also? Let's look at the planets. Because, erm, I don't think I've posted on this shit since January. Currently: July. Just to clarify, I don't consider myself an expert on astrology. I mostly just think it's cool and interesting, and I like to share tidbits that I think others may find as such. I toy with the idea of going to "astrology school," but that's not happening yet, so. Anyway.

Today=Sun 28* Cancer. Each sign is divided up into 30*, from 0*-29*. Therefore, if you you are close to either end- let's say your birthday is today- you are a Cancer, on the cusp of Leo. This means that while you are a Cancer (or, "moonchild," as one Cancer once told me he prefers to be called- he says it's what it was called when he was young), you may also have some aspects of your personality that don't quite add up with certain things Cancer. Therefore, you could broaden your introspection by also reading/learning about Leo. What constitutes a cusp? Opinions differ, but I go with the school of thought that +/- 5* either way equals you being on the cusp. And you may have other planets, for example Mercury, in the sign you are on the cusp on, which may further explain some of your non-sun sign characteristics. For example, my Dad is 0* Leo, (his birthday is on Sunday!) but has his ascendant (rising sign), and mercury in Cancer, and told me once that he doesn't identify with being a Leo. Like, at all. Since he was born only minutes into Leo-dom, and has such planetary ties with Cancer, it makes sense that he feels more like a crab. And since he knows this, he can pay more attention to Cancer info and feel more in touch instead of confused by all things Leo. As I've mentioned before, check out one of the links to the right to check up on yourself ;) [alabe.com/freechart is the most straightforward one for this, imo.]

Oh, I was going to talk about what this may mean for all of us... Kind of ran out on a tangent there... Erm so Cancer on its way out=we are feeling perhaps a bit restless, stuck between doing our routines and being more home oriented (Cancer rules all things domestic), and feeling the pull of getting out and adventuring Leo. The focus may be shifting more from our relationships, families, etc. to ourselves- like thinking about what you need to do to feel accomplished in x area of your life. It's okay to give yourself a little more attention right now, I think this particular energy is good for self nurturing, and not treating yourself like an enemy, instead feeling the self-love and doing what's best for your mind, body, and soul (but hopefully not at the expense of others!)

Also happening right now: Moon in 12* Aries. So, about halfway done with Aries. Now that I think about it, it really does make sense that I'm feeling so pulled and conflicted. Aries is all about action, being social, and yeah, the self. Interesting, when paired up with a Cancer sun. However, they are both Cardinal signs, so right now is really a great time for ideas, or at least brainstorming for them. Just getting your brain out of thought patterns that don't work and serve no purpose. Easy? No. Really, super difficult. But the Aries moon is here to help, and put the thought into your head that you should at least try to break through to your higher self, your higher potential. And paired with the Cancer sun, you should have an easier time honestly looking at your emotions and thoughts and seeing what doesn't serve you.... hmmmm.

Well, I think that's about it for today, I have to do a couple other things online while le bebe naps, but I may be back with another post later. I can't remember (you know, since it's been months since I've written anything on here), if I've talked about cardinal, fixed, and mutable signs yet, but if now, I'll try to come back with that later. Thanks for reading, and as always, any questions/comments, leave 'em cause I'd love to hear your thoughts. Loves!



  1. This is really interesting! I have noticed some of the things you mentioned here...and I've been getting back into my witchcraft! I used to read Linda Goodman's Sun Signs when I was at my grandma's house (read: library), but I never got very in depth about it. I always wondered what it meant to be on the cusp.

    ~Megan Mew

  2. Awesome, glad you found it interesting! Thanks for reading :) Cusps are actually one of my fave areas of Astrology (being one myself, and knowing so many Cusp-ers), so expect more blurbs on the subject in the future ;)