The only thing that sucks more than being sick is being sick around my birthday. I seem to have what half of everyone I know seems to be suffering with. My wife's been ill, too, and she took an illness-related fall on Tuesday that meant seven (count 'em, 7) hours in the ER; I went with her, and the event involved a number of brief flurries of action, followed by huge periods of waiting.
On the potential upside this week, one of my oldest friends, Karen, who I've known for 50 YEARS!, and whose birthday, not so incidentally, is March 9, sent me this Susan Miller astrology chart:
"It's rare to have Uranus so close to the Sun and moon, and if you were born on March 7 or within five days of this date, [such as Gordon, whose birthday is today] this new moon will help you advance your hopes and wishes in a big way. This will not be a boring month, by anyone's estimation!
A new moon will coincide with one's birthday only very rarely - it could be decades until this happens again - so the coming 12 months should be VERY memorable, filled with fresh starts. If you were born on or near the new moon, March 7, you more than other Pisces will feel the full effects and benefits that are about to flow forward.
The best part of this is that the new moon will be in elegant angle to Jupiter, the Great Benefactor planet, now in your solar 1st house of your personality, identity, and all dreams and desires important to you. The 1st house is the engine that drives the whole chart!"
I suppose I should note that March 7 is MY birthday. While I'm not a big believer in astrology, I don't dismiss it outright either. Anyway, I love that "the new moon will be in elegant angle to Jupiter"; I have no idea what that means, but it sounds purty.
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