And just why did the chicken cross the road? Well duh…. he was experiencing Uranus transit opposed Uranus natal (midlife crisis time), Hey, how about why was the chicken run over crossing the road? Saturn return during a Mercury RX period and the Moon in the Via Combusta under the beams of the Sun (the Sun obviously, in fall being in Libra). I just crack myself up. And hopefully, give a snicker to the reader versed in Astrology. As I had noted in an earlier blog, an Astrologer really does need other friends that are also Astrologers…. we speak a different language than the rest of
the world, including our humor.
Last night I found myself in a fit of giggles. I saw a visual joke that was both timely and steeped in Astrological references.
I tried to explain the joke to my children and a friend of theirs… all have an elementary understanding of Astrology, but the joke fell flat, and got less and less funny the more I tried to explain it. From trying to convey the importance of the contributions made to Astrology by Rob Hand, to the basic history of Ptolemy and mixing it up with current events the kids ended up putting the reference to Kanye West as the important element, missing the joke entirely. Author Chris Brennen did a wonderful job providing links to all of the players, so none of us would be left in the dark…. wouldn’t life be easier if we could use links when speaking out in person? I had a great anecdotal story that took place about a year ago. My son is a Gemini with a Sag rising… so even if the Gemini winds down, the Sag takes over and he is constant noise and movement. I had just arrived home and getting out of the car when I see him whirling around in a clockwise circle. He suddenly comes to a stop and then starts the same frantic circling in a counter clockwise orientation. I hadn’t seen him do that before so I ask (in retrospect I see I was set up),”What are you doing?” to which I get the answer, “I am retrograde.” Proud parent that I am, I tell Grandma and the Aunts and Uncles and I get blank looks back. One call to Ryhan and I get table slapping, and laughing that produces both tears and snorts.
Astrology Weekly has a collection of Astrological Humor both anecdotal and the plain silly how many blanks does it take to change a lightbulb. I know there are those out there that will say that the stereotypes based on Sun Signs are detrimental to the study of Astrology, but they are fun and help those newer to understand the essence of a sign. And having lived under a roof so far with 3 Sag Suns, 2 Sag Moons, 3 Sag risings and my afflicted Jupiter… I think it takes one Sag and a crew of Virgos to clean the mess and to call 911 after applying the tourniquet, really funny.
oh, I have another happening… a while back, the entire family had a place we all had to be. My daughter (Leo with Libra Moon) was unruffled while the rest of us were running around trying to get everything ready. At the last moment, we are about to leave and my daughter announces that she doesn’t know where her shoes are. That starts another round of rushing aroundup turning the house. In desperation her Uncle yells at her, “would you get up and help these are your shoes”. To which she very innocently blinks and turns the computer screen to show a horary chart labeled, where are my shoes… and says, “I am looking”. I laughed, the rest of the family could have killed both of us. BTW it was a late Ascendent and the shoes found by her brother a few moments later ( and that did show in the chart including timing).
So thank you my friends and all of you readers. It is nice to have a place to share gems that would otherwise be lost. I invite all of you to please share your stories or jokes.