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when jupiter aligns with mars. or something like that.

First things first. I’ve come up with a tentative blogging itinerary. Who knows how closely I’ll follow it, but I figured it was worth a try to throw a bit of structure into my life (something I lack hardcore). Here’s what I’m thinking:

Mondays- Maid-of-Honor Mondays: This one might be a bit tough considering I, uh, haven’t really done much in the realm of maid-of-honorly duties. But I’m sure that will change. And on weeks I might not have much to say, I’ll share my research, ideas, etc. I have to be careful though because I know my sister is here from time to time.

Wednesday- What I’m Listening to Wednesday: Obviously I’m obsessed with music and love talking about it, so I’m making Wednesdays the day I talk about what I’m listening to and any music-related anecdotes I want to tell. La la la, yay.

Fridays- Favorite Thing Fridays: I just love writing about my favorite things, so Fridays are Favorite Thing Fridays. Get excited.

And now for the part that makes you all think I’m a huge weirdo. But I swear, I’m really not.

So, at least once a year, I tend to have a mess of a month. You know the type. I lose things. I forget things. Everything goes wrong, some of it my fault, some of it not. This month has definitely been one of those off-months for me. Well, that’s what I thought until I started telling Sara and moaning about the fact it’s only October 13. She said, “Susie, I don’t think it’s October. You’ve had bad stuff happen since the end of September.” Huh. And then all of the sudden she realized that she had read that Mercury is in retrograde this month. OK. I do not believe in astrology. I think it’s pure coincidence that I embody pretty much every Libra characteristic (and all my “moons” are in Libra), but during my last off-month? Mercury was also in retrograde.

On the way home from our walk, we happened to be walking by an spiritual-ish book store and stopped in. We asked the salesman when Mercury went into retrograde and oh, it happened on the DAY my horrible-ness started. This seriously frightens me. I did some reading and since Mercury is in retrograde in Libra, it’s supposed to be really bad for Libras. Um hi. And I read this, “Has your life gone haywire in the last week[s]? Communications amiss? People from the past randomly showing up? Feel like you might be losing your mind, as no one you know seems to make any sense to you any more?” Yes, yes, and yesss.

I don’t believe in astrology but this freaking scares me. I’m not even going to discuss all the ways my last 3 weeks have sucked, but I do know it’s totally not normal. Anyway, the only thing making me feel better is that this whole retrograde ish ends on Wednesday. Hurry it up already. I don’t even want to know what else could go wrong before then.

Lastly, “This period brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds. Documents can go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often.”

Well, that’s all well and good except for the fact that I lost my agenda last week. Yup. Le sigh. Two days, two days. Let’s hope I make it.


And let’s hope you continue reading my blog though I sound like a crazy astrologer person.

10 Responses to “when jupiter aligns with mars. or something like that.”

  1. k a t i e Says:

    I do believe in astrology and it scares me :P

    Hope your retrogade soon ends!

  2. Gooseberried Says:

    I know it’s crazy! I don’t believe in the kind of astrology you’ll find in magazines. “Today you’ll feel helpless but tomorrow lookout for a hot guy.” Yeah yeah.

    I do believe in the detailed kind of astrology though. I can’t help but think that there probably is some similarities between people born around the same time. I mean, if you think about it, the planed rotates around the sun consistently. So why wouldn’t I share a similar personality to someone who was born when the sun was at a certain degree on the 360 rotation? Makes sense.

  3. nicoleantoinette Says:

    I’ve posted in detail about gemini-esque stuff, so clearly I can relate.

  4. transienttravels Says:

    That’s so weird – I don’t believe in it either, but when I read things that are creepily close to my situation, I definitely second guess it.

    I hope things get better!

  5. peterdewolf Says:

    I vote for you adding “Why Canada Rules Thursdays.”

  6. Sara Says:

    soooooo strange! only one more day!

  7. Larissa Says:

    I ALREADY excited about Favorite Things Fridays. Very cool feature.

  8. emily Says:

    wow, that’s pretty crazy. my life usually works in the “bad things happen in 3′s” way. hope things begin to align more for you ;)

  9. rattynposh Says:

    Hey — congrats on Mercury no longer being in retrograde! Hope things are less crazy for ya!! I’m lookin’ forward to your new theme posts — especially Maid of Honor Mondays :)

  10. Katelin Says:

    i will definitely be checking in on your maid of honor mondays since i just got the role in my cousin’s wedding and i have no idea what i’m supposed to do. so i’ll be right there with you learning the way, haha.

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