OCTOBER 17 – OCTOBER 21:
For Monday, October 17, I drew the Tarot card of “The Empress”, which is suggestive of a strong sense of being at home with our inner Self, in touch with what’s going on around us and at peace with the world. This card has a caring, nurturing quality. The time is right to expand and grow. We are fertile and might be brimming over with creativity. Sensuality is lingering and it could just be a lazy day when we know that we’ll be provided for materially and that our basic needs will be met. Mars in Leo formed a sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Uranus in Aries and Mercury in Scorpio opposed retrograde Jupiter in Taurus, which kept us energetic, in high spirits and on top of our game, but also prone to accidents and open for the unexpected. Because I’m off work on Mondays I’d liked to sleep in, but since I was awaiting the cable guy I jumped out of bed before 8 am and then started to clean up my big, old cabinet my daughter and I had assembled the day before. Now I had enough space to store away the contents of my boxes. Thus, after a lavish breakfast and me breaking my coffee pot because I had to move stuff around in the kitchen due to the outlets not working, I opened all the boxes they had stacked up against the wall in the living room and which were for the most part filled with books. I emptied the large wooden chest underneath the kitchen window and put them in there. The other stuff went straight into the cabinet. Like the Empress, I gained control over my realm, where I will be reigning. Then I organized my kitchen and my bathroom and after that I sat down on my computer and began to type a letter to my mom – something that has long been overdue. As I was on the 5th page I realized that the cable guy wouldn’t show up anymore. Lucia stopped by after work with bad news. These guys hadn’t even left a message at her answer machine, meaning that this issue was still up for resolve and rescheduling (Mercury-Jupiter opposition) and that if I’d known I could’ve gone outside and explore my new surroundings and this could’ve been especially enjoyable on this sunny day. Oh well! Even worse, I was supposed to call the cable company, because they wouldn’t deal with Lucia due to the privacy of my personal account information, but I didn’t have access to a phone and in my employee manual it states that private calls from the phone in the store are strictly forbidden, as is texting and mailing etc. So, what’s a girl going to do? There’s a pay phone across the street I can see from my window. I hoped it would be working. Moreover, after I had unpacked so much stuff, the garbage was piling up in the kitchen (Mercury-Jupiter) and therefore I was asking Lucia if she could take the garbage with her, which I must admit I had kind of expected, but she wanted me to put it out on the street here. Too bad that garbage collection here is scheduled for Monday mornings. Bummer.
On Tuesday, October 18, I got the Tarot card “The Chariot”, which is always a reminder to move carefully, remain focused and calm and keep the emotions in check. We need to take control, harness our energy and apply it wisely, discipline ourselves and reconcile the light and shadow aspects of our personality. Although there was only one major aspect in the sky – a quincunx between Mars in Leo and retrograde Ceres in Pisces – it was a hell of a day for me! Besides, my chart is heavily aspected. Transiting Jupiter had meanwhile moved into a semi-square aspect to my natal Moon in Pisces in the 7th house and I couldn’t believe that the company basically let me alone that day, handling the ‘heavy’ traffic coming my way, because the other store was closed. But first things first. I left home early to be able to call the cable company from the phone booth across the apartment building I’m living in. They would only do an installation with someone present and the earliest Monday (the business day I’m off) they could come by would be October 31. I was shocked. This grew into a bigger problem than I could’ve imagined. With Mars in quincunx to retrograde Ceres, we were left to our own devices and creativity – no support would be coming our way. So, I called up Tiffany to find out if she would be around on Wednesday (the next day), for which an installation with this company was still scheduled. When Lucia had called them on Saturday to set this installation up for Monday, they simply scheduled it for Wednesday without giving us notice of their plans. Tiffany was rather short and rude. Thus, this option was ‘off the table’. As soon as I opened the store, the first customer showed up and while I was still trying to complete my opening procedures, the old Lady with the large shipment came in. I helped her to unload and then I unpacked everything and inspected it for cracks and hairlines etc. in her presence and in between I had to serve other customers. As K. came by, I was really happy and relieved to see her, but she couldn’t stay long and was actually send over to teach me making balloon bouquets. Thus, I didn’t have a chance to have something to eat or to at least nipple on something and then it got busy again and I made a major mistake I had to pay for, because I was drained and overwhelmed. In my desperation, I sent a mail to Head Office asking for assistance, and then waited for C. to come to get started on wrapping the pieces of the large shipment. However, the phone kept ringing and a few issues needed to be taking care of, all of which took away from C.’s time and then, toward the end of the day, when time was running out, she began going through the whole shipping procedure with me again, while I had still all my paperwork to do. Of course, I had to stay very late in order to catch up with everything and it didn’t help that my boss kept calling and putting me under additional pressure. Every muscle in my body was aching, my feet were sore and I was starving. Lucia came in the store to let me know that she had contacted Bell Canada to set me up with them (as service provider). She was going to cancel the scheduled installation with Eastlink. When I finally got home, I was just hurting and wasn’t hungry anymore.
On Wednesday morning, October, the 19th, I got up early to read through the shipping procedures. Tarot cardof the
day was the “9 of Swords”, which is suggestive of worries, concerns and negative thoughts that can be overwhelming. We could be in a dark place, full of fear and suffering and might put ourselves down without justification. This may be the sum total of an extremely difficult time, when we are dealing with an accumulation of stress and worry. In any case, the situation is complex and complicated. Well, that hit the nail on the head. Mercury in Scorpio squared Vesta in Aquarius and Juno in Libra formed a trine to retrograde Neptune in Aquarius. The Third Quarter Moon and thus, “the crisis in consciousness”, was approaching. Evidently, the challenge for us was to overcome this mental state and testing time by focusing on our cause and committing us toward progress. Relationship conditions had aligned in a way that helped us to smooth things over and remain on good terms with everybody involved. On my way out the door I met my landlord. He was asking if he could go into the apartment to fix the outlets for which I gave him the permission. Later that morning, he came in the store and offered to let the cable guy in. Ha! That moment I knew that Lucia hadn’t been able to cancel the installation, but since I couldn’t reach her and she had said she was going to set everything up with Bell, I said to Dennis that I have to cancel the order, even though, intuitively I knew that this was most likely wrong and that something unexpected might still happen. I worked on the multi-piece shipment all day and K. kept calling and guiding me. Toward the end of my shift I was out of packaging supplies. So, I had to call K. and she said she would be coming in the next morning with the supplies and help me finishing this up. Lucia stopped by and told me that the deal with Bell Canada hadn’t worked out, which made me laugh out loud, even though I could’ve cried out of desperation. The poor girl had risked trouble at work by remaining on the phone with Bell for 40 minutes only to find out at the end of the conversation that they couldn’t live up to their offer. However, she got the issue sorted out with Eastlink, which resulted in me getting a slightly different phone number from them that adds up to 23, a number that resonates very well with me. In the meantime had Dennis gotten rid of the garbage for me and then we had a nice talk, where he revealed that his 21-year-old son had been recently killed in an accident. How horrible and tragic! Tiffany had quit that day. I wondered how he managed, but I guess he just needs to keep himself busy. What myself concerned, I was overly tired and my back hurt badly.
Thursday, October 20, was ‘blessed’ with the “Ace of Cups”, which is representing a new beginning that could bring a period of fulfillment or an extremely productive phase. This new opportunity has the potential to be build upon and developed. Our heart opens and we’re about to be inspired. There is emotional rapport and joy. And right so after the Moon’s ingress to Leo that morning. When I arrived at work in good spirits, I noticed that the shipment was gone. Bummer. Although I knew that my boss or K. might have come by and took it with them, I didn’t know what to think of it and whether this was a positive or a negative development. But lo and behold – K. called later and cleared it all up for me. She said it was unfair from them to give me such a task when I had just started working there. Well, I was happy to hear that. My day went well and I saw Dennis at night again, who was just letting me know that he’d be doing another ‘fix’ in the bathroom the next morning.
On Friday, October 21, the cable guy showed up shortly after 8 am. Lucia had scheduled that appointment and had taken a day off work, my wonderful girl. But the cable guy hurried up and got everything installed and up running before
I had to leave for work – not without some ‘trouble’ though. So, there was no need for her to come over anymore. For this day, I had drawn the “Princess of Swords”, a card that is all about communication, information and ideas and represents the ability to rise above emotional confusion. There is clarity of vision and the conquering of fear due to a cutting away of past inner conflicts. We seek to align ourselves with people who will nurture our ideas and will help us to manifest them in an organized manner. It’s a day filled with talking, sharing and conversing when we focus on learning, exploring and researching. Venus in Scorpio was in semi-sextile aspect to the North Node in Sagittarius (quincunx SN in Gemini) and the Sun in Libra in trine to retrograde Neptune in Aquarius. Consequently, the emotional or value adjustment we made for our long-term future prospects reconnected and reunited us. I could resume my interactions on the web. In my mailbox I had 143 new mails, but none of them really important. At night I published a blog post again. There’s a good chance that I’ll be catching up slowly with everything in the near future. I’ve been on the phone with K. all day long, inquiring about shipments and re-delegating customer’s questions to her. With every new inquiry, estimate or shipment I learn more. Back at home I removed the traces and ‘chaos’ the cable guy had left behind. He had moved rather carelessly through my living room with total disregard for my belongings. Lucia called at night and let me know about messages for me that were left on her answer machine (mine is not set up yet). A letter from the dental office where I had my problem crown fashioned has arrived in response to the claim I have submitted. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?