I Got Eclipsed By My Taxes... And The Blood Moon - Yikes!


I Got Eclipsed By My Taxes... And The Blood Moon - Yikes!

   I have a confession to make…

   I try to be your source of all things having to do with love… and the stars. (Hence, the name of my brand, Love Is In the Stars… haha.)

   So I try to let you know when there are big things going on in the sky – especially if they could impact your love life.

   But yesterday I kinda blew it…

   I’m sure you heard there was a total eclipse of the Moon last night. (It’s actually happening at this very moment as I type this, but will be over by the time you read this…)

   It was the first of four lunar eclipses over the next year-and-a-half…

   Not only that, it was what’s called a “Blood Moon” – not because it awoke a bunch of vampires or zombies that took over the world (though it might, I haven’t heard - YET), but because the earth’s shadow across the Moon makes the Moon take on a coppery red hue. (Just in case, I’m wearing a necklace of garlic as I write this…)

   In ancient times, eclipses were considered VERY SCARY things… and are still believed to be bad omens. It was recommended NOT to view them, and to either stay safely inside or submerge yourself in the nearest river and chant prayers. (Here in L.A. where the “river” is full of God-only-knows-what chemicals, and litter, this is a bit of an extreme move. We modern astrologers recommend Hot Tubs, or better yet, the nearest spa instead!)

   If you pay attention, you do typically find there is more social unrest, political upheaval, and natural disasters around eclipses. Of course astronomers think this is nuts, and find eclipses fascinating, and would never miss the chance to view one.

   (My neighbor just up the street is a famous astronomer who runs a nearby observatory… I just read online that he’s hosting a viewing party there right now! I’ve shared before that when we finally met last year I told him what I do, and he exclaimed, “Die mortal enemy, die!” I laughed, thinking he was joking, but he didn’t… Months later I found his dog, wandering around and returned her to his house. He seemed glad I was alive to do that when he answered the door in his pj’s for us! But I digress…)

   I had planned all last week to write about this eclipse, and to warn you of what to do and not do this month while these astrological happenings are going on…

   But I got “eclipsed” by preparing my taxes – or, I should say, helping my accountant prepare them (I couldn’t do them myself if my cat’s life depended on it), and so planned to write something at the last minute to send at the end of the day on Monday, before the eclipse occurred.

   In astrology, the Moon indicates the emotions, and women…  In a man’s chart the Moon is an indicator of his wife. This eclipse is at the very beginning of the sign of Libra, the sign of partnership.

   So it has everything to do with relationships

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