Thursday, September 29, 2016




   It's official, I am now a city dweller. I moved where the people are, Downtown. I spend more time on my feet than in a car and there is never a quiet moment. I couldn't be happier about the quaint apartment I share with my friend and fellow classmate Neo, and I think my house plants rather enjoy the large windows, too. I'm hoping that living within such close proximity to people my age will force me to be less socially awkward, but that might be pushing it. So much has changed in such a short period of time that I don't know how my anxious little heart is still beating. Even with all the crazy transitions I have realized one thing, Stoop Kid never leaves her stoop, but that doesn't stop the stoop from evolving. No matter where I reside I've always found tranquility outdoors. Melancholy memories of my old views, freshly cut hay bails on the plains and the noisy corner of 33rd Street with a couple of barking dogs, keep me from fully embracing my new home. But the scene of the sunset from my balcony is breathtaking enough to ease my thoughts. At eye level with the horizon there are no tall buildings penetrating the pink and violet gradients that frame the occasional cloud.  Surely someday I will have the privilege to look out onto sky scrapers and miss this view from the 4th floor. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016




Shit got real. Here I am minding my own business when Mercury came along and butted into my life.  There is always something to be grateful for but that's not going to stop me from slumping in my room for the next three weeks. The planet Mercury is now retrograde in Virgo. This event causes Mercury to appear like it is moving in reverse in relation to Earth and the Sun. Beginning on August 30th, the retrograde will not end until September 22nd.  I am not an astrologist but like most romantics I do revere the zodiac. 

September is going to suck for this Sag. I've already been experiencing enough technological trails as is, this is really the last thing I needed. Tuesday the 30th I started my morning off strong with a cup of coffee and my new laptop ready to edit a mountain of photos, only to find that they had all mysteriously disappeared.  This seems to be the most reoccurring problem in my life but usually there is an explanation; a friend borrowing my SD card, breaking my laptop, etc.  NOPE. I would have been able to emotional handle the situation had my five-dollar coffee not tasted like asphalt. I am fully aware that the universe is teaching me lessons the hard way, but why always hit me where it hurts most? Right in the caffeine addiction! 

At this point I had realized that I needed mega spiritual guidance for today's solar eclipse and the upcoming lunar eclipse on the 16th of September. I know I'm not the only sign who will be struggling the next three weeks so I have decided to compile a list of practices that I will be following religiously until this energy shift all blows over. I hope that they can also help you!


This is not the time to be making any important or life changing decisions. This includes starting big projects, new careers, new relationships, signing contracts, and making large purchases especially on electronics. Communication at this time is problematic and others opinions are subject to change after the retrograde. You may be experiencing self-doubt, so just feel it out and take it easy. 


This is very important, because you and everyone around you are under great stress due to each person’s personal development. Take good care of your hygiene and eat a balanced diet. Pamper yourself! I know I have been in need of a fresh hair style for quite some time. Whatever it is that makes you feel fresh, whether it be a mud mask or a pedicure, this is your opportunity to treat yourself. 


Spend some time alone so you can reflect on your Summer joys and prepare for Fall. For me this means organizing my home and donating some things that no longer serve a purpose in my life. I have just moved into an apartment and the retrograde couldn't have fallen on a more cluttered and chaotic transition.  Finding Feng Shui in your home is essential and the best way to do that is simply by cleaning. It sounds like a chore now, but you will feel so relaxed when everything is in order. 


The truth will all be revealed after the retrograde and thus a new chapter will be set in place. But for now everything is in such rapid change that predicting where any given person will be is basically impossible. You will most likely be given misleading information by others. For this reason you should also avoid promises, verbal agreements, and relying on the word of others. These people might not be trying to deceive you, they are also in their own position of change and may be unable to keep their promise. 


Since we are all so different it is unrealistic for me to tell you what lies ahead. I have faith that you will be able to survive this September and come out a bolder and brighter person. Astrological events can be vexing, but they serve a valuable purpose in our own self-actualization. When the mist clears from our eyes our relationships, entrepreneurial efforts, intentions, purpose, and hidden truths will become transparent. It is also important to work diligently during this retrograde so you can soon be rewarded. I recommend you read more in-depth about your zodiac sign, so you can prepare for the weeks ahead. I wish you all the best and hope you prosper this September!