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Cosmic Weather:

“For a second I was almost jealous of the clouds. Why was he looking to them for an escape when I was right here beside him?”Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

Balloons have been in the news quite a bit, as of late. And this morning seems to be echoing that sort of balloon-ish theme a tad, as the Waxing Moon in airy, curious Gemini squares off against gaseous Neptune in escapist Pisces (10:46 am). It is very possible that this murkier, more untethered lunar setup could prime us to want to mentally float or drift off course for a while – preferably to some undetectable locale – so, ideally, we can steep ourselves in fantasy and skirt around having to be accountable to anyone but ourselves; the woes of the workaday world temporarily subdued – or, at least, ideally less of a factor for us.

(By the way, in case you didn’t know, a British scientist – Michael Faraday – is credited with inventing the first rubber balloon in 1824. What is also pretty wild is that early balloons were reportedly made of animal bladders or intestines; Galileo, for instance is said to have used an inflated pig’s bladder in an experiment to measure the weight of air.) 

Anyway, as the day goes on, we do (seemingly) manage to somehow regain our affection or affinity for the “real world” (Moon trine Saturn at 8:07 pm). Too, Luna’s shift into Cancer the Crab (9:40 pm) accentuates a need or longing for secure connections firmly rooted in our past.

“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” – John Banville, The Sea

On This Day in History: On February 28, 1983, the final episode of M-A-S-H aired to record ratings. Nearly 106 million viewers, or 77 percent of the American TV-watching public, tuned in to watch the finale. After 11 seasons, the television show about a US Army medical unit serving in the Korean War lasted longer than the war itself. (Wikipedia)

Astrologically, that day, the empowering Sun was in dissolving Pisces at 9 degrees and exactly square to Jupiter conjunct Uranus at 9 degrees of storytelling Sagittarius. Jupiter perennially serves to expand the scope or reach of things and paired with Uranus, the planet ruling broadcasting, it wasn’t surprising – astrologically-speaking – that the last episode of the show garnered such a gargantuan audience. Jupiter-Uranus energy also typically has a special “buzz” to it, or suggests some ‘out of the ordinary’ occurrence.

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Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

Patrice Thompson

Balloon, Hot Air Balloon, Freedom

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Source Notes:

Photo: Pixabay hot air balloonhttps://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/past


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