I’ve been trying to plan out what kind of things I want to write next for this website, now that it has launched (!!) and, of course, there’s plenty to cover. This week’s new moon in Leo, the upcoming Mars retrograde and the sun going into Virgo soon all come to mind.
But then I thought about it and I had an idea. “Hey Laura, you love astrology. You nerd out on it all the time,” I said to myself. “Why not just do a post some of your takes on astrology?” So that’s what I’m going to do.
Here are some initial astrology hot takes to get things going. Please enjoy.
Water energy good
When I was a kid, I was always pretty emotional and overwhelmed. I would get attached to things and cling to comfort and security above all else. Now that I’m older and I’ve studied astrology, I can chalk this up to my South Node in Cancer.
It was hard for me to control my emotions as a teenager and even into my 20s, which I later realized was undiagnosed depression (thank you, Lexapro). So of course, being so emotional, I associated my feelings with weakness and was embarrassed and afraid no one would understand me.
But now that I’m on medication and I’ve found a pretty steady daily routine and healthy coping skills to deal with my issues, I’ve come to love emotional energy and I don’t think we as a society pay close enough attention to how we feel. We shouldn’t be afraid of our emotions, we should let the energy flow freely through us, feel what we need to feel and not criticize ourselves for it.
This is why I love water energy. There’s something to be said about surrendering to a feeling. I love how you can always tell when a Cancer is upset because they can’t hide it, and I love how brooding Scorpios are. Pisces, well, that’s a different story. Sometimes that energy is a little too out there for me. It just exists on a different plane. But overall, yes, embrace your water placements. It’s good for your inner child.
I love Pluto
Pluto is great because it’s about transformation. I always tell my best friend Anna that the only constant in life is change.
I think change is good. I think it’s good to challenge the things we feel comfortable with, to try new things and to not be afraid of what lies ahead.
Of course, too much change is never a good thing, and sometimes Pluto can mean destruction. But sometimes certain things have to collapse for new things to grow. It’s all about knowing which is which, taking a step back and assessing what you can control and what you can’t.
The ninth house rules
I feel very drawn to the ninth house because it’s everything I dream about — learning, travel, philosophy, religion, higher education and the WORLD. Is it any wonder that the ninth house is associated with the big picture sign of Sagittarius?
Aries men are hot
I know why I love Aries men. Aries is the sign on my descendant — aka, the opposite sign of my ascendant, which is Libra, and the sign on your descendant represents what you’re attracted to. Aries men are confident, charismatic, fun and they usually make an effort to get to know you — at least at the beginning. But yeah, whenever I hit it off with an Aries guy I usually know I’m in trouble. True story — I have dated three different people who were born on April Fool’s Day. Do with that what you will.
The world needs to stop freaking out about Mercury Retrograde
This isn’t really an original hot take. Mercury Retrograde has become so mainstream that Huda Beauty even launched an eyeshadow palette dedicated to it — weird choice, because I wouldn’t exactly associate Mercury Retrograde with glamour, but you know, take my money. I have heard many an astrologer on various podcasts or in various articles say things like, “guys, it’s not that big of a deal, it literally happens three times a year” but that doesn’t stop Twitter and Instagram from being like “oH mYy g0dD iS m3RcuRy in r3tr0grAdE aGAin?!” anytime anyone has a technological snafu.
Look, I’m not saying I don’t enjoy that discourse. Hell, I’ve even participated in it. And some Mercury Retrogrades have been worse for me than others — I’m looking at you, 2019 Pisces transit. But it’s not the worst thing in the world.
Like I said before, it happens three times a year. It’s sort of like once one ends, by the time you think about it again, another one is already here. Yes, it can cause some technological issues and communication issues. But I’m pro-retrograde. I think it’s good to revisit things and have to iron them out to move forward.
Tauruses can, in fact, be boring
There, I said it. We are boring. We like to do the same thing all the time. But I think this is also based on what your definition of boring is.
Like I am perfectly content with sitting in my bed watching the same episodes of “The West Wing” over and over again. And eating raw cookie dough or Nutella out of a container. I have chosen staying home and doing nothing over going to the beach, having one other person come over or going out many, many times.
It could be an introvert thing — maybe I just need to relax and recharge before I move on to the next thing. But as a fixed sign, and an earth sign, is it any wonder that Taureans are the most likely to lay down all day and not move?