"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Birthday Baby

March 4 - Pisces Birthday
YOUR SIGN - Pisces
(as seen above, water is definitely my element!
YOUR RULERS - Neptune, Moon.

As a March 4 Pisces you might well have found that from a very early age you were attracted by religion, by ritual, and aspects of great beauty. All of these interests tend to lift a person out of the ordinary and into the inspirational.

This is accurate.

You desire to comprehend that which is unseen and to generate, through your creative imagination and particular skills, works that are in some way representative of the more subtle reality that is so much a part of your nature.

The creative imagination part is very true. What's "subtle reality"?

By nature, as a March 4 Pisces, you generally tend to look for and see the best in people with result that you can at times be extremely disappointed when they fail to live up to your expectations.


I wonder what the next year has in store, according to the stars?

The Sun in harmonious aspect to the Moon in your Solar Return chart is a pleasant aspect, suggesting that your domestic and career needs are not in competition with one another this year.


Your inner needs tend to be mirrored by external events, and vice versa. You are likely to be on top of your game this year for the most part, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily.

Double yay! I'd like to be on top of my game. What game is that, specifically?

A comfortable level of personal popularity helps keep conflict to a minimum.

Personal popularity = wearing really cute skirts. This I can do.

With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there will be less stress on both your mind and body.

Makes sense.

The Sun conjuncts Jupiter in your Solar Return chart, bringing more awareness of moral issues and long-term goals, as well as a stronger than usual desire to improve and learn this year.

You read my mind!

Optimism and confidence are with you, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result.

I'm feeling more confident already!

Problems are easier to resolve this year.

Uh oh. What problems? Guess it doesn't matter if they get resolved easily.

You are more sociable and might meet especially helpful people during this period.

I like people. Especially helpful ones.

Travel opportunities are more likely.

More likely? More like inevitable!

Your broader perspective on matters this year keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses and strains.

This would be a first.

With the Sun also in dynamic aspect to Mars, you certainly have the drive to accomplish much, but be careful not to be too impatient or hasty or you will be simply spinning your wheels.


Pleasant sexual tension and healthy and friendly competitiveness is likely this year. Your magnetic appeal is very strong this year! Creative projects should fare well.

I like that last part the best.

With the Sun and the Moon in harmony as well as Venus and Mars harmonizing with one another, relationships are likely to be satisfying overall. Your cooperative and friendly manner attracts positive experiences into your life. Mars harmonizes with Saturn around the the time of your birthday this year, helping to ground you. Much can be accomplished this year, especially if you move ahead methodically. Work is solid this year, and you can see results from your efforts, or at least foresee success down the road. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Traditional methods work, and thoroughness brings rewards. Practice or refining a technique is favored this year. The approach that seems to work best with this aspect is a step-by-step one, with modest ambitions and the appreciation of slow but steady progress.

That's a lot to take in.

Mercury sextiles (sounds like a terribly naughty word!) Pluto around the time of your birthday this year. You may gain some perhaps profound new insights into your life.

Hasn't happened yet, but it's only 9:00.

You can be especially persuasive and convincing in your communications, whether written or oral, and your perceptions are especially acute. You are inclined to do a lot of "digging", researching, analyzing, investigating, and getting to the bottom of things.

Well I am a writer/historian/communicator.

Increased psychological awareness of yourself and others can benefit you greatly, and employing strategy in your decision making is easier than usual this year. Relationships with younger people may be especially rewarding and meaningful.

At this point, practically everybody is younger than me.

Saturn is square Pluto in your Solar Return chart. This suggests a need for you to come to terms with your own powers of authority and your effectiveness. Power struggles, frustration, and manipulation are possible themes this year. You may desire change, but feel blocked by others or by circumstances. Alternatively, you may be attempting to resist change that is inevitable. Persistence will pay off in the end, and the need to adjust your expectations becomes obvious.

Don't like conflict. Do like change.

With Jupiter sextile (naughty word again!) Pluto, initiatives involving business, the law, and commerce are likely to improve for you this year due to increased personal influence, faith, and insight.

Can't wait!

Personal confidence and hopefulness run high this year. Work is solid and brings slow but steady rewards. Even so, you are especially imaginative and creative, and channeling this energy into something productive can bring rewards. You benefit from practice and formal studies this year, if possible. Romantic relationships are likely to be changeful and exciting this year, and your personal magnetism runs high.

I can live with that.

This morning before the Chap left for his office we had a little birthday party, opening pressies and cards.

He gave me an amazing Calandiva plant. Cousin of the kalanchoe--on steroids!

The traditional--and very necessary--pot of birthday daffodils.

Here's the boxwood bonsai I made on Tuesday. Just looking at it makes me feel peaceful.

Now a bonsai purist would rightly say that it isn't really a bonsai--yet. It's a tiny shrub with pruned roots and foliage growing in a bonsai pot. The trunk hasn't matured. It's really just a starter bonsai. The Chap likes it so much he asked if I could make one for his office windowsill. I can and I will.

More festivities later in Concord. I'm enjoying a quiet and solitary birthday morning at home. (Especially since the House of Representatives didn't adjourn till about 7:00 last night.)

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