Yesterday evening, we went to Milwaukee to see different old friends, Terry and Theresa. When I met Leif, his band and Terry’s band were on the same label and that’s how they met. Then over time, Theresa and I formed our own friendship and I continue to talk to from time to time. She is very funny, honest, and insightful, so even though we don’t see each other often, we pick up right where we left off.
Theresa made raclette, which is a type of cheese but also this Swiss thing where you have a double-decker tabletop grill. You grill veggies and/or meat on top, then place into a little serving spatula-thing and add a slice of raclette cheese. This you place under the broiler that’s under the grill to melt. Once melted, you squeege off the mixture onto new potatoes. Yummy! Raclette is amongst the stinkier cheeses, so I was little afraid how Leif and Lars would like it, but we all really liked it. So fun!
Theresa’s claim to fame is that she reads the cards and has a yoga studio. Now, it’s my guilty secret, but I love the occult stuff. I love astrology, Tarot, some of Wicca, some of witchcraft, all that stuff. It doesn’t work all the time, but I do find it very interesting and often insightful. So we read Rowan’s chart so I can see what’s in store for me.
Rowan is an Aries, which according to Theresa is the most difficult sign for a woman to have because it is very masculine, and is hard to balance out. (i.e., my daughter could become a total bitch) But her moon is in Scorpio and she is a Gemini rising. The Gemini rising balances out the fire in Aries, but the moon in Scorpio means she’s strong-willed with powerful emotions. She should never be made to feel like she’s the center of the universe, because it will warp her (although I think anyone could be warped by that). She will be quite the free-spirit, probably not marrying until her 30’s, open to sexual adventures and different spiritualities. She will probably become quite spiritual, although that might come after a period of not being very interested in it.
Her challenges will be higher learning (i.e. college/graduate school) and fiscal managment, which should be taught early. She will also need to learn how to channel her emotions constructively without repressing them. She should have artistic and physical hobbies to deal with her internal stuff. However, she will remain close to her family (yay!) especially her dad. And I need to watch out as a Cancer mom not to be pushed over by my fiery daughter.
Also, she will probably be pretty good-looking. So when she’s 15 I’ll have to fend off the horny teenagers (possibly of both sexes) and deal with the fact that my daughter is a lot more hot than me.
We talked about my chart too. My emotions were in a different house, but almost as intense. Except in my chart bad emotions leads to actual health problems. Which I have already painfully learned on my own. In fact, at the end we did a little palmistry too and apparently I have lots of stress lines. Oh, and I have Libra rising, which gives me an extra edge of attractiveness, even if I’m not a blonde bombshell. ;-p It also means I like to dress well and get along with people–lots of different kinds of people. And the next two years are good years for me if I want a career change.
We found Leif’s time of birth, so he’s next for analysis. Mwa ha ha. . .