Like doctors who neglect their health, most astrologers ignore their own charts. This means I’d forgotten an astrological milestone was coming. I’m a Sagittarian, yet my progressed Sun has been in Capricorn for thirty years, and now it was entering Aquarius. On the very day it occurred, I impulsively signed up for Facebook. Aquarius is the sign of social networking and that’s how progressions work: even without looking at your chart you go ahead and change.
Capricorn climbs mountains. It keeps pushing for better results. It’s the stern parent who expects way too much. And that’s where I got caught. Between all those years of Capricorn and the just-opened door of progressive Aquarius. I didn’t know what to write for my Facebook bio. Capricorn would have typed a complaint: “I’m someone who hasn’t lived up to her potential—I’m not as rich, thin, or accomplished as I should be.” But Aquarius didn’t know what to say. Zero degrees of a new sign is like that. It’s empty and full of promise, like the vineyard that halted me one day while walking my dog. “Yes,” I thought staring at the bare vines, rows and rows of staked hope, “that’s just how I feel. Something is coming, but it’s not here yet.”
That was two months ago and I still haven’t created my Facebook page. But with the New Moon in Gemini, I promise this cycle I’ll do it. Every year I aim to do something new during Gemini’s cycle. Perhaps I’ll even find that I like Facebook (though I don’t quite get the fascination). At the least, the Capricorn ghost inside me will be able to cross one more thing off her list.