How to Triumph Like a Girl
Ada Limón – 1976-
I like the lady horses best,
how they make it all look easy,
like running 40 miles per hour
is as fun as taking a nap, or grass.
I like their lady horse swagger,
after winning. Ears up, girls, ears up!
But mainly, let’s be honest, I like
that they’re ladies. As if this big
dangerous animal is also a part of me,
that somewhere inside the delicate
skin of my body, there pumps
an 8-pound female horse heart,
giant with power, heavy with blood.
Don’t you want to believe it?
Don’t you want to lift my shirt and see
the huge beating genius machine
that thinks, no, it knows,
it’s going to come in first.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2019
The week begins with a dark Moon in Scorpio which brings us to the end of the lunar month. Venus leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on Monday evening (19:28 EST) to join Saturn and Pluto and prepare for the big year end party.
On Tuesday morning, the New Moon in Sagittarius (exact at 10:06 EST) signals a new lunar cycle, but in many ways this particular lunar cycle concludes Jupiter’s yearlong transit in Sagittarius. Wherever Sagittarius sits in your chart has seen many ups and downs in the last year. More extensively, new opportunities, different avenues, and modes of expanding your reach has coloured that particular area of your life. The need to make space for new and broader opportunities that wants to flow into your life has seen you juggle many plates. Now that we are arriving at the end of Jupiter’s transit in Sagittarius, his teachings can finally be integrated.
The New Moon in Sagittarius on Tuesday is all about the beginning of something totally out of the ordinary for you. However, that new thing, that new idea, this new mode of operation, this new perspective has been gestating for a long time. It has been a journey, an exploration of beliefs, old crumbling ideas about life, about love, about money, about work, about the way things were suppose to be.
Now that all these various spacious and new perspectives are flowing in, and that your experience and wisdom has given you something to sink your teeth in, its time to adjust your sail. Uncharted territories are calling, and even though you have no idea what to expect, you have faith and you are ready for it. It will most definitely be a long journey, with many obstacles, and no obvious landmarks except the vision of the promise land in your mind’s eye, but at this point there is no turning back. You must trust and keep believing that once you know, you just know.
We will need all the enthusiasm of this New Moon in Sagittarius to keep us going in the next several weeks when everything enters Capricorn and makes us doubt our Faith and our Fate. Our grand schemes and visions will surely be confronted by reality and its structures. Therefore, it’s a good idea to fuel your engine on the momentum available right now. Neptune turns direct Wednesday morning just as Mercury in Scorpio applies to trine Neptune one last time; the dream is real, you have seen it. You want to believe.
Mercury trine Neptune will be exact early Friday morning and its an excellent opportunity to shape your future into a hologram, and place it in a pearl.
Early Thursday morning, the Moon meets Jupiter in Sagittarius for one last vision transmission before she enters Capricorn (7:33am EST) and travels here until Saturday when she enters Aquarius at 15:14 EST.
The Moon and Venus in Capricorn meet up on Thursday in a loose conjunction with the South Node while trining Uranus in Taurus. This is funky. We appreciate quality, and seek what has endured the test of time, but one chess piece has to be moved towards the future. Some new elements will need to be integrated, there are no other choices. It’s like taking an old piece of furniture with many coats on paint, and stripping it back down to the wood to make it new again.
Friday evening, the Moon in Capricorn conjoins Saturn while trining Mercury and we might need to have a difficult conversation or deal with a heavy situation. Saturday has a Saturnian influence and will see us attending the many details of our existence with sober pragmatism and the desire to get on with business. The Moon entering Aquarius Saturday afternoon will apply to square Uranus in Taurus. After attending to some boring details, we might feel like taking a breather or ignoring the phone for a minute. The need for space will colour Saturday evening, while Sunday morning’s square between the Moon in Aquarius and Mars in Scorpio promises some restless tensions.
“Well did the traveler know those garden lands that lie betwixt the wood of the Cerenerian Sea, and blithely did he follow the singing river Oukranos that marked his course. The sun rose higher over gentle slopes of grove and lawn, and heightened the colors of the thousand flowers that starred each knoll and dangle. A blessed haze lies upon all this region, wherein is held a little more of the sunlight than other places hold, and a little more of the summer’s humming music of birds and bees; so that men walk through it as through a faery place, and feel greater joy and wonder than they ever afterward remember.”