(c)5-1-2011 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Are you planning a family get-together next Sunday for Mother’s Day? My advice—in a word—DON’T! Browsing the ephemeris for a good weekend date for a Q&A session, I happened to notice that on Sunday, May 8th, the Moon makes a long string of squares: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars.
All four of those planets are in war-like Aries, and the Moon is in hypersensitive, family-obsessed easily-offended and slow to forgive Cancer—the sign of Mothers, traditions, and very, very long memories.
That gift you chose so painstakingly and paid too much for? Fagiddaboutit! It’s not going to be enough and it’s not going to be right.
If you’re still looking for a gift for Mom, I’d highly recommend my mean Aunt Bernadine’s best-selling book, The Cancerian Credo—How to Come out on Top in Family Feuds—Outwit~Outplay~Outlast.
This may be a fitting time to share some news with Aunt Bernadine’s fans on this blog—and I know you’re out there. Recently, for some weird reason, I had the impulse to Google her.
Understand, my home town has maybe 1500 people, and she’s definitely not the sort to have a FaceBook page.
I was astonished when an obituary came up. At first, I thought it must be someone else with the same name, but it was her. She’s been dead–at age 87–all this time I was dissing her on this blog. It’s been two and a half years, and nobody told us. That’s how close of a family we are.
Her chart? She was a Cancer—what else—with Sun, Venus, and Pluto tightly conjunct in that sign and the Moon opposite all that in Capricorn. A Full Moon.
In case you’re wondering, the first Mother’s Day—a holiday instituted in the US by President Woodrow Wilson—was celebrated on May 10, 1914. Neptune was in Cancer, and there was a full Moon in Scorpio. Not what I would have picked.
If you’re still determined to have that family gathering-or can’t dodge it–then my best advice is to say nothing at all except to compliment the food. (With Moon in Aries, it will be overcooked, but you can live with that.) If all else fails, you could fake a bad case of food poisoning. Check the web for Dirty Dining nominees in your town, and tell Mom you got it from eating there.
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