My first child and my only daughter (age 17) also referred to as “number one daughter” takes her first trip alone tomorrow. This is the girl that met my father at the airport when she was ten months old and reached out her arms! I have often thought of his words that day when he told me, “This baby has never met a stranger”. The truth is I should have listened then as she has always been an independent child. Born with her sun in Sagittarius and Gemini rising, she’s hard to hold down in one spot. Well, I don’t care what Pluto says, I’m really not ready.
She leaves St. Louis on her way to be a Camp Counselor in Southern Alabama. I couldn’t make the trip right now, so she decided that flying back would work for her. She had a very emotional time today when her boss called and needed her to come to work, but she had a million details to take care of. When we got in the car to run some errands I looked at her and told her that she was playing right in the hands of the Universe. My Astrology “freaks her out”. In fact, most of the time she has no interest until something happens, then she wants to know “what my astrology says”. This morning I made copies of her insurance card and put emergency contact numbers on it and I made another copy of her itinerary for her to carry in her purse. She started with the “I know, I know Mom” attitude. I told her we were going into a Mercury retrograde and she must hear me out. I’m sure she thinks that I’m being overly protective… Yeah right.
Tonight I brought up the chart for tomorrow when her flight leaves. I use GMT time for my horoscopes, but this one is for my location CST. And as I always say in my horoscopes…it’s all relative. The sun will be in Cancer… the sign that rules home and family (her house of other peoples money and she’s taken care of there). The moon will be in Leo…the sign that rules children (her 9th house of long distance travel). Mercury… Mr. Communication and Travel will be in Cancer, (look who is talking about her family today) her house of other peoples money…and you better believe that I will be telling her to keep her money in a safe place and to manage it well why she is away. I’ll conclude with Mars in Leo…she was determined to go, that’s for sure…and no matter how long I try to hold on to this one, she will find her way around the world with or without me.
From the time she was born I have been holding on. I think because deep inside I could see these times coming. My son–he’s a bit of a Mamas boy, although his friends may never know. I have never felt the same way about him. I think I have always known he will stay close to home. That could be because every since he was a little boy he told me that when he gets married he and his family would live with me.
I see the planets at work in my life each day, and I write my own horoscope every month!