2008 — shoots and roots

2008 — what can one say about it really? Many see it as a financial annus horribilis: I’m just relieved I don’t have any money to lose (and to anyone who has been working on themselves while Pluto was in Sagittarius, does it truly take one by surprise?). If there is anything to be learned from the collapse of the financial house of cards, and the consequent collapse of our collective self-image, it is that nothing may be taken for granted, and that history moves in cycles, not straight lines. Didn’t Einstein already establish that the universe itself exists as curved space? Why insist on straight line solutions?


In any case, 2008 has been the best year for me in a very long time. Pluto is now well into my first house, and while the Saturn-Uranus opposition is sitting very close to the career and home angles of my chart, they’ve been there so long, I hardly notice them anymore.

This time last year, I felt like I was on the threshold of a new life. Nearly a year into that life, I finally feel like I might actually be able to put down some roots, if only for a limited time.

I’m actually rather looking forward to 2009.

Previous year end musings: 2006; 2007

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