This week’s journal entry for Journal Past Blast is an astrology post from the SF Weekly's June 2, 1993 issue, and my reaction to it. Reading it over today, I see why I tried to immortalize it by taping it into my journal. Going over all my past insecurities so graphically expressed in my journals, I see how this day’s astrology really touched me. Here’s a picture of it from my journal (In case it’s too hard to read, look under the photo to see what it says):
Here’s what the it says:
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) On behalf of all us boring non-Geminis, I’d like to express our appreciation for the experiments you’ve been performing on yourself. Please don’t be discouraged just because the results thus far have been inconclusive and you feel a trifle overexposed. We feel confident that sooner or later you’ll come up with discoveries that’ll have bottom-line value to us all. We’d also like to apologize for those shortsighted scaredy-cats among us who’re accusing you of being foolhardy and irresponsible.
And here’s my reaction written in my journal that day in 1993:
Perfect description of how I am feeling. It is great to read this and know that I was right not to feel or be hampered or bombarded with lots of societal BS [yes, I did write "BS"] which tries to push its influence on me. And to know that people are scared.
I wish I had written more of how I felt about this astrology post, as I know it really affected me. But I can only guess from my other confused, lonely, and expressive journal entries from that time how much this resonated with me.
Thanks for reading!