Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Journal Past Blast: An Astrologer's Insight



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!

20 comments:

  1. I love your journey into the past and how it relates to how you feel today. I could have done the same with a few astrology posts. Societal BS - peer pressure - bullying - does it ever change?

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    1. I don't think it does ever change, but how we react to it does over time. Thank God.

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  2. It's amazing how one thing can affect us so deeply. That's what makes us human.

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  3. I was thinking the same thing as Sheena-Kay. Sometimes I'll read something and bam-- it just hits me right where I'm at, at the time. And like you, sometimes I can't recapture how or why it was so important to me. I just know it touched my heart.

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    1. Yes. It's even more so when, as writers, we know we should have been more expressive.

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  4. I wish I had kept a journal when I was younger. I guess it's never too late to start.
    Thanks for sharing this with us. (:

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  5. I'm a newcomer to your blog, so I'm also a newcomer to the journal posts. But - what an AWESOME idea. It's making me want to go back into my old journals, and see what my old selves have to say. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. It's a great and emotional thing to go back to your old journal entries. Tried to make this a blog hop, but it didn't ignite. :)

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  6. Hi Nancy! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I agree with Liz--this is a great idea! It is awesome how something that was written years ago still has relevance today. I also think that's what we hope to do with our writing! :)

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    1. It is truly what we hope to do with our writing! Thanks Ashley.

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  7. Very nice. Love it. And great to meet you.

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  8. Awesome. You know, that's how we keep track of our family history--by my journals. What would we do without that daily reflection/chronicling? Such a valuable resource.

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    1. It is awesome. Wish I could find my earlier writings, but so much has gotten lost. Good for you for keeping it up in your family!

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  9. It is SO neat to be able to read these past snippets. Such a great idea! Seriously love this, Nancy.

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    1. Glad you do Morgan. Thanks so much for coming by to read them!

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