Avi SLRs and Demilunars

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:30 pm

Ok, maybe a more on point manifestation:

I have a coworker who has been giving me a hard time. He's a bro type, and it's hazing/dominance type behavior. This Friday, he called me a pansy at work. So, after waffling all weekend, about being confrontational/victim identity vs. putting up with {bs}, I chose assertive, and sent him a by-the-books email, with links to articles, and how I don't tolerate race, gender, or orientation based slurs at my place of employment.

So, I think your interpretation and advice is spot on. I think my recent experiences and introspective time has helped me face some shadow stuff, and a lot of energy has been released by letting go of some of those stalemated personal battles.

So there's a lot of sexual attention, and male competition/aggression, and I'm feeling the mix of party and fighting.

The r. Sa-0-MC probably is manifesting both as this being a career identity issue, and me being cautious and measured about this fighting energy.

But, since my issues have always been more about anger repression than loss of temper, I chose the confrontational direction.

And I'm still feeling good.

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:41 pm

Coworker apologized and said it would never happen again.

It's funny, in hindsight, I'm seeing this as male dominance battle. Which I've always found horse$***. I'm way more about cooperating and sharing.

But I think in this case, caution made me wait a couple days, consider my shadow issues with power and confrontation first, and act deliberately and calculatedly.

Our office has historically been an oasis from "bro culture" (by which I mean an aggressive, sexualized atmosphere) but our newer sales department has changed things for the worse. Several women at the office have complained to me about it. I dislike it too.

So I decided to channel my anger into nudging our office culture back in the other direction by appealing to coworker's survival/job security needs with my professional email, and play the dumb dominance game.

And it worked like a charm.

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This also brings up other stuff for me, related to me "shirking responsibility" by being an underachiever. I feel like I felt inferior for all the wrong reasons. Rejecting power doesn't absolve us of responsibility to use power well. In fact, it just tolerates and therefore enables abuses of power.

A better world is one where power is cultivated in everyone, alongside empathy and kindness.

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My job is to let go of fears about personal achievement and worthiness, and focus on being the best physical, mental, emotional vessel for whatever the more evolved me has in store.

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Saturn and Mars. I've been lifting heavy weights.

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Veronica » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:20 am

I was aways semishocked at how males talk to each other.
The insults and name calling...the dares and challenges...the blunt cutting observations of behaviors.
It seemed mean and heartless and egoical and counterproductive to people getting along.
Im a woman though born for cooperation and sharing because biologically that is what is needed to raise a child.
I dont see the taunting and name calling as shocking anymore. Its not personal. Its a subtle way to push a person to push back and be stronger and keep going.

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:58 am

It's cultural. Men don't have to act that way.

And I'm sure it's fine and harmless in some contexts--in fact, my friends and I will be say mean things to each other, teasingly.

We just don't use slurs based on gender/race/orientation/etc., and that's not "work mode"

Anyways, I'm glad I said something, because now I feel more self respect, and I'm glad he looked scared, because I want him to think before he speaks, so his co-workers have less to deal with
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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:09 am

Whew! The first have of the SLR was intense! :D

The combination of the Mars energy, plus a Ju-90-Me transit and a Ju-45-Ma transit made for a really hot weekend! :twisted:

It has also felt super easy to find motivation to lift weights, clean my house, build healthy habits, get up early, be super productive at work.

New Demilunar set up at 5:24am
t. Ur-0-IC 3*04'
r. Sa-90-AC 1*19'
Which continues the SLRs r. Sa themes of caution, practicality, work. I imagine the Uranus will set up the counterpoint to routines and healthy restriction, with a pull toward rebellion and adventure. But I don't see those forces necessarily need to be at odds--it seems like I can have more adventures if I keep up healthy routines.

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:21 am

Previous SLR/DLR Results:

SLR 16JAN
r. Sa-0-MC 3*18'
t. Ma-0-AC 3*28'
t/r Mo-0-MC 6*39'
DLR30JAN
t. Ur-0-IC 3*04'
r. Sa-90-AC 1*19'
A very lusty month, with moderate feeling of work pressure, and sense of not *yet* measuring up in a few ways, but of growing, and making progress.

New SLR set up yesterday afternoon.
r. Ne-0-AC 4*26'
t. Su-0-MC 6*03'

t. Su-90-r. Ur 0*29'
Which seems like a no big deal SLR, based on angularity. A little extra sensitive (channeled into practicing music, and focusing on the emotional expressiveness of it) and a little extra attention for it.

I have a show coming up in Eugene on the 18th, which is a little travel/break of routine, and then a big show in town on the 23rd.

The DLR on the 26FEB sounds more intense:
t. Me-0-MC 0*41'
t. Su-0-MC 0*56'
r. Ve-0-IC 1*38'
t. Ma-0-DC 2*54'
r. Sa-90-DC 1*33'

t. Me-0-t. Su 1*37'
t. Me-180-r. Ve 1*07'
t. Su-180-r. Ve 2*44'
t. Ma-90-r. Sa 5*27'
Communication/business focused. Possible work trip and promotion. I should do some writing or composing. Words will flow. Possible new romance. Sexual passion. Relationship security issues highlighted.

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:27 am

New Demilunar sets up in a couple hours:
t. Me-0-MC 0*41'
t. Su-0-MC 0*56'
r. Ve-0-IC 1*38'
t. Ma-0-DC 2*54'
r. Sa-90-DC 1*33'

t. Me-0-t. Su 1*37'
t. Me-180-r. Ve 1*07'
t. Su-180-r. Ve 2*44'
t. Ma-90-r. Sa 5*27'
The Good:
I'll be really good at writing songs, sending love notes, etc., and feel socially popular. It's not angular, but I started feeling a Jupiter-135-Venus transit last night that will last through the Demi.

The Bad
re: Ma-90-Sa
Last Winter, I got a weird letter from our state department of revenue claiming I had failed to file taxes for 2015 and 2016 and owed a lot. I was able to finally dig around and find my original tax filings from those years, and faxed them yesterday, so I suspect in these two weeks, I'll fight them a bit over how this will turn out. I'm glad the square is wide.

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:31 am

Also, last month was the last month I paid my ex-wife spousal support.

I see this reflected in next month's SLR, and in a t.Ju-90-r.Pl. transit Mar10-21.
t. Ur-0-DC 0*34'
t. Ve-0-DC 3*04'
r. Me-90-MC 1*01'

t Ur-180-r. Me 7*00'
t. Ve-180-r. Me 4*30'

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:17 am

I'm in a fighting mood this demilunar. :shock: :lol: (t. Mars r. Saturn)
And... I seem to be winning my battles, probably because the above aspect is wide, and there are good aspects which are much closer.

A co-worker I think i mentioned had called me a pansy at work a month ago apologized, but has still been a problem. He tried to sit on my lap Tuesday, and the next day referred to women as b****es, so I followed up on my threat to escalate the conversation if his behavior didn't change, and forwarded last month's email thread to both of our bosses, with updates. Both of them had my back. (Sun MC)

Have had a really hard time holding my tongue in general. But my words keep being well received, even when I'm fed up and telling off.

I won our office Black History Month jeopardy. (Mercury Venus)

I feel the support of friends. (Venus)

And now, five years of struggling financially just took a significant turn for the better. I work a great job, but live in a basement, and have credit card debt, because of my divorce settlement. I thought my child support would jump after my spousal support ended, but yesterday, after recalculating, it turned out much lower than I anticipated, so it looks like I'll be able to pay my debt off, and still travel (Buenos Aires for my SLR being the most important).

So I feel immensely relieved, and hopeful.

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by SteveS » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:24 am

:)

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Re: Avi SLRs and Demilunars

Post by Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:34 am

New SLR sets up tomorrow at 10:51pm. Looks fun!
t. Ur-0-DC 0*34'
t. Ve-0-DC 3*04'
r. Me-90-MC 1*01'

t. Ur-0-t. Ve 2*30
t Ur-180-r. Me 7*00'
t. Ve-180-r. Me 4*30
Exciting new relationships possible. Sharing affection and pleasure, eroticism, refreshed wardrobe. Exciting events (weddings). Communication, ideas.

DLR 24MAR2020:
t. Su-0-DC 1*09'
r. Sa-0-AC 3*22'
r. Mo-0-AC/t. Mo-0-DC 6*35'

t. Su-180-r. Sa 2*13'


Emphasis on close relationships of all types (weddings). Getting "act together" vs impulsive, emotional, tempted. Ego development, maturity.

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