I am a Scorpio. I’ve known this my whole life. I know my parents are Scorpios, my sister is a Gemini, and Matt is a Capricorn. I know Scorpios are passionate, intense, and can be very emotional, but other than that, I’ve never really known when the other signs occur or what they mean. Last night, our President of the American Women’s Club hosted an Astrology Night at her home, complete with a trained astrologer, candles burning, a fire blazing, and snacks/wine galore. I spend so much time with Matt over here, that I jumped on the opportunity to spend Friday evening with women, wine, and a little insight to the meaning of our lives.
First, I must tell you a little about Anne’s home. I am in love with it. I don’t know the actual history of the house, but if I were to guess, I would say it is a Victorian home, built sometime in the 1800’s. Upon entering, a living room is situated immediately to the right and a staircase is straight ahead. I’ve never been fully upstairs, but I think there are at least two, if not three more stories. In the comfortable living room, there is a fireplace that I absolutely love and bay windows looking out to the front yard. Through two large, double doors is the dining room, where there is another fireplace and a table that stretches long enough to fit at least ten people. Just past the dining room, through more double doors, is a set of stairs that leads you into the den, which has floor to ceiling windows looking out into her man-made garden, which could be a blog post on its own. Basically, I love this house. Even though it is very large by Irish standards, it is so homey and comfortable. When Anne offers to host something, I’ve always RSVP’d “attending!”
On this night, Anne had a fire blazing and candles lit all around the front of the house. Plenty of wine glasses were set out on the dining room table, and as more and more people arrived, more and more wine bottles found themselves on the table, too. I brought a big bowl of popcorn to add to the cheese and crackers, crab dip, chocolates, brownies, and peanuts. We all made ourselves comfortable while an astrologer gave us the low down on the zodiac. The most interesting thing I learned was that our signs are not just determined by our birth dates. Based on our time of birth, place of birth, and year, we are assigned an “ascending” sign. This could be something totally different from what we’ve always associated with. From there, we have a circle made up by 12 “houses,” where certain planets align themselves based on the previous information. Each house stands for something different, and by looking at what planets fall in that house, we can loosely determine how we may fair in health, love, success, profession, etc. It was pretty interesting! Our astrologer then dissected the zodiac for a couple of the guests. It was eerie how spot on she was for both girls!
Of course, the information I was more curious about was whether a Scorpio and Capricorn are a good match. 😉 Out of curiosity, the astrologer asked for Matt’s birthday information, and then went on to basically describe his relationship personality perfectly. I was laughing as she said things like, “doesn’t like too much PDA,” “can be emotionally distant,” and “completely, 100 percent loyal.” Along with other observations, she couldn’t be more right. Even better, she said that Scorpios are a good match, because we tend to be overly emotional, passionate, and incredibly nurturing in a relationship. In a nutshell, I give Matt what he needs, he gives me what I need, and we make up for what the other is lacking. I can deal with that!
I don’t know how long Anne intended on this gathering to last, but I was there well past 11. After the presentation was finished and the astrologer had left, we sat around the fire enjoying our wine and discussing our signs and our lives. I don’t know that I’ve ever really believed in signs and how the planets effect my life, but the insight offered through this evening was enough to make me curious. And even if it does turn out to be silly and non-sensical, it was a really delightful and comfortable evening. How many other people can say they spent their Friday evening this way? Matt may have been rolling over laughing when I came home seriously relaying my newfound love for astrology (what a cynic), but all skepticism aside, it was an interesting and enjoyable evening.