Monday, 29 February 2016


Susan Miller lied to me.

Now you're probably wondering who on earth Susan Miller is.

If you're into astrology, you might have heard of Astrologyzone. Susan Miller is the woman behind it. I've been following her monthly predictions since around 2006 if I'm not mistaken. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those loonies who consults the sun and the stars with my every move, or those who rub rough-cut crystals on their forehead when stressed. I see zodiac sign readings as a guide. My slightly bizarre way of reading mine is I compare the previous month's goings-on with the forecast made at the time. I follow many others, but Susan Miller's Astrologyzone has become a personal monthly ritual for almost 10 years. Outlasting a major relationship in my life, my attachment to Susan Miller isn't just a fad.

For February, Susan (yes, we're on a first-name basis) says "This will be such a happy month that at times, as I describe February to you, I may sound positively giddy." She adds that it's " chockfull of delicious aspects."

I couldn't silently curse Susan because apart from one weekend in the beginning of the month, February has so far been intolerably terrible work-wise. Add to that the agonising wait for news about a very important life-defining personal project, feeling under the weather is an understatement. I have not wished for a month to end as soon as possible.

Out of several things I'm waiting for, one finally delivered.

The potted flowering bulb I received for Christmas has grown a gorgeous Amaryllis Minerva bloom. I thought of capturing its beauty at its freshest. It's one of those times when a day missed makes a lot of difference. It's absolutely a joy to behold especially when you come home exhausted and drained. 

Minerva is the Roman Goddess of Wisdom. I wish that by gazing at her namesake's red-and-white pattern, all the life lessons of the month will sink in.

Of course, Susan Miller didn't lie to me. She's just not spot on this month. At least for me. I think what's frustrating is that through the years I've been 'listening' to her, I think of her of a close friend who didn't deliver at a time when I'm counting on her words. 

You probably can tell by now that I'm so exhausted I'm relying on astrology to drop-ship some good news. We all have bad days; I'm having a bad month. If you're in the same boat, here's to the last day of February and to welcoming March.

P.S. I didn't mean to be mean to Susan; I'm sure she understands.

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