My days typically consist of some level of exposure to the world of evidence-based science, it’s inherent to clinical research. My nights typically consist of metaphysics, poetry, art. It it possible to hold space and wonder for both. I don’t think either of my interests: the hard sciences and the metaphysical world are the ultimate truth. They are simply lenses that you can choose to put on or take off to view different versions of reality. Every inch of me loves to learn about how an investigational product can potentially improve an oncology patient’s quality of life. I love to learn about the mechanics of these products, the potential adverse effects they may entail, and how it can ultimately improve someone’s well being. It’s enlivening! Yet I also love to learn about astrology, numerology, the ancient Egyptian book of the dead, human design, shamanism, the list is endless. I also have interests that are non-science yet mainstream: yoga, philosophy, mythology. The human experience fascinates me in all its different colors. While I was in Colorado, Nick and I had a very logical discussion. I think we were momentarily talking about Sagan. And out of nowhere, I say, “It’s because I’m a Pisces Moon.” He just breaks into laughter. How is it that someone so logical can spontaneously entertain topics that are not backed by evidence?
I am writing this post in honor of Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado. Walter passed away yesterday at the age of 87. He was a Pisces Sun. Whether you’re intrigued by astrology or completely dismiss it, if you grew up in a household with Latino television programming, chances are you came across Walter. Walter had a theatric flair to the delivery of his predictions. It’s almost as if he was a character ripped out of a novel or a telenovela and brought alive into the real world. He often wore gaudy costumes with detailed jewelry. I was captivated by his screen presence. The sound of his voice had a tinge of something mystical – exactly what you’d expect from a Pisces Sun. I find it fascinating that he passed away: 1. During Día de los Muertos, 2. During Scorpio Season, 3. During Mercury Retrograde.
In his honor, I am sharing my natal chart today (For clarification this is my Western/Tropical astrology natal chart. There are different “schools” of astrology and your chart looks different in all of the them! For example, I’m also very curious about Vedic/Sidereal astrology. Even within Western/Tropical astrology you may have a different chart to work with such as a progressed chart! I love this stuff because the learning never ends.)
Sun Capricorn in the 6th House
Moon Pisces in the 9th House
Mercury Capricorn in the 6th House
Venus Capricorn in the 6th House
Mars Taurus in the 11th House
Jupiter Leo in the 2nd House
Saturn Capricorn in the 7th House
Uranus Capricorn in the 6th House
Neptune Capricorn in the 6th House
Pluto Scorpio in the 5th House
North Node Capricorn (South Node: Cancer)
Midheaven (MC) Aries (Imum Coeli (IC) Libra)