Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The intent of this blog + links

Greetings dear readers,
   After the initial idea to write this blog came to me last knit night when I was blabbing on about astrology and how I'm paying attention to certain astrological things and how they influence my knitting, the confirmation came a few days later after googling around for some other people who may have written about the relationship between knitting and astrology.
   So to give credit where it's due and also to provide you with some other perspectives, here are a couple of the links that I found and enjoyed.
   The first is really a 'just for fun' one, from a fellow knitter-designer who wrote up little knitter horoscopes for each of the signs. Here I'll provide the link to my Sun sign, Pisces. But you can link to the rest of the signs from her blog: http://www.canaryknits.com/2012/01/knit-strology-or-extrapolations-based_30.html
    The next one I found extremely awesome, it's written by an astrologer/teacher and I love her analysis. Probably part of the reason is that I found many of the traits mentioned to be true in my own natal chart! Here's the link: http://slushpileastrology.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-astrology-of-knitting.html.  
   Here's the things she mentioned which I also have in my chart:

  • Virgo, sign of the craftsman, which is my rising sign. 
  • A stellium in Capricorn. I have Moon/South Node/Venus
  • Either Virgo or Capricorn on the angles - I have Virgo ASC and Capricorn on the IC
  • Hard Moon-Saturn aspects - I have Moon square Saturn
  • Pluto - Although she doesn't mention specific placements or aspects to pluto, I have a stellium involving pluto in my first house, with Mars and Saturn. And she does point out a strong/ruling Saturn as well could indicate someone who is a knitter.
   The next link I actually got from that last one, and she linked to another blog: http://outthecometsass.blogspot.com/2008/07/knitters.html. This author seems to be more of an astrologer than a knitter and went onto Ravelry.com, a site of course I'm familiar with being an avid knitter, and read through the different groups postings that applied to astrological signs. I also found her analysis to be very amusing of the different signs. I too have gone onto those groups and looked at the posts but I liked her notes and analysis.   
    As it turns out, I have become the moderator of an astrology group on Ravelry as well. It just so happened the previous moderator wanted to step down right around the time I was looking to take a more active roll. The group doesn't get a ton of action, but it's more lively than some. Here's the link if you are interested: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/music-of-the-spheres
    I actually posted an analysis of the moon's sign as it correlated to when I started and finished knitting projects in 2010 and 2011 as a page on that group.  The analysis also included other factors such as when the moon went Void of Course and what the moon phase was. I will likely repost that information here and further the analysis into 2012-2013.  

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