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Thom Browne (source: Vogue)

Mercury moved into my tenth house this morning where it will remain for an uncharacteristically long time. It’s upcoming retrograde period will ensure that it doesn’t leave the career sector of my chart until the first week of September.

As anyone who reads my blog will know, I was unemployed for a while. I couldn’t find anything to do that (A) didn’t make unreasonable demands for unreasonable compensation, or (B) cramp my style. I know that this may sound ridiculous to some people, but I’m not going to wear a uniform for anyone (except for the YMCA, where I’ve volunteered for almost three decades).

So now I’m working at a place where the pay is terrible but the opportunity to express myself through fashion is terrific. I can wear almost anything I want to wear, and I’d rather be on the verge of poverty than be a slave to a corporate dress code that makes everyone on the sales floor look like unimaginative drones.

I can barely describe how much that means to me, and how much good it does to my psyche. I’m feeling good about myself lately. I’ve lost most of the weight I gained while I was unemployed, my overall vitality is great, I have no lingering health issues at the moment and I’m actually looking forward to going to work every day. The only problem is the money. I want to make more money.

So I’m going to use this day to resolve to get my financial house in order. Mercury may be at the top of my chart today, but the tenth house corresponds to grounded Capricorn and solid financial footing. I’m happy working where I’m working at the moment, but I need to put some serious thought into my sidelines and my ability to augment my income in my spare time.

If I get it together, I may be wearing Thom Browne by this time next year.

It’s good to have a goal . . .

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