Hookers (source: The Independent)

Mars entered my third house early this morning. It will remain in that sector of my chart until February 25, meaning I’ve got just a little less than two months to sell myself.

I’m a third-house creature: someone who was born with both Mercury and the sun in the part of my horoscope that is associated with communication. I do well when most planets transit my third house, so hopefully I’ll feel the same about this situation.

“Cafe Astrology” and my daily horoscope on astro.com give roughly the same advice, although the former prediction is a little more fleshed-out. It reads as follows:

“You are likely to have many ideas and plans going during this transit, and you might be inclined to scatter your energies as a result. Channeled well, this is a good time to sell your ideas to others, or to present your case. You may be especially busy running errands and communicating with others. More articulate than usual, you may also have a more assertive, self-centered, or provocative communication style at this time. As such, discussions may become heated, or they may escalate into arguments, more easily. If this is the case, it’s likely because you are taking things very personally right now, or because you are over-identifying with your beliefs and ideas. A tendency to be impatient or impulsive while driving or while performing manual tasks, generally with the hands, may lead to accidents, so it’s wise to be careful on the road or while operating machinery or even using scissors! This is an excellent time to work on intellectual tasks with more vigor and passion.”

I am going to take this transit as a sign from the heavens that I need to find a new job. I’m also going to take this interpretation as a sign that I should probably shut my mouth at my current job, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I’m ready to burn down the house on the way out the door. I suppose that is the Martian thing to do.

Anyway, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to put on something sexy and head out to the street corner to look for work — I mean I’m going to visit indeed.com to read the job postings. Hopefully, there is someone out there who wants to buy whatever it is I’m trying to sell.

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