Occasionally, I don’t wake up gracefully. Don’t we all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes? For me, it typically happens after a night of exceptionally vivid dreams. I remember explaining that to my boyfriend in high school. He noticed that something was off about me one morning, and that was the first time I became aware of this tendency. My poor mom– for the 16 years prior to that moment, all we knew was that I was a jerk of a child on random mornings. I’m grateful, now, to be able to articulate why… and not be a jerk.
This morning I woke up 40 minutes before my alarm. I was incredibly disoriented and trying to make sense of the dream I’d just been immersed in. I felt way weird; and then, naturally, I started overanalyzing. You see, for the past two days, I’ve been feeling abnormally motivated. I went out with a friend on Saturday night, and to brunch with another Sunday morning. At brunch on Sunday, some ideas for my future, for collaboration, and creativity emerged radically. It was strange because the resources and this friend had been there all along, I don’t know why the ideas waited so long.
Anyway, there’s a drastic change in my mood today. Instead of feeling paranoid that my life is about to spiral away from me or that my emotions are trying to kill me, I wondered if there was any astrological explanation. Bear with me, y’all.
I headed to the app store in search of something that could give me daily updates on the sky and what it means for my natal chart specifically. I didn’t want a daily horoscope– horoscopes are tricky and often too general for me. So, I found this app called Co-Star. It had 4.9 stars and advertised itself as “astrology personalized to your entire natal chart,” and offers “insights as the planets move in real time.” Exactly what I was looking for.
I download the app (it’s free) and input all of my birth info. You do need the exact time you were born (ask your parents or look on your birth certificate) as well as the city in which you were born. It quickly generated more information than I’ve had time to read this morning. The first piece I read mentioned that I was probably having vivid dreams during the night. The next bit said that today I would likely feel more passionate and intense than normal (woof). And then, I read this piece which nailed me to a tee:
First of all, you know that this is how my life has been going because I document it for you on this blog. Secondly, it got the time of day at which I consume martinis wrong. Nannies don’t get martini lunches, they get martini dinners. Sometimes (infrequently, dad). But isn’t that crazy?! How does it know?? I’m excited about this new toy.
Another fun feature– when your friends download the app, it connects you and can tell you about your compatibility. My good friend Shannon has joined and we’ve been playing with the app all morning.
The moral of the story is this: in true blogger fashion, I’ve genuinely come across an app that I enjoy and think you will too. So I’m telling you about it. Co-star. Get downloading, and have fun!