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st_ranger From: st_ranger Date: March 22nd, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Remember Buddhism is the "Middle Path" -- it isn't one of self-destruction. But that's not what I wanted to talk about.

I'm really impressed that you could have the insight into your own speech patterns and the effects they could have on others. That (and your speech itself) makes me really curious about your birth chart. Funny that you wrote this when Mercury, the planet of speech, was in the exaltation degree of the Sun in Aries, the planet of the Soul's journey. And Aries is nothing if not agitated and aggressive.

Know what a good exercise might be? I actually do this, though not as an exercise-- I just do it for fun. I actually do have a radio voice! I like to imitate my grandma's accent/voice (she was from Tennessee) so ever'-thing's noss n' sloaa, mah name buh-cums jay-mah (but much longer in pronunciation) -- just sort of imitate a slooooooow southern drawl while you're alone (I do it when I'm talking to the pets) and it's so soothin' awl tellll you!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 23rd, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks for your input! I was born May 6th, 1968, for what it's worth. And I have long been focused on language and expression, more generally. I had my chart done once, but the emphasis in the interpretation I received was primarily on how everything in it suggested that I had no interest or feel for money and that I was practically obsessed with diplomacy and mediating conflict.

I can't do "Southern" without feeling silly, but I'm trying really hard to speak in such a way that I'm registering the way my voice sounds, greatly increasing the intensity of the feedback loop. I've already had some pretty big slip-ups -- though none that led to conflict -- but have also had some clear moments of recognizing that I was trending towards that voice I'm trying to move beyond and redirecting myself before I reached that point.
st_ranger From: st_ranger Date: March 23rd, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Your chart's similar to mine in a lot of ways, although I need more info to pin it down. (Im May 10 1973, so we're not far apart in time.) The funny thing is you wrote this entry when Mercury, the planet of thinking, speech, and writing, was in the exaltation degree of the Sun, the planet of the Soul's Journey, which happens to be where your Saturn in Aries is-- Saturn at 19 Aries. Saturn represents the things that hold us back, which present blockages and challenges and also our father. And here you are telling us about your Saturn in Aries Dad who always sounds upset and how you want to practice sounding (Mercury) less like that, individuating (Sun) yourself. I can't pin down your Moon without a birth time and place because it's at the end of a sign... but boy are you Taurusy! I bet you have a much more pleasant voice than you think you have.
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