Friday Fascination

It’s In the Stars

Ever have your star chart plotted? A friend of my boss had asked eons ago to plot my chart. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not much into zodiac signs (I’m a Leo, but no one ever believes me because I’m so NOT a Leo) or horoscopes, but I humored the dude. He’s super-nice and what can I say? I’m a sucker for people who want to do stuff for me. All he needed was my date and time of birth and I promptly forgot all about it.

Until he popped in and handed me the chart below (I blocked out my year of birth. Sorry, identity thieves).

scan0001We talked about the chart for over an hour. It was fascinating, not only all the interconnecting planets and the effects they have on each other, but the personal knowledge he gained of me. Stuff there was no way he could know. From the stars. So weird.

I’m definitely going to revisit the chart in a later blog, but for today, I want to point out one aspect I found particularly interesting. At the top of the chart, in the yellow dotted lines – that’s where I am now, going from green to yellow. He told me I’ll be changing careers. Green represents legal (which was a no brainer. I work for an attorney), but the yellow represents something “artsy.” I had to work hard not to freak while he was spewing off potential upcoming careers, such as a painter, working in a museum, book store owner. “A writer?” I asked him very calmly (my boss doesn’t even know I write – he’d panic at the possibility of me quitting). He said, “Exactly.”

And in 18 months or so (or a year now, as time has passed), something really, really good is supposed to happen, such as a windfall. Winning the lottery would be nice, I suppose. But a big book deal? Even better. I’ll let you know what happens.

Hey baby, what’s your sign? Do you share any traits common to your sign?



  1. Hi CJ,
    Fascinating! Hoping for the best in 18 months or sooner.
    I’m a Libra–true to my sign and have often thought of having someone plot my chart. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Joanne 🙂

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Go for it, Joanne! It was so intriguing (and a little freaky, not gonna lie), and an hour wasn’t enough to review all the little connections and insights – there are so many dynamics that it’s mind-blowing. Happy holidays!

  2. Oh. My. God. I’d be giddy!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Well, it could mean I’m getting fired and I’ll be working as a lawn manicurist. Maybe in 18 months I’ll be bumped up to sprinkler girl. Or something. I might be fascinated, but I don’t fully trust the cosmos.

  3. How cool is THAT?!?! Of course, when you’re a NYT best selling author, I can say I knew you when, eh? And you’ll need a sidekick… I’d make a phenomenal sidekick. 😀

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Traci, you’re definitely side-kick OR super-hero approved! Personally, I think you’d make a great Cat Woman. You can put your whip and mask to good use. 🙂

  4. Tawnya Bentley says:

    I’m a cancer and I do share a majority of the traits.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      So you’re a stay-at-home kinda gal, Tawnya? A bit “crabby” sometimes? I’ll remember to stay on your good side. Thanks for popping in – best wishes for a magical holiday season!

  5. Want to know something even weirder? I also work for a lawyer and am (hopefully) headed toward something different. I’m not a Leo though. I’m a mixed up Pisces / Aries on the cusp sort of Jemini rising kind of freak. Yeah, whatever that means.

    I hope you get your windfall and that your career change works out. Let me know how that goes cuz I’m thinking of making a switch as well. 28 years in this legal business is way too much.

    Happy weekend!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. CJ Burright says:

      You’ve got to be kidding me, Patricia – you work for a lawyer too? Freaky-deaky for sure. You’ve beat me in years, but not by much. The great thing is I’ve got truckloads of book fodder from unsuspecting vict–er, clients. I wouldn’t mind writing for a living. No, not at all. Especially if it pays the bills.

      I’ve no idea what traits Pisces/Aries/Geminis have, but I bet it’s a cool mix. Perhaps you should have your own star chart plotted…? And as an aside, my chart also says when I’m 70 or so, I’ll be a man magnet. Great. Long ear hair and canes. Can’t wait.

      Have a FABULOUS Christmas!

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