In addition to my Pluto square, Uranus is transiting my 8th house.
The washing machine is still broken, so I went to the laundromat the other night. I like to go to this particular laundromat because they are relatively clean and they have a Ms. Pacman machine.
I loaded the wash, counted out how many quarters I would need for the dryer and hid them from myself in my left pocket. I put the rest of the change in my right pocket and headed for the back room arcade with an odd premonition that the game would be off.
It was unplugged.
I shoved the machine over slightly, wedged behind it and fished out the cord. I looked at it, I looked at the outlet next to me. I looked back at the plug and heard the words “Uranus in the 8th – Shocked to Death” in my head. Was this really the way I was going to die? Plugging in an archaic arcade game during a risky transit?
I decided to tempt fate.
Snap. The screen crackled and then popped on. I dropped a coin in the slot and began to play.
dot dot dot dot dot dot DOT Ghost Ghost Cherry dot dot dot. Round one complete.
I am overcome by the smell of strong booze. I look over and there is a man I hadn’t noticed standing at the Galaga machine. He reeks. Suddenly he starts smashing it, as though he had been waiting for an audience to his madness. Over and over again, he grabs it by the joy stick and wiggles it furiously, grunting and slobbering.
I am momentarily stunned. Then I am put out that I must choose to loose my quarter investment. Damn second house planets, it’s a freakin’ quarter, get over it. I grab my keys which I had set down next to me and dash out.
It felt very final destination. Like I didn’t die from that plug like I was supposed to, so this freak was going to do me in by setting off some over the top Rube Goldberg reaction causing a whole line of classic games to domino me to death. Now I have narrowly escaped and it is a matter of time before some other odd spectacular fate befalls me. Well this is going to be a fun transit.
Where is Uranus transiting your chart?