It’s fair to say that this is not only my first post on astrology but that of any Rust correspondent.
It came about when Alice Mansfield and I had a conversation in which I asserted art was a poor investment. In response she recommended the Waldy and Bendy podcast.
I liken a podcast to being stuck with the pub bore as you are obliged to hear his/her views.
Nonetheless I listened to one which began with Bendor Grosvenor outlining the traits of Capricorn, the star sign of Walemar Janusczak.
I’m no believer in this art – or is it a science? – nor someone like Nancy Reagan who was influenced by her astrologer, but I researched more.
Capricorns are loyal, diligent, practical in many cases have fine complexions, listeners – in short all the qualities of my p/a Polly.
I thought “Hold on, it’s one of 12 signs which means there are 5 million Capricorns in the UK alone”.
Then I thought of other Capricorns like my late father. He certainly had some of these qualities as he was a very good listener.
I extended my field of research to a German friend Gretchen who is a Virgo.
Their essential feature is hard work and boy, does this girl work hard.
Germany was rebuilt after the war by the Trummelfrauen (dust women), so called as – brick by brick – they constructed the modern Germany out of the rubble.
My start sign is Aries and my cleaner, who is also one, said I’m impulsive which I accept.
So maybe there is more to this than my cynical mind acknowledges.