• Sat - Mar 23 - 2019

Posts Tagged ‘Mars’

Mystical Mystic

The lure of magical Mystic in Connecticut is irresistible to an astrologer like me.

So, on the US Memorial Weekend it was off to a little clapboard cottage on the beach to star-gaze and feel the wonderful tranquil serenity of the coastal water off Long Island Sound.

Long Island

It did not disappoint. Better still, Mystic has its own Planetarium which is small, but perfectly formed.

The Planetarium at Mystic

With Venus, Saturn and Mars visible in the night sky and Jupiter coming up around 3 am, not to mention the amazing Sagittarian Full Moon it was a wonderful sight. There is hardly any light pollution in the area, just the lights from the boats and a few houses so the planets and stars were sensational and accompanied by a resident orchestra of cicadas.

The beauitful view

The whole town is beautiful, charming and fixated by mermaids – and somehow here you can almost believe they exist! Then there’s the obligatory drop into Mystic Pizza made famous by Julia Roberts in the film of the same name and the Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Parlour where you can indulge in pistachio and cashew nut ice-cream. What’s not to like!

Crazy Easter

Crazy Easter Parade on 5th Avenue.  This is not the usual floats and fandango viewed from behind someone’s back of the head, but a walk, mix and mingle affair.Everyone is strolling around in incredible hats aka Easter bonnets.  I’ve seen the sushi hat, the organic egg, the Mad Hatter, free range flowers.  It’s all here.  Including Michael Jackson who was parading outside Radio City Hall with all the other showgirls with deep voices.

Maybe it’s just the Venus and Mars vibe – it’s all pushing and pulling, see and be seen, cross-dressing, cross people and some very hot cross buns.