Note: If you were wondering what drink goes with this weekend’s Venus-Mars conjunction, be sure to read the entire piece at the Cosmophilia website. — Amanda P.
By Madame Zolonga
It’s 2015, let’s drink to it! Not just New Year’s day, but every day! Just think, if there’s a musical tone and a day for every planet, there ought to be a drink for every planet, too. Mix your planets with some jazzy aspects, and what do you get? Cocktails, my dear!
2015’s Top 5 Astrological Aspects, For Your Drinking Pleasure
The Saturn-Sagittarius Mixer
Saturn entered tropical Sagittarius Christmas Eve, and will give 2015 a distinctly new High Church flavor. Think deep red velveteen pew cushions and eau de Murphy’s Oil lingering in your nostrils. Except for the summer (when Saturn retrogrades into Scorpio for a quick farewell) that old-time religion and bridge club rankings are the prevailing themes.
This first cocktail will get you through the long winter with its warming ginger, and even feel refreshing come autumn. Nothing says “perfected by Saturn” like barrel-aged whisky.
You needn’t buy half-century old Macallan, but don’t pick anything aged less than 30 years for this drink. Now drop your deep-noted, mature Saturnian whiskey into that uplifting Sagittarian ginger zip!
The Presbyterian On The Rocks
— 2 oz Scotch (may substitute bourbon or rye whiskey)
— 2 oz Ginger ale
— 2 oz Club soda
Mix this drink when you know you’re in for a marathon of afternoon negotiations with your brother-in-law, dissertation committee, or elder board. Sip it like a country club worthy who’s conquered the back nine like Cotton Mather took on apostasy. Finding Truth in a glass was never so easy.
The Uranus Square Pluto Break-up Cup
Farewell, uber-couple of the quarter century. Sure it was always a tense relationship, and much like Kanye and Kim, you were the couple we loved to hate, or hated to love. But the conflicts always meant we had at least one story every day on our Facebook wall guaranteed to inflame our mothers. Whether we’ll ever get on with her again is our choice, but at least we all now know how each other really feels about vaccination schedules, drug-testing welfare recipients, and your local Fraternal Order of the Police.
Consider celebrating The End with the traditional Tequila Sunrise cocktail. Tequila will give you that Plutonian depth-charge experience, and the cheery orange juice/grenadine glow will remind you of the Uranian fires of Aries — or the cheery coral-hued blooming mushroom cloud over the beige Nevada landscape. Or perhaps it’s the tarot’s Ten of Swords sunrise on the far horizon, in the desert of your post Uranus-Pluto life. Mix a couple drinks now, and watch that desert finally bloom again!