Saturday, January 21, 2006

I earn too much money

We still don't have a place to move. And the deadline to be totally out of this house is February 3rd. I'm really trying not to get too nervous about it. There are one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments all over the place, but three-bedroom apartments are hard to come by, especially AFFORDABLE ones. You readers in large cities will probably laugh at what I'd consider too expensive--but our wages are quite low here--when we can find a job, that is. The normally three-bedroom apartment around here is $900 per month, plus utilities. Yikes, that's high! I was hoping for a decent place around $600 or so, with everything included. Dream on, I guess.

The landlord who's fixing up the formerly trashed apartment said I may be able to see it tomorrow. I gave her three phone numbers to reach me, which may have been overkill but I'm getting a bit desperate! I called my ace-in-the-hole apartment building to go and see one of their three-bedroom apartments on Thursday, and the rooms are income-based. That means we don't qualify, as the three of us together earn too much money. Who would have known that? I thought there was no such thing as too much money! Heck, my income alone is too much for that apartment. Huh? So there went my backup plan. Well, Plan C is another three-bedroom place, but it's not where my Mom wants to live and it's too expensive. So I'll just keep hoping on the formerly-trashed place to come through for us.

I'm still researching archetypes in my spare time (but don't have much of that!). Mr. GonSings had an interesting comment about the tarot arcana as ancient archetypes. Those are:
0: The Fool 1: The Magician
2: The High Priestess 3: The Empress
4: The Emperor 5: The Hierophant
6: The Lovers 7: The Chariot
8: Justice 9: The Hermit
10: Wheel of Fortune 11: Strength
12: The Hanged Man 13: Death/Transformation
14: Temperance 15: The Devil
16: The Tower 17: The Star
18: The Moon 19: The Sun]
20: Judgment 21: The World

And, of course the 12 types of personality as zodiac types in astrology. There are several personality systems using 12 types, the 12 disciples as personality types is another. Here's one (of the many) places that correlate the two systems:
The Rorian Tradition

Yellow, Leo: BARTHOLOMEW (and Evangelist MARK)
Yellow-Green, Virgo: ALPHAEUS
Green, Libra: JUDE
Green-Blue, Scorpio: THOMAS (and Evangelist JOHN)
Blue, Sagittarius: ANDREW
Blue-Violet, Capricorn: PETER (or JAMES)
Violet, Aquarius: JAMES (or PETER) (and Evangelist LUKE)
Violet-Red, Pisces: JOHN
Red, Aries: JUDAS
Red-Orange, Taurus: MATTHEW (Disciple and Evangelist)
Orange, Gemini: SIMON
Orange-Yellow, Cancer: PHILIP

Someone who combines astrology with christianity (also many).
Biblical insights

And back to the Rorian page for combinations of mythologic gods, zodiac signs and archetypes.

Yellow, Leo: APOLLO --- the Imaginer or Creator
Yellow-Green, Virgo: DEMETER --- the Enchantress
Green, Libra: ZEUS --- the Caregiver or Priest
Green-Blue, Scorpio: HESTIA --- the Seeker or Fowler
Blue, Sagittarius: DIONYSOS --- the Planter
Blue-Violet, Capricorn: ATHENE --- the Mason
Violet, Aquarius: HEPHAESTOS --- the Smith
Violet-Red, Pisces: HERA --- the Forester
Red, Aries: ARES --- the Warrior
Red-Orange, Taurus: APHRODITE--- the Lover, Diviner or Abbess
Orange, Gemini: HERMES --- the Mage
Orange-Yellow, Cancer: ARTEMIS --- the Sage or Scholar.

Rorian combo with Archangels. Now doesn't that sound like "archetypes" to you?

We may enumerate these Archangels as follows:
Yellow: Center --- Buddhic Constellation (Seraph MICHAEL)
Yellow-Green: Center --- Buddhic Song (Cherub IOFAEL)
Green: Center --- Buddhic Throne (Throne ANACHIEL)
Green-Blue: Center --- Buddhic Phoenix (Power AURAEL)
Blue: Center --- Buddhic Flower (Virtue URIEL)
Blue-Violet: Center --- Buddhic Stone (Archangel RWKAEL)
Violet: Center --- Buddhic Metal; Grail (Archangel GABRIEL)
Violet-Red: Center --- Buddhic Tree (Virtue SHAISHUNAEL)
Red: Center --- Buddhic Dragon (Dynamis ZADOCHIEL)
Red-Orange: Center --- Buddhic Treasure-Tower (Throne RAPHAEL)
Orange: Center --- Buddhic Word (Cherub EREMIEL)
Orange-Yellow: Center --- Buddhic Planetary Body (Seraph MYRRHAEL)

Well, enough of the type-lists and combos. Guess I'm probably more of a librarian than a free spirit from the first archetype list! But chose the last as part of my makeup, too because of my living quarters, which are always playful and whimsical. I really hate boring rooms, which is just about every room, because boring is the normal way to decorate! Favorite co-worker has a beautiful house with nice things but it's so boring and sterile and predictable, same with BZ's house. My Mom's house is not as bad, but still follows the traditional formula for home decor. We may have a problem in reconciling our two styles!

In my house I have Hawaiian silk shawls thrown over lamps, tied by beads, lots of wicker baskets for storage, stuffed toys wearing jewelry, cheerleader pom poms on my CD player, leis on my exercise bike, windchimes in my closet, stuffed (toy)lizards on the TV, flowers from the cemetery on my "coffee table" which consists of a round, heavy, glass-framed picture set atop of a large wicket storage basket! My cobalt blue drinking glasses are in the window sills to catch the light, I have a candle-stack in the window next to my elbow, and…well I could go on and on. Guess I don’t need to say that my decorating is, um, a bit eclectic. My son calls it "rainbow decorating" which it is. Nearly any color would match. What does YOUR decorating look like? Does it show your personality?


Blogger Lorna said...

We have identical living rooms.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Denny Shane said...

I like dark woods... very dark cherry all throughout my place... heavy, thick pieces.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Crossing finger eyes and toes you get this apartment. I know places around here are quite expensive..$1000-1200 a month for a 3 bedroom apartment. I don't know how they expect people to live?
I love dark wood :)

9:54 PM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

You are giving me something to think about. I am surprised that Libra is associated with green (my fave colour).

I love colour, have you ever seen embroidery or tapestry thread ranges in a spectrum in a craft shop? I love the sight. I also love the colours of Autumn (fall) and would love to be able to use all the different colours in my home decor, but i always go for plain and neutral or blue for some reason. Why do we do that? When you all move into gether you will have to make your own personal space - your space. Have fun with it

1:01 AM  
Blogger Aims said...

I hope the appartment works out mate. Still got my fingers crossed for you.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Lorna said...

P.S. condolences on your financial dilemma...on the whole it's better to be poor and honest, but I think that might be a myth disseminated by the rich and dishonest....

12:29 PM  
Blogger Scooterdeb said...

For $900 a month, you could rent a no-bedroom/studio apartment (with all utilities included) in Venice Beach. I'm not sure three-bedroom apartments exist around here...

12:58 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Too much money... I wish I had the problem right now. Sounds like the problem i ran into with financial aid during the college years... they didn't give me much cause my family made to much money... Yet it was my pocket that mattered most and I didn't make any.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Michael Manning said...

PBS: You can use Apartment Finders who are paid a fee by the real estate owners. That mey be the fastest solution "on the short run! lol!

1:21 PM  
Blogger dulciana said...

Your post made me think of a book called What Color is Your Slipcover. It helps you determine your decorating personality - not necessarily an archetypal thing, but might be fun as you're setting up your new place! I hope that apt. works out!

Michael's suggestion about the Apartment Finders is a good idea. We used them when we moved to Jacksonville, and it is a great FREE service. They were knowledgeable about the properties, and had established relationships with the property managers.

1:48 PM  
Blogger fugusashi said...

I wish you'd describe your decorating more. My house is fairly sterile, but I would like to get more interesting things into it. I've starting adding reds.

10:18 PM  
Blogger portuguesa nova said...

Blech. Good luck to you, woman. The only thing worse than apartment hunting is moving.

My home is all chromy and glass and minimalist. It looks pretty cool, but it is totally not reflective of my personality. I just find this style of decorating much easier to disguise the fact that I have no sensibility whatsoever when it comes to that sort of thing.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Rents are expensive everywhere.
Here for a one bedroom you would be looking @ $800 and up.
I wish you luck in the next 2 weeks

3:50 AM  

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