Changing Your Reputation

Italian restaurant DenverI came to Denver on a whim, nearly 25 years ago. My husband said he thought I came here because of Mork and Mindy. He may be right about that. In any case, I’m about to move again for what I hope will be the last time.

This time, I’ve done a lot of research into where I’m moving. In Colorado, and in Arizona where I am from, we just have license plates. In my state, your county is published on your license plate.

This didn’t mean anything until I learned of my county’s reputation. We’re known to be sort of these backwoods, hell-raisers.

“If you want to go get in a fight on the weekend, that’s where you go…”

That’s what I was told. I was also told that the area reputation was changing…for the good.

I’ve seen this before.  When I moved here, the neighborhood west of downtown Denver was full of Italians.  There are still some Italian restaurants there now, I think. But it was a real stronghold at the time. Denver’s “Little Italy”.

Later, it became degraded. I’m not sure how, but the Italians moved and it became a “barrio” type area.

That didn’t last long. Being is such proximity to the city center, “yuppies” came in and bought all the property cheap.  They poured a lot of money into restoring the (older) homes and the area because chic and pricey.

I don’t know what it’s like there now. Do we even have yuppies anymore? But I think this is interesting.

If I had the charts of these places, I’m sure I’d be able to pick up the themes.  For example, this neighborhood west of Denver, changes pretty rapidly. It might be a Gemini! In contrast, another locality might be set as-is for many years.

This made me think of my own reputation, which has changed fairly frequently and sometimes dramatically, over the fifteen years I’ve been blogging.

If you’re interested in this, you might want to look at your progressed chart for clues.  I think it has a lot to say about how you’re perceived in the world.

Has your reputation changed over the years? How about your county?

19 thoughts on “Changing Your Reputation”

  1. Im not sure we have yuppies anymore, Elsa. What we have now, with the way legacy money determines the lives of white folk in this country, are trust fund brats, or their equivalent. We have trust fund brats who are fifty years old who are off the hook for their children’s college educations because the grandparents “got that”, all of it. Yuppies were a Pluto in Sag phenomenon.

    Also a huge number of white folks my age and younger had only 1 child due to the economic collapse of 2008. This will consolidate the legacy money among a small cohort of very privileged only children by 2024, the beginning of Pluto in Aquarius.

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    Warped by Wuthering Heights

    Mine has progressed from Aries Sun/Cap Rising to Gemini Sun/Aries Rising. From impulsive-but-cautious to confused and unreliable!

  3. Progessed charts are great! It feels less uptight than my natal, more watery but I do have Mercury in Aries now. I feel pretty with my Libra AC, Pisces sun and Venus.

    But I just realized the last one I got was nearly a year ago!

  4. I have a progressed Aries rising here, with ruler Mars in Scorpio.
    When I move, I’ll have a progressed Taurus rising with ruler Venus in Libra.

    I’ll be tracking this shift, for sure!

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    Warped by Wuthering Heights

    Hmmm… does that mean that if I move back to the West Coast my progressed Aries rising will become Pisces rising? Can we order reports for both locations?

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    Warped by Wuthering Heights

    Thank you, Elsa! I’m going to order both, perhaps that will help me decide once and for all where I belong! Is this the best approach, or would a natal or transit report help more? I’ve been so confused, burnt out, for so long, and so tired of trying to figure it out, really want to have a life again!

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    Warped by Wuthering Heights

    Does a credit card work, or do I have to create a Paypal? I had one years ago, but it went kaput at some point, haven’t been able to make a new one with my only email. (Sorry to bother you with this, can try to ask Paypal!)

    1. I think you can pay with a credit card, via paypal without creating an account. As an alternative, you can use a credit card to send an amazon gift card for the amount…and then just email me what you want ([email protected]). Thanks. 🙂

  8. Not sure I have a reputation. People told (tell) me their opinion of me all the time. So I really can’t decide what that is. Depends on the person. If people need something I can provide that’s when I see them. This area has not changed much. Someone who migrated in told me she had never lived anywhere where there are so many people who have never lived outside the area or region. And that so many of their like family members still live here too. So for me it was just finding out what it really is. During the housing boom, realtors sold this area as one thing and people flooded in. Many of those people dreaming of that nirvanic picture came, saw, and left. And now those people are leaving in droves. With the lack of values, I predict the village in time will become slum. There is really nothing I can do if people want to screw each other over every chance they get so they can brag about how smart they are. I have developed good relationships with the local merchants and tradesmen, have connections in a much wider radius, and am always ready for plan b.

    Oh, and yes yuppies do still exist. I knew a guy who considered his sister a yuppie. He called her children yuppie larvae. I guess he was not like minded. 😀 It made me laugh to think back on it, so I am sharing. They still exist but the term yuppie is not so widely used. And so sorry for the yuppie haters, but they too have spawned.

  9. I have a question for those who went from being a Capricorn to Aquarius ascendant in progressed chart.


    I’m a Capricorn ascendant natally, and I’m in the middle of being a Cap. ascendant in progressed chart so I’ve been know as a serious, hard working, disciplined, classy and quiet person for so long!!! It doesnt cross my mind of how is it possible that I’ll become a chatty, social butterfly, energetic type, I don’t even get along with aquarius natives due to their innate qualities. Or is it just people’s perception abt me that will change and deep inside, I’ll still be the same austere person?

    1. uhhh, for what it’s worth. I really don’t find aquarians necessarily chatty. To me they still have a really hard line, more saturn than uranus. Maybe you will devote your austerity to causiness? Just saying. I have alot of these people in my life. They seem to get more clever at what they are doing. That can be positive or negative depending on the person.

  10. Dumb question –

    I just went on and did my progressed chart twice: once using my current location as the reference place and once using my old west coast location. The ascendant degree did not change. These two places are about 2500 miles apart.

    Am I doing something wrong? Or is wacky today?

  11. So I have progressed from a Scorpio Sun, Taurus moon, Cancer Rising….to a Cap Sun, Gemini moon, Virgo Rising…. uh….I don’t want to be any of this….!!! But I did feel the shift.

    I looked it up some time ago but really got a nice long explanation from the Elsa report I ordered last night. That thing is meaty! And it certainly answered some questions I had about what was going on with me.

    I have been acting like a serious, crabby, nit-picking workaholic for some time now. I wondered why I was all over my husband…take out the freaking trash, pick up your shit before I kill you, how do you not see that mess….I have been all over him. In fact I have been looking at him like he is the laziest (____) blank…I have ever met. This explains it.

    I have a Cancer asc…I am the momma bear…feeding, loving them all. I have two sisters that are Virgo with Scorpio moons…please NO!

    And….I do NOT want any Gemini moon….screw that. I want my Taurus moon. Explains why I have been jittery and have had more nervous energy. This is screwing this pot of soup up.

    I haven’t figured out how to live with the birth chart I came with….so I really don’t understand this. What is the deal? You try to get close to mastering yourself then the universe decides to throw you a curve ball?

    I know its just energy to deal with and that nothing completely changes you from who you really are…but I don’t like it.

    I happen to like my Cancer asc and Taurus moon. I would like for other energy to butt the hell out! Sweet Jesus ….mixing Virgo and Gemini with my Scorpio Stellium? Sure, let me nit pick and I talk someone to death (oh, and I have been) and plan their demise!!! Good grief. Help!

    I am so screwed up right now. I don’t know if I should &%$@ or go blind…..

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    Warped by Wuthering Heights

    Wend, I don’t think the “Reference Place” will kick in with a progressed chart on, only on Solar Returns and Relocation Charts. I tried it by changing my birthplace and time to the other coast, and I think it worked. Not sure though, so will be ordering Elsa’s report soon.

  13. Oh friggin crap, full moon in virgo on the rise. Caught up in details. I got a natal virgo sun. What just cracked for me, screwed me up, was listening to what I was being taught instead of what I was learning. Take a break, take a break, full moon in virgo. 😀 How does it work? I must make it work. I must get it right. Yikes. I’m having flashback nightmares. 😀

  14. I’m not a big fan of my progressed chart. Aqua Rising, Scorpio Sun, Virgo Moon. Eww. Talk about someone gets tightly wound up over nothing!

    Saturn square Mercury? Uranus conjunct Midheaven (wonderful for the reputation–NOT!!)? Moon square Neptune? Mars conjunct Descendant?? Y’all can have them.

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