The Astrology of a Bedroom

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The Astrology of a Bedroom

I’m a Cancer on a Leo cusp.


I have no God damn clue what that means, but I’ve read that ‘we’ love the kitchen and the bedroom best.


This has proven true for me- they’re my two favorite places.


Eat- Sleep- Eat- Be left alone- Prep a soiree- Sneak off to catch my breath . You get the picture.


I once had a man friend that said, “I can always tell when Cheryl is done for the day. She ‘retires'”.


I do.


When my day is done I close the door on the noise and slip into my own world.


It just so happens, that that ‘World’ is on top of a big ass bed with fabulous 800 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton manufactured in Italy sheets, firm pillows, and a down-filled comforter (inspired by– have you discovered them yet? Fabu!).



Wine on the side table optional- or not.


Our bedroom is filled with objects that are very personal- our daughter’s christening gown (handmade by my mother) shadow-framed hanging over the headboard flanked by a set of small golden shelves that hold treasures from abandoned homes I’ve happened upon (the two reindeer heads) and small toys we’ve unearthed in the gardens we have dug over the decades.


There is a corner hutch that houses all of our children’s paper mache attempts at fine art from grade school, and the small boots and diary my mother found in the secret drawer of a chest she once purchased.


This is the room in which we display all of our family photographs. They are ‘private’. They don’t belong to the guests at next week’s dinner party.


The floor is covered in a rug from England and a table is draped with an embroidered square from Belgium.


There is a lithograph from France and a wooden box from Boston.


There is peace. There is contentment. There are memories.


There is also a 100% linen hand woven coverlet with a 34 inch drop, not easy to find btw, and a European rolled pillow covered in 18th Century silk that fits perfectly underneath my slender Royal neck.


So, if you happen by and you’re told Her Majesty isn’t receiving anymore visitors for the day, know I’m in good hands, contemplating my Kingdom… in bed… surrounded by the spoils of my conquests…


Looking at the stars…


… on my hi-def 46inch flat screen tv.


I’m receiving audiences, tomorrow, after breakfast.



The Astrology Of A Bedroom


The Astrology Of A Bedroom

  • Linda Roy - You and me both, Cheryl, you and me both. I’m an Aquarius and I don’t know what I’m on the cusp of, but the kitchen and bedroom are my two main hangs. Okay, and now it’s my office too. I’m all about the pillows, the down comforter, my cup of tea or a cocktail on the side table, my books, my guitars…you get the idea. Heaven. I retire too. The whole bit; my own world, kids, you’re down for the night, don’t disturb mama while she’s reading or watching her stories unless there’s a fire. Your bedroom is gorgeous. You have such classic style. But then, we Northeastern Ohio ladies do have taste, don’t we?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes we do- especially in friends. Love ya gal.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes- especially in friends! Love ya gal!ReplyCancel

  • Haralee - What a cozy bedroom. Very queenly! I have heard doctors, menopause experts and sleep experts say your bedroom must be a refuge of comfort and serenity. You are all set!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Now- if I could ONLY sleep! Hahahaha. All things in time…ReplyCancel

      • Thelma - I’m a Sagittarius but I feel the same too. Bedroom and kitchen are my bestfriend. Whatever I do, I always have to end my day with these 2 friends of mine. Anw you have a lovely room;)ReplyCancel

        • Cheryl - Thanks Thelma! I’ve worked hard to rest in it! HahahaaReplyCancel

  • Laurie Oien - I’m a Cancer on a Leo cusp and can relate to the kitchen and bedroom, as well!! I must say, I wish I had your bedroom! It certainly does seem like a kingdom. Jealous…I’ll have to work on mine.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And the BEST thing is it has a BIG LOCK ON THE DOOR!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Umm. Do we have the same birthday? July 23? LOL I am one tiny degree Cancer on the Leo cusp. Just sayin’.ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - It It is reassuring to hear that a lady of your status
    has somewhere suitable to retreat to when she has
    ceased lauding it over her subjects! Long may it

  • Doreen McGettigan - Very funny but seriously I am a Pisces on the cusp of Aquarius and my bedroom (under construction as I write) is my sanctuary. When I finally get there at the end of a good or bad day it is always the best part of the day. The only thing better for my Pisces self is a bedroom close to the sea. I’m working on that.
    Your room is beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I would also love a room by water. I’m working on that!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Dzirne-Irlen - Wow, this is beautifully written. I don’t do that, I need to do that. This Cancer (July 5) needs a sanctuary too!


    • Cheryl - Why thank you and yes you do! Every woman does. We have too much on our plates. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Smith Galli - Loved this! I also retire for the evening. I shut my door and enjoy my bedroom and my family photos and the view my backyard.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - ‘Retiring’ is such an old fashioned thing to do- I think it deserves a come back.ReplyCancel

  • David Stillwell - sentimental you… emphasis on mental… I suspect you always create places that warm the heart… whether you are entertaining guests or just sitting by yourself…. you have that kind of soul… it is soothing and grating and sometimes both at once… you’d never tread softly nor carry a big stick…. but…. I happen to like your way… lead on…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahahhaa! I like the emphasis on mental’ quip. As for sentimental, only for those I love. I find I am a combination of pragmatic and fierce about life. You’re right- I hardly ever tread softly but I have been known to bring out the BIG stick. I’m glad we’re friends. You always make me laugh. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Where as I retire to the bedroom to sleep. How different we are. You have a lovely room. At least I was able to afford a marble top, golden oak library table (original castors) in mine.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Nice. I do read in bed but it usually just gets me all worked-up. I find if I watch mindless tv I drift off.ReplyCancel

  • Keriann McKenna - Beautiful bedroom in which to retire. I retire also and the kitchen and my bedroom are my favorite places in the house. I almost never sit in my living room, and only at the dining room table when I have company. I think we love having a haven to retire to when the day is done.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s our SAFE place isn’t it? Formal dining rooms are over. Formal living rooms are almost over. People want to be together in the same room- except the bedroom- that’s private. Thanks for stopping by Keriann.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Exactly- a HAVEN. Filled with the objects that remind me of the people I love the most. Such a gift.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - What a beautiful, restful, peaceful room! I could ‘retire’ to such a room as well! LOVE the memories that line your walls and shelves!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I open my eyes in the morning and use the ‘objects’ to trip down memory lane. A very nice way to start the day.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Diane. When I open my eyes each morning I glance at them and count my blessing. And then I count how many times the hubby woke me up the previous night with the snoring. With the good comes the barn yard animal sounds. Ha!ReplyCancel

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  • Louise - I’m a Sagittarius and I sometimes feel like kitchen is my utopia 🙂
    I feel so safe there!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - The kitchen is a wonderful warm place. Love it too!ReplyCancel

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