Moon: Go on in, John...they'll see you now. [smiles]
John: Thank you, Lady Moon. You're positively beaming!
Moon: [grins] And you should be, too, for passing your astrology certification exam! That's quite an accomplishment.
John: I'll admit it wasn't easy, Lady Moon. I'm honored and humbled.
Sun: John! Come on in and sit down. [hands John a glass] Diet root beer, as I recall?
John: Thank you, sir. Luna has an excellent memory, doesn't she?
Sun: Cheeky already, I see. Excellent!
John: Is Uranus here or is he running late?
Uranus: [voice] I'm here!
John: I don't see you...where are you? [Turns around] What are you doing behind the door?
Uranus: Have you met me? Did you expect me to be just sitting in a chair like every other planet?
John: Fair enough. That's kind of what I wanted to talk to you both about anyway.
[Uranus sits down; the Sun sits directly across from him]
Sun: So how can we help you?
John: [sits down] So I just had a question. I found out last week that I passed my astrology certification exam.
Sun: I heard! Congratulations! Casting charts by hand isn't easy, is it?
John: Nope, it sure isn't. [drinks some soda]
Uranus: And yet it has value!
John: That's true, Uranus. But I looked at the chart for the date and time that it happened, and you were at 1 Taurus 37.
Uranus: [confused] Yeah...so what?
Sun: I think I can answer that. Wasn't I sitting at 1 Scorpio 37, John, when you were born? As I recall that was the moment.
John: Yes, sir. That's correct.
Uranus: Well I'll be damned! That explains a LOT, doesn't it? I opposed your natal Sun position. You know how rare that is?
John: I was just thinking that it's once or twice in a lifetime, right?
Sun: Yup. Urnie doesn't move fast enough for it to happen more than that.
Uranus: Hey now...I move pretty good for an older guy!
Sun: I can see you've come a long way in your studies, John. Good for you!
John: Far enough to see something this obvious, sir. But what I want to know from your rebellious charge here [gestures toward Uranus] is what is coming next. Can you tell me that?
Uranus: Dude...how should I know?
John: Astrology exam results are one thing, but I have some other things in play. I'd love some more clarity. [finishes soda]
Uranus: Who do you think I am? Mercury?
Sun: I guess we'll just have to wait and see, John. Sorry.
Uranus: I'm not!
Moon: [from outside] Urnie, be nice! And John...don't leave that glass in his office, please.
John: [stands up and raising voice slightly] Yes, ma'am. I'll bring it to you on my way out.