BDE (Big Dyke Energy)Sep 18, 2023
Don't Squander the Squash
Deep in Virgo season, Rose and Gala reappear to reap the seeds that Venus Rx and Mercury Rx have sown. What's on the table this harvest season? A medley of astrology roots. We're talking sisters and we don't mean beans and corn. What do Capricorn and a Cancer have in common? What's Leo got that Aquarius hasn't got? How likely is it to find an Aries and a Libra chilling in the same room? What is the sign of soup?
Gather round as we stir the pot and add a dash of creative chaos. Did you think a Virgo season episodes would be tidy and tight? Mutables like Virgos contain multitudes, my dudes. Here, along theVirgo/ Pisces axis, we know that love of the process is a profound and sacred love. Do we talk about pets and illness? 6th house says YES. Do we play an absurd lesbionic survival game with hypothetical scenarios? Who would we be if we didn't?
She’s Got Me Like Nobody
The Price of Saturn
In My Villain Era
Are You Guys, Like, Sisters?
There’s a good chance that if you were a dyke in the early aughts, then a Tegan and Sara song has the power to open up a deep well of nostalgia and possibly even regret in you. In this month’s episode, Rose and Gala harness that power for their own purposes, roping you into a Tegan and Sara retrospective chord by opening chord. Listen in your living room as we debate which hit songs belong to which signs. Let us get back in your head with an accompanying Spotify playlist :) …Celebrate the first true representation of soft butches wearing thermals under band shirts in High School (tv show based on Tegan & Sara’s teen years co-created by Clea DuVall). If those two topics don’t satiate you, enjoy a clever meal of dyketastic comparisons in the form of a game we’re calling “Sisters or ‘Sisters’.”
A League of Our Own
Putting the camp in...Camp
A Sheep Named O'Keefe
Join Rose & Gala on a Mercury-fueled ride down memory lane as they wax sapphic about LiveJournals past and all the trappings of being emotionally online in the early years of social media. Perhaps you, too, were a Woman In STEM (ie: learning code to add backgrounds and MUSIC to your online journal). Perhaps you never used Both Hands to share your inner world online under a silly pseudonym like FuriousRose or SaltWaterTears, perhaps you were simply there to watch and witness. Whether you were a goth deadjournaler), an emo livejournaler, or a voyeur whose life opened wide the moment pages like Birls (boyish girls) came on the scene, this episode is for you. Of course, your favorite dykes with big (bisexual?) energy can't let an episode go by without acknowledging the reason for the season. With the Sun's tenure in Gemini coming to a close, Rose & Gala are here to threaten you with a good time and some good games too. Play along as we take turns making a queer case for Gemini celebrities like Pam Grier, Paula Abdul, Isabella Rosellini and Robin Tunney (happy birthday!!!). In True Gemini fashion, it's not about the truth, it's about the conversation.
Horny Spooky axis
Who's the Top?
Teach a Gal to Fish
The Yellow(jacket) Menace
Rose and Gala get back to the drawing board, beginning a new season of BDE with a tried and true approach: one episode, one theme, and all sapphistry all the time. Join us for a deep dive into the astrological archetypes of the girls formally known as Yellowjackets. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Cast your votes in the comments! Play along while we bring our girls into some lower stakes chaotic lesbian survival scenarios. Lascivious lasagna? Incontinent pit-bull? Unsealed deck in the rain? Who you gonna call? If hypothetical games are your cup of foraged wine, then stay tuned for the bonus round—right after we talk Taissa full moon, subterranean Pluto return, Pisces new moon, and a conjunction or two. Did we miss the chance to mention Kristin Hersh? We each only have two hands.
Am I Sexual?
Venus is STILL retrograde and the devil is in the details this Capricorn season. But with a moody full moon in Cancer blessing the month of January and an exhausting square between Mars and Neptune, not to mention a spaced out Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius, the devil is bound to have her say. Why not let the fallen angels have it? What's an indulgence or two or three between friends who haven't been to a homosexual house party in three years? If you aren't feeling sexual and ruinous at the end of the world perhaps you're better off making soup. Gazpacho if you're holding down that Southern Hemisphere. Turn up the flame and cut your shallots beautifully while you tune into our astro weather forecast. Simmer down while we cook up our Capricorn karaoke theories. Are you more of a Meatloaf-singing Cap or a country crooner? It's all coming back to us now as we salt and pepper to taste and discuss the patterns in sapphic media today compared to yesteryear.
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A Smorgasbord of Sexualities
A choose your own (Sagittarian) adventure episode where each adventure is a quest to find good sapphic media. Welcome, one and all, to Rose and Gala's shameless TV corner where we embrace the winter solstice in totality but laying on the couch and having a good cathartic media binge. Take a load off those strong lesbian shoulders while we discuss 12 Dates of Christmas and the tragic affliction of "main character energy." Mix up some fair-trade cacao while we kvetch about what's missing in the world of holiday romcoms. Kick off those Blundstones as we wax on about Melanie Lynskey as queer canon and her place in our hearts and role in Yellowjackets, the only good tv for medium-aged dykes. Yes, they recount the SATC reboot, but at what cost? Do Aquarians or Sagittarians talk more shit? This episode is a case study.
Of course, no Sag season episode would be complete without a hot debate to polarize the masses so stick around for Gala's Case Against Carol, sure to turn you against her forever. What to a Sag rising is likability? What do Sagittarius' even need when they still have Teyana Taylor performing 2018's “3Way,” grinding on the likes of Rubi Rose and Yung Miami on her 2021 farewell tour? Give yourself the gift of watching this performance through the years this holiday season. A farewell tour only happens once, but a lap dance recorded on YouTube lasts forever.
Do we ever get past the fruitless search for representation and discuss what actually matters: the moon, the stars, the sacred texts of the cosmos? Yes, and it's hardly a gay old time.
What, to a homosexual, is holiday cheer? Omicron is here. Stay inside, Save a life.
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The Kehlani/SZA axis
Welcome to the Taurus full moon panic room! What kind of goddess decided to cast Venus’ Rx shadow the day before the eclipse? Is it the same goddess in charge of these Uranus oppositions and Saturn squares? Speaking of Saturn, would you live stream 6 middle aged dykes building a deck? Surely it’s better than Tampa Baes. And while we’re on the subject of lesbians with mansions, let’s talk about hidden assets: who has them and what does Taurus/Scorpio have to say about it. Why be fragile when you can be a force of nature? Come ride these waves and howl along on this latest episode of BDE.
LL Hot H
Bisexual Blazer Energy
Laughing, Lions, Loving, Labrys, Lusting (the way that we live)
Sun’s out and so are we in the newest episode of BDE. If pride is such a Leo thing then how come so many Gay Prides happen in Cancer season? Maybe that’s what Sister Sledge was singing about. Speaking of Leos, and we are, what was UP with Lion’s Gate? Listen to Rose’s case for Water Gate instead. In Leo season, we all get a gate. Except the younger generation of L Word: Gen Q, that is. Find out why we think they should be seen to the door instead.
And, if two medium age dykes droning about dramatic disappointment isn’t your cup of fair trade brew, we’ve slipped in more than a few rounds of “Top, Bottom, Verse?” to keep you in the game.
L Word Spoiler Time Stamps: 43:15-60:41
Our oceans are afire but our hearts are too in this Cancerian tinged episode that’s all about old flames and the timeless travails of lesbians who just can’t let go. Come soak in the creative brine with Rose and Gala and find out what’s left to preserve.
Will it fit in a Subaru Baja?
Are Jncos back?
As we savor the last hours of Taurus season, let’s take a beat and ask ourselves... is there anyone hotter than Kehlani? Nevermind, let’s talk about acrylic nails. Hands are a Gemini thing. Wait are we in retro shade? Speaking of retro, are Jncos back? What’s the truth about the cool S? Surrender to Mercury in Gemini and bounce from topic to topic. Find out what makes jigsaw puzzles the ultimate erotic act. We’re here, we’re queer, our liberation is tied up with yours!
Squaring Saturn, Sexing Satan
If you’d like to look along, the charts we pulled up use these dates and details:
Birthday: 12:00 pm April 9, 1999, Atlanta, GA.
14th Birthday: April 9th, 2013
Old Town Road Initial Release: December 2, 2018
Old Town Road Hits Number one: April 13, 2019
Call Me By Your Name video premiere: March 25, 2021
Satan Shoes Released: March 29, 2021
Cut My Life in 2 Pisces, This is My Last Rebirth
Gather, gentle perverts, for another episode of BDE and another anniversary: a year since COVID19 forced all goddess's homosexuals apart and into their underwater caves. It began in Pisces season and to Pisces season it returns. In the hazy days of March, as we crawl about seeking vitamin D and good news, we mustn't forget our Pisces babes who work so hard to remind us how to have fun while never leaving the confines of one's imagination. In this playful yet persuasive episode, your hosts with the most (tears to shed, love to give) ponder the big questions: Are all Pisces doe-eyed dream babes in silks like Niecy Nash, or are some of them more likely to be found wearing RealTree t-shirts while boating with wild cats in a swamp? Does Rose have con-artist adjacent traits and what does being a Pisces rising have to do with it?
The Trash Eater
The Hundred Acre Year
Cement Croc Situation
Rose and Gala help you savor the last drops of Sagittarius season on the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere and the Great(est) Conjunction. Go big or go home--and then go big at home! We know Sagittarians are philosophers but they're playful ponies too. That's why we've got some light-hearted fare for you this solstice. Play a round of Name That Sagittarius and see if you know your sapphic archers! Pontificate on morals with our attempt to assign Mars signs to AITA querents. Grab a hot beverage and settle in for the last laughs of 2020.
My Angel Number is 69
Rose and Gala record a Scorpio season episode, take 2, leaving the first try in the vault (a mystery!). An investigative episode into the annals of political party past, evocative of our favorite astrological super sleuth. Find out what these two gal pals turned gumshoes discover and figure out what’s coincidence and what’s fate.
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How do you cuff in a pandemic? How is your Covid pod like an ensemble cast rom-com? Are cardinal Libras guilty of cardinal sins or just full of sensual ideas? Do they have a look? According to Rose, “yes, they look good. “ But, will looking good get us through all these Pluto Problems? Take a trip through our sliding doors and find out what’s possible!
To learn more about ways to connect with and support those experiencing incarceration, check out Critical Resistance :)
Hepa Filter for Chaos
Rose and Gala zoom in to talk Virgo virtues, viral realities, and the trappings of electoral politics as activism. Who's chaos is whose, and who are we gonna call to help us get through it all? Is there a Hepa filter Herculean enough to handle this hellscape?
WAP: WILDLY ADAPTABLE PUSSIES* (cats)
Gala and Rose talk crustacean coping mechanisms, emotional containers, Vida, and the commitment and care it takes to sustain a movement. Shelter in place is old hat for folks that carry their homes on their backs, but what about the rest of us? And how are we supposed to survive the tropical storm that is 6 months of Mars in Aries, facing off with Pluto and Saturn in grumpy ole' Capricorn? Tune in to find out, or at least find some company.
Chef's Kiss/Lesbian Fist
Gala and Rose take a ride on the information expressway this Gemini season, talking Lunar Eclipses and multiple realities in the pandemic parallax view. Kick back with some casual laughs, accidental insights, and archetypal investigations into new TV indulgences like Dead 2 Me... and every show Roberta Colindrez has Lezstarred in this quarantine season. Come for the vocal fry, stay for the Miso Braised Chard recipe.
Livin' La Vida Lesbian
Rose and Gala staying homo and here for you. On this Taurantine season episode, they’re fetching the bolt cutters and talking big moons. Tune in and it’s almost like you have some gay friends over? Remember that?
Aries, party of one?
The inimitable Aries Astro Queen, Annabel Gat herself, visits with Rose and Gala on this episode of BDE. What’s sapphic about isolation? What will the most DTF signs do you when they’re TDTF: Too Distant To Fuck? Venus Retrograde? In this Economy?
Is this a date?
Gala and Rose square dance through the rest of this Pisces/ Aquarius retrograde and help you get right with the full moon in Virgo. Saturn shifts into Aquarius and it’s finally time for the fixed signs to sweat. Speaking of sweat, it’s never too late to swoon over the cast and crew of Portrait of a Lady on Fire (SPOILER ALERT). Is this the most Scorpio lez movie ever made? Is it better to be the poet or the lover? Is it really so hard to ask the other person if this is a date? Tune in and find out!
If you're curious about ELMS, you can check it out here:
Ol' Papa Pileup
Capricorn season might be over but Daddy’s still making waves. Ride out the mid-winter blues with Rose and Gala while they track which signs are getting t-boned and why AQUARIUS season is tv heaven. What is a sex wedge? What is the first rule of a throuple? What do you call the cis boys lesbians date before they level up? When the edible hits, the hits keep on coming.
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend is The Well of Loneliness
Maddy Court aka Xena Worrier Princess joins Rose and Gala to dish about her Scorpio struggles and offer up her Lezdom to those seek her advice. What’s Cheryl Dunye got to do with it? Find out
Building a Mystery
The Inaugural Blow
Was your first girlfriend also a Libra? Rose and Gala want to know who struck the inaugural blow to your heart this chilly autumnal season. Cozy up with a tea and perk your homo ears as they discuss all things cardinal and the price of sal...Saturn.
Greatest Dykes That Never Were
Congrats! You made it! Sort of? Rose and Gala try to make sense of the eclipse season/Mercury Rx pileup, and dish on Midsommer, Big Little Lies, 90s Boy Bands, and an overwhelming sense of dread. Don't worry, there's some laughs in there too...
If Ur Good to Mommy
This pride weekend, Rose and Gala play with roles that remind you no matter what gender you are, it’s all in the family. They’re not gay as in happy but queer as in mournful... but still managing to have more fun than straight people. If you're feeling a little eclipsed, there's a reason! Don't feel too bad if you're ready to climb down from the mountain top and and burrow into the sand with the crabs. We could all learn a thing or two from our ♋️friends in their birthday season.
Top Bottom Vers
Is there an astrological predictor of bedroom behavior, or does it really take all kinds? Rose and Gala introduce a new segment, and try to get to the *bottom* (pun intended) of all the Gemini hate.
BDE on LBD
Rose and Gala rub real hard on an age old conundrum: Lesbian Bed Death. What gives and who can’t get it up?
Is resurrection possible? Listen up for our ideas on
(L)esbian (B)ed (D)eath
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The Forsaken Particle
In the latest episode, Gala and Rose talk Tank Girl, queer dystopias, black holes, and grappling with environmental crisis while Uranus settles into Taurus.
Urge 2 Merge
“Are you codependent or are you just happy to see me?” Rose and Gala discuss the age old lez conundrum of renting a Uhaul and losing your autonomy. What can this Aries season teach us about secure attachment? Is that just the right master lock for your truck? Find out!
Are you gen x, gen (wh)y, gen z, or a millennial? What if generations were divided by Pluto’s position, instead? Gala and Rose delve deep into the Pluto in Scorpio Generation and offer up some sapphic answers. Tune in for the sick sad world of murderous muff divers and slutty sirens that helped define a powerful new generation of dykes.