Sunday, May 31, 2009

Astrological Haiku

Sunday May 31st 2009

The stellar Lion leaps

over Saturn and the Moon.

Practical wants win.

(this picture was created with Stellarium,
free open-source astronomical software

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sun Sign horoscopes Fri May 29-Thur June 4

Aries (March 21-April 19): From the Bible, Shakespeare, and tv's "The Simpson's" we learn that sibling relationships are fraught with peril. The unwritten message is that it's a lot easier to write a good story if there's a sibling in the picture. It's the unwritten message we want to focus on this week Aries.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): It's been said that while money can't buy happiness, it sure can rent some great substitutes. Rent the dream rather than buy this week Taurus, for easier returns.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): A seeker asks a guru how to achieve happiness. "Good judgement," replies the guru. "How do I learn good judgement?" queries the seeker. "Bad judgment," comes the reply. Events of this week will let us know if we're still on that learning curve Gemini.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): "The lost glove is happy," writes Vladimir Nabokov in the novel Pale Fire. The stars suggest we'll fare best if we expect neither too much nor too little in getting happily lost Cancer.

Leo (July 23-Aug 22): In the world of Star Trek, the uber-capitalist Ferengi have a saying: "Free advice is seldom cheap." It's this week's message from the stars Leo.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22): If life attempts to goad us into trying to please everyone this week Virgo, politely remind life that that's what Librans are for.

Libra (Sept 23-Oct 23): Our choice this week is between service to community or a great escape Libra. It's because of dilemmas like this that the Peace Corp gets volunteers.

Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22): In the book He's Just Not That Into You authors Behrend and Tuccillo note that we should never make someone our priority while allowing ourselves to be their option. Have they been reading our diary Scorpio?

Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21): "My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery people would stop dying," quipped golfer Ed Furgol. A base of operation we thought was a sure thing may be giving us pause at this time Sagittarius.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): A Starbuck's cup quotes Amy Elyse-Neer's observation that when she was young, she was misled by flashcards into believing that xylophones and zebras were much more common. Look deeper than the immediate message this week Capricorn.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 19): "Take care to sell your horse before he dies," cautioned poet Robert Frost. "The art of life is passing losses on." We get the opportunity to do just that this week Aquarius.

Pisces (Feb 20-March 20): The biggest problem with building castles in the clouds is that castles so located are incompatible with the laws of physics. Take care to keep foundations under our aspirations this week Pisces.