Friday, May 28, 2010

Don't Panic Haiku


T.Boone Pickens says

don't panic! Oil man becomes

an astrologer.


Long day of reading charts left no time to cook, so went for take out Chinese. Slip of paper in my fortune cookie held two words: "Don't panic." Later, on Larry King live, T.Boone Pickens kept repeating, "Don't panic." He was talking about the Gulf oil spill disaster but we can apply it generally. Just-past Full Moon is one of extreme emotional highs or lows.

We feel on the cusp of some great breakthrough but also feel it may prove out of reach. Strange dreams are possible, anxious imaginings likely. Misdirected energy will result if we let desire in the driver's seat without carefully examining from whence that desire comes and whether or not it has a license.

Nowadays of course, it's better to put desire on our bicycle's seat (or on our feet, or on public transportation)--the more we do that, the less need to drill for oil where the dolphins and sea turtles play. (Er, used to ...).

Never give your birthdate to an astrologer,
Trish Marie

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Desire Haiku



Getting what we want
So much easier when wants
aren't moving targets.

From Mid May's New Moon to late May's Full, tension between where we are and where we want to be is strong. If we're enjoying this preview, we'll love the full show later this summer.

Venus in her evening star phase (she's the brilliant "star" that appears in the west just after sunset) is this week's key player. Monday (5/17) Venus's relationship to expansive Jupiter inspired us to want too much; Tuesday (5/18) Venus aspects Mr. Tough Love, Saturn and we may want too specifically. Wednesday (5/19) Venus and Uranus inspire us to want too erratically (or too willfully), and by week's end, Venus is making faces at Pluto and we're encountering consequences of where we've wanted too obsessively.

"Having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting," observed Star-Trek's Mr. Spock. "It is not logical, but it is often true." Best use of this week's energy is to discern from whence our wants come, and whether our desires are helping us get to chosen destinations or merely increasing the cost of the ticket.

Never give your birth date to an astrologer,
Trish Marie


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mercury Direct Haiku

Mercury stuck in
Taurus: We-bulls wobble but
that's far as we'll go.

Mercury, cosmic representative of the power of the pen or "chatty Cathy," energy (depending on how we use it) crawls to a stop today, preparatory to moving forward in motion once more. Mercury has been retrograde, or moving backwards, since April 18th, shredding schedules and bringing many changes of mind as it goes.

Mind changing is not now the problem--brain freezes are. Minds get stuck when Mercury is stuck--especially when Merc is stuck in the sign of Taurus. Many sterling qualities in the sign of the Celestial Bull, initiative not usually being one of them. Communication goes no where. This will not stop people from trying to get their point across, nor will it stop those who have a lot of words but are unfamiliar with the concept of having a point to get across.

Which is why the Powers That Be created answering machines and Caller ID. If our machines are in a recalcitrant mood, channel the patience of the Bull--things will get moving again once Mercury does. Including our minds, which have been stuck on a problem that's eluded final decisions.

Never give your birth date to an astrologer,
Trish
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo astrology

Wed 5/5, stars give a green light to plans involving changes of direction. Later this evening, Moon trines love goddess Venus, then opposes passion-monger Mars. Fun or fury involving love or money may distract, so if we just want to keep working--hide.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Horoscopes Fri April 30-Thur May 6

Aries (March 20-April 19): "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," and we'll have cause to agree this week Aries. William Congreve wrote the line, though everyone thinks it's Shakespeare's. Perhaps if we start our conversation with this fact, we can slip out the door while female friends are musing on it.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): If a man does wrong, wrote Marcus Aureleus, we should "instruct him kindly and point out what is being overlooked." All we can say Taurus is that there must not have been as many idiots around in Marcus's day. Who has time to talk to them all? This week it's show vs tell; our actions get attention so don't waste the moment.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Romance novelist Mary Wibberley notes that at heart, all fiction is love fiction. We sure wish we knew this before we tried figuring out the story of our life Gem. It would have explained a lot of the confusing parts. This week offers chances to rewrite a chapter or two. Just remember to keep character names consistent or we'll confuse future readers.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): The word "persuasion" has roots that mean "sweet." The stars grant us persuasive powers this week Cancer, but take care to use them well; aedes, which means mosquito in Latin is also connected to the same root. And we know what happens to mosquitos who insist too loudly.

Leo (July 22-Aug 23): The peasants are revolting, Leo, and we don't mean they're carrying pitchforks. We mean, how'd we end up leading these people? It's worse than trying to herd cats. At least cats know basic hygiene. This week we get to add a little class to a gathering once again. Is this how Miss Manners got her start?

Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22): "Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity," said St. Augustine. As the unofficial patron Saint of breaking bad habits, he would know, Virgo. If we've got any habits we'd like to dump, both Augustine and the stars are on our side this week. How's that for having heaven in our corner?

Libra (Sept 22-Oct 23): "A whirlwind does not last the whole morning," notes the Tao Te Ching, "a downpour does not last the whole day." Nature does not insist. She makes her point, and moves on. We can learn a lot from nature this week Libra. Now if we can just remember which cable channel airs Nat Geo, we'll be all set.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22): "It is not easy to live alone," writes Henry Beston, "powerful instincts offer battle to such a way of life." Our powerful instincts offer battle all right Scorpio, but it's the people around us stirring them. We'd try the solitude thing but then we'd have to fight with ourselves, and we are one opponent we don't want to tangle with.

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): "No guilt is greater than giving in to desire," notes Lao Tzu. It must've been a real downer to have a Chinese sage at a party, is all we can say Sadge. This week we're ready to dig our chip into the dip bowl of life. If the chip breaks, there's always a philosopher who'll tell us what to do with half a chip.

Capricorn (Dec 21-Jan 19): "Never trust a man wearing a better suit than your own," say the Ferengi, Star-Trek's race of ├╝ber-capitalist aliens. We've found that trusting people dressed like bums isn't always a good plan either Cappy. If we've ever wanted a good reason to book a trip to a nudist colony, this week may be made to order.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 20): Famed attorney Gerry Spence says that the only way to win an argument with loved ones is to be willing to lose it, Aquarius. This week we're meeting challenges based on which arguments we thought we won, but might have lost--or is it vice versa? Hopefully figuring it all out won't take a retainer fee.

Pisces (Feb 19-March 20): If at first you do succeed, hide your astonishment, goes a parody of a more famous proverb. We may want to hang these words on our wall this week Pisces, because the stars favor a sudden, unexpected success. We knew we'd find a way to use j,q, x, and z in a single Scrabble word someday.

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