Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, May 26: We're in a pattern that inclines us to over-apply aids today into early tomorrow riders. Remember that horses can feel a fly alight. Speak softly, and don't carry a stick (or whip, or spurs, heck, just ride bareback. Naked. In the moonlight. Let the neighbors talk--they're gonna want to anyway, with the current chatty pattern in the sky).
Mercury aligns with Mars early tomorrow morning, inclining us to be chatty, argumentative, or distracted (or, the most fun of all, all three in turn!). We can channel this more productively though!--write those letters to the editor or work on our penmanship. Look at J.R.R. Tolkien's handwriting! Good God, with penmanship like this, it's no wonder the man dreamed up Middle Earth! (Envious!)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Odds of running into a willful or dramatic individual are high today, and territorial behavior can be expected. If we board at a public barn don't borrow anyone's stuff without express written permission unless we enjoy excessive displays of temper, and horse thieves are sure to be hung.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WEDNESDAY, May 6: The stars of hump day are the most "productive-producing" of the whole week. With Moon in Sagittarius, sign of the centaur, horses will be particularly sharp. It's no reason to stay out of the barn; the smart rider works with his horse's brain. Two heads are better than one after all! Train your horse by the brain, not the bit
Monday, May 4, 2015
Are you planning to go out and look at the gorgeous Full Moon tonight? I know I’m excited about it. Mainly because it’ll be the first Full Moon this region gets to go “out” and see without having to dress like an arctic explorer to do so.
This Full Moon pits the Sun in Taurus against the Moon in Scorpio. Sun in Taurus seeks comfort and security. Think of the bull Ferdinand smelling flowers in the meadow. Moon in Scorpio wants to be seduced and is willing to take a risk. Think Eve in the garden of Eden. Sun Taurus/Moon Scorpio turns the whole thing into a business arrangement, think prostitution: a.k.a., “What are you willing to pay for it?”--with the “it” being whatever it is that seduces us: free time, more horses, a bigger house and fancier car, hot fudge sundaes, and the real sticky wicket of the bunch, l’amore.
For TAURUS (April 20-May 20) this will most likely play out in the relationship realm, with our desire pitted against someone or something else. Henny Youngman’s quip, “If you think it’s easy to take candy from a baby, you should try it,” comes to mind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Is wondering if hiding for awhile will make the responsibilities go away. It hasn’t made the bills go away and that’s something else to think about Gem.
CANCER (June 21--which just happens to be my favorite day of the year--July 21st): All bets are off for you Cancer; or maybe they’re on. You’re feeling rather ready to roll the dice. It might even work out very well--but if you lose your shirt, don’t look to borrow mine (as it probably needs washing).
LEO (July 22-August 22): The big changes in your life that began about a year ago continue to roll along Leo. They’re likely even speeding up. If the ride’s getting a little scary just remember the words of Olympic equestrian Chris Cox: “There’s no such thing as a runaway. Learn to ride faster!”
VIRGO (August 23-Sept 22): Virgo likes distinctions so here is one for you: there’s a difference between feeling lost or being mis-guided. Stars say it’s a good time to pay attention.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): In 1940 American Ethnologist Matthew Stirling, about to be dropped off in a buggy tropical forest asked his native transport driver, “The ticks are not bad here, are they?” “No,” replied the driver cheerfully. “When full, like grapes they fall off and no harm is done. There are millions of them here, however.” Be alert for tick-like behavior Libra. Including our own.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Our problem is similar to Taurus’s Scorpio, there’s a parent, a baby, candy, and disputed ownership. Unlike Taurus, if someone tries to take something we’ve claimed, we don’t cry. We bite. So pay attention to dental hygiene; at least we can make sure the other guy doesn’t end up with a nasty infection.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 20): Our problem is similar to Gemini’s, Sadge: in a word, responsibility (and finance). Unlike Gem, we’ll have a harder time hiding from the big R, as it seems to have pitched a tent in our living room. Who knew adjectives could camp out?
CAPRICORN (Dec 21st-Jan 19): In Edward Abbey’s book _The Monkey Wrench Gang_, protagonist Hayduke advises followers, “Always pull up survey stakes. Anywhere you find them. Always.” We feel like we’re being followed by Hayduke’s followers Cappy, because boundaries, personal and otherwise seem to have moved.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 17): In his book _Fame_, Tom Payne notes that “Like Peter Pan, Achilles is a hero because he will never grow old. Unlike Peter Pan, this is because he will die in battle.” Even today, crowds demand blood in return for fame (just ask any celebrity). Remember that when we feel like we’ve just gotta have more recognition Aquarius.
PISCES (Feb 18-March 19): We’re feeling twarted in our climb to the top lately Pisces. Well, duh, Pisces is water and water wants to go with the flow, not fight gravity. What the heck, if the earth didn’t suck, we’d all fall off. Gain climbing endurance by going to www.publicstairs.com, a site devoted to the outdoor public stairways of the world.
ARIES (March 20-April 19): We feel like we’ve been getting no where fast lately Aries. It could be worse; we could feel like we’re getting no where slowly. A message about money is coming; make sure we don’t run over the messenger.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
So, who will win the Kentucky Derby? You know, I suck at this kind of predictive (although I did predict Zenyatta's only loss ...). So, trying a new method. I have not looked at ANY horse in the Derby, don't know the names of a single one. Looking flat out cold: chart suggests a "lunar" horse, a mother, a female is important, a connection to royalty (jeeze, it sounds like the brand new royal daughter of Kate and William is going to win the Derby ...). Anyone who has looked, does any horse (horse's name) match this description?