Volume V, issue no. 9 of The Weekly Wonder
May 12 – May 18, 2008
I’m happy to report we’ve got another golden week ahead of us, little Ducklings! With both the Sun and Venus making a trine to Jupiter this week people will be making good on all sorts of promises, not to mention promise, as in fulfilling their potential and running with it. Especially you water and earth signs, and especially Taurus and Scorpio, which benefit this month from a New and a Full Moon respectively, lending weight and heightened emotional import to all every action. The trine of the Sun to Jupiter on Monday revs up our engines and gets us going, and by Sunday with Venus trining Jupiter it’s time to throw a party and celebrate. The only slight hiccup might come on Wednesday when the Sun squares Neptune, and some of us might have to make some distinctions between what we want to believe and what we’re forced to concede is true. If that’s you, then cheer up little Chicken, have a stiff drink and go play with your friends. That’s what they’re good for. As stated above, those most affected this week are Taureans and Scorpions born near the 10th of their month, like Rosario Dawson, born May 8th, 1979, and Scorpio Eric Dane, born November 9th 1972.
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Roller-coasters aren’t for everyone, Aries, but you’ve never let that stop you from dragging even your most scaredy-cat pals to Magic Mountain with you. One of your great strengths is your ability to make things we’re afraid of into things we can’t wait to do, and so you’ll be happy to hear that this is one of those weeks we’ll be happy to go on Goliath with you to get over our fear of heights. OK, maybe happy isn’t exactly the right word, but if we didn’t really want to do it, we wouldn’t let you bully us into it, now would we? You are most irresistible Wednesday through Friday, so plan accordingly!
The sixties phrase “good vibes” became identified with stoners, dangerous naivety and willful selfishness, but originally it was meant to imply hope, belief, and trust in one’s own intuition. All of which one needs to overcome impossible odds and go out into the world to do what needs doing. Right now Taurus, you’re like a flower child, and it’s time to go out and put a flower in the barrel of a gun, ‘cause you know nothing can hurt you. Later on you could look back on the insights you have this week and discount them, but those would be bad vibes, and that would be, well, bad. This week tune in and peace out!
The Buddhists say the root of all suffering is desire and enlightenment can only occur when one releases all worldly desires. In other words, once we have what we want we don’t want it anymore. It’s the feeling that we’re missing something that causes us to desire people and objects, but the feeling never goes away, because it’s part of the human condition. So to release oneself from suffering one has to stop wanting things. This Friday, Gemini, you’ll have opportunity to either cave to your craven desires or rise above them. The choice is yours. Fortunately, either way it’s gonna feel real good.
Playing catch with dad is an iconic American image both nostalgic and hopeful. Do a google search for it and you’ll come up with 2,340,000 hits! It only makes sense when you consider that catch is a game that requires a volley, a give and a take, a groove, and a connection to get right. That’s why it’s such a good thing to learn from dear old Dad. Learn it early enough and you’ll never forget. This week, Cancer, you’re in your groove, you’ve got a volley, and it’s time to catch up on old projects, with old friends, and with yourself. So grab your mitt, get the ball, and head out into the yard! Play ball!
Andy Warhol was fascinated with the things that weren’t planned. He made entire films from the gaffes, the mistakes, the things everyone else wanted to leave on the cutting room floor. It’s all in how you look at it, Leo, and this week you’ll want to bear that in mind, since it’s time to face some hard facts about something you’ve been working on. The good news is that once you’ve faced the truth you’ll be closer than ever to actually completing it. At least you’ll know what to do next, and it might not be so hard after all. So cheer up! Your masterpiece is right around the corner masquerading as a big mistake!
You ever notice how when your house is clean it’s really irritating to even leave your coat on the couch whereas when it’s a complete mess leaving dirty dishes in the sink isn’t a big deal at all? The messier our life is the easier it is to ignore little messes when they pop up. This week things will be very clear, Virgo, maybe inconveniently so, since you won’t be able to ignore even a few dishes in your sink without cleaning them right away. The trick will be prioritizing the messes that really need your attention since they’ll be piling up at an alarming rate. Get your gloves on! It’s time for a little spring-cleaning!
In fairy tales there is always a catch attached to granted wishes. The best things in life may be free, but we still need to be careful what we wish for, since we might get it, and there’s nothing like getting what we wish for to realize it can’t make us happy. (See Gemini this week!) It’s tricky, ‘cause when we’re wishing, we’re creating something that doesn’t exist yet, so it’s hard to predict what we ought to be careful of. But maybe we don’t have to be careful, so much as mindful. Wish what you want, Libra, just remember the ship you’re creating may be something else entirely by the time it actually comes in.
Thich Nhat Hanh said, “There are two ways to wash the dishes. The first way is to wash the dishes in order to have clean dishes, the second way is to wash the dishes in order to wash the dishes.” In other words, if you wash the dishes to get them clean so you can move onto the next thing on your list than you miss twenty minutes of your life. Scorpio, you’ve got a lot on your plate this month, and you may be tempted to wash it in order to make room for more, but what if you wash the plate just to wash it? There will always be more things and there will always be now. Plate-spinning is its own reward!
Debate teams are sort of scary and sort of really cool at the same time. It’s kinda really cool to argue a side of an argument with a team and actually have rules and judges to decide who wins and who loses. Of course, in real life arguments and debates aren’t so easily nor so decisively won or lost, and usually we’re more invested in the topic itself than in the activity of debating it, so it’s a tricky thing. This week, Sag, you may find yourself seeing the other sides viewpoint a little more than you could last week, and it’s up to you whether you use this to your advantage or not. After all, maybe they’re right…
Years ago Sally Field won her second Oscar and spawned a series of late-night jokes and mockery with her acceptance speech, in which she has been famously misquoted as crying, “You like me! You really like me!” This week, Capricorn, you may feel some sympathy with her, since somehow, without doing it the way you were supposed to, and by doing it all wrong, you somehow got something right. The only thing marring your joy in getting it right is the niggling sense you don’t deserve it, since you didn’t do it the way you were supposed to. KNOCK THAT OFF, ninny goat. We DO like you! We do!
Being a celebrity puts a person in a bit of a quandary. All of a sudden you can’t just go out to your favorite hang-out anymore, you’ve got a responsibility you didn’t ask for to put random people at ease. This isn’t a problem if you like people and enjoy being with them, but what if you were always a bit anti-social to begin with and now you’ve got to be hyper social? Aquarius, people really want a lot from you right now and fortunately you’re in a position to deliver, as long as you keep focused on the reality of your situation and don’t get too caught up in the way you wish it were. Get ready for your spotlight!
The nervous system is responsible for relaying all the messages the brain sends to the body, most often without any conscious attention. Pisces, this week your nervous system is working overtime, and you may find yourself acting before you’ve had much conscious thought about anything. The cool thing is it will all work out exactly how you would have wanted it to if you HAD planned it, so go on, and be the bull in the china shop! We need a reminder about the impermanence of everything and the absolute absoluteness of it all, and you’re perfect to deliver the message. Pisces, you’ve got some nerve!
Till next week, that's it for me, Marvelous Readers! Be Safe, Courteous, and Happy!
Remember! You Have a Future!!!!!!