Week of: 3/1-7

Ay, Greek; and that shall be divulged well
In characters as red as Mars his heart.
Inflamed with Venus: never did young man fancy
With so eternal and so fix’d a soul.

Troilus in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, V.ii.312-6

March 7, 1901, the Bluebonnet is named the state flower.

And it’s time to think about the spring wildflowers in Texas. So as long the blooming flowers are pretty, let’s look on the lighter side…

Aries [3/23-4/20]: Old Mr. Jupiter usually makes writing a scope for a sign pretty easy. The only problem is that there is still a lot of water in the sky right now. I’m speaking astrologically, of course. And despite the benevolent influence of Jupiter, this water is winning the fight for your attention this week. Give in, feel the feelings, go with the flow. It’s not a fast trip downstream, no, it’s not really going to be like this. But it does remind me of the time I saved Bubba on the SchoolKill River. Ask him about that. Alas, I can’t save Aries this week, so just don’t let the soggy skies get you down. It doesn’t have to be like that long forgotten adventure in East Texas, on a turbulent stream.

Taurus [4/21-5/22]: A single thought entered my brain stem when I looked at your chart for this week. That thought felt all alone in there, and it finally made its way out after “knocking about a bit.” (The cat seems to think it left via the my right ear.) But like that single thought, there’s going to be a lot going for Taurus in the coming months. In the meantime, you had just better get used to the idea that Saturn is here, and Saturn is going to stay for a spell. He’s not not unfriendly, but he might let you feel that way. And he’s not without some good points, but once again, he might let you think that he’s all bad. Handle the thought process with care.

Gemini [5/23-6/21]: On one of my frequent trips to the British Museum, in London (U.K.), I found out that the classical definition of Circe was that she was a rather ornery goddess. Not so untypical because the Roman Pantheon of Gods and Goddesses has many characters with rather human foibles. And there’s this Circe type of energy floating along in Gemini this week. You might want to pop around to the British Museum to look this stuff up. For the terminally detailed oriented, there’s also another influence which is going to make you equally restless yet also homebound. Suggestions for the week? Clean house. Again. You will be surprised at what turns up in your own British Museum. [hint: start with the Reading Room.]

Cancer [6/22-7/22]: Remember your Geometry teacher in High School? Mine was a babe I had the hots for. Didn’t help me with the math, though. Now, if you recall, a triangle has three legs. The first leg of this weeks triangle is Mars in Scorpio. The second leg of the triangle is the Sun in Pisces. You, my fine Moon Child, yes, you, are the third leg. This is a good thing. In no other terms, it’s a great week to be active. The only thing that I worry about is a certain Cancer playing Street Hockey on In-line skates. So watch out for flying sticks, and make sure you wear your helmet. And remind me to bet on your team — you’re a winner this week. With Mars, though, I worry about your broken bones.

Leo [7/23-8/23]: Last week, we were worried about Leo. This week, we are definitely NOT worried about the sign of the Lion because this is a week filled with fun events, parties and the like because it’s just what you need, a chance to escape a little bit of the drudgery of the everyday existence, and not to worry about some of the more mundane details of life since the planets are lining up to give you a boost, and this little lift from the heavens is going to serve you well as the week begins to unfold — what with a Full Moon as an excuse party, and nothing much to worry about which might lead you to worry some, but that’s you’re own problem because you really don’t have many difficulties, at least, astrologically speaking.

Virgo [8/24-9/23]: There’s just a little touch of relief as Mercury moves out of your way, but there’s still a lingering feeling, you feel like you’ve got something about half-done, about half-baked, about half of whatever it is that has been so time consuming lately. And whatever this is, it’s still time to stop, pause, reflect, and put your keen Virgo instincts to work at figuring out what the problem might be. There’s also a fun side to the “oh so serious Virgo” and with the full moon, you need to let this fun loving Virgo out to play. Then get back to the problem of half. You will feel fractionally better after the full moon. This is better than just being fractious, too.

Libra [9/24-10/23]: There’s not a direct influence in Libra this week, not something that you can reach out and grab onto. It’s not like that at all. In fact, you are going to be coerced into trying to tease some meaning out the very fabric of air this week. Of course, this is none too daunting of a task for you. There is some nuance that holds meaning for you this week, and after examining the interplay of the planets and such, all I can suggest is to turn over a few rocks. Some little grub has a message, and you want to be careful — you don’t want to miss the important news. And if you miss the message of the worm, then figure all those little bugs make excellent bait, too — no wasted motions, this week.

Scorpio [10/24-11/23]: Mars — the planet voted most likely to exemplify a Scorpio — lines up with the Sun this week. In a good way. Make that last comment read “in a great way” and I really hope you catch the subtle idea here. Time to be moving along with some good news for Scorpio. There’s a certain degree of emotional fulfillment that you get this week, and it’s sort of like getting a new computer delivered to your door, something that you think is really useful and fun, delivered from a mail order place. I’m not saying this is the way it will happen, but you get the idea, you catch on to the sentiment of the moment. And this moment lasts all week, more or less. Just be careful when firing up the newly rebuilt boat motor this week — make sure you have enough lubricant to make everything run smoothly. Or make sure you have the right wires connected. Smoke coming out of a motor is good, it’s called exhaust. Smoke coming out of a computer is generally regarded as bad.

Sagittarius [11/24-12/21]: There you have it, my fine Sagittarius friend, there you have it. One of the feminist asteroids is lining up with Pluto in a big way, and this making for some powerful energy in your life. Thinking about getting married? Haven’t you ever listened to my advice about your sign, nay, OUR sign and wedding bells? I know, it the early spring, and the first hint of the spring is wafting in the air. Along with that first hint of spring, there’s also a lot of pollen. Should have warned you. But this little asteroid influence, wedding bells notwithstanding, is a fleeting one, and it’s impact is over at the end of the week. Just don’t say “I do” to anything more permanent. A well placed “maybe” is much more expedient this time.

Capricorn [12/22-1/20]: There’s a place, and I’m obviously borrowing a little bit of an idea from a Gemini cartoonist, but this place is called “relationship heck.” It’s not that bad, nor is it that deep, nor is it that dark. It’s more like a gray area. And you’re romantic relationship is entering into this place. Relationship Heck. The best news is that it could be worse. So buckle up, maybe drop a favorite Pisces a note, and continue on through the rest of the week This romantic heck isn’t going to last very long. It’s just a fleeting influence from the smaller planets, and it will all be over soon.

Aquarius [1/21-2/18]: Like the good soul that you are, humor is your key element this week. In fact, do you best to get away from the office, away from the house, and, as sacrilege as it sounds, away from the fishing boat. You need to take a break and laugh it all off. I’ll promise that it is getting better. You just don’t realize it yet. And there’s nothing like a good guffaw to relieve some of the stress you’ve been feeling lately. So get out and doing something that is amusing, and do something that is amusing AND funny. You need to shake it all out with a twisted mirth. And if you hear any good jokes, then send them my way.

Pisces [2/19-3/22]: It’s a special time for a special Pisces. Let dear sweet Bubbette Ann Marie know that you love her. Her email address is Textile@aol.com, and it would be real nice if all the Pisces got together and dropped her a note, wishing her well. The rest of the Pisces, for this week, well, there are some birthdays of note. And the usual item I admonish during a week like this is to exercise just a little bit of caution. If anyone can help, Ann Marie (and the rest of the Pisces) need a chauffeur driven limousine this week. Either that, or a ride in the truck — but let someone else drive. Definitely let some one else drive.

About the author: Born and raised in a small town in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel spent years honing his craft in trailer park in South Austin. He hates writing about himself in third person. More at KramerWetzel.com.

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