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Week of: Jun 24-30

"What a damned Epicurean rascal is this?"
Francis Ford in Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor (II.ii.276)

Aries: Of course, most Aries will not agree with me, but that doesn't ,matter, we need to agree to disagree on this minor point: it is a good week filled with the rewards of many efforts. In fact, the chief reward should have something to do with a romantic relationship which feels like it is based upon some kind of fate-approved destiny. The only problem is an emotional opposition to allowing good things to happen, like this fine hand of fate.

Taurus: You've had your eye on some one for a long time now, and you keep wondering if you should make a move any time soon. Probably not. The very thing that is holding you back from making any kind of forward advancement in this relationship is your mind being overly active. While questions are a good exercise, too many questions kind freeze up your heart, rather than warming it up, like it's supposed to be.

Gemini: I warned you about relationships right now, but did you listen? Of course not. With Mars and Venus playing celestial tag with each other in your sign, you really feel the heat for the relationship stuff. To exacerbate matters, your poor heart feels like it is out on your sleeves again. My suggestion is to wear sleeveless shirts this week (thereby reducing heart troubles).

Cancer: So you've got a birthday month in full swing? I would take a lesson from something besides Western Astrology, and I would look out. There is a annoyingly loud and noisome holiday right around the corner, it's a good time to learn to duck. Get ready fro a rollicking week coming up. And if you are an early Cancer, then Happy Birthday this week.

Leo: No bad news this week for Leo. None at all. And for some of you, this might prove a bit troublesome just because there is nothing that you should be looking out for. The week starts off with a slow fizzle and builds towards a good weekend for you. Emotions might seem a bit frayed by the pyrotechnics, but why not just sit back and enjoy the party? You will find yourself in the limelight one more time.

Virgo: You are feeling a bit pensive this week, and frankly, I would enjoy the added mental clarity that comes your way. Your normally incisive mind is further heightened so enjoy the good use of insight. Make an effort, this week, to do something constructive for yourself. You'll feel better even if the act looks like it is selfish. Being a little selfish every once in a while, is a good thing.

Libra: The Moon goes roaring across you early in the week, making for an exciting time. Your emotions are on the edge this week, too, so some caution is advised. Not too much, caution, though, because you don't want to ruin a good thing. Feel good about something this week. It will help. And, you will find that you are in a good position to effect some resolution to one particular problem you've been dealing with lately. Tackle the one problem, and not too many, this week.

Scorpio: There's one thing I love about a Scorpio. Actually, there are lots of things to love about a Scorpio, but the attribute which figures so prominently this week is the the tenacious ability to get to the bottom of something. Use this energy wisely, my good Scorpio friend, because it doesn't come in this strong too often. Trust your own judgment, not some one else's. This is a good week to ferret out information that you have been seeking.

Sagittarius: The fireworks arrive a little bit early this week. That's what it feels like. The slow crescendo builds towards the weekend, and by Thursday or Friday, you might be close to exploding. Just like some of the fireworks that are for sale along the roadside. Don't you love this time of year? Just be careful with those sticky, interpersonal relationships right now, no need to harm something that doesn't deserve the harm. Watch you mouth.

Capricorn: Well, dear Capricorn, we are waiting on a lot of things this week.. If you are a Christmas baby, then this week is your official "Half-Birthday" and you should enjoy that special day. Get out and do something for yourself. Just don't overexert yourself on this half birthday celebration. With Jupiter (the lucky star) all over you, games of chance, lady luck, and dame fortune are all smiling on you. Use it or lose it.

Aquarius: Deep seated changes in the way you relate to other people is the concept for he week. Work with me on this: you are going to learn a new way to encounter people this week. Approach this as a learning experience, and you can truly benefit from it.

Pisces: You know, as I go through the year with you, I have watched the tide swell up on your relationships, watched the water crest, and finally, this week, watch it subside a little. "Don't panic," as one author suggests, because the changing waters of life for your are in for one more change. Just hold on this week. As if that were any problem.

Week of: Jun. 17-23

"Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues/We write in water." Just like Griffith says, in King Henry VIII (IV.ii.46-6) Now think about that in terms of Ancient Egyptian Astrology where the Cancer was considered the House of the Soul. Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Aries: Despite what other, lesser, astrologers might tell you, this is a good week for Aries because there is a strong amount of "flowing" energy going your direction. The one problem you're going to encounter this week is that all this flowing energy is trying to flow you right back into bed. You will discover that you can be late, and it will be okay. You will encounter a higher degree of forgiveness than usual. And, because of this, you will tempted to take the week off and stay in bed just because you can get away with it. (hint: it's not really a good idea)

Taurus: Okay, dear Taurus friend, this is the week to go forth and make money. Don't ask question, don't wonder why, just get out there and make some money. The time is ripe. It's a season for you to clean up in the area where you earn income. Of this we can both be sure. You will find that your business insight has been a little foggy lately. Like getting up too early in the morning. The fog has lifted, the sun is out. Go forward and make some serious bread.

Gemini: From last week's emotional roller coaster, it's back to love and work these days. Gemini's are often depicted as being scattered, that "twin" thing, or maybe the Mercury (your ruler) thing, or maybe the Mutable Air thing. Whatever the case, as the case may be, you guys are wound tighter than a bloated tick' belly this week. But if you maintain this frenzied pace, you will find that you can a lot of work out of the way.

Cancer: The sun rolls into Cancer, and there's a new Moon just celebrate and set everything off. This is a great week for the cocoon thing. You guys love, you know that. I would prefer to build a nest on a new bass boat, but you have yet to listen to me about that. Why start whining about a new boat with Cancer Birthdays all here now?

Leo: This is it -- the final dark before the big party. The sun is officially in your 12th House which means that it feels like nothing is going to go your way. You will probably be very tempted to act childish right now, particularly this week. Don't get that attitude with me, I just report the facts! As soon as you can, remember that it's that old, foolish Sun who is making you this way. We have some other pitfalls ahead, so keep your eyes set on a Birthday Bash.

Virgo: The week starts out slow, didn't it? Gets a lot better now, doesn't it? Go do the Virgo thing and clean house, or clean your office, or something like that. You have been in such a state lately, I swear! Get ready for the weekend because that long lost love is coming back to you -- what's it been? A week? A month? A year? A decade? They are on their way back to you this week. Let me know when they arrive.

Libra: You incisive mind is finally feeling a little bit better because you are a little more willing to go with the flow this week. Last week was good for money deals. So is this week, only, I would exercise a little more caution around a business deal which is a little too structured. All those rules and clauses may not be filled out properly. Check the red tape, one more time.

Scorpio: Other than a little emotional insight into yourself and your reactions to certain events, there isn't too much to report to you this week. You feel a little bit on the good side. No bad hair days this week, at least, you're not supposed to have any. Of course, with no bad things happening, you might generate a few of your own, just for the sake of amusement.

Sagittarius: Well, the almighty pressure is off, if only for a little while. I still remember, back in Nov. 1995, when Pluto hit Sagittarius first. I did a half dozen readings, and the first four were early degree of Sagittarius. The predominant theme then, as it is now, is relationships, only you are now heading into the healing aspect of the planets. I sure hope things are getting better for you.

Capricorn: The good news is that you are in wonderful spirits. The bad news is that you seem to be out of step with the rest of the world. In other words, as good as you feel, not everyone seems to appreciate your cheery manner this week. don't let them get you down, whoever "them" is, but remember: not everyone likes a cheerful morning person.

Aquarius: Relationship problems seem to be flaring up this week. Just when you thought you had put all that romantic stuff to rest, here it is again, all over. Not much we can do about it, is there? I wish I had some epic words of advice, but here's Helena from Midsummer's Night's Dream "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind." (I.i.234-235) Remember that as you go forth this week.

Pisces: Relax a little. This is the quiet before the storm. There looks like there have been some problems at work, and this situation is not getting any better. It will improve over time, but this week is not a good week to assert yourself too loudly. If you do so, it will likely as not fall on apparently deaf ears. If I can convince you to, just hold off for a little while. You time will come. But you knew that already.

Week of: June 10 - 16

"Draw your neck out of you collar."
In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (I.i.4)

Aries: Many people cringe where they hear the word "karma" as if there is always something bad that's going to happen. In FGS terminology, karma refers to past lives with ex-wives and other sundry affairs which need to be cleaned up. Then there are also the rewards of hard work. You get to reap what you have sown, or, in more common language, think nice things and good things happen. what's that New Orlean's expression, the French one?

Taurus: The last of the dynamic duo heads out of your sign, and this leaves you feeling a little peckish. In fact, this would be good time to cozy up to a nice, neat Virgo for some action. That doesn't necessarily imply romance, but a partnership of some kind is in the wind, with a Virgo, later this week. Make sure the house is clean.

Gemini: Five star line up this week as Mercury, that impetuous ruler of yours, Mars, Venus, the Sun and the Moon all weave their way into your sign. Too bad Venus is still acting like an errant child, too, so romance doesn't hit full force -- at least, not yet. But you are getting wound up tight as can be, and things are looking up. You are really, really active right now. The New Moon is a great time to begin some new endeavor. Just watch the romance right now.

Cancer: Your money tree looks like it will bare fruit. That's the good news. It doesn't look like this harvest will come too soon, though, and you need to be aware of that. Relationships, especially of the romantic variety, seem to be a bit on edge lately, as if some one has irritated a sore a spot. Sorry about that. Just remember: in an outboard motor, there is a proper mixture of oil and gas to make the engine run smoothly. Make sure you have the right amount of oil to make the relationship motor run well.

Leo: The week starts out on an emotionally upbeat note. That's the good news. But by the end of the week, there are these little fears, not the big ones,mind you, just the little ones which all come crawling into your mind. I'm not a therapist, nor do I play one of TV, but some sort of self-help direction wouldn't be too bad, if nothing else, just to relieve yourself of these needless fears. And I won't tell anyone that a Leo might have some fear.

Virgo: Everybody else is having a tough go of it, and why should you be any different? At least, that should be your perspective for this week. In fact, just to address this specifically, have you ever thought about cleaning out the tackle box? Get all those nasty pieces of bait which have mutated into a new life form out of there? Straighten up around your workplace, too, because you are going to need a sense of order going into the weekend.

Libra: I've been accused of picking on Libra's because they can be so indecisive. It's that Scales and Balance thing, you know, the Libra ability to see everything from both sides. The deal is this: this week, you have a certain decisive quality about you, rather than an indecisive quality. Good week to fish or cut bait, as that proverbial expression goes, because you will find that your mind is razor sharp, and you can make quick (and accurate) decisions.

Scorpio: This week, the Scorpio tendency not to change is a good thing. There will be some unexpected events which will try to knock your off your path to destiny. Don't let the little guys get in your way right now. These events can be minor distractions, or they can be major occurrences which really shake you. Of course, after what you've been through already, nothing can be that serious, right?

Sagittarius: There is a great change going right now. And you are part of the leadership material for the next millennium. Good news. "Bad news?" you Sagittarius's ask. Sometimes we try to hold onto our home life a little too much. Relax and be a bit more carefree. Life is going to be good. And the planetary influence right now is merely asking for a change, not demanding it.

Capricorn: How's dream land, dear Capricorn friend? Hope all is well out there. You have all the drive and ability to achieve those things you want this week. Don't let aspirations which fall a little short of perfect get you down. There is a tendency, especially this week, to let a dream fade away because the harsh real world isn't as pretty as the picture you held in your head. You have to be willing to strive for the perfection. Kind of sounds like Virgo thing, doesn't it?

Aquarius: "He was like an exchange student from Uranus." is what Mick says in Michael Bishop's book, Count Geiger Blues. Sort of hits you in real big way this week because you feel a little at odds with the world. There is all kinds of good energy flowing your way, good car karma this week, good ability to communicate, good just about everything. And that's why you feel like you are on another planet. Like Mick says.

Pisces: I wouldn't say that it was going to a be a challenging week, but there have been better times. Fortunately, for you, you have such an ebullient attitude these days that none of this mess will get you down. There you go, all week long, merrily making your way through the world while it seems like everyone else is turning to you with their problems. Help where you can, but I was strongly advise against any new self-help projects this week for you.

Week of: May 27 - June 2
"Woe upon ye, and all such false professor!"
in Shakespeare's Henry VIII (III.i.114-5)
Mercury goes direct on May 27. Oh joy.

Aries: Other Astrologers might have words of warning, seeing as how the mighty Saturn, Laord of Karma, is traipsing through the early degrees of your sign. While this can be considered a challenge, it also brings certain elements with it -- Karma ain';t always a bad thing, you know -- and there is the tenuous strain of music, a romantic melody, playing on a lute, somewhere in the back of your head. Romance is not yet full in the air, but I would be on the lookout for a new star-crossed fling soon. Or new light on an old relationship.

Taurus: Now that Mercury is completely finished heaping havoc upon you, Mars and Mercury are playing tag. This usually means relationships are brought sharply into focus. Now, which way do you want to go with these relationships? With the searing influence of the Red One (Mars), I would urge you to jump all over that new fling and enjoy it for what it's worth. Just watch your driving and be careful with sharp objects, like when your cleaning fish, making sushi or slicing bait.

Gemini: Venus is doing mean little retro number on you this week. Sorry about that. This means that the new relationship is under pressure. It's not like you haven't already had enough pressure as it is, it's more like a cosmic joke. But I don't guess that you find the humor of the universe very funny this week. If only you would lighten up some, then things wouldn't appear to be so bad. Step back and contemplate just where you are in this relationship. You know you needed some perspective.

Cancer: Work is difficult this week. Romance is difficult this week. You're busy trying to take steps forward but it feels like you have one foot nailed to the floor. Look on the bright side, while you are going around in circles, at least nothing will get stolen because you are nailed down. If I were in your boots, Bubba, I would watch my wallet -- some one wants into it, and I don't think that it is a friendly person.

Leo: Leo. What can a humble Astrologer tell a Leo for this week? Not much. In fact, you probably won't even be reading this week's 'scope because nothing is happening right now. That's it. A lot of nothing. Unless, of course, you allow me to remind you to start gearing up for your birthday party. But even with that bit of information, I still get Leo's who complain because that's all I ever talk about for this sign. So? So enjoy yourself this week.

Virgo: You will find that you have lots of energy this week, and the nasty old retro thing is over. That's the good news. The even better news is that you will also experience a much lighter attitude this week, too. In fact, you will find yourself downright happy a few times. Go ahead, enjoy the glow. Makes the other signs really, really nervous to see a happy Virgo. Let them worry this week.

Libra: Poor old much maligned Libra. I keep promising new and better things coming up, but this week, you seem to be holding onto old baggage a bit too much. Just let go! Sure, and if I knew how that was accomplished, I would write a self help book and make a lot of money. But try letting go of some of the old fears -- you're down with a lot of the inward contemplation stuff. Really.

Scorpio: Well, the troubles are almost over. But it has been a tough haul here lately, now hasn't it? No chance of more work and now the unemployment checks are late. The solution is to not kill the postage person. Just because the check is late doesn't mean that there is some one, some where, plotting to make you miserable. But I bet you've felt like that lately. Bad time for fishing with explosives -- doesn't work and it's against the laws in most states.

Sagittarius: The first of the week is a downer and the last of the week is an upper -- almost like you were getting ready to go out of town, or something. Well, the weekend travel plans look great, if that's in your schedule. If not, then you might want to consider a getaway of some kind. Doesn't hurt to have bag packed, just in case that guy from the Sunday Morning Fishing Show should call you up and ask you to help with a show this weekend. There's just something wrong with a Sagittarius as a Production Assistant -- what is wrong with this picture?

Capricorn: Jupiter is smack dab in the middle of your sign. And Saturn, your ruling planet, is smack dab squaring you. One way or another, you feel like one of those Salmon: Spawn To Death! Well, it was a nice sentiment for a Capricorn. You really liked the swimming upstream part best because that's what it feels like right now. All that money, just waiting to be made, and you can't get your hands on it right now.

Aquarius: You guys, I swear, if there ever was a sign luckier than a Sagittarius, it would have to be an Aquarius, especially right now. Use this new found luck and put it to work. No, here at FGS World Headquarters, we don't endorse gambling, but this would be a good week for you to buy a lottery ticket. If you do win, you could always donate a mere one-tenth to your astrologer. He would be ever so grateful.

Pisces : The love which was in the air, sees to have flitted off some where else. Nothing we can do about that. Sorry guys, it was just a fling, really. It's okay, sometimes even a Pisces can make a bad judgement call about a relationship. You were supposed to learn something from this romance, and that's a fine sentiment, but what does that really mean? Learn to make better choices about fishing partners next week. There's always another Bass Tournament next weekend. Get out to the lake.

Week of: May 20 - 26

Here's to Mercury:

"If she lives till doomsday she'll burn a week longer than the whole world."
in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (III.ii.97-98)

Aries: Work. School. Work. Nose to the grindstone. More work. Other Peoples' Mistakes at work. These are a few of the themes this week. You will notice that the operative phrase concentrates on a four letter word: work. So? So there is lots of it this week. Go ahead, move and make some more money. You can always blame it on Mercury.

Taurus: Now that all the Taurus birthdays are over, you will think you have taken quite the beating from the stars. Between the fierce energy of Mars and the unsettling effort of Mercury, and then, to top it all off, the Sun itself compounding and amplifying all the problems, well, with all of these elements at work, you need a vacation. Just wait until next week to rest because the stars (and odds) are still against you. Blame it on Mercury.

Gemini: The sun comes strolling on into Gemini, but with that other pesky stuff going on, it isn't too good of a Birthday Week. Doesn't mean that life isn't good this week, but there have been better days, and especially, there have been better birthdays. If you are having problems reading this or understanding what I'm trying to tell you, you can always blame it on Mercury.

Cancer: Despite the problems that other people are encountering this week, you will find your attitude is definitely lighter, you are perhaps happier, and there is hope in your life, and maybe even a spring in your step. Look out, Bubba, the stars are really stacked against you right now. Despite the "new attitude" you should be careful. Blame it on Mercury.

Leo: Well, we're done with that, the little tantrum you threw? I sure hope so because the stars are beginning their annual pilgrimage towards your sign and the Summer Party Bonanza. Don't confirm any plans just yet, though, because there are still some details which should be left up in the air. If people ask about this, just shrug and say, "Blame it on Mercury."

Virgo: The week rolls in with a whimper and you seem to be taking this Mercury thing way to seriously. Then, as life changes, it all gets better. Like, in the middle of the week as the Moon shifts into your sign. Then there is a distinct climatic change in your attitude. Of course, everyone around you will remain sour but that's just so you can blame it on Mercury.

Libra: The problem with being a Libra is that you can usually, if not always, see both sides of a difficult situation. As an example, Libra's a great when it comes to arguing both sides of problem. Often as not, the Libra doesn't need an opponent. Can be quite convenient. The problem is that all the headway you have made lately seems to be headed down the proverbial tubes. What's the answer? Blame it on Mercury.

Scorpio: Using your razor-like eye for detail (it's a metaphor, Bubba), you have uncovered some great truth, hidden deep within you own inner resources. What's that mean to real folk? You figured something out, a puzzle in your life. Or maybe it was the jigsaw puzzle with the missing piece and you found the missing piece. You are a hero this week. All that limelight -- blame it on Mercury.

Sagittarius: some of the vague rumblings and ratings which have been plaguing you for the last few months will now, thankfully enough, shut up. Doesn't mean that the problem goes away, or that the problem is solved. No, that's negative by any stretch of the imagination. But the problems are buried, if only for a little while. When they resurface, you can blame it on Mercury.

Capricorn: Unlike some other signs who are too flaky to mention, Capricorns are never going to be accused of engaging in a dream like trance for hours on end. Well, not usually, anyway. Perhaps you've been more contemplative this week, more inward directed. Maybe you've been caught staring out the window, transfixed with a minute detail in the far distance. Maybe you just didn't get enough sleep the night before. Whatever the case, you can always blame it on Mercury.

Aquarius: There always seems like there is just one Aquarius out there who is fighting against all odds, on lone character who is carrying the banner forward, trying desperately to move ahead with his or her agenda while facing insurmountable odds. Does this feel like you this week? If so, you can always blame it on Mercury.

Pisces: You know, there is some rule that says that "anything which begins well-ends badly." I don't want to sound like the eternal pessimist, but that relationship you were just entertaining, the lovely little thoughts of marriage, the little white house with a picket fence, two cats frolicking on the front lawn, well, all of that is going up in smoke this week. Doesn't mean the end of the world, just one more dashed dream. I warned you first. Blame it on Mercury.

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