"Our loves and comforts should increase
Even as our days do grow!"
Shakespeare's Othello, The Moor of Venice [II.i.195-6]
Aries: I got so tired of the misrepresented facts of Mercury Retrograde I wrote a book to dispel the myths. Looking for trouble? It will find you, doesn't matter what the planets say. What I'd like are some solutions to problems. Why I wrote the book. The book can be found at astrofish.net/books, for starters, or from your favorite retailer. Why am I pushing a copy of my book on you? As an Aries, you'll find the book short and to the point, unlike many of my horoscopes. It will also suggest that you push ahead with whatever you're working on, just be aware of the usual pitfalls that can accompany a backwards Mercury. It's also about, like my book, going over something we've covered before. That simple. Previously covered work.
Taurus: I rode a regular Amtrak train for a while, as a commuter special. Worked well for me as I lived close enough to the station in Austin, it was, for me, walking distance. Perfect. That train ride got me used to the idea of train music and there's a long history of music that features trains. Lonesome cowboys riding the rails, old blues numbers, all that railroad music. As one more modern (Austin) musician noted though, "The sounds of trains only remain in the memories of the ones like me..." (Steve Fromholz - Gemini) I kept thinking about a train image for Taurus. The usual metaphor is that there's a train coming, get out of the way.