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we travel around the sun at 18 miles a second...rob

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    new england fall on my mind......just waiting for the hands of the clock to point towards the weekend........

    Free Will Astrology
    horoscopes for week of October 17, 2002

    Aries (March 21-April 19)

    Picture yourself carrying freshly cut orchids through wind-swept city streets. You're on your way to offer them as a gift to someone you adore. Imagine what it feels like to hold the delicate stems in your hand. Your grip must be firm enough to keep them from falling, yet gentle enough so that you don't crush them. Now and then, a stiff breeze threatens the blooms, moving you to pull them protectively towards your chest and raise your elbows to create a windbreak. The mood I just invoked, Aries, should be the spirit you bring to every one of your important experiences in the coming week.


    Taurus (April 20-May 20)

    Thou shalt embrace the big bad contradictions, baby. That's your first commandment in the coming week. The second commandment is this: Thou shalt tickle the crazy-making incongruities. Third: Thou shalt give hickeys to the mysterious ambiguities. Fourth: Thou shalt give your most intimate, seductive attention to the slippery paradoxes. Commandment number five: Thou shalt say sexy prayers of gratitude for the contradictions, incongruities, ambiguities, and paradoxes that are making you so much wiser and deeper and cuter.



    Gemini (May 21-June 20)

    Every August, the temporary city of Burning Man sprouts up in the Nevada desert. A mix of festival, outdoor museum, performance art venue, and survivalist challenge, it's populated by 25,000 freaks: the exact people who are most interesting to me. Nowhere I've ever been is more like utopia; it's my personal version of Disneyland. And yet I didn't attend this year. Instead I stayed home and threw myself into orientation week at my daughter's new school. So rather than dancing night after night till dawn under the Milky Way with slippery hordes of blissed-out, half-naked bohemians, I sat on hard chairs during long meetings with earnest parents discussing how to nurture our children's education. I wasn't motivated by a sense of sacrifice in making this decision, but simply opted for a different kind of pleasure. You'll soon have a comparable choice, Gemini.


    Cancer (June 21-July 22)

    For much of his career, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Merrill was renowned for work that was well-grounded, lucidly crafted, and formal in style. But while assembling his sprawling mystical epic, The Changing Light of Sandover, he used a ouija board to solicit the input of disembodied spirits, including several archangels and the souls of dead writers W. H. Auden and Gertrude Stein. I'd like to make him your patron saint for the coming weeks, Cancerian. Let him inspire you to push beyond what's worked so well for you before. Cash in on the risks that your success has earned you. Without sacrificing any of your sweet powers of discrimination, expose yourself to provocative voices from outside your usual sphere of influence.



    Leo (July 23-August 22)

    Happy Disinhibition Week, Leo! Here are a few of the myriad ways you might choose to observe this liberating holiday. 1. Stop denying yourself any pleasure that would be good for you to indulge. 2. Dissolve taboos that were wise safeguards when you first installed them but have now become unnecessary. 3. Rethink the reasons you regard certain realms of experience as off-limits. 4. Journey to a place you've never dreamed of visiting in a million years. 5. Extend compassion to an aspect of yourself you've always rejected or been ashamed of. 6. Open your mind to a political position or spiritual idea you've long rejected.



    Virgo (August 23-September 22)

    I've been working on a do-it-yourself manual for the new "Just Drop It" school of psychotherapy. It'll be pretty short. In the introduction, I'll tell you to procure a cheap briefcase and fill it up with a hundred pounds of rocks. On page two I'll suggest that you imagine the briefcase is stuffed with emotional baggage you can't seem to let go, memories you love to hate, and annoying frustrations you never get tired of complaining about. The third page will insinuate that maybe you should actually carry this terrible burden around with you everywhere you go for an entire week. On the fourth and last page, I'll offer the simple, elegant cure: JUST DROP IT!



    Libra (September 23-October 22)

    If I were to make a fictional movie based on your life right now, I'd include vignettes of you tracking down a stolen batch of plutonium, discovering a cache of 1,850-year-old gold chalices in a remote cave, and serving as the entertainment director-cum-spiritual advisor on a submarine cruising beneath the ice of the Arctic basin. Those events wouldn't bear a factual resemblance to what you're going through, of course, but they'd convey a sense of the shadowy successes unfolding beneath the surface of your daily life.


    Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

    Years ago, my friend Eva went through hard times while living in the Sinai region of Egypt. Her Bedouin husband had turned violent. As an outsider, she got no help from the rest of the nomadic tribe. She fled into the wilderness, where she became almost feral as she struggled to survive. In desperation, she climbed Mt. Sinai, where Moses had brokered the Ten Commandments. Bramble-haired, starving, dancing without rest, she chanted the names of God for three days. At last a divine dispensation descended upon her: a vivid vision of a certain house on a certain street in Dhahab, a city on the Red Sea, where she could find sanctuary. She made her way to the place and was miraculously taken in there by an old couple that nursed her back to sanity. The turning point you're at, Scorpio, isn't as drastic as Eva's, but it's enough to warrant an act as dramatic as climbing Mt. Sinai and chanting the names of God for three days.

    Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

    Among all the ordeals you've had to endure in the past, Sagittarius, a few have been more valuable than others. That time you were used as collateral in a high-stakes gamble by a fantasy-prone trickster, for instance: It dramatically boosted your emotional IQ. You got similar benefits from that bogus savior who, as it turned out, never saw you for who you really were. Now it's finally time to enjoy the educational riches you harvested through those previous torments. They guarantee that your next ordeal will be like being forced to eat one too many bowls of ice cream.


    Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

    The German religious reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546) was fond of referring to the faculty of reason as a "damned whore." He believed it got in the way of faith and prevented us humans from knowing God directly. Though I regard my ability to think clearly as one of my most prized assets, I do confess to having some of Luther's mistrust about it. Like all of us, I have corrupted my logical mind by using it to disguise and rationalize my emotional biases. Can you imagine being able to suspend every last one of your preconceptions so that you might evaluate each situation with scrupulously objective eyes? It's an almost impossible task, but you can make great strides towards this goal in the coming weeks.

    Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

    Can you pat yourself on the back and kiss yourself on the lips and whisper sweet nothings in your own ear -- even as you kick yourself in the butt? I hope so, Aquarius. You need large doses of praise and encouragement along with moderate amounts of gentle criticism, and you're the only one I trust to pull it all off with just the right touch. Here's a suggestion: Use just one foot, not both, to apply the motivating force to your posterior, and don't even think about doing it until after you've showered yourself with gifts.



    Pisces (February 19-March 20)

    More than ever, Pisces, you need to honor your dark fluidity and melancholy sweetness. You have a duty to pay reverence to your most poignant longings. You owe it not only to yourself but to the whole world to nurture the part of you that resembles the aurora borealis. To aid and abet this work, I suggest you memorize the following poem by your Russian soul sister Marina Tsvetaeva: "What shall I do, by nature and trade/ a singing creature/ as I go over the bridge of my enchanted visions, that cannot be weighed in a/ world that deals only in weights and measures?"
     
  2. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    sloppy seconds

    tic toc, tic toc...austin gets a another year older sometime this week
     
  4. A Fire Inside

    A Fire Inside Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 5, 2001 Messages: 1,836 Likes Received: 0
    too much ice cream! i'm a vegan....
     
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    well happy birthday then Libran !
     
  6. platapie

    platapie Guest

    dont know hwo to take this one.



    Years ago, my friend Eva went through hard times while living in the Sinai region of Egypt. Her Bedouin husband had turned violent. As an outsider, she got no help from the rest of the nomadic tribe. She fled into the wilderness, where she became almost feral as she struggled to survive. In desperation, she climbed Mt. Sinai, where Moses had brokered the Ten Commandments. Bramble-haired, starving, dancing without rest, she chanted the names of God for three days. At last a divine dispensation descended upon her: a vivid vision of a certain house on a certain street in Dhahab, a city on the Red Sea, where she could find sanctuary. She made her way to the place and was miraculously taken in there by an old couple that nursed her back to sanity. The turning point you're at, Scorpio, isn't as drastic as Eva's, but it's enough to warrant an act as dramatic as climbing Mt. Sinai and chanting the names of God for three days
     
  7. jades_blue

    jades_blue Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 1,019 Likes Received: 0
    platapie -- the coincidences in which you are following are leading you to a point where perhaps, you are going to have to do something important (maybe dramatic) to find the answers that you need in order to get on the right path.

    That's my take on it at least. *shrug*
     
  8. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    i need a cute taurus chick to sit right on my face...
     
  9. jades_blue

    jades_blue Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 1,019 Likes Received: 0
    how about one that posts above and below you?
     
  10. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    ab-so-lute-ly
     
  11. jades_blue

    jades_blue Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 1,019 Likes Received: 0
    your wish has been granted. twice.



    -i'm bored.
     
  12. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    i'm bored as well. shower's looking good right about now. nothing like getting spiffey to impress crusty punk chicks...

    -i really didn't catch that right away.

    much obliged though.
     
  13. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    why ms. blue, such a pleasure, and to what de we owe this honor too?

    fr8oh youre killing me dunny.....
     
  14. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    i just shot my car off wheel ramps and jackstands!!

    OOFAH! didn't break anything but she needs some undercoating touchup and the muffler's got some battle scars...
     
  15. beardo

    beardo Guest

    well, i sure hope so..
     
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