Sort of like horoscopes...

You know the kind of blog post you don’t want to write because, well, you’ve kind of got a broken-ish heart, and you know that you'll be fine, and everyone’s been there, and it just seems kind of cliché’d and trite to even write about?  But it's sort of on your mind?  Yeah, that’s the kind this is trying not to be.

Aries (3/21 – 4/19): I guess everyone is doing the very best they can along their own sorry little path.  Yeah.  That's actually true.  No one sets out to be mean-spirited.  So be grateful for the good and true moments in your life, and forgive the rest. In fact, those moments come at you so fast that you really need to be careful in order not to miss anything. Be that. Be that careful, tender person who doesn't miss a single good thing.

Taurus (4/20 – 5/20):  Of the thirty seven confirmed signs of ugliness, you don't even have one.  Not even close.  Share your lovely self out in the world, and enjoy your blessings.

Gemini (5/21 – 6/21):  Gemini, if you were born in Nicaragua and had a whole different life, I think we'd be riding the bus together, selling home made baked goods, wearing frilly aprons, and laughing.  Let's do that anyway.  Life gets hard and then it gets easy again.  Be patient.

Cancer (6/22 – 7/21):  There are two kinds of people:  the kind who's like, "wait, you said you work at the DMV?  I don't believe it.  Lemme see a paystub."  And the kind who's like, "Well, I can totally see how you'd feel like you worked at the DMV, it was such a long line you were in that day, it must have felt like you worked there. I get it, it's not actually a lie."  I dunno, which is worse?

Leo (7/23 – 8/22):  I know, it's hard to not keep waiting by the internet for a sign, some kind of sign.  Here it is:  the internet's got nothin' you need.

Virgo (8/23 – 9/22): Believe it or not, I'm not a real hockey player, but I do know this: the goalie can only lose the game for the team, they never win it. That's just the way it is.

Libra (9/23 – 10/22): So, you know that thing when you think what's going on is that someone has a broken wing, and you're all gentle and sweet with them, help them nurse the wing back for months, and are patient with the fact that they can't fly, but the second the wing feels better, they're all, "whoa, no, I never did have a broken wing, never did like you anyway.  I'm flying directly into another nest. I was just practicing saying nice stuff. You seriously didn't think I meant any of it, did you?"  Yeah, I know that thing too.  Be grateful for that person, for they're a great gift on your path towards enlightenment. If you can find compassion for him, your life will be excellent.

Scorpio (10/23 – 11/21):  Hola!  You lovely complex Scorpios, just let it be easy for now.  Don't answer the phone if you don't feel like it, show off your chaco tan, and relax. 

Sagittarius (11/22 – 12/21): You know when you're out of town and miss a bunch of big news, like Egypt lost their pres, and Wisconsin is not for solidarity, and there's something going on in Tunisia, but you really feel so out of the loop that you're not sure you can catch up?  Well, here it is, straight up:  there is no loop.  Just this moment, so be honest and kind in it.

Capricorn (12/22 – 1/19): Sometimes you sign up for a tour, and you're told there's going to be a lake, and a waterfall, and maybe some monkeys.  But after a while of walking on the hot dirt road, the tour guide says, "um, yeah, about the lake.... it dried up.  And the monkeys?  Well, they moved to another part of the forest.  There used to be a waterfall."  Don't begrudge the tour guide.  Its not their fault that the monkeys moved.

Aquarius (1/20 – 2/18): Sometimes, you find yourself at an international poetry festival, and you can't  understand a word that anyone's saying because it's in a different language, but still, you can tell it's poetry, and you know that someone took their deepest feelings and placed them into the best words they could gather, and polished them, gently blew life on them, and released them into the world as an offering.  Even though you have no idea what it's about, you can still tell it's true and good.  Trust that that exists in the world.

Pisces (2/19 – 3/20):  Oh!  You know when you have great friends who just listen, and pick you up at the airport in the middle of the night, and check in on you?  Yeah, me too.  That's the best, especially when the friends have been on their own journey of enlightenment, and rather than moving the dark parts out of the way, they've been picking them up, holding them to the light, and thinking, hey, these bits aren't so terrible.  There's good here!


  1. This month I feel like an "Aries-Taurus-Gemini-Caner".

    I'll start to work on the aprons if you look into the food vendor permits!

  2. These are so hopeful and kind and optimistic. I like your take on horoscopes :)

    1. Oh, thank you! It's so nice that you're reading these old posts. :-)


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