: If your needs are within the bell curve, it's reasonable to expect them to be met in a group setting, but if they're in one of the tails, not so much. Manners for the 21st century, according to me, dictates that if you have challenging food restrictions, you manage it on your own to the best of your ability, and don't expect the whole world revolve around you and these particular needs. Pisces, I believe I'm correct on this. Your week will involve you being correct about all manner of things.
Taurus (4/20 – 5/20): I've been trying to understand my attachment to the little honeybees that live outside my bedroom window, three little hives, each with 60,000-ish bees. Ok, two hives with lots of bees, and one that's the bee equivalent of young adults that just moved out on their own. (As in, light on decor, heavy on joy.) Thing number one that I love: the noise and activity. A constant, busy little hum in the day that fades into stillness as the evening comes on. Taurus, don't fad into stillness! You are not a bee!
Gemini (5/21 - 6/21): Speaking of manners for the 21st Century, there are people in the library using their outside voices. Here's a rule of thumb: If you look up and see a ceiling, 65 decibels max! If you look up and see a ceiling, and look straight ahead and see books, 30 decibels max. If you don't know how big a decibel is, it's smaller than an avocado and larger than a thrip. But don't worry about it; just get the app. This week, let's help the planet quiet down just a bit. What if, the way Jerry Brown did with water in Cali, we were all required to cut our decibel useage by 35%? I know. Sigh of contentment. If only.
Leo (7/23 – 8/22): One of my favorite radio journalists has a podcast now. Or maybe he's had it for a while and I'm late to the game. But sheesh, he's brilliant. And so are you, Leo! May this week be full of your shiny open heart. Off leash. Let it go!
Virgo (8/23 – 9/22): I'm about to order my crickets from the internets, and try to make some high protein snacks. I know, it seems a little cruel, but it seems like I should try to kill my own meat. The mammals I've killed in my life time:
- 9 roosters, Amarillo, Texas, 1981.
- 1 deer, east of Duvall, 2010. Accidental.
- 9 chickens, Carnation, 2014
Libra (9/23 – 10/22): Here's the plan: order a bunch of crickets. Feed them some organic grass or something that they like for a few days. If possible, see what they'd like. Maybe use rosetta stone to translate. Freeze them. Because isn't that how we all want to die? (Or is that just me again?) Roast in the oven. Grind into flour. Make food with it. Come over for some brownies soon!
Scorpio (10/23 – 11/21): I was listening to my podcasts, the way I do, and realized how much the advertisers cater to shut-ins, and then I realized, uh oh, that could me me. Mattress delivery? Bagels? Razors? (Right? Who orders razors from a podcast?) What do you need, Scorp? There are people hovering outside, ready to bring you stuff.
Sagittarius (11/22 – 12/21): It's a little hard to get honest feedback on a massage, because no one is like, "Wow, that was a bad free massage. The part where you were working on my back? Creepy." No, no one says that, so we must look for clues, like deep breathing or snoring or, if it's going badly, wincing. Sag, look for clues in your own week. They're all over the place. Don't wait to be told the truth, because it's hard for the humans.
Capricorn (12/22 - 1/19): There are about two or three people on the planet that I'll miss forever, not just because I like to think we understand each other that feels rare, but because there's a particular brand of brilliance that I don't get a chance to interface with, and missing is just the way it will go because it's irreplaceable. But when a friendship is a one way street, and the other person is enduring it politely but didn't ask for it and doesn't want it, it's best to try let it go with as much grace and humility as you can summon, and not be that pain in the ass person who clings and doesn't get the message. Message received. Blessings, Capricorns.