FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
Week beginning May 7
Copyright 2009 by Rob Brezsny
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In recent decades, many British people with unfortunate surnames have changed them. There are now 40 percent fewer Shufflebottoms, while the numbers of Cockshotts and Smellies have also declined precipitously. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., the government has re-branded its notorious Global War on Terror, shifting to the more palatable “Overseas Contingency Operation.” I hold these examples up for your inspiration, Taurus. It’s a good time to alter any name or title you’ve outgrown, as well as any label that no longer fits or any category you’d like to leave behind.
Truly I take my Free Will Astrology way too seriously, but I think this one will require a lot of meditation this week.
Birthday aside, I’ve had an emotionally rough time the past week or so. It isn’t quite past but I’m fine, really, I just need time to adjust yet another change in my worldview. On the other hand, Libelle really is the best friend ever. She deserves some sort of award for sitting up with me late at night and making me laugh and laugh when I would otherwise just be sitting around feeling sorry for myself.
The rain isn’t helping. We’ve broken rainfall records around the area in the past few days, but it’s more than that. It’s the unrelenting grey. I’m sure you think I should be able to to take 6+ days of grey, since I am from the PNW, but I’ve lost that skill. I’m not sure I can remember more than 3 or 4 days in row like this since I moved to TN. Plus it isn’t just grey, it’s really, seriously raining. And since everyone knows I am from Seattle people keeping saying to me, “hey, this is just like Seattle weather, huh?” And no, no, no, no it isn’t. It is grey there. And wet. But it just doesn’t rain so consistently hard there. The temps are different, the air is different. The sky is different. There is no marine layer here. It, in fact, isn’t like Seattle weather at all. Seattle makes me feel mossy and chilly. This weather makes me feel like a tropical amphibian. A cranky, lethargic tropical amphibian.