I like him. Especially since Hank Stolz asked me what was going on way back in March and I in sleep-deprived state said he was having a vicious Mars opposition and every little thing he did was mud. At least that month. And that things would look up for him in April. Which they did! Score another for Symboline. july is his next tricky month but my experience (modest and frankly bizarre -- my father was a politico who came out for Ed King and had various patronage jobs in his post-newspaper days) is that the Statehouse is a relatively quiet place during the hot months, despite the building having some really wonderful naturally cool places due to smart architecture -- when, oh when did we forget to build smart? Anyway, quiet except for the scheming.
Every month I write the dark of the moon is the most dangerous time of the month -- accidents are more likely, and things that go badly, go very badly. It's been a fairly hideous news cycle and I really feel sorry for the students in Virginia. Every now and then our institutional problems and blind spots (not treating the mentally ill aggressively and compassionately, not having intelligent attitudes about firearms, an attitude which makes us unique among all developed nations, come together in a hideous cataclysm...
Here's the deal:
Mars in Aquarius square Venus means Mars and Venus are NOT happy with one another, making the Leo/Scorpio folks, or those with heavy influence in those signs more irritable.
I keep having to reorder calendars because, you know, people buy them and all that...Speaking of which, if you buy a calendar I'll throw in a sheet about how to THINK about those lunar phases that will make using the calendar as a text easier. Moon in Scorpio tomorrow so it's all "cut to the chase." Also, Hugh Norton of Norton Guitars is visiting and we hope he moves to this part of the world.
I have been using a ryder-waite deck that had always been in my room -- I mean, since childhood. I have no recollection of how it got there but it may have been a gift from the great Louis and Ruth Shepard. (Louis also gave me Edward Gorey's The Gilded Bat when I resumed dancing class at age 8, which was provocative and horrifying).