Week of: Ocotber 2 - 8

Mercury Retrograde alert for September 22 - October 14: Mercury is small, insignificant planet which goes around the sun ever 88 days or so, and, as such, it is given repsonsibilty for such things as intellectual orientation in a person's life and communication. It's retrograde in Libra right now, so watch for miscommunications, especially with all the air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
There's an even heavier alert for an eclipse which is coming up on October 8. What does a lunar eclipse mean? The Moon is emotions and the Sun is basic ego drive. Look out for heightened occasion when emotions over rule what the rational mind knows is best.

Aries [3/23-4/20]: Well, you read what I said about the clipse? Go back and read it again. This eclipse occurs along a Libra/Aries axis which means YOU, my dear Aries friend. You want the new bass boat, you deserve a the new boat, but right now might not be a good to time to take the plunge and buy the new boat. Are we clear here? Hold off, for a little bit longer, and you'll make a much more rational decision. That is. Hold off on the decsion for at least two weeks. I know it's going to be tough for you, but I'm sure you can make it.

Taurus [4/21-5/22]: A pissant Taurus is not a pretty soght for those of us who have to tolerate you right now. Your moaning and comp[laining and complete unwillingness to lift a finger to actually do any work is beginning to irritate other people. Worse yet, you are irritated, too. If you can justdrag yourself up from the reclining position you've occupied for so long, you might get some things accomplished. Of course, rembmer this: hard work is vastly overrrated for what it actually accomplishes.

Gemini [5/23-6/21]: The problem is that you've taken in off in so many new and beneficial directions right now that you find, and I know this is hard for you to imagine me saying, you find yourself spread a bit thin. Not enough time. Not enough minutes in the hours, not enough hours in the day, not enugh days in the week, and if you could get by without sleeping, and if only... Enough of the wishing and whining. Try to use your time as effectively as possible.

Cancer [6/22-7/22]: You Cancer types are going to get quite cross and crabby with me -- look, I just report what I see in the stars and nothing more. The week starts on an emotional low, and then gradual turns around from there. The problem is the end of the week, next weekend, next Sunday to be precise, when your world doesn't come crashing down around your ears, no it just sort of grinds to a halt fdor a little while. Don't say I didn't warn you about that *relationship* issue which keeps popping up at a bad time -- like right now.

Leo [7/23-8/23]: Poor old Leo, it's not really a party time and that means you don't have a lot to do. Everyone else in the zodiac is experience great trauma, and frankly, other than am extremely mild form of the metaphysical equivalent of a head cold (it feels like your 'coming down" with something), your stars are bright. Okay, so they're not that bright, but the same pervasion feeling of foreboding that's really slowing down Scorpio is going to act as a small hiunderance to you, too. But it's not that bad, so just sort of soldier on through this mess, klnowing full well that the events are evoking a great change which will be muich to your enjoyment. Try some new bait for the fish which have gone deep.

Virgo [8/24-9/23]: If I told there was a lot of good news coming at you this week, you, with all your fine Virgo sensibilties would deny it, right? So it really is rather p[ointless to tell you that there is some rather wonderful news, right around the corner, this week, and it has to do with work: more money. Of course, given your sensible nature, it still isn't going to be enough money.

Libra [9/24-10/23]: Ouch! Mercury just went flying backwards past your Sun, which can be an uncomfortable experience. Between all the odd bits of celestial pea gravel in your shoe (actually a bunch of astyeroids in Libra), and the Mercury backwards dance, and the Vedic idea that the Sun is a malepreactice planet, you're just not doing too well this week. The good news is that you've got a good attitutde. The downside is that everyone else wants a piece of your body/mind/soul right now. Not enough time, is there?

Scorpio [10/24-11/23]: You should be listening to the theme music to a movie like Jaws. The heavy string section, the thumping of the bass, the feeling of impending doom and dread, yes, it should all be getting clear now: You feel like the walls are clsoing in and you are begining to sound like a broekn doomsday predictor. There is this inescapable, inexorable notion in your head that all is lost: "Doomsday is near, die all, die merrily." That's the way Hostpur said it in Henry IV, Part I (IV.i.134). Rather sums up the week, now doesn't it?

Sagittarius [11/24-12/21]: Well, well. Whereas just aboiut everyone else you enoucnter this week is ON EDGE*, you, my fine, half-horse, half-man friend, you are doing rarther well. What it means: there is a balabce point between good and evil, light and dark, justice and greed, and you have found that very spot. No, not really, and you're too clumsy to stand there if you ever did find that spot, but, this week, you seem to have landed in just such a place. It's probably an accident with the univeral mechanics, but you are in good position, depsite all odds, and you better enjoy it.
*Bumpersticker wisdom: If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!

Capricorn [12/22-1/20]: Sorry about this, you old sea goat you, but we're back to the relationship questions again. Perhaps it's my basic solo orientation, but I always have problems with the big "R" word, and it looks like you are going to be having trouble with it, too. Grin and bare it, not that's the Leo way. Frown and work on it, no thast's the Virgo way. Fiogure that it's somehow a karmic thing, whatever karma is, and figure that you need to make it through this week with the minimium number of tears. No tears, no fears, isn't that what they say?

Aquarius [1/21-2/18]: Besides the usual problems associated with an astrological cycle like this: the normal caveats include warnings about legal documents, letters of business, misunderstood lovers, and so on. Besides all of that, you Aquarius types are just not falling for what everyone else is getting into these days. Looking for a new fishing boat? One you can party on as well as fish? This is a good week for you. Whilke every one else is suffereing, you can go ahead and have some fun.

Pisces [2/19-3/22]: Have you seen the new little purple wiggly things that you put on the hook to help you catch even MORE fish? Have you thought about trying one yet? In iother words, this wouldn't be a bad time to t try somethoing new to help hook some more business. I know, I kknow, work is such a dirty word to the most benevolent of all the signs -- but a little reality isn't such a bad thing every once in a while. Just don't quote me on tyhat one. Personally, and I'm sure you feel much the same way, reality is a highly over-rated condition.
Kramer Wetzel Austin, Texas October 1995 rodeo voice mail: 512/209-2200 http://www.io.com/~fgs/ fgs@io.com