Day: August 3, 2005

Scorpio for this week:
FreeWill Astrology

John Madden was a successful pro football coach who understood the value of taking things both seriously and not very seriously at all. He was a hard-working master of strategy and motivation who drilled his team relentlessly so they’d develop the discipline necessary to excel. But he also understood how critical it was to inject playfulness into the mix, even during high-pressure moments. There was one stretch in the 1970s when he prepared his players for each game with a fierce pep talk, but then refused to let them leave the locker room until running back Mark van Eeghen could summon a belch. I recommend this dual approach to you, Scorpio. As you wade in to your upcoming dates with destiny, draw liberally on the leavening power of teasing and whimsy.

Hrm. This sounds like something that might work in my next staff meeting….Speaking of drama, I don’t recall ever seeing the cameras filming my personal soap opera “Confessions of a future serial killer”. But seriously, I need some pointless humour at this juncture. Hell, I’d kill (literally) for something as stupid as Jackass, as long as it made me laugh for hours on end. I swear, if ever I thought my ass was tight, you should meet the princesses and Sunshine. Wow, they give Marines a run for their money when it comes to how far they can shove the broomstick up their ass (for the Marines that actually read this journal, ask me about that joke, trust me…you’ll laugh). Anyway, I’m planning my own spa day. Hoping to get to it next week, *fingers crossed*.

The poet Muriel Rukeyser said the universe is composed of stories, not of atoms. The physicist Werner Heisenberg declared that the universe is made of music, not of matter. And we believe that if you habitually expose yourself to toxic stories and music, you could wind up living in the wrong universe, where it’s impossible to become the gorgeous genius you were born to be. That’s why we implore you to nourish yourself with delicious, nutritious tales and tunes that inspire you to exercise your willpower for your highest good.

Astrologer Caroline Casey offers an apt metaphor to illustrate how crucial it is for us to hear and read good stories. She notes that if we don’t have enough of the normal, healthy kind of iodine in our bodies, we absorb radioactive iodine, which has entered the food chain through nuclear test explosions conducted in the atmosphere. Similarly, unless we fill ourselves up with stories that invigorate us, we’re more susceptible to sopping up the poisonous, degenerative narratives.

I like the first paragraph better.

With all that said, My Zoomie is also feeling as if he’s been dragged through a pig stye of nails and sulfur. So, energies to him too. Honestly, I think he picked the wrong job, he should be out having fun destroying people screwing over that country. I know I would get depressed sitting around a bomb dump, and he’s not the type of person who finds happy things about that…..damned AF, freaking pussies. 😀