Scorpio (October 23-November 21):
The guy who gave his name to North and South America was a pickle salesman and writer as well as an explorer. After a stint in Spain selling his vitamin C-rich pickles to outbound ships, Amerigo Vespucci got to travel to the New World in 1499 and 1502. The stories he penned about his adventures there were highly imaginative, like his description of giant native women with huge breasts who employed poisonous fluids extracted from insects to super-size their husbands’ penises. I nominate Amerigo to be your role model in the coming weeks, Scorpio. May you, too, do what comes natural and be your funky self in ways that lead to glory and renown. (My source for the info about Amerigo is Tony Horwitz’s book A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World.)
Yeah, I’ve been doing a good deal of venting, confessing, connection severing, etc etc. For some dumb reason, I’ve acquired some new iron fillings and it’s time to get the magnet out to get rid of them. My sister, every time I see her, asks me how I’m doing, tells me I’m doing a wonderful job and the elevation is a tough time. It is, but she also says it makes you learn who you are, and I’m finally starting to get some clarity on that. Just need to talk things over with my elder or my brother, take my little sister camping for a girls night out and decide on the course of action for the next 10 years (gods that sounds weird to say). But yes, Mr. Brezsny, I do need to do what comes natural to me. If I don’t, I stagnate and cease to grow. Now to just get the universe to quit throwing these stupid challenges that cause me to revert.