ASTROLOGY for April, May, and June, 2001
--- Astrology for the Outdoorsperson
----for the walkers-of-the-earth
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
When you run out of checks late at night, donít call your friends from out of bed to rescue you. You need only to write that check on your deposit slip! Just make a few adjustments and write, "Pay to the order of:" You can write it on your T-shirt, for that matter. Itís legal, it works, and it is face-saving knowledge youíll need to know soon. Your purpose in life is to meet challenges, but avoid the one that tempts you to pretend to know how to ride a bucking bronc. As you clomp through life in your brogans, your single-focused bent will cause you to miss the valentines. One zipped right past you last month! You couldnít find an elk turd in your teacup! I know youíll be on the steelhead rivers this spring.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Find some ashes and cover your skin with them, and learn to disappear. Bird hunting is your thing, and though Turkey is called "big game," itís a bird. Go get Ďem! Donít forget to get another turkey call to replace the one you lost in the woods last year, and try a crow call this year. Turkey hunting with calls is as exciting as rattling-up whitetails. Your life revolves around income, motivation, priorities, and family, but you tend to sometimes forget the fun parts. Your T-shirt says, "Flying Without A License." You figure it out. Iím not about to give away all the secrets I am sometimes privy to. But I know you have a knack for these things too, if you give it a go. Youíre going on a trip soon. It will be good for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You have too many baskets and drawers full of undone paperwork, too many fantasies, too many critters living in your tiny abode. Simplify; one step at a time. Communicate with long-distance friends; plan a reunion. Donít forget there are Atlantic Salmon planted in Deadwood Reservoir. One weighing 17 pounds was caught there in 1995. Check your fishing gear. Be ready. Avoid confrontation with a human critter in a funny hat catching bass on a stinky slough, stogie between lips, who offers a twisted grin as greeting, and whose language is gruntism. This beastyís philosophy is primitive. If you look closely, youíll recognize an old high school friend who still owes you money.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Spring ice-out fishing is here! Big trout against the shoreline. Not needing a boat. Itís heaven and you know it. Take someone, preferably a kid. You are stuck with "the kid" anyway. Sometimes we donít choose our family, they choose us. Lose some weight this spring. Itís important. When you do use a boat, itís a little embarrassing how far down it sinks. A big squawfish might pull you under! "All You Can Eat" menus are not a contest. You are a role model, like it or not. You deserve the space you take up in the world, but give yourself some significant personal power! Wean yourself. And, quit wearing toe rings. It leads to belly-button rings.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
You tend to have very unusual adventures with animals. Youíre in an upward cycle now. You look great! You look like youíre in love. Use your energy well. Itís your season. You are an accomplished person and will remain so. I know you know you have spread a lot of good will in spite of your exacting side. Dorothy Parker was a Leo. Part of her poem entitled, "Inventory" is a mirror of you: "Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye."
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
The branding of cattle did not originate in the West; it originated in Connecticut in 1644. Sorry if this ruffles your identity a tad. And, Hemingway proved to his visitors one day, by pulling down his pajamas, that he was not the pattern for Jake Barnes in his novel, The Sun Also Rises. Since you are a storehouse of useless information, I knew youíd appreciate these crumbs. Your freezer needs more than wild game chewies, so are you ready to put in the garden? Unfortunately, a tomato screams when you cut it, --scientifically proven with electrodes. Tell that to your vegetarian friends.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
Itís cool the way you sit in your garden while the water runs slowly down through the rows, and the quail and pheasants sneak up around you until you can almost touch them. Talking to the squash seeds as you plant them no doubt helps them grow plump to feed you and your neighbors. You are a gardening master. But you love your seeds more than you do your people. You are wonderfully interesting, but not so top-dog that you can treat people like you do. You grow all that food, then you resent the fact that you have to GIVE it away because you canít eat it all. Give without requiring anything in return. Please quit taking a bath with the worms you love so well. They are truly miraculous creatures, but... thatís sick!
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
Meld the mental with the physical, you tend toward the former only. Balance is your key to a meaningful life. Carl Sagan was also a Scorpio. His wife, Ann Druyen, said of him, "Carl never wanted to believe. He wanted to know." Fits you to a T. That reminds me, in my mind I see you in a T-shirt that reads, "FuddyDud." You never in your life drove over 45 miles per hour! Check your tires and drive like Bat Man! No, no, no, foolish thought. A Scorpioís nature is fuddy, and also very pure. Donít mess with it. It ainít (quite) broke. Oh, yeah, your old-stand-by lake which you havenít gone to for a while? Many bass await you.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)
Travel is the key to your existence. In one way or another, you are ON THE GO! Good for you. See it all. You are visual and sensitive to all that is there. You appreciate the world and "it" actually appreciates you. Donít forget to give it back something for what you take from the earth. Your heart is vulnerable, but the alternative is to have a "wooden heart." Youíve seen those who do. Not pretty. Find the green (both money and from the planet), find the richness in trekking and sweating, and the joy in falling down. Your T-shirt says, "When?." I donít know what it means. Cut back on the B-vitamins; youíre a little bit jumpy of late.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)
If the universe had eyes, it would find you in the Owyhee country, hunkered down in the desert looking at rocks, fossils, or lizards, plants, or Indian writings. But, then, thereís your WILD SIDE! Your curls flowing back as you speed down the lake in your powerboat. You canít do one thing for too long -- then itís off to the next! But, fishingís your passion and your respite. As well it should be. The antiís are out of their realm. They know not what they do nor speak of. Youíve been thinking about getting a new boat.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 19)
Your T-shirt says, "Click Here." On the back it says, "Reload." Thereís nothing more I can say.
PISCES (February 20-March 20)
As for you, fish, run, run! The Capricorn is after you. Interpret as you wish. I see you standing in the middle of a stream in full dress -- an evening gown. With sequins. No T-shirts for you! And no talking ones either. You say it all in your very presence. But, there are times to flaunt and times to run and times to hide. Use your instinct to guide you. It works. It just needs a little practice. By the way, your fly-casting needs some practice, too. I think Idaho needs a fly-fishing school. Once you master it, you could start one. Boise Valley Fly Fishermenís Banquet, by the way, is March 21 on Saturday. Check out the News.
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