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The proverb says: well done is better than well said. But well done is seldom seen.
ALL SIGNS: MERCURY RETROGRADES Sept. 9 to October 2, so finish rather than start projects now. Ditto relationships now to early October: stick with the ongoing, don’t make new ones. Agreements, contracts — others might be sincere in their promises, but life has a way of preventing their fulfillment. Not a good period to buy important items, either — lemons abound. (Or, what you buy now you’ll see little use for afterward.)
(Please see AFTERAMBLE, below the Weekly Forecasts.)
ARIES: March 21-April 19
Work, employment, machinery, and daily health form the road for the weeks ahead, Aries. Better just buckle down and get it done. Communications, travel and restlessness intensify. You can speak to a loved one (or prospect) all week. Finish rather than start projects now to October 2. (Read ALL SIGNS above.)
Sunday’s for work, and brings some of the more important chores of the month. Relationships arise Monday to mid-morn Wednesday (PDT). All’s good until Wednesday morning. (The morning demands a compromise.) Sink into the deeper sides of life midday Wednesday to late afternoon Friday — research, listen to your hunches, but be cautious in financial, sexual commitments. Friday night, Saturday bring a smooth, understanding, loving mood — much better Friday than dawn onward Sat.
TAURUS: April 20-May 20
Ah, romance! You’ll have nuggets of attraction luring you this way and that over the weeks ahead. But read “ALL SIGNS” above — not the best time, before Oct. 2, to form new ties, nor to grab new “opportunities” (many of which could become dead ends) nor relocate. Your dealings with gov’t or admin types go well this week. Discussions alert you to new work on the horizon (although it might be withdrawn or changed later). Now through March, extra $ will flow to you. Bank them, or pay down debt. DON’T spend it!
Romance (or a creative or speculative project) calls you Sunday, but it also presents a choice: the hopeful, wishful, social one, or the “marrying kind.” I’d choose the latter. Tackle chores Monday to midmorning Wed. — you’ll make good headway, quickly Monday, slowly and purposefully Tues.
Relationships face you midday Wednesday to mid-afternoon Friday (PDT). Remember, no one new, no new “opportunities.” Your luck is mixed, so be diplomatic and optimistic, and realize others have the advantage for now. Dive into deeper regions Friday eve and Saturday — investigate, dig deep for treasure, listen to your intuition, be prepared for “close embraces” in sex or money. Mostly fortunate.
GEMINI: May 21-June 20
Read “ALL SIGNS” above. You especially, Gemini, should not start any new projects, relationships nor important purchases now to October 2. The main emphasis lies on home, kids, parents, real estate, security, garden, resting and pondering. Some people and things need to be “pruned” from your life’s garden, others need fertilizer (encouragement and participation).
Communications are affectionate, and words of love might be creeping into conversations. Your long-term hopes are put on hold, mildly, until November. You are growing more courageous, determined, and sexually magnetic by the day — through next March.
Sunday’s for home, family, rest. Romantic notions, creative surges and risk-taking (sports, games, too) urges proliferate Monday to mid-morn Wed. Monday’s fortunate here, Tuesday’s stable/sexual, and Wednesday whispers caution. To work, Wednesday midday to mid-afternoon Friday (PDT). You’ll get a fair amount done; computers might not co-operate Thurs. Relationships and opportunities arise Friday eve, Saturday — stick with the old or anything “from the past” — reject anything/anybody new.
CANCER: June 21-July 22
Discussions take place on the home front, and may lead you into a project. Be careful here: read “ALL SIGNS” above. Until Oct. 2, avoid starting new relationships, projects or major purchases. Your money still looks good: if planning a small luxury purchase (e.g., a pendant for your lover) do it now. Career success still promised, but “delayed” until late November. Avoid dark alleys, belligerent people, and arguing with the gov’t or “head office” — for 7 months. (Same period, same areas — gov’t, management, etc. — you might be promoted. Shows you which way to lean.)
Sunday’s for communications, trips, paperwork — a winding way, but you reach your goal. Turn to home, family, security, garden, nature — and rest — Monday to mid-morn Wed. A good interval, though you still (at heart, quietly) disagree with your spouse (if married) over a love or child-related matter. (This will resolve itself by next spring — after 15 years!) Romance spreads its magic wings midday Wednesday to mid-afternoon Friday (PDT). Dive in — but realize this romance is neither “healthfully sexual” nor “approved for domesticity.” But it is valid love! Tackle chores Friday eve through the weekend — Friday night’s the best time for action.
LEO: July 23-Aug. 22
The main emphasis lies on money, Leo, and on possessions, casual intimate urges, and learning by rote (e.g., memorizing for a foreign language). Read “ALL SIGNS” above — don’t start any new projects, purchases nor relationships before Oct. 2. The very areas you’re blessed in this year (to May) — law, learning, far travel, media, social/cultural rituals — are delayed until November. Be patient, re-examine your projects, firm them up, handle loose ends in preparation for a rocket blast of good fortune in these zones late Nov. to next May. Get short trips, communications done this week, before delays begin.
Chase $ or go shopping Sunday — evening better than daytime, PDT. Errands, talks, visits, paperwork fill Monday to mid-morning Wed. All’s good — go ahead, but avoid speaking to mate or arguing with anyone, pre-dawn Wed. This late morning to late afternoon Friday steers you toward domesticity: home, family, garden, repairs, nature, etc. Good and bad luck are mixed, so proceed, but nimbly. Romance awakens Friday eve through the weekend. One you meet before Saturday dawn (PDT — 6 am EDT, 11 am Britain, etc.) or Sunday mid-morn to suppertime (PDT) is “the one” — those appearing at other times, are not.
VIRGO: Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You’re at the top of your game, Virgo, mentally, physically and emotionally. Get out, see and be seen, use your energy to push a favourite project — but don’t launch new projects now, unless they can be completed in a week. (Read “ALL SIGNS” in the Preamble.) A new income source starts to appear, or is talked about, but be cautious about committing — delays and mistakes begin next week.
Your relations with gov’t and admin types remain favourable, but only through Sept. 4. Your “deep assets” such as investments go well until next May, but might tread water until Nov. Bosses remain impatient, temperamental for 7 months ahead — but they are also humorous and filled with optimism — their tantrums will not last long!
Your energy and charisma are double-strong Sunday, but that itself could spark “uncertain opposition.” (They’re against you, but aren’t sure why.) Chase $ Monday to mid-morn Wed. — buy/sell, learn something, embrace someone who’s quite willing. (But don’t fool anyone in love. Be honest.) A good interval, with good work/career vibes Mon./Tues.
Errands, trips, visits, messaging and paperwork fill Wednesday morning to late afternoon Friday. Mostly good, but watch your words (and driving) Thursday night. Home, family call you Friday eve through the weekend. Friday night and Sunday afternoon/suppertime are best — don’t argue Saturday morning (really pre-dawn) — careful with sharp tools.
LIBRA: Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Lie low, Libra. Rest, refocus your energies, ponder and plan, be charitable and seek spirit. Some good friends “hang around.” You are “destined” for some excellent partnership or business or relocation opportunities before next May, but not much might seem to develop before late November — be patient, maintain ties. Read “ALL SIGNS” above — avoid starting new projects, new relationships, and major purchases, before Oct. 2. Use this week and next to tackle/finish neglected chores. If you start a lawsuit now, It might “sting.” You’re becoming talkative, restless.
Sunday’s for rest, contemplation. Don’t promise anything. Your energy and charisma rise mildly Monday to mid-morning Wed. (PDT — 1 pm EDT, 6 pm Britain). Charge ahead — few impediments until dawn Wednesday, when a family financial matter might interfere. Chase $, buy/sell, hug someone, Wednesday morning to mid afternoon Friday. This interval is good, productive Wednesday, but studded with a few obstacles Thursday/Friday.
Friday eve and the weekend bring errands, visits, messaging and paperwork — fortunate to predawn Sat., then “unfortunate.” So write that invitation, love note, or application Friday night.
SCORPIO: Oct. 23-Nov. 21
It’s party time, Scorpio, at least in your heart. Social delights, popularity, optimism, entertainment, public gatherings or clubs/groups, flirtatious glances — all fill the weeks ahead with joie de vivre. Now to May, your work expands — but you get a wee breather now to Nov. Now to March, your sexual and financial (and investigative) sides “burn with desire.” Don’t Invest impulsively, nor commit your intimate self too soon. Just enjoy the ride this month, and make big decisions next month (late Sept. onward).
Higher-ups still favour your interests, but only until Sept. 4 — so if you want to persuade a boss, better get busy! Secrets and “privileged data” are available. Read “ALL SIGNS” above — avoid launching new projects, relationships or major purchases before Oct. 2.
Happiness Sunday — but you might be chasing a will-o-the-wisp fantasy. Nighttime gives the truth. Lie low, recuperate, ponder and plan, Monday to mid-morn Wednesday. Deal with gov’t, admin types, spiritual and charitable orgs. All’s well. Your energy and popularity soar midday Wednesday to mid-afternoon Friday (PDT). Obstacles exist, but you don’t mind — just enjoy your upbeat mood. Chase money, buy/sell Friday eve/night (lucky!) and the weekend (caution).
SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Be ambitious, Sage. The weeks ahead feature prestige relations, worldly status, and climbing the career ladder. You and others (another) might discuss your dreams and life hopes, but these face some “reconsideration” through September. (These hopes seem to centre on marriage, maybe a wedding, maybe a business opportunity — perhaps involving a partnership or association — or relocation. These will be a prime focus, now to March/23, but before you launch anything, read “ALL SIGNS” above (In preamble) — before Oct. 2, don’t start any new projects, relationships or major purchases.)
Others are feeling their oats, now to March/23. Be diplomatic, judicious. You could either meet/develop a major enemy, or a life-love! Gemini, Aries, Leo play key roles. Work hard — higher-ups will start favouring you next week through Sept.
Sunday simply underlines everything above regarding ambition — late success. Optimism, popularity, social delights, entertainment and flirtation — these fill Monday to mid-morning Wed. (PDT). Charge ahead — esp. Monday. Midday Wednesday to mid-afternoon Friday brings a quiet, tired interval. Rest, ponder, fulfill overdue obligations. Best Wednesday, and around dawn Friday. Unreliable Thursday. Your energy and pizzazz return quickly Friday eve through the weekend. Best time: Friday eve/night — give a romance or creative or pleasure project your full attention.
CAPRICORN: Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Easy days, Cap. Lots of time to ponder legal, international, educational, cultural, media and “ideologies.” Or there would be, if you weren’t facing such growing work demands this autumn and winter (to later March/23). Usually, this would be a good time to invest in machinery/tools, or to start/end (change) employment, but you should not launch anything important before Oct. 2 — not relationships, nor projects, nor large purchases (lemons abound). Not yet, but soon, you might return to a former career role, or to a locale you haven’t seen in years. Your real estate luck remains high, but stalled — the jam will end in November.
Sunday’s for pondering, fairness, wide vision and understanding — and gentle love. Be ambitious Monday to mid-morning Wed. (PDT). Monday’s best, Tuesday’s okay, and Wednesday hardly counts. Hopes, social joys, entertainment and flirtation visit you midday Wednesday to mid-afternoon Friday. Have fun — most practical efforts will encounter obstacles.
Retreat to a quiet place Friday eve through the weekend — contemplate, plan (somewhat — many plans will change) be charitable, spiritual, contact gov’t or admin types. Best Friday night to pre-dawn Sat.
AQUARIUS: Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The weeks ahead fill with secrets, hidden knowledge, life changes, medical exigencies, financial decisions and powerful lust. Sounds like a time to charge in and turn the key(s) of your life. But read “ALL SIGNS” above — avoid major purchases, and new relationships, new projects, before Oct. 2. If you have an action to make in these zones and can do it now, do so — Sunday night (best) Monday (good) Tuesday (okay) or Friday night (opportune). By next week, stick to the past like glue.
Romance — you’ll feel it intensely, off and on, now to March/23. A Gemini, Aries could be involved. Others treat you nicely, graciously now — so take advantage to gain allies, agreements.
Sunday’s for those secret things, lust, etc. Monday to mid-morn Wednesday brings a smooth, wise mood, and gentle love. Good time for legal, learning, media and cultural events. Monday best, has a “love opening.” Retreat to a quiet place midday Wednesday to mid-morning Friday. Rest, contemplate, examine how you got here, deal with gov’t, admin, charity and spiritual orgs. Not an easy interval, so don’t issue any challenges! Late afternoon Friday through the weekend brings happiness, friends, popularity, optimism and flirtations — Friday night, pre-dawn Saturday best (to 6 am Sat., PDT).
PISCES: Feb. 19-March 20
Relationships are the big theme now, Pisces. So are opportunities, some far away, and relocation ideas. But the reason or “drive” underlying these seems to have a more ambitious goal: sexual commitment, pregnancy, investment, debt reduction, or a life change. Part of you wants to dig deeper, maybe into someone’s soul. But this “drive” toward the depths will start to eddy and curl, and go nowhere, at least until October 2. So better to take a somewhat passive approach: let life bring the new (though more likely it will bring the past) and avoid launching important new projects or relationships. Avoid big purchases, too. All until Oct. 2.
Be diplomatic all September — friction can arise in the home for the next 7 months, maybe tied to a financial situation. (Or, more productively, you could be spending on renovations, etc., to March/23.)
Sunday’s for relationships — what appears to be opposition “melts” into a later agreement of “like minds.” Those deep, almost subconscious drives for power, sexual intimacy and lifestyle change, are highlighted (but it’s always a dim light here) Monday to mid-morning Wed. (PDT). Go ahead, Mon./Tues. Caution Wed. A gentle, wise, understanding mood steals over you midday Wednesday to mid-morning Friday. This interval is a bit disruptive — try Wednesday night or Friday dawn for success in law, travel, publishing, love and cultural areas. Be ambitious Friday night into the weekend — prestige relations, social status featured. Best: Friday night, pre-dawn Sat. (PDT).
Remember, I said if the Republicans win the Roe v. Wade fight, they could lose at the box office – the November election. For the first time since almost forever, last week the Republicans inched below the Democrats in “how will you vote?” polls.
The greatest thing the USA brings to the world is it’s optimism. This nation is the cheerer-upper of the world, showing (and even more telling) every one on Earth that anything is possible. Even in its present malaise this nation is enthusiastic, enraged rather than angered. This is far better than a dispirited, economically depressed population, which many nations possess. Americans have not yet had the freedom beaten out of them.
If you read my blog over the years, you know I am no friend of teachers in the K to 12 range.
But I do think they’re severely underpaid. Controlling and teaching any amount of children is a job I would never want. With 20 or 30 children in a class, I would suspect that a fair number of teachers battle with stress. Police protect us. But teachers show us how to interpret the entire world, how to multiply five oranges times $.50 each, all the way up to arcane taxation and accounting techniques, or the physics skills needed to put a man on Mars. (Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mars astronaut was a woman. Doctors and physical engineers have not yet plumbed or discovered the innate advantages and skills which women possess.)
So teachers are important — more than police. Teachers instruct students in how to interpret reality, the family organization, politics, elites and people in power, and their own social environment, etc. Here is where the present danger lies, and it has already swelled far beyond students in a classroom holding/supporting (even violently) a certain belief they have been told is an unassailable. Most of those students are no longer in the classroom; they began grade 1 in about 1970, the same year plus or minus, that the New Teachers entered and began to teach in a reflection of their profs attitudes in University.
The 1970s were one of the peaks of the Marxist theory’s acceptance. Those who entered grade one in 1970, would have left grade 12 at 1982, at about age 18. If these students were born in 1964, they are now about 58, at the peak of power and influence. So is the Marxist thinking, as everyone under 58 years old has been indoctrinated. However, due to the vigilance of lately awakened contingents of parents, this indoctrination will probably end in 22/23.
In 30 years, in 2050, a good portion of today’s woke spokespeople will be considered elderly and not worth listening to. The youngest “indoctrinee” — let’s call the cut-off point grade six, 12 years old in 2022. So born in 2010. In 30 years the youngest and most energetic of all the movement members will be 42, an age of influence and growing power.
In a simplified view all the contacts younger than “Mr. 42-Year Old” don’t share his beliefs — and at 42 he is in the age of caution. He is more concerned with preserving what he has than risking it in adventures. So he is more likely to be diplomatic than a proselytizer. And the way that a drop of red dye in a glass of milk turns increasingly pink, lighter and lighter until it is almost white, so the ranks of indoctrinees, Marxist red at their centre, begin to grow pink, as much through the process of aging as any other agent.
Of course every organism strives to reproduce itself, and this Marxist movement will do so. So the right’s task is this: Identify the Marxist teachers and the universities that taught them; then act.