Monday, June 12, 2023


This week, Aquarius, you'll feel the urge to break free from the mundane and explore new horizons. You'll be full of ideas and inspiration to shake things up, and it's the perfect time to make some positive changes in your life.

This is set to be a potentially busy week and month.  It depends on me.  What is my mood?  It could be a "make or break" week in some ways, too.  One way, really.  That, however, is not up to me. 

You're feeling ambitious and determined in your career, Aquarius. Take advantage of this energy and work hard to achieve your goals. This is a great time to network and make connections that could lead to new opportunities. Stay focused and be proactive in your work, and success will come your way. 

There are things I will have to do, things I will have to decide whether I do, and things out of my control.  All in all, I may prefer to stay in bed.  I'm pretty sure I haven't  remembered them all.  At some point (is it this week?), I am supposed to meet a farewell group at this Speak Easy (photo) again.  I cannot, however, locate the date.  The following week is busy as well.  I am to get beautified.  I am thinking of changing a bit for summer, hair a bit shorter--or maybe much--and maybe. . . I don't know.  I never know.  And the day before that, I have a date to see the new Wes Anderson film.  Art house theater, reserved table, just like the old days.  Drinks at the patio bar beforehand. . . the whole works.  

Love is in the air for Aquarius this week, and you're feeling extra flirty and charming. If you're in a relationship, spice things up with some spontaneous acts of romance. If you're single, this is the perfect time to put yourself out there and make a move on that special someone. Don't be afraid to be bold and follow your heart.

I've had my nose to the proverbial grindstone for days now.  Yesterday, I bought the miniature mondo grass, twenty containers.  I brought it home, got my spade and shovel and got myself to work.  The little path I am planting, however, is next to a huge camphor tree, so it is all roots, roots, and roots.  I'd dig down a bit, hit a big one, and then try to dig around it deep enough that I could split the grass roots and burry them around it.  Will that work or will the camphor keep the grass from growing?  I know a lot of things, but I don't know that.  What I do know now is that  twenty containers (at six bucks a pop) was not enough.  I stooped and dug and planted for hours and in the end. . . we'll see.  I'll get more.  

You could be connecting with a crush or having wonderful experiences with a lover as the sun moves through fellow air sign Gemini! Creative inspiration flows, and you may be creating art that stands out from your past work. Gemini season can also be an exciting period for celebration and having fun! You’re connecting with your heart’s desires in deep and significant ways at this time, figuring out who you really are and what you really want.

A much friendlier, easygoing energy flows around communication as Mercury mingles with Venus on June 17! This alignment can bode well for romantic relationships as the mood is quite flirtatious.

After everything was done, grass planted and watered, tools put away, I decided to take a walk.  Move, move, move is my motto.  But the afternoon was wearing away and I had to go to my mother's in a bit to cook supper.  I decided to take my phone.  I never take my phone, but I thought I'd walk just two miles, a mile out and a mile back.  So when I got to a big intersection and the phone told me I had gone .97 miles, I turned around and followed the same route back.  For some odd reason, though, the road back was much shorter clocking in at .67 miles.   Really?  And people trust their phones to be "health trackers"?  I'm all for AI, but the emphasis should be on the "I".  

The new moon in Gemini takes place on June 18, which may find you exploring a new romance or reconnecting with a lover in a special way. You could also be starting a creative endeavor at this time. Celebrations take place and it’s a lovely new moon to rest and enjoy yourself! You might feel stressed about details and decisions, or the future may feel unclear, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying a barbecue, art show, or whatever else seems fun to you. Fun can be your key to enlightenment at this time!

After a shower, I went to the grocery store to buy the makings for the evening meal.  With the predicted storms in the late afternoon, I didn't want to chance my mother driving to my house, so I was cooking at hers.  A simple meal.  I have just been too frazzled to make something complicated, so it was spaghetti and broccoli and a bottle of cab.  I hadn't eaten anything all day once again, so I was looking forward to it.  But first, we had drinks outside and chatted.  Then I cooked and we ate to Coleman Hawkins as I instructed her Alexis to play. After supper, we went back outside to finish the wine. Her nearly ninety year old neighbor rode up on her tricycle.  She has been ill and has not been out lately, but she came up the long drive ringing her bell as of old.  Her bloodwork, she said, had all come back perfect.  The problem, she said, was in her head.  

"Have you ever had anxiety and been depressed?" she asked me. 

"Have I ever not?" I answered.  

As we talked about it, I was upbeat, and as I do so often, I made her laugh.  

"I need to hang around you," she said.  "You are good for me."

"You know what they say. . . laughter is the best medicine."  

And by god, isn't that the truth?  

She went out back to look at my mother's garden and said she'd like to grow some flowers, so mother gathered up a bunch of her dried zinnias and gave her a bag of seeds.  And with that, she was gone. And in a bit, so was I.  

"What are you going to do tonight?" I kidded my mother.  She laughed.  

"Me, too."  

The cat was waiting for me in the endless light of the early evening, so I fed her, poured a scotch, and sat outside.  After dinner, the little feral went to the big pot full of catnip and dived in.  She didn't roll around and get crazy like the neighbor's cat, but she seemed to like sitting in it just fine.  I am glad because the oils from the plant are supposed to be flea and mosquito repellants.  I watched her for a long time.  That is where she was when I finally went inside.  

You will be glad  on June 21 when the Sun enters Cancer, an emotional water sign that feels deeply. The world of dreams and fantasy will be calling us now, making the end of June ideal for a vacation or at least a short getaway.

I did something crazy yesterday, too.  I've been wanting to make a small photo backdrop on canvas, but there are problems.  I need a smooth surface on which to paint.  It needs to be perfectly smooth or the paint will not go on evenly.  I made one once in a driveway, and all the bumps and indents fouled it up.  So. . . I had a 40% off coupon from a company that makes what seem to be very nice ones, so the reviews I have read on several different sites have said.  Cheap backdrops look just that.  And I've made some that look like Fido's ass.  By the time you buy the paint and the canvas, you are running up the price, and you still have a chance to make mistakes.  So. . . I ordered one, a small one, 5'x7', one that is easy to haul. . . . O.K.  So I have a fantasy project in mind.  It will never happen, but you know. . . June and all. . . .  

It seems June could be a wild month depending much on me, my availability, my hopes and dreams and desires, and my motivations.  If the last few years are any indication, I could go into hiding, but who knows?  

The cleaning crew comes tomorrow.  Yup, it is a busy June ahead.  I may even clean out the garage.  How's that for romance?  I mean, c'mon. . . the stars are aligned.  The planets don't lie.  

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