TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Top 6 reasons to leap off the end of the diving board, through the portal to 'The Land of No Return' and into the deep end, where you can no longer pretend to be able to touch the floor, but where life, though messier and less able to control, is totally real: (6) The worries of waiting and anticipating are far more crippling than actually doing the thing you fear to get started. (5) All the familiar doldrum traps on this 'safe' side of the portal will remain mind-numbingly exactly the same as they've been until you cross the threshold. (4) The increasing social pressures from friends, colleagues or like-minded individuals are beginning to become too much to resist. (3) Full disclosure, taking things to the logical extreme, not settling until it's all said and done, and other such 'Land of No Return' strategies will ultimately align you with your highest integrity. (2) Contrary to your reputation as slower than molasses in January, your patience with sitting on your hands has definitely worn very thin. (1) You can't avoid it forever. If you don't willingly step toward it, it will eventually find you—one way or the other.So says the me: I like it. I have no idea what he's talking about, but boy does my future sound full of promise, right?
So says Free Will:
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A Serbian beekeeper shares his deep religious fervor with the insects he spends so much time with. Slobodan Jeftic builds beehives shaped like churches because he believes bees have souls, too. I urge you to draw inspiration from his example, Taurus. Get together with your favorite animals for a rowdy prayer session. Bark or purr or neigh or chirp together. Run around with holy abandon, expressing primal gratitude for the vitality you've been granted. If you're not currently in an intimate relationship with special animals, then take this as an opportunity to elevate and celebrate the consciousness of your own inner creature.
So says the me: Umm, okay, go buckwild? Right, okay, check ...
just after I get these December 2008 AA page proofs, due December 1, put to bed. And my Sarah Lawrence magazine classnotes, due December 5. And my VCFA end of the semester materials, evals and synopses and bibliographies and such, due December 15. And the March 2009 AA redlines, due December 24. And the VCFA workshop materials, due December 27. And . . .