Word to the Wise: Week of November 7th, 2013

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Each week, Kelsey throws a “What to do?” spread for each of the zodiac signs. The first card is shown and the other two… well, you’ll just have to infer them from the written forecasts. Mind the heads up and have a lovely week! [Ed. See “Interview with an anarchist tarot card reader“]

By Kelsey Lynore


Do the skies yet have you reeling, Aries? Well, as flip as it may sound, I’m going to recommend that you chill. Don’t go rushing onto the scene of a recent trauma or injustice to right past wrongs. You’re not the Lone Ranger. At least not this week. No, if you want to pass through this week, you need to hang tight. Try to inhabit the injustice and trauma, feel it, instead of rushing to fix it. I know how uncomfortable that sounds, but the less active that you can be the better. For if you stay with the pain instead of fleeing to fix or denounce it, it will change your vantage point so thoroughly that you will come to perceive what has previously been hidden. Pain hides worthy secrets. Be not afraid.


Now is not the time for a fresh creative break, Taurus. Sorry to be a bummer, but as Bob Dylan says — “The wheel’s still in spin.” So how do you while away the spin? It sounds counter-intuitive, but maybe with your favorite, slightly lascivious intoxicant. Actually, “lascivious” really isn’t the right word and intoxication gets a bad rap. But you know that thing you do when you bond with others? That thing you sometimes consider a waste of time? Do that! It could be art, kids, sports, drugs, sex, a party, whatever! But as this sphere spins, make time to enjoy your connections with yourself and others.


Woo, boy! That angle between Saturn and Mars is in the cards, with a stress on Saturn. So here’s the deal, Gemini — The world is not an either/or proposition. You need not wait to have your options dictated to you by another. Do not ask permission. Instead, why don’t you lay down the law? Just make a proclamation that is in no way based on the vision (or lack thereof) of others, and do it. I mean seriously… mutiny already! There’s no reason why you can’t be calling the shots save for your tendency to let your options be widdled down by others. So don’t ask, just take!


You’re still woozy from a recent hurt, Cancer. You’re still flummoxed and dazed. I know that you’re not smarting as you once were, but that doesn’t mean that you’re good to go. Your head isn’t clear. You’re still in shock. So, the task this week is to remain as receptive as possible but rush nothing. Seriously. Refuse to be needled. Refuse to be afraid. And most importantly, stop praying for a UFO to whiz you on off of this rock. Try to be as in the moment as you can muster and only do what is immediately in front of you. The present is perfectly safe. But lingering in the past or projecting into the future will only muck you up with panic. Be here now. It’s good enough.


A big front has a big back, Leo. Always. That’s why so many religions preach non-attachment. And that’s certainly one way to go. But let’s be real — You love those dizzying heights. Thrill-seeking is in your nature, although you may be wont to admit it to yourself. But this week, you’ll be much happier if you do consciously admit it to yourself. Or in the immortal words of Bill Hicks: “The world is like a ride at an amusement park…” So, as you are in the midst of a pretty wild ride, maybe stick with it. Don’t run off to start anew. Be scared and be hurt. But also be excited and be proud!


Hey Virgo… You could do with some Bill Hicks, too, and the link in the Leo scope above is apropos. Only the part pertaining to you is: “It all comes down to choice, right now, between fear and love.” As you have the mental acuity to be the coolest cucumber on the block, maybe you should use those powers. Yes, you can be traumatized by all the hurt and deception from the past few months. Or, you can focus on all the people who inspire you the most. Your choice.


Turning an ideality into a materiality is no easy feat, Libra. Just ask the pope or the president! But while you may be contemplating a resurrection of past dreams, might I suggest you keep your mind firmly focused on what you have to work with? And by that I mean to say — Work with your materials, not with your ideals. It doesn’t matter what you could do if only… Your building a church with what you’ve got. If you’re planning on finishing it, think only in terms of brick and mortar.


Dearest Scorpio, This is not the week to wear your heart on your sleeve. So please, do not gush and do not emote publicly. Instead, use your reputation for secrets and cunning to maximum effect. Why? Because you’re fighting a losing battle two times over. And there’s not going to be an upswing. You’re the underdog to the extent that you’ve taken on so many burdens that you’re on the verge of burnout. You’re literally under it. Plus, your opponent is a total bully with more notches than belt. Please… Get steely and get out.


Oh, baby! You got your card. But what does that mean? It means that you’re perfectly equipped to handle all the challenges that you now face. Yes, one aspect of your life has come to a grinding halt. And no, it probably won’t be starting up again, so just let that one go. But do let your sense of justice, community, and good citizenship guide your conduct and decisions over the coming week. Be your best self.


Did you mess up, Capricorn? Did you mess up real bad? Well, mooning over it will achieve absolutely nothing. Lying in bed and waxing nostalgic will only make you weaker. Seriously. This isn’t a week for sentiment. This is a week for clarity and justice. And it must be a consequence of your own will, desire, intent, and action. If you’re sufficiently focused, you can achieve anything. So, get straight and train yourself. The past won’t help you. You can’t call on it. Time to start actively creating a new and better future!


You’re the queen, Aquarius. You preside over this realm. So why the hell would you fight? You’re the cause of battles, wars are waged in your name; you’re no soldier! So, if you feel lonely, know that it’s the loneliness of authority, not the loneliness of the underdog. You are seen and you need not defend yourself. A better use of your time would be to seek out the company of a very stable ally. There is someone in your midst with quiet authority who can help you a great deal, and what is more, they’ve been waiting for you! Join forces.


You need not make a decision this week, Pisces. Nor, for that matter, do you need to bring your current battles to their conclusion. Better to set yourself modest tasks that are not premised upon results. Better to simply speak the truth to power, like a clarion call of righteousness. Better to be honest. Better to be innocent. Better to be clear. Make sense? The war you’re fighting is one of public opinion and popularity. But isn’t that all a bit beneath you? Refuse to sully yourself. Do those little things that you know are right and don’t even worry about where the chips are going to fall.

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