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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Biblioscopes: Advice for All Sun Signs April 8-14

Biblioscopes are the union of bibliomancy, divination through opening books to random pages and pondering the meaning of the phrases therein, and horoscopes, in that each sign does share certain commonalities, including planetary transits. Each Saturday I ask the Universe to lead my hands in opening the book to the right page for a week's worth of good advice for each sun sign.

This week's featured book is “The Press” by A.J. Liebling, who worked the press beat for the New Yorker in the 1940's and 50's.

Aries (Mar. 21-April 20)*
"In the darkness of the newspaper blackout, many dubious deeds were done in many public places." Just because no one knows who you are doesn't mean you should try to get away with just anything. Besides if you do anything that bad, you know you'll feel guilty.

Taurus (April 21- May 20)
The head over Miss Killen's story read: Hysteria gone, Wives Waiting Scrip Income.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
After 12 weeks of the Wall Street Journal, during which all I had read about Mr. Kennedy was that he was wasting money and plotting against business, it was a novelty to read that anybody was plotting against him, or that he might deserve any sympathy. The enemies of your enemies are your friends. Opinion about you is changing.

Cancer (June 21-July 20)
The Oracles of Mars--Continued Look at the battles you are in. They are saying something about you and your future. Be meditative.

Leo (July 21-Aug. 20)
Up he would get, from those comfortable banquets at which he could have squatted indefinitely in an executive capacity, and back to sea to see what the world looked like. It's time for you to leave your realm of comfort a bit. If you don't have time or money to vacation in an exotic place, even reading a magazine you would never read or visiting a museum you think you have little interest in can open your mind to the world around you.

Virgo (Aug. 21-Sept. 20)
This for me was one of the high moments; would the small joke reassure the human bomb, or would he touch his fingers to the attache case and blow up the air terminal?
Take a chance with your humor this week. A small chance. Really small.

Libra (Sept. 21-Oct. 20)
I shall always be saddened by he thought that I saw Mr. Crum miss a signal that, had he heeded it, might have sent the Star's circulation up to a quarter of a million almost overnight. If you see something, say something! Even if you doubt it, even if it seems like it's probably nothing! Really! Do it!

Scorpio (Oct. 21-Nov. 20)
In conjunction with another story on the same page, about a trip to Russia being made by a reporter named Andrew Tully, it indicated that the organization was now running a shuttle service through the Iron Curtain--a contrast indeed with last spring, when it was still relying largely on intuitional coverage. A week of covert ops and whistle blowing. Your previous intuition are now backed up by hard evidence.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec.20)
Although Colonel McCormick hasn't publicly made the offer yet, I suspect behind the rolls of newsprint in the Tribune Tower, from the seventh floor of which the S.S. Yale's earsplitting whistle could function as the nation's new liberty bell. He is a man with a sense of destiny. Use your sense of destiny to start a new project this week, even if the project means rebellion.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)
Daily, while training my anti-Bob White cat, I waited for a newspaper to give us word of what had happened to this thirty-odd million dollars, but never did word come. You should not bother waiting around either.

Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb 20)
I am more grateful than I can say to Kenneth Robbins for helping me with the emendation of this book. Remember that whatever you accomplished, you did not really do alone.

Pisces (Feb.21-Mar. 20)
I do not wish to intimate that the measure of a newspaper's success is its balance sheet, but Hearst's example, more than that of any other man, has been cited for 60 years by newspaper barroom debaters who say that "you have to give the public what it wants" and what it wants is the worst. You are always helping others. But what if they want something that is actually bad for them? You are going to have to work that out for yourself this week.


*The dates given to each sun sign are approximate--the dates of each sun sign change annually with the date of the vernal equinox.. If you were born between the 18th and 24th of any month, you should get a free astrology report from www.astrology.com or www.geocosmic.org just so you can answer properly when someone asks, "What's your sign?"

3 Comments:

Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

Okay. I'm an Aries. Guess this means I SO can't take up this seriously hot guy's offer today. Damn.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Suki said...

Oh, how we suffer. Oh, how unjustly.

10:08 AM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

There's always next week.

11:41 AM  

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