Saturday, April 22, 2006

Biblioscopes: Advice for All Sun Signs April 22-28

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 Self-Reliance and Other Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Aries (March 21 - April 20)
By and by that boy wants a wife; and very truly and heartly wil he know where to find a sincere and sweet mate, with out any risk such as Milton deplores as incident to scholars and great men.
Your status will not help you in your search for like-minded others, companions, etc. You will have to go with your background and instinct.

Taurus (April 21- May 20)
So use all that is called Fortune. Most men gamble with her, and gain all, and lose all, as her wheel rolls. But do thou leave as unlawful these winnings and deal wih Cause and Effect, the chancellors of God.
Whether you win or lose, you will have to deal with the consequences. Whatever those consequences may be, mull over the actions you take because of them.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
So I will owe my friends this evanescent discourse. I will receive from them, not what they have, but what they are.
Your chatty friendship is worth more to those around you than you may understand. And admit to yourself that they are worth more to you than a free round at the bar.

Cancer (June 21-July 20)
The inquiry leads us to that source, at once the essence of genius, of virtue, and of life, which we call Spontaneity and Instinct.
Listen to your gut and take spontaneous action, even if it seems out of character or a little risky.

Leo (July 21-Aug. 20)
For every friend he loses for truth, he gains a better.
If a friend seems angry at you, do this simple exercise: raise shoulders to ears, release. Put one foot in front of the other. Repeat with other foot. Keep repeating foot action until you are somewhere interesting.

Virgo (Aug. 21-Sept. 20)
Wintered with the hawk and fox,
Power and speed be hands and feet.
You learned a lot this winter. Stop thinking about it, and start using it.

Libra (Sept. 21-Oct. 20)
Our intellectual and active powers increase with our affection.
Let someone you love be your muse, and you will experience success.

Scorpio (Oct. 21-Nov. 20)
The new continents are built out of the ruins of an old planet; the new races fed out of the decompostion of the foregoing. New arts destroy the old.
Some aspect of your life may be dying (or totally flatlined). Mourn, but know a new start is coming.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec.20)
Only it is to be hoped that, by patience and the Muses'aid, we may attain to that inward view of the law which shall describe a truth ever young and beautiful, so central that it shall commend itself to the eye, at whatever angle beholden.
Sagittarius is known as the Truth-Seeker. This week, you will be a truth-finder. Be sure to write it down a post-it so you don't forget it. Maybe you can sell it.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)
Not possibly will the soul all rich, all eloquent, with thousand-cloven tongue, deign to repreat itself...
Savor the feeling that every experience is somehow different than every other. It will truly enrich your life.

Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb 20)
All that is in the world, which is or ought to be known, is cunningly wrought into the texture of man, of woman.
Passionate times ahead. 'Nuff said.

Pisces (Feb.21-Mar. 20)
We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken.
Be sure to thank people for their thoughtful actions this week, even though they may be near-unnoticeable.

*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?"


Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

How weird. I just posted a few days ago about this essay from Emerson. Small world, eh?

These are fun.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Suki said...

Johnny would say it was synchronicity. I had actually tried to use a book on cults, but it didn't work out so I used this one instead.

You would be surprised how many books are not good for this sort of thing.

Glad you enjoy!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Suki said...

What other people are saying about Biblioscopes.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Suki said...

p.s. you have to scroll down and hit "comments" :)

4:30 PM  

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