Moreau Overlook

Drive seventeen miles from my house, then get out of the car and hike another mile and a half.

I am writing this during a rare moment of downtime in my vacation.  I’ve been unable to read Glibs for the most part — partway through the comments on Mojeaux’s 101, so I am wondering exactly how many new memes have been birthed and died, and exactly how unrecognizable the glibscape is going to be once things are back to “normal.”

Harris' Hawk coming in for a landing

Harris’ Hawk coming in for a landing

No alignments of note, though I will note that the top of Cascade Mountain would be a most excellent place to do some stargazing, assuming that the wind didn’t kill you.

Harris’ Hawks are social raptors, meaning that they understand the importance of mugging for the camera. Owls tell you to go fuck yourself if you pull out a phone while holding them.

As for the regular planetary visitations, Libra is keeping conflict in balance (whether this is good or bad depends largely on your viewpoint), and Venus and Mercury in Scorpio bring tidings that your favorite porn will be easily available in high quality.  The one new thing, the moon in Cancer, has two possible meanings, but because of the relative position of Saturn the correct interpretation is “a great secret will be created,” so if you’re not the one making secrets, someone’s keeping one from you.  There might be a way of diving who this person is, but I’m too busy to do that at the moment.

Owls land vastly more lightly than hawks. Even considering the size difference.

As for the cards, not terribly great. There’s a typical amount of bad luck and good, but the good luck is for minor things while the bad is for major.  So if you get a particularly good sandwich, don’t eat it while walking or you’re liable to fall into an uncovered manhole.

Libra:  Ace of Cups reversed – House of the false heart, mutation, instability, revolution.

Scorpio:  King of Wands reversed – A severe, austere, dark man.  Attack from a lion.

Sagittarius:  3 of Coins – Métier, trade, skilled labor, nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory.

Capricorn:  3 of Wands reversed – The end of troubles, suspension or cessation of adversity, toil and disappointment.

Aquarius:  The Sun reversed – Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment, but to a lesser extent or with added difficulties than if the card had been drawn upright.

Pisces:  The Hermit reversed – Concealment, disguise, policy, fear, unreasoned caution.

Aries:  4 of Cups – Weariness, disgust, aversion, imaginary vexations, “wine is now offered the wastrel, but he sees no consolation therein,”  blended pleasure.

Taurus:  5 of Wands – Imitation, sham fight, strenuous competition and struggle, gold, gain, opulence.

Gemini:  9 of Wands reversed – Obstacles, adversity, calamity.

Cancer:  The Fool – Folly, mania, extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy, bewrayment

Leo:  The Tower – Misery, distress, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception, ruin, unforeseen catastrophe.

Virgo:  The Chariot reversed – Riot, quarrel, dispute, litigation, defeat.


Finally, in case I’m not caught up by the time this goes live, another invitation to come shoot at my club.  Details here.  I’ve posted pictures of the pistol I’ll be using here before; otherwise, I’ll be the middle-aged white guy with a beard wearing green Howard Leight earpro, safety glasses and a hat.

Two trails diverged in a yellow wood. And I… I took the one more traveled by, because it was slightly shorter and led to a better view.