I have plans on making this a more substantive column.  Unfortunately, this week has been insane at work (except for Thursday) and on top of that I just got an invitation to go to a steel shoot starting 9:00 am on Saturday, so I’ve got to get the CZ cleaned and post-cleaning test fired like starting in 45 minutes.

So y’all get this.  Sue me.

However it doesn’t take much time to read what’s in the stars this week.  Unbelievably, it’s got some unambiguously good news.  When Mercury transitions to direct motion, all of the nonsense from MERCURY RETROGRADE is undone and you get some unadulterated good luck.  Now this time is coincides when it’s aligned with us and the Moon, an ordinarily ambiguous sign of change, but in context, it’s just a luck amplifier.  Enjoy that.  I should probably also mention the comet, but here’s the dealio with comets.  They are one of the worst signs around (death, destruction, fall of empires, all of that stuff) but only in relation to those things that are part of “the system.”  So it’s terrible news for kings and popes, but of zero significance at all to residents of Slab City.  I figure most of you are pretty safe.

That good luck talked above is all happening in Cancer, so it’s especially good for you guys, along with tank crews and deep cover agents.  Mars in Aries means that I’ll be fast but not accurate at the shoot tomorrow, and Venus in Gemini is good news for those of you in monogamous relationships.

Gemini:  King of Coins reversed – Vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril.

Leo:  10 of Coins – Gain, riches, family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family

Virgo: King of Swords – Power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law, offices of the crown

Libra:  Ace of Coins reversed – The evil side of wealth, bad intelligence

Scorpio:  4 of Cups – Weariness, disgust, aversion, imaginary vexations, blended pleasure. Note:  “blended pleasure” does not refer to Scotch.

Sagittarius: 4 of Swords – Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit’s repose, exile, tomb

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

Aquarius:  7 of Swords – Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence, quarrelling, a plan that may fail, annoyance.

Pisces:  Judgement reversed – Weakness, pusillanimity, simplicity, deliberation, decision, sentence.

Aries:  8 of Coins – Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business

Taurus:  7 of Cups reversed – Desire, will, determination, project.

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