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Cancer's montly Outlook in 2007 according to the
Tipsy Astrologer

Get a Jump on Your Social Scene
- Carol Robinson, Contributing Editor

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

March 2007

“NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!
Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise....
Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency....
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope....
Our four no...
Amongst our weapons....
Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise....
I'll come in again.”

-from Monty Python’s “The Spanish Inquisition”

Surprise everyone. Do something “completely different”.

The stars say that it’s time to add some fresh ink to you passport. Or get a passport (yes, I mean you!). I realize that it’s difficult for you to venture outside of your comfort zone, but it’s quite possible that you’ll end up feeling at home in a brand new place.

If nothing else, start singing in a British accent…“Always look on the bright side of life...”

And what goes better with Monty Python than a pint of good British Ale? Try something new. My picks are Newcastle, Old Peculiar or Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale. Cheers!

February 2007

“You know what I want? I want yesterday.”
–Natalie Wood, actress and Cancerian, born July 20, 1938

Natalie said those words shortly before her untimely death. She probably meant that she wished she could go back, do it all over again and do things differently.

But we all know that in life, there are no do-overs.

Your passport to the past has expired and you are only permitted to go forward. Now that you’ve gone over what went wrong over and over (and over again), it’s time to utilize what you learned from the experience.

Your first lesson, if you haven’t realized by now: there was a reason that everything happened the way it did. Use that knowledge and move bravely into the future. Trying to undo the past is not only impossible, but attempting to do so would be potentially damaging… most of all to you.

Summon up the courage to move forward. I know it’s way out of your comfort zone. Whip up a creamy mug of Liquid Courage http://www.webtender.com/db/drink/2825. Goes down really easy

October 2006

Are you a bit more tense than usual? Feel like you’re walking a tightrope these days?

Karl Wallenda started a family circus act in 1922. “The Flying Wallendas” performed daredevil tightrope acts which included the Seven Man Pyramid which was a breathtaking triple-tiered balancing tightrope act. To add to the danger, the Wallendas performed their death-defying stunts without a net.

In 1962 while performing the Seven Man Pyramid, the Wallenda front man lost his balance and the pyramid collapsed. Two family members fell to their death and others were seriously injured.

Something you assumed was secure in your life is not because you’ve been doing the equivalent of performing without a net. The answer is very simple… be sure you have something soft and cushy to fall on.

So, something soft with an edge is needed here. How about a Slow Comfortable Screw with Satin Pillows the Hard Way?

September 2006

In the 1950’s Superman series, the one that starred George Reeves, a repeating scene on the show was a thug shooting at Superman until it was out of bullets. Superman, would just stand there, chest out and hands on hips while the bullets bounced off of him. Why didn’t they figure it out after the first couple of shots? Instead they wasted all of their ammunition on the “man of steel.” When the villain realized it was empty, he would foolishly throw his gun at Superman.

And here you are, once again cast as one of the characters in this scene. Depending on your situation, you are either the Superhero or the one wasting perfectly good ammunition on a virtually indestructible target. If you are the latter, please consider the resources (financial or emotional) that you may be wasting on it. Sometimes you gain if you save your bullets and just walk away.

Oh, and if you find yourself as the hero, please allow me to point out another amusing fact… when the frustrated villain threw his empty weapon, Superman ducked. Hmmm…

While choosing your battles, reload with a Silver Bullet

August 2006

In order to gain the freedom you crave, you need to gain a new perspective. Have you ever taken a hot air balloon ride? Here’s a little something to get you in the mood…

“Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon…”

Those were lyrics from the1967 Fifth Dimension song “Up,Up and Away”. Kinda sappy, I know, but one of those guilty pleasures.

Even if you don’t physically take a balloon ride, I suggest that you act as if you were. Are you feeling the heat from the pressure that has been thrust upon you? Redirect the fire to heat the air in the balloon above your head.

Still not taking off? That’s because you’re carrying too much baggage. Lighten your load. You no longer need it.

Soon you’ll quietly rise above the noise and chaos all around you. When you do, look down on the earth. Take a breath of relief and pop that bottle of Champagne.

July 2006

What’s got you so crabby? Maybe you’re having a little identity crisis. Have you been chasing someone else’s dream? When you do that, you end up in your own nightmare. WAKE UP!!!

Sorry to yell, but you really need to hear this. Let me share a quote from my favorite philosophers…

“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.”

That quote was from Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) who encouraged others to do what they love, even if others discouraged them. Your bliss is not necessarily what others say.

Begin the journey to find your own bliss. Take a magical mystery tour of the moments of your life which made you truly happy, the way you define it. The bus to Blissville is stopping in your neighborhood. You’ll recognize it by the banner on the side that says “BLISS OR BUST.” Get on it! And don’t get off until you reach your desired destination.

What should you drink this month? I recommend a nice tangy Gin and Tonic. But you don’t have to listen to me. Follow your bliss and have a Bucket of Rolling Rocks. Cool.


June 2006

There’s a belief that is deeply engrained in your psyche. You may or may not know its origin. It’s possible that at one time or another in the past, it has somehow served you well. That’s your story and you’re sticking to it. I’m afraid you’re being dogmatic. Here’s a definition for you courtesy of dictionary.com…

dogmatic adj 1: characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

I’m sorry to break the news to you, (not to mention the use a shameless pun) but someone’s karma has run over your dogma. Then they put it into reverse and backed over it. These days it’s clinging to life and leaving smelly steaming piles all over your house. Everyone else knows that saying good-bye is your best option. I realize that letting go is about as painful as extracting your canine teeth without Novocain. Please don’t be blue. Believe me when I tell you that once you emancipate yourself, you’ll be happy and howling at the moon just like the old days.

I’ll bet you need a drink. What will get you through the night? I’d say a little Southern Comfort. If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, try a nice soft Fuzzy Navel. And you thought I was going to say a Salty Dog, didn’t you? Woof.

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