The Upbeat Outback • Miscellaneous & More! StaR ChartinG H by: Zak Zaikine of Sebastopol, CA. ~

Happy Spring! Happy Earth Day! Happy Eas-

ter bunny. Happy Happy Day! LOVE this planet of ours! She is the best and the brightest… and sometimes you need


whole basket of eggs-clamation points to get this Taurus show on the road. (!!!!!!!) Once

she gets

a giddy on this sign is a master of momentum. And its all about movement it?


So Here we go, ready to do our summer garden planning which is a delightful form of life plan- ning when you think about it and a great metaphor for many things.

As the soil starts to revive and stretch out of winter’s sleepy grip. Our spirits, body- homes, relations and cultures quicken as well. There’s an awful lot of spring cleaning going on, sifting and sorting, stay -go, expand -contract. It seems that no matter how big or small, microscopic or gla- cial we all participate in this seasonal peristaltic ritual. As we have talked about be-

fore, the zodiac too moves in that

inchworm-way; expand

and contract. Now we settle into one of the most fertile earth signs, our first earth sign, Taurus. keeping with our sum- mer garden planning, Taurus natives will continue the tra- ditions of their ancestors and will plant a good crop with a variety of heirloom tomatoes. Lucky for Taurus though they can focus well and complete the project/ projects at hand. And speaking of projects at

hand, Gemini waiting in

the wings reaches in to jug- gle several projects all at the same time. EVERYTHING is bright, sparkly and interesting. How many of the old faves do I plant? A big gift- garden? A party- garden? companion

planting? Or maybe mostly flowers and contemplative things.

All of that fresh en- thusiasm needs to be watered and weeded later says Taurus. But we’re not thinking of that

Channel our super hero Lu- ther Burbank for whom every “weed” has magical/ revolu- tionary powers simply because it GROWS. Who knows what magical pods will bud on this beanstalk?


Jack-t and listen to whatever interpre- tation first comes to your mind, get in the spirit of it all - it’s Nature’s podcast if you want to get all hip about it. Broad- cast live from your own happy Hippy Hill - adding yet an- other” happy” salu- tation to this article’s parade of wonders. Continued


birthdays to Taurus and Gemini!

now Its spring! Its start times! chime the twins. Enter the wisdom of the swing between the signs. It might behoove the Gemini to focus on one or two main “gar- den plans” plant whole rows in case it’s really good and for Taurus to leave a little open patch for that weird little curi- osity that might turn out to be nothing or everything! Gemini is fast, a great deal

of “Mercurial “power is gen- erated between the two pillared twins. Somehow and in most cases, they imbue the scene with a crazy kind of confi- dence, balancing all of the balls in the air almost indefinitely. They have their own brand of twin-magic. Yet there are those times, most under retrogrades or squares to Mercury when that magic seems fragmented, static, atonal and strange. And here you can experience the true wisdom of Geminian med- icine, a physics trick where one moves soooo fast that a medi- tative stillness is created. That which was thought to be lost seems to come through in some form and the message is deliv- ered even if in an encrypted manner. Ethereal is their word. So enter an iterant mystery seed in a special place your garden. Watch it germinate and mature.

Each new day has a different shape to it. You just roll with it. ~ Ben Zobrist

JOKES & Humor #8 ... and a few puns!

A photon is going through airport security. The TSA agent asks if he has any luggage. The photon says, “No, I’m traveling light.” ~

A linguistics professor says during a lecture that, “In English, a double negative forms a positive. But in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, in no language in the world can a double positive form a negative.” But then a voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”

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