So far, Black mountain has my favorite view. At least in early summer.


Things are pretty simple this week:  MERCURY RETROGRADE.  It’ll be at it’s maximum silliness until Wednesday, with a particularly… whimsical day on Monday as something literally goes sideways.  Check your shoelaces.


It’s getting hot. Mud helps.


This is not a good week for Taurus, or anyone engaging in bull-like activities (pulling oxcarts/plows, chasing people out of fields, impregnating females, becoming hamburger).  There’s always a drop off when the sun leaves your sign for the next one, but in this rare and unfortunate instance you have MERCURY RETROGRADE entering (backwards) at the same time the sun is leaving.  So extremely bad luck for you.  Your loss is Gemini’s gain however which, considering they’re completely lacking in anything else auspicious, they kind of need.  Also this week, there is particular risk of damage from/by/in water.


Water is better than mud. It’s so hot that Dakota’s even willing to take a dip.


Taurus: 6 of Swords – Journey by water, bringing problems with you, family trip.

Gemini:  8 of Cups – Giving joy, mildness, timidity, honor, modesty, the decline of a matter, or that a matter which has been thought to be important is really of slight consequence

Cancer:  4 of Cups reversed – Novelty, presage, new instruction, new relations.

Leo:  Queen of Swords reversed – Malice, bigotry, artifice, prudery, bale, deceit.

Virgo:  5 of Wands – Imitation, competition, gay orgy, struggle, gain, opulence, establishing hierarchy.

Libra:  The World – Assured success, recompense, voyage, route, emigration, flight, change of place.

Scorpio:  The Hermit reversed- Concealment, disguise, policy, fear, unreasoned caution.

Sagittarius:  3 of Swords reversed – Mental alienation, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion.

Capricorn:  7 of Coins – Money, business, barter, altercation, quarrels, ROI.

Aquarius:  Queen of Coins reversed – Evil, suspicion, suspense, fear, mistrust.

Pisces:  3 of Cups – The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfilment, solace, healing, sorority party.

Aries:  6 of Coins reversed – Desire, cupidity, envy, jealousy, illusion.


Who’s the bitch NOW, huh?


It occurs to me that in this last month and a half of hiking mountains, I never posted one of the jewels of ’80 alt-rock.

Mountain Song (2006 Remaster) – YouTube