Lake. Sky. Dog.


This week gives you plenty of time to prepare, because you’ll need it.

As anyone who’s read Pogo knows, Friday the Thirteenth is at it’s worst when it falls directly on a Friday, as it does here.  And not only that, all sorts of other ill omens arrive exactly on that day.  Coincidence?  I think not.   Look the evidence for yourself:

  • On Friday, the moon is in Libra, knocking the celestial balance cattywumpus
  • On Friday, we get a multi-planet construction involving said moon, supra, with Venus, Venus with Mars, and Mars with the Sun.  Putting all these together it indicates someone hooking up with an old flame, which everyone knows is A Bad Idea. And in case that’s not enough to convince you:
  • Friday begins MERCURY RETROGRADE.

Beyond those day-specific readings, there are other signs of higgledy-piggledy to wit:  Venus in Aries is especially bad news for breakables and upholstery; Mercury in Gemini is a particular warning against liars and the Moon in Leo (it’s there before it moves into Libra on Friday) indicates comfort and luxury.  Well, that last one isn’t bad at all, but it ends on Friday the 13th.


When it’s a miserably hot 67 degrees out it’s nice to have a 40 degree lake to have a swim in.

Freya is also a water dog, and a faster swimmer than Lily.













Taurus:  Ace of Cups – House of the true heart, joy, content, abode, nourishment, abundance, fertility; Holy Table, felicity.

Gemini:  9 of Wands – Strength in opposition, defense, delay, suspension, adjournment.

Cancer:  King of Cups reversed – Dishonest, double-dealing man; roguery, exaction, injustice, vice, scandal, pillage, considerable loss.

Leo:  The Hierophant – Marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude, mercy and goodness, inspiration.

Virgo:  The Hanged Man reversed – Selfishness, the crowd, body politic.

Libra:  2 of Swords reversed – Imposture, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty.

Scorpio:  8 of Swords – : Bad news, violent chagrin, crisis, censure, power in trammels, conflict, calumny, sickness.

Sagittarius:   5 of Coins – Material trouble, love and lovers, concordance, affinities.

Capricorn:  3 of Coins reversed – Mediocrity, puerility, pettiness, weakness.

Aquarius:  Page of Swords – Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination.

Pisces:  The Magician reversed – Physician, Magus, mental disease, disgrace, disquiet.

Aries:  2 of Cups reversed – Ending of a relationship, betrayal, food poisoning, bad hooch.


Lily and Dakota relaxing on top of Cat mountain



I suppose I should include a view from the top of Cat. People here seem to think a view is the most important part of a hike.