IFLA: The “Just One More Thing” Edition of the Horoscope for the Week of July 7

by | Jul 7, 2024 | IFLA | 99 comments

This week is uneventful until Saturday. It’s been common for signs to pre-load with the goodies lately, and Leo is no exception. It already took control of Mercury and adds Venus to its roster on the 13th. This is a great thing for Leos (obviously) but is also a good thing in general, unless you’re an African prey animal. Friday the 13th is even worse luck when it falls on a Saturday, which it does this month. This is particularly bad when Saturn is in retrograde (which it is) and when is aligned with the Moon (which it also is). So yeah, bad luck. Expect it. I’ll be out of town, and I’ll be packing my black suit just in case.

Mushi plays with a new (to the park) pup. Murry is undisciplined as usual.

This week’s draws really don’t have a lot of happy things to say.

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

Leo: 7 of Swords reversed – Good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.

Virgo: King of Swords reversed – Cruelty, perversity, barbarity, perfidy, evil intention.

Libra: Page of Coins reversed –  Prodigality, dissipation, liberality, luxury, unfavorable news.

Scorpio: 5 of Swords – Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of their women.

Sagittarius: 6 of Cups reversed – Beware of lying nostalgia.

Capricorn: 6 of Swords reversed – Declaration, confession, publicity, boating accident.

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

Pisces: 8 of Cups – The decline of a matter, or that a matter which has been thought to be important is really of slight consequence.

Aries: The Tower – Disaster, catastrophe, weeping, gnashing of teeth, unconsolable screaming.

Taurus: The Magician – Skill, diplomacy, address, subtlety, sickness, pain, loss, disaster, snares of enemies, self-confidence, will.

Gemini: 2 of Coins – Recreation, news and messages in writing, obstacles, agitation, trouble, embroilment. 

Today is well attended, even though it’s hot. Lily is trying to convince Gertie that it’s time to play.

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Not Adahn

Despite all my rage, I am still just an impeccably dressed rat.


  1. Mojeaux

    Taurus: The Magician – Skill, diplomacy, address, subtlety, sickness, pain, loss, disaster, snares of enemies, self-confidence, will.

    Where’s the kitchen sink?

  2. Gender Traitor

    Scorpio: 5 of Swords – Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of their women.

    Oh well now, that doesn’t sound so bad! 😁 I’ll be satisfied if I just get out of jury duty.

    • Toxteth O'Grady

      Just don’t go.

    • creech

      I’d be happy to be called for jury duty. Help put away a menace to society or to free some victim of overzealous cops or prosecutors. Just think if one of us had been on the Trump jury (anonymously of course).

      • UnCivilServant

        I get paid my full job rate for Jury Duty, so I’m not so put off by the change of pace.

        I’ve never actually been selected for a Jury, so I have no perspective on how much hassle the trial proper is.

      • Gender Traitor

        Normally I don’t mind too much, but I just have too much going on at work and at home right now, so the timing sucks.

      • SandMan

        I served on 2 juries in Federal Court, once as a foreman. It was a terribly depressing ordeal, do not recommend. But that was 25 years ago when I was young(er) and naive, so it hurt more.

  3. UnCivilServant

    Your horoscopes are too vague.

    • PieInTheSky

      your office chair will break next week and you will see three crows on a roof on Tuesday. Clear enough?

      • Aloysious

        You are the old timer from O Brother Where Art Thou, aren’t you.

        You and your prophetic ways.

  4. Sean

    “Cancer: 7 of Cups reversed – Desire, will, determination, project.”

    I’m gonna get laid!

  5. juris imprudent

    boating accident

    Not a tragic boating accident though.

  6. The Late P Brooks

    Sagittarius: 6 of Cups reversed – Beware of lying nostalgia.

    Let sleeping nostalgias lie?

  7. PieInTheSky

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

    I desire to leave again for cooler climates but I do not think I have the determination to buy plane tickets till next weekend.

    • Suthenboy

      I had someone explain to me once that A/C causes global warming – “If you put your hand on the exhaust you can feel the heat it makes!”
      Exhibit 5,672,872,001 proving we are doomed.

  8. KK, Plump & Unfiltered

    Aries: The Tower – Disaster, catastrophe, weeping, gnashing of teeth, unconsolable screaming.

    So a good week?

    • KK, Plump & Unfiltered

      BTW, gotta call the dentist tomorrow. Gnashing has definitely been in the cards, but I’m hoping for no screaming or weeping.

      • Toxteth O'Grady

        You have bruxism?

      • KK, Plump & Unfiltered

        Maybe a little, but my teeth are generally just shit

    • rhywun


      Tell us what you really mean, the stars.

  9. PieInTheSky

    Back from the dead: Race to save Romania’s 65 million-year-old fish


    there was a search for the fish this weeked and they found several adult specimens but no juveniles

    • Suthenboy

      No one has thought to catch a few, raise them in tanks then seed them into similar waters? Not just in Europe but around the world?

      *shrugs* Ok.

      • UnCivilServant

        Captive breeding of species doesn’t always work. Especially if you get the conditions wrong. Removing them from the environment could be little different from just killing them as far as the long term population is concerned.

      • Suthenboy

        Duplicating the conditions will depend on how much money you have to spend.
        Since this doesnt appear to be a sport or food fish doubtful anyone would be willing to spend the money.

    • JaimeRoberto (carnitas/spicy salsa)

      Bringing things back from the dead should be no problem for Romanians, especially the Transylvanians.

    • R C Dean

      Given that our current intelligence community seems to be composed of some alloy of megalomania and psychopathology, I’m quite prepared to believe this.

  10. Tres Cool

    Virgo: King of Swords reversed – Cruelty, perversity, barbarity, perfidy, evil intention.

    Well THATS shitty I suppose.

    • Sean

      Well, it certainly costs extra.

      • Tres Cool

        Unless I’m the one dishing those things out.

  11. DEG

    Nice dog videos.

    Good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.

    Not sufficiently shitty.

  12. ZWAK came for the two-fisted tentacle-fighting, stayed for the crushing existential nihilism.

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

    /side eyes all you all.

    But, on a lighter note, if any of you remember the two broken ceramics incidents. It seem my wife was doing the rare thing, for her, BSing with a peer at work*, and they started talking about the things they fight about with their husbands. When the wife started telling her about how it is usually around me braking her dishes, the other woman stopped her and asked: “are you an only child?” Which, of course, my wife is. And then the women let her know that, as one of five children she expected everything she owned to get broken, ’cause that is how life works.

    I am pretty sure my wife relayed this to me to let me know that I was in the right, but I am definitely going to go get her some flowers, just as soon as the heat returns to normal. No one likes a sore winner.

    *because she is a director, there are only like a half-dozen people out of 6K or so that she feels comfortable shooting the breeze with.

    • Toxteth O'Grady

      6? That’s bloody luxury, son!

      Sorry, am not much help. Don’t buy anything poisonous to your pets. 💐

    • Ted S.

      What makes you think we like a sore winner?

  13. R.J.

    Still driving home. Under 2 hours to go now. Stayed at a lovely Embassy Suites last night, had a glass of wine and a marvelous pork chops.

    • UnCivilServant

      Why were your chops in the glass?

      • R.J.

        It was a big glass.

  14. The Late P Brooks

    Whistling past the graveyard

    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Sunday said Vice President Kamala Harris could “overwhelmingly” win against former President Donald Trump but that President Joe Biden must decide whether he will remain in the race as the Democratic Party’s nominee amid backlash over his disastrous debate performance.

    Asked about polling that showed Harris outperforming Trump if she replaced Biden, Schiff said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that he thought she would be a “phenomenal president.”

    “I think she has the experience, the judgment, the leadership ability to be an extraordinary president,” Schiff told moderator Kristen Welker.

    The woman who was an abject failure as a primary candidate?

    • creech

      We already had “blow job president.”

    • ZWAK came for the two-fisted tentacle-fighting, stayed for the crushing existential nihilism.

      Well, we would be going into it knowing she sucked.

    • Suthenboy

      That’s what Schiff says today because it is today. Today was like tomorrow to him yesterday. We will see what he has to say tomorrow when today looks like yesterday. To us. I mean to him. He will see.

  15. Shpip

    The substack Bad Cattitude has been mentioned here before (approvingly, I might add).

    Turns out you can learn something new every day.

    I know I’ll be sharing this with my friends.

    • Suthenboy

      It could have been worse for him? I dont see how.

    • rhywun


  16. R C Dean

    “Leo: 7 of Swords reversed – Good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.”

    So what you’re saying is, the 7 of Swords reversed is the lawyer’s card?

  17. The Late P Brooks

    Pressed on whether he thinks Biden should take a cognitive test after he refused during his ABC News interview to commit to taking one, Schiff said he’d be happy if both Biden and Trump were willing to take a test.

    “I think, frankly, a test would show Donald Trump has serious illness of one kind or another,” he said.

    Anybody who wants to be President is crazy.

    Joe Biden is fine; sound as a dollar.

    • Fourscore

      “Joe Biden is fine; sound as a dollar”

      We have a problem, America, a serious problem

    • Ted S.

      To be fair, a dollar doesn’t go as far these days.

    • Suthenboy

      …of one kind or another….
      So, Orange Man Bad. Trump is guilty.
      TDS is one hell of a drug

  18. creech

    Biden made a campaign speech in a black church in Philly this morning. Shouldn’t that violate some sort of non-profit tax status? At the very least, the church should allow other presidential candidates to speak from the pulpit.

    • creech

      Looked it up on IRS website. Prohibition goes back 70 years to legislation started by Sen. Lyndon Johnson! The church (or any non-profit) can lose its tax exempt status by favoring one candidate. But Phila. Republicans (all three of them) won’t object. And I suspect it is a “bowfparties” issue because many evangelical churches probably have Republican candidates speak during services.

  19. The Late P Brooks

    Biden made a campaign speech in a black church in Philly this morning.

    “God wants you to vote for me. A vote for Trump is a vote for eternal damnation.”

    • Bob Boberson

      “If you don’t vote for me you ain’t…..you know, the thing.

      Any of you wanna feel my leg hair in the pool?”

  20. Not Adahn

    I started System Shock (the remake). I remember loving it originally, and this version does not disappoint. It is a lot more difficult than I remember the original being.

    No dammit, I’m not getting old!

    • Suthenboy

      Wow. This is the second time Obama has told the truth: “this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who cares only about himself. Between someone who tells the truth; who knows right from wrong and will give it to the American people straight… Last night didn’t change that.” Well, mostly true.

      The only other time was during his third State of the Union address when he described his tanking economy as “Well folks, we have had a run of bad luck.”

  21. Raven Nation

    So, a left-wing alliance looks like it will win in France. There was horror, HORROR, that the right-wing might win because of their policies. Now the left-wing group is an alliance so some of the policies of individual groups may not happen. And a lot of the policies were standard ruling-class crap anyway (eco-socialism). BUT, the France Unbowed group (which is part of the alliance) also wants to pull out of free trade agreements and NATO. Which, you know, sounds suspiciously right-populist. Apparently this doesn’t concern the chattering classes.

    One more reason to not like these people? Donald Tusk loves that they won.

  22. UnCivilServant


    I have a recpie which called for a few tablespoons of “runny huney”, I figured I’d use some from the jar of Honey Harvest honey I had in the fridge… only the whole thing has crystalized.

    What’s the best way to decrystalize it?

    • UnCivilServant

      Internet says “warm it up”.

      Phew, I can do that.

      • DEG


        I put the container of crystalized honey in warm water. How long it takes depends on how much honey you have.

      • UnCivilServant

        It an almost full mason jar. 1 quart, I think.

        I don’t go through a lot, so it was just sitting there unwatched for a while.

      • Fourscore

        Kinnath’s mead is fantastic, ask an HH Glib.

      • Name's BEAM. *James* BEAM.

        You can also just nuke it. My last crystallized honey I nuked at lowest power for awhile, and once it was fully liquid I mixed in a few tablespoons of corn syrup to help prevent recrystallization. Worked a treat.

    • kinnath

      Hot water bath. Not boiling water, just hot.

      It will take a while for it to fully liquify.

    • UnCivilServant

      Well, the jar is now resting in a warm water bath in a dutch oven. Now it’s a matter of waiting.

      • UnCivilServant

        (I had stored it in the fridge, which is why it went and crystallized to fully, and didn’t want to shock the glass, so I’m going in stages)

      • kinnath

        Don’t store it in the fridge. I will not spoil. For years and years, it’s fine at room temperature.

      • UnCivilServant

        My other jar, which was not in the fridge has this top layer which looks like it’s been fermenting (Going by smell and taste) I’m guessing moisture got into that one. I put it in the fridge to discourage such yeastly activities.

      • Beau Knott

        You’re saying your honey got a yeast infection?

      • Ted S.

        You’re getting free mead.

      • Fourscore

        The honey is not pasteurized and may contain some minor debris, wax, bee parts, etc. Just scrap that off. I microwave it for a minute, stir with a chop stick, maybe another minute, more likely 30 seconds.

        I like the fermented smell when I open a jar, proof that it hasn’t been heated too much. It crystallizes because of low water content.

    • hayeksplosives

      Microwaving is fine. Just don’t do it for long; don’t take much time!

      Also, make sure there is no foil (metal) on the label.

  23. DEG

    Whoa. More fireworks here in southern NH

  24. rudimentary teats formerly known as pistoffnick (370HSSV)

    /down at pistoffnick’s farm

    A 5 day weekend! I’m going to get so much done!
    No. No. I’ve been a lazy boy.

    I did drive 7 hours round trip to pick up a 3 point post hole digger for my tractor. My step-dad won an auction for me. 1/3rd the price of new. This will help me expand my deck; build a bigger, more permanent chicken run; maybe build a cheap pole shed for the tractor and implements; and fence in my property in preparation for pigs next year.

    We organized the pantry and the freezer. I don’t need to buy rib eyes for a while. Threw out some canned goods from 2020.

    Beef and broccoli turned out awesome. Even with freezer burned beef roast.

    • Name's BEAM. *James* BEAM.

      That’s my favourite stir-fry. Loves me some B & B.

      • hayeksplosives


        If I feel fancy, I add sliced water chestnuts.

  25. hayeksplosives

    Aries: The Tower – Disaster, catastrophe, weeping, gnashing of teeth, unconsolable screaming.

    Well, good thing I got some action tonight then.

    I predict a good but difficult week of work .


    • Not Adahn

      Fun fact: without rich people paying astrologer’s salaries, there wouldn’t have been the observational record to derive the laws of planetary motion.

      Criticize the causal model all you want, but they were doing excellent science as far as the “get good data and keep grinding” aspect of it goes.

      • Sean


  26. Sean

    Happy Monday morning!

    Gonna be hot AF ’round these parts today.


    So, let’s have some cool 🎶🎶 to keep our minds off it.


    • Gender Traitor

      Good morning, Sean!

      • Gender Traitor

        Good morning, U! How are you today?

      • Sean

        Mornin’ GT & UCS!

      • UnCivilServant

        I am horribly distracted and just want to go back to bed

      • Gender Traitor


      • UnCivilServant

        How’s your morning going?

      • Gender Traitor

        So far, so good, but now I have to get going!

  27. Tres Cool

    suh’ fam
    whats goody

    • Gender Traitor

      Good morning, homey! Feeling any better?

      • Tres Cool

        Its still lingering, but about 70% better than last Wednesday.

      • Gender Traitor


    • Sean