Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Forecast for 03/11/10

Forecast and Faery Finder
By Janice Scott-Reeder and the Bitwit

According to Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, today’s color is crimson and the incense is Jasmine. Today is the Hindu Feast of the Gauri.


Astrologically, the Moon enters Aquarius at 12:42 AM EST.
Get ready for a rocky week if you are attached to the status quo. Social events turn into free for alls as the youth are unwilling to take entrenched position. Authority figures fall hard.
Expect a restless night when your mind refuse to let you rest. Fortunately, all the worry has your adrenaline up and you start the morning early with the idea of getting out of the box you are in no matter what. Before noon you are networking and the solution comes even if you have to shake some people up!

Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.

Today’s Tarot Card is the Moon: gratification. It is time to stop the moodiness and constant vacillation. Your lifestyle is harming you and those around you. Stop what you are doing, clean your own house and start fresh.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say:
Romance is not on today agenda.
Today’s Cat Comfort Card is:
Catalyst: :The time is right. Start something new today.”

Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for:
The Faery Godmother is about so ask for a boon and reward her when it comes.

Today’s Lo Shu Number is 9 and the Element is Metal. The tiger finds conflict but the Dragon and Snake have ease. Today is not an auspicious day for haircuts, medical procedures, signing contracts, gambling, starting construction or births. I have no idea what this means but my calendar says today is: Borrowing wealth luck from Kuan Yin.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “It is now time for me to enjoy healthy, creative and supportive relationships based on unconditional love, respect and freedom. This is a time of divine fulfillment.” Annie Marquier creating a world of peace one thought at a time.


Each day I try to get physically stronger but it is an uphill battle. Today by left shoulder let out a loud pop, pain followed and now I really have to make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor as I can’t afford to lose both shoulders. Old age sucks.
It is amazing how much we fear Fiona. What if she thinks my toes are Vienna sausages? Well, I took a picture of her next to Napoleon, who is a normal sized cat. You can see she really is a miniature cat. She is not that much younger than he is.
The plants in the one topsy turvy strawberry planter have really taken hold and look great! I think I am going to get a strawberry harvest after all. Even the lettuce plant looks great. I’m not too sure about the tomato as it is trying to grow up hanging out the bottom of it’s bag.
I was out communing with the bees while doing the laundry. There really is no choice as the bee hive is about three feet from the washer and drier. The way I was moaning and cracking my joints as I tried to do the laundry I think they decided to wait until I keeled over as there was no point in wasting their time killing me. I also reminded them who buys the flowers, brings them home and plants them. Nothing like a little blackmail to keep them on their toes.
I am very happy with my last batch of plants. Now it is time to look at ordering some for the spring. Parks has a big sale on strawberry plants this week.
Some of us who are historically literate are simply shaking our heads. Don’t they teach history in school any more? Have the history books been rewritten? Is today being rewritten? Some times my eyes just roll around in my head. Today’s new history is that Social Security was a give away program. Ah, folks, my parents were alive when Social Security was created and it was no give away. Good Goddess, I heard the story at least once a week growing up. The rest of the week I got to hear about the Great Depression both of them lived through. Oh, and they walked 5 miles to school every day in 8 foot snow. Social Security was soundly, at that time, based on the number of workers paying into the system exceeding the number of old folks collecting checks. The average life expectancy was 68 and a really old person was 75. Hit your 80’s and you were doing something really right! I think you can see how life expectancy jumped in those years. That unbalanced the system. Keep in mind, life expectancy had been pretty level for many years when Social Security was invented and there were some really big name scientists willing to swear no one would have the life expectancy we have today. If the tobacco companies would have had their way, no one would. No one guessed the birth rate would decline, either. The fifties were going to continue forever. People didn’t need medical insurance back then either because medical care was affordable. My parents actually paid in full in cash for the C-section for my birth and a month in the hospital for my mother with me. Can anyone do that today that isn’t independently wealthy and in this country? The bill would be in the millions of dollars. No one foresaw that happening. No one foresaw an average month of medication costing over $600.00 when medicare was created for the elderly. They did see medical costs and insurance premiums (if you could get them) were out distancing anyone’s ability on retirement and social security to pay. They also saw that things like property taxes and utilities were outdistancing social security payments at a running leap. Things simply have become too expensive, too fast. That is why medicare was created. That is why we have to have a health care bill passed. It may, it will not be perfect. It is a starting point. If we wait for perfection, we are never going to have anything. Any idiot should be able to tell you that. How many times have you waited for the time to be right and never gotten anything done? How many relationships have you messed up waiting for the right time to say something? How many times have you been starting your own business, dieting, quitting smoking or taking up that hobby just as soon as things were right? Have you started any of those things? Think about it. As a very smart man once said: “There is no time like the present.” Or as Nike puts it: “Just do it!”
Where is the money going to come from? I have a feeling they are going to find it. Why? Well, if anyone has been following politics in Dade and Broward Counties, Florida, you know that just about everyone is under investigation. It turns out that monies that were protected under law and must be used for things like construction, education, public works and public health have been quietly transferred into the politicians’ private pockets via their constant salary increases and to their pet (defined as my friend is running it) projects so they could show a balanced budget and use that credit statement to borrow even more money to funnel into the above mentioned projects. Yup, being elected to any office in either county is a gravy train for you and your family and all their friends. Funny thing, the average homeowner can’t afford to pay their property taxes. I think if we turn enough of congress upside down and shake hard, we’ll find plenty of funding for everything we as a people need on the floor. Make no mistake about it, the only time anyone in Congress screams about taxes is when it is their pocket that is about to be picked.
The most bitter regrets are not the things we have done but the things we did not do.

1 comment:

aswesow said...

That's you would be the million dollar baby! Without universal healthcare...I'm afraid I'd have had to leave at least 2 of mine at the hospital.