February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Aquarius) The wheat berries are dying to be planted! A sudden warm spell has awoken them, and a probing green tendril has burst forth groping for earth. Whether the berries strike soil is up to you now. Meditate upon what you will sow this spring. Ideas take time to ripen. Plans like chicks need nurturing, undisturbed in their brittle eggs.


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Pisces) The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is only a small fraction of the longest mountain chain on Earth, the Mid-Ocean Ridge, which snakes mysteriously and menacingly through the bottoms of the seas. Smashing and rupturing. Birthing and healing. The Seven Seas? The World Ocean. The Four Corners of the Earth? Four more lies! Petty divisions fall away for you as absolute delusion this month. How will you carry the weight of this experience into the future?


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Aries) On your visit to the Grand Khan, you beg of the Emperor: “Everything breakable, broken. Everything crushable, crushed. Everything burnable, burned. Everything meltable, melted. Everything maltable, malted. Everything martinizable, martinized.” The Khan smoked with a posh aspect and seemed to wander in thought. The ivory tip of his pipe clicked on his teeth. Through his interpreter, the Khan replied: “Calling you; calling you; can’t you hear the golden trumpets calling you?” “But precious Majesty, we need your help! Everything killable, killed. Everything spendible, spent Everything rideable, ridden.” The Khan gazed intently into the goom of the hall and sang in your language: “He will take you by the hand, bring you to that promised land, can’t you hear the golden trumpets calling you?”


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Tarus) Oh, Anat! The gleaming Cliffs of Dover are a monument to your august power! Poisonous mists cloud your vision this month. But those resplendent cliffs will become your lodestar. The whole monolith is composed of the microscopic remains of countless marine denizens; coccoliths, tiny lives lived in the dizzying past. Their dust-mote skeletons settled over eons and formed a massif on the seafloor. The whole necropolis emerged from the waves during the apocalyptic formation of the Alps and broke apart, revealing its chalky edifice. Those multitudes have not died in vain! How many sailors has this bright wall of bones saved from the briny sleep?


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Gemini) This moon is cold and dry. The actual moon is also cold and dry and tidally locked to earth. An invisible tether, an umbilical cord. Let us read the cord and see what the twists can tell us. You must believe all believers this month: from the megachurch diva to the street corner brimstonist! They have seen the masked one even if only dimly. You have an assignment: think deeply on what you would be willing to die for. Write down a short list of those things. Then write your own obituary and install as your fate the conclusion that you died fighting for that thing about which you care more than your life. Read your obit out loud. Remark how you would feel, were this your fate. Any regrets?


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Cancer) There’s a wind playing a samba in the treetops. Squirrel plays the four-mallet acorn marimbas. Bears smack fish dumb on the river rock. Splop splop slop go the pink brains on the rock. A hollow log gurgles in an eddy. A daring frog ribbits in the breaks. Have you listened to your world lately? Find the music in the quiet of your world and make note!


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Leo) Grasp hands, Marutuk! Grasp hands. We must indulge in drink. We must indulge in smoke. We must give of our bodies until we are awoke. Grasp hands, Marutuk! Grasp hands! Persians are at the gates! Persians lighting fires. Burning bright in the night the idol’s power retires. Grasp hands, Marutuk! Grasp hands. Cyrus will be our restorer. They will let all the captives go Burning bright the trail in the night leads them Home ho ho! Grasp hands, Marutuk! Praise him in the scrolls; Make outsiders messiahs; Burning bright in the light we ink out all our hallelujahs!

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February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Virgo) The Ever-Becoming Face penetrates into your consciousness this month. How you handle this encounter will determine the next major opportunity you pursue. It is critical that you inhibit your flight. Stare as long as you might! Be not a jealous lurker on Facebook! Take ye the spoils of silver! Take ye the spoils of gold! Enjoy the coziness that you find in your cabin-world! Whittle some wood. Scrimshaw some ivory. Have something to show for your snuggly indulgence.


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Libra) The music of hammer blows soothes you! But right now you require white noise. The cracking of the eternal forge will do. Rest your creaking bones. You are overworked and you need to reclaim your essence. Have you dreamed lately? Not a revolting nightmare but a pleasing reverie. Have you made a five-year dream plan? Get out your clipboard! The blank page is terrifying, but you must fill it up! Tyr God of Law & Heroic Glory (Old sign=Scorpio) (October 23-November 21) Be an ambulance chaser this month! Help someone and profit! Nothing wrong with that so long as you are ethical… Do not be overzealous! Whatever you do, do not try to help the disabled or sick without consent! Of course use your judgment with the good Samaritans’ Law! Service animals are not pets! Don’t pet them! Be gracious and humble in your acts of service.


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Scorpio) Be an ambulance chaser this month! Help someone and profit! Nothing wrong with that so long as you are ethical… Do not be overzealous! Whatever you do, do not try to help the disabled or sick without consent! Of course use your judgment with the good Samaritans’ Law! Service animals are not pets! Don’t pet them! Be gracious and humble in your acts of service.


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Sagitarius) San Marino, Luxembourg, Monaco how doth your sovereignty survive? Microstates of hilltops and postage stamps and slivers of strands! Basque Country! How has your isolate culture survived? You are a marvel! Every home has its own culture. Rituals and patterns girded by unseen, ghostly carpenters of the deep past. You are a carpenter of your own sovereign microstate. What you build this month will have a profound impact on your harvest this fall. Always overbuild! If they call for a two-by, give them a three-by!


February 2019 Horoscope (Old sign: Capricorn) Your left hemisphere has been overactive this moon. More precision will not help, you know. Your silent sentry in the right speaks in riddles, jokes, and implications. Now the sentry is screaming; will you listen? The world is bifurcated in your mind: only a partition of the left. In the right hemisphere, no such division exists. You will hear snippets of the right’s voice in dreams and in the music of satyrs! Goatee boys playing pan flutes in forest of your mind. A nymph dives deep into silver water. Oh, the treasures of colored corals there in the deep. Be not afraid! The deep is not a dark well but a passage to another marvelous world!


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Mystic Visions by Dr. Ben James


“We are born at a given moment, in a given place,
and like vintage years of wine,
we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born.”
– Carl Gustav Jung