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March 21 - April 19 Aries
The waxing gibbous moon is nearly full and it’s driving ya crazy, O Aries. You’ve been Palinized. Get over it! The Sarah Palin Affair is merely a distraction from the real show. It’s designed to siphon energy away from McCain v. Obama. Let’s get on message, people! Time’s a-wasting! You want to obsess over a strong woman? May I present the Reverend Skye Denno, 29 year old Church of England deacon and lager-drinking Sex Pistols fan. Read her story here. She’s freaking awesome. She’s a married mum of two who loves to go to the pub and see live music. She told the Daily Mail, “I think I love working for the Church because every day is different. Also, other than working for God you are really your own boss and it is nice to have that freedom.” Hosanna!

April 20 - May 20 Taurus
Taurus, I want you to Netflix my favorite flick of all time, Diner. It’s about five twenty-something young guys who spend 90% of their time hanging out together at a favorite diner located in Baltimore. One of them gets engaged to be married and this starts a whole new storyline in which they all start examining their lives and realize that they’re pretty much side-stepping real life by living in this diner-shaped cocoon. The film, brilliantly written and directed by Barry Levinson, was made in 1982 and boasts a bevy of now very well known actors. It could never be made today; their fees would be astronomical. Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Paul Reiser, Ellen Barkin, for instance. My favorite scene; Rourke and Bacon are driving home at dawn from an all-night diner hang session and they glimpse a beautiful woman riding a horse from a distance. She’s very high end, old money looking, and they’re both transfixed. After a few moments of silence, Bacon says, “Do you ever get the feeling that there’s something going on that we don’t know about?”

May 21 - June 20 Gemini
You’re optimistic, creative, expressive, and you love to soak up art and culture. Celebrate the finer things in life with the October issue (and 25th/95th anniversary issue) of Vanity Fair Magazine. The magazine was originally launched in 1913. It’s second incarnation came about in 1983. There is simply nothing like it. It’s the only magazine I read cover to cover. Articles I didn’t even know I would be interested in are fascinating. This month the huge double issue (Marilyn Monroe is on the cover) pays tribute to its past and looks to the future. I always start with Dominick Dunne and this month he talks about his quarter-century of covering the rich and famous with fascinating anecdotal nuggets. The cover story is about the recent discovery of Marilyn possessions that raise new questions about her life and death. There’s also a succulent excerpt from Annie Liebovitz’s upcoming book, where she shares the stories behind some of her most well known images.

June 21 - July 22 Cancer
The ruler of the fourth sign of the zodiac is the Moon, its symbol being the Crab, known for dual personalities. At once shy and retiring, you can also be vibrant and gregarious. I’m thinking both personalities would benefit greatly from going to see the Fab Faux’s big ol’ psychedelic extravaganza 10 year anniversary show at Radio City Music Hall Saturday September 20th. And you can see the Faux on Late Night with Conan O’Brien Friday September 12th (as in tonight). I know what you’re thinking; Beatles tribute band, I don’t think so. But au contraire, this is no tribute band. These fellas are note for note, devout students of the Fabs. The Fab Five hail from the bands on the Conan and the Letterman show, so they’re the cream (tangerine) of the crop. (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one). A ginger sling with a pineapple heart. See you there ~

July 23 - August 22 Leo
My favorite Leo this week is Tim Gunn, making it work every week on Project Runway as the steward to a posse of designers with varied backgrounds and skill sets. This season is good, but I have to say previous seasons did hold my attention a little more. However, Tim never disappoints. This week on the show, the contestants did an astrologically-themed challenge which was rather entertaining, to say the least. They had to team up with their former rivals who had been booted off the show in order to do the challenge; and then they were partially judged by a group of designers who had been on past seasons. During a party scene, Heidi Klum was actually disrespected to her face by one of the more egocentric whippersnappers and I was all, oh no you didn’t! And for some reason Suede is still there…the annoying one who talks about himself in the third person and looks like a refugee from Urgh! A Music War.

August 23 - September 22 Virgo
I have two words for you Virgo fussbudgets: Navratan Korma. Meaning Nine-Gem Curry. So named because of the nine different vegetables, fruit, and nuts in the dish. Thanks to the Andyman, I stumbled upon this dish in an Indian restaurant last week. And it’s really superfine. Order it with some naan and all is right with the world. For a few minutes at least.

September 23 - October 22 Libra
Libra, it’s that time again! Hit the books! Since my back to school days are over I will live vicariously through the wealthy, stuck up characters on Gossip Girl as they make their way back to Gotham from their summers in the Hamptons. In case you’re not clued in to the groove, the show centers on best friends Blair and Serena and their satellites of love. The narrator, who is never seen and remains a woman of mystery, knows and sees all and sends photos and provocative text messages to all and sundry. It’s to die for. The dialogue is genius. Recent Blair-isms: It’s like Roman Holiday but I’m Gregory Peck and he’s Audrey Hepburn! – and - Notice how my voice didn’t go up at the end? Not a question. Almost as addictive: the Gossip Girl Insider website.

October 23 - November 21 Scorpio
Hey Scorpio, want to live forever? Consider Portuguese Rice Pudding, a traditional dessert in Portugal. The dish, which contains white rice, hot milk, egg yolks, and cinnamon, is what Maria de Jesus of Portugal ate for her 115th birthday this week. She is believed to be the oldest living person in Europe and the second oldest living person in the world (the first is an American, Edna Parker, born in 1893). De Jesus lives in the village of Corujo in central Portugal and has six children. Feliz cumpleaños!

November 22 - December 21 Sagittarius
Southside Johnny was born December 4, 1948 in Neptune, New Jersey and his voice is one of the 8th wonders of the world. One of my favorite writers, Sal Nunziato (who’s now launched his own blog: Burning Wood) describes the new Southside Johnny album Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits thus in the Huffington Post: {the} arrangements evoke the brilliance of such orchestrators as Oliver Nelson, Billy May, and Nelson Riddle . . . “Down Down Down” becomes a kick-ass jitterbug and “All The Time In The World” sends you speeding through the Riviera, looking for Blofeld. “Johnsburg, Illinois,” one of my fave Waits tunes, clocks in at less than 2 minutes on “Swordfishtrombones.” It’s a tad longer here, but after one listen, you are ready to kick a can down some boulevard in the rain, wondering just why she did you wrong. Every song will either put you in a Billy Wilder film or some saloon. All I had to do was read this review and ch-ching, iTunes, I’m resting in the arms of these songs right now.

December 22 - January 19 Capricorn
Capricorns love their pets! And if you don’t have a pet, there are plenty out there that need your love. Find a shelter and get a new furry friend. And in keeping with our ongoing election year theme, may I turn you on to the Presidential Pets Museum, located in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The Museum was founded in 1999 to preserve information, artifacts, and items related to the Presidential Pets. Over 500 items of interest are displayed for lovers of pets, Presidents and pet trivia. As it happens, nearly every President had a pet, both exotic and common, and one can learn about them all here. Currently the First Dog is Barney Bush, a Scottish Terrier. We’re all looking forward to Barney moving to a nice big ranch in Texas where he can have acres and acres to roam.

January 20 - February 18 Aquarius
Strange and unusual things fascinate you, Aquarians. Therefore I have no doubt that you’ll dig the Old Creepy Ad post on (thanks Ilene). Sometimes it’s really scary what the human mind can conceive for advertising, writes Alexandra, the 23 year old author of this blog. A Gillette Safety Razor ad shows a baby wielding a razor and the tagline Begin Early / Shave Yourself. Say what???? Lysol (a concentrated Germ-Killer) for female hygiene! To relieve fatigue – get a LIFT with a Camel! Gadzooks, this stuff is really off the hook.

February 19 - March 20 Pisces

Those born under the sign of Pisces should consider treating yourself to something luxurious this weekend. You’re overworked and stressed out. I’ve got just the thing – Sabon. Check it: In the summer of 1974, in a small farming town in Israel, a young couple made soap in their back yard. Guided by an ancient aboriginal recipe they had stumbled upon during their travels, they meticulously blended various local herbs and flowers into their magical mixture of fragrant oils and lye…Today, with the same love and creativity that inspired the original bar of lavender soap, Sabon has somewhat expanded upon their soap line to include delightful and dreamy products for the body, the home and the soul. This spectacular collection of lotions and potions is now available in stores across Israel, Europe and America. Log on to their site, find a location near you, or order online. And breathe . . .

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scorpio one - 14 Sep 08 at 04:18:18

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pavlo - 06 Nov 08 at 03:57:20

Wow! Greets! Really interesting. keep working! Tnx! Saw!