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moon signs

The sun and the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago ... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

Havelock Ellis

Greed could be a theme this week as the moon waxes. Oh, greed is so harsh a term – let's say acquisitiveness and pickiness, especially on the weekend, when the moon ambles through Virgo. This may bring out everyone's control issues. You got a problem with that?

Wednesday, July 10 New moon in Cancer. The truth will out. And Cancers, you could be the lightning rods, especially if you crabs have spent the past three weeks reconciling your feelings about being adored and being ignored. Aries, play hard to get with everyone. Sure you want to order another Scorpion bowl? Capricorns, if you've been holding your breath, let it out now, no matter who hears. VOC 8:30 to 11:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 11 Waxing moon in Leo, Venus moves into Virgo. After days of diluted energy, the week starts here. And fire signs (Leos and Sagittarians more than Aries) can inspire or assist the rest of us. Leos, today and tomorrow you get a blank check from the universe – be a baby and you will get comforted. Scorpios, you will need to work at issues concerning romance, especially those of you involved with Capricorns, Libras, and Aries. Water plus water is much easier.

Friday, July 12 Waxing moon in Leo. Another excellent weekend for weddings, or parties where we can act like children (albeit tots with ATM cards!). Leos, you may have to steady yourselves so you don't spend all your shekels at one bazaar stall. Aquarians, float free, float far, but do not expect others to indulge you (except for those of you born Feb. 10 through 12, who are being flattered by someone in authority). VOC 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (If you start drinking something weird in the middle of your drinking, blame the moon.)

Saturday, July 13 Waxing moon in Virgo. Clean a drawer, a corner, or the bathroom, but don't think big. Virgos embark on a three-week Venus-enhanced sojourn. Yes, you're more attractive. No, you don't have to do anything about it. This week Sept. 15-18 Virgos may want to dodge advances. Ditto Geminis (but just for the weekend). Cancers and Scorpios have insight into banking and health matters, or at least a willingness to research.

Sunday, July 14 Waxing moon in Virgo, Mars moves into Leo. Good for being scrupulous, writing thank-you notes, and soaking dried almonds to get the growth-retardant spray off. (Thanks to Virgo Talya for that tip!) Virgins, cabin fever is lethal; keep moving. Taureans, if you must offer advice, it could be gratefully received (especially by earth or water folks). Romance for Capricorns is a stretch, and you may have to use a louder voice, but initiative pays off. VOC 9 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Monday, July 15 Waxing moon in Libra. Remember, "eventually" starts with "even." Yes, everything balances, even if the scales swing out of view. Libras, you're still reeling from analyzing the past three weeks. Now you're willing to take chances, but stability has never seemed so comfy. The good news is that from now through August you'll be more attractive to Dame Fortune – little perks will add up. Cancers, hide in plain sight. And say thank you to the nice people who treat you like a rock star.

Tuesday, July 16 Waxing moon in Libra. Excellent day for self-improvement – especially for expensive beautification rituals. Libras (especially those born Oct. 15-17), get out and socialize (or think about where you want to be in 2004). Capricorns, wait until tomorrow to make announcements or big decisions – your judgment has been schizzy for the past couple of days. Not your fault, darlings.