sometimes wishes come true and we have to bear all their consequences– and so it was the case with our little fairy.
-julia hölzl


D & G

We are always afraid of losing. Our security, the great molar organization that sustains us, the arborescences we cling to, the binary machines that give us well-defined status, the resonances we enter into, the system of overcoding that dominates us–we desire all that... "in flight from flight." We flee from flight, rigidify our segments, give ourselves over to binary logic; the harder they have been to us on one segment, the harder we will be on another... The more rigid the segmentarity, the more reassuring it is for us. That is what fear is, and how it makes us retreat into the first line.

-Deleuze & Guttari, A Thousand Plateaus, Chapter 9. 1933:
Micropolitics and Segmentarity
(p. 227)


Your Pisces Full Moon Horoscope

Maybe it’s just me, but ever since Jupiter did its direct thing on Tuesday- I’ve been getting sh*t done! All about business. Moving, school, rest, moving, school, rest- that’s what my days have been like and I complain not. Through it all, Santa Cruz remains one of the most (like ridiculously) relaxing and beautiful places I know. (Dude.) Counting my blessings... walk circle.

This is what I’ve got for the moment. Fortune cookie length. A horoscope to go. Mahal, mahal, mahal. I wish you well!

This full moon is served with forward motion in an expansive but practical way. We don’t even feel like procrastinating. No need. Getting’ it done is satisfying. We want to. We can’t help it. We grow from handling our business. We welcome duty as truly inspired effort. With the Virgo/Pisces full moon waxing upon us over the weekend, hopefully we find that our ambitions feel harmoniously in sync with the forces around us. Look for luck. Go for hope. The moon loves to be in Pisces, making all kinds of waves, stirring things up. Be ready for opportunity, changes in course. Who knows what may wash up on your shore. Or wash away. Attend to the details too! Virgo is still the season. A little care and there's no need to only wish. Discipline and practical purpose combine with some creative/intuitive innovations encouraging us feel like we’re working toward something holy, higher, utopic -the beautiful world, the beautiful lives, we have in mind- so long as we keep the tension in relaxed balance. Not too much day dreaming, not too much criticism. Both tend to withhold us from action! The full moon suggests we find a balance between unlikenesses in opposition. Dreaming and deciding both. It’s risky. But we get it done! Try listening to intuitions, then act, follow the voice through. When in doubt, communicate your thoughts, build creative partnerships, networks, put technology to the test. A trine in air signs works for us if we do the work. Whatever you’ve got to say, say it soon, write it down and don’t resist Jupiter’s forward motion. Mercury goes retrograde on September 24. It’s likely then that things will go a little less smoothly as we’re susceptible to miscommunications, missed connections, minor malfunctions. So many reason to be motivated now! The sailing is smooth with the winds at our backs. Tight ship and were good to go though the weather changes.

The full moon in Picses (22°54') is on Monday, September 15 at 2:13 AM PDT. (That’s Sunday night, y’all!)

Aries: New beginnings. It’s an adventure. Feel free to let it all go and step with confidence. Have high hopes for the unexpected.

Taurus: It’s the culmination of many things. You’ve arrived. You and your place in the world. Just so. Tidy. But then what...

Gemini: Heads may roll. If your feel like you can’t take it anymore, like you just don’t deserve that... Take matters in to your own capable hands.

Cancer: Hi ho. Hi ho. It’s off to work we go... Dang you’re handy.

Leo: Enjoy. Follow enjoyment. No. No need to follow actually. It’s all around you. And you shine it back so easy.

Virgo: You’re the boss. Maybe it get's messy, but you're the boss for a reason.

Libra: Ooooooh. Ooooooh. Oooooooh. From the outside looking in- all we can say is... you go. You’re setting the example many will follow.

Scorpio: How does your garden grow? Continue to invest and prune and tend. You’ll be pleasantly satisfied with the ripening results. Maybe money does grow on trees?

Sagittarius: You’re in charge. Whatever color you want. Wherever you want. Continue to be ever so gracious, most are helpless to resist your requests.

Capricorn: The great thing about having to choose from a menu of delicious options is that no matter which you choose... you’re certain to enjoy the results. So, what’ll it be?

Aquarius: Cha-ching! Kick back with some satisfaction. You go it all. Maybe it’s a little boring, but- worry not. Looking for excitement? Feel free to give. We know you love that. We love it too.

Pisces: This full moon is all yours. You do with it what you like. The Pisces thing. Most probably won’t get it. But neither should you care. When in doubt...beauty sleep.

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Elizabeth Travelslight is an October Scorpio with a Gemini rising and a Virgo moon. She has been studying tarot and astrology since 1996. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has a B.A. in Pure Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and almost has her M.A. in Communication, with an emphasis on poetry and contemporary philosophy, from the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland.

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
-William Shakespeare

I feel like most of you readers are pretty savvy folks who don't need "how-to" horoscope instructions. But since I’m still feeling new to the whole horoscope scene, here is a friendly disclaimer...


Only the Lull I Like

"I believe in you in my soul....the other I am must not abase itself to you,
And you must not be abased to the other.

Loaf with me on the grass....loose the stop from your throat,
Not words, not music, not rhyme I want....not custom or lecture, not even the best,
Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice.

I mind how we lay in June, such a transparent summer morning;
You settled your head athwart my hips and gently turned over upon me,

And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue to my barestripped heart,
And reached till you felt my beard, and reached till you held my feet."

-Walt Whitman