Here comes Hernán, with his bill of goods and his holier-than-thou, know-it-all teachings, while disguising his greed (his soon-to-be-bloody sword disguised as a crucifix, plus a roomful of gold), his thirst for adventure, and its most blessed child — fame. Read deeply into this meant-to-be mystery. Hernán Cortés had a daughter (Leonor) with one of Montezuma’s daughters. Politics/religions make strange bedfellows, indeed. Still, somehow, it’s all meant to be. Nothing happens but the will of Allah. (“Allah” equals all things, and more.) —K’uhl Mut(i) Ahau

k AQUARIUS (1.19-2.17)  Well, is/was it crazy or sedate? Mars just whipped through Aquarius during the month of January, and leaves you after sunset on Friday, the 1st, as Venus enters Aquarius. Your colors turn from blazing, fire-red to sedate, vegetative green. Time to pick up the pieces and take what’s left home to keep it safe and warm. You’ve got 2 months to rest, recuperate and bone up before you become an/the April Fool — but with meaning! Take your time (ruled by your co-ruler, Saturn). The soul cares nothing for time — only meaning. Explore.

l PISCES (2.18-3.19)  Ahhh… Private beginnings… A new outlook, a new book, something novel, a new song, a new love affair — and some new underwear to go with the new love affair? You tell me. You’re on the shore, watching the waves of possibility. You are a poet — and you and I have always known it. Time to unexpectedly start your art — privately. Don’t tell anyone. Let them peek over your shoulder ’til you’re bolder, older and “gold-er”…in a month.

a ARIES (3.20-4.18)  Mars jumps from the dreams we can manifest and make happen (Aquarius) to your own private survey of outlandish (im)possibilities (Pisces) after sunset this Friday, the 1st. Go deep into your sleep and come back with a dream with/worth meaning. Participate with/in your art without purpose. That way, the unexpected can honestly feel invited and imbue you with much-needed and appreciated magique! Now, please read Aquarius.

b TAURUS (4.19-5.19)  You should have gotten the money (Venus moving through Capricorn since January 8th) by now. Now, wha’cha gonna do wid it? The media/newspapers/TV are calling (for) you. You’ll succeed at mass communicating as long as you’re the prettiest, sexiest, loveliest, most beautiful and most graceful person around — as always. You know the rules. Time to channel all that/your “mirror time” into something you can use and bargain with. No success makes for a long winter. And the only success that matters is personal success. Smile, and you win! You are beautiful!

c GEMINI (5.20-6.19)  How are “the hands” of the zodiac? You’ve got one more week of your ruler Mercury sweeping swiftly through its sign of exaltation  (the sign of invention, electricity and genius), Aquarius, ’til Tuesday, the 5th. It’s a good time for science and/or the occult, astrology, in-depth psychology, your 3rd eye, the unexpected, the eccentric, the unusual, the bizarre, and anything unisexual. Take your pick. See you next week, when you (can) dream about it.

d CANCER (6.20-7.21)  Did you get the money last week(end)? Use it to hide in your lair with your tail waggin’ ’til the end of the Year of the Dragon. Did you get what you wanted? Sleep for a week upon your bed of gold, jewels and gems, and then slither into the next year (symbolized by the Snake), as the Year of the Dragon ends.

e LEO (7.22-8.21)  You’re on your way back. Pretend you’re altruistic. (Look it up. I thought it might be a new concept for you.) It will win over your “followers,” so they don’t/won’t notice how weak you are and seek other sovereigns. A king or queen without followers becomes a hermit. One must die before one can be reborn, right? The death of an embryo can herald the birth of a child. Time for you to be born again.

f VIRGO (8.22-9.21)  One more week to get your health and work together (6th House) amidst this wealth of inclement weather. That’s what brings winter to the fore. It’s the night of the year, to help focus on things behind your/a (psychologically) closed door. Next week (with Mercury moving into your opposite sign of Pisces) starts up your/a partnership survey (7th House), which is the best way to stay warm…

g LIBRA (9.22-10.21)  Ahhh… A/the child of love. Let Venus come between us! It’s your Friday! The Moon’s in Libra ’til dawn on Saturday, and Venus enters Aquarius, the same sign our Sun is currently transiting, after sunset on Friday. Somebody’s gonna get lucky! (Ever notice how phallic an exclamation point seems?!!!) …And somehow, you’re right in the middle of it!

h SCORPIO (10.22-11.20)  Speaking of love, the Moon enters Scorpio on Groundhog Day, as sex (or its grandchild, love) comes unexpectedly (Venus in Aquarius conjunct the Sun, whilst Mercury conjuncts Mars at Aquarius’s backdoor) knockin’/rockin’ at your front door. Sounds kinky to me… But who cares(?)! It’s your weekend! Have a Super ball/bowl Sunday!

i SAGITTARIUS (11.21-12.20)  The Moon enters your sign on Moonday! Trouble with a Pisces/Aries during the early afternoon. Get ’em high (legally, of course) around 3:00 p.m., and all their concerns burn/turn up into smoke. Puff…and they’re gone. Unexpected good luck shows up at 7:30 (the Moon trines Uranus in fellow fire sign Aries), and your partner offers you a choice (the Moon opposite your ruler Jupiter in Gemini) at 8:30 (all Omax times). Good luck! (Choose the fun one!)

j CAPRICORN (12.21-1.18)  You’re not done yet. Saturn’s still direct at 11° Scorpio. AUM… The mysteries of death, sex, elimination, birth and regeneration are beckoning (to) you with an open hand. To be in control during your (or anyone else’s) epoch, you must placate, resolve and channel your fears. The only way to face death unequivocally, while still in these bodies, is to know that thou art immortal — at least, up ’til now. You cannot create life; only life’s vehicles. Gyana yogi Albert Einstein realized that. There is no higher truth. AUM…

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