The zodiac traditionally

begins with the sign of the Rat.
The following are the twelve zodiac
signs (each with its strong>associated
Earthly Branch) in order and their characteristics.
Rat ~ 鼠 (子) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water)
Ox – 牛 (丑) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water)
Tiger ~ 虎 (寅) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood)
Rabbit ~ 兔 or 兎 (卯) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood)
Dragon – 龍 / 龙 (辰) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood)
Snake ~ 蛇 (巳) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire)
Horse – 馬 / 马 (午) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire)
Goat ~ 羊 (未) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire)
Monkey – 猴 (申) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal)
Rooster – 雞 / 鸡 (酉) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal)
Dog – 狗 / 犬 (戌) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal)
Pig – 豬 / 猪 (亥) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water)
In Chinese astrology the animal signs assigned by year
represent what others perceive you as being or how you present
yourself. It is a common misconception that the animals assigned
by year are the only signs and many western descriptions of
draw solely on this system. In fact, there are also animal
signs assigned by month (called inner animals), by day
(called true animals) and hours (called secret
animals).While a person might appear
to be a Dragon because they were
born in the year of the Dragon,
they might also be a Snake
internally, an Ox or Goat secretively.




A Rat is a Rat Is a Rat

And that’s that


Att is a  farce is a farce

A farce by any other name

Still smells…?



Ol’ man Rib Eye ~ Dat Ol’ man Rib Eye,
He mus’ know sumpin’ ~ But don’t say nuthin’
He jes’ keeps rollin’ ~ He keeps on rollin’ along.
Mebbe hummin’ a song ~ Dat’s not too long
T’inkin’ sum stuff   ~ When dat’s not enough
Tried not t’inkin at all ~ But dat’s quite tough.


Tiger! Tiger!
Burning Bright
Upon the river of the Night
Who’d believe that she can’t see;
~ This paradox of felin~inity ~
Regally drifting upon her bier,
Not yet aware, it seems
That the wood’s on fire.



An existentialist Oryctolagus cuniculus once said
“It’s so much better being alive…and not dead”
Hmm hmmm hmm hmm
Hmm Hmm hmm hmmm
” But if I understood and could follow it’s thread.”
” I ‘d probably agree with what the Humming Bird said.”


Rolling Rolling Rolling upon the River of Time!

I’m a god ~ I’m an animal ~ I’m the Lizard sublime!

Searching Searching Searching – On high down low.

Master of  your destiny. Champion of Life’s undertow

 Darkness that defines the Light. The One of my kind

Roaming Roving Roiling the landscape of  your mind.


She loves me… she loves me not… yes indeed-o
Love tastes so good as sure as my name’s Libido
Eeeny meany merely male
Catching goldfish by the tail
At breakfast and lunch and dinner down they go
I  do love them dearly but wish I had told them so.



Heaven blessed this beastie, truly Royal;

To be man’s guiding strength and loyal

Nature’s gifts to him – an unflinching heart

With the eye of a speeding dart.

But conflict’s clamorous call slowly fades

To find him still watching parades.


Love is the archaeology of our tears

Wrote a stoic old goat of ancient years.

And there is a time for each, mused he.

When nothing as beautiful as a We.

When life’s restless water flows on by

Lovers bereft must envy others and sigh.


Row Row Row the barrel

Through white water and blue

Over the falls around the bend

This Monkey see this Monkey do

Whatever’s left yet to be done 

To cross the line Life drew.





It’s that Time again Time to get again

Time and again Time to set the clock

Time to stop mooning and crow.

Time and again Time to set the clock

It’s Day again and Night’s got to go

Time for Eternity to tick the tock.



Upon the bones of man a vassal greets his Queen

Passing serenely silently through his dank domain.

Night’s dark temple made pure anew by her Light

His heart’s Song, celebrates the splendorous sight

Bewitched, transfixed by Her radiant secret beauty

Man’s only friend turns once more to his eternal duty. 


Monarch of a realm where passions rule

Greedy Pig. Needy Boar. Wherefore art thou?

Ignoble lord of all about, you play the Fool

Neath sweet Nature’s kind and laden bough.

Do you wonder, revelling in Her shading cool

What use is all this plenty without a sow?



Mysterious Mistress
Arisen from her couch

Taunting my Darkness
Lighting up the night

Oh wanton Moon
You’re welcome.

Now that day
Has gone.

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