Today the funeral for Joyce Summers will be held at the Congregational Church on Main Street. She passed away last week, and is survived by two daughters; Dawn and Buffy.
Services will start at noon.
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Free Will Astrology by Rob Brezsny

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You have two biological parents, four grandparents, and eight great-grandparents. You wouldn't be you if it weren't for those 14 people. The legacy they bequeathed you played a major role in determining your talents and flaws, your predilections and aversions. And this is a perfect astrological moment to get to know them better. In fact, deepening your connection to your family's history will provide crucial clues as you seek to reinvigorate your tired old perspectives on long-running dilemmas. Are you brave enough to mutate your understanding of where you came from and where, therefore, you belong? If you have no ties to family, come back next week. I don't know what to tell you. Halloween costume suggestion: the ancestor who fascinates you the most. (Faith, Willow)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

If I were writing this horoscope for "Gun Lovers' Casino Porn Today" magazine, I might advise my Taurus readers to keep their vices firmly in check, as this is a time when anti-social vices are likely to cause even more havoc than usual. However, since you are reading my words in a respectable publication and are undoubtedly a refined and ethical person, I feel comfortable advising you to tap into the instinctual part of your nature that is usually off-limits. Halloween costume suggestion: the animal whose spirit would best awaken your dormant wildness. (Giles, Nathan)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

"You may have been born to be a worrywart," says Edward Hallowell in his book Worry: Controlling It and Using It Wisely. "Some people have a nervous system that is like an alarm system that goes off too easily." In my experience, only about eight percent of the Gemini tribe fit this description in normal times. But between late October and mid-November every year, the number zooms. Many of you suddenly act as if you're hard-wired to generate anxiety. You seem to enjoy scaring yourself silly. Why? What's going on? It's true that this is a favorable time to confront your doubts and fears. But the point is to conquer them, not let them consume and demoralize you. My advice, then, is to unleash your inner warrior immediately. Halloween costume suggestions: your favorite superhero or crusader for justice. (Ashima, Oz)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

New species of delight are headed your way, lucky one. Outbursts of exotic bliss await you. There's only one obstacle that could interfere with your enjoyment: your attachment to old familiar ways of stirring up the good times. Be willing to put them aside, at least temporarily, so that you can be fully available for sources of future happiness. Keep William Blake's poem in mind: "He who bends to himself a joy / Does the winged life destroy; / But he who kisses the joy as it flies / Lives in eternity's sunrise." Halloween costume suggestion: your favorite bird. (Angel, Ariel)

Leo (July 23-August 22)

In my meditations on your immediate future, I have sometimes seen poignant images: a wet firecracker, for instance, and a flickering flame on a thin candle propped up in a paper boat floating down a creek. But there have been other times when the image that came to mind as I meditated on you was a lover crying cathartic tears while in the midst of a powerful orgasm. Which of these two perspectives is likely to predominate for you this week? It may depend on your ability to create a potent blend of the magic of fire and the magic of water. Halloween costume suggestions: a mermaid carrying a torch or Neptune, god of the sea, holding a thunderbolt. (Maquis, Xander)

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

The current state of your fate could drive you half-crazy if you're not patient. The gods seem to be teasing you with tantalizing promises that they later rescind. You've practically been forced to master the art of living on the edge and in between. I'm reminded of a passage from a poem by Octavio Paz: "All is visible and elusive,/ all is near and can't be touched." My advice, Virgo: Visualize your predicament as an intriguing enigma, not a maddening ambiguity. See if you can approximate the condition the poet William Wordsworth described: "fleeting moods of shadowy exultation." Halloween costume suggestions: a puzzle, a majestic cloud, a second mask worn over the first mask. (Drusilla)

Libra (September 23-October 22)

"Dear Rob: I've spent my life trying to adjust to the fact that I never finished being born. Literally. It's as if I didn't actually agree to leave the womb; never surrendered to being cast out of heaven and exiled into this heavy, difficult place called Earth. As a result, I feel I'm not completely here; I'm always holding back a little. But I'm tired of this tentativeness. I want to arrive fully and embrace my destiny. Can you help? -Unborn Libra." Dear Unborn: Interesting you should bring this up. It's a favorable time for you Libras to come all the way down to earth. I suggest that you do a meditation in which you visualize yourself being born while filled with a sense of glee, triumph, and freedom. Halloween costume suggestion: a very happy baby.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

If you enjoy tormenting yourself with fantasies of bad things that might happen in the future, surf over to the "Dante's Inferno Test website. There you can get a prediction about what level of hell you'll be exiled to after you die. If, on the other hand, you're finally ready to shed your perverse attraction to doom and gloom -- and my astrological analysis says you are -- then zealously avoid entertaining yourself with fear and anxiety. Instead, use all your ingenuity to track down fascinating encounters with boom and zoom. Halloween costume suggestions: a pirate wearing smiley face buttons or a gangsta rapper with a fuzzy Sesame Street puppet. (Alanna, Darla, Ethan)

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

You're a giant surrounded by ants. Unfortunately, the ants are better organized than you. What are you going do about it? It's not too late to launch a crash program to match them in their disciplined strength. If you do it now, you can accomplish this seemingly improbable feat without diluting the creative power of your messy fertility. Here's one suggestion that might help: Design a Halloween costume that expresses both extremes. You could be a soldier wearing a jester's hat, for instance, or an ant riding a unicycle. (Veruca, Wesley)

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

"Confront the difficult while it is still easy," suggests the ancient Chinese book Tao Te Ching. "Accomplish the great task by a series of small acts." This is perfect advice for you to act on in the coming weeks, Capricorn. To it I will add three variations on the theme: 1. Fix things before they're broken. 2. Arrange to have a showdown on your home turf as soon as possible so you don't have to submit to a confrontation in a time and place your adversary chooses. 3. Go looking for good trouble before it degenerates into bad trouble. Halloween costume suggestions: scout, tracker, pathfinder, fortuneteller. (Cordelia)

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

Here are your affirmations for the week, Aquarius. Say them aloud at least 20 times every day. "I want to have a vision of the recognition I will some day be worthy of. I want to ignore everyone else's definition of 'professionalism' and create my own. I want my reputation to be a close reflection of who I really am. I want to feel what it's like to have supple faith in my decisions." Halloween costume suggestions: the leader you most admire, a famous wise person, an unpretentious king or queen. (Buffy)

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

It seems that the long-sought treasure is different from what it was when you first launched your quest to make it yours. Either that, or it has stayed the same and you have changed. Whatever the case may be, the fact is that you need to adjust your relationship with it. Its meaning and value have shifted, and the strategy you've employed in your pursuit of it won't work much longer. Halloween costume suggestions: a knight of the Round Table, an alchemist in search of the philosopher's stone, a religious seeker headed for the promised land.

(Let me know if you want me to put this under a cut next time. Also, if you haven't given me your character's sign reply and tell me what it is.)

Character Update

Please bear with us here at the daily_whisperer as we get ourself up and running

Buffy had a run in with Vampire Xander, and now thinks Xander is indeed a vampire. As she has not seen the real Xander yet. However, our little slayer was unable to stake him.

In happy news, Amy is deratted thanks to Ethan and Xander!

Faith and Wes are back in Sunnydale. They came back to save Veruca, who'd been kidnapped/tortured by the wicked Drusilla. Of course, Dru managed to escape the pointy end of a stake again.

Wesley has returned to the initiative. However, they are a little unhappy with him after he shot and killed one of their own in Mexico. He is under armed guard currently, just have to stay tuned to see how that one plays out..

In other happy news Hope has finally been rescued! While out and about Faith ran into a very confused Spike and managed to injure him enough to steal Hope away from him. Of course, Spike has also made Hope completely insane now, not to mention tattoing 'Property of Spike' on the back of her neck.

Cordelia seems to be doing better, well a lot less insane anyways. Riley's necklace seems to be helping her in some way.

Scary new villains in town? Adam and Eve have busted out of the initiative. They were built by the initiative as killing machines. However, Eve was to be terminated as she was deemed defective for showing too many human emotions.

Darla, Faith and Angelus are still very much with the wanting to kill Angel. Darla has sent Faith to spy on Angel and learn his daily routines.

It looks as though Veruca and Vinny are parting ways. Someone really should tell that girl that Amy's not a rat anymore.

That's all for now. Stay tuned for what happens next...

Character Updates

So let's take a little peek at our characters and see what they're up to...

It seems like Angel and Buffy can't shake those dreams. The ones where Angel dies and Buffy gets her heart ripped out. Darla seems to play a part in those dreams as well. Hope those pesky things aren't prophetic, cause it doesn't look good for our heroine.

Drusilla seems to be busy stalking a certain little wolf girl. The voices in her head must be telling her to do it. She's also busy playing with the "toys" that Spike brings her.

The ghost of Riley came to Wesley in Mexico, and told him that he needed to go help Cordelia. Seems like Cords is having a little meltdown, after the evil that she's been doing and the untimely death of her boyfriend. So Wesley just up and left Faith in Mexico with a sombrero. (A sombrero, come on Wes!)
Faith's wondering around Mexico by herself, after mugging some Mexican guy she found herself a new place to stay.

Wesley caught up with Cordelia, before she did some serious damage to herself. Just have to stay tuned to see where that goes..

Darla and Angelus seem to still be busy with the maiming and killing. Although Darla is in cahoots with Faith to kill Angel.

Oz won his trial. They got him to plead insanity and it apparently seemed to convince the jury. Willow supported him through the ordeal, and it seems like the two are a happy couple once again.

Spike has kidnapped Hope, thinking that she is Faith. After a few torture sessions Hope apparently has just started letting him believe she is Faith.

Ethan helped Ariel with the wounds she received from the initiative. Of course she has no idea that Ethan was the one who cast the spell that left her unable to control the Kangir demon or werewolf inside of her.

When Veruca isn't busy with Vinny, she's been taking care of Faith's "pet mouse" Amy. Even though Amy's still a rat, it's starting to look like the begiinning of a flirtation maybe? Hmm...

Xander seems to be having difficulty controlling his new ability. Hope Ethan and Giles can straighten him out.

That's all for now. Stay tuned to see what happens next...

Hey All

This is just a friendly little welcome post. If you hadn't already noticed, Shay and I have taken over the daily whisperer. UC Sunnydale's very own newspaper. It will include deaths, plot summaries, police reports, and just the general going ons of Sunnydale.
In addition it shall also feature columns by Robin and Sarah.
If anyone else would like to do something for the daily whisperer, drop me an email!

Thank you muchly