Bassy - Love Vine
June 26, 2020

De astrology of leo and libra

On Monday night, while listening to Sir Louis who seemed like he was having ah senior moment while speaking in Par-liar-mint about de “Termites Eating Down de Place,” ah was reminded of ah very interesting Book ah had, literature on Astrology. Dat Book also was eaten by Termites, insects, but certainly not de Nah-shun-all Termites dat ah believe Sir Louis was talking about.

From what ah remember, Astrology is an interesting study. Think of de Three Wise Men who followed the Star in search of Jesus, de new born King, dey were Astrologers, men who were Psychic who claimed to have had Divine Information about human affairs and Terrestrial events. Put nicely, Astrologers are supposed to be able to figure out a person’s basic characteristics: personality, emotions, preferences, flaws and fears, based on his date of birth. At birth we are influenced by one of de twelve signs of de Zodiac e.g. Gemini, Aries, Scorpio, Leo, Libra etc. Talking ‘bout Leo and Libra, Lie-za who claims she’s Psychic was telling me dat the PM who was born in August, is ah Leo, de Lie-on. – Ah Leo is said to be king of dis pull-it-tek-all jungle, like de drama queen and regal ruler of the horoscope clan.”
In stark contrast to Leo is Libra (the Scale) under which falls de Opposition leader. Ah Libran is “de balanced beautifier of the horoscope family, whose energy inspires colleagues to seek peace, harmony and cooperation.”

And what more does de Horror-scope have to say about these two doctors, two Lawyers wid two contrasting Zodiac Signs? Lie-Za my Psy-chic done warn me in ah dream to be careful what ah write or say bout King Lie-on. So ah will simply look in de Crystal Bawl; call on “A” and de other “B” and copy what de Horror-scope say.; lef de rest to readers image-ah-nay-shun.

De Horror-scope reading foh Sign “B” says he is: “Creative, Passionate, Generous, Warm-hearted, Cheerful, Humorous! Arrogant! Stubborn! Self-centered! Lazy! Twister! Inflexible! Loves being admired! Loves expensive things, loves fun with friends! Dislikes being ignored! Dislikes Facing difficult reality, dislikes not being treated like a king!”
And de Horror-scope reading foh Sign “A” says he is: “ Cooperative, Diplomatic, Gracious, Fair-minded, Social, Indecisive, Avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge, Self-pity! Promotes Harmony, Gentleness, Sharing with others, Dislikes Violence, Injustice, loudmouths and Conformity!” Almost absolutely nothing in common wid these two Signs. And we cant have both.

Riddle me! Me Riddle me-ree: “Road start! Road End! Road got no mid-section?’ Answer: “Cross Country Road!”
Riddle Me! Riddle-Me-Ree: NDP promised dey would revive de Banana Industry wid 1000 acres of new cultivation; ULP Promised to double de NDP’s planned and cultivate 2000 acres of Bananas. De answer is “Yes we still have no Bananas!”

Riddle Me! Riddle Me-Ree: Yuh promoise me ah Clinic in 2001; In 2020 still no functioning Hell’t Clinic. Answer de folks on Mayreau Island.

Riddle Me Riddle-Me-Ree: Termites eating up de timber in de House of Par-liar-mint. Yet we will bye-pass de decommissioned E.T. Joshua concrete building in Arnos Vale, going to West St George to build ah Temporary Timber Par-liar-mint to feed more Termites, den refurbish de House of Assembly in Kingstown.

Riddle Me! Ridle-Me-Ree Cousin Marcus De Freitas will now be paid foh his land at Murray Road, when he gets it.

And Bro. Jerry Scott will be honoured (get something) foh outstanding Parliamentary Representation of de people of South Leeward. Read Aesop Fable ‘bout de time when King Lie-on felt his end was near, how he sent foh all de animals to beg forgiveness foh all de wickedness he did to dem. All de Victim-Eyes Animals except Brer Fox rush to meet King Lie-on. Brer Fox had noticed dat all who went inside de den to pardon King Lie-on, never returned. And wid dat is gone ah gone again.

One Love Bassy

Bassy Alexander is a land surveyor, folklorist and social commentator.