With the Sun moving into Cancer — the mother sign — today, we’re going the extra mile to make sure the dads are included in the celestial celebration too. Of course, what it means to be a father in 2015 is definitely being redefined. (We chalk it up to Pluto, the planet of transformation, traveling through Capricorn, the sign of masculinity from 2008-2024.) Traditional Don Drapers stand beside Caitlyn Jenners and stay-at-home dads hang at the park alongside the (giggle) DILFs. As strict identity boundaries melt, we’re discovering the native truth: There’s a nurturer in us all, male or female. Our own father, who, like us, is a Sagittarius with Scorpio moon is a whiz in the kitchen. (Just try to get past him when he’s whipping up a batch of his “best hummus in the world” in the blender without sampling a spoonful. #SoNotHappening) He also taught us that girls can do anything, including cutting the lawn with a power mover, as we assisted him numerous summers with his landscaping enterprise. We raise a bottle of Aqua Velva in his honor.
And hey, why not say happy Father’s Day with flowers…specifically, in more flowery language? Here’s another gem from razor-sharp Scorpio Myke Kofi, who we recently annointed Poet Laureate of Astrostyle. Enjoy!
An Ode About Men: fathers, dads and boys.
To celebrate Fathers’ Day June 21st, 2015.
©Myke Kofi 2015*
Our father, great-grandfathers; paternal, maternal.
Bloodlines intertwined, ancestry eternal.
Legendary and mythical; heroic but a handful were despicable!
Step-fathers, foster-fathers; saturnine father of old time;
Nomadic hunter-gatherers, sacrificial providers now at one with the divine.
Fathers’ Day honoring Dada, Abba. Papa, pops. Regular dads, you are the tops!
Mature dads, semi-retired dads, veteran dads;
New dads, devoted dads, playful dads, sporty dads, gym dads.
Breadwinner dads, working from-home-dads; all work-and-no play-dads?
Touchy-feely dads, aloof dads, distant dads, dads working far, far from home;
Dads abandoned their kids too young leaving them home alone!
Unemployed dads battling the deep depression;
Estranged dads seeking mercy and reconciliation.
Wannabe dads; rent-a-dads, surrogate dads; sperm-donating dads; vasectomy dads;
BBQ dads taking firm control; and “Wakey, wakey” dads, your turn to get-up early for the dawn patrol. Dad’s locked-up in prison or on Death Row; dads with slim chances of getting parole.
Foodie dads, gourmet dads; craft-beer dads; real ale dads, green-fingered dads;
Gadget dads; geek-chic dads; digital dads, virtual dads; Gameboy dads.
Cheeky dads, celeb dads, playboy dads and sugar-daddies.
Poppa don’t preach, dads; fussy dads; talkative dads; opinionated dads; crabby dads;
International man-of-mystery dads; you’ve still got-it-dads; waxing lyrical dads;
Are we nearly there yet dad? And can I borrow your car-keys dad?
Wanted: a role model, an alpha-male; not some inhuman gun-man from beyond the pale;
WTF! Shooting innocents in the church, schools, shopping-malls, movie-theaters….
So perhaps David Candy? Serious eye-candy. Say it loud and proud: I am dandy!
The boys are back in town; we’ve materialized from the “XY” factory.
A new player in town, seriously hot competition;
Cornishman “phwoar” Poldark, on a heart-thumping manumission.
Alas, “XY” chromosome, endangered species; hence the reason for this treatise.
Notes to my nephews: Carpe diem! Nothing worse than being yesterday’s man.
Eros, Versace’s love-struck man. Gerard Butler’s Boss trending as #manoftoday.
Confessions of an ad man. Don Draper’s mad men, serially womanizing yet again.
Wanted: a bearded-man at peak-beard? Or to be clean-shaven as normality, not weird.
Ben Sherman #buttoned-up shirt-maker wears man-boots**
The Manchurian candidate and the man from UNCLE are in cahoots
Because the times are a-ch-ch-changing at the karaoke bar where
Some dude looks like a lady singing: “Man, I feel like a woman”
So won’t you “Stand by me” and “Stand by your man”?
Let’s hear it for the boys: Comme des Garcons and Emporio Armani.
Cosmanpolitan’s freterosexual “manxiety”
“Manxious” about his body-clock tick-tocking…
Awaiting the call of duty from the godfather’s henchmen –
The Mafiosi or the Sopranos or Bugsy Malone! Hmm, all Goodfellas?
Imagine walking on the moon with the Green man; dolls and guys.
Wise guys realize that man, is nothing without woman; is nothing without man.
Wailing on the radio Rasta-man Marley: “No woman, no cry!
George Clooney’s best-man? [ladies.too.late.to.be.his.best-mate]
So no regrets. Better yet, is Gillette the best (shave) a man can get?
Gentleman Givenchy; Graceful Roger “Fedora” scents of a man
Marshalling the man-hunt looking for “the man in the mirror” mirroring the man.
Here’s looking at you Kid Creole: “Sorry Annie, I’m not your daddy”.
But who’s the daddy filing the paternity suit? Who’s the daddy in the zoot-suit?!
Yo! Hombre, not homo. Male chauvinism begone.
Alex McQ, Valentino’s Uomo, Dior Homme.
Mr. Mister, Monsigneur monsieur. Instagramming Mr GQ, Esquire.
Pinteresting Mr. Porter’s capsule wardrobe and haute-couture attire.
Rosemary Goodenough’s man? Get-set for box-sets of colorful socks and wacky ties;
Silken scarves and pockets squares for the man with everything “manna” can’t buy.
Jack-the-lad graduated from lads-mags to become a Ladies’man.
Arise Kit Harington, Jimmy Choo man. Arise, Sir Van the Man.
People of the world! Welcome the new-breed transgendered Leading Men:
Caitlyn Jenner and Ru-Paul, no longer closeted monuments’ men.
Let’s talk man-to-man, redefining hybrid masculinity;
Gender-bendering the throne of games’ t.v. reality.
So where art thou O Superman? Riding the bat-mobile with Spidey-man.
I am Spartacus! “Et tu, Brutus” wrote the Shakesperian will.i.am.
Adios Barbie! Farewell Marlboro man! Relegated to the lung cancer unit with nowhere-man.
Babette Wasserman. Percy Nobleman – noble by name, noble by nature?
Oscar Wilde chastised like a queer mannequin; locked-up in jail for his fine Bromance.
Paco Rabanne anyone? Fragrant man-power, bodilicious spritz after power-shower;
Re: Cary Grant, suave, sophisticated quintessential Dunhill-man.
The Mankini? Ugh! No way as comfy as a sexy-sleek two piece bikini.
Man Ray, fab photo-man; watching me watching you, hawk-eyed camera-man.
Re: Beatlemania’s man-on-the run? James Bond, man with the golden gun.
Mr. Bond put your man-shoes in the man-shed; leave your hat on before bed.
Climbing the man-mountain to become a top-man. Scaling Mount
Kilimanjaro via Dar Es Salam.
Mr “Shwarznegger”Universe lifted iron becoming a semi-android movie-man;
Do ya swoon for Mr Darcy? Pride and Prejudice’s broody man.
Or wanna go-behind-the-scenes with Orson Welles directing “the Third man”?
Last-man standing Captain Smith at the helm of the Titanic.
Inexplicably immobilized despite the sinking chaotic panic.
Let’s hear it for the boys; the boys are back in town!
From Neneh Cherry’s man-child, Iggy Pop, Idlewild.
Kate Bush’s man with the child in his eyes.
Bjork, triple Scorpio (!!!) saw Venus as a boy:
Boy George, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Prince, Prince George.
Be loud and proud of the ballet boyz transformation from B-boyz-to-men.
© Myke Kofi 2015 *for the Astro Twins* @astrotwins *www.astrostyle.com*