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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 9.18

    “But men are men; the best sometimes forget.”

Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice [II.iii.201]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 9.18

VirgoVirgo: There’s this silly affection that I will forever hold for all things Virgo. No rhyme or reason for it, as I’m a Sagittarius and I don’t get along with the innate Virgo sensibilities. Always a tension/attraction thing, and my best fishing buddies are frequently Virgo, but that’s also because I won’t date one of them. Still, there’s always that Virgo “thing.” That Virgo “thing” is more pronounced now, over this next couple of days, getting stronger this weekend. It’s about one last task, one last goal, one last chore, one last action that must be completed before any of us, Virgo, and non-Virgo alike, one last goal to make a run at, one last, perhaps this is a single, onerous task, that must be tried. Make a super-human effort to accomplish that goal, short-term, before the end of the Virgo weekend. Thanks me later.

Libra: Over heard? “I’m not a real Texan; I didn’t grow up wearing make-up.” Female of approximate dimensions, and the comment struck me as highly amusing. It does go with the notion that Texas is full of heavily made-up ladies. As one governor is credited with noting, “The bigger the hair, the closer to Heaven.” Both speak volumes about perceptions, and these are perceptions rather than reality.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 9.11.2014

“Flout ’em, and scout ’em; and scout ’em, and flout ’em;
Thought is free.”
Shakespeare’s The Tempest [III.ii.87]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 9.11.2014

Virgo Virgo: Used to be, I was gone every weekend. Out of town, or in town, but basically, gone. There was a time when I was “away” almost every weekend, either for business, pleasure, family business, and for what one would call “monkey business.” All the same to me, and the coherent pattern? Travel. Certainly, at one point, the “roller board bag” type of baggage was the most useful single item I owned. That and a good computer case that could stay with me. I went from briefcase to backpack to shoulder bag to messenger bag to backpack, over and around a number of times, always looking for the perfect fit. For me, I don’t travel near that much anymore, and for me, the bike-messenger bag is working out best. Not without considerable trial and error, but what it presents to me is a single, large bag, big enough for laptop, palm-top, keyboard, change of clothes, books, cords, cards, and cables — maybe a toothbrush and a spare shirt. There’s a balance point we’re all looking for, and with Virgo birthdays upon us, more so than ever before. What this is about, trying to find that perfect balance. I’ve long-since given up on style. Something to think about, comfort, form, fit, or style? What’s most important, now?

Libra: Ever start to say something, then the words get confused, as they exit? What this is like, at the moment. In Libra. For Libra, anyway. There we are, stumbling over our words. What can you do about it?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 9.4

    “You should take true root but by the fair weather
    That you make yourself: it is needful that you
    Frame the season for your own harvest.”

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing [I.iii.9]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 9.4.2014

VirgoVirgo: My usual August fishing trips were slightly marred by my own undoing. At one point, one trip, there were three of us in the boat, hot summer sun, and I’d sprayed on “kid-safe” sunscreen. I thought it was kid-friendly, or child-proof, I’m not sure. What happened, as the sun got higher and higher in the sky, then, with three fish on, and three of us in the boat, hot South Texas sun? Sweat started to leak that sunscreen into my eyes. With fish on, it’s near impossible to take a break, and there’s no easy way to deal with the incipient burn from the sweat rolling off and leeching that stupid, “Kid-friendly, SPF-45″ sunblock into my eyes. It was not suffer discomfort, or reel in a big fish. Decisions. I couldn’t hand my pole off to another one, as we all had fish on at the moment. The other part of this, if I hadn’t used the sunscreen? I’d been miserable, and miserably sun-burned. The clue, happy Virgo birthday, the hint? Suffer the sunscreen to the eyes, did you see the size of the fish? Pictures, I’m sure, are on the website someplace. Big fish. Minor discomfort. Worth it? I’d think so.

Libra: I was in South Texas, listening to a local radio, ostensibly, County and Western, with local flavor, which would be more Texana, as a branch of Americana. Twangy accents and electric guitars, local stuff, mostly. Some singer was moaning on and on about “Whiskey drunk,” and I didn’t catch all of it. However, from the narrow plot and the song’s sad storyline, the whiskey-drunk was responsible for the current state of the singer’s affairs. Can we blame the “whiskey-drunk?”
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.28

    “For necessity of present life,
    I must show out a flag and sign of love”

Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice [I.i.162-3]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.28.2014

VirgoVirgo: I was driving a girlfriend’s car, and the girlfriend, along a deserted piece of West Texas highway. She had been “drinking.” I was tired, but relatively speaking, stone-cold sober, so we opted to have me drive. We came to a crossroads, I suggested left, she vehemently slurred to the right, and I stopped the car. Didn’t turn either way while I waited for her senses, my patience, or a cosmic sign to indicate which way to go. While I was sure, I do understand that I am, at best, directionally challenged. While we were stopped there, a cop rolls up behind us. He blipped the lights. I just put her car in park, and fished out my license. As soon as his flash light poked into the car, the girlfriend started with an earful about where we were going, that’s she’d been drinking, and I was driving her car, and she had registration, insurance in the glove box. The cop looked at me with, I’d like to imagine, sympathy. I tried to shut her up, but to no avail. I asked for directions. He shone his light to the right, “Be careful.” I’m pretty sure he also thought, “Good luck with her.” Turns out, despite her impaired state, it was to the right. Couple of birthday suggestions: don’t drink and drive. Ask directions. Don’t talk back to the cops. Ask, then wait for a sign and one will appear.

Libra: As a Libra, see me in person and I almost always use the term, “Joiner,” but as a Libra? There’s a great part of you that likes to join causes, join groups and sign up for stuff. Sign up for my weekly email here. Now, as a Libra, there’s a hint that, other than the blatant and obvious plug for my own email list, what you should or shouldn’t join?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.21.2014

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Hamlet in Shakespeare‘s Hamlet [I.v.185-6]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.21.2014

LeoThe (mighty) Leo: Really, there are only a few days of Leo left, then the Sun rolls into Virgo, but the tail-end of Leo? We have some big stuff shaking loose. There’s an approaching alignment, of stellar order, and then, as the Sun shifts into Virgo, there’s a subtle hint that it’s fall. Fall. Not so much here, as I’ve seen August heat and even, early September, be hot as blazes. So, no, that’s not the gradual shift. However, as the Sun slides out of Leo, best fire sign ever, and into Virgo, as this week unfolds, I’d like to draw your magnanimous Leo attention to just one thing. One article. One action, one item, a single point that needs to be addressed. Good or bad? Up to you. Avoiding the unpleasant, even though it’s still sort of Leo birthday time? That doesn’t do you any good. One task needs your attention, and my suggestion? Do it. Might not be your favorite, but that doesn’t matter.

Virgo: What I’ve been told, in California, it’s possible to get ticketed for driving car that enters a pedestrian crosswalk while a pedestrian is in the crosswalk. My sister (Gemini) got an alleged ticket for just that, apparently, the incident was caught on a traffic camera. My sister, my whole family with me excluded, is not known for probity in discourse. (#Justsayin’) If this tale is true? Even if it’s not true? The point for Virgo remains.
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