Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.23.2015

Great lords, wise men ne’er sit and wail their loss,
But cheerly seek how to redress their harms.

    Queen Margaret in Shakespeare's 3 Henry 6 {V.iv.1-2}

Good advice, no? Don’t sit and bemoan one’s fate, but correct what’s wrong.

Early Shakespeare.

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.23.2015

The (mighty) Leo:

LeoLeo is officially ON! Let’s get real! There’s a lot of “fire” activity in the Leo chart. Yes, Leo is the very best Fixed Fire Sign of them all. Trust me, I’m a compatible fire sign, I know what’s best. Here’s the deal: tons of good energy. Here’s the question: How will you harness this energy? It’s there for the taking, and as the mighty Leo? Take it. Grab it. Use it, bless it, hold onto that wonderful sense of what’s possible, and what will be coming your way.

The Feng Shui folks talk about setting intentions. Some of the psychics I’ve worked alongside use the same type of expression. With what’s happening, in the heavens, with the planets and their orbits, around Leo? Set a good intention. You aim to make the rest of this year, the next 12-months, just excellent. Set an intention. Put it out there that this going to be good. Do it now. Happy birthday!

Virgo:

I have zero experience with seasonal planting. I most assuredly do NOT have a “green thumb,” and I make no pretext otherwise. I enjoy the fruits of others' labors rather than doing it myself. I have, in the past, managed a garden, but I consider it a “darwinian” approach, that which does not die? Survival of the fittest and more erratic — or nonexistent — watering schedule, care, feeding, and so on. Nope, I’m not farmer. However there is a seasonal planting that needs to occur.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.16.2015

Yea, brother of Clarence, art thou here too?
Nay then I see that Edward needs must down.
Yet, Warwick, in despite of all mischance,
Of thee thyself and all thy complices,
Edward will always bear himself as king.
Though Fortune’s malice overthrow my state,
My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.

    King Edward in Shakespeare's Henry VI, part 3 act 4 scene iii, line 41-7

Saturn and Venus.

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.16.2015

Cancer:

“Machine’s not working, I’ll just give it a little love, Chicago-style.” Girl was working behind the register at a corner convenience store. I was stopping for an over-priced bottle of ice-cold water on hot summer’s afternoon. I heard a resounding “Thwack,” and the cash drawer sprang open. It was, sounded like, a painful open-palm slap, that, had that been me, I would’ve been left with a stinging face, maybe a palm-print etched on my cheek.

“There, see? Nothing our love can’t fix.” With where the planets are? Especially Mars, Mercury, and as the Sun heads towards Leo, but not there yet? A little love, a little Cancer-style, Chicago-style love is in order. Careful, though, not too hard. It would be real easy to see that gentle slap breaking the register.

“Oops, a little too much love.”

That's going to hurt me a lot more than it will hurt you.

The (mighty) Leo:

I beg, I plead, I grovel, I beg some more, and still? Nothing. The point, my most excellent Leo friend, the big deal, right now? Got one, last lucky shot before this week is up, one, last chance, one play, one more opportunity to make the big, majestic Leo score.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.9.2015

Then follow thou thy desp’rate sire of Crete,
Thou Icarus; thy life to me is sweet.
If thou wilt fight, fight by thy father’s side,
And commendable prov’d, let’s die in pride.

    Lord Talbot in Shakespeare's 1 Henry 6 [IV.vi.54-7]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.9.2015

Cancer:

Some tales are insane in the twisted and convoluted flips, turns, and lack of coherent strategy that those stories take. I was with a buddy in South Austin, think trailer park, and then, along the lines of me, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, got an image, normal day? A certain Jimmy Buffett tune comes on my buddy's iPod plugged into a speaker. It's a Grateful Dead song off of a Buffett album that is more than 20 years old, song would've been a B-side, to use the old terms. I never heard that song before, not by Jimmy Buffett. A decade earlier, chronicled elsewhere, I was floored to hear Buffett cover another Grateful Dead song, and he did so in an epic, loving manner.

It was the older one, old album, and I thought I had that album, as a CD, if nothing else. Furtive scan of the digital files, no song. So, I never ripped the CD, but I thought I had it. Eventually, I dug through my old pile of CDs, and I found the CD cover. Opened it up. No CD. Quite probably with an old girlfriend's younger sister, now.

This week, in the Moon Children's camp, our slice of the sky? Dig. Dig deeper. Or, like me, just find a download and get caught up. The most fun, though? It was like finding some new old music.

The (mighty) Leo:

This was a while back, okay, not that long ago, I lived someplace else. Wasn’t a trailer park, but could’ve been. I watched as a young, female neighbor (not a majestic Leo) dragged a box full of, apparently, a recent male roommate’s dishes down a set of stairs. The first step, she could easily lift the box, but she set it on the pavement, then dragged it down a short flight of stairs. There was a resounding “crash” with each step on the short flight, and it sounded like the box was, at the end, full of shards, with no plates left intact. Looks like another relationship that was destined to fail. With Venus slow in Leo? Next to Jupiter?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.2.2015

"True nobility is exempt from fear"

    Suffolk in Shakespeare's Henry 6, part II (IV.iv.129)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.2.2015

Cancer:

CancerCareful exegesis of the planets and their stories will help. There are two combustible elements floating in the sky. Just after sunset, Venus and Jupiter (in Leo) are clearly visible along the western horizon, but only just. The other fiery element, not visible, but quite tangible, Mars (in Cancer). This is a long, low, slow slide into a oblivion. Birthdays, birthday-time, 4th of July celebrations, firecrackers, flag-waving, all of that? All good. Deal is, with those combustible elements, you’re going to feel fine, all worked up, ready to play. After the Full Moon, though? No one else will be in the same way. Tired, cranky, irascible, general unease, upset with current affairs — that’s the other people. Cancer Moon Children babies? Not so much, still happy and still celebrating birthdays! Remember, it was those combustible elements. Cautions? Careful when handling hot stuff, careful with sharp implements, and careful with a razor-edged wit. It’s that lastt one that can be most damaging right now. From the moment the Moon slides out of “full,” the Cancer wit is still strong, but alas, most other folks won’t get that.

The (mighty) Leo:

Love me my Leo friends, ya’ll are just the best, you know? Right after sunset, there it is, majestic Jupiter next to sweet Venus, in both in Leo. What you can’t see?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.25.2015

    Patience, good lady, wizards know their times.
    Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,
    The time of night when Troy was set on fire,
    The time when screech owls cry and ban-dogs howl,
    And spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves,
    That time best fits the work we have in hand.
    Madam, sit you and fear not. Whom we raise,
    We will make fast within a hallow’d verge.

Roger Bolingbrook in Shakespeare's Henry VI, part 2 (I.iv.9-16)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.25.2015

Cancer:

CancerJust like the play’s character, Roger Bolingbroke, I’d recite the self-same lines to any Moon Child person, and wish them a happy birthday. “Wizards know their times,” and as an astrologer, no time could be better for late night assignations of one stripe, or another, for Moon Children. This is a very, very powerful Full Moon approaching. Get ready, get the pieces in the play, get the parts collected, get ready. The biggest problem or obstacle, or issue? It’s Mars and he imparts a certain lack of finesse. There’s a need for an extra dose of caution as Mars heats our loins and heats our tempers, and heats our Cancer emotions, and maybe, just maybe, this isn’t heat that we really needed. Therein is the problem, and the solution While others “lie abed,” are asleep at night, and during the time of the screech owls, it’s best to plot, plan and otherwise move that birthday agenda forward. Very powerful Full Moon approaching. Use it. Use it wisely.

The (mighty) Leo:

Regrettably, I’m not Leo, or Leo-like enough to make this message any easier to digest but there’s a simple cue this week. It’s not like I don’t like Leo, we all know I revere and worship the mightiest of the Fixed Fire Signs as an embodiment of the "Best of the best," am I right?
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