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Horoscopes starting 12.8.2016

If my tongue cannot entreat you to acquit me, will you command me to use my legs? And yet that were but light payment, to dance out of your debt. But a good conscience will make any possible satisfaction, and so would I. All the gentlewomen here have forgiven me; if the gentlemen will not, then the gentlemen do not agree with the gentlewomen, which was never seen in such an assembly.

    Rumor in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, part 2 (epilogue)

Horoscopes starting 12.8.2016

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius

The Archer

Little bit of useless theatre history and trivia, “If my tongue cannot entreat you to acquit me, will you command me to use my legs?” From that epilogue? Most Shakespeare-era plays ended with the actors all cavorting on stage, doing a dance of some kind. “The jig is up?” Yes, they would dance a little jig.

Come next Monday, “The jig is up.” The cycles have come full circle. We have arrived. Or, at least, we’re at the “End of the beginning,” to misquote another plucky Brit (Churchill).

Full Moon on Monday, triggers Saturn in Sagittarius, and then? It’s all better. Buck-up, me buckaroo….

Capricorn:

Capricorn

The Sea-Goat

As an Austin (Capricorn town) pedestrian, for lo, those many years, I was interested in rain, and rain-proof attire. Towards that end, throwback to motorcycle riding days, the preferred attire was a heavy, English, waxed-canvas jacket. Or really, a rain-suit. The heavy waxed canvas, the waxed, heavy tarpaulin material, allegedly Egyptian cotton duck, was both warm and pretty good at repelling an English-style rain. Good for an Austin flood. I live in South Texas, now.
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Horoscopes starting 12.1.2016

First my fear, then my cur’sy, last my speech. My fear, is your displeasure, my cur’sy, my duty, and my speech, to beg your pardons. If you look for a good speech now, you undo me, for what I have to say is of mine own making, and what indeed (I should say) will (I doubt) prove mine own marring. But to the purpose, and so to the venture. Be it known to you, as it is very well, I was lately here in the end of a displeasing play, to pray your patience for it and to promise you a better. I meant indeed to pay you with this, which if like an ill venture it come unluckily home, I break, and you, my gentle creditors, lose. Here I promis’d you I would be, and here I commit my body to your mercies. Bate me some, and I will pay you some, and (as most debtors do) promise you infinitely; and so I kneel down before you—but, indeed, to pray for the Queen.

Rumor in Shakespeare's Henry IV, part 2 (epilogue)

The last time I watched that epilogue, it moved me. There’s some connection between that the way the planets are, even now, in Sagittarius and beyond.

Horoscopes starting 12.1.2016

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius

The Archer

My day job is fun for me. I was out with some friends, and one guy, I’d call him a fishing buddy, but we’ve never fished together. However, our relationship carries the same energy. He was drinking heavily and and his ex-girlfriend was there. She showed up, and I’m unsure of the details, but she was there, he was there. They appear to be more than amicable. My Sagittarius buddy, deep in drink, his arm was draped casually across his ex-lover, ex-girlfriend, and her, deep into her cups, too, they were both quite “friendly,” for lack of better word.

Don’t have to be psychic to see how this one wound up. Doesn’t anyone remember last year? He was swearing he’d cut his arm off! I don’t recall if the arm was to get away from her or get her back, but he was offering to lop of a limb, just like that. That magic elixir of time, liquor, healing, beer, absence, mind-numbing substances, and a low-cut blouse? As a Sagittarius myself, I’m just warning about actions with serious repercussions that might await further down the line. The short-term pleasure might be best put off, especially if there are any “extenuating circumstances,” or if it could be argued that one, or both, of the participants in this Sagittarius adventure were not in his and her right mind.

Glad it was him and not me.

Capricorn:

Many years ago, there was a holographic representation of a certain movie director, and the three-dimensional image? It was a laser, or something, in a rotating tank, and it looked like the movie director would put a cigarette to mouth and take a long pull, then, as the image rooted around, he would exhale a cloud of smoke. All laser defined and very “futuristic” at the time.
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Horoscopes starting 11.24.2016

    “Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.”

William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well, Act 1 Scene 1, 24-5

Horoscopes starting 11.24.2016

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius

The Archer

“No, there are no ‘bad’ days, only some days that are less good than others.” Straight-up Sagittarius quote. No bad days, ever. Just, some days are less good days than other days. I’d not agree, but there is that eternally hopeful Sagittarius outlook. The glass is never half-empty, usually, it’s a Sagittarius thing, the glass is mostly full, and I right? Sure, I can see it that way.

It’s about how we look at what’s going on. That was one chipper Sagittarius fellow who suggested that he never has a bad day. Happy birthday. The way Mars moves, the motion of the Moon, and the way things are?

Shakespeare suggested it, through a character’s part, "Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.” That’s the Sagittarius goal, this week. Holiday madness is upon us now.

Capricorn:

Capricorn

The Sea-Goat

Buddy of mine is devoted in his faith. I’m good with that. The problem being, he tends to only rely on his god to get him out of trouble. No one else can extend a helping hand, it has to be his divinity. I’m a big fan of “heaven sent” assistance. I’ll also let other deities, saints, or mythical creatures help me along. I’m broad-minded like that. Whoever wants to help? I’ll accept. Doesn’t have to be my version of God, as my buddy would have it expressed. Speaking of gods, Mars is in Aquarius at the moment.
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Horoscopes starting 11.17.2016

Where America, the Indies?

    Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (3.2.101)

Horoscopes starting 11.17.2016

Scorpio:

Scorpio

The Scorpion

I’m sure I’ve written about this kind of a loop before. It’s circular situation, and I’m trying to stop the good Scorpio from getting caught in a similar situation. Before I forget? Happy birthday, and so on. Yes, so anyway, I was looking, I’m on a sales list for one place, and the ad was one of their items marked way down, approximately one quarter of the original, retail price.

Steep discount, no? Appealing price point, and then, because it was on sale, I clicked through to check, yes, even cheaper than I thought. The question being, is this an item I’ll really use? Do I need another? If it were fishing gear, then, of course, it’s not much of a question. Of course I need one. But it’s not, this is, shall we say, “Business related?” Be nice to have one, and the steep discount looks attractive, but if it was some item I really needed? I would have bought it by now, not worried about the price. Think that’s the question for Scorpio and Scorpio birthdays, if it was worth the full retail price? And you were willing to pay that? Probably is a needed item. Just because it’s on sale? Doesn’t make it more valuable.

Pause before you click “buy.”

Sagittarius:

Cause and effect? The Illusion of Fate? The illusion is one wherein we think that there is some divine, controlling force at work, a super-natural element at work, and in my example, I know it’s the effects of the planets. Saturn, in Sagittarius, and Mars, in Aquarius? Let’s look at those two planets. One extracts duty, honor, obeisance. In return? Saturn gifts us with Fate’s ultimate answers. Mars, to flip this around, adds an intellectual layer. That’s not always good.
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Horoscopes starting 11.10.2016

Sir John stands to his word, the devil shall have his bargain, for he was never yet a breaker of proverbs. He will give the devil his due.

    Prince Hal in Shakespeare’s
    Henry IV, part 1 (1.2.37)

Horoscopes starting 11.10.2016

Scorpio:

Scorpio

The Scorpion

Possibly one of the first occurrences of the term, “Give the devil his due.” There is much hanging about in the Scorpio World, and, even though there are birthdays a-plenty, there is still pesky Mars in even more pesky Aquarius. The trick to this week’s occasionally unruly energies? Like the snippet suggests, “Give the devil his due.”

Consider it begrudging respect. Consider it a lesser sign than Scorpio who, for this example and occasion, has earned Scorpio praise. Yes, there are happy birthdays. Yes, there are glad tidings, yes, yes, yes; all good. But as a tickler, as a gentle reminder from me to you, as we enjoy the most solemn birthdays? Remember to acknowledge the rival, enemy, sparring buddy, or obnoxious astrologer, as need be.

“Give the devil his due,” like it says.

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius

The Archer

One client’s kid, at the time he was a cute, gap-toothed six-year old boy with tousled hair, he used to say that I spoke in rhyme. The old joke about me thinking I was Shakespeare in a past life comes to mind, too. That was from a propensity to quote The Bard, or I would occasionally burst into random recitations. I doubt I speak in rhyme unless I’m quoting it. Even then, I have, at best, a ham-fisted approach to high poetry. Way it is.
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Horoscopes starting 11.3.2016

    Indeed you come near me now, Hal, for we that take purses go by the moon and the seven stars, and not by Phoebus, he, “that wand’ring knight so fair.” And I prithee, sweet wag, when thou art a king, as, God save thy Grace—Majesty I should say, for grace thou wilt have none—

Falstaff in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, part 1 (1.2.3)

Election edition!

    Eclipse action, what does it mean?

Horoscopes starting 11.3.2016

Scorpio:

Scorpio

The Scorpion

One noted Shakespeare scholar suggests that Shakespeare’s Falstaff is perhaps one of the finest literary creations, and in that introductory quote? They are setting up to rob someone, more for sport than gain. Although, to be honest, Sir John (Falstaff) does it for gain, as well. In the series of plays, ostensibly history plays, sort of like Shakespeare’s version of “Based on a true story?” In the plays, there is no actual historical antecedent to Sir John’s character. Shakespeare didn’t keep an author’s blog, so there’s no way to know what was going on. There is anecdotal evidence that suggests Falstaff was loosely based on Sir John Oldcastle, but that’s circumstantial, at best. Could just be a coincidence. As we gratefully acknowledge the Scorpio birthdays, we look towards Venus — in Sagittarius — and Mars — in Capricorn — then Mercury — still in Scorpio — for guidance during this birthday time. Supposition, inference, Scorpio’s “intuition,” all of that is good, but not enough to build a real case. Normally, I trust your Scorpio feelings, trust them more than I would trust my own judgement. However, just for now? Just around this special birthday time? Evidence. Hard, cold facts. Evidence in hand before making any sweeping statements.

“Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.”

Just the facts, Scorpio. Just the facts.

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius

The Archer

I have a love/hate relationship with so-called “Social Media.” At times, it’s particularly easy to use for contact and conversations with potential clients. The problem is that the particular outlets can also become great time-wasters. More time spent searching for old friends who seem to have fallen off the planet. As such, I tend to have a coherent and focused strategy for “Social Media.”
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Horoscopes starting 10.27.2016

    First Citizen: We have ever your good word.
    Coriolanus: He that give good words to thee will flatter
    Beneeth abhorring.

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus Act 1, scene 1

Pre-election jitters, and Samhain? Happy Halloween, and upcoming events in San Antonio and Austin.

Horoscopes starting 10.27.2016

Scorpio:

8scorpioPoor Coriolanus, he never gets it. There are times when flattery does help. Happy Scorpio Birthday! So let’s look at the astrological weather. There’s a weather app on my tablet, and it beeped to tell me that there was a hundred percent chance of rain at my location. This, according to the app, the tablet, the phone. It didn’t rain. Wasn’t even a chance. I mean, it was cloudy and dark, forbidding like, but, yeah, no, no rain.

The technology was way off. The weather app was totally wrong. Weather, like Shakespeare’s Coriolanus? Like Scorpio? With Mercury lining up with the Scorpio Sun, even now, there’s a hint that you’re too fast to jump to an — apparently — hasty conclusion. Makes sense at the time. Clue: didn’t end well for Coriolanus and didn’t end well for my weather app. Want to make this three for three, Scorpio? I know you’re right, but might want to reserve letting us know, until all the facts are present. It’s your birthday time, enjoy it, and let others do for you. Happy Halloween, too!

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius

The Archer

“Prep time? 15 minutes. Cook time? Under two minutes.” Some of the cooking/food/taste-maker sites I followed, with recipes and commentary? I didn’t realize it at first, but there’s always a little, two-part time-frame included. “Prep time,” and “cook time,” then, it depends on the author, but sometimes, they include total time, and others allow that the reader to add the to together. Finally, there is a third version.
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