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- “Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor;
For ’tis the mind that makes the body rich.”
Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew [IV.iii.165-6]
Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 4.10
Aries: “Purpose driven Aries,” and “purpose driven horoscopes,” and I ran out of phrases to tack on to the expression, like this, “Purpose Driven (blank).” This next Full Moon, Mars in apparent retrograde motion, all adds up to tons of drive, but no direction. I’m here to help my fine, Aries friends. Time to pick a direction. The Pluto square Uranus square Jupiter aspect lends a clue as to the direction, the new Aries direction. I ticked off three planets. Three planets ticked you off, too. Instead of picking one direction, hold out your left hand (assuming you’re right handed) or right hand (if you’re left handed), and count off three possible goals. Three possible directions. Three. Not one, three. “But I only have one,” whines an Aries in the back of the room. My point. Pick three, not just one. Set three goals. Pick three obstacles to be surmounted. You have three times the power of other signs, so use that. Employ that energy. Get with the plan. Pick three, not just one. Pick three? We have us a “Purpose Driven Aries.” There’s a further clue, too: pick three. Not all three will happen, but that doesn’t make you a failure. Purpose-driven, remember?
Taurus: Yeah, yeah, yeah, “tis the mind that makes the body rich,” from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. While, taken both in and out of context, the comment means the same? While, the comment stands alone as a solid piece of advice? None of that matters, not now. Only, it might. Big, emotional roller coaster ride, this next couple of days. From bad, to worse.
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- “The pale moon shines by night;
And when I wander here and there,
I then do most go right.
If tinkers may have leave to live,
And bear the sow-skin budget,
Then my account I well may give,
And in the stocks avouch it.”
Autolycus in Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale [IV.iii.17-23]
Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 4.3
Aries: If the clothes make the man, then I’m fairly useless. For at least half of my professional career, my attire consisted of Austin Formal, which is shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. In Austin, over the years, I often was shirtless, with a shirt in hand. Especially in the months that are warm, like January through December, most days. Drifting further south and with a slight change in peers, my attire didn’t change much. However, it was cold last week, and I showed up for a meeting wearing jeans, black t-shirt, with a casual sports coat over that. The reaction was varied, but quite strong. “Kramer? I didn’t recognize you.” Of course, there’s always the, “My you clean up well.” With my hair back in a ponytail, “Where’s your hair?” All interesting, all because my environmental influence suggested long pants and something warm.
“Wow, you look good in clothes.”
Still, all a part of me. As an Aries, I’d suggest you use a similar stunt. Dress up for the occasion. Doesn’t have to be anything drastic, like me, it was just jeans and t-shirt, sport coat, because it was cool outside.
Taurus: There’s a Taurus author in my client files. Dear friend, good client, excellent writer. My message was simple, “As soon as Amazon has your book in their catalog, I’ll link to it.” Why do I do it like that? Simple, really….
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“Let none presume
To wear an undeserved dignity.”
Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice [II.ix.42-3]
Aries: Talk about getting something backwards? The way this was delivered, it falls in one of those sort of amusing comments, at least to me. A friend was explaining about a sexual harassment situation. Works at a large corporation. Rules, bylaws, company guidelines, and from my own files? Don’t date the help. However, this one, she had a different way of seeing it. “If he’s cute, and hitting on me? It’s flirting. If he’s not cute? I’m calling HR.” It’s possible to pin this a number of different ways. I found it darkly comic. I was reminded that I came of age when it was possible to flirt outrageously and not have it be considered out-of-place. Wasn’t considered harassment, at least not in my mind. I’m also a little more “equal opportunity” when it came to such flirtations. As an Aries, though, it’s important to learn the distinctions, and unlike me, it’s really not OK to flirt with the cute ones but leave the regular ones out to suffer the wrath of HR. Not cool. Don’t be a tool, not now. It’s plenty of influences, but mostly Mars. Can leave the wrong message.
Taurus: The bumper sticker read, “Fish hard!” Underneath that, there was a subsidiary line, “Girls fish too!” More myth than reality, but I’m not counting. Buddy of mine has a standing date to guide with “Babes on the Bay” tournament, every year. It could happen. But that’s not what this is about. What that bumper sticker reminded me?
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“They threw their caps
As they would hang them on the horns of the moon.”
Shakespeare’s Coriolanus [I.i.181-2
Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 3.20.2014
Aries: I got whistled out of Barton Springs one time. Life Guard, about half my age, didn't like the way I was jumping in, and I was told that I had to find a better way to get in the water. I never did understand that. The water is swift, deep, cold. Perfect for a low jump in the creek. The creek, Barton Creek, the public swimming area is more like a pool, with a diving board on the south side, and shoals, and life guard every 20 meters or so. Sort of embarrassing for me, which is why, I used to stick to "barking springs," the fast-moving water underneath the swimming pool. Free. Shared with numerous miscreants and ne'er-do-wells. Perfect for me. It's been half-dozen years since I pulled out of Austin, searching for cool waters, further south. Better fishing, too. Still, as a birthday reminder, here we are at the onset of Aries, as a birthday reminder while Mars is backwards, and opposite you? The "no diving" sign? Like me, that sign still applies to you. Mars, think. Walk down the steps. Don't jump (even though it is inviting to do so).
Taurus: One of my "associates" sells an audio product that's all about "waking up on the right side of the brain." I tried the stuff. It's packaged as mp3's, so there's really no physical packaging. No CD set, no tapes, just downloaded audio files. I discovered, after only a few short attempts on my part, that the idea of a subliminal message when I awake, her voice gently cooing from my nightstand? That doesn't work. Not at all. As soon as the first of the audio track starts, I wake up and reach for the snooze button.
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“I spurn thee like a cur out of my way.”
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar [III.1.46]
Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 3.13
Pisces: Good news, my Pisces friend. Good news, indeed. Mostly good news. Partial good news. Mostly good news. I’d like to think it was all good news, but that’s not going to make it so. However, there is an indication that there should be good news on the immediate horizon. Read the symbols. Good news at work. Good news from the distant family. Good news from the roommate. Good news from everyone but the romantic (Pisces) entanglement. There’s always a catch with me, isn’t there? I’d suggest that there’s either a “rough patch,” or a “hiccup,” or some other term that denotes minor problems in the Pisces romantic arena. Read the symbols. This is a caution, not a solid prognostication. With this caution, though, there’s also the suggestion that there is a way around this problem. Read the symbols. The way around? It’s way around, not cutting through, but as a way around the problem, go around. Read the symbols. As the line goes?
“The universe is speaking loud and clear tonight.”
Aries: You can holler, yell, and blame me, if you want. You can scream, rant, rave, tear your hair out, and blame me for the way the planets are. You can find fault with my fiction, dramatic structure, and more, if you want. Or, we can calmly look at other alternatives.
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