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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 12.18

    “Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante,
    Had a bad cold, nevertheless
    Is known to be the wisest woman in Europe,
    With a wicked pack of cards. Here, said she,
    Is your card, the drowned Phoenician Sailor,
    (Those are pearls that were his eyes. Look!)
    Here is Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks,
    The lady of situations.”

Excerpt From: T. S. Eliot. “The Waste Land.”

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 12.18

SagSagittarius: A Roman Centurion walks into a bar. He asks for “Martinus.” Bartender looks at him, “You means a martini?” The Roman solider answers, “If I wanted two, I’d order two.” Reminds me of what American author James Thurber(1) said, “One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.” Dead Latin language joke, quote from a deceased American humorist, and Saturn. Saturn tippy-toes into our sign. What up with that? We’re going to need poise, humor, dry wit, and a proper sense of the absurd to survive. I’m not advocating Gin — or any drinking of adult beverages — but as a Sagittarius, we have to ask, “What works right now?”

    (1) Sagittarius

CapricornCapricorn: Green chile stew. My solution to what’s up right now? Green chile stew, but mine’s a little different this week. I am, in part, Southern, as a portion of my family roots have an anchor in the Old South. The notion of green chile stew is decidedly more ‘Western’ than ‘Southern,’ but consider one of my recent ingredients: okra.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 12.11

    “Neither of either; I remit both twain.
    I see the trick an’t; here was a consent,
    Knowing aforehand of our merriment,
    To dash it like a Christmas comedy.”

Berowne in Shakespeare’s Loves Labors Lost (V.ii.487-91)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 12.11

SagSagittarius: The holidays hit with a brisk pace, don’t they? Too much to do, not enough time, too much to see, not enough time, and the twin evils of retail marketing and advertising display space kills most of my good nature. Funny thing happens, I’m in big demand as “a friend,” you know, the kind of person who sends an Xmas greeting card with money in it, sure, I’m that kind of a friend, but that’s about it. Not much happens with my business. Which is funny, as in, next month? Every one wants to know what this new year will be like. Here’s the deal, my extra-fine Sagittarius friends, start our new year now. Soon. Plan on the new year starting a few moments earlier, like next week, and happy birthday.

CapricornCapricorn: if you pause long enough, you get images of a fantastical nature. Draw upon those dreams, as the nights get longer and the days are almost too short, as a Capricorn now is the time….
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 12.4

“Two heads are better than one” ~ Zaphod Beeblebrox

Kissing under the Mistletoe dates back to the Medieval times, and the original tradition was that a berry was removed from the mistletoe after each kiss, and the kissing stopped at the end of the berries. Aren’t we glad some traditions have changed?

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 12.4

SagSagittarius: Love me some gospel church. It’s not entirely part of my background, but then, I’m no stranger to it, either. The evangelical zeal, that’s what I’d like to focus on, as the Sagittarius birthdays roll along. The evangelical zeal. We have it. We have the power, we feel the connection. It’s, as if, it’s as if someone hooked us up with the divine and plugged it into us, we’re wired for 220!

    “This thing is going to go sky-high!”

The biggest issue is we might be the only people who understand, feel and appreciate this kind of energy — at this moment. The biggest challenge is trying to relate to other people without letting our enthusiasm carry us away. Being filled with spirit is great. It’s how we choose to convey that I’m suggesting we can watch a little closer.

    We may be wired for 220, but the rest only handle 110.

CapricornCapricorn: I have a love/hate affection for this time of the year. Love it because it’s cold outside, most of the time. Hate the cold. Love it because some of the fishing is really quite good, the winter bass. Hate it being so cold out on the lake. Love the short days and long nights. Hate that there’s not enough sunlight to get anything done while it’s warm outside. Love and hate? Mars moves out of Capricorn and Venus moves into Capricorn.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 11.27

    “Unreal City
    Under the brown fog of a winter noon
    Mr. Eugenides, the Smyrna merchant
    Unshaven, with a pocket full of currants
    C.i.f. London: documents at sight,
    Asked me in demotic French
    To luncheon at the Cannon Street Hotel
    Followed by a weekend at the Metropole.”

    Excerpt From: T. S. Eliot. “The Waste Land.” (206-)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 11.27

SagSagittarius: Never try to outdo the locals. In San Antonio, one of the main attractions, both historic and touristy at the same time, can be the Riverwalk. Best idea, and on my wandering miscellany, I’ve listened to various boat tour guides deliver numerous snippets of history, real or imagined, as they glide along the water. Having a tourist in tow, I took a ride. Worth it. Can’t recommend it high enough as a tourist thing to do, but as I boarded the craft, the guy started with the jokes, and I mentioned I was from the South Side. Really, not more than a mile or so further south, but who’s counting? Quick quips from the boat tour guide indicated I was up against an armed and properly equipped opponent who, given any opening or sign of weakness on my part, would reduce me to a wordless idiot in less than a minute. Here’s the tip: don’t argue with the locals. It’s a Sagittarius birthday time, mine, too, and the best source of action, from this tale of being a tourist in my adopted hometown? Shut up and let the driver drive. Let the speaker talk. Happy birthday. Don’t try to outdo the locals, they are better armed for these situations. I shut up. I had a great time and learned some more arcane bits of history.

CapricornCapricorn: There’s a sound that I keep thinking of, and the words that go with that noise? “Just keep motoring along.” Sort of a post T-Day refrain, as we gear up for the next holiday season, with all the good — and tough — stuff ahead. Next few days are more tough than good, but you’re Capricorn and you wouldn’t want it any other way. “If it’s easy, well, then it’s always too easy, and I suspect something’s wrong.”
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 11.20

“I see crowds of people, walking round in a ring.
Thank you. If you see dear Mrs. Equitone,
Tell her I bring the horoscope myself:”

    Excerpt From: T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.”

I tend to prefer to use Shakespeare’s canon for an introduction, I was sawing my way through the Eliot’s “The Waste Land” again, and I caught this bit as introduction for this week. Welcome to Sagittarius.

Uranus “squares” Pluto, but what does that mean?

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 11.20.2014

SagSagittarius: There’s a literary detective, or maybe it’s just cozy little murder-mysteries, but anyways, the main character, I won’t give out his name, the main character, the detective, he buys flowers as part of the first scene’s set-up. Not to give it away, but the bouquet has much to do with the how long the story will take to resolve. Not unlike my own experience with store-bought flowers, which, in my examples, have lasted anywhere from two days to two weeks, the mystery that is solved, the end of the tale is when the flowers are dead and carried to the waste bin. Recycling would be in keeping with the times, but whatever. One story is the length of a single rose bud, and I’ve seen those things go in as little as two days. Which was about right, as he worked for 48 hours to solve the one case, doing so, without giving it away, with a little bit of “Deus Ex Machina” solution, if you ask me. But no one did. Murder Mystery, flowers, and the start of Sagittarius, what’s this mean? It’s a good week. We have something starting, like fresh cut flowers might last a while or might not last long. Up to you, Sagittarius, like the author of that series? You’re in charge.

CapricornCapricorn: “Tag, you’re IT!”

Sorry, all I could think about, a kid’s game. Just a simple version of tag. The person who is “it” has to chase the other players. When another player is tagged, then that player becomes the one who chases. Chased and chaser.
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