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Horoscopes starting 6.23.2016

    Blessed are clouds, to do as such clouds do!
    Vouchsafe, bright moon, and these thy stars, to shine
    (Those clouds removed) upon our watery eyne.

Ferdinand in Shakespeare's Loves Labors Lost 5.2.245-7

Horoscopes starting 6.23.2016

Cancer:

Cancer

Moon Child

A girlfriend was putting on make-up, and I wandered over towards the sink. She dabbed at me with a brush that had paint or powder, pinkish, blue, orange, green, I have no idea. I ducked. “Here,” she grabbed a stick, “let me put some eyeliner on you.” I crab-walked away from the sink as fast as I could.

It can be fun to tease. It can be fun to wear make-up. It can also scare the heck out of me, and watch me run. It’s all relative. I would consider that action, a stabbing stroke at me with a make–up brush, I’d consider such an action as a way to ward me off. As we put the summer solstice behind us and head into July 4th prep., along with Cancer birthdays, a simple gesture to ward off an unwanted intrusion, that works best. Adjust as need be for the given situation. Make–up, though, very scary weapon.

The Leo:

Never underestimate the power of the spoken word. Mark Twain, a Sagittarius, had an aphorism about that, the power of malicious rumor, how the Truth never stood a chance, not in the face of the rumor. Rumors, lies, and government statistics, all about the same, am I right? Or what? This is about the spoken word.

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Horoscopes starting 6.16.2016

—O, pardon me, my stars! doth the inconsiderate take salve for l’envoy, and the word “l’envoy” for a salve?

    Don Adriano de Armando in Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost 3.1.45

Summer Equinox is June 20, 5:34 PM (Austin/San Antonio, TX)

Horoscopes starting 6.16.2016

Gemini

The Twins


Gemini:

One of my favorite signs, and I’ll admit, I stole it from a fishing camp at the coast, “The lower the latitude, the better my attitude.” When I started to analyze this week’s starry array, I kept thinking about midsummer mania. The higher latitudes get these days that add a layer crazy on top of the usual summertime madness. Nothing is wrong with Solstice induced insanity, however localized this might be. Embrace the mania; indulge your Gemini selves. Not long after this weekend, the time to get back to work will be upon our Gemini selves, and the fun will be over. Not totally over, just sort of a quieter time. So between now and the day the Sun hits his high point? Enjoy the goodness of the planets’ largess.

Cancer:

Night fishing. Two words, simple instructions for the Cancer Moon children with our birthdays occurring even now. “Night fishing.” The effect of the moon, the lunar cycles, all of that pushes and pulls on the Cancer psyche. Best use of time? Night fishing.
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Horoscopes starting 6.9.2016

    Say, can you fast? Your stomachs are too young,
    And abstinence engenders maladies.

Berowne in Shakespeare’s Love's Labor's Lost 4.2.270-1

Horoscopes starting 6.9.2016

Gemini:

Gemini

The Twins

It was in Beethoven’s 9th, the Molten Versace in Pesto, about the time I got around to it, I could see the genius in his orchestral work. The progressions and the way the music loops back and is self-referential. In this next few days, Mercury joins Venus and the Sun in Gemini and this spreads love, light, and laughter. Sounds like I’ve been dipping into too much New Age crap, all “love and light.” According to one of Shakespeare’s characters, “Abstinence engenders maladies” (see quote above), cf., Pink Cake, too.

There’s a rhythmical repetition to that classical piece, Beethoven’s 9th, the movement is cited, and it sounded like an Italian dish, but anyway, there’s rhythm in it. With the onset of Mercury? Time to double down. It’s a Gemini thing, twice is much is better, right? Shakespeare supports this idea, that “abstinence engenders maladies,” so use Mercury’s entrance to double-up, double-down, or in some other way, just do twice as much as before. Like Beethoven’s music as it loops back to repeat a refrain? Double-up. Or double-down. One of those.

Cancer:

Cancer

Moon Child

With the upheaval and changes in the world of music, there’s always the pleasant surprises. Life is all about “B” sides. The Moon Child’s life? This week? “B-sides.” I’m unsure how to properly punctuate the term and for several generations, there’s no understanding of what a Flip-Side, a B-Side, unsure of what that might be.
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Horoscopes starting 6.2.2016

    A mark marvellous well shot, for they both did hit it.

Julia in Shakespeare's
Love's Labor's Lost (4.1.99)

Horoscopes starting 6.2.2016

Gemini:

Gemini

The Twins

There is but one action to avoid, this next week yes, I know, Gemini birthdays, and yes, I love me my Gemini friends, every last one of them, and yes, there’s always plenty of love for the Gemini in my sky. Not what this is about. Yes, this is a weird time. Yes, there are strange things afoot. Yes, it’s a bit “off,” and maybe not off in a way that your Gemini self will totally enjoy. I can’t stop that. What I can do is warn you about just one action not to undertake. One activity that is very much not encouraged, despite it being your birthday and Venus and all that?

Gemini: Don’t drink and dial.

It’s not always a bad thing, but some days, like this next week? Don’t get half in a bag, then start calling up long-lost loves. I wouldn’t mention this, but I’ve been a recipient of the 2 AM Gemini call, “You ruined me for other men and I hate you, unless, you know, you want to hang out tonight?” There are least three or four emotions wrapped in that simple call. I’m flattered that I had the power to ruin a life, but I doubt it was our brief liaison. Slurred speech and hour, and besides, that wasn’t the real suggestion. I’m out of it. Love me my Gemini, but I’m not playing with them anymore — I’m not man enough. A typical, if there is such a creature, a typical Gemini requires twice as much as a normal person. So there’s that. But that’s not what this about, it’s about the breathalyzer on the phone, especially in the wee hours of the morning when many people are asleep.

Gemini: Don’t drink and dial.

Cancer:

Cancer

Moon Child

“Uh Mr. Wetzel, your prescription won’t be ready until tomorrow, sorry for the delay.” I was using one those automated refill, dial in things. The automated voice told me that my bottle would be filled on the following day. Half an hour later, phone buzzes, and I absent-mindedly pick up, “S’up?” That’s the conversation, and the pharmacy tech, doing the dialing was slightly startled, miffed, or otherwise perturbed, based on my casual and easy-going attitude. The message was clear, I wasn’t going to get my drugs until the following day, and I knew that, when I ordered the refill. None of this is life-threatening, besides I don’t take anything I can’t live without.

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Horoscopes starting 5.26.2016

    But truer stars did govern proteus’ birth:
    His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles,
    His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate,
    His tears pure messengers sent from his heart,
    His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth.

Julia in Shakespeare's
Two Gentlemen of Verona (2.7.72-5)

Horoscopes starting 5.26.2016

Gemini:

Gemini

The Twins

Happy Birthday to a favorite Gemini. All of y’all. Venus is in Gemini, as is the Sun, but Mercury, thankfully no longer retrograde is still poking along slowly in Taurus. Taurus, that’s the sign that precedes Gemini, you know? With that, and the relative backwards motion of Mars, drifting in apparent chaotic fashion, dropping backwards into Scorpio? Gives a weird, hesitant feeling to the days.

Summer has long since arrived in my neighborhood. Not spring, just summer. Hot. Dry. dusty. To best use this material? Slow down. Yes, I know, birthdays and all, but pause long enough to consider that this is a good time for you, if you don’t overdo it. Venus tends to make the Gemini think along the lines of pure pleasure, and while we’re both a big fan of nothing but pure pleasure, with Mars and Venus in relative positions? Need to also think a little longer than the next five minutes, if only for a short spell. Just as a casual suggestion, before the birthday cake? Consider attending one last-minute detail that needs your Gemini attention — before we party.

Cancer:

Clear targets and clear messages. That’s what this week is all about. Get a clear “Go ahead,” or, better yet? “Go. Go, GO!” It’s signal to move ahead with that project, idea, task. The thing you were working on? Yeah, that one. The message, when it’s delivered, it will be very, very clear. None of my usual dissembling and obfuscation. Clear message, clear target.
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