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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.27.2015

“Your wit’s too hot, it speeds to fast, ’twill tire.”

    Berowne to Rosaline in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost [II.i.118]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.27.2015

Virgo:

VirgoHappy Birthday! After last week, you thought I forgot! Ha! As if. As if I could ever forget a Virgo birthday. Sheesh, you guys. Here’s the deal, the other afternoon, I was out walking. Hot as blazes. South Texas Summer Sun, just a-broiling down. I’d stopped at a neighbor’s place for a quick dip in the pool. When I got out, I continued on my way, and my hair tie was loose, the straggly locks, some curl, a little bounce and my shambling ways? My hair dried, long and curly, and the hair tie slipped off some place between here and there. Didn’t bother me, too much, and I might not have noticed, except that it was getting extra hot on my neck. My hair dried out long, well, long in the back, it doesn’t start very far forward, and the dried hair came out perfect. With the current dishabille condition of Venus? Makes no sense. Or does it? The one time I wanted my hair tied back, I couldn’t do it.

Might be a minor thing, but on a hot summer afternoon? Seemed like major inconvenience. That’s what this is about. What do you think, looks good, long, no hair tie, right? Still, hot as can be. It’s about choices, and what to do about fashion. Sometimes, like me losing the hair tie? Choices are made for us. Typical, huh? Just when I really wanted my hair tied back.

Anyway, this week’s opening quote was especially picked out for Virgo and the beginning of the Virgo birthdays. Enjoy!

Libra:

Mercury, as a planet tends to be a bit splashy. I’d like to think about Mercury as the loud talker on a mobile phone, some crowded place, probably a public space. “Yackity-yack, then she did WHAT! ON NO SHE DIDN’T!” Got a good image of the way Mercury usually is? Now, let’s look at what’s happening as Mercury enters Libra, sets a tone for the rest of the weeks to come….
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.20.2015

And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.

    Gloucester in Shakespeare's Richard III, (I.i.28-31)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.20.2015

The (mighty) Leo:

LeoKnow when to stop, my fine Leo friend, know when to stop. I’m not the one who can be any kind of example in this situation, except, possibly a bad example. I’m an good case where it’s obvious I don’t know when to stop, which is part of the problem. With Mr. Mars cooking in one direction, and Miss Venus, rolling along backwards in another direction, there’s the obvious up and coming contact point wherein the two planets, their energies anyway, collide. This energy will — most likely in Leo — be interpreted as “Full Speed Ahead!” Which is why, I’m just suggesting, know when to stop. When is enough, enough? There’s an antique cartoon left over from the days of yore, when the main character would exclaim, “I’ve had all I can stand and I can’t stand no more!” As a majestic and regal Leo? When have you had enough? I’m not suggesting anything excessive, other than a little bit of restraint. When is “enough” actually “enough?” It’s mostly Mars. And Venus. In retrograde. Blame Venus in retrograde, sure, that’s the culprit. So when should you stop?

Virgo:

The very British term, as I’ve heard it, is “Zebra Crossing.” Refers to the white lines on the black pavement, designating a pedestrian crosswalk, usually in the UK. In my mind, I see “Zebra Crossing” as something else, more like a sign indicating that a herd of zebra might be crossing the road, just up ahead. I live in a place where there’s ready access to real open range, so the thought of a wild animal crossing isn't unheard of. The days of the real trail drive might be over, but the term “Zebra Crossing?”
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.13.2015

Poor painted queen, vain flourish of my fortune!
Why strew’st thou sugar on that bottled spider
Whose deadly web ensnareth thee about?
Fool, fool, thou whet’st a knife to kill thyself.
The day will come that thou shalt wish for me
To help thee curse this poisonous bunch-back’d toad.

    Queen Margaret in Shakespeare's Richard III, act I, scene iii, lines 240-5

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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.13.2015

The (mighty) Leo:

Happy birthday to the best Fixed Fire Sign ever! I’m a compatible fire sign so I should know just who is best, right? This is the start of a new cycle in Leo, for Leo. This is the beginning of some new incidence of a new cycle. Wait, with Venus backwards and playing tag with the Moon and the Sun? That inconstant harlot of a Moon? What this does is set up a delayed reaction. This is about short — and long — term goals. The short term, the pretty stuff, the material that is here and in your face? Slightly problematic, due to the way Venus moves in apparent retrograde motion. The longer, further reaching goals? The over-arching, long-term, big-picture stuff, for Leo? That looks very good. It’s this next few days, next few weeks, next couple of hours from when you read this, please, please, please excuse our insouciant attitude that comes from non-Leo people. We’re not really that bad, it’s misconception foisted by Venus. Remember, look further down the trail. let’s plan big for this year, but let’s not hurry this week. Happy belated birthday to that one, special Leo.

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Virgo:

I was thinking about a particular time and place, and then, I got to thinking about an ex-girlfriend. Crazy ex-girlfriend. Really, the relationship itself didn’t last that long, pretty long-term for Sagittarius like myself, but no, it wasn’t like we dated for more than few weeks, maybe it stretched over a month or so, couple of months. Venus started her retrograde pattern in Virgo, barely in Virgo, but Virgo nonetheless.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.6.2015

    The weary sun hath made a golden set,
    And by the bright tract of his fiery car
    Gives token of a goodly day tomorrow.
    Sir William Brandon, you shall bear my standard.

Earl of Richmond in Shakespeare's Richard III (V.iii.20-4)

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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.6.2015

The (mighty) Leo:

5leo“Not tested on animals. Dermatologist approved.” It’s some lotion I picked up the other afternoon. In bulk, at the big box warehouse place. Not a name brand, not that it matters. I was perusing the details on the back of the bottle, and “Not tested on animals; dermatologist approved” caught my attention. In my mind, I had an image of pens of dermatologists, in harnesses, held almost against their wills, as robot arms came along and slathered various lotions, unguents and creams, testing to see if those creams, lotions and unguents were safe. Not tested on animals, but maybe they used dummy dermatologists for testing purposes.

My mind, let’s imagine I have a magnificent Leo mind, and that Leo mind isn’t safe place for wandering thoughts. Sometimes, we wind up with amusing incongruities like lotions and potions, tested on live dermatologists. Other times, this can lead us astray.

Up to my mighty fine Leo friends. Don’t let your mind wander too far, not like mine.

This horoscope was not tested on animals, although a large number of electrons were horribly inconvenienced.

Virgo:

I’m going to preempt a Virgo reading. Skip spending time and money for a consultation. Here’s the deal, Jupiter is now arriving in Virgo, good news. Venus is retrograde, now in Leo, bad news. The two pass each other. More bad news. I can hear it now, “Now is the summer of our discontent…” (made inglorious by the Sun in Leo). Having thoroughly mangled Shakespeare, and confused the Virgo group?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.30.2015

    A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!

King Richard in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Richard the Third (V.iv.7)

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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.30.2015

The (mighty) Leo:

5leo“A Horse, a horse!” Rather famous lines, and sometime misunderstood. It’s a mean, capricious character, a monarch who has been vilified through the years as a “Hunchback toad,” again, another quote, and until recently, the historical Richard III has been a bit of a mystery. Recent archeological evidence, a skeleton, and some “due diligence” has turned up the idea that King Richard the Third wasn't all bad, but he did perish on the battlefield, and his bones were recently excavated. Venus is turning retrograde, in Leo. Like Richard the Third, something is coming back to light. Bad? Maybe. Maybe not. This retrograde Venus pattern is about Leo, and it’s about looking beyond the surface to see what’s right.

Maybe someone can update me on where they re-interred his bones. Westminster, perchance? Venus in Retrograde will tend to dig up old bones, and how we react? That’s the true measure of a monarch. Or The Leo.

Virgo:

I clicked through on a site that had a teaser headline that was about fishing. Turns out, it was a sales article, and also, as a sales article, it was about how to “hook” a sale. Interesting information, the way it was presented, as there was an echo. I’ve written about that very technique, the exact same fishing technique, as a way to handle a certain astrological situation. In my example, though, it isn’t about how to hook a big sale.
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