Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.2.2015

"True nobility is exempt from fear"

    Suffolk in Shakespeare's Henry 6, part II (IV.iv.129)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.2.2015

Cancer:

CancerCareful exegesis of the planets and their stories will help. There are two combustible elements floating in the sky. Just after sunset, Venus and Jupiter (in Leo) are clearly visible along the western horizon, but only just. The other fiery element, not visible, but quite tangible, Mars (in Cancer). This is a long, low, slow slide into a oblivion. Birthdays, birthday-time, 4th of July celebrations, firecrackers, flag-waving, all of that? All good. Deal is, with those combustible elements, you’re going to feel fine, all worked up, ready to play. After the Full Moon, though? No one else will be in the same way. Tired, cranky, irascible, general unease, upset with current affairs — that’s the other people. Cancer Moon Children babies? Not so much, still happy and still celebrating birthdays! Remember, it was those combustible elements. Cautions? Careful when handling hot stuff, careful with sharp implements, and careful with a razor-edged wit. It’s that lastt one that can be most damaging right now. From the moment the Moon slides out of “full,” the Cancer wit is still strong, but alas, most other folks won’t get that.

The (mighty) Leo:

Love me my Leo friends, ya’ll are just the best, you know? Right after sunset, there it is, majestic Jupiter next to sweet Venus, in both in Leo. What you can’t see?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.25.2015

    Patience, good lady, wizards know their times.
    Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,
    The time of night when Troy was set on fire,
    The time when screech owls cry and ban-dogs howl,
    And spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves,
    That time best fits the work we have in hand.
    Madam, sit you and fear not. Whom we raise,
    We will make fast within a hallow’d verge.

Roger Bolingbrook in Shakespeare's Henry VI, part 2 (I.iv.9-16)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.25.2015

Cancer:

CancerJust like the play’s character, Roger Bolingbroke, I’d recite the self-same lines to any Moon Child person, and wish them a happy birthday. “Wizards know their times,” and as an astrologer, no time could be better for late night assignations of one stripe, or another, for Moon Children. This is a very, very powerful Full Moon approaching. Get ready, get the pieces in the play, get the parts collected, get ready. The biggest problem or obstacle, or issue? It’s Mars and he imparts a certain lack of finesse. There’s a need for an extra dose of caution as Mars heats our loins and heats our tempers, and heats our Cancer emotions, and maybe, just maybe, this isn’t heat that we really needed. Therein is the problem, and the solution While others “lie abed,” are asleep at night, and during the time of the screech owls, it’s best to plot, plan and otherwise move that birthday agenda forward. Very powerful Full Moon approaching. Use it. Use it wisely.

The (mighty) Leo:

Regrettably, I’m not Leo, or Leo-like enough to make this message any easier to digest but there’s a simple cue this week. It’s not like I don’t like Leo, we all know I revere and worship the mightiest of the Fixed Fire Signs as an embodiment of the "Best of the best," am I right?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.18.2015

"Have you no modesty, no maiden shame, no touch of bashfulness?"
Helena to Hermia, as she wants to fight for Lysander's affections
in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream [III.ii.286-7]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.19.2015

Gemini:

gemini In the summer months, like now, iced coffee is a favorite midday beverage. The cold-brew method, it's great for condensing a coffee. Cold brew coffee has the flavor of coffee, the kick of whatever is in the beans and none of the bitterness usually associated with coffee. Making Cold Brew Coffee is not a Gemini task, but the way this week looks? “Great, I bought the kit, got some excellent beans, got the cold, fresh filtered water in, and now?”

Coffee is on it’s way. However, this isn’t like a Mr. Coffee, with the drip starting quickly, and you can’t do like you usually do, pulling the pot out and catch the fresh drip right in the Gemini coffee cup.

“I like watching the ‘cold brew coffee,’ and I just checked, only 23 hours and 57 minutes left…”

Overnight. Over time. Over a period of time. Can’t make anything ever happen fast enough, and like that cold brew coffee? This is going to take a whole 24-hour period before “It’s ready.”

Cancer:

Day that this horoscopes starts, maybe, if you look to the east, right at sunrise? There’s the barest sliver of a moon, with an entirely supernatural, ethereal quality about it, hanging, following the Sun. Moonrise is shortly after Sunrise. Sometimes, I can’t even make it out. This kind of astronomical event, look it up in the almanacs, this is a good one for planting a quick crop, an idea, a project, something you want launched and seen through to fruition, in the next two weeks. Start now?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.11.2015

    England ne're had a king until his time.
    Virtue he had, deserving to command;
    His brandished sword did bind men with his beams,
    His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings,
    His sparkling eyes, replete with wrathful fire,
    More dazzled and drove back his enemies
    Than midday sun fierce bent against their faces.

Talbot in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 1 (1.1.8-14)

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.11.2015

Gemini:

geminiFollowing Shakespeare’s early works, we can see that he was talking about Henry V, the guy who conquered France and reunited a kingdom. This, of course, refers to historical fiction rather than historical fact, as Shakespeare and his cohorts rewrote much of England’s history. You know, adapted for stage, like adapted for film, like the line, “Based on a true story?”

You can’t see it right now, but the Sun and Mars are playing tag. Gives an extra, highly combustible flavor to everything Gemini.

This is where care and caution is more than advised, the times kind of demand it. Due to Mercury being part of this mess? The big caution comes when you play fast and loose with facts.

In a single expression? “Don’t.”

Cancer:

Patience will pay off. I promise you that. Patience will pay off for the Cancer Moon Children. Soon. How soon? Not quite soon enough, but it will pay off. I’m on your side, really I am. Look, Mercury starts to unwind from the retrograde pattern, Mars and the Sun align kind of closely, and nothing seems to be happening.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.5.2015

    Return'd so soon!
    rather approach'd too late:
    The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit,
    The clock hath strucken twelve upon the bell;
    My mistress made it one upon my cheek:
    She is so hot because the meat is cold;
    The meat is cold because you come not home;
    You come not home because you have no stomach;
    You have no stomach having broke your fast;
    But we that know what 'tis to fast and pray
    Are penitent for your default to-day.

Dromio of Ephesus in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors [I.ii]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 6.5.2015

Gemini:

geminiHappy birthday to that one, special Gemini. All of you. You know who you are. Birthdays, Mercuries Retrogrades, multiple item, all at once, am I right? What do we have in the Gemini land to explore? That nagging sense of dread? That’s just Saturn, obliquely making a weird noise across the sky, barely in Sagittarius — opposite from Gemini — hence the trouble. Or nagging feeling, or the extra edge that can’t be truly attributed to Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, which, by the way, is how this plays. Gemini gets an extra does of Mars and martian-inspired energy, thank the odd gods for that one. That Mars-infused energy is part of the problem and part of the solution, too. As long as the mercurial planet is in its retrograde pattern? Takes three tries to get the first item across the line. Three times as much effort is required, from the sign of the Twins and one point, I run out of math metaphors. Takes three tries, be aware of that. Doesn’t mean it’s not good, and as Gemini, you can spin three times to our every one, anyway. Have a good one, three times over?

Cancer:

There’s a heart-warming photo of me, helping with a buddy’s daughter, as she’s got a fishing pole in her wee hand, and a big grin as I help her fish from the pier. Touching, cute, big smile on the little girl’s face, all good stuff. Her grin tells the whole story. She was about two or three at the time, and as such, she had a kid’s typical attention span, because, shortly after the picture was taken? She handed me the pole, and she went off to explore the playground. Or dig in the sand, anything but patiently wait for fish.
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