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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.14

    “That she loves him with an enraged affection, it is past the infinite of thought.”

Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing [II.iii.101]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.14.2014

LeoThe (mighty) Leo: “Out of her mind,” might be another way to use the opening quote. Something we’ve all seen, I’m sure. As the (happy birthday baby) majestic Lion, with several planet influences coursing through your heavens, there’s that “out of my mind” energy. I’d like to pull you back down, just about half a notch. Not much, just a half-tick to the left, or right, whichever way you prefer. Just step back for a second. Think about this, all the flowers and boxes of candy, or whatever? Be kind, be nice, but don’t overdo it.

Virgo: Images only seen in Texas, part whatever? Early morning, on the freeway, big pick-up truck with a single sticker in the rear window, “I (heart) my tractor.” While this was in San Antonio, it could be anyplace in Texas, with the proximity of arable land. With the shoulder to Texas Hill Country, Austin and San Antonio, to the east is broad rolling coastal prairie, rich and fertile. Reminds me of a Hamlet quote for next week.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.7

    “What is the jay more precious than the lark
    Because his feathers are more beautiful?”

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew [IV.iii.169-70]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 8.7

LeoThe (mighty) Leo: I hope the mighty Leo isn’t too terrified by this week’s birthday notices. Now we’re going to have a little language lesson. The word, “terrified?” It has the same root as the word “terrific.” “Terrific” used to really mean “get terrified.” Terrorized? Maybe that’s it. I’m not really the language guy. I enjoy what I do, but I’m as good as the next feller when it comes to abusing some part of speech. Birthright, I’m from Texas. I want you to be not terrified of the birthday thing. It’s terrific! Roots and meanings, what this is about, for a terrific Leo birthday? The Leo birthday. Not terrified. Terrific. Wow be it unto those who do not observe The Leo birthday.

Virgo: My mother always assured me, “It is bad manners — and a damn shame — to drink alone.” What would we do without the guidance of our mothers? With the planets where they are?
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.31

    “I love the not, therefore pursue me not.”

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream [II.i.188]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.31.2014

LeoThe (mighty) Leo: Can’t ever go wrong, sticking to Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, even a little later in the summer. So we’re passed the Solstice by a month or more, but this is still a point of “new” that’s happening. I’d like to think it’s the beginning of the new year for Leo. Now.

New year, new start, pick a single direction and go for it.

It’s that simple.

Virgo: Buddy of mine (Virgo fishing buddy) does computer consulting. Virus removal, client training, and his specialty? Hand-holding. I learned a good trick from him, once, about not touching the keyboard and making the client do all the work. Another trick? The blank slate. Get an upgrade, or a new machine, or new, used machine? Erase it all, and start over? Sure. Or even a fresh install from a back-up? The blank slate.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.24

    “Are these the breed of wits so wonder’d at?”

Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost [V.ii.266]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.24

Leo The (mighty) Leo: The “Mighty Leo”? Seriously, the best of the best. Here’s the deal, happy birthday and all that stuff, but listen up: let’s take this good fortune, fame and acclaim, let’s take this good stuff, what the planets are serving up, let’s take this and put it to good use. Let’s take this and stretch it out. There’s a highly symbolic gesture required of you. Symbolic, or, maybe, less symbolic and more practical. If this were me? I’d make sure, some time in the next 24 hours, I’d make sure “I wet a-line.” That means, in my language, that I’d fish. Some call it “Drowning bait,” others refer to it as “whipping the water,” an imitation the fishing line flailing back and forth across the water.(1)

I’d hit the local lake, the river, the creek, the ocean, the bay, whatever serves as your ideal location. Then I’d fish. I’d probably try to do it at least for a full morning, but only a few hours, anything is better than nothing. Get after it. One action that you love the most, pursue it.

(1) It’s called “Fishing,” and it’s not called, “catching.”

Virgo: The Rio Grande Valley is one of my main sources for citrus. I was squeezing some locally produced Key Limes for a lime/paprika dish. I’m sure I’ve included the recipes in the blog someplace, and anyway, as I was squeezing these limes, like a dozen or more, I got to thinking about Virgo.
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Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.17

    “Every bondman in his own bears
    The power to cancel his captivity.”

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar [I.iii.101]

Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 7.17.2014

cancerCancer: Most Cancer individuals have a “hoarding gene.” While not as fully developed in some, others have this insane need to collect stuff that will never be thrown away. “Hoarding Gene,” is what I call it. Having not fully mapped the human genome, I can’t point to an exact spot on the double helix that is our spirit in chemical form, and say, “There, that’s the hoarding anomaly.” As birthdays close out this weekend, as we celebrate the last of the Cancer’s Solar Returns, as you collect, collate and coordinate all the good wishes, trinkets and so forth? Think about what you can unload. Good time to get rid of stuff, coming up. Rather than “unload,” I prefer to think of it as “recycling,” as I find worthy charities, or just fishing buddies, and unload the stuff on them. There are sentimental items and good wishes we like to carry forward, but now? By this next week? Be careful, pick and choose what you want to carry forward.

The (mighty) Leo: Get ready. Early next week? You know what’s going to happen? As the Sun enters the majestic sign of Leo?
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