For who so firm that cannot be seduced?
- Cassius in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar 1.2
Horoscopes for 12.13.2018
SagittariusAs the moon fills out, life gets better and better. The problem, and as a Sagittarius myself, I feel this just as much if not more so than others, is the pesky Mercury. Getting closer and closer to Jupiter, and that ramps up the Sagittarius “play” function. Or talk-feature, or, with some of us? The “I can’t shut up and listen” aspect of who we are. This is a reminder, as much for myself as for any other delicate Sagittarius, shut up. Listen.
Learn to listen, again. Yes, holidays, yes, someone wants us to make a speech, and guess what? Short, declarative sentences, keeping the distance from the beginning to the end as short as possible? That works best. Short, concise, to the point, and not a lot of my typical excessive verbiage, which, frankly, does look and sound pretty to my ears, but avails us naught. Mercury is the “play” function, the “talk” button, but having a platform from which to speak? That doesn’t mean this is a good time to take advantage of that. Nothing serves us better than a quick, short, “Thank you, thank you very much.” All that is required.
Like this week’s opening quote: one line. All that is required.
There was a time when the allure of a rare, hopefully esoteric, text was quite powerful. Dusty, old books with mountains of information and archaic styled language, weird punctuation, phrases that don’t parse well to a modern ear? That kind of book. Usually, too, some of these books — a mountain of such texts — dusty tomes from forgotten times when bookbinding was an art? There is a certain aroma. I adore old books, even to this day.