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Horoscopes for 4.18.2019

    There be many Caesars,
    Ere such another Julius. Britain’s a world
    By itself, and we will nothing pay

    For wearing our own noses.

Cloten in Shakespeare’s
Cymbeline III.i.11-4

Horoscopes for 4.18.2019

The sun moves into the Tropical Zodiac sign of Taurus on April 20, 2019, around 2:55 AM (Central), but, as always your mileage might vary.

Taurus

Taurus
As the Sun enters Taurus, the Sun aligns with Uranus, briefly. The question I thought of, and this applies now, is “brilliance” hereditary? Does it run in families, or is there some kind of genetic fluke that makes this possible? The idea of brilliance came, because, as this alignment occurs, there will great flashes of insight. Depth, understanding, like a certain kind of brilliance. Did this mental acuity, did this perception of intellectual horsepower, did this understanding of the human psyche exist all along? Was it inherited? Or was this a predisposition of the planets, enforced by this kind of an alignment, something that adds spark to an otherwise dull mind, all of a sudden-like? Which is it? Who knows. The brilliance is triggered, by this week’s “Stars in Taurus,” and likewise? Taurus will be a star. With Uranus, especially, the correct application of this new-found “brilliance” is to not fritter and fret from whence it came, no, grab that insight and move forward. What steps, what path, what new — and uncharted — route beckons for Taurus? With this week’s stars, you can see how to make this work, and for the one? Happy birthday, baby!

Gemini

“Strange things are a-foot at the Circle K,” a rather dated pop-culture reference. Explains much, though, to Gemini. Dated pop-culture reference that is an antecedent towards much of what is happening now? Yes, we’ve seen this before. “Mercury isn’t retrograde, is it?” No, that is not the issue. There’s an arcane, get get used to it, strange energy loose this week, and maybe next week, and we will see this again. Best way to approach the energies, for that Gemini, now that we know, “Strange things are afoot at the Circle K?”
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Horoscopes for 4.11.2019

    Nay, you must not freeze,
    Two women plac’d together makes cold weather.

Lord Chamberlain in
Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, (I.iv.22-3)

Digging round, guess it was after Valentine’s Day, and that observation from Lord Chamberlain’s character popped up. Forgot what I was looking for. But it is — kind of — true. Anyway, happy birthday!

Horoscopes for 4.11.2019

Aries

Aries
This week is the “Eye of the hurricane.” As soon as I started to suggest that, an aural manifestation, “Eye of the Tiger” started to play in the background. Heard it in the store, on the background music thing. Whatever. Eye of the Tiger is not what this is about. “Eye of the hurricane,” that’s the most apt metaphor. Hurricane, cyclones to some, are whirling masses of water, moisture in the air, and pressurized patterns, spinning at hundred miles an hour — or more. However, right in the center? There’s a little space of calm. With the Gulf of Mexico in my backyard, I’ve seen animations and satellite pictures all my life. It’s that eye, the cenrterpoint, the place that everything revolves around? That’s where I see your Aries self at the moment. This week is the “eye of the hurricane,” and the next person to start playing Eye of the Tiger, I will manually correct. Just about every summer, there’s a hurricane report, and some intrepid news reporter is standing in relative calm, with carnage and mother nature’s destruction clearly visible. For a few moments, the winds subside. For a few moments, there is calm in the face of raging atmospheres. For a few moments, everything is peaceful. Eye of the hurricane. It’s an eerie kind of calm. Happy birthday, let’s try and stay centered, Aries.

Taurus

To me, these used to be “Thoughts at Two A.M.” Not a real title, but close enough. I would adjust this some, as well, “Metaphysical meanderings of the mind at 4 A.M.” All kind of depends, but the idea is that there is a mental derailment, usually under the cover of night. When most people are asleep. Organically, I tend to be an early riser, and business-wise, I tend to shut my phone off at supper time. I can stay up at night, reading, or watching, but mostly I’m asleep early, like any little old man. Works for me. Like me some beauty rest. So I don’t get the night terrors, or shock awake thing. Well, not anymore. But the idea of the late night thoughts?
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Horoscopes for 4.4.2019

He is knight, dubb’d with unhatch’d rapier, and on carpet consideration, but he is a devil in private brawl.

    Sir Toby in Shakespeare’s 12th Night 3.4.122

The term “Carpet Knight” came up in a recent round of Shakespeare scholarly endeavors, “Carpet Knight,” the term I never heard before. Sir Toby is referring to his drinking buddy, Sir Andrew, as such. His “unhatch’d rapier” suggests the man has never been in a brawl. Looks like, sounds like Sir Andrew was made knight because of social standing, or paid patronage. He didn’t earn it on a battlefield.

Jupiter turns retrograde April 10, 2019, around 11 AM. what’s that mean? See below.

Horoscopes for

Aries

Aries
Happy birthday, etc. Do you see the pattern yet? This is about a “conversation” we’re about to have — this next few days — with a person who seems to hold sway over the Life of Aries.

“Oh man, not that talk again?”

Yes, that talk again. I think of this less as a person in charge, like a boss, and more like a person of some perceived control over Aries. And — seriously — it’s not really control, so much as it is, it seems like someone else has the reins at the moment. Sort of the driver, but then, maybe not really the driver. That’s part of the problem, trying to exercise control over an Aries who doesn’t want to be controlled. It’s birthday time, Jupiter is going retrograde, and there is yet more disquiet on the horizon.

Which means?

Negotiate. Dissemble or negotiate, but buy yourself a little time. Maybe not give in, but then, maybe don’t agree with what’s being said, but not a typically Aries fashion, not from combative stance.

Better yet? “Let me got back to you on that.” Think you can do that, this week?

Taurus

Taurus
As we all get comfortable with Uranus in Taurus, I was thinking about that passage and the “carpet knight.” Another expression? “In name only,” just as an addendum. Or as a second thought. The idea of the “carpet knight” is person who is given title and accolades that might — or might not — be earned. While this is firstly, an example drawn from a Shakespeare play? In the Taurus hand? It could be applied in any number of situations.
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