Horoscopes starting 7.19.2018

    Proteus: Beshrew me, but you have a quick wit.
    Speed: And yet it cannot overtake your slow purse.

in Shakespeare’s
Two Gentlemen of Verona (1.i.106-7)

Venus (Virgo) opposes Neptune (Pisces) this week.

Horoscopes starting 7.19.2018

Questions are always free, some answers require a cash deposit. E-mail is always “on.”

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


Happy birthday! Some years ago, a storekeeper in San Antonio had an interesting bit of her own graffiti — and this came up recently. Ten ways to make iced coffee more interesting, and her solution? Tequila. I don’t even know what the rest of the link-bait article suggested. I liked an iced espresso. Done properly, it lasts all afternoon, and is only a single/double shot of espresso, a proper receptacle, and ice. Gradually, the ice melts. Reminds me of a summer trip in England. It’s your birthday time. I’m unsure if the reference about ways to make iced coffee interesting or the manufacture of iced coffee in certain climates, unsure if that applies. But the tequila in the coffee? If it really is a birthday time, and it is the time for Cancer/Moon children, and the very edge of Leo-time, and as such, think about that first version of interesting coffee. Then think about getting someone else to do the driving. Get a non-Cancer to drive, and have some interesting coffee. Works for me.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


What was the best summer job you had? I worked for close to two years as a bartender at a sleazy bar in the marginally bad side of town, from day bartender to bar manager, to featured star to unemployed, all for what should’ve just been a summer job. But as summer jobs go, think that was one of my best. So the question is, what was your best summer job?
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    By day and night he wrongs me, every hour
    He flashes into one gross crime or other
    That sets us all at odds.

Goneril in Shakespeare's King Lear (I.iii.3-5)

New Moon — in Cancer — opposite from Pluto. But what does that signify?

Horoscopes starting 7.12.2018

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


It was a picture for moms. It showed a mom-character sipping coffee, from a coffee cup, with clean saucer in hand. Right. Perfect hair. Perfect make-up. Calm. Looked at ease, serene and peaceful. Also had some verbiage about “Mom.” Now, if this were true? There would be no saucer, maybe larger go-cup of black coffee, or perhaps, something stronger. There’s a recurrent theme online, “Mommy NEEDS vodka” is the sense of that one. Understood. Those peaceful, casual, reflective mom pictures? Exactly how realistic is that? I dated a number of single moms, and I always assumed it was because I was cute, kind, considerate, and, you know, back in my time, smokin’ hot. Stud muffin. Please don’t laugh. What I discovered, much later, was that those single moms were too exhausted. Maybe I was kind of cute, but it started, and ended, there. Kindness goes a lot further than that totally unrealistic image of a mom, quietly reflective in warm sunny breakfast nook, sipping on an elegant cup of coffee. Be realistic.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


Helps to understand what elements are in play, at the moment, then the over-arching theme will emerge. Mars is retrograde, in position that opposite from The Leo. Then, there’s the start of this little scope, when there is a new moon in Cancer, which precedes The Leo. It’s matter of seeing the goal — clearly — in the distance. Mars will muddle that, you know.
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“Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
With dry convulsions, shorten up their sinews
With aged cramps, and more pinch-spotted make them
Than pard or cat o’mountain.”

Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest (IV.i.258-61)

Horoscopes starting 7.5.2018

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


Question came up, “Why do modern toasters have a setting that will burn the snot out of your bread? Not toasted, burnt, maybe even cause a fire. Why?” Questions, rather than answers, for the modern world? It’s about “Free Will,” and in an oblique musical reference, “Freedom of Choice.” Not sure the last note carries, as it is a bit obtuse, possibly dated. Back to the original question, though, why can a modern toaster cause permanent damage to its toast? It’s about that free will we’re all gifted with, and we get to choose, like life, we get to choose which setting we’re going to use. Mars, Pluto/Saturn and the Moon? Each one pushes the Cancer’s buttons to “high,” or “dark,” or whatever is over the top for the personal toaster device. There is always freedom of choice, and the easiest way to understand this is to set that toaster — or whatever — to about half. Medium. On a scale of one to ten? Five. Right in the middle. Try that, first. Cranking it over to “High,” or dry, or whatever the setting is on the the — whatever — it is? Shooting off the max, right at the start? Liable to burn the toast, or whatever is being toasted.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


“The astrologer does precision guesswork based on questionable data supplied by dubious sources.” In a single statement, that about sums up my career as a reader. Might also adequately cover several decades of horoscopes, as that conveys a certain image, too. I like the term “Precision guesswork,” as that gets it across in a plain, understandable term. The guess, at this moment, is that The Leo is dealing with Mars-inspired issues. Mars in Retrograde-inspired issues. Precision guesswork is called for…
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The King is angry, see, he gnaws his lip.

    Catesby in Shakespeare’s Richard III III.iv.2.27

For immediate release

The way I learned it, a press release, in proper format, started with the headline, “For Immediate Release,” followed by the pitch. At least two copy writers I’ve known claimed that their press releases were so well crafted that they were frequently published, back when newspapers were more common, those press releases were often published verbatim, as news.

A press release was supposed to answer the questions, Who, What, Why, and When?

So, as a novelty item, getting ready for next holiday celebrations? Horoscopes that start out with: For Immediate Release

Horoscopes starting 6.28.2018

For Immediate Release: Horoscopes starting 6.28.2018

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


For Immediate ReleaseMars in Retrograde — The typical Cancer personality is super easy for me to get along with, once I have a basic understanding that I am dealing with a typical Cancer Moon Child energy. That applies to Rising Sign, Moon Sign, Sun Sign, or even just a satellite in a natal chart that represents similar energies. Typically, this is a “We get along with anyone” type of sign, until, Mars goes Retrograde, and degrades certain characteristics that I find charming. Because I am aware of the current state of affairs, I get less worked up, and I’ve learned — through years of applied study — to dismiss certain snubs. Borrowing a Libra axiom, “Some do, some don’t, who’s next?”

Happy birthday?

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


For Immediate ReleaseMars in Retrograde as it aspects The Leo planets, and now, Mars in aspect, and given this retrograde motion? This affects the boss, the coworkers, the secretary, the minions, or, as best described, “Those who work around, near, above or below you.” The typical short-term affect is it looks they have all been struck with the dumb stick. “Struck with the dumb stick? Seriously? Looks like they all ran into a forest of those dumb sticks!” Yes, and hit everyone of them.
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Dromio of Syracuse
Marry, sir, by a rule as plain as the plain bald pate of Father Time himself.
Antipholus of Syracuse
Let’s hear it.
Dromio of Syracuse
There’s no time for a man to recover his hair that grows bald by nature.

    Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors 2.2.58-60

June 21, 2018 — 5:07 AM (+/-), Sun goes into Cancer, the Summer Solstice.

Mars starts a retrograde pattern June 26, 2018 at 4:04 PM. (Goes direct August 27, about 9 in the morning, your mileage may vary, see dealer for details.)

Horoscopes for 6.21.2018

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


I was in the big box bookstore; the store is close to me. They kind of know me in there, but my tastes have proven to eclectic, at best. I looked at one cashier lady, a very nice woman, I mean, she works in a bookstore, so I find that doubly attractive, right? I turned on what charm I think I have. I asked, “Where’s the self-help section?” There’s one title that I recommend for times like this, and it’s a good book to have on hand. I was checking to see if the store had a cheap, maybe a discount, mass-market version.

Self-help? If I told you where it was, wouldn’t that be defeating the purpose?”

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


Mars, from stationary to backward, opposite The Leo. Tough call. Then there’s me, with a floriated shirt. I look kind of obnoxious, maybe a little hideous to the delicate Leo eyes. I got to be who I am. There’s a tough kind of energy, an obstinate, almost awkward kind of event, and, then, there’s The Leo, asking, “Am I the only one who sees this?” Answer to that question?
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    O God, that one might read the book of fate,
    And see the revolution of the times
    Make mountains level, and the continent,
    Weary of solid firmness, melt itself
    Into the sea, and other times to see
    The beachy girdle of the ocean
    Too wide for Neptune’s hips; how chance’s mocks
    And changes fill the cup of alteration
    With divers liquors!

King Henry IV in Shakespeare’s
Henry IV, part 2 (III.i.45-53)

With a New Moon on Monday…. (plus or minus)

Venus opposes stationary Mars.

Horoscopes starting 6.14.2018

Gemini

Gemini

The Twins


There’s always one last kick to the Gemini season, and this one occurs right at the very end of the Gemini. Tail-end. Most Gemini I know have nice tails, but that’s not what this is about. Mind out of the gutter! Most Gemini can interchange the two words, too, “tail” and “tale.” Kind of a loquacious bunch, most of my Gemini friends. One last chance to initiate a new action, a new area to explore, new adventure, or? Or you can stay in bed and miss it all. Sure, your birthday and all, you’re allowed to take it easy, but if you can just launch one more item, at the very tail-end of Gemini? The fruits of your labors will be realized before the end of this calendar year. Of course, in Gemini measured time, the end of this calendar year is like three years away. Six days to make difference in the next six months? Give it shot, it’s worth it. Just as a sneak peak ahead? Really worth it, but once Gemini ends? Things might seem to fall apart. My suggestion, when it happens, was for the year-end. Maybe not much before that.

Happy Birthday!

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


“Plan your work then work your plan.” It was a Mary Kay distributor person — occasional client of mine — who taught me that. It was along the lines of a comment I’d made about the chart, but the phrasing from the make-up magnate was more succinct. Direct. To the point. Advice this week, for my Cancer Moon Child characters? Best use of the energy?
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