astrofish.blog https://astrofish.net/blog Laeti edimus qui nos subigant! Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 https://i1.wp.com/astrofish.net/blog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bar31-54f32b48v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 astrofish.blog https://astrofish.net/blog 32 32 86008595 Blue Moon https://astrofish.net/blog/blue-moon/ https://astrofish.net/blog/blue-moon/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8283 astrofish.net

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Blue Moon

Always exciting when straight science picks up and runs with factoids that are really of an astrological nature, Blue Moon, eclipse, all of that, up and coming?

Just looking something up on wiki does not constitute “research!”

No, it doesn’t, but as a concise and reasonably accurate guideline, it can place enough data in focus to render a point quickly. Like, maybe more quickly than I can?

Blue Moon meaning, via WikiPedia.

The term — as I understand it — joined the common usage in 1946 as a way to define the second full moon in a calendar month.

Moonshine workshop — short version.

The current events insanity falls well within the standard purview of my astrological prognostication.

What is always exciting is when this information is picked and I tend to see it as “bent,” but still, picked up and widely spit back out — even by noted scientists.

Which iterates the point, like an reverb and echo-back, about the kind of insanity propagated and foisted upon us all by eclipse action.

Blue Moon

“But I’m a (insert sign here), what does it mean for me?

That’s why I write horoscopes, mathematically correct, scientifically derived, then blended with a certain amount of my consciousness, just for a leavening mix.

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Blue Moon

Also? In Austin plus San Antonio, this weekend and next week, details are on the site —

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Lear Quote https://astrofish.net/blog/lear-quote/ https://astrofish.net/blog/lear-quote/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:40:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8308 Lear Quote

Less of a blog post and more a strong desire to master a small amount of performance text, I think. I managed about one line, properly. Only about half a minute of a quote from Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Lear, but a quote that launched, really, its predecessor, but the idea launched portions of this career, such as it is.

The quote is about eclipses, and in Shakespeare’s time, the prediction of eclipses was part of the astrologer/astronomer’s day job. Timing, I guess, would be astronomy, meaning, and psychological interpretation left to astrology.

This one passage haunts me to this day, and I tried, the other morning, in the wake of the new moon in Cap, to capture me reading the lines the way I’d like to hear them. Three takes. Didn’t work. However, in the spirit of the times, and for the sake of transparency, here’s a very short video.

Lear Quote

    Lear Eclipse quote mp4

    Lear Eclipse quote mov

There was thin rim of ice on the “garden,” and the frigid cold didn’t help any, as it made getting out near impossible for me. Still, New Moon, ready for a new dawn, looking at a busy schedule?

More about the eclipses and timing, meaning and such? That’s here.

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Lear Quote

Eclipse Pattern 2018

    Lear Eclipse quote mp4

    Lear Eclipse quote mov

It’s easy to see why I have such an enormous respect for anyone who does work on stage or even just in front of a camera.

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San Antonio is Weirder https://astrofish.net/blog/san-antonio-is-weirder/ https://astrofish.net/blog/san-antonio-is-weirder/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8143 BexarCountyLine.com

San Antonio is Weirder

Old image proof that San Antonio is weirder than Austin.

… stay for the sausage?

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Hysterical Historical Snow Apocalypse https://astrofish.net/blog/hysterical-historical-snow-apocalypse/ https://astrofish.net/blog/hysterical-historical-snow-apocalypse/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:40:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8304 astrofish.net/blog

Hysterical Historical Snow Apocalypse

Hysterical Historical Snow Apocalypse — one, quick reference.

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Eclipse Pattern 2018 https://astrofish.net/blog/eclipse-pattern-2018/ https://astrofish.net/blog/eclipse-pattern-2018/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8013 astrofish.blog

Eclipse Pattern 2018

January 31, 2018 11 Aquarius/Leo and Feb 15, 2018 21 Aquarius.

This set of eclipses brings this pattern to its resolution.

The first of the motion was set in place in July/August of 2016, then sharply punctuated in August of 2017, and this is the conclusion.

“These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourg’d by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide: in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond crack’d ’twixt son and father. This villain of mine comes under the prediction; there’s son against father: the King falls from bias of nature; there’s father against child. We have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly to our graves.”

Gloucester in Shakespeare’s Lear, 1.2.57

A little shortened, as much for emphasis and to get to the point — the eclipse isn’t bad, but thinking thusly can make it so.

This is the last of the series, and what it does is put the final punctuation to the meaning of the events. There’s a notation, this is along a very “fixed” axis, Aquarius being fixed air, and The Leo being fixed fire.

N.B.: The Leo is the very best fixed fire sign.

However, when the Sun is in Aquarius, like now, the eclipse action draws attention away from the majestic Leo, and perhaps that isn’t such a bad way for this to fall.

Old astrology joke, how to really piss off The Leo? Ignore Them (royal pronoun).

As this eclipse action and energies unfold, being ignored isn’t always a slight.

Because the eclipses are about oppositions, the trick with this is to realize when that opposition — when the public’s eye — that attention — realize when that attention is drawn elsewhere.

“Wow, would you look at that?”

This can be a ruse, subterfuge, a trick, a trap, or this can be good.

“Wow, hope no one saw that.”

Eclipse Pattern 2018

Understanding the energies present make it a lot easier to find the best use. First off, this is the final part of this series. Maybe the whole story isn’t over yet, but this is the final piece to this puzzle. There might be more stuff in the box, but we haven’t unpacked it yet, and that must wait until a better time.

An 18-month cycle of “I don’t want to change,” combined with “I must change this now!” That cycle comes to a conclusion about two weeks — most near the end of February.

One of the largest problems is the upcoming astrological weather, and for that, in a weekly installment, I do a horoscope. But as an overview, with a concentration on the meaning of the eclipse action, February is about getting ready — the final push — to be in a prepared position for the start of the new astrological year. Not like this one will be smooth, not with what’s just up ahead, but getting a grip and corralling the material from the eclipse seasons into a final form, or a finished form, or a form that could be polished some more, but will do for now? That’s what this is all about.


Eclipse Pattern 2018

Previously mentioned here and here.

“These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourg’d by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide: in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond crack’d ’twixt son and father. This villain of mine comes under the prediction; there’s son against father: the King falls from bias of nature; there’s father against child. We have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly to our graves. Find out this villain, Edmund, it shall lose thee nothing, do it carefully. And the noble and true-hearted Kent banish’d! His offense, honesty! ’Tis strange.”

Gloucester in Shakespeare’s Lear, 1.2.57

King Lear as seen here. Quoted before here.

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Unbound https://astrofish.net/blog/unbound/ https://astrofish.net/blog/unbound/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:40:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8297 astrofish.net/blog

Unbound

Unbound – Stuart Woods

Looking for the digital library version, to match the hardback I’ve got, my local library had an audio version before the ebook was out. The novel’s listing, as an audio book, said it was 7 hours and 59 minutes in length, as a recording.

Some years ago, I booked a flight from Seattle to San Antonio with one stop, no plane change, lovely SWA, and the total flying/travel time was like, 7 hours. During that trip, I read a whole book and sketched out a quick review.

The one stop was, Memphis? Nashville? I can’t recall.

More than a typical business shuffle, means an hour on a plane to get someplace, more than one trip, I’ve carried a similar book by the same author, and consumed the whole thing in that one time period. Hour at the airport ahead of the flight, an hour flight, back and forth, that’s four, maybe five hours?

There’s a reason for this, as I tend to think of these novels as a seriously quick — albeit enjoyable — read. The most recent one starts a little more abruptly and I knew, once started, just carve out some time to read. No other way about it.

Must. Finish. Reading.

It happens.

Why the author and the fairy-tale like existence of the protagonist is good?

“I always enjoy flying myself rather than being flown. It gives me a sense of accomplishment all out of proportion to what I’ve actually done.” Page 52.

Good way to see the individual action, and insight into humanity, as a whole.

The literary term is Deus Ex Machina, “God in the machine,”and refers to a plot device that resolves an otherwise unsolvable plot complication.

Perfect way to heat up a cold day.

Unbound

Unbound – Stuart Woods

Unbound (A Stone Barrington Novel)

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Whataburger https://astrofish.net/blog/whataburger/ https://astrofish.net/blog/whataburger/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8262 Whataburger

Whataburger

Whataburger
Un-retouched image from a South Austin Whataburger, fast food with a following.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: iPhone 7
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • ISO: 40
  • Location: 30° 11′ 26.59″ N 97° 46′ 18.17″ W
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
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Process versus https://astrofish.net/blog/process-versus/ https://astrofish.net/blog/process-versus/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8238 astrofish.blog

Process versus

“He told me that the fundamental knowledge was deeper than the skillset, and he was right.”

Quote from an interview, forwarded by Virgo.

But instead of teaching “(insert sign here) means (generalization)” I favor seeking common grounds, and personal observation.

Brought back memories from an old Shakespeare professor. He taught straight, strict, fundamental interpretations of the plays. Little historical referents, not much elaboration, the text itself serving as the main focus. Taught as literature, but still, not much more than some “less than judicious” reading and acting out certain passages.

However, he encouraged a research process that has served me well over the years, it’s about accumulating data points, gathering a wide variety of research material from disparate sources, then synthesizing — distilling — information.

A research process is infinitely more valuable than specific steps.

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More from Florida https://astrofish.net/blog/more-from-florida/ https://astrofish.net/blog/more-from-florida/#respond Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8235 astrofish.blog

More from Florida

More from Florida, via Serge:

“Rule number one in life: Windbreakers with stuff written on the back are the key to making nosy people step back so you can have room to work. Along with clipboards and orange cones, the Windbreaker is rarely questioned.”

Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey.

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Beware https://astrofish.net/blog/beware/ https://astrofish.net/blog/beware/#respond Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:20:00 +0000 https://astrofish.net/blog/?p=8233 astrofish.blog

Beware

Beware of an old man in a profession where most men die young.”

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