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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.

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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?

“Plan your work, then work your plan.” That simple. Get a destination in mind, outline a series of steps required to get to that destination, to achieve whatever Cancer Moon Child goal there is? Then follow that proscribed pathway. These are the steps you’re going to outline for yourself, not for anyone else. Your plan won’t look like my plan, first off, I’m not a Cancer Moon Child. But more than that, there is a way you motor forward towards that goal, that destination, there is a series of steps that you understand that the rest of us might not get. Not up to us to understand how or what works for you.

“Plan your work then work your plan.” Your plan, not mine plan, or their plan, or whatever.

Cancer Moon Child: “Plan your work, then work your plan.”

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


Part of a conversation with a buddy of mine, oddly enough; not named “Bubba.” He related as how he was out with the girlfriend, and they had done a bit of drinking, and then, they got into an argument, and what happened, she caught a ride-share home, then the bartender took his keys, and my buddy was more incensed about everything because, from that one place, it’s like a twenty dollar ride, so he wasn’t just paying for his own, but he had to pay for the girlfriend’s, too. Eventually. He got home, and she was there, but she wasn’t talking to him at all, and while she wasn’t asleep, she was, no uncertain terms, not conversing with him whatsoever. He passed out on the couch and woke the next morning with a crushing hangover.

I got the details, the place, the location, everything, a few days later, after he swore he was never going to drink like that — ever again. Or not until next weekend. The culprit isn’t really the booze, although, as it should be apparent, as he couldn’t remember what escalated and cause of the vicious verbal fight was about, the problem is Mars. Mars makes The Leo say and do things that might — or might not — be appropriate. Buddy is a Leo, so some folks understand how being right is important. However, being right, then being humiliated by the girlfriend? Is it really worth it? To compound this issue, he couldn’t even remember the hot-button commentary that caused the discussion to go from “Animated” to “Thermonuclear.”

Mars. I’m inclined to blame Mars.

Virgo

Virgo

The Virgin


The short version of this week’s horoscope has to do myths, the pervasive tales that we tell ourselves, over and over. Tell the tale long enough, and whether true — or not — the myth becomes part of the subconscious — or conscious — real estate of the mind. Repeating the myth ingrains it. Repeating the story, valid or not, gets that thread of narrative embedded in the fabric that defines who we are.

In my neighborhoods, Mexican Coke became a favorite. Allegedly made with real sugar from the original coke recipe, the confectionary soft drink, soda pop, soda, coke, whatever the appellation? The imported version is allegedly better tasting, and, by extension of all-natural ingredients, a healthier choice. It’s a myth. — coke, Mexican or regular — is not as good for the body as water or other, natural drinks. Period. However, the myth persists, and this a shorthand version of a narrative — what we tell ourselves — becoming near-fact. While it’s not fact, it does look like a fact, so it’s a near fact. I am aware of this, that Mexican Coke isn’t really any better than regular coke, but that doesn’t stop me from having some, on hand, just for an occasional refreshment. Not like I’ll have one every day, but once every few weeks? Maybe as a refreshing afternoon beverage, fully aware it is brown, sugary fizzy water I’m drinking?

Virgo: Pervasive myths, stories we tell ourselves? I’m not suggesting we stop; just be aware.

Libra

Libra

The Scales


Jotting down notes, I was recalling a singular event. The perfect example for what’s going on in Libra, and around the Libra skies. Many long year ago, while I was in college, I was defending a typo in one paper, an early example of my Texas heritage and misspelling, how my essentially southern drawl infected my written word. I spelled out “formally,” because that sounded correct, with a twinge of accent, slightest drawl, and then the professor, with a bemused expression, corrected me, “You mean ‘formerly,’ don’t you?”

This was before spell checkers were rampant, I might add.

In that context, yes, I meant formerly, not formally, while, caught up in the act of creation, I’d written, what I heard in my mind, was the twang version, what I was raised with, formally.

Written English can be so confusing!

So can the planetary array impacting Libra, which is where this little tale comes to bear — it’s about listening, interpreting, and then, making corrections to adjust for the standardized version that is most widely understood. As a much younger person, I was willing to stand there and make a case for what I had written, wrong that I was, making a valiant effort to prove I was correct. While a good ear is beneficial for this week’s energies, a willingness to be corrected and learn from the correction is also useful.

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion


I’m not a well person, but the theories and observations about my various mental states? None of this is new. So, working forward with that established idea that I might be a bit eccentric? Especially by certain Scorpio standards, as long we understand that, then my little detour will help Scorpio.

I spotted an ad for a super-inexpensive microphone that would hook up, with an adaptor that I already have, so I record better audio. Here’s the deal, I already have two microphones, and I really don’t need any more crap to carry, store, and ultimately, discard. But the deal was, it was super cheap. Before I hit the “buy now” button, though, I looked at the existing hardware, and I looked at the program, an app, that I use to record work. Then I started messing around with its settings, which led to a discovery in that app’s settings, buried deep. Which leads back to increased productivity — and I never bought the damn microphone.

This is a winding, weird way to get from Point A to Point B, and leaving a trail of my breadcrumbs so Scorpio can find his or her way? That’s how this energy works. In part, let’s attribute this to a Gemini Sun, and in part, let’s just say, two words, Mars in Aquarius. My meandering, weird route, though, started with advertising and wound up with more productive output based on not buying what was advertised, even though, it was a really good price? That’s how Scorpio can easily negotiate the next few days. It’s that Mars thing, you know.

Scorpio: “Wow, look at that, I wonder if it will work with what I’ve already got?”

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius


The key is an old marketing trick. The problem with all the modern inconveniences? We tend to see what emotional triggers are being pushed. The trick is to create a sense of need. Maybe not urgency, but a sense that life would be better if I just had this, or that, or, the way it was pitched to me, the particular fishing reel was going to fit in my hand, and then, it would be like I didn’t know it was there, and it would magically catch more fish. I could see that it worked because there was a live-action shot of a big-name fisherman with the exact same reel and the guy was holding up a big fish. Proof! Visual proof that a new reel, kind of steep, but a new reel would put more fish in the live well.

The world — the Sagittarius world for sure — needs more five-pound bass in the live well.

With that as a goal, is the right fishing reel going to cure the problem? Probably not. However, as a weird way to make this sort of work? The right gear means you’re on the lake, and then, if you’re on the lake, fishing, there is a better chance of catching something.

However, as my own way of answering this question? Instead of buying a new reel to try out? I’ll just head on out to the lake to fish. That false sense of urgency generated by the advertising, well, I guess it sort of worked. Pictures should be on the website, someplace.

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Sea Goat


There comes a point when I’ve answered just about every question imaginable, when I’ve seen clientele do — by proxy — just about every unthinkable action. This isn’t a challenge to come up with some action, sin, crime, or good deed that I haven’t seen, or heard, about. Not a challenge, no, not what this is about. But there is a moment when this is a relative action. Certain patterns are obvious, now. Certain patterns are abundantly obvious to the way the Capricorn mind works. One doesn’t have to be psychic to read the quote’s alluded to, “Book of Fate,” to know — at least to recognize — an established pattern. It is an established pattern that is emerging. This pattern isn’t uncomfortable — yet. But, if you follow the logical clues, and jump along the pathway, and then, just see where this path is going, this pathway is going — it’s easy to see this doesn’t end well. Not an illogical conclusion. “If I put these two together, it will work?” Worked for Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, but that’s pure fiction. In real life, in the Capricorn real life? That doesn’t work. So think about the the logical, easy to understand conclusion that you’re headed for, and if that’s not where you want to be? Only you can change that pattern.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer


At one point, a client told me, “Wear a lab coat. All you need is a lab coat, maybe a clipboard, too. But put a guy in a lab coat, and you look official.” Think that image has seen better days, as it no longer applies. But instead of a lab coat? I watched as a guy showed up with two cameras slung around his neck. Plus a small shoulder sling for camera gear. He didn’t have a badge that said, “Press.” He was acting like he was shooting very important images. Pretty sure it was an act to get to something. I’m not sure what. But along the lines of the original statements about wearing a lab coat to appear official, as a way to lend gravitas to a statement? Add a camera with a sling. Add a cameras that looks like it shoots film. Take a flash image or two, act like there is effort in framing and gathering the image. Work it, Aquarius baby, work that prop.

Aquarius: Lab coat, clipboard, or, big camera with a flash, which was what I saw recently, “We’re shooting vintage film, so we have to be careful.”

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


“I’m one of those guys, I get along with everyone,” the old guy mused. I looked at this, and then I asked his birthday. “Like horoscopes? I don’t believe in that stuff.” So he doesn’t get along with everyone, a direct contradiction to his previous statement. I’d be worried, but it really doesn’t matter. A closed mind gathers no moss. There is a way this works, for Pisces, and that’s what this is about. How to make that work. When faced with a definite “No,” instead of pushing forward? There is a very Pisces urge to carry forth into that fray, insurmountable odds and all, yeah?

No.

What I did? Nothing. Smiled. Shrugged my shoulders, and I figured it was a case of another closed mind, and not to worry, it’s not me. Take a lesson from me, Pisces, you’ll ask a question, be faced with negative answer, and then, despite you’re better judgement, you’ll be tempted to fight back.

Pisces: Don’t fight back. You can, but it really isn’t worth the effort.

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


There’s a certain level that allows comedy and comedic elements to help diffuse situations. In my own example, not that any Aries cares, but this is a good example, it was a comedienne making comments about a race issue. It was funny, but then, it also was rather pointed. It was commentary about the current state of race relations, and how, from a comedic way of seeing it? It could be funny. Still, the commentary made me think. On the superficial level, it was almost broad, verbal slapstick. Still, the joker addresses a deeper rift in race relations. Amazing how that works. Humor can alternately infuriate, entertain, and elucidate. All in the same breath. Looking at the Aries charts for the immediate future, next week? Looks like we need to think this one through. Need to see how we can use comedy to diffuse some the recalcitrant energies floating freely. Humor doesn’t just help; humor is almost necessary as a coping method. Plus, the jokes are good. Put this week in comedic terms.

Taurus

Taurus

The Bull


This week is brought to you by the playlist I had going. The Letter D. Dead Milkmen. Deadmau5. Devo. There would be more, but that was all I could make out on the player’s small window. Glancing up at the screen, I was trying to thread a coherent thought as the planets unleash a torrential outpouring of Taurus disbelief. Or an outrage that causes Taurus consternation. Jump back to my original definition of the very Taurus-like energy, cf., Bare Foot Astrology, and understand that a typical Taurus reaction is one who is willing to wait. With Mr. Mars winding down, or winding up, or just unwinding, there can be, there probably is, great pressure on Taurus to change some aspect of a situation that might — or might not — really need changing. The timing is right to realize that a piece, a part of the whole, some integral portion of the Taurus practice needs to be addressed. It is good to make note of that requisite change. However, as for making the change? You know this was coming, right?

Wait for it.

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Gemini

Gemini

The Twins


Gemini? Simple expression. “Fix it — or get it fixed.” Simple expression to meet the birthday energy, “Fix it.” That’s simple enough, a problem is there, in front of your birthday selves, so let’s fix it! Sure. That works for some. This is a complicated problem and I might not be able to fix it myself. Cool, I get that, too. Let’s make some calls, see if we can get some help on this. Back to the original command, “Fix it — or get it fixed.” Either one works. Either route is perfectly acceptable. The goal is a solution to the problem. The problem is that — as a Gemini — you might lack all the adequate tools to finish the task. That’s where the second half of the short statement come into play. “Fix it — or get it fixed.” Either way works, and remember, the goal is to get this thing working again, whatever means necessary — it is birthday time.

So?

Gemini: Fix it — or get it fixed.

Wait for it….

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


Kale chocolate chip cookies. Wrong. Just wrong. Don’t ask where I was, as it sounds a lot like an Austin-thang, but I can’t be sure. Might’ve been a website of some sort. But the idea of Kale Chocolate Chip cookies is just repulsive. Get into the details about this sort of mess? Those aren’t even real chocolate chips, they were all-natural, free-range, ergonomically-correct chocolate-like-chips. It’s a travesty.

Saturn and Pluto are opposite from Cancer. I’ve had “Kale Chocolate Chip” cookies twice. One time, I was hungry, there was coffee, and it was a relaxed setting, and I enjoyed the munchies. Not exactly a real chocolate chip cookie, but a reasonable facsimile thereof. Interesting flavor, but not really a substitute, just an enjoyable — presumably super-food healthy — munchie. Little “dirt” flavored, owing to the concentration of kale, I’ll suppose.

As we look at the stars for Cancer? Think about the chocolate chip cookie that was eight chocolate chip, not anything recognized as “cookie.” If it was packaged and sold to me as “Healthy snacks with a chocolate chip like consistency, only made with super-food,” I’d be more amenable. I want Cancer to be satisfied and amenable. Make sure we are calling a thing by its right name.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


There is always an elegant solution, and The Leo loves elegance. The little challenge, is that Venus, just as she enters the tropical zodiac sign of Leo? That planet “squares” Uranus at a degree or so of Taurus. Where the challenge, problem, and solution are all wrapped up in one, easy to digest, container. Dig. Dig around. This is more than an answer to The Leo’s question, but this going to take some hard work. Good thing you’re not allergic to hard work. I am, but I’m The Leo.

There is a shortcut, an easy way to do this, a simple solution, all wrapped up in one. Getting to that simple solution means sifting through mountains of search results to find the correct answer. Simple. Easy. Elegant. Can be applied across a broad spectrum of possible areas as an excellent solution. You (will be) brilliant.

The hard part is sorting through the answers, sifting through mounds and mounds of virtual data, disclaimers, content advertising, and spurious (useless) research results. Sometimes, all I have to do craft the right arrangement of words in a search box, like “Solution, elegant, Leo” to get the right answer. Doesn’t come quickly or easily, but dive in there and do the work — it’s worth it.

Virgo

Virgo

The Virgin


What I saw was an ad, for “A do it yourself workbench (kit),” which was, basically, 4 plastic legs and a handful of screws. Provide your own lumber. Provide your own tools. The legs themselves were nothing more than rather flimsy-looking, I’m guessing inexpensive plastic-molded, poorly-measured pieces. Four legs, and a handful of screws, with directions, bring your own wood.

What amazed me was the price, compared with what was apparently in the kit itself. Then, it really makes me wonder, do people buy something like this? The kits with some cheesy plastic legs then instructions to go and acquire the lumber for the surface, back, shelves, all the parts? With instructions that were probably written in Mandarin, then translated to Tagalog, then French, and finally, English. To suggest that something might be lost in the translation? There is that as a problem, as well.

I was aghast at the idea once I looked at the kit a little deeper, delving past the surface of the glossy finish ad? Screws and a few angle irons, can use 2x4 or 4x4, or perhaps larger, for all the parts, and the legs didn’t look like they would inspire confidence.

Some people need instructions, though, and some people need it spelled out, clearly, step by step, to get from here to there. Before you buy that “Do it yourself” workbench, or whatever is advertised? Look a little deeper. How much of this can you do on your own, bereft of instructions? I can work myself out of job that way, but the flipping it over? The Virgo wins.

Libra

Libra

The Scales


It was an ad for something, with the material used called, “Vegan Leather.” That is some kind of weird, faux leather? Actually, it’s a tricky name, a slight misdirection, as a name for plastic. I have a handful of people who would be interested in “Vegan Leather,” and one of them is a Libra, while another has a lot of Libra in the natal chart.

“Plastic, yuck, no way, not cool, but Vegan Leather, now that sounds cool, sign me up!”

It’s about how this gets pitched. Part of what this is about. Part of what this about, though, is not falling for a fancy name when a more direct and honest answer is better. This can play out two ways, either your Libra self is pitching “Vegan Leather” as an option, or you’re buying, and the pitch is “Vegan Leather.” Pause long enough, you’ll realize that it means plastic. While certainly useful in its own right, plastic is merely plastic, not really — well, yes, it really is, but seriously, “Vegan Leather?” Does that really work?

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion


Easiest way to avoid spreading germs? Don’t lick anything you don’t know where it’s been. At least one Scorpio will snicker loudly at that thought. Still, with Mars, where it is? He’s making a strong kind of energy for Scorpio, feel that? Sure you do. Which is all about a certain willingness to try something you’ve never tried before. However, this kind of energy, from — mainly — Mars is not exactly steady, and sometimes, not exactly safe. So, to prevent spreading germs — or other infections your Scorpio self might not want? Don’t lick anything you don’t know where it’s been. Simple set of instructions for an incredibly complex energy pattern to this week’s Scorpio stuff.

Scorpio: Don’t spread germs. Easiest way to avoid spreading germs? Don’t lick anything you don’t know where it’s been.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius


I extol the virtues of meditation, later in this horoscope, for Aquarius as a way to effectively deal with their Mars energy — Mars is currently cooking in Aquarius. That also puts Mars in the Sagittarius Solar Third House, and let’s think, communications.

There’s a very palpable Sagittarius ability to communicate with telepathy, this next few days. Mind over matter! Mystical Arts, unleashed!

Or, we Sagittarius types think/feel like can communicate in a non-verbal, non-present manner. Good trick if one can get it to work. I, personally, have witnessed several illusionist work that kind of magic, but it was merely smoke and mirrors, not really mind-reading, or telekinesis, or other forms of mystical arts. Mere sleight of hand. Subtle misdirection and some social triggers, and everyone sees what they want to see, not what really happened. At least one of the tricks, I never did figure it out, but I know, it was a trick.

As this week unfolds and folds into next week, we have to be careful with our thoughts, our non-verbal communications, and what we think we are communicating — as compared to what we are really saying.

“I thought that was implied, the meaning…”

Yes, might work with me, but I can’t say it would work with anyone else, so we have to, goes against what we think, but we have to spell it out.

S-P-E-L-L I-T O-U-T.”

Clear?

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Sea Goat


There’s a simple, “Back to basics” approach I would heartily encourage for Capricorn. Simply put, let’s get back to the basics. What is it supposed to do? What are you doing? Are you doing what you’re supposed to do?

“Cut the crap, Capricorn.”

Pare away at the non-essential parts of this equation. The items you’ve been wrestling with?

“Cut the crap, Capricorn.”

Get back to basics. Pretty simple idea, but between basic and the extended Platinum version? With its assortment of useless add-ons and accessories?

“Cut the crap, Capricorn.”

Get back to basics. What you need is the stripped down version, the bare bones, the basic minimum. Lean, mean, trim.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer


A number of great people credit their relative success to a meditation practice. Scientific studies prove that meditation improves response time, and facilitates better mental health.

Mars is cooking Aquarius, and I can’t do anything to stop its frantic, frenetic energy that seems to agitate your Aquarius psyche. What I can do is point to a few clips that might help. The tradition of meditation is usually a minimum of 20 minutes.

Remember Mars? Currently in Aquarius?

There is a single, or maybe two, files linked from this horoscope, part of my public access material — a specific audio meditation file that is nine (9) minutes long. While the minimum for normal times is usually 20 minutes, and half of that is ten minutes, with Mars, in Aquarius? Cutting that down to a very manageable 9 minute loop might help.

Science backs this; Kramer approves, Aquarius tools for the times.

9 Minutes — to a better you.

Ten Minutes to a better you.

Aquarius: Blame Mars.

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


The process is called CRUD: Crud = Create — Read — Update — Delete.

From my working notes, I’ll take it this isn’t a new methodology for dealing that constant data flow. There are four steps involved, 1. Create. Start the action, dictate the memo, fire off that first e-mail, jot down a note. 2. Read. Go through the missive, the step you just started and look at the material. 3. Update. Should be obvious, but that thing you launched, its trajectory was adjusted, and now, there needs to be an update. 4. Delete. Finished. Over. “Thirty.” This part of the process is wrapped, so hit the delete key.

CRUD:
Create —Read — Update — Delete.

They are four, simple steps to making the life of Pisces and this next week, far more enjoyable. It’s a shorthand version for dealing the exigent situations that require immediate attention. Give it that CRUD.

There’s a certain flash–flush of data, coming at you. Could be stellar, could be a planetary influence, could be attributed to a number of different influences, but how the Pisces effectively deals with that incoming data stream? Maybe not always a good plan, but for now?

CRUD: Create —Read — Update — Delete.

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


It’s a little late in the season to make chilli, but I needed to get some items moved out of the ice box, and the easiest way — for me — is to throw whatever I’ve got into a pot. Let that simmer overnight. The next day, the house is redolent in the aromatic blend of chili and home-cooking. A few days back, I took stock, figured what I would need, and made a mental list. What I got cost $1.07.

This batch? I called it “$1.07 chili” — bought a Habanero pepper and a tube of cheap, off-brand chorizo.

My recipe varies, but it’s whatever I have on hand, or whatever looks good at the store, that day. Some kind of meat, or meat-like product, then either tomatoes, or beef stock, or whatever looks good. In certain seasons, particular peppers are better than others. All depends. In this version, it was “whatever was left behind” chili. However, to make it perfectly acceptable, I have two secret ingredients, one is a tube of “chorizo,” a Mexican-style sausage that is as hideous as it good. I squeeze a tube of that in. Cost less than a dollar, and this is not a quality meat product. More like nasty by-products, but it adds flavor. Additionally, I bought one Habanero pepper, chopping and dropped in the pot as well. Just enough heat without adding too much. Total cost for a big bowl of chili, although, we’re totally unsure of how long that was in the freezer, but that one batch? $1.07, and that was for the cheap chorizo and single pepper.

Don’t make this complicated. My recipe was simple, a single pepper, Scotch Bonnet to some, and some super cheap chorizo. There’s always a way to use what you’ve already got without having to spend much more, if anything at all.

Barely more than a dollar, in this case.

Taurus

Taurus

The Bull


Stand on tradition.

As fatuous as that might seem, given the weird alignment slowly unfolding, and how this kind of planetary arrangement affects the singularly stable Taurus? In the next few years, we will often discuss breaking with tradition, breaking rules, and breaking the ties that bind the Taurus down, but for now?

Stand on tradition.

An old tradition, inherited from my grandfather? Spit on the bait. Sounds yucky, but it served a purpose, in its era, as that made the bait taste less like plastic and more like food. To the fish, that’s what I mean, more like food, to the fish. This isn’t about a big, awful, throat-clearing noise and spit, just a tiny bit of saliva on the bait. Inter-coastal fishing, the effect was to liven up the live bait by a tiny bit of “Kramer’s expectoration.” Whatever it is, luck or science, or, in this example, luck backed by science? My suggestion, for Taurus?

Stand on tradition.

“So you’re saying to spit on it?” No, I’m saying stick with whatever traditional manner of material seemed to have worked in the past. For now. Just for the time being?

Stand on tradition.

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    I think she has a perturb’d mind, which I cannot minister to.

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Horoscopes starting 5.31.2018

Gemini

Gemini

The Twins


Happy Gemini birthday! This week? Besides all-important Gemini birthdays? We have to discuss motivation. It’s the classic “Carrot and a stick” time. I’m too lazy to research this, but you knew that about me, however, as I understand the term, “Carrot and stick?” This is about motivation for a horse, pulling a wagon. Might’ve been a mule pulling a plow, but the horse and cart work for me. Don’t put the donkey before the cart, either. So there are two ways to motivate that service animal. One is a reward. That would be the carrot, because, in this version of the myth, the horse, or donkey, or mule, that critter loves it some carrots. To me, a vegetable is hardly a reward. So the term, “Carrot and stick” gets a little sideways, but as an apt Gemini birthday metaphor, is works well. The other motivating factor is the stick. Pain or pleasure, this birthday time, what will it be? Of course, there is one, and he would rather be hit with the stick instead of eating a carrot. There’s always the one, isn’t there? Either way, though, motivation is factor for the Gemini birthday week, and what wil it be? Carrot or stick?

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


Perhaps I am best known for gaffs, blunders, and mistakes. I can get away with it, or I could, at one time, I used to have the ultimate excuse, I would say something, having to do with astrology and the current disposition of the planets, and another person would roll her eyes. A third person would chime in, “It’s OK, he’s from Austin,” as if that was a panacea that covered a multitude of sins. So my gaffs, blunders, mistakes and verbal miscues?

I am absolved of all sins, “Yeah, he’s from Austin,” as if that really mattered. The implication was always, “He’s otherworldly,” as in space alien. Or something. I’m neither space alien, or, for that matter, from Austin anymore, and I’m trying to dig around for the panacea for the Cancer Moon Children. Gaffs, blunders and mistakes are part of what makes us who we are. Gaffs, blunders, errors, and the occasional miscue? All part of this week. While I don’t know that you have built-in excuse, and besides, my excuse is dated now, doesn’t really apply, but have some explanation, goes with a roll of the Cancer shoulders, “Yeah, he’s from Austin,” then shrug. Venus is Cancer, but opposes Pluto during this next week. Part of the process. What that means?

“Yeah, he’s from Austin,” shrug.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


Follow the instructions. Simple enough advice, right? For The Leo, simply put, “Follow the instructions.” I’m Sagittarius, male, mostly white, and frequently wrong, so I have an excuse. I don’t follow the instructions until I get stuck in a position where I have to reach out for help. Goes against what I was raised with, how I was raised, and what I’ve come to understand about myself: I don’t read the instructions, hear that?

“Real mean don’t read the instructions!”

There is a cheat sheet, has Step 1, Step 2, etc., all printed out with diagrams and graphics, insert tab A into slot B, and so forth. Very plain. Very simple. Easy to do. Simple and solid, too, if you follow all the steps in the proscribed order. It’s an easy process, and it is simple enough, if you follow the instructions. Step by step. There’s an order for this project, a way that it all fits together, and some other person has done all the hard work, so, for The Leo? Just follow the instructions, look at the diagram, then read what the steps are, how to get from point A (you are here) to point B (finished project), and what order all of this done in, because, odd as this may sound, there is a reason it is done in that order.

The Leo: Follow the instructions. Step-by-step. In order.

Virgo

Virgo

The Virgin


I fell in love with a certain term, “discomfited.” To hear me say the term? I sound like I’m saying something about “uncomfortable,” which is, in fact, a similar feeling. But being discomforted is more about an embarrassment when someone else does something. My immediate family always comes to mind for that, for my family can forever be counted on for bad behavior. Wrong words, weird pronunciations, and each visit with family is accompanied by an embarrassing moment, usually in public. Family is, at best, dependable for discomfiting moments.

I don’t like any Virgo discomfited, but the next few days, especially this weekend, early next week? Tension, embarrassment, feeling ill at ease because of some action — possibly like me? Your family? Siblings, parental units, off-spring, one — or more — are on a course to make the Virgo life, miserable is too strong of a word, but something you would blush at. Will blush.

Buddy of mine, his two-year old kid had been playing in a small pool in their backyard. The kid’s suit got too wet or tight, or something, and suddenly, when I show up, the kid is running out of the front of the house, naked. Squealing in joy, but buck-naked. Kids, huh?

My Virgo fishing buddy? Discomfited by his child’s behavior. Me? I was amused. 2-years old, I would expect that.

Libra

Libra

The Scales


Nature is extremely resilient, and we have to allow for that. I have some plants, I’m of the “Darwinian school” for gardening, and I have some plants that looked like they died off last year, in the winter. I was gone, no water, cold weather, freezing conditions, and I wasn’t around. Like I suggested, I’m of the “survival of the fittest” school of gardening. If the plants live? They get another joy-filled year with me. Over-hydrated (too much water), dehydrated (no water), drought, flood, all of it. Only the hardy survive in my garden. Not really a garden, just some plants in pots in the backyard. The point about resilience is what I was going for. I figured the plants, I had some sort of long-bladed, grass-like thing growing, and by last February? Looked dead. Month with freezing conditions and no water? Sure, reasonable expectation, am I right? A few days ago, it started to sprout green leafs, pushing up from the hard-packed soil. I was sure it was all dead, but I was surprised — hadn’t recycled that planter yet — amused that the green shoots were pushing upwards. I watered the plot, and that seems to revive it even more. Maybe it was the heat, maybe it was the gradual shift from Uranus, maybe it was just a lucky plant. As a Libra, you must allow for the resilience of nature. Something will sprout in the next few weeks, surprise us all.

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion


There are certain aspects of this modern life that I adore. The instant “on” of the machines. The ability to connect over time and space, see old friends, and so forth, yes, I adore that. The ability to determine an exact location based upon a digital footprint? I’m not so fond of that. Ability to track me down, and figure out my exact location in a matter of minutes? Yeah, again, not fond of that. Good for keeping track of some people, and excellent for a Scorpio — especially if you’re one of those Scorpio’s who has to know. Even more amusing, to me, is the “find my phone” thing, and it works. The problem being, this is like “sight fishing,” wherein, if I can see the fish? The fish can see me, too. This is what the Scorpio energy has to be careful about this next few days. “If I can see the fish, the fish can see me, too?” Right. Conversely, if the digital footprint is visible to the prying Scorpio eyes? Then the Scorpio footprint is also visible to the quarry being observed. Which is kind of a problem. This is more along the lines of electronic, digital footprint sleuthing, for Scorpio, by Scorpio, just inquistive interogative situations, sure, “Inquiring minds want to know,” but I’m suggesting a little more caution, or little less prying — just for now.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius


As a Sagittarius, myself, when I make suggestions, sure, they are for me as much as anyone else. This echoes back to previous sentiments, and not like we haven’t covered this material before, but the idea is simple: Pencil and Paper. For the last several decades, and essentially, for all of my career casting — and writing — horoscopes? I’ve been “digital.” Digital ink, digital display, digital interpretation of analog material, still, essentially, all done on a computer of one form or another. Got to where I did all of my note taking, on a phone, computer, or tablet, used to be i-things. However, for the foreseeable future, for Sagittarius? Think about: Pencil and Paper. I still have a few pencils left over from the days of yore, and I do tend to keep at least one such marker in my various travel bags, just in case, and this week? It’s just in case. Think, Sagittarius, think: Pencil and Paper. A theme that is concurrent with this? A fine-point Sharpie (style) of marker and the back of a business card. Still, the answer to this week’s Sagittarius question? The answer that will help with this week’s weirdness, and Mercury in Gemini, on the opposite side of the wheel from us?

Sagittarius: Pencil and Paper.

Analog makes my digital blood run cold, but if it works? Pencil and Paper.

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Sea Goat


Working on a review of some music I was listening to, I hit upon a brilliant idea, about how the rough edges of the particular cut of music helped sharpen and define the music rather than detract from the performance. The rough edges defined the music more than serve as a distraction. Perhaps this speaks to the weirdly common resurgence of 12-inch vinyl as a musical medium. Improperly stored “record,” pressed grooves on plastic discs, I remember them being prone to warping and real records, the audio quality would suffer after a dozen plays, allegedly. Technology has certainly improved, but for my dollars, I prefer new stuff as “lossless digital” so I can drop the tunes onto a phone, which then goes in the truck, or on foot, or fishing. Transferable and transmittable — for me. So the rough cut that was defined by the ragged edges, the snaps and pops, stage gaffs, and bass line that wasn’t properly mixed down? All of that helped define the music rather than serve as a critical mistake. As we look forward into the Capricorn times just ahead, that idea that the rough edges are part of the material that helps define Capricorn rather than serve as a detractor? The Capricorn rough edges help define what’s there, in a weirdly dymanic, almost heroic manner.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer


The temptation is to give into the first intuitive hit you get. The first idea that pops in your Aquarius head? Sure, that looks best; it sounds best. The first idea is was the first, so that must be the best, the most correct. The temptation is to gather as little evidence as possible, and then take off running with extrapolated and expected results that are derived from the single point of reference.

The temptation is to run with the first bit of evidence that suggests a particular direction. That first clue? That’s just the first open. That first hit you get? It might be right — or not. Mostly this is part of the arc described by Mr. Mars, and what he does during his little trip an its influence.

The temptation — the Aquarius temptation — is to not gather any more evidence than what is presented at that first glance. First blush, the glimpse, and yes, you’re good to go?

The temptation is to run with that first suggestion without considering any other alternatives. Be willing to dig. That first temptation might prove correct, but as an inquisitive Aquarius, you will want more evidence than what you just got with that first look.

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


One of the intriguing and amusing aspects to Shakespeare scholarship is the ceaseless amount of conjecture. Other than a few scraps of paper that survived, and a few copies of the plays that were pirated before his death, the entire canon, wasn’t even published until years after he passed. There is very little factual evidence about Shakespeare — other than those few surviving scraps. The whole industry, theaters, all of that? Built on scant evidence, or cut — wholesale — out of the cloth of non-reality. That cloak of supposition is this week’s Pisces garment. Wear, wear it proud? Hide behind it? Take shelter and succor within its embrace? The Pisces to Pisces point? Just be aware that it fabric that might — or might not — be spun from pure fabrication. Careful with facts and stuff that appears true, but we both know, might not be so.

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


There are some things, just a little too over the top. Local grocery store chain ran an ad, it featured BBQ Grill s’mores. In a single frying pan, on the grill, melt a stick of butter, then a whole package of chocolate chips. When that mess is soft and gooey? Add a package of miniature marshmallows. Serve like queso, only, use graham cracker (store brand) for scooping.

Yeah, looked good in the ad. However, I would note, no one was seen actually eating the chocolate, marshmallow gooey mess, and there was no one seen cleaning it up. To be sure, though, starting with a stick of butter is inspiring. That’s a good move because it coats the frying pan properly. The principle ingredient in the chocolate? Sugar. The primary ingredient in the tiny marsh mellows, besides air? Sugar. Plus butter. What could go wrong? Looks simple, but then consider the ingredients, and then, consider the clean-up, and then, consider the outcome. Looks good on paper, but in the real world?

This simple recipe, as an example, illustrates the problems and challenges faced by this week’s Aries stars. What looks simple, easy, and even sounds good, as an idea, or a short video? What looks good there, is really, best guess, a recipe for disaster.

Taurus

Taurus

The Bull


Funniest thing, in a coffee shop, I hadn’t noticed, a guy was sort of camped out with a laptop and had stuff plugged in. He got a call, scooped up his bag and stepped outside to talk on the phone, laptop bag hanging open, phone pressed to his ear, gesticulating, and, presumably, talking loudly — glad he stepped outside.

He wandered off, and I paid no more attention. A few minutes later, he swooped back in, went to where he had been camped out, and grabbed a charger with an expensive set of earphones — still plugged into the wall. I think there was a sigh of relief, but I didn’t see it because I wasn’t looking. Still, that’s a typical example of what can happen. The “Lunar Fallout,” it seems to create Taurus distractions. Distractions like walking off from a hundred dollar set of headphones that were still charging. Coffee shops tend to be forgiving and even, in some cases, protective of their regular clientele, so those items might’ve been rescued. Or not, no way to know, not without asking. But as a reminder for Taurus? I’ll agree it was a super-polite, and really good idea to take the call outside.

Don’t forget the headphones, that needed to be charged.

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    Cloten in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline (II.iii.4)

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Gemini

Gemini

The Twins


For close to three decades, I’ve been calculating astrology charts and then, interpreting the results of the calculations. Part science, part metaphysical, and part human. Every time I open my mouth, I have no plan. Some days, I’m just as surprised as the next person, as to what falls out. Some days, it surprises me to hear what I’m saying as much as it catches the recipient off-guard. Do this long enough, and I get accustomed to it. Well, sort of. Some days, even now, I still surprise myself with what I say. The challenge being, once I’ve said it? Once the “Cat is out of the bag?” Once that material is launched, there is no way to un-launch, retract, or otherwise, suck it back in. In other words, there is no way to un-say it. This is a cautionary tale for my lovely — happy birthday — Gemini friends. I tend to open my mouth, and let my little demons do the talking, or the subconscious, or whatever. “You didn’t think that one through, did you?” I rarely do. Surprises me as much as it surprises them. However, although this works for my style? As a birthday — Gemini-time — person? That style of being surprised at what comes out of your mouth? Might not be the best course, but just for the time being. And, again, Happy Birthday.

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


With the summer getting on, and the heat arriving in full furnace mode, me and buddy were talking fishing techniques. All about how land a particular bait, in special place, and how to manipulate the pole so that the bait itself can works its magic. While I’ve used a similar reference before, when I spun up your planets in a chart and looked? All I could think was “Fishing.” He used to suggest a “Two-count” pause, after the bait had settled on the bottom, or settled in the weeds, wherever the bait was supped to be settled. Then jiggle the tip. Two count. One two. Hear the problem, or see the possible misunderstanding?

While I thoroughly enjoy — think — I’m from Texas, while I enjoy classic country crooners as much as the next feller? Like the old Austin Singer-Songwriter group? That is hardly the extent of all that I listen to. For years, I had an EDM kick, as it was the perfect music for what I was doing at the time. Lately, it’s been opera, heavy, German opera, and that’s more cult-like than some religions. Again, not what this is about. Back to the EDM — Electronic Dance Music — as a popular type of music I was listening to. At length. For a long time. Ingrained in some of my systems, that EDM, in various guises. A country crooner uses a pedantic, stately and elegant 4/4 beat that is measured, calm and precise. That EDM is rushed and hurried. So, to my country-music-listening buddy? A “two-count” means a certain amount of time. In my mind, moving at the EDM rate, a two count is not much of a pause, barely a blink of eye, if that long. So, translated?

Cancer: You need to pause for a two-count, in my buddy’s terminology, and for two full measures, the 4 x 4 beats crammed into a two full measures, not a beat, but a whole measure, and I’m guessing, that’s a whole two measures in the EDM. The musical reference, once I figured it out? Well, the results of fishing, the images are the website — someplace. Fish. In order to catch the fish? Or whatever your Cancer self is fishing for? Let it pause a whole two measures before you do anything.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


There is a plurality, a duality to everything — especially now! The good balanced by the bad; the beautiful balanced by the ugly; the dark balanced by the light — the yin and the yang (to some). One Leo, nominally, The Leo will affix a steely gaze upon my face and say, “No. Absolute. Must have an answer, now.” Would that I could, but there isn’t. See, the Sun is in Gemini, and the dual heavy hitters — Saturn and Pluto — are in Capricorn. Means a “definite maybe” is lot more useful than a “for sure yes” or “definite no.”

“Maybe, baby,” is the best way to go. Be a little more fluid, a little more dynamic, and little less resolute. It helps to be bendable. Think: foldable. Mars is in opposition to The Leo. This is setting up for a long-running series of events that might feel, at the time, as if they are not going your way, The Leo way. That’s why I suggested fluid and not as committed to just one outcome, as the way this does unfold? Might be better if your majestic Leo self is willing to be amenable to a different, but equally desireable, outcome.

Virgo

Virgo

The Virgin


One of the most endearing attributes, and explains — a lot — about my eclectic tastes, but one of the more attractive qualities about Virgo? That ability to analyze. In traditional, Western Tropical Zodiac astrology, Mercury is the Virgo planet. Razor-sharp analytical skills. Mental acuity and agility. With that as a set-up, though, I hope the rest of this is easy to extrapolate. The predominant Virgo brain power thing is liable to overwhelm in the next few days. There’s a marked propensity towards over-thinking a certain situation. That’s a slippery slope I’m unsure I want to go down, and I am sure that I don’t want my Virgo (brain) to start on that descent.

Once you head down that pathway, once you turn off the main road, once you detour into the “Maybe this, maybe that, and have you thought about ....” Once you start over-analyzing, over-thinking, and over-mentally-stimulating that situation? There is no coming back. Yes, in our current events, there’s plenty of evidence of people who — obviously — don’t think things through, but their lack of forethought is not the Virgo problem. The choices, and I’m laying this out clearly, I hope, the Virgo course-of-action is just that. Take action. Don’t think it through. Do it. You have a 50/50 chance of the being correct. Then, win or lose, take the next shot. Again, 50/50 odds. The thing is, the Virgo thing is, take some action without a lot of pondering. More action, less thought.

“Sounds good, let me think about, for moment....“

That’s the problem!

Libra

Libra

The Scales


I’m Sagittarius — simple enough to find out. As such, when I suggest my method of dealing with certain life exigencies, my plan is to run away. While it works, after a fashion, for me? While that is a reasonable Sagittarius method for dealing with a problem, a situation, life’s little miseries and foibles? While that works for me? Between Mars and Saturn, as influential players in the Libra chart this next few days? As those players play Libra? Think about the amount of running and the energy it requires, then thinking about just pausing long enough to confront some of that material. While not a Libra favorite, that kind of confrontation, now, as Mars does his thing, and as Saturn does his thing, and as my Sagittarius takes off in a different direction, consider, instead of either following me, or instead of running, consider turning and facing that demon, if only for a short time. Maybe not a total, head-on, knock-down, drag-out, pitched battle kind of thing, but think about — at least — pausing and turning, long enough to face part of the problem.

Me? I will be running away as fast as my feet can carry me. But I’m not a Libra. You are. Consider staring at the little bugger-boo, if nothing else.

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion


One of my buddies is from deep Louisiana. Sounds like a hick. Sounds like an in-bred, backwater, uneducated fool. He sounds a like a hayseed, like a country-bumpkin. Which is funny, as he is both well-educated and well-read. Versed in several modalities of the arcane arts as well as normal businesses. It’s just that, when he is comfortable, and in his deep-woods, bayou backcountry mindset and language, he sounds like a rustic. Sounds stupid. He’s not, but it is super easy to get lulled into a sense that he’s an uneducated foolish wit. Sounds like s good Scorpio trick. As the planets plot their ways forward — and backward — there’s a sense that someone isn’t taking your Scorpio-self seriously. Like my buddy, though, there is no reason to let this color your own output. Our perceptions, our “Non-Scorpio” perceptions might be a hasty judgement. We might easily judge your Scorpio to be a hick, or similar foolish call on our, non-Scorpio parts, and to play this correctly? Try a tacit approach. Try being quiet with no effort to correct our non-Scorpio selves from making bad judgment calls.

“But I need to stop them from being so stupid!”

Scorpio: No, no you don’t need to stop them from being stupid.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius


Afternoons, most wan summer afternoons, if I’m not fishing, I like a cool respite with some hot tea, preferably an herb tea. So I had some frightfully expensive specialty tea for my afternoon break, or rather, as I was toiling, looking at the up and coming planets, and how this will impact our Sagittarius lives. The herbal infusion is rare and exotic herbs, blended in a dolphin-safe baggie with an environmentally-friendly pull tag and eco-safe string. That delicious, morally-correct tea was paired with some cheese puffs. Knock-off, grocery store brand, cheese puffs. Cheap, best guess the primary ingredient in the cheese puffs, best estimate based upon flavor and consistency? Ground ground-cover. Shrubbery that had been through a coarse-grind machine. Not even fine-ground. Like, think: wood-chipper. So it is fine, exotic, expensive herbal infusion, paired with cheap cheese puffs. The herbal infusion, nominally tea, is exotic and so organic it almost turns to dirt after I use it, while those cheese puffs may never decompose, as there is nothing natural in their composition. Interesting pairing, no? That explains, one, my world view, and two, what is happening in our sign, at the moment. Little bit of “super-fine,” and little bit of tawdry. Up-scale and down-scale. The little planetary dictates? The suggestion is a little of both, superfine, and blatantly quotidian.

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Sea Goat


A fishing buddy has Capricorn child, little boy. Cute guy. Mean, at times, but he smiles and his wee little child eyes twinkle, and I’ve seen men — and women — swoon. He was playing in the yard, and he was imitating a common sight to him, men working with shovels. He has a little toy plastic shovel, and he would pile up the dirt in one corner, then pause, complain about some imagined impediment, then wipe his wee brow, and then get back to shoveling. He moved one pile of dirt from one place to the next, and then, to a third location. Why he did it in three, maybe four passes, instead of just one? I don’t understand how a five-year-old brain works. I failed to see the logic behind it, and I’m not a Capricorn, so I fail to understand the part about the hard work, too. However, looking at your planets, notably Saturn, in residence, and Mars, next door? I was thinking about that work, watching him work in the yard, seriously, studiously, assiduously, pursuing some goal. He was doing physical labor as that’s what is required. To some of us, like a lazy Sagittarius, this looks like way too much work. To Capricorn? We have some work that must get done. First move it here, then move it over there. Way to goes. It’s what the boss wants, and the boss is always right.

Shrug.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer


I love being able to cite, preferably, chapter and verse, when I come up with a quote. However, as I looked at the immediate astrology for Aquarius? All I could think of was, “Man plans and the gods laugh.” With there being a couple of variations, but that’s the central theme to the quote. Which, I might add, I’m too lazy to look up. Too much trouble to pop it into a search motor and see where that takes me. Also: I don’t want to get distracted. Both are problems for Aquarius, getting distracted when someone poses a seemingly innocuous question that should be resolved in moments, but the search gets sideways in a hurry suddenly we’ve spent the last few hours looking at pictures of puppies on the inter-webs. Sideways, in a hurry, all for a phrase that might — or might not — be from great literature and/or a great mind. The other problem? Plans. We have to have some solid Aquarius plans. Plan for this, plan for that, intend to swing by the store to pick up something, and so on. Plans. The trick is to realize that plans are all in the realm of “hypothetical” until the action actually occurs. Great idea, but until something happens? It’s merely a dream, a thought, a plan. I prefer to have Plan A and then, Plan B. There’s a whole alphabet for contingencies, and that should help. Don’t get distracted but have a back-up plan in place in case things do go a little — a little off-course? Or worse, if you don’t heed my advice and get distracted? Have a back-up plan for that, too. Search for the quote, maybe. Puppies. Puppies are always good, right? Or kittens. Whatever it is that delights the Aquarius heart and mind.

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


Where I live and work, throughout South Texas and portions of West Texas, I encounter a lot of retired military. In San Antonio, especially, there seems to be a large portion that are retired Air Force. There is a certain demeanor that retired career Air Force people — a way of walking, talking, and looking, that suggests the armed services and branch. Part of this judgmental, on my part, but a bigger portion of this is mere observation. It becomes obvious, after a few years of quietly observing. While these observations don’t hold true universally, they do seem to cut through certain other forms of taxonomy. The retired Air Force people tend to be clean, clean-shaven, and quietly “All laced-up.” This time of the year, the retired Army guys, in active Marines, and so forth? Still in boots, usually lightweight ankle-high tennis-shoe looking things. The Air Force guys are wearing flip-flops. It’s that “Casual yet still proper” attitude. Beach, without too much beach. Casual without being aggressively so.

This is a about an observed pattern, and this is about Pisces, interpreting that observed pattern. You see the pattern, clearly now, and it’s time to make that obvious Pisces inference and then, the conclusion to the inference and the judgement call. For me, I had one guy look at me, then ask, “All you did was ask my birthday, how does that prove I’m retired Air Force?”

As a Pisces, the answer is, like my answer, obvious. Or, you can always use my other line, “Just an educated guess.”

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


The key to a successful Aries horoscope? Have a strong beginning, a good ending, and have those elements as close together as possible. With the Sun in Gemini, and Uranus just grinding into Taurus, the key to Aries success? Like that guiding idea, strong start and quick finish with as little between the beginning and end as possible.

Aries: Keep it short, sweet, and to the point.

Aries: Minimum distance between “beginning” and “end,” simple as that.

Taurus

Taurus

The Bull


Some friends, think “Water Sign,” live in the middle of the American Southwest Desert. Seriously, I think the real geographical name is northern reaches of the Chihuahua Desert, but I’m way too lazy to look it all up. However, as a water sign, my friends installed a small pond in their backyard. To power the pond, there’s a small swimming pool pump. Last time I visited, lush, green — aquatic — vegetation flowered around the interior edges of the pond, a stark contrast to seemingly barren, windswept desert floor, otherwise. It was a way to add a water feature without going overboard. It was a way to introduce the element of water without drowning in it. It’s still pretty cool, as the rest of the place is xeriscaped, and drought compliant, like a desert home should be. When I started to describe what was happening in and around Taurus, that image came back to me, the swimming pool pump used for a small pond. Kind of over-kill, to some, but then, over the years, that pool pump has held up better as it was more like an industrial kind of pump, and as such, has served longer. While the cost up front was higher, over the years, as the pumping motor tireless circulated the water in that pond? It has almost paid for itself with the lack of repairs, lower maintenance, and ease of use.

Taurus: Super-charge, super-size, over-kill, any of that helps as we motor forward against the influence of Mars. Like a pool pump for their (water signs) pond.

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    Nine changes of the wat’ry star hath been
    The shepherd’s note since we have left our throne
    Without a burden.

Polixenes in Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale 1.2.1-3

Gemini starts, the Sun moves into the Tropical Zodiac Sign of Gemini on May 20, 2018, at 8:14 PM. See finerprint for details as the numbers are reliable but not always exact.

Horoscopes starting 5.17.2018

Taurus

Taurus

The Bull


The remaining few, many happy solar returns! (Happy birthday, baby!) Speaking of which, I got in so much trouble the other day, petite Taurus female, I called her “baby.” That set off a chain reaction that almost became a major incident, an international incident, possibly an act of war. First off, I am way too old to care, and way too old even entertain notions of — whatever — with that one Taurus. Cute, attractive, you know, all the right parts in all the right places, plus that sensual swagger that only the birthday person can effect?

Roll with it. However, the problem, the challenge, my big mistake? “Hey baby, what’s up?” I hope I recall, not to call her baby in the future. It’s generic. Call some guys that, too. Not really gender specific, not that it matters, no, there’s a universality I tend to assign to certain terms. Apparently, not everyone subscribes to my individualized belief, and not everyone thinks I have zero evil intent in my hapless ways. As Mars bumps into Aquarius, like this and as Venus shifts signs, too, there’s a chance that, birthday wishes and all, there’s a good chance that you manage to enrage someone. Like me, with zero intent to do so, I wasn’t being sexist or elitist, but — apparently — my actions came off that way. With that in mind, recall Mr. Mars, and Miss Venus, understand that might be friction in some other person’s chart, and this is no reflection on your Taurus self.

“Right, babe?”

Gemini

Gemini

The Twins


I suspect this is a highly localized and rather personal example, but it fits with the birthdays, motion of the planets, and everything else. Plus, for a few select individuals, by the time you get around to reading this? Happy birthday! Love me my wacky Gemini friends. Love you guys bunches. The example is eating peanut butter from the jar. But this goes a step further than just eating peanut butter, it’s the pleasure of corrupting small minds. In my example, it was my fishing buddy’s kid. Kids, really, I was in charge of two of them at the time, just an emergency, he had to go out on an oil rig at the last minute, and he was supposed to be off, so I got two kids for a few hours. Hungry kids, and at their ages, I know better than to try and shepherd those two someplace. Doesn’t work, not for me, I don’t have the patience, dollars, or energy. However, I can contain them in the back yard, usually. But this time, they were hungry.

Grab a clean spoon from the sink, then grab a big jar — plastic these days — of peanut butter. Useful for healthy protein shakes and sandwiches for fishing, usually. And for the kids? Show them how to spoon out some peanut butter, then lick it off the spoon like it was peanut-butter flavored sucker. Big hit. Kept them busy, and out of the way, and therefore, not in my way, and easy to clean up, just let those kids roll in the backyard dirt, the sticky spots are easier to spot. I wouldn’t think much about this as a Gemini example, but there was serious consequence: the mom.

“You know what Kramer taught them? It was OK to eat right out of the jar! It is NOT OK!”

Next time I get a chance to babysit those kids, I bet their parents bring food, too.

That’s a Gemini win-win, all the way around. Winner, maybe next week, too.

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


Venus makes tracks, moving at an almost alarming clip, and she rolls right on into the Moon Children’s sign, Cancer. The crab. Yeah, that, too. Venus tends to do well in a watery, emotional sign like Cancer. As soon as I suggest “emotional,” there’s a portion of my readers who think I mean “weak.” Obviously, those poor people don’t know the determination and persuasive grit that a Cancer’s hard carapace can represent. Those big crab-claws latch onto a single action or idea, and it they won’t let go - “for nothing.”

That expression, “Won’t let go for nothing” is a logical fallacy, way I see it, but still, if you hear it in person, you know that’s an example I might use.

There is an old ghost of an idea, a hint of something leftover from the distant, or not too distant past, and — like your archetype, the crab — you’ve been gripping that one idea, that one person, perhaps it is a hurt, and instead of holding on to it, for dear life? Let it go. Easy enough for me to suggest. Here’s the trick with the weird planets, it’s easier to let that go, even now, and make nice, with that Venus influence, as she starts to make tracks. I don’t know that you can compeltely let go, not just yet, but taking steps towards letting go, maybe just loosening your crab-claw grip on the old pain? Maybe that’s the first step in letting go of the old ghost.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


This is a long-term pattern, here. My wonderful, Leo friends? Long-term pattern, here, for The Leo. It’s about how we relate to other people. There will be a huge number of astrologers writing, “This is good for romance,” or “this is bad for romance” or whatever. It is neither good nor bad. However, this is long term — think before you shout, gripe, complain, or otherwise pitch someone (maybe something, but I’m thinking it’s a person) to the curb, hopefully, to be hauled off like yesterday’s refuse. Trash.

Taken out like the trash.

I’ll agree that it is an effective way to think — and deal — with some people. However, as I allude to, when we started, this is about longer-term patterns than just this week. This month, even, much longer term patterns here. While I’ll agree that there is a person or situation that needs to be hauled away, maybe now isn’t the best time to summarily just toss that person out. There is hope. Maybe use a classical Scorpio move, just ghost the person for this week? Doing so is far more effective, and there is no long-term, well, no negative long-term ramifications for The Leo.

The Leo: Remember? What’s worse than not being right? Having to go back and say you’re sorry, you were wrong. Ghost is better action than throwing away like yesterday’s trash, just for now.

Virgo

Virgo

The Virgin


I am so not a fan of inline, online video. There was a piece in a news feed, and I was interested in the topical material, but after sitting through about three minutes of scratchy, cell-phone video, I clicked off. Perhaps I am too (adult) attention-deficit disordered. Perhaps the Sun is in Gemini. Perhaps Mars, in Aquarius, an air sign, perhaps that figures into this, as well. I can’t answer. Might be because I am so wedded to the written, textual word, growing up on newspapers and magazines, and me, being an early adopter of “Nothing but ’net,” maybe that is part of it, as well. But the online video was too long. I wanted the material I was searching for, the crux of the matter, I wanted it in three minutes — or less.

I could track what was being said, but I quickly lost interest as I was thinking about what to say about Virgo; which, if you’re tracking all of this so far, you understand that you’ve got the same attention span that I — apparently — have. Three minutes is too long. Need this done in commercial break length, or better yet, in a commercial break length that is being fast forwarded through on a DVR. So, as the Moon passes through Virgo, which it will, recall that this is about a hurried version of the spot. You want a concise version, shortened, just the bullet points, maybe, like watching the DVR as it fast-forwards through commercials.

Libra

Libra

The Scales


There is a myriad of details that are all too easy to let your Libra self get all caught in. Silly reminders, or reminder to set a reminder, or telling a mate to remind you to set a reminder so that you don’t forget, and at that point, it’s reductive and silly, at same time, but you have to recall that you had that thing you wanted to be reminded about.

Recall what I’m referring to?

See how this gets overly complicated in no time? The biggest challenge I faced under a similar planetary alignment, what happened to me was I got immune to the reminders that were beeping and buzzing, me, just blindly hitting the buttons to make them all go away, the silly alarm to remind us to turn off the reminders.

Or something.

As observed before, this gets spun up into a vicious circle that is nothing but paper reminders, or computer reminders, or personal alarms, or whatever beeps, buzzes, or flashes to get your Libra attention to remind you to do whatever that was.

If only there was a way to simplify all the alerts, the buzzers, flashers, alarms, and reminders to have a reminder set for whatever it was, and see how this gets circular and reductive in a hurry?

Libra: maybe just stop or turn them all off. You might forget something, but was it that important, if you forgot?

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion


I tend to associate that strong, good Scorpio energy with a single-mindedness of purpose. Focus on one thing, one task, one goal, really, really well. There is almost an obsessive energy that goes with this ability to focus. Not scattered, not disingenuous, not off-center. None of that. Focused, directed, obsessive, to an outsider, or someone who is making a judgement without understanding that Scorpio energy. Yeah, looks obsessive, almost compulsive, that Scorpio single-mindedness of purpose.

With the Moon filling out, and the Sun in Gemini? And Mars where he is? We need to scatter our Scorpio directions. Direct that focus all over the place. Don’t concentrate on just one. Cast a wider net. In computer search terms? Remove the limits of the search. Pick a wildcard search term, and then? Don’t limit that wildcard search. Instead of being obsessive about trying to get to just one place? Spread that energy thinner and thinner. Back to the search term, it’s as if I were looking up myself, I would use the exact phrase, “Kramer Wetzel” with the quote marks. However, this week? For Scorpio? Ditch the limiting phrase, those quote mark, or, the “Kramer+Wetzel” that some search motors like. Broaden the Scorpio horizons by using fewer limiting phrases. Widen, really, not broaden, but widen up and be a little less obsessive about those directions, so you can stumble into adjunct answers to your pressing — and important — Scorpio questions.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius


I got to describe the person, set the scene, he was a younger, some would say “hipster” looking person. Beard, nascent ponytail, plaid shirt, work pants that probably didn’t see any real labor, and a pair of flip-flops. He was talking on a phone, and a ball rolled over close to him. He deftly tapped the ball back into play, and didn’t miss a beat on the phone call. A few minutes later, another ball was knocked over by him, and he — expertly — rolled it backwards with his sole, then tapped it up and juggled the ball with his foot before delivering — on a soccer field — what would be a goal.

As a Sagittarius myself, I’m prone to succumbing to stereotypes and attempting to fit people into neat little boxes. At first, the guy was a “hipster” in my mind. Then, he was a “redneck,” although, I kind of doubt that as it didn’t look like he had done hard labor in the clothes, although, that’s what the attire was designed for. Finally, though, with the soccer ball move, I was given pause. None of my pre-ordained elements and judgements fit together in a single passage that made sense to me. I could get just about any two, but not all three, in the same package. It was the soccer moves that stumped me. Someone who knows his way around a soccer ball like most of my buddies know football (pigskin football). After rolling it around in what I’m pleased to call my brain, I arrived at a logical conclusion: San Antonio. With its heady cross-cultural mash-up, this town is a little stranger than other places, and soccer, owing to the latin influence, is as popular as football, at least to some. Working hypothesis, as I’ll never know the real answer. This week’s Sagittarius energies take some effort, and some thought, but there is a logical conclusion; although, to some it does look like the world’s gone mad. Give it some thought, and there will be an easy to understand and grasp, Sagittarius hypothesis by the end of the week. I sure hope so.

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Sea Goat


It’s always about the right tool for the job. Always about grabbing the right piece of hardware to get the task accomplished. Capricorns — my Capricorns — pride themselves on a job well-done. To get the job done well? Right tool. Correct implement. I have a Leatherman (tm), old-school tool. Great for use as pliers, provided it isn’t too much, good as a quick bevel, and partially useful as a diagonal wire-cuter, but none of these tasks are that can be repeated, or used again and again. That particular tool, it’s a legacy version, and it was made with exceptional quality tool steel. However, it is an example of the wrong tool for the job, the Capricorn job, at hand. Right tool for the task. Correct implement for what we’re doing, at this moment.

In computer terms, then, buddy of mine does graphic arts. When he fires up a workstation, he first looks at the drawing and image manipulation software. When I open up a computer — or almost any device — I look at the word-processing set-up. I’m a writer, first. What I look for. Send me a file, my first try is to open it in a word processor, whether there are images or not.

This show bias, but this is really about using the correct tool to get the job done. There is a task, a stated Capricorn goal, and to arrive at that goal quickest, easiest, in the most prudent manner? Use the right tool.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer


Humorous, to me, I was thinking about the current crop of mobile phones, a ubiquitous part of “modern” life. I had a special, “Foldable phone. Once.” For all their strengths, those phones don’t take to being folded in half, not the ones I’ve used. While some models seem durable enough, I still recall having an early laptop worked on, explaining it “kind of” fell out of the overhead bin on a commercial flight in West Texas. Apparently, there was a way to tell if the laptop had been dropped, or rather, if the laptop had come to a quick halt. The foldable phone made me think about that, with most modern conveniences, some of which are horribly inconvenient, have little markers inside. Pop it open and there is evidence of “water damage,” or being dropped from the overhead bin, or, what got me on this tangent for Aquarius, the foldable phone. “It’s foldable, all right, once.”

Mars inspires action — Mars is in Aquarius, even now. However, Mars inspires some actions that might not be best, like making a regular phone into a foldable phone. A little too active?

Blame Mars.

“Foldable phone. Once.”

Blame Mars.

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


Word for the day? “Meretricious.” More like a word for the week. It’s about something that looks cool and flashy and yet, turns out, it is all flash and little substantial value. Looks good, does nothing. “Oh, like your ‘fine art’ that you claim?” No, smart-ass, not like my weird, derivative art, no, not like that. This is more along the lines of, like, a souvenir. A reminder, but as it turns out, well, ever get one of those collectible (item) that is supposed to perform a function, when, in reality, it was cheaply made, and might not really perform well as an (item)?

Look the word up yourself. Might help. Might notice that some other astrology writers would draw certain conclusions about Pisces — quite out of context — with respects to an archaic definition of that term. The word. So what’s with a flashy word that looks meaningful but, as it turns out, holds little value? There is a simile that runs through the Pisces’s week, along those lines, “Looks good, does little work.” That expression, “Looks good, does little work,” tends to be interpreted as a certain ex (ex-husband, usually, but ex-wife, for some, and ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, and apply as need be). But that ex isn’t what this is really about. Or that flashy souvenir, no, this is about the word “meretricious,” and how that can be dropped into every day chatter. Makes the Pisces look good, big, flashy words like that. Messes with their heads. All about being on top of situation that belies normal definitions.

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


If you are tea drinker, one of those snobby, purist, Puritan-type with a straightened-out pinky finger when fondling a tea cup? Yes, stop reading now. I have, and I will enjoy proper tea in a fine-dining setting, think: High Tea. Yes, I know how it is to be made, properly served, boiling water, just off a roiling boil, loose tea, strainer, tea pot warmed, yes, I know all that stuff. Lately, and don’t say I didn’t warn you, but lately, I’ve been drinking a certain herbal tea in the afternoon. Tea bags are readily available, and since the tea has such a strong flavor for that first cup? I’ll reuse that tea bag, two, three times maybe. It’s not because I’m cheap, although, I am cheap. And it’s not because of any psychological problem relating to birth order or genetics, no, it’s because that first cup is almost too strong, the flavor overpowers a bit. The second cup — just add hot water — is near perfect in balance to flavor, aroma, steam coming off the tepid water, the blend of herbs and spices, and — it just works best. These special, herbal-tea tea-bags? I get at least three cups of tea. The first is too strong. The second is near perfect and even the third is good, if not as great as the first two. Fourth or fifth? By number five, that tea-bag is worn out. Nothing left. While this kind of multiple use goes fervently against what most purist would require, my dear Aries, are you purist by design, as dictated by others? Or do you decide based on what it tastes like, to your very Aries self?

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