Horoscopes for 4-8-2021

Horoscopes for 4-8-2021

“The April’s in her eyes, it is love’s spring,
And these the showers to bring it on.”

Venus enters Taurus around 2 PM April 14, 2021.

Aries

AriesOne of the most powerful expressions I’ve learned? And never too soon? “I’m sorry.” Then some smart-aleck in the background, an Aries, no doubt, “What are you sorry about?” No, see, the way this works? There’s a tentative alignment in this week’s chart, for you, and the most powerful expression of positive energy — for Aries — a simple, sincere, apology. My favorite thought process? “But I didn’t do anything wrong, why should I apologize?” Besides, it’s still The Ram’s birthday time, right? Still, think it through, if you can. It’s easy to see how the other person, other, non-Aries entity would think that it was your — Aries — fault. And how you should apologize. I know it’s not your fault; you know it’s not your fault, but in order to move ahead, quickly, and with less pain? An apology works wonders. It’s just this week, just a short, “Hey, dude, I’m sorry about that.” The subtext, not for publication, but the subtext we both understand? “I’m sorry, it’s still not my fault, but I’m sorry.”

Taurus

There’s a point where fear overrides cool, rational thought. We’re at that point, in the next couple of Tuaus days, wherein the emotional content of the subject is proceeding into an irrational state. Fear, typically the strongest of these emotions, tends to grab us by the throat, that little catch in the back of one’s mouth, and then?

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Horoscopes for 4-1-2021

Horoscopes for 4-1-2021

“Believe me, Master Suresby, this is strange,
You, being a man so settled in assurance,
Will fall in that which you condemned in other.”

Aries

Aries“True story.” I was busy, explaining to a 6-year old kid, I couldn’t lie to him. Not in my nature, and I am unwilling to accept the karmic debt for outright, willingly, knowingly lying to a child, a reasonably innocent child at that. Not total innocent, but still. I also realized, as soon as I said, “True story,” that it was that. It was truly a story, and one that would be like a parable. The story — the tale — the substance of the narrative was factual if not totally based in consensual reality. There was a spark, a single moment when it all changed, and I realized, all these years, when a buddy — not named Bubba — would launch into a tale of improbable proportions and derring-do, usually on his part — when the recounted story concluded with the phrase, “True story?” I realized that it was a story, and as a story, it was true. As far as married to the facts? Yeah, that’s suspect. As Aries wends along? Married to the facts? Maybe not so much. Still, I wouldn’t lie to a 6-year old. True story. Think along those lines, Aries, true story. Happy birthday, too.

Taurus

There’s a kind of frustration, kind of angst-driven urgency and then, this is all tempered with a sense of, well, “Are you sure about that?” Yes, I’m sure. No, that’s not what I meant. It’s about that sense that we’re absolutely sure about one question, but at the last minute, there’s seeds of doubt, questions, one last point that wasn’t quite considered. Just a point. Just another piece of the puzzle that isn’t considered. Or was it? Didn’t we cover that? Maybe? Maybe not. Or, again, maybe we did think about that, did you check the notes? The constant back and forth, especially at the crucial last minute?

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Horoscopes for 3-25-2021

Horoscopes for 3-25-2021

Thou hast an honest face;
And such a face, when it deceives, take heed,
Is curst of all heav’n’s creatures.

Violante in Shakespeare’s Double Falsehood 3,3,136-8

Full Moon March 28, 2021 opposite Venus/Sun alignment. Mercury passes Neptune. Then Easter is upon us.

Aries

AriesThere is a certain degree of innocence that I miss. I watched, I was out in a distant suburb, and the kids, all of six or seven years old, would pedal furiously down the street. Stop, drop the bicycles on the curb, then run up to the front door. Door opens, kids greet, talk amongst themselves, and then disappear into the suburban manse.

A little slice of Americana, almost Norman Rockwell in execution, just a brief tableau of what it is still like in places. What thrilled me the most, watching the way they parked their bikes, just dropped by the curb, or in the front lawn, the driveway, any number of spots. It was that sense of innocence, and I miss that in most of our modern lives. It can still live, in Aries, but there will always be a cynical voice, like me, in the background, “Are you sure that’s safe?” Depends on how much Aries wants to listen to that cyclical, cynical voice in the background.

“Are you sure that’s OK?”

Taurus

One of the ways I tend to think of Taurus is, if, as, a steady state. Unflappable, occasionally intractable, oftentimes unrelenting, and mostly, always steadfast. There’s a sense of purpose, one task, one goal, one direction at a time that I find with the Taurus-type energy. Not bad, more along the lines of “reliable” than anything else.

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Horoscopes for 3-18-2021

Horoscopes for 3-18-2021

“We cannot hold mortality’s strong hand.
Good lords, although my will to give is living,
The suit which you demand is gone and dead.

Sun moves into the Tropical Zodiac Sign of Aries on March 20, 2021 at 3:38 AM (local GMT -6).

Aries

E-mailI hopped into a courtesy van, like the blue vans that shuttle from airport to hotel? I jumped into the back seat as there was passenger up front, noticing the driver, a young, dark-haired, flashing bright brown eyes, olive complexion, she glanced in the rearview, looked me in the eyes, then checked her phone for an address. She dropped the first passenger at the School of Theology, and then glanced rearward, and shifted her phone’s music setting. Up cycled the Police, with their stalker song, “Every breath you take, I’ll be watching you….” Music from a simpler time, however, I’ll admit, I felt more at ease although I was amused at the — I am not familiar with the mix — Spanish lyrics and horns, guitars and synth. I liked it as it was culturally diverse for me. Then, too, I preferred the golden oldies like Sting singing about stalking someone. Happy Aries birthday. The way three cultural elements bumped into each other in a matter of fifteen minutes? Then, I was going to be offended that I was listening to golden oldies (80’s) music, and it was an assumption on the young driver’s part. But it all fit. Someone is trying to play nice, Aries. Let them. “I’ll be watching you.”

Taurus

For a briefcase, or more like a shoulder bag, “purse,” to some, I toyed with a “tactical” backpack, briefly. Traveled with it, successfully, but ultimately, it’s not the right fit and feel for me. I tend to travel lighter, or heavier, kind of depends, but a “tactical” look really isn’t my thing. Towards that end, though, as I was poking, shopping, and trying on various ways to transport my daily gear? I happened across what looked like, to me, a Tactical Yoga Mat.

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Horoscopes for 3-11-2021

Horoscopes for 3-11-2021

“It is the very emblem of a maid;
For when the west wind courts her gently,
How modestly she blows, and paints the sun
With her chaste blushes!

Venus (19) Neptune (20) Moon (20) Sun (22) — Midnight local time March 13, 2021. That means?

Pisces

PiscesI was listening to a presenter, like a lecture? I was listening to the guy present, well-groomed, seems knowledgable, had some some kind of degree or something, so yeah, and in the presentation, he was presenting a “fact” as if it was a forgone conclusion. “Studies have shown, no kidding, they did this as a scientific study, but studies have shown…” then the material was presented with no real corroborating evidence.

    Just the comment, “Studies have shown.”

Yeah, well, my studies show that half of that crap is either outright fabrication or some part of the current milieu of popular culture, which, in itself doesn’t make anything “true.” If one is to cite studies, then I want, at the very least a link, a citation, some way I can reference the material myself, not a bland, generalized nugget that might be a fact, or it might be made up.

Look: I make up stuff. I freely admit it. When me, or one of my buddies makes up a fact and presents it as etched in stone fact? We tend to preface the conjecture with “True story,” or “I knew a guy whose cousin’s sister knew a guy…” Both statements are tantamount to an admission that the fact is without substantiation.

The more you know? The better you are to able to discern fact from fiction. Would I lie to you? Cite examples.

Aries

AriesSome things a person can’t just “unsee.” He was a grandfather-type, age, whatever. Kind of judgement all on my part as that’s a role I play from time to time. Anyway, bald pate, more wit than hair, as Shakespeare might say, and the guy was cruising along in a grocery store in Austin. I was stopped for a few items myself, and when I looked up from my phone’s grocery list, I saw this guy. I didn’t really trail him around the store, but I did observe. One, because I am a nosy person, and two, I was worried that’s what I might look like a few years.

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Horoscopes for 3-4-2021

Horoscopes for 3-4-2021

Thy beauty makes them guilty of their death
And gives in evidence that they shall die;
Upon which verdict I, their Judge, condemn them.

Neptune-Sun conjoined March 10, &c. See Austin details.

Pisces

PiscesThere’s a local chain of coffee shops that I liked to frequent, called “Jim’s.” Think there’s a little more than a half-dozen still alive these days, but it’s perfect road food. There’s an easy sense of familiarity in each store. Then, on a crowded Sunday morning, queue Sunday Morning Going Down, I was standing there, a short wait for a table, and the archetypical post-nuclear family shows up to meet grandparents, already waiting.

I was — socially distant — off to one side, observing.

The youngest little girl, she had on something ballet-like. She was explaining, and I was trying to not act too interested, she explained that she had taken ballet all her life, “Like, for ten years.” Her slightly exasperated older brother rolled his eye, “you’re in first grade.” Best guess, that would make her six years old. The party, from what I could gather was ostensibly her Pisces birthday celebration with grandparents. I don’t know; they called my “Kramer,” and we sat to eat bacon, eggs, hash brown, biscuits, cream gravy, and grits. However, take note of that little girl and her apparent lack of math skills, and her getting busted by her big brother, and the way hyperbole doesn’t always work. Like, this has been going on for ten years, but she was only just then turning six or seven.

Aries

AriesThe largest issue with one’s intuition is that there always seems to be a secondary voice. Maybe a quarter of the Aries I deal with can effectively filter the signal from the noise, but with the very Pisces nature of what is popping this week, for Aries? Sometimes that filtering leaves much to be desired. Sometimes there’s no apparent filter. Sometimes the filter lets all the bad ideas come though while leaving the best advice behind. One will ask about retrograde planets, and I would prefer to point out it is merely a construct of that properly Pisces sense of confusion. Not bad, just confusing.
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Horoscopes for 2-25-2021

Horoscopes for 2-25-2021

K. Edw. (Kneeling.) By earth, the common mother of us all,
By Heaven, and all the moving orbs thereof,
By this right hand, and by my father’s sword,
And all the honours ’longing to my crown,
I will have heads, and lives for him, as many
As I have manors, castles, towns, and towers!— (Rises.)

    Marlowe’s Edward 2 3.2.132

E-mail Mars is headed into Gemini, arriving 3.3.2021, around 10:09 PM (you mileage may vary), Venus moves into Pisces, and there are the ongoing waning aspects of Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius. But what do the horoscopes say?

Pisces

PiscesHappy birthday. As Venus enters Pisces, and the Sun heads towards its annual Neptune alignment, I was toiling at a good way to explain how this works. It’s like a game show, like a studio game show on old-time broadcast TV. I never watched those shows, and I never paid much attention, but the games — despite appearances — aren’t really rigged. They are chopped up into bite-sized segments so there’s a sense of urgency, triumph, tragedy, and failure, with at least one obvious victor.

This all gets about 20 minutes of screen time, so it has to be fast-paced, relatively speaking. There’s dramatic action, and at least one family member spends a portion of her afternoons yelling at some contestants on a show, but that’s not what I was thinking about. (Hi Mom) I was more along the lines of the questions, and how each question has a right answer, a wrong answer, and then, there’s always the option to guess. As an avowed Pisces fan, I know that you know the best answer to the game-show-like questions this week, and the best answer? For all the money on the board, or all the points, or however that is scored? The best answer is a very Pisces intuitive guess. It’s really a guess based on a surprising accumulation of facts, but it is that, “It just came to me” kind of answer. Win big? I want 1%.

Aries

E-mailInspiration is a tricky, fickle experience. Sometimes, it hits like a freight train rolling through the night, nothing that can be avoided. Other times, it takes a ticklish touch to tease out the tempting morsels and suggestions that the muse might offer up. Inspiration isn’t necessarily in short supply with Aries, but the up and coming shift in Mars will have some strange effects on the Aries affect. See how I worked that in?

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Horoscopes for 2-18-2021

Horoscopes for 2-18-2021

There’s a dainty mad woman, master,
Comes i’ th’ nick, as mad as a March hare.
If we can get her dance, we are made again.
I warrant her, she’ll do the rarest gambols.

    Third Country Folk in Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen 3.5.71-6

The Sun rolls into the Tropical Zodiac Sign of
Pisces around 0505 on 18 Feb 2021. The blistering cold, and problems with the power grid show the strength of Mother Nature, and the weirdness of Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius. (I warned you.)

Pisces

PiscesAlways have a plan. Just makes life ever so much easier if our Pisces selves have a plan. Steps, you know, or shopping list? “Oh I never have plan,” explained one Pisces, and I watched. She pulled a recipe out of a magazine, looked at the list of ingredient, then made a quick list on the back of an old bill’s envelope. Off to the grocery store. Gather some ingredients, checking that list, and then, because I was along for the ride, I remembered to get coffee beans and coffee filters. Cardamon, too, organic cardamon, as I’ve included that in morning coffee this month. The next afternoon, that Pisces served up a delicious “coffee cake” of some ilk. Made from the recipe, with ingredient bought from that list. Looks like a plan, to me. Worked out great. Helps, this week especially, if you have a plan. “But I didn’t plan it, just a shopping list and recipe.” Helps to have a plan, right? Call it what you want.

Aries

AriesDigital media is wonderful in its breadth and scope. It’s also a virtual quagmire of useless data, unless it is all properly filtered. This is about filters that Aries uses. Ways to see material, what’s important, what’s not important, what carries proper Aries value, and what might seem like it has value but, in fact, doesn’t. Or does it?

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