Horoscopes for 1-21-2021

Ay, marry,
There will be woe indeed, lords; the sly whoresons
Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies.
A French song and a fiddle has no fellow.

  • Sir Thomas in Shakespeare’s Henry 8 1.2.39-41

The Sun moves into the Tropical Zodiacal Sign of Aquarius late on January 20, 2021.

Horoscopes for 1-21-2021

Aquarius

AquariusFor me, astrology is about the building blocks of who we are. Component pieces, that fit together to etch out an individual’s personal construction. What makes us what we are. These are the events that define us. Or help to define us, as individual events also help fill in the blanks with that canvas, which was originally stretched by the planets of our birth. What we do, individually, within that cosmic framework, that defines us. The framework is our planets. Mars, Uranus, but mostly Mars is grabbing the early Aquarius planets by the scruff of the collar. This can go one of several ways, the obvious being, grabbed by the collar? Probably thrown out. Or otherwise reprimanded, scolded, “Bad Dog!” Or it could be a course correction, again, the image is the scruff of the neck, being directed right back to where our Aquarius selves started, “No sir, you are going to finish this before you do anything else.” Probably should imagine a loud voice and an exclamation point, or two. To some, this can be cartoon-like, and to other Aquarius, this real and palpable energy, coercing and coaching, maybe not in a direction we want to go.

Pisces

E-mailFor me, the asteroid Ceres is merely a pinprick of light, and weird symbol with little astrological definitions. That’s me. I tend to stay away from the asteroids except in certain circumstances as their various definitions and symbols can confuse over-arching discussion points about greater trends. The few occasions I do concentrate on a single point like Ceres? It’s because there is a highlight to the meaning. At the start of this horoscope? Ceres and Neptune align, nearly perfectly. Not like this hasn’t happened before, nor, does it mean this won’t happen again, but this week’s prognostication? As the moon moves towards full?
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Horoscopes for 1-14-2021

Horoscopes for 1-14-2021

What’s worse than murderer, that I may name it?
No, no, my heart will burst and if I speak,
And I will speak, that so my heart may burst.
Butchers and villains! Bloody cannibals!

  • Shakespeare’s Henry 6.3 V.v.58-61

Capricorn

Capricorn
Years and years in the distant past? I wrote about Taurus energy as being almost pedantic in its pace. Not hasty at all. Measured and conservative, in motion, actions, and deeds. Light of mind, but considerate of conscious choices. Again, this cycles up as we approach — at the end of this week, a rolling conjunction that involves Mars, Uranus, and quick fly-by from the Moon, as a kicker. Next week, I mean. End of this horoscope. However, as the Capricorn birthdays roll along, we’re getting close and what this does on a global level? There’s an expectant forward push while there’s also last second pause. Not sure about it, but close. “I just wanted to make sure I thought this all the way through, you know, make sure all the i’s are dotted, t’s are crossed.” This is an experiential understanding of this energy, it’s run right up to the edge but not cross over to the other side, it’s flirting with the dangerous stuff, but not crossing the line. To be sure, the Uranus factor with Mr. Mars, and then, when the moon highlights all of that? There’s an urge. But acting on that urge? We encounter that stout, solid, Taurus reticence. Might not be a bad idea to pause, properly pause for just a little bit longer. Happy birthday to that one Capricorn, too.

Aquarius

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I listen. What I’ve learned, by listening, I can acquire all manner of useful information by just listening. No judgement, or, at least, I try to have no judgement visible on my face, aiming for that poker face as much as possible. The aspect of listening, sometimes intently, sometimes just an overheard piece of conversation, and sometimes, it doesn’t matter, just listening instead of talking?
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Horoscopes for 1-7-2021

Our hap is loss, our hope but sad despair,
Our ranks are broke, and ruin follows us.
What counsel give you? Whither shall we fly?

  • Clarence in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 3 2.3.9-11

In context? That passage offers hope, but one must dig for it — like this year promises, hope, but we might have to dig around a little.

Horoscopes for 1-7-2021

Capricorn

Capricorn
This one is about self-expression, however that looks to the Capricorn. One of the favored ideas, for this next year? What’s the “artist’s statement” for Capricorn? Usually visible as a small blurb off to one side of an art installation, it’s a brief note about what are the motivations, sources, roots. What brought up this idea, what got us here, and where this (Capricorn thing) is taking us. Like a bio. Time to write a Capricorn “artist’s statement,” a short bio, and decision about a direction. The trick with the better “artist’s statements?” The singular, stand-out points? Brevity and wit. A few sentences. Not much more. The trick is to keep it brief. Then, too, as we take the paragraph and try to cut it down in size? Work in that obvious sense of Capricorn humor, a bit dour, a little strange, and maybe not the best pointers, but there’s got to be that. Self-expression, and in the artist’s statement idea, the simplest way to get ahead this week? Brevity. Wit. Don’t forget, you’re trying to explain something here.

Aquarius

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It was about statistics. I still recall, one great wordsmith, “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Following a literary discussion about Shakespeare and his “authorship” of one of the last plays, part of the official canon, but arguably Shakespeare only did an assist on the play? Watching, reading through an online forum devoted to the topic of Shakespeare and scholarship?
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