Horoscopes for 1.17.2019

Horoscopes for 1.17.2019

    “The mercy that was quick in us but late,
    By your own counsel is suppress’d and kill’d.
    You must not dare (for shame) to talk of mercy,
    For your own reasons turn into your bosoms,
    As dogs upon their masters, worrying you.
    See you, my princes and my noble peers,
    These English monsters!”

—King Henry V
in Shakespeare Henry V (II.ii.79-85)

Happy Birthday!

Venus aligns briefly with Jupiter, in Sagittarius. Sun moves into Aquarius, January 20, 2019 around 2:59 AM. What that means for the rest of us?

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Horoscopes for 1.17.2019

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Sea Goat


Listening to Henry V, a situation popped up, and made me think about Capricorn. In, I think it’s the first act, of Shakespeare’s Henry V, a group of noble are arrested for treason, plotting to overthrew/assassinate the king (Henry V). Once their plot is uncovered, then the nobles are all “Lord have mercy upon my soul” but where was the request for mercy, before being discovered? It’s like this, I’ll beg forgiveness and act contrite, if I’m caught. If I’m not caught? Yeah, no harm, no foul. Being caught introduces a new element of religion, with a sudden onset of guilt, as well as a willingness towards its acts of contrition, provided, of course, there is substantiating evidence of that guilt. Getting caught introduces a most Christian and pious mature. Getting away with it?

Not so much.

It’s about how we feel about our actions, if we’re caught, if we’re not caught, and how bad the crime is, right? Matter of degrees. Matter of degrees in our Capricorn parts, too. Not a good week to try and “get away with it,” and I’m not preaching, just suggesting. Not a good time, and if you do get caught, against my recommendation? Act contrite.

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer


Take a lesson from me, maybe. My birthday comes right around Thanksgiving, every year (early Sagittarius, that’s me). I get lost in the shuffle of the holidays, wherein what folks tend to do, you know who you are (family), “I got this for your birthday and Xmas…” See how that goes? However, as an Aquarius-compliant astrologer? Take a lesson from me, maybe.
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Horoscopes for 1.10.2019

“Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
Ophelia in Hamlet, 4.5.42

Happy Birthday!

Horoscopes for 1.10.2019

Capricorn

Capricorn

The Sea Goat

Stuck in traffic, behind a typical urban beater, I noticed a single bumper sticker, “This is the back of my car.” To be fair, I am a huge fan of “Urban beaters” as undercover transportation. No one looks twice. No one breaks in. Everyone stays out of the way, and tend to not want to park next to an urban beater because it can inflict more damage than can be done to it. In most cities, this is best categorized as a four-door sedan-like mid-range model with lots of inner-city miles.

Bumper sticker read, “This the back of my car.” Bumper itself was dinged in places, but essentially intact, missing a little paint, maybe. At least one lopsided headrest was visible in the back, indicating a child’s seat.

While stating the blistering honest truth, “This is the back of my car,” it also carries a warning. If one were to drive too fast, and collide with the back of that car? Doubt it would fare well for the person who hits the urban beater. Watch for warnings that are obvious. Or, better yet, do you need a similar warning on the back of your Capricorn ride?

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer

Every horoscope I write has three different time zones. Maybe four zones, depends. The first is the time when I’m actually writing the horoscopes, projecting ahead, looking where we’ve been, and doing what I do. That’s the first zone, where — when — I’m writing. The second zone is when the scope is set for, like this is set for the second week of January, 2019. The official start date is January 10 through 16, 2019. The third zone?
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Horoscopes for 1.3.2019

    Learn this, brother,
    We live not to be grip’d by meaner persons.

Wolsey in Shakespeare’s Henry 8 (act 2 scene 2)

Happy Birthday!

  • The year ahead.
  • Horoscopes for 1.3.2019

    Capricorn

    Capricorn

    The Sea Goat


    “Florence Effect,” is that heart palpitations, the swooning, the effect of great art on a person. It’s really a thing, you know. A real deal, like medically recognized and everything. No, really, look it up. I read it on the internet, it has to be true.

    “True Story!”

    I — personally — have experienced this kind of effect, a couple of times, usually in major museums, but once, in small, private gallery. There was a particular, rather iconic, American painting, and seeing it in person brought tears to my eyes. “Florence Effect,” in the flesh, my flesh. Think I even have a “museum quality” poster reproduction of that one. Maybe. Maybe not. Still, the image and the way it can evoke such depth of feelings, loneliness, despair, stark beauty, and hope for the future? All there, in a single painting. That’s the “Florence Effect.” Mercury/Saturn and Sun/Pluto, plus, you know, holidays, new year, the 12th Night, current events, and a few news trends? Find that touchstone, artwork, whatever it is that brings happiness? We’re looking for the “Florence Effect” to bring joy to the Capricorn birthdays.

    Aquarius

    How long does it take to become proficient at a new skill? Typing, comes to mind, and I’m still not good at that. From a quick glance at material online, I found reference to a noted author and efficiency expert who suggested that it 10,000 hours to become good at a particular skill. As an example?
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    Horoscopes for 12.27.2018

    Break off thy song, and haste thee quick away.
    Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice
    Hath often still’d my brawling discontent.

    Marianna in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure 4.i.7-9

    Happy Birthday Capricorn!

    Saturn and Sun align this week, but might not be able to see it with a naked eye. What that means? Portends a saturnine flavor to the coming year, for sure.

    What the year looks like as tables? Here.

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    Horoscopes for 12.27.2018

    Capricorn

    Capricorn

    The Sea Goat


    Saturn is hard on 11 signs and one sign that gets the good treatment is Capricorn. No where is that more evident than now. When I was in the bar business, New Years Eve was called “amateur night” — and for good reason. People who had no experience or excuses to drink were playing with forces beyond their ken.

    As public service reminder, don’t drink and drive. However, as an over-arching theme, stick with what is safe, tried, and true for Capricorn. This isn’t a time to go and experiment with factors and factions beyond your Capricorn range of experience. Whether this is a party scenario with illusive intoxicants — that your Capricorn self has no experience with — or a giant leap of faith in another arena, doesn’t much matter, that giant step, outside of the Capricorn Safety Zone, simply put?

    “Yeah, no.”

    While I’m a huge fan of pushing limits and stepping outside of the individual comfort zones, big proponent of that, I’m suggesting — this week, start of the new year — we all stick with what is tried and true. What already works. Whatever the tradition is? Stick with that. It’s quite alright to explore the edges of the comfort zone, but stay well within the Capricorn Safety Zone, as a solid Saturn solution.

    Aquarius

    Aquarius

    The Water Bearer

    With zero scientific evidence weighed against dozens of years of personal experience, it’s hard to say. Way it was explained to me, what I was doing on New Year’s Day, January First, set the tone for the rest of the year. Zero — zilch, nada — hard scientific evidence to support this claim, yet, over the years, the patterns start to emerge.
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    Horoscopes for 12.20.2018

      “A plague upon this howling. They are louder
      than the weather or our office.”

    Boatswain in Shakespeare’s
    The Tempest 1.1.21-2

    Horoscopes for 12.20.2018

    Looks like, by the current calculator, December 21, 2018, at 4:20 PM — Sun enters Capricorn and that’s the start of the new cycle. Oh joy, it’s Capricorn time again!

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    Capricorn

    Capricorn

    The Sea Goat


    “A plague upon this howling. They are louder/than the weather or our office.” In the midst of terrible storm, the boat (tiny craft) being buffeted about on waves and the winds, the bosun complains that the passengers are bigger pain than the storm itself. Does this sound familiar, to my fine — extra-fine — Capricorn friends? The complaints are worse than the affliction itself? The noise of the of irritated individuals is worse than the source of the irritation? Does this sound like family complaint from the Birthday Capricorn folks?

    Happy birthday?

    Thought so. The theatrical “aside,” the comment directly to the audience, breaking the fourth wall, as it were, speaking — complaining of the complaints — directly to us helps. Helps with the message you’d like to get across to us. Set the stage, then let us all know, in an aside, what is really happening. After all? Time for a little extra flair for the dramatic.

    Happy Birthday!

    Aquarius

    The new year is around the corner, as are the Aquarius birthdays, but we’re not there, yet. Still, being a forward-thinking Aquarius might be thinking about the end of the holidays, and some new year resolutions. Here’s one, to help, think about ways to make carrot sticks palatable.
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