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When beggars die there are no comets seen; The ravens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. Calphurnia in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar 2.2.31 New Moon in Gemini 5.25.2017 at 2:44 PM — Some years ago, I vowed to move to a more plant-based diet. Not totally vegetarian, no, that’s not happening, just trying to cut [...]

Gone to be married? Gone to swear a peace? False blood to false blood join’d! Gone to be friends? Constance in Shakespeare’s King John 3.1.1-2 Ever wonder how much time is spent worrying about the weather? I looked, I was hoping to fish, other day, and the long–range weather–forecaster thing said “Rain.” I worried. Needlessly, [...]

O ye gods! Render me worthy of this noble wife! Brutus in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar 2.1.303 Always wondered a little about that, how the wives in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar were so important. One would hope that this would be a reflection on the timbre of the times, but I’m unsure if there’s much truth to [...]

Truly, sir, all that I live by is with the awl: I meddle with no tradesman’s matters; but withal I am indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are great danger I recover them. Cobbler in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 1.1.18 San Antonio and Austin, on the radar, see astrofish.net/travel for details. It’s truck [...]

A day in April never came so sweet, To show how costly summer was at hand, As this fore-spurrer comes before his lord. Stephano in Shakespeare's A Merchant of Venice 2.9.93-5 Mercury, eventually, starts to unwind from being too tightly wound up. Un-retrograde — eventually. Venus shifts into Aries. Opening quote is from Shakespeare’s the [...]

Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear. Marcus Brutus in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 3.2.13 “Look, it’s Four-Twenty! Ha-ha!” Some people, maybe this is an Austin hangover, but some people? They just never grow up. I mean, seriously? The Sun enters the Tropical Zodiac sign of Taurus [...]

Peace be to England, if that war return From France to England, there to live in peace. England we love, and for that England’s sake With burden of our armor here we sweat. King of France in Shakespeare’s King John 2.1.91-4 Venus starts to go stationary. Sort of. Not out of the Venus woods with [...]

Why then ’tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Hamlet in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet 2.2.212 Best time to file taxes? April 15, 4:26 PM. Moon in Sagittarius. Mercury Retrograde. Venus Retrograde. All good. I heard squawking, a pitched birds’ cry, and I looked [...]

I am glad that my weak words Have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus. Cassius in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar 1.2.176-7 Venus moves — in apparent retrograde motion — from Aries into Pisces. More about that live — in Austin! Free 15 minute phone reading! It's starting to warm up, right? Time for [...]

What can be avoided Whose end is purpos’d by the mighty gods? Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar 2.2.26-7 Free 15 minute phone reading! Great Caesar’s ghost! It almost happened again. I almost fell into that advertising trap. It’s product that I admire, but I never use — or I haven’t used since 2009, and [...]

If I have horns to make one mad, let the proverb go with me: I’ll be horn-mad. Francis Ford in Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor 3.5.45 Shakespeare’s Merry Wives is a bit of an odd play. It either resurrected, or served as “prequel” to Sir John Flastaff’s Henry IV, part 1 character. Falstaff was one [...]

So every bondman in his own hand bears The power to cancel his captivity. Casca in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar I.iii.101-2 That’s just such an awesome piece of advice, on so many levels, to paraphrase, “Each of us has the keys to unlock that which binds us.” Casca’s version is a little prettier. From Shakespeare’s Julius [...]

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