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“How green you are and fresh in this old world!” Cardinal Pandulph in Shakespeare’s King John (3.4.145) Officially, the Sun moves into Leo July 22, 2017 at 10:15 AM. It’s called a “Train wreck,” because that’s kind of how this feels. Mars and the Sun are near perfectly aligned for a few days. The problem [...]

That wishing well had not a body in’t, Which might be felt, that we, the poorer born, Whose baser stars do shut us up in wishes, Helena in Shakespeare’s Alls Well That Ends Well 1.1.98-100 Austin, this weekend! Instead of wrestling with the demons? Get all cozy with them. Mars makes nice with the Sun, [...]

Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go. King Claudius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet 3.1.158 Some days, I feel badly for my fishing buddies. In this one example, it was kind of a rough day on the water. The bay was churned up from a recent weather front, and while that made for cool conditions, a [...]

“I sat upon the shore Fishing, with the arid plain behind me Shall I at least set my lands in order?” Excerpt From: T. S. Eliot. “The Waste Land.” 424~ But take the High’st to witness. Then pray you tell me, If I should swear by Jove’s great attributes I lov’d you dearly, would you [...]

Why, this is very midsummer madness. Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night III.iv.41 Moon conjunct Sun in Cancer, 2 degrees: June 23, 2017 at 9:30 PM There’s always an “added kicker” to current conditions, and certainly that applies at this time. It has to do with a certain planet’s added influence, recombinant energies doubled then trebled, [...]

Blood hath bought blood, and blows have answer’d blows; Strength match’d with strength, and power confronted power: Both are alike, and both alike we like. Hubert in Shakespeare’s King John 2.1.329-31 Sun enters Cancer — June 20, 2017 11:24 PM (Austin, San Antonio), but first? New Moon in Gemini. Much as I adore my little [...]

Go bid the priests do present sacrifice, And bring me their opinions of success. Caesar in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 2.2.5-6 Full Moon, June 9, 2017 8:09 AM Jump, run, play. Three rather simple commands. It’s Gemini birthday time, there’s the Full Moon, and then there’s the stuff that rails that Full Moon’s energy. Best way [...]

Set honor in one eye and death i’ th’ other, And I will look on both indifferently; For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death. Brutus in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar I.ii.86 Mars enters the Tropical Zodiac sign of Cancer, June 4, 2017 at 11:15 [...]

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 [...]

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