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“In nature’s infinite book of secrecy A little I can read.” The Soothsayer in Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra (1.2.5-7) Horoscopes starting 9.14.2017 Virgo: I read a short Shakespeare passage, part of a monologue, into the camera, trying for that weekly missive. I had just listened to the play on tape, so that play and its [...]

Horatio says ’tis but our fantasy, And will not let belief take hold of him Touching this dreaded sight twice seen of us; Therefore I have entreated him along, With us to watch the minutes of this night, That if again this apparition come, He may approve our eyes and speak to it. Marcellus in [...]

It must be se offendendo, it cannot be else. For here lies the point: if I drown myself wittingly, it argues an act, and an act hath three branches—it is to act, to do, to perform; argal, she drown’d herself wittingly. 1st Gravedigger (clown) in Shakespeare’s Hamlet V.i.5 Mercury comes un-retrograde in the next few [...]

O, sir, to such as boasting show their scars A mock is due. Will you walk on, my lord? She was belov’d, she lov’d; she is, and doth: But still sweet love is food for fortune’s tooth. Troilus in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida IV.v.290-3 Horoscopes starting 8.24.2017 Virgo: Fishing gets better about now. Simple as [...]

Hamlet: Ay, marry, why was he sent into England? First Clown (Gravedigger): Why, because ’a was mad. ’A shall recover his wits there, or if ’a do not, ’tis no great matter there. Shakespeare’s Hamlet V.i.68-9 Mad dogs and Englishmen? Horoscopes starting 8.17.2017 The Leo: I have never been a big fan of the “Don’t [...]

Thou sayest well, and it holds well too, for the fortune of us that are the moon’s men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being govern’d, as the sea is, by the moon. Prince Hal in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, part 1 (I.ii.37) Mercury goes “Retrograde,” moving east, from August 12 to September 5, with [...]

How absolute the knave is! We must speak by the card, or equivocation will undo us. By the Lord, Horatio, this three years I have took note of it: the age is grown so pick’d that the toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier, he galls his kibe. How long [...]

They say miracles are past, and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Lafew in Shakespeare’s Alls Well That Ends Well 2.3.1 Jupiter 17 Libra/Pluto 17 Capricorn. That means? Means the quote and the planets, or whatever they are calling Pluto this week, means it all is connected. [...]

“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. Horoscopes for 7.20.2017 The Leo: It’s called a “Train wreck,” because that’s kind of how this feels. Mars and the Sun are near perfectly aligned for [...]

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 astrofish.net/travel Austin, this weekend! Horoscopes starting 7.13.2017 Cancer: Instead of wrestling with the demons? Get all cozy with them. Mars [...]

Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go. King Claudius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet 3.1.158 Horoscopes starting 7.6.2017 Cancer: 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 [...]

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