O, learn’d indeed were that astronomer That knew the stars as I his characters; He’ld lay the future open. You good gods, Let what is here contain’d relish of love, Of my lord’s health, of his content—yet not That we two are asunder; Imogen in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline III.ii.29— Horoscopes starting 1.11.2018 Capricorn I hold a [...]

But this our purpose now is twelve month old, And bootless ’tis to tell you we will go; Therefore we meet not now. King in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, part 1 (I.i.28-30) The new year promises to hold some surprises. Horoscopes starting 1.4.2018 Capricorn One of the lessons I learned in the last few years? When [...]

“This making of Christians will raise the price of hogs.” Launcelot Gobbo in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice III.v.7 The Year ahead: 2018 Astrological Highlights for 2018 Mercury Retrograde: March 22 to April 15, 2018 (Aries) | July 25 to August 18, 2018 (Leo) | November 16 to December 6, 2018 (Sag./Scorpio). Mars Retrogrades June [...]

(Aside.) “Now by the gods, I do applaud his courage.” Simonides in Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre (2.5.58) Horoscopes starting 11/23/2017 Sagittarius Backing up my astrological statements with both observations and empirical evidence is part of my trade. When I make broad, sweeping statements about signs and conditions, I tend to use material I have [...]

Horoscopes starting 11/9/2017

Kings are earth’s gods; in vice their law’s their will;

And if Jove stray, who dares say Jove doth ill?

Pericles in Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1.1.103-4)

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One author I liked, one of his first novels was so tightly plotted, he described what it was like. He had a giant flow chart, pieces of paper taped together, stretching around his office, where he would write, and those lines had intricate details where “this” tied to “that,” which then echoed back to a sub-plot in the first chapter, “there.” Extremely complex and tightly woven. In subsequent novels, although there is evidence of such work, it’s not nearly as difficult. The author himself has suggested he doesn’t outline like, not anymore. Too much work for too little reward.

As a Scorpio, this week unfolds with a myriad of allusions to previous events, then, there’s some foreshadowing for next week, and then, too, there’s that resolution to a small problem in the Scorpio sub-plot, leftover from the second chapter. Got all that?

You can endlessly complicate this, or you can just plow ahead. Personally looking at motion and relative motion? I’d suggest you just plow ahead. For the parts that you did outline? Yes, stick to the outlined plans. But for most of this? Ah, heck, just wing it like I do.

Follow plans that are in place, but you can make up stuff to fill in the parts you didn’t plan.

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