Week of: 5/24-30 Memorial Day Weekend coming up “And moody Pluto winks while Orpheus plays.” From Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece, Part I, line 637. Aries : The way I see it, and some people will tell you I have faulty vision, but the way I see it, this is a good week. Yes, there [...]

Week of: 5/17-23 Hear’st thou, Mars? Coriolanus in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” [V.v.161 Aries : Many words can be used to describe an Aries, but one word which is seldom used is “nonchalant.” However, there is a certain degree of indifference that you need to approach this week with. Act like you don’t care. Or, better yet, [...]

Week of: 5/10-16 This very day, Great Mars, I put myself into thy file: Make me but like my thoughts, and I shall prove A lover of thy drum Betram in Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well [III.iii.11-14] Aries : The early part of the week dawns early and you hit the “hike and bike” [...]

Week of: 5/3-9 (5/9 Mom’s Day) “It’s one thing to miss you Kramer, it’s another thing to take the choke off the shotgun.” Thanks, Robin Gile. Aries : I’m expecting good things out of you this week. I know it’s in there, and I know you can deliver. There’s an odd bit of luck floating [...]

Week of: 4/26-5/2 “As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere.” Demetrius in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (III.ii.83) Aries [3/23-4/20]: Aries is not known for being an inactive sign. Politely put, this is not the sign of the couch potato. The problem is that there is an alluring sense to this idea of being a couch [...]

Week of: 4/19-25 I shall entreat him To answer like himself: if Caesar move him, Let Antony look over Caesar’s head, And speak as loud as Mars. Enobarbus in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (II.ii.5-8) The morning mail bag keeps getting more and more interesting as I see a number of problems that seem to crop [...]

Week of: 4/12-18 “No; that same wicked bastard of Venus that was begot of thought, conceived of spleen, and born of madness,that blind rascally boy that abuses every one’s eyes because his own are out, let him be judge how deep I am in love.” Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It (IV.i.254) Aries [3/23-4/20]: [...]

Week of: 4/5-11 “Look out kid, it’s something you did…” — Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues This discussion actually originated a little while back, but the concept bears a frutiful merit at a time like this because the way planets are, they all seem to be rearranging the astrological furniture. In some of the Feng [...]

Week of: 3/29-4/4 Mercury turns its happy self around and there was much rejoicing in the land. Sort of. We ain’t out of the woods yet, folks. Tell me where the quote in Capricorn came from, maybe shoot me the lines themselves along with the citation, and I’ll see about getting you a free “el-cheapo” [...]

Week of: 3/22-28 All’s Well that Ends Well (Act I, scene i) Hel. Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a charitable star. Par. Under Mars, I. Hel. I especially think, under Mars. Par. Why under Mars? Hel. The wars have so kept you under that you must needs be born under Mars. Par. When he [...]

Week of: 3/15-21 “Get you to bed again; it is not day. Is not to-morrow, boy, the ides of March?” Brutus in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene i. What with the highly charged Ides of March starting this week, I have to mention something about it…. And what better tragedy to deal with the [...]

Week of: 3/8-14 “No more than a fish loves water. Is not this a strange fellow, my lord, that so confidently seems to undertake this business, which he knows is not to be done; damns himself to do, and dares better be damned than to do’t?” First Lord in Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well [...]

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