Presumptuous priest, this place commands my patience,
Or thou shouldst find thou hast dishonor’d me.

Gloucester in Shakespeare’s
Henry VI, part 1 (III.i.8-9)

Mercury turns retrograde, Mars 22, 2018. (Stays RX until April 15, funny, huh.)

Horoscopes starting 3.22.2018

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


It’s called, “Escaping the whirlwind.” According to one buddy of mine, the biggest problems in the current era is that we get swept up in the moment — staying in the moment is important — but then we all get swept up within the whirlwind. We get pulled in, sucked up, and suddenly, it’s the items on our phone, or social media feed, or e-mail, messages. Something. That becomes the focal point. We get sucked into the whirlwind. Easy enough to see the happening and around your birthday, there’s usually a deluge of incoming material about this, right?

To avoid being sucked into the whirlwind, the maelstrom’s vortex, in order to avoid that? Use the off switch. Most electric devices have one. Unplug, turn it off, leave it alone, let the battery die. That disconnects your fine Aries self from that sucking vortex that can eat away at time otherwise better spent, better spent doing….

There’s a single image that should go with this, with roots that predate current events, that’s for sure. It’s the image of whirling vortex of ferocious energy, and then, off to one side, there’s the the calm. Be the calm by removing yourself from the whirlwind.

“But I go to check my email, first.”

No, no you don’t. It can wait.

“But messages?”

Wait. Step side, Remove yourself from the whirlwind.

Taurus

Taurus

The Bull


How to prepare for the unexpected? If it is unexpected, then there is no way to expect it? Tired of my inane tautology? The Sun, Mercury (retrograde), Venus, and Uranus are all in Aries. To add to that weird flavor, the tautology I was referring to? At the very end of this scope, while Mercury is still in apparent retrograde motion, Uranus and Venus make a disquieting conjunction. Venus is the main planet for Taurus; Uranus, not so much.
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True nobility is exempt from fear

    Suffolk in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, pt. 2 (IV.i.129)

Aries starts March 20, 2018 at 10:15 AM — the Sun moves into the Tropical Zodiac Sign of Aries. Spring Equinox. And Mr. Mercury is slowing down. Mars enters Capricorn.

The Spring Equinox means it’s time to start a new astrological new year, in the spirit of rebirth, yes?

Horoscopes starting 3.15.2018

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


As the Moon passes Neptune, there is an ever-so-pleasant delusion that pervades the atmosphere. This is the land of make-believe, the realm of faeries and sprites, the place where dreams live on. And on, and on. Some of that is real. Some of that, not so much. But we must believe in magic and the spiritual nature of life, right? Part of being Pisces, correct? Before the Sun moves on into Aries, the brash and bad sign? There’s time for one more gesture, a symbolic action, or a real action that we need to take. I would prefer Saturday or Sunday, but adjust as your schedule allows.

Mars and the Sun make an impromptu and slightly unsettling square, and that’s extra tension, but that extra level of tension might work in your Pisces favor, if — big if here — if you take some kind of action. Symbolic or otherwise. With the 1-2 of Neptune then Mars? Just make a gesture. Do something. Anything. Well, something good, I would hope.

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


One Aries, in about three days? Happy birthday! Let’s go fishing soon, you know, take me for your birthday trip. I’m good luck like that, right? I tend to be really good luck for most Ariesplay that correctly. Looks: Aries, Venus and Mercury are in your sign already, and before this is all over, so will the Sun be in your sign.

“This is good, right?”

This is a good. But…

“I hate when you say that!”
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Chop off his head!

    Gloucester in Shakespeare’s Richard III (3.1.193)

Yes, what some will say, right?

Jupiter starts an annual retrograde this week, in Scorpio. “But what does that mean for me?” Included in the horoscopes —

Horoscopes starting 3.8.2018

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


The term “outlaw” has a rich heritage in both denotation and connotation. In my own parlance it generally refers to a person or entity that falls outside of mainstream definitions. For years, I would think of myself as an “Outlaw Astrologer,” as I didn’t fit in any confined spaces well. Then, too, I was from Austin when it was outlaw territory, the improbable rise of the the Outlaw Country Music thing, with our heroes and performers all claiming the title of “Outlaw.”

The question, for Pisces, on your birthdays, is “How outlaw is ‘outlaw’ if everyone else is doing, too?”

There is no quick answer, but as you encounter some folks, in this next few days, who claim to be “Outlaw” — think about it in terms of individuals who are all falling within the bell curve of normal, now.

“Outlaw?” Really?

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


Recent Aries ink? “None but ourselves.” There was a much longer explanation that went along with it, but that’s where it started. I was intrigued because the ink seemed to be the perfect Aries sentiment. Little signature inside left wrist. But its real meaning?
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    (Enter Jailer’s Daughter.)
    I am very cold, and all the stars are out too,
    The little stars and all, that look like aglets
    The sun has seen my folly.
    Jailer’s Daughter in Shakespeare’s Two Noble Kinsmen (III.iv.1-3)

Kind of a Pisces thing, that quote. And, certainly for me? “The Sun has seen my folly.”

Horoscopes starting 3.1.2018

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


Annually, for a spell now, like a long time, each year, around this time, the Sun aligns with Neptune. Some folks think this is bad. Some of us think this is neither good, nor bad, but deserves observation and reflection.

While I’m all about action? This is one of those times, like I suggested, the best course of action, the best steps to take? Observation and reflection.

Couple of important birthdays this next few days, but even, in general, so very few Pisces have just a Pisces Sun, so that other stuff is getting a tap, a hint, a gentle misting of energies from is Neptune alignment.

Best way, especially for my dear Pisces to use that fairy dust being sprinkled by the planetary influence?

Observation and reflection.

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


Calling cadence, when marching? “Left, right, left, right.” Repeat. There’s a subtle rhythm to the calling of cadence, too, all marching in order. Here’s the problem, the Aries left foot goes out, but everyone else in this lineup is starting on their right. Can be the reverse, but that’s not the point, it’s that your Aries self feels horribly out of step with everyone else. Normally? I would suggest you fall in line with us. Normally. These are far from “normal” times, now aren’t they?
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    He words me, girls, he words me, that I should not
    Be noble to myself.

Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra V.ii.192-3

Horoscopes starting 2.22.2018

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


Shakespeare Scholarship and my astrology have much in common. There’s a seemingly scientific way to analyze any Shakespeare text and arrive at the desired conclusion. In part, the material is over 400 years distant and there’s no author blog, so we can’t know what he was thinking. Then, too, in most — academic — scholarship, there’s scant extant material. A couple of copies of the plays, and some early performance schedules. About all there is.

Happy Pisces birthday!

This week, the following weeks? This is about what you’re looking for and finding it. Like my example of much of the current crop of Shakespeare scholarship, Pisces will find what Pisces is looking for.

Hint: Look for the good in people. (I know it’s there; I’ve seen it before.)

Aries

Aries

Aries The Ram


Old school buddy posted a picture of me, hunched over a keyboard, a maniacal look to my eyes. That was some years ago, but I was just beginning to explore the vast world of personal computers as a method for data storage and retrieval. While I was certainly no hacker, I did enjoy messing around with the internal programming and possible customizations. I wanted to make it “mine.”
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    Good Lord, what madness rules in brain-sick men,
    When for so slight and frivolous a cause
    Such factious emulations shall arise!

King Henry VI in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 1. IV.i.112-4

Sun moves into the Tropical Zodiac Sign of Pisces, Feb. 18, 2018 around 11:18 AM. Your mileage my vary.

Horoscopes starting 2.15.2018

Aquarius

Aquarius

The Water Bearer


The Sun and Mercury join Venus in Pisces this next few days, and then Venus aligns with Neptune. Remember all that Valentine’s pink hearts, little cherubs with deadly bows, their arrows tipped with heart-shaped points? Poisoned with love? The romantic feeling behind that imagery is where we’re at, this next few days. A little late for the party, but that’s how this one falls out, and where it lands? Right in the Aquarius heart of hearts.

All that romance crap that preceded this coming week for Aquarius? All that stuff the didn’t make a lot of sense? It all starts to click. You’re suddenly romantic.

Aquarius: This weekend? “Oh, now I get it!”

Pisces

Pisces

The Fishes


There are times when I read a situation so specially wrong, I go down in a shooting ball of flames. Not just wrong, but really wrong. Incorrect from my first assessment, right on through my analysis of the situation, to the point of choosing the best words and examples to fit the given data. It happens. I can be really, really wrong at times. I get carried away, and excited by what I think I see, then I’m off and running — probably down the wrong trail.

Pisces: Let me save you some pain.
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