By day and night he wrongs me, every hour
    He flashes into one gross crime or other
    That sets us all at odds.

Goneril in Shakespeare's King Lear (I.iii.3-5)

New Moon — in Cancer — opposite from Pluto. But what does that signify?

Horoscopes starting 7.12.2018

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


It was a picture for moms. It showed a mom-character sipping coffee, from a coffee cup, with clean saucer in hand. Right. Perfect hair. Perfect make-up. Calm. Looked at ease, serene and peaceful. Also had some verbiage about “Mom.” Now, if this were true? There would be no saucer, maybe larger go-cup of black coffee, or perhaps, something stronger. There’s a recurrent theme online, “Mommy NEEDS vodka” is the sense of that one. Understood. Those peaceful, casual, reflective mom pictures? Exactly how realistic is that? I dated a number of single moms, and I always assumed it was because I was cute, kind, considerate, and, you know, back in my time, smokin’ hot. Stud muffin. Please don’t laugh. What I discovered, much later, was that those single moms were too exhausted. Maybe I was kind of cute, but it started, and ended, there. Kindness goes a lot further than that totally unrealistic image of a mom, quietly reflective in warm sunny breakfast nook, sipping on an elegant cup of coffee. Be realistic.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


Helps to understand what elements are in play, at the moment, then the over-arching theme will emerge. Mars is retrograde, in position that opposite from The Leo. Then, there’s the start of this little scope, when there is a new moon in Cancer, which precedes The Leo. It’s matter of seeing the goal — clearly — in the distance. Mars will muddle that, you know.
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“Go, charge my goblins that they grind their joints
With dry convulsions, shorten up their sinews
With aged cramps, and more pinch-spotted make them
Than pard or cat o’mountain.”

Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest (IV.i.258-61)

Horoscopes starting 7.5.2018

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


Question came up, “Why do modern toasters have a setting that will burn the snot out of your bread? Not toasted, burnt, maybe even cause a fire. Why?” Questions, rather than answers, for the modern world? It’s about “Free Will,” and in an oblique musical reference, “Freedom of Choice.” Not sure the last note carries, as it is a bit obtuse, possibly dated. Back to the original question, though, why can a modern toaster cause permanent damage to its toast? It’s about that free will we’re all gifted with, and we get to choose, like life, we get to choose which setting we’re going to use. Mars, Pluto/Saturn and the Moon? Each one pushes the Cancer’s buttons to “high,” or “dark,” or whatever is over the top for the personal toaster device. There is always freedom of choice, and the easiest way to understand this is to set that toaster — or whatever — to about half. Medium. On a scale of one to ten? Five. Right in the middle. Try that, first. Cranking it over to “High,” or dry, or whatever the setting is on the the — whatever — it is? Shooting off the max, right at the start? Liable to burn the toast, or whatever is being toasted.

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


“The astrologer does precision guesswork based on questionable data supplied by dubious sources.” In a single statement, that about sums up my career as a reader. Might also adequately cover several decades of horoscopes, as that conveys a certain image, too. I like the term “Precision guesswork,” as that gets it across in a plain, understandable term. The guess, at this moment, is that The Leo is dealing with Mars-inspired issues. Mars in Retrograde-inspired issues. Precision guesswork is called for…
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The King is angry, see, he gnaws his lip.

    Catesby in Shakespeare’s Richard III III.iv.2.27

For immediate release

The way I learned it, a press release, in proper format, started with the headline, “For Immediate Release,” followed by the pitch. At least two copy writers I’ve known claimed that their press releases were so well crafted that they were frequently published, back when newspapers were more common, those press releases were often published verbatim, as news.

A press release was supposed to answer the questions, Who, What, Why, and When?

So, as a novelty item, getting ready for next holiday celebrations? Horoscopes that start out with: For Immediate Release

Horoscopes starting 6.28.2018

For Immediate Release: Horoscopes starting 6.28.2018

Cancer

The Crab - the Moonchild

The Crab


For Immediate ReleaseMars in Retrograde — The typical Cancer personality is super easy for me to get along with, once I have a basic understanding that I am dealing with a typical Cancer Moon Child energy. That applies to Rising Sign, Moon Sign, Sun Sign, or even just a satellite in a natal chart that represents similar energies. Typically, this is a “We get along with anyone” type of sign, until, Mars goes Retrograde, and degrades certain characteristics that I find charming. Because I am aware of the current state of affairs, I get less worked up, and I’ve learned — through years of applied study — to dismiss certain snubs. Borrowing a Libra axiom, “Some do, some don’t, who’s next?”

Happy birthday?

The Leo

The Leo

The Leo


For Immediate ReleaseMars in Retrograde as it aspects The Leo planets, and now, Mars in aspect, and given this retrograde motion? This affects the boss, the coworkers, the secretary, the minions, or, as best described, “Those who work around, near, above or below you.” The typical short-term affect is it looks they have all been struck with the dumb stick. “Struck with the dumb stick? Seriously? Looks like they all ran into a forest of those dumb sticks!” Yes, and hit everyone of them.
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