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    When we shall hear
    The rain and wind beat dark December, how,
    In this our pinching cave, shall we discourse
    The freezing hours away?

Arviragus in Shakespeare's Cymbeline 3.3.36-9

    Happy Birthday!

Jupiter enters Sagittarius. What that might mean?

Horoscopes for 11.8.2018

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion


Parties, holiday, extra-special Scorpio birthdays, all of that? We all need a moment to pause. Old trick, leftover from road warrior days, too much time spent coming and going rather than sitting. Old trick? Empty out the briefcase. The backpack, shoulder bag, or purse. Man-bag. Whatever. I am forever scarred by the fetching woman who referred to my messenger-style bag as a “purse.” Hey, if it fits? Have to wear the title. Whatever that Scorpio Every Day Carry bag looks like? Empty it out. Stale breath mints. Might want to toss them. A fruit bar, again, crunched, and might not be food I would want to keep. See loose change I was meaning to collect up. Wait, parties, holiday excitement, all of that? The trick with pausing long enough to empty out that every day carry and reload it? Helps to get reloaded as the incipient holiday madness starts. Besides, “Look I just dumped this out, I can’t — right at this very second — acquiesce to your request.”

Sagittarius

There is a coherent and consistent thread here. The idea is that this not a thread, a new chain of thought, not a new idea but a continuation of a theme. The thread, it looks like it might be a little loose, but still, follow that single strand, and see where it leads? Two pieces of Sagittarius advice:
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Horoscopes for 11.1.2018

    Stephano: O brave monster, lead the way.

Shakespeare’s The Tempest (II.ii.185)

Happy Scorpio Birthday!

Horoscopes for 11.1.2018

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion

The difference between a cult and a religion tends to be numbers. Cults have fewer members. This isn’t going to be a debate about the various religions, either. I was raised in one faith, gravitated towards another, and then, over the years, I’ve gradually embraced a fair amount of Eastern Mysticism in my beliefs. This all could change, too. However, what I heard one of my buddies say the other day?

“Oh, I’m catholic — we don’t use the bible.”

I was a bit taken aback by the comment, as he deadpanned the delivery. I couldn’t tell if he was joking or serious. He seemed serious enough. Is that a thing? I know precious little about the True Catholic Faith, other than what I’ve read, or by association, or the way the local archdiocese pops up on the news frequently. Politics, the Vatican, yeah, Pope, yeah, don’t know much about the underpinnings of the faith itself. Cool churches? Great artworks? Because something didn’t ring true to me, I had to test it. As a Scorpio, some recent statement doesn’t ring true, and that will require further Scorpio inspections, research, and general, delving into a topic that you might, or might not, like too much. I was fascinated but the doctrine and millennia’s worth of great works is cool — to me. Mars squares your New Moon, “let’s start something” energy. A little more willing to be open-minded about some topic will help.

Sagittarius

What was your first concert? Concert experience, whatever, however, that shows up, what was it? Name, group, band, venue, what can be recalled. In this setting, though, what I was thinking about, what was the first popular musical experience. Sure, I was dragged off to the symphony a few times, but that doesn’t count, what I was looking for, that first loud rock’n’roll, or even later, the first time it was live. What was your first concert?
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    How all occasions do inform against me,
    And spur my dull revenge! What is a man,
    If his chief good and market of his time
    Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more.

Hamlet in Shakespeare’s Hamlet 4.4.32-5

Happy Scorpio Birthday!

Next week, Retrograde Venus slips backwards into Libra.

Horoscopes for 10.25.2018

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpion


Elastic nature of time, in Shakespeare’s plays. You know, not unlike a TV show plot? Seriously, not much critical thought is required here; watching some TV show, and the office, it’s daytime, drinking coffee; cuts to a downtown shot at night, crime scene, CSU on the job; cuts back to the office, and the boss is just getting to work; elastic nature of time in a story, right? I got at this from one of Shakespeare’s plays, Hamlet, where there’s a series of events, and the timeline as we establish it, doesn’t hold up to close scrutiny. Poetic License, a thing I know about, myself. Remember that a ripping good yarn, a tale as told by whatever — whomever — the idea of gripping story makes up for holes in plausible reality. Besides, this is fiction, and as such, fiction doesn’t have to be too coherent. The elastic nature of time will come into full play, with Scorpio, the closer we get to the next week, as Venus shifts back to Libra.

Sagittarius

The question of the week, “Where did you fly, the first time?” Local guy I know, his first flight, his first trip, he was well-passed midlife when he went to Las Vegas, and that was his first flight. He’d never flown before. Weird, to me. But I grew up with a globetrotting family, and travel is in my bloodline. By extension, air travel is all part of my background. In the earliest portions of my career, at one point, the gate staff knew me at the old Austin airport.
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