The bay-trees in our country are all wither’d,
And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven,
The pale-fac’d moon looks bloody on the earth,
And lean-look’d prophets whisper fearful change,
Rich men look sad, and ruffians dance and leap,
The one in fear to lose what they enjoy,
The other to enjoy by rage and war.
Welsh Captain in
Shakespeare’s Richard II II.iv.8-14
Happy birthday, baby. The recent spate of Pisces confusion should be lifting. That fog? The fuzzy understanding and indistinct voices? Sounds and images that aren’t quite visible? All of that should be coming back into focus, soon. That sense that there is something kind of amiss, but not really, but sort of out of step? Yeah, we find our Pisces equilibrium again. It’s not a bad time, and the fuzzy effect? Wah-wah pedal on guitar, the reverb-fuzz-feedback? Yes, it’s ok, it’s not you, it’s us, really, but it feels like it’s you and the fog? It’s starting to lift. You can, hear clearly now. More clearly than before, I hope. And happy birthday, did I mention that?
Simple expression, might help now that Mars is in Taurus? “Things change.” It’s really simple. Mars, and the lesser extent, Mercury, but mostly the placement of Mars against the Aries backdrop? “Things change.” There’s one Aries, all kinds of upset, “I just got it where I like it all! It can’t change!” Oh, but it can. What was the catchphrase, especially this next few days, as Mars gets comfortable in Taurus? [continue reading…]
— Posthumus Leonatus in
Shakespeare's Cymbeline Act 1, Scene 4
The Sun enters the Tropical Zodiac sign of Pisces at 5:18 PM, Feb. 18, 2019 — at sunset, just before the almost full moon rises.
Another astrology writer had a monthly missive that started with “love” as the idea. Whatever works, right? I prefer, this week to deal with the real world, and Valentines is over soon enough. Mercury conjunct Neptune (Pisces) and Mars conjunct Uranus (Aries), and that means what?
“I dare you to this match”
Horoscopes for 2.14.2019
The Water Bearer
Happy birthday, Aquarius. We’re back at the weird holiday in the middle of your sign, and that holiday? It makes no sense to most of us Aquarius. There are a few who “get it,” but the rest of us? It’s just a weird, artificial event created by pure hype and driven — repeatedly — by sales. Like there needed to be something besides Aquarius in the middle of February? Mattress sales? I wonder if that has anything to do with VD? Stop. I’m getting distracted. I started out to go to a social event the other evening, have to drive halfway across town to get there. Because I was leaving a suburban location and headed towards downtown at rush hour, I figured it would be easy. When I drive anywhere, I spool up some Shakespeare stuff to keep me from getting irate with other drivers — and I don’t feel like I’m wasting time in traffic. Which is what happened that one night. There was a wreck, road construction, and an overnight lane closure, a perfect trifecta of obstacles. After an hour in stop-and-go traffic, I turned around and headed home. Sorry I missed the party guys, but, you know, traffic. Weird holiday is over, soon enough, and the traffic — vehicular and otherwise — lightens up for Aquarius. Again, happy birthday. Enjoy. Watch for other cars.
For the first few years, my horoscopes appeared with white text on black aground. It was to inspire mystery, mystic, and more. Much, much more. After a few years, though, it turned out, according to the usability studies I perused, the easiest way to read text on any screen, phone, tablet, or computer? Black text on white page. Perhaps the background could be a very light shade of an off-white, but basically, think: something that looks like a book or a newspaper. Seems to work best. As Mercury slips past Neptune, a brief alignment and conjunction? [continue reading…]