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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    Therefore be cheer’d,
    Make not your thoughts your prisons;

Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra 5.2.185-6

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The Sun moves into the Tropical Zodiac Sign of Scorpio on Oct. 23, 2018 around 5:22 AM... Your mileage may vary, etc.

Horoscopes for 10.18.2018

Libra

Libra

The Scales

While I certainly spend much less time traveling from town to town these days, I have, in the past, spent many years waking up in strange motels. Over the years, I’ve grown accustom to pitiful coffee service devices in motel rooms, with the emphasis being on weak, pre-packaged coffee of one stripe or another. Last motel I was in? Usual Mr. Coffee knock-off with “Guaranteed Fresh” pre-packaged ground beans. The package was for 2 cups of coffee, the coffee maker was for 8 cups. There were matching packages of regular roast and decaf. I opened up the single-serving, two-cup for regular then I added the same for the decaf, in other words, it was four cups of coffee, half-caf, half-decaf. Then, in the coffee maker, I only added four cups of water, despite being able to handle eight. This might appear to be some kind of recipe for disaster, but I was just trying to arrive at a serviceable cup of coffee without halving to think too hard. While I do tend to believe that “Decaf is the work of the devil,” this match yielded about two good mugs of coffee that tasted OK, and certainly tasted better than usual motel coffee. It is about making allowances and with the current Libra birthdays, the allowances can be a simple trick like using that package of decaf to obtain the fullest flavor from the regular coffee. Emotionally, it delivers the same punch. Given the nature of the season? That works.

Scorpio

The three R’s? Risk. Reward. Ratio. There is an easy way to calculate this, the way I recall it? Risk. Reward. Ratio. Coastal fishing in October, right before the Sun hits Scorpio? Risk? A quick glance at the weather shows there is minimal weather complication. Reward? Either a big cooler full of fresh fish, or an excellent and relaxing day on the water, or both. Ratio? On that one? It is win-win, near 100%...
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    The miserable have no other medicine
    But only hope:
    I have hope to live, and am prepar’d to die.
    Claudio in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure 3.i.2-4

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Horoscopes for 10.11.2018

Libra

Libra

The Scales


So a buddy of mine is a cop. I mean, he is a duly sworn officer of the law. I have several friends who are cops, really, but this one comes to mind. He stopped off after work one day; he had on regulation shorts, regulation T-Shirt with his affiliations, badges, and so forth. Then he had on a gun belt with handcuffs, weapon, mace, flashlight, and spare magazines. I think that’s what he wears. He was just coming in from a traffic detail, ball cap, read, “Police.” Shorts because it was still summer. He is a handgun trainer, a reiki master, cop, and officer of the law. All of that. Really a nice guy, too, but not important, right? Eventually, a number of my associates were uncomfortable because he had a weapon on his hip. Really? Him? He’s totally harmless. I wouldn’t like to meet him in professional capacity, but there was a moment of hilarity, “Wonder who he is here to see?” I turn around and smile, “Dude!” Give him quick bro hug. Several associates snickered, “Figured he was here for Kramer…” What? Anyway, this is about birthday and appearance. Libra birthdays and Libra appearances. “I knew I shouldn’t wear my work uniform here,” he said. Eventually one promoter asked my buddy to leave, worried that his presence offend some of the patrons. Weird, I know.

Scorpio

One simple trick to make this work, especially given where Venus is, and her relative Scorpio influence. I got a couple of dollar store get-well cards. I keep then out at home, on a shelf near the front door. Folks always act more contrite.
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The devil speed him! No man’s pie is freed
From his ambitious finger.

    Buckingham in Shakespeare’s Henry 8 (1.1.52-3)

Always got a finger in the pie, and soon? Venus goes into her retrograde pattern — is this bad?

New Moon in Libra, Oct. 8, 2018 at 10:46 PM Central Time.

Horoscopes for 10.4.2018

Libra

Libra

The Scales


Music is a special refuge for us. As a Libra compliant person, happy birthday baby, as a Libra-compliant person, I see this week about revisiting oldies but goodies. Varies from person to person as we all have different tastes. For some, this a familiar singer/songwriter in a local showcase. For some this stadium rock, past its prime, still touring smaller venues. All depends. Oldies but goodies. For some, I’ll just excavate some old tracks I had tucked away on a spare hard drive — music I didn’t want to part with completely, but something that was out of my personal rotation for a spell. Still, this is where this week’s solace and ultimately, Libra comfort can be found, old tunes. This is about revisiting old material rather than launching out into something, For the birthday? See what we can dig up from the old “listening” collections, be that mp3, DVD, CD, cassettes, or even records. Music is a special refuge and this week is about digging out the old tunes. Whatever that is. Happy birthday.

Scorpio

It was one of the memes — X number of questions about, or answers, or little known facts “about me”. One question? Favorite childhood game? For me? My favorite childhood game? Not getting caught. Current favorite Scorpio game?
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