Libra 2019 Video
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Gonzalo in Shakespeare’s
The Tempest (III.iii.1-2)
NB.: “lakin” is short for Ladykin, the Virgin Mary
All the players are in place. All the pieces to this week’s birthday puzzle, they are all aligned. More — or less. Sort of piled up, anyway, if not perfectly aligned, which, if you’re a good Libra, that usually works well enough.
Venus is in Libra for the duration of this horoscope — that’s good. Mercury is in Libra for the duration of this horoscope, again, all good. There are some special Libra birthdays this week, all good, right? The trick is to understand that all these “Inner planets,” or “personal planets” are merely stirring the pot a little. No need to be rash, hasty, or lose that regal manner you’ve adopted for your birthday time. Borrowing from the Leo playbook? Always act as if there is an invisible tiara on your head. At all times. This week. Crown, whatever.
Some years ago, I had an example of Mars in this position, and I nicked myself with a pocketknife I was sharpening. Thought about that example for Scorpio because, with Mars where he is? There is a good chance that there will be blood letting, by Scorpio, and it looks like it might be your own blood. Just giving you a fair warning about being careful with items that are potentially razor sharp, like a blade, a scalpel, or you own Scorpio wit. The deal with blood?
What low’ring star now envies thy estate,
That these great lords, and Margaret our queen,
Do seek subversion of thy harmless life?
King in Shakespeare’s
Henry 6.2 (3.1.207-8)
The sun enters the tropical zodiac sign of Libra September 23, 2019, around 2:50 AM — CDT. Your mileage may vary.
The time has come and gone, when the Hatch Green Chilis were here. My roots with those magical peppers goes deep, back to the bad, old days, when Austin was a tawdry little backwater, and the mantra, “Keep Austin Weird” was a valid excuse. I was trying to figure out what the magic was, what the appeal was, what the appeal continues to be, as — seriously — these are just peppers, like a poblano or bell pepper, not quite as hot as a jalapeño — what’s the appeal of the Hatch Green Chilis?
Scooping the last of a cheese dip that was adorned with shredded Hatch Green Chilis, I was finally figured it out, I think, the beneficial properties of peppers are not disputed, science fact. So the Hatch Chilis have that healing, potentially mystical and metaphysical properties, and that’s the hook. Part of it, anyway. They taste identical to regular green peppers from other locations, so the magic, I’m not sure, it’s a thing, though, for sure. Hot, but not too hot, loaded with nurturing minerals and natural capsicum, but not too hot. Just enough without being overbearing. All the healing and flavor without the heat. Maybe that’s it. As the last of the Virgo birthdays sail past us? All flavor, but maybe, don’t turn the heat up too much.
An ad for a reasonably-priced, waterproof Bluetooth speaker cycled up. I thought about it — for the shower. I’ve read about this, online, where people have put a bluetooth enabled speaker, or speaker-phone in the shower. Music, podcasts, news, all of that, in the shower. Phone calls, too. Doubt I would even entertain the notion of a video call, but it could happen, for some. Is this a good idea, adding a speaker to the last bastion of privacy? I live a hyper-actuated, internet-web connected life as it is. Am I really interested in a speaker-phone, internet-activated, Bluetooth, 5G, in my shower?
Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale IV.iii.22
Full Moon September 13, 2019, 11:32 PM at 21 Pisces.
Mars adds a level snark to Virgo that, to some, has been previously unnoticed. Birthdays, yes, Full Moon in Pisces, yes, other events as need be, but that’s not what this is about; however, what it adds up to? You’ve got an extra dose of caustic wit, ready to unload. Kind of dangerous, too, as that Virgo snippy comment can really hurt — cuts a little too close. Yeah, well, you’re right, you were 100% correct, but still, that’s some painful stuff. Don’t need to be mean about. Then, I had a thought. Perfect response, you can have on hand, ready to use as need be, this week?
“If you don’t want a sarcastic answer, then why did you ask such a stupid question?”
Happy birthdays, etc. Might want to tone down the snark. Oh, you can hurl epithets at me, I’m used to that from Virgo, but others? Tone it down?
Coming back from fishing, we’d taken a long run out in the bay, and the ride back? Afternoon wind had kicked up. Bay’s water was churned up and choppy, and ride itself was a pounding. Thin padding on the seats, too rough to stand, and just an overall experience I would like to never repeat. I’m getting too old for this kind of a ride.
O wonderful, when devils tell the troth!
One summer, I changed things up. The super-mega-big-box giant had a sale on flip-flops. Ninety-eight cents. $0.98. Perfect price, even with state sales tax? Just a little over a single dollar.
A perfect summer sandal, at a price even I can love. When did we become such a throwaway culture? For me, this was an experiment, and after a fashion, marginally successful. However, the cheap footwear, eventually I cycled through three or four pair. There were echoes from childhood as the “straps” would break free from their mooring, and the sandal was more flop than anything else. It was an experiment, for me, and one I’m less likely to repeat. Each pair eventually wound up in the trash, and that was only one summer’s worth of wear. Maybe I’m hard on equipment. Maybe flip-flops aren’t as durable as they used to be. Maybe, what we remember from our past, and the way things are right now? Maybe that’s what’s different. As a birthday notion?
No amount of physical protection can save your Libra self from what seems to be happening. Sounds a bit dire. Still, there comes a time in a person’s life when the only shield, or source of succor, is some foundation in a spiritual belief. To some, this is clearly religion. To others, this some kind of faith-based organization, and to some of us? This is simply a series of spiritual practices derived from years of seeking. Obviously from some of my locations, some folks believe in the healing power of various crystals. Whatever works. My own system is drawn from diverse sources.