Lear: dost thou call me a fool, boy?
Fool: all thy other titles thou hast given away; that thou wast born with.
Shakespeare's King Lear [I.iv.9607]
Sagittarius: It was an early roll out in the cold winter morning. I don't recall. Should've been a fishing trip, but it wasn't. I know I was up way before the sun. I stopped at a familiar coffee shop. The little Sagittarius working, she was half-asleep. Cute lass, heart-shaped face, pale skin, almond eyes, a mass of dark curls to frame her face.
Sagittarius -- but some other rising sign -- she was half-asleep. Did I mention that? She looked at me, started pulling a couple of shots of espresso, made some comment out the side of her mouth about me being up early.
I asked why she was up. "I'm at work, silly boy." I then asked why she was so sleepy. "I stay up most nights, I don't want to miss anything. I'm afraid if I go to sleep, I'll miss something."
I am a Sagittarius, and I didn't miss too much. Sleep is good. Trying to get in everything at the expense of good, much needed, rest? Doesn't work.
Solution? Go to bed earlier or sleep later.
There is enough time, we just have to be better with our "allotted time" or how we budget ourselves. This is less about money and more about another, similar resource. Staying awake at night? Just to not miss anything in the daytime? I'm back to my original solution, either go to bed earlier or wake up later, whatever works.
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Capricorn: Excited yet? You should be. The Sun crawls closer and closer to that point where it's at the darkest point in the cycle. More dark than light. The further north one goes, the worse it gets. I understand that the sun never rises in parts of Canada and Alaska.
I do recall a winter in England, seemed like the Sun rose around 10 in the morning, and set around 3 in the afternoon. Not much daylight. This pervasive darkness is what Capricorn and the time before, that's what this is all about. Will it recover?
Ancient rites and rituals marked the turning point, fast approaching. I'm not a big fan of animal sacrifice, or human sacrifice, although I know a few people -- never mind. I'm unsure if what your tradition calls for, Sacrifice, Saturnalia, Solstice. Perhaps it involves candles and wreaths, or Xmas trees. Doesn't matter to me.