"Truth has a quiet breast."
Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Richard II [I.iii.100]

    Fishing Guide to the Stars
    by Kramer Wetzel
    For the week starting: 3.4.2010

Mars begins an un-retrograde process of rebuilding what has been rent asunder.

"Kiss me I'm one-fifth Irish."

astrofish.net Pisces: "You go out with a guy called 'Kramer,' and weird, it just goes with the territory," a date was explaining, "not like I figured dating you would be anything normal, whatever that means." Not a Pisces, but that weirdness quotient? That's very much present. Some Pisces will insist that there's a "Kramer quotient" present, too. That much?

I'll deny it. It's not really me. It's a combination of events that stack up planets and energies in strange ways, and that's strange, even by the Pisces standards. Which are generally fairly liberal, in the weird way. Isolation is the solution.

It's your birthday week, and everything is inside the Pisces circle is a screaming "Party!" However, everything outside the Pisces circle is gently suggesting to tone it down. Dinner for two, not two hundred. Quiet evenings with a one, Pisces-friendly person of interest. Not a barroom full of half-strangers. I'm just saying, tone it down. Work in the quiet time. You can enjoy adequate -- even by your standards -- enjoyment. Just take it easy.

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astrofish.net Aries: One morning, last week, I went to the post office to fetch up the mail. Bills, more bills, no money and a returned package. My tax forms I'd sent off to Mr. Tax Forms guy, the accountant. Mailed them a few days earlier, one, I didn't have sufficient postage, so there was that pesky "postage due" issue, and a second deal? Have to hand a package over, if it weighs more than 13 ounces or something.
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"Beauty itself doth of itself persuade
The eyes of men without an orator."
Shakespeare's "The Rape of Lucrece" [29-30]

    Fishing Guide to the Stars
    by Kramer Wetzel
    For the week starting: 2.25.2010

Venus and Uranus conjunct next week.

astrofish.net Pisces: Happy birthday to you, and repeat the refrain. Time to dress up for your birthday. I was downtown for business the other afternoon, and there was a guy, olive complexion, I'm guessing Latin roots, and his shirt was bright, deep purple. Dark slacks and a bright white tie.

There's a fine line between tasteful and tacky. I tend to err on the side of tacky, rather regularly. Yet as I walked past this one guy, I was busy trying to figure how to snap a surreptitious image with a phone camera, as it his clothing didn't appear tacky. It looked elegant and refined. Which was just weird, as it set my fashion alert bells jangling.

Looking at my appearance and wardrobe, I'm the last person who can make comments about fashion. Or white ties with purple shirts. But as a Pisces? You can pull something just like that, you can pull it off. Or put it on, rather. Happy birthday. Enjoy. Enjoy something outlandish that really isn't so outlandish.

astrofish.net Aries: Expectancy. Simply put, that feeling that something big is about to happen. I figure it as an air of expectancy. I look at this as there's bunch of planets in Pisces, too. Means, to me, that there's nothing really cooking in Aries. Which is part of the problem, as Aries likes there to always be something cooking.

Between that and the Mars situation? Makes for an unpleasant kind of "there's nothing happening" scene in Aries. Which is the problem. The best way to work around this? There isn't. What you can do, however, is step aside. I mean that figuratively. Maybe literally.
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"When that I was and a little tiny boy,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain;
A foolish thing was but a toy,
For the rain it raineth every day."
Shakespeare's Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will [V.i.350]

    Fishing Guide to the Stars
    by Kramer Wetzel
    For the week starting: 2.18.2010

In Elizabethan England (Shakespeare's era), the average work day was 12 hours long. That was just normal, back then. Labor intensive.

astrofish.net Pisces: Some days, here in Pisces land? Some days, it's like this: I don't know where I'm going but I do know where I've been.

As the Pisces Sun pulls up closer then lines up with Jupiter? There's palpable excitement in Pisces. Despite what everyone else is saying and doing? You just know something good is about to happen.

    Here's a hint: make it happen.

Give the situation, the person the deal you're waiting on? Give it a prod. Stick it. Poke it. Jostle it some. Make it happen by taking some kind of action.

Step forward. Step off. Leap. Jump and the parachute will appear? That's where I sort of suggest that Pisces slow it down. I suggested action, but I suggested action based on the Pisces experience.

Take something you know about, take a topic that you're intimately familiar with, and then take the appropriate next step. Simple planning will help. I'm suggesting you glance back, just once, to see where you've been. I'm not sure where that will lead you, but that's the best place to start. That coming Jupiter alignment is just ever so much fun.

astrofish.net Aries: The Sun's in Pisces, Mars is retrograde and you're hungry. Saturn is also on the opposite side of the wheel. This introduces a kind of tension, like, in your neck. Sort of from one arm, up to the base of your Aries skull. It's not really bad tension, it's just, well, you can feel it there.
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"Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio."
Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost [I.ii.96]

    Fishing Guide to the Stars
    by Kramer Wetzel
    For the week starting: 2.11.2010

Two Valentine notes, image and? Bulk mail deadline for VD is past. Mars is retrograde. Is that like Mercury Retrograde? Yes and no.

astrofish.net Aquarius: "Dear Heavenly Flower," that's how I heard the prayer start. Then there's also the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I'm not sure which of these is parody or, for that matter, real. I've joked about the First Church of astrofish.net, and as an ordained minister, it would be legal, but I'm not really willing to go that route. Too many problems, and where to draw the line?

Which is part of what this is about. Where's that line in the sand for an Aquarius? Where's the mythical sword that etches a line that you either cross, or don't cross?

"Who's with me?"

That's the question, but the answer? The variables, the concern for safety? The countryside, the territory I'm most familiar with, the great American Southwest?

I carry a St. Michael's medallion, a St. Christopher, a Virgin of Guadalupe, and a rosary. The last 500 years, or thereabouts, been a heavy "Roman Catholic" influence in these parts. Hence the trappings I carry. Not that I believe in it too much, but as tokens, they are safe. I'm not sure who/what is in charge, but with what's going on in Aquarius? A little divine help is useful. Try what I heard, perfect for Aquarius, "Dear Heavenly Flower," it might grow on you.

astrofish.net Pisces: Traveling "medicine" shows were a staple of the American West. The "medicine" was as much turpentine as alcohol. The alcohol was the primary active ingredient, which was why the old saying goes, "You could always sell snake oil on Sunday." Bars were closed.

The Old West didn't have drive-though, or ride through, package liquor stores. Snake-oil, "medicine," and various other unregulated formulas were as much about the sales pitch as the snake-oil was about what it did, its purported curative and restorative qualities. For a hangover crowd, too, the alcohol might truly have curative and restorative powers.

Regrettably, those other ingredients might cause some bad side-effects.

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"For they sleep between term and term,
And then they perceive not how Time moves."
Shakespeare's As You Like It [III.ii.133]

    Fishing Guide to the Stars
    by Kramer Wetzel
    For the week starting: 2.4.2010

In Louisiana, a place close to Texas, there's a tradition of the King Cake. Aries? Pisces? One of those signs should get the baby in the cake. It's good luck.

astrofish.net Aquarius: I, personally, believe that children shouldn't be allowed to watch too much TV. However, for the sake of illustrating what's happening in Aquarius? Imagine a Saturday morning cartoon, from the good, old days.

Cartoon character. A caricature of an anvil drops from on high. If this cartoon followed the plot, that anvil should have an impact on the character. Since it was cartoon physics, no real injury would occur other than little birds and stars swimming around the character's head.

As I correlated your chart, though, I was getting a slightly different version of the this cartoon. Yes, you're there. Yes, the anvil drops. Stand still. First off, if it really did land on your (cartoon) head, there would be no permanent damage, cartoon physics and all. However, the way it looks to me? Just stand there. The anvil misses you.

astrofish.net Pisces: It's all about guilty little pleasures. In my favorite example, this week, I was listening to a CD. Really, it's pair of CDs, a "Rock Opera." Quadrophenia by The Who. This is that material that falls between selling out to TV and after critical acclaim. The movie derived from the CD set, really it was an album first, but the movie? Starred a very young Sting. Before the Police.
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