Fishing Guide to the Stars

O, learn’d indeed were that astronomer That knew the stars as I his characters; He’ld lay the future open. You good gods, Let what is here contain’d relish of love, Of my lord’s health, of his content—yet not That we two are asunder; Imogen in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline III.ii.29— Horoscopes starting 1.11.2018 Capricorn I hold a [...]

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Kings are earth’s gods; in vice their law’s their will;

And if Jove stray, who dares say Jove doth ill?

Pericles in Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1.1.103-4)

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One author I liked, one of his first novels was so tightly plotted, he described what it was like. He had a giant flow chart, pieces of paper taped together, stretching around his office, where he would write, and those lines had intricate details where “this” tied to “that,” which then echoed back to a sub-plot in the first chapter, “there.” Extremely complex and tightly woven. In subsequent novels, although there is evidence of such work, it’s not nearly as difficult. The author himself has suggested he doesn’t outline like, not anymore. Too much work for too little reward.

As a Scorpio, this week unfolds with a myriad of allusions to previous events, then, there’s some foreshadowing for next week, and then, too, there’s that resolution to a small problem in the Scorpio sub-plot, leftover from the second chapter. Got all that?

You can endlessly complicate this, or you can just plow ahead. Personally looking at motion and relative motion? I’d suggest you just plow ahead. For the parts that you did outline? Yes, stick to the outlined plans. But for most of this? Ah, heck, just wing it like I do.

Follow plans that are in place, but you can make up stuff to fill in the parts you didn’t plan.

Indeed you come near me now, Hal, for we that take purses go by the moon and the seven stars, and not by Phoebus, he, “that wand’ring knight so fair.” And I prithee, sweet wag, when thou art a king, as, God save thy Grace—Majesty I should say, for grace thou wilt have none— Falstaff [...]

First Citizen: We have ever your good word. Coriolanus: He that give good words to thee will flatter Beneeth abhorring. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus Act 1, scene 1 Pre-election jitters, and Samhain? Happy Halloween, and upcoming events in San Antonio and Austin. Horoscopes starting 10.27.2016 Scorpio: Poor Coriolanus, he never gets it. There are times when flattery [...]

Besides, the lott’ry of my destiny Bars me the right of voluntary choosing Portia in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice 2.1.13–4 Horoscopes starting 10.13.2016 Libra: One of the themes that shows up, over and over in Shakespeare’s work is the question of, “Just who’s in charge?” Fate? Odd gods? Catholic God? Shakespeare’s Portia bemoans her [...]

Bell, book, and candle shall not drive me back, When gold and silver becks me to come on. Philip the Bastard in Shakespeare’s King John (3.3.12–3) The term, from that passages in Shakespeare’s King John, “Bell, book, and candle” is what caught my attention, listening to the play. Bit of superstitious material buried in the [...]

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