“I sat upon the shore Fishing, with the arid plain behind me Shall I at least set my lands in order?” Excerpt From: T. S. Eliot. “The Waste Land.” 424~ But take the High’st to witness. Then pray you tell me, If I should swear by Jove’s great attributes I lov’d you dearly, would you [...]

Blood hath bought blood, and blows have answer’d blows; Strength match’d with strength, and power confronted power: Both are alike, and both alike we like. Hubert in Shakespeare’s King John 2.1.329-31 Sun enters Cancer — June 20, 2017 11:24 PM (Austin, San Antonio), but first? New Moon in Gemini. Much as I adore my little [...]

When beggars die there are no comets seen; The ravens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. Calphurnia in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar 2.2.31 New Moon in Gemini 5.25.2017 at 2:44 PM — Some years ago, I vowed to move to a more plant-based diet. Not totally vegetarian, no, that’s not happening, just trying to cut [...]

Gone to be married? Gone to swear a peace? False blood to false blood join’d! Gone to be friends? Constance in Shakespeare’s King John 3.1.1-2 Ever wonder how much time is spent worrying about the weather? I looked, I was hoping to fish, other day, and the long–range weather–forecaster thing said “Rain.” I worried. Needlessly, [...]

Truly, sir, all that I live by is with the awl: I meddle with no tradesman’s matters; but withal I am indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are great danger I recover them. Cobbler in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 1.1.18 San Antonio and Austin, on the radar, see astrofish.net/travel for details. It’s truck [...]

A day in April never came so sweet, To show how costly summer was at hand, As this fore-spurrer comes before his lord. Stephano in Shakespeare's A Merchant of Venice 2.9.93-5 Mercury, eventually, starts to unwind from being too tightly wound up. Un-retrograde — eventually. Venus shifts into Aries. Opening quote is from Shakespeare’s the [...]

Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear. Marcus Brutus in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 3.2.13 “Look, it’s Four-Twenty! Ha-ha!” Some people, maybe this is an Austin hangover, but some people? They just never grow up. I mean, seriously? The Sun enters the Tropical Zodiac sign of Taurus [...]

I am glad that my weak words Have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus. Cassius in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar 1.2.176-7 Venus moves — in apparent retrograde motion — from Aries into Pisces. More about that live — in Austin! Free 15 minute phone reading! It's starting to warm up, right? Time for [...]

When a man’s verses cannot be understood, nor a man’s good wit seconded with the forward child, understanding, it strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a little room. Truly, I would the gods had made thee poetical. Touchstone in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, III.i.5 Venus turns retrograde, visible close to [...]

Therein, ye gods, you make the weak most strong; Therein, ye gods, you tyrants do defeat; Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself. Cassius [...]

“I abhor such fanatical phantasimes…such rackers of orthography.” Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost [V.i.18-20] Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide to the Stars starting 4.9.2015 Third quarter-moon. Things were going so smoothly then something happened. “It was all going according to plan!” Then, the littlest “thing” tripped that Aries trigger. It’s not a big deal, and one [...]

“Y’are lazy knave, And here ye lie baiting of bombards when Ye should do service.” The Chamberlain to the porter, who is watching the commoners party at Elizabeth’s baptism in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII [V.iv.75-7} Totally unrelated but cool sidebar item? “Baiting bombards” was drinking alcoholic beverages out of leather flasks. Horoscopes by the Fishing Guide [...]

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