Shakespeare’s Actresses in America
I recently had a chance to see Rebekah Maggor rehearse this astonishing one-person tour de force and was very glad I could see it presented at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. I KNOW I have readers on Cape Cod, so hie to WHAT this weekend. Maggor has added "the quality of mercy" speech by Viola Allen (1869-1948, who was noted by George C.
Poor Pluto. Poor Scorpio. I await the debate among my colleagues, re: Pluto’s possible astrological reclassification, but I'm still rooting for it. When it was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930, astrologers realized that they could divide up Mars’ two signs (Aries and Scorpio). Scorpio was the obvious choice for Pluto and put a darker spin on Scorpionic preoccupations.
Depending on how much stress and tension you need to thrive on, this month offers choice nuggets of impetus and anxiety for Pisces, Gem and Sadge. Thanks to Mars cruising through Virgo, that petty detail-driven maniacal impulse is awakened in those who prefer the fine print. And with all the fixed sign activity, you fixed sign people (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) are going to insist insist insist.
I’m back from vacation. Delaware was Dela-lightful. The Atlantic is warm down there, warm enough so that at 7 p.m. you can be out going on your 54th boogie board ride. Or as our little Leo, 3 tomorrow, referenced: "biggie board."
Lots of interesting comments about Mercury retrograde. It moved direct on July 29, but the repercussions are still happening.
I'm away until August 12 or so, but email questions and I will answer when I'm back. Send me hilarious Mercury retrograde stories or stories about your passions -- particularly if you're a fire sign. Also, I'll be teaching at the Cambridge center in October, a one-day astrology/etc. workshop. I think that's it. I am ready for a vacation!
Being a night person I seldom listened to WBCN back when their morning show reigned supreme in the area market, but whenever I caught up to him, Darrell Martinie was always an amusing presence on-air. Amusing with genuine depth because with astrology there’s always this tension between serious and pablum – "happy talk" and arcane technical babble.
Hi, Sally. > I just love reading your column. I find most of what> you say to be true and this week's blog about the> Mercury retrograde is especially fitting. I think I> was probably born during a Mercury retrograde period> (29 August 1977/2:45 PM/Warwick, RI) because I seem to> fit the profile. I am a pushover for an
Mercury continues to rise as Mercury retrogrades. Here’s what I’ve heard/read about this week: falling panels in the main Big Dig tunnel, blaming an administrator without finger-pointing at Bechtel, lost lottery tickets, appointments that don’t happen, directions that aren’t accurate as to mileage or direction, messages coming in late, going awry, almost locking the keys in the car, writing down the wrong number, writing down the wrong number by one digit, thinking of someone who lives 3000 miles away and the next day getting an email from her, confessing similar perplexity with Mercury retrograde.
Sally - I am a little confused at this week's column. For the daily of June 24 you say that decisions made probably won't last but for the 23 weekly you seem to say the opposite, that decisions made would be lasting. Am I reading something wrong? Once again I really enjoy your column. -- Paulette
Hi Paulette - -thanks for writing.
Aries on Aries
I'm neither an Aries nor the partner of one, but I ran across a funny astrological reference in a book of essays by a gay Aries man with an Aries lover (yikes!). He says a typical exchange in an Aries-on-Aries fight is: "Shut up!" "No, you shut up!" -- Sarah
That stuff is fun to make up and in my experience same-sign relationships range from "no one else would have them to," "Wow, there’s a different kind of nuts."
Wow, two entries in a week! Here’s a quickie: Talk to me about Aries and same-sex relationships. If you’re an Aries with a lover of your gender, or another sign with an Aries lover. What are the advantages of this chemistry – disadvantages. Where are you on the same page? Have there been times when communication goes to heck in a handbasket? I want to know!
Nikalya writes: "on what basis moonsigns and sunsigns will differentiate?"
Just to review: your moon sign is the sign the moon was in when you were born (this changes every 2.5 days or so). Your sun sign is the sign the sun was in when you were born (born today, you’re Gemini). Your moon sign shows your emotional temperament, your relationship with your mother, your relationship with femininity, feminine expectations, attitude towards the home and security issues.
I meant to write something before I went to Nebraska with my cousin Susan who’s written a book about some amazing folks living in Boyd County, Nebraska (google it) who fought off a nuke waste dump. For about 18 years. She’s chronicled a battle only slightly less lengthy, exhausting and detailed as that in the Iliad and since I’ve been reading/schmoozing/editing on it, it was time to visit.