The Zodiac Filler

The Fault, Dear Brutus, is Not in our Stars…

It wouldn’t be until Friday, August 4th 2006, that the Washington Post had a news story on Robert’s murder.  While no clues can be garnered from earlier editions of the paper, there is no shortage of context.

The Post’s headlines of August 2, 2006, the day of the murder told of a crushing heat wave gripping the area.  The Style section had this:

VERY HOT CONTINENTAL AIR MASS FROM THE PLAINS WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD SLOWLY TO THE EAST . . . EXPECT CONDITIONS TO BE HOT.  DAMN HOT.  JUNGLE HOT.

Elsewhere in the paper was a piece on a suburban Virginia man convicted of taking too much Ambien, getting behind the wheel of his car then causing a crash that severely maimed a woman.  The Metro section sidebar story offered this headline:  “Ambien’s More Unusual Side Effects.”

But it was the August 2nd horoscopes published in the Post that provides us the irony and in some instances the ominous foreshadowing of what was in store for later that evening.

"I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical." - Arthur C. Clarke

"I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical." - Arthur C. Clarke

Victor Zaborsky:  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). For once, you’d prefer not to have to adapt to the rest of the world. Good news — they’ll adapt to you. Of course you’re being unreasonable, but thank goodness for you. Progress is made by the unreasonable people.

 

 

Dylan Ward:  GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your success secret now is your commitment to honesty. The planets align to help you see clearly what has happened thus far. By owning your part in a less-than- perfect situation, you take control of your life.

And finally Joe Price.  Our research shows he was born in March but are uncertain of the exact  date.  However his Alt.com profile lists him as a Libra. We’ll cover all the bases.

  • LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).  Powerful friends want your assistance.  You may feel obligated, but bestow a favor only if you’re genuinely moved to do so.  Your integrity is more important than anything you would get from kissing up.
  • PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The omens suggest that you’re in a situation in which many people want the same thing.  A little competition is healthy, and too much is dangerous.  Read the signals so you’ll know when it’s right to back off.
  • ARIES (March 21-April 19). The stars show you getting your act together in new ways.  If it seems you were teamed up with a toxic influence before, this is great news — now you know better how to choose a supportive team.

-Craig

29 comments for “The Zodiac Filler

  1. Bea
    08/03/2009 at 7:32 PM

    Well, birth records show Joseph Ray Price was born 30 Mar 1971, which makes him an Aries. (Drats, so am I). Definitely “teamed up with a toxic influence” – and I supposed he did know “how to choose a supportive team”!

    • WH
      08/04/2009 at 3:13 AM

      Thanks Bea! Can you check birth records on someone else for me? I’m trying to find the Kenyan birth record for a Mr. B. H. Obama… 😉

      • Bea
        08/04/2009 at 4:32 PM

        Hilarious!

  2. Bea
    08/03/2009 at 7:32 PM

    Well, birth records show Joseph Ray Price was born 30 Mar 1971, which makes him an Aries. (Drats, so am I). Definitely “teamed up with a toxic influence” – and I supposed he did know “how to choose a supportive team”!

    • WH
      08/04/2009 at 3:13 AM

      Thanks Bea! Can you check birth records on someone else for me? I’m trying to find the Kenyan birth record for a Mr. B. H. Obama… 😉

      • Bea
        08/04/2009 at 4:32 PM

        Hilarious!

  3. Clio
    08/03/2009 at 8:09 PM

    Dylan’s horoscope seems much more appropriate for him today than on August 2, 2006. Although on that night, his “commitment to honesty” may have been less than solid, the positioning of the planets since then certainly has limited his options for the future. Accordingly, “by owning [his] part in a less-than-perfect situation,” even Mr. Ward “can take control of [his] life.” Not even eminent Victorians could have provided such euphemistic, if sound, counsel. It’s still not too late for the award-winning author to admit what exactly happened that fateful evening!

    Yes, “those words and pictures do keep ricocheting to ironic effect,” don’t they, Dylan!

  4. Clio
    08/03/2009 at 8:09 PM

    Dylan’s horoscope seems much more appropriate for him today than on August 2, 2006. Although on that night, his “commitment to honesty” may have been less than solid, the positioning of the planets since then certainly has limited his options for the future. Accordingly, “by owning [his] part in a less-than-perfect situation,” even Mr. Ward “can take control of [his] life.” Not even eminent Victorians could have provided such euphemistic, if sound, counsel. It’s still not too late for the award-winning author to admit what exactly happened that fateful evening!

    Yes, “those words and pictures do keep ricocheting to ironic effect,” don’t they, Dylan!

  5. Robert
    08/04/2009 at 3:23 AM

    BEA
    I do not know whether it will make you feel better
    or worse to know that I am a fellow Aries:); like
    yourself, I am not happy to know also is JP.

    I think problem is that while Joseph may be under
    Western horoscope and Dylan under Eastern one;
    along with Victor, the three are more subject to
    their own special and unique HORROR SCOPE!

    • Bea
      08/04/2009 at 4:32 PM

      Hi Robert,

      Perhaps we’ve just butted heads because of the ‘rams’ in us. . .

      On to better times.

      • Robert
        08/04/2009 at 7:43 PM

        BEA
        Let us agree to agree:) BuTT I don’t want to
        get “horny” and do anything I will regret —
        like some people whose names NEED be
        mentioned.

        I never wish to hurt or offend anybody; I wish
        to be friends on good terms with everybody.
        Thank you for your understanding this.

        • CDinDC
          08/04/2009 at 8:54 PM

          Robert, you have to understand that I will challenge you (or anyone else). I’m sorry that seems difficult for you,.

          But for you to resort to calling me “simple minded” because I refuse to agree with one of your theories is beyond insulting.

  6. Robert
    08/04/2009 at 3:23 AM

    BEA
    I do not know whether it will make you feel better
    or worse to know that I am a fellow Aries:); like
    yourself, I am not happy to know also is JP.

    I think problem is that while Joseph may be under
    Western horoscope and Dylan under Eastern one;
    along with Victor, the three are more subject to
    their own special and unique HORROR SCOPE!

    • Bea
      08/04/2009 at 4:32 PM

      Hi Robert,

      Perhaps we’ve just butted heads because of the ‘rams’ in us. . .

      On to better times.

      • Robert
        08/04/2009 at 7:43 PM

        BEA
        Let us agree to agree:) BuTT I don’t want to
        get “horny” and do anything I will regret —
        like some people whose names NEED be
        mentioned.

        I never wish to hurt or offend anybody; I wish
        to be friends on good terms with everybody.
        Thank you for your understanding this.

        • CDinDC
          08/04/2009 at 8:54 PM

          Robert, you have to understand that I will challenge you (or anyone else). I’m sorry that seems difficult for you,.

          But for you to resort to calling me “simple minded” because I refuse to agree with one of your theories is beyond insulting.

  7. Robert
    08/04/2009 at 3:26 AM

    I see that according to horoscopes: Victor is not
    adaptible, Dylan has integrity and Joseph is not
    toxic. Boy, that should be a relief to all of us!

  8. Robert
    08/04/2009 at 3:26 AM

    I see that according to horoscopes: Victor is not
    adaptible, Dylan has integrity and Joseph is not
    toxic. Boy, that should be a relief to all of us!

  9. Clio
    08/04/2009 at 5:55 AM

    Yes, Victor/Vicki, be unreasonable to your husband Joe for just this once: after all, “progress is made by the unreasonable.” Indeed, doesn’t the PC cliche go — well-behaved women (and gay men) do not make history?

  10. TK
    08/04/2009 at 7:24 AM

    Dylan a Gemini? Dual personalities! Both of my parents were Gemini: usually calm (even cold) but a vicious temper out of nowhere. Glad Joe isn’t a Libra (I am). So… what was Robert’s horoscope for that night?

    PS — Like the Clarke quote!

  11. Clio
    08/04/2009 at 8:34 AM

    Editors — have the astrologists come to a consensus about the effects and durability of an Aquarius-Aries-Gemini union? Have they any predictions about the Triple Entente’s future, say around next May?

    The Age of Aquarius may be returning, if only out of self-interest.

  12. Robert
    08/04/2009 at 8:51 AM

    CLIO
    I think that when the Wone is in the Swann Street house and Zaborsky is aligned with Morgan, then Price will rule the havens and Ward will rule the scars. It is the dusking of the Age of Nefarious.

  13. Clio
    08/04/2009 at 4:07 PM

    True, but that was then, and, according to the soothsayers, what alignments and rulings will be forthcoming?

    • Robert
      08/04/2009 at 7:45 PM

      CLIO
      Your guess is as good as mine; maybe better.
      In any case, I hope a soothing sayer comes soon.

      • Clio
        08/04/2009 at 8:48 PM

        Agreed. LOL! But I hope (as does everyone else) that the one soothing constant in Mr. Price’s adult life — his life partner — becomes progressively less deferential, as the months pass by and as the day of reckoning draws near.

  14. Robert
    08/05/2009 at 3:44 AM

    CLIO
    I share the hopes of yourself as well as others in
    this matter that there will be a break in the case.

    I am counting less on attenuating of Zaborsky’s
    affection for Price and more on his putting the
    love FOR his life ahead of the love OF his life.

  15. Robert
    08/05/2009 at 3:44 AM

    CLIO
    I share the hopes of yourself as well as others in
    this matter that there will be a break in the case.

    I am counting less on attenuating of Zaborsky’s
    affection for Price and more on his putting the
    love FOR his life ahead of the love OF his life.

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