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Spago (source: Vital Vegas)

Are you ready for the sort of rambling, unfocused post that can only be drafted while the sun is in Sagittarius?

November 23 is Joe Eszterhas’ birthday. Eszterhas wrote “Showgirls,” a terrible movie that I adore way more than I should. I’m so fond of it that I decided to celebrate my fiftieth birthday at the restaurant in the photo above. That’s Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. I booked ahead and was able to secure the same table that Nomi Malone and Cristal Connors dined at in the movie. It was the perfect way to spend my birthday.

And it was the last time I’ll ever visit there. Spago is moving next door to the Bellagio! I just read that yesterday. Strangely enough, I found myself looking up information about “Showgirls” and Joe Eszterhas this morning. That’s sort of a weird coincidence. The thing about Sagittarius is that all this disparate information is likely to enter your head, but it’s difficult to make connections between such seemingly random information. There is just too much going on to make sense of it all.

Yet I did read an interesting thing about Joe Eszterhas on his Wikipedia bio before looking up his chart:

“In 1990, Eszterhas learned that his father was then being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for writing anti-Semitic propaganda in Hungary during the 1930s and early 1940s. He refused further contact with his father after this revelation, which he later claimed to have regretted, saying ‘When [my father] was in a Hungarian old-age home, the nurses kept calling and saying, ‘He’s dying, and he needs to see you.’ Not going was a huge mistake. I’ve asked God to forgive me, but I don’t think I’ll be forgiven.'”

Of course, the one aspect of his natal chart that jumped out at me when I looked it up this morning was the very close opposition of Venus and Saturn. That aspect not only imparts one with a fear of rejection, but also a fear of rejecting. Essentially, the single personal episode from his life that is detailed on his Wikipedia bio involves that subject.

Weird, huh? The reason I’m bringing up all these things is this: something in the sky is allowing me to make connections between seemingly random events. But why would all these things come up in the last few hours? It’s like when you think of someone you haven’t seen for years and years, and then suddenly you bump into them walking down the street.

Something is going on in the sky. It could be Saturn making its last stand in Sagittarius before its move into Capricorn in about four weeks from now. Perhaps the details that Sagittarius natives tend to neglect while focusing upon “the big picture” are making themselves evident while the sun is in the sign. Maybe a clearer picture of all these connections is in the stars before we enter a distinctly different era on December 20.

I believe that’s it. Over the next four weeks, a lot of things that have happened during the past couple of years are going to come into focus so that we can make sense of them. It may seem random and weird at first, but eventually connections will be revealed. Pay attention. The stars are trying to tell you something. All I’ve been able to think about lately is how I let my own fear of rejection derail a successful writing career. Like Joe Eszterhas, I’m afraid that the only thing of note on my Wikipedia page will be a testament to my biggest regret.

I’m not going to let that happen . . .

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