“Beware the Ides of March…”

Although a small sachet of salt at least is useful when taking oracular counsel, Caesar paid no heed to the soothsayer (“Sooth, sooth, sooth – change the record mate”), and came a cropper on this date. Shakespeare wrote the line above, surprisingly not using the superb word haruspex instead of Soothsayer.

We’re slightly out of alignment with the full moon, and most of us are unlikely to be targeted by a conspiracy of knife-wielding senior political figures of ancient Rome, or indeed accosted by haruspices… but it’s a good point midmonth to check your progress and reconfigure where necessary. May your auguries be august.

Go-to reconfiguration music:

Iron Maiden – The Ides of March/Wrathchild