FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
Copyright 2020 by Rob Brezsny
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran author Ursula K. Le Guin said that we
don’t just naturally know how to create our destinies. It takes research
and hard work. "All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make
them up, imagine them," she wrote. "We need to be taught these skills;
we need guides to show us how. If we don’t, our lives get made up for us
by other people." I bring this to your attention, Libra, because the
coming weeks will be an excellent time to upgrade and refine your
mastery of these essential powers. What can you do to enhance your
capacity to invent your life? Which teachers and information sources
might be helpful?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1984, hip hop group Run-DMC was the
first to achieve a gold record in their genre, meaning they sold more
than 500,000 albums. Their next album sold over a million. They were
pioneers. In 1986, legendary producer Rick Rubin encouraged them to
do a remake of "Walk This Way," a song by the hard rock band
Aerosomith. The members of Run-DMC didn’t want to do it; they felt the
tune was in a genre too unlike their own. But Rubin eventually convinced
them, and the cross-pollination was phenomenally successful. The Run-
DMC-meets-Aerosmith collaboration launched a new genre that sold
very well. The song was later voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In
this spirit, and in accordance with current cosmic rhythms, I urge you
to try a bold hybrid or two yourself, Scorpio: blends of elements or
influences that may seem a bit improbable. They could ultimately yield
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You Sagittarians periodically go
through phases when you specialize in stirring up fresh intuitions. I
mean, you’re always one of the zodiac’s Intuition Champions, but during
these special times, your flow becomes an overflow. You have a knack for
seeking and finding visions of the interesting future; you get excited by
possibilities that are on the frontiers of your confidence. From what I
can tell, your life in recent weeks has been bringing you these
delights—and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Take
maximum advantage. Aggressively gather in the gifts being offered by
your inner teacher.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Calling on my expert knowledge of
healing language and imaginative psychology, I have formulated a mantra
for you to use in the next six weeks. I suggest you say it five times after
you wake up, and again at mid-day, and before dinner, and before sleep.
It should help keep you intimately aligned with the dynamic groove that
the cosmos will be conspiring to provide for you. For best results,
picture yourself as glowing inside with the qualities named in the
mantra. Here it is: *StrongBrightFree ClearBoldBrisk DeepNimbleKind
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles
features displays that extol the musicians who’ve won Grammy Awards
over the years. A few years ago, a distinctly unfamous musician named
Paz Dylan made professional-looking fake posters touting his own
magnificent accomplishments, and managed to sneakily hang them on the
museum walls. They remained there for a month before anyone noticed.
I’m going to encourage you to engage in similar gamesmanship in the
coming weeks, Aquarius. It’ll be a favorable time to use ingenuity and
unconventional approaches to boost your confidence and enhance your
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): "Relationships never stop being a work in
progress," writes author Nora Roberts. That’s bad news and good news.
It’s bad news because even for the most loving bond, you must tirelessly
persist in the challenging task of reinventing the ways the two of you fit
together. It’s good news because few activities can make you more
emotionally intelligent and soulfully wise than continually reinventing
the ways the two of you fit together. I bring these thoughts to your
attention because the coming weeks will be a fertile time for such
daunting and rewarding work.
MAYBE JOY AND BLISS ARE CATALYTIC SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES
Assume that pleasure and happiness doesn’t interfere with your
spiritual growth, but may in fact stimulate it.
Proceed on the hypothesis that cultivating delight and wonder might
make you a more ethical and compassionate person.
Imagine that feeling good has something important to teach you every
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): "A person’s best ally is someone who takes
care of herself," says actress Susan Clark. I heartily agree. The people
with whom you can cultivate the most resilient bonds and most
interesting synergy are those who have a high degree of self-
sufficiency—those who take rigorous responsibility for themselves and
treat themselves with tender compassion. In the coming weeks, Aries, I
think it’s especially important for you to emphasize relationships with
allies who fit that description. Bonus! Their exemplary self-care will
influence you to vigorously attend to your own self-care.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): According to my reading of the astrological
potentials, the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to take a
*vacation in reverse*. What’s that? It’s when you devote yourself to
renewing and reinvigorating your relationship with the work you love.
You intensify your excitement for the vocation or job or long-term quest
that teaches you important life lessons. You apply yourself with sublime
enthusiasm to honing the discipline you need to fulfill the assignments
you came to earth to accomplish.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): "If you are not having fun you are doing
something wrong," said comedian Groucho Marx. He was exaggerating so
as to drive home his humorous point, but his idea contains some
truth—and will be especially applicable to you in the immediate future.
According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you have a
temporary exemption from feeling frantically dour and unpleasantly
dutiful. As crazy as the world is right now, you have a cosmic mandate to
enjoy more playtime and amusement than usual. The rest of us are
depending on you to provide us with doses of casual cheer.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): "Leave the door open for the unknown, the
door into the dark," writes Cancerian author Rebecca Solnit, adding,
"That’s where the most important things come from." I think this is good
advice for you in the coming weeks. What exactly does it mean? How and
why should you do what she advises? My first suggestion is to reframe
your conception of the unknown and the dark. Imagine them as the source
of everything new; as the place from which the future comes; as the
origin of creative changes. Then instruct your imagination to be
adventurous as it explores brewing possibilities in the dark and the
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "If something comes to life in others because of
you, then you have made an approach to immortality," wrote author
Norman Cousins. Whether or not you believe the "immortality" part of
his formulation, I’m sure you understand how fabulous it is when you
help activate beauty and vitality in someone. You may even feel that
inspiring people to unleash their dormant potential is one of the most
noble pleasures possible. I bring these thoughts to your attention, Leo,
because I suspect that you now have exceptional power to perform
services like these for your allies, friends, and loved ones. I dare you to
make it one of your top priorities.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "The messiah will come when we don’t need
him any more," said author Franz Kafka. In that spirit, and in alignment
with current astrological omens, I will tell you that the precise help you
wish you could attract into your life will show up as soon as you make
initial efforts to provide that help to yourself. Here are some additional
nuances: The gift or blessing you think you need most will be offered to
you by fate once you begin giving that gift or blessing to yourself. A
rescuer will arrive not too long after you take steps to rescue yourself.
You’ll finally figure out how to make practical use of a key lesson as
you’re teaching that lesson to someone you care for.
Homework: What’s the most interesting and transformative action you
could take right now? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.
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