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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
Copyright 2020 by Rob Brezsny
Grammar key: Asterisks equal *italics*
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In her high school yearbook, Libra-born
Sigourney Weaver arranged to have this caption beneath her official
photo: "Please, God, please, don’t let me be normal!" Since then, she has
had a long and acclaimed career as an actor in movies. ScreenPrism.com
calls her a pioneer of female action heroes. Among her many exotic roles:
a fierce warrior who defeats monstrous aliens; an exobiologist working
with indigenous people on the moon of a distant planet in the 22nd
century; and a naturalist who lives with mountain gorillas in Rwanda. If
you have ever had comparable fantasies about transcending normalcy,
Libra, now would be a good time to indulge those fantasies—and begin
cooking up plans to make them come true.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio-born Prince Charles has been heir
to the British throne for 68 years. That’s an eternity to be patiently on
hold for his big chance to serve as king. His mother Queen Elizabeth just
keeps going on and on, living her very long life, ensuring that Charles
remains second-in-command. But I suspect that many Scorpios who have
been awaiting their turn will finally graduate to the next step in the
coming weeks and months. Will Charles be one of them? Will you? To
increase your chances, here’s a tip: Meditate on how to be of even greater
devotion to the ideals you love to serve.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Inventor Buckminster Fuller was a
visionary who loved to imagine ideas and objects no one had ever dreamed
of before. One of his mottoes was, "There is nothing in a caterpillar that
tells you it’s going to be a butterfly." I recommend that you spend quality
time in the coming weeks meditating on butterfly-like things you’d love to
have as part of your future—things that may resemble caterpillars in the
early going. Your homework is to envision three such innovations that
could be in your world by October 1, 2021.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): During World War II, Hollywood
filmmakers decided it would be a good idea to create stories based on
graphic current events: for example, American Marines waging pitched
battles against Japanese soldiers on South Pacific islands. But audiences
were cool to that approach. They preferred comedies and musicals with
"no message, no mission, no misfortune." In the coming weeks, I advise
you to resist any temptation you might have to engage in a similar
disregard of current events. In my opinion, your mental health requires
you to be extra discerning and well-informed about politics—and so does
the future of your personal destiny.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "Pretending is imagined possibility,"
observes actor Meryl Streep. "Pretending is a very valuable life skill and
we do it all the time." In other words, fantasizing about events that may
never happen is just one way we use our mind’s eye. We also wield our
imaginations to envision scenarios that we actually want to create in our
real lives. In fact, that’s the first step in actualizing those scenarios: to
play around with picturing them; to pretend they will one day be a literal
part of our world. The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to
supercharge the generative aspect of your imagination. I encourage you to
be especially vivid and intense as you visualize in detail the future you
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): "My own soul must be a bright invisible
green," wrote author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Novelist Tom
Robbins suggested that we visualize the soul as "a cross between a wolf
howl, a photon, and a dribble of dark molasses." Nobel Prize-winning poet
Wislawa Szymborska observed, "Joy and sorrow aren’t two different
feelings" for the soul. Poet Emily Dickinson thought that the soul "should
always stand ajar"—just in case an ecstatic experience or rousing
epiphany might be lurking in the vicinity. In the coming weeks, Pisces, I
invite you to enjoy your own lively meditations on the nature of your soul.
You’re in a phase when such an exploration can yield interesting results.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): "I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to
rule myself," wrote 16th-century author Pietro Aretino. By January
2021, Aries, I would love for you to have earned the right to make a
similar statement: "I am, indeed, a royal sovereign, because I know how to
rule myself." Here’s the most important point: The robust power and clout
you have the potential to summon has nothing to do with power and clout
over other people—only over yourself. Homework: Meditate on what it
means to be the imperial boss and supreme monarch of your own fate.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "The basic principle of spiritual life is that
our problems become the very place to discover wisdom and love."
Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield made that brilliant observation. It’s
always worth meditating on, but it’s an especially potent message for you
during the first three weeks of October 2020. In my view, now is a highly
favorable time for you to extract uplifting lessons by dealing forthrightly
with your knottiest dilemmas. I suspect that these lessons could prove
useful for the rest of your long life.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): "My business is to love," wrote poet Emily
Dickinson. I invite you to adopt this motto for the next three weeks. It’s an
excellent time to intensify your commitment to expressing compassion,
empathy, and tenderness. To do so will not only bring healing to certain
allies who need it; it will also make you smarter. I mean that literally.
Your actual intelligence will expand and deepen as you look for and
capitalize on opportunities to bestow blessings. (P.S. Dickinson also
wrote, "My business is to sing." I recommend you experiment with that
mandate, as well.)
CANCER (June 21-July 22): "I’m the diamond in the dirt, that ain’t been
found," sings Cancerian rapper Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent.
"I’m the underground king and I ain’t been crowned," he adds. My reading
of the astrological omens suggests that a phenomenon like that is going on
in your life right now. There’s something unknown about you that
deserves and needs to be known. You’re not getting the full credit and
acknowledgment you’ve earned through your soulful accomplishments. I
hereby authorize you to take action! Address this oversight. Rise up and
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The author bell hooks (who doesn’t capitalize her
name) has spent years as a professor in American universities.
Adaptability has been a key strategy in her efforts to educate her students.
She writes, "One of the things that we must do as teachers is twirl around
and around, and find out what works with the situation that we’re in."
That’s excellent advice for you right now—in whatever field you’re in. Old
reliable formulas are irrelevant, in my astrological opinion. Strategies
that have guided you in the past may not apply to the current scenarios.
Your best bet is to twirl around and around as you experiment to find out
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "Your relationship with yourself sets the tone
for every other relationship you have," says motivational speaker Robert
Holden. Hallelujah and amen! Ain’t that the truth! Which is why it’s so
crucial to periodically take a thorough inventory of your relationship
with yourself. And guess what, Virgo: Now would be a perfect time to do so.
Even more than that: During your inventory, if you discover ways in
which you treat yourself unkindly or carelessly, you can generate
tremendous healing energy by working to fix the glitches. The coming
weeks could bring pivotal transformations in your bonds with others if
you’re brave enough to make pivotal transformations in your bonds with
Homework: Make up a song that cheers you up and inspires your
excitement about the future. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
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