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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY – Week of September 3, 2022
Copyright by Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology.com
VIRGO (August 23-September 22):
“Now that I’m free to be myself, who am I?” Born in Virgo Mary Olivier asks this question to begin one of his poems. She spends the rest of the poem speculating on possible answers. In the end, she concludes that she mostly longs to be an “empty vessel, waiting, pure and voiceless”. Such a state of being might work well for a poet with plenty of free time, but I don’t recommend it to you in the weeks to come. Instead, I hope you will be abundant, active, busy, experimental, and expressive. It’s the best way to celebrate the fact that you are now more free to be yourself than you have been in a while.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22):
In his book Tales from Earthseaborn in Libra Ursula K. Le Guin wrote: “What remains unchanged for too long is destroyed. The forest is eternal because it dies and dies and so lives. I hope you are embodying these truths at this time. You are in a phase of your cycle where you cannot afford to remain unchanged. You must engage with enthusiasm and determination in dissolutions that will pave the way for your rebirth in the weeks following your birthday. The process can seem daunting at times, but it should end up being a lot of fun.
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov):
As Scorpio, novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky was rarely guilty of oversimplification. Like any intelligent person, he could have conflicting ideas in his mind without feeling compelled to search for more superficial truths. He wrote: “The causes of human actions are generally infinitely more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations.” I hope you will be inspired by his example in the weeks to come, dear Scorpio. I hope you resist the temptation to reduce colorful mysteries to simple explanations. There will always be at least three versions to each story. I invite you to savor glorious paradoxes and fertile enigmas.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21):
Author Zadie Smith praised Sagittarius writer Joan Didion. She says: ‘I remain grateful for the day I picked up Joan Didion’s Advance to Bethlehem and realized that a woman could speak without hedging her bets, without hemming and hawing, without being nice, without sounding pleasant or sweet, without deference, and even without doubt. I encourage Sagittarians of all genders to take inspiration from Didion in the weeks ahead. This is a favorable time to claim more authority than you have earned. Express your kaleidoscopic wisdom without apology or dilution. More fiercely than ever, embody your high ideals and show how well they work in the rhythms of everyday life.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19):
Capricorn Novelist Marcia Douglas writes books on the history of his people in Jamaica. In one passage, she writes: “My grandmother used to tell stories of women who turned into birds and lizards. One day a man going to church dared to make fun of her; he said it was too much for him to swallow. My grandmother looked at him and said, “I bet you think Jesus turned water into wine. Life is not just a question of reason and pragmatism. You need myth and magic to thrive. You need gifts of imagination, artistry and lyrical flights. This is especially true now. To paraphrase David Byrne, now is a great time to refrain from over-meaning.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18):
To be the best Aquarius you can be in the coming weeks, I suggest the following: 1. Zig when others zag. Zigzag when others zigzag. 2. Play with the fantasy that you are an alien engaged in an experiment on planet Earth. 3. Be a hopeful cynic and a cheerful skeptic. 4. Do things that make people say to you: “Just when I thought I understood you, you did something unexpected to confuse me.” 5. Just for fun, step back once in a while. 6. Fall in love with anything and everyone: a D-List celebrity, an oak tree, a neon sign, a wildcat.
PISCES (February 19-March 20):
A blogger who calls herself HellFresh writes, “Open and raw communication with your partners and allies can be uncomfortable and feel awkward and vulnerable, but it solves so many problems that cannot be solved otherwise. Having spent years studying the demanding arts of intimacy, I agree with her. She adds, “The idea that’s been sold to us is ‘love is effortless and you have to communicate telepathically with your partner.’ you are entering the Reinvent Your Relationships phase of your astrological cycle.
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
In his poem “Autobiographia Literaria,” Aries-born Frank O’Hara wrote, “When I was a kid, I used to play by myself in a corner of the schoolyard. If someone was looking for me, I would hide behind a tree and shout, ‘I am an orphan.’ Over the years, however, O’Hara has undergone a wonderful transformation. This is how his poem ends: “And here I am, the center of all beauty! Write those poems! Imagine!” In the months to come, Aries, I suspect that you too will have the power to overcome and transcend a sadness or awkwardness from your own past. The shadow of an old source of suffering may not disappear. be not completely, but I bet she will lose much of her power to diminish you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
In his poem “Auguries of Innocence”, William Blake (1757-1827) defended the ability “to see a world in a grain of sand”. And a paradise in a wildflower. Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand. According to my reading of astrological omens, Taurus, you are ready to do just that in the next few days. You have the power to discern the sacred in the midst of mundane events. The magic and mystery of life will shine from every little thing you encounter. So I would like you to deliver the following message to someone you care about: “Now I see that the beauty that I could not find in the world is within you.”
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
“The time you love to waste is not wasted time,” said the philosopher Bertrand Russell. I will add that the time you like to waste is often essential to your well-being. In the interest of your sanity and your health, you should periodically temporarily relinquish your ambitions and avoid as many of your responsibilities as you can safely. During these interludes of refreshing emptiness, you recharge your precious life energy. You become like a fallow field allowing fertile nutrients to replenish. According to my astrological advice, now is one of those revitalizing phases for you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
“My own curiosity and interest are insatiable,” the Cancerian author wrote. Emma Lazarus (1849-1887). Inspired by the wealth of influences she absorbed, she created an array of poetry, plays, novels, essays and translations, including the famous poem that adorns the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. American. I commend her as a role model for you in the weeks to come, Cancer. I think you are ripe for an expansion and deepening of your curiosity. You will benefit from cultivating an enthusiastic quest for new information and new influences. Here is a mantra for you: “I am wildly innocent as I enliven my soul’s education.”
LEO (July 23-August 22):
Blogger Scott Williams writes, “There are two kinds of magic. One comes from the heroic leap, the upward surge of energy, the explosive arc that burns across the sky. The other type is the slow accumulation of effort: the method of water on stone, the soft root of the plant splitting the sidewalk, the constant wind cleaning the mountain. Can you guess what type of magic will be your specialty in the coming weeks, Leo? It will be the laborious and slow accretion of effort. And that’s precisely what will work best for the most important tasks you need to accomplish.
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