Freewill Astrology

August 6, 2019
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): When it was time to write your horoscope, I felt unusually lazy. I could barely summon the energy to draw up the planetary charts. I prayed weakly to astrological muses, “Don’t make me work too hard to discover the message Aries people need; make the message appear in my mind.” A voice in my head said, “Try bibliomancy.” I walked to my bookcase, shut my eyes, pulled out the first book I felt and flipped to a random page. Here’s what I read when I opened my eyes: “The Taoist concept of wu-wei is the notion that our creative active forces are dependent on and nourished by inactivity; doing absolutely nothing may be a good way to get something done.”


TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There’s an old Rosicrucian vow you might have fun trying: “I pledge to interpret every experience that comes my way as a communication of God with my soul.” If you carry out this intention with relaxed jocularity, every birdsong you hear is an emblem of Divine thought, every eavesdropped conversation has hints of the Creator’s mood, the shape spilled milk takes on a tabletop is an intimation of eternity breaking into our time-gripped realm. In my years of giving advice, I’ve never suggested you try this exercise; I didn’t think you would. Now I do.


GEMINI(May 21-June 20): Here are unheralded gifts many Geminis have which aren’t usually named by traditional astrologers: 1. Skill for deprogramming yourself, for unlearning defunct teachings that might interfere with the ability to develop your highest potentials. 2. A sixth sense for recognizing artificial motivations, then shedding them. 3. A tendency to attract epiphanies that show why and how to break once necessary taboos. 4. Ability to avoid being overwhelmed and controlled by what you manage or supervise.


CANCER (June 21-July 22): In 1993, I began writing the book The Televisionary Oracle. By 1995, I’d generated more than 2,000 pages of material I didn’t like. Though driven by a desire to express insights long building inside me, nothing about my work felt right. I was stuck. Finally I found a way and it freed me: I began to speak difficult truths of my life about which I was embarrassed, puzzled and ashamed. Everything fell into place. The agonizing, fruitless process became fluidic and joyful. Try this method to dissolve mental blocks you may have: explore what makes you feel ashamed, puzzled or embarrassed. It may lead to triumph and fulfillment.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I’m overjoyed you’re not competing for easy reward or comparing yourself to mediocre herds. Some in your sphere may not be overjoyed–to those whose sense of self is weak, you may be like an itchy allergen; they may say you’re showing off. But those like me appreciate creative egotists like you when you treat your personality as a work of art. You’re a stirring example of how to be true to one’s smartest passions. For now, you can do most anything as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Let’s have a moment of poignant silence in honor of your expired illusions. They were soulful mirages, full of misplaced idealism and innocent misunderstandings. Generous in ways you don’t yet see, they exuded agitated beauty sparking courage and resourcefulness. As those illusions fade, they serve anew: they’re fertile compost for the next big production.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Old rules and traditions on how to conduct intimate relationship are breaking down. New rules are incubating. The details of how folks give and receive love seem to be riddles with no correct answers. How to proceed with a blend of confidence and receptivity? Can you find strategies to be true to your need for independence and your need for interdependence? These posers are just in time for your cycle’s Transforming Togetherness phase.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s time for the annual shout-out to your most audacious possibilities. Ready? Say “Hallelujah! Hosanna! Happiness! Hooray for my brilliant future!” Next, say, “I have more than enough power to create my world in the image of my wisest dreams.” Now do a triumph dance and whisper, “I’m going to make sure I always know just what my wisest dreams are.”


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the next three weeks, load up on copious amounts of caffeine from 8 a.m. Monday till 6 p.m. Friday. Then drastically cut back on the coffee and consume large quantities of alcohol and/or marijuana from 6:01 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday. It’s the ideal recipe for success. JUST KIDDING! That’s a lie. The truth? Astrological indicators suggest you’d benefit from making the weeks ahead the most undrugged, alcohol-free time ever. Your potential to achieve natural highs will be extraordinary, as will your potential to generate breakthroughs while enjoying those natural highs. Take advantage!


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I don’t presume you should or will happily embrace the task I propose. It may indeed be too much to manage now. If that’s the case, don’t worry. You’ll get another chance in a few months. If you are ready for a breathtaking challenge, here it is: Be a benevolent force of wild nature, a tender dispenser of creative destruction, a bold servant of soulful dreams–as you demolish outmoded beliefs and structures that kept part of your vitality shackled and latent.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I’ve cast a feisty love spell that’s triggered in anyone who reads the first line of this horoscope. Since you’ve done that, you’re now becoming smarter than you already were about getting the most out of intimate alliances. You’re primed to experiment with the joy of feeling with your head and thinking with your heart. You’ll have revelations about any unconscious glitches subtly undermining your togetherness, and you’ll get good ideas on how to correct them. Astrological rhythms flow in your favor for the next seven weeks!


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): About 25 percent of your fear is the result of your hesitation to love deeply, openly and bravely. Another 13 percent is from an inclination to mistake some teachers for adversaries, and 21 percent is your reluctance to negotiate with the misunderstood monsters in your closet. Yet fully 37 percent of your fear is from the free-floating angst you telepathically absorb from the other 7.69 billion humans on Earth. So what about the remaining four percent? Is it based on real risks? Should you pay attention? Yes! The next few weeks will be a good time to diminish its hold on you.

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