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Free Will Astrology
horoscopes for week of November 11, 2004

Aries (March 21-April 19)

In 2001, a man was out walking his dog alongside the River Ivel in England when he stumbled upon an unexpected treasure: a 1,200-year-old gold coin bearing the image of King Coenwulf, who ruled the long-defunct kingdom of Mercia from 796-821. The coin was auctioned off three years later, earning its finder more than $200,000. I nominate this vignette as your Official Metaphor of the coming weeks, Aries. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you too will soon discover an old valuable that will ultimately bring you good fortune.

Hungry for more inspiration, Aries? Curious about the unfolding mysteries? For more juicy details about your destiny in the coming week, check out your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

My Taurus friend Allie just put a new bumper sticker on her car: "I can't remember if I'm the good twin or the evil one." It's almost as if she intuitively guessed one of the key themes you Bulls will soon be wrestling with: how to tell the difference between your strong, beautiful, inspiring qualities and your unripe, unlovely, and debilitating ones. It won't be as easy as you might imagine. There are sides of your personality that are a blend of both the good and the bad, for one thing. It's also true that your virtues sometimes mutate into vices, and vice versa. Proceed on this exploratory mission with a tough but open mind.

Your destiny is a gorgeous mystery, Taurus. Your soul is awakening more every day. The secrets of life are ripening right in front of your eyes. For more clues, consider checking out your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

"Anybody can become angry--that is easy," said Aristotle. "But to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way--that is not within everybody's power and is not easy." I agree with Aristotle. Those who are able to express anger with maximum integrity are as brilliant as any Nobel Prize winner and as saintly as Gandhi and Mother Teresa combined. Can you imagine yourself rising to that challenge, Gemini? Your assignment in the coming week is to try to master the art of constructive wrath.

What greater adventure is there than exploring the enigmas of your unique destiny, Gemini? For more hints about the week ahead, listen to your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

In his new book, The Naked Woman (available thus far only in the U.K.), biologist Desmond Morris says that women have four G-spots. He calls the other three the A-Spot, C-Spot, and U-Spot. I thought you Cancerians should know about this fantastic news. You're in the thick of the Season of Bliss, when you should be expanding your capacity to give and experience all sorts of pleasure. I suggest that you do lots of hands-on research to expand your erotic possibilities. Don't stop there, though; explore the frontiers of feeling good in every way you can imagine.

Where do you want to go in the coming week, Cancerian? Who do you want to be? For more clues, tune in to your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself," wrote motivational author Orison Swett Marden. "It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone." Personally, I think that's a bit overstated. In my experience, divine grace in the form of unexpected assistance is usually involved when a golden opportunity shows up. On the other hand, most of us do underestimate how much power we have to make good things happen. This is the time and this is the place, Leo, to stop underestimating. Your will is stronger than you realize.

Life will bring you entertaining revelations in the coming week, Leo. To explore even deeper, dive into your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Time for a poetry break, Virgo. You've gotten way too serious and literal. Read the following advice with the right side of your brain, please. Imagine you have a guardian angel who resembles the celebrity you love most. Sing your favorite commercial jingle with reverence. Recall and relive the last day of your childhood. Drink the tears of someone you love. If you come upon a lamp with a genie in it, don't wish you had a magic wand. Speak aloud what the poet John Keats wrote: "I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of Imagination." Refer to yourself as the "Earth-Shaking, Record-Breaking, Love-Erecting, Truth-Correcting, Mind-Expanding, Justice-Demanding Bolt of Liquid Lightning."

Want more clues, Virgo? Need further insight? I discuss your coming week in greater depth in your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

In 2002, physicists at Middle Tennessee State University were able to transmit electric signals through coaxial cable at four times the speed of light, even though the equipment they used was cheap stuff from Radio Shack. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you now have the potential to pull off an almost equally amazing feat at a very low cost. So don't assume you need complicated, sophisticated resources this week, Libra. It'll be fine to rely on your personal equivalent of what the Tennessee scientists called "basement science."

Need a few more whacks applied to your mental blocks in the coming week, Libra? A few more caresses administered to your growing edge? Cruise on over to your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

According to philosopher George Santayana, "A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim." Let's make sure that doesn't become an apt description of you in the coming weeks, Scorpio. I have no problem with you redoubling your already-intensive efforts. In fact, I encourage you to take your dogged, concentrated approach to new levels that are unprecedented even for you. Just make sure that you never get sidetracked by fantasies of revenge or other irrelevant diversions. Stay hyper-focused on your worthy, noble goals. Show all of us the meaning of enlightened obsession.

Got enough clues to chew on for a while, Scorpio? If you need more, give yourself the luxury of your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that a crocodile had you trapped in its clenched jaws. The situation would be hopeless, right? No, not at all. If you had the presence of mind to jam your fingers into the beast's eyeballs, it would release you immediately. Similarly, Sagittarius, the predicament in which you actually find yourself these days is not as dire as you might imagine. Escape will be surprisingly easy if you simplify your perspective and let your instinct for survival guide you.

Want to explore the coming week even further, Sagittarius? Dig deeper? Feel stronger? Consider tuning in to your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Why do human beings have no more genes than worms? Why do black sheep have a better sense of smell than white sheep? Why do more than four million Americans believe they've been kidnapped by extraterrestrials? Why do men have nipples? Why do Capricorns ask fewer questions than any other sign of the zodiac? I don't know the answer to any of those queries, but I do know that it's time for you to challenge the premise of that last one. Even if there's a grain of truth in the theory that you're not a gung-ho practitioner of the spirit of inquiry, that's got to change. For the next six weeks, you should be the most persistent and imaginative question-asker in all of creation.

What greater adventure is there than exploring the enigmas of your unique destiny, Capricorn? For more hints about the week ahead, listen to your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

Shamans and mystics down through the ages have insisted that the invisible universe is more vast and real than the visible one. In recent years, modern astronomers have adopted a similar perspective. According to the prestigious science journal Nature, the new consensus is that the cosmos is composed of 23 percent dark matter and 73 percent dark energy, which are utterly concealed from our five senses and undetectable by any known instruments. The stuff we can actually perceive-stars, planets, trees, clouds, buildings, chocolate candy, other people-is a mere four percent of everything there is. I bring this up, Aquarius, because it's an excellent time to cultivate your relationship with all that is unseen. Using your sixth sense, see if you can tune in to and fall more deeply in love with the Great Mystery.

How much do you want to know about your destiny in the coming week, Aquarius? How far do you dare to go? For more insight into your shimmering, undulating fate, tune in to your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

I've assembled three experts to provide you with astrologically apt counsel for the coming week. First, here's writer Christopher Morley: "Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity." Here's your second advisor, German writer and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "A person should hear music, read poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul." Finally, Pisces, here's a crucial tip from Oscar-winning actress, Katherine Hepburn: "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."

No one knows you better than you do, Pisces. But maybe you'll be inspired to dig up even more self-knowledge in the coming week if you tune in to your Expanded Audio Horoscope. The reading costs $6.

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