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Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny

Week of October 5th, 2006


(August 23-September 22)
Writing in The New York Times, Joyce Wadler captured the essence of a genre that has lost its once-heady repute. "Poetry, if we may take a moment to explain to the young people," she said, "is an art form somewhat like rap, only it does not sell, and since the death of Lord Byron [in 1824] there has been a paucity of bling-bling." At the risk of nudging you toward a cultural dead end, then, Virgo, I'll ask you to expose yourself to concentrated doses of poetry this week. In my astrological opinion, you need to have your brain scrambled and heart flushed in a lyrically healing way, which good poetry can do. Here are some excellent sources: (1) James Broughton, (2) Mary Oliver, (3) Pablo Neruda, (4) Rainer Maria Rilke, (5) Daniel Ladinsky, (6) Lots of poets,

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