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Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny

Week of March 15th, 2007


(October 23-November 21)
Before the gurus Bhagwan Rajneesh and Chögyam Trungpa came along to amuse us with their confounding insights, a prime dispenser of crazy wisdom was Irish writer Oscar Wilde. Since this happens to be Oscar Wilde Week for you Scorpios, I urge you to get a sense of how his paradoxical brilliance worked so as to put yourself in a similar frame of mind. Study the following Wilde-isms. (1) "I can believe anything provided it is incredible." (2) "Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." (3) "If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you." (4) "Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds." (5) "Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." (6) "Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul." (7) "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about." (8) "Everything popular is wrong." (9) "It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." (10) "Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made." (11) "Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to." (12) "Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live." (13) "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." (14) "I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."

You can still listen to my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2007. Each report in the three-part series is about 6-8 minutes long. A new short-range forecast for this week is also available.


Where exactly does happiness come from? That's the riddle posed by David Meyers and Ed Diener in their article, "The Science of Happiness," published in The Futurist magazine. I invite you to write your own answers to their question. Map out the foundations of your own science of happiness. Get serious about defining what makes you feel good. What specific experiences arouse your deepest gratification? Physical pleasure? Seeking the truth? Being a good person? Contemplating the meaning of life? Enjoying the fruits of your accomplishments? Purging pent-up emotion?
The preceding oracle comes from my book, PRONOIA Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings. I'll be performing the soundtrack for PRONOIA in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 28. Come see me and sign my Slam Book.