Free Will Astrology


Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny


Week of January 13th, 2011

♈ ARIES

(March 21-April 19)
What empire are you building, Aries? What master plan are you in the midst of carrying out? As you gaze out upon your realm, are you content with the way it's evolving? Judging from the current astrological omens, I'd say it's an excellent time to ponder questions like those. And if your inventory reveals that you're missing some pieces of the big picture's puzzle, I suggest you set out on a quest to locate them.


How can you conspire with life to create the best possible future for yourself? What well-informed and ingenious approaches can you use to get the most out of the raw materials you're presented with? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♉ TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)
In a famous psychology experiment, test subjects watched a video of six people passing basketballs to each other. Their assignment was to count how many passes were thrown and caught by the three people wearing white shirts, while ignoring passes between the three wearing black shirts. But there was a trick embedded in the exercise. Midway through the video, a person wearing a gorilla suit ambled into the scene, thumped his chest, and quickly departed. Half of the test subjects did not notice this intrusion. They were too focused on the task of counting the passes made by the players in white. (Watch it here.) In the coming week, Taurus, I expect that you will experience at least one similar trick. Look for the unexpected.


As you plunge into 2011, would you like to clarify your purpose? Are there fantasies playing at the back of your mind that you'd like to bring fully into your awareness? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♊ GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)
Astrologer Hunter Reynolds says that when you are at your best, you Geminis specialize in "enlightened impatience." You don't get trapped expressing polite deference in situations that drain your energy. You don't tolerate boring experiences just because they're supposed to be good for you. You'd rather "err on the side of learning-through-too-much-movement" than get bogged down in "principled sluggishness." But while that's how you are when you're at your peak, you can also be susceptible to the dark side of this talent. Sometimes you abort a potential breakthrough by prematurely fleeing a useful but difficult scene. I suspect you may be prone to that kind of behavior right now. My advice: Be skeptical of your escape reflex.


Are you ready to shed your superstitious fears about the future? Would you like to slip into 2011 armed with an influx of confidence and poise? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♋ CANCERIAN

(June 21-July 22)
In her poem "Heathen," Lesley Wheeler describes a young boy who puts his ear up against his mother's ear "so that the god in your head can talk / to the god in mine." The coming weeks would be an excellent time for you to try something similar with people you care for. It's a ripe moment to raise the stakes in your intimate life . . . to get closer than you've dared to get before . . . to retire the familiar stories you and your allies are in the habit of exchanging so that you can tune in to the deeper hum of each other's wilder truths.


What new influences will be headed your way in 2011? What fresh resources will you be able to draw on? How can you make best use of these influences and resources? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♌ LEO

(July 23-August 22)
There's a guy on the Internet -- calls himself Tian -- whose mission is to correct Westerners who misunderstand and misuse Chinese characters. Many of the people who write to him for advice are Americans who have come to suspect that the Chinese characters they got tattooed on their flesh don't really mean what they were led to believe. For example, Tian informed one person that a tattoo whose character supposedly says "to learn as much as possible" actually means "empty, hollow, bare, deserted." I offer this up as a cautionary tale, Leo. In the coming days, make sure you're not under a misapprehension about what you're taking on and taking in. Choose only the very best imprints -- and verify that they are what you think they are.


Do you understand just how much power you have to create the life you want to live in 2011? Are you fully aware of just how much access you have to new resources? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♍ VIRGO

(August 23-September 22)
I regard 2011 as an excellent time for you to cultivate your unique talents, some of which may still be latent or undiscovered. With that in mind, consider these thoughts. Ernest Hemingway said a person had to have "the guts of a burglar" to develop his or her talent. Neurologist and author Dr. Alice W. Flaherty believes that the drive to use one's talent is even more important than the amount of raw talent one has. And here's novelist Erica Jong: "Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that 'talent' to the dark place where it leads." P.S. If you do venture into those dark places, you'll eventually uncover ten suns' worth of illumination.


Would you like some inspiration as you muse and wonder about your upcoming adventures in 2011? Do you long to slip out of your habitual thoughts about your life and get a more transcendent view? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♎ LIBRA

(September 23-October 22)
Back in 1962, an American company named Corning created a product that was so revolutionary, no one could figure out how to exploit it in practical ways. It was "Gorilla glass," a glass that's so strong it's almost impossible to break or even scratch. Only recently has it found a commercial application, first in cell phones and other mobile devices and next in a new generation of ultra-thin TV screens. I foresee a comparable development in your immediate future, Libra: some ahead-of-its-time breakthrough you made a while ago that can finally be used to improve your life.


What hidden factors will be massaging your destiny in 2011? Could you use some hints about how to prepare for the adventures awaiting you in the next 12 months? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♏ SCORPIO

(October 23-November 21)
When I arrived at my acupuncturist's waiting room, there were just two magazines on the table next to my chair: The celebrity rag People Style Weekly and the spiritually oriented Shambala Sun. The first offered articles on "hot new handbags and shoes under $99" and "easy ways to get gorgeous hair, skin, and nails." The second provided a "guide to mindful living," with advice about how to get centered, focused, and relaxed. I thought that was metaphorically similar to the choice you will face in the coming week, Scorpio. It's up to you: Which way do you want to go?


What will be the story of your life in 2011? How can you exert your free will to create the adventures that'll bring out the best in you, even as you find graceful ways to cooperate with the tides of destiny? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♐ SAGITTARIUS

(November 22-December 21)
I can almost categorically guarantee that in 2011 you will have no encounters with fire demons, wart-ridden vampires, two-headed dogs, moaning ghosts, wayward werewolves, or extraterrestrial robots. Nope. You can pretty much go ahead and make plans based on the assumption that you won't have to account for intrusions like that. But I can also assure you that the lack of crazy encounters with unhinged monsters does not mean your life will suffer from blahs or boredom. On the contrary: I think this could be one of your most interesting years in a decade. To prepare yourself, make sure you don't unconsciously equate adventure with chaos; imagine what it would be like to experience mystery and intrigue that uplift you.


Do you really know how much power you have to create the life you want to live in 2011? Probably not. But I'd like to help you know about that power, and tap into it. This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♑ CAPRICORN

(December 22-January 19)
"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past," said comedian Lily Tomlin. I recommend that you make this a keynote during the next six months. According to my understanding of the astrological omens, you will have the best opportunity you've had in a long time to put some of your unsettling memories to sleep for good. This is your big chance to graduate from old anxieties that can never be resolved. You're finally ready to declare your independence from messy burdens and maddening riddles that have haunted you.


What are your plans for the coming year? Could you use some more help mapping out your dreams and schemes? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♒ AQUARIUS

(January 20- February 18)
If you want to be healed, whether from a physical malady or a psychic wound, there's one prerequisite you have to meet: You have to be willing to learn a lesson that your suffering has invited you to study. I would go so far as to say that no one, no matter how skilled a healer, can help cure you until you have taken that first step. So what teaching is it that you would need to explore in order to transform your distress into wisdom?


Who do you want to become in 2011? Where do you want to go and what do you want to do? I'm ready to help you muse about the interesting possibilities. This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

♓ PISCES

(February 19-March 20)
Are you ready to get the fun surprise you were promised in your dreams? Are you fully prepared to collect the elegant prize you were guaranteed before you were born? I don't think you are -- mostly because you're not thoroughly convinced that you deserve these wonders. From what I can tell, your self-doubts are still more substantial than your self-worth. And as long as that holds true, you will continue to hold your just rewards at bay. So let's make it your project in the next three weeks to elevate your levels of self-worth. It doesn't mean you'll have to completely shed your self-doubts, so don't worry about trying to pull off that impossible project. All you need to do is adjust your self-worth to self-doubt ratio so it's at least 51 percent to 49 percent.


What new influences will be headed your way in 2011? What fresh resources will you be able to draw on? Would you like some guidance as you figure out how to make best use of those influences and resources? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2011. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months. (P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long-Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are still available.)

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