Free Will Astrology


Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny


Week of January 7th, 2016

♈ ARIES

(March 21-April 19)
John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. His novel Of Mice and Men helped win him the award, but it required extra persistence. When he'd almost finished the manuscript, he went out on a date with his wife. While they were gone, his puppy Toby ripped his precious pages into confetti. As mad as he was, he didn't punish the dog, but got busy on a rewrite. Later he considered the possibility that Toby had served as a helpful literary critic. The new edition of Of Mice and Men was Steinbeck's breakout book. I'm guessing that in recent months you have received comparable assistance, Aries -- although you may not realize it was assistance until later this year.

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Do you understand just how much power you have to create the life you want to live in 2016? Are you fully aware of just how much access you have to new resources? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES will feature Part 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♉ TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)
Remember back to what your life was like during the first nine months of 2004. I suspect that you fell just short of fulfilling a dream. It's possible you were too young to have the power you needed. Or maybe you were working on a project that turned out to be pretty good but not great. Maybe you were pushing to create a new life for yourself but weren't wise enough to make a complete breakthrough. Almost 12 years later, you have returned to a similar phase in your long-term cycle. You are better equipped to do what you couldn't quite do before: create the masterpiece, finish the job, rise to the next level.

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Would you like some inspiration as you muse and wonder about your upcoming adventures in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♊ GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)
To become a skillful singer, you must learn to regulate your breath. You've got to take in more oxygen than usual for extended periods, and do it in ways that facilitate rather than interfere with the sounds coming out of your mouth. When you're beginning, it feels weird to exert so much control over an instinctual impulse, which previously you've done unconsciously. Later, you have to get beyond your self-conscious discipline so you can reach a point where the proper breathing happens easily and gracefully. Although you may not be working to become a singer in 2016, Gemini, I think you will have comparable challenges: 1. to make conscious an activity that has been unconscious; 2. to refine and cultivate that activity; 3. to allow your consciously-crafted approach to become unselfconscious again.

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What hidden factors will be massaging your destiny in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♋ CANCERIAN

(June 21-July 22)
Ancient humans didn't "invent" fire, but rather learned about it from nature and then figured out how to produce it as needed. Ropes had a similar origin. Our ancestors employed long vines made of tough fiber as primitive ropes, and eventually got the idea to braid and knot the vines together for greater strength. This technology was used to hunt, climb, pull, fasten, and carry. It was essential to the development of civilization. I predict that 2016 will bring you opportunities that have metaphorical resemblances to the early rope. Your task will be to develop and embellish on what nature provides.

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Who do you want to become in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♌ LEO

(July 23-August 22)
British author Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) had a day job with the postal service until he was in his fifties. For years he awoke every morning at 5:30 and churned out 2,500 words before heading to work. His goal was to write two or three novels a year, a pace he came close to achieving. "A small daily task, if it really be daily," he wrote in his autobiography, "will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules." I recommend that you borrow from his strategy in 2016, Leo. Be regular and disciplined and diligent as you practice the art of gradual, incremental success.

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What will be the story of your life in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♍ VIRGO

(August 23-September 22)
Umbrellas shelter us from the rain, saving us from the discomfort of getting soaked and the embarrassment of bad hair. They also protect us from the blinding light and sweltering heat of the sun. I'm very much in favor of these practical perks. But when umbrellas appear in your nightly dreams, they may have a less positive meaning. They can indicate an inclination to shield yourself from natural forces, or to avoid direct contact with primal sensuality. I hope you won't do much of that in 2016. In my opinion, you need a lot of face-to-face encounters with life in its raw state. Symbolically speaking, this should be a non-umbrella year.

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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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♎ LIBRA

(September 23-October 22)
Around the world, an average of 26 languages go extinct every year. But it increasingly appears that Welsh will not be one of them. It has enjoyed a revival in the past few decades. In Wales, it's taught in many schools, appears on road signs, and is used in some mobile phones and computers. Is there a comparable phenomenon in your life, Libra? A tradition that can be revitalized and should be preserved? A part of your heritage that may be useful to your future? A neglected aspect of your birthright that deserves to be reclaimed? Make it happen in 2016.

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Who do you want to become in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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(P.S. Part 1 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered last week, is also still available.)

♏ SCORPIO

(October 23-November 21)
Fourteenth-century author Geoffrey Chaucer produced a collection of stories known as The Canterbury Tales. It became a seminal text of English literature even though he never finished it. The most influential book ever written by theologian Thomas Aquinas was a work he gave up on before it was completed. The artist Michelangelo never found the time to put the final touches on numerous sculptures and paintings. Why am I bringing this theme to your attention? Because 2016 will be an excellent time to wrap up long-term projects you've been working on -- and also to be at peace with abandoning those you can't.

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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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♐ SAGITTARIUS

(November 22-December 21)
A bottle of Chateau Cheval Blanc wine from 1947 sold for $304,000. Three bottles of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1869 went for $233,000 apiece. The mystique about aged wine provokes crazy behavior like that. But here's a more mundane fact: Most wine deteriorates with age, and should be sold within a few years of being bottled. I'm thinking about these things as I meditate on your long-term future, Sagittarius. My guess is that your current labor of love will reach full maturity in the next 18 to 20 months. This will be a time to bring all your concentration and ingenuity to bear on making it as good as it can be. By September of 2017, you will have ripened it as much as it can be ripened.

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As you dive in to 2016, 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♑ CAPRICORN

(December 22-January 19)
In her poem "Tree," California poet Jane Hirshfield speaks of a young redwood tree that's positioned next to a house. Watch out! It grows fast -- as much as three feet per year. "Already the first branch-tips brush at the window," Hirshfield writes. "Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life." I suspect this will be an apt metaphor for you in 2016. The expansion and proliferation you have witnessed these past few months are likely to intensify. That's mostly good, but may also require adjustments. How will you respond as immensity taps at your life?

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What new influences will be headed your way in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♒ AQUARIUS

(January 20- February 18)
Centuries ago, lettuce was a bitter, prickly weed that no one ate. But ancient Egyptians guessed its potential, and used selective breeding to gradually convert it into a tasty food. I see 2016 as a time when you could have a comparable success. Look around at your life, and identify weed-like things that could, through your transformative magic, be turned into valuable assets. The process may take longer than a year, but you can set in motion an unstoppable momentum that will ensure success.

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Who do you want to become in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

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♓ PISCES

(February 19-March 20)
Imagine that a beloved elder has been writing down your life story in the form of a fairy tale. Your adventures aren't rendered literally, as your waking mind might describe them, but rather through dream-like scenes that have symbolic resonance. With this as our template, I'll predict a key plot development of 2016: You will grow increasingly curious about a "forbidden" door -- a door you have always believed should not be opened. Your inquisitiveness will reach such an intensity that you will consider locating the key for that door. If it's not available, you may even think about breaking down the door.

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What new influences will be headed your way in 2016? 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 2 of my long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2016. Tune in! Start brainstorming about the adventures that could be in store for you in the coming months.

Register and/or log in through the main page, and then click on the link "Long Range Prediction, Part 2."

(P.S. Part 1 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered last week, is also still available.)

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