Free Will Astrology


Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny


Week of January 12th, 2017

♈ ARIES

(March 21-April 19)
In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge holy tree that links all of the nine worlds to each other. Perched on its uppermost branch is an eagle with a hawk sitting on its head. Far below, living near the roots, is a dragon. The hawk and eagle stay in touch with the dragon via Ratatoskr, a talkative squirrel that runs back and forth between the heights and the depths. Alas, Ratatoskr traffics solely in insults. That's the only kind of message the birds and the dragon ever have for each other. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aries, I suggest you act like a far more benevolent version of Ratatoskr in the coming weeks. Be a feisty communicator who roams far and wide to spread uplifting gossip and energizing news.

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Do you understand just how much power you have to create the life you want to live in 2017? Are you fully aware of just how much access you have to new resources? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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)
You have a divine mandate to love bigger and stronger and truer than ever before. It's high time to freely give the gifts you sometimes hold back from those you care for. It's high time to take full ownership of neglected treasures so you can share them with your worthy allies. It's high time to madly cultivate the generosity of spirit that will enable you to more easily receive the blessings that can and should be yours. Be a brave, softhearted warrior of love!

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As you dive in to 2017, 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 2017. 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)
I love and respect Tinker Bell, Kermit the Frog, Shrek, Wonder Woman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Snow White, Road Runner, and Calvin and Hobbes. They have provided me with much knowledge and inspiration. Given the current astrological omens, I suspect that you, too, can benefit from cultivating your relationships with characters like them. It's also a favorable time for you to commune with the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, or any other historical figures who inspire you. I suggest you have dreamlike conversations with your most interesting ancestors, as well. Are you still in touch with your imaginary friends from childhood? If not, renew acquaintances.

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What new influences will be headed your way in 2017? 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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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)
"I never wish to be easily defined," wrote Cancerian author Franz Kafka. "I'd rather float over other people’s minds as something fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person." Do you ever have that experience? I do. I'm a Crab like you, and I think it's common among members of our tribe. For me, it feels liberating. It's a way to escape people's expectations of me and enjoy the independence of living in my fantasies. But I plan to do it a lot less in 2017, and I advise you to do the same. We should work hard at coming all the way down to earth. We will thrive by floating less and being better grounded; by being less fuzzy and more solid; by not being so inscrutable, but rather more knowable.

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Who do you want to become in 2017? 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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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 and Part 2 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are also still available.)




♌ LEO

(July 23-August 22)
Here's my declaration: "I hereby forgive, completely and permanently, all motorists who have ever irked me with their rude and bad driving. I also forgive, totally and forever, all tech support people who have insulted me, stonewalled me, or given me wrong information as I sought help from them on the phone. I furthermore forgive, utterly and finally, all family members and dear friends who have hurt my feelings." Now would be a fantastic time for you to do what I just did, Leo: Drop grudges, let go of unimportant outrage, and issue a blanket amnesty. Start with the easier stuff -- the complaints against strangers and acquaintances -- and work your way up to the allies you cherish.

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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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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 and Part 2 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are also still available.)




♍ VIRGO

(August 23-September 22)
There are some authors who both annoy me and intrigue me. Even though I feel allergic to the uncomfortable ideas they espouse, I'm also fascinated by their unique provocations. As I read their words, I'm half-irritated at their grating declarations, and yet greedy for more. I disagree with much of what they say, but feel grudgingly grateful for the novel perspectives they prod me to discover. (Nobel Prize-winner Elias Canetti is one such author.) In accordance with the current astrological rhythms, Virgo, I invite you to seek out similar influences -- for your own good!

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Do you understand just how much power you have to create the life you want to live in 2017? Are you fully aware of just how much access you have to new resources? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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 and Part 2 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are also still available.)




♎ LIBRA

(September 23-October 22)
Now would be an excellent time to add new beauty to your home. Are there works of art or buoyant plants or curious symbols that would lift your mood? Would you consider hiring a feng shui consultant to rearrange the furniture and accessories so as to enhance the energetic flow? Can you entice visits from compelling souls whose wisdom and wit would light up the place? Tweak your imagination so it reveals tricks about how to boost your levels of domestic bliss.

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Who do you want to become in 2017? 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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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 and Part 2 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are also still available.)




♏ SCORPIO

(October 23-November 21)
In 2017, you will have unprecedented opportunities to re-imagine, revise, and reinvent the story of your life. You'll be able to forge new understandings about your co-stars and reinterpret the meanings of crucial plot twists that happened once upon a time. Now check out these insights from author Mark Doty: "The past is not static, or ever truly complete; as we age we see from new positions, shifting angles. A therapist friend of mine likes to use the metaphor of the kind of spiral stair that winds up inside a lighthouse. As one moves up that stair, the core at the center doesn't change, but one continually sees it from another vantage point; if the past is a core of who we are, then our movement in time always brings us into a new relation to that core."

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Would you like some inspiration as you muse and wonder about your upcoming adventures in 2017? 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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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)
The Tao Te Ching is a poetically philosophical text written by a Chinese sage more than two millennia ago. Numerous authors have translated it into modern languages. I've borrowed from their work to craft a horoscope that is precisely suitable for you in the coming weeks. Here's your high-class fortune cookie oracle: Smooth your edges, untangle your knots, sweeten your openings, balance your extremes, relax your mysteries, soften your glare, forgive your doubts, love your breathing, harmonize your longings, and marvel at the sunny dust.

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Do you understand just how much power you have to create the life you want to live in 2017? Are you fully aware of just how much access you have to new resources? This week, my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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 and Part 2 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are also still available.)




♑ CAPRICORN

(December 22-January 19)
I recently discovered *Tree of Jesse,* a painting by renowned 20th-century artist Marc Chagall. I wanted to get a copy to hang on my wall. But as I scoured the Internet, I couldn't find a single business that sells prints of it. Thankfully, I did locate an artist in Vietnam who said he could paint an exact replica. I ordered it, and was pleased with my new objet d'art. It was virtually identical to Chagall's original. I suggest you meditate on taking a metaphorically similar approach, Capricorn. Now is a time when substitutes may work as well as what they replace.

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What will be the story of your life in 2017? 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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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)
"It is often safer to be in chains than to be free," wrote Franz Kafka. That fact is worthy of your consideration in the coming weeks, Aquarius. You can avoid all risks by remaining trapped inside the comfort that is protecting you. Or you can take a gamble on escaping, and hope that the new opportunities you attract will compensate you for the sacrifice it entails. I'm not here to tell you what to do. I simply want you to know what the stakes are.

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What hidden factors will be massaging your destiny in 2017? 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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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)
"All pleasures are in the last analysis imaginary, and whoever has the best imagination enjoys the most pleasure." So said 19th-century German novelist Theodor Fontane, and now I'm passing his observation on to you. Why? Because by my astrological estimates, you Pisceans will have exceptional imaginations in 2017 -- more fertile, fervent, and freedom-loving than ever before. Therefore, your capacity to drum up pleasure will also be at an all-time high. There is a catch, however. Your imagination, like everyone else's, is sometimes prone to churning out superstitious fears. To take maximum advantage of its bliss-inducing potential, you will have to be firm about steering it in positive directions.

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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 feature Part 3 of my three-part, long-range, in-depth explorations of your destiny in 2017. 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 3."

(P.S. Part 1 and Part 2 of your Long Range Predictions, which I offered the last two weeks, are also still available.)




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