Free Will Astrology


Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny


Week of October 4th, 2018

♈ ARIES

(March 21-April 19)
Electra is an action-packed story written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. It features epic characters taking drastic action in response to extreme events. In contrast to that text is Marcel Proust''s novel In Search of Lost Time, which draws from the sensitive author''s experiences growing up, coming of age, and falling in love, all the while in quest for meaning and beauty. Author Virginia Woolf compared the two works, writing, ""In six pages of Proust we can find more complicated and varied emotions than in the whole of the Electra."" In accordance with astrological omens, I recommend that you specialize in the Proustian mode rather than the Sophoclean. Your feelings in the next five weeks could be as rich and interesting and educational as they have been in a long time. Honor them!


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Assume that your drive to experience pleasure isn''t a barrier to your spiritual growth, but is in fact essential to it. Proceed on the hypothesis that cultivating joy can make you a more ethical and compassionate person. Imagine that feeling good has something important to teach you every day. For inspiration in practicing this approach, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♉ TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)
Researchers in Maryland have created a new building material with a strength-to-weight ratio that''s eight times better than steel. It''s an effective insulator, and in some forms can be bent and folded. Best of all, it''s biodegradable and cost-effective. The stuff is called nanowood, and is derived from lightweight, fast-growing trees like balsa. I propose that we make it your main metaphor for the foreseeable future. Why? Because I think you''re primed to locate or create your own version of a flexible, durable, robust building block.


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""Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."" So begins Charles Dickens'' novel David Copperfield. I''d like to inspire you to write a story of your own that begins like that. For help, tune into your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♊ GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)
The U.S. Secretary of Defense paid an official visit to Indonesia early this year. The government arranged for him to observe soldiers as they demonstrated how tough and well-trained they were. Some of the troops shimmied through broken glass, demolished bricks with their heads, walked through fire, and bit heads off snakes. I hope you won''t try stunts like that in the coming weeks, Gemini. It will be a favorable time for you to show off your skills and make strong impressions. You''ll be wise to impress important people with how creative and resourceful you are. But there''s no need to try too hard or resort to exaggeration.


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I invite you to keep a running list of all the ways life delights you and helps you and energizes you. Describe everyday miracles you take for granted . . . the uncanny powers you possess . . . the small joys that occur so routinely you forget how much they mean to you . . . the steady flow of benefits bestowed on you by people you know and don''t know. What works for you? What makes you feel at home in the world? For inspiration in this noble effort, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♋ CANCERIAN

(June 21-July 22)
i confess that i have a fuzzy self-image. With odd regularity, i don''t seem to know exactly what or who i am. For example, i sometimes think i''m so nice and polite that i need to toughen up. But on other occasions i feel my views are so outrageous and controversial that i should tone myself down. Which is true? Often, i even neglect to capitalize the word ""i."" You have probably experienced some of this fuzziness, my fellow Cancerian. But you''re now in a favorable phase to cultivate a more definitive self-image. Here''s a helpful tip: We Cancerians have a natural talent for inspiring people to love us. This ability will come in especially handy as we work on making an enduring upgrade from i to I. Our allies'' support and feedback will fuel our inner efforts to clarify our identity.


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All of creation loves you very much. Even now, people you know and people you don''t know are collaborating to make sure you have all you need to make your next smart move. But are you willing to start loving life back with an equal intensity? The adoration it offers you has not exactly been unrequited, but there is room for you to be more demonstrative. For help in cultivating this approach, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♌ LEO

(July 23-August 22)
""I am a little afraid of love, it makes me rather stupid."" So said author Simone de Beauvoir in a letter she wrote to her lover, Nelson Algren. I''m happy to let you know, Leo, that during the next twelve months, love is likely to have the opposite effect on you. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it will tend to make you smarter and more perceptive. To the degree that you expand your capacity for love, you will become more resilient and a better decision-maker. As you get the chance to express love with utmost skill and artistry, you will awaken dormant potentials and boost your personal power.


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What are the obvious secrets you can''t quite see? How could you turn your challenges into daily gifts for yourself? For clues to mysteries like these, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♍ VIRGO

(August 23-September 22)
Your theme in the coming weeks is the art of attending to details. But wait! I said ""the art."" That means attending to details with panache, not with overly meticulous fussing. For inspiration, meditate on St. Francis Xavier''s advice, ""Be great in little things."" And let''s take his thought a step further with a quote from author Richard Shivers: ""Be great in little things, and you will be given opportunity to do big things."" Novelist Tom Robbins provides us with one more nuance: ""When we accept small wonders, we qualify ourselves to imagine great wonders.""


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Grace emerges in the ebb and flow, not just the flow. The waning reveals a different blessing than the waxing. Where are you in the great cycle of your life? For inspiration in figuring it all out, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♎ LIBRA

(September 23-October 22)
Libran astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson offers this observation: ""When you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. [But] the most successful people in life recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation."" I think Tyson''s simple wisdom is exactly what you need to hear right now, Libra. You''re primed for a breakthrough in your ability to create your own fate.


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Whether it''s your time to ferment in the shadows or sing in the sun, fresh power to transform yourself is on the way. Life always delivers the creative energy you need to change into the new thing you must become. For more help in understanding it all, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♏ SCORPIO

(October 23-November 21)
Japanese entrepreneur Hiroki Terai has created a business that offers crying therapy. His clients watch short videos specially formulated to make them weep. A professional helper is on hand to gently wipe their tears away and provide comforting words. ""Tears have relaxing and healing effects,"" says an Okinawan musician who works as one of the helpers. Hiroki Terai adds, ""It has been said that one drop of tear has the effect of relieving stress for a week."" I wish there were a service like this near where you live, Scorpio. The next two weeks will be a perfect time to relieve pent-up worry and sadness and anxiety through cathartic rituals like crying. What other strategies might work for you?


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You can learn to be lucky. It''s not a mystical force you''re born with, but a habit you can develop. How? For starters, be open to new experiences, trust your gut wisdom, expect good fortune, see the bright side of challenging events, and master the art of maximizing serendipitous opportunities. For more help, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♐ SAGITTARIUS

(November 22-December 21)
Fling out friendly feelers! Sling out interesting invitations! Figure out how to get noticed for all the right reasons! Make yourself so interesting that no one can resist your proposals! Use your spunky riddle-solving powers to help ease your tribe''s anxieties. Risk looking odd if that will make you smarter! Plunk yourself down in pivotal places where vitality is welling up! Send out telepathic beams that say, ""I''m ready for sweet adventure. I''m ready for invigorating transformation!""


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Somewhere there''s a treasure that has no value to anyone but you, and a secret that''s meaningless to everyone except you, and a frontier that harbors a revelation only you would know how to exploit. Why not go in search of those things? For inspiration, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♑ CAPRICORN

(December 22-January 19)
""Someone spoke to me last night, told me the truth,"" writes poet Doeianne Laux. ""I knew I should make myself get up, write it down, but it was late, and I was exhausted from working. Now I remember only the flavor."" I offer these thoughts, Capricorn, in the hope that they''ll help you avoid Laux''s mistake. I''m quite sure that crucial insights and revelations will be coming your way, and I want you to do whatever''s necessary to completely capture them so you can study and meditate on them at length.


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When they say ""Be yourself,"" which self do they mean? Certainly not the self that wants to win every game and use up every resource and stand alone at the end of time on a mountain of pretty garbage. So which self is it? For guidance, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♒ AQUARIUS

(January 20- February 18)
As a young man, Aquarian poet Louis Dudek struck up a correspondence with renowned poet Ezra Pound, who was 32 years older. Dudek ""admired him immensely,"" and ""loved him for the joy and the luminosity"" of his poetry, but also resented him ""for being so magnificent."" With a mix of mischief and adulation, Dudek wrote a poem to his hero. It included these lines: ""For Christ''s sake, you didn''t invent sunlight. There was sun dazzle before you. But you talk as if you made light or discovered it."" I hope his frisky tone might inspire you to try something similar with your own idols. It would be healthy to be more playful and lighthearted about anything or anyone you take too seriously or give enormous power to.


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Take inventory of the extent that ""No"" dominates your life. Notice how often you say or think: 1. ""That''s not right."" 2. ""I don''t like that."" 3. ""I don''t agree with that."" 4. ""They don''t like me."" 5. ""I''m not very good."" 6. ""That should be different from what it is."" For help in retraining yourself to say ""Yes!"" at least 51% of the time, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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♓ PISCES

(February 19-March 20)
In his book Till We Have Faces, C. S. Lewis writes, ""Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood."" In that spirit, and in accordance with astrological omens, I suggest you seek out dark holy places that evoke wonder and reverence, even awe. Hopefully, you will be inspired thereby to bring new beauty into your life. You''ll be purged of trivial concerns and become receptive to a fresh promise from your future life.


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How''s your fight for freedom going? Are you making progress in liberating yourself from your unconscious obsessions, bad habits, and conditioned responses? For assistance and inspiration, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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