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Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny

Week of June 4th, 2020


(March 21-April 19)
Aries poet Paul Verlaine wrote "Autumn Song" in 1866. It became a well-known French poem, and eventually played a role in a historical turning point. In June 1944, a top-secret British spy organization used the poem as a code to communicate crucial information to the French Resistance, via BBC radio, about the allies' upcoming D-Day invasion of Normandy. In the spirit of poetry being used to accomplish practical actions, I'm now sending out a burst of code to you, Aries. It's adapted from another poem by Verlaine: "Delight in good-omened fortune, baptized by the bristling scents of mint, thyme, and clover on the wind of dawn." Regard this as a signal for you to acquire a necessary resource, strengthen connections with key allies, and intensify your current quest.


You're got more strength and intelligence than you realize. Your Inner Teacher has secrets to reveal and clues to provide as you stretch yourself to understand how to thrive at this strange time in the history of the world. For my help in accessing those untapped inner resources, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(April 20-May 20)
Taurus philosopher Bertrand Russell observed, "The best life is the one in which the creative impulses play the largest part and the possessive impulses the smallest." That is always an important principle for everyone to embrace, in my opinion. But it will be an especially essential truth for you in the coming weeks. Your creative powers will thrive, even soar and generate blessings, to the degree that you downplay and outwit your possessive inclinations.


How are you going to change what needs to be changed and accept what needs to be accepted? What imaginative new solutions can you come up with to deal with the coronavirus crisis? To get some support from me, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(May 21-June 20)
"It's OK to live a life others don't understand," writes author Jenna Woginrich. That's a healthy attitude for an eccentric person like her, who taught herself by trial and error how to run a small farm with a meager budget while all alone in the middle of nowhere. But does her advice apply to everyone? I say yes, it does. All of us have quirky behaviors and idiosyncratic ideas and odd feelings that other people find hard to understand, let alone appreciate. I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because the coming weeks will be a time when it's best for you to emancipate yourself as much as possible from the need to be perfectly understood as you express your raw, pure, unique self.


Want more clues to help you navigate your way through the coronavirus crisis? Need further insight to help you come up with creative ways to deal with these big changes? For evocative questions and pithy suggestions about your unfolding destiny, check out your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(June 21-July 22)
I'm one of the lucky people who has never been addicted to alcohol or drugs. What's the source of my great fortune? Two kinds of grace are key: I suffered no abuse and trauma when I was growing up, and my genetic make-up doesn't predispose me to self-medicate with intoxicants. But I am indeed a bit addicted to other things, like fearful fantasies, sexual feelings, and the urge to win arguments. So I'm blessed in some ways, cursed in others—just like all of us! In honor of our season of introspection, my fellow Cancerian, I invite you to do what I just did: Count your blessings and curses. Doing so will bring you just the right kind of healing.


How is your life changing in response to the coronanvirus crisis? How would you LIKE it to change? How far do you dare to go in your quest to find redemption and creativity in the midst of all the uncertainty? For help in deciphering the possibilities, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(July 23-August 22)
"Jacquemus Mini Le Chiquito" is the name of a tiny purse you can buy for $522. It fits into the palm of your hand, and won't hold much—maybe a single-use strand of dental floss, a shoe from a Barbie doll, a snippet of a loved one's hair, an aspirin, maybe a few crumbs from a potato chip. In any case, I don't recommend it for you. You should be surrounding yourself with symbols of capaciousness and roominess. You need influences that inspire you to be a spacious container. It's time for you to welcome and receive an abundance of blessings, inquiries, and invitations.


Would you like to hear about potential opportunities that might be available during the coronavirus crisis? Do you want to uncover the buried wisdom in your soul's depths that can raise your resilience and enhance your ingenuity? To get help from me, listen to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(August 23-September 22)
"Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don’t," writes author Rebecca Solnit. "And it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown." Your assignment in the coming weeks is to thoroughly incorporate Solnit's wisdom—and then wield it with tender ferocity as you reshape your relationship with the future. See if you can manage, if only for ten days, to fight off and dissolve the reflex to worry. Here's a tip: Any time the agitated fantasy of an ugly scenario rises up in your imagination, remind yourself that it's not objectively true and immediately replace it with a fantasy of a desirable scenario.


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? Could you use more guidance in figuring out the nuances of your mysterious story during the coronavirus crisis? For inspiration in figuring it all out, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(September 23-October 22)
Nobel Prize-winning Libran author William Faulkner was asked by a cousin if he was drunk when he dreamed up the imaginative stories and characters in his novels. The truth was that on occasion Faulkner did indeed consume alcohol in excessive amounts. However, he rarely indulged while actually writing. His creative ideas mostly came from his fertile imagination, not an unhinged spirit. In the coming weeks, I hope you will be like Faulkner during the inventive phases he enjoyed while sober and disciplined and driven by focused intention. The astrological omens suggest that's the best recipe for generating original ideas and productive visions.


Whether it's your time to gather your strength in the shadows or enjoy your lust for life 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—even during an unprecedented transition like the coronavirus crisis! So be alert for it. Be receptive to it. And for more help in understanding it all, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(October 23-November 21)
"What use is this howling tenderness?" wrote eighth-century Tamil mystic poet Andal. My research on Google reveals that no one has answered her question until now. I decided you would benefit from hearing my response, since you are in a chapter of your life story when howling tenderness could work to your benefit. So here's my counsel: Howling tenderness is useful because it has the power to shatter mysterious barriers that have been at least partially obstructing you from exploring the frontiers of sacred intimacy.


Need more help in figuring out the questions that life is asking you during the coronavirus crisis? Crave more support in your efforts to build your courage as you respond to the changes? Get more help from me by turning in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(November 22-December 21)
Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield articulates the spiritual medicine I think you should seek in the coming weeks. You especially need it, and by happy coincidence, it's likely to be available. Kornfield writes: "When we have for so long been judged by everyone we meet, just to look into the eyes of another who does not judge us can be extraordinarily healing." I urge you to identify the people who can perform this service for you, then ask them point-blank to perform this service, even if it has to happen over FaceTime or via Zoom. To generate the good karma that will ensure this happens in just the right way, offer to perform the same service for others.


Do you wish you could get more clarity about the foggy uncertainty you're dealing with during the coronavirus crisis? Want more help in exploring the Great Mystery that is your life during this crazy time? Get some further support from me by tuning in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(December 22-January 19)
"The changes we dread most may contain our salvation," writes author Barbara Kingsolver. Although I mostly agree with her conclusion, I'll also suggest that we could come up with less melodramatic versions of it. For example, we might say, "The adjustments we're resisting may actually be healthy." Or "The uncomfortable transitions we're avoiding might ultimately lead to a better version of comfort." Or "The revelations we're attempting to ignore and deny could eventually be the source of relief and release." Do any of these work for you right now, Capricorn? I bet at least one does.


What interesting challenges is life bringing you during the coronavirus crisis? What questions should you be asking so as to help you adjust in the most creative ways? Might there be some unexpected opportunities amidst all the uncertainty? For help in figuring it out, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(January 20- February 18)
Some people seem to think of sacredness as being pristine and pious—an immaculate and orderly transcendence of earthly concerns. Author and minister Marilyn Sewell has a different perspective. "Who can order the Holy?" she asks. "It is like a rain forest, dripping, lush, fecund, wild. We enter its abundance at our peril, for here we are called to the wholeness for which we long, but which requires all we are and can hope to be." I recommend Sewell's version of holiness to you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. You're primed to upgrade and deepen your sacred lust for life.


How well is your imagination working these days? Could it use a boost? A prod? A jolt of inspiration? In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, your imagination can and should be one of your greatest allies! If you'd like help in nourishing your imagination, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.


(February 19-March 20)
When Europeans arrived in the New World, the Iroquois Confederacy in what's now northeastern North American had been practicing participatory democracy for 350 years. The visionary principles of these native people ultimately influenced the formation of the United States and its Constitution. Now would be a good time for you to be inspired by these facts. How? You could draw teachings from the past and use them to create your future. You could study the perspectives of indigenous people and incorporate their wisdom into the way you live your life. You could tune in to and explore the traditions of people you respect and adopt them for your own use.


Sometimes it's a challenge to try to figure out what's important and what's not important—especially now! We're in the midst of one of the most unpredictable turning points in world history! But I'm very sure that you can find creative and redemptive ways through this crisis, as long as you set your intention to do so. If you'd like more of my help in your noble efforts to thrive, tune in to your EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPE.

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