This week’s inspiring horoscopes from Rob Brezsny’s ‘Free Will Astrology’
Our partner Rob Brezsny provides his weekly wisdom to inform our thinking and motivate our mood. by Rob Free Will Astrology, is a weekly column published in more than a hundred publications. He is also the author of Pronoia is the antidote to paranoia: how all of creation conspires to shower you with blessings. (A free preview of the book is available here.)
Here is your weekly horoscope …
VOLUNTARY FREE ASTROLOGY – Week starting September 17, 2021
Copyright by Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology.com
VIRGIN (23 August-22 September):
âThere is nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over again,â writes Virgo author Gail Carson Levine. In addition to this encouragement, I offer you the following permissions: There is nothing wrong with seeking pleasure that you enjoy over and over again; or do a necessary task that you love over and over again; or perform an energizing ritual that you love over and over again; or express key truths that you love over and over again. Virgo, and these permissions will be especially crucial for you to exult in the coming weeks: for this is a time when conscious repetition will be one of your strengths and a key to stimulating the deepening experiences you need. .
BALANCE (September 23-October 22):
“If I’m a bitch and a fake.” Is there no one who will love a bitch and a fake? Libra author Graham Greene wrote that in his novel The end of the case. Here’s my extrapolation: I believe every one of us, including me, is a bitch and a fake from time to time. We all go through times when we are not at our best, where we fail to live up to our own high standards. Is it possible that you recently flirted with such a phase? If so, the cosmos has authorized me to absolve you. You are free to recover all your exquisite beauty. And if you haven’t been a bitch and a fake, congratulations. It means that you have weathered a severe storm.
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov):
The poet Yves Olade writes: âI began to see people as wounds that do not heal. To me, this idea is stupidly cynical. Plus, I think it’s bad for most of us. The truth is, humans have a natural instinct for healing. They are predisposed to attract experiences that might help them recover from difficulties, that might teach them the healing lessons they need. I think this will be especially true for you in the coming weeks. (PS: Dr Andrew Weil writes: “.”)
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21):
Research suggests that most people think everyone is having more fun than them. But I guess only a small percentage of Sagittarians feel that way. You tend to be very alert for fun, and you have intuitive skills for hunting down fun. In addition, you often take the initiative to rush the fun. You understand that you have a responsibility to generate pleasure, and you have a knack for generating it. All of these abilities will serve you well in the weeks to come. I recommend that you take your mastery of the art and science of fun to a new level. Be the champion of fun and games for your whole circle.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19):
I am not doing idle flattery when I say that you are unlike anyone else who has ever lived in the history of the world. Your absolute uniqueness is a fundamental fact. Maybe you don’t think about this truth very often. Maybe you don’t think it’s useful to think about it or that it has nothing to do with your day-to-day decision making. But I suggest that in the next three weeks, you give it a central place in your understanding of your destiny. Allow it to influence everything you do. Make it a major factor in your decision making.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18):
Welcome back from hell, Aquarius. I hope your passage through the labyrinthine twilight has brought you as many fascinating mysteries as it has puzzling questions. I hope you have taken advantage of the smoky puzzles and gripping dilemmas to fortify the wisdom of your soul. I suspect that while your travels have at times seemed difficult to understand, they have provided you with a superb education which will be of great benefit to you in the immediate future.
PISCES (February 19-March 20):
In Oscar Wilde’s novel Dorian Gray’s photo, the main character says to a friend, “You filled me with a savage desire to know everything about life.” Is there anyone who could inspire you like this, Pisces? Maybe someone from your past with whom you are no longer in touch? Or is there someone on the outskirts of your life who might stimulate you to feel such feelings? Now is a good time to seek out these influences. I advise you to be bold in your quest to partner with allies who will stimulate your thirst for life and teach you crucial lessons. (PS: For extra credit use another theme from Wilde’s book extensively: “The pursuit of beauty is the real secret of life.”)
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
âBooks are mirrors: you only see what you already have in you,â wrote author Carlos ZafÃ²n Ruiz. Let’s go a little further: âOther people are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have in you. And even further. “The whole world is a mirror: you only see what you already have in you.” Have fun playing with these meditations, Aries. The coming weeks will be a fertile time to explore how your experiences reflect the activity going on in your own brain.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Some spiritual teachers say things like âI am not my bodyâ or âThis body is not meâ. I do not understand that. It is an insult and a denigration. It is to despise the sublime beauty of our body and the inspired role of our body in the education of our souls. I agree that we are not ONLY our bodies. I agree that a part of us is Eternal, not confined to flesh and blood. But damn yeah, I am my body. You are your body. It is a glorious aspect of who we are. It is a miraculous creation that has taken millions of years to become the masterpiece that it is. So yes, you are your body, and yes, that body is you. Hope you like your body. Are amazed. Are happy to be inside. If anything is missing in that department, now is a great time to make corrections.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
âI know someone who embraces the way a flower opens,â wrote poet Mary Oliver. I would like you, Gemini, to have this experience. Astrological omens suggest it’s more likely than usual to happen soon. Other experiences with an above average chance of happening in the next few days: allies who talk about intimate matters in a way that resembles a flower blossoming; partners who co-create with you in a way that resembles a flower opening; spiritual helpers who offer advice and help in a way that resembles a flower opening.
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
âI lie to myself all the time, but I never believe myself,â writes Cancer author SE Hinton. Ha! As a Cancer myself, I confess to having committed the same crime. But I look forward to a change in the coming weeks. I suspect that we crabs will be inspired to reduce the lies we try to get out of this with. You know what that means, don’t you? We will be more inclined to trust ourselves because we will be more likely to tell ourselves the truth. Our decisions will be sound and our personal care will be rigorous. Alleluia!
LEO (July 23-August 22):
My object in this horoscope is to stimulate your imagination in a way that no one else in your life will. You need an influence like me, outside your surroundings, to give you friendly and playful shocks to get you out of your usual ways of thinking. Here we are. 1. If you had to put seven parts of your soul into seven objects, what would they be? 2. If you could change one thing in your past, what would it be? 3. If you were a fairytale or movie character, who would you be? 4. If you could go to a place that would teach you what you need to know most, where would it be? 5. If you had a magical animal as a special ally, what animal would it be? 6. If you could sing a song of supernatural healing power for someone dear to you, what would that song be? 7. If you could improve your relationship with one part of your body, what would it be?
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