Free Will Astrol­ogy

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Play a joke on your ner­vous anx­i­ety. Leap off the ground or whirl in a cir­cle five times as you shout, “I am made of love!” Learn the words and melody to a new song that lifts your mood when­ever you sing it. Vi­su­al­ize your­self go­ing on an ad­ven­ture that will am­plify your courage and sur­prise your heart. Make a bold prom­ise to your­self, and ac­quire an evoca­tive ob­ject that will sym­bol­ize your in­ten­tion to ful­fill that prom­ise. Ask your­self a soul­shak­ing ques­tion you haven’t been wise enough to in­ves­ti­gate be­fore now. Go to a wide-open space, spread your arms out in a greet­ing to the sky, and pray for a vi­sion of your next big goal. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22): The Il­lu­mi­nati do not want you to re­ceive the prophecy I have pre­pared for you. Nor do the Over­lords of the New World Or­der, the Church of the SubGe­nius, the Fake God that mas­quer­ades as the Real God, or the nag­ging lit­tle voice in the back of your head. So why am I go­ing ahead and di­vulging this or­a­cle any­way? Be­cause I love you. My loy­alty is to you, not those shad­owy pow­ers. There­fore, I am pleased to in­form you that the com­ing weeks will be a fa­vor­able time for you to evade, ig­nore, un­der­mine, or rebel against con­trol­ling in­flu­ences that aren’t in align­ment with your soul’s goals.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): The dic­tio­nary says that the verb “to schmooze” means to chat with peo­ple in or­der to pro­mote one­self or make a so­cial con­nec­tion that may prove to be ad­van­ta­geous. But that def­i­ni­tion puts a self­ish spin on an ac­tiv­ity that can, at least some­times, be car­ried out with art­ful in­tegrity.

Your as­sign­ment in the com­ing weeks is to per­form this noble ver­sion of schmooz­ing. If you are of­fer­ing a product or ser­vice that is beau­ti­ful or use­ful or both, I hope you will boost its pres­ence and in­flu­ence with the power of your good lis­ten­ing skills and smart con­ver­sa­tions.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): If you are at­tuned with the cos­mic rhythms in the com­ing weeks, you will be a source of teach­ing and lead­er­ship. Al­lies will feel fer­til­ized by your cre­ative vigor. You’ll stim­u­late team spirit with your savvy ap­peals to group sol­i­dar­ity. If any­one can re­vive droopy pro­cras­ti­na­tors and demon­strate the cat­alytic power of grat­i­tude, it’ll be you. Have you heard enough good news, Sagittarius, or can you ab­sorb more? I ex­pect that you’ll in­spire in­ter­est­ing ex­pres­sions of har­mony that will re­place con­trived ver­sions of to­geth­er­ness. And ev­ery bless­ing you be­stow will ex­pand your ca­pac­ity for at­tract­ing fa­vors you can re­ally use.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): The fic­tional char­ac­ter known as Su­per­man has one prom­i­nent vul­ner­a­bil­ity: the min­eral kryp­tonite. When he’s near this stuff, it weak­ens his su­per­pow­ers and may cause other prob­lems. I think we all have our own ver­sions of kryp­tonite, even if they’re metaphor­i­cal. For in­stance, my own su­per­pow­ers tend to de­cline when I come into the pres­ence of bad ar­chi­tec­ture, cheesy po­etry, and off-pitch singing. How about you, Capricorn? What’s your ver­sion of kryp­tonite? What­ever it is, I’m happy to let you know that you are cur­rently less sus­cep­ti­ble to its de­bil­i­tat­ing in­flu­ences than usual. Why? Well, you have a sixth sense about how to avoid it. And even if it does draw near, you have in your reper­toire some new tricks to keep it from sap­ping your strength.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): It’s quite pos­si­ble you will re­ceive se­duc­tive pro­pos­als in the com­ing weeks. You may also be in­vited to join your for­tunes with po­ten­tial col­lab­o­ra­tors who have al­most fully awak­ened to your charms. I won’t be sur­prised if you re­ceive re­quests to share your tal­ents, of­fer your ad­vice, or be­stow your largesse. You’re a hot prospect, my dear. You’re an at­trac­tive can­di­date. You ap­pear to be ripe for the pluck­ing. How should you re­spond? My ad­vice is to be flat­tered and grat­i­fied, but also dis­cern­ing. Just be­cause an in­quiry is ex­cit­ing doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Choose care­fully. of a love ge­nius? If that prospect ap­peals to you, now would be a fa­vor­able time to up your game. Here’s a hot tip on how to pro­ceed: You must cul­ti­vate two seem­ingly con­tra­dic­tory skills.

The first is the ca­pac­ity to iden­tify and nur­ture the best qual­i­ties in your beloved friend. The sec­ond is the abil­ity to thrive on the fact that healthy re­la­tion­ships re­quire you to pe­ri­od­i­cally wres­tle with each other’s ig­no­rance and im­ma­tu­rity.

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Truth de­cay is in its early stages. If you take ac­tion soon, you can pre­vent a full-scale de­com­po­si­tion. But be fore­warned: Things could get messy, es­pe­cially if you in­ter­vene with the re­lent­less can­dor and clar­ity that will be re­quired for medic­i­nal pu­rifi­ca­tion. So what do you think? Are you up for the strug­gle? I un­der­stand if you’re not. I’ll for­give you if you sim­ply flee. But if you de­cide to work your cagey magic, here are some tips. 1. Com­pile your ev­i­dence with rigor. 2. As much as is hu­manly pos­si­ble, put aside ran­cor. Root your ef­forts in com­pas­sion­ate ob­jec­tiv­ity. 3. Even as you dig around in the un­sightly facts, cher­ish the beau­ti­ful truths you’d like to re­place them with.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Are you will­ing to lose at least some of your in­hi­bi­tions? Are you cu­ri­ous to find out what it feels like to ca­vort like a wise wild child? If you want to fully co­op­er­ate with life’s plans, you will need to con­sider those cour­ses of ac­tion. I am hop­ing that you’ll ac­cept the dare, of course. I sus­pect you will thrive as you ex­plore the plea­sures of play­ful au­dac­ity and whim­si­cal courage and ef­fer­ves­cent ex­per­i­ments. So be blithe, Taurus! Be ex­u­ber­ant! Be open to the hy­poth­e­sis that open­ing to jaunty and jovial pos­si­bil­i­ties is the sin­gle most in­tel­li­gent thing you can do right now.

GEMINI (May 21-Jun 20): What’s the cur­rent sta­tus of your re­la­tion­ship with your feet? Have you been cul­ti­vat­ing and cher­ish­ing your con­nec­tion with the earth be­low you? The rea­son I ask, Gemini, is that right now it’s es­pe­cially im­por­tant for you to en­joy in­ti­macy with grav­ity, roots, and foun­da­tions. What­ever leads you down and deeper will be a source of good for­tune. Feel­ing grounded will pro­vide you with an ap­ti­tude for prac­ti­cal magic. Con­sider the pos­si­bil­i­ties of go­ing bare­foot, get­ting a foot mas­sage, or buy­ing a new shoes that are both beau­ti­ful and com­fort­able.

CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 22): A woman in the fi­nal stages of giv­ing birth may ex­pe­ri­ence acute dis­com­fort. But once her in­fant spills out into the world, her dis­tress can trans­form into bliss. I don’t fore­see quite so dra­matic a shift for you, Cance­rian. But the tran­si­tion you un­dergo could have sim­i­lar el­e­ments: from un­cer­tainty to grace; from ag­i­ta­tion to re­lief; from con­stric­tion to spa­cious­ness. To take max­i­mum ad­van­tage of this bless­ing, don’t hold onto the state you’re leav­ing be­hind—or the feel­ings it aroused in you.

LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): In one of my dreams last night, a Leo sen­su­al­ist I know ad­vised me to take smart pills and eat an en­tire choco­late cheese­cake be­fore writ­ing my next Leo horo­scope. In an­other dream, my Leo friend Erica sug­gested that I com­pose your horo­scope while at­tend­ing an orgy where all the par­tic­i­pants were bril­liant physi­cists, mu­si­cians, and po­ets. In a third dream, my old teacher Ru­dolf (also a Leo) said I should cre­ate the Leo horo­scope as I sun­bathed on a beach in Maui while be­ing mas­saged by two sexy ge­niuses. Here’s how I in­ter­pret my dreams: In the com­ing days, you can lit­er­ally in­crease your in­tel­li­gence by in­dulging in lux­u­ri­ous com­forts and sen­sory de­lights.

PISCES (Feb 18-Mar 20): Would you like to be­come a mas­ter of in­ti­macy? Can you imag­ine your­self han­dling the chal­lenges of to­geth­er­ness with the skill of a great artist and the wis­dom

All of us are try­ing to wake up from our sleepy delu­sions about the na­ture of life. What’s your most po­tent wake-up tech­nique?

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