Free Will Astrol­ogy


LI­BRA (Sep 23-Oct 22): Thank you for all the en­ter­tain­ment you’ve pro­vided in the past 12 months, Li­bra. Since shortly be­fore your birth­day in 2015, you have taken lively and gal­lant ac­tions to re­write his­tory. You have ban­ished a pesky de­mon and re­paired a hole in your soul. You’ve ed­u­cated the most im­ma­ture part of your­self and nur­tured the most ne­glected part of your­self. To my joy­ful shock, you have even worked to trans­form a dys­func­tional ro­man­tic habit that in pre­vi­ous years had sub­tly un­der­mined your abil­ity to get the kind of in­ti­macy you seek. What’s next? Here’s my guess: an un­prece­dented ex­emp­tion from the de­mands of the past. SCOR­PIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Are you able to ex­pand while you are con­tract­ing, and vice versa? Can you shed medi­ocre com­forts and also open your imag­i­na­tion to gifts that await you at the fron­tier? Is it pos­si­ble to be skep­ti­cal to­ward ideas that shrink your world and peo­ple who waste your time, even as you cul­ti­vate op­ti­mism and in­no­cence about the in­ter­est­ing chal­lenges ahead of you? Here’s what I think, Scor­pio: Yes, you can. At least for right now, you are more flex­i­ble and mul­ti­fac­eted than you might imag­ine. SAGIT­TAR­IUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): You Sagit­tar­i­ans are fa­mous for fill­ing your cups so full they’re in danger of spilling over. Some­times the rest of us find this kind of cute. On other oc­ca­sions, we don’t en­joy get­ting wine splashed on our shoes. But I sus­pect that in the com­ing weeks, the con­se­quences of your ten­dency to over­flow will be mostly be­nign — per­haps even down­right ben­e­fi­cial. So I sug­gest you ex­per­i­ment with the plea­sures of surg­ing and gush­ing. Have fun as you es­cape your niches and tran­scend your con­tain­ers. Give your­self per­mis­sion to seek ad­ven­tures that might be too ex­trav­a­gant for po­lite com­pany. Now here’s a help­ful re­minder from your fel­low Sagit­tar­ian, poet Emily Dick­in­son: “You can­not fold a flood and put it in a drawer.” CAPRI­CORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): I be­lieve that dur­ing the com­ing weeks you will have an ex­tra amount of free­dom from fate. The daily grind won’t be able to grind you down. The in­flu­ences that typ­i­cally tend to sap your joie de vivre will leave you in peace. Are you ready to take full ad­van­tage of this spe­cial dis­pen­sa­tion? Please say YES YES A THOU­SAND TIMES YES. Be alert for op­por­tu­ni­ties to rise above the low­est common de­nom­i­na­tors. Be ag­gres­sive about re­ject­ing the triv­ial ques­tions that trap ev­ery­one in low ex­pec­ta­tions. Here are my pre­dic­tions: Your willpower will con­sis­tently trump your con­di­tion­ing. You won’t have to play by the old rules, but will in­stead have ex­tra sovereignty to in­vent the future. AQUAR­IUS (Jan 20-Feb 19): Ac­cord­ing to my anal­y­sis of the as­tro­log­i­cal omens, you can ex­pect an un­likely co­in­ci­dence or two in the com­ing days. You should also be alert for help­fully prophetic dreams, clear tele­pathic mes­sages, and pokes from tricky in­form­ers. In fact, I sus­pect that use­ful hints and clues will be swirling in ex­tra abun­dance, some­times in the form of direct com­mu­ni­ca­tions from re­li­able sources, but on oc­ca­sion as mys­te­ri­ous sig­nals from strange an­gels. PISCES (Feb 18-Mar 20): You know that in­ner work you’ve been do­ing with such dili­gence? I’m re­fer­ring to those psy­cho-spir­i­tual trans­for­ma­tions you have been at­tend­ing to in the dark… the chal­leng­ing but oddly grat­i­fy­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions you’ve been car­ry­ing on with your secret self… the steady, strong future you’ve been strug­gling to forge out of the chaos? Well, I fore­see you mak­ing a big break­through in the com­ing weeks. The progress you’ve been earn­ing, which up un­til now has been mostly in­vis­i­ble to oth­ers, will fi­nally be seen and ap­pre­ci­ated. The vows you ut­tered so long ago will, at last, yield at least some of the tan­gi­ble re­sults you’ve pined for. ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): What’s the dif­fer­ence between a love war­rior and a love wor­rier? Love war­riors work dili­gently to keep en­hanc­ing their em­pa­thy, compassion, and emo­tional in­tel­li­gence. Love wor­ri­ers fret so much about not get­ting the love they want that they ne­glect to de­velop their in­ti­macy skills. Love war­riors are al­ways vig­i­lant for how their own ig­no­rance may be sab­o­tag­ing to­geth­er­ness, while love wor­ri­ers dwell on how their part­ner’s ig­no­rance is sab­o­tag­ing to­geth­er­ness. Love war­riors stay fo­cused on their re­la­tion­ship’s high­est goals, while love wor­ri­ers are pre­oc­cu­pied with ev­ery lit­tle re­la­tion­ship glitch. I bring this to your attention, Aries, be­cause the next seven weeks will be an ex­cel­lent time to be­come less of a love wor­rier and more of a love war­rior. TAU­RUS (Apr 20-May 20): How will you deal with a provoca­tive op­por­tu­nity to rein­vent and rein­vig­o­rate your ap­proach to work? My guess is that if you ig­nore this chal­lenge, it will de­volve into an ob­struc­tion. If you em­brace it, on the other hand, you will be led to un­fore­seen im­prove­ments in the way you earn money and struc­ture your daily rou­tine. Here’s the para­dox: Be­ing open to seem­ingly im­prac­ti­cal con­sid­er­a­tions will ul­ti­mately turn out to be quite prac­ti­cal. GEM­INI (May 21-Jun 20): Is it pos­si­ble that you’re on the verge of re­claim­ing some of the in­no­cent wis­dom you had as a child? Judg­ing from the cur­rent as­tro­log­i­cal omens, I sus­pect it is. If all goes well, you will soon be gifted with a long glimpse of your true des­tiny—a close replica of the vi­sion that bloomed in you at a ten­der age. And this will, in turn, en­able you to ac­tu­ally see magic uni­corns and play with mis­chievous fairies and eat clouds that dip down close to the earth. And not only that: Hav­ing a holy vi­sion of your orig­i­nal self will make you even smarter than you al­ready are. For ex­am­ple, you could get in­sights about how to ex­press pre­vi­ously in­ex­press­ible parts of your­self. You might dis­cover se­crets about how to at­tract more of the love you have al­ways felt deprived of. CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 22): I’m not ask­ing you to tell me about the places and sit­u­a­tions where you feel safe and frag­ile and timid. I want to know about where you feel safe and strong and bold. Are there sanc­tu­ar­ies that nur­ture your au­da­cious wis­dom? Are there nat­u­ral sites that tease out your pri­mal willpower and help you clar­ify your goals? Go to those power spots. Al­low them to ex­alt you with their trans­for­ma­tive bless­ings. Pray and sing and dance there. And maybe find a new oa­sis to ex­cite and in­cite you, as well. Your cre­ative savvy will bloom in Novem­ber if you nur­ture your­self now with this magic. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): One of your old re­li­able for­mu­las may tem­po­rar­ily be use­less or even de­cep­tive. An ally could be with­hold­ing an im­por­tant de­tail from you. Your fa­vorite psy­cho­log­i­cal crutch is in dis­re­pair, and your go-to ex­cuse is no longer vi­able. And yet I think you’re go­ing to be just fine, Leo. Plan B will prob­a­bly work bet­ter than Plan A. Se­condary sources and sub­sti­tutes should pro­vide you with all the lever­age you need. And I bet you will fi­nally cap­i­tal­ize on an ad­van­tage that you have pre­vi­ously ne­glected. For best re­sults, be vig­i­lant for un­ex­pected help. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): Attention! Warn­ing! One of your sig­na­ture fears is los­ing its choke­hold on your imag­i­na­tion. If this trend con­tin­ues, its power to scare you may di­min­ish more than 70 per­cent by Novem­ber 1. And then what will you do? How can you con­tinue to plug away at your goals if you don’t have worry and angst and dread to mo­ti­vate you? I sup­pose you could shop around for a re­place­ment fear — a new prod to keep you on the true and right­eous path. But you might also want to con­sider an al­ter­na­tive: the pos­si­bil­ity of draw­ing more of the en­ergy you need by feed­ing your lust for life.

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