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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY – Week of September 9, 2023
Copyright by Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology.com
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
In honor of the Virgo birthday season, I invite you to be exceptionally distinctive and singular within the coming weeks, even idiosyncratic and downright incomparable. That’s not at all times a snug state for you Virgos to inhabit, however proper now it’s wholesome to experiment with. Right here’s counsel from author Christopher Morley: “Learn, every single day, one thing nobody else is studying. Assume, every single day, one thing nobody else is considering. Do, every single day, one thing nobody else can be foolish sufficient to do. It’s dangerous for the thoughts to repeatedly be a part of unanimity.” Right here’s a bonus quote from Virgo poet Edith Sitwell: “I’m not eccentric! It’s simply that I’m extra alive than most individuals.”
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Do you generally want your life was totally different from what it really is? Do you criticize your self for not being an ideal manifestation of your perfect self? Most of us take pleasure in these fruitless vitality drains. One of many chief causes of unhappiness is the fantasy that we aren’t who we’re speculated to be. In accordance with cosmic rhythms, I authorize you to be completely free of those emotions for the following 4 weeks. As an experiment, I invite you to treasure your self precisely as you’re proper now. Congratulate your self for all of the heroic work you might have carried out to be fairly rattling good. Use your ingenuity to determine the right way to give your self large doses of candy and festive love.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Scorpio novelist Kurt Vonnegut testified, “I need to keep as shut on the sting as I can with out going over. Out on the sting, you see every kind of issues you possibly can’t see from the middle. Large, undreamed-of-things—the individuals on the sting see them first.” I’m not definitively telling you that you must dwell like Vonnegut, expensive Scorpio. To take action, you would need to summon further braveness and application. However in case you are inclined to discover such a state, the approaching weeks will give you an opportunity to dwell on the sting with as a lot security, reward, and delight as attainable.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
“The place there may be nice love, there are at all times miracles,” wrote Sagittarian novelist Willa Cather (1873–1947). In accordance with upcoming astrological points, I encourage you to arrange the best way for such miracles. For those who don’t have as a lot love as you prefer to, be imaginative as you supply extra of one of the best love it’s important to give. If there may be good however not nice love in your life, work out how one can make it even higher. If you’re blessed with nice love, see in the event you can remodel it into being much more extraordinary. For you Sagittarians, it’s the season of producing miracles by the intimate energy of marvelous love.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Capricorn writer Alexander Woollcott (1187–1943) could possibly be impolite and vulgar. He generally greeted cohorts by saying, ‘Howdy, Repulsive’. After he learn the refined novelist Marcel Proust, he described the expertise as “like mendacity in another person’s soiled bathtub water.” However in accordance with Woollcott’s many shut and enduring mates, he was typically heat, beneficiant, and humble. I carry this to your consideration within the hope that you’ll tackle any discrepancies between your public persona and your genuine soul. Now is an effective time to get your outer and internal selves into better concord.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
In 1963, Aquarian writer Betty Friedan revealed The Female Mystique, a groundbreaking e-book that turned a bestseller essential in launching the feminist motion. She dropped at huge cultural consciousness “the issue that has no title”: thousands and thousands of ladies’s sense of invisibility, powerlessness, and melancholy. In a later e-book, Friedan reported on these early days of the awakening: “We couldn’t probably know the place it will lead, however we knew it needed to be carried out.” I encourage you to establish an equal quest in your private life, Aquarius: a mission that feels essential to your future, even in the event you don’t but know what that future will turn into.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
“Amongst these whom I like or admire, I can discover no frequent denominator, however amongst these whom I like, I can: All of them make me chortle.” Piscean poet W. H. Auden mentioned that. After analyzing the astrological omens, I conclude that laughing with these you’re keen on is an expertise you must particularly search proper now. Will probably be the medication for something that’s bothering you. It is going to loosen obstructions that may be interfering with the arrival of your subsequent priceless teachings. Use your creativeness to dream up methods you possibly can place your self in conditions the place this magic will unfold.
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Aries chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov says conflict is “extra like a sport of poker than chess. On a chess board, the items are face up, however poker is basically a sport of incomplete info, a sport the place it’s important to guess and act on these guesses.” I think that’s useful info for you as of late, Aries. You will not be ensconced in an out-an-out battle, however the advanced state of affairs you’re managing has resemblances to a sport of poker. For finest outcomes, observe sustaining a poker face. Attempt to scale back your tells to close zero. Right here’s the definition of “inform” as I’m utilizing the time period: Reflexive or unconscious conduct that reveals info you’ll moderately withhold.
TAURUS (April 20-Might 20):
Raised in poverty, Taurus-born Eva Peron turned a charismatic politician and actor who served as First Girl of Argentina for six years. The Argentine Congress in the end gave her the title of “Religious Chief of the Nation.” How did she accomplish such a meteoric ascent? “With out fanaticism,” she testified, “one can not accomplish something.” However I don’t assume her technique must be yours within the coming months, Taurus. It is going to make sense so that you can be extremely devoted, intensely targeted, and strongly motivated—even a bit obsessed in a wholesome means. However you gained’t must be fanatical.
GEMINI (Might 21-June 20):
Gemini writer Ben H. Winters has helpful counsel. “Each alternative forecloses on different decisions,” he says. “Every step ahead leaves a thousand lifeless attainable universes behind you.” I don’t assume there are a thousand lifeless universes after every alternative; the quantity’s extra like two or three. However the level is, you should be absolutely dedicated to leaving the previous behind. Making selections requires resolve. Second-guessing your courageous actions not often yields constructive outcomes. So are you able to have enjoyable being agency and decided, Gemini? The cosmic rhythms shall be in your facet in the event you do.
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Journalist Alexandra Robbins was addressing younger individuals when she gave the next recommendation, however you’ll profit from it no matter your age: “There’s nothing incorrect with you simply since you haven’t but met individuals who share your pursuits or outlook on life. Know that you’ll finally meet individuals who will respect you for being you.” I supply this to you now, Cancerian, as a result of the approaching months will carry you into reference to an abundance of like-minded people who find themselves working to create the identical type of world you’re. Are you able to benefit from the richest social life ever?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Creator Kevin Kelly is a maverick visionary who has thought loads about the right way to create the very best future. He advocates that we quit hoping for the unrealistic idea of utopia. As an alternative, he suggests we empower our sensible efforts with the time period “protopia.” On this mannequin, we “crawl towards betterment,” making an attempt to enhance the world by one % every year. You’ll be sensible to use a variation on this strategy to your private life within the coming months, Leo. A mere one-percent enhancement is just too modest a objective, although. By your birthday in 2024, a six-percent improve is real looking, and you can attain as excessive as 10 %.
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