Aries (March 21-April 19): “Do not open your mouth unless what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence”, says an Arabic proverb. This is a high standard to aspire to.
Aries (March 21-April 19): “Only open your mouth if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence”, declares an Arabic proverb. This is a high standard to aspire to. Even at our best, when we’re soaring with articulated vitality, it’s hard to be prettier than silence for more than, say, 50% of the time. But here’s a nice surprise: you could exceed that threshold in the next three weeks. You are ready to be very expressive and interesting. When you speak, you may be prettier than silence up to 80% of the time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Here is the definition of an emotional support animal: “a pet that provides therapeutic benefit to a person with a mental or psychiatric disability.” I don’t mean to be flippant, but I think each of us has at least one mental or psychiatric disability that would benefit from the company of an emotional support animal. If you were to ever acquire such an ally, the next few weeks would be the best times to do so. I encourage you to seek other types of help, advice and stimulation that you would benefit from as well. This is the resource gathering phase of your cycle. (PS: Cesar Chavez said, “You are never strong enough not to need help.”)
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A blogger by the name of Valentine Cassius reports: “A tiny old woman walked into the deli where I work and ordered a ‘wonderful turkey sandwich’. When asked what she wanted on the sandwich other than the turkey, she replied “all your best toppings”. Here is my answer to that: The little old woman approach is usually not very effective. It’s almost always best to be very specific about knowing what you want and asking for it. But given the current astrological omens, I will make an exception for you in the next three weeks. I think you should be like the little old woman: ask life, fate, people, spirits and gods to bring you all their most wonderful garnishes.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): “I’m tired of trying to hold things together that can’t be held,” cancer novelist Erin Morgenstern testifies. “Tired of trying to control what can’t be controlled.” Here is good news for her and all cancer patients. You have cosmic permission to surrender yourself – to no longer try to hold together things that cannot be held or to try to control what cannot be controlled. Maybe in a few weeks you will have gained new wisdom so relaxed that you will be inspired to make new attempts at staying together and in control. But it’s not for you to worry and wonder about right now. Your mission is to maintain your psychological and spiritual health by letting go.
LEO (July 23-August 22): The philosopher Georges Bataille wrote: “The lesson of The Wuthering Heights, of the Greek tragedy and, ultimately, of all religions, is that there is an instinctive tendency to divine intoxication that the rational world of calculation cannot bear. This tendency is the opposite of Good. Good is based on the common interest, which implies thinking about the future. I’m going to disagree with Bataille’s point of view. I agree that we all have an instinctive desire for divine intoxication, but I believe that the rational world needs us to periodically satisfy our desire for divine intoxication. In fact, the rational world becomes obsolete and begins to decompose without these interludes. The truth, then, is that divine intoxication is crucial for the common good. I’m telling you, Leo, because I think the coming weeks will be a good time for you to ask for a healthy dose of divine intoxication.
VIRGIN (23 August-22 September): Virgin actor Ingrid Bergman (1915–1982) won the most prestigious awards possible for his work in film, television, and theater: Oscars, Emmys, and a Tony. She was smart, talented and beautiful. However, life was a challenge when she was growing up. She testified, “I was the most shy human ever invented, but I had a lion in me that wouldn’t shut up.” If you have a sleeping lion inside you, Virgo, I expect him to wake up soon. And if your inner lion is already wide awake and you have a decent relationship with it, I suspect it might start to take on its full glory soon.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22): The author of Libran, Antonio Tabucchi, described the state of mind that I recommend to you in the coming days. I hope you will be eager to embrace his deep empathy. Like him, I am convinced that you will expand your ability to see the whole world as your home. Here is Tabucchi’s statement: “Like a blazing comet, I have passed through endless nights, interstellar spaces of imagination, pleasure and fear. I have been a man, a woman, an elderly person, a little girl, I have been the crowd on the great boulevards of the capitals of the West, I have been the serene Buddha of the East. I have been the sun and the moon.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): Author James Frey writes, “I used to think I was tough, but then I realized I wasn’t. I was fragile and wore heavy armor. And I hurt people so they couldn’t hurt me. And I thought that was it to be tough, but it’s not. I agree with Frey. The behavior he describes has nothing to do with harshness. So what does it do? This is important for you to think about, because the coming weeks will be a great time to be tough in the best sense of the word. Here are my definitions: Being tough means never letting people disrespect or treat you badly, even as you cultivate empathy for how everyone is hurt. Being tough means loving yourself with such unconditional grace that you never act badly out of a neurotic need to over-defend yourself. To be tough is to be a compassionate truth teller.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21): Fragile intensity or intense fragility? Fierce sweetness or sweet ferocity? Vulnerable strength or high vulnerability? I suspect these will be some of the paradoxical themes you will delicately struggle with in the days to come. Other possibilities: sensitive daring or daring sensitivity; fluid fire or fiery fluidity; foolish wisdom or wise folly; penetrating smoothness or gentle penetration; fragile equilibrium or tremor in equilibrium. My advice is to view rich complexities like these as blessings and not as confusion or inconvenience.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): The birds that live in the cities have imagined an ingenious adaptation. They use the abandoned cigarette butts of humans to build their nests. Somehow, they discovered that nicotine is an insectide that dispels parasites like fleas, lice, and mites. Considering your current astrological aspects, I guess you could make some metaphorically comparable adjustments in your own life. Are there ways to use scrap and rejects to your advantage?
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): A blogger named Raven testifies, “My heart is a toddler having a tantrum in a store and my brain is the parent who keeps shopping.” I am happy to inform you, Aquarius, that your heart will NOT act like this little one in the weeks to come. In fact, I believe your heart will be like an ancient sage with increasing wisdom in the arts of intimacy and tenderness. In my view of your life, your heart will guide you better than it possibly ever has. Now here is a message to your brain: listen to your heart!
PISCES (February 19-March 20): The Voyager 1 space probe, launched by NASA in 1977, is now more than 14 billion kilometers from Earth. In contrast, the most distant humans who have ever entered the ground are 7.62 miles. It is the drilling of Kola Superdeep in the northwest of Russia. Metaphorically speaking, these facts provide an evocative metaphor for the following truth: Most humans feel more confident and expansive in exploring the outside world than their inner realms. But I hope that in the weeks to come you will reverse this trend, breaking all previous records for a curious and luxurious exploration into your deepest psychic depths.
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