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FREE VOLUNTARY ASTROLOGY – Week starting December 17, 2021
Copyright by Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology.com
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21):
The coming months will be a good time for you to redefine the meaning of the term âsacredâ and to deepen your relationship with the sacred. To spark your imagination, I offer you three quotes: 1. âRecognizing the sacred begins when we take an interest in every detail of our life. “- Buddhist teacher ChÃ¶gyam Trungpa 2.” When you notice something clearly and see it clearly, then it becomes sacred. “- poet Allen Ginsberg 3.” Holiness begins with the recognition of the face of the other. âPhilosopher Marc-Alain Ouaknin
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19):
Capricorn author EM Forster wrote: âThe only books that influence us are those we are ready for that have gone a little further on our particular path than we have yet done on our own. I propose that we universalize this statement: âThe only people, information and experiences that influence us are those for whom we are ready and who have gone a little further on our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves. I believe this principle will be particularly fruitful for you to embrace over the next three months. Prepare for the lessons that are vital for you to learn and at the frontier of your understanding
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18):
Among America’s Founding Fathers was Aquarius William Whipple (1730-1785). He was one of 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, starting war with Britain. Unlike many of his colleagues, however, Whipple believed it was hypocritical to enslave human beings while striving for freedom. This is why he emancipated the person who had been a slave to him. The next few months will be a good time to make comparable corrections, Aquarius. If there are any discrepancies between your ideals and your actions, solve the problem.
PISCES (February 19-March 20):
According to Pisces author Ryunosuke Akutagawa, “Sometimes people dedicate their lives to a desire that they are not sure will ever be fulfilled.” So true! I can personally attest to this behavior. Is such a quest ill-advised? Delusional? Naive? Not in my opinion. I see him as glorious, courageous and heroic. Akutagawa too. He said those who refrain from inspiring desires are “mere spectators of life.” Either way, I recommend that you think big in 2022, Pisces. From an astrological perspective, this could be the year you settle down and refine and enhance the most important desire you will ever have.
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Key questions for you, from now and through 2022: 1. What do you need to say that you haven’t said yet? 2. What is crucial for you that you haven’t done yet? 3. What dream have you overlooked and should not neglect anymore? 4. Which shrine is essential for you to visit, but you haven’t visited yet? 5. For what âsinâ is it important for you to forgive yourself, but you have not yet forgiven yourself? 6. What promise have you not kept yet, even though it is late (but not too late!) To keep it? 7. What secret have you hid so well that you have mostly even hid it from yourself?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Taurus novelist Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) took one of his manuscripts to a publishing house, hoping it would be turned into a book and sold to the public. A few weeks later, he learned by mail that his masterpiece had been rejected. He took a train to the editor’s office and picked it up. On his way back by train, he turned the manuscript over and began to write a new story on the back of each page. He didn’t spend time moping. Taurus is the spirit that I recommend you embody in the weeks to come.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
âJohn Coltrane was an addict,â author Cornel West wrote of the famous saxophonist and jazz composer. âBillie Holiday was an addict. Nobel Prize winning author Eugene O’Neill was a drug addict. What would America be without the drug addicts and post-addicts who make such a great contribution to our society? I salute West’s sympathetic views towards drug addicts. Many of us who are not addicts understand how lucky we are that we do not have the genetic predisposition or traumatic experiences that addicts often struggle with. We non-addicts may also have been spared the bigotry and abuse that contributed to and exacerbated the addictions of some drug addicts. Having recognized these truths, I nevertheless hope to do all I can to help you convert any addictive tendencies you may have into passionate obsessions. Now is an excellent time to start a new phase of this work. Invitation: Make a list of three things you can do over the next few months to keep the process going.
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Actress and model Kate Beckinsale unleashed an enigmatic boast: âMy best feature is unfortunately a private affair, even though I’m told it’s spectacular. But you can’t really walk the red carpet. What can I say ? I bring this quirk to your attention in the hope that I can convince you to be more direct and expressive about your own wonderful qualities. It’s time to be less shy about your beauty, less secret about your deep assets. Show the world why you are so lovable.
LEO (July 23-August 22):
Edna Ferber (1885-1968), born in Leo, was a famous author who won a Pulitzer Prize. She was witty and outspoken. Her stories featured strong women and figures struggling against discrimination. âI would never open a door and walk through the door,â she said of her career. âI had to break it for hell. I just naturally liked to do things the hard way. At least in the coming weeks, Leo, I urge you NOT to take Ferber’s attitude. In my opinion, you will be wise to do all you can to open the doors rather than knock them down. And the best way to do that is to ask for help. Cultivate your ability to ask for what you need. Refine your practice of the arts of collaboration, synergy and interweaving.
VIRGIN (23 August-22 September):
“No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, constructed or invented, except literally to come out of hell”, wrote the playwright of the Virgin Antonin Artaud. That’s a ridiculous generalization, in my opinion. For example, I occasionally create songs, stories, and horoscopes to help me escape a momentary hell. But most of my designs are inspired by my love of life and a desire to inspire others. I am very sure that in the weeks to come, your own motivations for producing good things will be much closer to mine than to those of Artaud. You are in a phase where your quest for joy, generosity, blessings, and pleasure could be fierce and productive.
BALANCE (September 23-October 22):
Author Barbara Sher gave this wise advice: âImaginary obstacles are insurmountable. The real ones are not. I draw your attention to this point because I believe that the coming weeks will be a great time to identify the imaginary obstacles that you have erected in your inner world and then break them down, burn them down or eliminate them. Once you are free from illusory interference, I think you will find that you will have at least twice as much power to neutralize real obstacles.
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov):
Prolific author Ray Bradbury loved giving advice to those with a strong need to express their imaginative originality. Since I expect you to be a person like that in 2022, I will pass on one of his exhortations to you. He wrote: âIf you want to create you must be the most sublime fool that God ever made and sent to wander. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish you madness, madness and madness. Keep in mind that Bradbury was referring to constructive madness, wise madness, and Divine Madness.
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