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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY – Week of September 17, 2022
Copyright by Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology.com
VIRGO (August 23-September 22):
It is impossible to be perfect. It is neither healthy nor productive to be obsessed with perfectionism. You know these things. You understand that you can’t afford to get bogged down in overthinking, overreaching, and over-polishing. And when you’re at your best, you sublimate those manic urges. You transform them into the elegant intention to clarify, refine and refresh. With grace and care, you express useful beauty instead of aiming for hyper-immaculate precision. I believe that in the weeks to come, dear Virgin, you will be a master of these services, skilled in rendering them for yourself and for others.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22):
According to Libra poet TS Eliot, “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to end is to begin. The end is where we begin. These are your guiding thoughts for the days ahead, Libra. You are almost ready to start from scratch; you are about to be able to start planning your launch date or grand opening. Now all you have to do is create a big, neat void where the next phase will have plenty of room to sprout. The best way to do this is to complete the old process as completely as possible.
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov):
Every once in a while you slip into phases where you are on the verge of damaging or uncovering yourself. You teeter and waver at the frontier where self-defeat competes with self-creation. Whenever this situation arises, here are the key questions to ask yourself: Is there a strategy you can implement to ensure you slide into self-discovery and self-creation? Is there a guiding thought that will lead you away from the evil temptations of self-harm and self-defeat? The answers to these questions are always yes—if you consider love your top priority and if you serve the cause of love before any other consideration.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21):
“Sometimes serendipity is just an unmasked intention,” said Sagittarian author Elizabeth Berg. I suspect his theory will hold true for you in the weeks to come. You have done a deft job of formulating your intentions and gathering the information you need to realize your intentions. What is perhaps best now is to release your focus as you make room for life to meet your diligent preparations. “I’m a big believer in luck,” said my uncle Ned. “I found that the harder I work, the luckier I get.” He was right, but it’s also true that luck sometimes arises when you’ve taken a break from your hard work.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19):
Tips for making the most of the next six weeks: 1. Be the cautiously optimistic voice of reason. Be the methodical motivator that stimulates and inspires. Get organized as you rise. Encourage others as you become more effective. 2. Don’t take others’ apparent stupidity or rudeness as personal slights. Try to understand how the suffering they endured may have led to their behavior. 3. Be your own father. Guide yourself as a wise and kind old man would. 4. Look for new ways to experience euphoria and enchantment, focusing on pleasures that will also make you healthier.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18):
Aquarius author Richard Ford has advice for writers: “Find out what stirs your heart. Find a way to write about it. I’ll edit his advice so it applies to all of you non-writers as well. By my reckoning, the coming weeks will be the perfect time to be joyfully honest as you identify what is causing trouble in your heart. Why should you do this? Because it will lead you to the right decisions you need to make in the months to come. As you attend to these sacred duties, I suggest you extend the following invitation to the universe: “Allure me, mystify me, delight me, fascinate me, and arouse me to feel deep feelings and delicious.”
PISCES (February 19-March 20):
“I’m alone, but not everyone will,” observed Pisces author Anaïs Nin. “Some people fill in the gaps, and some people point out my loneliness,” she concluded. According to my reading of astrological omens, Pisces, it’s your task right now to identify which people are intensifying your loneliness and which are really filling in the gaps. And then devote extra care to cultivating your bond with the fillers. Loneliness is sometimes a good thing, a state that helps you renew and deepen your communion with your inner self. But I don’t believe that’s your mission these days. Instead, you’ll be wise to experience intimacy that enriches your sense of being at home in the world. You will thrive by hanging out with allies who soften your love of life.
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
My reader Monica Ballard has this advice for you Aries: “If you don’t ask earnestly and eagerly accept the gifts the Universe has in store for you, you may have to settle for trinkets and trinkets. So never settle. This is still a helpful tip for you Rams. And in the weeks to come, you will be wise to heed this with added intensity. Here’s a good metaphor to energize you: don’t stuff yourself with unnecessary snacks or glitzy hors d’oeuvres. Instead, expect gourmet feasts with healthy and delicious starters.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
I will remind you of a potential superpower that you have the right to develop: you can help people to act in the service of the deepest truths and the strongest love. You can even teach them how to do it. Have you matured this talent in 2022? Have you put him more at the forefront of your relationships? I hope. The coming months will inspire you to go further than ever in expressing this gift. For best results, vow to nurture the deepest truths and strongest love in all your thoughts and relationships with others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Your mind is sometimes a lush and beautiful maze in which you get lost. Is it a problem ? Occasionally, yes. But just as often, it’s an entertaining blessing. As you wander among the lavish adornments, unsure of where you are or where you’re going, you often make discoveries that awaken your half-asleep potentials. Luckily, you come across some unforeseen ideas that you didn’t know you needed to know about. I believe the description I just articulated matches your current walk through the incredible maze. My advice: don’t be in a hurry to get away. Let this vertiginous but dazzling expedition offer you all its rich lessons.
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
“Poetry is a life-cherishing force,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Oliver, who has published 33 volumes of poetry and read hundreds of other poets. His statement is not true for everyone, of course. To reach the point where reading poetry nourishes our souls, we may have to work hard to learn to appreciate it. Some of us don’t have the time or the temperament to do that. In any case, Cancer, what are your life forces? What influences encourage you to know and feel all that is most precious in your time on earth? Now would be an excellent time to ruminate on these treasures and take steps to nurture them with tender ingenuity.
LEO (July 23-August 22):
Please promise me that you will respect and revere your glorious star power in the weeks to come. I think it is important, both for you and for those whose lives you touch, that you exalt and exult in your access to your magnificence. For the good of all, you should play freely with the art of being majestic, royal and sovereign. To do this properly, you must refrain from indulging in trivial wishes, passing fantasies, and minor attractions. You must give yourself to that which is stellar. You must serve your most sacred desires, your fascinating dreams and your thrilling hopes.
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