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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY – Week beginning August 13, 2021
Copyright by Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology.com
LEO (July 23 to August 22):
According to the author of Leo Guy de Maupassant, “We have a habit of using our eyes only with the memory of what people before us have thought about the things we are looking at.” That’s too bad. It makes us lose much of the richness of life. In fact, De Maupassant said, “There is an unexplored element in everything. The smallest contains a little of what is unknown ”. Your task for the next two weeks, Leo, is to take your thoughts seriously. In each experience, participate “with enough attention to find an aspect that no one has ever seen or talked about.” You are in a phase where you could discover and enjoy record levels of novelty.
VIRGO (from August 23 to September 22):
Poet Brigit Pegeen Kelly I wrote a poem that I want you to know. She described how, as a child, she would stay up all night picking peaches from her father’s orchard by the light of the stars. For hours, he went up and down the stairs. His hands “twisted fruit” as if “he was entering a thousand doors.” When the stars faded and morning came, her insides felt like “the stillness of a bell just after it has rung.” That is the kind of experience I wish for you in the next few days, Virgo. I know it can’t be exactly the same. Can you imagine what the closest equivalent could be? Make it happen!
LIBRA (from September 23 to October 22):
Ancient greek philosopher Plato He distrusted laughter, poetry, bright colors, and artists who used bright colors. All these poignant activities influenced people to be emotional, Plato thought, and thus posed a threat to a rational and orderly society. Wow! I’m glad I don’t live in a culture descended from Plato! Oh wait, I do. His writing is central to Western thought. A modern philosopher declared: “The European philosophical tradition consists of a series of footnotes from Plato.” Anyway, I am advising you to rebel against Plato in the next few weeks. You especially need experiences that awaken, please and highlight your feelings. Contrary to Plato’s fears, doing this will increase your intelligence and improve your decision-making power.
ESCORPION (from October 23 to November 21):
A Biography of the Nobel Prize Winning Scorpio Author Albert camus noted that it had two modes. They are summed up in French words. solidarity (“Unit”) and lonely (“lonely”). When Camus was in a solidarity phase, he plunged into a cordial engagement, enjoying the joys of socializing. But when he decided it was time to work hard on writing his books, he retreated into a monastic routine to organize intense creativity. According to my astrological analysis, you Scorpios are currently in the solidarity phase of your rhythm. Enjoy it to the max! When could the next lonely is the phase coming? October could be one of those times.
SAGITTARIUS (from November 22 to December 21):
During the 76 years since the end of World War II, Italy has had 69 different governments. That is a huge volume of business! Is it a strength or a weakness to have so many changes in leadership? On the one hand, that flexibility could be an advantage; It would be wise to keep reinventing the power structure as circumstances change. On the other hand, having so little continuity and stability can undermine trust and create stressful uncertainty. I bring this to your attention, Sagittarius, because you are entering a phase where it could be as changeable as Italy. Is that what you want? Would it serve you or undermine you? Make a conscious choice.
CAPRICORN (from December 22 to January 19):
Capricorn actor Nicholas Browne testifies: “My heart is too full; overflows on everything I see. I’m drowning in my own heart I’ve plunged into the depth of emotion and I don’t see any way to get back up. Still, I pray that no one comes to save me. “I suppose his profound ability to feel and express emotions serves Browne well in his craft. While I don’t recommend such a deep dive 24/7. a week, 365 days a year, I suspect it will be wise for you to embark on such an excursion for the next three weeks. Have fun diving! How deep can you go?
AQUARIUS (from January 20 to February 18):
In accordance with current astrological omens, I call the author Byron katie to offer you a message. Is it infused with tough love or sweet breath? Both! Here’s Katie: “When you realize that suffering and discomfort are the call for investigation, you may actually start to expect uncomfortable feelings. You may even experience them as friends who come to show you what you have not yet investigated thoroughly enough. “Prepare to dive deeper than you have ever dared before, Aquarius. I guarantee that it will ultimately be fun and educational.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20):
In August 1922, the author Nikos Kazantzakis wrote this triumphant statement: “All day today I have had the softest and most trembling joy, because I am beginning to heal. Conscious, happy, I feel that I am being born again, that I am beginning once more to take possession of the light ”. On behalf of the cosmic powers, I authorize you to use these words as your own in the coming weeks. They capture transformations that are in the works for you. By speaking the Kazantzakis statements out loud multiple times a day, you will ensure that their experience is yours as well.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19):
“Consecrate” is not a word often found in intellectual circles. In my home country, the United States, many intelligent people disdain the possibility that we want to do holy things. And much art aspires to do the opposite of consecration: strip the world of sanctity and mock the urge to commune with sanctified experiences. But filmmaker Pier paolo pasolini (1922-1975) expressed a contradictory opinion. He wrote: “I am not interested in discrediting: that is a fashion that I hate. I want to re-consecrate things as much as possible, I want to re-mythologize them. “According to astrological omens, Aries, I invite you to look for opportunities to do the same.
TAURUS (from April 20 to May 20):
Anais Nin wrote: “I don’t want adoration. I want understanding. “George Orwell said:” Perhaps one did not want so much to be loved as to be understood. “The poet Marina Tsvetaeva declared:” For as long as I can remember, I thought I wanted to be loved. Now I know: I don’t need love, I need understanding. ” . Here’s what I’ll add, Taurus: If you ask for understanding and look for it, a great deal will be available to you in the coming weeks.
GEMINI (from May 21 to June 20):
The English idiom “play hard to get” means “pretend you’re not available or interested in order to make yourself more attractive or desirable.” Psychologists say that this strategy often works, although it is crucial not to go too far and make your pursuer lose interest. 17th century philosopher Baltasar Gracian he expressed the concept in a more philosophical way. He said: “Leave the people hungry. Even with physical thirst, the trick of good taste is to stimulate it, not quench it. The good, although scarce, is twice as good. An excess of pleasure is dangerous, for it provokes disdain even for what is indisputably excellent. Hard-earned happiness is twice as pleasant. “I suggest you consider implementing these strategies, Gemini.
CANCER (from June 21 to July 22):
The painter John Singer Sargent sometimes worked alongside the painter Claude Monet at Monet’s home. He sought the old man’s guidance. Before his first session, Sargent realized that there was no black among the paint colors Monet gave him to work with. That?! Didn’t Monet wear black? Sargent was surprised. He couldn’t imagine painting without him. And yet she did well without him. In fact, the apparent limitation forced him to be creative in ways he hadn’t previously imagined. What would its metaphorical equivalent be, Cancer: An Inspiring Limitation?
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