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Here’s your weekly horoscope …
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY – Week beginning October 28, 2020
Copyright by Rob Brezsny, FreeWillAstrology.com
ESCORPION (from October 23 to November 21):
Scorpio-born Prince Charles has been heir to the British throne for 68 years. That is an eternity to be patiently awaiting your great opportunity to serve as king. His mother, Queen Elizabeth, goes on and on, living her long life, making sure that Charles remains second in command. But I suspect that many Scorpios who have been waiting for their turn will finally move on to the next step in the weeks and months to come. Will Charles be one of them? Could you? To increase your chances, here is a tip: Ponder how to become even more devoted to the ideals you love to serve.
SAGITTARIUS (from November 22 to December 21):
Inventor Buckminster Fuller was a visionary who loved to imagine ideas and objects that no one had dreamed of before. One of their mottos was: “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you that it is going to be a butterfly.” I recommend that you spend some quality time in the next few weeks meditating on butterfly-like things that you would love to have as part of your future, things that may look like caterpillars at first. Your task is to imagine three such innovations that could be on your world by October 2021.
CAPRICORN (from December 22 to January 19):
“For my love and hope I beg you,” pleaded the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. “Don’t cast off the hero in your soul! Keep your highest hope holy! “That is always good advice, but now it is very important to you. You will generate good fortune for yourself by being in close connection with the part of you that is bravest and wisest. The people whose lives you touch will have a special need for you. You express the vitalizing power of intelligent hope.More than ever before, you will be inspired to cultivate your heroic qualities.
AQUARIUS (from January 20 to February 18):
“Pretending is an imagined possibility,” observes actress Meryl Streep. “Pretending is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time.” In other words, fantasizing about events that may never happen is just one of the ways we use our mind’s eye. We also use our imaginations to visualize scenarios that we really want to create in our real life. In fact, that’s the first step in updating those scenarios: play by imagining them; pretend that one day they will be a literal part of our world. The next few weeks will be an excellent time to enhance the generative aspect of your imagination. I encourage you to be especially vivid and intense as you visualize in detail the future you want.
PISCES (from February 19 to March 20):
“The worse the state of the world grows, the more intensely I try to achieve inner perfection and power,” wrote Piscean author Anais Nin during World War II. “I fight for a small world of humanity and tenderness.” I encourage you to take that perspective for the rest of 2020. It is an excellent time to respond boldly to outer chaos by building your inner beauty. I also suggest this addition to Nin’s formula: Summon your cunning compassion to bolster the resistance of your closest allies.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19):
“I am, in fact, a king, because I know how to govern myself”, wrote Pietro Aretino, author of the 16th century. By January 2021, Aries, I would love to have you earned the right to make a similar statement: “I am, in fact, a royal sovereign, because I know how to rule myself.” Here’s the most important point: the strong power and influence you have, the potential to summon, has nothing to do with power and influence over other people, only yourself. Task: meditate on what it means to be the imperial ruler and supreme monarch of your own destiny.
TAURUS (from April 20 to May 20):
“The basic principle of spiritual life is that our problems become the very place to discover wisdom and love.” The Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield made that brilliant observation. It’s always worth pondering, but it’s an especially powerful message for you for the next few days. In my opinion, now is a very good time for you to draw uplifting lessons as you openly discuss your most difficult dilemmas. I suspect these lessons could prove useful for the rest of your long life.
GEMINI (from May 21 to June 20):
Many stories that were popular long ago are still studied today. An example is the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, originally told during the 1st century BC. Another is the epic tale of Homer, the Odyssey, which dates back to the 6th century BC. C. I have no problem learning from old stories like these. It is important to know how people in earlier times experienced life. But for you, in the coming months, I think it will be crucial to find and tell new stories, stories that illuminate the unique circumstances that you are living in right now.
CANCER (from June 21 to July 22):
“I am the diamond on earth, which has not been found,” sings Cancer rapper Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent. “I am the clandestine king and I have not been crowned,” he adds. My reading of astrological omens suggests that a phenomenon like that is happening in your life right now. There is something unknown about you that deserves and needs to be known. You are not receiving all the credit and recognition you have earned for your moving accomplishments. I hereby authorize you to take action! Address this oversight. Get up and correct it.
LEO (July 23 to August 22):
Dionysus was the ancient Greek god of drunkenness, ecstasy, and madness. His followers were inclined to immerse themselves in those states. Yet, as historian Robert Parker points out, Dionysus himself “was rarely drunk, rarely mad.” His relationship with his consort Ariadne was “dignified and restrained”, and “smiling tranquility” was his common frame of mind. I recommend that you act more like Dionysus than his followers over the next several weeks, no matter how rebellious the world around you becomes. The rest of us need you to be a bastion of calm and strength.
VIRGO (from August 23 to September 22):
“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for any other relationship you have,” says motivational speaker Robert Holden. Hallelujah and amen! Isn’t that the truth? This is why it is so crucial to regularly take a full inventory of your relationship with yourself. And guess what, Virgo: now would be the perfect time to do it. Even more than that: During your inventory, if you discover ways in which you treat yourself unkindly or carelessly, you can generate tremendous healing energy by working to fix technical problems. The next few weeks could bring fundamental transformations in your relationships with others if you are brave enough to make fundamental transformations in your relationships with yourself.
LIBRA (from September 23 to October 22):
“Feeling too much is so much better than feeling nothing,” says Libra author Nora Roberts. I trust that you will see the wisdom of that perspective in the weeks ahead. On the downside, there can be some prickly and disorienting feelings that come along with the rich flood of splendor. But I am convinced that most of the increase will be interesting, invigorating and restorative, although it may take a while for the full effects to mature. And even thorny and disorienting things can ultimately turn out to be unexpectedly enriching for your soul.
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