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By | June 24, 2016 at 12:22 am | No comments

Week of June 23 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The past lives on in art and memory," writes author Margaret Drabble, "but it is not static: it shifts and changes as the present throws its shadow backwards." That's a fertile thought for you to...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | June 16, 2016 at 11:39 pm | No comments

Week of June 16 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The coming months will be a favorable time to boost your skills as a cagey warrior. I don't mean you should push people around and get into lots of fights. Rather, the goal is for you to harness your...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | June 12, 2016 at 12:08 am | No comments

Week of June 9 © Copyright 2016 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Mythologist Joseph Campbell analyzed fairy tales for clues about how the human psyche works. For example, he said that a fairy tale character who's riding a horse is a representation of our relationship...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | June 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm | No comments

Week of June 2 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The voices in our heads are our constant companions. They fill our inner sanctuary with streams of manic commentary. Often we're not fully cognizant of the bedlam, since the outer world dominates our...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | May 28, 2016 at 12:47 am | No comments

Week of May 26 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): To convey the best strategy for you to employ in the coming weeks, I have drawn inspiration from a set of instructions composed by aphorist Alex Stein: Scribble, scribble, erase. Scribble, erase,...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | May 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm | No comments

Week of May 19 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "An oar moves a boat by entering what lies outside it," writes poet Jane Hirshfield. You can't use the paddle inside the boat! It's of no value to you unless you thrust it into the drink and move it...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | May 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm | No comments

Week of May 12 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Russian writer Anton Chekhov was renowned for the crisp, succinct style of his short stories and plays. As he evolved, his pithiness grew. "I now have a mania for shortness," he wrote. "Whatever I read...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | May 6, 2016 at 1:28 am | No comments

Week of May 5 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Silence is not silence, but a limit of hearing," writes Jane Hirshfield in her poem "Everything Has Two Endings." This observation is apropos for you right now. There are potentially important messages...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm | No comments

Week of April 21 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The writer should never be ashamed of staring," said Aries writer Flannery O'Connor. "There is nothing that does not require his attention." This is also true for all of you Aries folks, not just...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm | No comments

Week of April 14 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "When I discover who I am, I'll be free," said novelist Ralph Ellison. Would you consider making that a paramount theme in the coming weeks? Will you keep it in the forefront of your mind, and be...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 7, 2016 at 2:22 am | No comments

Week of April 7 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is regarded as one of the greats, in the same league as Picasso and Kandinsky. Even in his eighties, he was still creating marvels that one critic said seemed...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | March 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm | No comments

Week of March 31 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my astrological analysis, you would benefit profoundly from taking a ride in a jet fighter plane 70,000 feet above the earth. In fact, I think you really need to experience...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | March 24, 2016 at 6:09 pm | No comments

Week of March 24 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): When Orville and Wilbur Wright were kids, their father gave them a toy helicopter powered by a rubber band. The year was 1878. Twenty-five years later, the brothers became the first humans to sail...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | March 17, 2016 at 2:28 am | No comments

Week of March 17 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Artist Steven Spasuk works exclusively with an unusual medium: soot from candles and torches. He spreads the stuff across a blank canvas, then uses various instruments to sculpt the accidental blobs...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | March 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm | No comments

Week of March 10 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace," wrote Leo Tolstoy in his novella The Death of Ivan Ilych. The weird thing is, Aries, that this seemingly crazy...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:18 pm | No comments

Week of March 3 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Actress Blythe Baird writes about the problem that arises when her dog sees her eating a peanut butter and chocolate chip bagel. Her beloved pet begs for a piece and becomes miserable when it's not...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | February 25, 2016 at 1:31 am | No comments

Week of February 25 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Just one species has a big enough throat to swallow a person whole: the sperm whale. If you happen to be sailing the high seas any time soon, I hope you will studiously avoid getting thrown...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | February 18, 2016 at 1:30 am | No comments

Week of February 18 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent," said playwright Lillian Hellman. "When that happens, it is possible to see the original lines: a tree will show through a...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | February 11, 2016 at 5:10 am | No comments

Week of February 11 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Love is a fire," declared Aries actress Joan Crawford. "But whether it's going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell." I disagree with her conclusion. There are...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | February 4, 2016 at 1:10 am | No comments

Week of February 4 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible's Book of Exodus tells the story of the time Moses almost met God. "Show me your glory, please," the prophet says to his deity, who's hiding. "You cannot see my face," God replies, "but I...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | January 28, 2016 at 12:19 am | No comments

Week of January 28 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do you know Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights? At one point, the heroine Catherine tells her friend about Edgar, a man she's interested in. "He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace,"...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | January 21, 2016 at 12:32 am | No comments

Week of January 21 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The next four weeks could potentially be a Golden Age of Friendship . . . a State of Grace for Your Web of Connections . . . a Lucky Streak for Collaborative Efforts. What can you do to ensure that...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | January 14, 2016 at 12:00 am | No comments

Week of January 14 © Copyright 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): You love autonomy. You specialize in getting the freedom and sovereignty you require. You are naturally skilled at securing your independence from influences that might constrain your imagination...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | January 6, 2016 at 4:14 pm | No comments

Week of January 7 © Copyright 2015, 2016  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. His novel Of Mice and Men helped win him the award, but it required extra persistence. When he'd almost finished the manuscript, he...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 30, 2015 at 3:25 pm | No comments

Week of December 31 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): John Koenig is an artist who invents new words. Here's one that's applicable to your journey in 2016: "keyframe." Koenig defines it as being a seemingly mundane phase of your life that is in...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 23, 2015 at 11:46 am | No comments

Week of December 24 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The raw materials you have at your disposal in 2016 may sometimes seem limited. You might not have access to all the tools you wish you did. You could be tempted to feel envy about the vaster...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 16, 2015 at 11:37 pm | No comments

Week of December 17 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Neanderthals were a different human species that co-existed with our ancestors, homo sapiens, for at least 5,000 years. But they eventually died out while our people thrived. Why? One reason,...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:02 am | No comments

Week of December 10 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Happiness sneaks through a door you didn't know that you left open," said actor John Barrymore. I hope you've left open a lot of those doors, Aries. The more there are, the happier you will be....

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | December 3, 2015 at 1:40 am | No comments

Week of December 3 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Charm is a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question," wrote French author Albert Camus. I have rarely seen you better poised than you are now to embody and...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | November 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm | No comments

Week of November 26 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange," wrote novelist Carson McCullers. "As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | November 18, 2015 at 11:28 pm | No comments

Week of November 19 © Copyright 2015 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Urbandictionary.com defines the English word "balter" as follows: "to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy." It's related to the Danish term baltre, which means "to romp,...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | November 12, 2015 at 1:36 am | No comments

Week of November 12 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): "I demand unconditional love and complete freedom," wrote Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun. "That is why I am terrible." In accordance with the astrological omens, I'm offering you the chance, at...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | November 5, 2015 at 1:15 am | No comments

Week of November 5 © Copyright 2015  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In 1978, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield began selling their new ice cream out of a refurbished gas station in Burlington, Vermont. Thirty-seven years later, Ben & Jerry's is among the world's...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | October 29, 2015 at 1:31 am | No comments

Week of October 29 © Copyright 2015 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): On a January morning in 1943, the town of Spearfish, South Dakota experienced very weird weather. At 7:30 a.m. the temperature was minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the next two minutes, due to an...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | October 22, 2015 at 12:56 am | No comments

Week of October 22 © Copyright 2015 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to the online etymological dictionary, the verb "fascinate" entered the English language in the 16th century. It was derived from the Middle French *fasciner* and the Latin *fascinatus,*...

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