Free Will Astrology
Published: May 26, 2011
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Right now you have more power than you realize – more power to understand confusing situations, more power to influence people you’ve assumed are resistant to change and more power to overcome your apparent disadvantages. In fact, the only factor that could prevent you from accomplishing way more than what you thought possible is a lack of confidence. Please note: I’m not urging you to cultivate a foolishly arrogant faith in your ego. Rather, I’m clueing you in to the fact that there are hidden forces at work that you can call on to help you – wisdom that has been dormant, love that has been neglected and allies who have been mum.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest love letter in history was written by an Indian man named Harish Kondakkuli. The gushing 143-page message took him more than three months to complete. Oddly, it was addressed to an imaginary woman, since there was no one in his life he was actually in love with. I encourage you to consider the possibility of exceeding his achievement in the coming weeks. You’re at the peak of your ability to express wickedly delicious passions and profoundly tender intentions. There may even be a real person, not an imaginary one, who warrants your extravagant outflow.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Postsecret.com is a website where people can anonymously reveal their deep, dark feelings. I came across one entry that I think would be perfect for you to use as your own in the coming weeks. “I don’t want to cover up my scar,” it read. “It’s a good conversation starter and it makes me look bad-ass. But thank you anyway!” To further inspire what I hope will be your fearless effort to claim the power inherent in your wounds, I also offer this spur from musician and author Henry Rollins: “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) In her irreverent platinum-selling song “Monster,” Sagittarian rapper Nicki Minaj offers up a poetic sequence never before heard in the history of the planet: “Pull up in the monster … with a bad b-tch that came from Sri Lanka / yeah I’m in that Tonka, color of Willy Wonka.” I hope that you will soon come up with an equally revolutionary innovation in your own chosen field. All the cosmic forces will be conspiring in the coming weeks to help you to do the equivalent of rhyming “Tonka” and “Sri Lanka” with “Willy Wonka.” Please cooperate! (The NSFW video is here: bit.ly/minajmonster.)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Time is the enemy of romantic love, said Andrew Marvell in his 17th-century poem “To His Coy Mistress.” Medieval author Andreas Capellanus had a different idea, identifying marriage as the enemy of romantic love. In Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde, Tristan rails against the daylight, calling it the enemy of romantic love. And in their book Immediacy and Reflection in Kierkegaard’s Thought, the editors theorize that “capitalism, which makes a fetish out of sex … is the enemy of romantic love.” While all of those statements may be true, they’re only mildly relevant for you right now. The most dangerous enemy of romantic love – or any other kind of love, for that matter – is this: not listening well. Overcome that enemy.
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