Free Will Astrology
Published: July 23, 2014
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) When a crocodile slams its jaws shut, the energy it summons is powerful. But when the beast opens its jaws, the force it exerts is weak. That’s because the muscles used to close are much more robust than the muscles used to open. I’m wondering if an analogous story might be told about you these days. Are you more prone to close down than to open up? Is it easier for you to resist, avoid and say no than it is to be receptive, extend a welcome and say yes? If so, please consider cultivating a better balance. You need both capacities running at full strength in the coming days.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) In the latter part of the 18th century, American rebels and rabble-rousers used to gather regularly in the basement of the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. There they plotted the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s ride and other dissident adventures that opposed British Rule. That’s why the Green Dragon became known as the “Headquarters of the Revolution.” I think you and your cohorts need a place like that. It’s high time for you to scheme and dream about taking coordinated actions that will spur teamwork and foster liberation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) “When one has not had a good father, one must create one,” said philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. What does that mean? How might you go about “creating” a good father? Well, you could develop a relationship with an admirable older man who is an inspiring role model. You could read books by men whose works stir you to actualize your own potentials. If you have a vigorous inner life, you could build a fantasy dad in your imagination. Here’s another possibility: Cultivate in yourself the qualities you think a good father should have. And even if you actually had a pretty decent father, I’m sure he wasn’t perfect. So it still might be interesting to try out some of these ideas. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to get more of the fathering energy you would thrive on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) “If I seem free, it’s because I’m always running.” So said Sagittarian musician Jimi Hendrix, widely regarded as one of the most inventive and electrifying guitarists who ever lived. Does that prospect have any appeal to you? I don’t, of course, recommend that you keep running for the rest of your long life. After a while, it will be wise to rest and ruminate. But I do think it might be illuminating to try this brazen approach for a week or two. If it feels right, you might also want to mix in some dancing and skipping and leaping with your running.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) In the next 11 months, you will be given some choice riddles about the art of togetherness. To solve them, you will have to learn much more about the arts of intimacy – or else! It’s up to you: Either work your ass off as you strengthen your important relationships, or else risk watching them unravel. But don’t take this as a grim, sobering assignment. On the contrary! Play hard. Experiment freely. Be open to unexpected inspiration. Have fun deepening your emotional intelligence. That approach will work best.
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