Page 2 of 2LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Here’s transpersonal psychologist Roger Walsh, writing in the December 2001 issue of IONS Review: “This is the first time in history that publicly acknowledging that you follow two or more distinct spiritual traditions would not have you burned at the stake, stoned to death, or facing a firing squad. We tend to forget what an extraordinary time this is, that for the first time in history we have the entirety of the world’s spiritual and religious traditions available to us, and we can practice them … without fear.” I advise you to take full advantage of this extraordinary freedom, Libra—especially now, while you’re in a phase of your astrological cycle that’s conducive to expanding your spiritual repertoire. Think about adding some ideas and practices and magic from outside your established belief system.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
In her natal horoscope, Icelandic chanteuse Björk has the sun, moon, and Neptune in the sign of Scorpio. Here’s how she describes what it’s like being her: “I have to re-create the universe every morning when I wake up, and kill it in the evening.” Sound familiar? That’s a pretty good summary of the temperament of your tribe, and especially so right now, as you navigate your way through the astrological House of Resurrection.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Most astronomers are irrationally prejudiced against us astrologers. They typically deride our ancient art without ever having read any of the masters whose work articulates the core principles of astrology. It’s the equivalent of speaking about the theory of relativity without ever having studied Einstein. Despite their disdain, I don’t hate them back. On the contrary, I celebrate their efforts to understand the universe, and I make abundant use of the information they’ve gleaned. Be like me in the coming week, Sagittarius. Appreciate those who don’t appreciate you, especially if they are doing good work that can benefit you and others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This would be a good week to celebrate failure—to laugh about the comic horror stories of your past defeats, to gain a new appreciation for the prickly lessons you learned, and to let go of any regret, shame, or anger you might still be lugging around. I’d even recommend that you and your friends stage a Brag About Your Failures party. Try to outdo each other as you render in ignominious detail the things that went wrong, the mistakes you made, and the people who let you down. I think you’ll be amazed at how effectively this will dissolve the karma left over from those misadventures—and help free you from their ghostly clutches.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Maybe you’ve conceived a child at some time in your life. Maybe you never have or never will. Whatever the case, even if you’re a man, I invite you to visualize the experience. Imagine that a force of nature has germinated, and that you are carrying another life within you. Try to approximate the uncanny twinge that a pregnant woman senses when her fetus first moves. This exercise will be a simulation of and rehearsal for the psychic quickening you will soon enjoy.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
In her journals, Sylvia Plath said there are two different ways to be free of desires. The first is when you are “dead and rotten inside and there is nothing in the world.” The second is when you are “so full and rich and have so many inner worlds that the outer world is not necessary for joy, because joy emanates from the inner core of your being.” In the past, Pisces, you have had a few encounters with the dead and rotten state. But I believe you are now in a phase when the full and rich condition will prevail. During this grace period, you will not really need anything beyond what you already have. My advice? Start the celebration!
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