GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A blogger named Sweetlikeacherry reminds us, “Some epiphanies are only possible when you put your phone away and completely disconnect for a while.” She adds that sometimes you also need to at least partially avoid your phone and internet if you hope to incubate new visions of the future and unlock important discoveries in your creative work and summon your untamed genius. According to my astrological analysis, all of these possibilities are particularly likely and necessary for you in the weeks to come. I hope you will make the necessary releases to take full advantage of it.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Poet Carolyn Kizer (1925-2014) won a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry. She was smart! But when she was young and still studying her craft in college, a professor objected to one of her poems. He said, “You have pigs in this poem; pigs are not poetic.” Kizer was furious at such ignorance. She testified, “I got up and walked out of that class and never went back. Judging by the astrological omens, I suspect you could have comparable clashes on your way. I advise you to be like Kizer. You are the only one who really knows the true subjects of your quest. No one else has the right or the insight to tell you what your work (or play) should be about.
LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo author James Baldwin said it’s not often “that two people can laugh and have sex too – have sex because they laugh and laugh because they have sex .Love and laughter come from the same place: but not many people go there.” Your mission, Leo, is to be the exception to Baldwin’s rule for the next few weeks. According to my analysis of astrological omens, there is a strong possibility that interesting eros can converge with humorous delight in glorious synergy. You will have the gift of evoking naughty encounters and jovial orgasms. Your intuition will guide you to shed the solemnity of your happiness and replace it with sunny, carefree joy.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22): I’m afraid you’re indulging too much in your quest for perfection over the next few weeks. It’s good to be extremely skilful and masterful; I hope you will. But if you’re obsessed with perfection, you risk undoing your good intentions. As an antidote, I offer two pieces of advice. The first is from actress and activist Jane Fonda. She said, “We’re not meant to be perfect; we’re meant to be whole.” The second piece of advice comes from the philosopher and psychologist William James, who wrote: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we seek perfection, we can catch excellence.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22): Author Mustafa Mahmoud described the signs of love between two people: 1. feeling comfortable familiarity; 2. having no desire or need to lie; 3. be natural, don’t try to be different from who you are; 4. having little or no opportunity to be embarrassed in front of the other person; 5. experience silence as delicious, not alienating; 6. enjoy the act of listening to the other person. I bring these pointers to your attention, Libra, because the coming months will be a time to define and redefine your understanding of the signs of love. What do you think of Mahmoud’s ideas? Would you like to add more?
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov): “We do not love each other without changing”, wrote Madeleine L’Engle. Meditate on this gem, Scorpio. Now is the perfect time for you and your loved ones to recognize, honor and celebrate how your love has changed. It may be true that some transformations have not been ideal. If so, the next few weeks will be a good time to correct these trends. As for the positive changes you and your allies have stimulated in each other: I hope you will name them and commit to continuing to do more of this good work.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): “I always deserve the best treatment, because I never endure any other,” wrote Sagittarius novelist Jane Austen. Sagittarius politician Stacey Abrams said: “From the moment I walk into a room, I know clearly how I intend to be treated and how I intend to engage.” You will be wise to cultivate these attitudes over the next seven weeks, Sagittarius. It’s high time you raised your self-esteem in a way that will inspire others to increase their appreciation and esteem for you.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): In 1963, Jim Munro and Alice Munro founded Munro’s Books, a store in Victoria, British Columbia. After being at work for a few months, Alice found that she was unimpressed with most of the products they were selling. “I can write better books than this,” she told Jim. Five years later, she published her first collection of short stories, Dance of the Happy Shades. Fourteen books later, she won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Will the coming months bring your equivalent of Alice Munro’s crucial resolve? I suspect they might.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): “True love for everything you do is the answer to everything,” performance artist Marina Abramovic proclaimed. Amen to this virtuous attitude! I hope you will adopt it in the coming weeks. I hope your heart and your imagination will reveal to you all you need to know to bring tender currents of true love to the essential activities of your life. Now is an excellent time to redefine the meaning of the word “love” so that it applies to all of your relationships and activities.
PISCES (February 19-March 20): A homeless woman in a wheelchair stopped where I was sitting in front of a cafe. She was pushing her things in a small shopping cart. “Would you like to go dancing?” she said. “There’s a park nearby that has a great grass dance floor.” “Maybe another day,” I told him. “My energy is low. I’ve had a lot of personal challenges lately.” I’m sure the expression on my face was less than exuberant. “Courage, sir,” she told me. “I am a psychic, and I can tell you with certainty that you will live a long life and have many more great adventures. I will be in the park if you change your mind.” My mood instantly brightened. “Thank you!” I yelled at her as she walked away. Now, I predict that you Pisces will have similar experiences in the days ahead. Are you ready for uplifting surprises?
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Who loves the truth better than you Aries? Who has the greatest potential to tell the real story in every situation, even when it takes extra courage? Who has more fun discovering, defining and expressing the raw facts than you? In my life book, you Aries are beaming beacons of candor—the people I go to when I need precision and honesty. And everything I say here will be particularly crucial in the weeks to come. The whole world needs concentrated doses of your authenticity. Now read this pep talk from philosopher Bélier Saint Catherine of Siena: “Let the truth be your delight; always leave it in your mouth and proclaim it when necessary. Proclaim it with love and to all, especially to those you love. a special love, but with a certain friendliness.”
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Before the 20th century, you could not buy a loaf of bread already cut into thin slices. Then in 1912, the American inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder developed a slicer. But all of his work, including plans and prototype machines, was destroyed in a fire. He had to seek new funding and start over. Sixteen years later, his innovation was finally ready for wide public use. Within five years, most bread in the United States was sold in slices. What does this have to do with you? I pick up an Otto Frederick Rohwedder vibe when I turn my visions to you, Taurus. I suspect that in the months to come, you too will realize a postponed dream.
Assignment: If there was a clone of you, what alternate life could they live? Newsletter.FreeWillAstrology.com