Week of November 30
By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Anxiety is the dizziness of
freedom," wrote Norwegian philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. That's vividly
true for you right now, Aries. According to my reading of the astrological
omens, you'll thrive on the whirling gaga that overwhelms you as you play in
vast, open spaces. Your best decisions will arise as your mind is boggled and
wobbled by liberating dramas. So let's celebrate the disorientation you're
feeling, and do everything we can to make sure that more is on its way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I know how you're feeling, Taurus. I've done time in the same psychic prison you're trapped in. Because of my exemplary behavior while incarcerated, luckily, I was freed well in advance of my scheduled release date. Would you like to know what I did to win my early release? Four things: (1) I took responsibility for the ways I had perpetuated my own suffering. (2) I practiced feeling grateful for the lessons my pain had taught me. (3) I thought deeply about the actions I could take to atone for how I had hurt other people. (4) I vowed to use the shame I felt as a motivation to become smarter and kinder and wilder.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Does one of your pretty good
relationships need a boost? Does one of your challenging partnerships need some
slack? If so, I'd like to help. Here's my offer. I'll perform a healing
ceremony for a relationship of your choice. In return for doing you this favor,
all I ask is that you, too, carry out a ritual in behalf of the same
relationship. Think of it as being akin to a "matching funds" grant:
I'll help you if you help yourself. It is the perfect astrological moment to do
this--to make splashy gestures that invoke blessings for relationships that are
in need of a shift. Now send me a brief description of the relationship you'd
like me to shower some magic on. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org. I won't be able
to write back, but I will definitely carry out a ritual for you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): "They might be small, spiky, and
spineless, but they're still family." So begins a
story about sea urchins, creatures that biologists
now know have far more in common with humans than anyone realized. (They share
7,077 genes with us, and are actually on the same branch of the evolutionary
tree of life.) Let that opening sentence be your motto during the coming week,
Cancerian, as you adjust your attitude towards not only the runts and outcasts
of your tribe, but also towards the parts of yourself that you tend to neglect
and underestimate. Now say this: "They might be small, spiky, and
spineless, but they're still family."