By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the ancient Hebrew text known as
the Second Book of Enoch, the author describes his trip through the ten heavens
and a meeting with God. He's surprised to find that hell is here, located in
the northern regions of the third heaven. Why is this relevant to you? Because
I believe it might help you understand an apparent anomaly that will soon
appear. While you'll be having expansive adventures in circumstances that
resemble paradise, there'll also be a diabolical area nestled right in the
midst of the beauty. It won't be a big deal or terrible annoyance as long as
you recognize it early and plot a course around it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "
are made slowly; sometimes they grow underground," writes Marge Piercy in
Circles in the Water
"You cannot tell always by looking what is happening. More than half a
tree is spread out in the soil under your feet." Piercy advises us to use
this strategy in our own lives. "Penetrate quietly as the earthworm.
Spread like the squash plant that overruns the garden. Gnaw in the dark and use
the sun to make sugar. Keep tangling and interweaving and taking more in, a
thicket and bramble wilderness to the outside, but to us interconnected with
burrows and lairs." It so happens, Taurus, that this is the perfect
astrological oracle for you, beginning now and throughout 2007.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It's Adopt-a-Gemini Week. That means
it would be a favorable time for you to divorce your real parents and hook up
with some new, better ones. If you like your original mother and father OK but
still want some additional nurturing, think about looking for a mentor. Strike
up a dialogue with a potential sugar daddy or sugar mama. See if you can track
down your very own spin doctor, grant-writer, or stuntperson. In short, my
lovable and cuddly friend, ask the universe to send you guardian angels who
understand you at least as well as you understand yourself.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Writing in
, Dr. Andrew Weil says, "Any level of biological
organization that we examine, from DNA up to the most complex body systems,
shows the capacity for self-diagnosis, for removal of damaged structure, and
for regeneration of new structure." I urge you to keep that idea close to
the front of your mind in the coming week, Cancerian. Contrary to what
authorities in many fields would lead you to believe, you have a lot of innate
power to figure out exactly how to fix your own problems, both the health-related
kind and any others.