Free Will Astrology: Week of July 15, 2021

Exhausting rain on a roof in Sweden/Picture: W. Carter

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his poem “Litany,” Aries poet Billy Collins testifies that he’s “the sound of rain on the roof.” He additionally claims to be “the moon within the bushes, the paper blowing down an alley, the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen desk, and the taking pictures star.” He does make it clear, nonetheless, that he’s not “the bread and the knife” on the desk, nor the “crystal goblet and the wine.” What about you, Aries? What are all of the earthy and fiery phenomena that you’re? Are you, as Billy Collins suggests, “the dew on the morning grass and the burning wheel of the solar and the marsh birds out of the blue in flight”? Now could be a wonderful time to dream up your personal model of such colourful biographical particulars.

TAURUS (April 20-Could 20): “Why else hold a journal, if to not study your personal filth?” wrote poet Anne Sexton. And sure, Sexton did have quite a lot of filth to discover, together with the bodily abuse of her daughters. However most of us don’t have to focus so obsessively on our unlovely features. Holding a journal may also be about figuring out our ripening potentials and unused riches. This strategy could be particularly enjoyable and clever for you Tauruses proper now. The approaching weeks can be an auspicious time for deep introspection that frees capacities and powers you have got solely partially activated up till now.

GEMINI (Could 21-June 20): Journalist Sam Anderson marvels at his younger daughter’s undertaking: a small plastic dome-like construction that homes a neighborhood of ladybugs. All they should eat, for weeks at a time, are “two water-soaked raisins.” I don’t assume you’ll must be endlessly as environment friendly and hardy as these ladybugs, Gemini, however you will have to be like that quickly. My recommendation? Don’t regard it as a hardship. As an alternative, see it as a chance to learn the way exquisitely resourceful and resilient you will be. The abilities you be taught and refine now can be priceless in the long term.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancerian poet Linda Hogan says she doesn’t prefer to be parched. She needs to be like “a tree consuming the rain.” I feel each Cancerian has related goals: to be steadily immersed in engrossing emotions, awash with intimate longings, flowing alongside in rhythm with the soul’s songs. The approaching weeks can be prime time so that you can relish these primal pleasures. It’s most likely greatest to keep away from an outright flood, however I feel it’s clever to ask a cascade.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Actor Lupita Nyong’o had a starring position in Steve McQueen’s movie “12 Years a Slave.” She praised his directorial expertise. She beloved the truth that he informed her, “Fail, after which fail higher.” Why? “That type of surroundings, the place failure is an choice, is magical,” she mentioned. It allowed her to experiment freely, push herself past her earlier limits, and concentrate on being true to the character she was taking part in moderately than making an attempt to be a “good actor.” I feel these are wonderful ideas for you to bear in mind through the coming weeks.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo-born Wayne Shorter is a legendary jazz composer and saxophonist. He has been making music for over sixty years, usually with different legendary creators like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. The New York Instances described Shorter as “jazz’s best residing small-group composer and a contender for best residing improviser.” Bass prodigy Tal Wilkenfeld, who isfifty-three years youthful than Shorter, tells the story of a present she carried out with him. Simply earlier than happening stage, Shorter got here as much as her, sensing she was nervous, and whispered some recommendation: “Play eternity.” Now I’m providing that very same counsel to you as you perform your duties within the coming days. Be as timeless as you dare to be. Immerse your self in essentially the most expansive emotions you may think about. Authorize your immortal soul to be answerable for all the pieces you do.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran writer Paula McLain says the phrase “paradise” is derived from the traditional Persian phrase pairidaeza, which means “walled backyard.” For her, this affiliation means that making guarantees and being trustworthy to our intentions are keys to creating happiness with these we take care of. Paradise requires partitions! To scrupulously domesticate freedom, we want self-discipline. If we hope to thrive in joyous self-expression, we should concentrate on particular objectives. I carry these ideas to your consideration as a result of now’s a pivotal time to work on constructing, refining and bolstering your personal private model of paradise.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): 1000’s of twenty-eight-pound bars of twenty-four-carat gold are saved within the Financial institution of England’s underground vault. To realize entry to the treasure trove, bankers use metallic keys which might be three ft lengthy. They have to additionally utter a secret password right into a microphone. In accordance with my studying of the astrological omens, you Scorpios can now acquire entry to a extra metaphorical however however substantial supply of riches. How? The bottom line is a selected scene in your creativeness that has not too long ago begun to coalesce. It’s an emblem of a future triumph or breakthrough that you’ll accomplish. As for the password, which additionally, you will want, it’s vigorous rigor.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): One way or the other, I’ve lived all these years with out ever coming throughout the uncommon English phrase “selcouth.” In the present day, as I meditated on the unique astrological portents arising for you, that phrase appeared—arriving on my cellphone by way of textual content message from my Sagittarius buddy Lila. She informed me, “I’ve a sense that life is about to get intensely SELCOUTH for us Sagittarians.” I regarded up the unfamiliar phrase and located these synonyms: uncommon, marvelous, unusual, magnificent, scarce, wondrous, bizarre, uncommon and unique. These phrases do certainly coincide with my interpretation of your rapid future. So Completely satisfied Selcouth to you, pricey Centaur! Rejoice with awed appreciation!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Lexicographer Jonathon Inexperienced gives us with the next nineteenth-century slang phrases for the intercourse act: horizontal refreshment, strumming, taking part in at romps, cully-shangie, taking a flip at Mount Nice, dancing the blanket hornpipe, honeyfugle, giving a sizzling poultice for the Irish toothache, and—my favourite—fandango de pokum. In accordance with astrological potentials, I like to recommend that you just think about making an attempt all of them out within the subsequent 4 weeks. In different phrases, experiment with shifting your strategy to belly-bumping and libido-gratifying. When you don’t have a human associate, do it alone or with an angel or in your fantasy life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If a lover or partner is perpetually churning out fantasies of you of their creativeness, they might be lower than completely tuned in to the actual you. As an alternative, they might be targeted on the pictures they’ve of you—perhaps a lot in order that they lose sight of who you genuinely are and what you might be really doing. The identical chance exists for different allies, not solely lovers and spouses. They could be so entranced by their tales about you that they’re out of contact with the ever-changing marvel that you’re at all times evolving. That’s the dangerous information, Aquarius. Right here’s the excellent news: The approaching weeks can be a decisive time to appropriate such distortions—and revel within the uncooked reality about you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Right here’s how artwork critic Walter Pater characterised the work of Piscean artist Michelangelo: “sweetness and power, pleasure with shock, an vitality of conception which appears to interrupt via all of the situations of comely kind, recovering, contact by contact, a loveliness discovered often solely within the easiest pure issues.” I’ve been ready for the arrival of astrological features that might imply you’d be an embodiment of that description. And now they’re right here. Congrats! For the following 13 days, I’ll visualize you as a fount of ever-refreshing grace—as a fluid treasure that emanates refined magnificence and wild innocence.

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