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Tribute to Rob Brezsny

Rob Brezsny is the author of the website Free Will Astrology. If you are not familiar with his work, I would recommend, choose, advise, demand, exclaim, etc, that you MUST visit his site and join his mailing list. This Astrologer deserves the capital A. Without knowing details, his art delves deeper into the heart and soul of astrology and reality than anyone else I have ever known.

The following clips are from his mailings. All clips are copyrighted, so I am showing due respect by pointing you to his website.

"What Are Years?"

What is our innocence,
what is our guilt? All are
naked, none is safe. And whence
is courage: the unanswered question,
the resolute doubt --
dumbly calling, deafly listening -- that
in misfortune, even death,
encourages others
and in its defeat, stirs
the soul to be strong? He
sees deep and is glad, who
accedes to mortality
and in his imprisonment, rises
upon himself as
the sea in a chasm, struggling to be
free and unable to be,
in its surrendering
finds its continuing.
So he who strongly feels,
behaves. The very bird,
grown taller as he sings, steels
his form straight up. Though he is captive,
his mighty singing
says, satisfaction is a lowly
thing, how pure a thing is joy.
This is mortality,
This is eternity.
-- Marianne Moore
 Suggested as solace by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.

NOVEMBER 7, 2001

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Some astrologers say this year's challenging relationship between Saturn and Pluto has triggered our current global predicament. According to Robert Hand, the meaning of their dynamic can best be described as "revolution through shrinkage." In other words, the established order and status quo are in the midst of a shakedown that will require rollback and reduction. Ah, but here's the rub: Will that be relatively bad or good? Will it bring oppressive limitations or rather a sharpened focus? A loss of freedom or else a purge of low-level priorities that had been diluting our devotion to our dreams? Which way it all plays out in your personal life, Gemini, may largely depend on your attitude.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It's Practice What You Preach Week for you Capricorns. It would not only be wrong for you to violate your own standards and ignore your own advice, it would be downright dumb. At any other time you could probably get away with a minor outbreak of hypocrisy, but not now. That's the bad news. The good news is that if you embody more of the latent beauty and power of your most precious truths, you will become eligible for a previously unimaginable level of worldly success.

Pronoia: the sneaking suspicion that the whole world is conspiring to shower you with blessings; the growing conviction that life is inherently designed to liberate you from suffering, fill you with joy, and make you really smart.

© Chad Lupkes, except as noted. I don't see the point of copyrighting my work yet, but if you'd like to use anything on my site, please let me know.