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Sept.28-Oct.4: Brainstorming Season

Rouse your original thinking, Libra

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Sep 28,2012 - The German poet and philosopher Friedrich von Schiller liked to have rotting apples in his desk drawer as he worked; the scent inspired him.

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Sept.21-27: Shoot for a Spot

Be influential, Virgo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Sep 21,2012 - VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Want to submit a letter to the editor of a major newspaper? The odds of you getting published in the influential Washington Post are almost three times as great as in the super-influential New York Times.

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Sept.14-20: Cosmic Benevolence

Change your attitude, Virgo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Sep 14,2012 - Arthur Turner, a Virgo reader from Austin, is upset with my recent horoscopes. In his email, he wrote the following: “You’re making me mad with your predictions of nonstop positivity, Brezsny.

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Sept. 7-13: A-ha! Experiences

Let your dogmas explode, Virgo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Sep 7,2012 - VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) I’ll bet that a-ha! experiences will arrive at a faster rate than you’ve seen in a long time. Breakthroughs and brainstorms will be your specialty. Surprises and serendipitous adventures should be your delight. The only factor that might possibly obstruct the flow would be if you clung too tightly to your expectations or believed too fiercely in your old theories about how the world works. I’ve got an idea about how to ensure the best possible outcome. Several times every day, say something like the following: “I love to get my curiosity spiked, my hair mussed, my awe struck, my goose bumps roused, my dogmas exploded, and my mind blown.”

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Aug.31-Sept.6: Makemake

Be a powerful maker, Virgo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 31,2012 - Today the name Makemake also belongs to a dwarf planet that was discovered beyond the orbit of Neptune in 2005.

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Aug.24-30: New Wrinkle

Refine and add layers, Virgo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 24,2012 - A guy I know was invited to hang one of his paintings in a New York gallery—on one condition. It had to be a piece he created on the spot, in the gallery, on the day the show opened.

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Aug.17-23: Notorious Trials

Groupthink is not your friend, Leo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 17,2012 - One of history’s most notorious trials took place in Athens, Greece in 399 BC. A majority of 501 jurors convicted the philosopher Socrates of impiety and of being a bad influence on young people.

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Aug.10-16: Out of the Box

Mess with the rules, Leo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 10,2012 - When Tchaikovsky wrote the musical score for his famous 1812 Overture, it included 16 cannon shots. Literally. These blasts weren’t supposed to be made by, say, a sledgehammer pounded against a wooden mallet,

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Aug. 3-9: Wise Fool

Cultivate curiosity, Leo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Aug 3,2012 - Are you familiar with the etymology of the word "sophomore"? It comes from two Greek words meaning "wise" and "fool."

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July 27-Aug. 2: Tenth Power

Rebel if necessary, Leo

By Rob Brezsny
POSTED // Jul 27,2012 - The state of Maine has a law that prohibits anyone from leaving an airplane while it is flying through the air. This seems like a reasonable restriction until you realize how badly it discriminates against skydivers.
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