City Weekly - Free Will Astrology <![CDATA[May 2-8: Homing In On A Dream]]> By Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)“My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.” So said Taurus-born Edwin Land, the man who invented]]>
<![CDATA[April 25-May 1: Blithe Magic]]> By Rob Brezsny

You remind me of a garden plot that has recently been plowed and rained on. Now the sun is out. The air is warm. Your dirt is wet and fertile. The feeling is a bit unsettled because the stuff that was below ground got churned up to ]]>
<![CDATA[April 18-24: Compensation Week]]> By Rob Brezsny

It’s Compensation Week. If you have in the past suffered from injustice, it’s an excellent time to go on a quest of restitution. If you have been deprived of the beauty you need to thrive, now is the time to get filled up. ]]>
<![CDATA[April 11-17: Freedom Flow]]> By Rob Brezsny

Freedom is the most important kind of joy you can seek right now. It’s also the most important subject to study and think about, as well as the most important skill to hone. ]]>
<![CDATA[April 4-10: Like Attracts Like]]> By Rob Brezsny

In his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera says that the brain has “a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives]]>
<![CDATA[March 28-April 3: April Fool!]]> By Rob Brezsny

I have coined a new word just for your horoscope this week. It’s “zex,” short for “zen sex.” Zex is a kind of sex in which your mind is at rest, empty of all thoughts. You breathe slowly and calmly, move slowly and calmly, ]]>
<![CDATA[March 21-27: Clear Away the Weeds]]> By Rob Brezsny

“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet,” says Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron. “You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds ]]>
<![CDATA[March 14-20: Original Eruption]]> By Rob Brezsny

Do you remember being in your mother’s womb? Probably not. But here’s what I know about that time: In the first few weeks after you were conceived, your body grew at a very rapid rate. ]]>
<![CDATA[March 7-13: Man of Mystery]]> By Rob Brezsny

In the 1997 film Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, the lead character announces that “‘Danger’ is my middle name.” Ever since, real people in the U.K. have been legally making “Danger” their middle name ]]>
<![CDATA[Feb. 28-March 6: Shouts of Joy]]> By Rob Brezsny

Avery, a character in Anne Michaels’ novel The Winter Vault, has a unique way of seeing. When he arrives in a place for the first time, he “makes room for it in his heart.” He “lets himself be altered” by it. ]]>
<![CDATA[Feb. 21-27: Pretend & Become]]> By Rob Brezsny

From 2010 to 2012, Eric Garcetti worked as an actor on the TV cop shows The Closer and its spin-off series Major Crimes. He played the mayor of Los Angeles. Then in 2013, he ran for the office of L.A.’s mayor in real life ]]>
<![CDATA[Feb. 14-20: Valentine's Day 2.0]]> By Rob Brezsny

Do you feel oppressed by Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’re single and reject the cultural bias that says being in an intimate relationship is the healthy norm. ]]>
<![CDATA[Feb. 7-13: Whimsical Notions]]> By Rob Brezsny

Back in 2002, three young men launched YouTube, in part motivated by a banal desire. They were frustrated because they couldn’t find online videos of the notorious incident that occurred during the Super Bowl halftime show ]]>
<![CDATA[Jan. 31-Feb. 6: Poetic License]]> By Rob Brezsny

Extravagant wigs became fashionable for a while in 18th-century England. They could soar as high as four feet above a woman’s head. Collections of fruit might be arrayed in the mass of hair, along with small replicas of gardens,]]>
<![CDATA[Jan. 24-30: Luxuriantly Fruitful]]> By Rob Brezsny

The Aquarian author Georges Simenon (1903-1989) wrote more than 200 novels under his own name and 300 more under pseudonyms. On average, he finished a new book every 11 days. Half a billion copies of his books are in print.]]>
<![CDATA[Jan. 17-23: Strong Blooms]]> By Rob Brezsny

Metaphorically speaking, you have recently come into possession of some new seeds. They are robust. They are hardy. They have the potential to grow into big, strong blooms. ]]>
<![CDATA[Jan. 10-16: Black on Yellow]]> By Rob Brezsny

Can you guess what combination of colors makes the most vivid visual impact? Psychologists say it’s black on yellow. Together they arrest the eye. They command attention. They activate a readiness to respond. ]]>
<![CDATA[Jan. 3-9: Astrological Omens]]> By Rob Brezsny

Would you be interested in a motto that will help set the tone for you in 2014? I’ve got a suggestion that’s in alignment with the astrological omens. It’s from a poem by Margaret Atwood. Try saying this and see if it works for you: “Last year I abstained / this year I devour / without guilt / which is also an art.” If you choose to make this affirmation your own, be sure you don’t forget about the fact that devouring without guilt is an art—a skill that requires craft and sensitivity. You can’t afford to get blindly instinctual and greedy in 2014; you shouldn’t compulsively overcompensate for 2013’s deprivations. Be cagey and discerning as you satisfy your voracious hunger. ]]>
<![CDATA[Dec. 27-Jan. 2: Levels of Combativeness]]> By Rob Brezsny

In 1588, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the ruler of Japan, confiscated the swords, daggers, and spears belonging to every citizen. ]]>
<![CDATA[Dec. 20-26: Ignored Treasures]]> By Rob Brezsny

Many farms in California’s Tulare County grow produce for supermarket chains. Here’s the problem: Those big stores only want fruits and vegetable that look perfect. ]]>