FREE VOLUNTARY ASTROLOGY | January 6, 2022 – VC Reporter
FREE VOLUNTARY ASTROLOGY
Week of January 6
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RAM (March 21-April 19): In the fantasy tale “The Wizard of Oz”, a tornado lifts hero Dorothy from her modest home in rural Kansas to a magical kingdom called Oz. She saw many provocative and entertaining adventures there. Nonetheless, she longs to return to where she started from. A friendly witch helps her find her way back to Kansas, forcing her to put on her ruby ââslippers three times and say, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. ” I suspect, Aries, that there will be a different ending to your epic in 2022. At some point you will decide that you prefer to stay in your new world. Maybe you’ll even put your ruby ââslippers together and say, “There’s no place like Oz, there’s no place like Oz.” (Thanks to author David Lazar for that last line.)
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Fifty-five percent of people who live in Toronto speak primarily English or French. But for the remaining 45%, their mother tongue is a different language, including Portuguese, Tagalog, Italian, Tamil, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin. I wish you could spend some time there in the coming months. In my astrological opinion, you would benefit from being exposed to maximum cultural diversity. You will thrive being surrounded by a wide range of influences from multiple backgrounds. If you can’t plan a trip to Toronto or another place rich in diversity, do your best to have much the same experience. Give yourself the gift of splendid variety.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): One of your main meditations throughout 2022 should be the following advice from The laws of human nature, a book by motivational author Robert Greene. He writes: âIn ancient times many great rulers believed that they were descended from gods and that they were in part divine. Such self-confidence would result in high levels of confidence that others would nurture and recognize. It has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. You don’t have to indulge in such grandiose thoughts, but feeling like you are meant for something big or important will give you a certain degree of resilience when people oppose or resist you. You will not internalize the doubts that arise from such moments. You will have an entrepreneurial spirit. You will continually try new things, even taking risks, confident in your ability to bounce back from failures, and feeling destined to succeed.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): I would like to shamelessly encourage you to travel widely and explore wildly in 2022. I would rejoice if I could brazenly allow you to step out of your comfort zone and roam the borders. It’s not often that planetary omens give us in Cancers such a clear mandate to embark on exhilarating adventures and intelligent risk. There is only one problem: this annoying inconvenience known as the pandemic. We really need to be careful in our quest for expansive dating. Luckily, you now have some extra ingenuity for the project of staying safe while you enlarge your world.
LEO (July 23-August 22): I suspect your life in 2022 might feature themes beloved by Lion author Emily BrontÃ« (1818-1848). “No cowardly soul is mine,” she wrote, “No trembling in the tempest-troubled sphere of the world.” I suggest making it one of your mottos. Here is another guiding inspiration from Emily, via one of her poems: “I will walk where my own nature leads me: / It annoys me to choose another guide: / Where the gray herds of fern valleys feed. ; / Where the wild wind blows on the mountainside. Here is another thought from BrontÃ« particularly suited for you to use in the months to come: “I’ll be as dirty as I want, and I love to be dirty, and I will be dirty!”
VIRGIN (August 23-September 22): What twists and turns would you like to experience in 2022, Virgo? What situations would you like to radically transform? Are there any power imbalances that you would like to correct? Contradictions that you would like to dissolve? Misplaced priorities that you could correct? All of these things are possible in the coming months if you are creative and resourceful enough. With your dynamic efforts, the last might be the first, the low might be high, and the low might become strong.
BALANCE (September 23-October 22): “Everything I got that was good in my life I only got because I gave up something else,” wrote author Elizabeth Gilbert. This has often been true for me. For example, if I had not given up on my beloved musical career, I would not have had the time and energy to become a skillful astrology writer with a large following. What about you, Libra? In my eyes, Gilbert’s sighting should be a major topic for you in 2022.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Author CS Lewis wrote that we don’t just want to contemplate beauty. We âwant to be united with the beauty that we see, to pass through it, to receive it within us, to bathe in it, to be part of itâ. If there was a time when you could thoroughly taste this extravagant pleasure, Scorpio, it would be in the months to come. If you make it a goal, if you set an intention, you will be able to enjoy deeper fusions and delicious interactions with beauty than you haven’t had since 2010.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Sagittarius singer-songwriter Tom Waits began his career in 1969. He enjoyed modest success over the next 11 years. But his career took an even more fruitful direction after meeting Kathleen Brennan, who became his wife and collaborator. In an interview in 1988, Waits said, âShe’s got the whole dark forest that lives inside of her. She pushes me into areas I wouldn’t go, and I would say a lot of the things that I’m trying to do now, she’s encouraged. In 2022, Sagittarius, I will invite you to go in search of the dark and deep forest within you. I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. If you explore it with lush curiosity, it will ultimately inspire you to generate unprecedented breakthroughs. Yes, it can be scary at times, but in a way that ultimately turns out to be lucky.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): Muhammad Ali, born in Capricorn, was much more than a superb professional boxer. He was an activist, artist and philanthropist who accumulated a lot of wisdom over his 74 years. I have chosen one of his quotes to guide you in the months to come. I hope it will motivate you to rigorously manage the sometimes annoying and demanding details that will ultimately allow you to achieve a great victory. âIt’s not the mountains to climb that tire you out,â Ali said. “It’s the pebble in your shoe.”
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): At a pivotal moment in his development, Aquarius playwright Anton Tchekhov (1860-1904) took the oath. I’m going to tell you about it here because I hope it inspires you to make a comparable wish to yourself about how you will live your life in 2022. Author Robert Greene is the source of the quote. He says that Chekhov promised himself that he would “no longer bow down and apologize to people; no more need to complain and blame; no more messy life and waste of time. The answer to it all was work and love, work and love. He had to spread this message to his family and save them. He had to share it with humanity through his stories and his plays.
PISCES (February 19-March 20): This is what Pisces author Anais Nin wrote in one of his diaries: âWhen I first faced pain, I was broken. When I first encountered failure, defeat, denial, loss, death, I died. Not today. I believe in my power, in my magic, and I don’t die. I survive, I love, I live, I continue. According to my analysis of astrological omens, Pisces, you could claim its triumphant declaration as your own in 2022, with particular emphasis on this: âI believe in my power, in my magic. I survive, I love, I live, I continue. It will be a golden age, a time when you will reap the rewards of many years of work.
Homework: Which issue are you most likely to overtake and render unnecessary in 2022? Newsletter.FreeWillAstrology.com