Free Will Astrology (April 21-27) | Horoscopes | Detroit
ARIES: March 21st – April 19th: Blogger Emma Elsworthy wrote her “Self-Care List”. I’m going to share with you some of their 57 Action Points in hopes of inspiring you to make your own list. The coming weeks will be a perfect time to focus more on doing what makes you healthy and holy. Here are Elsworthy’s ideas: Get in the habit of cooking yourself a nice breakfast. Organize your room. Clean your mirror and laptop. Lying in the sunshine. Become the person you would ideally fall in love with. Walk with a straight posture. Stretch your body. Challenge yourself not to judge or ridicule anyone for an entire day. Take a luxurious shower with your favorite music. Remember your dreams Fantasize about the life you would lead if there were no failure.
TAURUS: April 20th – May 20th: Some traditional Buddhist monks sit on the streets of the city in Asia with a “begging bowl” in front of them. It is a clay or iron container that they use to collect money and food from passers-by who they want to support. The contemporary American poet Mariannne Boruch sees the begging bowl as a metaphor that helps her write new poems. She takes the empty vessel posture, waiting for the directions and inspirations of life to guide her creative investigation. This enables her to “avoid too much self-obsession and navel gazing” and to be receptive – “with no agenda other than the usual wonders and confusions”. I recommend approaching the begging bowl when you begin the next stage of your journey, Taurus.
GEMINI: May 21st – June 20th: Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), who was born in Zwillingen, is now considered an innovative and influential painter. But his early years provided little evidence that he would eventually become known. As a teenager, he attended naval preparatory school and later joined the French navy. At the age of 23 he became a stockbroker. Although he also started trying his hand at painting around this time, it wasn’t until 11 years later that he made the decision to become a full-time painter when the stock market crashed. Is there a Gauguin-like turning point in your future, Gemini? If so, the first signs may show up soon. It won’t be as dramatic or stressful as Gauguin’s, but I bet it will be quite galvinizing.
CANCER: June 21st – July 22nd: A research team found that some people pray for things that they are fairly certain God would not approve of. In a way, they are trying to get the Creator to give them treats that they shouldn’t be getting. Do you ever try to booze life to offer you blessings that you are not sure you deserve? The coming weeks will be a good time for you to try such tricks. I don’t guarantee you will succeed, but the odds are much better than usual. The universe is pretty relaxed and generous with you right now.
LEO: July 23rd – August 22nd: In 2013, the New Zealand government decided to correct the fact that its two main islands had never been given formal names. At the time there was both an English and a Mori-speaking nickname for everyone: North Island or Te Ika-a-Muiand South Island or The south island. In the spirit of correcting oversights and neglect, and in accordance with current astrological signs, are there any steps you would like to take to make yourself more official, more professional, or more established? The coming weeks will be a good time for that.
VIRGO: August 23rd – September 22nd: Author Grant Morrison notes that our heads are “big enough to hold every god and devil that ever existed. Big enough to support the weight of the oceans and the spinning stars. Entire universes fit in!” That’s why it’s so unfortunate, he says, when we fill our “magical cabinet” with “small broken things, sad pieces of jewelry that we keep playing with”. In accordance with the astrological potentials, Virgo, I urge you to dispose of as many of these sad trinkets and small broken things as you can. Make plenty of room for far-reaching visions, wonderful dreams, and wonderful possibilities. It’s time to think bigger and feel wilder.
LIBRA: September 23rd – October 22nd: The bell hooks by the Libran author (who doesn’t capitalize her name) have a nuanced perspective on the nature of our pain. She writes: “Contrary to what we have been taught, unnecessary and unselected suffering hurts us, but does not have to scar us for life.” She admits that unnecessary and unselected suffering actually “marks us”. But we have the power to transform and transform the way it defines us. I think their wisdom will be useful for you to use in the coming weeks. You now have additional strength to reshape and transform the traces of your old pain. You probably won’t make it go away entirely, but you can find new ways to serve you, teach you, and refine you.
SCORPIO: October 23rd – November 21st: I love people who inspire me to surprise myself. I am grateful when an ally gives me a friendly shock that makes me question the way I think or act. I feel lucky when a person I like offers a compassionate review that pushes me out of the rut I have found myself in. Here’s a secret: I don’t always passively wait and hope that such events will happen. Now and then I actively seek out them. I encourage them. I ask about them. In the coming weeks, Scorpio, I invite you to be like me in this regard.
SAGITTARIUS: November 22nd – December 21st: “Where did the lessons go last year?” asks Gillian Welch in her song “I Dream a Highway”. Now I am asking you the same question – just in time for the “Remember Last Year’s Lessons” phase of your cycle. In my astrological opinion, it is vital for you to remember the breakdowns and breakthroughs that you experienced in 2020. with every spiritual emergency and every spiritual emergence that you have survived; with all the scary trials you’ve endured and all the sacred paths you’ve trodden.
Capricorn: December 22nd – January 19th: The ibex painter Henri Matisse had a revolutionary influence on 20th century art, partly due to his harsh use of color. Early in his career he was part of the movement known as Fauvism, derived from the French term for “wild animals”. In his final years he invented a new genre that was very different from his earlier work: large collages made of colored cut-out paper. The theme, according to critic Jed Perl, included “jungles, goddesses, oceans and skies” and “gorgeous signs and symbols” extracted from the depths of “Matisse’s luminosity”. I offer him as a role model for you, Capricorn, because I think this is a perfect time to be, as Perl Matisse describes, “a die-hard problem solver and a feverish dreamer”.
AQUARIUS: January 20th – February 18th: “The main motto in any natural philosopher’s life should be, ‘Seek simplicity, but distrust it.'” Aquarius philosopher Alfred North Whitehead wrote this, and now I suggest that you use it as your motto in the coming weeks. even if you are not a natural philosopher. Why? Because I suspect that if you make your life straightforward, you will thrive. You will improve your well-being if you have more confidence in your instinctive nature and avoid getting lost in tangled thoughts. On the other hand, it’s important not to dive so deep into minimalism that you become shallow, sloppy, or unimaginative.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20: In the ancient Greek comic theater there was a stick figure known as Eiron. He was a crafty outsider who outsmarted boastful egoists and triumphed by pretending to be naive. Could I be interested in borrowing this technique in the coming weeks? I think you will most likely be successful if you approach victory indirectly or sideways – and not get stuck trying to forcibly persuade skeptics and resistance fighters. Be cagey, understated, and strategic, fish. If this will help your vision of how things should be won out in the end, make everyone think that they are smart and strong.
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