Rob Brezsny

Leo-born writer P.L. Travers, creator of Mary Poppins, said the character was a version of the Mother Goddess. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of June 17, 2021

Leo, take a cue from “Mary Poppins’” writer P.L. Travers, who paid attention to silence

Leo-born writer P.L. Travers, creator of Mary Poppins, said the character was a version of the Mother Goddess. (Shutterstock)
Fyodor Dostoevsky, who had a gambling addiction, wrote the novella “The Gambler” to pay off a debt. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of June 10, 2021

Scorpio may find a gambit that makes use of the problem will generate a cure

Fyodor Dostoevsky, who had a gambling addiction, wrote the novella “The Gambler” to pay off a debt. (Shutterstock)
Swedish playwright August Strindberg also liked to dabble in visual arts, like painting and photography. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of June 3, 2021

Aquarius, it’s a good time to playfully pursue hobbies, amateur activities

Swedish playwright August Strindberg also liked to dabble in visual arts, like painting and photography. (Shutterstock)
Acting great Ingrid Bergman said, “I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up.” (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 27, 2021

Virgo, your inner lion may awaken or come into greater glory

Acting great Ingrid Bergman said, “I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up.” (Shutterstock)
Zen Buddhist practitioners warn about the strong power of illusions. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 20, 2021

Cancer, be on the lookout for granting undue value to something you’ve imagined

Zen Buddhist practitioners warn about the strong power of illusions. (Shutterstock)
Activities combining the conscious and unconscious – like playing chess with a demon or signing a contract with a ghost – can be growth experiences. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 13, 2021

Sagittarius, it’s a good time to make peace with challenging influences

Activities combining the conscious and unconscious – like playing chess with a demon or signing a contract with a ghost – can be growth experiences. (Shutterstock)
“We may need to be cured by flowers” is sound advice from science writer Sharman Apt Russell. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 6, 2021

Libra, for psychospiritual healing, try communing with wildflowers

“We may need to be cured by flowers” is sound advice from science writer Sharman Apt Russell. (Shutterstock)
Poet Allen Ginsberg wanted people to focus on having powerful feelings and experiences rather than material things. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 29, 2021

Aries, take this week to be greedy about soulful breakthroughs and love of all kinds

Poet Allen Ginsberg wanted people to focus on having powerful feelings and experiences rather than material things. (Shutterstock)
Paul Gauguin became a full-time painter only after serving the French navy and working as a stockbroker. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 22, 2021

Gemini, take a moment to ponder if there’s a turning point in your future

Paul Gauguin became a full-time painter only after serving the French navy and working as a stockbroker. (Shutterstock)
Philosopher and Nobel Prize-winner Bertrand Russell was a fan of Taurus philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 15, 2021

Taurus, discover many things by looking beyond what’s right before your eyes

Philosopher and Nobel Prize-winner Bertrand Russell was a fan of Taurus philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. (Shutterstock)
Focusing on flames has been a form of meditation since prehistoric times. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 8, 2021

Leo, use your talent of harnessing the power of fire to serve you

Focusing on flames has been a form of meditation since prehistoric times. (Shutterstock)
Ironic English singer-songwriter and pop culture icon Morrissey (pictured in Spain in 2014) has said, “It’s so old-fashioned to work.” (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 1, 2021

A few fun thoughts for April Fools’ Day

Ironic English singer-songwriter and pop culture icon Morrissey (pictured in Spain in 2014) has said, “It’s so old-fashioned to work.” (Shutterstock)
Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke are pictured the popular “Game of Thrones,” which was censored in China. (Courtesy HBO)

Free Will Astrology for the week of March 25, 2021

Capricorn, do take into account all developments in your own personal drama

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke are pictured the popular “Game of Thrones,” which was censored in China. (Courtesy HBO)
Biochemist Erwin Chargaff, whose research led to the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure, said, “A person who does not oscillate cannot live,” providing sound advice for Libra. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of March 18, 2021

Libra, take into account the thought that correct answers often are paradoxical and nuanced

Biochemist Erwin Chargaff, whose research led to the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure, said, “A person who does not oscillate cannot live,” providing sound advice for Libra. (Shutterstock)
Most of the world’s apples are descended from numerous varieties grown in Kazakhstan, a metaphor for how Sagittarians could expand their focus. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for March 11, 2021

Sagittarius may want to explore previously unexamined depth and variety in their lives

Most of the world’s apples are descended from numerous varieties grown in Kazakhstan, a metaphor for how Sagittarians could expand their focus. (Shutterstock)
Changes in climate, which have caused daffodils to bloom earlier and earlier each year, may be a metaphor for shifting conditions in Aries’ world. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for March 4, 2021

Aries, take note of your environment and be receptive to adapting

Changes in climate, which have caused daffodils to bloom earlier and earlier each year, may be a metaphor for shifting conditions in Aries’ world. (Shutterstock)
There were times when English Sagittarian poet William Blake was preoccupied with lofty notions to the neglect of his wife Catherine. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of Feb. 25, 2021

Sagittarius, please consider the possibility of spending more time on earth, and less in paradise

There were times when English Sagittarian poet William Blake was preoccupied with lofty notions to the neglect of his wife Catherine. (Shutterstock)
Writer Margaret Atwood makes expressive requests in her short story “Homelanding.” (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for Feb. 18, 2021

Leo, look into the mysteries of people you care about, as writer Margaret Atwood did in ‘Homelanding’

Writer Margaret Atwood makes expressive requests in her short story “Homelanding.” (Shutterstock)
Cancerian novelist George Sand (1804–1876), also known as Aurore Dupin, apparently got to work writing after erotic exchanges. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for Feb. 11, 2021

For Cancer, vigorous pleasure will coordinate nicely with hard work

Cancerian novelist George Sand (1804–1876), also known as Aurore Dupin, apparently got to work writing after erotic exchanges. (Shutterstock)
If one tries look a star directly, it fades into invisibility. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of Feb. 4, 2021

Gemini, proceed with the notion that if you want to envision the future, don’t gaze directly

If one tries look a star directly, it fades into invisibility. (Shutterstock)