ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Playwright Aries Tennessee Williams has been honest about the deception he indulged in composing his entertaining masterpieces. “I don’t want realism,” he exclaimed. “I want magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I fully support you, Aries, if you want to make this your goal in the next three weeks. In my astrological opinion, you and the people in your life have more than a slight craving for magic. Your ability to thrive depends on whether you all get large doses of magic.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
On my wall there is a poster that says, “Avoid the tragic magic triad: take things too personally, take things too seriously, and take things too literally.” This advice does not refer to important issues, like my health or my ongoing fight against the bigotry of our culture. I take these issues very personally, seriously and literally. Rather, the motto refers to trivial and transient issues, like the new hit-and-run breach in my car in the Whole Foods parking lot, or the bad review of my book on Amazon.com, or the $ 18 that a certain Etsy seller cheated on me, or the nose-size joke that a supposed friend made on Twitter. According to my reading of Astrological Omens, Taurus, you would benefit right now by pondering things like these that you take too seriously, personally and literally. This is Don Miguel Ruiz: “There is enormous freedom available to you when you don’t take anything personally.”
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
“I remember wishing I could be boiled like water and made pure again,” writes poet Jeffrey McDaniel. Judging from the current astrological omens, Gemini, I think you could become reasonably pure again without having to endure a trial like being boiled like water. Do you have any ideas on how to do this? Here are mine: 1. Spend 15 minutes alone. With your eyes closed, sitting in a comfortable chair, forgive anyone who has hurt you. Do your best. Perfection is not necessary. 2. Spend another 15 minutes alone, same business. Forgive yourself for everything you have done that you consider to be a mistake. Perfection is not required. 3. Spend another 15 minutes alone. Imagine what it would be like to love yourself unconditionally for the way you are. 4. Spend another 15 minutes alone. Remember 10 amazing moments you enjoyed between the ages of 5 and 13.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
On June 23, 1940, Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely into a family that already had 19 other children. During her childhood, she suffered from pneumonia, scarlet fever, polio and childhood paralysis. The latter two illnesses damaged her left leg and she wore braces until she was 12 years old. Nonetheless, by the time she was in high school, she had become a very good athlete. Eventually, she competed in the Olympics, where she won four medals and the title of “fastest woman in history”. I propose that we name her your official role model for the remainder of 2021. May she inspire you to overcome and transcend your own personal adversity.
LION (July 23-August 22)
Born in Leo, PL Travers wrote children’s books about Mary Poppins, a nanny with magical powers. She was well acquainted with folklore, ancient myths and the occult. The character of Mary Poppins, Travers said, was a version of the Mother Goddess. But in her writing process, she mainly drew on what she saw as the vast dark nothingness. She wrote: “I have become convinced that the great treasure to be had is the unknown. To generate her tales, she listened to silence and emptiness. I recommend that you emulate his approach when creating the next chapter in your life story.
VIRGIN (23 August-22 September)
The poet of the Virgin Melissa Broder writes: “Romantic obsession is my first language. I live in a world of fantasies, infatuations and love poems. I wouldn’t normally allow you to share his point of view, but I will now. Astrological omens suggest that you have something important to learn about being more in love and adoring than usual. If you say so Yes under the deluge of desire, you will gain access to a type of power that will come in handy in the months to come.
BALANCE (23 Sep-22 Oct)
Libra author Oscar Wilde refuted the misconception that Libras are tasteless, too eager to compromise, and prone to overthinking everything. His writing had wit and flair, and his life was lively and daring. He wrote: “There are times when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, wholly, completely – or dragging out a false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. I suspect that one of these pivotal moments is coming soon for you. Be like Wilde!
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov)
Philosopher Simone Weil wrote: “Only the light that continually falls from the sky gives a tree the energy to grow powerful roots in the earth. The tree is actually rooted in the sky. As you strengthen your foundations in the months to come, as you deepen your roots, I hope you will keep Weil’s brilliant observation in mind. Like a tree, the nourishment that will help you build the stamina, strength, and structure you need will come when you turn to the brightest, warmest, and highest sources of inspiration.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
To be in groovy alignment with the cosmic rhythms, you won’t just walk and you definitely won’t be walking. Rather, you will be strolling, strolling and strolling. You will strut and prowl and prowl. Likewise, you won’t just talk, and you certainly won’t mumble or complain. Instead, you’ll joke, rhapsody, improvise, seduce, and lyricize. Catch my drift? You won’t just laugh, but you giggle, giggle, and laugh out loud. Simply put, Sagittarius, you are allowed to imbue everything you do with style, panache, and imagination.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Congratulations on being such a dedicated and sensible adult. May you continue to show persistence and a workhorse attitude as long as it gets you through important tasks, helps you feel useful, and doesn’t make you sick. But if you are tempted to stray from the sacrificial path anytime soon, know that you will not offend any gods or demons. You will also not incur karmic debt. In fact, I believe you have cosmic permission to have fun with lightness for a while. You should feel free to experiment with fun and games that appeal to your wonder.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
“I can hardly conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no melancholy,” wrote the poet Charles Baudelaire. What?! That does not make any sense. I know millions of beautiful things that are not tinged with melancholy. Mount Shasta in California at the end of spring twilight, for example. The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, a magnificent sparkling building designed by genius architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Marmore waterfalls in central Italy. The gardens of the painter Claude Monet in Normandy, France. David Byrne’s hopeful website, ReasonsToBeCheerful.world. I mention this, Aquarius, because I expect life to bring you a flood of unmelancholy beauty in the coming days. Take advantage of this grace to regain your confidence in life.
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
Fish author César Aira praises the value of escaping his memories. He writes: “Forgetting is like a great alchemy without secrets, transforming everything up to the present. Pisces, I would love to see you enjoy such chemistry in the weeks to come. This is a good time to lose at least some of the inhibitions and limitations that you think you have to accept because of what has happened in the past. As Aira says, forgetting “makes our life a visible and tangible thing that we hold in our hands, without any folds hidden in the past”.