Life with the lid on…

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Gemini novelist Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) was fascinated in “life with the lid on and what happens when the lid comes off.” She knew both states from her own experience. “When you love someone,” she mused about the times the lid had come off, “all your saved-up wishes start coming out.” In accordance with the astrological omens, I propose that you engage in the following three-part exercise. First, identify a part of your life that has the lid tightly clamped over it. Second, visualize the suppressed feelings and saved-up wishes that might pour forth if you took the lid off. Third, do what it takes to love someone so well that you’ll knock the lid off.

~Via Free Will Astrology

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Evil is boring…

Evil is boring.  The universe is friendly.  Life is on your side.  Joy is a birthright.

Cynicism is idiotic.  Fear is a bad habit.  Despair is lazy.  In fact, all creation wants you to succeed.

Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination.

Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be.

Remember the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

These words are from a Sacred Advertisement on Free Will Astrology for my Gemini horoscope last week.  I’m not a big horoscope follower, as horoscopes go in the common sense, like what you find in magazines and newspapers and such. I downright detest the ‘love’ ones, only because they seldom make sense and insult a person’s intelligence.  I would amaze me if there was any truth in them.  They are just for entertainment.  And this site, Free Will Astrology, can be just that too, but I find the words very spiritual and life-affirming.  Check it out if you have time.  In this world where the negative reigns at times, I think we could all use a enlightened uplift occasionally.  Peace…

Photo:  by Ceren Aksan [totally inspired by her work too!]

Those Ripe Visions…

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This is my Gemini Free Will Astrology for this week:

“Seventeen-year-old Jay Greenberg is a music prodidy who has written numerous sonatas and symphonies.  His first CD, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Julliard String Quartet, came out in 2006.   It’s not exactly a struggle for him to create his compositions.  He often completes them in less than a day.

“The music comes fully written,” he says, “playing like an orchestra in my head.”

I believe you now have something in common with him, Gemini.  According to my reading of the omens, there will soon be ripe visions of future accomplishments floating around in your imagination.  You should write them down or describe them in detail to an ally or do whatever else it takes to launch the process of getting them born. ”

I had a feeling something was in my head…getting my writing routine back on track is a start.

Source:  Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology – Gemini

How I so love a coincidence, if there is such a thing, for perhaps its The Wit Continuum’s pro-noia in action.  In any case, I find it peculiar that I blogged about phobias a few days back and Free Will Astrology has more to add this week……..

tarot5“Its a favorable time for you to phase out at least 60% of your old stale fears.  The cosmos is poised to assist you in this noble cause if you’ll exert a modicum of effort……

Well, here’s an idea that might work:  Simply replace your old fears with a slew of silly and outlandish ones.  They’ll allow you to feel the friction you rely on to feel alive, but they won’t bog you down with heavy stagnancy.

For example, you could contract automatonophobia, the fear of ventriloquist’s dummies” (I have a phobophobia that I already have this one!) “and apeirophobia, the fear of infinity.  Other good choices might be kyphophobia, the fear of stooping, and lutraphobia, the fear of otters.”

Its a wonder that having certain fears serves some people, who are dependent of their set limitations to get through life and potentially the attentions of others who they fear may seem more important than themselves.  Don’t get me wrong, if you seriously have a phobia I respect this and don’t necessarily think you’re making it up or anything, but I know a hypochondriac (you know, those who love to have something wrong with them at every given moment, “My back is out”  My knee is bad” “I get sick from that” “I’m allergic to everything”) who, when all else fails, pulls aelurophobia, the fear of cats, out of his hat.

Source: Free Will Astrology – Gemini-week of January 14 

 (Just a note: We were guessing the pic featuring the tarot card “adventure” symbolizes the adventure of letting go those old fears and starting new — but we just love the white tiger within.   Peace.)