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Aries (March 20-April 19) — Society is experiencing and witnessing an eruption of family drama on a scale rarely seen. I have not heard it described this way before, though in legal terms, nearly everything that is happening is about in loco parentis: the duty of authorities to stand as guardians rather than abuse their power. That the great majority of people are not waking up or pushing back seems to be about how accustomed we are to being treated this way. Here is a clue, that might serve as a reality check if you need one, particularly if anything happens to slip into your personal life or immediate family. Check the scope of the reaction as contrasted with any problem that seems to exist. Are these things in proportion? At what point does something become recognized as an inappropriate overreaction? You have to decide this for yourself; you set the terms of your reality, since nobody else can do it for you — even if you think they do. The content of the scenario is nearly irrelevant. The scale of the situation is what to focus on.
Self-assertive, sometimes bold, Aries is always up for an adventure. A new adventure awaits — preorder your affordable reading by Eric Francis today.
2021-22 Aries Astrology Studio: The Continuing Adventure of Chiron in Aries
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Your fellow Taurus Adrienne Rich, in an essay called “When We Dead Awaken,” wrote: “Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves.” In our day, we could add to “assumptions,” delusions, propaganda, and toxicity in emotional, intellectual and chemical forms. Many wonder: when will everyone wake up? But the question is, are you awake? Are you living as if you are alive, and what does it mean to do so? Consider that being alive means questioning those assumptions and all their cousins consciously and vocally. That would include investigating your own tentative approach to existence, and any tendency you may have to doubt yourself before the discussion is even begun. Notice whenever you make an excuse or tell a ‘white’ lie to slip out of something without a confrontation. Ask whether you anesthetize or deaden part of yourself every time you do not object to what you know is wrong. To stand up may feel dangerous. To be alive may feel dangerous. That is the challenge.
Calm, collected and attractive on the outside, raging like a tempest on the inside, Taurus is the blacksmith shop of the soul. Forge your path with this reading.
2021-22 Taurus Astrology Studio: How to Grow, Change, and Become
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — At some point you must face the unknown. That might begin the moment you recognize that something you believed to be correct turned out not to be. You could also make a discovery that something is possible, which is the truest form of learning. The discovery you are in the process of making is about yourself, which takes the concept of learning to its most essential level: that of being. The question goes something like this: what does it mean to be real? Many people go their whole lives faking it, so they don’t have to face this challenge. It seems way too frightening to step out of the seeming comfort zone of hazy denial. There can be no denial about anything but you: the nature of the world is irrelevant because ultimately you determine your relationship to it, whatever it may be in some objective sense. Your side of the seeming equation is the more powerful of them, and it is the one that you can influence by your choices and your evaluation of your existence. You are guided at this time by thought and feeling in equal measure, though there is something else: a kind of magnetism reminding you who you are and what you want.
Geminis ask a heck of a lot of questions, and much of what you are curious about is yourself. Find some answers in your affordable reading by Eric Francis.
2021-22 Gemini Astrology Studio: Crux of the Mirror
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today’s New Moon takes place in the angle of your solar chart where you connect to society. This starts with the people immediately around you and ripples out a few degrees of separation. Therefore, there are many sources of infiltration from the wider world into your personal world. And at the same time, your awareness, your ideas, your feelings, your presence, sends waves out into the community around you. This may not be ‘comfortable’ to consider. For most people, standing out is the very last thing they want to do. Being any kind of shock is the last thing they want to be, and our whole society seems to have organized itself around the fictional issue of ‘not making people feel uncomfortable’. However, your chart being what it is suggests that this is not a matter of preference for you, but of accepting the influence and the role that you have, or pretending not to have it. That would amount to pretending to not be who you are. Despite the overwhelming popularity of this concept, it’s not going to work for you. In particular this relates to your own personal healing mission. Said another way, this is about your deep need to fully embody a whole new concept of responsibility.
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2020-21 Cancer Astrology Studio: I Feel, Therefore I Am
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — As the sign that rules the heart, yours is also the sign of courage. The associations here are beautiful and deeply needed today. The heart is the seat of the emotions, and from the 14th century this word meant “valor, [the] quality of mind which enables one to meet danger and trouble without fear.” Well, you might feel fear, though you would not let it block or deter you. Fear is natural enough; what we do with it is another matter. To live in our society at this time pretty much means being inundated by sources of fear around the clock. These verge on impossible to avoid, no matter where anyone may hide. The pressure is coming in from so many angles it seems like there is no way to push back, and there may be no point. So what do you do? You can Know Thyself. Only then is courage possible. Conversely, the easiest way to terrify people is to teach them to not Know Thyself, lie to them about who they are, and distract them from who they are. If you have a spiritual path, you might refer back to that now, and work from the inside out. Learn to have an influence on yourself. To be who you are is true courage.
Leo is THE sign of human vitality and in many respects the source of strength, light and creation. How’s this for a bright idea: get your reading by Eric Francis!
2020-21 Leo Astrology Studio: Notes on Love and Courage
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — One of the deepest aspects of the crisis of the past year has been the theft of the future. It’s as if the whole concept of potential, and the resource of time ahead of us, has been taken over and consumed by some other force. Hopes, dreams, plans, people and entities on a successful trajectory, have all evaporated. Of course, the future still exists, though the possibilities have been narrowed, as a matter of consciousness. Of course it is up to everyone to regulate their own mind, though we are all under an offensive coming in from all directions. Young people in particular are under a lot of pressure. Many feel they are looking ahead at something between absolutely nothing, the edge of a cliff and a wall. Whatever it is you felt when you were young, they do not feel today. Most of this is because they are told they must be afraid of everyone and everything — and that is no way to live. It is not living, neither for them, nor for us. Use your creative power and open the way. Help yourself and others regain a sense of potential. Choose from among the most meaningful things you can think of for yourself — desires you’ve nurtured consistently for years, or maybe something new. And help open the way for others.
As a Virgo, it’s your role to make the world a better place: to offer, if not solace, then solutions. Find both for yourself when you purchase your reading.
2020-21 Virgo Astrology Studio: I touch the Earth. The Earth touches me.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Let others lead the way, though do not be deterred by their resistance. You cannot fit your reality inside that of other people. Allowing them to lead is a way of not pushing or guiding them, and if the result does not work for you, then do your own thing. Yet the temptation will be strong to attempt to exist within the boundaries of what they perceive as real, legitimate, and most of all, nonthreatening. You have different ideas. You are ready to stretch out, and explore, and get to know yourself. Sadly, this is not for everyone, but happily if it is for you, then your options remain open. It may take courage to not be pressured into doing what someone else claims is right for you, especially if they have not asked honestly whether it is right for themselves. The point where you might capitulate is this: freedom and expansion and adventure feel more dangerous than they ever have. And so it would be easy for someone to convince you that the risks are not worth the rewards. But that is your business, and you can make your own fun.
Aleister Crowley said that the essence of the sign Libra is the drive for justice. Tap into your essence with this reading, and bring balance to your world.
2020-21 Libra Astrology Studio: Notes to Myself
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — All matters related to the body have been infused with terror the past year, to the point where people cover their faces while driving alone in their car, or walking their dog in the suburbs at 11 pm. You could look at this two ways. One is that it’s based on the perception that the body is a thing of danger, and a disease vector, to the exclusion of all other things. Or you could say it’s evidence that people are not connected with their physical existence, which in turn relates to their emotional presence. Mars, your ruling planet, is in a square aspect to Chiron, something that happens briefly about once a year. There is a perfectionism to this aspect, and an obsession with integrity, though it’s often a ruse for something else. To what extent have you questioned whether the danger is real? The question is: do you feel safe in your body, and exactly what does that mean? How much of what you do every day is about avoiding what you perceive as danger? Where does this leave you room to feel and experience pleasure, both of which require trusting your body and those of other people?
Scorpio is an odd hybrid, both a product — and an instigator — of evolution. Purchase your latest reading to delve deeper into the mystery of yourself.
2020-21 Scorpio Astrology Studio: The Scorpio File
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — The primary personal quality to work on at this time in your life is flexibility. It is not easy for you to see how set in your ways you are. You may feel it as resistance, fear, and unnecessary skirmishes with people who are a little more easygoing than you are. Yet your self-image may be that of a relaxed and carefree person. You will know whether this is true by how you respond to others, who might for example do something like change their plans, or want to do something without you. The most important measure of your flexibility is your impulse to control others. Another is your ability to face the unknown. The need for certainty is a sign of a stiff mind. There are many variables at play in your life right now, and your ruling planet Jupiter is about to change signs and enter Pisces. This is an invitation to be a little more insecure and uncertain and not have to fill in the blanks with anything that might not be true. Stand in the face of the unknown, and let yourself welcome the experience: there is a gift for you there.
Sagittarius, yours is the sign of the quest, the far away and far-out. Purchase your reading today and continue your adventure with the stars as your guide.
2020-21 Sagittarius Astrology Studio: Live from the Galactic Center
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Beware the tendency to think you are doing something for someone else, for their benefit. You might try an exercise of identifying the self-interest in everything that you do. Be bold about this, and remove entirely the excuse that your conduct is in some way altruistic. Perhaps it is; perhaps it’s not; but if you try to be accountable for the way that you in fact gain by your actions, that will prove to be enlightening. You might be inclined to judge this, when you see the extent to which it’s true, though do your best to notice rather than evaluate. Claiming to do things for other people is usually an excuse. There are times when it’s true, and the only way to be aware of those occasions is to sort out when it’s not true. This exercise will help you notice when others do this, and I would propose that it’s rampant. We live in one of the most self-serving societies ever to exist, and we make it sound as if the whole thing is one enormous charitable institution. It is possible to take care of others, and it’s possible to have that in some way work for you — or not. These distinctions need to be made.
We depend upon Capricorn to hold things stable. But you’re not as boring as you like people to think you are. Unearth your inner revolutionary with this reading.
2021 Capricorn Astrology Studio: One Night Only Kala Sarpa Yoga
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Jupiter leaving your sign and entering Pisces may at first present you with more questions than answers. Those would be the questions you have not been asking but may not have missed. They could be about anything, though mostly they are about yourself, and specifically, the basis of your relationship to the world. The language I quote most often from A Course in Miracles is, “Every decision you make stems from what you think you are.” So what you think you are is something to monitor closely, since it will become your basis for choosing. Pisces as your 2nd solar house can be prone to deep but unacknowledged insecurity. You might just take this for granted; you may not feel what is missing. What you think of as confidence may not always be self-nourishing. However there are those moments when you feel and connect with the substance of who you are. And one of those is dawning with Jupiter beginning its journey through Pisces later this week. You are likely to have the sense of a missing experience coming to you — please remember it. You will almost surely experience many gains, though the most significant is connecting in a solid and quiet way with what you have to offer.
You’re not after progress for its own sake; Aquarius is the discriminating embracer of innovation that works. Get your reading and be brilliant.
2021-22 Aquarius Astrology Studio: A Reading For Our Moment
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — For the past five months, you may have felt like you were trapped inside of some invisible bubble. That was the sensation of your ruling planet Jupiter going through your 12th solar house, a zone where things go missing, get lost, or are caught in a parallel dimension. With Jupiter as your significator, that would be you. Late this week, the largest and most influential planet manifests into your sign, as if it emerged from behind some kind of veil. It was always there, though out of reach. This happens with Neptune also in your sign, a much longer-term visitor (2011-2026). Neptune can create a sense of deficit. It might come across as an all-consuming vortex, adding to the sense of not quite existing — and this has been going on for a while. Speaking as a Pisces who identifies with the whole idea, my thought is this: allow this ingress of Jupiter into your sign to be about a positive, even bold change of your environment. Catch up on all the experience you’ve gained, and give yourself full credit. Make your decisions on the basis of abundance: that is a whole new sound.
The hidden realm is vitally important to Pisces: in a sense it is your home. Find your way back home, guided by your latest reading.
2021-22 Pisces Astrology Studio: Every Decision You Make