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Free Will Astrology: Week of October 27 | Art & Culture


(March 21-April 19):

Of all the wealthy philanthropists in the world, Aries author MacKenzie Scott is the most generous. In a recent 12-month period, it gave $8.5 billion. She focuses on critical issues: racial equality, LGBTQ+ rights, pandemic relief, maintaining and promoting democracy, and responding to the climate emergency. She disburses her gifts quickly and unconditionally, and prefers to avoid hype and ego aggrandizement. I suggest we make her your inspirational role model in the weeks to come. May it motivate you to joyfully share your unique gifts and blessings. I believe you will reap selfish benefits by exploring the benefits of generosity. Halloween costume suggestion: philanthropist, Santa Claus, compassion freak.


(April 20-May 20):

Which animal best represents your soul? Which species do you like the most? Now would be a good time to try this imaginative exercise. You are in a phase where you will thrive on feeding your inner wild stuff. You will give yourself blessings by stirring up your creature’s intelligence. We’re all part beasts, and this is your special time to foster your beast’s beauty. Halloween costume suggestion: your favorite animal or the animal that symbolizes your soul.


(May 21-June 20):

During the tyrannical reign of the Spanish Fascist government in the 1930s, the Gemini poet Federico García Lorca creatively resisted and revolted with great courage. One reviewer said that Lorca “was all freedom within, abandonment and savagery. A tulip, growing at the foot of a concrete rampart. I invite you to take inspiration from the wild and sincere beauty of Lorca in the weeks to come, Gemini. It’s a good time to rebel with exuberance against what bothers you the most, whether it’s bigotry, injustice, misogyny, creeping authoritarianism or something else. Halloween costume suggestion: A fiery protester.


(June 21-July 22):

If the trickster god Mercury gave you permission to do one naughty thing today and one naughty thing tomorrow and one naughty thing in two days, what would you choose? Now is the perfect time for you, Cancers, to engage in playful, playful, mischievous actions. You’re especially likely to get away with them, karma-free — and probably even benefit from it — especially if they’re motivated by love. Are you interested in taking advantage of this weird grace period? Halloween costume suggestion: joker, joker, fairy, elf.


(July 23-August 22):

Everyone’s mind is constantly chattering with restless fervor – what I call the ever-wavering stream. We might as well accept that as a fundamental part of being human. This is a core feature, not a bug. Yet there are ways to ease inner restlessness. Meditation can help. Communing with nature often works. Doing the housework sometimes stifles the clamor for me. The good news for you, Leo, is that you are in a phase where it should be easier than usual to cultivate mental calm. Halloween Costume Suggestion: Meditation Champion; tranquility superstar; gold medalist in the relaxation tournament.


(August 23-September 22):

“Education is an admirable thing,” said author Oscar Wilde. “But it’s good to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.” What?! It’s a maddening theory. I do not like it. In fact, I protest. I reject it. I particularly object to this at this time as I contemplate your heightened power to learn amazing lessons, useful knowledge, and life-changing wisdom. So here is my message to you, Virgo: What Oscar Wilde said DOES NOT APPLY to you these days. Now go out there and soak up all the inspiring teachings that are available to you. Halloween Costume Suggestion: Top Student.


(Sep 23-Oct 22):

To celebrate Halloween, I suggest you dress up as a character you were in a past life. A jeweler in first-century Rome? A midwife in 11th century China? A salt merchant in Timbuktu in the 14th century? If you have no intuition about your past lives, be playful and make one up. Who knows? You could make a specific guess. Why am I inviting you to try this fun exercise? Because now is a great time to re-access the resources, powers and potentials that you possessed long ago – even as far back as your previous incarnations.


(Oct 23-Nov 21):

I guess it would be hard to come up with a practical snake costume for Halloween. How would you move? You would have to slide on the floor and the ground everywhere you go. So maybe instead you could be a Serpent Priest or Serpent Priestess – a magical conjurer wearing serpent-themed jewelry, clothing, and a crown. Maybe your wand could be a caduceus. I am pushing you in this direction because I believe you will benefit from embodying the mythical attributes of a serpent. As you know, the creature sheds its old skin to let new skin emerge. It is a perfect symbol for rebirth, fertility, transformation and healing. I would like these themes to be your specialties in the coming weeks.


(Nov 22-Dec 21):

“I need to sleep,” proclaimed Sagittarius comedian Bill Hicks. “I need about eight hours a day and about ten hours at night.” I don’t think you’ll need as much sleep as Hicks in the nights to come, Sagittarius. On the other hand, I hope you don’t skimp on your trips to dreamland. Your decisions in the waking world will improve as you get maximum rest. The teachings you receive while dreaming will make you more intelligent and responsive to the transformations taking place in your waking life. Halloween Costume Suggestion: Dancing Sleepwalker; siesta genius; angel banishing a nightmare; fantastic dream creature.


(22 Dec-19 Jan):

Recently, my mother told me that my father only spoke the Slovak language, never English, until he entered first grade at a school near Detroit, Michigan. Both of his parents had grown up in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but had immigrated to the United States in their youth. When I told this story to my Slovak cousin Robert Brežny, he assured me that it was not true. He met my father’s mother several times and he said she didn’t speak Slovak. He thinks she was Hungarian, actually. It is therefore unlikely that my father spoke Slovak when he was a child. I guess all families have strange secrets, mysteries and illusions, and this is one of mine. And you, Capricorn? I am happy to say that the coming months will be a favorable time to dig down to the roots of your family’s secrets, mysteries and illusions. Begin! Halloween costume suggestion: your most fascinating ancestor.


(Jan 20-Feb 18):

My Aquarius friend Allie told me, “If a demon turned me into a monster that had to devour human beings to get needed protein, I would only eat evil billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg. And you, Aquarius? If you woke up one morning to find you had turned into a giant dragon wolf that was eating people, who would you put on your menu? I think this is a good time to meditate on this hypothetical question. You are ready to activate more ferocity as you decide how you want to fight the evil of the world in the months and years to come. Halloween costume suggestion: a giant dragon wolf that eats the bad guys.


(February 19-March 20):

Do you enjoy the feeling of wildness? Is it an experience you seek and cultivate? If so, what conditions cause it? What does it do? When he visits you, does he have an impact on your health? Are you motivated by your enjoyable brushes with wildness to reconfigure the unsatisfying and unsavage parts of your life? These are questions that I hope you will ponder in the weeks to come. Astrological omens suggest you have more power than usual to access the wilderness. Halloween Costume Suggestion: Anything that makes you feel wild.

Homework: Here’s another Halloween costume suggestion: Be the opposite of yourself.