Tuesday, March 12, 2013

daffodils and da Vinci

When it comes to any kind of fortune telling, from horoscopes, to palm reading, to psychics... I just can't help myself... I happen to like them.  Not that I've ever called Miss what's her name or had my palm read (although I did enjoy a brief amateur study of palmistry when my friend Nora and I threw an old-fashioned carnival themed engagement party for our friend Danielle and I was a palm reader for a night).  I don't take any of it too seriously, but these things can be entertaining and potentially insightful.  

At first I really resisted Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology.  His horoscopes are printed in every issue of C-Ville Weekly.  I used to think they were so vague and a little bit pompous... like highfalutin wild goose chase style.  But, I'm finding myself liking them more and more - more than the average horoscope - because they are filled with little unexpected gems of information that are often inspiring. (Is it me or the horoscopes that have changed?)   I especially enjoyed mine from last week and would say that it applies to everyone:

The genius of Leonardo da Vinci was in part fueled by his buoyant curiosity. In his work as an artist, musician, inventor, engineer, and writer, he drew inspiration from pretty much everything. He's your role model for the coming week, Scorpio. Just assume that you will find useful cues and clues wherever you go. Act as if the world is full of teachers who have revelations and guidance specifically meant for you. Here's some advice from da Vinci himself: "It should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas."

-Free Will Astrology by Rob Brezsny

Helleborus from Darlene's garden.
Thank you, Darlene - they are beautiful!

Click here if you'd like to see your own horoscope!  

And if you don't get sparked up by horoscopes, here's a different assignment:  get your hands on a daffodil, stop everything else, hold it really, really close to your nose, and smell it.  MMMMM!!!  It will make you feel so good!  Unless you have allergies :(

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