week of September 21, 2017
I'd Love to Receive Your Support!Here's a testimony from one of my readers: "Dear Rob - I appreciate that you have never sold out to advertisers. Your website is one of the most restful places to visit on the Internet. I've been reading you since 1996. I donít know how you manage to make a living from doing Free Will Astrology! - Grateful Reader"
Here's my response: Dear Grateful: Thanks for noticing! If you'd like to make a donation to support my work, please visit my Virtual Tip Jar at Paypal.
Or you can mail me a check to me at 454 Las Gallinas Avenue, #255, San Rafael, CA 94903.
You can also support my work by buying the Expanded Audio Horoscopes I create every week. These forecasts are different in tone and content from the written horoscopes I provide here. They're my four- to five-minute-long ruminations about the current chapter of your life story.
Here's a link to my free weekly email newsletter, featuring the Free Will Astrology horoscopes, plus a bunch of other stuff, including good news, lucky advice, and tender rants
WHAT I DO
I love creating a collection of twelve horoscopes each week for my readers. The Good Times newspaper in Santa Cruz, California published my first batch many years ago, and I would love to keep writing them until at least January of 2038.
In order to live up to that challenge with integrity, I will have to continue doing what I have been doing forever: relentlessly reinvent the way I create them. When I look back at the horoscopes I composed in 1985 and 1992 and 2000 and 2008, I am amazed at how different they are from the way I approach my craft now. I could swear it was another person who wrote them.
And that's how it should be. It's good evidence that I'm living up to my ideal of how to be a creative artist. Experimenting with endless revision. Being willing to dispense with the old formulas, even those that have worked pretty well, so as to welcome the surprises life offers. Killing off the old ways so that new ways can emerge.
That's not just a sound strategy for me to pursue as a creative writer. It's also a cornerstone of my plan to master the art of being a human being. The blunt fact is that life has an extreme fondness for change. The Creator likes to keep things moving right along.
So if I hope to cooperate and even collaborate with the Primal Flux, I have to be adept at transformation. I have to celebrate the central formula of Hermetic magick: "Dissolution is the secret of the Great Work." Breaking down psychological fixations is an indispensable spiritual discipline, says the wisdom of the ages. Killing off one's illusions is a prime duty of a devotee of magick.
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