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Free Will Astrology: June 30 through July 6, 2010


ARIES [March 21–April 19] How well are you capitalizing on this year’s opportunities, Aries? Since we’re halfway through 2010, let’s take an inventory. I’m hoping you’re well under way in the heroic task of conquering your past. It has been and will continue to be prime time for you to wean yourself from energy-drains. So pay off debts! Free yourself from memories that don’t serve you! You’re ready to graduate from lessons you’ve had to learn and re-learn. The coming months will bring you even more opportunities to finish up old business that has demanded too much of your time and energy.

TAURUS [April 20–May 20] Now that we’re midway through 2010, it’s time to assess how well you’re taking advantage of this year’s good fortune. So: Have you been expanding your web of connections? Have you taken steps to refine your influence over the way your team or gang is evolving? The first half of the year has been full of encouragement, and the coming months will be even more so.

GEMINI [May 21–June 20] How well have you been attending to 2010’s major themes, Gemini? Since we’re midway through the year, let’s do a check-in. I hope that by now you are at least 15 percent sturdier, stronger, and braver than you’ve ever been in your entire life. I hope that you have outgrown one of your amateur approaches and claimed a new professional privilege. Now write the following questions on a slip of paper that you will leave taped to your mirror for the next six months. “1) How can I get closer to making my job and my vocation be the same thing? 2) What am I doing to become an even more robust and confident version of myself?”

CANCER [June 21–July 22] Let’s do a check-in on your progress so far in 2010, Cancerian. The year’s half over, and I’m wondering if you’ve been cashing in on the unique invitations that life has been sending your way. You’ve been summoned to emerge from your hiding place and go wandering around in unfamiliar places. Events that in the past may have turned you inward toward thoughts of safety have nudged you in the direction of the Great Unknown. Have you been honest enough with yourself to recognize the call to adventure? Have you been wild and free enough? If not, I suggest you find it in yourself to do so. The next six months will be prime time to head out on a glorious quest.

LEO [July 23–August 22] The year’s half over, Leo. Let’s take an inventory to see whether you’ve been taking maximum advantage of the special opportunities life has been offering you. Consider these questions: Has the quality of your intimate alliances become especially intense, invigorating, and catalytic in recent months? Have you been willing to risk more to get the most out of togetherness, even if it means dealing with stuff that makes you uncomfortable? If there has been anything missing from your efforts in these heroic tasks, get to work. Between now and January 2011, you’ll have a mandate to go even deeper than you have since January 2010.

VIRGO [August 23–September 22] So how is 2010 going for you so far, Virgo? Have you been taking advantage of life’s offers to help you move into a dynamic new phase of your relationship life? Have you been willing to set aside tired old strategies for seeking intimacy so that you can discover approaches you’ve never imagined before? Have you been brave about overcoming the past traumas and hurts that scared you into accepting less than the very best alliances you could seek? I hope you’ve been pursuing these improvements, because this is the best year in over a decade to accomplish them.

LIBRA [September 23–October 22] Have you been doing a lot of sweating from sheer exertion in 2010? Have you thrown yourself conscientiously into the hardest, smartest labor you’ve ever enjoyed? I hope so, because that would suggest you’re in rapt alignment with this year’s cosmic rhythms. It would mean that you have been cashing in on the rather sublime opportunities you’re being offered to diligently prove how much you love your life. The next six months will provide you with even more and better prods, Libra, so please find even deeper reserves of determination. Intensify your commitment to mastering the work you came to this planet to do.

SCORPIO [October 23–November 21] How’s that project coming, Scorpio? You know, that assignment the universe gave you at the beginning of 2010 to loosen up and periodically laugh like a tipsy Sagittarius. Have you been taking a sabbatical from the complications that in other years are your rightful specialty? Did you throw some of your emotional baggage off a cliff? I hope you’ve been attending to all of this work, and I trust you’re primed to do even more during the next six months. To take maximum advantage of your appointments with relief and release, you’ll have to be even sweeter and lighter.

SAGITTARIUS [November 22–December 21] Are you a dynamic bastion of stability yet, Sagittarius? Have you been growing deeper and deeper roots as you bloom in your power spot? Are you continuing to build your self-mastery as you draw abundant sustenance from the mother lode? You’re halfway through 2010, the year when these wonders should be unfolding with majestic drama. The best is yet to come, so I recommend that you declare your intention to make the next six months be a time when you come all the way home.

CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] What are the toughest pairs of opposites in your life? What are the polarities whose different sides rarely resonate with each other and threaten to split you in half? One of the characteristics of 2010 is the fact that you are getting chances to bring them together in ringing harmony, or at least a more interesting tension. What have you learned so far about how to work that magic? And how can you apply it in even craftier ways during the next six months?

AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] You may still be gnawed by a longing for your life to be different from what it is. You might fantasize that you’re missing a crucial element that would usher you into a Golden Age. But I’ve been analyzing the big picture of your destiny, Aquarius, and here’s what I see: This year, you’re being offered the chance to be pretty satisfied with the messy, ambiguous, fantastically rich set of circumstances that you’ve actually been blessed with. The first half of 2010 should have inspired you to flirt with this surprising truth. The second half will drive it home with the force of a pile of gifts left anonymously on your doorstep.

PISCES [February 19–March 20] Nature recently marked the 10th anniversary of a scientific triumph: the complete mapping of the human genome. There was a cloud over the celebration, however, because few health benefits have yet to come out of this accomplishment. It has proved hard to translate the code into cures for diseases. I offer this situation as a cautionary tale for you, Pisces. The first part of 2010 has brought you several important discoveries and breakthroughs. In the coming months, even as the novelties continue to flow, it’ll be your sacred duty to put them to use in ways that will permanently improve your day-to-day life. Unlike the case of the human genome, your work should meet with success.

Homework: We’re halfway through 2010. Write a report about how your big projects for the year are progressing. Testify at


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