I’m not into astrology, nor do I understand it. But I do find it interesting and have been known to read my horoscope from time to time.
A local newspaper rag, the Bohemian, runs the popular (well, I think it’s popular) Rob Brezsny Free Will Astrology. We won’t go into the argument of whether we truly have free will or not, suffice to say that I firmly believe we have an illusion of free will and that’s good enough for me.
Anyway, back to Mr. Brezsny.
Whether I buy into anything he says or not, I think he has humanities’ best interest at heart. And best of all, he writes these wonderfully convoluted horoscopes that are so intriguing, they often set me off to daydreaming of new characters and worlds. In short, I think his advice columns contain great inspirational material. Not all of ’em, of course, but a few will get the story-gears turning.
Below, is his most recent horoscope for my sign. If it sparks something in you, write a short story (less than a thousand words), post it on your blog, then place a link in the comment section. I’d love to read what you all come up with.
In Tim Burton’s film Alice in Wonderland, Alice asks the White Rabbit, “How long is forever?” The talking rabbit replies, “Sometimes, just one second.”
That’s an important piece of information for you to keep in mind, Scorpio. It implies that “forever’ may not necessarily, in all cases, last until the universe dies out 5 billion years from now. “Forever” might actually turn out to be one second or 90 minutes or a month or a year or now.