Kick in the Pants (one please)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The four elements that compose
cocaine are the same as those that make up TNT, caffeine, and nylon:
hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. The combinations and
proportions of elements are different in each substance, of course. But
the point, for our purposes, is that the same raw materials lead to
different results. I foresee a similar drama unfolding in your own life,
Sagittarius. How you assemble the ingredients you currently have at your
disposal could produce either a rough and ragged high, a volatile risk, a
pleasant stimulation, or a useful resource. Which will it be?

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SAGITTARIUS

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You have both a poetic and a cosmic
license to stretch yourself further. It’s best not to go too far, of course.
You should stop yourself before you obliterate all boundaries and break
all taboos and smash all precedents. But you’ve certainly got the
blessings of fate if you seek to disregard some boundaries and shatter
some taboos and outgrow some precedents. While you’re at it, you
might also want to shed a few pinched expectations and escape an
irrelevant limitation or two. It’s time to get as big and brave and brazen
as you dare.

From Rob Brezsny
http://FreeWillAstrology.com

Things may escalate quickly.

Proceed; Old School

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): NASA used whale oil to lubricate the
Hubble Space Telescope and Voyager spacecrafts. There was a good
reason: Whale oil doesn’t freeze at the low temperatures found in outer
space. While I certainly don’t approve of killing whales to obtain their oil, I
want to use this story to make a point. It’s an excellent time for you, too,
to use old-school approaches for solving ultra-new-school problems.
Sometimes a tried-and-true method works better, or is cheaper, simpler,
or more aesthetically pleasing.

So.  Old-school. What accepted approach can I adopt that I am not already taking?  And to what end, to what should I apply it?

I have a feeling that Oblique Strategies may be called for.

It’s in the stars again

From the 18th of August:

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): My favorite baseball player Tim Lincecum told *San Francisco* magazine: “I think you either get in the canoe with your oar and control the boat, or get into it and let the current take you. I’m kind of in between. I want to be able to enjoy the ride but don’t want to be swept away by it. I don’t want to be overwhelmed; I want to see what’s going on.” Whether you are customarily the type of person who controls the boat or the type who enjoys drifting dreamily along, I suggest you take Lincecum’s in-between approach for now. Be half in charge and half surrendered.

It’s in the stars again

From the 18th of August:

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): My favorite baseball player Tim Lincecum told *San Francisco* magazine: “I think you either get in the canoe with your oar and control the boat, or get into it and let the current take you. I’m kind of in between. I want to be able to enjoy the ride but don’t want to be swept away by it. I don’t want to be overwhelmed; I want to see what’s going on.” Whether you are customarily the type of person who controls the boat or the type who enjoys drifting dreamily along, I suggest you take Lincecum’s in-between approach for now. Be half in charge and half surrendered.

The Starry Wisdom, Redux

From the 20th of July:

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I think it would be healthy for you to wander out to a frontier and explore a boundary. You might even want to re-examine a taboo you haven’t questioned in a while and tinker with a formula you thought you’d never change. I suspect that you would also learn a lot from gently pushing against a limit you’ve come to believe is permanent. Having said all that, I’m cautious about advising you to go further. If you get urges to actually transgress the boundary and break the taboo and smash through the limit, please do lots of due diligence.  Know exactly what you’re getting into and what the consequences might be.



What to do with this, exactly, that was my problem.  Which envelope to push, which questions to ask.  As with all of Rob’s guidance, this was about recognising and taking chances.

The Starry Wisdom, Redux

From the 20th of July:

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I think it would be healthy for you to wander out to a frontier and explore a boundary. You might even want to re-examine a taboo you haven’t questioned in a while and tinker with a formula you thought you’d never change. I suspect that you would also learn a lot from gently pushing against a limit you’ve come to believe is permanent. Having said all that, I’m cautious about advising you to go further. If you get urges to actually transgress the boundary and break the taboo and smash through the limit, please do lots of due diligence.  Know exactly what you’re getting into and what the consequences might be.



What to do with this, exactly, that was my problem.  Which envelope to push, which questions to ask.  As with all of Rob’s guidance, this was about recognising and taking chances.