Rob Brezsny Just Gave Me Brilliant Literary Advice

Jungian storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estes says one of her main influences is the Curanderisma healing tradition from Mexico and Central America. “In this tradition a story is ‘holy,’ and it is used as medicine,” she told *Radiance* magazine. “The story is not told to lift you up, to make you feel better, or to entertain you, although all those things can be true. The story is meant to take the spirit into a descent to find something that is lost or missing and to bring it back to consciousness again.” You need stories like this, Cancerian, and you need them now. It’s high time to recover parts of your soul that you have neglected or misplaced or been separated from.

In case you didn’t know, Rob Brezsny writes the brilliant Free Will Astrology column, which I’ve been reading for well over ten years now. I used to pick up NY Press when it was syndicated there to read it — I have vivid memories of reading it over a dinner of bagels and OJ that I would get because it was only $2, thinking to myself, Please, Rob, save my soul, even if I am mired in total broke-ness! Ah, to be 21 and living in NYC again…

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