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Oct 31, 2023Liked by Rob Brezsny

Hi Rob,

A long-time (well over 2 decades) subscriber to your emails and fellow astrologer of about 40 years, some of your horoscopes for Aquarius have been so right on for me; I fondly remember one in particular in 2004 that talked about "happy season" for us. That's when I met my life partner. <smile> Today, I awoke feeling relatively calm, my 5th morning waking up with the knowledge that I likely have cancer. I couldn't get back to sleep and so I scrolled through my emails, discarding a few, clicking on some news links and then saw yours. I didn't know you had cancer in 2016, don't recall you sharing (perhaps you did), but hearing about your journey this morning brought some tears (I know I must allow for all emotions on this journey) and then a very welcome peacefulness, not just because you are a survivor but because you spoke to the part of me that hopes to take this journey with grace and awareness of all the ways this could help me become more compassionate and wiser. Things have already happened in just these 5 days that touched my heart and surprised me. To your credit, your prior two or three horoscopes helped me "prepare" for how I want/hope to go through this. So, thank you. For your wisdom, compassion, courage, and, quite simply, for being here.

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I’m so happy to have discovered you today. What a beautiful loving post filled with so much variety. 🙏💚

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Oct 31, 2023Liked by Rob Brezsny

Good day, Rob. As a breast cancer survivor dating back to 2005, it’s interesting that I have followed a protocol very similar to yours, minus the insulin drug. Except back then, I never even knew you existed. I was working with an equine-assisted therapist in 2015-16, and she is the one who referred me to your horoscopes and writings. I’m about to turn 64 on November 19, and I was only 46 when I got diagnosed. So I feel with some certainty that we do have a lot of control over our health destiny if we do enough research and find what works for us, individually. (I actually had two different types of breast cancer at the same time, which is rather unusual.)

I also found an excellent holistic medical doctor who advised me about the great benefits of medicinal mushrooms. Thank you for sharing this with us today.

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Do you think there's anything someone can do to prevent cancer? I smoke but I do want to quit and one of my main goals right now is to live till great-grandparent age.

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LIBRAS!!

Interestingly I have never read Paradise Lost and have no plans to do so but the Cliff Notes? Sounds do-able.

BTW — Much of what the Western Christian world believes about God, the devil, heaven and hell comes NOT from the Bible but from “Paradise Lost” and that other major work of literature, “Dante’s Inferno.”

Both have ideas, tropes, themes and “facts” that have seeped into Western consciousness that many people take for granted today.

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