Some people get confused and upset by the ups and downs in their emotional life. But you were born to surf the ocean of emotion with all the grace and certainty of an elegant wave-rider. Extreme highs and lows pose you no problem, but you start to feel uncomfortable if things stand still for too long. After a particularly challenging set of breakers, you now feel that you could do with a break. A brief period of respite and recovery would be nice. It may even be possible. Your outlook is easier than you fear.
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Al Green in concert in 2012
Raised in a religiously devout family in Arkansas, Al was kicked out of his home as a teenager because he was caught listening to Jackie Wilson.
In high school, Al formed a vocal group with two friends and the group had moderate success but by 1969 Al had met famed Memphis record producer Willie Mitchell.
Willie signed Al to his record label and he soon began to mentor Al vocally, recommending he stop trying to sing like his idols.
By 1972 Al had released three albums and his third, Let's Stay Together, solidified Al's place in music history. The title track became his biggest hit.
By his fourth album Al had two albums certified gold, and Call Me, his fourth album, led to three top ten hits.
In the 1980s Al went back to his gospel roots and his first album, The Lord Will Make A Way, would lead to his first of eight Grammy awards.
Al was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and in 2002 he earned the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.