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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
When I worked as a houseboy at a dominatrix brothel in Berkeley many years ago, I learned a lot about how an imbalance of power between two people can distort their relationship. Since then, I've been allergic to relationships built on a dynamic of inequality, and I've tried to avoid them. If I do enter into the kind of partnership that has traditionally been fraught with such a discrepancyfor instance, mentor-student or boss-employeeI work aggressively to adjust it. What does this have to do with you? Well, Sagittarius, you're in a prime time to ripen your attitudes about these issues. Forget what you used to believe and what you've always done. How do you want to handle it all in the future?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
I consulted one connoisseur who described you as having "an exuberant texture and piquant fragrance." "Not for the timid," he warned. A second expert said you're "a mélange of spicy cloves and peppery honey with a toasted caramel elegance." To make sure these analyses weren't aberrations, I sought out a third authority. With a fluttery look in her usually calm eyes, she conjured a burst of poetic epithets, including "silky tangy," "brisk yet creamy," and "smooth, lush, and zesty." My conclusion? You're ripe to be enjoyed by anyone with rich sensibilities or a hungry heart.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Outside the door to my shrink's office is a vigorous oak tree stranded in the midst of a paved parking lot. Over the years, its roots have gradually exploded the blacktop; in places they jut up through the cracks. I love to come upon this spectacle as I leave the therapeutic sanctuary. It serves as a symbol of the Herculean work I've attempted in the previous hour. This week, Aquarius, I'd like the oak's inexorable roots to be your personal talisman. Why? Because you're engaged in a slow-motion uprising that I hope will crumble the dense surface that has been cramping your style.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
"When you come to a fork in the road, find a third way." So advises a fictional proverb from an imaginary culture in the Star Trek universe. I thought this was the perfect adage for you to mull over as you wander around that half-wild, half-civilized realm you've been so enamored with lately. Soon your experimental rambling will have to come to an end, and you'll be called on to commit yourself to a specific path with heart. Be open to the possibility that the best choice will only be visible if you look out of the corners of your eyes.
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