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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It's uncanny! It's exhilarating! It's proof of what anthropologist Margaret Meade said: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Yes, Sagittarius, your small personal actions will generate far-reaching ripples in the coming weeks. In labyrinthine ways, your generous spirit could diminish fear and prejudice in people you don't even know. Your gutsy refusal to give up after an apparent setback can inspire an acquaintance to go on living. Your discreet decision to serve high principles rather than temporary convenience could save several folks from making big mistakes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
In 1994, my years of meditation reached critical mass, propelling me into a daily round of sweet conversations with the Goddess. I basked in divine bliss, harvesting many revelations about the meaning of life and my soul's purpose. Meanwhile, I began making a decent wage after years of poverty; my creativity was thriving, my health perfect, my home comfortable. Only one glitch: I felt guilty about receiving so many blessings. "Why me, Goddess?" I whined. "Why am I so lucky when so many other people are suffering?" After listening patiently for weeks, the Goddess finally responded. "Stop bellyaching, my dear," she said tenderly. "The reason you've been given so much is so that you'll have a lot to give away. Now get cracking." From that day on, I've heeded her advice. This week, Capricorn, I'm offering you the same counsel.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Last week you came very close to an ultimate breakthrough, averting it by the narrowest of margins. I'm afraid you'll have to exert great caution this week if you hope to continue keeping the crowning achievement at bay. The astrological pressure to push you over the topinto loopy, grinning, shameless victoryis overwhelming. If you harbor any phobias about success, stay out of all situations where you could be ambushed with praise and rewards.
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PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20)
In order for you to fulfill your life's mission, where should you direct your love? What influences deserve your smartest passion? Which recipients of your gifts will give back to you the most useful riches? As long as Jupiter is in the sign of Cancer, until the beginning of August 2002, you will have an inside track to uncovering the best answers to these questions. To magnetize yourself to this wisdom, try this exercise. Twice a day for five minutes, visualize yourself holding a large silver cup. Imagine that the most beautiful person you've ever seen is pouring the most delicious drink you've ever drunk into that vessel.
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