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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Science writer Carl Sagan liked marijuana, according to Keay Davidson in the San Francisco Examiner magazine. "[On] one occasion while high," Sagan is quoted as saying, "I had an idea on the origins and invalidities of racism in terms of Gaussian distribution curves. I went to write the idea down. One idea led to another, and at the end of an hour of hard work I had written 11 essays on a range of social, political, philosophical, and biological topics . . . . I have used them in public lectures and my books." I bring this up not to urge you to take drugs, Sagittarius, but rather to egg you into being edgier about where you get your information. The same old sources aren't rich enough to help you understand the changes you're going through.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Some piranhas are vegetarians. A few Christians really do love their enemies, as Jesus recommended. The Capricorn tribe isn't exactly renowned for fomenting revolution, yet some benevolent troublemakers have been born under your sign, like insurrectionary leader Benjamin Franklin, abolitionist and suffragette Lucretia Mott, muckraker I.F. Stone, and civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. I hope these role models inspire you to rebel freely in the coming week, Capricorn. This is one of those rare and anomalous moments when you will really benefit from finding the exception to every ruleespecially the rules that desperately need their authority questioned.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Happy birthday, Aquarius. I suggest you launch a new tradition this year: Celebrate your special day for at least two weeks. Throw little surprise parties for yourself continuously, always sweetly demanding gifts and handing out favors like key chains bearing your favorite Rumi poem or homemade comic books starring you as a superhero. Tell your co-workers you were born on, say, February 2, but make your buddies at the gym think it's February 4, while assuring various friends it's February 6 or 8 or 11 or 13. Only your mom will know when it really is. Now here are my two presents for you: (1) the arrival of an ingredient that has been missing forever; (2) a wild card you can use to penetrate a circle that has previously been closed to you.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
My old girlfriend Elisa once dragged me to a psychic workshop. Arriving early, we found a roomful of people sighing loudly as they unleashed nonstop histrionic yawns. "Yawning opens up your telepathic faculties," Elisa explained. Though skeptical, I opened my mouth wide and joined the gang. Maybe it was the power of suggestion, but in a few minutes I was seeing auras and picking up what seemed to be the thoughts of nearby people. This yawning trick may be overkill for you Pisceans, since you're in the most psychic phase of your cycle and you're already the most psychic sign of the zodiac. But try it anyway. You can never have too much inside information, right?
Around February 2 every year, pagans make a pledge to the Goddess about their main intention in the coming year. What's yours? Write: firstname.lastname@example.org.