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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Did you ever notice how much better you look in some mirrors than others? Your bathroom mirror may reflect back an image you don't wholly approve of, while the rest room mirror at a local restaurant may make you exclaim, "That's exactly how I imagine myself" or "I had forgotten how attractive I am." Some mirrors bring out the best in you while others reflect the worst; the same is true about people and situations: Some have a seemingly magical power to accentuate the finest sides of your personality, while others exaggerate qualities you'd prefer to disown. I bring this up because it's now crucial to surround yourself with the very best mirrors.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
It's time once again for the Beauty and Truth game show. To win a heart-to-heart session with a really good listener, plus a sweet insight that will make you as sexy as the Dalai Lama, please expound on the meaning of the following epigram: Friendship is the best training for love. Special bonus offer! If you put this principle into dynamic action within the next 20 days, you'll also receive a juicy chance to become smarter about the mysteries of intimacy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
I laughed till I cried as I watched you keep playing the game of love after the rules had changed. I gasped till I hyperventilated as you stirred up a fresh problem to avoid solving an overripe one. I rolled my eyes until I saw stars as you studied and studied the difference between oppressive self-control and liberating self-control. I shook my head until I got a crick in my neck as you tried to get a stand-in to feel your feelings for you so you wouldn't have to feel them yourself. But now all that's behind us, isn't it, Aquarius? Today I'm ready to cheer until I'm hoarse as you trade in a dried-out, banged-up old obsession in favor of a fresh, juicy one.
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PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20):
In an interview with Suzy Hansen on Salon.com, science writer Michael Shermer described how he asked a researcher on creativity, "What does it take to be a creative genius and reach the top of your field?" The first rule, said the expert, is to spend 10,000 hours mastering your chosen set of skills. I propose, Pisces, that it's now an excellent time for you to begin your 10,000 hours in service to a vocation that's calling you. The expansive, luck-inducing planet Jupiter will soon enter your astrological House of Diligence, and it will remain there until August 2003.