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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Your IQ is already higher than usual, and it's continuing to rise. Why? Maybe because the arousing planet Mars is joining with the Sun and Mercury to massage your brain chemistry in all the places where it has been stuck. Or perhaps your shrewdness is growing because you're becoming more aggressive about perceiving the world around you. Another explanation: You're tapping into a previously dormant reservoir of what astrologer Kat King calls "creageousness," or creative courageousness. Whatever the cause, milk the mystery for all it's worth. Don't waste time on trivial conquests like crossword puzzles or personality tests in magazines. Try to solve the riddle of the ages, or at least your longest-running personal problem.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Like many of his contemporaries, Flemish artist Michael Sweerts (1618-1664) painted elegant portraits of rich and famous people. But he rendered his less glamorous subjects with just as much sympathy and respect. His old women have dignity. His peasants radiate nobility. There is even humanity in his destitute charity cases. Make him your role model for now. Give yourself as fully to low-status people as you do to V.I.P.s who can pull strings for you. Expect useful teachings to come from those you've ignored or dismissed. And care for the flawed and neglected parts of yourself with as much love as you bestow on your shining beauty.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You won't get the ride you want this weekunless you desire it with all your heart. You'll never receive the answer you yearn to hear unless you're brave enough to pop a very big question. You simply cannot snag the assignment you crave or the fun you seek or the wealth you're ready for unless you assert very forcefully how much you deserve it and need it. Luckily, Aquarius, the astrological omens suggest that people are unusually receptive to you right now. Can there be any doubt about what to do next?
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PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20):
More and more creative people find they do their best work when they're happy and well-adjusted. I know writers who no longer need to be drunk or sick or in agony in order to shed the numbness of their daily routine and claim the full powers of their imagination. I have musician friends whose best songs flow not from the depths of twisted alienation but rather from the heights of well-earned bliss. For the recalcitrant throwbacks who are addicted to antiquated cultural habits, there may still be a fine line between madness and genius. But I speak for many when I say it's time to laugh that motif into oblivion. Please join the revolution, Pisces. You're ready to embody this sea change in your own personal life.
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