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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
British poet Donna MacLean has tried to patent herself. She took the unusual step in response to biotechnology companies that are buying up exclusive rights to certain sequences of human DNA. "It has taken 30 years of hard labor for me to discover and invent myself," MacLean wrote in her application, "and now I wish to protect my invention from unauthorized exploitation, genetic or otherwise." You may not need to go as far as she has, Sagittarius, but it's high time you carried out a comparable ritual. Want a suggestion? Create a formal-looking document on which you swear an oath like this: "I am in full possession of all my natural and supernatural rights; my destiny is completely in my hands; I own my own life." (Please feel free to create more clauses to add to this pledge.)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
When we hear someone described as having a good imagination, most of us assume that person must be in the arts. But in fact, some of the world's most creative visualizers are architects, inventors, city planners, engineers, bridge makers, and the like: nuts-and-bolts master builders who design functional things. Of this group, you Capricorns make up a disproportionately high percentage. In fact, it seems that the members of your tribe are usually most imaginative when it comes to transforming practical matters and vivifying concrete details. In the coming weeks, that'll be true in spades.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Rhonda Jones, a reader from Augusta, Georgia, sent me one of the greatest toasts I've ever been honored to receive: "May you get what you want and still want it." Now, Aquarius, I relay this toast to youjust in time for your Season of Gratified Desire, when you're more likely to get what you want than at any other time this year. I wish and pray and predict that you will soon be endowed with the answer to your dreams, and will be more excited than ever before as you bask in the afterglow.
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PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20):
The art of listening gets no respect and has few masters. Who has the time and energy, let alone the humility and sensitivity, to be fully receptive to someone else's narratives? Most people prefer to express their own amazing ideas and tell the stories of their own fascinating lives. That's why I regularly pay an expert $85 an hour to listen to me. She gives me her undivided attention and asks great questions as I ramble on. She keeps track of the ongoing plotlines that unfold over the months, and even gives me thought-provoking feedback. Personally, I think everyone deserves an ally like this all the time. But it's especially important for you right now, Pisces. You need the healing inspiration that only an intelligent listener can provide.
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