SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Ancient Greek philosopher Plato said he'd ban poets from his ideal society. Why? Because of their power to rouse unruly passions, for one thing. Plato feared that a poet's rhetorical skill could turn off his listeners' defenses and trick them into believing wild ideas—maybe even influence them to abandon behavioral norms. For instance, if I were a poet, I might try to inspire you to protest the widely accepted ugliness you see around you every day. I'd lure you into committing brash acts of beauty and truth, and incite you to fight tenderly for love and goodness, and coax you to tell everyone you know that evil is boring and you don't want to hear any more stories that glamorize it. But since I'm an astrologer, not a poet, I'll simply inform you that cosmic luck will be on your side if you carry out all the above.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Eskimos use refrigerators to prevent food from freezing. Hyperactive kids are given amphetamines to slow them down. In this spirit, I offer you Capricorns a message designed to keep your self-esteem at a healthy level. You are one of the most important characters in the history of the world. The gifts you have to give are so fantastic, it would be a crime for you to be stingy in doling them out. The lives of everyone you know will become steadily richer if you can manage simply to be yourself in their presence. Act as if every move you make will send ripples of influence to the ends of the earth, ultimately affecting everyone alive.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You're so close to discovering surprising new information about yourself—juicy secrets that have been hidden forever. Is there a chance in hell that you'll be brave enough to track them down? If you are, you'll set in motion a series of breakthroughs. An old enemy's curse will dissolve. You'll topple barriers that had been so insidious you weren't even aware of their existence. Two parts of your mind that have never known about each other will finally make contact. And you'll hook up with potential allies who have been waiting and waiting and waiting for you to notice them.


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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Once upon a time, your fate got tangled up with the twisted destiny of a beautiful monster. Well, technically it was a person, but "beautiful monster" is an apt metaphor. From the start, the give-and-take between you and this bigger-than-life creature was chaotic, refreshing, debilitating, and soul-deepening. Ultimately, you had to extricate yourself from the snarled web the two of you wove. Now it seems that a new version of the beautiful monster is lurking in your vicinity. I have reason to believe this one is tamer than the original, though, and less addicted to the philosophy of "no pain, no gain." Still, I urge you to proceed with caution.

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