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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
I know you have too many things to do already"insanely busy" is too restrained a description of your rhythmbut if you can carve out a little time and would like to align yourself gracefully with the prevailing astrological forces, I have a suggestion: Write letters of thanks to everyone who has played a seminal role in inspiring you to become yourself. Who were your guides along the way both the intense teachers and the inadvertent helpers? Who saw you for who you really are? Who nudged you in the direction of your fuller destiny? As you prepare the way for the next phase of your life's work, it's a perfect moment to acknowledge those who awakened you to your signature truths.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
This is your conscience speaking: "Proceed with caution. Be careful you don't get too damn impressed with yourself. Don't deviate from the good old formulas that have brought you this far. Do what's expected of you and don't offend anyone." This is your genius speaking: "Tell your conscience to SHUT UP. You have a poetic license to be a cute brat, a curious seeker, a sloppy kisser, an extreme talker, a loud laugher, and a me-first-er. This is your big bad chance to imitate God. And I mean 'bad' in the best sense of the word."
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
If I were your mentor, I'd take you mountain-climbing or buy you a three-week intensive class in the foreign tongue of your choice. If I were your president, I'd give you a gold medal for your undercover heroism and make you ambassador to Italy (or if you're Italian, to Monaco). If I were your psychotherapist, I'd send you on a pilgrimage to an integrity-packed sanctuary where everyone means exactly what they say. But I'm merely your five-minutes-a-week buddy, so all I can really do is say, "Wriggle free of comfy traps. Escape dead-end 'privileges.' Get out of the loop and into the faraway places that'll refresh your eyes and heart."
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PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20):
It's a perfect time to lay the groundwork for next spring's awakening, Pisces. As the natural world withers and goes dormant, you can plant flower bulbs that will bloom well before the cold weather has left. Crocuses and daffodils are popular choices, but lesser-known varieties sprout even earlier: netted irises, winter aconite, common snowdrop, and glory-of-the-snow. Even if you don't actually sow any of these, please apply the same principles as a metaphor for your personal life: Lay the groundwork for the future you want to blossom next February and March, and include more than just the easy and obvious hopes.
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