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SAGITARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Visualize wacky comedian Robin Williams doing an improvisational skit in which he portrays a slightly tipsy Santa Claus who insists on giving you a few too many nice presents. That's one way to understand the effect of the planet Jupiter on your life. Now imagine that for the first part of 2003, this influence will be hanging out in your astrological ninth house, also known as the House of Exploration, Experimentation, and Expansion. What effects do you think that'll bring? To enrich and complicate your meditations, I'll act like an overly generous Santa Claus and tell you some other names for the ninth house: House of Wild Frontiers, House of Goose Bumps and Shivery Possibilities, House of Lucky Accidents, House of Very Big Ideas.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An impressive array of beneficent cosmic omens has gathered in your honor. As a result, I'm finally able to give you an assignment I've been aching to deliver for months. Are you ready for a burst of proof that the "no pain, no gain" approach is not the only way to acquire wisdom? During the coming days, Capricorn, act as if life is crazily in love with you; as if every force of nature longs to be of service to you; as if animals and children and well-adjusted adults are eager to see the best in you. Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in becoming the gorgeous curiosity you were born to be. Visualize the possibility that the entire universe is endlessly conspiring to bring you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Ruth Lilly, an 87-year-old heiress to a pharmaceutical fortune, recently donated $100 million to a cause that's usually ignored by her fellow philanthropists: poetry. Her electrifying endowment to the modest but well-respected Poetry magazine was even more miraculous in light of this irony: Over the years she had submitted many of her own poems to the magazine in hopes they'd be published, but the editors rejected every one. Can there be any more perfect embodiment of unconditional generosity? Let Ruth Lilly be your role model in the coming week, Aquarius. Bestow your blessings not only on helpers who like you; reach out, as well, to those who have rebuffed and underestimated you. The rewards will be worth more than you can imagine.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I suspect that you're the object of more than a few greedy fantasies these days. Even people who are normally quite prudent may crave an extra piece of you, so just imagine what excesses the energy vampires might be prone to. Beware, therefore, of being manipulated and exploited. Try to monitor, as well, your own unconscious responses to all this grabby action. I'm afraid you may be secretly pleased that everyone seems to want you so badly, and as a result agree to be depleted. How about this compromise, Pisces: Allow three worthy and noble peopleno moreto claim a larger dose of you than usual.
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