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SAGITARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Last week I urged you to be inspired by seven-year-old Sagittarian Michael Wong-Sasso, who celebrated his birthday party at his favorite spot, a garbage dump. I hope you treated yourself and your allies to a Purge the Junk Party. There's another element of Michael's story that's relevant to your life right now. It seems that his mother often hears from critics who think she should redirect her son's passion away from trash. Her response: "Some people say, 'Why don't you steer Michael in a different direction?' My answer is, this is his passion. Whatever his interest is, I support it." I'd like you Sagittarians to give yourself this same unconditional support in the coming weeks. Be your own perfect mother. Nurture and don't judge the fascinations that are ripening in you, even if others regard them as dross.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I'm ambivalent toward trends. To be of service to my readers, I have to stay abreast of the latest wrinkles. And yet I hate to be just another media parasite exploiting the disposable issue-of-the-moment. The truth is more important to me than what's popular. You're a lot like me in this regard, Capricorn. And sometimes that interferes with your ability to enjoy the fringe benefits of good old frivolous nonsense. But you don't have to worry about any of that now. Your commitment to what's authentic and long-lasting will serve you well in the coming weeks.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The angel Gabriel has played a role in stories dear to three major religions. He was a heavenly adviser to the Old Testament Jewish prophet Daniel. He gave the word to Mary that she was pregnant with a soul who'd call himself the "Son of God." And he delivered the entire text of the Koran to Muhammad, founder of Islam. While I'm not necessarily saying you'll be visited by this versatile angel, Aquariusbut then again, who knows?I do predict you'll at least have a close brush with an influence that awakens you to mind-blowing truths. Like Gabriel, this influence will deliver insights that are beyond the grasp of your current beliefs; to understand them, you'll have to temporarily put aside your theories about how the world works.
The Televisionary Oracle
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): "Dear Dr. Brezsny: I hate to be stood up by any man I'm dating, but I usually don't take it personally. And if a woman friend stands me up, I'm almost always pretty forgiving. Lately, though, I've had to endure a new version of this crap: God himself has stood me up twice. It's hard not to come to the conclusion that there's something wrong with me. Do you have any insight, O Wise Guy?Paranoid Pisces." Dear Paranoid: God's not being mean; he's merely trying to motivate you. He wants you to get so mad that you'll push through your passivity and never again put up with anyone making promises they don't keep.
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