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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A British veterinary nurse saved the life of a five-foot king snake recently. While giving birth, Nipper stopped breathing, whereupon Claire Farina administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until the creature's respiration resumed. I'm not predicting you will literally give the kiss of life to a serpent in the coming week, but I imagine you'll pull off the metaphorical equivalent. How, exactly, I can't say. Will you rescue a hissing slitherer? Will you expand your capacity to to express wild kindness?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): After much research, I decided to stay at the Napili Sunset condos during my stay on Maui. The travel guide promised that for a modest price I'd enjoy views of ocean and garden. Now as I sit composing your horoscope on my lanai at the Napili Sunset, I can indeed see aquamarine waves breaking majestically in the distance. In the foreground, my eyes are thrilled by the sight of lush orange hibiscus flowers and red torch ginger. The only element not mentioned in the guidebook is a parking lot where there's a large dumpster crammed so full of garbage bags that the lid can't close. Will I let this intrusion spoil my idyllic enjoyment? Hell, no. Likewise, Capricorn, I hope you won't let a single glitch darken your otherwise fantastic run of good fortune in the coming week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "I am superior to you only in one point," Narcissus tells Goldmund in Herman Hesse's novel Narcissus and Goldmund. "I'm awake, whereas you are only half awake, or completely asleep sometimes. I call a man awake who knows in his conscious reason his innermost unreasonable force, drives, and weaknesses, and knows how to deal with them." I am borrowing this pithy little speech for your horoscope, Aquarius. You, too, are only half-awake. But you're now in prime time to find out much more about your innermost unreasonable force, drives, and weaknessesand become more skilled in dealing with them.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Western science and religion have differing views on how the universe was created, but they agree that it happened a long time ago. Tantra and other less publicized spiritual traditions, on the other hand, assert that the universe is re-created anew in every moment through the divinely erotic play of God and Goddess. They say that if we humans treat lovemaking as an experimental sacrament, we can attune ourselves to the union of the two primal deities and, in a sense, participate in the ongoing creation of the world. So are you up for some cosmos-generating sex this week? The astrological omens say you are.
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