SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): History is littered with the stories of people who didn't have sufficient funds to manifest their brilliant ideas. Mahlon Loomis was one. Guglielmo Marconi is known as the inventor of the radio, but Loomis created a wireless telegraph system two years before Marconi was even born. Unable to get financial backing, however, Loomis could not develop his innovation, and it remained a virtual secret. I'm hoping, Sagittarius, that this story will prod you into realizing how important it is to feed your own dreams with all the money they deserve. Don't let them languish in the realm of fantasy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This Saturday I'll leave for a visit to my version of paradise: the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. For eight utopian days, I'll need no money and see no advertisements or TV. Exuberant works of art, erected in abundance throughout the seven-square-mile expanse, will feed my imagination. Half-naked dancing revelers who share my political and spiritual views will greet me everywhere I go. I'll do workshops and performances for people who appreciate my peculiar brand of crazy wisdom. I bring this up, Capricorn, because I think you would benefit from a similar escape. It's a perfect moment to make a pilgrimage to the place you consider heaven on earth.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Bach's St. Matthew Passion is one of the most highly regarded musical compositions in history. Yet the score disappeared and the work was never played for many years after Bach's death in 1750. In 1829, composer Felix Mendelssohn rediscovered the long-lost manuscript being used as wrapping paper in the estate sale of a deceased cheese salesman. He arranged for a public performance of the piece, and its revival began. In the coming week, Aquarius, I predict you'll have a taste of the amazed and confounded joy Mendelssohn must have experienced. In an unlikely place with seemingly low value, you will find a neglected treasure.


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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your thought for the week comes from French writer Alexander Dumas. "If you give the impression that you need something, you will get nothing," he said. "To make money you have to appear to be rich." The best way to get what you desire, in other words, is to be confident that you deserve it. Don't dwell on how needy you are; don't let yourself become a morass of aching deficiency. This doesn't mean you should water down the intensity of your longing. Indeed, passionate yearning is essential for bountiful satisfaction. But make sure your intense longing is propelled by a certainty that you will ultimately be fulfilled.

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