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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Events in the coming week will bring the beginning of the end of an influence you love to hate. They will also usher in a turning point for your relationship with a person you should treat better than you do. And that's just a fraction of the many adventures headed your way, Sagittarius. Finales and climaxes will be in the works everywhere you turn, and you will get one last chance to fix a long-standing mess before it explodes. Is that dramatic enough for you? No? You want even more? OK, then, how's this: You may finally realize what you want to be when you grow up.
CAPRICORN(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I myself was born under the astrological sign of Cancer the Crab, but I've worked long and hard to make sure I love all the other signs equally. Similarly, I don't belong to any political party, but I treat Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Greens with respect. And though I'll be voting for John Kerry in the presidential election, that doesn't mean I despise those who support George W. Bush. Your assignment this week, Capricorn, is to follow my example as you deal with the hot-button issues of your personal life. Be true to your ideals, but keep your heart and mind open to those who don't share your fervent passions.
AQUARIUS(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): To begin the 19th season of her TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey gave away a brand-new $28,000 car to everyone in her studio audience. Inspired by her example, I've decided to bestow an incredibly valuable boon on you: three love spells. The first will banish any resentments or hatreds that you harbor against old lovers. The second will boost your skill at seeing others for who they really are. And my third love spell will help you concentrate as much on giving love as on getting it.
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PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20): Cosmic omens can be interpreted on many levels. This week, for instance, some astrologers might credibly suggest that you Pisceans should work behind the scenes to gently coax people into serving your secret agendas. Other astrologers might urge you to go undercover to gather hard-to-access information that will help you build up your power. Yet other stargazers might predict you're in line for some consciousness-altering adventures, and encourage you to seek out their most positive expression. I go along with all of those possibilities, but add my own spin: It's a perfect time for you to carry out a riveting rite of passage for yourself, complete with awe-inspiring ceremonies and reverent communion with divine allies.
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