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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22Dec. 21): Bureaucrats at an agency in Belfast have banned the word brainstorming from official usage. They say it's insulting to people with epilepsy. In the future, they'll use the term thought-showers to describe meetings that are designed to stimulate fresh ideas. I don't care what term you employ, Sagittarius, as long as you just do it. You're overdue for prolonged encounters with mind volcanoes, imagination avalanches, and creativity hurricanes.
CAPRICORN(Dec. 22Jan. 19): "I am crossing years tonight to light an answer," writes Keith Althus in his poem called "Poem." That should be your theme in the coming week, Capricorn. Take a deep journey into your past, armed with goodwill. Before you go, inscribe in your mind's eye a vision of something that symbolizes the power to illuminate, like a torch, lantern, or star. As you wander through your memories, becoming reacquainted with all the turning points that helped make you what you are today, pay special attention to lingering questions from the old days that never got properly resolved. With the help of your torch, lantern, or star, light some new answers.
AQUARIUS(Jan. 20Feb. 18): Lip Venom is a gloss you apply to your lips to make them look pouty and bee-stung. The secret ingredients that provide the swollen effect seem to be cinnamon and ginger. While it would definitely be fun to see how people would react to you if you had the look of an icy supermodel, I don't recommend you try the product anytime soon. For one thing, it's not a good time, astrologically speaking, for you to try cosmetic augmentation or any other form of masking your true essence. For another thing, it's essential that you give off warm, engaging, intimate vibes in the coming weeks. There's a lot of help available to you out there, and the best way to draw it all the way in is to be inviting, not icy.
PISCES(Feb. 19March 20): "When truth is buried underground it grows," wrote French novelist Émile Zola, "it chokes, it gathers such explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it." I'm delivering this as a warning, Pisces, not as a prediction. In fact, if you act quickly, you have an excellent chance of ensuring that Zola's scenario doesn't unfold in your own life. There are important truths that are buried, but if you dig them up and expose them to the fresh air now, they won't explode in a few weeks.
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