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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22Dec. 21): I suggest you find a way to study the behavior of predators without exposing yourself to danger. You'll really benefit from being in an impregnable safety zone as you take a close look at creatures that are dominated by their lust for power. Why? Knowing more about these types will allow you to protect yourself from them in the future, especially if there ever comes a time when you're not so well insulated. And right now is the perfect astrological moment to study them risk-free.
CAPRICORN(Dec. 22Jan. 19): To be completely aligned with cosmic rhythms in the coming weeks, you'd arrange for rose petals to be thrown at you each time you opened a door. A gourmet cook would provide a steady stream of tastes you've never experienced before. A great band or chamber orchestra would come to your home to play for the best party you've ever thrown. A friend would read you stories that deepened your appreciation for how courageous you've been in dealing with your own struggles. And you would enlist the services of your own royal fool, who'd be responsible for telling you jokes, identifying incongruities, and keeping you flexible.
AQUARIUS(Jan. 20Feb. 18): You cannot possibly accomplish anything good by force right now. Your strengths may temporarily become liabilities, and you'll have to exercise your talents with profound humility in order to keep from going astray. To achieve success, you've got to renounce all your definitions of success and open your mind to previously unimaginable new definitions. You also must become as fluid as a water snake, as sensitive as a psychotherapist advising a beloved patient, and as free as a woman who has just given birth.
PISCES(Feb. 19March 20): "Who can convince the sea to be reasonable?" asks poet Pablo Neruda in The Book of Questions. Here's my answer: If anyone can do it, you can. For the next two weeks, your powers of persuasion will be almost supernaturally strong. Furthermore, you'll be able to achieve a mind meld with elemental forces of nature like wind, fire, and rivers. Further furthermore, you'll have the power to achieve a state of such transcendental lucidity that you will flirt with the ability to see things the way the Goddess does. I hereby dub you the "sea whisperer."