SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21): The American Dialect Society has chosen the best new words of 2005. Winning in the Most Creative category was "whale tail," which refers to the top of a thong showing above the waistband of pants or a skirt. But the fresh coinage that's most meaningful to you right now, Sagittarius, is "truthiness." It's the quality people embody when they assert concepts that they wish to be true instead of sticking to the facts. In his TV show on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert articulated a perfect example: "Who's Britannica to tell me the Panama Canal was finished in 1914? If I want to say it happened in 1941, that's my right. I don't trust books. They're all fact, no heart." It's always important for you to avoid truthiness yourself and protest it when it spills from others. But it's especially crucial now. Arm yourself with factiness.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19): Good news, Capricorn. Right now your financial prospects look almost as bright as those of the oil industry, whose earnings grew 42 percent in the last three months of 2005. There is a caveat, however. If, like the companies that sell gasoline, you attempt to capitalize on bad news and profit at the expense of the collective well- being, your money situation will suffer. To gather all of the good economic fortune that's available, you've got to redouble your efforts to maintain high levels of integrity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20—Feb. 18): Several of my friends have given names to their cars, and I know many other people who have bestowed appellations on their homes, vacuum cleaners, favorite trees, and genitals. In Norse mythology, the god Thor affectionately called his magic golden hammer by the name Mjollnir. It so happens that this would be a ripe time for you to experiment with this approach, Aquarius. I think you'll find that as you name your home and car as well as every plant, toaster, traffic light, crow, and cloud, the whole world will become more alive, friendly, and helpful.



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PISCES (Feb. 19—March 20): "We are what we pretend to be," wrote author Kurt Vonnegut, "so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." This is excellent advice to keep at the forefront of your awareness during the coming weeks, Pisces. Here's how I interpret his statement: There's not necessarily anything wrong with playing a role if that role is in alignment with your highest values. In fact, making believe that you are the person you want to be is an excellent strategy for actually becoming the person you want to be.

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