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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22Dec. 21): "If you give a person feedback you focus them for a day," says entrepreneur George Reavis. "If you teach them how to askfor feedback you focus them for a lifetime." I mention this, Sagittarius, because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to act on his advice. You have the potential to become skilled at consistently getting the exact feedback you needthe kind of constructive, respectful critique that serves as an inspiring kick in the butt.
CAPRICORN(Dec. 22Jan. 19):[Dec. 22Jan. 19] In his biography Tallulah! The Life and Times of a Leading Lady, Joel Lobenthal describes actress Tallulah Bankhead (19021968) as a reckless hedonist given to exhibitionism and affairs with hundreds of lovers. He also hints that there was a karmic payback for her excesses. It came in the form of a lengthy hysterectomy that was a last-ditch attempt to save her from the ravages of an advanced case of gonorrhea, reducing her frame to a mere 70 pounds. Bankhead didn't see it as karmic payback, however. Afterward she told her doctor, "Don't think this has taught me a lesson!" Your own imminent comeuppance won't be even a tiny fraction of what Bankhead's was, Capricorn. But I hope that after it has been offered, you will thankfully say, "This has taught me a valuable lesson!"
AQUARIUS(Jan. 20Feb. 18): The group Reporters Without Borders evaluates how well the world's nations respect freedom of the press. Finland, Iceland, and the Netherlands are the top three, while North Korea, Cuba, and Burma are at the bottom. Canada is ranked 10th. The U.S. is 137th (of a total 167) in terms of the press freedom that it fosters outside of its own borders, although it's 44th in its own territory. In this spirit and in response to current astrological omens, I inventoried the freedom of expression you have carved out for yourself, Aquarius. I also appraised your skill at creating an environment in which other people feel free to express themselves to you. You're doing great in the first categorynumber one in the zodiac!but you could use some work in the second. Now is a perfect time to work harder to extend to others the spaciousness you enjoy.
PISCES(Feb. 19March 20):According to my analysis of the astrological omens, pleasures that appeal to the adult in you may not rouse anywhere near the excitement they usually do in the coming weeks. The best use of your time might be to leap into your second childhood. You'd probably be wise to do things like making mud pies, rolling sideways down a grassy hill, getting your face painted, feeding a farm animal, going on a scavenger hunt, climbing trees, and creating a papier-mâché monster mask.
Homework: What part of yourself are you most scared of? Is it time to give that part a peace offering? Testify at freewillastrology.com.