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SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22Dec. 21): The successful Czech composer Václav Halek has an unusual muse: the mushroom kingdom. No, he doesn't ingest the psychedelic varieties and write music while high. Rather, he wanders out into the forest, lies down next to fungal colonies, and tunes in to their vibrations. "I simply record music that the mushrooms sing to me," he told The Sydney Morning Herald. Trees and rocks also produce melodies, he reports, but the toadstools' compositions are the finest. Given the fact that you're in a phase when becoming a better listener would improve your life dramatically, Sagittarius, I encourage you to be open-minded about Halek's approach to his creativity. Just imagine that you have the power to eavesdrop on all of creation.
CAPRICORN(Dec. 22Jan. 19): "What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow," wrote Irish storyteller James Stephens. It's lucky for you that this is true, Capricornor at least it will be lucky if you're smart enough to trust your heart, which has already figured out a certain truth that your head is still days away from registering. This is not merely a pretty metaphor, by the way. Despite what you may have been led to believe about the nature of the heart, it is actually an organ of intelligence that is capable of deep thought.
AQUARIUS(Jan. 20Feb. 18): During an outdoor concert, '80s pop star Cyndi Lauper experienced a rare event that every singer dreads. As she belted out a long, booming note, a bird flying overhead dispensed a blob that zoomed into her wide-open mouth. Lauper's grandmother later assured her that this was a stroke of good luck, and the singer herself referred to it as "God's little joke." I predict you will soon enjoy a metaphorically similar visitation.
PISCES(Feb. 19March 20): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you're about to turn into a creative powerhouseand will remain so for at least a few weeks. That means you'll be at the peak of your ability to conjure up artistic masterpieces. But more than that: You will also have uncanny skill at whipping up fresh, crisp solutions to conundrums that have stymied you and your tribe for a long time. It will almost be as if you have found a way to tap into the future, where you can learn novel ways of seeing that are impossible to access in the present.
HomeworkTo celebrate my birthday this week, I'll say a high-powered prayer for you. Telepathically tell me the one problem you want me to focus on. Or testify at freewillastrology.com.