AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] The complexity of your current astrological aspects almost overwhelmed me. I couldn't see how to compose a meaningful oracle in the face of such rich and confounding prospects. Then, as my deadline approached, I decided to wander down to the beach. At one point, I spied a fortune cookie perched, absurdly, on the top of a fence post. The moment I broke it open and read the fortune inside, I knew I'd found the perfect message for you. It said: "If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy man. He will find an easier way to do it."

PISCES [February 19–March 20] In their lust to prove there's no God, atheists often invoke the existence of suffering. "What kind of deity," one asked me, "allows a child in Darfur to starve to death after seeing soldiers kill his mommy?" While I don't claim to have the authoritative answer to that accusation, I think it's worthwhile to consider the possibility that suffering is a gift that God gives us in order to prod our evolution. For every dead child in Darfur, 100 people in other places on the planet have responded with a radical commitment to create a world in which future Darfurs won't happen. This is a worthy notion to meditate on in the coming weeks, when you'll have a tremendous capacity to convert your old wounds—as well as those of others—into brilliant opportunities.

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