By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
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By Steve Almond
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By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] Now that we're at the halfway mark, Capricorn, let me ask you: Your self-image is in the midst of an exhilarating expansion, right? Your excitement about being alive is growing steadily, right? Your devotion to cultivating an inner sense of freedom is getting more intense every day, right? You have an ever-increasing clarity about what life experiences you need in order to feel powerful, right? If you're falling short in any of these projects, start making up for lost time immediately.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] Now that we're at the halfway mark, Aquarius, let's take stock: By now, you should have banished at least half the ghosts that were pestering you. By August, you should have neutralized, dissolved, or rendered irrelevant a load of weird karma, and said goodbye to parts of your past that were bogging you down. By January 1, 2009, I hope you'll have laid to rest a broken dream, escaped a dead end, and ended your relationship with a lost cause. If you've spent the last six months earnestly engaged in this tough, messy work, it won't be anywhere near as tough and messy during the next six months.
PISCES [February 19–March 20] Now that we're at the halfway mark, Pisces, I'm hoping that six months from now, you'll look back and make the following declaration: "I'm better connected to my community than I've ever been before. I've learned the importance of developing smart strategies for upgrading my unique gifts, and I've become far more purposeful, and even crafty, about forging the alliances I need to be effective. Best of all, I'm working hard to create niches for myself that suit my temperament and needs, and no longer leaving it to others to shape those niches for me."
HOMEWORK: Make a prediction about what your life will be like in the second half of 2008. Share it with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.