CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] Writing in the magazine sub-TERRAIN, John More makes the following declaration: "Captains of industry, great generals, artists of genius, even politicians, are often just people who have discovered that alcohol can enable them to make economic, tactical, creative, or political decisions whose implications would paralyze a sober individual." Your assignment, Capricorn, is to find an alcohol-free way to make such a decision. It's time for you to summon this visionary courage from your soul, not from a bottle, as you catalyze the complex blessings that will ripple through your future for a long time.

AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] To get a read on how democracy and human rights are faring on the planet, check out Freedom House ( In its most recent annual report, it declared that 90 of the world's countries are free, representing 47 percent of the population. Fifty-eight countries—another 30 percent of the human swarm—are "partly free." Then there are the "not free" nations: 45 of them, with 23 percent of the Earth's inhabitants. It so happens that your personal degree of freedom, Aquarius, almost matches the world's. You're 46 percent completely free, 35 percent partly free, and 19 percent not free. The good news is that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to reduce that 19 percent.

PISCES [February 19–March 20] Your funny bone isn't a bone at all; it's actually your ulnar nerve. A firefly is a beetle, not a fly. A lead pencil has graphite in it, but no lead. A cucumber is technically a fruit, not a vegetable. Is there anything in your life that might be similarly mislabeled? Now is an excellent time to penetrate to the truth beneath the prevailing assumptions.


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