CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] I would love to place an elegant gold crown on your head. I have the urge to declare you monarch of the expanding realm, maker of new laws, and reshaper of the collective vision. Are you up for wielding that much power? Or would you prefer to preside over a smaller domain, content merely to keep the daily grind from erupting into chaos every now and then? It's mostly up to you, Capricorn. What do you want?

AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] Unable to control his appetite for prostitutes, New York governor Eliot Spitzer destroyed his career. Many observers were aghast at the incomprehensibility of his action. But Phillip Weiss, writing in New York, said he understood. Spitzer desperately "wanted some 'strange' "—novelty that's hard to get when you make love with just one person for many years. That's not the kind of variety I advise you to consider in the coming weeks, Aquarius, but according to my reading of the omens, it will be prime time for you to seek out some "strange." By which I mean: embark on travels outside your usual haunts, entertain surprising ideas unlike any you've been willing to think about before, and pursue unpredictable encounters with people who have a lot to teach you.

PISCES [February 19–March 20] In a story about author Gore Vidal in The Independent, Archie Bland reported on an event that happened just after Vidal's parents, Eugene Luther Vidal and Nina S. Gore, were married. While traveling on their honeymoon, Eugene told Nina: "There's something very important I want you to know." Nina grew radiantly expectant, imagining he was about to profess his love with a thrilling intensity. But Gene had something else on his mind: "I have three balls," he confessed. In the coming week, Pisces, I suspect that one of your expectations will meet a similar fate. But don't fret: In the long run, the revelations that come are likely to be more interesting and valuable to you than the "I have three balls" variety.


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