CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] Norepinephrine is a hormone that can make you feel good even when it's generated by stress. According to a study by the Positive Health Center in London, successful women produce that hormone in abundance. I have just astrological guesswork to back up my claim that you Capricorns will have a special relationship with norepinephrine in the coming weeks. As a result, high-pressure situations that might have sapped your energy in the past may actually energize you. You could find yourself having a blast as you push harder to foster excellence.

AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] Aquarian hockey mom and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a "cocky wacko," according to former Republican senator Lincoln Chafee. While it's no surprise that a member of your tribe would be referred to as a "wacko," the "cocky" designation is atypical: Many Aquarians never build a strong enough ego structure to feel as confident as they'd like. So even though I disagree with most of Palin's political positions, and harbor a deep sadness that a more thoughtful and compassionate person didn't make it onto the Republican ticket, I urge you to cop some of her attitude in the coming days. Do experiments that will help you feel what it's like to cruise around with more than your usual amount of pride.

PISCES [February 19–March 20] Here's one way to reduce global warming: inject sulfur into the atmosphere. So says professor Tim Flannery, an Australian sustainability activist. What's the best way to accomplish that? Add sulfur to jet fuel. The atmosphere would then repel a portion of the sun's rays, leading to an effect called "solar dimming." As a side effect, the planet's sky would probably turn yellow—a rather extreme shift, Flannery acknowledges, but necessary if we want to save the environment. Are you contemplating a drastic step in your own personal sphere, Pisces? Before you go in that direction, why not try a series of smaller, incremental actions with less dramatic consequences?


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