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CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] I wouldn't be surprised if your whole life passed instantly before your eyes one day soon. Not because you'll come close to literal physical death or anything dangerous at all, but instead because you will have a brush with a magic power that could be yours in the future—a magic power that will be possible for you to fully own only if you cut the umbilicus that links you to a dying source. Wow. Did I really say that in a fun little astrology column? And are you really prepared to change your life because of something you read in a fun little astrology column? I hope so. In the coming weeks, it'll be the fun little things that have the greatest potential to align you more closely with your soul's code.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] In the days ahead, you may not realize what you're looking for until you find it. Put into action the following five-point plan: 1) Suppress any know-it-all tendencies you might have; 2) Revive your childhood talent for being voraciously curious about everything; 3) Ask more questions than you've ever asked before; 4) Figure out how to be receptive without being passive, and how to be humble without muffling your self-confidence; and 5) Consider the possibility that you have a lot to learn about what's best for you.
PISCES [February 19–March 20] I've borrowed a fable from the ancient Greek writer Aesop to create a parable you can use in the coming weeks. Once upon a time, there was a very thirsty crow. Rain hadn't fallen in a long time, and the creek from which she'd always drunk had dried up. Searching for a bit of moisture, the crow happened upon a tree under which sat a pitcher with some water in it. But the pitcher's neck was narrow, and the crow couldn't fit her beak past it to reach the water. Inspired by desperation, the crow at last got an idea. Why not drop small rocks into the pitcher, making the water's level rise? And that's exactly what she did. How sweet it was when at last she quenched her thirst.
Homework: Do what you must do in order to break a bad habit that's sapping your vitality. Report results to email@example.com.