By Alex Distefano
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SAGITTARIUS [November 22–December 21] According to my analysis, 2010 isn't a year to get your head in the clouds, but rather to grow deeper roots. Your job, as I see it, isn't so much to explore the heights, but the depths. I think you should focus on getting to the bottom of things, not the top. Your instrument of choice should be a microscope, not a telescope. Your specialty won't be playing spectacular guitar solos but rather groovalicious bass lines.
CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] I'm happy to announce that 2010 could be the year when you become a more expert communicator. It's not that you do a bad job now; it's just that there is always room for improvement. Life will be bringing you an abundance of experiences that will help you learn to listen better, read people's body language like a pro, and consistently speak about the elusive truth with language that's both kind and effective.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] I've known some practical, sensible, well-grounded Aquarians in my life. They're outnumbered, though, by the dominant sub-type of your tribe: the imaginative, idiosyncratic irmprovisers with lightning reflexes and high-flying notions. But even if you belong to the latter group, in 2010, you'll be gaining the capacities of the former. In fact, I think this will be the year you get more things done than you ever have before. Attention to detail will be your specialty. You're likely to excel in mastering the part of genius that's comprised of 98 percent perspiration.
PISCES [February 19–March 20] The pop star Pink is a successful singer. Not only does she have a great voice, she has also sold 32 million records and won two Grammies. Recently, she added what I think is an extraneous element to her live performances: a trapeze act. At the MTV Video Music Awards last September, she delivered her song "Sober" while swinging through the air and hanging upside down 60 feet off the ground. I was perplexed as I watched her, thinking to myself, "Doesn't she have confidence that her song and her singing can stand alone?" In 2010, Pisces, I urge you not to follow her lead. There's no need for you to go way overboard as you try too hard to give too much. Just sing your songs.
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