By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
By Roy Edroso
By Jon Campbell
By Albert Samaha
By Zachary D. Roberts
SAGITTARIUS [November 22–December 21] I recommend you enjoy some recreational time in the coming days. But I hope that you will favor a rigorous physical challenge over lying lazily on the beach. I hope that you will attend a brain-bending workshop rather than being a spectator at a sports event. Say yes to embarking on a vision quest that scares the fear out of you and pumps up your spiritual ambition; say no to wasting away in a puddle of sluggish, circuitous daydreaming.
CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] Sixty-nine percent of conservatives think that hell is a real place, and over half of all liberals do. Shocking! I hope that you, Capricorn, give zero credence to the idea that there is a realm of eternal damnation. Believing in hell would interfere with your ability to know the truth about your life. So would an irrational fear of failure, an obsession with enemies, or a tendency to define yourself in opposition to bad stuff. Here's the alternative: To thrive, all you have to do is accentuate what you love, identify what you want, and focus on rewards.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] This is an excellent time for you to get more conscious about what images you bring into your life and surround yourself with. It's always important to monitor the pictures flowing into your imagination, of course, but it's especially crucial right now. Your mental and physical health are unusually dependent on it. So please do yourself a big favor and gaze upon as much uplifting beauty as you can. Favor gardens over garbage dumps, soaring vistas over strip malls, interesting faces over scowling mugs.
PISCES [February 19–March 20] Every year, smokers toss away over four trillion cigarette butts, fouling the environment terribly. But recently, a few Chinese scientists embarked on the project of finding value in this noxious waste. Collecting up big piles of filters, they developed a process to extract chemicals that are effective at preventing corrosion when applied to steel pipes. Your assignment is to accomplish a comparable miracle: Turn some dreck or dross into a useful thing; build a new dream using an old pleasure.
Homework: Let's meet in dreams sometime soon. Describe to me the adventures you'd like us to have together. Truthrooster@gmail.com.