By Alex Distefano
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By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] I have good intuition about fate's general trends, but I don't think of myself as psychic when it comes to foreseeing specific events. I've never been able to predict winning lottery numbers, for example. But lately, I'm wondering if that's changing. I seem to be developing a knack for prognosticating certain sports events. For example, on three occasions, I have hallucinated a golden cup floating in mid-air a short time before Albert Pujols, a Capricorn who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, hits a home run. So I wonder what it means that right now, as I'm studying your astrological omens and meditating on your future, I'm flashing on an image of three golden cups filled with champagne. It's 2:15 in the morning, and the Cardinals aren't playing.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] The Paws Up resort in Montana offers "glamping," or glamorous camping. For the right price, you can sleep in a feather bed with fine linens, ensconced inside a roomy tent that has artwork on the walls. And all the while you're surrounded by the great outdoors. I'm not specifically suggesting that you go, but I do recommend that you seek an experience that gives you a dose of raw elegance and untamed sweetness—some situation that allows you to satisfy your animal longing for wildness while at the same time indulging your human yearning for blissful repose.
PISCES [February 19–March 20] When I urge you to re-use old stuff, I'm not suggesting that you find a purpose for the elastic from underwear or empty bottles. That would be fine, but I'm thinking primarily of less literal, more poetic reclamation projects. Like dusting off faded dreams and refitting them with futuristic replacement parts. Or planting an October garden of earthly delights in the compost of July's and August's discarded pleasures. Or retooling a relationship that has lost its way, transforming it into a vibrant connection with a new reason for being.
Homework: What experience have you been denying yourself even though it would be good for you and wouldn't hurt anyone? Write a note giving yourself permission. Share at Truthrooster@gmail.com.