By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] During some of her concerts, Capricorn singer Hayley Williams has worn a tank top that says "Brand-New Eyes." I encourage you to consider making that your own principle for a while. By declaring your intention to view the world with refreshed vision, you will be able to tune in to sights that have been invisible to you. You will discover secrets hidden in plain view and maybe even carve out a window where before there had been a thick, blank wall.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] Much of my recent book, Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, is rated PG. Some is R. But there's one story that's X—not in the same way that porn is, though. While it's uninhibited in its rendering of ecstatic eroticism, it's a feminist meditation on spiritual intimacy, not a heap of vulgar stereotypes. Still, when the book came out, I couldn't bear the thought of sending copies to certain relatives of mine who are a bit prudish. So I came to an honorable compromise: Using a razor blade, I sliced out the nine pages in question and gave my loved ones the remainder. May I suggest you consider a comparable editing of your efforts? Your main object right now is to win friends.
PISCES [February 19–March 20] In the waters off the coast of Africa, the small fish known as the bearded goby has always been preyed upon by jellyfish—until recently. Now this formerly mild-mannered species, whose diet used to consist of phytoplankton, has overthrown the status quo: It is feasting on the jellyfish that once feasted on it. Scientists aren't sure why. I foresee a comparable development in your life, Pisces. How it will play out exactly, I'm not sure. Maybe you'll gain an advantage over someone or something that has always had an advantage over you. Maybe you will become the topdog in a place where you've been the underdog. Or maybe you'll begin drawing energy from a source that has in the past sucked your energy.
Homework: What if you didn't feel compelled to have an opinion about every hot-button issue? Try living opinion-free for a week. Report results by going to FreeWillAstrology.com and clicking "E-mail Rob."