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CAPRICORN [December 22January 19] Lets imagine were fifth-century monks living in the south of France. And lets say we decide were going to build a chapel in a place that has long been a pagan shrine dedicated to the moon goddess Selene. Shouldnt we consider the possibility that our new house of worship may be imbued with the vibes of the previous sanctuary? Wont our own spiritual aspirations be colored by those of the people who for hundreds of years poured forth their devotions? Now shift your attention to the present day, and apply our little thought experiment to whats going on in your life. Tune in to the influences that may be conditioning the new thing youd like to create.
AQUARIUS [January 20February 18] I would like to steal your angst, Aquarius. I fantasize about sneaking into your room tonight, plucking your nightmares right out of the heavy air, and spiriting them away. I imagine sidling up to you on a crowded street and pickpocketing your bitterness and frustrationmaybe even pilfering your doubts, too. I wouldnt keep any of these ill-gotten goods for myself, of course. I wouldnt try to profit from them in any way. Instead, I would donate them to the yawning abyss, offer them up to the stormy ocean, or feed them to a bonfire on a primal beach. PS: Even though I cant personally accomplish these things, there is now a force loose in your life that can. Are you willing to be robbed of things you dont need?
PISCES [February 19March 20] In 2011, I bet that memory wont play as big a role in your life as it has up until now. I dont mean to say that you will neglect or forget about the past. I expect that you will be less hemmed in by the consequences of what happened way back when. Youll be able to work around and maybe even transcend the limitations that the old days and the old ways used to impose on you. Your free will? It will be freer than maybe it has ever been. Your creative powers will override the inertia of how things have always been done.
Homework: What do you foresee happening in the world in 2011? What do you predict for your own life? Write to Truthrooster@gmail.com.