By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
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By Tessa Stuart
By Roy Edroso
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By Zachary D. Roberts
SAGITTARIUS [November 22–December 21] "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in such a way that will allow a solution," said Bertrand Russell. In other words, the words you use to describe your dilemma are crucial. If you're pessimistic about framing your question, you minimize your chances for finding a useful answer. If you're precise and creative, you're more likely to attract the information and inspiration you need. This is always true, of course, but especially so for you right now.
CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] A "karma whore" is someone who performs an abundant number of favors and acts of kindness in the hope of accumulating extra good karma. I'm thinking this week will be prime time for you to flirt with being such a person. Why? Because the blessings you bestow in the near future are more likely than usual to generate specific blessings coming back your way. You don't necessarily have to go to ridiculous extremes—holding the door open for five people behind you, allowing 10 cars to merge in front of you on the highway, flinging out casual but sincere compliments with reckless abandon. But from what I can tell, the more help you dole out, the more you'll get in return.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] You may have no idea of how much power you have right now to start fresh—to escape the muddle of murky old failures. Your imagination might not yet be sufficiently lubricated to glide you into the expansive version of the future you deserve. But I'm hoping that this little horoscope of mine changes all that. I'm praying that you are already registering the pleasant shock I'm trying to jolt you with, and are awakening to the rampant possibilities. On your mark. Get set. Go!
PISCES [February 19–March 20] I've never been a fan of gurus. My view is that everyone should be his or her own guru. But there was one guy whose antics were pretty entertaining. He was one of those crazy wisdom types who borrowed liberally from the trickster archetype. This is what he told his followers about how to interpret their dreams in which he appeared. "If you dream of me and I'm not kicking your butt, it wasn't really me." I'll say the same thing to you, Pisces: The only teachers worth listening to, studying, and dreaming about in the next two weeks will be those who kick your butt.
Homework: To read my response to the Internet rumor that astrology is based on wrong assumptions, go here: http://bit.ly/AstroHoax.