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CAPRICORN [December 22January 19] If you live in the United States, your chocolate almost certainly contains insect parts. The FDA understands that the mechanisms involved in making chocolate usually suck small passers-by into the works, which is why it allows manufacturers to include up to 60 bug fragments per 100 grams of chocolate. A lot of basically positive influences have a similar principle at work: Unpalatable ingredients get mixed in with the tasty stuff, but not in such abundance that they taint the experience. This week, Capricorn, you may be unusually tuned in to the unpalatable side of some good things in your life. Dont overreact.
AQUARIUS [January 20February 18] I went to a literary event in which young poets read their work. One poet, Shelby Hinte, began her segment by talking about what inspires her. I like to write about women who are more interesting than me, she said. I was full of admiration for that perspective. It suggests shes cultivating the abundant curiosity and humility that I think are essential to the creative process. As you slip deeper into an extra fertile phase of your personal cycle, Aquarius, I urge you to adopt a similar voracity for influences that surprise and fascinate and educate you.
PISCES [February 19March 20] Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, said science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. So in other words, if you were able to time-travel back to medieval England with a laptop computer and a solar-powered battery charger, the natives might regard you as a wizard with supernatural powers. I think there will soon be a similar principle at work in your life, Pisces: You will get a vivid glimpse of amazing things you could accomplish in the future. They may seem fantastic and impossible to the person you are right nowtantamount to magic. Be alert for expanded states of awareness that reveal who you could ultimately become.
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