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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
“Too much aggression is dangerous,” writes George R. Elder in his book An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism, “but, then, so is too little.” One of your main assignments in 2008, Libra, draws on that wise counsel. Unfortunately, you don’t have any good role models who can demonstrate how to gracefully express just the right amount of sinewy force. Everyone’s either too pushy or too meek. You’re going to have to figure out how to pull off this subtle yet momentous feat all by yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
“Dear Rob: Here are my New Year’s resolutions. 1. I vow to Siamese-twin together my bad-ass, no-hype, wide-eyed self with my tricky, strategic, puzzle-loving self. 2. I vow to rage on like a dancing warrior in the urban wilderness, keeping peak experiences and total slaphappy victory at the top of my priority list, while at the same time I play hide-and-seek with the dark delicious secrets that fuel my soul’s lust for wicked meaning. 3. I vow to deepen the collaborative efforts of my suck-out-the-marrow-and-spit-out-the-bones craziness and my listen-carefully-to-the-flow-of-the-underground-river caginess. —Double Intense Scorpio.” Dear Double Intense: Scorpios everywhere will benefit from hearing your resolutions, which is why I’ve made them 2008’s first horoscope.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
In my dream, I was addressing a crowd of Sagittarians in a festively decorated hall. It was the first week of 2008. “You are not yet ready for the wonderful things you think you want,” I told them. “To actually get them, you will have to change yourself in the coming months; you will have to shed some old conditioning that is interfering with your quest for success. Do you know what that old conditioning is? Find out now! Figure out how you need to transform yourself in order for the world to give you what you yearn for.”
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Do you ever wonder if God loves Brad Pitt and Paris Hilton more than he loves you, as seemingly evidenced by those celebrities’ charmed lives? Do you suspect that Tiger Woods’ fame and Bill Gates’ wealth mean that fate is friendlier to them that it is to you? If so, you’re in for a major surprise, Capricorn. Events in 2008 will bring you big deliveries of the next best things to riches and fame. You’ll get more proof than you’ve had in a long time that God and fate adore you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
As I began my hike around the lake, I asked the spirits for a vision that would serve as a symbol of your life in 2008. “Give me a sign,” I said aloud, gazing to the heavens. Soon I came upon two rattlesnakes copulating on the path ahead of me. It was a beautiful ruckus. I stopped a few yards back to watch, reasoning that they were too preoccupied with each other to attack me. When they finally disengaged, I retreated. Just then I saw a very pregnant woman approaching me. She was walking alone with her head down, lost in thought. I called her attention to the snakes and convinced her that for the sake of our wellbeing, we should flee the scene. And that, Aquarius, was the sign I asked the spirits to send me about your life in 2008. What does it mean? That’s for you to meditate on. Here’s a hint: Appreciate and learn all you can from the beautiful ruckus you’ll encounter, but preferably from a safe distance. And be protective of other people who may be more vulnerable or less alert than you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s,” wrote visionary poet William Blake. I suggest you write out that quote and keep it in plain sight throughout 2008. The coming months will be prime time for you to design a highly organized, richly disciplined approach to living the life you want to live, and doing it with such rigor and vigor that you will never again have to be controlled by or pay constant homage to someone else’s life plan.
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