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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Barack Obama may not be the messiah, but in comparison to the person he will replace as President of the United States next January, he’s the second coming of King Arthur. Still, it’s crucial to keep in mind that Obama can’t single-handedly and magically heal all the havoc inflicted on America and the world by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The resuscitation will have to be accomplished primarily by we-the-people, and as much on the local level as in the federal realm. In the same way, Libra, fixing the problems that are vexing your personal sphere must be the task of the whole group, not just the boss or leader. I suggest you work on convincing everyone to take more responsibility and be more accountable. It’s time to apply the principles of grass-roots democracy to your own life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
In ancient Egypt, wealthy people adorned their pet crocodiles with gold bracelets, amulets, and other jewelry. Let’s use that as a metaphor for you in the coming week. What is the most beastly and dangerous part of your psyche, and how might you beautify it? What steps could you take to civilize or ennoble your reptilian brain? Are there any ways you could make the crocodilian aspect of yourself look less scary and more inviting?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It’s like you’ve stumbled upon the Cosmic Lost and Found Office, Sagittarius. Whether or not it happened “by mistake” is irrelevant: It’s an opportunity to recover good stuff that prematurely disappeared from your life. But keep in mind that your valuables may be mixed in with abandoned and forgotten junk, both yours and other people’s. You might initially feel discouraged at the prospect of having to wade through all that meaningless dross in order to locate your treasures. Don’t give up. Your diligence will ultimately be rewarded.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Here’s my first question: Are you willing to change yourself in ways that would allow you to get more of the love you long for? Here’s my second question: If you are willing to change yourself, are you capable of actually carrying out those changes, thereby creating a permanent shift in your identity? If your answer to those two questions is yes, the coming weeks will be prime time to get to work. Now here’s my third question: In what precise ways would you have to change yourself in order to get more of the love you long for? Write down or print out your thoughts on a piece of red paper.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
A cardinal had a confrontation with my picture window yesterday. For 45 minutes, it hammered its beak against the glass. With the help of my good friend and research assistant Google, I figured out that the bird had probably mistaken its own reflection for a rival that it was trying to attack. Now I’m offering this scene as a cautionary metaphor for you, Aquarius. Keep three lessons in mind: 1. If you feel the urge to fight others, you’re probably mad about something in yourself. 2. Watch your tendency to get fixated on an image that is at best a distorted representation of a real thing and not the real thing itself. 3. Don’t hurt yourself or drive yourself crazy in an effort to chase away an illusion.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
The uterus of a pregnant sand tiger shark is not exactly a peaceful sanctuary. Her eggs hatch in there well before she gives birth. Soon the multiple embryos begin a fight to the death. By the time the mother goes into labor, there’s just one pup remaining. I suspect there’s now a similar kind of survival-of-the-fittest struggle going on within the metaphorical womb of your imagination, Pisces. Several pretty good brainchildren are tussling for supremacy. Which one will defeat and eat the others and grow into maturity? I bet we’ll find out soon.
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