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Free Will Astrology | Jan. 17-23 

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
A few months ago I went to a costume party on the cruise ship Ecstatic, which was docked in San Francisco Bay. The theme was “The Ecstatic Muse: What is the future of your own turn-on?” I recommend you make that your meditation in the coming weeks, Libra. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re overdue for a rigorous inventory of your approach to creating rapture, bliss, and joy. If, in the course of your investigations, you find you’ve been neglecting this essential aspect of your physical and mental health, take dramatic steps to upgrade your zeal. It’s time to get more aggressive about feeling excited.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Internet pundit Arianna Huffington realized she was working too hard when she got so exhausted she passed out and broke her cheekbone on her desk. Resolved to give herself more slack, she decided to carry just two Blackberries with her at all times instead of the three that had been her constant companions. I request that you perform at least two similar acts of self-care in the coming week, Scorpio. They could come in the form of either eliminating complications, as Huffington did, or else adding luxurious treats. For example, you might want to arrange to be massaged in warm water by a team of charismatic healers singing you love songs and lullabies.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your country can do for you. The same advice applies to your relationship with your family, job, closest companion, circle of friends, and favorite group. During this brief period when enlightened selfishness is the wise thing to pursue, don’t get caught up obsessing on how you can serve them. Diplomatically request that they serve you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
When Doris Lessing was informed she’d won the Nobel Prize for Literature, she said, “I couldn’t care less.” What prompted her to be so blasé about receiving the world’s foremost award for writers? Can you imagine what her state of mind was? I think you’ll be able to after this week, Capricorn. You’re likely to get a major ego stroke that isn’t all that big a deal to you, mostly because you already know how valuable you are and don’t need external confirmation of that fact.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
While riding my bicycle through a quiet neighborhood this afternoon, I saw two girls fiddling with the gate of a tall wooden fence. They were frustrated because it wouldn’t open and let them inside. One kicked the gate. The other tried unsuccessfully to climb up to reach down over the top to the latch on the other side. Finally, the younger girl put her hand under the gate and managed to free some obstruction on the other side. The gate opened. “I got it! I got it!” she yelled, jumping up and down with exhilarated triumph. I foresee those words and that emotion flying out of you soon when you, too, finally open a metaphorical door that has been stuck.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
The president of the United States is George W. Bush, but the secret president of the United States is … well, I can’t tell you, can I, because then he or she wouldn’t be secret anymore, right? I can reveal this, though: The secret president of the United States is working furiously behind the scenes to create a world in which generosity, not fear, is the prime motivator—a world whose moral system is rooted in beauty, love, pleasure, and liberation instead of control, repression, propaganda, and profit. And the secret president of the United States has a special assignment for you to carry out in the coming months, Pisces. Are you ready to become more of a leader than you’ve ever been before? Do you have the courage to be an inspirational role model who motivates people through the power of beauty, love, pleasure, and liberation?

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