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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This is your best chance in a long time to meet people you’ve always wanted to meet. It’s also a favorable time to turn pretty good connections into excellent collaborations, and to adjust your role in your web of alliances so it’s closer to where you want it to be. None of these fine developments in your social life will magically unfold on their own, however. You can’t just sit back passively and hope that cosmic forces will somehow make them happen. So formulate your intentions crisply and act aggressively to manifest them.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Don’t just shamble down to the pizzeria and gobble a slab of greasy cheese, tomato sauce, and dough. Instead, arrange for an interesting person who likes you to home-deliver a pizza lovingly prepared by a gourmet chef. For that matter, Scorpio, don’t tolerate mediocrity or the lowest common denominator in any area of your life. The Season of the Peak Experience is here—a time when you have a sacred duty to give your best, commune with the highest, and ask for excellence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
I don’t recommend that you go on a spiritual retreat at the Zen monastery near Mount Kumgang in North Korea. As exquisite as the place is, the repressive government’s secret police are suspicious of tourists and would probably make your trip miserable. Likewise, don’t take a vacation on the gorgeous beaches of eastern Somalia. Pirates prowl the coastal areas of that lawless land, and anyone can buy a hand grenade for $10 at the outdoor markets in nearby Mogadishu. No, Sagittarius, while it is an excellent time to leave your familiar haunts and expose yourself to exotic scenes, you should be acutely discerning about where you go. In my opinion, you need a sanctuary that simultaneously surprises you and deepens your sense of being at home in the world.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
“You have to love life when you’re in really deep trouble,” said poet Robin Blaser. So what about if, on the other hand, you’re in only shallow trouble? Do you have a mandate to just sort of like life a little more? Or can you, with a little work, exploit the mild disturbance that the shallow trouble provides in order to dramatically pump up your adoration of life? I hope that your actions in the coming week, Capricorn, will be a big “yes” in response to that question. I’m happy to tell you that you can wangle a big boost from a small inconvenience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Some bars are now charging fines to people who drunkenly puke on their floors. I advise you to stay out of such places in the coming week. Better yet, don’t get so wasted that you hurl anywhere. It’s one of those rare periods when every little sin will be quickly punished, when every excess will provoke an equal and opposite reaction. On the other hand, this is also a time when even minor eruptions of virtue will be immediately rewarded, when every brave act and self-disciplined shift will bring you an opportunity.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Two friends of mine, a couple engaged to be wed, rode their bicycles for days up the Northern California coast from San Francisco to Oregon. They saw many other riders pedaling from north to south during their trip, but they rarely encountered anyone heading in the same direction they were. Why? The wind was blowing against them the entire way. When they stopped to rest they would sometimes meet and talk with bicyclists whose destination was San Francisco. “Why are you riding against the wind?” the other travelers inevitably wanted to know. My friends enjoyed replying, “We’re building our characters so we’ll be strong enough to stay in love after we’re married.” They’re your role models for the coming weeks, Pisces. Do some against-the-wind work to prepare yourself for your next big assignment, which is to make your intimate relationships more interesting and invigorating and enduring.
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