ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The Only Three Questions That
Count" is the title of a book by Ken Fisher. I'm stealing it to use as the
theme of your horoscope. So your next assignment, should you choose to accept
it, is to craft three essential questions that will guide your journey between
now and the end of 2007. These queries should excite your natural curiosity
about the life issues that matter most to you. They should be carefully and
precisely formulated. And they should motivate you to keep your mind wide open
and hungry as you hunt for more insight into your most bafflingly interesting
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It's about time you got the chance to
be knocked on your ass by a flood of positive surprises and good feelings. I
hope you're trusting enough to go with the tidal flow, even if it does
temporarily render you a bit woozy. Naturally you'd like to know if this giddy
surrender will land you in trouble. Is there any chance that you'll have to
endure some karmic adjustment at a later date because of the fun you're having
now? Here's my prediction: absolutely not. If anything, your enthusiastic
cooperation with the free-form dazzle will shield you from any negative
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): For years I made my home in a Northern
Californian city called San Rafael. Near the end of my time there, I discovered
that the Miwok Indians who lived in the area for hundreds of years before the
white men stole it had a different name for it: Nanaguani. I was embarrassed
that it had taken me so long to know such a fundamental fact about my own
neighborhood. Make this the starting point for your assignment this week,
Gemini, which is to learn more about the origins of the people and places and
things that are most important to you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Reality is not all it's cracked up to
be. Just because millions of people suffer from the same hallucinations doesn't
mean those hallucinations are objectively true. I share Salvador Dali's perspective:
"One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have
christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams."
For these reasons and many more, I don't automatically dismiss people who live
in their own fantasy worlds. Their dreamy concoctions may be no more deluded
than those of normal people, and might be far more fun and amusing. Everything
I just said is a preface for the main point of this horoscope, Cancerian, which
is to give you temporary license to escape into the most beautiful mirage you
can conjure up. Love your fantastic visions. Let your imagination run far, far
away with you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The members of the Superbroke Brass and
Tin and Strings Electric Marching Band Ensemble wrote to me at my MySpace page.
"We're here to fight the Evil Anti-Groove," they said, "to
liberate the SuperFlow of the Universe, and to loosen the Sphincter of the
Collective Unconscious. I hope you'll march with us some day." I bring
this to your attention, Leo, because your mission in the coming weeks should be
much the same as theirs. Your personal success and satisfaction will be
directly tied to how skilled you are at enhancing the well-being of your group,
tribe, or community.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): "Welcome to the never-ending
brainstorm session," reads an advertisement for Barclays Bank, one of the
most successful financial institutions in the world. It's an approach that has
some similarities to the ethic that prevails at Toyota, the company that makes
the world's best-selling car. Its core principle is
, a Japanese word meaning "continuous
improvement," though it can also be translated as "to take apart and
put back together in a better way." A blend of these attitudes is what I
recommend to you during the coming weeks, Virgo:
meets the never-ending brainstorm.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): "There can be no transformation
of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion," wrote
psychologist Carl Jung. That should be your motto in the coming week, Libra.
Clear thinking and impeccable logic will not be sufficient to guide you to your
next great adventure. You need the driving force of succulent emotion rising up
in your solar plexus, the lush power of raw sensitivity piercing your heart. Feel
as deep as you dare.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Last year the top hedge fund
managers in the U.S. earned an average of $363 million a year. I haven't been
able to determine what percentage of those plutocrats are Scorpios. But
whatever the number is, I predict it'll rise during the remaining months of
2007. The members of your tribe—not just in the upper crust, but those of
all crusts—are poised for the greatest financial upgrade in years. And
one of the most favorable periods for expansion is dead ahead.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This week may feel like a
far-off trumpet playing mournfully at dawn as you awaken from a dream about
buying pomegranates in a seedy but oddly appealing open-air market in Morocco.
It could also resemble the sensation of talking on the phone long-distance to a
person you both love and hate as rain falls on a metal roof and you gaze at a
lunar eclipse that's breaking through a round hole in the cloud cover. In other
words, Sagittarius, it'll be a time that's rich in hard-to-classify emotions. I
expect you'll have experiences that will both spook you and energize you, both
mesmerize you and liberate you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I wish I could get a newly
discovered species of beetle or an underground lake of ice on Mars named after
you. I wish I could buy you a temple in Bali, and arrange for you to have your
fortune told by the blind prophetess of Rio de Janeiro. And I wish I could
dress you in 200-year-old velvet robes and silk scarves once worn by Turkish
royalty. You richly deserve honors and blessings like these, Capricorn. It's
that time in your astrological cycle when life is supposed to overflow with
rewards for the good work you've been doing for a long time. I urge you to be
vividly confident that you do indeed deserve these rewards, and radiate that
faith in all directions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Inuit people of Canada's far
northern territory of Nunavut have a word that describes an old friend who's
acting oddly. In recent years, as global warming has gained momentum, they've
applied this term,
, to their
environment. What are the symptoms? The sea ice forms later each winter and
thaws earlier in the spring. Robins and biting flies have arrived in places
where they've never been before. The sky is whiter and hazier, even on clear
days. I suspect you'll experience a version of
in the coming days, Aquarius. Something familiar
will behave in a way you've never experienced. That could be good or bad or a
mixture of both. Which way it goes may depend in part on whether you refrain
from jumping to conclusions. It may also hinge on your willingness to redefine
the meaning of "good" and "bad."
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your word of the week is
. It refers to the act of a parent animal sitting on
eggs to keep them warm as the fetuses inside mature to the point of hatching.
In a more metaphorical sense, "incubation" means the process of
protecting and nurturing an idea or possibility as it ripens. Dream workers
also tout "dream incubation," in which you describe a problem that
you'd like to have addressed by your dreams, and hold it in your mind as you
fall asleep. If you do this with a strong intention, your dreams will
eventually help you solve the problem. I invite you to apply this meditation on
incubation to the work you have ahead of you, Pisces.
Homework: What would it mean for you to "make love to the universe"? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.