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week of February 28-March 7 2015

Ken Carson was first introduced at the American International Toy Fair as Barbie doll’s boyfriend on March 11, 1961.

Ken Carson was first introduced at the American International Toy Fair as Barbie doll’s boyfriend on March 11, 1961.

We may have asked you this before, but do you remember Peter Perfect and Penelope Pitstop? They emerge from the “mutable-water” mists of Pisces as modern alliterative archetypes of the Zodiac’s Fish. In true Piscean paradox, the so-called shadow sides of people born under this sign are characterized as being pristinely flawless, if not prissy, caricatures. Planet Neptune, named for the great god of the sea, rules Pisces. Its energy is that of dissolution. And one way in which it manifests, or is, rather, personified, by Pisces people, is in their ability to wash away aspects of their own human condition-ing, which they view as an impediment to whom they believe themselves to be. (I Believe is the sign’s motto). An overactivation of this mechanism in Pisces men, in particular, can result in a Peter Perfect syndrome whereby Fish males adopt slash remove such impediments to a sort of Richie Cunningham goody-goodyness; or, in extreme cases, get stuck in more Felix Unger-style neurosis-sy displays of fastidiousness. Being proper, even putting on aristocratic airs, can be a hallmark of the Pisces Ken Doll, any anatomical incorrectness not withstanding. And so we find the lock-jaw likes of Pisces David Niven, Tony Randall, Rex Harrison, Jim Backus, Kelsey Grammer, Kyle MacLachlan, Mitt Romney, French Stewart and Rob Lowe along with such picture perfect personalities as John Barrowman, James Van Der Beek, Ron Howard, Sidney Poitier, Robert Sean Leonard, Tim Daly, Chris Martin, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Chris Klein, Barry Bostwick, Tommy Tune, Peter Graves, Michael Bolton, Josh Groban, Harry Belafonte, “Ken Carson” and, of course, Mr. (Fred) Rogers.

Aries

You receive encouraging news, now, as the Sun conjuncts healing Chiron—and there’s no need to dread some other shoe dropping, either. Life meets you half way, materializing hopes and wishes. You now negotiate a new design-for-living, wearing many hats. And Thursday’s Full Moon illuminates the fact that you can have it all. Resist any number crunching—it actually limits abundance. What if…is no way to begin a sentence. Just imagine…is more like. Karmic retribution is in full swing: this is more good news, no?

Taurus

With Thursday’s Full Moon, and Jupiter trining Uranus, Venus and Mars, you accept the notion that you descend from a long line of creative, intellectual mavericks. And you come to see that being out on a limb—artistically, academically, entrepreneurially— is now the safest place to be. Far from maddening mediocrity, you nurture a niche that allows for singular expression while tapping you into fresh revenue streams. Feel the link between burningest ambitions and a bubbling source of spiritual inspiration. And work it.

Gemini

You feel more at ease, now, with life’s ephemera, acing any psychological tests placed before you. As Mars trines Saturn, family may converge. Surely, ancient roles are being played out (pun intended); but, try as they might, loved ones can’t push your buttons. Right? A solo vocation beckons, one that allows you to make an enduring mark. You percolate where you’d once procrastinated. Funds ease as you prize freedom over possessions. Thursday’s Full Moon will allay all communication on the home front.

Cancer

You launch a comprehensive plan in service of personal evolution, as both a creative and a creature of love. Mercury opposing Jupiter blesses you with the ability to carve out professional inroads and to experience a fine romance, free of clingy dysfunction. But you must blast your way out of career cul de sacs, and challenge yourself to be with those who share your idea of commitment. A crony seems to be giving you the boot; or maybe it’s just the kick in the caboose you need to learn that friendship is a true gift not a given.

Leo

You provide your brain a rest, now, settling deeper into your body; and the conjunct of the Sun and Chiron lends teeth to efforts to stick to any kind of wellness program. It is key to be less focused on making alterations and more so on appreciating the journey of doing right by health and happiness. If debating whether to kick a questionable habit, we offer a resounding: Yes. Pluto square Mars amps powers of elimination. The removal of excesses is vividly more beneficial than usual, as evidenced by increased loving interest.

Virgo

Mercury opposed Jupiter sees you plotting next major moves. You should also recharge your batteries but, as this looks unlikely, at least pace yourself, easing, not diving, into obligations. Treat them as meditations or exercise. Instincts are sharp as regards new faces on the scene. You’re tempted to censure people for mercenary maneuvers, but resist and rise above. Be thankful you’re more conscious about relationships than the next d-bag. Yes, you’re self-concerned; but at least you don’t tax others with your private-life drama, baby.

Libra

You’re of a mind to something fresh, but now is first about retooling existing plans, products and projects, doing what you already do, louder and prouder. So don’t throw in the creative towel—audience is on the horizon. With the Full Moon, Thursday, you march forward with more objectivity about yourself. Be not concerned with what your actions mean or how you’re seen. Trust: Even if the thing you most want to do is something you feel you’re bad at, then get out there and deliver the most vividly horrific display you can.

Scorpio

You wax uncharacteristically philosophical, now, transforming acquired street smarts into sustainable wisdom. With Pluto square Venus and Mars, others may also turn to you for guidance. Flash: you can be a go-to guru while maintaining emotional detachment. Though you brim with genius notions, you mustn’t waste the grace—record all thoughts. You may not get to some big ideas for eons, but trust that they’ll keep. The trick is not to be distracted from pursuing most pressing ones. Forgiveness is the only absolute power.

Sagittarius

Mercury opposed Jupiter has the obvious effect of challenging you to network your way to new intellectual, academic, philosophical or artistic heights. Stay attuned to sign-posts pointing to new inroads of opportunity. Freedom stems from maintaining a me-first attitude—don’t be emotionally blackmailed into anything that doesn’t sit right. False prophets have a plethora of opinions on what you should/not do. Silence! Make your own decisions. Keep goals in mind and don’t pooh pooh cash-making gigs that get you there.

Capricorn

You’ve hurricanes raging inside you as Saturn trines Mars. Healthiest detachment from people, places and things must be maintained. It can feel like the opposite is true but: nothing is personal. You’ll lose if you fight affronts with brash retorts. Word all business plans or directives carefully, artfully. It can seem like voices are speaking through you; and we won’t dismiss spiritual assists. You’ve the strength, now, to curb consumption and to embrace any asceticism your soul desires. When you feel like retaliating…love more.

Aquarius

We adore a positive spin as much as the next mystics; but, leading to Thursday’s Full Moon, you must admit that there is inequality in your midst. So fight the power of oppression and Plutocracy. Yours are not opinions to be kept to yourself, but wise words for instigating swift and sweeping change. Be most wary of those putting the sick in sycophant. Such hiney-smoochers may be trying to put you off the scent of taking advantage of your connections. Shut it down. Ease on down the road to meditative calm.

Pisces

Efforts you put out there this week are met with great enthusiasm. With the Sun conjunct Neptune, leading to Thursday’s Full Moon, your scope expands in response to career or creative schmoozing. Karmically, too, you get an instant return on goodly investments. What you focus upon will magnetize. So if you fixate on any lacking attention, you may be undervalued; if you appreciate your own unique asset, you best ready yourself for the limelight. See life as a lotus unfolding: fully expressive, expansive and in no way linear.

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week of February 22-28 2015

Anna Magnani

Anna Magnani

Just as Pisces man draws on the fishy archetype of Jesus, Pisces woman is a big Mary. The sign is ruled by Neptune, whose symbol is a trident, originally that of the triple goddess, akin to the Celtic shamrock or the gnostic lily or fleur-de-lis. Biblically, there are three Marys—the mother Mary, the virgin (sacred harlot) Mary Magdalene and that elusive, etheric one who seems to pop in and out only at crucial moments, like the crucifixion and resurrection. Taken together, she is the great goddess in triplicate, akin to to the Great Goddess of the Sea, Aphrodite, curiously also called Mari. Mary’s della robbia blue gown fringed in white is the sea fringed with foam, that primordial mutable-water Piscean écume (scum) from whence Aphrodite emerged. Indeed the two Pisces “Fish” of the zodiac are the totems of Aphrodite and her son Eros. Eros is love, Jesus is love. And just as Pisces man’s sexuality can put the ishy in fishy, Pisces woman tends to take up with guys who are a bit light in their loaves and fishes, if not as lovers than as platonic soulmates. We often cite Tennessee Williams’ Blanche du Bois, an incarnation of the medieval Blanchefleur (who rocks that fleur-de-lis) as the modern emblem of the Pisces woman. She is forever re-emerging from her bath, creating Neptunian enchantment, reeling from her Belle Reve and looking to share a cherry pop with some pretty young thing barely out of short pants. Likewise, the personality of the female Pisces, the everywoman of the zodiac, runs the gamut from fantastical diva to tragic dame-on-the-verge, lover to sacrificial killer. And for this, and so many other reasons, we are enraptured by the likes of Nina Simone, Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone, Laura Pepon, Chelsea Handler, Patsy Kensit, Theresa Russell, Rue MacClanahan, Eryka Badu, Liza Minelli, Elis Regina, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anaïs Nin, Patty Hearst, Bernadette Peters, Tyne Daly, Anna Magnani, Rihanna, Ursula Andres, Isabelle Huppert, Eva Mendes.

Aries

As Mars and Venus inch closer to Uranus, you may feel spread thin, but rather a part of the cosmic fabric. Being one with the All is something you crave, yet it requires a certain death of ego trappings. Harken to any spiritual callings, whether or not you fully heed them at this point. Sticky emotional vestiges of the past are being removed, inspiring fresh avenues of thought and emotion. Ditch worn out rituals, along with the same ol’ people playing the same ol’ games, for new toys and tricks, all entendres intended.

Taurus

Your mental powers peak to near psychic proportion, with the Sun conjunct Neptune and Venus conjunct Uranus. Nary a soul escapes being slid under your microscope. Given to micromanagement to root out dysfunction in all your operations, you define said dysfunction as anything done in a way you wouldn’t do it. Discern the fine line between helpful and plain old hunty. In love, errant mates won’t make the cut—even disloyal buckfuddies are prepped for the discard pile. You’re in the throes of an artistic and aesthetic revolution.

Gemini

The Moon T-squares a Mercury-Jupiter opposition, opening new dialogues and launching fresh initiatives. This also eases articulation, especially, of radical ideas. It is clarity time for creative Geminians for whom veils of self-doubt and -delusion fall away. Cautiously optimistic, stock up on patience to sandbag any floods of discouragement. Enthusiasm is mounting and you itch for celebration. But don’t waste fuel on trips to party city. Keep it in the bank to fund imminent breakthroughs. Love won’t find you wanting, but willing.

Cancer

Financial concerns come to the fore, a result of the Moon squaring Uranus, Venus and Mars. The thing is: Though you’re fairly flush, recently achieved milestones in money-making may’ve left you cold. There’s a lesson here: It’s time to affirm what you truly value, over cash. Experience? Freedom? Is liberty, over liquidity, your new definition of luxury? If so, initiate plans to venture forth in future—book travel, blaze frontiers of learning—maybe combining cerebral and geographical journeys. Only you can stop you.

Leo

You can’t hide your altruistic ways, now, as the Sun conjuncts Neptune. Others come to learn of the good deeds you’ve been doing on the down low. It is true that having kept your white-witch/warlock ways under wraps has magnified your power to affect positive changes. So you can try to keep charity covert but channels are being opened to you, both in the material world—where others rally around and champion your causes—and in the spiritual realm. If ever were you to believe the guidance of unseen forces, now’s the time.

Virgo

As Venus and Mars sidle up to Uranus, you may not want a revolution, but you can expect a revelation. You simply cannot take half measures in the hatching of innovative ideas and projects that promote radical change. Not that you need to stage some kind of coup. No heads need roll. But there must be a changing of the guard. Your financial instincts are super keen. And you feel a shift in tone and responsibility in relationships. You’re tempted to impose restrictions as romantic feelings deepen; but resist and let go.

Libra

You see the need to make specific choices, as Venus squares off with Pluto. Distinguish a more distinct direction than one taken in recent career past. Don’t try to create tipping points— success is the culmination of past actions. Hope that’s good news. The truth is: you needn’t be so dutiful or reverential toward those (you think) have all the power. The validation and authority you seek are within. Venus conjunct Mars prescribes a romance with self. As they both inch toward Uranus, your love life can become a bit freaky deaky.

Scorpio

You’re dying. We all are. And as Pluto squares Venus you might factor that fact into your every hope, dream, plan or action. How much whistling in the graveyard do you truly do? Fortune now increases: accept it with humility. Now is time to define your unique selling points, keys to long-term success. There is no boon in being multifaceted; it breeds half-baked products, ideas and services. Focus on the one thing. And work it for all its worth. As you narrow your niche, you simplify the equation, which adds up to more time and $.

Sagittarius

It’s high time to unhitch your wagon from anyone else’s star and tell hangers-on to yours where to get off. Mercury opposing Jupiter now pinpoints how being part of a collective, corporation, or cult social scene actually limits you. Not only do you have the verve to extricate yourself from hives that provide no honey, you come to see: you are your own best asset. Dream a singular dream even in the midst of team working. Healing now happens. Forgo activities that provide fleeting pleasure and thus postpone lasting Joy.

Capricorn

Life can seem like a domino pattern of if-then contingencies, as the Moon makes challenging aspects to Uranus, Venus and Mars. You may see that sticking to your guns isn’t always productive. Yes, you can have great expectations, but the universe unfolds of its own accord, not to your specifications, and surely not on your schedule. Uranus conjunct Venus may put you at the whim of random caveats; then bam, synchronic run-ins reaffirm your faith in divine order. Focus not on what isn’t happening, and nurture what is.

Aquarius

As Pluto squares Venus and Uranus, you’ll feel more empowered in putting group aims ahead of your own. Ironically, you win increasing praise for solo pursuits in the process. You make it look easy to pull off massive projects—we know the struggle—while solidarity with others has never been more, well, solid. People are less likely to label or put you in a box. If anything, you’re urged to articulate your unique, personal belief system. It likely prescribes no entangling alliances but utter empathy and compassion.

Pisces

Be inspired by the gifted spirits in your midst. The conjunct of Sun and Neptune says not to avoid the obvious by trying not to emulate them. You’re in no danger of being imitative. You know what it is you do best and others harken to your unique voice. In business or creative work, as ever the twain shall meet, don’t edit yourself! Take space and time to fully express what most needs it. You can make yourself a bit scarce without becoming totally isolated. Solitude shouldn’t be escape, just as pursuing your dreams needn’t spell oblivion.

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Week of February 15-21

Micky Dolenz: He's a believer.

Pisces motto is “I believe.” Micky Dolenz: “I’m a Believer.”

Just as the sign of Aquarius, the Waterbearer, ushers us into Pisces, so too does the Aquarian archetype of John the Baptist, the Waterbearer, prepare (ye) the way for the Pisces archetype, Jesus, the quintessential Fish. Aquarius represents revelation, glimpses of the future, truth and potential joy—men of the sign being notoriously lost in their visions—whilst Pisces man, in perpetual Jesus mode, represents a sustained drifting, like one in a lucid dream, personifying the perennial state of Nirvana, the “true reality” lodged beyond the veil of illusion which characterizes our material life in the visible, tangible world. That old chestnut. In Sextrology, the Pisces Man chapter is indeed entitled The Drifter. More than any other individual, Pisces treats existence as one big womb of potentiality in which he floats toward desired goals without the efforting or struggle that most of us exhibit. His life is a protracted process of incubation whereby his goal is to remain peaceful, if not pacified by others, most notably, strong-willed partners or lovers, who help pilot his life while cleaving to him as some sort of life saver, spiritual or otherwise. The metaphor of Jesus walking on water illustrates Pisces’ ability to be buoyed by his belief that the universe provides the perfect unfolding of his destiny. There is thus no need to stress. Life goes on equally within and without you. At least that seems to be the message of flow personified by the vibrationally itinerant Pisces male. Here: a list of pretty, Jesus-y and, some, messiah-complexed drifters: Jack Kerouac, George Harrison, Jake Bugg, Peter Fonda, James Taylor, Kurt Cobain, Roger Daltry, Emile Hirsch, Peter Berg, Jon Bon Jovi, Victor Garber, Ricky Wilson, Common, Johnny Cash, Johnny Knoxville, James Blunt, Matthew Gray Gubler, Ja Rule, Micky Dolenz, Rudolf Nureyev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Lou Reed, Robin Thicke, Justin Bieber, Chris Martin, Adam Levine, Josh Groban, Danny Masterson, Will I Am, L. Ron Hubbard.

Aries

You now see how self discipline and spiritual awakening go hand-in-hand. Even a new exercise routine is as much about gaining peace of mind as it is sinewy tone. Your vistas expand with Wednesday’s New Moon: Actual travel is likely, while, you’ll surely voyage inwardly. Expect a rosier financial profile; and a rather paradoxical mix of wider renown and increased privacy is in the stars. Striking a better balance between private and public life is the byproduct of a mindful design to bring all aspects of experience into concert.

Taurus

You achieve major closure with Saturn trining both Mars and Venus. A sense of completion makes you near giddy; and you see: the more you do, the more you can do. Get busy-work out of the way, clearing the decks for heavier lifting, with Wednesday’s New Moon. Reconnect with heroes, pinpointing traits you seek to emulate. Seek to heed truest callings. And lube your elbows for some major rubbing, resisting the urge to grease others': For your humblest of gestures can be misconstrued now to have ulterior motives.

Gemini

With the Sun entering Pisces, and a New Moon, Wednesday, outsized encouragement fuels professional advancement—or is it the other way around? In either case, you gain fuller mastery in your career, so long as you acknowledge the progress you’ve made thus far. Fear that good things won’t last is a self-fulfilling prophesy. On the work front, you have two options: continue what you’re doing, or alight on something better. So chill and channel any worrier energy into warrior action. Forward march on all artistic campaigns.

Cancer

With the New Moon this week, you may face so-called demons, urging you to clearly articulate your singular brand of skewed genius as an intellectual, sociologist, activist or (fill in the blank) of note. You see that personal paydays and sharing the wealth aren’t mutually exclusive. While you plan long-term planet moves, impromptu travel is in the stars. Balancing a busy urbane life with bucolic escapes characterizes your near-future. You learn more about life’s meanings from Mother Nature than from any guide or guru.

Leo

Your professional reputation now becomes paramount. Cultivating a stellar one depends on your ability to specialize, with laser focus, so to distinguish yourself from any pack. After Wednesday’s New Moon, you can change your career headline by accepting more responsibility. Mars entering Aries, Thursday, provides ease in competitions. Venus following suit signals good fortune for an intimate you’ve aided in an emotional struggle. Being there for loved ones amps your overall beneficence, attracting great karmic reward.

Virgo

Discernment is a Virgo super power. You can apply it to fine lines between curiosity and suspicion, vulnerability and victimization, stillness and stagnation. With the New Moon and Sun in Pisces, the Vaselined gauze drops from the lens through which others see you. So-called faults become obvious so you can work to refine, even appreciate, them. Accept criticism given by colleagues or cronies. Avoid defensiveness. Ask for help then take it. Seething family issues rear up. Be overtly neutral. Relegate any and all battles to the past.

Libra

Expect the unexpected with the New Moon conjunct Sun in Pisces, Wednesday. It brings offers, prospects and escapes from out of the blue. That said, you must meet opportunities half way, dropping into situations that truly suit you, fist-bumping would-be helping hands. And this should go without saying: Speak nothing but the Truth. Now isn’t time to pose or posture; and you win no points in pretending to be nonchalant. Saturn trine Venus says a stifling of unrequited feelings can result in an explosion of them. Express thyself!

Scorpio

Nigh on Wednesday’s New Moon, you shake up the status quo, honoring a burning desire for change. But mind that restlessness doesn’t turn to recklessness lest you alienate those whose favor you value. Mars in Aries can cause head-butting with clients or colleagues, fueled by friction at home. But, with Venus trailing behind, you can take stock of, and apologize to, those you may’ve scapegoated. Now can be a new beginning with assured successes, if you remove energetic blocks. Try to make heartfelt, not perfunctory amends.

Sagittarius

First impressions are everything with Sun entering Pisces on a New Moon. It’s like you have X-ray vision into others’ hearts and minds. The upshot is, you’re equally transparent. This may shock those who view you with rose-colored glasses. Voicing contrary opinions can jar people who counted you on their side, but this can be a healthy impetus for change. With Saturn trine Venus, a long lost someone may make a reentry. Such a person can be a mirror signaling a readiness to confront aspects of yourself s/he vividly portrays.

Capricorn

Saturn trining Venus and Mars exposes inherent biases formed in childhood conditioning. Those you’re wont to label gauche, in knee-jerk fashion, may very well emerge to be valued allies. With Wednesday’s New Moon, a project for which you once had passion— investing blood, sweat and tears—then shelved for fear of failure, can now be dusted off. You show true grit in overriding doubts and naysayers you previously let derail you. But can you resist sycophants kissing up to you? Or are you still an all-day sucker for them?

Aquarius

As the Sun enters Pisces on a New Moon, focus is on meticulously analyzing deals and offers. Remember that nothing is personal; and let discretion be your prime biz directive. Empty promises of the past have left you skeptical, but you now have no fear of falling for any slim or shady negotiations. If anything, it’s being too jaded and not recognizing a good thing when it presents itself that concern us. With Mars entering Aries, a seeming dead end provides a breakthrough. Leave no stone unturned to insure you’re being heard.

Pisces

Though generally open and accepting, with the Sun’s move into Pisces on the New Moon, you find one-on-one associations most challenging. Little wonder: Individuals demand intimacy just as you invest emotion more detachedly, democratically. But any effort put into close bonds increases overall emotional intelligence. In career, you’re subtly fierce, asserting a new creative agenda, uncompromisingly, finding a process of self-discovery most rewarding. Any gnawing sensation you feel is a gut instinct aching to be trusted.

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Week of February 8-14 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

The classic Greek male Aquarian archetype is Ganymede, a beautiful shepherd boy whom Zeus, in eagle form, whisked up to Olympus and immortalized as his cup bearer. As a youth, the Aquarian male is likewise open to being taken under the wing of older and wiser mentors who promise a more exalted existence. But who’s zoomin’ who? As the fixed-air sign ruled by Uranus (the Sky God of the Universe) Aquarian men do seek a more heavenly rather than earthly experience of life, whether that translates to living a utopian vision, a rarefied lifestyle, being held up as some sort of guru, demagogue, demigod, or getting lost in futuristic, scientific dreams and visions. They are naturally detached—one might argue that they are the most healthy, emotionally, rarely falling prey to codependence, although they tend to breed it in others, and in spades. The Arthurian Ganymede is Galahad, pure enough to reach the grail and receive the manna, which is really what is happening with Zeus elevating his beloved boy. Grace and Truth are the provenance of the sign of Aquarius and men of the sign are poised, free from excess restraint of human interaction, to be most open to receive, and be taken up, by these principle-energies. Eternally youthful Aquarian love objects with a calling (or those who play the part): Dane DeHann, Freddie Highmore, Cristiano Rinaldo, Elijah Wood, Jeremy Sumpter, Harry Styles, Chord Overstreet, Nick Carter, James Dean, Justin Timberlake, Greg Louganis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Taylor Lautner, Casey Spooner, Billie Joe Armstrong, Matt Dillon, Brandon Boyd.

Aries

It’s cards on the table time: With Mercury direct by Wednesday, disclosure of desired plans will attract those who’ll champion such efforts. A window is now opened, through which others may enter into your wildest schemes. Your sense of empathy (yes, you have one) is also amped, fostering affection from those who thought you too imperious or impervious to approach. You lay down arms, giving access to a heretofore guarded true you. This real Self doesn’t front or pose. S/he is a happy, free inhabitant of Authenti City.

Taurus

Mercury direct by Wednesday paves a path to create new avenues of abundance. Tie up loose ends, paying outstanding debts and delivering on every promise. You can feel like something of a loose cannon, now. And yes, flying in the face of convention is condoned; but it must serve a purpose, people, and/or progress, not just buck systems that bum you out. You’re a bit itchy—or just plain (b-). So, in love: think through lusty or grouchy impulses. Make sure acting on them supports your true quest for sustainable well being.

Gemini

As Mercury stations and goes direct, recent struggles reveal themselves to be inspiration for personal expression. You’re cosmically assisted in processing ill feelings to be released—leaving you open to court new influences, ideologies. and individuals. Creative juices resume flowing. So you can begin chucking ideas onto paper or other platforms where you can work out any kinks, without focusing on perfection. Jupiter trine the Sun wraps your brain around career changes into which your gut is already intuitively tapping.

Cancer

Intrigue abounds as Pluto T-squares Uranus and the Moon at week’s start. Mystery, mystique, even mysticism are in the air. You sense a convergence of unseen energies and situations. Acceptance is key to floating on the surface of any waves others make. With Tuesday’s Full Moon: Check your ego in brainstorming sessions, letting ideas happen through you. This endows works of creation with a life force all their own. You possess the power to raise the vibration in relationships, while remaining lovingly detached.

Leo

As Mercury quits retrograde, by Wednesday, you may be taken to school, for reals. Some of you will literally ship off to one institute of learning or other, while most embark on a fresh personal course of study. Your brain is being rewired for processing new information, removing obstacles to absorbing wisdom from the pervasive din. You quit pretending you have all the answers and actually seek some. Take care of how your moves to further cred/status impact others. Intimates are free to be their singular selves.

Virgo

A Stellium of Mars, Chiron and Venus plus Mercury out of retrograde, by Wednesday, all add up to a burst of Virgo ego, Virego?, and exhilaration. Yens for ephemeral pleasures abound. You know: indulging them can leave you feeling emptier. A mini crash and burn might be unavoidable, but it may be what’s needed to springboard you, from the ashes to even greater heights. Certain sacrifice gives rise to payoffs that help you achieve desired, increased autonomy. Prioritize activities that provide you lasting joy, not a passing fancy.

Libra

It’s time to call in all chits and favors, as Mercury stations, going direct by Wednesday. And get deals in writing! Jupiter in the last throes of opposition to the Sun can make it seem like luck is running out, when, in fact, you are urged to participate in its design. A cool diligence in meeting challenges, without complaint, sees you ace them. Meanwhile don’t ignore or repress sadness—honor it lest it drag you into deeper depression. There’s a thin line between the fabulous and the nebulous. Be sure dreamy situations are really rooted.

Scorpio

Put a safety on your stinger and embrace a breezy formality in dealings. As Mercury about-faces by Wednesday, you can commit to people and situations without compulsion, being of service without becoming indentured. You more easily laugh off faults and mistakes that typically trigger self-loathing. Feel your underlying confidence—it’s there. Note where private affairs seep into professional ones, keeping a hearty polarity in place. Using people as place holders until so-called betters come along is plain old unspiritual.

Sagittarius

You march to your own drum, again, as Mercury goes direct, by Wednesday. We like to say: where others Sousa, you salsa. And being “out of step” is tantamount to finding your own rhythm. Explore your whims and unfurl your freak flags. You’ve got the guts to withstand scapegoating so don’t stress should that occur. You will be victorious in any psychic battle. Meanwhile don’t defend yourself against, nor dignify, the slings and arrows of detractors. Consider the notion of integrity: It means keeping yourself together.

Capricorn

As Mercury goes direct, by Wednesday, your snail’s pace turns to warp speed. A packed schedule draws attention outward while inner struggles won’t be ignored. Deep-seated issues and desires surface with a bang. Be super temperate in your habits, adding no fuel to a fiery psyche. Keep voicing feelings and true callings, if only to your mirror. This releases trapped emotion, which can manifest as physical tension. See your angst as a storehouse of adrenalin to channel into action. Yoda was wrong. Trying is everything.

Aquarius

We know you’ve been keeping a low profile; but you begin to expose yourself to new thoughts and situations with relish. With Mercury going direct, and a mash-up of Mars, Chiron and Venus: You’re snapped out of self-imposed ruts, taking risks, coloring outside defined lines. You ask for forgiveness, if need be, instead of permission. Leaking holes in long-range plans can be plugged up, assuring their success. You’re also given evidence of your enduring desirability—and just as that convent or monastery wasn’t looking so bad.

Pisces

The current aspect of Saturn square Neptune helps pinpoint sources of dread and fear, so you can take steps toward eradicating them. It’s glossing over them that frays your nerves over time. You’re emotionally full steam ahead, with Mercury direct, by Wednesday, and putting an end to if-then thinking. If you fear regret, then leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of your dreams. Set a new intention to allow a life-long goal to take, well, a lifetime. Know where you’re going, but don’t be in a rush to get there. Just plan to live longer.

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week of February 1-7 2015

farrahShe’s like a rainbow: We’ve mentioned that Iris, goddess of the rainbow, is one of the classic “descending goddesses” that portray the Aquarius woman archetype. She watered the clouds with her pitcher, and brought divine inspiration to mortals from the gods. She also, like Mercury, namesake for the planet (which is exalted in Aquarius) carries a caduceus staff and bears wings. She has a nemesis, an evil twin, a shadow side, called Arke, whose own wings are iridescent. Enter the biblical figure of Salome, female counterpart to the water bearer, John the Baptist: Her dance of the seven veils—one for each color of Roy G. Biv—is, like the rainbow itself, a beckoning beyond the veil of material illusion, terrestrial life, to that of reveal-ation, and communion with the divine. Whether through revelation or ascension or death this will be achieved. And who would have thunk the following list of seemingly innocent goddesses with their signature outsized bobble-heads plopped atop a nearly eternal nubility would pack such a punch? Hold the Salome: Mena Suvari, Emma Bunton, Natalie Dormer, Christina Ricci, Heather Graham, Mischa Barton, Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, Portia DeRossi, Isla Fisher, Emma Roberts, Rosamund Pike, Elizabeth Olsen, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffani Thiessen, Jane Seymour, Princess Caroline, Princess Stephanie, Brandy Norwood, Amber Valletta, Zhang Ziyi, Shakira, Diane Lane, Mia Kirshner, Minnie Driver, Christie Brinkley, Kelly Rowland, Farrah Fawcett and, the bobble-headiest of all: Paris Hilton.

Aries

You most need reminding that: nothing is personal—difficult for a me-generated Aries to understand. And yet you’re right, in a sense, that that the opposite is also true. With Tuesday’s Jupiter fueled Full Moon, the blanket ways you flatter (or ingratiate yourself to) others is easily read as indiscriminant and insincere. So soul-search what it is you truly want from people. Validation? Worship? Be brutally honest with yourself. It’s the surest way to rise from the depths of sycophancy into the rarified air of self-love and -value.

Taurus

Change is the only constant with Uranus T-squaring the Moon and Pluto. Reboots and rejigs need making to creative plans. Double back to reclaim unique, innovative visions, and steer clear of any status quo creeping in. With Tuesday’s Jupiter-amped Full Moon: Rolling up your puffed sleeves to lead a demoralized team doesn’t just give them a boost; it positions you to diagnose and root out dysfunction where it festers. Step up to take any top-dog community role on offer. The key to effective leadership is keenest delegation.

Gemini

You may laugh through tears, as Venus forms a stellium with Mars and Chiron, pointing to fond farewells and fresh starts. You’re eager to embrace new plans and paradigms, not to mention reimagine your mojo and personal effects. With Tuesday’s Full Moon, you graduate from a life of preparation to one of actualization and mastery, owning your accomplishments in a number of arenas. In command of life-lessons learned, you have a signature brand of droll wisdom to impart. To wit, bittersweet introspection is fruitful.

Cancer

With the Full Moon, Tuesday, time seems to expand in the face of looming deadlines. Don’t question the ease with which you meet them—but don’t waste the grace, either. Keep nose to the grindstone. Jupiter opposed the Sun channels happy thoughts and big ideas into being. But perspiration is still a key ingredient. Don’t take short cuts; and avoid escape fantasies, especially those involving sordid social scenes. Treating your body as a temple has obvious physical benefit. Knowing you’re doing so will heal a troubled mind.

Leo

The Full Leo Moon bids you take stock of overreactions in recent interactions. A blend of scorn and regret may surface (don’t wallow) en route to your taking a more conscious, compassionate approach to interpersonal bonds. Jupiter opposing the Sun provides much-needed distance between your feelings and actions. By shedding false superiority in your demeanor (thinly veiled underconfidence) you find joy in humility and in paying homage to others. It’s time you learn the big diff between expressing appreciation and kissing keister.

Virgo

Through the Full Moon Tuesday, stick to your guns in negotiating deals or partnerships. Yes, Virgos rock the art of compromise; but your zeal for resolution can see you concede too much. Don’t be too quick to peg new faces on the scene as rivals—they may be allies-in-progress. Bring dream pursuits into balance with your daily grind. Do a little each day toward them—it adds up. Creative callings must be priority-one to hasten lucrativity. So be all biz, working a fierce efficiency-expertise. And make sure to schedule in fun time.

Libra

As Venus sidles up to Chiron and Mars, ambition feels healing. You hit your marks, meeting obligations, as if life were one well-choreographed dance. You stretch into uncharted career territory, embracing progressive modes and ideas. With the Jupiter-amped Full Moon: Optimism, in all forms, is fueled by making amends and securing loose ends. Keep a positive outlook and be abundance-conscious. Exceed expectations—don’t sell yourself short—and face facts: You’ve outgrown some people, places and flings.

Scorpio

Family relations can get too close for comfort as Uranus T-squares the Moon and Pluto. Cue mild panic. You crave detachment from clinging intimates, too, finding comfort in mild acquaintances. Where closing ranks once protected you: with Tuesday’s Full Moon, it makes your world precariously small. As a fear of strangers dissolves into a healthy terror of loved ones, you loosen such ties that bind. Where this incites a riot, you can be sure there are strings attached. And ask yourself too: where are you conditionally loving?

Sagittarius

Your ruler Jupiter, conjunct Tuesday’s Full Moon, strips you of false prophets, crushes cum crutches, codependents, hollow heroes and real or metaphoric anesthetics. The trick is to soberly tackle big issues on your own, building emotional muscle in so doing. You’ll need said brawn for a new leg of personal evolution that entails vivid transformation. Change can be hard on bonds with which you fear to tamper. What’s revealed is that: Some so-called loved ones are married to what you represent rather than who you truly are.

Capricorn

A stellium of Mars, Neptune and Venus says to quit forcing plans or projects into works. Others may view this as giving up. But it’s actually surrender to authenticity. You can no longer twist your brain around situations you don’t feel. Tuesday’s Full Moon is a call to financial action. Making bank is its own reward. So get all your ducks in a row, paying down debts and cutting losses. You find life less fraught just aiming to put first things first. If you’ve no time to stroll or read a book, you’re doing (the proverbial) It all wrong.

Aquarius

With Tuesday’s Full Moon, you’re being urged to expel or express vestiges, memories, repressions of the past. But mind the rollercoaster—emotional highs and lows are to be equally avoided. Just observe and take stock of your inner complexities. All answers and solace are within. With Jupiter opposed the Sun, seismic shifts in your psyche occur for the best. Simply breathe and visualize an invisaline between your desires and your destiny. Success seeks you just as you do it. Remove doubts blocking its clear view of you.

Pisces

Saturn square Neptune and Venus allows you to extract nuggets of wisdom from every situation, even those you’ve labeled unsavory; and Tuesday’s Full Moon expands your mind via exaggerated experiences. So when the outrageous or the absurd occurs, embrace it so to glean life lessons. In career, your scope is increasingly global. Put busy work aside and concentrate, solely, on your eponymous brand’s creative content. Yes, you are a brand; and its proliferation requires exiting any cul de sacs in which you’ve been hiding.

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week of January 25-31 2015

Future-thinking Aquarian Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin

Aquarius is Leo’s so-called opposite on the cosmic wheel. Last week we explained that Leo is associated with our Sun, while Uranus-ruled Aquarius is likened to a distant Star, the Tarot card of the same name depicting the wondrous Waterbearer. Likewise, the literary archetypes of the signs are related. For instance, whereas male Leo draws on the brazen Sun-king Arthur, Aquarius man expresses the visionary character of Merlin who, incidentally, “lives backwards”, coming from the future. In simple terms: the Aquarian can seem alien, out there—in truth, he’s given glimpses of what is to be, to which the rest of us aren’t always as privy. In his best light, he is ahead of his time—a progressive, liberal, egalitarian with a scientist’s mind bent on freeing humanity from passé conventions that bind. This can see him being held up as some kind of guru, a power that can go to his egg head. He can be as emotionally distant as the future and as surprisingly unpredictable as a sudden mutation— he is a personification of that very quirk—which, if you know your biology, creates a new, evolutionary path that ensures the survival of the species. Think about it: Charles Darwin, Nicholas Copernicus, Wolfgang Mozart, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, Galileo, Abraham Lincoln, Lewis Carroll, Grigori Rasputin, William Burroughs, James Dean, Paul Newman, Charles Dickens, Peter Gabriel, Ashton Kutcher, D.W. Griffith, Langston Hughes, Bertolt Brecht, Neal Cassady, Anton Chekhov, Federico Fellini, Phillip Glass, Huey Newton, John Travolta. Oh, and did you ever notice how many of your Aquarian male friends have bat-like teeth? Hello: Eddie Izzard, Robbie Williams, Christian Bale, Eddie Van Halen. No really, it’s a thing.

Aries

You may have invested in a lifelong plan which served as an antidote to a conditioned sense of alienation. Still, in a bid for so-called normalcy, life may’ve become small, and stifled your need for exploration and experimentation. But Mars conjunct Neptune now awakens realizable dreams and that taste for the exotic. So get ready to venture beyond the garden gate. Co-dependents may squawk, while true loved ones support your quest to become a smaller fish in a larger pond. And there’s no rush. Time waits for greatness.

Taurus

You can strike a balance between the trad and the rad, playing by the rules to further your most progressive goals or ideals. Jupiter opposed Mercury helps you clearly visualize and communicate your views in group settings. So take the reins when making pitches; and share your story with others. You show finesse, too, fielding any inquiry. Where you once met blocks articulating, you now flow, trippingly. You can pour on genuine charm with nary a disingenuous note. Improvised diatribes serve you better than prepared ones.

Gemini

With Mercury retrograde opposing Jupiter, you stretch beyond comfort zones and usual creative or social limits, only to then dive deeper into meditative you-time. What you can no longer abide are pat, homogenous human contacts and/or vague amusements. It’s a good time to unplug, curb social networking, and bring back good old-fashioned modes and manners. This is a time for healing, which includes a rediscovery of lost pastimes and artistic or intellectual interests. Nature and contemplation open channels to true wisdom.

Cancer

A stellium of Mars, Neptune and Venus enriches your aesthetic. Cancerian artists get serious, inspired to new heights; while all ye Moonchildren find beauty in exposing hidden, even harsh, truths, revealing the beatific in the beat. Careful not to be fooled by appearances or dazzled by packaging: You probe situations, so-called opportunities and people, for Truth. So ignite your power of appreciation, taking stock of all you possess (materially and intrinsically), giving thanks for this bounty. Your stock rises from there.

Leo

You embark upon a transformational trip, with Mercury then the Sun opposing Jupiter. Expect a sudden change in the intimate company you keep, and in the making of bold, new acquaintanceships. Your daily grind gets groovier, as you’re struck with revelations you can put straightaway into practice. Creative and healthful rituals take precedence. You get a glimpse of living in a manner aligned with inner callings, not outside dictates. As you quit seeking acceptance, you’ve a better barometer for what’s acceptable in others.

Virgo

Although access is granted to enclaves formerly denied you, the irony is: their appeal has waned since you last pressed your nose against any windows. But don’t cut off your schnozola to spite your face: Mars conjunct Neptune says to sashay through open doors with an attitude of gratitude. Make no mention of any old ill feelings. It’s only fodder for would-be detractors. Focus on showcasing skills that uniquely distinguish you. Some say you don’t play by the rules. This is true—you rewrite them, for which you are celebrated.

Libra

You must be in the biz of matching your behavior with your beliefs now. With Venus conjunct Neptune and Mars, try to own your true feelings and act accordingly. Start by taking up more emotional space. The small and meek routine is tired. Anyone who balks is meant to be challenged. And do let them see you sweat. There’s no boon in feigning that success comes easy. Tenacity doesn’t undermine your talent, it champions it. You have blamed failures on not really trying. Now you see that any result is for no lack of it.

Scorpio

With a current opposition of Jupiter and Mercury, you can put a new modus operandi into effect. Preservation should be your watchword when it comes to time and energy. Slice and dice your day, allotting specific hours of focus for select activities, working solely at such scheduled times. You will want to forgo fatuous endeavors and events. But avoid adopting a supercilious air. If you pooh-pooh projects in which you’re not participating, one may wonder if you doth protest too much. Otherwise, admit it when you feel left out.

Sagittarius

Jupiter opposed Mercury and Sun optimizes opportunities for healing, some of which may come out of the blue or are all too easily ignored. Accept olive branches on offer, and mourn any losses. Shiny happy people manifest in your midst, those for whom success and being of great service aren’t mutually exclusive. Your kind of people. Seek to foster bonds with other sexy saints and eschew any stingy sinners, visualizing their heads getting smaller and smaller in your rear-view. Venus in Pisces fuels loving home fires.

Capricorn

The week begins like a series of tests, but you’ll soon put your pencil down. With Saturn squaring Neptune and Venus, you’re ready to recess and reap some reward. If you’re overindulging in negative thoughts or behavior, it’s a symptom of not facing facts, particularly in personal bonds. You can’t manufacture feelings for situations and people whose appeal has waned. Thinking you owe it to others to pretend is, paradoxically, patronizing. On the love front, keep options open; and not just you married Goats.

Aquarius

With Jupiter opposing the Aquarius Sun, it’s best to temper overindulgence in celebration on one hand, while minding a tendency for self-deprivation on the other. No beating yourself up for not meeting so-called expectations. Setting bars too high only sucks the should-be fun out of ventures. Base your identity on life pursuits other than career progress. Avoid competitions, even friendly ones. Yours is an untrodden path, so don’t be pigeon-holed. Self-started operations succeed best. Though an intern wouldn’t hurt.

Pisces

You may self-impose austerity measures, with Neptune conjunct Mars; and yet there is freedom and soulful challenge in cinching your Hermes belt; so long as do so out of choice not fear. You may adopt a certain Spartan chic, feeling like a spiritual warrior on a quest to conquer the next creative milestone. You must call the shots, so lawyers, agents, managers et al might be superfluous. There is humor in a fresh artistic or intellectual direction. As finances refill, look for the funny in situations and record your findings.

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week of January 18-24 2015

 

Aquarius Ida Lupino

Aquarius Ida Lupino

The sign of the Waterbearer has a number of classical, biblical and literary archetypes associated with it. On the female side, we see many an inspirational figure, from the cupbearing goddess of youth, Hebe, to Rebecca at her well, to Galadriel from Tolkien’s Middle Earth—whether or not he consciously linked her, etymologically, to Galahad, of holy grail (waterbearer) fame, is anyone’s guess. But let’s stick to the classic: Before being replaced by Zeus’ boy-toy Ganymede, the job of dispensing the nectar of the gods belonged to Hebe. As goddess of youth, she is one and the same with the rejuvenating nectar she pours out. Hebe is the maiden-form of her “mother” Hera, who, along with her anagramm\atical mother Rhea-Cronos (crone aspect), forms a specific aggregate of triple goddess. Hera is the Sagittarius archetype, Rhea the Capricorn one, and now we follow those signs with Aquarius which claims the recycled goddess Hebe as its own. She is married off to Heracles (meaning: beloved of Hera), a mortal made god by this love match. He married up. Hebe thus takes the form of a descending goddess, like Iris, Hera’s messenger, goddess of the rainbow who travels down her colorful path to bring the “good news” to mankind, another dispenser of divine joy. In the Tarot, the Star card depicts the Waterbearer. Makes sense: Aquarius and Leo are so-called astrological opposites, that is, higher septaves of each other ad infinitum, spiraling upward through the zodiac. Leo is associated with our star, the Sun; while Aquarius portrays another Sun, far out. Stella (Star) in A Street Car Named Desire is this Aquarian archetype wedded to the palpably mortal, brutish, if not Herculean, Stanley with whom, in a nod to Iris’s rainbow, she would get those colored lights a-spinning. So let’s hear it for the far-out Aquarius woman, starlit from within, with her outsized ancient noggin plopped atop an ever youthful body, bringing inspiration to we mere mortals. She is, indeed, a bobble-headed beauty, like Tweetybird, eternally bright-sided, uplifting, and rather impervious to any catty detractors in her midst. Enter the enlightening Laura Dern, Carol Channing, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Rosa Parks, Sara Gilbert, Yoko Ono, Molly Ringwald, Mia Farrow, Alice Walker, Germaine Greer, Elizabeth Bishop, Toni Morrison, Carson McCullers, Colette, Stella Adler, Ida Lupino, Tallulah Bankhead, Amy Tan, Laura Ingalls. And on the shadow side?: Ayn Rand, Sarah Palin, Paris Hilton, Eva Braun.

Aries

There’s no game if you don’t play. With Mercury retrograde by Wednesday, you can enter a mental space free of shady shenanigans. Avoid being dragged into family contests or even friendly competitions. Be covetous of solo space and strive to be your own authority in all settings. And throw some weight around—it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Your emotions are mastered as you funnel outsized feelings into pet projects. Living well isn’t the best revenge. Being well is. It’s time to know the difference.

Taurus

Life just might be simpler than you’re making it. Planning it all down to the last detail takes away from simply living it. So put your to-do lists aside and munch on experience. Not to be confused with chewing the scenery. With the New Moon, Tuesday, it’s no time to be meek or make weak choices; we want you boldly going where you want to be. And yuk it up. Find the laughter. You’ve free license to confidently express your creativity, so color outside the lines. Don’t edit yourself. Sun in Aquarius inspires you to innovation.

Gemini

With Mercury retrograde by Wednesday, things ironically get cooking. career accelerates, finances flourish, home environment gets zhushed, love bonds tighten (as they wax freer) and your creative spirit resuscitates after a spate of dormancy or stagnation. Oh, and if you’re wondering what that weird sensation is, it just might be joy. To cultivate it, seek to transcend the sort of desire that ends up causing suffering. Ephemeral pleasures make you feel empty in their wake. What spells eternal happiness?

Cancer

As Mercury retrogrades, you may feel like you’re being pummeled with dodge balls of drab details and minutiae aimed at knocking you off cloud nine. All the more reason to sit tighter in your dreamy imagination and discern what is delusion from what is doable. With Tuesday’s New Moon, embrace so-called banalities as ballast to stabilize a scattered mind. Chop wood, carry water, clip toenails. It’s easy to enjoy life when it’s all unicorns and s’mores. The challenge is to love it in spite of its chores, snafus, caveats and foibles.

Leo

Any ruts you’ve fallen into are now paved with the promise of stimulating new routines you might perceive as powerful rituals. Mercury retrograde sees an unraveling of your dependence on collectives and cult mentality, while it puts you at the hub of professional and social activity. Having cut and pasted wisdom from a variety of sources, you can formulate your own singular belief system. Less burdened by others’ demands, you find more compassion in your detachment. Rarely have you felt so centered despite chaos.

Virgo

Now is time to reflect and mine the past for wisdom that will illuminate your path. With Tuesday’s New Moon and Mercury retrograde, examine present circumstances, and your behavior therein, to make sure you’re embracing, not repeating, lessons learned. Jettison real and metaphoric baggage to speed your trip toward creative reward and, perhaps, certain enlightenment. Wave adieu to needy hangers-on and eschew guilt-trippers who say: you’ve changed. Take space and precious time to retool plans to further dreams.

Libra

Don’t fear the reaper; but with Mercury retrograde, by Wednesday, you see the results of the seeds you’ve sown in the recent past. The generous among you find abundance; the kind, affection; but the Libra who spreads ill shall be iced out. Tuesday’s New Moon presses the pause button on career objectives that have spun off axis. Focus on shoring up your base. Take stock of loyal followers. Consider how to make someone’s day. Let’s say you’ve been more take than give. Well, you’re now cosmically assisted in reversing that!

Scorpio

The New Moon brings clarity. Wheaty truths are separated from shady chaffs. You now accept in what ways you delude yourself. You loathe feeling like a dabbler or a dilettante. But at its root the word means: one who takes delight. So, do you delight in what you do? Did you say no? Then ditch those undertakings and alight on something new and engaging. Mercury retrograde hits it home: the only person stopping you is you. You talk as if you believe in self-actualization. So walk the walk on the road less traveled.

Sagittarius

Aspects of a secret life or hidden agenda sees the light of day with the New Moon, Tuesday. It’s time to embrace what you’ve repressed. There are sparkling gems of understanding pressed into the coal of your psyche. And behind every covert thought or action lies an opportunity for dazzling creative or intellectual expression. Maybe even a subversive self-help book or sexy travel guide. It’s fine to fall down a rabbit hole, so long as you emerge to share what you dug up; as personal insights have universal resonance.

Capricorn

The combination of Sun entering Aquarius on the New Moon and Mercury retrograde will lend a synchronic, mystical quality to experience this week. Seems you barely utter a desire before it’s realized, bumping into folks you wish to see as if by so-called chance. All truthiness shakes out as you step back from interpersonal drama. You are a creative magician, now, (if) not a machine, rolling out a series of finished products. Others are in awe at your so-called luck in business. It’s actually the residue of a well executed design.

Aquarius

The New Moon this week bids you pinpoint silenced destiny callings quietly screaming for recognition And, as you heed that voice, don’t be surprised if you sense a loving presence. Mercury retrograde signals some spiritual assistance is in the stars. It helps you kick any habit of turning anger inward, so you stop internalizing any past affronts against you. Yes, you do strive for greatness. Sure, that has kept you from venturing new things. But you’re now set to enter a fresh phase of welcoming all of life’s little learning curves.

Pisces

With Mercury retrograde, crafty manipulators may try to turn the tables on, or twist truths to incriminate, you. And despite the mountains you can now move, or in some part due to them, petty minds may point out the one stone you left unturned. Don’t take in that vitriol. You not only possess surpassing skill, vision and clarity, but also the ability to transcend what green-eyed monsters place in your path. Try to see your your detractors as lab rats in your experimenting with a new, impermeable selfhood. But yes, okay, they’re still rats.

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 Week of January 11-17 2015

Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee

As the sole cardinal-earth sign, symbolized by a mountain, Capricorn is as initiative, directive and pioneering as the other cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer and Libra. But, being in the element of earth, there is none of the fiery aggression of Aries or emotional urging of Cancer or ideological instigation of Libra. Rather, Capricorns scale, or move, mountains, slowly, quietly, over Time, with little regard for notice, let alone, notoriety. Capricorn woman is her own authority, looking to herself, and her own growth and achievement. On the shadow side, if she’s not tending to her own success and fulfillment, she will embody melancholy, elevating it to monumental status. A daughter of Saturn, old father Time, she is naturally lamenting, though mainly for golden days of yore, whether her personal own or universal ones. She thus projects a timeless, classic quality—not one prone to trends or obvious taste or behavior. She is an elegant creature disposed of an unapologetically self-contained character. You go to the mountain—she doesn’t come to you. Thus Capricorn has gained the reputation of being haughty, high and mighty; which is rarely the case. She merely personifies an ascended state of being that isn’t subject to scrutiny or censure, especially not by any patriarchy. She inhabits a private and rarified emotional retreat that serves her need for self-preservation; and while other signs might find her modus operandi too lonely-making to adopt themselves, she cultivates an enduring quality of self-reliance that trumps any need for outside validation or even support. Like a creature in hibernation, a nod to this winter sign, she conserves her energy for both the time and the travel ahead. She knows where she’s going, but is in no rush to get there. Her pace may be off-putting to others, but she is as sure-footed in her ascent as her symbol goat, a sea-goat actually, with a long fishy tail, symbolizing the store of emotional insight and intuition she carries with her and continually draws upon in her singular life journey, which she can be reluctant to share with, not to burden, others. Ah, those iconic Capricorns: Janis Joplin, Susan Sontag, Ruth Wilson, Diane Keaton, Dolly Parton, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, Sade, Marianne Faithfull, Mary J. Blige, Patti Smith, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox, Marlene Dietrich, Faye Dunaway, Ethel Merman, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Shirley Bassey, Nigella Lawson, Zooey Deschanel, Sienna Miller, Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Maureen Dowd, Simone de Beauvoir, Ava Gardner, Sissy Spacek, Anna May Wong, Betsy Ross, Grandma Moses.

Aries

You can feel at a crossroads of sticking with the status quo or plotting a new course that calls for dramatic life changes. Family ties may bind you, in part; still the larger issue is worry over losing small-pond status you’ve cultivated. But Neptune conjunct Mars suggests it’s high time to stand on the shoulders of heroes to further singular aims and risk a wider arena. The bubble in which you’ve kept yourself is beginning to burst. It isn’t nerves you feel, it’s adrenalin. Let it fuel you. Don’t drown or otherwise tranquilize it.

Taurus

A sort of spiritual rebirth is in the stars for you as Mars enters transcendent Pisces. However, psychological transformation won’t come easy. Old habits die hard. Expect extinction bursts—old, bad behaviors resurfacing by way of being eradicated. Enjoy them while they last. In the wake of their release, you’ll feel a renewed sense of purity and innocence. Jump cut to a series of synchronicities that will come to characterize your week. Flow with it, imposing no will or desire other than to let life unfold its own magic.

Gemini

As Saturn squares Mercury and Venus, it’s down to you whether you get dragged under by a sea of unrequited feelings or coolly glide over them. Creating emotional space to deal with murky feelings is within your power; as is limiting nonessential social or spurious activities. Or you can keep dancing as fast as you can, until feelings topple you. Please don’t. Try letting emotions deepen your artistic voice and sharpen convictions until they pierce ye olde psychological fabric. We are going for breakthrough not breakdown.

Cancer

Patience isn’t exactly a virtue, now, when it comes to your waiting on deliverables from…overpromisers? Don’t stand on ceremony in demanding your due. If the errant population won’t put up, feel free to shut down these associations. But realize it’s a two-way street: you can’t hide either from those to whom you made pledges, be they romantic or remunerative. If you look through a lens of lack then you will see dearth; while, with Jupiter opposing Venus, witnessing the many ways life is abundant increases its plenty.

Leo

Make time to recreate, in all senses of the word. Refresh mind and spirit with simple tasks and pleasures—don’t imbue them with selfish or sycophantic plots or posturing. Sure, you must aspire to lofty goals and ideals. Just do so from a private place of true yearning, and not for overt attention. Saturn square Neptune and Mars infuses creativity with discipline, facilitating the doing of productive things; like launching a promotion or product, staging a show or coup, or returning to rehab. Listen more and dictate way less.

Virgo

Mars’ move into Pisces provides the right atmosphere for percolating grains of ideas into practicable projects. Approach efforts from a more gut level now, grounding plans that so far only work in the abstract. With Saturn square Neptune you can blur boundaries and dissolve what separates you from both people and the goals you seek to achieve. Getting to know those around you more closely fosters a sense of well-being and community. Being aloof won’t mask any fear of intimacy. And beware of undermining others’ efforts.

Libra

You’ve got to be real. So check your motives for ulterior elements and drop all pretenses. With Saturn square Venus, actions speak louder than bombs. Avoid embellishment or blowing smoke. Talent, which you have by the boatload, is half the recipe for success. Humility and team-playing make up the other. Humbly fall back now, where you usually gloat or ride rough shod, doing damage control on that score if need be. Extend olive branches and spark peace pipes. Falling out with others hurts you more than it does them.

Scorpio

Mars conjunct Neptune, squaring Saturn, provides you a laser-like ability to cut through foggy situations and get to the bottom of what ails limp systems and associations. Though you possess a veritable genius for managing minutiae in many areas down to the last detail, now is about cultivating higher mind and expanding perception. It’s time to hone a belief system you can count, and indeed bank, on. So shelve the self-help books and start being a living example of the belief system—you simply need reminding—you embody.

Sagittarius

Ms. Universe seeks answers regarding property investment, relocation, and where you’d next like to land. Jupiter opposing Mercury challenges you to clearly articulate concerns over conflicts of personal comfort and professional promise. The cosmos says you can have it all. It just requires being adaptable and willing to go the extra mile—sometimes, literally—to bridge business goals with your ideal design-for-living. Loved ones tug at your heart strings—or are they pulling your codependent chain? Only you know for sure.

Capricorn

Delegating is key, not just to lightening your load, but to freeing up more time to do as much good for as many people as possible. With Saturn square Venus some may suspect you have less than selfless motives. Said folks are up for elimination. All you’re asking for is moral support; and you should keep the exclusive company of fellow sanguine characters. You can’t afford a single negative thought or influence now. Loved ones may make demands. Remember: Yes is both an affirmation and an expression of acceptance.

Aquarius

You heal lingering relationship woes while addressing personal and/or artistic delusions. Jupiter opposing Venus and Mercury, in conjunct, puts talents to the test, showing others what you’ve got to offer. If you don’t already know it: you can make a living off your gifts and be the most productive babe, with the most functional bonds, on the astrological block. Super achievement takes sweat, however, so don’t waste it on the small stuff. Quit pointing out others’ faults—mind your own. Your only job right now is to be yourself.

Pisces

Expect a cosmic booster shot with Mars in Pisces, conjunct Neptune, by Monday. The key now is balancing others’ needs with your own. Mars speeds pioneering efforts, as you continue to carve out a clear identity within a chosen field. Saturn squaring that planet lends the desired effect of slowing down time, helping you maintain a spiritual center and avoid racing ahead or buckling under pressures. All you’ve quietly nurtured begins to cook with gas. Come Saturday, solitary confinement is a reward not a penalty.

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Happy Haute Astrology New Year

by Starsky + Cox

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Week of January 4-10 2015

Contemplative Capricorn rocker Rod Stewart

Contemplative Capricorn rocker Rod Stewart

Don’t call it a comeback: In some ways the trajectory of Capricorn man can be a cautionary tale. Unlike his slow and steady sister, he tends to peak early then backslide, a dissident, falling from favor, only to climb his way back into public awareness or celebrity. The Capricorn totem is only half goat, remember. The Sea Goat boasts a fish tail which makes sustaining a climb rather tricky. Like the goat god, Pan, the original mood-swinger who would frolic wildly, then turn on a dime, running and wailing for cover and comfort, Capricorn man can get caught up in a frenzy of worldly status, delights, certain hedonism and over-exposure, resulting in an often visible personal fall. He’s complicated. The word tragedy actually means: goat song. Goat deities were culture gods who brought sophistication and certain decadence into the world—historically, we know these dynamics go hand in hand: Culture actually enriches during the downfall of a society. The Sea Goat is the very image of a being emerging from the primordial soup, like an actual culture growing from the germy world of a petri dish, even the most advanced forms of life having originated from the slime. And so you can never really keep a good Capricorn man down. He’s complex. He always seems to grow back even stronger and more enriched by his personal downfalls or minor tragedies into the most enduring and thoroughly more seasoned character. Though we’ve yet to see the return of a Mel Gibson or Nicholas Cage, we happily embrace and applaud such reconstituted Capricorns as Jude Law, LL Cool Jay, Anthony Hopkins, Bradley Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, Ricky Martin, Jason Bateman, Jon Voight, Patrick Dempsey, Rod Stewart, Ted Danson, James Earl Jones, Muhammed Ali (G.O.A.T. i.e. greatest of all time), Jared Leto, Danny McBride, Dax Shepard, Tommy Morrison, Robert Duvall, Frank Langella, Shawn Hatosy, David Caruso, Julian Sands, Oliver Platt, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Dave Grohl, Howard Stern. Even J.D. Salinger is about to have one of the greatest act of his career as his stash of unpublished work rolls out into the public light.

Aries

The Full Moon overnight Sunday is like a big slow, reset button in the sky, putting to bed old problems and pet peevishness, opening new vistas to learning and travel. The cosmos is urging you to be fancy free. Doing plenty of nothing can be most productive, so table what you can. This lets repressed feelings rise, releasing emotional blocks so to transcend them. It also sees the squeakiest wheels naturally getting oiled. Priorities prioritize themselves. Neptune conjunct Mars facilitates the achievement of imaginative aims.

Taurus

Integration is the call of the Full Moon, Sunday, bringing myriad moving parts of your life into concert. And with Mercury conjunct Venus, sextile Saturn, you should put out all fires and consolidate your energy. Personal fulfillment requires mastering your emotions, stepping back to gain big-picture perspectives on family and friendly dynamics. This is crucial in cultivating lasting calm. Specialize more in career, zeroing in on specific goals. Let relationships grow deeper. Even if you’re hitched, a cerebral love affair is in the stars.

Gemini

You enter a phase of abundance with the Full Moon, Sunday, to be measured in artistic output, a widening social circle, and increased affection. Mercury’s move into Aquarius, Wednesday, ramps things up with an existing mate or inspires a spate of dates. Though you’ve gone without excess material trappings, and are happier for it, you’ve an urge to crawl into a larger lap of luxury. Provide yourself perks and props—it delivers the correct message to you and others: That you esteem yourself highly and are worthy of tribute.

Cancer

You’re empowered, exuding charisma and confidence, with the Full Moon overnight Sunday. You feel no need to grab at what you deem rightfully yours—you just reach out and gently pluck it. You wax more symbiotic in relationships, spending quality one-on-one time with a short list of fine, fellow freaks and fringe dwellers. Would-be problems are met with compromise solutions. You find secret passageways to progress, forgiving those whom you feel wronged you. A major career offer ironically manifests as you back off.

Leo

It’s all too easy to get frustrated by obligation, taking short cuts to fulfilling obligations. But that only thwarts character building. And mental muscle is what you need most now. So power through—doing so makes future challenges cinchier. The Full Moon shows how sidestepping what life brings also robs you of the synchronicity that spells success. In accepting what life hands you, you find majesty in the so-called mundane. This is a week of soul searching—also long overdue. We think you’ll like what you self-discover.

Virgo

You’ve a sense of hitting your stride with the Full Moon, overnight Sunday. You both vividly and effectively embody progressive ideals without seeming like a free radical. As creative momentum builds, you gain support for not-so-wacky notions, even winning over stuffed suits who could pony up to fund your visions. Romantic and social interest in you is piqued—no need for hard sells. Mercury entering Aquarius reveals that you really have no rivals. There is a more visible line now between your true desire and ultimate destiny.

Libra

The Full Moon, Sunday, bubbles emotions to the surface. It’s fine to wear them on your sleeve, just avoid people-pleasing. Ironically, it can seem patronizing as you can’t fake heartfelt. Ready for a career breakthrough? Okay. But it entails accepting that some of your shtick has gone stale. Would-be champions want new works and widgets from you. A packed schedule doesn’t equal success. Limit commitments, devoting time and energy, solely, to quality ones. Mars conjunct Neptune says: Mine your dreams for new direction.

Scorpio

The Full Moon shakes out some karma on you in the wee hours, Monday. If you’ve been sincerely showering others with support and appreciation, expect cosmic reward and earthly opportunities. If you’ve been in a narcissistic space, scapegoating people, places and things for your own shortcomings, expect to do penance. Mars conjunct Neptune teaches a life lesson: Playing victim takes up time and space. And people have limited patience. More is happening on this big blue marble than your Scorpion drama, mama.

Sagittarius

Nigh on the full Moon you feel at the end of your tether, wanting to make clean breaks and drastic changes. But, as sweeping as you feel, you needn’t be hasty. Saturn sextile Mercury says to make transitions slowly and deliberately. There may be so-called losses you don’t need to cut. In a zeal to push on, you might heedlessly ditch valuable plans or even people. So cool your jets lest you end up jettisoning the good stuff. Maybe you should eradicate bad habits instead of avoiding human reminders that you possess them.

Capricorn

Could it be that close cronies have lost that loving feeling? Or were their affections predicated on what you could do for them? Aha! The Full Moon provides clarity on those with two faces. But beware of confrontation as Mars opposed Jupiter can make temper flare. Be strong and silent—you know yourself. You may be solicited to get involved in some deal, but don’t jump to collude or collaborate. Now is about basking in autonomy. The Power of No is holistic and healing. Keeping your own counsel is true confidence.

Aquarius

It’s not that you’re wrong in thinking you have all the answers. But with the Full Moon you realize: there’s no benefit in letting others know it. What loved ones need, now, is a good listener. Demure; and mine what you’d like to say to others for nuggets of wisdom you can chew on. You may take a professional fall if only to stave off further conflict or complication. But the truth wins out; and you’ll be vindicated and invested with increased trust. Mercury entering Aquarius eradicates all disinformation and poisonous detractors.

Pisces

The Full Moon, overnight Sunday, illuminates the need for help in launching new enterprises. Mixing fresh faces into your equation for success sees a faster roll-out of plans. You may feel you’ve too much on your plate and a plethora of looming deadlines. Pshaw: Mars conjunct Neptune has the magical effect of transcending limits of time by making you less linear, and more impressionistic, in your thinking. Watch your horizons expand as you put unique visions into solid action. Proliferation of good works is its own reward.

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Haute Astrology

by STARSKY + COX

week of December 28-Jan 3 2014

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Mary-Tyler-Moore_From-Gams-to-Glitz_HD_768x432-16x9Ah, Capricorn. It’s from the grand mother goddess Rhea Cronus that we derive the word crone, the wise woman, the goddess in her third aspect. Rhea is the Titan mother of the Olympian gods who saved her son Zeus from being gobbled to death by her husband (taking goat form as Amalthea to feed him from her horns o’ plenty) and who bequeathed her estate of orgiastic rites, leopards and wild retinue to her grandson Dionysus. The noisy cymbals are named for her as she is also called Cybele. She is the archetype of preservation, the personification of Capricorn’s cardinal-earth energy, emblemized by the mountain—Rhea is the mountain mother who made her home on Mt. Ida. Capricorn women—Dolly Parton, Sissy Spacek, Fanny Bullock Workman—do love their mountains. The zodiac’s Mrs. Beasley—gunnysacks and granny glasses not withstanding—the Goat woman rarely thinks of herself as the Second Sex, despite it being the ironic title of Capricorn Simone DeBeauvoir’s masterwork. She naturally wears what we call men’s clothing. Enter Annie Lennox, Marlene Dietrich, Paula Poundstone, Patti Smith, Diane Keaton, Susan Sontag and even Mary Tyler Moore who fought a network to be able to sport her aptly named Capri (Goat) pants. Capricorn woman makes no apologies for herself, neither explaining nor complaining. She is endurance incarnate who achieves over time. But she’s no mere climber—she personifies the astrological super power of ascension, for she is not a believer in struggle. She rises to the top of her achievements—the crème de la crème—via an outsized faith in her inner resource and the slow, steady outlasting of others who, by comparison, seem like flashes in the pan. They do boast career longevity and often have their greatest successes later in life. Behold the timeless beauties and talents of Betty White, Maggie Smith, Holland Taylor, Marianne Faithful, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Helen Christensen, Carla Bruni, Sade, Mary J. Blige, January Jones, Susan Lucci, Katey Segal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Faye Dunaway, Tippi Hedren, Bebe Neuwirth, Dyan Cannon, Patricia Clarkson, Eartha Kitt, and Tracy Ullman.

Aries

You feel the need to either go deeper into existing bonds or dissolve them. Mars opposing Pluto challenges you to invest more feeling. This thrills or sends partners for the hills. Saturn square Neptune is killing off delusions in love; while we shall see your creative visualizations being realized. As your star rises, people may feel left in the dust. But we see it as leaving a trail of glory, sprinkling them with stardust. You may be given to some juvenile antics over the New Year. But a dash of the puerile is just what Dr. Soul ordered.

Taurus

You’re easing into warrior mode, but you must be still and hold vigil, along with your Taurean-ruled tongue. Saturn square Neptune means that delusional fabricants may surround you. Steer clear. Avoid becoming red in the face and delivering reality checks. Have the presence of mind to just smile and nod when confronted with pipe dreamers, wishful thinkers, grand gesturers or dirty, little liars. Okay, you can roll your eyes a tad but that’s it. You now have mountains to move; and you’ll do so one tiny pebble at a time.

Gemini

Your Geminian mental pathways are being reconfigured so to head would-be pathologies off at the pass. With Mercury conjunct Venus, you are thankfully less reactionary and more observational. Your new cranial processing system gets tested when sudden changes in plans occur, threatening to impact your mojo in a major way. Remember: nothing is personal and bubkis can derail you but your own bad attitude. Okay, you can play the victim for like five minutes, tops, before becoming a miner for silver linings.

Cancer

You might have a sense that things are unraveling, or that devotees on whom you depend are investing feeling elsewhere. Poppycock. With the Moon T-squaring a Mars-Pluto opposition by New Year’s Eve, you’ll see that folks assume you’re tougher, more secure and resilient than that. They’d never guess your detachment is a defense mechanism protecting you from getting too close as you bruise so easily. So be clear! Air your tender feelings and let others know you care; it’ll make them more sensitive moving forward.

Leo

You are seeking clarity in a swirling sea of disinformation. Saturn square Neptune slaps on an realistic filter, so you needn’t take anything at face value nor discount any possibility either. This proves helpful given any hype on new projects being dangled at you: People may tell tales of doors that might open in exchange for sweat equity. Yeah? No. Be of the mind that: Too much time making a living, leaves little for living it. The Mars-Pluto opposition should dispel any lingering doubts that you lack desired or required expertise.

Virgo

Personal bonds may be a source of energy drainage, urging you to channel verve into solo pursuits. The Pluto-Mars opposition says to check that relationships aren’t becoming excuses for not pursuing dreams. You may feel at odds with convention with the Moon T-squaring those planets on Wednesday. Good. This is no time to play by old rules. Risk-taking is rewarded. But defer needs for instant gratification. Impatience can be a fatal flaw; so get a handle on it. You’ve license to act according to your highest vision of self.

Libra

Not easy now to put your finger on exactly what you want, or from whence pleasure or wisdom should derive. Consider it a lesson in not having to fill the void or stimulate mindless senses. Embrace a delirious sense of vacancy. Saturn square Neptune challenges you to voice truest lusts for life, without self-imposed distractions. Abide any unbearable lightness of being until you glimpse a fresh direction. With the Moon T-squaring opposed Mars and Pluto, you’re suffused with a renewed sense of purpose and gainful momentum.

Scorpio

Your wheels are spinning, a sign that internal dialogues must be silenced. Mars opposing Pluto prescribes living more in your body and less in your grey matter. Feeling burdened by obligation is an opportunity to reframe so-called chores as: moving meditations; and see current struggles as: an investment in future success. Avoid deciding who you are or what you want to be—observe who you’re becoming. Fuzzy finances clarify in your favor and cash flows more readily now. Don’t let a pile-up of projects unravel any travel plans.

Sagittarius

Can you ask for help when you need it? Especially with issues you’ve guarded from others. Saturn square Neptune lends you a childlike vulnerability and an unapologetic need to recharge and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Sophisticated settings and social posturing seem fatuous; funnily, just as your public persona enjoys a rise in status. The moral of the story hits home on New Year’s Eve when the Moon T-squares Mars and Pluto: Don’t invest feeling in career connectors. Save it for any loved-starved intimates.

Capricorn

You’re powerfully persuasive, recruiting minions to do your bidding. Having kept a low profile for the most part, of late, you make up for lost time, now, by imposing authority and otherwise topping the food chain. With Saturn squaring Neptune, you are eager if not desperate to manifest desired outcomes. And you more easily bite the heads off those who question your holistic vision. You’re more self- assured, as evidenced by a less overt need to convince (yourself and) others of that fact. This ain’t no messing around.

Aquarius

You step from any shadows to reveal your own shining talents, awe for heroes or mentors notwithstanding. Where you once felt skittish, you now feel sanctioned and, shall we say, cosmically assisted. The Mars-Pluto opposition makes it known that money can and will be made through challenging opportunities and by ditching tired routines. You develop creative, intellectual callouses, putting ideas out there, even if they get shot down. They say it’s the things you don’t do that you regret most. You needn’t put that theory to a test.

Pisces

Saturn squaring your Neptune reins in more extravagant impulses, lending you an increasingly sober vision. Ironically, you can now better run with far-fetched ideas or satisfy far-flung longings. All with secure footing! You’re bent on speeding things along, removing would-be obstacles with optimistic aplomb. Real cronies may have been hard to find in your emotional landscape of late; but fresh devotees now emerge from the mist as you glimpse a future of truer friendships. Geographical cures might not work but they can’t hurt.

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