Free Will Astrology

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur" is Latin for "Anything said in Latin sounds profound." Since your imminent future will require you to be elegant, high-minded, august, and in possession of gravitas — even if people you deal with aren't any of those things — I'll provide you with Latin phrases to fit the kinds of situations you may find yourself in. (1) Quod natura non sunt turpia. (What is natural cannot be bad.) (2) Quinon proficit deficit. (He who does not advance, goes backwards.) (3) Quod cibus est aliis, aliis est venenum. (What's food to some is poison to others.) (4) Magna cum voluptate. (With great pleasure.) (5) Sane ego te vocavi. Forsitan capedictum tuum desit. (I did call. Maybe your answering machine is broken.) (6) Revelare pecunia! (Show me the money!) (7) Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri? (How do you get your hair to do that?)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The coming week won't be a favorable time to seek revenge against the thunder for making such loud noises. Nor would it be a good idea for you to curse the sea for being so restless or to angrily punch the sky for being so high or to spread nasty gossip about the wind for refusing to heed your commands. On the other hand, cosmic fortune will bless you if you yourself are like an elemental force that unapologetically obeys the laws of your own nature.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One morning a few weeks ago, I was sipping tea in a cafe on San Francisco's Valencia Street. Diving in to the New York Times, I found a front-page, above-the-fold story about how San Francisco has become the first American city to offer free or subsidized health care to all adults who don't have medical insurance. My response was a mix of happiness and surprise. I was pleased to learn that my homebase had struck such a radical blow for practical compassion. And I was bewildered that I had seen nothing about it in any of the local Bay Area media. You may experience a similar scenario soon, Aquarius. To become aware of a major development that has been occurring close to you, you might have to get help from a distant source.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): "Dear Rob: I base who I am on how much I have suffered. My identity is wrapped up in all that I don't have but want, the things that have hurt me, and every wrong that has been done to me. The weird thing is, though, that I've actually made a flourishing, creative life for myself. My experiences are far richer and my luck is much greater than my 'poor suffering soul' would like to admit. Any advice? –Successful Yet Gloomy Pisces." Dear Successful: I'm happy to announce that the coming weeks will be an opportune time for you Pisceans to accomplish a big shift in your relationship to your difficult memories. Life will be conspiring to free you from the compulsion to anchor your sense of self in your pain.

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