Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When I'm riding on a plane in the middle of the night I often gaze down at the pretty lights shining in the cities below and think, "What a #@%^&* waste of electricity!" Inevitably I then wonder if God ever looks down at the ideas flickering in my brain and exclaims, "What a #@%^&* waste of neurons!" But I'm sure that thought will never occur to the Supreme Being as she peers at you during the next couple of weeks. You will, I predict, be making the best use of your intelligence ever. Like the record number of hurricanes that erupted in the Caribbean last year, brainstorms will be relentlessly coursing across your mental landscape.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Nike's slogan at last year's Olympic sellathon in Atlanta was "You don't win silver, you lose gold." I won't bother to carp about the infantile grandiosity that forged that overweening idiocy. I'll simply hope that you won't be infected by anything like it this week. The reason? Believe it or not, silver will actually be preferable to gold. You may not understand why at first, but all will be revealed in time. Grab for what seems to be the second-best award.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The poet Jennifer Stone once said, "There are only two kinds of love: too much and too little." Which would you prefer, Aquarius? Before you impulsively answer, let me ask you to consider the possibility that maybe you could prove Stone wrong; that maybe you could improvise a life for yourself in which, like Goldilocks, you're receiving neither too much nor too little love, but just the right amount. I'm not saying you could accomplish this all in the next week. But I believe that if you pledge yourself fiercely to this goal in the next 20 days, you'll be able to achieve it no later than February 1998 -- and possibly much earlier.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): What you need right about now is some earthy wizard to fix you a cup of warm milk, stroke your head, and croon you a lullaby. Maybe he or she could then tell you a fairy tale about a king and queen whose newborn child was stolen by a magic mongoose and carried away into the deep, dark woods, where the child was raised in ignorance of its true origins -- until one day an earthy wizard came along with a cup of warm milk and revealed the truth in the form of a lullaby and a fairy tale.