By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Chameleons use their stupendously strong tongues to reach out and capture their prey, which can be up to one-sixth their size. The equivalent for you would be if you could snag a big chicken with the muscular organ in your mouth. I'm not predicting you'll develop that skill in the coming days. But I do believe you'll have a powerful tongue in the sense that the words you shape with it will have a prodigious capacity to change your surroundings and influence everyone around you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "Inspiration is highly
overrated," says photo realist artist Chuck Close. "If you sit around
and wait for the clouds to part, it's not liable to ever happen." I share
his assessment of the creative process. The books and music and columns I've
produced owe their existence largely to my hard work, which generates a burst
of inspiration every now and then but mostly gets things done without much
flash. Keep that in mind, Taurus. Though you may not be inundated with a series
of epiphanies in the coming days, you have the potential to spawn a lot of
useful and original stuff. Your fertility quotient is high.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): To best take advantage of the fresh and innocent cosmic forces that are offering themselves up to you, try experiments like the following: eat food you've never tried; listen to new music; climb a hill that has always been in the distance; have a down-to-earth conversation with a person who up till now hasn't been quite real to you; try erotic experiences you've wondered about; scrawl graffiti on a wall that has never been written upon; and push yourself to feel positive emotions that you may sometimes be too lazy or cynical to seek out, like playful reverence, intense curiosity, voracious gratitude, and surprised delight.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Near the end of World War II, a soldier named Shoichi Yokoi was serving in the Japanese army on the island of Guam. As American troops invaded, he fled into the dense jungle and hid in an underground cave. There he stayed for the next 28 years. When he finally returned to civilization, his first words were, "It is with much embarrassment that I have returned alive." In comparing you to Yokoi, Cancerian, I am of course exaggerating. You have not been concealing yourself so literally or so thoroughly. And yet I feel a similar poignancy about the way you have kept yourself from revealing your full beauty. Please come in from out of the dark and shine the full blast of your iridescent light.