Devoted poet/avid concert-goer/nerd-grrrl extraordinaire Jane Cassady's weekly horoscopes run in this space every Friday morning.
(Dec. 23-Jan. 20): Inventory your coffee cups. Count house cleanings like a yearlong Advent calendar. Evaluate the necessity of every scarf, hat and necklace. Visit your local thrift stores like a January Santa.
(Jan. 21-Feb. 19): Declare all 2010 complaints complete. Unsubscribe to your grudges, put salve on your scars. Be ready for more loves and more exquisite disappointments.
(Feb. 20-March 20): One word of advice for you this week: Pillows.
(March 21-April 18): In the words of Hafiz:
All your worry
Has proved such an
Find a better
(April 19-May 18): The Maven of Emotional Awesome, Jen "Flash" Andrews of Too Beautiful to Live has the most lovable New Year's resolution: Give yourself and others a break. Don't lay awake worrying about spilt words or misspent kitchen table diatribes.
(May 19-June 21): I spent New Year's Eve at my Aunt Patti's house getting pretty drunk with my brother and my cousins and my cousins' friends. I played my first game of Flip Cup (with chardonnay!) at 36. I wasn't good at it. Do something rewardingly foolish let yourself off the leash a little.
(June 22-July 23): Take a break. Everything doesn't have to be written today, even if it seems that way. To paraphrase LCD Soundsystem's spoken word/workout tune "Pow Pow Pow": (No need to keep) "Coming back, coming back, coming back/ Until there's nothing left in the well. Is that what they call it, the well?"
(July 24-Aug. 23): My lovely Leo wife has decided to split the year into 52 mini-projects, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with. What can you make in a week? Is it beautiful?
(Aug. 24-Sept. 23): I spent a pretty big chunk of my Christmas vacation watching episodes of Ally McBeal. It's so romantic; it's like the How I Met Your Mother
of its time. Walk home from work in soft focus, with dreamy/feminist '90s music for your guide.
(Sept. 24-Oct. 21): Irony is so last year. See how much sincerity you can get away with.
(Oct. 22-Nov. 22): Bring last year's photos into the physical realm. Frame something optimistic. Spread all the pictures out like Tarot cards and read the future you'll like what you see.
(Nov. 23-Dec. 22): Leave all of your self help books on someone else's doorstep, like so many paperback orphans. It turns out you're perfect.