AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The French novelist Flaubert declared that if
you hope to write a book, you should first read 1,500 books. A Roman
author named Petronius believed that the imagination does not work at
its peak power unless it is inundated with reading material. I suggest you
adopt their advice and apply it to your own field, Aquarius. Whatever skill
or subject you want to master, expose yourself lavishly to the efforts of
other people who have already mastered it. Flood yourself with well-
crafted inspiration.