A New Mexico woman wrote to tell me that after reading my horoscopes for three years in Santa Fe Reporter, she decided to stop. “I changed my beliefs,” she said. “I no longer resonate with your philosophy.” On the one hand, I was sad I’d lost a reader. On the other hand, I admired her for being able to transform her beliefs, and for taking practical action to enforce her shift in perspective. That’s the kind of purposeful metamorphosis I recommend. What ideas are you ready to shed? What theories no longer explain the nature of life to your satisfaction? Be ruthless in cutting away thoughts that no longer work for you.