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ARIES: June 18-24 Tuesday, June 17
  If you were alive 150 years ago and needed to get a tooth extracted, you might have called on a barber, blacksmith or wigmaker to do the job. (Dentistry wasn’t a formal occupation …
AQUARIUS: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
Almost 100 years ago, world-famous comedian Charlie Chaplin entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest in San Francisco. He did his best to imitate himself, but it wasn’t good enough for the …
PISCES: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease,” said French philosopher Francois-Marie Voltaire. Invoke that principle in the weeks ahead. You need to be …
CAPRICORN: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
Haggis is a Scottish pudding. According to the gourmet food encyclopedia Larousse Gastronomique, it has “an excellent nutty texture and delicious savory flavor.” And yet, to be honest, …
SAGITTARIUS: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
Novelist Herman Melville wrote that to create art, “unlike things must meet and mate.” Like what? “Sad patience” and “joyous energies,” for example; both are necessary, he said. …
SCORPIO: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
William Shockley was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and co-inventor of the transistor. He also helped launch the information technology revolution, and was called “the man who brought silicon …
LIBRA: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
“You should be interviewing roses, not people,” says a character in Anne Carson’s book The Autobiography of Red. That’s sound poetic advice in the days ahead. More than you …
VIRGO: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
In one of her “Twenty-One Love Poems,” Adrienne Rich writes about her old self in third person. “The woman who cherished / her suffering is dead. I am her descendant. / I love the …
LEO: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
In 1928, Bobby Pearce won a gold medal in rowing at the Summer Olympics held in Amsterdam. An unforeseen event almost sabotaged his victory. As he rowed along Sloten Canal, a family of ducks swam …
CANCER: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
You have a strong, intricate understanding of where you’ve come from. The old days and old ways still offer mysterious poignancy. You don’t love every past experience, but you love thinking about …
 
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