VIRGO: Aug. 21-27

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Novelist James Joyce once articulated an extreme wish other writers have probably felt but never said. “The demand that I make of my reader,” said Joyce, “is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works.” Was he being mischievous? Maybe. He didn’t apologize or take it back. Your assignment? Create your version of that wild desire: a clear statement of exactly what you really want in all its extravagant glory. It’s healthy to identify pure, naked longing. I’m not implying you should immediately try to fulfill it, though. It’s important to know what it is.