AQUARIUS: Jan. 1-7

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In a metaphorical sense, you’ve been swallowed by a whale. Now you’re biding your time in the beast’s belly. My prediction: You’ll be like the Biblical Jonah, who had a more literal version of your experience. The whale eventually expelled him, letting him return to his life safe and sound. Your story will have the same outcome. What to do in the meantime? Here’s advice poet Dan Albergotti gives in “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale.” “Count the ribs. Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires with broken hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals. Call old friends. Organize your calendar. Review each of your life’s 10,000,000 choices. Find evidence of those before you. Listen for the sound of your heart. Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope, where you can rest and wait.”