Imported Folio

LIBRA: Feb. 6-12

Rob Brezsny LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Years ago, “bastard” was a derisive term for a child born to unmarried parents. It reflected the conventional moral code, which saw “birth out of wedlock” as scandalous. Now this old dogma has been officially retired. According to recent statistics compiled by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 percent of kids born in the U.S. are to unmarried mothers. Just goes to show, not all forbidden acts are forbidden forever. What was once unthinkable or out of bounds may evolve into the norm. Divest yourself of a certain taboo no longer …

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SCORPIO: Feb. 6-12

Rob Brezsny SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): While trekking Maine’s Mount Katahdin, naturalist Henry David Thoreau had a “mountain-top experience,” moving him to observe, “I stand in awe of my body.” You’re due for a similar splash of illumination. The time’s right to arrive at a reverent new appreciation for the prodigious feats your physical organism endlessly performs. What can you do to encourage that? How can you elevate your love for the flesh and blood that houses your divine spark?

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SAGITTARIUS: Feb. 6-12

Rob Brezsny SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): How do you like your caviar? Velvety and smooth, or full of strong, fishy taste? If it’s the first one, beluga caviar is your best option. If the second, sevruga should be your favorite. What? You never eat caviar? Even if you don’t, regard the choice between types of caviar as an apt metaphor for next week. You can have either velvety smoothness or a strong taste, but not both. Pick one.

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CAPRICORN: Feb. 6-12

Rob Brezsny CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Dear Astrology Guy: I have been reading your horoscopes since I was 19. For a while, I liked them. They were fun riddles that made me think. But now I’ve soured on them. I’m sick and tired of you asking me to transform myself. You just keep pushing and pushing, never satisfied, always saying it’s time to improve, get smarter or fix a bad habit. It’s too much! I can’t take it! Sometimes I just want to be idle and lazy. Your horoscopes piss me off! — Crabby Capricorn.” Dear Crabby: Good news! Next …

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AQUARIUS: Feb. 6-12

Rob Brezsny AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Young art student Andrzej Sobiepan sneaked into Poland’s National Museum with a painting he’d done and surreptitiously mounted it on a wall. It hung for a while before authorities saw it and took it down. “I decided I won’t wait 30 or 40 years for my works to appear at a place like this,” he said. “I want to benefit from them in the here and now.” This is the aggressive self-expression to summon in the weeks ahead. Don’t wait for the world to invite you to do what you want to do. Invite …

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PISCES: Feb. 6-12

Rob Brezsny PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Before any system can leap to a higher level of organization, says poet Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, it has to undergo dissolution. “Unraveling or disintegrating is a vital, creative event making room for the new,” she declares. What time is it for the system we all know and love as YOU? Right: It’s a perfect moment to undo, dismantle and disperse … and unscramble, disentangle and disencumber. Be of good cheer! Have faith you’ll generate conditions needed for rebirth. “To change from one reality to another,” writes Wooldridge, “a thing first must turn into nothing.” …

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Feb. 6-12 Live Music Calendar

CONCERTS THIS WEEK SOUL ASYLUM, MILES NIELSON & THE RUSTED HEARTS Alternative and pop rock, 8 p.m. Feb. 6, Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach, $20, 246-2473. WE CAME AS ROMANS, CROWN THE EMPIRE, ME & THE TRINITY, I AM THE WITNESS Metal and hard-core rock, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave. S., Riverside, $17, 388-7807. GHOST FIELDS, DJ RITUAL UNION, EUGLOSSINE Indie dance music, 10 p.m. Feb. 7, Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, $3, 353-6067. BITCH PLEASE Electro and house music, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, …

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Feb. 6-12 Arts Calendar

PERFORMANCE DRIVING MISS DAISY The drama, starring Michael Learned of “The Waltons” and Lance Nichols of HBO’s “Treme,” is staged for evening and matinee performances Feb. 6-March 28 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside. $46-$59. 641-1212. alhambrajax.com THE CAPITOL STEPS The satirical musical is performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-7, at 8 p.m. Feb. 8, at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside. $34-$46. 632-3373. artistseriesjax.org THEATER OF THE MIND: STORYTELLING The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine perform “Enduring …

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Feb. 6-12 Happenings Calendar

EVENTS RECONSTRUCTION IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA Bobbie Fost discusses Reconstruction in the area noon Feb. 6 at Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. Admission is free. 261-7378. ameliamuseum.orgA WALK THROUGH HISTORYDuval County Retired Educators Association’s Cultural Affairs Council presents local notables who’ve contributed to area multicultural history, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Mary Singleton Community Center, 150 E. First St., Downtown. Admission is free. 396-4063. dtujax.comONE TO GROW ON PARTYThe One to Grow On Birthday Party and the 55-mile Ultra Marathon are held 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, …

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Book of Love

COVER STORY Wedding Planner COVER STORY Heartfelt Messages THE UNIVERSE OF LOVE TO MY MOM I love my mom so much that if I loved my mom any more, I would explode into kisses for her. XXXXXXXXXXX P.S. I love you more. MTK TO THE ONE THAT HOLDS MY HEART (MTK) You are everything I could have hoped for and more. You bring sunshine to my days, and bright, beautiful stars to my nights. Your happiness is my everything. Thank you for being the amazing little person you are. I’d be nothing without you. Love you more! Mom HANDSOME ROB …

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