By Jonathan Cainer
The recent big changes in the greater Middle East have largely been triggered by an historic alignment of Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter. The same celestial forces, elsewhere in the world, have been responsible for a different mood of rebellion. People who have, for years or decades, been stoically accepting untenable situations have begun to turn around and say, “I have had enough of this and I don’t much care what I have to do to get it changed… I’m doing it.” As those three planets move apart now, that atmosphere may decrease!
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
If you didn’t want what you want, you’d have far less of what you don’t want! Your aspiration is not your enemy but nor is it the easygoing friend you’d like it to be. You’re keen to pursue an ambition. Is it a want or a need? That’s a hard question, not least because you can see such a tempting chance to get something you have long hankered after. Maybe one day, you’ll look back and say, “That was just a passing fancy.” But right now it seems like an essential objective. To attain it, though, you must make a great effort and a great compromise too. Is it worth it? Yes.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” So sang Mary Poppins. It would be nice to think you had a guardian nanny hovering somewhere above your head. You may think this can’t be true or you would be getting to bed earlier and eating better. But maybe you would be sleeping even less and devouring a lot more junk were it not for the influence of your etheric nursemaid. The sky is sure she exists. Listen carefully this week and you will hear her saying, “Come along now, behave yourself!” as she steers you away from an unwise idea, towards a magical opportunity.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Your inner radar is working well. You may not have eyes in the back of your head but you certainly have omnidirectional ears. Use them this week to listen for hints and suggestions that may not be immediately obvious. Someone, somewhere, is whispering. This person is not necessarily trying to be secretive; it’s just that they don’t see much point in shouting. They figure that you will not listen, no matter what they do. Yet their comments are worth hearing. You hate it when your words of wisdom are brushed aside, so be sensitive now and you’ll learn something of enormous value.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
If only there were just two sides to every story. There are so many different angles from which you can now consider a sensitive situation. Various people in your world have strong ideas and opinions. They disagree with each other but they would all like you to agree with their own particular point of view. Normally, you are quite clear about your own thoughts and feelings – but because of an emotional concern, you are finding it hard to think clearly now. Remember, it is better to remain in a state of honest, if difficult, doubt than to slip sleepily into a decision that you later regret.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Breathe. In. Then out again. Very good. OK. Keep going. It doesn’t matter what else you do as long as you keep that up. A sense of priority is always a good thing to have. This week you need it, not because things are not going your way, but because they ARE. You are about to gain power in an area where, prior to now, you have felt powerless. It will feel strange. You may not be sure that you like it. You may even feel that you want to turn back the clock. There is something unnervingly unfamiliar about the success that you are now starting to attain. But you’ll get used to it.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Every time you ask a question, you get an unsatisfactory answer. It may not be an outright “no”; but nor is it an enthusiastic “yes.” You are being fobbed off with excuses and vague promises. This week, if you really want to, you can get a much better result. Begin by deciding that you are entitled to see progress. Then develop a new expectation. Act on the assumption that others will agree to your request. Don’t say, “Can we…?” Say, “We are going to, aren’t we?” Be pushy and persistent. You will still encounter obstacles but you will be surprised by how many melt away.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
How long has it been since you were last touched by an angel? It would seem some deeply benevolent force is now watching over you. This week’s outlook suggests there’s kindness and compassion in the cosmic picture. Somehow, soon, you will be taken further away from a source of stress – and closer to a new reason to feel hopeful. You may be led in a number of ways from force of circumstance, to sudden coincidence to the direct intervention of a helpful, positive person who is clearly determined to ensure that you now finally leave a painful part of your past behind.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Some things just don’t work. Others work only if you know how to use them. It’s not always easy to tell which fall into which category. A process of trial and error, no matter how diligent, may fail if you don’t talk to someone who has been in a similar situation and ask them what’s appropriate. This week, you’re dealing with a situation that doesn’t seem to be producing a desirable result. It’s not broken. It’s not pointless. It just needs respect, patience and enough humility on your part to seek advice and assistance. Try it and your life will yet change forever, for the better.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Stop. You can’t do this. You can’t do that, either. One path is barred. Another is blocked. Everywhere you turn, you seem to be up against a restriction or impediment of some kind. A physical difficulty or a psychological one. A legal restraint or a threat of emotional retribution. All this may be frustrating but something has to end so that something else can begin. Before you can conquer your demons, you must first face them. The process you are going through now may be intense but it is immensely positive. Try to see beyond the obvious and hold on to your deepest faith this week.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
When people take a risk and then fail, we waste no time in criticising them. We rip them to shreds. The silly fools. Couldn’t they see the danger? When people take a risk and then succeed, we shower them with praise and adulation. How brave. How daring. How impressive! Did those “winners” take less of a risk than the “losers”? Probably not. Possibly, they were being even more cavalier. Our attitude to such matters entirely depends upon the way they turn out. Remember that this week please. There is a courageous step that you simply have to take – for better or worse. Be brave.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Familiarity does not always breed contempt. Sometimes, it creates a sense of comfort. That’s why, often, we prefer the devil we know to the one we don’t, even when the one that we don’t is merely a minor imp while the one we do is the head of Hades. Familiarity can, of course, breed content just as easily as contempt but what it always creates is a lack of objectivity. You can’t see past what you know too well – or are too close to. This week, absolutely all you need is a fresh perspective. Reconsider a situation you think you know inside out and you’ll make a wonderful discovery.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Did you put the stars in the sky? Do you keep the Earth spinning on its axis? Do you create the driving force that causes each plant to grow and each creature to breathe? Well then, what right do you have to dictate the progress of any event or situation? Now, hang on. Before we start getting too humble, we must remember that this is no more (or less) your world than it is anyone else’s. In which case, what gives a certain other person the right to call so many shots and assert so much apparent authority? You are as entitled as anyone else to your freedom and choice this week.
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