By Jonathan Cainer
June’s second big eclipse takes place later this week. Have you seen any magic in your life yet? Have unimagined possibilities arisen? If not, why not? Might it be because you have not really tried to reach for change? Have you dared to dream? Have you allowed yourself to stretch your imagination and open your heart? It’s not too late. Think a positive thought. Invent a solution to an old problem. Don’t tell yourself it can’t work. Tell yourself that it can. No matter what sign you are… it CAN!
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
People believe what they want to believe. They see what they want to see. They hear what they want to hear. That’s why there are so many misunderstandings. We talk but we don’t listen. We interpret signs and signals. We read meaning into messages. We assume agreement, often without good reason. We expect disagreement, even when there is far more common ground. As we approach a lunar eclipse, you are about to make a precious discovery. For a while after that you may not be sure what you believe. But then, you’ll have clarity and confidence.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Write a letter but don’t press send. Get your feelings down, then put them away. Press delete on the keyboard. Or set fire to the paper. Don’t feel obliged to communicate your deepest truth to anyone else. Once you have fully articulated it to yourself you’ll clear up all you need to and you’ll see why it’s such a good idea to be discreet. Understand what you need to understand then say only as much as anyone else can understand and accept. More than that, there is no point in saying. What matters is not that another knows the score – but that you do.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
If it’s not the winning but the taking part that counts, why do we bother with finishing lines? What’s so exciting about watching some competitor shave a millisecond off some previous participant’s best time? Why don’t we just applaud the slowest or most creative contestant? People have a hollow obsession with getting the better of each other. This may have its place in sport, but your life is not a game and it is certainly not a competition. Go easy on yourself and others this week. The lunar eclipse suggests far less than you think is urgent.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Think big. Be ambitious. Don’t dismiss an idea just because it sounds far-fetched or turn down an offer because it might challenge an existing arrangement. Even if you’ve got practical concerns, you can accept the inspiration that accompanies a suggestion or the spirit behind a positive possibility… and then let this help you open up other doors in other areas of your life. The world is a big place. A lot of magic happens within it. It’s simply not appropriate to assume that none of this is going to make its way into your world. A lunar eclipse later this week is your promise of a minor miracle happening very soon for you.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Do you think that, perhaps, you deserve a little break? How about some time off from struggle and stress? A holiday from controversy or conflict. It’s a nice thought and it really ought to be a feasible thing. Probably, though, it won’t come quite yet. Before you can walk away from a tense situation, you first have to resolve it – even if this means making things temporarily more stressful. Don’t be put off by this. The eclipse, this week, is a kind of cosmic promise. It says that if, now, you do all you can for the best, the best is what you’ll end up getting.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
They say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” They say, “When you find a successful formula, stick to it.” They say, “The old ways are the best ones.” They say an awful lot of things, but they are not necessarily right. It is now time for a change. You cannot keep living your life by the same old set of rules. These are restricting you and becoming increasingly irrelevant. Something is broken. It needs to be fixed. A process is not working as well as it could. It needs to be changed. The right kind of progress is about to start happening. Give it the help it needs.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Remember the tale of the tiny mouse who extracted a thorn from an elephant’s foot? The elephant never forgot. Did you once do a favour for a fairy? It looks as if you are about to be rewarded for a deed done long ago. Don’t rest on your laurels. Do more this week, where and when you can. Still, though, don’t be too surprised when someone allows or enables you to take part in a pleasing, profitable activity or to share a pleasurable experience. Previous doubts about your place in the world will soon be soothed. You’re about to be well taken care of.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Breathe in please. Very good. OK. Hold it a moment. Then breathe out. That’s great. Now repeat the whole exercise. What a natural you are. I think you’re ready for the hard part now. Can you keep this up all day? And what about the ultimate challenge: can you keep this up in your sleep? Sounds daunting, doesn’t it, when you put it like this. But of course, the magic of the reality is that it all happens automatically. Many things are better left to nature this week. Don’t try to force what’s going to happen naturally if it’s going to happen at all. Deepen your trust.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Pick up one twig and try to snap it. It’s easily done. Now pick up a bunch together and repeat the exercise. There’s strength in numbers. There’s also, though, if you happen to be a twig, the rather annoying drawback of needing to sit so close to all those other twigs. A lunar eclipse in your zodiac sign, this week, suggests that your desire for independence must play second fiddle to your need for support. There are people around who can help you now. There are offers of assistance already – and more can be easily elicited. Don’t resent help. Accept it!
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
When you have a talent, you often don’t realise how special it is. To you, it seems natural. You can’t quite believe that everyone else isn’t blessed with the same ability. You forget that others need help to accomplish what comes so easily to you and you also forget that, to them, your special gift is of great value. Somewhere in your world, something is being taken for granted. That’s not a situation that can be allowed to continue. There needs to be respect and recognition. It’s time to hold your head high, and embrace the success now on offer to you.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Can you get a quart into a pint pot? Sure. You just have to condense it. A square peg into a round hole? Easy. Just sand the corners off the peg. Need to prove that two and two makes five? Go see a statistician; they can make numbers mean anything. There is more flexibility than you think in your current situation. Some things really are impossible. Others just seem impossible until you use your imagination. Mystics say a portal between worlds opens when there’s an eclipse. Use your ingenuity and you’ll certainly bring something amazing into being.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Naturally enough, we get upset when we think about how short our time on this earth is. Yet what if we were to be told that we could live forever? Surely, that would be truly tragic. Outlive all our friends and contemporaries? Then who would we have left to relate to? Discover that they could all become immortal too? Hey! Surely if you knew them for all eternity you’d get bored with them? Treasure what you’ve got, while you’ve got it. And this week, while an eclipse brings the possibility of deep transformation, treasure what’s changing, too.
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