By Jonathan Cainer
Hot on the heels of last week’s Venus transit, we now see Jupiter arriving in Gemini for the first time since 2001. It stays in this sign for just over a year, heralding a brighter, more optimistic outlook on life for many people, no matter when they were born. Mercury, meanwhile, has moved into Cancer. While this development lasts only 18 days or so, it also has an influence that spreads far and wide. And later this month, the ongoing ‘dance of tension’ between Uranus and Pluto will culminate, giving many people at least a brief break from recent worries.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Every day, we have to eat. Every night, we have to sleep. Our physical lives are full of processes that we must repeat and experiences that we must keep on having. In our emotional lives too, we require repetition and renewal. We can’t live on the memory of a feeling, no matter how profound. So, here you are, back in a situation that you have been in before. Are you just doing something you have already done? Not quite. What’s happening this week is similar but different. If you want something to change a little, it can.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The recent transit of Venus, has helped the ship of your life to set sail in a new direction. You are starting to envisage a different destination You know you want to get there, you can feel, in your bones, that this is the right thing to be doing. Yet how can it happen? Major changes must surely occur if success is ever to be possible. Here, this week, comes yet another important astrological development. Jupiter leaves your sign and enters your second solar house. That will soon help you to feel much more secure.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Jupiter hasn’t been in Gemini since 2001. This week, it returns to your sign and will remain a powerful, positive influence until mid-2013. It is as if the recent transit of Venus picked you up and took you to the top of a high hill from which you could look down on your problems and see them in perspective and identify hidden opportunities. Have you had to come back down to earth since then? Perhaps. But now the universe is giving you a vehicle of your own in which you can gradually reach that height once more.
CANCER (June 23 - July 23)
Mercury has just moved into your sign. That's really good news. It suggests that you will soon be in an excellent position to negotiate a deal or strike a bargain. Even if you have no commercial interests to protect or trading activities to increase, you will find you can use this astrological advantage in your personal and emotional life. Old arrangements can be adjusted. Misunderstandings can be cleared up. Wherever the balance of power has come to rest within an unsatisfactory place, you can now put this right.
LEO (July 24 - August 23)
The brighter the light, the darker the shadow. The higher the hope, the deeper the fear. The stronger the enthusiasm, the greater the risk of disappointment. Your life is now full of profound contrasts. All is fine as long as you are looking in the right direction. But when you turn around, you begin to wonder if you have been looking in the right direction after all. Perhaps all those negative factors deserve more attention than you are giving them. Actually, they don't and it is very important that this week, you focus on the positive.
VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)
Mercury, your ruler, now moves into the sector of the sky that traditionally governs your alliances and allegiances. Where you already have good strong bonds and social connections, you can deepen these and make them more rewarding. You can help others; they can help you. And where life might be so much sweeter, if only you knew the right people to talk to or to turn to? Well, soon you will meet them and they will prove surprisingly eager to assist. You no longer need to face a problem on your own. Now you have a team.
LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)
'When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you.' So goes the old song. But what about when you are grouching? Or grumbling? Or finding fault with others? Well, as you may have noticed, the world is equally happy to join in with these activities. In theory, the solution to this problem is simple; just keep smiling! And in practice? Well, you are not entirely convinced that you have that much to smile about right now. But events this week should prove very reassuring and once you feel better, everyone else will too.
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)
All you want this week is a simple answer to a simple question. Why then, is it proving so hard to get? Is someone being deliberately deceptive? Are they obfuscating a point to suit their own purposes? Just before you explore that possibility, check whether your query is as straightforward as it seems. Perhaps your question is too simple. Or perhaps it does not properly allow for a rather complicated set of secret circumstances. You will yet get to the bottom of a baffling mystery if you patiently persevere.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)
Well, here we are at last. The moment you have been waiting for. The week you have been anticipating for months, even years. Perhaps you didn't know that you were biding time and holding out till Jupiter arrived in your opposite sign. Maybe you just had a vague sense of the possibility of imminent improvement. But once things begin to change for the better, as they will start to do this very week, you will see that you have at last reached a turning point in your fortunes. It may also bring a pleasing change in your love life!
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)
Do you have something to apologise for? Are you secretly guilty of some heinous crime? Of course not! I'm not saying you are perfect (well, I'm not saying you are not perfect, either, but you know what I mean). I'm just keen to tell you that this week, you have every reason to hold your head high and to act with confidence. If something isn't working out, this is not your fault. Trust that. Hold steady and you will yet turn your fortunes around. And if someone else thinks you are wrong? The likelihood is, they are wrong!
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)
Really, this week, you ought to have your own bugle player and drummer. If the physical world understood its obligation to the cosmic climate, it would also supply you with a team of carpet-fitters who would walk in front of you wherever you go, laying out a continuous red rug. Flag waving fans would cheer upon your approach. Your every move and decision would be reported on the nightly news. Are you really that important? Do you deserve this much respect and attention? In a strange way, yes! It is time to be bold.
PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
As Jupiter arrives in a new sector of the sky this week, your domestic life begins to feel a whole lot less claustrophobic. Somewhere on the home and family front, things have been difficult for a while. You have had to make a lot of compromises. Your own choices and preferences have had to give way under pressure from others. Not everything is now about to go your way, but at least one source of stress is no longer so strong. Prepare to feel more loved, more secure and more comfortable about your future.
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