Forecasts for week beginning October 9, 2010.

By Jonathan Cainer.

Venus takes less than a year to get round the zodiac. Mars takes about two years. At the beginning of this month, the two planets formed a conjunction. You’d expect Venus to be far ahead of Mars by now – but Mars is doing a “tortoise” and Venus is doing a “hare.” Venus is due to keep slipping apparently backwards so long and far that it won’t catch up with Mars till early next year. What can we expect while the planet of love and creativity is retrograde? Old flames being rekindled… and ideas from long ago inspiring our imagination.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Peace, love and understanding. That’s what we all want, isn’t it? We do… but there is just one little problem. A lot of us, it seems, rather enjoy arguing. We find a degree of satisfaction in a good disagreement. We quite like to be critical and judgmental too. We all have a competitive streak in us somewhere and we can sometimes rather enjoy the sense of superiority that we get when we see others failing to live up to our standards. There is now a bit of a battle going on. It can be easily resolved – if this is what you want. But don’t go secretly adding fuel to a fire whilst complaining about the smoke!

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Mars and Venus are still in your sign. Venus is retrograde now but you are in no mood to hang around waiting for things to happen. You don’t want to hold a committee meeting. You don’t want to talk about when you should talk about talking about what needs to be talked about! You just want a result – now! What stops you from getting it? If anything actually is standing in your way, it is probably your own impatience. You may be trying too hard to accomplish something that would happen quicker if it were left to proceed at a natural pace. Relax. No matter what battle you feel you need to fight, be a little more trusting.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Life is full of surprises and not all are pleasant. We all know this. That’s why we go to such great lengths to reduce the possibility of being caught out. We plan, we prepare, we think ahead. Still, though, despite our best efforts, the cosmos manages to present us with just what we were least expecting. Current events may not bear much resemblance to the vision that you have been holding in your mind’s eye – but this, as you will soon see, is nothing to worry about. Even though there’s no easy, simple way to resolve a worrying matter, there’s a solution that will work well enough for now. You will like what happens next.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
“You are not entitled to any more happiness. You have already experienced some and, as I’m sure you must know, it is on ration. There is only a limited amount to go around. It is now someone else’s turn to enjoy life. You must wait patiently for your next opportunity – which, if you turn out to be entitled to it, you will be advised of, in an official letter, at some point in the next few years.” There. How do you feel now? I wonder if there is a part of you that half believes the above statement could be credible! You fully deserve a happy life and this week’s events offer you every chance to attain one!

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
They say a little of what you fancy does you good. They also say that, generally speaking, too much of it does you no favours. Most pleasures, when taken to excess, tend to have a debilitating effect on the psyche or the physique. Deprivation, of course, can be deleterious too, which is why, ideally, a balance should be struck. The only trouble is, due to a recent shortage, you are finding it difficult to determine a fair measure of sufficiency. Here’s a clue: if this week, you think you may have had enough of something, you probably have! And if you really think you’d like more than you’ve got, you can probably get it!

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Plenty of people are well liked by others and financially secure yet that doesn’t automatically make them happy or relaxed. There is a dilemma arising in your world now that can’t be solved with money. It requires a change of heart on your part and a willingness to explore new horizons. You need to think differently about something or someone. You’ve got to go beyond a sense of disapproval, resentment or anxiety. You need to develop more trust, even if you feel your trust has been betrayed in the past. Enjoy the gains you are starting to make, let them inspire more inner confidence. This may yet be an amazing week.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Why can’t the good times roll? What’s stopping them? Where’s the rule that insists life must always be difficult, demanding or disappointing? You can make a big breakthrough this week. You can move on from a situation in which you’ve been stuck for some while. There may be no physical, tangible change. But then, you may not require it. A change of mind, or attitude, may more than suffice. It may be quite enough just to decide that if, in the back of your mind, you’ve got a belief that’s stopping those good times from rolling in, you’re going to alter that expectation. You deserve easier, more fulfilling times. Welcome them in!

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The lunatics have long since taken over the asylum. Now, they wear white coats and speak in professorial tones. They act as if they are totally sane. That, of course, is the give-away. Those of us who truly are in possession of our faculties understand only too well that our faculties can never fully be possessed! Our grip on reality will always be tenuous because reality itself is relative. So, who is crazy this week? Not you. But you may yet be driven crazy if you let a certain someone persuade you that they know more than you do. Trust your own judgement this week, no matter how much it is being criticised.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
What’s as true today as it was yesterday and as it will be tomorrow and onwards, to the end of time? The further into the past or the future we look, the less sense we are able to make of the present. Everything changes. Everything is relative. That’s why, when we want to feel comfortable we relate to the immediate past and the very near future. This, though, gives us a warped, misleading perspective. Mercury’s alignments, this week, speak of a revelation, a wake-up call and a new understanding. They also suggests a big drama – but one that will swiftly pass as long as you maintain a clear sense of perspective.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
How sure of someone are you? To what extent can you rely on a situation always being the way it is now? These are questions you need to ask yet you also must recognise that there may never be fully satisfactory answers. It’s like wondering if the Sun will rise tomorrow? The best you can hope for is a reminder that it has never yet failed to rise. But where’s the guarantee? Some things in life have to be taken on trust. We do ourselves damage when we try too hard to protect ourselves with definitive assurances. If you’ve got a good feeling, it will do you more good to support that good feeling than to undermine it.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
You are worried in case a recent, encouraging development proves “too good to be true.” After all the struggle and strife that you have lately encountered, you are finding it hard to adapt to the notion that you might be leading an easier life in the future. How will you cope without a burden to carry and a problem to worry about? Don’t worry. Life is not really about to get easier; it is just going to be difficult in a different way from now on. You have solved (or are solving) an old problem. In its place, you’re getting a new one. But there’s still no doubt that you’re fortunate – and that your outlook is improving!

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
It’s becoming clear that you have got a difficult factor to come to terms with. You have, though, got all the help, support and material assistance that you require. It is freely available to you. Step forward with confidence and you will soon make short work of whatever seems to be posing a threat. If at first, this week, it feels to you as if nothing much has changed – don’t be deterred or dismayed. Something has started to alter. Now, you need to change, too. Alter your attitude, look for a positive possibility within an apparent problem and you can yet turn an intimidating situation into an outright triumph!

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