Forecasts for week beginning December 25, 2010.

By Jonathan Cainer

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You are getting quite an education. Unfortunately, you don’t have much choice over the curriculum. Ultimately, this is just as well. Often, the lessons we don’t feel at all inclined to learn turn out to be the ones we can benefit the most from. You will gain a lot from all that you have come to understand lately – and even more from the discoveries you make over the coming few days. It may take a while, though, till you see the full value of all this. Try not to resent your essential process of enlightenment. It’s the only way in which you can start 2011 properly prepared for the amazing opportunity that it holds forth for you.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
You need not be pessimistic about a difficult factor in your life. In time, many of your circumstances will alter, and harsh realities will become much softer. For now, though, there is one particular difficulty that you need to accept, just the way it is. A kindly cosmos should soon aid and abet you most magnificently in developing a strategy for coping with this. During this strange twixt-and-between time of year, rendered even stranger for being betwixt and between two eclipses, get real, get wise and then finally seize your chance to get away from something that has been too difficult for too long.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Are you happy or are you sad? Are you high or are you low? Are things good or are they bad? I suspect you may not know. The influence of the current cosmic climate is both subtle and powerful. Much is being stirred up within you and you are starting to feel extremely sensitive. This is how it should be. The last thing you want now is to be anaesthetised. As we move between a Lunar Eclipse and a Solar Eclipse, we find ourselves in rare and magical times. As you start to fully appreciate all that they have to teach you and how dramatically they can help you, concern will turn to wonder and delight.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
You are asking questions that need to be asked. You are getting answers that need to be given. You are, in the process, making yourself feel a little uncomfortable and, possibly, inconveniencing others. That is as it has to be. Your only other alternative is to fall back on meaningless conversation and dangerous assumption. Be sensitive, by all means, but be persistent too. Just before Christmas, a Solstice Eclipse opened a cosmic portal. It will remain ajar till early January. This is no ordinary new year. If you truly want your life to change in 2011, the choices you make now will make all the difference.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Let’s imagine that for years, you have wanted to travel to a distant land. Finally, you’ve been given a ticket… and you have the blessing of everyone who might possibly see your holiday as a problem. You’re aboard. You’re ready to set off on the journey of a lifetime. Then, you find you suddenly crave chocolate. Out of the window, you see someone waving a bar. You can have a bite… as long as you abandon your entire journey! Does it make ANY sense to give up anything so big for something so small? Beware a crazy temptation this New Year. Remember where you’re truly trying to get to. And keep going.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
When people can’t agree, they must agree to differ. And when they can’t even do that? They just have to differ, whether it’s agreeable or not. You would very much like to restore harmony in an area of life where there has lately been far too much tension. If you offer an olive branch, will you look foolish if it is thrown back in your face? Perhaps, but you would be a lot more foolish to let pride stand in the way of a possible reconciliation. It’s still the season of goodwill. It’s still a time when miracles can happen. Make a generous gesture. Sooner or later, in 2011, the reward for an act of trust will come back to you.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Happy New Year! It’s get-it-together time. Somehow, you have to sort it out, make it happen, set the agenda, seize the initiative and take the lead. You are, of course, perfectly capable of doing all this. That’s precisely why you often decide you may as well not bother. You feel no deep psychological need to prove yourself, so you only swing into action when there is something that really needs to be done. Right now, though, as we sit between a pre-Christmas Lunar Eclipse and an early-January Solar Eclipse, there is a crucial task to perform and you are really the right person to rise to this challenge.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
There’s a bit in the Bible where some chap called Lot flees a burning city with his family. They have all been divinely instructed not to look back. But Lot’s wife can’t resist the temptation. For her weakness, she gets turned into a pillar of salt. Isn’t that an extreme punishment for a natural human reaction? Of course. The story is a metaphor. When we are too busy regretting the past or worrying about irreversible events, we turn the food of our own future into an inedible mess. Never mind where you have been. As we all now flee from 2010 toward 2011, it is where you are going next that matters.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You won’t enter 2011 with i’s dotted and t’s crossed on a new deal. You may even begin it with more conflict and controversy than you were expecting. Though all is fine in one area of your life, in another, there’s upheaval and argument. The more seriously you take this, the more it will take out of you. If you really can’t see eye to eye with a certain person, stop looking into their eyes! Look elsewhere for a while. Let them do the same. When next you meet, it may be easier to agree. The New Year is full of the potential for peace and even for prosperity. But you must relax about a matter that often makes you tense.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Walk tall, stand proud, try to look like you mean business. Act as if you have a right to be where you are, doing what you’re doing, even if, secretly, you are not so sure. Make out like you know the answers, even if you are fibbing. The big trick, they say, is to have confidence. Maybe that is why so many people feel that life is one big confidence trick. Between now and early in the New Year, watch out for someone who speaks with great apparent authority, on a topic about which they actually know precious little. Remember your own experience and knowledge and have more faith in that.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
You feel fairly confident that if you proceed in your chosen direction you will attain success. Or, at the very least, you will avert a disaster. This is why you are sticking so steadfastly to your guns. But between now and New Year, despite your determination and commitment, not everything is likely to go smoothly. Awkward, unexpected developments may cause you to wonder if you are making a mistake. But you are not. Stay with your strategy. It may not be working perfectly, but it is working. You’re about to work one more piece of seasonal magic that vastly improves your outlook on the future.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
You know how some chairs are easy to sit in, and others feel wrong, no matter how you shuffle yourself around? Well, something in your life just isn’t sitting right at the moment. This may not be anyone’s fault. Try not to worry or to take a source of irritation too seriously. You’re entering 2011 with a tricky task to tackle. However you do it, you are going to end up wondering if you should have done it some other way. That won’t be because you’ve done it wrong, it will be because something is making you feel edgy and uncomfortable. Relax. Whatever seems like the best thing to do IS the best thing to do.

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