Forecasts for week beginning January 8, 2011.
By Jonathan Cainer
How’s your new year’s resolution coming along? Does it seem so long since you made it that you can hardly remember what it was? Or are you still striving to stick to it? For the record, it is neither too soon to stop nor too late to start. 2011 has only just begun. The most powerful alignments are still ahead of us. They are all due to be truly life-changing. If there’s something that you’re tired of, that you feel trapped by… or that you’ve struggled, before now, to beat… you may yet have your moment of success.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Every law has a loophole and every cloud has a silver lining. We often attain greatest success as a direct result of our ability to think inventive thoughts and to read between the lines. Your own talent in this area is about to reward you. To fully engage your creativity, though, you must first disengage the emotional gear you are driving forward in. Your current psychological journey requires you to cover a lot of ground. You care deeply about what is happening all around. That’s admirable. But if you care too much, you’ll get too caught up in the detail. Keep the broader view in mind.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Do you wish you were a little wealthier? This week could make it possible. But be careful. I said “a little.” I’m not talking about vast pay rises, lottery wins or opportunities to profiteer. I never talk about such things – because, for some, they may happen, but for others, the impact will be far less dramatic. Still, though, regardless of where you are at or what you are up to, you should see a small increase in your level of economic well-being soon. Will this make you happy? Not necessarily. Money doesn’t always do that. It should, though, give you one less thing to worry about!
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Nothing lasts forever. Still, though, some things go on a remarkably long time. We can end up feeling trapped; not just by the situations that seem to be oppressive but even by the ones that are harmless. Still, these play their part in keeping us travelling along old familiar tracks when we could be exploring different roads. A part of you is now tired of a predictable routine. Another part of you feels that it is churlish to walk away from a formula that is still successful. Compromise if you can. If you can’t, take the risk, ring the changes and reach for a brave new adventure.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Why, in life, are there more questions than answers? Because many questions lead to the same answer. That’s why, when you solve one problem you often solve several more. You may create a few new difficulties in the process, but that’s another story! This week, you are looking at a number of uncertain issues – most of which appear to be unrelated. They are linked by a common – but invisible – thread. Once you identify (and start to deal with) this, positive change will start rippling through your life like positive numbers on a previously depressing spreadsheet!
TAURUS (Aril 21 – May 21)
Are you rich enough? Strong enough? Patient enough? Resilient enough? 2011 has only just begun and already it is taking a lot out of you. What if you can’t supply as much as it asks for? Then stop looking at what others need from you and request what you need from life. You’ve got an invisible helper; a heavenly protector watching your every move. Believe this and then reach out for assistance. If you can’t see where it could possibly come from, reach for it anyway. And if, at first, it seems your fingers clutch no prize, reach out again. This very week, you will start to get what you need.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
What’s that bad smell? Just some rotting fish, a few hundred miles away. What’s that terribly loud noise? It’s only someone knocking over an oil can in Siberia. What’s that great dark cloud? That’s just evening, falling. You may, this week, be prone to outbreaks of hypersensitivity. You need to stop worrying about so much, stop reacting to so much and stop taking so much to heart. But you do need to remain sensitive. There ARE real difficulties to overcome and serious challenges to rise to this week. That’s all the more reason to ensure you watch the real ball, not some imaginary one.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Not everyone thinks you are wonderful. Not everyone, though, has good taste and discrimination. Some people have very strange choices and preferences. They are entitled to feel whatever they feel. You absolutely cannot afford to take them seriously. Conflict of some kind is probably unavoidable this week. There is, though, no need to take it so seriously. It will blow up as big as a balloon if you allow it to – but, if you leave it alone, it will rapidly shrink into the background and may even disappear entirely. Focus on bigger, brighter issues instead and allow these to dominate your week.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Some cars race along as fast as the speed limit will allow. Or faster. Others trundle sedately, at a pace that’s comfortable for the driver and passengers. Such vehicles are often overtaken by those in more of a hurry. Usually, the faster car gains little advantage. A few feet. A few miles. A few minutes. But at what potential cost? You may, this week, have to put on a burst of speed to get where you need to be. Don’t rush anything you don’t have to rush. As you begin a new year, you are learning something valuable about the need to set your own pace and trust your own judgement.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
A journey is almost over. Now, you must be more patient than ever. Often, just before planes land, they have to go into a holding pattern. Trains are made to wait outside stations while platforms come clear. Or drivers, who come off the fast freeway at their exit get caught in slow local traffic. It’s as if you can now see where you need to get to. It’s clear that the end of a long process can’t be far away. Yet, still, a key factor is not quite in place. Patience is neither a virtue nor a vice now, just a necessity. The other essential is faith. Don’t make a matter worse by wondering. Just trust.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
You only want to know that everything is OK. You don’t want to have a problem. You don’t want to make a mistake. You don’t want to get hold of the wrong end of a stick or waste energy in some futile crusade, especially not so early in a brand new year. But how can you know if it’s truly safe to relax? You can ask yourself how you feel. If you are happy in your heart, you simply cannot be wasting your time. And if you are not? Then you really have to ask what you are achieving. Nothing counts for more than joy. Ask the universe for what you want this week. You may yet actually get it.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Some people seem to lead charmed lives. They get to do things – and go places – that the rest of us can only dream about. Others, it seems, must struggle. Are such destinies dictated by the stars? Not fully. The planets offer equal opportunity to all. Some of us, though, seize those chances by adopting an enthusiastic attitude. They give more energy to faith than to fear. They focus on feeling gratitude rather than resentment. This keeps them light in spirit. Venus offers you the ability to experience such a mood. No matter what inspires it or how fragile it seems, embrace it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Recently, you lost confidence in an arrangement. You started to well up with doubt about a plan you once felt sure of. In doing this you began to keep yourself right out of opportunity’s way. Even if you did go so far as to put out a begging bowl of hope, you made it impossible to fill by riddling it first with a network of holes. You identified so many potential problems that you talked yourself out of an opportunity. If, this week, you stop counting reasons why you can never have what you want and, instead, you make the right kind of effort, you may yet make a great breakthrough.
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