Forecasts for week beginning February 19, 2011.
By Jonathan Cainer
This week brings a lovely triple conjunction of Mercury, Mars and Neptune. It all takes place at the exact, opposite degree to the Full Moon that culminated just before the weekend. That’s powerful, as is the upcoming right angle between Jupiter and Pluto. It all speaks of breaking barriers, collapsing power structures, confused conflicts and tensions that rise up, seemingly from nowhere, explode wildly and then vanish, almost without trace. Watch for that on the collective stage of consciousness (i.e. the news) and watch for it too, in your own life. And don’t worry. It’s nothing to fear.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Some people think the way to get rid of a problem is to solve it. But the moment you do this, you put up a kind of invisible vacancy sign. It says, “This person has just solved a problem so now they are ready to take on another. Any volunteers?” Other people think that the way to get rid of problems is to ignore them. That’s wrong too. Problems hate being ignored. When you just try to blot them out, they gang up en masse and besiege you until, eventually, you end up with so many that you have to recognise them. If though, you learn to love your problems, they stop being problems.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
If you don’t want anything to get any better, just ignore this week’s opportunity. Then, probably, it will keep its distance from you. Even then, though, there is a chance it will reach out into your life and reveal your biggest difficulty. Events and circumstances are determined to show you what you need to learn, even if you are reluctant to be educated. A sharp alignment from Mars to Saturn suggests that all you need do is ask for enlightenment and, as long as your request is sincere, you will gain much insight. Be willing to learn life’s lessons and you will make the most amazing gains.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Life, they say, is full of surprises. Actually, it isn’t. It’s full of repetition. The same old things go on. We get so used to them that when anything suddenly differs, we are taken aback and talk about it for ages afterwards. Then, in much the same way as we assume that criminals must be everywhere because the newspapers are full of crime stories, we make far more allowance for the unexpected than we need to. This week will bring a confusing development. But you don’t need either to prepare for it or to worry about it. You just need to keep looking at it till you recognise what a gift it is.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
It is time for a rethink. In its current form, an idea is unworkable. It only needs modifying, not abandoning. Make allowances for the needs and beliefs of the people in your world who do not see things in quite the same way that you do. They may be wrong but they must be respected. And anyhow, they may yet be right. You may eventually be very glad that you had to make an adjustment to your course. As your ruler now completes a tense alignment to Saturn, several fascinating discoveries begin to be made. Be open to new possibilities and you’ll see some truly inspiring ones.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
We are all, in one way, asylum seekers. We all live in the madhouse called Earth. We are all surrounded by different sorts of insanity. We all crave meaning, peace, a sense of reason and an end to wild stupidity. We are all victims of a society that we didn’t ask to be born into yet now cannot get away from. We all need help and we deserve it too. Oh yes we do. Even the helpers need it. Indeed, the helpers probably need it most. That’ll be you, then. Helper extraordinaire. If you want to carry on being helpful, this week, be sensitive, patient and humble enough to let someone else help you.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Things don’t have to carry on in the same old way. Something new can happen. Something different. Something special. Something unusual. The Sun’s conjunction to Mercury looks set to bring you an insight that facilitates great change. Expect, this week, to have a realisation – or to receive news that comes as something of a revelation – or to encounter a situation, at first, of which you do not fully understand the implications. Constructive change is finally starting to happen. Your prospects for greater financial security are improving. Be glad of this. It’s exactly what’s needed.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You can’t just beat a really good problem. Get yourself one of those and you can sweep away heaps of trivia in a moment. You can ignore any number of passing irritations. You can pay no further attention to a series of previously pressing matters. With your one big, all-encompassing, totally prepossessing problem, you can produce a million excuses, a billion justifications and a trillion reasons to excuse bad behaviour or feel sorry for yourself. Now, how big is your current problem? Not that big! Unless, that is, you secretly harbour a desire to turn it into something of that size.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Now where are you? Is this quite what you had in mind when you first set out on your most recent journey? There are two things to consider here: 1. The journey isn’t over yet; 2. You need more time to get used to what’s happening. Even the finest things can seem undesirable when they are strangely unfamiliar. Life is obliging you to look at factors and issues that you would far prefer to draw a discreet veil over. Once you overcome your initial reluctance and resistance, you will start to make a series of valuable discoveries that radically alter your understanding in what’s possible.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
What’s the lesser of two evils? That’s the first question you need to ask this week. Until you arrive at a satisfactory answer, there can be no progress. You can be as outraged and offended as you wish to be by one situation but not by two! One, at least, must be accepted. Even (you’re probably not going to like this, but I am only speaking metaphorically) embraced. Really, that’s not such a bad proposition. One of those wrongs has more right on its side than you yet realise! Be open to seeing a situation in a new light and your week may yet end with a happy surprise.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Our luck goes wherever we go – but, like our nose, we cannot see it because it is too close to us. We only see it in reflection. When we stop to look back on where we have been or what we have been through, we get some idea. But others are in a better position than we are to assess the extent to which we have been blessed or cursed. We really can’t be objective because we take our disappointments so closely to heart – and are often over-exuberant about our successes. This week, though, you will do well by anyone’s standards… even your own. Expect convenient coincidences.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You have more friends, fans and admirers than you realise. You don’t have to mount a campaign to earn approval from others. You just have to be yourself. If a relationship is now starting to prove difficult, it could be because you are trying too hard to understand someone – or worrying too much about whether they understand you. Worry less. If you are struggling to get to grips with a situation that does not make much sense, stop struggling. Stop trying. Just have more faith in your own natural charm and intelligence – for it will yet see you safely through from here to success.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
What’s the difference between being persistent and being pushy? It’s like the distinction between a seduction and a stalking. Everybody likes to feel that an interesting invitation is open for them to explore if they wish. Nobody wants to feel as if they are being pursued and imposed upon. You now have something exceptional to offer. Understandably, you are keen to play your part in an important process. If, though, you have already volunteered, then you have registered your interest. You need say and do no more. Just trust, and wait. What you are looking for will come looking for you.
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