Forecasts for week beginning May 15, 2011.

By Jonathan Cainer

Are all Full Moons created equal? In one way, yes. But if a Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse, it will have an electric edge. As too, if it coincides with another important alignment or it touches a sensitive spot in an individual’s horoscope. This week’s Full Moon will have a strong impact on people born around October 20, any year – or in January 1992, December 1984 and December 1979, to pick just a few examples. Remember the old saying, “a full Moon is the enemy of an empty heart.” Fill yours with love and you’ll be fine.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
“When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” So goes the song. Oh, if only it were consistently true. Some folk do smile back but others become seemingly overwhelmed with an unconscious urge to “wipe that cheerful look off your face.” How dare you smile, when they feel they have so much to frown about? Still, though, when you are smiling, your thoughts tend to be clearer and your ideas become more constructive. Whatever makes you smile this week can be made to keep you smiling for a long time to come. Just keep smiling!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
You are experiencing a strong emotional pull. Someone (or something?) is tugging on your heartstrings making it hard for you to reach objective decisions. You know what makes most logical sense – yet you do not feel inclined to prioritise this. Instead, you are being led by your feelings towards what seems like a doubtful destination. Ask yourself what advice you would give to someone else in your position. If none of this works, just relax and do what it seems you cannot avoid doing. That destination may not be as doubtful as you fear.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
If you walk to the right, you will tread on one person’s toes. If you lean to the left, you will step on another set of sensitive feet. Is this because you are stomping around with hobnail boots on? Hardly. It is because you are in tricky territory, surrounded by extra sensitive people who keep putting their feet in places where you are soon likely to tread! You’re dealing with volatile and emotive issues. Be delicate and discreet by all means, but don’t start apologising for things that you are perfectly entitled to be doing, saying and feeling. It’s time to be strong.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Try talking to a caterpillar. Take it aside and tell it what its future holds. Describe the comfort of a cocoon and then the amazing moment of metamorphosis. Impress upon it that one day, this gruesome grub will become a beautiful butterfly. Do you think it would believe you? I’m having a similar problem at the moment. I cannot stress strongly enough how glorious your long-term outlook is and how much positive change it contains. Yet I still suspect that you are not convinced of this. Just remember that powerful positive transformation is a real possibility.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Numbers, like people and situations, can give deceptive impressions. At school, they tried hard to teach us that two and two would always make four, regardless of the nature of the items being counted. In one way this is very true. But in another, well two carrots plus two cabbages make… a coleslaw. Two small children plus two more make… a kindergarten! Don’t worry too much about the numbers this week. Just put together the “components” now available to you and you will come up with something far greater than the sum of its parts.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Even the things that happen all of a sudden don’t really come from out of nowhere. Various forces and pressures build up over a period of time, but they do so subtly and invisibly. Everything is quiet and seemingly still… until, at one crucial moment, a tipping point is reached. For some while now, you have been edging ever closer to a moment of truth. It has all but arrived and this is catching you off guard. You may say that you weren’t expecting this – but in one way you were! Don’t be put out by what’s happening now. Be excited. It is right.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
They say it is not possible to be all things to all men. Actually, they are wrong. This is why the art of horoscope reading is tricky. Contained within the chart of each individual is the ability to summon any resource or develop any talent. This exists within us all in the same way as there is an oak tree within every acorn. Usually, though, we do not grow our entire inner tree. Great sections of it tend to lie dormant. You may, though, soon experience the emergence of a power you did not even know you had. Prepare to release amazing potential.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December)
What are you capable of? How clever can you be when you make an effort? How much experience do you have, how much insight have you gained, how many impressive tricks do you have up your sleeve? To all these questions, there’s just one answer: more than you realise. Others are aware of the contribution you are capable of making. You are in demand and under pressure, but you also command a great deal of respect. Soon you will discover many new reasons to feel glad and proud. Don’t waste time doubting yourself this week.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
What if you work hard and your effort goes to waste? What if someone tells you, soon after you have completed your task, that it didn’t really need doing – or that it is going to make no difference? Then, you had better have been enjoying yourself. Activities that make us feel happy are always worthwhile, regardless of what they lead to. Apply your energy in the spirit of dedication, inspiration and the desire for personal satisfaction, today. Then, you will feel (and be) completely secure, regardless of whether you achieve a particular result.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
“There’s no business like show business…” So goes the old Irving Berlin hit. It describes the courage with which all entertainers must put aside their cares and woes as they prepare to walk on stage with a big beaming smile to greet their audience. Are you in show business? In one way, yes – we all are. This week, the last thing you probably feel like doing is putting on a show. You may as well do, though. If you fake what you can’t feel for real, it will actually help you to believe it… and to solve your greatest current problem more swiftly.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
“If we are bold, / love strikes away the chains of fear / from our souls.” These words come from a poem called Touched by an Angel by Maya Angelou. Is your life due to be touched by an angel this week? To some extent, yes… if that doesn’t sound too poetic. The more you’re willing to act out of love rather than fear or anger, the more that angel will be able to do for you. Be inspired. Be motivated. Be kind. Be imaginative. Be hopeful. Be loving. Be of good cheer. Be full of faith. Somewhere in the heart of your life something wonderful is happening.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Few things are completely impossible, but many are very difficult. When we take on a tough task or set ourselves an ambitious target, we have to try to make sure that our other commitments are relatively easy to keep up. Even the most powerful magicians can cast only one significant spell at a time. To get what you are after now, you may have to compromise the quality of some other aspect of your life. This may yet have more repercussions than you realise. Think hard before you decide. Remember, it’s better to do one thing well than two, badly.

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