Forecasts for week beginning July 9, 2011.

By Jonathan Cainer

Uranus, this week, is stationary. Only an astrologer can say that. Planets don’t ever truly stand still. They move at a constant, steady pace. But, then, so do we. Imagine the sky is a track and the planets are trains. If you are on one train, passing a slower train and you look through the window, it will appear as if the slower train is standing still or moving backwards. There. That’s the astronomy. Now here’s the “symbolic astrology.” Uranus, “the magician,” is waiting to pull a rabbit out of its hat. Expect the unexpected in your life soon!

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Whenever you fall, you tend to land on your feet – which is a good thing. Not so good, though, is the way that, once you’ve landed on your feet, you soon find yourself facing another precipice over which you can fall again. Why must life be one tumultuous tumbling routine? Will there never be stability? Let us hope not, for without that constant backdrop of drama, events on the stage of your life might soon seem dull. Every so often, though, even you have to go through a period of peace, prosperity and pleasure. Such a time has arisen. You won’t find it hard to enjoy!

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
What’s too expensive? And what’s too cheap? There is such a thing as a false economy. If you try to save too much, you could end up cutting corners that cost far more to repair. But then, there is also the matter of what you deserve. Aren’t you entitled to the best? I’m not trying to encourage you to get into trouble. There is clearly a point past which you must not go. There is also, though, a real risk that you will underestimate your own worth to others. It is time to invest in your greatest and most potentially profitable asset: yourself! You have to have what you now need!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Are there really weeks when you may as well stay in bed? Well, even if there are, I am not going to tell you. I don’t want to plant a negative expectation in your mind – nor be held responsible by the government for keeping a twelfth of the workforce at home. So, I shall be making no such suggestions. I would, though, always drop a hint if I thought you faced a time during which efforts were not likely to get results. This is not, repeat not, such a time. You need to leap up and get going – for, over the next few days, the going is due to be good. Give your heart. Get back the world.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Here on Planet Earth we say, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” The angels of astrology say, “You can create a perfect planetary picture for someone, but you can’t force them to benefit from it.” But if you want to improve your love life and your finances now, all you need to do is try. The cosmos now showers you with many bright blessings. You are not obliged to take your chances, you can leave them sitting on the shelf – or you can peer at them from a distance and just imagine what it might be like to embrace them. But if you can only now find the courage or the energy…

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
It is not that you face a shortage of the best things in life. They are all there – but, contrary to the claim in that famous song, they are not free. Some, indeed, seem to carry an exceptionally high price tag. If this were purely financial it might not be so bad. You could beg, borrow or decide that it was simply not worth it. We are looking here, though, at the need to pay a price in terms of personal energy, strength and time. You very much want what is likely to cost you so much. And now, good news. You do not need anywhere near as much as you imagine – and can easily afford your requirement!

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
We don’t mind turning on the radio and listening to an oldie show. We would feel pretty strange, though, if every station we tuned to were to play nothing but songs from long ago. What if the only clothes in our wardrobe were those that were in vogue a few years back? It’s not just shirts and songs that change with the times; ideas also alter. You are older and wiser than you once were. You have moved on marvellously. You can’t suddenly sit back and become the person you used to be. Draw on your experience of the past now, but remember, the future needs to be different.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Minds were made for changing. The only people who form an opinion and then maintain it for the rest of their lives without ever questioning it again, are bigots or idiots. Strangely, though, we often feel a little ashamed about confessing that we have come to see a situation differently. We should, though, feel proud that we have developed enough wisdom to outgrow a previous position. Although, if we are truly wise, we will not be proud, just quietly humble! Embrace a new perspective. Explore a new point of view. Be willing to learn and then be ready to benefit.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Two eyes. Two ears. One mouth. One nose. By and large, these all come as standard issue. There is never, though, a little display in the middle of a forehead giving a read-out, in bright red LED lettering, of our current mood. Some of us may care to wear our hearts on our sleeves, but none of us is obliged to do this. And we are certainly not equipped to reveal our secrets to others. You can’t be sure what anyone else thinks or feels now. You can’t even be entirely sure about yourself. But this much you can trust. You are on the verge of making a magnificent breakthrough.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
You could take an easier route. But, then, that’s hardly your style. You enjoy innovation. You revel in the challenge of the unknown. You can’t abide a predictable lifestyle. So, when you find a successful formula, you feel almost obliged to alter it! And if something isn’t broken, well, you know better than to fix it, but you may just subconsciously decide to try to break it, just in case this helps you polish your powers of repair! Your life is full of drama, tension, urgency, challenge and change. Does it need to be so crazy? Wrong question. Just ask, will it all turn out OK? It will!

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Would a palace make you feel more secure than a humble but cosy hut? Are orchids more precious than daisies? In the eyes of some, the differences are enormous. Such people are often fabulously rich. They are surrounded by expensive finery. Yet their hearts are empty because their values are so shallow. Maybe money can buy you what passes, in some folks mind, for love but it sure can’t buy sensitivity! Or style. Or wit. Or wisdom. Or discrimination. Material blessings may soon be added to your life. Enjoy them – but don’t take them too seriously.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Some people think the way to win an argument is to use as many long words as possible. If your opponents can’t understand you, how can they disagree? Others figure the trick is to shout. Surely, they think, the person with the loudest voice will get the last word. You, though, appreciate subtlety. You understand how quality counts more than quantity. You also know how one carefully chosen word, uttered at the right moment, in the right tone, can be worth seventy soliloquies. There is no need for a great debate now. You merely need to listen as much as you speak.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
You are not afraid of failure and you understand that there can be no progress without courage. You are not, though, willing to play fast and loose with someone else’s security. A strong sense of obligation now prevents you from taking up a tempting opportunity. You cannot be sure of success and you must not show a cavalier disregard for the needs of a dependant. For their sake, you must find some safer, if slower, way to make progress. Once you stop hankering after an option that you are not free to explore, you will find a much more satisfactory alternative.
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