Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, July 16, 2011.

By Jonathan Cainer

We begin this week with a powerful Full Moon. Though it wanes a little each evening, that sense of Full Moon madness will prevail for a few days to come. We can thus expect drama, excitement, passion, intoxication and revelation. Full Moon madness isn’t really mad – it’s just exuberant, expressive and exciting. Or, at least, it is as long as you’re not trying to hide anything from anyone, least of all yourself. If, though, something is being repressed or suppressed, it may soon prove ever harder to keep a lid on it!

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Beep beep. Or was it “meep, meep”? In those old cartoons, we never could quite hear what the Roadrunner was saying. We just knew he had a whole lot of running to do. His enemy, the Coyote, was always waiting to trap or trick him. Or think about Tom and Jerry. They chased each other like… er… cat and mouse. And did Tom ever win? Life now resembles some strange race in which there is no finish line. Everyone keeps running round in circles. That’s planet Uranus, stationary in your sign. It will all stop when you decide to step away from something crazy.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Jupiter now passes through your sign, forming a harmonious alignment to Venus. Auspicious? Absolutely! If you’re looking for something wonderful, it can’t be long before you encounter it. Unless, that is, your expectations are overly specific. Use your imagination. Trust your luck. Work with what you’ve got. And if you don’t like what’s happening? Refuse to assume you’re being poorly treated by an unkind cosmos. Look for the possible advantage, the upside in disguise. Not only is it there, it is waiting for you to embrace it so it can do the same to you!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Looking for a tall dark stranger? Hoping for news of some big financial gain? Seeking reassurance about a loved one? These are the traditional questions people bring to a fortune-teller’s door. I keep a box of answers in my hallway for such occasions. Don’t bother sitting down in the parlour. Just tell me what you’re after, I’ll consult the planets and then you can be on your way with a predicted date. But astrology is far more helpful to those who seek direction rather than destination. Relax. Stop worrying. Be willing to learn and you’ll get all you could ever want.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
The molehill is absent one day, present the next. Not so, the mountain. The mountain is hard to climb and is snow-capped. Not so the molehill. I’m really not trying to insult your intelligence. I’m just pointing out that somewhere in your world, something very small is being perceived as if it were something very big. What lies behind this great leap of the imagination? An emotional trigger. Only a deep, profound mood or feeling can intoxicate the brain to the point where it confuses a set of signals that are obviously distinct and different. Get some perspective. Then cheer up.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
You have reacted to provocation, but you have not lost sight of reason. You merely need to continue in this way. You can expect more trials and tribulations soon. More exasperating exchanges. More impossible demands, more near-misses and more apparent disappointments. Just continue to look on the bright side and refuse, as best you can, to rise to the bait. A drama has all but played itself out. This is the final scene – the denouement. As long as you play it cool, the curtain will yet come down on a saga that you can be proud of, with an ending you can be glad of.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Watch out, they are after you. They know where you live. You can run but you can’t hide. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “This is not the kind of cheerful prediction that I have come to expect from that nice Mr Cainer. How come he is painting a picture of doom and gloom?” But hang on – you haven’t asked me who “they” are and what “they” want? They are your friends, admirers and supporters. Your guardian angels and your earthly helpers. They are determined to help you sort out a pressing problem. Trust me. You’ll be glad when they force you to fix it.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
You may see yourself as vulnerable. You may feel that, in some areas of life, you have a lot to protect yet little to acquire. You are conscious of your problems, understandably so. Others, though, looking at your situation from a distance, can see more clearly. You are winning hands down. Your circumstances are enviable. The advantages far outweigh the drawbacks. In one way, you can see this too, but you are so cross and uncomfortable about a particular matter that it is overshadowing everything else. Let it go. Focus on your opportunity. It’s very big and very viable.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
At the movies we watch powerful films that trigger profound reactions. We are surprised when we finally emerge from the cinema to discover the world just as it was before we went in. You have been steeling yourself for the possibility of some earth-shattering, heart-wrenching change. It is now becoming clear that you need have no such fear. The change that is about to take place in your life is essentially a change of attitude, not of circumstance. Your eyes are about to open much wider. As they do, you will see that all is due to be much as it was, only better.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Are you being reasonable? Are you being fair? Hmmm. Let’s make a pact. When either of us discovers the true meaning of those words, let’s inform the other. Then we may be in a position to make a judgement. Right now, you have no way of knowing how right or wrong your reactions are. Nor, despite their pronouncements, does anyone else. Your supporters are biased in your favour. Your opponents are prejudiced against you. You can, though, be forgiven for erring on the side of the folk who make you feel better. At least that way, you are being fair to yourself!

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Capricorns are safe and sensible. That’s what all the textbooks say. They can’t be wrong, can they? But hold on, can’t we all be a little cautious at times? Aren’t even the most adaptable of us prone to prefer what we know? Are Capricorns any more unreasonable than that? Or are they just victims of cosmic character assassination? Speaking of insidious plans and unfair plots, let us look at what’s now proving so difficult in your world. What really lies behind this? Could it actually be that someone else is afraid of the progress you’re now trying to instigate?

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
The legendary musk deer spends its life pursuing an erotic aroma. It hunts day and night, seeking the source of this enchanting perfume. Never does it realise that what it smells, it carries in its own glands! Now there’s a neat analogy for an all too human tendency. We get ourselves all worked up. We identify some emotional or material need then move heaven and earth in our effort to fulfil it. We imagine someone or something – some event or situation – will bring us the satisfaction that we crave. But you now have the power to please yourself. Don’t give that away.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Mind if I ask you a personal question? Why do you live where you live? And, what about your living arrangements? Might there be room for improvement? Somewhere in your world an issue is arising. It has something to do with “feeling at home.” Or not, as the case may be. You don’t feel able to relax. You are not comfortable, even in the area of your life where you most need to know that all is safe and well. How hard is this to set straight? Well, there may be no quick fix – but there’s certainly a simple solution. Set yourself a new goal, resolve to reach it… and you will.

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