Forecasts for week beginning July 23, 2011

By Jonathan Cainer

If, on Wednesday night this week, you happen to find yourself on a boat in the middle of the Pacific, not too far from French Polynesia, keep an eye on the Moon. There isn’t much of it left but the sliver you can see will slowly move in front of Mars. We call this an “occultation.” The symbolism is sweet. There’s Mars, (anger, determination, aggression, passion) being overwhelmed by the Moon (nurture, empathy, protection and compassion.) It suggests that even those of us who don’t witness the phenomenon can all now hope soon, to experience tension turn to forgiveness!

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
You don’t like to feel that you are being made to look foolish. You cannot quite understand why a particular person is acting as they are. Are you being set up? It may seem so, but there is no conspiracy. It is more as if circumstances are conspiring to challenge your current way of looking at life. You need to move on and start seeing the world through different eyes. You won’t seem silly if you explore a new perspective and adapt to a change. You may well, though, open yourself up to ridicule if you try to force some key factor to stay exactly as it has always been.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Words are wonderful things. There are dictionaries full of them. And libraries full of dictionaries. You would think, with all these words and all these experts, we might stand a chance of understanding one another – at least some of the time. But words are slippery. They may not speak as loudly as actions yet they can certainly whisper themselves insidiously into the wrong ears at the wrong moments. Don’t pay too much attention to empty words this week. Actions and events speak louder. What you need to find out this week, you’ll learn, regardless of who says or tries to say what.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
As you now look at a sensitive situation, you find yourself strongly inclined to make a decisive move or a strong statement. You are not, though, in danger of getting a bee in your bonnet. You are effectively inviting a colony to set up a hive on your head. Keep your distance. Resist temptation. Someone now seems keen to engage you in a fruitless pursuit. Don’t acquiesce to that pressure. Don’t listen either, to your own desire to fight a battle, to right a wrong or to prove a point. You have a lot of power and energy. Use this to be productive and constructive.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Venus remains in your sign this week. Whilst that does not constitute a guarantee of wealth untold and romance unrestrained, it is an encouraging indication of improvement in an area of life where you have lately been less than content. Will you be handed opportunities? Will people suddenly emerge from nowhere, eager and willing to grant your wishes and meet your needs? Well, it could happen! Mainly, though, the power to create this change will lie in your own hands. Your imagination will awaken. You will start to see new, inventive ways to solve old problems.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
There are easier things you could be doing. You have set yourself some very exacting goals. Are you being overly ambitious? Okay, okay. I apologise for suggesting that. I’m sorry. Of course, you have to do what feels right. Of course, too, you have to do things the hard way if the “easy way” involves a compromise you can’t feel proud of. For this, you don’t need to be criticised, you need to be congratulated. You also need to be encouraged to continue. For you have further to go along a difficult road. Your task remains tricky, but by no means impossible! Carry on!

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Some messengers deserve shooting. They cause avoidable aggravation by bringing unnecessary information. If they could only keep their mouths shut, we could all live in blissful ignorance. Other messengers may carry unwelcome news, but we should be grateful for their diligent determination to deliver it. It is what we need to know. It is news we can use. Without it, we are likely to make all the wrong choices. Someone, this week, is trying to tell you something. You are not sure that you want to listen. Overcome your reaction and pay close attention.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Imagine being starving hungry. Now imagine being offered a choice. A gigantic candy bar? Or a nutritious, delicious meal? There is just one catch. The good food won’t be ready for a while – and you’ll have to travel much further to get it. And remember, it is a choice. One or the other. Now, what are you going to go for? Hmmm, I wonder. Some easy options are hard to resist. Worse, once we get into the habit of taking them, we find ourselves forgetting all about the better solutions. It won’t be easy to do what’s right this week, but it will be possible. And infinitely preferable.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Mr Push, how good of you to come. Allow me to introduce you to Ms Shove. I am sure the two of you will get along fine. Let me take you both to a special place I know. An isolated little spot, just in between a rock and a hard place. If you sit there long enough you may spot the irresistible force just as it meets the immovable object. Er… this is going to be one of “those” weeks – and I may as well make no bones about it. In your life soon, something has to give. That is extremely positive. You may not enjoy all your week but you will be delighted by its outcome.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
They say “leopards don’t change their spots.” Clearly, they have never heard of cosmetic surgery. Leopards, if they wish, can have their spots painted over or even turned into stripes. Can they, though, ever hide their inner leopard? For that, they are going to need a lot of help. And there aren’t many veterinary psychotherapists in the world. The question for you this week is whether you want to alter something superficial or something fundamental. Either way, you are going to need patience. Before you attempt a miracle, are you sure you really need to go that far?

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You have long since learned to cope with difficulty. Life has given you a good education. You have emerged, with honours, from the University of Adversity. You are, indeed, better at handling trouble than you are at seizing opportunity. This may be why you often choose tricky roads to travel. They make you feel as if you are in your element. I cannot predict angst and aggravation now. I foresee hope and inspiration. All signs point to an imminent improvement to your outlook. You will still face plenty of challenge, but if you draw on your experience, you will overcome it.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Disney heroes and heroines are loveable. Their villains are always dark and despicable. We can always tell who is who. Nor is there any doubt about what’s going to happen at the end. That’s why people like those films – and why they like westerns, operas and extreme political parties, too. No shades of grey. Project what you like on to the cinema of your life this week, but remember that, in reality, rights and wrongs are not so easily distinguished. Be slow to reach judgement. You may yet find your opinions alter as you find out more. An open mind is your best asset in every way.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Think of a wheeled cart at the top of a steep hill. It has been carefully parked so that it doesn’t roll forward. What will it take to send it hurtling all the way down? One small, gentle, push. Everything is pretty much perfectly lined up. Now think of yourself, standing seemingly still, yet just moments away from a great adventure. It may not be happening yet, but it isn’t going to take much for all that to change. Coming events provide that cosmic catalyst. You, though, will not race out of control. You’ll have an exciting and exhilarating experience, also a profitable one.

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