Forecasts for week beginning October 8, 2011.

By Jonathan Cainer

Venus and Jupiter have moved, recently, from an ‘inconjunct’ to an ‘opposition’. I’ll cut the technical explanation and just say these are angles. One is tense. The other is, er… more tense. Jupiter is all about hope. Venus represents love. Or, if you prefer, Jupiter is growth. Venus is creativity. Both definitions are true because astrology is a language where each word has many meanings. Either way, the relationships between love and hope.. or between growth and creativity… have been strained. Now we’re at the point where something must finally give way. That, as you’ll soon see, is better!

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Are you now going over old ground? Have you not already run through the arguments? Perhaps so. But this time, you are seeing something new in them. Experience can be a great teacher, but sometimes it can be a deceptive guide. We feel, because we have been somewhere before, that we know all there is to know about a place or a situation. This week, it is in the midst of the most familiar that you are due to make a most unusual and surprising discovery. Don’t be shocked or worried. Just ready to look at an old idea from a slightly different angle.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The world is full of people who know more than we do. They are wiser, smarter, more experienced. If only we listened to such folk we would never put a foot wrong. Success, to say nothing of a sense of great well-being and righteousness, would be our only experience. So where are these great gurus to be found? They are everywhere, offering advice we do not want when we do not need it. And when we do? Magically, they vanish. Happily, your own advice is the best advice you can possibly take this week. Don’t underestimate your own cleverness!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
The craziest people, on this crazy planet, are those who imagine themselves to be sane. Do you need your head examining this week? Why bother? Examine your heart instead. That process will prove far more helpful and redeeming. Anyway, comparing the heart to the head always seems silly. There is no such thing as a logical emotion! You and I both know what they say about Geminis. We also know that this isn’t true. If, this week, you really want to restore calm, structure and success you must acknowledge, honour and act on what you feel.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
You may now be starting to feel as if as if all the energy has ebbed away from a key plan or project. You no longer have the enthusiasm that you once felt for a situation, an arrangement or a person. It may seem as if you are reaching the end, but it is actually a new beginning. You are tired of the journey but you are still keen to reach the destination. So now, instead of plugging away at the old, tired route you are looking for fresh ways to move forward. One of these is about to reveal itself. You’ll soon develop a more efficient, rewarding plan.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
The great soap opera of life trundles endlessly on. Drama follows drama. No sooner does one problematic episode draw to a close than trouble arises in some other area. Always, there’s a cliffhanger. Invariably, there’s a tense, uncertain situation. Even when it’s quiet, it’s quiet in the wrong way for the wrong reasons. Or so it seems. But you are at a turning point. Old, tired situations can change, quickly for the better. Will this bring more soap opera or the start of a chance to finally fulfil a dream? That’s down to the next big brave choice you make.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
‘I’ve got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret or make me frown…’ So sang Pinocchio in the eponymous Disney movie. But when he turned from a puppet into a real boy his life became a lot more complicated. This, presumably, is why so many people are happy to keep on dangling. They prefer to have no choices. This absolves them from the need to make decisions – or to take responsibility. You have recently courageously decided to follow your own path. So far, the process has been stressful. Soon, it should bring many rewards.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
‘Please miss,’ says little Jo, while trying to placate an angry teacher, ‘I only drew on my desk because Lu and Lee were doing it too.’ ‘I see,’ says the teacher, ‘and if Lu and Lee jumped in the lake would you copy them?’ This exchange represents one of the few, rare instances of the educational system preaching non-conformity. In all other cases, children are told that they must comply and fit in. You have managed to resist this conditioning all your life. Surely you don’t intend to start now? Trust your own judgement this week. And trust your friends, too!

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Some people believe nothing will ever change for the better, unless we force it to. They say ‘don’t let the grass grow under your feet.’ Others insist that the less we do, the wiser we are. They figure that if you can only leave things alone long enough, they will always sort themselves out in the best possible way without any intervention. And you, of course, are a Scorpio. You can see there’s a time to be passionate and a time to be detached. Which of those times is it for you now? It is time to prepare a plan and then bide your time just a little longer.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Imagine that your life is a road, blocked by some enormous boulder. This represents a difficulty or a concern that you cannot ignore. You are eager to move it, but no matter how much pressure you apply, it will not budge. Even if you enlist aid from friends it makes little impact on this obstacle. To move it, you need a crowbar that you can wedge beneath it and then use as a lever. This week’s boulder is your anger about a silly situation. This week’s lever is your commitment to a very noble cause. Use the latter to shift the former and all will be fine.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Rock. Hard place. There you are. Right in between the two. Unstoppable force. Immovable object. Where are they planning to meet? Right in your backyard by the looks of things. Up against it? Here comes the grand finale of a difficult drama. Light at the end of a long dark tunnel. The glimmering rays of a new hopeful dawn piercing the gloom of a seemingly endless night. Really? Actually, yes. Really. In one key area of your life, at least, Tables (and tides) are about to start turning. It is all going to get (and stay) a lot easier very soon.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
‘Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.’ So said my favourite writer, Kahlil Gibran. So, er… which would you rather be? Proud or generous? Both have their challenges and disadvantages. The great poet, though, does not say all that there is to be said in this one single aphorism. When you give more than you can, you get more than you need. When you take less than you need, you get into trouble! All this week, your big cosmic challenge, and promise alike, is about trust and your need to develop more of this.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Should you be strong and assertive? Or should you be soft and supportive? Should you make a stand and say your piece? Or should you sit down quietly and listen carefully? Under current circumstances It is hard to know the best tack to take. Just don’t think too much about it this week. Trust your instincts. These are much sharper and stronger than you realise. Be less afraid and more inspired. Put your energy and commitment into pursuing your most positive vision of the future. Everything else that needs to happen will swiftly take care of itself.

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