Forecasts for week beginning October 22, 2011.

By Jonathan Cainer

Dear Jonathan, In a recent forecast, you said, ‘Fairytales never document the details of the happy-ever-after because it is rarely as happy  as the storytellers suggest.’ I once read a book by Michael Meade. He said, ‘There has been a small error in the translation of that phrase. The saying originally  was, “They lived happily in the ever-after”.’ I just wanted to share that comforting thought. Dee

Dear Dee, Thank you. This week’s Dark Of The Moon, by the way,  should make the idea of happy-ever-after seem much more attainable for many of us!

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
You are fully entitled to feel bad if you want to. There is no law against it. And no one will think any the worse of you if you do. Indeed, many will expect it. For we live in a world where unhappiness sadly seems to be the norm, not the exception. On top of which, you have your problems. To say nothing of a very real cause for concern. But, and this is a very big BUT, you also have a favourable cosmic climate. The sharp link from Mars to Venus puts you under emotional pressure. A helpful alignment from Mars to Saturn is your promise that all will end well.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Eastern mystics and yogis, they tell us, happily set out to spend decades in a cave, quietly contemplating the meaning of the universe. They live on nothing but berries, and dress in sackcloth. To them this is not a hardship but an opportunity – a chance to commune with creation and reach the highest possible state. Happily you do not need to give up quite so much in order to get so far. But recently, you did give up something that meant a lot to you. So far, it has been more of a struggle than a joy. Now, here comes enlightenment and reward!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Imagine being able to hold a conversation with someone, just once, and then relax knowing that you had been completely understood. Imagine being able to hold an intense, important debate that ended in a conclusion acceptable to all. What about a world in which people genuinely listened and respected one another’s intelligence? Or a world in which petty points were not forever being scored? I cannot, sadly, predict such monumental change for everyone this week. But I do foresee that you can yet take one big step forward to such an ideal.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Your eyes are being opened. You are seeing someone in a new light. You are gaining a very different perspective. You may not be quite sure that you like what you can see but you cannot ignore it. The lesson you are learning is a valuable one. You will be a wealthier person as a result of it and a more emotionally stable individual too. Allow the penny to drop. Digest the information that you are being given. After the New Moon, you will gain momentum, power and potential. Everything will seem much brighter and more inspiring in a few more days.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
How much juggling will you do? How many balls will you balance? How many plates will you spin? Will you manage to keep flaming torches in the air while treating us all to a grand display of devil-sticks and diabolos? A cavalcade of clubs, a barrage of beanbags, or will you give up on the rings and rola-bolas? You are good at biting off more than you can chew, yet still managing to somehow to digest it. But, while Mars is in your sign, if you really want to make progress, you need to change a precarious arrangement into a permanent plan.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You are starting to feel slightly hurt by someone’s behaviour and by the way in which recent events have transpired. An experience of disappointment has, to some extent, injured you emotionally. It has limited your ability to feel optimistic – which, in turn, has increased your tendency to feel frustrated. This is partly why you now seem to have two horses tethered to your psychological cart. They are pulling in different directions and they are never likely to run together. Make a choice. Let one of them go and then trust the other. You won’t be sorry.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
The world, as you may have noticed, is full of other people. Most look reasonably nice. But how can we be sure? Dare we trust them? What if they let us down? We all have a tendency to prefer the devil we know. Our friends and loved ones may not be perfect but at least we know where we stand with them. Or do we? Recent events have caused you to think twice about your relationship with a particular person. Feel free to reject change because you don’t want change – but don’t keep it at bay just because you fear it. It could be just what you need now.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Sometimes, we feel we simply can’t bear to know the truth. We fear a situation so much, we figure the best way to protect ourselves from it, is to ignore it. If we just keep acting as if everything is fine, perhaps, somehow, magically, it will become fine. We may never have to get to the moment where we confront an uncomfortable reality. There’s just one problem with such an attitude. It forces us to go through life blind and vulnerable. Be brave this week. You need fear nothing, save for fear itself, even that will vanish once you take charge of the truth.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
We find it hard not to think. We question motives, analyse events and assess opportunities. And why should we not make full use of the intelligence that we have been born blessed with? There are, though, times when the most intelligent thing we can do is ignore our own intelligence! A little less thought, a little more passion. Less logic, more emotion. When we allow our feelings an equal say, they give us very useful guidance. One thing matters enormously to you now. Your heart knows why this needs to be a priority, even if your head is not quite so sure.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Sometimes, perseverance pays. And sometimes, we cannot make progress no matter how much effort we expend. The trouble is: we can’t always tell how effective we are being. If you chip away long enough and hard enough at a rock face, you may eventually create a crack – or you may not! So, when to give up? This question confounds even the wisest. Now let us turn to your current cause of confusion. Should you stop or go on? You already know. You simply have to try to finish what you have started. Success will not be easy, but it is possible.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
They say talk is cheap. That partly depends on who is doing the talking. Also, of course, on who is listening. Sometimes, just a few seemingly innocuous words can have extremely expensive consequences. It is, though, often much easier to talk about something than to actually do it. There are many people who seem to believe that, as long as they keep expressing an intention to get somewhere, they are actually travelling! Watch for that syndrome this week. Don’t say more than you need to. Just do whatever you have to.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Can you prove that you are actually reading this? How do you know you are not just imagining it? This page could just be an illusion. What hard, indisputable evidence can you offer to demonstrate that this is not so? There! You see? As I thought. We are living only in a dream, you and I. So, er, why are we worried about anything? Because, when it comes down to it, neither of us cares a hoot for philosophy. We know what we know and we want what we want. And right now, you know what you want. You stand a surprisingly good chance of getting it!

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