Forecasts for week beginning November 26, 2011.

By Jonathan Cainer

This week, as we slip quietly across the border between November and December, we find Venus making a similar transition. There’s no passport office at the end of Sagittarius and the beginning of Capricorn. Customs and Excise don’t care what the planet of love brings with it. But Capricorns will soon notice a little more romance and confidence; while, rather cleverly, Venus will leave behind enough inspiration to ensure it is not missed when it leaves Sagittarius. And the rest of us? Well, even though the communication planet, Mercury, is now retrograde… we’ll enjoy some surprisingly fruitful, positive exchanges.

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Astrologers watching your sign can now see strong symbolism in the behaviour of the planet Uranus. It entered Aries in March, began retracing its steps in July and now hovers around the same entry point. This planet represents boldness, bravery and a pioneering spirit; a desire to rewrite the rules and begin again. So why is it backing away from a journey? And why are you? Events have lately caused you to ease up on a commitment. For a while you may hesitate but you won’t deviate. You’ll finish what you started. And you’ll yet be glad of that.

TAURUS (Apr 21 – May 21)
Imagine being hungry. You have been in need of food for a while but there has been nothing available. Now you are being treated to a wonderful meal. In front of you: your favourite flavours and dishes, made just the way you like them. There’s only one problem. Your dining companion is a tiger! He is waiting for you at the table clutching a knife and fork. But what is he hoping to eat? Should you run for your life or start eating calmly and confidently, trusting that the tiger has already had supper? You can do either this week… but not both!

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22)
‘Leopards,’ they say, ‘Don’t change their spots.’ But are you now dealing with a leopard? You can remember when someone behaved badly or a situation became uncomfortable. You cringe at the memory and think you’d be a fool to forget this. So don’t forget. But do forgive. Sometimes, people really do change. Even if they don’t, you have to ask how much point there is in hanging on to an old resentment or fear. Will dropping it make a difference to anyone else? Maybe not. But it could heal a hurt in you! This is your week to move on.

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 23)
All signs are traditionally linked to celestial bodies. No sign but yours, though, is ruled by the Moon. You should feel proud and excited when you see that bright, beautiful, shape growing bigger in the sky each night. It says something about your own importance and perhaps, too, about your ability to hide a part of yourself from view from time to time. Sometimes, you even hide yourself from yourself. You forget what you’re capable of, what you should be proud of, what you need not fear. This week brings your chance to remember all that and to shine!

LEO (Jul 24 – Aug 23)
If you push yourself a little further each time you exercise you will soon find you can go faster, handle more or both. It is exciting to ‘beat the clock’ and it also feels pleasing when we identify a person who we want to impress. ‘I’ll beat them,’ we think. Or ‘I’ll prove a point…’ Such motives may keep our bodies healthy but they can be bad for our hearts. Life is not a race. Nor is it supposed to be a battle. This week you must choose. Follow a fury, a fever or a frenzy… or step back from a brink and be kind. Only one option will make you truly strong!

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)
Whenever we have a retrograde Mercury, we get vulnerable Virgoans. You fear that someone or something is against you. But vulnerability can be a blessing. It can make you open, sensitive, imaginative and empathetic, working wonders for your creativity and allowing you to deepen your most important relationships. If it weren’t for the fact that it can be so painful, I’d recommend vulnerability to everyone. But with Mars in your sign now, your pain need not hurt too much or too long. Learn what you need to discover. Then trust and protect yourself.

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23)
Shall I tell you a secret? OK. I’ll tell you mine, just as soon as you reveal yours. Aha! I see. You don’t want to go first do you? Indeed, you feel a little uncomfortable about the very suggestion that I may know something. I shall say no more here in this space. Walls have ears and zodiac pages sometimes have unwanted ‘other readers’. But I ought to add that though secrets are sometimes painful to keep, they can be dangerous to share. Either stop doing what you’re not sure you’re doing… or be totally sure, this week, that nobody else knows!

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22)
You may care to read this week’s prediction for Libra. Much of what I say there applies to you. Not that I’m suggesting that a Libran is keeping information from you. More that you have also got information that you’d like to pass on but dare not share. The difference, though, is that you are worrying unnecessarily over the outcome of an honest exchange. There’s someone who needs and deserves to know what only you can tell them. There’s every indication that if you’re brave, candid and just a little sensitive now, something wonderful can occur.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21)
What’s got stuck? What has ground to a halt, fallen off the agenda, lost everyone’s interest or run out of steam? Did some great, seemingly urgent distraction take attention away from an issue that deserved more concentration? Or is it a blessing in disguise that there’s been no more progress in what was once such a sensitive area. It’s often better to do the right kind of nothing than the wrong kind of something. That may well prove to have been true here. Before you suddenly decide to do a lot this week, try doing a little and see if it is enough!

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20)
Let us raise a glass, hang out a flag, blow a trumpet, dance a jig. Venus now makes its way into Capricorn, heralding a splendid end of November and a delightful December. Will you notice the difference at once? You will if you are sensitive. But if recent difficulties have dulled your perceptions and toughened your attitude, it may take a while. When people are nice to you, you may wonder what they want. When inspired ideas come to you, you may question their practicality. Soon enough, though, a warm glow will come to your heart… and your life.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19)
Have you done something with your hair? Is that a new outfit? There’s something about you now that’s different. But it’s not really your appearance. You’ve become more relaxed, more easy-going, less tense and less concerned about keeping a situation under control. ‘However it has to happen, let it happen’, you figure. And though you’re still doing your best to make it all happen the best way, you’re not going to panic if it doesn’t. So now you’re attracting helpful positive people and situations. And this week more will come your way.

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
Sorry. You’re not allowed to read this forecast. Someone doesn’t want you to see it. While we’re talking about things that others would like you to stop or change, there’s quite a list. Shall we cover it? Or shall we just do what this week, sooner or later, you are simply going to have to do – and rise above it with a smile? Be nice to whoever is being nice to you. Be nicer still to anyone who is not being so nice. Be kind but not a pushover, a victim or a martyr. Give yourself permission to be happy. All else you need to be happy, you have… or will soon get!

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