Forecasts for week beginning February 18, 2012.
By Jonathan Cainer
Soon, we enter a phase called the Dark of the Moon, when great things can happen. And on Sunday, at 6.18am, the Sun enters Pisces. Zodiac signs don’t begin or end at precisely the same moment each year. They vary by up to 24 hours. And that time of 6.18am only applies to Britain. A baby born in California will be a Piscean this year if it is born after 10.18pm Saturday night. In Sydney, the changeover is on Sunday at 5.18pm. If you were born on the cusp and would like free confirmation of your true sign, please visit www.cainer.com
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Money, they tell us, does not grow on trees. Yet money is printed on paper. And paper comes directly from the forest. So, are some people perpetrating a misleading myth? Could it be that the folk who know how to make money are trying to guard their secret? Not quite. There is something in this idea but the full story is not so simple. And so it is with many assertions and assumptions. Don’t, this week, mistake strength of emphasis for depth of veracity. And don’t worry about matters financial or romantic, either. Your outlook is not as dire as you may fear.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Breathe out. There. Doesn’t that feel better? How long have you been holding all that inside yourself? Weeks, probably. Without realising it you have been hanging on, not just to your breath but to whatever you use as a source of support. You have not felt fully safe to relax. Times have been tense and, whilst you have been coping well, your knuckles have been starting to show the strain. Now, the cosmic picture is changing. There may soon be one last stressful moment before a saga resolves itself but there is hope on the horizon – and plenty of it.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Got a plan to conquer the world? Intending to kidnap a secret agent and demand a ransom? Plotting to overthrow a government or destroy a fragile peace treaty? No, of course, you’re not. Strangely, though, in someone’s mind now you appear to be cast in the role of the arch-villain. Is this their paranoia or are you secretly nurturing an unreasonable grudge? And is this being fed by your opinion of someone else? First, clear your conscience. Then, clear the air. Yet you both deserve the benefits that can only come once you trust each other.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Some things need saying. Some people need telling. Some points need making. Some lines need drawing. And others don’t. It is often very tempting to get yourself involved in a battle that you don’t really need to fight. If you do that, there’s not so much at stake if you lose. Yet, you only have a limited amount of energy. If you direct it towards your most important objective, you can really bring about a lasting difference in an area of life that is essential to you. This week, try to assert yourself only where and when you really need to.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Once, when we wanted to preserve information, we wrote it in a book. And if we wanted to find something out? We looked it up in a book. Then, along came computers. Now, whatever we need to do, there’s a piece of software to do it with. It may not be as efficient, it may cost a fortune and it may not get us any further – but, then, that’s progress for you. We are human beings. We thrive on complication – and we love the illusion that change is always for the good. But there’s something you don’t really need to alter now. This week, don’t try to fix what ain’t broken.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Sometimes, before things can improve they have to get worse. Lately, in some respects, that’s precisely what they have been doing. Indeed, each time you contemplate a particular situation, you wonder how it can possibly get any worse. Actually, it can’t. It can only get better. And soon, it will. The lessons you have been learning lately have been difficult. You are still reeling from their intensity and their importance. But you have learned most of what it is that you needed to learn and now you are ready to profit from your new-found understanding.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Do you want a happy-ever-after? Or do you just want to dream about that? It is a nice thing to look forward to. But what if everything turned out to be OK forever? What would there be to think about, wrestle with and succeed at? Please don’t worry if, over the next few days, things go surprisingly smoothly. Even if there are some major outbreaks of concord and cordiality, warmth and rapport, you need not be unduly concerned. Trouble will try to return. It always does. But if you relax and enjoy what’s good, what’s not so good just won’t get near!
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Prepare to be re-energised. Various awkward encounters have sapped your strength. Difficult dealings have left you exhausted and demoralised, not least because some individuals have been behaving in an unreasonable way. You are unhappy with them but perhaps they don’t know quite how unhappy you are. That’s yet another reason why you are so keenly aware of the need to clear the brambles of negativity from the flower garden of your heart. The planets are about to bless you with a psychic scythe! You will reap a rich harvest this week.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
What part of the word ‘no’ don’t you understand? That’s what people say to each other when they feel that their boundaries are being infringed upon. The truth is, though, that both ‘yes’ and ‘no’ are words that can sometimes have very complex meanings. They can both mean ‘maybe’. They can carry subtle caveats that reveal themselves only after a period of time has elapsed or once a determined investigation has been held. In your life now there seems to be a barrier that you can’t get past. Look at it more closely. It’s more fluid than you think.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
When people feel vulnerable, they put up barriers. They try to hide their own softness by feigning strength. This only makes them weaker. When we try to be tough, we become brittle. When we deny the truth to others, we also deny it from ourselves. Then, we grow confused. For, if we cannot call upon the most sensitive side of our own nature, we cannot access the wisdom we need. It’s not an item, a resource or a facility that you require now; it’s just an insight! Allow yourself to be a little vulnerable this week, and you will get that precious understanding.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
‘Be here now’. That’s what the great New Age gurus tell us. Don’t dwell in the past. Don’t dream of the future. Just enjoy the present. That’s the Aquarian attitude, isn’t it? People born under your sign never look back, do they? They refuse to look forward, don’t they? They just live in the moment and the moment lives in them. Isn’t that right? Er… You are now thinking about the consequences of an option. Are you contemplating too many could-be’s and should-be’s? Perhaps. Trust what you feel, not what you think – or worse, what you think you ought to feel.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
The last few weeks have been long and arduous. You have been struggling with difficult circumstances and frustrating delays. You have handled these well – yet secretly, inwardly, you have grown close to despair. Will you ever make the progress you yearn for? Have you foolishly started something you cannot finish? Mercury is making good progress through your sign, as is your ruler, Neptune. A breath of magical fresh air has begun to enter your life. Everything that needs to change for the better, can start changing for the better soon.
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