Forecasts for week beginning March 10, 2012.

By Jonathan Cainer

This week, Jupiter, Mars and Pluto each reach the ninth degree of an ‘Earth sign’ on the same day. We astrologers call this a Grand Trine – and when we see it in someone’s birth chart, we consider it highly auspicious. Babies born this week should be blessed with many talents. This Grand Trine also bodes well for Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio, Aries, Sagittarius and Pisces. As it involves a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, Librans will benefit too. Even if your sign is not listed above, you’ll yet have reason to look back on this week and remember it fondly!

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Welcome to a week that brings a rare and wonderful Grand Trine involving Mars, the ruler of your sign. What you feel you need, right now, is a rest. A break. A little time off – and some time to yourself. Will you get it? Well, you will definitely soon experience a lightening of your load. There is less to do than there was. Less to worry about, less to plan for, less to be fearful of. You can, of course, continue to feel burdened with anxiety and responsibility if you wish to. There is no law against it. But as you will soon see, it really is not necessary.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Venus is about to form a conjunction to Jupiter. This, in turn, becomes part of an unusual Grand Trine alignment. If your love life isn’t all that you wish it were, it should seem a lot more pleasing soon. And if you are happy with who – and what – you’ve got? You will remain just as happy! Not only is your romantic outlook improving and your social situation opening up nicely, your creative opportunities are increasing. You have special skills and talents that you rarely use. Prepare soon, to start exploring these and to reap real rewards as a result.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
When marketing experts encounter a product with a problem, they try to make the drawback sound like an asset. Thus, if a toothbrush has a handle which is too short to reach your back teeth, it is described as ‘handy, pocket-sized’. Or if a mobile phone has poor reception they may try to suggest, it is ‘perfect for keeping conversations short’. Mercury becomes stationary this week. You are up against something awkward and inconvenient. Can you manage to put a different spin on this? There really is a hidden advantage, if only you are willing to look for it.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
As the Full Moon slowly starts to wane, it is becoming clear to you that we may all have been created equal but we have most definitely not been created identical. You are becoming acutely conscious of the distinct difference between your point of view and that of another person. You may feel that the desired outcome is for you both to see eye-to-eye. This may not necessarily be appropriate or attainable. It will be quite sufficient for you both to be able to agree to differ. Despite concerns to the contrary, this should prove easier than you expect.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
An interesting piece of celestial symbolism suggests that you may find yourself feeling at odds with many people this week. On the day of the rare, auspicious Grand Trine, the Sun forms an antagonistic angle to Jupiter and Venus. It is as if the very thing that others find most pleasing, is somehow causing you to grow most agitated. That’s not a permanent state of affairs, nor need it be problematic. Things always happen for a reason. If you can see a reason and you don’t think it’s a good one, that’s only because you have yet to see what’s good about it.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Your ruler, Mercury, may be stationary but your sign now becomes the focal point for an exceptionally auspicious alignment called a Grand Trine. That’s a bit like saying that you are due to have a spectacular day out but there may be moments when you find you can’t enjoy it as much as you wish you could because there is trouble brewing back at home. The trouble, no matter what form it takes, is temporary and will resolve itself with a little effort on your part, soon enough. Meanwhile, the great event, whatever form this takes, deserves to be cherished.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
A Grand Trine usually involves three planets, in three signs of the same element, all creating a perfect triangle across the zodiac. The one that takes place this week, has been building up for a while. It involves Mars, Pluto and Jupiter. Just as they all fall into position, along comes Venus (your ruler). It snuggles up next to Jupiter, thus getting its own invitation to this marvellous planetary party. I’m sure you can see the symbolism for yourself. It tells you all you need to know about this potentially wonderful week. You are in the right place, at the right time.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Recent events have given you plenty to think about. You are not sure how you feel – or where you stand or where you want to go next. You can’t even be sure that you know all of your options. You do not see how you can possibly make any kind of meaningful progress until you have the missing information. This week’s historic and magnificent Grand Trine involves both Mars and Pluto – planets of great significance to you as a Scorpio. Over the next few days you will find out all that you need to. Doubt will give way to certainty, confusion to clarity.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Weeks like this don’t come along often. Your ruler, Jupiter, becomes part of a rare and auspicious Grand Trine alignment with Mars and Pluto. That, on its own, is a reason to expect the most pleasing progress. But there is more to the story. Venus forms a conjunction to Jupiter at much the same moment. Rarely has your outlook been so encouraging. That’s not a guarantee of success at every turn. Maybe your luck will simply keep you out of trouble that you might otherwise have fallen into. But that still suggests a lot of blessings to be thankful for.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You may not feel particularly cheerful or enthusiastic all week. You are finding it hard to think about anything other than the jobs that need to be done and the battles that need to be fought. Will you be successful in your endeavours? Well, this week brings an unusual and auspicious Grand Trine to the zodiac and one key planet in this alignment now sits in your sign. As long as you are persistent you can expect to accomplish everything that you are now trying to achieve. If, though, you want to ensure maximum progress, keep a smile on your face.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Most astrological advantages come and go. You have to grab them while they are hot or you may miss the opportunities they offer. But some celestial circumstances last longer. While the rest of the world prepares to benefit from this week’s rare Grand Trine, you are being blessed by a different cosmic coincidence. As Mercury changes direction, it begins to repeat the auspicious conjunction that it made to your ruler earlier this month. Somewhere, there is a chance that you haven’t yet made the most of. Now you can constructively revisit it.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
The Sun is still passing through your sign, forming a sharp alignment to this week’s rare Grand Trine. That suggests scope for misunderstanding. But Jupiter now forms a conjunction to Venus from what must be considered the most powerful point of this unusual alignment. That implies the most tremendous potential for healing and harmony. If you are willing to rise above whatever has lately upset or unnerved you, you can take steps, this week that will eventually improve the whole of the rest of your life. Embrace hope and it will embrace you.

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