Forecasts for week beginning May 5, 2012.

By Jonathan Cainer

This week begins with a Full Moon and ends with a conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter. That’s more auspicious but less visible. When heavenly objects form a conjunction with the Sun, they rise at dawn and set at dusk. Daylight drowns out their glow. The only exceptions occur during an eclipse. (In May, the Moon briefly blocks the Sun, leaving only a ring of fire; and in June, we’ll see Venus forming a beauty spot on the face of our central star). But even if we can’t see the Sun’s alignment with Jupiter, we’ll feel blessed by it.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Mercury leaves Aries, Mars forms a troublesome link to Uranus and, superficially, the whole week looks as if it has the potential to bring trouble or disappointment. Thankfully, you’re not a superficial person. If, this week, you slip into the bad habit of responding only to the obvious, a taste of angst and upheaval will bring you a swift reminder of the need to be deeper and wiser. Behind the scene, under the surface, something wonderful is starting to happen. Give your energy to that and you will yet end up delighted.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
What makes a person difficult to help? Generally, when this happens, there are two reasons. Either they help themselves so much that they have covered all the bases and left no room in their lives for anyone else to help them, or they consider themselves so unworthy that they will not accept any gesture of support or kindness. A psychologist might argue that the former is just a perverse version of the latter. Your challenge, this week, involves reaching out to a resistant heart. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
People like you are few and far between. Indeed, people who are exactly like you simply don’t exist! You are unique. That’s a good thing, even if sometimes, it can seem a bit sad. You yearn to be better understood. You wish you had more support. You will soon find yourself being treated surprisingly well by someone who has at least some appreciation of your most special qualities. Don’t let a recent disappointment sour your view of a real, rare, opportunity. You can do what needs to be done.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Just imagine how different things would be, if only you had made other choices at various points in your past. Actually, don’t just imagine that. Stop imagining it! Imagine instead, how everything could have been perfect, exactly as it was, in so far as it led you down a road that you could have embarked upon in no other way. There is something poignant and perfect about the situation you face now, regardless of all that frustrates or upsets you about it. Recognise that, and you will automatically make the best choices next.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
If the dead could speak, what would they say? Some fear the voices of our ancestors. They are nervous of haunting or angry spirits. Yet all the departed, whether good, bad, kind or selfish, have only one message for the living. ‘Enjoy this life; it doesn’t last forever!’ That same philosophy is now being conveyed to you through every situation and circumstance – regardless of whether you love it or fear it. The heavens are saying the same thing. These are your moments. Seize your chance to make them magical.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Do you still feel as if you are pushing a heavy cart up a steep hill? Does every day seem to bring a new struggle or the repetition of some old, tiring, ritual? Aren’t you due for some time off, time out and time to appreciate all that is good in your life? How do you do something to rise above a source of exasperation and revel in the comfort of contentment? It turns out that this is precisely what you now can do. Make it your goal this week and the heavens will do all they can to assist you in that grand endeavour.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Why are the politicians all so stupid? Why are governments so short-sighted? What is wrong with all the people who are supposed to lead and inspire us? Where is their breadth of vision and depth of understanding? Could it be, perhaps, that they are waiting for you to show them the way? You may not have the ear of emperors and presidents this week, but you are definitely in a good position to exert favourable influence over an authority figure of some kind. Don’t just say the right things, set the right example.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Are you asking for too much? Have you set your sights too high? Might recent disappointing experiences be the side-effect of unreasonable expectation? I ask only because I know that you now feel inclined to ask this. It really is no reason to settle for second best. You are trying to do something difficult. Naturally enough, it isn’t easy. But that does not mean that you face an impossible task. You have a potential ally this week. You may be surprised about where your offer of help comes from but don’t let that make you reject it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Your planets this week, speak of chaos and upheaval. They suggest plans being hastily rearranged to accommodate surprising new developments. Many might find this uncomfortable. How fortunate then that such a change is coming into the life of someone who has the fluidity and acumen to make the most of it. You must adjust and adapt. You can’t just battle to keep things as they are. But if you think on your feet, you will fall on your feet and each of your footsteps will take you closer to a long-overdue success.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Think about how old you are, how long you have lived, how much you have been through. OK. That’s enough. We don’t want to dwell on this any more or you will start wanting to run to the mirror to see if any of this shows on your face. Trust me, it doesn’t. Capricorns are famously like fine wines. They become infinitely more appealing with age. Your eyes still sparkle. Your heart still beats with youthful naivety. Indeed, that is part of the reason why you have now got trouble. It is time to assert the authority that you have earned.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
If you find yourself in a shopping mall this week, try running up a down escalator. (Wait till it is empty and there are no security guards around). Then give it your best shot. Will you enjoy it? Will you succeed? Maybe, maybe not. But at least you will have created some vivid illustration of the challenge that life now seems to be presenting you with. Rarely has an objective seemed so elusive. Must you really employ that much energy in order to attain progress. Of course not. Look, in your life now, for a way to take the stairs.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Where are all the wish-granting fairies? What has happened to the leprechauns? They are having a party with the lamp-dwelling genies and the invisible guardian angels. They are staying up late, drinking moonshine and dancing to the music of the spheres. Is this why you can’t get an answer, no matter how much help you seek? Now, here is some good news. Guess where they have chosen as the venue for their soiree. It is slap bang in the middle of the very place that you least want to go. You will just have to go there!

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