Forecasts for week beginning May 19, 2012.

By Jonathan Cainer

The Dark of the Moon is always intense. Sensitive people, creatives and intuitives, tend to feel it most – but even those who are down to earth find things go up in the air at such times. When, as now, the Dark of the Moon is the precursor to a solar eclipse, it gets stronger. This eclipse is ‘annular’. The Moon fits just inside the Sun, revealing a ring of fire. That symbolises a chance to see the light that lies behind the dark! Expect an inspired new understanding soon, regardless of whether or not you actually witness that eclipse.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Some ideas sound exciting when we first hear them. But the more thought we give them, the less relevant they seem. When you strip away the fancy words and the clever arguments, they turn out to be the same old notions wearing a smart suit. Other fresh thoughts slip subtly and slowly into our minds. We don’t, at first, react to them. Then, suddenly, we see their value and they help us to start changing everything. One of those gentler, more powerful brain waves is about to transform your life. Trust it this week.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Even in times of hardship, opportunities exist. Even at times of turmoil and trouble, we can find calm and comfort. When people shrug their shoulders and say, ‘There’s nothing we can do, the climate is against us.’ There is a chance that they could be using this as an excuse. If we are going to allow any phase or fashion to influence us, we should surely give at least some credence to the factors influencing our zodiac sign. These for you are most encouraging. They speak of a real potential for positivity and prosperity.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
What’s the big deal? As you look at your life now, you can see many potentially pressing problems. Which should you prioritise? And are there some that it is safe not to take so seriously? Actually, you can take them all with a pinch of salt. The drama is in your past, not your future. You are clearing up the aftermath of a storm, not battening down the hatches in the expectation of one. Try, this week, to act as if you haven’t got anything to worry about and you will yet discover that this really is the case.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
How does it feel to be exceptional and important? You don’t recognise yourself in this description? Then it is time you started looking at your reflection in a better mirror. You are a person of great power and influence. Many people depend on (and care about) you. Does it make you feel uncomfortable to acknowledge this? Don’t see yourself as small and insignificant. This week brings opportunities that you, and you alone, can claim. Get yourself into the right frame of mind and start making the right things happen.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
You don’t need affirmation. You don’t need reassurance. You don’t need to see proof of your worth or status. You already have every reason to feel confident. If you are now wrestling with issues that make you feel edgy and defensive? Well, hey, that’s life! Such things come and go for us all. Let someone else have the limelight. Let them even feel that they are saving the day. You can afford to be big. If a real problem arises, you can fix it. You are now under the protection of a strong cosmic climate.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
This week, some questions need to be answered. They involve the possible abuse of trust and power. Someone, it seems, is being less than fair. Are they also being less than honest? And if so, is it appropriate for you to confront them? Don’t pick a fight. Keep as far from conflict as you can. But don’t shrug your shoulders or slink into the shadows, either. Wait and watch. A moment will arise when something can be said. Then, with pinpoint precision, you can make one move that alters everything.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Often, when we read the news, we end up feeling a little hopeless and powerless. So much is wrong in the world, yet what can we do to change this? When we look around at the dramas unfolding in our own lives, we can have a similar reaction. Even the people we are closest to resist our influence and, sometimes they even refuse our offers of help. So, is there really nothing that you can do this week to address an imbalance or right a wrong? Well, as a matter of fact, you can do plenty! You will see soon enough.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Someone seems to have a strange sense of perspective and priority. They are making a fuss about a matter that really can’t be as important as they claim. Or that is how it seems to you. In their view, you are the one who isn’t seeing straight. Perhaps, if you could find more sympathy for their viewpoint, they could return the favour. Would that make everything OK? No, but it would be a good first step in the right direction. The benefits, material and emotional, may yet prove far greater, this week, than you expect.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
This week, life invites you to re-evaluate your relationship with a particular person. You have to start seeing them differently. Your old opinion is incomplete. To some extent, this requires an emotional adjustment. But that is not the only kind of change that needs to happen. You have been making a plan on the basis of an assumption and it is now clear that you can allow for a much wider and more inspiring set of options and possibilities. You are about to see that your position is much stronger.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
In your effort to rescue what may have been an unwise investment, have you put at risk something that you needed to protect? That’s a question that you can’t seem to stop yourself from considering, especially now, as life appears to be requiring you to work even harder. Should you really dedicate even more resources to what has begun to seem like a questionable cause? I need to tell you that things look worse than they are. Proceed with caution, but do proceed. There may yet be pleasing progress.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
You have an interesting relationship with risk. You often go to great lengths to avoid being caught out by the unexpected and you carefully consider the consequences of various alternatives. Yet every so often, you cast caution to the wind and deliberately pick an adventure, resolving to accept, in good spirit, whatever it brings or teaches. This week, the temptation to leap without really looking, will be especially strong. If you were hoping to be told to hold back, you have consulted the wrong astrologer. Go for it!

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
What satisfaction can there be in successfully conquering the whole wide world, if your home life is unhappy or in disarray? If you are experiencing a lack of sympathy and sensitivity, how will any amount of money soothe your soul? Too often, we forget the things that truly matter to us until we receive a powerful reminder. You can expect to do well at every level this week, but if you give extra priority and attention to the people and situations that are closest to your heart, you will reap a wonderful, long lasting benefit.

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