Forecasts for week beginning July 7, 2012
By Jonathan Cainer
Are you yearning for a big change? No matter what sign you were born under, there’s a good chance you’re feeling that way now. But it probably won’t happen this very week! Uranus, the planet that governs revolution and innovation is starting a retrograde phase that will last for many months. That doesn’t mean nothing can alter. If something really needs to happen, it still can. But if there’s a better, as yet unseen, way to get a result… it will insist on showing itself and somehow, we will be made to wait until we can see it!
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Complications are like dust. We wipe surfaces, sweep floors and diligently make our lives spotless. Then, moments later, we realise that we have to start all over again! Just as our homes have to be regularly cleaned, our lives have to be frequently freed from new sources of confusion and conflict. We don’t deliberately invite those experiences into our world. They sneak in and establish themselves when our backs are turned. This week brings your chance to sort out a mess that has been gradually getting worse for a long time.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
No matter how simple and sensible we try to keep our lives, we find ourselves becoming overwhelmed by unreasonable urges and inexplicable impulses. We want to do things that we know it would be unwise to do. We get involved in situations that we ought to stay clear of. Then we wonder why we have let this happen and how we will ever tackle the consequences of those choices. Events, this week, allow you to understand how a problem has come about. They also help you to see a much simpler solution for the future.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
The official astronomical tables tell us that Mercury will become stationary at the end of this week. But the optical illusion has already begun. The ruler of your sign is moving at a snail’s pace. It is dragging its heels. Meanwhile, you are trying to avoid what seems like a date with an undesirable aspect of your own destiny. Or struggling to attain progress in an unsatisfactory area of life. Stop trying so hard, stop worrying so much. You need to allow something to end, so that something new and wonderful can begin.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
If you feel you ‘can’t win’, stop worrying quite so much about what would happen if you were to lose. A problem is actually working to your advantage and a source of frustration may yet prove to be a cause for celebration. Allow yourself to feel as clear and confident as you can, for you will only begin to achieve the success you deserve if you replace a nagging sense of doubt with an inspiring sense of certainty. Even if all you feel you can support this with is a sense of faith, nurture and cultivate that. You won’t need anything else.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Mercury is the fastest planet. It spends about three or four weeks a year in each sector of the zodiac. It entered Leo in late June, but due to a quirk in the cosmic calendar, it is now slowing down. Soon, it will stand still and then retrace some of its recent steps. The symbolism here is clear and inspiring. You are being given a rare and wonderful chance to revisit an old decision and strike a new deal. Don’t worry about what seems to be going wrong this week, just look at what an amazing chance you have to make things right.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You have to put something down. You have to let something go. It is as if you are attempting to pass through a narrow doorway whilst carrying a large number of bags and cases. There is room for you to move forward but not for all the things you are carrying in your hands or on your back – or perhaps more relevantly, in your mind. You are being weighed down by an expectation or a memory. You fear that you will be lost without it. But actually, the moment you accept the inevitable, you will not be lost, you will be found!
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
How many conversations do we have in the course of a day? How many people do we talk to? How many points of view do we attempt to express or to take on board? And how odd is it that, despite all these exchanges, we so frequently fail to understand each other. You are now dealing with a situation that seems to be full of crossed wires and missed points. Can it be sorted out? Can clarity be attained and harmony restored? The short answer is, yes. Just be willing to listen and someone else will listen to you.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
They say, ‘The truth will set you free.’ But what if you don’t want to be liberated? What if you happen to be enjoying a pretence, a deception or an illusion? Then the truth may prove painful to hear and stressful to assimilate. Why must we be woken from our dreams and obliged to face realities that we would far prefer to ignore? Because the truth is not some form of punishment; it is a gift and a blessing. Don’t fear what you are starting to see and understand, this week. Allow it to inspire you and everything will change for the better.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
You do not exist in isolation. Whether you are surrounded by many people or you hardly ever see a soul, you are part of a network and a community. You may see your role within this as insignificant but you play an essential part. And, whether or not you like it, you have to accept that others make an important contribution to your life. One particular personal relationship is beginning to seem awkward and unsatisfactory. You can’t ignore it and you can’t escape it but you can take steps to constructively change it.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Somebody wants to tell you something, but you don’t feel particularly inclined to listen. You’ve got a point that you are very keen to get across to someone else, but they don’t seem to be keen to hear your words. There can’t really be any progress until this sense of stalemate is appropriately addressed. But why should it be down to you to make the first move? Because you are the one who can most clearly see how much can be gained from the healing of a wound and the clearing up of a mess. Be brave and be big.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Many magazines contain illustrated features involving people who have had a makeover. New clothes, new hairstyles, even new teeth! Such cosmetic adjustments can temporarily alter the way we feel about ourselves. But if we really seek change for the better in our lives, we have to be willing to reinvent ourselves psychologically. The ruler of your sign, as it now changes direction, offers you the chance to redefine your sense of self. Be open to a new perspective and, from that, a much more hopeful view of your future.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
We are informed, by apparently reliable sources, that we cannot achieve the impossible. We are told that we must cut our coat according to our cloth, and that we must recognise realities and face facts. But often, we discover that our limitations and difficulties are not as intense or as overwhelming as we fear. Before you give up on something or someone this week, try just a little bit harder to see whether magic can be worked. There is a strong celestial suggestion that you may well be pleasantly surprised.
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