Forecasts for week beginning July 21, 2012

By Jonathan Cainer

Shortly after sunset now, we can see Mars edging slowly towards Saturn. Their conjunction doesn’t happen till mid-August but when we see planets ‘getting ready for a meeting’ we get a sense of what they intend to discuss. Mars represents forces that need to energise, awaken and drive things forward. Saturn stands for tradition, protocol and the urge to resist change. This might mean conflict is coming but both planets are in Libra, the sign of agreement. In all our lives, where there’s a desire for workable compromises, there’s a suggestion that these could be on the horizon.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
It is one thing to dream of enjoying an extended vacation. It is another to find that you are stranded, unable to get home. The destination, no matter how glorious, will soon begin to lose some of its novelty. In much the same way, we aspire to lead peaceful lives full of calm, quiet comfort. That is a pleasant experience when we first get it. But it can soon start to prove rather tedious. Be glad therefore of this week’s drama and intensity. It brings the kind of pressure that you thrive on and the kind of change you can only gain from.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
You don’t have to explain yourself. You don’t have to answer to anyone. You are entitled to think what you think, no matter how illogical that may be. Likewise, you can feel what you feel, even if such an emotion might well be considered unreasonable. That is your prerogative. And, at least, whatever you think or feel is your own. You are not just holding an opinion or indulging a mood because someone else thinks that you ought to. So, if this week you feel genuinely inspired to alter a view, you can!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Are you being asked to supply more than you can deliver? You seem to be under a lot of emotional and material pressure. Is this fair? And even if it isn’t, what can you do about it? I’m happy to tell you that your circumstances are now starting to change. There is a chance to break free from a restrictive set of circumstances and to regain power that you feared you had lost forever. But in order to turn a hope into a reality, you will need to make a series of small but significant compromises. Don’t be too proud to do that.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
When people are at loggerheads, nothing draws them together more effectively than an enemy to unite against. Bitter opponents will forget their differences and fight against the force that threatens them both. I mention this because you are now unhappy about a recent development. If you are going to reverse it or avenge it, you are going to need help. The only person who might be likely to provide this assistance, is someone you don’t see eye to eye with. For the time being at least, they are your best potential ally.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Some people are born leaders. Their personalities are naturally charismatic. Others feel inexplicably inspired to interpret their suggestions as commands. You were born blessed with such a gift and this may well explain why some people take you so seriously. Look at what is happening around you now. It is all a tribute to the amount of influence you exert. Don’t underestimate your powers of persuasion this week. If you really need something badly enough, you must just find the courage to request it.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Here comes the future. It looks like the past, save for a vital difference. You can change it! Yesterday cannot be rewritten. It will remain however it was, for ever. Tomorrow, until it actually comes to pass, is a flexible feast, a burstable bubble, a butterfly of hope alighting on a fragile flower. Don’t let that make you nervous. It is not that the future has the potential to let you down, more that it is capable of changing shape. If there is something you are not looking forward to now, cheer up. It may not come to pass.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
You are in charge. The shots are yours to call. The key decisions can be made by nobody else. How does that make you feel? When others are at the helm, the rest of us can sit back and blame them for every mistake. Now you are in the firing line for criticism and disapproval. But, really, you will get that only if you make a mistake. You know what you are doing. You are in a surprisingly strong, clear frame of mind and you are very well informed. Act with confidence this week, and others will rightly place confidence in you.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
If you want to keep a secret, don’t act as though you have got a secret that you need to keep. If you want to borrow money, don’t make it look as if you need the loan too badly. Sometimes, we have to be careful about how we conduct ourselves and how we present information. Although you are apprehensive about the possible outcome of a sensitive process, the power to control this is largely in your own hands. You have just got to be careful about what you say this week, and even more careful about what you don’t.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
What will happen if you push yourself too far? Either you will reach breaking point or you will stretch a restrictive force in your life – to the point where it finally gives way and breaks. That is quite a big gamble. It is a risk most people would not take. But you are an adventurous spirit. You learned, long ago, that if you just stand still and wait for things to change, little ever happens. You seek a minor miracle. It is, at least in theory, attainable. But almost certainly this will only happen if you push yourself a little too far!

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
In the great game of life, there are no winners and losers. The very fact that we are here, taking part makes us all victorious. What difference does it make whether we gain some wealth here or some kudos there? We are alive. That’s a miracle. What else could we possibly want? Okay, okay. I hear you. It is not always quite so simple. But in essence, at least, an attitude of gratitude is all you need to help ensure you make the best possible decisions, and to see you safely on your way to true success this week.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Heroes and heroines are just ordinary people who find themselves facing extraordinary situations. Somehow, under the right circumstances, they gain access to a source of inner-courage and wisdom. This enables them to do the most remarkable things. That is a point well worth keeping in mind this week, for you face a set of most unusual circumstances. Are they too overwhelming or daunting? Not if you allow yourself to trust and instinctively reach for the right perspective. You can do what must be done.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
A peaceful outcome can now be attained, no matter how great a process of conflict you have been caught up in. Regardless of how many angry words have been exchanged or tense emotions have been experienced, there can be resolution and reassurance. But you must be willing to let go of a resentment. If you hold on to sorrow or anger, you may miss this opportunity to heal a wound and rebuild a bond of trust. Yet if you are now willing to be big, brave, kind and forward thinking, others will follow suit.

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