Forecasts for week beginning August 11, 2012.

By Jonathan Cainer

This week’s biggest astrological event is the long-awaited alignment of Mars and Saturn. Each evening for weeks now, the planet of motivational energy has been edging closer to the planet of realism and structure. If you’ve been looking out on to the western horizon at twilight, you’ve probably seen this happening. And there’s a big bright ‘fixed star’ called Spica, bestowing a blessing on this cosmic conjunction. It bodes well for all who have been trying, for some while, to reach a brave decision. No matter what sign you are, you’ll find you get clear answers to pressing questions soon.

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Something has to stop. There’s a conjunction of Mars and Saturn. This can really have no other meaning. Probably, you can already see what’s ending and can accept, too, that this is something that needs to happen. If you’re unhappy about what’s taking place, maybe you need to look more carefully at the potential upside of this. And if you can really see no upside at all? Then it may be that the way to stop one thing from stopping is to decide to stop something else instead. You have more power now, than you think!

TAURUS (Apr 21 – May 21)
If something is painful, you can now find a way to make it less problematic. There. Doesn’t that sound easy? You’re happy with that aren’t you? Ah. Yes. Okay then. I agree; it is not so simple. You feel as if life is presenting you with a series of tricky choices. You can opt for more trouble here, less trouble there or vice versa. But though you can’t just wave a magic wand and make everything perfect, you do have a wand and, if you wave it wisely this week, you won’t regret any of the changes you bring about!

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22)
You need something new. It is as if you are stuck in a rut, following a pattern of activity that may have once worked wonders but is now keeping much-needed progress at bay. I’m happy to say that a great innovation is attainable. You can begin to make it happen right away. Just remember, it cannot occur unless you first make room for it. You have to create a space by encouraging your own appetite for doing things differently. But if you’re ready for positive change this week, you’ll find change is ready for you!

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 23)
Now that Venus is in your sign, we are all putty in your hands! We, the rest of the human race, are in awe of your grandeur and somewhat apprehensive of your highly attractive charm. Ask us for whatever you want and we’ll do our best to comply. How can we resist? Well, okay. Maybe there are some limits. Maybe you shouldn’t push your luck too far. But if you’ve got a dream you want to pursue, a wish you’d like to be granted or a need to feel more valued, there’s every chance now, that life will soon treat your generously!

LEO (Jul 24 – Aug 23)
Don’t be afraid of anything or anyone this week. Don’t imagine that things are bound to go wrong or that trouble will find its way to you. It is as if you are being protected by a series of helpful circumstances and kindly characters. To take full advantage of this, you need merely go about your business with a smile and a sense of trust. Expect the best from others and this is the side they will show you. Act as if you confidently anticipate magical coincidences to work in your favour and, more often than not, they will!

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)
Unanswered questions! The world is full of them… and it is full, too, of people who reckon they know how to answer them, even if they are really only bluffing. I mention this because I know how hard you are now striving to make sense of a baffling matter. You could do with some clear and concrete information. It would make such a difference to your ability to plan. I can’t promise you’ll discover all you need to know this week… but somehow, at least, you will gain enough reliable reassurance to stop you worrying!

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23)
Before Mars leaves Libra, towards the end of August, it has unfinished business to complete. Or rather, it has a mission to ensure that you complete your unfinished business. It wants you to tie up loose ends, make decisions you have been putting off and set your life on a firmer foundations. This week, you’ll realise you finally know what you need to do about a matter that has long baffled you. One key development will seem like a clear sign from the cosmos about the right way to proceed. And you’ll be right to trust it!

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22)
Some cameras and microphones have a ‘sensitivity control’ that the user can adjust. Wouldn’t it be handy if people had such settings? We could turn down our own to make ourselves feel less vulnerable or turn up the dials on our loved ones so they showed us more sympathy. I only mention this because the planets are now increasing your level of ‘receptivity.’ You are becoming overly responsive to some messages that are best taken with a pinch of salt. Be a bit more resistant and you’ll have a much easier week.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21)
If things don’t seem to be going your way, consider the way things are going and see if you, too, can go the same way! As a Sagittarian, you are naturally blessed with a kind guardian angel. You may not have lottery-winning luck but you do have coincidence-creating good fortune. That’s why sometimes, even when things don’t look great, you keep the faith, hoping opportunity will knock. But this week, opportunity is not so much knocking as beckoning. Look where the finger of fate is pointing and head in that direction.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20)
Could you be under any more pressure? Could life create any more stress, tension and uncomfortable urgency? Actually it could! The world, no matter how much trouble it seems to be stirring up for you, is capable of putting many other people through circumstances that are worse. That, on its own, is a reason to stop, draw breath and give some thanks. Would you like another reason? First allow yourself that moment of reflection and gratitude, then look around. You’re about to make a surprisingly inspiring discovery.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19)
When days drag, they trundle along at the speed of a stoned snail. But when time flies, it shoots by faster than an Olympic sprinter. Right now, your hours seem like minutes. You can hardly believe how much excitement is being stirred up and how many expectations it seems you must live up to. This strange mixture of elation and obligation is unnerving. You’re not sure if you should snap yourself out of a dangerously decisive mood or be even more determined. Do be a little cautious. But don’t let that stop you!

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
Take a look in the mirror. Who do you see there? Is this someone you like the look of? It had better be! And if it isn’t, you’d better keep looking till you see someone you can feel good about. Even if you want to change some aspect of yourself or the way you lead your life, you need to act out of inspiration not guilt. You’ve got to love and support yourself, not bully yourself. The person in the mirror is now keen to be your best friend! Give them a chance… and they’ll lead you to a set of wonderful choices soon!

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