Forecasts for week beginning October 27, 2012.

By Jonathan Cainer

The annual conjunction of the Sun and Saturn happens this week. This doesn’t take place on the same day each year. Though the Sun takes a year to go round the zodiac, Saturn takes about 28 years, covering just under half a sign per year. So each time the Sun gets back to where Saturn was last year, it has to travel further to catch it up. Saturn/Sun conjunctions, by the way, are all about facing facts… like, for example, the fact that actually the Sun doesn’t go round the zodiac at all. WE travel around IT!

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Mars now approaches the point in its orbit where, when viewed from Earth, it opposes Jupiter. My predecessors got very excited about such developments. They saw them as times when the forces of right might triumph over those of wrongdoing. They felt that all born under the infuence of Mars might be particularly likely to feel challenged by the need to review the morality and integrity of their activities. Er… Aries born people are governed by Mars! And an injustice, somewhere in your world, is about to be redressed.

TAURUS (Apr 21 – May 21)
Backwards written is sentence this. I’m not really trying to test your patience, just alerting you to the topsy-turvy nature of your life at the moment and the way in which so many things seem to be happening in the wrong order. Carts are being put before horses. Priorities need to be, if not reversed, at least adjusted. Much seems confusing but really it’s just a matter of thinking about why it is more important to meet some needs than others. Be willing to seek a deeper understanding and well be yet will all!

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22)
If you don’t seem to be getting the right answers, maybe you’re asking the wrong questions. Or maybe you’re so busy trying answer other people’s questions that you hardly have time to form and follow your own. Who is setting the agenda? And where, in all this, is your own sense of autonomy and independence? You’ll come under a lot of pressure, this week, to hit a target or make a deadline. If you’re in full agreement with a plan or project, this will be easy. If not, it’s time either to reject firmly or accept gracefully.

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 23)
Whenever it seems as if our problems are caused by people or forces beyond our control we need to stop and think. Sometimes, we paint ourselves as victims of circumstance because we are reluctant to acknowledge the full extent of our own power. Sometimes too, we fail to see the role we have played in creating a situation. I’m not suggesting this applies to you personally. You may just be dealing with someone who is in denial. But wherever a truth is now being twisted, it can soon be sweetly straightened.

LEO (Jul 24 – Aug 23)
If you really want to embark on an adventure, you can’t plan every step of the journey before you set off. And if you truly want to keep a situation under control, you’d better strive to eliminate every possible element of risk from it. This week, it is rather as if you are starting to realise that you have set up home on the slope of a volcano. Either you need to instigate a good system of early alerts and escape plans… or you may want to relocate. But shrugging your shoulders and trusting to luck is probably not the smartest plan!

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)
Why is someone behaving as they are? What should you read into their actions and statements? And how can you hope to be wise, objective and constructive if you are having an emotional reaction to some of the things they are doing and saying? Somehow, you’ve got to avoid the tendency to take an issue personally. You’re not at fault, nor are you as vulnerable as you may fear. If you remember that and seek compassionate understanding, you may yet be able to intervene in a most wonderful way!

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23)
All activities take effort. Thinking takes energy, just as exercise does. We never object to burning a few calories, giving up a few hours or investing a few of our resources as long as we feel that this is worthwhile. None of us, though, find it easy to sustain enthusiasm when we suspect that we may be doing something pointless. This week, you need to consider why an involvement has begun to seem like such a struggle. If you’re starting to feel drained, it’s time to give more to something that gives you more back!

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22)
You are not a donkey. But it is beginning to seem as if there’s a juicy carrot dangling just in front of you and a stick getting perilously close to your hindquarters. And it certainly feels as if you have a big weight to carry. This week, under the influence of a building opposition from Mars to Jupiter, the pressure ramps up. Are you pushing yourself too far? And if someone else is pushing you, how dare they? You can enjoy great success now without having to let yourself live a life that’s more suited to a beast of burden!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21)
How come you are reading this? Don’t you have other things to do, places to be, duties to carry out and problems to solve? Isn’t every moment spoken for, twice over? Well, hey, well done for refusing to succumb completely to the stress! You’ve allowed yourself a brief moment to read these words and that’s a healthy sign of self-respect! Remain aware this week that you’re not obliged to take any issue too seriously. A positive process is unfolding naturally, as fast as it can. Give it time… and give yourself time too!

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20)
The best moments in life are not always the most dramatic. Subtle, gentle experiences can count for more than big, powerful events. One sweet tender touch can leave a far deeper impression than a slap on the back or a kick in some other part of the anatomy! This week brings you a greater appreciation of a situation you have tended to take for granted. In the process, it helps you find renewed enthusiasm for an old commitment and fresh inspiration to change a habit. A heart-warming development awaits you.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19)
They say that, if you ever find yourself caught in a pool of quicksand, the best thing to do is to stop struggling. Every effort to free yourself will hasten the speed at which you sink into the mire. Better to stay still and conserve your energy so that you can shout louder for help. If, this week, you find yourself in a seemingly impossible situation, you may feel inclined to cope stoically and single-handedly. Yet there are people around who would willingly come to your aid if only you were to request this. Be patient not pushy!

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
You can make things worse or you can make them better! We know which you want to do. So how could there be any chance of getting the wrong result? Unless, perhaps, you were going to complain, criticise, push a point or rise to a piece of bait. Mars and Jupiter now speak of the temptation to overdramatise. It’s as if you can hardly resist the urge to ‘get into’ something that really you ought to get further away from. Don’t forget, this week, that you really do have the power to positively affect the outcome of a key process.

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