Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, February 23, 2013.

By Jonathan Cainer

The Sun entered Pisces last week so the coming Full Moon will be in Virgo. Pisces and Virgo are opposite signs and you only get a Full Moon when the Sun and Moon are exactly opposite. The impact of the Full Moon in the tides is well documented and, though science has yet to furnish us with irrefutable proof that people behave more strangely at Full Moon… we have surely all noticed it! I find too, that at Full Moon, alcohol seems to takes effect on people more quickly and can render them more intoxicated. Be careful this weekend!

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
People don’t always say what they mean but sometimes they do. Yet even when they are being completely clear, they are still only saying what they think they mean. A lot of the time a lot of us don’t really know what we truly feel. We hang on tight to the emotions and beliefs that seem the most reassuring or appropriate and we widely deny the existence of deeper feelings and wilder ideas, which we suspect we really ought not to have. Before you can speak the truth this week, you must be sure you know the truth.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
If hope is a balloon, doubt is a pin. All it takes is one moment of connection. The balloon can be as big as a house. The pin, some tiny protrusion of sharp metal. Doubt, what’s more, is indestructible. No matter how much reassurance you get, no matter how things change, doubt can still find some reason to exist and thus to destroy whatever dream is being floated. Hope, meanwhile, will always be vulnerable to negativity. OK. Enough. You take the point I’m sure. But do try to avoid ‘THAT’ point this week!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
By whose rules are you playing? If the rules are not your own, you ought to examine them more closely. There may be a loophole within them. If the rules are of your creation, surely you are able and entitled to redefine a few of them. You now need to break free from a set of unnecessary, irrelevant restrictions. There’s a much more inspiring way to look at what’s happening in your life. To see what this is, all you really have to do is stop looking at it all from what’s ultimately someone else’s pessimistic perspective.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
We all have reasons why we cannot – or will not – do particular things. Usually, these are sound reasons based on promises that we have made to ourselves or to others. Sometimes, though, they are simply daft reasons. Excuses based on fear or misunderstanding. The trouble is, we cannot easily see their true quality. We can easily convince ourselves that we are putting up epic, noble resistance when, in fact, we are just being a bit unadventurous. Coming events will free you of an unnecessary limitation.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
There are two sides to every story. Or so we are told. If only it were true. Think how simple life would be. You are keenly aware of the daunting truth about a sensitive matter. There are not two sides, nor even twenty-two to this tale, but twenty-two to the power of twenty-two. Cubed – and then marinated in a bubbling sauce of confusion and opinion. If nothing is ever black or white and shades of grey are everywhere, how can we ever reach a firm, final decision? Well actually, you can. And this week, you will!

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You are keenly aware of what could happen if you are not careful. Is that, though, a reason to shy away from a situation? Are you going to refuse to cross a road just because there’s a chance you could get run over? Should you stop chopping vegetables, just in case you pick up a knife from the wrong end? Some risks just have to be taken. The best we can do is to be aware of the dangers and compensate accordingly. It’s good that you are now respectful of a potential problem. Stay that way and you’ll be fine this week.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
There are no excuses. Or rather, there are millions. But few count for much. We all know we could do better, no matter how well we are doing or how well we have done. We also know, or think we know, that it’s too late to undo what has been done… or do what hasn’t. How late is too late? Strangely, we accept excuses but we don’t seem to accept that it’s never too late to right a wrong. This week, you have a chance to make peace with at least some of the past. What excuse do you have not to at least try?

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Scientists have to be careful about spending too long in front of a microscope. They can easily end up forgetting the true size of that miniature world. Every so often, we all have a problem with perspective. Little things start to seem enormously important to us. Worse still, at such times, truly big issues can appear irrelevant. You now need to stand back and take stock before diving too dramatically deep into a pool that is actually rather shallow. Before you leap this week, look through the right lens.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for. Sorry to state the obvious, but sometimes we find our attention drawn to some nuance and complication and we entirely overlook the most simple and important of life’s truths. You have only one real problem in your life now and the moment you readjust your sense of priority, you will have no problem at all.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Maybe you are already feeling more optimistic about the future or maybe, being a careful Capricorn, you want to see more evidence before you decide to remove fully your psychological suit of armour. If so, at least lower your enormous shield and rest that heavy sword in a slightly more comfortable position. And maybe raise the visor just a touch. The fresh air will help you see your situation more clearly. And the more you see, the more you will realise that you have every reason to be confident about the week ahead.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
We now move towards the end of the phase, this year, when Venus passes through your sign. If your love life hasn’t already begun to improve, you’ll feel more loved – and more able to share the love in your heart soon. Your material situation may not alter dramatically but a far greater sense of security should arise within you. Your powers of invention and creativity are at a high now. You’re becoming more capable of seeing solutions to problems – and despite all you fear, you’ll soon find much to inspire you.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Mars in your sign is shining the equivalent of a laser into your life. It’s easy to tell if you are bang on track or way off target. Your mood swings, suddenly and dramatically, at the slightest deviation from the appropriate course. Be glad that your intuition is so responsive. You may be having an intense experience, but at least you are finally becoming clear about what does and does not need to happen next. Don’t resent your responsibilities, they will yet provide you with the key to freedom and success.

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