Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, March 2,2013.

By Jonathan Cainer

Are you waiting for something to happen, hoping to be freed from a situation where you seem to be stuck or seeking agreement where no negotiation seems to be possible? Fear not! Towards the end of February, Mercury turned retrograde. It won’t be ‘direct’ again till the middle of March. Though this is all just an optical illusion, astrologers have long since learned that such spells of apparent backward motion coincide with times of frustration, impediment and delay. The further into the month we get, the more such a mood will be replaced by a sense of fresh enthusiasm.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Mars, later this month, returns to your sign. To most in my profession, news like this represents a reason to urge caution. Even though Mars governs Aries and to have it in your sign is to have a suggestion of increased strength, it may also indicate the imminent emergence of a reckless tendency. So, should I advise you that, in March, if you can’t be good you should at least be careful? I think not. You probably can’t be either! But then, nor do you really need to be. You just need to be brave, be fair… and be yourself!

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Put on stereo headphones. Find a nice loud piece of music. Crank up the volume. Then approach someone who is keen to tell you something and invite them to explain. You just wouldn’t do that, would you? So it can’t be all right for someone to effectively do that to you. Try making sure, this month, that you’re not wearing headphones of your own. If you listen carefully, you are more likely to have the compliment returned. Failing that, remember in March that actions invariably speak louder than words.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Life is full of questions we can never hope to answer satisfactorily and mysteries that we will probably never manage to solve. We are all aware of this but we have long since mastered the art of ignoring such perplexing paradoxes. We find that if we don’t dwell on them too much, we can kind of pretend that they are not there. Somewhere in your world this month, someone is making a great fuss about one particular uncertainty. Yet it remains an uncertainty. Don’t turn a hypothetical, theoretical problem into a real one!

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
If you are genuinely enjoying life, it hardly matters what trouble you face. If you are not enjoying your life you can be surrounded by all the trappings of wealth and success yet they will not make a shred of difference to your inner experience. Happiness is not just ‘a bit more important’ than money or power – it is infinitely more important. Furthermore, if you do have happiness, you tend, automatically, to summon whatever power or money you truly need. So now you know precisely what to prioritise this month.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Life, in March, begins to resemble one of those logic puzzles where you have to work out who lives behind the blue door on the basis of what kind of hat they wear and what they do for a living! You’ve got to work on what you know for sure and then make a series of guesses. You must then test those guesses against your facts. If you persist you should eventually end up with clarity. Complicated? Yes. Confusing? At times. But you have every reason to expect to end up wiser and better off as a result of the incisive choices you make.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
The world is full of tacit agreements and implied understandings. They are rarely written down. These are unconscious contracts that work because all the parties somehow trust that they will work. Problems only ever arise when it suddenly becomes clear that two people (or organisations) actually saw things rather differently! Then the sleeping dogs all wake up and bark so loudly that nobody can think straight any more. But you can avoid such an unwelcome development in March. Just be sensitive to unvoiced expectations.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
The more we carry, the more likely it is that, sooner or later, we will drop something. That’s why some people try to go through life empty-handed. That way, they figure, they can never be accused of letting anything slip through their fingers. Attached to every endeavour is an element of risk, yet to do nothing can, under some circumstances, be even riskier. You don’t want to do anything unnecessary now, but nor do you want to miss a big opportunity. This month, choose to do something or do nothing – but do it decisively!

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Sometimes, you criticise yourself, unjustly. You turn down opportunities; either because you suspect you do not deserve to be offered them or because you fear that, if you do accept, you will blow your chance and then feel twice as bad. You get passionate about things that can only cause trouble, and are ambivalent about possibilities that might prove advantageous. You are awkward, idiosyncratic, contrary and perverse. Yet you are also, of course, a bit of a genius. Remember that and relax this month.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Jupiter remains at an angle of more or less sixty degrees to Uranus all month. You continue to wrestle with various forces and factors that represent change. In some instances you are trying to force change to occur because you believe it is what’s right and needed. In other areas, you are trying to keep it at bay because it seems, to you, as if it is deeply undesirable. The question is not ‘can you succeed?’ You can. But are you sure you’re fighting for (and against) the right things? Be willing to rethink an old point of view.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
It seems as if there are so many things you can’t do, can’t have, mustn’t hope for and shouldn’t rely on. When you read the papers and watch the news, you become even more sure that you should be narrowing your horizons, limiting your hopes and curbing your aspirations. These are trying times for all of us, aren’t they? But you are not stuck and you do have choices. Some of these, as you’ll discover in March, are surprisingly attractive. Stop seeing reasons to stay stuck in a rut. Be bold. Move on.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Do you mind if I ask you a personal question? Why do you want what you say you want? Are you sure that you really do want it? You are not, by any chance, trying to kid yourself, are you? If your heart is taking you in one direction and your head is pulling you in another, you will just spend your whole life going round in circles. A little clarity can go a long way. In March, while Jupiter forms a stimulating alignment to your ruler, it is going to be much more important to seek wisdom than to muster determination!

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Once, you had a bright and inspiring dream. Now, it seems to be fading away. You can hardly even remember what it was all about. But all dreams lose their intensity, sooner or later. Unless, of course, they are recurring dreams. Then they come back round, time and time again, until we take heed of them. If your dream truly needs to be fulfilled, this month will present you with the perfect opportunity. And if it doesn’t? Then you will see the timely emergence of a much-needed (and much more inspiring) new vision.

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