Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, March 9, 2013.

By Jonathan Cainer

Some people have already been deeply moved by the rare and impressive sight of Comet Panstarr. I’ll have more to say soon, on the daily page, about how best to spot the comet. But even if you haven’t yet noticed anything special, indeed even if you don’t look even briefly at the sky this week, you should be aware that this comet heralds a time of powerful change. If you’ve got a dream that used to seem too far-fetched or you’ve long yearned to heal an old wound, this could be when it all finally starts to happen.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Not everything, here on Earth, is difficult. It is not all sent to try us. It does not all have a sting in its tail. Some of it is wonderful, just the way it is. Some of it has the potential to become wonderful, much more easily than we might imagine. And even the stuff that can’t possibly be considered wonderful? Even that isn’t always as bad as we think… or fear. I understand that all this is easier to say than to feel, especially if you don’t feel in much of a mood to feel it. But with Mars in your sign this week, you’ll yet see what I mean!

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
‘Let your yeah be yeah and your no be no.’ So goes the old Jimmy Cliff song. It’s good advice; you can’t fault it. We should all learn to walk our talk, regardless of how concerned we may be about the consequences. Some educational processes, though, take longer than others for some good reasons. Life is not all about consistency. It is about spontaneity, too. You are entitled to change your mind this week. You should not keep up a pretence through fear of the consequences. Fear nothing. Be strong.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
We are not placed on this earth in order to consume cornflakes. Those who market this particular cereal may like us to see it that way, but no matter how much we enjoy those crunchy bowlfuls, they contain no actual happiness. To see where the real source of pleasure lies, we have to take a step back and acknowledge our own ability to appreciate existence. You can find much joy this week provided you note the difference between a mirror and an original source of light. Here’s a clue! The light is in… you!

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
With a delicate touch you can create just as much devastation as you can with a thunderbolt. A burst bubble is a burst bubble, regardless of whether you prick it with a pin or shatter it with a hammer. A bubble will burst all by itself even if you take no action. If you prefer, you can wait for this. But that will deprive you of the chance to choose the moment of change. As you have a vested interest in protecting and preserving at least some of the contents of a particular bubble, you may prefer the option that gives you most control.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Endless exciting possibilities await. Perhaps, though, you do not agree? Perhaps you can see only difficulties and drawbacks. I am not trying to pretend they do not exist. But then, when has it ever been any different? If you are waiting for a time when life is problem-free, you will be waiting a long time indeed. And while you are waiting, life will pass you by! So too, will all those endless, exciting possibilities. The trick is to seize them, regardless of what you think or what you fear! Let the magic into your life this week.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
There are some things you can do… and some you can’t. You probably have them listed in your head. But most things rightly belong in a third category: ‘Things you may or may not be able to do’. It is only when we truly try that we discover what we are actually capable of. The rest of the time, we are just guessing. Recent events, while Mercury has been retrograde, have made you keenly aware of an obstacle that you seemingly can’t get round. Don’t let that, though, put you off another idea that is perfectly possible.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Goldfish, we are told, have a short memory span. That’s how they can cope with being in a tiny tank. So why can koi carp, in more natural circumstances, find their way to and from locations many miles apart? The notion of such speedy forgetfulness is probably wishful thinking. How great it would be if only we could blot out awkward memories of the past! Changing events in the sky now don’t represent a chance to wipe the slate completely clean; just the ability to look at what’s on that slate from a different perspective.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Even the greatest and the most talented amongst us suffer from the occasional bout of doubt. It’s healthy. Think how arrogant they would be otherwise. We all have to question ourselves. Without the capacity for self-criticism, we can never improve on our previous best. Still, though, it’s one thing to find a little fault and another to mine an endless seam of insecurity. It is important now for you to focus on what you have to be proud of. There is much more of that than you might imagine – as you’ll see this week!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
What if, while opening a tin of beans, you spill some on the floor? What if, at that moment, your doorbell rings? What if, in your haste to answer it, you tread on those slippery beans and fall? What if you then end up in traction? You see how easily accidents can happen? Dreadful disasters could befall us all at any moment! And then again, perhaps not. Perhaps sometimes, we just become far too fanciful about our fears. Don’t embroider a small difficulty until it becomes a vast tapestry of trouble this week.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You have lately been making tough decisions. You know you’re right but you wish you were wrong. You also suspect that it is somehow wrong to be right. It’s certainly inconvenient, at least in the short term. Now, because you have reached your conclusion, you can’t carry on as you were. That’s not a reason to feel depressed or daunted. That’s a reason to feel inspired and determined. Very soon, you will be glad that you were so brave, so clear… and so correct. The change in attitude will arise, delightfully, this week.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
You are being asked to get involved in something that doesn’t make you feel comfortable. You are being told a story that you don’t fully believe. Someone is going to a great deal of trouble to put you at your ease and that makes you uneasy. There’s an issue you want to take up, an answer that you want to question, a source of pressure that you don’t feel inclined to succumb to. Are you being churlish? That all depends on how much you trust your own instinct and judgement. All will be fine as long as you heed that.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Who really knows and appreciates you? Who supports you, values and appreciates you? And who just ‘humours’ you? Sorry to throw that last one in, but if we don’t include it, at least for a moment, we can’t look at it closely enough to rule it out as a possibility. It’s funny how we take for granted all the genuine care and admiration we receive from others, yet seek, so passionately, the superficial approval of people who don’t really even matter. A priority check is needed this week. From that comes precious perspective.

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