Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, March 30, 2013.

By Jonathan Cainer

Jonathan looks at the week and the month ahead…

The ancients believed that during a lunar eclipse, a giant invisible space dragon swallowed the moon. The ascending and descending ‘lunar nodes’ are still sometimes called the Dragon’s Head and the Dragon’s Tail. The partial eclipse on April 25 will be brief and bite-sized. It will look more as if the dragon is having a nibble than a gobble. But it should be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Like all eclipses, it symbolises a chance to reboot your life. Remember that resolution you couldn’t quite keep in January? Maybe it’s time to give it another go.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
The Sun’s passage through Aries this year is accompanied by a visit from Mars. Venus also passes through your sign, until the middle of April. That is a clear indication of your potential to manifest great power and influence. You can make people sit up and take notice. You can encourage them to see things from your point of view and you can rightly consider yourself safe from any apparent threats to your emotional or material well-being. Strength will come easily to you but you may have to strive for some sensitivity.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
As you enter April, you feel unsure about whether you are winning or losing. You are facing changes that you never really expected to have to deal with. These are causing you to re-evaluate your relationships with various people and situations. Old aspirations no longer appeal to you as they once did, yet you are nervous about giving wholehearted commitment to new plans and possibilities. It may take you some while to adjust to changing circumstances but you will end the month feeling happier and more secure.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
They say, ‘If you seek success, it often comes down not to what you know but who you know.’ There is an element of truth in this at all times – but this month, it is very much the case. You are better connected than you realise. If you wish to change a situation, you really just need to have a delicate word in the right ear. Make sure that the word is delicate and that you have carefully thought through your requests before you make them. The question in April is not, ‘Can you get what you want?’; but, ‘Are you sure that you want it?’

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
April brings a partial lunar eclipse in the part of your chart that governs risk-taking. It is not due to be the most spectacular phenomenon that the world has ever witnessed but, for you as a Cancerian, it has great symbolic significance. It speaks, not of some gamble that you may be about to make, but of your concern about a choice that you made some months ago. Was it wise or foolish? You fear the latter. Here comes much-needed reassurance that you have already chosen the best possible path.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
When you wake up in the morning and look out of your window, what do you see and how do you feel about it? Events, this month, are inviting you to reconsider some key aspects of your domestic situation. If it isn’t time to think about moving, it is time to think about strengthening your sense of connection and commitment to an existing arrangement. One way or another, April brings your chance to swap a nagging sense of insecurity for a lasting awareness that you are fully safe and at home with your surroundings.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
The world is full of people who keep having new ideas. ‘Why don’t we do this?’ Why don’t we try that?’ Yet, the world is also full of people who resist innovation. ‘That will never work.’ ‘We don’t want that happening round here.’ That’s why most changes are hard to achieve. What should you do this month? Struggle to introduce the new in the face of resistance? Or surrender to the naysayers? Your vision is so bright that you simply must pursue it and, though it won’t be easy, you will slowly start to succeed.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
When other people want things from you, you are usually keen to comply if you can. You take pride and pleasure in being helpful. But sometimes you start to feel as if you are being pushed too hard and too far. Where should you draw the line this month? What constitutes an unreasonable request? Will you be ultimately helping someone more if you stand up against them, than if you just meekly allow them to bulldoze their way past your doubts and reservations? Don’t let a fear of conflict drive an unwise choice.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Towards the end of April there will be a partial lunar eclipse in Scorpio. That’s interesting. Where a total eclipse implies the need to let something go completely and embrace a significant change, a partial eclipse speaks of a chance to renegotiate a vital aspect of an arrangement, adjusting the one thing that has proven hardest – and creating a future in which a commitment is easier and more rewarding to keep up. Even if it seems now as if you face a problem, you will soon see the big opportunity that is hidden within it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Think back to the way you were feeling at the start of the year. How hemmed in and held back did you seem to be? How much fear and frustration was colouring your view of the world? You have to admit that things are looking a lot better now. If, as you read these words you think, ‘No, I don’t.’ It can only be because April’s most important astrological influences have yet to bring you their full benefit. It is not just your own view that will alter for the better this month. Someone else will form a more encouraging opinion.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
We don’t always realise just what a powerful effect some situations are having on us. We do our best to shrug off intense experiences and carry on. Only some while later, do we see how they have subtly (or not so subtly) affected us. April brings you the chance to look at a habit you have fallen into or a problem that you seemingly can’t escape, and to think again about what really lies behind all this. One joyous moment of revelation will bring enough enlightenment and inspiration to start dramatically improving your future outlook.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
You keep hoping that something will happen, something in particular, something special. You can see that it’s possible but you also see that to some extent it doesn’t matter how much effort you make, you are going to need a degree of good fortune. What if you don’t get it? Then how will you feel? Do all that you can this month, to make it easy for luck to help you. Try as hard to be as wise as you can. Then don’t worry. However things turn out, you will eventually benefit greatly from the story that unfolds in April.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Why does life sometimes seem unfair? Why do bad things happen to good people and vice versa? You and I are not really qualified to say what is ultimately good or bad. Nor should we pass judgement on other individuals. Success, this month, depends on you rising above old entrenched ways of looking at the world. Be positive, even about what seems negative. Where faith is being challenged, find yet more faith. Despite your fears, you are travelling down a road that can only lead to a more peaceful and prosperous tomorrow.

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