Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, July 13, 2013.

By Jonathan Cainer

This week brings Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn into alignments of 120 degrees. Astrologers call these angles ‘trines’ and we expect them to produce a climate of inspiration and creativity. Because the three planets all link with each other now, the trines effectively form what looks, from earth, like a great equilateral triangle… which we call a Grand Trine. Some are going so far as to give it a new name: a Harmonic Convergence. It’s a chance for change, a chance to start healing wounds and clearing conflicts, in our own individual lives and out in the wider world.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Often, we talk about the people that we should be talking to. We pass judgements and we make criticisms but we do not communicate these to the people who most need to hear our reactions. Then we wonder why they never listen to us! Of course, we can’t just go storming up to the folk we disapprove of and start telling them where they are going wrong. We have to be gentle and diplomatic. But we do have to press our point. For you, this week is about clearing conflict and gently replacing confusion with clarity.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
All our lives, we have watched science-fiction become science-fact. We have become almost blase. If someone can envisage it, the chances are that, within a few years, someone else will be turning it into a reality. Some technologies (teleportation and time travel, for example) have proved harder to implement than others. Probably, though, they will come. Who are we to say what is or isn’t impossible? How dare we limit our lives? Miracles in your life this week are no further away than you imagine them to be.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Are you surprised and amazed, bemused and bewildered? Or are you still waiting, doubtfully, for a promise of some unexpected development, to materialise? Mercury’s recent change of direction has turned an aspect of your well-ordered world upside down. The time you have lately spent in a state of confusion or frustration will soon prove to have been time well spent. Before long, Mercury will go direct once more and you will be shown an exceptional opportunity. Be glad of all that’s not as you expect this week.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
How powerful are your passions? How deep are your convictions? What are you willing to sacrifice for your beliefs? Who would you climb a mountain or (swim an ocean) for? What are you afraid of? What do you feel unable to talk about? What can’t you secretly stop thinking about? Sorry about all these questions. It’s just that Jupiter as it settles into your sign is unleashing profound emotions, causing you to review old commitments and expanding your sense of what’s possible. Old ideas now need to alter but that’s no bad thing.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
There is a limit to how far a car can be driven in reverse. If you don’t mind getting a stiff neck and the road is clear, you can travel further than you might think possible. But you can’t keep it up indefinitely. You may be able to retrace a few steps and partially alter the outcome of a recent event. In the end, though, you will have to turn and point forward again. Then you’ll see how appropriate this feels. This week’s lesson? You can afford to let the past be the past because the future is not just any old future. It is the right one!

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
We all hold, in our minds, some dubious definitions. We consider, for example, particular environments, situations or people to be ‘familiar’. We feel comforted by these. Whatever may be wrong with them, we at least know where we are. But you can walk down a street a thousand times and still overlook some key factor within it. You can know someone for years and still be mystified by them. You are discovering this week, just how much you still have to discover about yourself and about life. That’s a good thing.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Mountains that lie ahead in the distance often seem tiny. Mountains that we have already climbed and moved on from also tend to diminish in size as time goes by. Mountains that loom directly before us, though, look terrifyingly huge. They don’t get any smaller while we are ascending them. If the view from below is daunting, the view from half way up is worse. You are now rising to a great height at a scary speed. But you are safe and you will successfully reach the top. Prepare to get (and to feel) much higher.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Everything is going to be okay… in the end. First, there may be a little drama, trauma and upheaval. There may also be some financial struggle, some emotional stress and creative tension. But then, when is it really any different? What you are going through now is really no more (or less) than just the usual trouble, dressed up in an unusual guise. You can save yourself a lot of bother and bring forward the eventual day when your problem is solved… by deciding that it isn’t such a problem after all.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Some information is best kept under wraps. Some hot topics are best left to cool down. Working on a ‘need-to-know basis’, who needs to know what now? And who knows more than they need to? Some people are jumping to conclusions, based on facts that may be accurate but are being taken out of context… or distorted by false comparisons. Some conflicts ought to be resolved by reasonable conversation. Reason, though, is lacking from a key situation now. In its absence, this week, use discretion.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Something is slipping out of control. That means that you cannot keep up a pretence – or continue to pour valuable energy into some futile effort to maintain a shaky status quo. A sense of obligation is urging you to try to keep things steady. You don’t want to be the first to abandon a promise or a plan. If anything, you would prefer to be the last to give up. You will breathe a sigh of relief once you see how inevitable the next wave of change now is. Little is really wrong. Most of it is just more ‘right’ than you can yet see.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
It seems there are times when we cannot help but make ourselves a hostage to fortune. We raise our expectations. We hold our hopes high. We make promises without stopping to think how we can manage to keep them. We announce intentions that we later lose interest in. Times change, circumstances change and, most importantly of all, we change. Actually, it is very important that we allow ourselves to change – even if it temporarily brings a loss of pride or apparent power. Be open to change this week.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Any fool can make big promises or attractive offers. But real life involves dealing with the dull, the difficult, the repetitive and the stressful and finding some way to make it all acceptable if not enjoyable. We will always be attracted by escapist notions, no matter how much we have already escaped from, because that’s human nature. What you need this week is something that fits your true nature, not something artificial and ultimately empty. And that is what you are going to get.

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