Forecasts for week beginning Saturday 16, 2013.

By Jonathan Cainer

Whenever a week begins with a Full Moon, many of us spend the next few days coping with the consequences. In the build up to this event, we become more aware of troublesome issues. Often, just when the Moon is biggest and brightest, we start to feel as if something has got to ‘give.’ If that’s not what we’re thinking, it may turn out that someone near to us is thinking this and the Moon takes them to a turning point which affects us too. Then, slowly but surely, things settle down and constructive ways forward are finally found.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
You have been hoping, for some while, for more freedom. You have been trying to loosen something that has become stuck and freshen a stale situation. But it looks as if, in your efforts to bend a rule, you have broken it. The chain that binds you has not stretched, it has snapped. Or so you fear. This is more than you were expecting. But, actually, you have not gone too far yet. You are merely having a slightly scary taste of just how far you can go. Relax. You can actually go a whole lot further. And this week, you will.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
In remote parts of Asia, according to modern mythology, there are people who can levitate or produce items from out of thin air. If these are not mere conjuring tricks, are they miracles? Perhaps. But then, we live in a world full of miracles. Every living creature is, in its own way, a manifestation of the impossible and the unbelievable. Your very existence is a gift beyond all praise and gratitude. A Full Moon in your sign, urges you to appreciate that. This week, you will work the most amazing magic yourself.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
For some while now you have had to wrestle with a series of awkward delays and impediments. But Mercury, last week, ended its phase of retrograde motion, and is slowly getting back to the position in the zodiac that it previously held. Conversations that have been getting complicated will suddenly seem simpler. Problems you have been trying to solve for ages will turn out to have solutions after all. Life won’t be question-free, but it will be solution-rich. And you’ll be surprised by how much that helps you to move forward.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Are you still waiting for something to settle or fall into place? Do you feel as if the harder you try to stay in control, the more there is to stay in control of? Are you encountering aggravation where you ought to be getting help; complication where there should be simplicity; anxiety where you had hoped for reassurance? Even if it’s ‘yes’ to all the above, fear not. The drama that you are living through now will have a happy ending. Soon you will replace confusion with clarity. Meanwhile, trust that the cosmos cares for you.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
In the aftermath of an intense Full Moon, there is probably no avoiding a phase of comparative chaos – at least for a short while. If you are inclined to see such a thing as undesirable or problematic, may I strongly advise you to develop a more philosophical outlook, fast. Try neither to take it all too seriously nor to assume that all which is now being said or done is real and permanent. You may well find, once a whirlwind drama dies down, that (almost) everything is back as it was before… but, somehow, better.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
They say that success is down to ‘who you know, not what you know’. That, though, sounds terribly restrictive. What if you just don’t know the most terribly crucial person? Are you just supposed to sit around for the rest of your life waiting for an introduction? Not if you are a Virgo during a rare time when Mars happens to be visiting your sign. You will just track the right person down and introduce yourself. Charm won’t get you everything in life, nor will it get you everywhere, but it will take you an awful long way this week.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
You set yourself very high standards. Not surprisingly, you don’t always manage to live up to these. There is no shame in that. Better to nearly miss a big, bright aspiration, than to reach a goal that your heart is not drawn to. You are now conscious of what seems to you like a bit of a recent failure. But you don’t yet actually know for certain what your endeavour has produced. Encouraging news may yet come. At minimum this week, there will be a chance to try again, this time using what you have now learned.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Last week, Mercury completed a phase of retrograde motion through your zodiac sign. This week has begun with a Full Moon in your opposite sign. You are now, officially, over a hump, past a barrier, through a drama – or at the end of a decisive chapter. Now, you can breathe again. Now, you can allow yourself the luxury of looking back and wondering why you worried so much or became so upset. You did what you had to do. You said what you had to say. You moved what you had to move. Now you can relax.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
You have been very disciplined. You deserve a little treat. This, more or less, is the argument you keep putting forward. You know, of course, the counter-argument only too well. And that’s the trouble with being good, isn’t it? Once that initial glow of righteousness wears off, restlessness sets in. But there are some adventures that you really don’t want to go on – or return to. Acknowledge and satisfy your craving for excitement. But try to get up to the right kind of mischief and to take on the right sort of challenge.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You fear that you may be losing something, but actually you are in the process of finding it. For a long while, you have been putting the needs of other people first. For this generosity, you deserve a reward. So far, though, all that it has led to is a sense of being punished. You feel as if you dare not even stop to think about what you want from life. What’s the point if you are not going to get it? Actually, though, you are about to discover just how lucky you truly are. You are becoming aware of what you need no longer put up with!

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
The earth is a ball of rock, spinning in space as it hurtles round the sun. How amazing is that? Yet how ordinary it can sometimes seem. People are the miraculous product of some wildly improbable, inexplicable science. We are blessed with the rarest gift of all, life. Too often, we forget to appreciate the magic that has brought us here. Yet without some recognition of that, how can we expect anything to feel ‘special’? This week, brings you a big psychological gift, a tangible sense of fresh inspiration.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
There are more TV channels than we can ever watch, more books than we can ever read, more websites than we can ever visit. Even if we eliminate the dross, we are left with a vast pile of subjects to study. When we try to absorb as much as possible, we get swamped in detail while failing to see some big, crucial point. You now have a pressing need to navigate a safe passage through a jungle of figures, theories, philosophies and fancies. Work out what you need to know. After that, everything will become easy.

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