Forecasts for week beginning Saturday, March 15, 2015.

By Jonathan Cainer

Sometimes, we get so caught up in how we wish things were that we simply can’t stop and see the magic in how things actually are. Or we let small worries grow, like microbes in a petri dish, until they become a colony of concerns. And if those worries are big to begin with, we inadvertently incubate them until they take the form of lumbering giants. This week begins with a Full Moon and ends with a conjunction between Mercury and Neptune. It brings us all a chance to cut fears down to size and replace anxiety with hope.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
If you decide to fight a battle, you will win it. If you agree to accept a deadline, you will beat it. A challenge, if you rise to it, will soon diminish. That is why you may now wish to think about doing something different. You don’t have to go through a particular process, simply to prove a point. If you are going to assert your strength, you should now do so for one reason only. ‘Because there is a positive point and a proper purpose.’ If you are sure that there is a real reason to aim for a target this week, go ahead. If not, bide your time.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
‘What goes up,’ they repeatedly tell us, ‘must come down.’ Does it follow from this, though, that what goes right must eventually go wrong? If not, then we can fairly safely conclude that the grand old saying relates only to gravity in the physical world, and does not automatically apply to abstract factors such as moods – or successes. Actually, even if we do allow the broader meaning, and assume a drawback to every advantage, the fact remains that this week, for you, things are going up – not down.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
You have reason now to be grateful for every difficulty you have ever encountered. You can consider yourself lucky to have had the chance to struggle. Your curses were all blessings in disguise. Without these, you would have had no shade against which to contrast this week’s ray of sunshine. You might have taken it for granted or failed to capitalise on the opportunity it presented you with. You are, though, ready to welcome positive change. That’s convenient, because Mercury and Neptune are now ready to supply it.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Some things just aren’t worth thinking about. We can exert every last ounce of our mental energy in an attempt to understand some process, person or situation. But it is doubtful whether we will ever be any the wiser. Yet there are other mysteries which are easily explained. We can profit greatly from asking the right question in the right way. Your challenge now, is to see the difference between that which cries out for further understanding and that which it is best just to accept. Don’t let fear cloud your judgement this week.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
You face a situation that seems unfair, yet you can see no way to put it right. Don’t dwell on a sense of disappointment. You have to make the most of what is actually going on, even if the most you can make of it is not very much. As it happens, ‘the most’ is a lot – a great deal more than you can yet possibly know. There’s no need to be downhearted. You just have to raise your head high, take the defensive shield away from your heart and follow your faith as you walk on boldly through trying times. You will yet reach happier days.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
At school, they teach us all to read, to write, to add up and to behave. They give no classes in how to develop intuition – or how to build deeper, more meaningful relationships with our fellow humans – or even how to relax without feeling constantly pressured. No wonder our world is in such a state. We are urged to value achievement more than empathy and money more than love. Yet the Full Moon in your sign, now offers you a chance to take your highest ideals and pursue them with pride and confidence.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Will you get clean away with this week’s most potentially outrageous activity? Well, you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. You can’t even break eggs without the risk of making a mess on the floor. You may well feel, while you are dealing with the repercussions of your actions, that the unwanted side-effects outweigh the advantages. But then, we all feel like that when we are doing our homework. We don’t feel like that when we are passing our exams! Effort expended with intelligence now, will meet with success.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
When clouds descend, they shroud the land in mist and fog. For a while, nobody can see where they are or what lies in front of them. This can’t be helped. The confusion must be accepted until natural circumstances clear it away. It is, though, quite another thing to build an enormous fire and burn wet leaves and branches, causing a dense film of smoke to permeate the air for miles. Take care this week. Seek the path that will bring you to a state of clarity, not the road that will just lead to more misunderstanding.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
You feel somewhat fragile. That is because you are so strong. It is when we are in a weak position that we are most likely to feel energy and adrenaline. Your defence mechanisms ensure that you have plenty of inner resources to draw on. Right now, it is almost as if, deep within, you know that you are safe to indulge a mood of vulnerability. For there is only so far you can fall, only so much that can go wrong. Though a Full Moon now stirs up superficial uncertainty, the most important factors in your world are safe and secure.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You are not sure how much fuss you ought to make. You can’t tell whether you are overreacting to a small problem – or underestimating a major cause for concern. Your view of a situation keeps altering from one moment to the next. That tells you something. Whenever we are one hundred per cent sure of anything we never feel the need to hold back. You cannot yet, therefore, have enough information. So, wait till you get it. The next few days will make everything clear, including what it is that you must do to fix a problem.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Are you allowed to be happy? Will something go awry if you start to enjoy a situation that seems to be turning out well? Must you keep careful track of everyone and everything in case the wrong move is made? Not unless you want to end up a nervous wreck! You are, though, in no danger of letting apprehension carry you away. Provided you now keep an eye on progress (or the lack of it), you will be ready, this week, to take action where appropriate. You will also be able to identify the areas in which it is best to do nothing.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
The end of the week brings the annual conjunction of Mercury with Neptune. For you, at least, that is auspicious, though some give and take may have to happen before it becomes possible to relax about a tricky matter. You have got two different urges or needs. They are not mutually exclusive but to make them coexist in harmony, compromises need to come into play. Modify a few plans and ideas and protect the factors that you cannot possibly give way over. And don’t worry about what seems impossible. Somehow, it will work.

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