Forecasts for week beginning Saturday March 29, 2014.

By Jonathan Cainer

Sometimes, we recognise a better way forward only when we see that an old route has reached a dead end. That’s why change, no matter how positive, is often accompanied by an experience of frustration. Back in 2012, a series of seven right angles between Uranus and Pluto began. They continue till 2015. Each triggers ‘awakening to the existence of new possibility’. April brings the fifth in this sequence. It is particularly powerful because it meets a further right angle (or square) between Mars and Jupiter, creating a Grand Cross in the four ‘Cardinal’ signs of the zodiac.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Back in May 2010, the planet Uranus entered Aries, where it will remain until March 2019. When a slow moving outer planet makes a transit of such a long duration, astrologers interpret it as being significant for the whole world, rather than for one particular sign. But special circumstances apply now. April’s Cardinal Grand Cross speaks of a glorious awakening to a new possibility. The whole of the rest of your life can change for the better as a result of the developments that occur and the decisions you make this month.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Science fiction writers love to describe parallel worlds or alternate universes where all is much the same as it is in ours, apart from one or two crucial things. Somewhere, they argue, is a world in which Germany won the Second World War or the Titanic never sank. Physicists, interestingly, are starting to find evidence that might support this. So perhaps one day they may discover there’s a world in which you make every choice perfectly? April’s rare Grand Cross plus a solar eclipse in your sign, suggests you may yet find you are already living in it.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
You can cover your home in sensors. You can hire a security team to stay and guard you 24/7. But the ‘agenda burglar’ will still find a way through. He or she is just as ruthless as any villain wearing a mask, a striped T-shirt and carrying a bag marked Swag. But it is your schedule, not your silver, that is being targeted here. The only way to protect yourself, involves being very clear and focused. Under April’s amazing Cardinal Grand Cross you can get back on track after a recent distraction – and enjoy great success.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
The veil that separates yesterday from today, hangs like a heavy curtain. It is not a wall. It is not a window. The distinctions between the past, the present and the future are like pieces of cloth, until we try to reach back through them. Jupiter, as it now passes through your sign, forms part of this month’s unusual and exceptional Cardinal Grand Cross with Mars, Uranus and Pluto. Here comes your chance to revisit history, alter your understanding of a crucial event and thus enter a whole new, much brighter tomorrow for yourself.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Imagine a fortress playing a constant recording of a siren, punctuated by a loud voice saying, ‘Warning! This is a trap.’ Unless, that is, you are trying to catch a rebellious person with insatiable curiosity. Then, the more posters you put up saying, ‘Please Keep Away’, the more you may succeed. April’s Cardinal Grand Cross, now urges you to look at the tricks and traps that you must be wary of. You will be safe as long as you refrain from indulging worry, anger or anxiety and operate only from the highest possible motives.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Treasure whatever is precious to you but don’t covet it. Trust that if something is truly right, you won’t be able to lose it, spoil it or miss out on it. Remember, this month, that there are two types of caution. It is fine to sense potential danger and do whatever may help to reduce it. It is bad, though, to become so anxious that you end up scared of your own shadow. Your current problem may seem urgent, but it is not an emergency. So don’t turn it into one. Just let April’s Cardinal Grand Cross bring the magic you need into your life.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Your agenda is setting itself. Mars in your sign now, makes a Cardinal Grand Cross, plus a mid-month visible conjunction to the Moon, just before a lunar eclipse. Lines are being drawn, alternatives are being ruled out and priorities are becoming clear. There is no doubt about what’s needed. Unless you want to spend your month holding back a tide, recognise the direction things are going in and go along with them. Save your fighting energy for a battle that’s really worth entering into or one campaign that you can win brilliantly!

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
The end of April brings an annual eclipse in your opposite sign. Prior to that comes a visible conjunction of Mars and a Full Moon, plus the rare Cardinal Grand Cross involving both Mars and Pluto, your celestial co-rulers. These intense, potentially life-changing, alignments carry a message that is simple and clear: your life is now being blessed in a very real and wonderful way. Not conscious of this? Aware only of an ongoing problem? How perfect! You are getting the heavenly help – just when you need it most.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Jupiter remains beautifully bright this month as it prepares to form part of a Cardinal Grand Cross. The need to sort something out decisively is increasing. But what are you going to do? There are factors that just will not respond to any attempt you make to influence them. Some of these issues you simply do not understand. These most urgently require your attention. Though you are reluctant to look at a confusing situation, look beyond your resentment and your fear. Think harder. Solve a mystery. Then, you will have power.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Are you sure that you are old enough to be reading this? Do you have permission from a grown-up? Oh hello, it’s you! Sorry about that. It’s just that, when you first started reading this page, all I could see was your eyes. Have you looked at them lately? Gaze into a mirror the next time you get a chance. Or ask a friend. They are sparkling and glowing in a very vibrant, youthful way. Aren’t they? If not, they soon will be. As a shining Saturn now lights a sky that will soon contain a rare Grand Cross, prepare to be rejuvenated.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
When is a problem not a problem? When it is the kind of problem that you should consider yourself lucky to be suffering from. Your current difficulty falls into that category. It’s a side-effect of a great blessing. In complaining about it, you are rather like the person who is given a brand-new car but then stands by the exhaust pipe complaining about the smell from the catalytic converter? Your ruling planet, Uranus, is about to form part of a rare Cardinal Grand Cross. Focus on what’s good and pay less attention to its downside.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
As we now prepare for a month that’s teeming with powerful alignments, including a lunar eclipse and a rare Cardinal Grand Cross, Jupiter dominates the night sky. You are finally making a break with a part of the past that you thought would hang over you forever like some dark, depressing cloud. But you feel unsure of this. What if things slip back to the way they used to be? Continue, by all means, to be cautious about eggs that have so far failed to hatch. But be aware that there are some actual chickens. These need feeding.

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