Forecasts for week beginning Saturday April 5, 2014.

By Jonathan Cainer

In this space each week, I normally comment only on celestial events due to happen within the next seven days. Yet what’s really exceptional now is how exceptional NEXT week is due to be. Ignoring it is like being a tour guide trying to make remarks about ordinary scenery when you know that round the next corner there will be a stunning panorama. And I’m sure that inwardly, we can all sense this coming. What makes this week truly important is the way it brings events and realisations that increase our willingness to entertain, explore and accept major change.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
We are all very good at doing what we already know what to do but it takes us a while, though, to learn new techniques. The learning curve hurts our heads and we fear looking foolish if we start something that we can’t finish. That’s why many of us would rather do things the long and difficult way – even when we are assured that there is a short cut. Sometimes, though, we suddenly get the hang of a simple principle and our lives change as a result. You are about to have an inspiring and ultimately profitable revelation.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Somewhere in this world, there must be genuine grown-ups with sensible heads and mature attitudes. Folk who would never act on some wild assumption or let petty prejudice warp their understanding. They must exist. Mustn’t they? Many timid types comfort themselves by imagining such characters. Many self-aggrandising individuals are happy to act the part for them. But this week, one person’s air of authority is not a reason to believe their every word. Try to be wise and you will be very powerful.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Sand Soup. Cobblestone Curry and, for desert, Pebble Pie. Mmmm. Lovely. But you can add as much salt, pepper and sugar as you like. Some say, if you make free with the seasoning, the menu is palatable. Or at least, this seems to be what they are saying. Words are hard to hear through broken teeth. If these were the dishes on offer in a cafe, you would leave and find another. Why then, are you accepting their equivalents? You are trying this week, to like something that you can’t abide. Yet you have an alternative.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Often, we find ourselves living from day to day. We take pleasure in whatever seems good and we do our best not to dwell on whatever seems bad. In the absence of any permanent sense of security, we seek solace in the temporary comforts that are on offer. You have been thinking lately, about the need to place a bigger part of your life on a firmer foundation. Events this week will help you understand what (and who) you can rely on – and where you can most profitably now invest your time… and your heart.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
You don’t need a plan. You don’t require a strategy or a policy – or some complicated mechanism. An attitude is quite sufficient. If you have one of those – and if it is a good one – you are laughing. Well, you are if it is a positive attitude. If it is a pessimistic one, you are probably crying. So don’t bother with one of those. Just decide this week, that you are going to start expecting the best, and even if it doesn’t look as if you are getting it, that is only because it is a little late arriving. Soon enough, your reward will come to you.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Watch carefully. Look closely. You may miss it if you blink. There it is! Look! Quick! Darn. You didn’t see it did you? Oh well. Never mind. Better luck next time. In another decade or so. There will be another split second of positive opportunity then. Do you think you can wait that long? Ha! Can you imagine? What if that was all we ever got? You are truly lucky. For, this week, you can see where your big chance is. And it won’t vanish before you go ahead and seize it. All you have to do is whatever is most obvious now.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Some rich people collect flawless diamonds. They find a kind of strange excitement in owning a tiny piece of the material world that is, theoretically, perfect. Actually, though, the imperfections in this world are far more fulfilling. There’s nothing very interesting about having nothing left to prove, or improve. And imagine being loved and admired by all around. Where would be the challenge, the controversy and the stimulating conflict? Be glad, this week, of all in your world that seems less than perfect. It is part of the magic.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
You can’t have something that you want. You can, though, have something else that you want just as much. Where, then, is the problem? Why can’t you just accept what is available, and wait a while longer for the rest? It’s partly because your insatiable need seems more pressing. It’s partly, too, because you don’t fully appreciate how valuable your attainable option actually is. Think of yourself, this week, as a winner – because effectively, that is what you are. You may not yet have it all, but you have got a lot.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
We think we are cleverer than other people. We are often amazed by how little they seem to know. We are often wrong to reach that conclusion  –  just as we are often wrong to attribute too much respect to those whose intelligence we admire. The inventors of the IQ test were rather stupid! They failed to measure a host of gifts, powers and insights  –  and thus created a series of artificial and irrelevant distinctions. If you want to be smart this week, make no assumptions about how smart anyone else is.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
How many corporate executives does it take to change a light bulb? That’s not a question that can be appropriately answered without a feasibility study, a series of high-level meetings and an exchange of inter-departmental memos. A lot of irrelevant and unnecessary questions are now being asked. A lot of intense but empty discussions may seem to be taking place this week. Something, though, needs to be done. You can see what it is. You can also see how to do it. And you are safe to act on your own initiative.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Money that is easily made is easily spent. Rewards which have been earned through honest effort mean more and last longer. There is a cheap and easy way to proceed now. There is also a less efficient, more expensive option. On the surface, there is surely no contest. But you do not live your life ‘on the surface’. There has to be depth. If a situation is now proving challenging, it is time to focus on the reason why you took it on in the first place. You are not striving for wealth, fame or approval. Just reach for what is right.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
You never know what you are capable of until you try. Of course, often, when you do try, you discover that you are capable of a great deal. You then have to spend your whole life worrying in case the rest of the world finds out. Capable people are forever being asked favours. They end up taking on far too much responsibility. Sometimes, they cause others around them to become lazy – and overly dependent on them. You are due to prove capable of something tremendous, very soon. It is important to trust yourself this week.

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