Forecasts for week beginning Saturday May 3, 2014

By Jonathan Cainer

How far is the Moon from the Earth? It depends when you ask the question. Right now, it is about 252,000 miles away. By mid-May, it will be about 27,000 miles nearer. You can say something similar about the amount of water within you. The number is 50 to 75 per cent, depending on when you last went to the tap… or the bathroom! This is provable, as is the idea that the Moon’s movements affect the oceans. But astrologers say it also pulls our emotions. During this relatively ‘weak’ week… we might expect to feel a little less psychologically seasick.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Here comes another life-changing moment – to follow the one you had recently and the one that came a while before that! Don’t be in a hurry to complete a process. Let it take its time. If a situation is in a state of flux, it is surely wiser to wait a while than to force a process to a premature conclusion. You think you’re dealing with fixed factors and must accept some obstacles with grace. But what’s apparently oppressively permanent is, in truth, surprisingly transient. Miracles, sometimes, are easier than we think.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The dramas now unfolding are ones you have long been in need of. If you’re suspicious of them, perhaps it is because you’ve been stuck in a tricky situation for so long that you have forgotten how to distinguish assets from liabilities. Coping with adversity has been detrimental in so far, as it has sapped your sense of self-belief. But coming events will do much to restore faith in your own natural entitlement to success. Soon you will begin to feel far more able to trust that your story is leading to a happy outcome.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Imagine you have gone shopping. You’ve found the ideal store, you’ve made the perfect purchase. You’ve had to think long and hard about exactly what to get but you are now quite sure that you’ve made the right choice. Then the assistant says, ‘Would you like me to put this in a green carrier bag or a pink one? Why on earth does it matter? Why would you even care? It is the least of your concerns isn’t it? Now, let us discuss the seemingly great decision you are stressing over his week. Isn’t it essentially just as trivial?

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Sometimes, we find ourselves doing things for no apparent reason. We ‘coincidentally end up’ in a certain situation. We ‘unexpectedly arrive’ at a particular place. We ‘unintentionally say’ something that turns out to have enormous impact. But is all this entirely unconscious? Can such unplanned processes sometimes benefit us? You are about to discover that there is a very good reason why something has happened in a particular way at a particular time. Trust the invisible hand now guiding your life.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Popularity doesn’t automatically equate to wealth or success. Whilst it is easier to get help if people like you, this won’t make everything go your way. And being popular is only enjoyable if it attracts the right kind of admirers. You don’t want to draw only dullards towards you, do you? There. Have I now managed to persuade you that there’s no advantage to being highly regarded and admired? The fact is: you are exuding a kind of magnetic charisma. It is not the answer to everything this week, but it is still pretty good.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Sometimes, when we are sheltering from bad weather, we read a book or hold a conversation. We then get so engrossed that, for a while, we don’t notice if the rain has stopped. The cosmic climate has altered recently for you. Planetary pressure has passed its peak. There may still be a drizzle – but there isn’t a downpour. You are safe to proceed, safe to relax, safe to stop feeling as if every moment is crucial and every situation is loaded. A little bit of bright psychological sunshine is really not so far away!

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Are you on the right track? Why, you may wonder, am I asking you? Surely, as your astrologer, it is my job to tell you. Ah, but is that within my remit? Am I here to alert you to your opportunities or to judge you on your choices? Your preferences and priorities are for you to set. I can simply tell you that your tendency to question yourself so much is creating unnecessary complication. If you don’t already know yourself well enough to feel sure that you are entitled to success, events this week will help you to see that.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Computers are machines and machines have no feelings. Or so we are told. Some might beg to differ. Many people seem to find that electrical devices appear to respond to their moods. And then there are folk who give the impression that they don’t have feelings anyway – while others surely make much more noise about their emotions than can possibly be appropriate. You can’t imagine all that’s going on in someone else’s heart this week but if you allow for some real sensitivity, you won’t go far wrong!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
They say there is no time like the present. How can they be so sure? Think back to the past. That was a time very much like the present, was it not? Project ahead a little. Let’s pretend it is tomorrow already. Er… Looks a lot like today doesn’t it? There will be other heres and other nows. If there is something that you cannot yet have, or do, or change – relax. A different, more amenable present will be along presently. But if there is a real need right now, plus a real chance to fulfil that need, take action this week.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
They say, ‘what goes up, must come down.’ If so, maybe you should be nervous about what’s happening now. You are on, or soon will be on, an up. A rapid rise. An exhilarating journey from past disappointment to present satisfaction. A marriage of the past with the future. No matter how pleased you may feel about how things are turning out, there will come a point where you just take success in your stride and it all seems normal. That’s not the same, though, as saying you’ll lose what you gain. You won’t do that!

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
For some while now you have been staring a fear in the face. You may not yet realise this, but you have conquered it. It may take a few weeks for you to digest the implications of all you have lately been through. Only slowly will you start to see why you now have so much more freedom and strength. Gradually, though, as your economic problems recede, and your emotional entanglements become less convoluted, you will see clear evidence that you are now entering a much brighter phase of your future.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Why should there be a happy-ever-after? Why should things turn out all right in the end? What cosmic law insists that this must occur? Don’t plenty of people lead miserable lives with no relief from suffering and strife? Well, as a matter of fact, they don’t. Light, sooner or later, shines into even the darkest caverns. Hope and joy will, given enough time and faith, touch the hearts of us all. A bright and happy resolution to a recent time of stress begins to arrive this week. Have faith in this encouraging possibility.

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