Forecasts for week beginning Saturday May 24, 2014

By Jonathan Cainer

Last week, Mars reached the end of its retrograde phase. So far, the change has been all but imperceptible. This week, many may notice a quickening of pace and, with it, pressure. We are probably wrong though, to define stress as being busy and short of time. It’s possible to thrive on a sense of involvement and engagement as long as it is based on enthusiasm. It is only when we resent a situation or we feel as if we are too fearful to trust that problems set in. This week, potentially, we can all find something to inspire us.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
When politicians want to get support for a military campaign, they are always keen to demonise the enemy. He, she or they must appear to pose a terrible threat. The populace must be persuaded that, while war is normally ‘bad’, under these circumstances it is ‘right’. Where, in your life now, are emotive arguments being used to justify questionable policies? In its recent change of direction, Mars inviting you to look at where you are going, how you are getting there and whether there’s a better, wiser way to proceed.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The world, it sometimes seems, is full of things that can’t happen, aren’t allowed, won’t work out and are probably far too costly! But is that really the state of the world? Or is it just the state of mind that many people seem to get into? Too quickly, we can become negative, sceptical, even cynical – whilst persuading ourselves that we are being realistic. Yet for you, this week, life truly does have the potential to be full of things that can happen, are worth working towards, will be successful and are well within your reach!

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Conspiracies are very rarely conscious. Most deceptions involve unconscious co-operation. People with a deep desire to believe in a fanciful view of the world will go to great lengths to support others with a similar delusion – acting entirely out of instinctive recognition, not logical or cynical strategy. The truth in your world now, is not being deliberately hidden, but it is inadvertently veiled. This week, you wake up to a brighter, more inspiring view of what’s possible! And others soon start to share that vision.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
‘Necessity,’ they inform us, ‘is the mother of invention.’ But invention can be born out of other things. Desire, for example, or just good old creative inspiration. You would like to bring about a big change this week. To make that happen, must you strive to summon superhuman strength in your effort to solve a particular problem? Not really. Just experimenting with a few adventurous ideas this week will bring you to a new way of looking at an old situation… and much constructive innovation will stem from that.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Must a situation stay the same forever? Must everything be the way it has always been? Can’t a relationship be strengthened? Can’t a situation be better understood and more meaningfully enjoyed? Aren’t you able to ask questions that may undermine an old assumption but will lead to an exciting new idea? Well, of course you are. And of course things can change. Powerful astrological forces now awaken an exciting awareness of what can be new and different. Allow these to touch your heart this week.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Think about molecules and microbes. Teeny things, invisible to the naked eye. Do you think they know how small they are? Do they have a diminished sense of self-importance? There may be no way to test this but we can surely hazard an educated guess. No matter what kind of life-form you may be, you are only as small as you think you are! Or as big! The ‘big issue’ now taking up so much of your time and energy, is smaller than you think. Remember that and you’ll have the right perspective this week.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
You may find yourself, this week, dealing with an unreasonable person in a position of power… or a situation that won’t stop presenting obstacles to progress. Be philosophical. On no account start to feel as if something is fundamentally wrong. If there’s a problem, it is there for a good reason. If there is a conflict, it has something to teach you. Regardless of what’s bothering you, pursue your deepest, wisest, most profound and unselfish instinct and you’ll naturally find a way to the happiest possible outcome to a saga.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
You can’t fly, you can’t see through walls – so does that mean you have no super-powers? Perhaps it just tells us that you can’t waste time showing off silly tricks or looking for short cuts that you can take to achieve power or status. Yet, were you not born with laser-guided intuition and impressively fast intelligence plus an incredible capacity to withstand hardship and even thrive under adverse conditions? You have some truly amazing abilities – and this week’s events will help you to make spectacularly good use of these.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Some people won’t go anywhere or do anything for fear of getting into trouble. Others are even more afraid. They run as far as they can in an attempt to leave their shadow behind. But no matter where we go, our shadow goes with us. We can’t escape it but we can accept it. If you’re doing something now in the hope that it will free you from a fear, stop! But if you are doing it in the hope that it will help you come to terms with a fear, carry on. This week you will achieve wonderful things if you are motivated by inspiration, not anxiety.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
If there is something you need to know, ask. If you know something that someone else needs to know, don’t wait to be asked. Whilst ignorance is often perceived to be bliss and messengers are sometimes shot for delivering unwelcome information, you have a duty to help others. This does not mean they must be told everything. You can be discreet and selective in what you say but you can’t become a part of a campaign to confuse or a mission to misinform. Your integrity is your greatest asset this week.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Just as muscular people tend to assume they can push any obstacle out of their way, highly intelligent folk have a habit of assuming that all problems can be solved by the power of logic. But even with both brain and brawn on your side this week, you’re up against something that will neither be outwitted nor outweighed. It is your ability to adapt that you must employ. That, plus your somewhat less frequently exercised ability to be patient and philosophical. Time is your most effective ally. Till it moves on, move over.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Certainty is never an easy thing to attain. Even scientists, who love definitive answers, tend to see the world in terms of probabilities. Some things are much more likely than others but none are totally guaranteed. What then, is the point of seeking certainty this week? You can ask a particular question as many times as you like, but you’re never going to get an answer that you can completely rely on. Accept as much and leave your greatest doubt or concern alone for the time being. All will yet be well.

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