Forecasts for week beginning July 10, 2010.

Forecasts for week beginning July 10, 2010.

By Jonathan Cainer

Every year brings at least one solar and lunar eclipse. These glorious events are full of symbolic significance. They signify the chance to create a new reality for all, regardless of whether or not we are living in the region from which the eclipse can be seen. This week brings a powerful solar eclipse that may allow us one more fleeting glimpse of Comet McNaught before it leaves our solar system forever. It is yet another omen of powerful yet positive change for the whole world in the coming months.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Every passing day brings you a new insight, a deeper understanding, a better grasp of some complex or baffling matter. You may not ever make total sense of a stressful situation. Ultimately, it is beyond all reason. You will, though, soon see it from a perspective that makes you feel more comfortable. You’ve got good people around you – and you’re doing something you’re perfectly capable of making a success of. It’s merely a matter of being philosophical, of trusting yourself, of remaining willing to learn – and of trusting the invitations and offers that you will soon start to receive in the aftermath of the eclipse.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Steady pressure is all you need to apply. There’s no need to push or pull too hard. Neither hurry up nor ease off. Just carry on at a pace that doesn’t feel forced. There is something you very much want to happen. There is also, as we are equally aware, a process you’d like to prevent or a development that you want to stop from happening. The good news? That desire of yours is extremely likely to be granted in time. The bad news? Well, those two little words “in time” say it all. Though the solar eclipse heralds a slow, lasting change rather than a quick fix, the long way round is not as convoluted as you may fear.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You have a natural ability to understand what other people need. The moment you detect a companion with a pressing requirement – or just a passing desire – you will unconsciously begin to figure out a practical solution. You are happy to help friends and strangers with equal enthusiasm. The only person you will sometimes be less eager to assist… is yourself. You tend to doubt and criticise many of your own urges and inclinations. Even when you indulge them… well, that word says it all. You feel as if you are being self-indulgent. You are, though, entitled to your current sense of need, and to this week’s real chance to fulfil it.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
We all have to work. Even those who lead a so-called “life of leisure” face duties and obligations to which they must diligently attend. We may idly dream of a life without such tasks – but we need them. They provide our lives with structure and contrast. They limit the amount of indecision we might otherwise suffer from and give us something to react against – or to reward ourselves for. Or, at least, they do this for us when we get the balance right. Life is now offering you the chance to do more of what makes you truly happy. Some of that involves doing what you don’t especially want to do.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
How hard does life need to be? Are you obliged to pay a price for every piece of progress you ever make? Experience teaches us all to be wary of “ease.” We know that most things turn out to be more difficult than we initially expect. Still, though, life can sometimes be very sweet and very kind. Despite the tension in your life now, you are about to be placed in a most advantageous position. Don’t let yourself become like a hungry person in a food store, gazing desirously at the epicurean delights but feeling frustrated because you fear that you cannot afford to pay for them. You now have access to all the resources you need.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
There is beauty, even in ugliness. There is hope, even in sorrow. There is magic, even in mundanity. You’ve just got to look for it. It isn’t easy to see. But that makes the discovery more rewarding. You are looking, this week, at a series of things that you do not want to see. It’s not that they are all bad; it’s more that they do not match your expectation. Can you alter your idea? Can you adapt? Can you find some way to see those clouds as “silver-lining delivery systems”? You can, if you are willing to try. If there is something you have the power to change, change it. If there isn’t, change the way you are looking at it.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Is chess a cruel sport? It certainly torments the loser. There’s no guarantee of a quick finish or a merciful dispatch. Gradually, the victor removes the opponent’s options until they are still on the board but they have nowhere to go. How frustrating. Unless, that is, the player wants to lose. Perhaps they are tired of the process. Perhaps they would rather be doing something less logical and more intuitive – or they might prefer to be playing a different game entirely. You are being backed into a corner now but the corner in question suits you, more than you realise. Don’t just bow to the inevitable, embrace and celebrate it!

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Yesterday is over. You can’t go back to it. Tomorrow isn’t here yet, so there is no escape in that direction. Does that leave you trapped? Are you just a prisoner of the present? Perhaps, in one way, but then that situation is the same for all of us and it is never going to change! Always, there will be something behind you that you can’t quite reach, and something ahead that is tantalisingly unattainable. There is only one solution. You have to learn to like whatever is happening right here, right now. The way to make the future brighter – and the past less of a problem – is to take each moment as it comes, this week.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
You may not realise how powerful you are, or how much influence you have. Recent dramas have caused you to feel so aware of your apparent inability to solve a particular problem that you are starting to think of yourself as someone weak and vulnerable. If that is your conclusion, you really ought to think again. You have the capacity to make a big difference. Your recent actions have had more of an impact than you realise and they deserve to be given time to take effect, before you decide to do anything else. A difficult situation may seem as daunting as ever but you have already started to change it for the better.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Are you starting to feel trapped? Does it seem as if most of your options are awkward? Are you inclined to suspect that someone, from somewhere, is deliberately trying to make life difficult for you? On this front, at least, you need have no fear. You always have been your own worst enemy, and there’s little chance that this title will ever be taken away from you! Herein lies the clue to an improved experience. Make a concerted effort, this week, to be your own best friend. Let yourself off the hook of self-criticism. Then pursue what you stand at least half a chance of getting, rather than chasing totally elusive rainbows!

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Some people enjoy a drama. Others relish a crisis. You, though, draw comfort from knowing that, no matter how much upheaval other people create, you can still calm everything down again. You like to ensure that the right thing happens, in the right way, for the right reasons – at the right time. Every so often, that requires a correction process of some intensity. To redress an imbalance you may have to lean quite far in the opposite direction. But most of your efforts to restore peace and promote prosperity are not so stressful or so extreme. This week’s challenge won’t be too hard to rise to and it will have a good outcome.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
We know that there’s no such thing as “normal.” Yet we all strive to create a sense of normality. Familiar factors bring comfort and reassurance. They also, though, can stifle creativity and suppress our ability to explore. You are not an ordinary person. You do not lead an entirely ordinary life. You have the opportunity, this week, to reach for something extraordinary. That may seem challenging or slightly disturbing, but it is a most appropriate, timely process to be undergoing. Change is your friend, not your enemy. Don’t hide behind what’s convenient, traditional or “expected.” Go for what’s bold and brilliant.

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