By Jonathan Cainer
The big news this week is the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus. Every 14 years, these two heavenly heavyweights sit near each other in the zodiac for a while. The world changes, often quite dramatically, while their combined influence is strong. This time round, they’re part of the “cosmic cross” or “T-square” in the sky that also involves Saturn and Pluto. When we read the newspapers, we keep hearing stories that amaze us. And in our individual lives, we hardly know what we dare believe any more. But this is all leading to something very positive.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
We live in a ridiculous world. One of the silliest things about it is the fact that it is full of people who think it’s very sensible. Everyone has an opinion, a belief or a theory to explain what’s wrong and how to fix it. But no matter what improves, there’ll always be something in need of improvement. And some people enjoy complaining! There’ll be a lot of frustrated folk if we ever run out of things to find fault with. This week, as we approach a New Moon in Gemini, you can’t make everything perfect nor please everyone. But if you remember not to take any of it too seriously, you’ll yet end up with a real reason to smile.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
When you were little, did you ever get sent to your room? Or were there other occasions when you felt you had been excluded? We all appreciate time to ourselves. We never, though, like to feel this has been imposed upon us. Sometimes, though, circumstances conspire to make us feel estranged from a world we want to be a part of. Recent events have sparked a fear of such experiences. They have also awakened concerns about more isolation ahead. But Venus is in Cancer. You’re not alone. Nor are you without admirers and supporters. Let others into your confidence and they’ll supply all else you need.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
If you don’t care, you won’t make anything happen. If you care too much, you may push too hard and create the wrong result. Passion and perspective are mutually exclusive. As soon as you get one, the other disappears. To be truly objective, free yourself of intense emotion. You can make a mental allowance for what you feel, but you can’t allow yourself to wallow in it. To be deeply committed to a pressing priority, you must force yourself to forget all about your other alternatives – yet remain philosophical about whether you succeed or fail. The less you worry, the more likely you are to succeed this week.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Wherever there is pressure, or a nagging sense of discomfort… there is a factor that needs to be thought about more carefully. The insight you seek will come once you realise what’s causing confusion. Soon, a revelation will be granted to you. As it comes, you may also see why it makes sense to drop some commitments and rearrange priorities. At the heart of what appears to be a complex maze is a simple matter that merely needs to be understood. Mars is in Virgo now. You can’t escape pressure – but you can make sure that all your energy goes into a quest for clarity. From that will come the right kind of resolution.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Most people know what they like and they like what they know. They feel threatened by change and innovation. They prefer what’s safe and familiar. You can even be a bit this way yourself sometimes, under some circumstances. Currently, though, you are being presented with a new option. It is undoubtedly right for you, but there are drawbacks, downsides and, most crucially, unknowns that you can’t allow for. Be gentle on yourself. You really do need to move things on – but you can’t do that while you’re full of doubt or burning with desire to keep things as they once were. Better to make steady progress than none at all.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
It is as if you are embarking on an adventure. Life is offering you the chance to experience something different. Even when you try your best to stick to familiar pathways, you keep being made aware of alternative routes. Sooner or later, you will have to explore these. Try to be more benignly disposed towards people who antagonise you and more tolerant of awkward situations. Stop looking for perfect answers, ideal outcomes, easy arrangements or dream solutions. You’re being challenged. You can’t have it all your own way. But if you’re willing to see what’s happening as a gift, not a punishment, you can thrive.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
This week brings a tricky decision plus a tough choice for a friend or loved one. Jupiter has now moved into a new sector of the sky. That’s a clear sign that you’ve got to start reaching for the brightest and the best in every area of life. You do this anyhow? Then reach for the even better and the even brighter! And honour your highest ideals and loftiest principles. Respect the truth. Sometimes, a policy of honesty can be a stressful path to follow. Discretion may well make life easier than candour. But while you can be diplomatic, you must maintain integrity. If something is only “nearly good enough,” it’s not good enough.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Why can’t you be happy this week? If you look hard enough, you can always find a reason to feel bad. There is always a problem of some kind or a cause for concern that seemingly needs to be honoured with some sombre gesture of self-denial. That’s very much the case this week. You’ve got something delightful to look forward to, but you are aware of something oppressive that you must contend with too. Here, though, is a promise. Trouble won’t get any worse if you ignore it in favour of an opportunity. And if you give your heart, this week, to a plan that makes you feel inspired, things may get a whole lot better.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Sometimes, before things can be built up, they have to be knocked down. Sometimes, too, as any builder will tell you, a lot of hard dirty work has to happen before something delightful can emerge. Sometimes, it is only through making mistakes that we ever learn anything useful. Jupiter and Uranus form a rare conjunction this week. You’re moving into a new phase of your future. Thus, you are moving away from an old, established routine. It may seem to you as if life is full of changes you don’t feel ready for. But they’re well worth putting up with because of all that they are starting to lead to. Trust that.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Powerful people never need to throw their weight around. They leave that kind of thing to those who are nervous and insecure. When you are confident, you don’t need to be aggressive. You don’t even have to be assertive. You can just sit back and relax, as long as you keep a careful eye on whatever you feel most concerned about. Now, here’s this week’s big question: Are you powerful or powerless? Are you at the top of your game or the bottom of your pit? Think before you answer. You are very concerned about an apparent problem. It’s bugging you badly. You have, though, the wherewithal to solve it easily.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
It’s one thing to be disappointed by the decor in a hotel that you’re only passing through. It’s another to decide that your life is blighted forever because you can’t change those walls. Lately, you’ve been feeling like a victim of circumstance; obliged to make choices that don’t sit so well with you – and to accept decisions that you seemingly can’t alter. Yet you are not as helpless as you fear. An unsatisfactory situation is really not permanent. Jupiter is now in your sign. That’s powerful and positive. Don’t waste your week wishing things were different. Start changing them. You’ll be amazed at how much is now possible.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
You can own the world’s finest piano but it won’t make you a great performer. You can have a tool-chest full of saws and hammers – but this won’t make you a carpenter. You’ve now got some of what you need for success, in a key area of life. The resources you’re still missing are more mental than physical. There’s something you need to know, something you need to have faith in, something you need help with. What stands in the way of that? Nothing, other perhaps, than your own reluctance to risk looking foolish and then reach out to others for the assistance you deserve. What you need, this week, you can find.
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