By Jonathan Cainer
Mars takes about two years to complete one cycle of the zodiac. On average, it spends about 2 months in each sign. This though, is an average. Due to the phenomenon of retrograde motion, it can sometimes linger longer. As if to compensate for this, Mars is now seemingly hurtling along. It enters yet another new sector of the sky this week and, no matter what sign you are, you’ll notice the change of pace. It should soon become much easier for all of us to form constructive plans and achieve practical goals.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Should you try to be sensible? Is there some practical plan that you ought to pursue, even though a part of you feels tempted to be more ‘emotionally expressive’, regardless of the consequences? Moderation is a fine thing but there are times when folk who behave just a little too nicely, get lumbered with problems that sharper, less easy-going characters somehow manage to avoid. As Mars now moves into a new sector of the sky, remember that being reasonable doesn’t involve accepting something that is unreasonable!
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
You can’t embark on some great adventure and then complain because life is starting to become too challenging. Surely, you knew what you were letting yourself in for when you first picked a bold road. Maybe you were tricked into making a particular choice. Or perhaps, you tricked yourself by inwardly deciding to ignore a potential drawback to a course of action. A drama has begun to unfold and it is surely too late now for recrimination or worry. Just look for some way to trust what is happening and enjoy it!
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Why, when it is clearly such a difficult road, do so many people seemingly choose to pursue the path of least resistance? Because it is the easiest one to gain initial access to! There are no obstacles. It doesn’t even carry a sign saying, ‘This road may be easy to embark on but you will think about it very differently when you try to get off it.’ If it did, more people would resist it! With all this in mind, let us look at what you are now experiencing a strong sense of resistance towards. You may well be acting on a very wise instinct.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Where would you like to be right now? If it is somewhere significantly different to the place where you actually are, then do you mind if I ask you a question? Why are you compromising? Or are you just telling yourself that you wish you were elsewhere when secretly, you are quite happy with your current situation? You really do have the power now, to start bringing about some surprising, impressive and long-lasting changes. But to start making them actually happen, you need to trust (and be honest with) yourself.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
How do we learn to like something that we don’t feel good about? One tried and tested method involves finding some other situation or activity that provokes an even more intense adverse reaction. Suddenly, by comparison, the first alternative seems preferable. So, is that an acceptable policy for you to pursue this week? Make something bearable by contemplating an even more unbearable idea? No! You can do better than that. Hold out for your highest standards and you will yet find that you can attain at them.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Why must you strive to reach an agreement? What if a deal never gets done or an understanding can’t be reached? What options will become closed to you? What price will you have to pay? When you envisage dire consequences, are you working on the basis of an informed assessment or an overactive imagination? You are not obliged to resolve an issue or eradicate a problem, this week. You need not make the first move. You needn’t even make the last one. You can play for time because time is on your side.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
It may be time to push back a boundary and challenge a convention. You are being told that some lines can’t be crossed and that someone’s rules must be accepted without question. Whilst I don’t want to encourage you to become wildly rebellious, there are some unacceptable impositions that are being made. If you just shrug your shoulders, you may inadvertently help to create a culture that really has no right or reason to exist. Allow yourself, this week, to take a little pleasure in stretching a rule.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
You have seen many new beginnings in your time. You have often heard people proclaim the onset of some great change. You are unimpressed by such promises and declarations. Yet you should not be too quick to dismiss an exciting suggestion that is now being made. It may just turn out to be realistic. Every so often pleasant surprises come to all our lives and even the most entrenched habits and patterns eventually start to change. Not everything is about to start afresh in a wonderful way… but something is!
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Life has lately been busy, almost frenetic. Even if you haven’t been racing around at some pressured pace, you have been keenly conscious of a commitment that you must not drop and a promise that you have to honour. So even when you have been able to relax, you haven’t really been able to let go. Now, I would love to tell you that all your problems are about to be solved this week. But, well, it is not quite so simple. They are not all about to be solved but you are about to see the ways in which they matter less.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Mars moves into your sign this week, bringing you strength and stamina. There is a most encouraging suggestion of imminent success. Whilst it is true that this planetary placement also implies the need to work very hard and to endure a number of uncomfortable challenges, there is really no reason why you should let this be a problem to you. The gains that you look set to make soon, will far outweigh any of the compromises, or even sacrifices, that life now appears to be requesting from you.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
They tell us that, ‘Patience is a virtue’. But why do they say that? Perhaps it is a ploy on behalf of the kind of folk who like to push their way to the front of every queue. They know that they can only get away with this for as long as most people accept it gracefully. And even if that is a ‘conspiracy theory’ too far, we must at least consider the idea that patience is only a virtue at some times and under some circumstances. There are times when it is simply wrong to wait. This week, brings news that you urgently need to act on.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Is someone being honest with you? I’m not trying to awaken unnecessary fears but as you address that question, consider one other crucial point. Is there something you are trying not to look at or think about? Is there a fact that you might prefer not to face? You can hardly be upset with another person for withholding information, if your own relationship with the truth lacks depth and integrity. Where you now reach for an intelligent, informed, understanding, you will arrive at it and benefit enormously this week.
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