By Jonathan Cainer
Some people are worried about the long-term future. As individuals, they wonder, ‘Where is the world going next? Does it really have a place for me in it?’ When we come up for air, we see that we are surrounded by folk with similar concerns. Some turn their uncertainties into objections. They look for people or situations to blame. But the wise understand that wherever we find fault we are contributing to a climate of conflict. But the world is evolving. Awareness is blossoming. The future will be more peaceful, prosperous and enlightened for billions, across the globe.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
You look at a situation one way, but another person sees it rather differently. Which one of you is right? Well, you both are. And, in another way, you are both wrong. It’s a bit like asking, ‘What is the natural position for a pendulum?’ It’s fairest to say that, as it keeps swinging from one side to another, it has no ultimate, ideal, permanent position. The minute it stops moving, it is no longer a pendulum. Two points of view are valid and must be bridged, somehow. Fortunately, you’re in a fine position to do that this week.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The future hangs in the balance. Give too much weight to one need and you will tip the scales. Likewise, if you overly emphasise a different, contrasting choice. There is, in your life now, an arrangement that’s just about working. If you could simply make it more secure, you could get the best of several worlds. How can you accomplish that? By facing a fear and summoning the confidence you are so richly entitled to feel. Look at what you usually prefer to look away from. Then, you’ll make your next move for the right reason.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Why wouldn’t someone like you? Why wouldn’t they want to help? Why would their motive be anything other than pure? Would it not be sufficient for any reasonable human being just to know that they had played a positive part in making your life happier and more fulfilling? What other reward could they possibly require? By all means be aware of incentives that might prove productive today. But don’t rule out entirely the idea that you might yet gain all the assistance you need through a simple, selfless, gesture.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
What does someone really mean? What are they truly trying to say? What are you supposed to make of their behaviour? Where is the hidden agenda? What is the deep motivation? Don’t you just love questions like that? Don’t you so much enjoy wrestling with the invisible and the unknowable? Of course, you don’t. So why put yourself through that? Take what’s happening at face value and remember, this week, that acts born out of emotion don’t ever stand up to reason. But that doesn’t make them all bad.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Some processes take a remarkably long time before they get to critical mass. The pace of change can be almost glacial yet if it is change, it must have a pace and sooner or later, it must stop ‘nearly happening’ and start ‘really happening’. You’ve been waiting for something so long that you’ve all but forgotten you were ever waiting. You’ve distracted yourself. You’ve paid attention to other matters. You’ve told yourself that you were silly to think that anything ever would occur. Only… just look what’s starting to happen now.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
There is an old saying, ‘I’ll scratch your back, if you’ll scratch mine’. It doesn’t just apply to people with itchy backs. There are some favours that we can do for others more easily than we can do for ourselves. Sometimes, too, we find ourselves more willing to make an effort for a friend. We may not, for example, feel like cooking ourselves a supper – but if someone is coming round, we’ll make that effort. This week, subtly, someone needs to be shown that being helpful will increase the chance of getting what they most need.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Do you ever feel as if you are being deliberately misunderstood? Does it seem as if no matter what you say or how you say it, someone else will construe a different meaning to your words? Are you also starting to notice how, despite your best efforts to attain clarity, you keep finding yourself in situations that could be easily misinterpreted… especially by someone keen to justify their own belief or prejudice? Here comes a much-needed chance to set a record straight and achieve a much clearer line of communication.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
What do you believe? What do you trust? What do you aspire to? What would you most like to learn, what would you most like to be free from, what would you most like to change, in this world, for the better? Think about what’s not acceptable and why. To what extent have you been missing an important point? Either your secret wish is silly – in which case it is time you dropped it and moved on – or it is truly worthwhile. In which case, you really need to stop doubting it and start giving it more of your time.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
We are all connected in more ways than we really understand. We get fascinated by the connections that we can see and we forget the invisible ones. Thus we see members of our family as closely linked to us, our colleagues as being slightly less aligned, and we reserve a special place in our hearts for the people who share our religion or support the same football team that we do. But true bonds run deeper than we realise and are not dependent upon common cultural tradition. This week, you recognise a real friend.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
The world is full of people who seemingly love to shout. They think the person who wins the argument is the one who makes their point in the loudest voice. You know, though, that the most subtle, secret wisdom carries more weight than the most enormous announcement. Quality counts more than quantity, and the right word, in the right ear at the right time can… well, it can do precisely what this week, you are going to demonstrate that it can do! Prepare to break a circular pattern and make subtle but real progress.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
‘Wake up, it’s time to take your sleeping tablet.’ That statement, surely, represents the epitome of futility. Or maybe there are dafter things to do and say. And maybe soon, if you are not careful, you’ll find out what they are. There’s a sort of Alice-In-Wonderland quality to the logic in your life at the moment. All seems sensible till you stop and notice that one person is painting the roses red while another is running hard to stay in the same place. Do as little as possible this week, until you can truly see a point in doing anything.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Never underestimate the importance of good communication and meaningful conversation. Do I really need to tell a Piscean this? Were you not born blessed with a natural ability to empathise? Is not that ability to attract trust one of your strongest suits? But then, once in a while, we all overlook the obvious. We get distracted by details. When other people do the same, key points get forgotten or overlooked. Without casting aspersions or creating conflict, your challenge, this week, is to bring a project back on track.
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