By Jonathan Cainer
We are all aware of what is supposed to happen whenever Mercury is retrograde. Regular readers will know that I dispute some of those assertions. It is not that communications are impeded, it is simply that understandings become more profound. Mercury (you will be pleased to hear) is not retrograde this week. But Jupiter, planet of hope and justice, has been retracing its steps since late last year. Hence many of the mixed messages and unjust judgements that we have lately seen. The end of this phase heralds the start of a more constructive and inspiring era for all.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Can you snap your fingers and cause a flower to appear? Can you stop a clock or turn back a tide, just by wishing? Such powers are beyond the likes of we mere mortals. We cannot create something out of nothing. But we can still work the most amazing magic when all we have at our disposal is next to nothing. Next to nothing is, all in itself, a kind of something. Next to nothing may not seem like very much, but it can turn out to be all that we need. Even if you feel you don’t have much to go on this week, you have enough.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
They say, ‘the definition of insanity is to keep on doing the same thing, over and over again, whilst expecting a different result.’ I shall resist my usual temptation to argue and assume that they may be right. So, does the same principle apply to thinking in the same way as it does to acting? And even if so, surely it is much easier to break a mental habit than a physical one. You can change your perspective this week. You can entertain an inspired new idea. This may yet lead to the most glorious real, radical, transformation.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Geminis are notorious for their propensity to ask clever questions. You also have a talent for throwing conversational curveballs. People will be talking about one thing, you will make some casual remark and then suddenly, the focus will be somewhere else. All this often works to your advantage. Nor are you the only person who is capable of creating such havoc. Someone else, not necessarily a Gemini, can do the same trick. Allow them that chance this week. They could yet help you see how to make a dream come true.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
As the Moon starts to wane this week, you seem to move from a position of power to one of vulnerability. This sense of being weak and unprotected, intensifies as you paint such unhelpful mental pictures of yourself. You are wondering who your true friends are and doubting the motives of those who claim to have your best interests at heart. Thus, that fear begins to appear ever more believable. But all you have to do to turn everything right around, is trust yourself – and others. Then magic will start to flow.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Do kings and queens have unlimited power? Can presidents simply mutter wishes and expect the world to start doing their bidding? If that is so, what do you require? A promotion? A simple increase in social status? Actually, with power comes responsibility. That responsibility can be so daunting that it can seemingly eradicate all choice. So, you have got the responsibility, haven’t you? You must therefore also have more power than perhaps you care to acknowledge. Own it this week, and you will be able to use it.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
This week, you would love to know how to solve a problem or create at least some respite from a stressful set of circumstances. Yet you have already given a lot of thought to a sensitive situation and have so far failed to envisage any kind of persuasive or appealing strategy. So, you will have to think of something you have not already thought of! Either you must come up with a new idea or you must recognise a new dimension of potential within an old idea that has previously been too swiftly dismissed. That really can happen!
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
As we move, each day this week, ever further from the recent Full Moon in your sign, we find the pressure easing up and the sense of hope that has been eluding you so much lately, finally starting to trickle back into your life. When rain first falls on a dry desert, it makes little difference at first, evaporating almost as quickly as it comes. Even when the drizzle becomes a shower, little benefit is immediately seen, other than a slight change in temperature. But it is still surprising how swiftly new shoots can emerge.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Imagine that someone feels unhappy because they are not being listened to. Their profound observations are being treated as trivial. Their complaints, dismissed. Then, along comes a new would-be supporter. This individual then pushes the same points. But they, in turn, fail to grasp some key principle. Perhaps the original objector is not being as clear and specific as they should be. Getting the help that you need and deserve this week, is as easy (or as hard) as finding the right way to request it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
The most interesting articles in the newspaper, aren’t always in the first few pages. The most useful discoveries to be made from an in-depth conversation, won’t invariably occur straight after initial pleasantries have been exchanged. Sometimes, the most valuable points arise, almost by way of a casual aside. Sometimes, too, the smartest suggestions are made in a playful, off-hand manner. This week, you will hear exactly what you need to hear. Your challenge is to keep your ears open wide enough, long enough.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Don’t wait until you have finished reading this forecast. Start running. Stay on the same spot if it is difficult to navigate and think at the same time. But use up some energy, make some effort, show some determination to assert your will and embrace some change. And if it still feels as if you are giving all you’ve got yet getting nowhere? Try harder! Or, maybe, don’t! It isn’t lack of application that you need to compensate for this week, it’s inefficient targeting! Don’t just do ‘anything’; find and do the right thing!
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
The world is full of fault finders. Aquarians can usually be counted amongst their numbers. Are you not the living master (or mistress) of the shrewd observation and the incisive diagnosis? You are! Which is why, upon recently hearing someone else’s sharp appraisal of a potential oversight of your own, you have recognised the validity of their commentary and taken this, rather deeply to heart. But that doesn’t therefore make you wrong about everything. You know what’s right this week. Trust that.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Jupiter, the traditional ruler of your sign, is about to change direction. The end of this retrograde phase means that it is going the right way round the zodiac – along with Neptune, which 19th-century astrologers attributed with important portent for Pisceans. During last month’s Solar Eclipse, you were blessed with a revelation. Ever since, you have understood something yet have been unable to act on that understanding. Now comes your chance to turn theory into practice and fulfil a cherished ambition at last.
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