Forecasts for week beginning Saturday January 11, 2014.

Forecasts for week beginning Saturday January 11, 2014.

By Jonathan Cainer.

As we go through the week ahead, the Moon grows bigger each day. For those still bravely struggling to keep up the lifestyle changes we embarked on at New Year, the cosmic climate represents both a challenge and a chance. Somehow, under this coming Full Moon we’ll understand more about the difficulties we may be having in breaking free from old habits and we’ll see how to implement those changes more effectively. Much is due to be different for us all in 2014 and constructive steps towards a lasting plan for future wellbeing can be successfully taken this week.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Are you under pressure? Of course. Is there anything you can do to alleviate the tension? Well, no matter how successfully you adjust your attitude, you are likely to find that this merely brings more intensity from some other area. In a strange way, you may be better off accepting that you are out of your depth in a key area of life and deciding to stop trying so hard to understand and control everything. No matter what seems impossible, if your quest for a deeper kind of happiness is sincere, this week will yet bring a good result.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Do you want to argue over a minor detail – or do you want to appreciate the bigger picture? Do you want to get drawn into an endless debate? Or would you prefer to stop talking and start taking positive action? Phrased like this, the questions are easy to answer. But will you have the same sense of perspective once this week’s drama starts unfolding? Beware passionate reactions, angry responses, unreasonable impulses. And remember, you need breadth of vision far more than you need depth of emotion.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
On TV and in movies, golden moments are clearly signalled. Violins swell up in the background. Lights create a warm glow. In real life, a magical environment is not a prerequisite for a special experience. Happy developments can occur spontaneously in mundane places. A bright idea, a piece of inspiring news, a constructive conversation can come along just when we least expect it… and change everything. Though one factor in your life seems harsh, something that counts for more is about to enter your world.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Some people call it cotton candy. To others, it is candy floss. To all who are hungry, though, it is just another name for disappointment. No matter how big a bite you take, there’s nothing substantial to chew on. Not all of life’s illusions, though, are letdowns. Sometimes, it can come as a great relief to realise that a seemingly enormous proposition has no real substance. You will soon see that a matter that has been perplexing you for some while, has been a lot of fuss about next to nothing. You can only benefit from this.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
A baited hook is being dangled. The temptation is to throw caution to the winds and to rise to your current challenge. You want to prove a point. You figure you can do this without getting too caught up in a drama that is best left alone? Is it really worth taking the risk? Your time is precious and so, too, is your peace of mind. Elsewhere in your world, there is a much more worthy and potentially rewarding matter to give your attention to. Keep your focus sharp. Identify a key priority and stick with it. Then all will work well this week.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You feel happier when you feel that you are in charge of your own destiny or when, at least, you have some significant say in the plan that is being followed. At the moment, though, there is a limit to your power. On your own, you can get so far and no further. As part of a team, you have the potential to go a long way – but only if you are truly willing to share responsibility. This week’s most challenging choice involves deciding how much trust you dare place in an organisation, a person and/or an arrangement. You must be brave.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Try to forget your plans. It is not that they are likely to go wrong, it is just that when you formed them, things were different. Various unmet needs were dictating your preferences and priorities. Already, it is becoming clear that you are better off than you thought you were. Soon, you will have reason to rethink many more matters. Your wishes are being granted. Your fears are proving false. So, do what you intended to do if you still feel that’s appropriate. But you don’t have to do half as much as you thought you did.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
There’s a scene in Alice Through The Looking Glass, where the Queen encourages our heroine to run as fast as she can, so that she may stay in the same place. She then offers Alice a biscuit to quench her thirst. There is an element of the similarly ludicrous in the situation that you now face. You are under pressure to do something. Yet you cannot see how anything you do can make a difference. The more effort you expend, the less impact it seems to have. Relax. This silly scenario could yet have a most pleasing outcome.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Are you pushing your luck a little too far? There is only one way to find out. Stop pushing it and see what happens. You are keen now to get a particular result. You want things to happen in a certain way. You are willing, within reason, to do almost anything if it will help. It may just be, though, that what you really have to do is nothing – or next to nothing. Leave a situation alone and see how it pans out. You may well find that the more you interfere, the more you impede a process which is actually working in your favour!

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Large organisations tend not to be very well organised. Small set-ups too, no matter how tightly run, can’t cover all bases. People love to foster the myth of powerful groups, forcing us all to act and think as they wish. In reality, nobody controls anyone else. Most of us conform because we think we should, not because someone is making us. At the moment, you are dealing with a situation that seems oppressive. Actually, you have more freedom within it than you think. You will get your power back in many areas of life.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Fear comes from two sources: things that are real, and things that are not. So, too, does one’s sense of safety. Some feel secure because they have three locks on their door; others feel secure because they’re in tune with their environment. If you want to be in a safe space, just believe that you are in one. Now hold that space gently open and you will be able to experience the benefits of a mind undistracted by fear. All you need is to create an atmosphere of calm confidence. Trust yourself, and that will be easy.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
You are going through an inner process of re-evaluation. It is immensely profound and positive. This week brings your chance to set a new course for the future. Here comes your opportunity to fulfil a long-cherished dream. Of course, some factors in your daily life are eventually going to have to alter, almost beyond recognition, if you are to follow a different path. But you truly are heading down the right road – a happy, acceptable way to reach your destination will eventually emerge. Trust what you feel in your heart.

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