By Jonathan Cainer
Look north-west just after sunset any evening this week. You’ll see Venus blazing brightly, briefly, before she follows the Sun below the horizon. Over in the South, you can see Saturn which is due to stay visible for much more of the night. If you’ve ever heard astrologers talking about a ‘trine’ well, now you can see one. Just look from Venus to Saturn and that’s the magical 120 degrees of harmonious separation. The angle isn’t exact all week. But it remains close enough to warrant a prediction. For all with kind hearts, loyalty will soon be rewarded.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Most people seem to worry far more about wasting money than they do about wasting time. Which of these two commodities, though, is really the most precious? Yet while it is undoubtedly possible to squander cash, it is much more arguable whether time can ever be truly misused. You’ve lately been worrying more than you need to about what’s the right thing to do in a sensitive situation. This week, you begin to change your mind about what’s truly important. That’s not a waste of anything. It’s just good.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Is a blade a good thing, a bad thing – or a dangerous thing? It all depends on what use it is being put to. We can say something similar about certainty. In one way, it keeps us sharp. If we don’t have faith in what we know, we can’t operate effectively or speak with authority. But if we never doubt ourselves, we never evolve or learn. Uncertainty is uncomfortable. None of us like to feel it for too long. Lately, though, it has been appropriate for you to explore a doubt. Soon, you will return to a state of quieter clarity.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
These days, when we visit even the smallest grocery stores, we find shelves packed full of energy drinks. The world, it seems, is addicted to such potions. If you’re running on empty, they’ll make your exhausted reserves last longer. But they take their toll, especially when used too often. But Mars in your sign now offers you all the stamina and strength you need, with none of the downside. Unless, that is, you race too far ahead at moments when it might be wiser to rest, relax and wait a while!
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
You can cope with almost any situation, as long as you know where you stand. It is only uncertainty that you find exhausting and disempowering. Lately, you have been obliged to act as if you feel supremely confident whilst secretly suppressing a series of bothersome questions. As you have never been a great pretender, this has not sat well with you. Soon, you’ll get the information you need and you’ll discover that, by and large, it supports your brightest aspiration, not your most fearful theory.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
A little bit of pepper makes a bland meal tasty. If, though, you take the top off the pot and pour in the lot, you’ll spoil the broth. Many would-be cooks are unsure of how much they should add. They either steer clear completely or they use only tiny amounts. They feel it is better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes, though, the only way to be truly safe is to find out what it is actually like to be sorry! The ‘strong ingredient’ in your current situation is one that you need to learn how to handle. Better to take a risk than live in fear.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Let’s discuss the balancing act that you are currently struggling to accomplish. The object of getting a balance is not necessarily to stay in one place. If you can get it and maintain it, you can really start to move! Think of cars, planes or even space rockets. Weight distribution is a crucial factor in the successful design of such vehicles. They can go a long way if everything is in the right place. Despite your current concerns, you now benefit from a cosmic climate that is allowing you to prepare yourself well for a great journey.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Once you have done what you know you must, you can get on with enjoying the week. You may, though, suspect that once you’ve done this, you won’t be in a mood to enjoy anything. It’s funny, isn’t it, how we can sometimes set our minds against plans that deep down, we know will bring benefit. Your reservations and doubts are merely delaying the moment when you have to sweep them aside and take the only obvious course of action. Trust what you inwardly know to be true and all will be well this week.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Our worst enemies are often the people who used to be our friends. Sometimes, too, though, our best friends can be the people who used to be our enemies. If you can overcome a hurdle of tension and build a bridge across the chasm of conflict, you can create a bond with amazing strength. Think of, ‘acquired tastes’. Remember the foods you had to learn to like. We value most the things we have fought hardest to attain. Lately, you have gone through a difficult struggle. You may be about to see what the point of it really was.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
To see yourself as others see you, it’s no good getting a mirror. That will merely show you the picture in reverse. To get a correct impression you must set up TWO mirrors; one behind, one in front. Then, if you position yourself properly, you can see the reflection of the reflection. Only THAT will tell the full truth. Try it in your bathroom this week… and consider this. You are now reacting to someone else’s response. That is a distorted view of a situation where clarity is needed. You need a perspective that’s truly objective.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
As you may have noticed, I don’t give gambling advice. I don’t say to people, ‘you will be lucky today, so go out and place a bet.’ Rarely, if ever, is anyone so lucky that whatever they bet on turns out to be the winner. Luck is always greatly aided and abetted by the application of intelligence and the acquisition of reliable information. If you’ve got all that, you can do pretty well, even if you are low on luck. And that much I can promise you. No matter what your luck is like, you’ve now got all the other qualities you need for success.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Are you seeking sense and sanity? What chance do you think there really is of ever finding that? This is planet Earth, home of the crazed and the crazy. This is a world where everyone pretends to be sensible, even when they’re being wildly ridiculous. We fancy ourselves at being good at logic. We have explanations for just about everything. They work well, as long as you don’t look at them too closely. Don’t spend all week, attempting to attain the unattainable. Just enjoy all that’s good. There’s more of that than you may think.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
We are not islands. We do not stand alone. We all breathe the same air. We all drink water from the same ocean. We live on the same tiny ball of rock that spins relentlessly as it hurtles through space. Our deeds affect one another… and so too, in only a slightly more subtle way, do our thoughts. Who is now really driving the decision that you find yourself in the process of making? You are about to learn more about the hidden influences that are acting upon you. That will help you gain great strength this week.
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