By Jonathan Cainer
We had the civil New Year on January 1. Chinese New Year began last month, on the 18th. Now, it’s the Equinox and the Sun is entering Aries. So, it is astrological New Year! Nobody need worry about all these different occasions causing a devaluation of the ‘new year currency’. In a world where so many people are seeking to change their lives, move on from their pasts and embrace change, we just can’t have enough fresh starts. Given the added impetus of the recent Solar Eclipse, this is a truly fine time to make (or renew) a resolution.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Happy New Year! The Sun is now starting to catch up with Mars in your sign. And if you are not already feeling full of energy and positive motivation, it won’t be long till you shake off a recent experience of confusion, overcome some lingering self-doubts and rediscover the powerhouse of positive potential that dwells deep within you. When you are on form, you are on fire. And this week, regardless of what may be cramping your style or getting you down, you will somehow find a way to go forth and conquer.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
As we arrive at the Equinox, we find Venus in your sign and that is a very positive influence. It signifies inspired creativity, enhanced imagination and an increased ability to manifest beguiling, persuasive charm. This week’s harmonious alignment of Venus to Neptune, conveys much the same celestial suggestion. If you have got a problem, no matter what it may be or how unnerving you may find it, you look set to see a way to solve it. And if you can’t? Just be your sweet self and someone may yet solve it for you.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Shall we get into a long complicated argument? Shall we attempt to understand some difficult issue and weigh up all the pros and cons from a hundred subtly different perspectives? I ask with tongue in cheek, for I suspect that whether or not I make you such an invitation, someone else already has done – or you have done it to yourself and are now getting lost in a maze of ifs, buts, whys and wherefores. What you need, this Equinox week, is clarity, simplicity and certainty. I’m happy to predict all this for you.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
The recent Eclipse showed the Moon asserting itself over the Sun. For a Cancerian, ruled by the Moon, the implication is clear. You are coming out from under your shell. You are ready to rise to a significant challenge and to take on a big responsibility. Nobody else has a right to question your authority and you have no reason to doubt yourself. Your journey through the week, won’t be entirely smooth or easy but it will be successful. Where you need help, you will get it and you will yet prove well equipped to help yourself.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Why should you doubt yourself? What do you have to fear? Even if recent events seem to have put you in a tricky position, haven’t you faced greater pressure in the past and lived to tell the tale? Indeed, don’t you have an impressive track record of triumphing over adversity? You may not enjoy being put to the test but you always feel good about emerging from a time of challenge with your dignity intact and your problem neatly solved. It need be no different this time. You will like the way things turn out this week.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Others see you as competent and capable. They turn to you for support in times of crisis, confident that you will supply wise counsel. Are they wrong? Of course, not. That is what you do in your sleep. It is just that also, in your sleep sometimes, you dream and sometimes, your dreams disturb you. A fleeting fear has recently had an unnecessarily big impact on you. If only you could now turn for reassurance to someone just like you. Ah, but you can! Tell yourself what you would naturally tell anyone else.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
No matter how you try to solve a problem, you can’t see how to sort it out. You fear that each mooted solution will only bring another difficulty. You also fear there is nothing you can do that you won’t later wish you could undo. Yet if you simply do nothing, you will end up regretting the fact that you didn’t do something. So, here is a question. Are you in a truly hopeless quandary? Or is your thinking flawed? Later this week, as you go over the old ground once more, you will find that this time, you can pick out a more inspiring path.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
If honesty is the best policy, why do we sometimes fail to tell the truth? Perhaps, though we recognise that candour can only bring the right result in the end, we worry about what may happen before we get to the end! We may fear that an admission will bring an undesirable reaction and we don’t want to face the storm that then blows up, even if it is only temporary. A policy of buying time probably can be applied this week but like a dodgy, high interest rate loan, it will vastly increase the price that must eventually be paid.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
You like to feel sure that you know where you stand. Yet you see that such certainty is rarely reliable. We can all convince ourselves that everything is going to be okay, and reap the benefit of the confidence that ensues from such a stance. Yet if we are careful as well as clever, we will line up other targets in the back of our mind, should Plan A go awry. You won’t be inviting trouble if you allow for it this week. Indeed, you may even find that simply by covering all bases, you make your existing aspiration more attainable.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
It may be the Equinox and thus a traditional time for ushering in the new. But you are a Capricorn, currently coping with the consequences of a commitment. You can’t just break a promise or walk away from an important obligation. Yet you can also see that there is something unfair about the demands that are now being made of you and the expectations that you are supposed to meet. How can you be fair this week, to others – and to yourself? By putting fairness to others first and trusting that as time passes, difficulties will ease.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Aquarians are impressively intelligent. You may or may not be actually smarter than most of the folk around you but it seems as if you have been born blessed with an amazing ability to phrase persuasive arguments and back these up with seemingly incontrovertible proofs. Just be careful that this week, you don’t use your own razor-sharp intellect as a weapon with which to cut yourself! There is another way to look at a situation that you imagine you can’t get out of. Be willing to hear someone else’s explanation.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Many places have just witnessed a Solar Eclipse in your sign. Now, it and the Moon have moved into a new sector of the zodiac; the implication here is that you have just lived through the last dramatic act of some old ongoing drama. With moments to spare, a disaster has been averted and a far more comfortable outcome has been attained. You may still be reeling so much from all that has transpired, that you can’t yet see how your fortunes have improved. But soon enough, you will be sure enough of that.
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