By Jonathan Cainer
We’re fast approaching the last in a series of seven ‘squares’ between Uranus and Pluto. These slow heavenly bodies have been roughly at right angles since 2008. They first reached an exact alignment of 90 degrees in June 2012. Since then, they have drifted in and out of line. The shape culminates next week, then stays a while, but there’ll be no more precise ‘squares’ till 2073. It’s always the time just prior to an exact event that’s most potent. Thus it’s more this week, than next, that many of us can expect to face (and beat) our fears.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
You are highly motivated this week. There is a lot that you feel you need to achieve. You intend to do your darnedest, moving heaven and earth if necessary, to take care of what can no longer be ignored. That is good, in so far that it suggests that you are due to be successful. It doesn’t bode quite so well, though, for your ability to relax and take life easy. You must also remember that what matters is not just ‘the result’ but the way in which that result comes about. Nothing is so urgent or important that it justifies insensitivity.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
You may be closer than you think to the fulfilment of a dream. But what kind of a dream? How much does it matter? Is it, perhaps, a dream that you had long ago under different circumstances? Might what is happening now, represent the right answer to the wrong question? Are there not other, more pressing needs that you might far prefer to meet, in the light of how things have recently started to change? Don’t assume that your heavenly helpers are out of touch and tardy. They are bringing you what you need.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
When we imagine how long it will take to get from A to B, we usually envisage a clear, straight, level path. Yet life sometimes turns even the simplest journey into a maze of twists and turns, punctuated by unexpected delays. If we always allow for this much impediment, we may lose the will to plan anything, ever. If we find that we have been overly optimistic, is that really a reason to feel bad? Things are happening more slowly than you might wish but they are happening. Be glad of that this week.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Do you see yourself as a figure of authority? Do others quake in their boots when they know you are approaching and worry about incurring your disapproval or even your wrath? I’m sure that you don’t imagine yourself to be like that. Nor should you try to be. Yet some people respect you more than you realise and are more sensitive than you might suppose. Until or unless you acknowledge your own importance this week, you might not be able to get the right message across. Don’t be afraid to be unafraid.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Shall we compile a list of all the things that you are unable to do right now? You are already keenly aware of many impediments. That can’t happen because of this. This can’t happen because of that. No wonder you feel frustrated. Yet this week’s celestial influences all point to the clear and distinct potential to do at least one thing well and right. It may not seem as if it is a big enough deal to make a difference but if it is all you can do, do it anyhow. You may be pleasantly surprised by how far this gets you.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
It seems as if we are forever hearing tales of man’s inhumanity to man. The papers bring us a constant stream of depressing news. Yet news is only ever news because it is unusual! Most folk are surprisingly kind and supportive to one another, most of the time. You have recently been the beneficiary of a generous gesture, and this week brings your opportunity to perform a similar act of kindness on someone else’s behalf. Allow yourself to be led by your most positive inspiring vision. It will yet ensure you get to the right place.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Someone needs your help this week. You are happy enough to supply it but you may be concerned about how much time and energy you can really afford to spare for them. Issues also arise regarding this other individual’s independence. Should they really be encouraged to become so reliant on you? Don’t let such worries affect you. Give where you are being asked to give and expect that, in return, what you need will be given to you. Even in a tricky area of life where there has lately been much conflict, you may yet be surprised by how well things work out.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Is someone trying to take advantage of you? Are you being told a story in the hope that this will trigger a reaction or response that then suits another person’s needs? Before you stop to wonder about whether you are being manipulated, you should think about what you most urgently require from that very same situation. It may suit almost perfectly to allow yourself to be led in this direction. And if that is what you want, why should you complain? Resist the false temptation to see yourself as weak this week.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Sagittarians love to see themselves as heroic. That is partly why you are often so willing to race to someone else’s rescue or find a solution to a problem that suits everyone. You undoubtedly have a real ability to come up with bright ideas and exceptional insights but don’t you also make a rod for your own back in the process? Aren’t you now struggling under the weight of a promise – or an offer – that you made a little too easily? Who then, will ride heroically to your rescue this week? You may have to save yourself!
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
You don’t make commitments lightly. You hate to let people down and you would rather be dismissed as unco-operative from the outset than be judged as disappointing because you couldn’t live up to your word. This week, you are wrestling with a kind of feasibility study. Yet there isn’t really time to weigh up all the options. You may simply have to act on impulse and trust that your most hopeful view of what a challenge may ultimately require from you turns out to be an accurate assessment. Trust your past experience.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
This week, you cross a line. You go beyond a boundary. You step forward bravely into unknown territory. Is this wise? Well, it had better be because it doesn’t look very much as if you have a choice. Despite all they say about Aquarians being unemotional, you have powerful, profound feelings that you simply can’t ignore. They are urging you to take action, regardless of the consequences. And, as these instincts are based on a very sincere and genuine call from your heart, they can surely only bring a good result.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
If you push your luck too far this week, will you live to regret it? Ought you not to be more careful and cautious? If you are thinking about gambling or risking something that you can’t afford to lose, you should definitely hold back. But if you are being motivated by the desire to do something wonderful that may just prove possible, despite the odds, if you really put your heart and soul into it, then it may yet make all the sense in the world to invoke the forces of fate and fortune and invite them to race to your aid.
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