Weekly Astroguide

Oscar Cainer

This week, we’ll discover the ‘Eek!' in the word ‘Eureka!' What feels like a moment of breakthrough may not be quite as simple as it first appears to be. But even though Mercury’s retrograde motion will bring us face to face with sticking plaster solutions, rather than more reliably solid plaster casts, it provides a chance to address issues that have been dogging us. By looking beyond the surface, digging deep, and allowing some time to reflect, it will yet prove to be a very constructive week.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

The great Terry Pratchet wrote ‘there are times in life when people must know when to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.’ But the problem with this philosophy is that it doesn’t teach us much about when the ‘letting go’ needs to be done. Difficult emotions have a way of sticking in our minds and hearts, and it’s these that we need to learn to rid ourselves from. As your ruler, Mars, leaves your opposite sign, while Mercury is retrograde, perhaps the time has come to forgive someone for a past wrong. In your love life: Nobody has a deliberate agenda to make you unhappy. Make a determined decision to be happy; you will succeed.
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Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

The word generosity sounds like the conflation of ‘generous’ and ‘ferocity’ to me. That’s almost certainly incorrect! But language and words are merely vehicles for expression. They’re only right if they convey the meaning they’re intended to make. As Mars changes signs, there’s a risk that you’ll exert pressure on someone through what you perceive to be an act of kindness. Though there’s nothing wrong with being proactive, you’re better off waiting for a distress call, than wading in without an invitation. In your love life: You are too close to a situation that you would be much better advised to stand further back from.
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Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)

How can you change someone’s mind? It’s tempting to overwhelm them with the power of your argument and submerge their doubts under a deluge of facts. But this will only create feelings of coercion. And, when you want someone to see things from your point of view, the last thing you want them to feel is resentment. So let them carry on drifting down their path. When the right time presents, you can gently guide them towards your way of thinking. Be the sun, not the wind this week, and your influence will be effective. In your love life: Is an outdated expectation now creating unnecessary insecurity? If so, just relax. All will be well.
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Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)

As Mars changes signs, it reveals unrealised potential. It’s been lurking under the surface for a while, waiting for the right celestial conditions. You’re becoming a force to be reckoned with. You’re fizzing with unexplored inspiration and power. This week, if you think about an almost forgotten plan, you can revitalise your efforts to bring it to fruition. With Mercury retrograde, you’ll need to walk before you can run. But, as your confidence reappears, any doubts about your ability to succeed will fade into a memory. In your love life: You may feel under stress; but much of this is just unnecessary worry within you. Things are due to turn out okay.
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Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 23)

What brought you to this point? Was this the only road available? Was your planning flawless, or did you make a few wrong turns along the way? These sort of questions are inevitable now, as Mercury, in retrograde, prepares to conjunct your ruler, the Sun. But there is an alternative that deserves some consideration. Rather than being a problem, your present circumstances present a new reality that you’re just coming to terms with. This week offers an experience that will be of immeasurable value. In your love life: An old arrangement needs to be looked at in a different way. A renegotiation is needed. It need not be a problem.
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Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

When we really want something, there’s very little we can do to change our own minds. Even when what we’re yearning for flies in the face of sense and reason. When we try to convince ourselves that there’s a better, more logical option, our emotions overrule our pragmatism. You may be a realist, but your emotions are powerful. So, if you’re finding it hard to disregard your feelings about something now, don’t! Just be honest with yourself. Then you’ll be able to strike a compromise between your heart and your head this week. In your love life: Are you reluctant to go towards that which you need to connect with? Just be calm, and enjoy the journey.
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Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

If the sky had fingers, it would be reaching down to gently rub your shoulders this week. As Mars leaves your sign, so too does a source of tension. When you’re in a state of relaxation, it’s hardly the time to compete in a triathlon though! You may notice that you’re energy levels are not as high as they’ve been. But easing off from a stressful situation is exactly what’s required. It will not only help you to see how far you’ve come, it will help you consolidate the ground you’ve gained. Give yourself a well-deserved break. In your love life: We don’t say what we ought to say, not knowing the right words. Why rock all those boats? Because you need to!
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Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

With your ruler Mars joining Jupiter in your sign, you are, at least temporarily, a god among mere mortals. You’ll find that other people are more than willing to acquiesce to your heart’s desires, and happy to be putty in your hands. This is a perfect week to explore a desire, or embark upon a great adventure. It’s worth checking that you’re clear that you really want to do whatever you decide to do, because however you decide to use your energy and luck now, there’s a chance that you’ll get more success than you bargained for! In your love life: The path you are on will bring wisdom and power. But you need to be absolutely clear about the ground-rules.
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Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

Explaining your feelings is never easy. You’ve poured your deepest concerns into someone’s ear, but failed to elicit the response (or the interest) that you need. The problem is that we’re all so used to this kind of non-communication that it’s sometimes easy to assume that half-listening is the same as engaging in a meaningful way. And, rather than labour a point, we tend to shrug off the lack of interest, and keep our problems to ourselves. This week, though, if you try again, the chances are that you’ll hear the response you need. In your love life: You fear that what you say may be misinterpreted or criticised. Stay patient in your emotional life now.
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Capricon (Dec 22 - Jan 21)

You’re almost tempted to throw some coins down a wishing well. Or purchase fairy dust. But are these skilful ways to secure your happiness? Of course not! There are more practical things you can do; like taking your well-being into your own hands. You could try getting out and about and considering ways to make more of your current circle of friends and contacts. Mercury is retrograde, and many of the usual rules don’t apply. So challenge yourself by trying some unusual activities. This beats wishful thinking! In your love life: Nothing holds back a good time like taking an issue too seriously. A small choice can make a big difference now.
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Aquarius (Jan 22 - Feb 19)

Wisdom comes from surprising sources. While my son was off nursery, poorly and indulging in an episode of Transformers, I heard a line that stuck out like a sore thumb: ‘It’s not the winner of the first battle that matters, it’s the victor of the last that counts’. As Mars changes signs, with Mercury retrograde, you’re realising that success isn’t defined by a single encounter, and that progress is a meandering path. Don’t question the wisdom of making the journey. Events this week will prove that you’re on the right path. In your love life: You are hoping for the best, aren’t you? Don’t try to justify a hunch. But do follow it.
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Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

With Mercury retrograde, something controversial is in the air. Everywhere you turn, people are whispering, debating and arguing. Rumours are swirling and camps are forming. And you’re being pulled this way and that, by people trying to make you turn you to their side. Let them talk. You don’t need their half-formed thoughts or opinions. Although you might not have everything you wish for, you have wisdom in abundance and that’s all you really need. This week, keep your own counsel. The only opinion that really matters is yours. In your love life: If we try too hard not to be noticed, we may end up drawing attention to ourselves! Can you get that balance right?
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