Weekly Astroguide

Oscar Cainer

Following the New Moon in Cancer, the sign of the crab remains the centre of attention for the heavens as it hosts the Sun, Mars and Mercury. Mars and Mercury are particularly active as both make harmonious trine angles with dreamy Neptune, before lining up opposite mysterious Pluto in a dynamic T-square with adventurous Jupiter. For many, this heralds a trip on an emotional rollercoaster. But it’s the kind of thrill-ride that has queues extending around the block. This week, life’s more fun when you sit at the front!

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

It’s time to check your priorities. Do you know when to jump into the fray and when to take a step back? Of course, jumping in headfirst has its benefits, but there’s also much to be gained from watching and waiting. This week, as your ruler Mars makes dynamic connections, it’s a time when you need to look before you leap. By all means, be at the ready, but remember that some fires just die out on their own. An apparent obstacle is really just a significant signpost directing you towards an easier route to success. In your love life: You don’t need a little room to manoeuvre. You are about to be given an inch. Don’t take a mile; an inch is all you need.
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Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

It’s a very different experience to interact with my three-year-old than engage with anyone older. There are no filters. There’s no manipulation (yet!) or hidden message. He simply says what he thinks, and asks for what he wants. And most of the time that’s biscuits. That doesn’t always mean he’s easy to deal with — often enough, he’s already had enough biscuits and won’t be allowed more. But, as with most things in life, he’s already worked out that if he doesn’t ask, he won’t get. This week, don’t be afraid to give voice to your desires. In your love life: Someone needs help. But their plea is being expressed in a strange way. Help them and you’ll help yourself.
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Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)

A skilled negotiator is capable of settling outcomes to the mutual benefit of both parties. Not only do they secure success for themselves, but their negotiating partner is far more likely to do business with them again. Underhand tactics and one-upmanship only undermine potential future successes. Of course, mutually satisfying results aren’t easy to achieve. Whilst your path to success seems shrouded in uncertainty, be reassured this week. As your ruler links to mysterious Neptune, a compromise is a real possibility. In your love life: Can you let go of the emotional concern you are hanging on to? This may be your most constructive option.
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Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)

There’s a moment, in all the best superhero movies, when disaster strikes — and everything goes into slow motion. Meanwhile our action hero is working at superhuman speeds to catch the falling plane, or turn back the hands of time to avert catastrophe. This may be the stuff of fiction, but you can do something strikingly similar this week. The New Moon, and a plethora of planets in your sign, exert a powerful influence, setting your mind into overdrive and empowering you to get things done. Make the most of your super powers! In your love life: You have to play a role you are not fully prepared for. Admit you are out of your depth, then offer to try your best.
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Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 23)

Some people try to reduce experiences to black and white. They need everything to make sense — which can sometimes involve flattening not only the truth, but the experience itself. Paradoxically, in their quest to make sense of the world, they often end up distorting it more than clarifying it. The truth is that life’s not straightforward! The New Moon suggests it’s time to reconsider some things you take as absolute in your life. Few things truly are. In re-evaluating your assumptions you might discover something truly remarkable. In your love life: You’re always helping others. Why be nervous about requesting what you need? Ask for it — boldly.
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Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

For the caterpillar, transforming into a butterfly is a natural event. For the rest of us, our transformative potential requires a little bit more work. Still, it’s there. Often, though, we take for granted our ability to create and forget we have this amazing potential. We all have as much natural drive to be creative as the caterpillar has the biological imperative to build a chrysalis. Add some determination to your imagination and it won’t matter if you lack the materials you need. Your innate creativity will see you through. In your love life: Don’t fear change. Only one thing is going to alter. So, relax. Everything that happens will please you.
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Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

Librans like to play devil’s advocate. This can make it difficult for people to work out where you stand. And it can make folk think twice about confiding their troubles — because when they reveal how they’ve been wronged, you often see the reasoning behind the cause of their upset. This isn’t a quality to be ashamed of, though — it’s an essential step in resolving conflicts. Yet sometimes you must be seen to pick a side and declare a position. This week, don’t be shy about making your views known. Pursue that idea you’re passionate about. In your love life: Is your emotional life speeding in overdrive? Don’t make an overly emphatic move or you may swerve. Gently does it.
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Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

When people want to justify their actions, they might say that they were ‘left with no choice’. Or ‘there was nothing else I could do’. Sometimes this is true, but such circumstances are rarer than you’d think. In most cases, people say these things because they weren’t aware of other options. They took the only road they could see. Bear this in mind this week. Your internal satnav is guiding you along one route, but if you can simply take another, deeper look, you’ll you see alternative, interesting roads. In your love life: To be a Scorpio is to be an idealist and a pragmatist, too. Keep calm as you tackle a minor nuisance in your emotional life.
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Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

You have a lot in common with Sherlock Holmes. Something doesn’t add up, and you’re inclined to investigate. You don’t know where the clues will lead, but you’re prepared for whatever you uncover. Aren’t you? New information can’t be returned once you know it. You might even be better off not knowing what you currently don’t know! Might you regret ever asking? Actually, the only thing you’ll regret is that you spent so long in the dark. The knowledge you can gain is powerful. Like our detective, use it wisely. In your love life: Don’t be dazzled by immediate worry. Remember, in your emotional life, the long-term matters much more.
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Capricon (Dec 22 - Jan 21)

Some people live to argue. They’ll pick holes in anything and everything just to get a rise. It’s exhausting, and destructive for them and for everyone around them too. Conflict breeds conflict. The more people fight, the more they’re inclined to. They get addicted to scoring arbitrary, meaningless points, and to that false sense of ‘victory’. The New Moon brings a time of intense and powerful energy. It’s yours to harness as you choose. If you can channel that energy productively, you’ll be delighted with the results this week. In your love life: Too much drudgery? You want more inspiration and fun? Turn on your charm; make something different happen.
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Aquarius (Jan 22 - Feb 19)

The theorist Pierre Bourdieu argued that once something’s invested with value, its capital can be appropriated by anyone. The challenge is when those things are ideologically charged; because it takes more than just physical force to overcome them. Instead, they must be negotiated and carefully dismantled. But some people recognise that ideological weight is a benefit, rather than a hindrance. Rather than dismantle a problem altogether this week, a small shift will enable you to flip a situation entirely to your advantage. In your love life: We all experience self-doubt and anxiety. Striking a better balance in your emotional life will be easier than you expect.
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Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Is there someone who inspires you to greater things? Or drives you to utter distraction? Sometimes they can be one and the same person! And what about you: how do you influence your nearest and dearest? Naturally we all hope to be a positive force, encouraging others to scale greater heights. But might our actions sometimes hold others back? The New Moon highlights these key questions. If you can put aside what you might be receiving, and concentrate on what you have to give, the rewards, this week, will be tangible. In your love life: Expect a distinct increase in your ability to control events. You can also reverse a recent decision you now dislike.
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