Your Stars

Hi Ya Jonathan, Your reader, Carol, speculated that the end of the world as prophesied had happened and we are all now living in a parallel universe! I believe the world will end when it has run its course and when it is time, not when humans say it is going to. As for anyone who says, ‘what about a nuclear attack?’, I think that humankind is coming to the realisation that we don’t really need nuclear weapons. One day enlightenment will stretch across the planet. Brenda

Hi Ya Brenda, And will the lion lie down with the lamb?

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
When superheroes rush to the rescue, they don’t hold committee meetings first. When firefighters arrive at a burning building, they don’t postpone the moment when they hook up their hoses until they have had a chance to draw up plans and submit these to their peers for evaluation and review. When the moment calls for action, the moment belongs to the person who is willing and ready to take it. As you now prepare to take a big step in the right direction, don’t be distracted by too much tedious protocol today.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
You know that old phrase, ‘don’t shoot the messenger’? There is a reason why it is a cliche. It summarises a position that many feel inclined to adopt when we are being told something that we are not keen to hear. You are sensitive now to this idea because you have a message of your own to deliver, and you suspect it may not be greeted with universal enthusiasm. But nobody is going to shoot you. Indeed, you should deliver it with a little sensitivity, as well as confidence, lest you come across as too scary.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Geminis, so the great experts in astrology like to tell us, have two sides to their personalities. Now, why would mere mortals like you and me want to argue with that assertion? It must be true. And out of respect for this ancient wisdom, we should not try to cheapen it by suggesting that everyone in the world is actually a bit like that. It is enough today to be clear that one part of you is expressing a fundamentally wise view and the other a more ephemeral, unrealistic, perspective. Just go with what is in your heart of hearts.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
‘I’ll tell you something true…’ So sings Baloo the bear to Mowgli in the Disney cartoon, The Jungle Book. He then goes on to inform him that, as long as he doesn’t strive too hard and trusts in the universe, ‘the bare necessities of life will come to you.’ Or those, at least, are the caveats as best I understand them. It is certainly the right interpretation of those words as far as you are concerned today. Even if the recent New Moon has left you feeling like an innocent abroad, much will soon start to work out in your favour.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
If I am the fortune-teller and you are the client – and if you wish you could have a more traditional reading instead of getting all this advice about doing what you don’t want to do – may I make a suggestion? I’ll put away my horoscopes and get out a crystal ball. I’ll tie a handkerchief over my head, light some incense and invite you to cross my palm with silver. Now, what was it that you wanted me to tell you? Look, sorry, the fact is, I can’t be bribed and the cosmos can’t be bamboozled. Today, you must be brave!

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Unusual powers and influences now put you in a position of… power and influence! Even if you normally see yourself as a minor player, a backroom character or a behind-the-scenes operator, you have now got the ear of someone who can make a big difference. Indeed, you may not have to talk to anyone else at all. Control may already rest in your own hands. Because you are not used to being in such a position, you suspect you may have to shout louder. You will be amazed today, by how far a whisper can carry.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
We can’t always put our hands on our hearts and say we know exactly what we are doing. It hardly matters how much research we put in, how much thought we give to a matter or how carefully we try to plan for every eventuality. There is always going to be an unknown factor and we had best see this from a philosophical perspective. It may also help to be aware that sometimes we get our very best results when we don’t actually have a clue about what we are doing and are taking a stab in the dark. Trust your intuition today.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Are you barking up the wrong tree? Flogging a dead horse? Hoping for more than might feasibly be attained? A little voice in the back of your mind now questions your ability to make significant progress. And this, in turn, is sapping your strength. To instigate change successfully, a person must be confident. If you summon a sense of certainty now, this won’t be the only asset you have at your disposal. Helpful, auspicious, alignments will provide a following wind wherever and whenever you put up a sail.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December)
Back in the days when knitting was a popular pastime, we were all aware that some fabrics had the potential to unravel. They might appear to have been carefully constructed and intricately woven, yet if you were to find the one loose strand and give it a sharp pull, it would all start to swiftly fall apart. Not that I’m suggesting that you have the potential to do something destructive today. Rather the opposite. By making just one subtle yet decisive move now, you can set a very pleasing chain of events in motion.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Did it happen like this, or like that? The answer may depend, to some extent, on who you ask – possibly also, under which circumstances you ask them. Our perceptions are not always quite as clear as we might wish and nor are our memories. We can mislead ourselves and each other by confusing what we think we should have seen with what we have actually witnessed. Absolute accuracy may be an unattainable aspiration for anyone. But your view of a sensitive situation now is roughly right. Trust it.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
‘Aquarians,’ it is sometimes said, ‘are a little full of their self-importance.’ The question now is, who says that? Not Aquarians. You are only too aware of your own human frailty and fallibility. Nor would your friends and loved ones level such an accusation, for they would be sensitive to the hours of searing self-doubt that you (unnecessarily) put yourself through. So who thinks that? Probably just the same people who are failing to grasp today’s other most vital point and who can be safely, if delicately, ignored.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Who is in charge of the cosmos? What are their priorities? Can we make these coincide with your own? Let’s add these tricky questions to the long list of similar queries which, of course, include, ‘why is the universe so full of questions that nobody has the faintest idea how to answer?’ By all means feel baffled and bewildered by what’s happened (or not happened) today. But don’t feel threatened, frightened or frustrated. A situation that seemingly makes no sense, may yet make the right kind of sense for you.

-Jonathan Cainer

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