Our shrewd starman Oscar Cainer shines a light on the mysteries of the cosmos
Hi Oscar, Can you explain what the astrological houses are for? Yours, Duncan (Gemini) ... Hi Duncan, Astrology focuses on the planet (what’s happening), the sign (how it’s happening) and the house (where it occurs). The houses are created by dividing the sky into twelve sections, depending on the position of the horizon when you were born. If you don’t know the time, it’s more complicated. I often use “Solar Houses” which takes the sun sign as House 1. So sun-Geminis, for example, have Scorpio as their 6th Solar House.
ARIES MAR 21–APR 20
Yesterday, Venus (planet of love and money), converged with Jupiter (growth and wealth), in the part of the sky associated with your financial management. So we talked about emotional investments. But, two plus two rarely equals four in astrology. It’s never that simple. There’s always room for interpretation. So, I’m interpreting this moment as one where the cosmos urges you to have faith in something (or someone) – despite their unknown quantities. It’s up to you to learn more. Want to discover some priceless information about this week? Call 1902 222 500.
TAURUS APR 21 – MAY 21
Some folk never feel the need to flaunt themselves at the expense of others. They’re confident in their abilities, so don’t seek approval. It’s the people who spend their time patronisingly correcting us who should arouse our suspicions. Don’t be too impressed, or intimidated today. Anyone who seeks to build them selves up by putting others down, isn’t worth losing time over. Look out for people who encourage others, without sacrificing their own sense of selfworth. They can help you today. Treat yourself to some valuable insight and priceless information. Call 1902 222 500.
GEMINI MAY 22–JUN 22
A well-honed plan is like a good insurance policy; it protects you against potential risk. It’s always worth having one of these – after all, there are always unforeseeable incidents waiting round the corner. But, whenever we plan a project, we focus on reducing the number of things that can go wrong, rather than factoring in potential strokes of luck. We hope for the best, but plan for the worst. If you start hoping, as well as planning today, your plans could go awry in a delightful way. Want to discover some priceless information about this week? Call 1902 222 500.
CANCER JUN 23–JUL 23
According to the Chinese system of Feng Shui, rearranging your home not only makes it feel different, it fundamentally reorders your life. It’s to do with the flow of positive and negative energy. By placing selected objects in certain places, you can accentuate feelings of wealth, love and happiness. But, equally, putting the TV in the wrong room, or a sofa at a displeasing angle can cause unrest. Just moving a table might not solve your current problem. But the solution is under your nose! Treat yourself to some valuable insight and priceless information. Call 1902 222 500.
LEO JUL 24–AUG 23
According to the old saying, you should never look a gift horse in the mouth. The appropriate action would be to thank the horse and allow it to continue on its way. It would certainly be terribly ill-mannered to take a look in that horse’s mouth, or question the value of the gift. But suppose you want to say thank you, and decline the offering? Do you need to accept a gift you don’t need? You don’t have to accept whatever’s being offered to you today. A “no thank you” will do just fine. Want to discover some priceless information about this week? Call 1902 222 500.
VIRGO AUG 24–SEP 23
Life’s too short to spend time doing things we don’t like doing. So, why then, are our days filled with doing things that we “have” to do? And, by whose judgement do we define life’s shortness? Actually, our time here on Earth is too short to take advice from anyone who’s judging our actions and decisions. And, too short too, to take anything, too earnestly. If you can free yourself from someone else’s ideas of what you should be doing, your time today can be well spent. Treat yourself to some valuable insight and priceless information. Call 1902 222 500.
LIBRA SEP 24–OCT 23
It’s easy to turn a small matter into something critical. Or trivialise a situation that deserves more of our attention. What really counts is just doing “enough” to make a difference. It involves the art of finding a balance between doing too much and too little – and finding this critical point of equilibrium takes practice. The first indication that you’ve found it is when things start to go well. It may well be that your current dilemma will take less energy to solve than you think. Go gently today. Want to discover some priceless information about this week? Call 1902 222 500.
SCORPIO OCT 24–NOV 22
Yesterday, Venus’ kindness converged with Jupiter’s generosity, for the first time in your sign, for 11 years. We call folk with these characteristics ”big-hearted”. But, since cardiologists consider an enlarged heart to be a worrying condition, does the cosmic climate represent a threat to your psychological health? Will being big-hearted leave you vulnerable? With your ruler also linked to Saturn, you’re anything but a soft target. No one’s invulnerable, but you can love with confidence now. Treat yourself to some valuable insight and priceless information. Call 1902 222 500.
SAGITTARIUS NOV 23–DEC 21
Just because we can’t see the threads that bind us t o the people we love, we function as if we are all unique. But imagine if those threads bound us with complete strangers too. Suppose nothing happens in isolation, and that everything we do has an effect on the world. Following your ruler’s link to Venus, you can pull on some of the strings with ease today. If you just trust in their existence, there are fascinating connections just waiting to be discovered, explored and enjoyed. Want to discover some priceless information about this week? Call 1902 222 500.
CAPRICORN DEC 22–JAN 20
We’re advised not to worry about what other people think of us. But it’s easy advice to give when being thought of as “different” involves an element of risk. And, in this competitive, fast-paced world that we inhabit, it can be much easier to navigate a stress-free path with friends by your side, and an ability to garner enthusiasm rather than antagonism. If a potential problem presents today, it would be wiser to resist being drawn into the debate. Your kindness will be the most helpful attribute you can offer. Treat yourself to some valuable insight and priceless information. Call 1902 222 500.
AQUARIUS JAN 21–FEB 19
“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” is a line from Mary Poppins. It’s an enduringly catchy lyric – but it holds little intellectual weight. I doubt many people have studied the words and agonised over their meaning. I even thought twice about using them in your forecast – in case you thought I might be insulting your intelligence! Yet, they underline the point that needs to be expressed. Today, something sweet can overrule your critical faculties, in a most delightful way. Want to discover some priceless information about this week? Call 1902 222 500.
PISCES FEB 20–MAR 20
You’re known for your sensitivity. What other people shrug off, you take to heart, and worry over. You have a keen sense of how others feel about you, and want their judgement to be fair. Sometimes, the best way to protect yourself from comments is to hide away. But this is not an option today. You need to hear what someone’s thinking, and you need to respond. The cosmos is providing you with support. And the respect and understanding you’ll gain make the risk worth taking. Treat yourself to some valuable insight and priceless information. Call 1902 222 500.