Find out what the stars have in store for you this week.
MAR 20 – APR 19
You’re dealing with those whose approach is maddeningly indirect. Worse, with the communication planet Mercury going retrograde on Thursday, discussions could themselves be confusing. So, it’s wisest to take things slowly.
20 – MAY 20
You’re faced with a lot of changes. They might be worrying initially, but in the long run you’ll recognise them as improvements. Knowing that, move at a measured pace and, as unexpected events arise, ask lots of questions.
MAY 21 – JUN 20
With Mercury retrograde from February 6 until early March, minor errors are inevitable. Take it slow and don’t make commitments. Learn, both from past errors and the unexpected, and put plans on hold.
JUN 21 – JUL 21
Either you’ve had to draw the line with somebody close or others have been heavy-handed with you. This wasn’t easy. Whatever the case, you must stand your ground. Make whatever arrangements you can, as they’re likely to change a few times.
JUL 22 – AUG 22
If you’re under pressure to make decisions, discuss plans but stop there. Your time is far better spent considering issues involving your priorities and close relationships now, in the run-up to the powerful Leo Full Moon on February 15.
AUG 23 – SEP 22
You’re not able to analyse confusing situations right now due to emotional tensions. Plus, with Mercury retrograde, errors could occur. Knowing that, explore your options and don’t make firm plans.
SEP 23 – OCT 22
After several false starts you realise that what seemed simple is more complex than you thought. This may be frustrating, but what you learn and who you meet in the process will make it all worthwhile. You may have to rethink some plans, though.
OCT 23 – NOV 21
It may seem you must take a strong stance with those whose ethics you question. Express your views, but stop there. This may seem a compromise but with Mercury retrograde from this Thursday, surprise revelations are inevitable.
Circumstances are preventing you from discussing problems with those whose support you usually rely on. Unwise as it seems, do the minimum. Hidden facts will surface until, finally, you can act decisively.
DEC 21 – JAN 19
With the current tricky planetary activity casting a shadow over most situations, you’ve good reason for concern. The answer is patience. Spend February discovering the errors behind all the confusion and learning what’s what.
JAN 20 – FEB 17
While you’ve dealt with some complex matters, other sudden and rather tricky situations distract you. Most aren’t new, but had gone quiet, while others arise suddenly. Since there’s no quick fix, patience and attention to detail are vital.
NOV 22 – DEC 20
FEB 18 – MAR 19
You correctly sense confrontation with certain people would worsen things. Also, with Mercury going retrograde on Thursday, minor errors can be aggravating. The solution? A slow but thorough analysis.
Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday.