Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday
ARIES MAR 20 – APR 18
Promising as this week’s ideas are, things are unlikely to proceed as anticipated. Regard plans as tentative. This flexibility will become crucial in early August, when your ruler Mars’ move into the most expansive angle of your chart indicates you’ll be broadening your horizons.
TAURUS APR 19 – MAY 19
For weeks you’ve known decisions were looming. But you’ve been short of options. Now that both your ruler Venus and Mercury have moved to accent these matters, it’s time to talk things over. Wait until early August to make decisions, when ideas or options far beyond anything you’d imagine possible appear from nowhere.
GEMINI MAY 20 – JUN 19
Because Tuesday’s Full Moon heightens anxieties about your resources, from time to money, you’re seeking swift solutions. Be bold. Ask those who you respect for advice and if they make sense, follow them through. Each new plan will bring valuable insights and progress.
CANCER JUN 20 – JUL 21
Often when those closest, at home or at work, are worried, you’ll try to distract them. But not only are the issues causing them concern inescapable, they can be easily resolved. Encourage discussion. This also gives you an opportunity to raise and resolve other persistent conflicts.
LEO JUL 22 – AUG 21
Think back over the unexpected but ultimately amazing developments of the past few weeks and you’ll realise why there’s no need for concern about the twists and turns you’re currently facing. Embrace all changes enthusiastically – they’ll prove to be worthwhile.
VIRGO AUG 22 – SEP 21
Although certain matters seem clear-cut, others remain either puzzling or you’re held back by the need to be diplomatic. Disentangle yourself from restrictive past alliances. This ensures you’re free to move swiftly when, in a month’s time, you’ll be exploring and making life-changing plans.
LIBRA SEP 22 – OCT 21
You’ll imply you’re leaving decisions up to others while, in the background, you’re encouraging them to focus on certain plans. But this Libra diplomacy could boomerang on you. Leave things to others and focus on untangling confusion in close alliances. Act swiftly or you’ll regret it.
SCORPIO OCT 22 – NOV 20
When you make plans, you think them through, so rarely need to alter a thing. But even at your canniest, you couldn’t have anticipated the current dramatic changes. However, each is encouraging you to break away from familiar but restrictive habits. Any worries about what’s next will be swiftly relieved by various exciting events.
SAGITTARIUS NOV 21 – DEC 20
It’s all about details. Yes, this means tackling dull practical matters. The irony is, once you get involved with these, you’ll realise dilemmas are actually fascinating, and the solutions you seek are far more easily achieved than you’d imagined. Ask questions. What you learn could be useful.
CAPRICORN DEC 21 – JAN 19
Because Tuesday’s Capricorn Full Moon heightens your emotions, you could battle even necessary changes. Happily, there’s time to talk. Ask questions and listen carefully to others’ advice. What you learn helps clarify your priorities. Within days, you’re undertaking dramatic changes.
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 18
Sometimes obstacles are no more than that. Those you’ve been facing recently are about examining certain long-standing arrangements. Don’t battle to keep these afloat. Instead explore everything new – what seems least likely now could work out brilliantly, and within weeks.
PISCES FEB 19 – MAR 19
Watching plans you’ve worked hard to make happen come undone is disheartening, but you’ll soon realise these were but a first step to something new. Take it slowly. This gives you time to acquaint yourself with the fascinating ideas and people you’ll be encountering soon.