Your stars for the week ahead.
Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday
ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18
Although the period since late December will often have been perplexing, you’ve tackled and dealt with an amazing range of issues, from tricky obligations to reorganising parts of your life that badly needed attention. This will continue. Dull as it seems, what you’re learning will serve you well from the 28th, when your ruler Mars’s move into Aries kick-starts a cycle of fast action and growth.
TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19
When a series of tricky issues arose in early January, you were relieved rather than surprised as you knew they’d need attention eventually. While you’ve dealt with most, several more complex ones remain. Forget about handling these solo. In fact, certain individuals are eagerly waiting for you to ask them to lend a hand. Once you do so, it will become clear they’re far better informed than you.
GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20
The confusion you’re clearing up as the week begins may seem unimportant. But each issue will either prove informative or expose others, and many will be far more serious than you realised. Tackle these immediately and you’ll prevent further complications. Better yet, you’ll discover how reorganising arrangements will enable you to avoid similar problems in the future.
CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 21
Although this week’s decisions involve elements of your life, they’re not up to you. Acknowledge that, back off and allow those whose responsibility it is to deal with these, and focus on your own tasks, some you’ve been putting off. This isn’t just wise, when the events triggered by February’s two eclipses change everything, you’ll be relieved you wasted no time on perfecting those arrangements.
LEO JULY 22 – AUGUST 21
As a quick thinking and fast moving fire sign, you get a lot done in a short time. However, knowing the powerful Leo-eclipsed Full Moon in mid-February is likely to trigger changes in both existing and future arrangements, the less you commit to now, the better. Actually, your time’s best spent ridding your life of plans, projects and, possibly, passions that are going nowhere.
VIRGO AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 21
Initially, when you either sidestepped tricky matters or told others only what they absolutely had to know, your aim was to avoid upset or confusion. But since then, changes make it essential you tell everybody everything. Aim to do this before Sunday the 29th, when your ruler Mercury meets the uncompromisingly honest Pluto, and these will be revealed anyway, but not as you intended.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 22
Waste no time trying to figure out if you could have avoided the issues you’ve been facing these week. Most are about life’s practicalities having become mixed up. While undoing some of this confusion will be easy, a few situations will require serious effort. Interestingly, what you learn in the process will prove so informative that, ultimately, you’ll be delighted those issues arose.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
Over the coming weeks, you and those closest to you at home or at work, will be making pivotal decisions. And, by this week’s close, you’ll be discussing matters in far greater depth than you or they had anticipated. Any facts are best revealed now, while you can do so without drama, rather than later, when it will be a far more complex situation – so come clean, the sooner, the better.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 20
Look back on the past month and you’ll realise that while it seemed you were dealing with endless dull domestic, family or work issues, you’ve actually achieved a lot. You’ve not only put to rest several situations as challenging as they were persistent, but what you’ve learnt in the process has led to a serious rethink of other long-standing arrangements, and at just the right time.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 18
It’s better to be direct in expressing your views, and as forthright as possible about potentially unsettling questions. Changes in elements of your domestic or professional set-up, combined with your shifting priorities will need to be discussed. While you may think this is straightforward, the more options you explore, the more you’ll realise you need to talk things over frankly with others.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 17
While the Aquarius New Moon on Saturday the 28th ushers in a new cycle, you could easily mistake sudden changes as a nuisance, not part of that fresh start. Knowing that, explore absolutely every idea or offer that comes your way, however bizarre or uninteresting it seems. And, equally, feel free to show interest without making any commitments. It’s your turn to come first.
PISCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 19
Whatever you do, somebody will complain. Acknowledge that, and you’ll worry less about the reaction of certain selfish individuals and focus on what’s in your best interests. The irony is, having made that decision, you could discover you need to give serious thought to exactly what it means. Invest time in that review and there’ll be no need to debate upcoming plans.