Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday
Your stars for the week ahead.
ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18
You’ll always explore an appealing idea or offer. While you may have little inclination to take things further, you’re confident you’ll learn from the experience and possibly meet some interesting people. But certain individuals can’t see that, and are objecting. Explain it’s your decision, then quietly explore on your own. What you learn will form the basis for a more worthwhile discussion.
TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19
Trust instincts that say to play it cool, even when others’ plans are questionable. With both your ruler Venus and fierce Mars in the most strategic portion of your chart, you’re learning from observing events from the sidelines. But, as much, this is about decluttering your life, in term of objects and also acknowledging certain plans and passions are going nowhere and let them go.
GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Others frequently complain that you change plans and decisions, sometimes more than once. This is about juggling life’s ever-shifting options. Now the rest of the world is wrestling with events so dramatic they’re doing the same, but making a drama of it. Tempting as it is to mention it, and have a laugh, they’re unaccustomed to so many twists and turns so won’t see the humour.
CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 21
Between eclipses on the 11th and 26th, you and the world around you are in the midst of shake-ups. While some involve elements of your daily life, others are about broadening your horizons. Unsettling as these seem initially, they’re worth exploring. At the minimum, you’ll learn something, but what you discover and who you meet could, ultimately, be nothing short of magical.
LEO JULY 22 – AUGUST 21
The sudden changes or heightened feeling triggered by the Leo eclipsed Full Moon on the 11th won’t be welcome, at least at the time. However, you’ll soon recognise how much you’re benefiting from even unexpected events. They’re clearing the way for timely if unsettling growth. What’s more, the resulting vulnerable feelings will lead to discussions that are informative and touch your heart.
VIRGO AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 21
Events are reshaping your way of living, working or loving, so, obviously, you want facts. Yet with February’s many twists and turns, you simply can’t keep up. Be patient until the Virgo Full Moon, in a month, which will clarify your priorities. For now, explore unfamiliar ideas and broaden your horizons socially. This ensures those decisions are based on the widest range of options.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 22
You sometimes complain everybody leaves decisions to you. Others are now shouldering these, yet you’re still uneasy. Discuss your concerns once, and frankly, if you must, but then shift your focus to improving elements of your personal life, and activities you enjoy. They’ll not only benefit from attention, you won’t have to wonder whether others are enjoying them. They’re just for you.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
For ages you’ve sensed events would force you to rethink certain long-standing elements of your life, so you’ve avoided planning too far ahead. Between February’s two eclipses and the potent clash between Mars and your ruler Pluto, on the 22nd, you’re now in the midst of those changes. Begin making plans now but ensure they’re flexible enough so that you can revise them as necessary.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 20
February’s planetary activity is dramatic. That’s inescapable. Yet you’ll also notice that even sudden events open the door to ideas or offers as thrilling as they are unexpected. The more you explore, the more excited you become. Your only real problem is those who’re suspicious of everything new. Discussions achieve nothing. Instead, involve the individuals in question, but in a modest way.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 18
Eventually, you’ll have to define and deal with situations as aggravating as they are impossible. These involve a genuine power struggle, which means neither you nor others are willing to give up any ground. Next week, however, there’s potential for a breakthrough. Initially you may need to compromise. Do so. Within days you’ll get it all back.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 17
Although recently you discussed potential changes in your lifestyle, and began to explore them, suddenly there’s lots more to talk about. This is in equal parts exciting – mostly because these ideas are so fresh and pique your interest – and worrying, mostly because you’re unenthusiastic about rethinking things. Don’t bother. By the time it’s all settled, it will have worked out better than you expected.
PISCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 19
Living in the moment is something you’ve never found easy. Yet the seemingly constant but odd changes you’re facing make planning impossible, which means you’re doing exactly that. This is wise, because now, in the run-up to the powerful Pisceseclipsed New Moon on the 26th, your time is best invested in considering what might go. Plans? They can wait for a while.