STARGAZ­ING

Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly fore­cast for Fri­day

Friday - - Contents -

Your stars for the week ahead.

ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18

Clashes are in the air. These cli­max by Wed­nes­day’s run-in be­tween your ruler Mars and the planet of power strug­gles, Pluto. While they’re un­avoid­able, take things slowly. Ini­tially, you’ll gather valu­able facts about the peo­ple or sit­u­a­tions in­volved. Then dis­cuss mat­ters and you’ll recog­nise how you could have han­dled things bet­ter, and achieve your goals with­out time-con­sum­ing dra­mas.

TAU­RUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19

Be­ing ruled by the diplo­matic Venus, you’ve an in­stinc­tive un­der­stand­ing why it’s wise to play it cool. Be so­cia­ble but steer clear of po­ten­tially tricky mat­ters. Watch, wait and ob­serve while February’s sec­ond eclipse, on the 26th, re­ar­ranges both ex­ist­ing plans and oth­ers’ ob­jec­tives. After that, be­gin dis­cussing fu­ture plans. How­ever, you’ve so many op­tions, you’ll want to take it slowly.

GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20

Be­tween stun­ning as­pects in­volv­ing the for­tu­nate Jupiter and the Sun, on the 11th, and your ruler Mer­cury on Tues­day the 21st, you’re ex­cited. But mak­ing solid plans isn’t easy. The trick is to dis­cuss your ideas, lis­ten to those of oth­ers and talk through var­i­ous pos­si­bil­i­ties. This gives you vi­tal flex­i­bil­ity for when changes arise, as is in­evitable be­tween now and the end of the month.

CAN­CER JUNE 21 – JULY 21

As a Cance­rian, you’re more at­tuned to the lu­nar cy­cle than most. While you’re cop­ing with the ups and downs trig­gered by the cur­rent pair of eclipses, those around you aren’t. Ob­vi­ously, you’re tempted to dis­cuss this. Don’t. In­stead, do lots of lis­ten­ing, be sym­pa­thetic but of­fer min­i­mal ad­vice. This may seem un­car­ing now but in this par­tic­u­lar case, oth­ers need to learn for them­selves.

LEO JULY 22 – AU­GUST 21

Hav­ing wres­tled with is­sues in­volv­ing those clos­est, in your per­sonal or work­ing life, you’ve cleared up con­fu­sion and re­stored har­mony, so will be happy to move on to some­thing new. Next you’ll be fo­cus­ing on prac­ti­cal and fi­nan­cial mat­ters, some sim­ple but ne­glected, oth­ers in the midst of dra­matic change. Tackle these now but for­get about fi­nal­is­ing de­ci­sions un­til early March.

VIRGO AU­GUST 22 – SEPTEM­BER 21

Don’t be alarmed if every day of this com­plex week sub­stan­tially al­ters oth­ers’ plans, cir­cum­stances or your pri­or­i­ties. This is no sur­prise, since you’re in the run up to the piv­otal Pisces eclipsed New Moon, on the 26th, which trig­gers changes in both your think­ing and your cir­cum­stances. Some will be a re­lief, many en­tirely un­ex­pected but all will prove to be timely.

LIBRA SEPTEM­BER 22 – OC­TO­BER 22

While, ob­vi­ously, you’d rather side­step dra­mas in­volv­ing al­ready tense is­sues, they’ll arise be­tween now and early March, and in var­i­ous forms. Be­cause you’re tackling them any­way, you’ll be tempted to do so all at once. In­stead, take things in stages. With the ac­tual cir­cum­stances shift­ing, you’ll still need to re­or­gan­ise ar­range­ments. Do­ing it slowly is far eas­ier.

SCORPIO OC­TO­BER 23 – NOVEM­BER 21

Some­times ob­sta­cles are ex­actly that, a mis­un­der­stand­ing or sit­u­a­tion to be over­come. How­ever, those you’re cur­rently fac­ing, which are in­di­cated by the hot-headed Mars’s clash with your ruler Pluto, are about be­ing forth­right about is­sues yet stay­ing calm and, most of all, con­sid­er­ing the pos­si­bil­ity you could be in the wrong. Once you do, mir­a­cles are pos­si­ble.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEM­BER 22 – DE­CEM­BER 20

Not only will you have no ob­jec­tion to the changes that arise both be­fore and after the eclipse, on the 26th, you’ll be hugely re­lieved that you’re able to re­think cer­tain in­creas­ingly dull ar­range­ments. But oth­ers won’t feel that way, which means you must both down­play your en­thu­si­asm and, when it comes to al­ter­ations, take it slowly. Ex­cited as you’re feel­ing, there’s no real hurry.

CAPRICORN DE­CEM­BER 21 – JAN­UARY 18

Usu­ally, stand­ing up to un­rea­son­able de­mands or those who’re mak­ing trou­ble be­cause they seem to en­joy it is no prob­lem. Still, be­fore you say a word or take ac­tion, care­fully check out the facts, espe­cially events be­hind the scenes. This will be in­for­ma­tive but, even more, could shock you into re­al­is­ing you’ve drawn the wrong con­clu­sions. It’s help­ful now and a big les­son for the fu­ture.

AQUARIUS JAN­UARY 19 – FEBRUARY 17

If you’ve ques­tions to ask or things to say, do so now. You may be busy with all sorts of obli­ga­tions, but with things mov­ing swiftly, you’ll want to dis­cuss your con­cerns, and soon enough so you can re­think both ex­ist­ing ar­range­ments and fu­ture plans. The irony is, while these are sim­ple, they could, if ig­nored for even a week, blos­som into se­ri­ous mis­un­der­stand­ings or dilem­mas.

PISCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 19

Al­though you can’t pre­pare for the un­ex­pected, that is, the events trig­gered by the pow­er­ful Pisces eclipsed New Moon, on the 26th, you can en­sure what­ever plans you make are easy to re­or­gan­ise. This gives you both the time and space nec­es­sary to delve into both ex­cit­ing ideas and unan­tic­i­pated changes. What’s least ex­pected could, when you learn more, be a dream come true.

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