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
For weeks there’s been discussion of major alterations in your personal life, activities and in alliances at home and out in the world. While you’ve undertaken some, with the circumstances in question changing, plans won’t last long. Actually, this is best, because with your ruler Mars in Aries, you’re rethinking both existing and future plans. For now, the emphasis is on exploration.
TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19
Acknowledging that crucial decisions aren’t in your hands hasn’t been easy. Still, looking back, you’re thankful you didn’t battle changes. After having struggled with them, you’re shedding burdensome arrangements. This frees you to explore the intriguing activities and individuals, many of which are enriching your life. Add Sunday’s eclipse and that process of discovery will continue.
GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Every sign is influenced by Sunday’s eclipse. It accents the structure of your life, so will kick-start changes you’ve regarded as intriguing possibilities but nothing more. However, with the foundation on which plans are being made shifting, even simple arrangements are bound to go through several versions. Knowing that, for now, focus on exploration. Final decisions can, and should, wait.
CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 21
While potential changes have been discussed for ages, decisions seem closer now. They are, but there will be several twists and turns before anything can be settled. Initially this is frustrating. However, within days, intriguing new ideas will make you relieved you kept your options open. Better yet, those insights will ensure you’re happy with the decisions, that, finally, you make.
LEO JULY 22 – AUGUST 21
Being an energetic fire sign, you are, by nature, decisive. Yet between the events triggered by Sunday’s eclipse and situations that are up to others, you’ve no choice but to go with the flow. Actually, this is best, as it forces you to accept changes you’d have battled and to venture into new territory. What you discover and who you meet could, quite literally, transform your life.
VIRGO AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 21
Usually you’ve powerful instincts about what, suits you and what would be a mistake. But with the world around you and your priorities shifting, you’re uncertain. That’s fortunate, because things will remain unsettled until mid-March’s Full Moon, when sudden changes bring electrifying clarity, possibly overnight. Until then, explore everything. You’ll be amazed how much you learn.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 22
Usually, planning ahead is wise. But with February’s two eclipses triggering shake-ups, ensure any arrangements are flexible. Not only does this enable you to adjust to unexpected events as they arise, this encourages you to consider options that, otherwise, wouldn’t have crossed your mind. The more you explore, the better equipped you’ll be to make wise decisions a few weeks from now.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
‘Going with the flow’ may be out of character for you. However, it’s the best approach to this unsettling but worthwhile period. Seemingly unfair changes aren’t just rearranging your life, they’re altering your perspective. Better yet, they’re clearing the way for wonderful developments. If you can’t accept these, at least try not to battle them. By mid-March, you’ll fully recognise their promise.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 20
Ordinarily, your ability to think and move swiftly is an asset. But judging by the series of aspects involving Mars, your ruler Jupiter and Uranus, between now and the end of the week, events will be dramatic, if not life-changing. Consider every option, especially those that seem unrealistic, but sidestep decisions until mid-March. By then, both circumstances and your priorities will be clearer.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 18
As a Capricorn, you plan carefully. But others don’t. That’s nothing new. Yet now those you’re dealing with are unreliable. Add eclipses, in mid-February and this Sunday, and the foundation on which plans are based is shifting. Forget about keeping up with these. Instead, focus on decluttering your life. The resulting clarity will be handy when, from 10 March, things finally come together.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 17
During this ultimately worthwhile but bizarrely disruptive week, try to view events, even those that are reshaping your life, as a form of theatre. That shifts your perspective, which in turn enables you to wait and watch, without feeling you must take action. This cycle climaxes with fortunate Jupiter’s life-changing link to your ruler Uranus on 3 March. After that, you’ll know what’s best.
PISCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 19
Although the actual Pisces-eclipsed New Moon is on Sunday, you’ve undoubtedly been aware of changes, in the world around you and, as much, in your life. For ages you’ve intended to rethink or, perhaps, eliminate certain arrangements or alliances. Now, as events do it for you, new and better options arise. Focus on exploration. Each day will offer something wonderful to discover.