Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday
ARIES MARCH 20 – APRIL 18
Generally, your capacity to overcome obstacles is a virtue. However, those you’re currently facing are prompting a review of even seemingly solid arrangements. This won’t just be informative, it will rouse unexpected feelings. Better yet, the questions these raise are preparing you for the thrilling if entirely unexpected events triggered by the Sun’s encounter with Uranus on the 14th.
TAURUS APRIL 19 – MAY 19
Planning ahead may be a virtue. But with the communication planet, Mercury, positioned in Taurus and going retrograde on Sunday, you’re urged to factor in the unexpected. This could involve everything from changes in circumstances to a shift in your priorities. While, sometimes, these will be disruptive, just as often you’ll be relieved or delighted that you’ve a chance to rethink.
GEMINI MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Your motto for this, and the coming weeks, is ‘wait and watch’. You’re usually the first to spot and pick up on intriguing ideas and trends, however, with your ruler Mercury retrograde, from Sunday, in the most strategic part of your chart, life’s about reflection. What you learn about situations, others and, most importantly, yourself will transform your thinking, if not your life.
CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 21
For weeks changes in elements of your domestic or working life have been in the air. These are as thrilling as they are unsettling, so when Tuesday’s Full Moon brings things together, you’re both excited and anxious. Reassuring as solid plans would be, with so much in flux, ensure any arrangements are flexible enough to ride out the numerous twists and turns yet to come.
LEO JULY 22 – AUGUST 21
You thrive on a routine but, on occasion, you love to explore new options. That’s exactly what you’ve been doing over the past weeks and now, as events come together, those adventures could be tuning into proper changes. Although you’re uncertain initially, by next Friday’s encounter between your ruler the Sun and Uranus, you ready for a bit of a revolution.
VIRGO AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 21
While your ruler Mercury’s retrograde cycle is known to trigger errors at times, the one starting on Sunday is about broadening your horizons in expected ways. Knowing that, regard unexpected events and odd offers as a chance to learn or meet new people. While the benefits won’t be immediately clear, when you look back, you’ll realise how many wonderful changes this brought.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 22
By the time Tuesday’s Libra Full Moon takes place, you’ll undoubtedly have thought through and discussed various issues that you were hoping would simply vanish. Now that you’ve put them to rest, tackle the more complex problems involving changes as unsettling as they could be exciting. Speak frankly. The more boldly you express your views, the more rewarding the talks will be.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
Sometimes obstacles are no more than that. However, judging by the recent clash between the Sun and your ruler Pluto, the more willing you are to delve into the background of these, whatever their size, the better you’ll understand certain persistent issues. Uncomfortable as these insights may be initially, once their origin is clear, you’ll be able to tackle, and resolve most, all at once.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 20
You’ve a knack for riding out unsettling developments, mostly because you’re fascinated where the resulting changes will take you. However, with Tuesday’s Full Moon heightening your feelings and everybody else’s, you could over-react. Instead talk things over, perhaps with an unaccustomed depth. At a minimum, it will be informative, but in some cases, it could transform troubled relationships.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 18
Understandably, you’ve been hoping you could sidestep complex but relatively unimportant issues until life’s calmer. What you don’t realise is these are core to those dilemmas you regard as more pressing. That being the case, talk over whatever arises or the concerns others have, knowing that, as one thing leads to another, you’ll tackle and resolve those issues that are so on your mind.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 17
It’s not so much that you’ve been indecisive, as that the actual situations you’re dealing with are changing, and every couple of days. This is unsettling but also forcing you to broaden your horizons in preparation for next Friday’s encounter between the Sun and your ruler Uranus, one of the year’s turning points, personally, in terms of here and now plans and, even more, your vision for the future.
PISCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 19
On occasion you get so involved in others’ dramas that you forget about your own needs and priorities until it’s too late. Now, however, you must put yourself first. While you’re aware of some changes, other more powerful ones are taking place in the background. Allow yourself to be distracted and decisions will be out of your hands. These are crucial, for now and for the future.